In English, there are groups of words that have a natural partner. We use these groups of words in literal situations.
We also use these words as idioms. In linguistics, I think these kinds of natural groupings of words are called collocations. Here is an example: salt and pepper.
ESL Video Lesson
This ESL video is a great teaching tool. It shows students about 50 groups of words and phrases that often go together. These are really useful expressions that can help a student’s writing, listening and speaking skills.
Here is your learning lesson. Watch the video. Write down the groups of words that are shown in the story. I think there are about 50 different sets of words. You may have to watch the video a few times to finish the list.
Next, try to use the expressions and phrases in your writing and speaking. This will help improve your vocabulary skills.
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