Well, it’s back to collocation. Collocation, or more specifically, bad collocation, is one reason people cannot achieve IELTS 7 or 8. So, here is the next set of sentences for you to look at.
Time to Practice
Can you ‘fix’ the following sentences by changing (or removing) the coloured word? There may be different ways to answer this. You can find the answers in the next ‘collocation’ post.
- Exercise is a good way to establish health.
- He was nominated as a suspect in the crime.
- People face the joys of nicotine addiction.
- The solution can be easily done.
- Most criminals are sentenced to prison.
- The law can damage the rights of others.
- It doesn’t deal with the essential causes of the problem.
- They will continue to conduct criminal activities.
Answers to Collocation 3 of 6
- The sunshine is very intense/strong on higher mountains.
- The two cars collided into each other.
- Mountain climbers admit to the risk.
- The public make the highest contribution.
- The river current was strong.
- Everyone makes some mistakes.
- Museums have wonderful/timeless/priceless masterpieces. [‘Significant’ is not strong enough.]
- Museums offer extracurricular learning.