I think, …
When one door closes, …… another one is slammed in your face.
When the going gets tough, …… the tough get going – right out thenearest exit.
When life hands you lemon, …  … be careful what you drink.
Collocations
What is a COLLOCATION? A COLLOCATION is a bundle of words. It is better to learn the “bundle of words”  instead of just ...
What is a COLLOCATION? A collocation is two or more words that often  go together. These combinations just sound  "right"...
What is a COLLOCATION?
Why learn collocations? Your language will be more natural and more  easily understood. You will have alternative and ri...
What is a “bundle of words” MAKE is an often used word. But WHEN can you use it.
MAKE bundles MAKE a profit MAKE money MAKE a telephone call MAKE a mess
Learn the “bundle” It is more useful to learn the bundle than just  the single vocabulary item. DO the cooking DO your ...
Learning prepositions in abundle Prepositions like IN, ON, TO, AGAINST are  very difficult to use correctly. It will be e...
Verbs with a PREPOSITION DISCRIMINATE is a verb you will be using a  lot this summer. When you use this word,  don’t forg...
Some other common VERB +PREPOSITION bundles REFUSE TO He REFUSED TO answer the questions. REASON FOR What is his REASO...
VERB + NOUN bundles TAKE A VACATION PLACE AN ORDER PLAY A GAME RAISE A QUESTION RAISE AN OBJECTION
ADJECTIVE + NOUN           The Adjective LIGHT LIGHT RAIN LIGHT BEER LIGHT WORKLOAD LIGHT JACKET
ADVERB + VERB COMPLETELY FORGOT COMPLETELY RUINED COMPLETELY MISUNDERSTOOD COMPLETELY BROKEN COMPLETELY COVERED
ADVERB ADJECTIVE TOTALLY AWESOME TOTALLY WRONG TOTALLY DIFFERENT TOTALLY ARTIFICIAL TOTALLY HAPPY
NOUN + NOUN A BUSINESS DEAL A BUSINESS PARTNER A BUSINESS LETTER A BUSINESS SUIT
Some common collocations Take   take a break    take an exam   take a chance   take notes   take a look     take someones ...
Some common collocations Break   break a habit           break the law   break a leg             break the news to        ...
Some common collocations Catch   catch a ball              catch fire   catch a bus               catch the flu   catch a ...
Some common collocations Pay   pay a fine             pay the bill   pay attention          pay the price   pay by credit ...
Some common collocations Time   bang on time          past few weeks   dead on time          right on time   early 12th ce...
Some common collocations Business English   annual turnover          draw a conclusion   bear in mind             lay off ...
Some common collocations Classifiers   a ball of string   a bar of chocolate   a bottle of water   a bunch of carrots   a ...
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  1. 1. I think, …
  2. 2. When one door closes, …… another one is slammed in your face.
  3. 3. When the going gets tough, …… the tough get going – right out thenearest exit.
  4. 4. When life hands you lemon, … … be careful what you drink.
  5. 5. Collocations
  6. 6. What is a COLLOCATION? A COLLOCATION is a bundle of words. It is better to learn the “bundle of words” instead of just the word by itself.
  7. 7. What is a COLLOCATION? A collocation is two or more words that often go together. These combinations just sound "right" to native English speakers, who use them all the time. On the other hand, other combinations may be unnatural and just sound "wrong".
  8. 8. What is a COLLOCATION?
  9. 9. Why learn collocations? Your language will be more natural and more easily understood. You will have alternative and richer ways of expressing yourself. It is easier for our brains to remember and use language in chunks or blocks rather than as single words.
  10. 10. What is a “bundle of words” MAKE is an often used word. But WHEN can you use it.
  11. 11. MAKE bundles MAKE a profit MAKE money MAKE a telephone call MAKE a mess
  12. 12. Learn the “bundle” It is more useful to learn the bundle than just the single vocabulary item. DO the cooking DO your homework DO the housework
  13. 13. Learning prepositions in abundle Prepositions like IN, ON, TO, AGAINST are very difficult to use correctly. It will be easier if you learn them together with NOUN or a VERB.
  14. 14. Verbs with a PREPOSITION DISCRIMINATE is a verb you will be using a lot this summer. When you use this word, don’t forget the preposition AGAINST. People DISCRIMINATE AGAINST African Americans.
  15. 15. Some other common VERB +PREPOSITION bundles REFUSE TO He REFUSED TO answer the questions. REASON FOR What is his REASON FOR being late. ADAPT TO We must ADAPT TO change.
  16. 16. VERB + NOUN bundles TAKE A VACATION PLACE AN ORDER PLAY A GAME RAISE A QUESTION RAISE AN OBJECTION
  17. 17. ADJECTIVE + NOUN The Adjective LIGHT LIGHT RAIN LIGHT BEER LIGHT WORKLOAD LIGHT JACKET
  18. 18. ADVERB + VERB COMPLETELY FORGOT COMPLETELY RUINED COMPLETELY MISUNDERSTOOD COMPLETELY BROKEN COMPLETELY COVERED
  19. 19. ADVERB ADJECTIVE TOTALLY AWESOME TOTALLY WRONG TOTALLY DIFFERENT TOTALLY ARTIFICIAL TOTALLY HAPPY
  20. 20. NOUN + NOUN A BUSINESS DEAL A BUSINESS PARTNER A BUSINESS LETTER A BUSINESS SUIT
  21. 21. Some common collocations Take take a break take an exam take a chance take notes take a look take someones place take a rest take a seat take a taxi
  22. 22. Some common collocations Break break a habit break the law break a leg break the news to someone break a promise break the ice break a record break the rules break a window break someones heart
  23. 23. Some common collocations Catch catch a ball catch fire catch a bus catch the flu catch a chill catch a thief catch a cold catch sight of catch someones attention catch someones eye
  24. 24. Some common collocations Pay pay a fine pay the bill pay attention pay the price pay by credit card pay your respects pay cash pay interest pay someone a compliment pay someone a visit
  25. 25. Some common collocations Time bang on time past few weeks dead on time right on time early 12th century run out of time free time save time from dawn till dusk spare time great deal of time spend some time late 20th century take your time make time for time goes by next few days waste time
  26. 26. Some common collocations Business English annual turnover draw a conclusion bear in mind lay off staff break off negotiations go bankrupt cease trading make a loss chair a meeting make a profit close a deal market forces close a meeting sales figures come to the point take on staff dismiss an offer
  27. 27. Some common collocations Classifiers a ball of string a bar of chocolate a bottle of water a bunch of carrots a cube of sugar a pack of cards a pad of paper
  28. 28. Exercises
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