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Collocations Quiz: Time

1. find time

If you didn't find time to do something, you

a. didn't have time

b. didn't need time

c. didn't waste time

2. have time

She didn't have time for lunch because she

a. didn't know it was lunchtime

b. was too busy working

c. wasn't very hungry

3. 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

4. long time

Which usually takes a long time?

a. reading a letter

b. writing a novel

c. seeing a movie

5. pass (the) time

I passed the time reading because I

a. had been reading really slowly

b. didn't have anything else to do

c. had forgotten what time it was

6. save time

You'll save time if you

a. set the alarm in your phone

b. do your banking online

c. play computer games

7. spare time

I'll have more spare time when

a. I get a second job

b. our next child is born

c. I can retire from work

8. spend time

Our best students spend their time

a. talking about exams

b. studying for exams

c. cheating in exams

9. take time

Recovering from this illness takes time, so you can

a. start work tomorrow

b. take another month off

c. never work again in your life

10. waste time

You're wasting your time if you're

a. not achieving anything

b. not taking your time

c. not spending time

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. find time - If you didn't find time to do something, you: a) didn't have time b) didn't need time c) didn't waste time

2. have time - She didn't have time for lunch because she: a) didn't know it was lunchtime b) was too busy working c) wasn't very hungry

3. 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

4. long time - Which usually takes a long time?: a) reading a letter b) writing a novel c) seeing a movie

5. pass (the) time - I passed the time reading because I: a) had been reading really slowly b) didn't have anything else to do c) had forgotten what time it was

6. save time - You'll save time if you: a) set the alarm in your phone b) do your banking online c) play computer games

7. spare time - I'll have more spare time when: a) I get a second job b) our next child is born c) I can retire from work

8. spend time - Our best students spend their time: a) talking about exams b) studying for exams c) cheating in exams

9. take time - Recovering from this illness takes time, so you can: a) start work tomorrow b) take another month off c) never work again in your life

10. waste time - You're wasting your time if you're: a) not achieving anything b) not taking your time c) not spending time

Contributor: Matt Errey