Collocations are combinations of words which frequently appear together. Using them makes your English sound more natural. Knowledge of collocations is often tested in examinations such as Cambridge FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS. This book is suitable for students at good intermediate level and above. Instead of "a big amount", say "a substantial amount".
Using collocations will improve your style of written and spoken English:
Instead of "think about the options", say "consider the options".
Using collocations will make your English sound more natural:
Instead of "get ill", say "fall ill".
Instead of "a big fine", say "a heavy fine".
Using collocations will help you avoid common learner errors:
Instead of "do a choice", say "make a choice".
Instead of "make your homework", say "do your homework".
English Collocations in Use:
60 easy-to-use two-page units: collocations are presented and explained on left-hand pages with a range of practice exercises on right-hand pages.
Presents and explains approximately 1,500 word combinations in typical contexts using tables, charts, short texts and dialogues.
Contains a comprehensive answer key and full index for easy reference.
Includes tips on learning strategies and ways to avoid common mistakes.
Informed by the Cambridge International Corpus to ensure that the most frequently used collocations are presented.