English Collocations Proficiency Quiz!

13 Questions | Total Attempts: 11

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  • 1. 
    What is a collocation?
    • A. 

      Collocation is a type of formulaic language. Formulaic language consists of fixed expressions that you learn and understand as units rather than as individual words.

    • B. 

      Collocation means a natural combination of words.

    • C. 

      Collocation is a pair or a group of words that are often used together.

    • D. 

      Collocation is a verb that consists of a verb and a particle or a verb and two particles.

  • 2. 
    Which of these words does fast collocate with car, food, glance, meal?
    • A. 

      Food

    • B. 

      Car

    • C. 

      Meal

    • D. 

      Glance

  • 3. 
    Which of these are compounds: computer, narrow-minded, teapot, ancient monument, car park?
    • A. 

      Computer

    • B. 

      Narrow-minded

    • C. 

      Teapot

    • D. 

      Car park

    • E. 

      Ancient monument

  • 4. 
    What do we call expressions like passing the buck and be over the moon?
    • A. 

      Collocations

    • B. 

      Idioms

    • C. 

      Phrasal verbs

  • 5. 
    Learning collocations will make your English sound more natural.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Learning collocations will help you to express yourself in a variety of ways.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    You will not be understood unless you use collocations properly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Learning collocations will help you to write better English.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Make a mistake, a storm in a tea cup and live music are:
    • A. 

      Compound, idioms and collocation

    • B. 

      Idiom, collocation and compound

    • C. 

      Collocation, idiom and compound

  • 10. 
    When I left university I [Blank] a decision to take up a profession in which I could be creative.
  • 11. 
    I could [Blank] the guitar, but I’d never[Blank] any songs.
  • 12. 
    I[Blank]some recordings but I had a rather heavy cold, so they didn’t sound good. I made some more, and sent them to a record company and waited for them to reply.
  • 13. 
    So, while I was waiting to [Blank] famous, I[Blank] a job in a fastfood restaurant. That was five years ago. I’m still [Blank] the same job.