This week’s B2 revision quiz left some with doubts about colocations with make and do.
Here’s a list of the correct answers:
- a phone call
- a complaint
- a choice
- a mistake
- an appointment
- a decision
- a project
- the washing up
- your best
- an exam
- someone a favour
A good way to learn them would be to try and make connections. For example, ‘make a decision’ and ‘ make a choice’ are very similar ideas so you could group them together.
Another group you could make would be with ‘do’ and things related to work, either at school, at work or at home, although remember we say ‘make the bed’, but there has to be an exception to the rule!
Collocations can be slippery fellows. Here is a Link to a list of collocations with utter.
All change for travel
A look at how the internet has changed the travel industry in the last 25 years. Interesting for looking at trend vocabulary as well as travel collocations. Also have a think about how you could compare travel now with what it was like for your parents and grandparents. What changes do you think the next generations will see?
The wonder of words
If you haven’t got to know flo-joe and the site’s amazing resources yet, here’s a link to their FCE word bank. There is a new phrasal verb (with context), formation activity and collocation each day. It literally takes 2 minutes to look. If you know it already, a pat on the back for you and you can be on your way, but if you don’t……don’t you think you should?