Jul 19, 2016

Collocations 20: Feelings and emotions

53 cards
, 73 answers
  • Flashcards
    • 1.       »  . . . 
      blissfully
      happy

      1. 2.       » the  . . . 
        happy
        couple

        1. 3.       »  . . . 
          lasting
          happiness

          1. 4.       » a  . . . 
            happy
            occasion

            1. 5.       »  . . . 
              desperately
              sad

              1. 6.       »  . . . 
                deeply
                depressed

                1. 7.       » a  . . . 
                  great
                  sadness

                  1. 8.       » a  . . . 
                    sad
                    occasion

                    1. 9.       »  . . . 
                      bitterly
                      disappointed

                      1. 10.       »  . . . 
                        deeply
                        disappointed

                        1. 11.       » to let down  . . . 
                          badly

                          1. 12.       » to  . . . 
                            express
                            disappointment

                            1. 13.       » to  . . . 
                              show
                              feelings

                              1. 14.       » a  . . . 
                                huge
                                disappointment

                                1. 15.       »  . . . 
                                  increasingly
                                  anxious

                                  1. 16.       » worried  . . . 
                                    sick

                                    1. 17.       »  . . . 
                                      mounting
                                      anger

                                      1. 18.       »  . . . 
                                        widespread
                                        condemnation of

                                        1. 19.       »  . . . 
                                          aroused
                                          feelings

                                          1. 20.       » to  . . . 
                                            lose
                                            temper

                                            1. 21.       » to  . . . 
                                              seethe
                                              with anger

                                              1. 22.       » a  . . . 
                                                highly
                                                emotional

                                                1. 23.       » an emotional  . . . 
                                                  response

                                                  1. 24.       » emotional  . . . 
                                                    involvement

                                                    1. 25.       » emotional  . . . 
                                                      impact

                                                      1. 26.      » emotional  . . . 
                                                        wreck
                                                        [informal]

                                                      2. Quizzes
                                                        • Choose the right collocation for these messages in cards sent to Brian and Helen on their wedding day.
                                                          • 1. ‘Brian and Helen,
                                                            Have a great day. I know you will be  . . . 
                                                            blissfully happy
                                                            together.
                                                            Simon’
                                                            1. happy occasion
                                                            2. blissfully happy
                                                            3. lasting happiness
                                                            4. happy couple

                                                          • 2. ‘Dear Helen and Brian,
                                                            We hope marriage brings you  . . . 
                                                            lasting happiness
                                                            .
                                                            Jake and Maria’
                                                            1. lasting happiness
                                                            2. blissfully happy
                                                            3. happy couple
                                                            4. happy occasion

                                                          • 3. ‘To Brian and Helen —
                                                            Best wishes to the  . . . 
                                                            happy couple
                                                            .
                                                            Jack’
                                                            1. blissfully happy
                                                            2. lasting happiness
                                                            3. happy couple
                                                            4. happy occasion

                                                          • 4. ‘Brian and Helen,
                                                            With love and best wishes on this  . . . 
                                                            happy occasion
                                                            .
                                                            Uncle Eric’
                                                            1. happy occasion
                                                            2. happy couple
                                                            3. lasting happiness
                                                            4. blissfully happy

                                                        • Choose the right word for the collocations in these sentences.
                                                          • 1. My grandmother died six months ago and I’ve felt  . . . 
                                                            desperately
                                                            sad.
                                                            1. great
                                                            2. depressed
                                                            3. desperately

                                                          • 2. I felt a  . . . 
                                                            great
                                                            sadness when I had to say goodbye to my friends.
                                                            1. happy
                                                            2. blissfully
                                                            3. great

                                                          • 3. The farewell party was such a sad  . . . 
                                                            occasion
                                                            .
                                                            1. time
                                                            2. thing
                                                            3. occasion

                                                          • 4. I was  . . . 
                                                            bitterly
                                                            disappointed recently when a friend let me down badly.
                                                            1. extreme
                                                            2. maximum
                                                            3. bitterly

                                                          • 5. I’m not very good at showing my  . . . 
                                                            feelings
                                                            .
                                                            1. feelings
                                                            2. sense
                                                            3. suspicious

                                                          • 6. It was a  . . . 
                                                            huge
                                                            disappointment to me.
                                                            1. tiny
                                                            2. large
                                                            3. huge

                                                          • 7. I’m feeling increasingly  . . . 
                                                            anxious
                                                            .
                                                            1. troubled
                                                            2. anxious
                                                            3. worried

                                                          • 8. I’m worried  . . . 
                                                            sick
                                                            .
                                                            1. sick
                                                            2. ill
                                                            3. excellent

                                                          • 9. There is  . . . 
                                                            mounting
                                                            anger over the new tax.
                                                            1. go up
                                                            2. mounting
                                                            3. increasing

                                                          • 10. There was  . . . 
                                                            widespread
                                                            condemnation of the new tax.
                                                            1. extensive
                                                            2. widespread
                                                            3. general

                                                          • 11. I was  . . . 
                                                            seething
                                                            with anger when she called me an idiot.
                                                            1. seething
                                                            2. bubbling
                                                            3. boiling

                                                          • 12. Divorce is a  . . . 
                                                            highly
                                                            emotional experience for all those involved.
                                                            1. most
                                                            2. really
                                                            3. highly

                                                          • 13. Jack was an emotional  . . . 
                                                            wreck
                                                            after his girlfriend finished with him.
                                                            1. sink
                                                            2. wreck
                                                            3. bad

                                                        • Write synonyms to words very or extremely in collocations below. First letter for each word is given.
                                                          • 1. I was very disappointed. — b , d , h

                                                            1. 2. Jess is a very emotional individual. — h

                                                              1. 3. She felt extremely sad. — d

                                                                1. 4. Her childhood was extremely happy. — b

                                                                  1. 5. I was extremely worried. — worried s

                                                                    1. 6. She felt very depressed. — d

                                                                    2. Improve the style of these e-mails by replacing the underlined words with collocations about feelings and emotions.
                                                                      • 1. Dear James
                                                                        I have to tell you that there is general condemnation and growing anger over the news that the company pensions scheme is to be closed down. The issue has brought out strong feelings among the staff. I am personally becoming more and more anxious that the situation might get out of control, and ask you to act immediately.
                                                                        With best wishes,
                                                                        Joanne Withers
                                                                        Staff representative

                                                                        Dear James
                                                                        I have to tell you that there is condemnation and anger over the news that the company pensions scheme is to be closed down. The issue has strong feelings among the staff. I am personally becoming anxious that the situation might get out of control, and ask you to act immediately.
                                                                        With best wishes,
                                                                        Joanne Withers
                                                                        Staff representative

                                                                        1. 2. Dear Joanne,
                                                                          I too am full of anger over this pension question. I tried to show my disappointment over it to the Board, but they simply dismissed the issue and that just made me extremely angry. I feel very let down. I shall continue to so what I can.
                                                                          Your sincerely,
                                                                          James Horgan (Resource Manager)

                                                                          Dear Joanne,
                                                                          I too am with anger over this pension question. I tried to my disappointment over it to the Board, but they simply dismissed the issue and that just made me extremely angry. I feel let down. I shall continue to so what I can.
                                                                          Your sincerely,
                                                                          James Horgan (Resource Manager)

                                                                          1. 3. Gareth,
                                                                            You probably know I didn’t get the job I applied for. It’s a very big disappointment.
                                                                            Christina.

                                                                            Gareth,
                                                                            You probably know I didn’t get the job I applied for. It’s a disappointment.
                                                                            Christina.

                                                                            1. 4. Dear Winston,
                                                                              I felt a big sadness when I heard of Patrick’s death.
                                                                              Will you be going to the funeral?
                                                                              It will be such a sad thing, won’t it?
                                                                              Pamela

                                                                              Dear Winston,
                                                                              I felt a sadness when I heard of Patrick’s death.
                                                                              Will you be going to the funeral?
                                                                              It will be such a sad , won’t it?
                                                                              Pamela

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