FCE collocations

For the FCE use of English exam it will be necessary to look at collocations (e.g make a mistake, take a decision), prepositions (belong to, argue about), phrasal verbs (put on, do up), linking words (nevertheless, in spite of, even so) and words with similar meanings. On this page we will focus on collocations. Please watch the following lessons which deal with simple collocations which regularly appear in the FCE exam. And then try the quizzes which follow.

DO MAKE TAKE HAVE
The dishes A mistake Part in An operation
Housework/homework A promise Place (occur) An injection
The washing up An offer/ proposal Your time Dinner / a coffee
Me a favour A suggestion (great) pleasure in Your car repaired
Business Money Medicine / tablets A party
an essay Certain (be sure)  a shower time (to do s.t)
Well / badly A profit/loss A photo A meeting
Harm A wish A break A chat
Some good Ends meet A seat A baby
Your hair A success Action fun
Your best Progress A risk A rest
Your taxes A mess Revenge on A holiday/rest/break
research Friends / Enemies A taxi to.. A problem
Some exercise A sound/noise Care of A swim
An experiment A difference An exam A drink
Sense charge A look (at s.t)
A call Exception to An argument
plans An opportunity A chance to..
A complaint your point A try…
A discovery notes A laugh
An attempt  advantage of  s.t in common
The best of  s.t seriously
Use of (s.t)
An apppointment
arrangements
An impression on s.o

FCE COLLOCATIONS EXERCISE

Adverb collocations

I have made lots of other lessons on the theme of adverb collocations (which are very useful for the advanced exam, known as CAE). Here is the first lesson, and a quiz to test your knowledge:

ADVERB COLLOCATIONS EXERCISE 1

There are 3 more lessons (and 1 more quiz) on the theme of adverb collocations on the following page

MORE ADVERB COLLOCATIONS

Do and make collocations

And here is one old lesson from me dealing with do and make expressions, and phrasal verbs.

Please try some of the following pages for more preparation for FCE

FCE LINKING WORDS
FCE MULTIPLE CHOICE
FCE SAMPLE PAPER
PHRASAL VERBS
ARTICLES

And try the following pages for TV shows lessons

Learn English online with Father Ted: intermediate level
Learn English online with IT Crowd: intermediate level
Learn English online with Sherlock (UK): upper intermediate level
Learn English online with Sherlock (UK): advanced level
Learn English online with Willy Fogg: pre intermediate level