Tag: collocations

BREAK and GIVE Collocations
BREAK and GIVE Collocations

In this post, I am going to offer you materials to teach the BREAK and GIVE collocations. This post is different in one aspect, though. This time, I will give you a series of pictures which you can download and combine into your own worksheets.

The advantages of this approach are obvious. You can decide what you are going to teach and what materials you will use. You can throw away the things that do not work for you and add those you like.
[showmyads] To insert the pictures into your worksheet, right click the picture and download it. Then insert it into your document and make it bigger or smaller as you need.

BREAK and GIVE Collocations – infographic

[/su_heading][su_spacer] The first part is the same. There are two infographics which show the collocations with the verbs BREAK and GIVE.
[su_spacer]BREAK Collocations[su_spacer] Break collocations mind map
[su_spacer]GIVE Collocations[su_spacer] GIVE Collocations

BREAK and GIVE Collocations – Speaking

[/su_heading][su_spacer] I have created two speaking exercises. The first one is a simple pair dictation. Students work in pairs and dictate the sentences they have to their partner. Their partner listens and writes the missing sentences into their worksheet.
[su_spacer] BREAK and GIVE collocations worksheet 6
[su_spacer] The other speaking activity is done in pairs too. Students read the questions for their partners and they answer the questions.
[su_spacer]BREAK and GIVE collocations worksheet 5 Pair speaking
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BREAK and GIVE Collocations – Exercises

[/su_heading][su_spacer] Now, there are four exercises which you can use for your students to practise the collocations with BREAK and GIVE. In the first exercise students should complete the phrasing by adding either BREAK or GIVE.
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[showmyadsa] BREAK and GIVE collocations worksheet 1 [su_spacer] The key: give a kiss, break the law, give him a hug, give me a lift, break the record, break her heart, give me advice, give him a hand, give me a smile.
In the second exercise students should complete the sentences with the phrases from the exercise 1.
[su_spacer]BREAK and GIVE collocations worksheet 2
[su_spacer] The key: 1. gave me a smile/gave me a kiss 2. broke the record 3. gave him a hug 4. broke the law 5. gave me advice 6. broke her heart 7. give me a lift 8. gave him a hand
In the third exercise students should match the collocations and the definitions.
[su_spacer]BREAK and GIVE collocations worksheet 3
[su_spacer] The key: 1.C 2.D 3.F 4.A 5.E 6.B
In the fourth exercise students should complete the second sentence with a phrase that has the same meaning as the expression in the first one.
[su_spacer]BREAK and GIVE collocations worksheet 4 [su_spacer] The key: 1. give you a lift 2. gave me a kiss 3. broke her heart 4. give her a ring 5. broken the law 6. break the news to her 7. gave me a hug 8. gave her a smile

BREAK and GIVE Collocations – conclusion

[/su_heading][su_spacer] You can easily download all the files here: BREAK and GIVE Collocations zip.file.
I hope you will find this new format really useful. In this way, you can easily create your own worksheets to teach the collocations with BREAK and GIVE.

How to teach collocations with HAVE # 2
How to teach collocations with HAVE # 2

This is the second post in which engames.eu has joined forces with Fluency MC to provide materials for teaching collocations with the verb HAVE. In this post we teach the collocations from the second part of Jason’s rap song.
[showmyads] In this post you will find the song, an infographic, two interactive quizzes and a game. We hope you will find the post interesting and useful. If you have any suggestions about how we can improve our effort, please leave a comment.


Collocations with HAVE – song

[/su_heading][su_spacer] Ask your students to listen to the following song and complete the second part of the lyrics (the third verse starts at 1:30.)

Listen and complete the lyrics:

Have collocations lyrics 2

If you dare, you can sing along with Jason 🙂


Collocations with HAVE – infographic


Display the following infographics and go through the information to clarify the meaning of the more difficult phrases. If you teach a monolingual class, translate the phrases into your students’ mother tongue.

have collocations 2 full web

Once the students understand the collocations ask them to work in pairs and ask and answer the questions in the outside circle. In this way they can practise the collocations in a communicative way.


Collocations with HAVE – online quizzes

[/su_heading][su_spacer] Both of the quizzes are made in HTML5 so they will play on computers and all mobile devices. In the first quiz, you have to drag the correct words into the correct places. If you pass the test, you can play the game Angry Farmer as a reward.

In the second quiz you should match the collocations and their definitions and then write the collocations. Once again, if you pass the test, you can play a game.

To play on the full screen, click here:
[su_button url=”https://engames.eu/have%20collocations/Have%20collocations%202%20(Web)/index.html” target=”blank” background=”#f8d23c” size=”6″]Quiz – full screen[/su_button]

The game contains questions from the first post on collocations with HAVE and this post. You can practise all the collocations with HAVE here.
Click the dice in the right hand corner and then move your counter. If you step on a question mark, you have to answer a question. If you answer correctly, you will move forward. If not, you will move back.

To play on the full screen, click here:

[su_button url=”https://engames.eu/have%20collocations/goose_game_2/game/index.html” target=”blank” background=”#f8d23c” size=”6″]Quiz – full screen[/su_button] [su_spacer][su_heading]

Fluency MC – videos

[/su_heading][su_spacer] If you like Jason’s song, have a look at some more by him:


Collocations with HAVE – download

[/su_heading][su_spacer] You can download the quiz here:

Have collocations 2 (Web)