English Collocations in Use

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English Collocations in Use
Cambridge University Press
Michael McCarthy, Felicity O’Dell
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-60378-2

ISBN-10: 0-521-60378-1

Учебное пособие English Collocations in Use предназначено для студентов со средним уровнем знаний. В книге содержатся сотни устойчивых словосочетаний, представленных в контексте. Хорошее знание этих выражений поможет студентам увеличить свой словарный запас, улучшить разговорный английский, а также пригодится для сдачи международных экзаменов, таких как FCE, CAE, CPE и IELTS.
Содержание пособия:

Learning about collocations – Изучая словосочетания

1 What is a collocation?

2 Finding, recording and learning collocations

3 Using your dictionary

4 Types of collocation

5 Register

Grammatical aspects of collocations – Грамматические аспекты словосочетаний 

6 Intensifying adverbs  highly unlikely, utterly ridiculous, strongly object

7 Everyday verbs 1  make a mistake, do your best, do damage

8 Everyday verbs 1  go bald, become extinct, fall ill

9 Everyday verbs 1  have fun, take action, pay a compliment

Social aspects of collocation – Социальные аспекты словосочетаний 

10 Synonyms and confusable words 1  close a meeting, antique furniture, only child

11 Synonyms and confusable words 2  gain power, achieve your goals, defeat an opponent

12 Metaphor  sunny smile, ideas flow, heated discussion

Topics: Travel and the environment – Топики: Путешествия и окружающая среда

13 Weather   strong wind, blanket of fog, river bursts its banks

14 Travel   tiring journey, aisle seat, family-run hotel

15 Countryside   surrounding countryside, well worth seeing

16 Towns and cities   lined with shops, sprawling city, volume of traffic

Topics: People and relationships – Темы: Люди и отношения 

17 People: character and behavior   have a vivid imagination, lose your patience

18 People: physical appearance   slender waist, immaculately groomed

19 Families   distant cousin, expecting a baby, stable home

20 Relationships   casual acquaintance, love at first sight

21 Feelings and emotions   lasting happiness, worried sick, emotional wreck

Topics: Leisure and lifestyle – Темы: Досуг и стиль жизни

22 Houses, flats and rooms   move into a flat, spacious living room

23 Eating and drinking   nourishing meal, spoil your appetite, dying of hunger

24 Films and books   film critic, go on the stage, renew a library book

25 Music   give a performance, go on tour, strum a guitar

26 Sport   go snowboarding, take a penalty

27 Health and illness   catch a cold, vigorous exercise, be taken ill

Topics: Work and study – Темы: Работа и учеба

28 Computers   forward a message, e-mail bounces

29 Study and learning   do research, attend a lecture, first draft

30 Work   high-powered job, hand in your notice

31 Business   set up a business, launch a product, rival company

32 Academic writing 1: giving opinions   key factor, challenge a theory, carry out research

33 Academic writing 2: structuring an argument   make reference to, argue convincingly, research suggests

Topics: Society and institutions – Темы: Общество и его институты

34 Laws and punishments   break the law, bend the rules, fair trial

35 Crime   hardened criminal, juvenile crime, tackle crime

36 News   hit the headlines, hold talks, take hostage

37 Money   squander money, price soars, go cheap

38 War and peace   war breaks out, restore order, call a truce

39 Global problems   irreparable damage, eradicate poverty, earthquake hits

Basic concepts – Основные концепты

40 Time   save time, ungodly hours, from dawn till dusk

41 Sound  break the silence, excessive noise, almighty bang

42 Distance and size  within commuting distance, painfully thin

43 Colour and light   bright colour, beam of light, shed some light on

44 Texture   choppy sea, soft pillow, ice melts

45 Taste and smell   fragrant perfume, have a taste, smell danger

46 Number and frequency   significant number, come to a total of, rare species

47 Movement and speed   prompt payment, painfully slow, lose your balance

48 Change   make an adjustment, break a habit, change the subject

49 Ways of speaking   brief chat, raise a subject, drop a hint

50 Ways of walking   pace up and down, wander aimlessly, faltering steps

Functions — Функции

51 Starting and finishing   promising start, bring something to an end

52 Talking about success and failure   make a breakthrough, fail miserably

53 Talking about cause and effect   cause alarm, adverse effects, have a major impact

54 Remembering and sensing   vaguely remember, blot out a memory, have a feeling

55 Agreeing and disagreeing   settle a dispute, agree to differ, heated argument

56 Talking about beliefs and opinions   firmly believe, colour someone’s adjustment

57 Deciding and choosing   arrive at a decision, have second thoughts, tough choice

58 Claiming and denying   make the point that, contradictory evidence

59 Liking and disliking   have a liking, stare a preference, take offence

60 Praising and criticizing   offer your congratulations, speak highly of