Vocabulary practice for the Cambridge PET exam
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 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.
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:
take the time, take a chance, take care
run out of time, be on time, spend time