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Compound Words, Binomials, and Collocations

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Fill in the blank with the appropriate compound word:

We wake up at ______ and have breakfast as early in the morning as possible.

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Use the compound word 'washing machine' in a sentence of your own

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Choose the word which can be best described using the below adjective.
 Untidy.

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Fill in the blank with the appropriate compound word:

We read the letter by __________ as the electricity had been cut off.

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Which of the following words can be placed before 'gazing' to form a compound word?

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Use the compound word 'taxi-driver' in a sentence of your own.

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Here are some nouns from the text.
‘culture’ ‘monks’ ‘surprise’ ‘experience’ ‘weather’ ‘tradition’
Work with a partner and discuss which of the nouns can collocate with which of the adjectives given below.
The first one has been done for you.
‘unique’ ‘terrible’ ‘unforgettable’ ‘serious’ ‘ancient’ ‘wide’ ‘sudden’
Questions.
1. culture : unique culture, ancient culture
2. monks : _____________.
3. surprise: ___________.
4. experience: __________.
5. weather: ___________.
6. tradition: ___________

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Fill in the blank with the appropriate compound word:

Her __________ in the sand was smaller than mine.

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Certain words ‘go together’. Such ‘word friends’ are called collocations. The collocation of a word is ‘the company it keeps’.
For example, look at the paired sentences and phrases below. Which is a common collocation, and which one is odd? Strike out the odd sentence or phrase.
  • a pleasant person
  • a pleasant pillow

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Match the words in Column A with words in Column B to form collocations.
Column AColumn B
Weak
Strong
Light
Heavy
Man
Lunch


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