Are your ready for more collocations?
According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collocation), There are about six main types of collocations-adjectives and nouns,nouns and nouns(a….of….),verbs and nouns,adverbs and adjectives,verbs and expressions with preposition, verbs and adverbs.
Although grammar is important when teaching English, it is also important to teach ELLs which words go with which other words.
Remember a COLLOCATION is an expression of two or more words that go together. Collocations “sound right” to native speakers, but are difficult for English Language Learners who lack the native speakers intuition.
Collocations – Verbs and Nouns
Many folks feel that they are easier to learn when taught as a topic:
Here are some that go with daily routine:
Or to teach using just one verb
Here are some examples using make:
If you want to learn more click on over to the online article:
The Internet TESL Journal
Teaching Noun Plus Verb Collocation in the ESL/EFL Classroom
Joseph G. Stockdale III