A collocation is a combination of words that are often seen together. In other words, a set of words might “sound right” because they are so commonly grouped together.

Collocations are useful to know in order to boost your vocabulary, fluency, written discourse and overall writing and speaking scores on the PTE and IELTS.

Which word:

Academic

Basic

Central

Goes best with ALL of these words?

Achievement

Career

Circles

Concept

Community

Debate

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Academic

Which word:

Gender

Ethnic

Racial

Goes best with ALL of these words?

Equality

Minority

Stereotype

Group

Diversity

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Racial

Which word:

Economic

Environmental

Ethical

Goes best with ALL of these words?

affairs

analysis

benefits

change

conditions

consequences

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Economic

Which word:

Appropriate

Basic

Common

Goes best with ALL of these words?

behaviour

skills

response

conditions

level

treatment

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Appropriate

Which word:

Adverse

Beneficial

Essential

Goes best with ALL of these words?

component

element

feature

function

information

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Essential

Which word:

Accurate

Powerful

Useful

Goes best with ALL of these words?

Information

Materials

Means

Source

Tool

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Useful

Which word:

Accurate

Brief

Comprehensive

Goes best with ALL of these words?

Account

Description

Discussion

Encounter

History

Overview

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Brief

Which word:

Central

Major

Important

Goes best with ALL of these words?

Focus

Question

Role

Theme

Issue

Point

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Central