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Cambridge English: Preliminary

Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam

Education Vocabulary: Collocations

On this page you will learn some common collocations (words that go together) to talk about education.


Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct verb:

A) I try to my homework before I have my evening meal.
I'm my exams this month.
C) Nobody in my class has a lesson so far this year.
D) You should always check your work carefully in case you have a mistake.
E) My teacher thinks we're all really good progress.
F) I hope you are successful in the exam. You can only your best.

Well done. The correct answers are: A) do, B) sitting, C) missed, D) made, E) making, F) do.Your answer has been saved.Check your answer





Complete the text below by adding the missing verb in the correct form in each gap:

A) I could have got higher marks but I a few silly mistakes.
B) I've been studying French for 6 months now but I don't feel like I'm much progress.
C) I think I my best in the test and I hope I'll get a good mark.
D) There was a great film on TV last night and I forgot to my homework.
E) Steve is feeling quite ill and might have to the lesson.
F) I two exams yesterday: Speaking in the morning and Listening after lunch.

Well done!Some of your answers are incorrect. The correct answers are: A) made, B) making, C) did, D) do, E) miss, F) sat,Your answer has been saved.Check your answer


Do you always remember to do your homework?
Are you sitting any exams this year?
Are you making good progress with your English studies?


Study Tip

Make a note of any more collocations you come across that are used with 'do', 'make', 'have' or 'take'.





the washing

the bed

a shower
a cold

a chance