[blank_start]come up with[blank_end] a suggestion
[blank_start]go on[blank_end] an economy drive
come up with
lead the stock market
1-Exam candidates often make [blank_start]faults[blank_end] in their use of verbs like do, make, go and get.
2-Try to use a [blank_start]longer[blank_end] range of language when you write.
3-Exam candidates who use collocations well [blank_start]gather[blank_end] better marks.
4-You have to know what normal collocation patterns are before you can [blank_start]lose[blank_end] them.
5-The writer used colloquial language to [blank_start]form[blank_end] an effect.
1- Our new family hotel is set in a [blank_start]nice[blank_end] location and all the rooms have [blank_start]nice[blank_end] furnishings and [blank_start]nice[blank_end]
views over the surrounding countryside. (stylish / secluded / breathtaking)
2- Visitors will enjoy the [blank_start]good[blank_end] atmosphere in either of our [blank_start]good[blank_end] dining rooms, both serving [blank_start]good[blank_end]
food to both residents and non-residents. (delicious / relaxing / spacious)
3- We organise tours to [blank_start]beautiful[blank_end] surrounding villages where you’ll have the opportunity to
take some [blank_start]beautiful[blank_end] photographs and sample the [blank_start]beautiful[blank_end] local cuisine. (mouth-watering /
picturesque / stunning)
Correct the four collocation errors in this paragraph.
The [blank_start]yellow-haired[blank_end] boy said he had joined the English class [blank_start]to get[blank_end] some new friends. He also said that he wanted to learn about collocations because it would be of [blank_start]big[blank_end] importance in helping him [blank_start]to do[blank_end] fewer mistakes when writing in English.
Complete the collocations using the words in the box.
1 a [blank_start]broad[blank_end] accent
2 [blank_start]mitigating[blank_end] circumstances
3 [blank_start]auburn[blank_end] hair
4 [blank_start]deliriously[blank_end] happy
5 a [blank_start]picturesque[blank_end] location
6 [blank_start]adjourn[blank_end] a meeting
7 [blank_start]inclement[blank_end] weather
Rewrite each sentence using a collocation from the previous question.
1 Melissa has quite a [blank_start]strong[blank_end] Scottish accent.
2 [blank_start]Bad[blank_end] weather led to the cancellation of the President’s garden party.
3 We were all [blank_start]very[blank_end] happy when we heard we’d won the award.
4 Their new home was in a [blank_start]very pretty[blank_end] location.
5 Because there were [blank_start]a[blank_end] circumstances that made the theft less serious, the judge let him off
with a warning.
6 I think we should [blank_start]stop[blank_end] the meeting now and continue it tomorrow.
7 She had a [blank_start]big[blank_end] smile on her face when she arrived.
8 She has lovely [blank_start]reddish-brown[blank_end] hair.
9 I think we’re generally in [blank_start]an[blank_end] agreement as to what should be done.
Choose the correct collocation.
1 He said he would throw us out, but it was just a(n) [blank_start]vain / idle / lazy[blank_end] threat.
2 They rushed the victim to hospital, in the [blank_start]idle / simple / vain[blank_end] hope of saving her life.
3 The government is encountering [blank_start]mounting / climbing / rising[blank_end] criticism of its policies.
4 There is [blank_start]raising / mounting / vain[blank_end] concern across the world about climate change.
5 The horse was [blank_start]fuming / foaming / fainting[blank_end] at the mouth, so we called the vet.
6 Suddenly, without warning, Marta [blank_start]busted / bustled / burst[blank_end] into song.
7 The [blank_start]right / straight / plain[blank_end] truth is that I hate my job.
8 I tried to persuade her but I’m afraid I failed [blank_start]desperately / miserably / wholeheartedly[blank_end].
Rewrite the underlined part of each sentence using the right collocations.
1 I don’t want to [blank_start]say no to[blank_end] the chance of meeting such a famous person.
2 We’ll have to [blank_start]write[blank_end] a contract before you start work, as it’s a new position.
3 You’re working too hard. You should try to [blank_start]relax for a short period of time[blank_end].
4 This new bullet-proof car can [blank_start]take[blank_end] the impact of a rocket-propelled grenade.
5 Do you have any interesting [blank_start]little bits[blank_end] of information about our new boss to tell us?
6 The minister faced a [blank_start]large number[blank_end] of questions from reporters.
7 [blank_start]I had some luck last week[blank_end]. The police found my stolen wallet and nothing was missing.
8 There’s been a [blank_start]number[blank_end] of violent attacks in the area recently.
9 Aft er her divorce Mandy was determined to [blank_start]forget the past[blank_end] and build a new life.