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Increase Your IELTS Vocabulary Score-Collocation of Proposal

Key Word:Proposal

Verb+Proposal

  1. Use the correct form of these verbs:
approve consider put forward
ditch back change
  1. Your new proposals are excellent. Make sure you have costed them carefully before you______them______at the next meeting of the board.
  2. In the present economic climate, it will be an uphill struggle to get the new proposals for an increase in research spending______.
  3. The President was forced to______his proposals for a new space programme after Congress rejected it.
  4. Now that I’ve had a chance to______your proposal in more detail, I’m not so sure it’s such a good idea after all.
  5. The original proposals for the superstore had to be______after objections were lodged by local residents.
  6. I hope you’re going to______my proposal to have the staff room redecorated. I need your support.

Go back and underline the verb collocations.

Proposal+Verb

2. Use the correct form of these verbs:

go ahead work meet with
allow backfire aim at
  1. These new proposals would______more people to buy their own homes.
  2. Your proposal is all very well in theory, but I don’t think it will______in practice.
  3. The proposal to increase the managing director’s salary by 50%______stiff opposition from shareholders at the company AGM.
  4. I don’t think the latest proposals,______breaking the political stalemate in the Middle East, have much chance of success.
  5. Despite strong objections from the public, the proposal to de-nationalise water,______and now we’re all paying more for it.
  6. The Progressive Party’s proposal to hold an enquiry into corruption ,______when it was disclosed that several party officials have been arrested on suspicion of accepting bribes!

Noun+Preposition+Proposal

3. Complete the sentences with these expressions:

reactions to support for close look at
consideration of in favour of concern over
  1. After careful______your proposal, I regret to say that we were unable to give it our approval.
  2. A recent poll suggests there is widespread______the proposal to spend more on the health service.
  1. So far,______the proposal for a new community newspaper have been favourable.
  2. Leading scientists have voiced their______proposals to build five more nuclear power stations before 2020.
  3. Everyone______this proposal, please raise your hand.
  4. We will be taking a______the latest proposals in the next few weeks to see if they are viable in the long term.

Notes

1. In 1-2 accepted is also possible.

2. Note the following expressions:

  • Under the original proposal, most families would have been £30 a week better off.

3.Note the verb-adverb collocations in the following:

  • The party voted overwhelmingly against the proposal to increase taxes.
  • The proposal for a new theatre was unanimously approved by the city council. They gave it their full backing.

4. A proposal also means an offer of marriage:

  • Martin was heartbroken when I rejected his proposal.

Answer Key

Ex 1:

  1. put… forward
  2. approved
  3. ditch
  4. consider
  5. changed
  6. back

Ex 2:

  1. allow
  2. work
  3. met with
  4. aimed at
  5. went ahead
  6. backfired

Ex 3:

  1. consideration of
  2. support for
  3. reactions to
  4. concern over
  5. in favour of
  6. close look at

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