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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 102 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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Classroom Vocabulary

Classroom Vocabulary

, Wordsets/Collocations
Can your students recognize common classroom objects? On this worksheet, students must look at the picture, and then select the classroom item that best connects with the picture. Find more themed ...
1 Views 161 BegElem
Back to School Word and Picture Matching

Back to School Word and Picture Matching

, Wordsets/Collocations
Teach students words related to going back to school with this Back to School Word and Picture Matching Worksheet. Students must draw a line to match each picture with the word that represents it. ...
2 Views 2,974 ElemPre-IntInt
Rhyming Riddles

Rhyming Riddles

, Wordsets/Collocations,
In this worksheet, students read riddles to try to figure out the mystery word. The clues include words that rhyme with the mystery word. Students will not only learn rhyming words, but they will ...
3 Views 6,020 ElemPre-IntInt
Fruit and Vegetables Word Search

Fruit and Vegetables Word Search

How many names of fruits and vegetables do your students know? Using this worksheet, students can learn the names of different fruits and vegetables. To enhance the value of the worksheet, encoura ...
3 Views 5,864 BegElem
Positions - Clip Cards

Positions - Clip Cards

Help students learn their prepositions and position words with these handy clip cards. Students can circle, color in, or place a paper clip on the word that best represents the position in the pic ...
3 Views 4,803 BegElem
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Common and Proper Nouns

Common and Proper Nouns

Karen Galindo
, , , Wordsets/Collocations
This worksheet contains the definitions of proper and common nouns.  Additionally, it features a table to fill in with examples of those nouns. The table is divided into places, things and pe ...
1 Views 3,305 BegElemPre-IntInt
At the Pool Word Search

At the Pool Word Search

Cap. Whistle. Lifeguard. Towel. What do all of these words have in common? They are all words related to the pool. Look at the list of words. How quickly can you find all of the words in the list? ...
3 Views 3,106 ElemPre-Int
Write It Thrice! A Spelling Activity

Write It Thrice! A Spelling Activity

, Wordsets/Collocations
The best way to learn how to spell new words is to write them down. On this worksheet, students will practice writing each new word three times. First, they'll write it normal. Then they'll write ...
6 Views 3,132 BegElem
Is it a Palindrome?

Is it a Palindrome?

, Wordsets/Collocations
A palindrome is a word that is spelled the same forward and backward. Look at each word. Determine whether it is a palindrome. After completing the worksheet, try to think of some other palindrom ...
3 Views 2,744 IntAdv
Vocabulary Advanced

Vocabulary Advanced

andrea
» Wordsets/Collocations
Vocabulary worksheet about (almost) all the words you need! Prvides examples and exercises.
6 Views 6,589 Adv
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 3,562 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 5,619 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 ...
4 Views 3,879 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 ...
5 Views 13,059 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 8,817 Elem
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 ...
6 Views 8,543 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 10,989 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 7,556 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 9,605 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 17,663 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 14,511 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 4,246 ElemPre-Int
Vocabulary - Tourism

Vocabulary - Tourism

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 ...
9 Views 13,264 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 11,628 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 5,217 Int

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