Upper Intermediate Level >> Vocabulary Worksheets >> Vocabulary worksheet which concentrates on collocation, or which word goes with which word. A good knowledge of collocation will help students combine the words they already know and give richness to their language.

Collocations - Nouns

Upper Intermediate

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

calling for
resulted in

1. Many people have recently been __CALLING FOR__ the abolition of circuses as they are seen as cruel to animals.

2. The management and the workers __STRUCK__ a bargain which led to the strike ending peacefully.

3. Both armies suffered __HEAVY__ casualties in the battle and the result was indecisive.

4. There is __GRAVE__ danger that the __DELICATE__ situation may degenerate into war.

5. The __BOOMING__ economy in Singapore is the result of low interest rates and taxation.

6 Poor planning at the initial stages of the project __RESULTED IN__ failure.

7. I'm not sure what color his jacket was as I only __CAUGHT__ a glimpse of him.

8. He has no idea what he wants to do for a job but seems satisfied living in __BLISSFUL__ ignorance.

9. He would lie to his own mother. He is a __BORN__ liar.

10. The secret to a __LASTING__ marriage is honesty on both sides.

11. The TV stations __BROKE__ the news of the president's death at around 9pm.

12. After the riots, military police were brought into the area to __RESTORE__ order.

13. The photographer was miles from the yacht and the light was poor and that is why it is such a __GRAINY__ photo.

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