Using Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score – Key Word: a waste of
a waste of
Waste of + noun
Complete the sentences with these nouns:
talent time effort
- Our meeting achieved absolutely nothing. It was a complete waste of ___________ .
- She graduated from university with a first-class degree in music, but has been unable to get a job. What a waste of ___________ !
- We spent days decorating the spare room – then a water pipe burst and flooded it. All our work was ruined. What a waste of ___________ .
resources human life money
- Lots of people believe that the building of this statue is a scandalous waste of taxpayers’ ___________ .
- There is growing opposition to the war and its senseless and tragic waste of __________ .
- The report is critical of management and the department’s waste of ___________.
Ex 1: l. time 2. talent 3. effort 4. money 5. human life 6. resources
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