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Verb-noun collocations for Elementary students

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EC Students in Cape Town

There are certain verbs that always go with certain nouns. We call this a collocation. Read 3 diary entries of a few students and choose the correct verbs from the box below to fill in on the blank space. Each verb can be used more than once.

1) There is so much to do in Cape Town. I like music and I _A_ guitar. I prefer to _B_ live music. There are many restaurants and pubs that I always _C_ for live music. My friends and I would always _D_ a few drinks and _E_ a taxi home later the night.

2) My friends and I usually _F_ walking along the mountain paths. We would often go very early and _G_ the sun rise and afterwards _H_ breakfast at a small restaurant. If it was a very hot day we would _I_ the beach and _J_ football on the sand.

3) I _K_ my homework every afternoon. At school I always _L_ the newspaper when I _M_ my coffee. I don’t often _N_ music, but I always _O_ the news on the radio. At the weekends I _P_ sightseeing and I _Q_ more than one movie when I _R_ the cinema.

Today's lesson is by Danica, teacher at EC Cape Town English language school

Link: Present Perfect and Past Simple

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