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(emphasise, show) These figures clearly _______ the difference in world living standards.
carry out
(do, conduct) _______ research/a study
examine
(investigate, look at) This study ________s the possible effects of climate change.
prove
(show using evidence) The scientists tried to _________ their theory.
compare
(show similarities and differences) The study _________s average income in two EU countries.
analyse
(look at in detail) They _________d the results of the study
point out
(identify, show) Smith ______s ____ that crime is increasing in big cities.
question
q______n the validity of/the results of
call for
(publicly ask) The report _______ _____ a reduction in CO2 emissions.
conduct
(do, carry out) They _________ed an extensive survey
report
(say, observe) Many researchers r______ that temperatures are rising around the world.
observe
(note, report) Smith o________s that more and more people are moving to cities
note
(observe, see) Researchers n_____ed a steady increase in food prices
investigate
(analyse) Smith in______ed students' ability to communicate in English
discover
(found) The researchers d_______ed a completely new species of bird
argue
(tries to prove) Smith ar______s that poverty leads to higher crime rates
establish
(show, prove, find) Researchers es_______ed a clear relationship between poverty and crime
explore
(looks at, discusses) Smith ex______s the factors that influence language acquisition