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 - Verbs

Upper Intermediate

Choose the best adverb or adverbial phrase from the table below to go with the verbs and complete the sentences.

on impulse

1. I suggested he invest in the new company and he agreed __WHOLEHEARTEDLY__ with me.

2. My mum is normally very good with money, but the other day, she saw this wonderful vase and decided to buy it __ON IMPULSE__.

3. How can you __SERIOUSLY__ claim that you deserved that promotion when you have only been here for six months?

4. I think the reasons for the government's defeat at tonight's election will be __HOTLY__ debated for many years.

5. Bob __NARROWLY__ escaped serious injury when his car caught fire. Luckily, he wasn't wearing his seat belt and got out of the car in seconds.

6. I think I must have offended Elena at some point as she greeted me very __STIFFLY__ when I saw her this morning.

7. I can't hear what they are saying very __DISTINCTLY__ but I think she asked him for a divorce!

8. Did you not hear what I said or are you just __BLATANTLY__ ignoring me?

9. Everyone jumped when, just before midnight, someone knocked __LOUDLY__ at the door.

10. Police today said they were shocked not only by the attack on the metro but by the fact that the other passengers in the carriage looked on __IMPASSIVELY__ without trying to help.

11. We packed __HASTILY__ for the trip and both of us forgot our passports!

12. The composition is good Stephen, but I feel you have quoted too __EXTENSIVELY__ from the original work. You need to write more yourself.

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