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Gaps fill word patterns and collocations

Gaps fill word patterns and collocations

Reading is a key part of improving your vocabulary, this way you will learn organically which words have the tendency of going together. An important aspect of this though is keeping a note of which words go with which prepositions in a log in your notebook. Also, to be able to understand word patterns and collocations it is important to practice frequently and do as many gaps fill exercises as you can get hold of, see our exercises on the blog HERE.

1. I am keen _____ reading books when I get the chance.
on
in
for
about
2. The bank is close _____ the main train station.
to
around
near
from
3. When was the last time you insisted _____ speaking to the manager in a shop?
on
in
for
with
4. What does the course consist _____?
of
about
in
on
5. I think the answer to that question really depends _____ your point of view.
on
of
to
with
6. Are you good _____ remembering large quantities of information?
at
in
on
to
7. I might be more interested _____ history if my teacher were more interesting.
in
at
on
with
8. You have to be crazy _____ a language to be able to learn it well
about
for
with
around
9. I always seem to compete _____ my siblings at everything.
against
for
to
away
10. I find it difficult to concentrate _____ my studies because I also have a part time job.
on
with
to
at
11. I detest being involved _____ endless arguments.
in
with
about
over
12. Listening _____ music is a great way to put your feet up and relax.
to
(no preposition)
at
for
13. People who participate _____ sport regularly tend to be healthier.
in
at
with
to
14. John wanted to join _____ the match, but the other children wouldn´t let him.
in
at
on
to
15. Do you ever dream _____ becoming a successful sports star?
of
to
(no preposition)
with
16. My opinion tends to differ _____ that of my wife.
from
with
over
at
17. We are looking _____ a new challenge because our current jobs are somewhat dull.
for
from
at
over
18. Ben is used _____ getting his own way.
to
with
about
(no preposition)
19. Would you like to learn _____ the way German grammar works?
about
with
to
for
20. I am revising _____ the science exam this evening.
for
on
(no preposition)
from
21. It is not a good idea to boast _____ your achievements.
about
on
for
around
22. Colin is always complaining _____ his job.
about
with
to
after
23. They succeeded _____ convincing the board to change their recycling policy.
in
to
with
into
24. I am very similar _____ my twin brother, although he is somewhat rotund.
to
with
for
(no preposition)
25. Would $1000 be a suitable offer _____ your bike?
for
from
(no preposition)
at

 

As stated in this post, the best way to learn about word patterns and prepositions is to read and go exercises to improve your understanding of vacabulary. To learn more vocabulary, take a look at our vocabulary boost series HERE and also our post on prepositions HERE.

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