Collocations About Teaching: Trivia Quiz!

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Collocations About Teaching: Trivia Quiz!

Collocations are words that are usually used together, sometimes for no apparent reason. For example, although 'little' and 'small' have the same meaning, we usually say, "When I was a little boy/girl" but not "When I was a small boy/girl. " In this quiz, there are some common collocations used by teachers and learners. Take this quiz to find the answers.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these is NOT a strong collocation with 'homework'?
    • A. 

      Set

    • B. 

      Hand in

    • C. 

      Make

    • D. 

      Mark

    • E. 

      Do

  • 2. 
    Which of these is NOT a strong collocation with ' (a/the) board' (ie blackboard or whiteboard?
    • A. 

      Clean

    • B. 

      Delete

    • C. 

      Rubber

    • D. 

      Put something on

    • E. 

      Pen

  • 3. 
    Which of these is NOT a strong collocation with '(an) exam'?
    • A. 

      Make

    • B. 

      Sit

    • C. 

      Do

    • D. 

      Take

    • E. 

      Retake

  • 4. 
    Which of these collocations with '(an/the) exam' has a different meaning?
    • A. 

      Pass

    • B. 

      Look through

    • C. 

      Sail through

    • D. 

      Scrape through

    • E. 

      Get through

  • 5. 
    One more about exams. Which one is different? (clue: before or after?)
    • A. 

      Cram for an exam

    • B. 

      Revise for an exam

    • C. 

      Remember doing an exam

    • D. 

      Study for an exam

    • E. 

      Do a mock exam

  • 6. 
    Look at these expressions with 'try'. In four of them, the teacher seems disappointed with the student's behavior or work. Which one is different?
    • A. 

      Try not to fidget

    • B. 

      Try harder

    • C. 

      Try to behave

    • D. 

      Try again

    • E. 

      Try your best

  • 7. 
    Complete the collocation: "I was running late so I only had time for a _____ shower."
    • A. 

      Short

    • B. 

      Quick

    • C. 

      Fast

  • 8. 
    Complete with a verb + adverb collocation: "You'll do it if you ________ enough."
    • A. 

      Try hard

    • B. 

      Really try

    • C. 

      Want to

  • 9. 
    Collocations can be divided into several types such as _________ collocations.
    • A. 

      Verb + noun

    • B. 

      Subject + object

    • C. 

      First + second

  • 10. 
    Which is a common adverb + adjective collocation?
    • A. 

      Richly decorated

    • B. 

      Richly wealthy

    • C. 

       greedily rich

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