Collocation: the other key to IELTS 7 (8 of 8)
- This can cause high concern.
- Parents must lose their free time to look after a baby.
- The government should act a role in this.
- Advertising stimulates people to buy goods.
- Cigarettes make health problems.
Answers to Collocation 7 of 8
Here are the answers to the previous collocation exercise (7 of 8). The first sentence has the wrong collocation; the second sentence has the correct one.
- Smokers need to refuse their addiction.
Smokers need to break/fight against/conquer their addiction.
- Teenagers have a greater chance to touch cigarettes.
Teenagers have a greater chance to access cigarettes.
- Higher prices will force smokers to stop this habit.
Higher prices will discourage smokers.
- If the government resorts to this strategy, …
If the government uses/implements this strategy, …
‘Resorts to’ is for bad actions – for example, ‘to resort to crime’.
- Smoking affects people’s health.
Smoking damages/harms people’s health.
- Many teenagers smoke without consciousness of the risk.
Many teenagers smoke without awareness of the risk.
- I wish I can get back home as soon as possible.
I hope I can get back home as soon as possible.
‘Wish’ is for unreal desires, and needs to be combined with a past form (to show a present unreality).
- I wish I were rich [now]
- I wish I could be better at chess.
- I wish I didn’t have to work so hard.
‘Hope’ is for real desires, and is combined with a present form (to show present or future desires).
- I hope I can finish this on time.
- I hope one day I can be a successful writer.
- I hope this typhoon doesn’t interfere with my classes.
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