Using Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score – Key Word: view

Key Word: view

1          Verb + view

Use the correct form of these verbs:

take                 express                        hear

  1. The Prime Minister ___________ his views on the war during a live television broadcast.
  2. We would be interested to___________ your views on this subject. So what do you really think?
  3. I have always ___________  the view that we are each responsible for our own actions.

air                    represent                     hold

  1. My grandfather___________ the view that corporal punishment is good for children.
  2. The comments by the leader of our group do not ___________ the views of all of us.
  3. We’re holding this meeting so that everyone can have the chance to___________ their views.

reflect                          exchange                    agree with

  1. I don’t___________ Jason’s view that we should ignore this letter. We must reply.
  2. The main purpose of this session is so that people from different departments within the company can ___________ views on the takeover.
  3. I don’t think your ideas ___________ the views of the majority of us.

2          Common adjective collocations

Use these adjectives in the sentences:

extreme           personal

opposing         outspoken

prevailing        strong

  1. The Foreign Minister was careful to point out that these were his___________ views and not those of the government.
  2. My father holds ___________ views on marriage. He thinks everybody should be married in church.
  3. Bill says exactly what he thinks even if it offends people. His ___________ views make him unpopular.
  4. She thinks that all gays should be put in prison. Nobody shares such___________ views.
  5. The ___________ view is that the men are innocent. Everybody thinks they should be released.
  6. My father and I have sharply ___________ views on politics. He’s a conservative and 1 am a socialist.

Go back and underline the adjective collocations.

3          Point of view

Match the the following:

  1. OK. Has everyone had a chance to
  2. That’s a highly
  3. I think if you are going to discuss things, you have to be willing to
  4. They stoutly
  5. They don’t agree with the proposals at the moment, but don’t worry, they’ll …

a          listen to other people’s points of view.

b          come round to our point of view eventually.

c          put their point of view or is there somebody who still wants to speak?

d          subjective point of view. It’s not based on the facts.

e          defended their point of view and refused to change it in any way.

4          View of a place

Match the following:

  1. The best view of the city
  2. We had a grandstand view of the cyclists
  3. We have a wonderful view
  4. We had a terrible view of the stage
  5. Our view was blocked by a woman

a          as they passed.

b          wearing a large hat.

c          is from the castle.

d          from our sitting room window.

e          from our seats in the back row.

 
 

Notes

1.         Note these ways of describing opposing views:

My father and I have sharply conflicting views on lots of issues.

The book explores contrasting views of the writer’s work.

They hold differing views on money.

2.         Note this way of introducing your view:

In my view, we need a new government

3.         Note these adjective collocations:

Looking at it from an economic point of view …

From a scientific point of view …

From the point of view of road safety …

It’s written from a child’s point of view.

 

 

ANSWER KEY

Ex 1:

1 expressed     2. hear     3. taken           4. holds           5. represent

6 air     7. agree with   8. exchange     9. reflect

Ex 2: 1. personal 2. strong 3. outspoken 4. extreme 5. prevailing 6. opposing

Ex 3:    l-c        2-d       3-a       4-e       5-b

Ex 4:    l-c        2-a       3-d       4-e       5-b

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