Increase Your IELTS Vocabulary Score-Collocation of Moment
- Use the correct form of these verbs:
- Could you look through my report when you______a moment or two?
- As I boarded the plane, I began to panic, but thankfully, the feeling only______a moment.
- Don’t worry. You won’t feel a thing. This won’t______a moment.
- I’m terribly busy. I can only______a few moments, I’m afraid. Now, what was it about?
- Could you______a moment, please. I’ll be with you as soon as I can.
- It was now my turn to make a speech. This was the moment I had been______all day.
- The headmaster is in a terrible mood today. If you want to speak to him, you should______your moment very carefully!
- The lecturer______a moment and asked if there were any questions.
Common Adjective Collocations
2. Choose the more natural collocation from the pairs below:
- Sorry, have I caught you at a______moment? Would it be better if I called back later? (bad/terrible)
- Her finest moment came when she won a gold medal at the Olympics. She said it was the______moment of her life. (luckiest/proudest)
- My most______moment was when I was out with my wife shopping and we bumped into one of my ex-girlfriends. (embarrassing/embarrassed)
- For one______moment, we thought the climber was going to fall. (dreadful / bad)
- The new exhibition in the National Museum covers the______moments of Sweden’s history. (best / key)
- I’ve been so busy today — I’m still waiting for a______moment when I can grab a sandwich. (calm / quiet)
- There were a few______moments as the plane came in to land in last night’s storm. (anxious / worried)
- There was a______moment of calm and we were able to take off. (short / brief)
- Why do you always leave things to the______moment? (final / last)
- At the______moment Dave said ‘I do’, who do you think walked into the church? Celia, his ex-wife! (precise / crucial)
3. Match the two halves of these sentences:
|1. I’m waiting for the right moment.||a. the awful moment on film.|
|2. Gaining independence was a great moment||b. the moment I hear anything.|
|3. A tourist managed to capture||c. savouring their moment of victory.|
|4. There’s no news. but I’ll call you.||d. to break the bad news that he’s failed.|
|5. I spent a few moments||e. in the country’s history.|
|6. The team jumped up and down,||f. thinking about what I was going to say|
4. Use a suitable preposition in the sentences:
- I loved you______the very first moment I saw you.
- I’m just going to the canteen. I’ll be back a______moment.
- Why do you always leave it______the last possible moment before packing your bags?
- Doctor Ferguson is busy______the moment. Can I take a message?
- Would you mind looking after my bag______a moment while I buy a ticket?
- Peter left the room quietly. We followed him______a few moments.
2. If you do something ‘on the spur of the moment’, you do it without planning:
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