Aug 1, 2016

# Collocations 27: Study and learning

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• Alternatives to do and get
• to do an exam — to  . . .
sit
an exam / to  . . .
take
an exam

1. to do research — to  . . .
carry out
a research project / to  . . .
conduct
a research project

1. to do a course — to  . . .
enroll
on a course / to  . . .
take
a course

1. to do a degree / diploma — to  . . .
study
for a degree / to  . . .
took
a degree

1. to do a subject — to  . . .
study
subject (e.g. law) / to  . . .
take
subject (e.g. law)

1. to do an essay / assignment — to  . . .
write
an essay

1. to do a lecture / talk — to  . . .
give
a lecture

1. to get a degree / diploma — to  . . .
obtain
a diploma

1. to get a grade — to  . . .

1. to get a qualification — to  . . .
obtain
a qualification / to  . . .
acquire
a qualification

1. to get an education — to  . . .
an education

2. Study collocations in context. Note how the teacher uses more formal collocations to repeat what each student says.
• Student: So we have to go to all the lectures to do the course or just yours?
Teacher: You must  . . .
attend
all the lectures to  . . .
complete
the course.

1. Student: Excuse me. Where will next week’s class be? In this room?
Teacher: No. Next week’s class will be  . . .
held
in Room 405.

1. Student: When do we have to give you our essays?
Teacher: You have to  . . .
hand in

1. Student: When do we have to send in our university applications?
Teacher: You have to  . . .
submit

1. Student: What do I have to do if I want to leave the course?
Teacher: If you want to  . . .
withdraw from
the course, you have to go to the College Office.

2. More collocations connected with study and learning.
• to  . . .
keep
a notebook

1. the  . . .
first
draft

1. the  . . .
final
draft

1. to  . . .
give
a feedback

1.  . . .
continuous
assessment [system where the quality of a student’s work is judged by pieces of course work and not by one final examination]

1. to  . . .
provide
training

1. to go on to  . . .
higher
education

1. to do  . . .
further
education course

1. to  . . .
recognize
[foreign] qualification

1. to  . . .
pass
exam

2. Quizzes
• Replace all the uses of do or get in this paragraph with more interesting words. Use the words below.
• acquire      taking      studied for      conducting      write      enrolled on      sitting      receives      study      receiving      obtained

I have three daughters. The oldest one did a degree in economics at Birmingham University. She got her bachelor’s degree last year and is now doing some research on taxation laws in different countries. The second one is doing a course at Newcastle University. She’s doing history. She loves it, though she says she has to do far too many assignments. My youngest daughter is still at school. She’s doing her school-leaving exams in the summer. She’ll go to university next year if she gets good enough grades in her exams. She wants to do sociology and then get a social work qualification. My daughters are all getting a much better education than I ever had.

I have three daughters. The oldest one a degree in economics at Birmingham University. She her bachelor’s degree last year and is now some research on taxation laws in different countries. The second one is a course at Newcastle University. She’s history. She loves it, though she says she has to far too many assignments. My youngest daughter is still at school. She’s her school-leaving exams in the summer. She’ll go to university next year if she good enough grades in her exams. She wants to sociology and then a social work qualification. My daughters are all a much better education than I ever had.

• Complete these questions.
• 1. What homework do we have to  . . .
do
tonight?
1. make
2. do
3. take

• 2. In which month do students usually  . . .
take
/  . . .
sit
their final exams in your country?
1. sit
2. hold
3. take

• 3. Who do we have to  . . .
hand
/  . . .
give
our essays in to?
1. hand
2. give
3. award

• 4. Who is  . . .
giving
/  . . .
doing
today’s lecture on Shakespeare?
1. studying
2. doing
3. giving

• 5. What do we need to do if we want to  . . .
withdraw
from the course?
1. leave
2. do
3. withdraw

• 6. In which room is the translation class going to be  . . .
held
?
1. conducted
2. held
3. hand

• 7. Have you done the first  . . .
draft
1. lecture
2. notebook
3. draft

• 8. Do you prefer exams or continuous  . . .
assessment
?
1. education
2. qualification
3. assessment

• 9. Do you always  . . .
go
1. obtain
2. go
3. get

• 10. Does the college  . . .
provide
/  . . .
offer
training in computer skills?
1. take
2. offer
3. provide

• Choose the correct collocation.
• 1. I’m happy to say that you have all  . . .
passed
1. taken
2. sat
3. passed

• 2. Will the teacher  . . .
give
us some feedback on our essays?
1. give
2. provide
3. make

• 3. The university  . . .
recognises
the school-leaving exams of most other countries.
1. takes
2. agrees
3. recognises

• 4. It isn’t compulsory to  . . .
attend
all the lectures at this university.
1. attend
2. assist
3. listen

• 5. How long will it take you to  . . .
complete
1. fulfil
2. carry out
3. complete

• 6. You must  . . .
submit
your application in before the end of June.
1. send
2. write
3. submit

• 7. Several students have decided to  . . .
leave
the course this year.
1. go
2. leave
3. withdraw

• 8. I want you all to  . . .
keep
a vocabulary notebook.
1. hold
2. keep
3. write