Top 10 Collocations in English

top 10 collocations in English

Collocations in English are groups of words that sound right when used together by native speakers. These combinations are very important for speaking English well, making your language sound natural. Also, for ESL learners, getting good at collocations is a big step towards talking like a native speaker. Knowing about collocations not only makes everyday conversations better but is also very important for doing well in English exams like the TOEFL or IELTS. So, learning collocations will help in becoming fluent in English. This article will cover the top 10 collocations in English by engaging you in active learning.

Test your collocations knowledge – A Quiz!

The following quiz is a series of fill-in-the-blank questions designed to challenge and improve your understanding of English collocations.

Watch Gabby’s Top 10 Collocations video to check your answers. Okay, Let’s dive in!

1. “Although I’m very health-conscious, I sometimes eat _____ food when I’m busy.”
2. “It’s hard to _____ a decision sometimes.”
3. “The teacher may _____ the ice to help students get to know each other.”
4. “Before making an important decision, be sure to take _____ at all the information.”
5. “Is it easier for you to ask for help or to _____ a helping hand?”
6. “Don’t miss the _____ of this quiz; it’s to help you learn, not to judge your fluency.”
7. “If you’re not feeling well, be careful not to _____ germs to others.”
8. “Pay _____ to the details, as they are crucial in language learning.”
9. “In a _____, practicing regularly is key to fluency.”
10. “At the end of the _____, your dedication to learning will show in your improved fluency.

Learning from the Quiz

While watching the Top 10 Collocations in English video, Gabby suggests taking notes to understand the material better. Then, later on, go back over the collocations and practice using them in conversation or writing to really help improve your skills. Remember, learning English well is a step-by-step journey. Regularly practicing these collocations can make a big difference in how well you speak. So, keep your spirits up and keep working with tools like Gabby’s videos and the GoNaturalEnglish workbook. Your hard work and dedication to learning English will be worth it as you move forward in your fluency journey. You’re doing great, and every bit of effort you put in brings you closer to your goal!

Is this a little overwhelming? If you are restarting your English learningclick here. Please know that at Go Natural English, we believe in you!

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Gabby Wallace, M.Ed TESOL

About the Author
Gabby Wallace is the Founder of Go Natural English, where you can quickly improve your confidence speaking English through advanced fluency practice. Even if you don't have much time, this is the best place for improving your English skills. Millions of global intermediate - advanced English students are learning with Gabby's inspiring, clear, and energetic English lessons. Gabby has a Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Boston University and 20+ years experience helping students become fluent through her online courses and membership program.

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