C1 ADVERB / ADJECTIVE COLLOCATIONS

adverb adjective collocationsTHE ADVERB / ADJECTIVE COMBINATIONS YOU SEE ABOVE ARE KNOWN AS COLLOCATIONS. Collocations are word pairs that are expected to come together. Good examples of this type of word pairing are combinations with ‘make’ and ‘do’. You make a cup of tea, but do your homework. Collocations are very common in business settings when certain nouns are routinely combined with certain verbs or adjectives. For example, draw up a contract, set a price, conduct negotiations, etc.

WE ARE GOING TO CONCENTRATE ON ADVERB / ADJECTIVE COLLOCATIONS FOR THE MOMENT.

Adverb + Adjective Matching 1

Some adverb + adjective collocations are often fairly strong. Match each adverb in List 1 with an adjective in List 2.

delicately balancedADVERB-ADJECTIVE COLLOCATION LIST 1

Now complete each of these sentences with one of the expressions from the lists above:

1.The election is very …….. at the moment. Either party could win.

2.The new production of ‘Hamlet’ was …….. by the first night audience.

3.She’s too …….. for the job – we don’t want someone with a degree.

4.The house is …….. , ten minutes from the sea, and ten minutes to the mountains.

5.If you think I’m going to agree to that, you’re …….. .

6.The disco was already …….. when the fire started.

7.His words were ……..to ensure they appealed to different sections of the audience.

8.The President has been…….. with the idea from the start, so he’s very anxious that it is a success.

Adverb + Adjective Matching 2

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Match the adverbs in List 1 with the adjectives in List 2.

ADVERB-ADJECTIVE COLLOCATION LIST 2

1.The group’s new tour was …….. and tickets were  supposed to be ……….. but in fact they were ……….. to two per person. I was …….that I couldn’t get any tickets all.

2.A new …….. biography of Princess Diana has just  appeared. It seems to have been ……. by interest in America. There are some new, rather personal photos, supplied by so-called friends of hers who have, no doubt, been ……….. for supplying personal details. Famous people often don’t realise their reputation can be …….. by so-called friends. I’m  glad I’m not famous.

Other words for very

greedy

Try not to use the adverb ‘very’ too much. There are many other words with a similar meaning which are stronger or more precise. For example: highly qualified and bitterly disappointed. Add a word that means ‘very’ to each of these adjectives:

exhausted encouraged disorganised unexpected

handicapped recommended disillusioned prepared

greedy impractical

inaccurate offensive remarkable ruthless

sceptical sure theoretical unacceptable

grateful honest

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NB -1 File 4C – My Daily Life + Frequency adverbs (Xtranormal movie)

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QUESTIONS:
1. What time does she get up?
2. Does she have breakfast?
3. How often does she have orange juice?
4. How does she go to work every day?
5. What time does she stop and have lunch?
6. What does she eat for lunch?
7. What does she do? (What’s her job?)
8. Where does she go after work?
9. What does she do when she gets home?
10. Fill in the space: “That’s all …………………. Bye!”
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CONJUNCTIVE ADVERBS

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Advanced 2 – (Face to Face Unit 6B) POSITION OF ADVERBIALS

HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH ADVERBIALS?        I HOPE THIS HELPS.

EXAMPLE SENTENCES BASED ON ACTIVITY “GRAB A WORD” (Handout Unit 6B  –  Face to Face Advanced)

well – to work – very fast I drive well, but I’m always in a hurry to get to work so I tend to drive very fast.
probably – quickly – in the morning It’s probably easier to get dressed quickly in the morning if the heating is not on.
luckily – often – all day Luckily, I’m often able to stay at home all day.
here – badly – tomorrow When he gets here tomorrow, he’ll be limping badly because he has injured his foot.
later – to school – rarely I’m so unfit because, whereas I used to skate to school, later I rarely did any exercise.
almost certainly – at weekends – at the sports centre At weekends, you’ll almost certainly find him playing squash at the sports centre.
hard – tomorrow – never They have worked hard for many years, but tomorrow they will retire, never to work again.
definitely – here – at home I’ll definitely be here tomorrow, although I’d rather stay at home.
probably – once a year – late I probably wouldn’t get a pay rise once a year if I came to work late.
after work – sooner or later – usually She usually goes to the gym after work, but sooner or later she’ll have to give it up as she won’t have time.
infrequently – here – unfortunately Unfortunately, it rains infrequently here.
seldom – undoubtedly – almost always Although I almost always cook and my sister seldom does, she is undoubtedly the better of the two.
naturally – easily – late Naturally, I could easily warn your guests you are going to arrive late.
well – each morning – very hard He drinks hard, sleeps well and has a terrible hangover each morning.
shortly – fortunately – sometimes I sometimes don’t have time to study English but, fortunately, my workload will be reduced shortly.
a bit later – with difficulty – at home I’m doing this exercise with difficulty, so I’m afraid I’ll have to finish it at home and hand it in a bit later.
surprisingly – next year – slowly Surprisingly, his successful  business is growing slowly, but he’s hoping it’ll go better next year.
early – certainly – on time I certainly didn’t get up early, but I managed to arrive on time.
very fast – next month – almost never The water level in the reservoir, which is almost never at its minimum capacity, is expected to rise fast over the next month.
in the evenings – hardly ever – amazingly He’s a tv freak, although, amazingly, he hardly ever watches any in the evenings.
at home – obviously – occasionally We obviously prefer to eat at home, although we occasionally indulge in a meal out.
at night – incredibly – every Monday On Sundays they go out at night but, incredibly, they’re always on the ball every Monday.
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