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Collocations Quiz: Mixed 2

1. can't help

We can't help laughing when our teacher speaks. He

a. has a funny voice

b. tells funny stories

c. never tells jokes

2. can't stand

I can't stand waiting in line. I

a. can't find the right line

b. have trouble standing

c. really hate waiting

3. earn a living

If you want to earn a good living, you have to

a. exercise and eat well

b. have lots of money

c. find a good job

4. know better

Most people know better than to

a. study animals

b. help animals

c. hurt animals

5. only just (1)

The movie's only just started,

a. but it'll start in a minute

b. so you haven't missed much

c. so you've missed the first half

6. only just (2)

His penalty shot only just went in the net. He

a. very nearly missed it

b. very nearly scored it

c. very nearly shot it

7. pay attention

It's difficult to pay attention to a story if it's

a. interesting

b. boring

c. funny

8. quick fix

We chose the quick fix because it was

a. cheaper than a permanent solution

b. more difficult than a permanent solution

c. more expensive than a permanent solution

9. set free

If you've set caged animals free, you've

a. freed them from cages

b. caged some free animals

c. let people see them for free

10. welcome change

Having nothing to do made a welcome change. I

a. hadn't been welcoming enough

b. had been working too much

c. hadn't been busy for ages

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. can't help - We can't help laughing when our teacher speaks. He: a) has a funny voice b) tells funny stories c) never tells jokes

2. can't stand - I can't stand waiting in line. I: a) can't find the right line b) have trouble standing c) really hate waiting

3. earn a living - If you want to earn a good living, you have to: a) exercise and eat well b) have lots of money c) find a good job

4. know better - Most people know better than to: a) study animals b) help animals c) hurt animals

5. only just (1) - The movie's only just started,: a) but it'll start in a minute b) so you haven't missed much c) so you've missed the first half

6. only just (2) - His penalty shot only just went in the net. He: a) very nearly missed it b) very nearly scored it c) very nearly shot it

7. pay attention - It's difficult to pay attention to a story if it's: a) interesting b) boring c) funny

8. quick fix - We chose the quick fix because it was: a) cheaper than a permanent solution b) more difficult than a permanent solution c) more expensive than a permanent solution

9. set free - If you've set caged animals free, you've: a) freed them from cages b) caged some free animals c) let people see them for free

10. welcome change - Having nothing to do made a welcome change. I: a) hadn't been welcoming enough b) had been working too much c) hadn't been busy for ages

Contributor: Matt Errey