Use Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score – Key Word: a loss of

a loss of

1          Loss of + noun        

Complete the sentences with these nouns:

earnings                      players             property           loved one

  1. Nothing can make up for the loss of a __________ . Many people never get over it.
  2. This club does not accept responsibility for loss of members’ personal__________ .
  3. He is seeking compensation for loss of __________ caused by the accident which left him unable to work for two years.
  4. The team has been weakened by the loss of some key _________ through injury.

face                 privacy            sound              jobs

  1. I’m afraid that the loss of some _________  is necessary if the company is to survive. Reducing the  workforce is the only way forward.
  2. We apologise for the temporary loss of _________  during that report from our correspondent in India.
  3. Loss of_________ is one of the drawbacks of being famous.
  4. In certain cultures, loss of _________ is a very serious matter indeed.

2          Physical and mental loss

Complete the sentences with these nouns:

appetite                        blood

confidence                  life

memory                       sensation

  1. After the accident I suffered from a loss of ___________ and could recall nothing of events leading up to the crash.
  2. Loss of___________ is one of the classic symptoms of the disease. The patient loses all interest in eating.
  3. The explosion at the fireworks factory resulted in a tragic loss of ___________ .
  4. Something is pressing on one of the nerves in your arm and this is causing the loss of ___________ in your fingers.
  5. He was severely wounded and died from a massive loss of ___________ .
  6. The actor suffered such a total loss of __________ that he couldn’t go on stage.


Ex1: 1. Moved one 2. property 3. earnings 4. players 5. jobs 6. sound 7. privacy 8. face

Ex 2: 1. memory 2. appetite 3. life 4. sensation 5.      blood 6. confidence

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