Upper Intermediate Level >> Vocabulary Worksheets >> In this collocation worksheet, student choose adjectives and verbs to go with nouns to form natural sounding sentences.

Collocations - Nouns

Upper Intermediate

Choose the best verb or adjective from the table below to go with the nouns and complete the sentences.

stamp out

1. If the local council __GRANTS__ permission, building work can begin immediately.

2. The child came from a very __DEPRIVED__ background and many of his problems at school could be understood.

3. Police said they were surprised that the bank robbers allowed themselves to be __CAUGHT__ on camera during the robbery.

4. Modern houses today are filled with __LABOUR-SAVING__ devices such as the washing machine and food mixers.

5. With recent opinion polls showing the government doing well, many expect them to __CALL__ a quick election.

6. After the release of her first record, she achieved __OVERNIGHT__ fame and her life was never the same again.

7. His life has been a mix of personal misery and huge business success. All in all, he can be said to have a very __CHECKERED__ history.

8. Trying to keep up with the constant changes and irregularities in a __LIVING__ language can be difficult for both students and native speakers.

9. There is no way you can quit your job just because you don't like getting up early!! That is __SHEER__ nonsense!

10. If we want to __FILL__ this post by the start of the month, we have to start advertising immediately.

11. Despite many attempts to __STAMP OUT__ racism in the workplace, it still exists unfortunately.

12. The international community __IMPOSED__ sanctions on South Africa in the 1980s in an attempt to bring about political change.

13. The industrial revolution began in Britain and caused great __SOCIAL__ upheaval, especially in the form of urbanization.

14. One of my favourite sounds of summer is the sound as waves __BREAK__ on the beach.

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