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HomeDaily Vocabulary20 Important Collocations to use for your writing and speaking

20 Important Collocations to use for your writing and speaking

TOP 20 COLLOCATIONS to use for your writing and speaking sections to get 7 +

  1. To play/have a(n) important/key/vital/crucial role in (doing) something to play an important part in something
    ➢ University education plays a crucial role in improving the quality of the human workforce.
  2. To make significant/substantial/valuable/great/outstanding contribution to something
    ➢ The medical advances have made outstanding contributions to the public’s health care.
  3. To solve the problem
    ➢ Whoever created this problem should solve it.
  4. To be key factors influencing something
    ➢ The number of vehicles used is the key factors influencing pollution.
  5. To reap the benefits (of something) – gain benefit from something/ make the most of something
    ➢ The customers reap the benefits of globalization.
  6. To be a contributing factor: to be one of the main causes of something
    ➢ The vaccination program has been a contributing factor in the improvement of health standards.
  7. To contribute to something
    ➢ Alcohol contributes to 100,000 deaths a year in the US.
  8. To gain/derive benefit (from something)
    ➢ Many students derived enormous benefit from the course.
  9. To have a right to do something = to be entitled to do something
    ➢ Everyone should have the right to freedom of expression.
    ➢ Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.
  10. To benefit greatly/enormously/considerably from something
    ➢ Many thousands have benefited considerably from the new treatment.
  11. To have/enjoy/achieve a huge/great success in doing something
    ➢ We want all our students to achieve huge success in the exam
  12. To launch a full-scale investigation into something
    ➢ The authorities are planning to launch a full-scale investigation into the crash.
  13. To meet the need of/demand
    ➢ The charity exists to meet the needs of elderly people.
  14. To fulfil a role/duty/function/ an aim/a goal/an objective/dream/ambition/hope
    ➢ Visiting Disneyland has fulfilled a boyhood dream.
  15. To fulfil a requirement/condition/obligation
    ➢ Britain was accused of failing to fulfil its obligation under the EU Treaty.
  16. To fulfil a promise/pledge = to keep a promise
    ➢ I’d like to see him fulfil his promise to reorganize the army.
  17. To satisfy somebody’s needs/demands/desires/requirements
    ➢ The program is designed to satisfy the needs of adult learners.
  18. To have/gain knowledge/understanding of something
    ➢ The need to gain knowledge about birth control.
  19. To have/make common cause (with/against)
    ➢ S officials expect other Western governments to make common cause with them over the arrests.
  20. To cause somebody to do something
    ➢ What caused you to change your mind?

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