Hi everyone.

     Well, it's back to collocation, as I said last night. Collocation, or more specifically, bad collocation, is one reason people cannot achieve IELTS 7 or 8. It's certainly something to work on, and it looks as if a few people have answered yesterday's collocation exercise, as well. I'll reply to you all in a moment, but first, here is the next set of sentences for you to look at.

Time to Practice

Can you ‘fix’ the following sentences by changing (or removing) the coloured word? There may be different ways to answer this.

  1.         Money is significantly essential.
  2.         People can be heavily injured.
  3.         Everyone is entitled to gun ownership.
  4.         There are many heated concerns about this.
  5.         Students may feel peer-group stress.
  6.         The government should take immediate policies.
  7.         When people own more money, they …
  8.         This will make them more willing to possess children.

Look for the answers in tomorrow's post.


Here are the answer to yesterday's post (Back to Collocation 1 of 6).

  1.          Radiation can cause serious illnesses.
  2.          There are two main reasons associated with this.
  3.          I tend to think that …
  4.          The key to this problem is … [just remove 'essential' since 'key' already means 'essential']
  5.          Nuclear energy has disadvantages.
  6.          Nuclear energy causes problems.
  7.          The use of nuclear energy has drawbacks.
  8.          There are strong arguments to the contrary.





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