A third ‘first page’, again from Harry Potter! This time I’ve highlighted the suitablility of items for IELTS Speaking and/or IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2.
Reloading the page gives you a randomised collection of common academic collocations. Can you guess the missing collocates? Continue reading
(be) widely (adv), recognized (vpp)
- This page contains 2468 collocation pairs.
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- Other collocations following widely are listed below. Click or tap items to see examples.
By the way can anyone guess why I chose this particular image for the post’s profile pic? Answers in the comments below..!
This approach represents their awareness towards the environment.
I think this another example of the clash of the collocation civilisations!
Indonesians are probably thinking ‘kesadaran terhadap..’, and translating terhadap as towards. I’m afraid that’s not English collocation. Here’s what you need: Continue reading
‘The’ is a word largely missing from some languages. Listen to the song and sing along (lyrics below..)!
Especially important for Indonesian students of English!
A new song focusing on the word ‘lack’, which can often be mistaken with ‘lack of’. The rule for deciding which to use is in the chorus of the song, so listen carefully and choose the correct item – ‘lack’, or ‘lack of’! (Scroll down for lyrics and gapfill!)
The report contains of 22 integrated recommendations under four themes.
This is partly understandable. Our writer has seen consists + of, and has assumed that contain also requires the preposition of. It does not! Continue reading
The first paragraph is mostly argument but it also contains some descriptions.
Yet another word that has slightly different meanings in its countable and uncountable forms. I can’t remember ever seeing it causing grammar problems, but as in the above example, the wrong form may be inappropriate in certain situations. Let’s first of all examine correct usage. Continue reading