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Which Words Go Together Well?

Learning collocations can make a big difference to your writing and speaking ability. Collocations are good combinations of words that native speakers commonly use, for example, 'They slept soundly' or 'It was a daunting task.'

 

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Introduction to Collocations

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. Go>

Easy Verb and Noun Collocations

Concentration game. Match the pairs.

Level: Pre-Inter. Go>

Big, deep, strong, high, serious, great

Various exercises. Click 'Next'.

Level: Intermediate. Go>

Adjective and Noun Collocations

Short quiz. Learn pairs of opposites.

Level: Upper Inter. Go>

New Headway Collocation Quizzes

Quiz 1 - Adverbs

Quiz 2

Quiz 3 - Adjective & Noun

Quiz 4 - Adverb & Verb

Level: Advanced. Go>

Adjective-Noun Collocation Quizzes

Drag and drop the words into the correct sentence. You need Flash.

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4

Level: Advanced to Upper Advanced.

Short Quiz

More adjective-noun collocations.

Level: Upper Advanced. Go>

Longman Dictionary Online

Many entries have a section on collocations. This website has sound Go>

Cambridge Dictionary Online

Useful collocations are represented in bold. Go>

 

 

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