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Increase Your IELTS Vocabulary Score-Collocation of Moment

Increase Your IELTS Vocabulary Score-Collocation of Moment

Key Word:Moment

Verb+Moment

  1. Use the correct form of these verbs:
have pause for spare choose
last dread take wait
  1. Could you look through my report when you______a moment or two?
  2. As I boarded the plane, I began to panic, but thankfully, the feeling only______a moment.
  3. Don’t worry. You won’t feel a thing. This won’t______a moment.
  4. I’m terribly busy. I can only______a few moments, I’m afraid. Now, what was it about?
  5. Could you______a moment, please. I’ll be with you as soon as I can.
  6. It was now my turn to make a speech. This was the moment I had been______all day.
  7. The headmaster is in a terrible mood today. If you want to speak to him, you should______your moment very carefully!
  8. The lecturer______a moment and asked if there were any questions.

Common Adjective Collocations

2. Choose the more natural collocation from the pairs below:

  1. Sorry, have I caught you at a______moment? Would it be better if I called back later? (bad/terrible)
  2. Her finest moment came when she won a gold medal at the Olympics. She said it was the______moment of her life. (luckiest/proudest)
  3. My most______moment was when I was out with my wife shopping and we bumped into one of my ex-girlfriends. (embarrassing/embarrassed)
  4. For one______moment, we thought the climber was going to fall. (dreadful / bad)
  5. The new exhibition in the National Museum covers the______moments of Sweden’s history. (best / key)
  6. I’ve been so busy today — I’m still waiting for a______moment when I can grab a sandwich. (calm / quiet)
  7. There were a few______moments as the plane came in to land in last night’s storm. (anxious / worried)
  8. There was a______moment of calm and we were able to take off. (short / brief)
  9. Why do you always leave things to the______moment? (final / last)
  10. At the______moment Dave said ‘I do’, who do you think walked into the church? Celia, his ex-wife! (precise / crucial)

Word Grammar

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

Preposition+Moment

4. Use a suitable preposition in the sentences:

  1. I loved you______the very first moment I saw you.
  2. I’m just going to the canteen. I’ll be back a______moment.
  3. Why do you always leave it______the last possible moment before packing your bags?
  4. Doctor Ferguson is busy______the moment. Can I take a message?
  5. Would you mind looking after my bag______a moment while I buy a ticket?
  6. Peter left the room quietly. We followed him______a few moments.

Notes

  1. Note the following expressions:
  • At this moment in time, we don’t know the outcome.
  • You have to be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.

2. If you do something ‘on the spur of the moment’, you do it without planning:

  • I decided to go with them on the spur of the moment.

Answer Key

Ex 1:

  1. have
  2. lasted
  3. take
  4. spare
  5. wait
  6. dreading
  7. choose
  8. paused for

Ex 2:

  1. bad
  2. proudest
  3. embarrassing
  4. dreadful
  5. key
  6. quiet
  7. anxious
  8. brief
  9. last
  10. precise

Ex 3:

  1. d
  2. e
  3. a
  4. b
  5. f
  6. c

Ex 4:

  1. from
  2. in
  3. to
  4. at
  5. for
  6. after

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