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In this lesson, you will find natural English expressions for people's qualities and character. Good/bad company - to be pleasant/unpleasant to be with.Ex: They didn't like him. He was a bad company. Have a tendency to exaggerate / lose his/her temper / make snap (quick) decisionsEx: Peter's a great guy, but he sometimes has a … Continue reading 25 Collocations to Describe Someone's Personality
Be absorbed in a book - be totally focused on reading. Ex: Derek didn’t hear me because he was absorbed in a book. Bedtime reading - reading in bed. Ex: Would you recommend horror stories for bedtime reading? Compulsive reading - so interesting that you can’t stop reading. Ex: More and more people are indulging … Continue reading Collocations about BOOKS
Here are some collocations with the word "hope" to help you adopt natural English expressions as well as build up your vocabulary: Real / sincere hope It is my sincere hope their marriage will be a happy one. High hopes High hopes of his parents were not realized. False hope Don't give him false hope. … Continue reading Collocations with the Word "Hope"
Bright / dark / comfortable / cosy / spacious / tiny / big / small room I love my bright and spacious room. Tidy / untidy / clean / stuffy / cold / warm room It's a cold / warm room. A single / twin / double / triple room When they got married, Brian … Continue reading Collocations with the word “room”
Big / significant / considerable / revolutionary / drastic / important / major, radical change Mobile phones have undergone a revolutionary change in the past decade. Complete / systematic / minor / long-term / short-term / sudden / gradual / seasonal change Gradual changes will bring more stability to the company. Climate change The effects … Continue reading Expressions with “change”
It’s a holiday season. Whether you’re spending your holiday in a fancy hotel or just want to take your girl-friend to a restaurant for a meal, here is some useful vocabulary to help you out: Could we see the menu/drinks menu, please? Could we have a bottle of sparkling/still mineral water, please? The bread … Continue reading Restaurant Collocations
’Keep’ is one of the most common verbs in English, and it forms lots of phrasal verbs, collocations and idioms. Here are some of them to help you express yourselves more naturally: Keep up the good work! Our dog buried my wallet somewhere around here. Keep on digging! If you want to sell more, you … Continue reading Expressions with “Keep”
If we want to speak a foreign language properly, we need to learn the words that 'collocate' (go together) to sound natural. For example, if you feel tired, you shouldn't say "I'm going to sleep" (meaning "I'm going to fall asleep"); you should say "I'm going to bed" (meaning – I'm tired and I'm going … Continue reading Collocations about Physical Appearance
An eating disorder – People who suffer from eating disorder eat too little or too much. Ex: I’m afraid my daughter’s developed an eating disorder. She’s lost 5 kilos in a month. A balancing act – refers to a situation when someone has to accomplish many tasks at the same time. Ex: It is quite … Continue reading Collocations with -ING form