Vocabulary | Essential Collocations Series

IELTS Lessons, written by Sam Morgan and Tom Speed

​In this class you will review or learn some very useful verb and preposition collocations (words that are often found together) for speaking and writing.

These are essential collocations that are used all the time in the English language. For more academic collocations, see our Academic Collocations Quizzes.


There are no rules to tell you which preposition to use with the verb, so you just have to remember them as you see them. Start the quiz below.
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1. In my culture, younger people must listen and respect older people.
2. I agree the president. His ideas are good.
3. You should never look the sun directly.
4. Do you care the environment?
5. I often find it difficult to decide which film to watch at the cinema.
6. I dream being a doctor in the future.
7. My favourite teacher is very good at explaining information me.
8. The police protect us criminals.
9. She spends a lot of time thinking her university work.
10. Sometimes good things happen you without you planning them.

Write down any new collocations from the exercise above. When you are ready, go to the next Simple Collocations Quiz.