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This page contains links to vocabulary resources, and a matching exercise on this vocabulary.
Collocation is a group of two or more words that often go together. This can
- verbs and nouns; e.g. 'to chair a meeting',
- adjectives and nouns; e.g. 'critical thinking', or
- adjectives and prepositions; e.g. 'interested in'.
In fact collocation happens between words of many parts of speech.
Knowing collocations will improve your English speaking and writing because:
- using the wrong collocations is an error
- using correct collocations shows that your English is good
- using correct collocations makes your English more like a native speaker
For each word you can click on the links to get a definition, example sentences, pronunciation
or a Chinese translation.
Match the items in the boxes on the left with the items on the right:
- Click in the table cell containing the
you want to move.
- Click in the table cell where you want the item to go. The words will swap position.
- If an item is in the right position, it will have a green background and a tick.
- When all the table cells are green and have ticks, you have finished.
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