Collocations Exercises

english collocations exercises

Hello students! Today, we are going to focus on an important aspect of the English language. Collocations are combinations of words that frequently appear together and sound ‘right’ to native English speakers.

For example, we say ‘make a decision’ instead of ‘do a decision’. Understanding and using collocations correctly will make your English sound more natural and fluent. Today’s exercises are designed to help you practice common English collocations.

We will start by rearranging words to form correct sentences, then we will identify and correct mistakes in given sentences, practice completing sentences, and finally, we will form questions to given answers. Let’s get started!


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1) Put the Words in the Correct Order – English Collocations


a) fast / he / drives / incredibly

He drives incredibly fast.


b) a / made / he / decision / quick


c) have / I / headache / slight / a


d) raining / was / heavily / it


e) wrong / is / completely / he


f) are / friends / best / we


g) made / I / a / mistake / serious


h) you / should / a / break / short / take


i) received / letter / a / recently / I


j) is / this / absolutely / amazing


k) are / they / engaged / happily


l) should / exercise / regularly / you


2) Fix Grammatical Errors – English Collocations Exercises


a) He mades a quick desicion.

He made a quick decision.


b) I have a seveere headacke.


c) It is rainning heavy.


d) We are goods friend.


e) I made an serios mistacke.


f) You shoud take an small break.


g) I recent has received a letter.


h) This are absolutly amazing.


i) They are hapily engagement.


j) You should to exercise regularli.


3) Practice your Vocabulary Completing the Sentences


a) I have a xxxxre xxxdache.

I have a severe headache.


b) You should xxxx a xxxrt break.


c) We xxx xxxd friends.


d) He xxxx a xxxxk decision.


e) I xxxx a xxxxxxs mistake.


f) It is raining xexxxxx.


g) They xxx xxxxily engaged.


h) This is axxxxxxxly amazing.


i) I xxxxxxly received a xxxxer.


j) You should xxxxxise xxxxxxxly.


4) English Collocations Test. Guess the Questions to the Answers


a) I have a severe headache. ( What…)

What do you have?


b) I should take a short break. ( What...)


c) We are good friends. ( What...)


d) He made a quick decision. ( What...)


e) I made a serious mistake. ( What...)


f) It is raining heavily. ( What...)


g) They are happily engaged. ( What... ..rel .. .. tus?)


h) This is absolutely amazing. ( What... ..opi .. this?)


i) I recently received a letter. ( What... .. ntly?)


j) I should exercise regularly. ( What... ..arly?)


Great job, everyone! You have successfully completed today’s exercises on English collocations.

Remember, practicing collocations will help you to speak and write more naturally. It will also help you understand native speakers better when they are speaking.

Keep practicing and try to notice collocations whenever you are reading or listening to English. Well done, and keep up the good work!


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