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This part of the site has a range of worksheets that focus on sets of words and collocations. There are currently 93 collocations worksheets posted in this section and they are all free and easy to print for use in your ESL classroom. This highly rated collocations worksheet has been successfully used by many busy teachers in the past. Created for intermediate learners, the focus of the worksheet is to practice using make and do. There are notes for an entire fifty minute class as well as a suggested homework assignment so this could not be any easier to plan. If you would like to incorporate some of your own ideas into a lesson plan, you might decide just to use certain portions of this plan instead of the whole thing. If you have created worksheets related to this topic in the past, please consider uploading your worksheets for other teachers to use.
When discussing new topics, it is important to introduce all related words at the same time so that students can learn everything they need before being asked to talk about the topic. This is especially true with beginners when you are introducing lots of topic related vocabulary. As students improve, they will begin to encounter collocations so you will have to devote an increasing amount of time to collocations as students become more fluent. Collocations are words that are often found together and just sound natural to native speakers. They can range from basic such as fast food to quite complex and will go a long way towards making students sound more like native speakers if they use the phrases correctly.

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What Are Collocations?
Within the area of corpus linguistics, collocation defines a sequence of words or terms that co-occur more often than would be expected by chance. The term is often used in the same sense as linguistic government. Collocation defines restrictions on how words can be used together, for example, which prepositions are used with ("governed by") particular verbs, or which verbs and nouns are typically used together. An example of this (from Michael Halliday) is the collocation strong tea. While the same meaning could be conveyed through the roughly equivalent powerful tea, the fact is that tea is thought of being strong rather than powerful. A similar observation holds for powerful computers, which is preferred over strong computers. Collocations are examples of lexical units. Collocations should not be confused with idioms although both are similar in that there is a degree of meaning present in the collocation or idiom that is not entirely compositional.
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Movie Worksheet: Friends Handout, Season 1 Episode 16

Movie Worksheet: Friends Handout, Season 1 Episode 16

Mahboobeh Roshanak
•Wordsets/Collocations,
This handout is given to students in class .While watching the episode,  the teacher asks students to talk about events in the film by asking meaningful questions. They can also take a look a ...
1 Views 1,753 Adv
Right - Using Words and Phrases That Include the Word 'Right'

Right - Using Words and Phrases That Include the Word 'Right'

•, Wordsets/Collocations
For pre-intermediate students and above, this is a lexis worksheet on various expressions that include the word 'right'. There is a lead-in section to elicit prior knowledge, a gap-fill section an ...
5 Views 3,797 Pre-IntIntAdv
Have You Got It? The Verb to Get in Various Contexts

Have You Got It? The Verb to Get in Various Contexts

•, Wordsets/Collocations
I have made this worksheet to use after teaching different meanings of the verb to get. There are two exercises. The second one could also be used with a group of students. Cut each situation and ...
3 Views 2,438 Pre-IntInt
Play - Using Words and Expressions with the Word 'Play'

Play - Using Words and Expressions with the Word 'Play'

•, Wordsets/Collocations,
For elementary students and above. This is a lexis worksheet for various expressions that include the word 'play'. There is a lead-in section to elicit prior knowledge, a gap-fill section and a se ...
4 Views 10,513 ElemPre-IntInt
Quantifiers

Quantifiers

Dilley Rocio Angel Eusse
•, Wordsets/Collocations
This workshhet can be very useful for you and your students. They can choose the best options trying to understannd the sentences and applying their previous knowledge. Then you as ...
6 Views 7,232 Elem
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Games and Hobbies

Games and Hobbies

•, Wordsets/Collocations
This is a ppt about basic children games and some free time activities for elementary level children. You can use the ppt as a kind of introduction for the topics such as like & dislike. The l ...
5 Views 6,990 Elem
The Worldwide Quiz

The Worldwide Quiz

•, , Wordsets/Collocations
This vocabulary revision game can be done as an individual task or as a whole class competition when the teacher reads individual lines and students call out the suitable answer. There are often m ...
9 Views 8,921 ElemPre-Int
Budget and Getting Finance

Budget and Getting Finance

akrateia
•, , Wordsets/Collocations,
Questions about drawing a budget and getting finance. The purpose is to prompt students to activate the business vocabulary they know, while practicing collocations. These questions can be used a ...
3 Views 5,944 Int
Business English - Sales and Marketing

Business English - Sales and Marketing

•, , Wordsets/Collocations
35 questions to practice vocabulary and concepts related to marketing and sales. Wide range of questions and activities including: giving opinion, providing data, reading and summarising; web link ...
2 Views 7,406 Pre-IntInt
Types of Media

Types of Media

•, Wordsets/Collocations
This is a simple worksheet to introduce the different types of media and to define them. Students will also classify different types of media using key expressions and discuss their opinion with a ...
14 Views 13,617 Pre-IntInt
Business English - Running a Business (Questions)

Business English - Running a Business (Questions)

48 questions to practice vocabulary and concepts related to running a business. Wide range of questions and activities including: giving opinion, providing data, reading and summarising; web links ...
4 Views 11,490 IntAdv
Word Center

Word Center

•, Wordsets/Collocations
Students get a table with words in three different colums. They must find the word in the centre that is suitable as an ending for the first as well as the beginning for the second word, in other ...
5 Views 3,553 ElemPre-Int
Vocabulary - Tourism

Vocabulary - Tourism

•, , , Wordsets/Collocations
This is a worksheet I made to revise tourism-related vocabulary for a student at an advanced level. It was created as a test for a chapter of a certain book so it may be a bit specific, but it sti ...
8 Views 10,988 IntAdvExam
Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo

Hellen Haga
•, , Wordsets/Collocations
I wanted to discuss freedom of speech, limits of humor, etc with my intermediate/upper interm. students and created this class in a rush because all we can hear on the news lately is about the Fre ...
25 Views 10,649 IntAdv
Likes and Dislikes

Likes and Dislikes

rodrigo
• » Wordsets/Collocations
In this presentation you will be able to learn about many ways to say that you like or don't like some acitivity. Here you will be able to find many definitions and concepts that integrate a great ...
5 Views 4,623 Int
Light - Using Words and Phrases That Include the Word 'Light'

Light - Using Words and Phrases That Include the Word 'Light'

•, , Wordsets/Collocations
For intermediate students and above, this is a lexis worksheet on various expressions that include the word 'light'. There is a lead-in section to elicit prior knowledge, a gap-fill section and a ...
5 Views 6,512 IntAdv
Travel Vocabulary

Travel Vocabulary

•, , Wordsets/Collocations
This presentation reflects the difference in the meaning of confusing English words. There are pictures and definitions to discuss. It is good if students construct sentences to show these differe ...
4 Views 8,430 AdvExam
Matching Game. Collocations: Have - Take - Waste - Spend

Matching Game. Collocations: Have - Take - Waste - Spend

•, Wordsets/Collocations
A matching game aimed at learning and revising collocations with take, have, waste and spend. Levels: intermediate and above. All four skills are covered: writing, reading, speaking and liste ...
3 Views 7,428 IntAdv
Vocabulary Beginners: Wordmadness

Vocabulary Beginners: Wordmadness

• » Wordsets/Collocations
Basic vocabulary. Simple to complete, they just need to match one column with the other; there are 20 words to match. Doesn't require much time. After completing the practice, you can ask them to ...
7 Views 4,695 Pre-Int
Lend vs. Borrow

Lend vs. Borrow

• » Wordsets/Collocations
This worksheet goes over lend vs. borrow. It starts with a discussion section that can be done with a partner or as a class. Then, there is a quick grammar part explaining lend vs. borrow and poss ...
9 Views 34,102 Pre-IntIntAdv
Obama: New Gun Restrictions ‘Not Even Possible’

Obama: New Gun Restrictions ‘Not Even Possible’

•, , , Wordsets/Collocations
Discussion worksheet about gun laws and massive shooting in the United States.The worksheet provides a text in which president Obama talks about new restrictions to gun laws and execises the vocab ...
8 Views 234,589 Pre-IntIntAdv
Clothes

Clothes

•, , Wordsets/Collocations
This worksheet contains the words that are commonly used in combination with clothes. That way it's easier for the students to memorize vocabulary and they learn in which common combination the wo ...
4 Views 4,911 ElemPre-Int
Do or Make?

Do or Make?

•, , Wordsets/Collocations
It is a PowerPoint presentation of the difference between the use of 'do' and 'make'. It has got a brief explanation, some contrasting ideas and lots of expressions which use 'do' and 'make'. Init ...
10 Views 6,301 Pre-Int
Set Expressions Presentation

Set Expressions Presentation

• » Wordsets/Collocations
This presentation introduces some set expressions in alphabetical order. Pre-teaching is not needed. Expressions include:  all of a sudden, as a matter of fact, according to, as far as, about ...
5 Views 2,355 Pre-IntIntAdv
Make and Do Flashcards Part 2

Make and Do Flashcards Part 2

•, Wordsets/Collocations
These flashcards provide a more practical way to learn expressions which go with 'Make' or 'Do' with translations seen in Portuguese. Print as side to of Part 1, where pictures are shown to illust ...
2 Views 3,195 ElemPre-IntInt

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