The verb "imagine" means to form mental pictures or ideas in your head. It is widely used in the English language to build various phrases and expressions. Here are some commonly used ones
Collocations are groups of words that naturally go together. To sound natural, you need to know collocations. In today's lesson, you will learn a few commonly used expressions which collocate with the word "habit"In today's lesson, you will find a few commonly used expressions which collocate with the word "habit"
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It is a high holiday season and many of us have been looking forward to our holidays. Whether you're going to the seaside, lakes or mountains, or have some other plans, I'm sure it'll be useful to look at these holiday collocations: City break - a short holiday spent in a large city.Ex: Peter and … Continue reading Holiday Collocations
Here are a few "cleaning" expressions you need to know. Nice and clean - very clean. Mary's house was always nice and clean. Spotlessly clean - totally clean. My mother's car is spotlessly clean. Clean up something - remove dirt. It took me two hours to clean up the mess after the party. Spring-clean- clean … Continue reading ‘Cleaning’ Expressions
In order to learn the language properly, we need to know expressions such as collocations, phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions, etc. Here is a great way for you to improve and enrich your vocabulary. Meet the verb “meet”!
Collocations are natural expressions and as such they are essential when learning a language. Here are some typical collocations with the word 'age': For ages - for a long time Ex: It took us ages to get out of the traffic! Look (one's) age - appear as old as you are. Ex: You don't look … Continue reading Collocations with ‘Age’
Here are some useful expressions with the word 'move' which can help your English sound more eloquent and natural: Good/bad/important/smart/clever move One smart move could stop the war. Make a move Judith couldn’t make a move when the lights went out. Move back to Move back to the old lifestyle. Move away from Move away … Continue reading Collocations with ‘Move’
Here are some collocation with "say" to help you be more natural when speaking English: Have something/nothing to say Carla had nothing to say regarding the missing things. Want/long to say I want to say the truth! Suffice (it) to say Suffice it to say, I invested much into that business. Dare (not) say I … Continue reading Expressions with “Say”
Here are some natural collocations with the verb 'give': Give sb a chance – allow someone to do or be something.Ex: The manager decided to give him a chance and promote him. Give the impression - opinion you have about someone.Ex: Sheila gives the impression that she cares about her work. Give your opinion – … Continue reading 20 Collocations with the Verb ‘Give’
If you decide to wait before you take action, it means that you're holding your fire. If you watched the football match last night, you could see that the local team held the lead to the very end of the game. They definitely held all the aces (cards). If you're able to hold down a … Continue reading 24 Expressions with the Verb ‘Hold’ + 6 Phrasal Verbs
Bring about peace - to cause peace to happen.The most efficient way to bring about peace in the country is to negotiate. Hold/keep one's peace - unwilling to talk about something.Many people had witnessed the crime but held their peace. Peace and quiet - free from disturbance.We moved to the country for some peace and … Continue reading PEACE expressions
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Be absorbed in a book - be totally focused on reading. Ex: Derek didn’t hear me because he was absorbed in a book. Bedtime reading - reading in bed. Ex: Would you recommend horror stories for bedtime reading? Compulsive reading - so interesting that you can’t stop reading. Ex: More and more people are indulging … Continue reading Collocations about BOOKS
Here are some collocations with the word "hope" to help you adopt natural English expressions as well as build up your vocabulary: Real / sincere hope It is my sincere hope their marriage will be a happy one. High hopes High hopes of his parents were not realized. False hope Don't give him false hope. … Continue reading Collocations with the Word “Hope”
Here are 28+ commonly used expressions with "change" you might use to make your English sound more natural. I'm sure you'll like some of them as well as use them frequently.
It’s a holiday season. Whether you’re spending your holiday in a fancy hotel or just want to take your girl-friend to a restaurant for a meal, here is some useful vocabulary to help you out: Could we see the menu/drinks menu, please? Could we have a bottle of sparkling/still mineral water, please? The bread … Continue reading Restaurant Collocations
"Keep" is one of the most common verbs in English, and it forms lots of phrasal verbs, collocations and idioms. Here are some of them to help you express yourselves more naturally
If we want to speak a foreign language properly, we need to learn the words that ‘collocate’ (go together) to sound natural. Here are some commonly used collocations about physical appearance:
An eating disorder – People who suffer from eating disorder eat too little or too much. Ex: I’m afraid my daughter’s developed an eating disorder. She’s lost 5 kilos in a month. A balancing act – refers to a situation when someone has to accomplish many tasks at the same time. Ex: It is quite … Continue reading Collocations with -ING form