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Using Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score-Key Word:Result

Using Collocation to Boost Your IELTS Score-Key Word:Result

Key Word:Result

Verb+Result(s)

  1. Use the correct form of these verbs:
await depend on know
have predict see
  1. With both France and Italy playing well it is difficult to______the result of the match between the two teams.
  2. He is anxiously______the results of medical tests.
  3. I don’t know if I will be going to university next year. Everything______the results of my examinations.
  4. This new diet relies on eating less food in order to obtain results. I’ve been following the diet for a month and I’m just beginning to______some results.
  5. Have you______the results of your blood test yet?
  6. I finished my exams yesterday, but I won’t______the results for a month. It’s going to be a nail- biting time until I hear the results.

Go back and underline the verb collocations.

Results+Verb

2. Use the correct form of these verbs:

confirm exceed indicate
prove represent support
  1. Early results______that the government will be returned to power with a big majority.
  2. The results of the tests______my worst fears – I’m losing my sight.
  3. We’re delighted at the results our students achieved. These results______all our expectations.
  4. The results of these latest experiments seem to______the theory that music can help people to think better. I think I’ll start listening to Mozart while I’m doing my homework!
  5. These results______a major breakthrough in the treatment of AIDS.
  6. I don’t think these latest results______that one school is better than any other.

Go back and underline the verb collocations.

Common Adjective Collocations

3. Use the following adjectives in these sentences:

best disastrous direct
end disappointing inevitable
  1. There was little the doctors could do to save the woman. She died as a______result of the injuries she received in the crash.
  2. I tried to put up a bookshelf with______results! I only succeeded in making two large holes in the wall!
  3. I’m not quite sure what the______result of all these meetings is. I just hope that something constructive will come out of it!
  4. Long traffic jams were the______result of the decision to ban cars from the city centre.
  5. For______results, bake the pie at a low temperature.
  6. The team should have done much better – what a______result!

Notes

1. Note these common expressions:

  • There is no fixed salary. Your income will be decided on the basis of the results that you achieve.
  • In view of these poor results, it is impossible for us to consider a pay rise at this time.

2. Notice this adjective collocation:

  • I’m sure we can achieve the desired result

3. Note these two common expressions:

  • Stephen wasn’t at school last week – with the result that he missed a couple of important exams.
  • Jane was ill and, as a result, she missed the party.

4. Note these common noun collocations:

  • examination results
  • election result
  • a surprise result
  • the football results

Answer Key

Ex 1:

  1. predict
  2. awaiting
  3. depends on
  4. see
  5. had
  6. know

Ex 2:

  1. indicate
  2. confirmed
  3. exceeded
  4. support
  5. represent
  6. prove

Ex 3:

  1. direct
  2. disastrous
  3. end
  4. inevitable
  5. best
  6. disappointing

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