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Collocations are words that go together. For example:

"In this class everyone must do their homework".

Do and homework go together. In the following sentences can you decide what the correct collocation is? You have four choices:


Remember to pay close attention to the tense of the missing verb.

Let me know how you did!

Lesson by Caroline Devane.

  • 1. If you would like to ___ an appointment with the doctor, please call the surgery between the hours of eleven and five.

  • 2. I'm not sure if the gallery is open today, but I'm going to ___ a chance and walk down there anyway.

  • 3. Please could you ___ me a favour and buy some milk on your way home?

  • 4. She is ___ good progress, but she needs to work harder in her maths class.

  • 5. We ___ business with companies all over the world.

  • 6. I would like to ___ a complaint about the quality of service at your restaurant.

  • 7. Stop ___ me laugh! I can't breathe!

  • 8. I need to ___a phone call, please excuse me.

  • 9. Could you ___ a picture of my friend and I, please?

  • 10. I ___ a lot of mistakes in that test yesterday, I'm sure of it.

  • 11. I'm going to ___ the food shopping this afternoon.

  • 12. I don't want to ___ the washing up again!

  • 13. He really needs to ___ a haircut.

  • 14. I ___ her temperature and it was really high so I called the doctor.

  • 15. I ___ a problem. I think my boyfriend is cheating on me.