Collocations in Part 5 of the PET Reading Paper
The multiple choice cloze exercise in Part 5 of the PET Reading test will often test you on how well you can identify collocations. Collocations are words that go together such as 'play golf' (not x 'make golf' x) or a 'sore throat' (not x 'painful throat' x). These quizzes will give you practice in verb + noun collocations.
Find the Collocations
Find the collocations in each sentence and type them in the box.
For example: We run a business from home. (RUN A BUSINESS)
1) Complete each of the following sentences using the correct collocation.
2) Read the letter below and choose the correct word for each gap.
More help with Reading Part 5 Multiple Choice Cloze
Now try some of the exercises below for more help with the multiple choice cloze task in the PET Reading paper.
and the Multiple Choice Cloze
In Part 5 of the PET Reading Paper you complete a text with ten missing words. You have to choose one word from a choice of four (A, B, C or D). These missing words will often be synonyms, words that have a similar meaning like 'cheap' and 'inexpensive'. These quizzes will give you practice in the use of synonyms.
Collocations and the Multiple Choice Cloze
The Part 5 multiple choice cloze in the PET Reading test will often test you on collocations. Collocations are words that go together such as 'play golf' (not x 'make golf' x) or a 'sore throat' (not x 'painful throat' x). These quizzes will give you practice in verb + noun collocations.
There are lots and lots of collocations in English. In fact there are so many of these 'chunks' of vocabulary that you should try to make a note of them as you find new ones. Try keeping a record of them organised around key words such as the main verb or the noun. For example: