Be sure to watch the introduction to know how to get the greatest benefit from Module 1. Click here:
Collocations in English – An Introduction

Speak English Fluently – COLLOCATIONS #1

Learning English collocations can greatly improve your fluency and confidence. In this video we examine 5 common collocations.

Two illustrated examples are used for each which is then followed by two repeat exercises so these English collocations we well embedded in your memory.

Spend a moment looking at the picture and then listen carefully as the sentence example sing the collocation is used.

Here is a transcript of the video – COLLOCATIONS in ENGLISH – Module 1

Slide 2:

  • get lost
  • break a habit
  • make a difference
  • catch (someone’s) attention
  • go smoothly

Slide 3:
She was late getting to her friend’s apartment because she got lost in the subway.

Slide 4:
When walking in the forest, be careful you don’t get lost.

Slide 5:
She has tried and tried to stop smoking but just can’t seem to break the habit.

Slide 6:
He used to snack on chocolate bars but he broke the habit by substituting bananas.Slide 7:
He kept saying “I’m sorry”, but it made no difference.

Slide 8:
He set the alarm 15 minutes earlier so as not to be late for work, but it made no difference.

Slide 9:
We spent half the time trying to catch the waiter’s attention.

Slide 10:
Wearing a red coat on a snowy day is a sure way to catch everyone’s attention.

Slide 11:
As he left for his final exam his Mum called out, “I hope it goes smoothly!”

Slide 12:
Apart from heavy rain during the first part of the journey, the rest of the trip went quite smoothly.

Slide 13:
Again, to repeat, the 5 English collocations in use featured in this module were:

  • get lost
  • break a habit
  • make a difference
  • catch (someone’s) attention
  • go smoothly

When you are ready, to on to module 2:
English Collocations in Use – Module 2

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Slide 3 – subwayEN
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Slide 4 – forest
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Slide 5 – smoking
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Slide 6 – banana
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Slide 7 – sorry
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Slide 8 – rushing
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Slide 9 – waiter
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Slide 10 – red coat
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Slide 11 – final exam
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Slide 12 – heavy rain
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