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Collocations Quiz: Mixed 1

1. above average

If you're of above average height, you could be

a. a basketball player

b. a chess player

c. a jockey

2. absolutely necessary

The tests are absolutely necessary in this case, so

a. they have to be done

b. they might be useful

c. they're not really needed

3. blow your nose

You'll have to blow your nose a lot if

a. you're kissing someone

b. you're running fast

c. you've got a cold

4. eating habits

If you have good eating habits, you try to

a. eat healthy food

b. eat a lot of food

c. eat delicious food

5. fall asleep

I had trouble falling asleep because

a. I'd been drinking coffee

b. I'd taken a sleeping pill

c. I was driving my car

6. kill time

We found a good way of killing time while we were

a. studying for our final exams

b. waiting for our flight to leave

c. seeing our favourite band play

7. neat and tidy

Which should always be very neat and tidy?

a. a student's apartment

b. an artist's studio

c. a school library

8. opening hours

Make sure you visit the zoo

a. after opening hours

b. during opening hours

c. outside opening hours

9. unusually wealthy

Being called "unusually wealthy" implies wealth was gained by

a. being dishonest

b. being unusual

c. being clever

10. victory lap

A victory lap is

a. a lap that ensures a victory

b. a lap to celebrate winning

c. the last lap of a race

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. above average - If you're of above average height, you could be: a) a basketball player b) a chess player c) a jockey

2. absolutely necessary - The tests are absolutely necessary in this case, so: a) they have to be done b) they might be useful c) they're not really needed

3. blow your nose - You'll have to blow your nose a lot if: a) you're kissing someone b) you're running fast c) you've got a cold

4. eating habits - If you have good eating habits, you try to: a) eat healthy food b) eat a lot of food c) eat delicious food

5. fall asleep - I had trouble falling asleep because: a) I'd been drinking coffee b) I'd taken a sleeping pill c) I was driving my car

6. kill time - We found a good way of killing time while we were: a) studying for our final exams b) waiting for our flight to leave c) seeing our favourite band play

7. neat and tidy - Which should always be very neat and tidy?: a) a student's apartment b) an artist's studio c) a school library

8. opening hours - Make sure you visit the zoo: a) after opening hours b) during opening hours c) outside opening hours

9. unusually wealthy - Being called "unusually wealthy" implies wealth was gained by: a) being dishonest b) being unusual c) being clever

10. victory lap - A victory lap is: a) a lap that ensures a victory b) a lap to celebrate winning c) the last lap of a race

Contributor: Matt Errey