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Using Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score – Key Word: date Using Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score – Key Word: date
Using Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score – Key Word: date

Using Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score – Key Word: date

Key Word: date

1          Verb + date

Use the correct form of these verbs:

bring forward             confirm                       delay

fix                                     change                        make

  1. We don’t have a date for our next meeting. We need to __________ one before we all leave today.
  2. Can we __________ the date of our AGM? We said May 16th. Is that still all right with everyone?
  3. The date of the wedding had to be __________ six months when Di discovered she was pregnant.
  4. A series of strikes by construction workers has __________ the opening date of the new airport by six weeks.
  5. Sorry we had to __________ the date of the meeting. So many of us couldn’t make the 14th that we really had no choice.
  6. We both like opera so why don’t we __________ a date to go and see La Traviata one day next week?

2          Common adjective collocations

Complete the sentences below with the following:

completion                     earliest possible

expiry                              later

particular                      sell-by

closing                             firm

  1. I’m afraid I’m tied up all next week. The __________ date I can make is the second of July.
  2. It’s important that you keep an eye on the __________ date of your credit cards.
  3. Retain this receipt, since you may need it at a __________ date if you need to return the goods.
  4. The building company will have to pay compensation if the work continues beyond the agreed __________ date.
  5. You’d better hurry up! The __________ date for entries to the competition is the 4th of August.
  6. Never eat food which has passed its __________ date.
  7. We’re still not able to give you a __________ date for the meeting. We’ve still got to contact half the committee.
  8. I bought an open ticket because I didn’t want to tie myself down to coming back on a __________ date.

Go back and underline the adjective collocations.

 3         Date + preposition + noun

Complete the sentences with these nouns:

applications                 birth                general election

manufacture               meeting           wedding

  1. Make sure you fill in your name, address and date of __________ .
  2. In Britain, the party in power has the right to choose the date of the next __________ .
  3. We’re thinking of the end of June, but we haven’t set a specific date for the __________ yet.
  4. The closing date for __________  is May 31st.
  5. The date of our next __________  has been changed, hasn’t it?
  6. What’s the exact date of __________ of your car?
 
 

Notes

1.         In 1-1 arrange, decide on and set are also possible. In 2-3 future is also possible.

2.         Note the expressions up-to-date and out-of-date:

Our monthly newsletter will keep you up-to-date with all the latest developments.

The information in the brochure is hopelessly out-of-date.

3.         Note these common expressions:

This is the best machine we have produced to date. What’s today’s date?

There’s been a mix-up over the dates of the conference.

4.         A ‘date’ can also mean a romantic meeting:

Can I speak to Marie, please?

>         I’m afraid she’s out on a date with her new boyfriend.

5.         If you go out on ‘a blind date’, it is with somebody you have not met before:

I can’t believe you went on a blind date!

>         Neither can I, but he turned out to be really nice!

ANSWER KEY

Ex 1:

  1. fix        2. confirm          3. brought forward      4. delayed       5. change         6. make

Ex 2:

1 earliest possible        2. expiry                      3. later             4. completion

5 closing                      6. sell-by date              7. firm               8. particular

Ex 3:

1  birth                         2.general election        3. wedding

4 applications              5. meeting                   6. manufacture

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