Common Collocations 1st Part

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  • 1. 

    Use a collocation with make + noun instead of the underlined words in each of these conversations. Example: -Naomi: The bill says we’ve had three desserts. We only had two. -Stella: The waiter must have been mistaken [made a mistake]. ----- -Avery: It’s so difficult. Should I take the job or not? -Owen: I know it’s difficult. But you have to decide ________ one way or the other.

    Explanation
    Avery: It's so difficult. Should I take the job or not?
    Owen: I know it's difficult. But you have to make a decision one way or the other.

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  • 2. 

    Use a collocation with make + noun instead of the underlined words in each of these conversations. Grace: Can you and Ethan come to dinner on Saturday? Lily: Yes, we’ll have to arrange ________ to get a babysitter, but it should be OK.

    Explanation
    "make arrangements" is also possible

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  • 3. 

    Use a collocation with make + noun instead of the underlined words in each of these conversations. -Zoe: Did you hear about the air traffic controllers’ strike in the USA? -Aaron: Yes. We had to change ________ our travel itinerary because of it.

    Explanation
    Zoe and Aaron had to modify their travel itinerary because of the air traffic controllers' strike in the USA.

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  • 4. 

    Use a collocation with make + noun instead of the underlined words in each of these conversations. -Luke: Can I have chips and rice with my lunch? -Clare: No, you have to choose ________, chips or rice, but not both.

    Explanation
    In this conversation, Clare is telling Luke that he needs to choose between chips and rice for his lunch. The phrase "make a choice" is used to suggest that Luke needs to decide and select one option, either chips or rice, but not both. It implies that he cannot have both items together.

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  • 5. 

    Use a collocation with make + noun instead of the underlined words in each of these conversations. -Gavin: Do you intend to speak at the meeting? -Victoria: Yes, I hope I can contribute ________ to the debate.

    Explanation
    Victoria hopes that she can "make a contribution" to the debate. This means that she wants to provide her input or ideas during the discussion, in order to contribute to the overall conversation.

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  • 6. 

    Did the fire do / make much damage to the factory?

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    A. Do
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Do." In the context of the question, "do" is the appropriate verb to use when asking about the amount of damage caused by the fire. "Make" would imply that the fire actively caused the damage, whereas "do" is more suitable for describing the overall impact or extent of the damage.

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  • 7. 

    I hate doing / making my homework at the last minute.

    • A.

      Doing

    • B.

      Making

    Correct Answer
    A. Doing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Doing" because the phrase "doing my homework" is the correct way to express the action of completing homework. "Making my homework" does not accurately convey the action of completing homework.

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  • 8. 

    You must do / make an eff ort to work harder.

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    B. Make
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Make" because in this context, "make" is used to express the idea of putting in effort or taking action. It implies actively doing something to achieve a goal or improve a situation. "Do" can also be used in some cases, but "make" is more appropriate here as it conveys a stronger sense of taking initiative and actively working towards success.

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  • 9. 

    Did you do / make any work at the weekend?

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    A. Do
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Do" because the question is asking about performing an action, specifically if the person did any work during the weekend. "Do" is commonly used to refer to general activities or actions, while "Make" is typically used when creating or producing something tangible.

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  • 10. 

    We are trying to do / make improvements to the system for registering.

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    B. Make
    Explanation
    The word "make" is the correct answer because it is more appropriate in the context of improving the system for registering. "Make" implies creating or constructing something new, while "do" suggests performing an action or task. In this case, the focus is on making improvements, indicating the need to modify or build upon the existing system rather than simply performing tasks related to it.

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  • 11. 

    Do you think it would do / make any harm if I cut some leaves off this plant?

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    A. Do
    Explanation
    The word "do" is the correct answer because the question is asking if it would cause harm to cut some leaves off the plant. "Do" is used to ask about actions or activities, so in this context, it is asking if cutting the leaves off the plant would cause harm.

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  • 12. 

    Do you ______ your best to be on time when meeting a friend?

    • A.

      Make

    • B.

      Do

    Correct Answer
    B. Do
    Explanation
    The question is asking about making an effort to be on time when meeting a friend. The correct answer is "Do" because it is the appropriate verb to use in this context. "Do" implies taking action or making an effort, which aligns with the question's intention.

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  • 13. 

    Do you ever ______ the cooking at home?

    • A.

      Make

    • B.

      Do

    Correct Answer
    B. Do
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Do". The question is asking if the person ever does the cooking at home. The word "do" is used to indicate performing an action or task, in this case, cooking. "Make" does not fit the question as it implies creating something rather than performing an action.

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  • 14. 

    Do you _________ excuses if someone asks you to ______ a big favour for them?

    • A.

      Make / Do

    • B.

      Do / Make

    Correct Answer
    A. Make / Do
    Explanation
    When someone asks you to do a big favor for them, the correct phrase to use is "make excuses." This means that you come up with reasons or justifications for not being able to fulfill their request. On the other hand, "do a big favor" means to actually perform the favor or help that person. Therefore, the correct answer is "Make / Do."

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  • 15. 

    Do you ever _______ negative comments about your friends’ hair, clothes, etc?

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    B. Make
    Explanation
    The word "make" is the correct answer because it fits grammatically and semantically in the sentence. In this context, "make" means to create or produce negative comments about someone's hair, clothes, etc. The word "do" does not make sense in this context as it does not convey the same meaning as "make".

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  • 16. 

    Do you find it easy to _____ friends?

    • A.

      Do

    • B.

      Make

    Correct Answer
    B. Make
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Make." This is because the word "make" is used when referring to the act of creating or forming something, and in this case, it is used to indicate the act of creating or forming friendships.

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