Here we go again, continuing with the collocation. Collocation, or more specifically, bad collocation, is one reason people cannot achieve IELTS 7 or 8. It's certainly something to work on, and 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.  [About pollution/waste] Korea managed 34%.

2.  [About pollution/waste] America had the highest output.

3.  The machine generates the product.

4.  This creates a big migration.

5.  The disadvantages cannot be neglected.

6.  This will make a serious misunderstanding.

7.  He attended a competition.

8.  This will help avoid drug dealers entering the country. 


Here are the answers to 'Back to Collocation 2 of 6).

1.  Money is [-] essential. [ie. don't use any adjective here, since 'essential' explains it all]

2.  People can be seriously injured.

3.  Everyone is entitled to own guns.

4.  There are many heated debates//arguments about this.

5.  Students may feel peer-group pressure.

6.  The government should enact//undertake//implement immediate policies.

7.  When people have more money, they …

8.  This will make them more willing to have//give birth to children.






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