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Collocations Quiz: Mixed 3

1. close the gap

If the gap between rich and poor countries is closing, it's

a. getting smaller

b. getting deeper

c. getting wider

2. early night

If you get an early night, you

a. start your night earlier than usual

b. get back home earlier than usual

c. go to sleep earlier than usual

3. get a joke

"He didn't get the joke" means he

a. didn't hear the joke

b. didn't receive the joke

c. didn't see why it was funny

4. just about

If a game's just about over, it's

a. just started

b. just finished

c. nearly finished

5. late night

Anna had a late night last night. She

a. couldn't get to sleep

b. got up late at night

c. stayed up late

6. make a mess

If you've made a mess in the kitchen, you should

a. clean it up

b. mess it up

c. serve it up

7. make a mistake

If you make a mistake, you should

a. repeat it

b. blame someone else

c. do your best to correct it

8. make an effort

If you've made an effort to find a job, you've

a. made someone find a job

b. tried to find a job

c. found a job

9. make an excuse

Politicians have to make excuses when they

a. don't keep their promises

b. don't break their promises

c. don't make their promises

10. take turns

Our kids took turns on the swing because

a. there was only one turn

b. there was only one swing

c. there were so many swings

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. close the gap - If the gap between rich and poor countries is closing, it's: a) getting smaller b) getting deeper c) getting wider

2. early night - If you get an early night, you: a) start your night earlier than usual b) get back home earlier than usual c) go to sleep earlier than usual

3. get a joke - "He didn't get the joke" means he: a) didn't hear the joke b) didn't receive the joke c) didn't see why it was funny

4. just about - If a game's just about over, it's: a) just started b) just finished c) nearly finished

5. late night - Anna had a late night last night. She: a) couldn't get to sleep b) got up late at night c) stayed up late

6. make a mess - If you've made a mess in the kitchen, you should: a) clean it up b) mess it up c) serve it up

7. make a mistake - If you make a mistake, you should: a) repeat it b) blame someone else c) do your best to correct it

8. make an effort - If you've made an effort to find a job, you've: a) made someone find a job b) tried to find a job c) found a job

9. make an excuse - Politicians have to make excuses when they: a) don't keep their promises b) don't break their promises c) don't make their promises

10. take turns - Our kids took turns on the swing because: a) there was only one turn b) there was only one swing c) there were so many swings

Contributor: Matt Errey