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

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

Key Word:Right

Verb+Right

  1. Use the correct form of these verbs:
campaign for stand up for give
have know abuse
  1. Just because you’re older than me it doesn’t______you the right to tell me what to do!
  2. Don’t let them push you around. You’ve got to______your rights.
  3. You can’t arrest me without charging me. I______my rights.
  4. Reports suggest that human rights are being systematically______in their prisons.
  5. Martin Luther King______civil rights for black people in the US in the I960’s.
  6. Everyone______the right to freedom of speech.

Now match the two halves of these sentences:

7. The police officer told prisoner that he had the right. a. to become king.
8. The management of this club reserve the right b. to govern themselves
9. We must respect the rights of independent states c. to distribute Heinle books in India
10. Our company has been granted the exclusive rights. d. to refuse entrance to anyone under the influence of alcohol.
11. When the Prince married a divorced woman, he gave up his right e. to remain silent.

Common Expressions

2. Match these halves:

1. I have a lot of respect for a. to treat anyone like that!
2. I don’t know b. It’s not a right of way.
3. You can’t walk along this path. c. the animal rights people.
4. I don’t agree with some of the tactics of d. the civil rights movement.
5. You have no right e. the rights and wrongs of the situation.

Common Adjective Collocations

3. Use the following adjectives in these sentences:

automatic basic equal
every legal human
  1. In a democratic society free speech is a______right.
  2. Why should people who are found guilty have the______right of appeal? I just don’t understand!
  3. How can the government claim to support______rights when there are so few women in important positions in the party?
  4. I would check with a lawyer first, if you’re unsure of your______rights.
  5. After the way you’ve been treated, you have______right to complain.
  6. Food, shelter, education, clothing, health care are all basic______rights.

Noun+Preposition+Rights

4. Use the prepositions in the sentences below:

on within to for(x2) of
  1. The new government affirmed its commitment______equal rights.
  2. Should we intervene in the internal affairs of countries where there are serious abuses______human rights?
  3. For many years Germaine Greer has been an indefatigable campaigner______women’s rights.
  4. There is a lot of competition between airlines______the right to fly between London and New York.
  5. The President vigorously defended his country’s record______human rights.
  6. I think if you refuse to pay the bill, you are acting well______your rights. After all, the TV doesn’t work!

Notes

1. Note the following:

  • The house belongs to me by right. I inherited it from my grandfather.

2.Note how we say someone’s behaviour is wrong:

  • You have no right to park in front of my house!

Answer Key

Ex 1:

  1. give
  2. stand up for
  3. know
  4. abused
  5. campaigned for
  6. has
  7. e
  8. d
  9. b
  10. c
  11. a

Ex 2:

  1. d
  2. e
  3. b
  4. c
  5. a

Ex 3: 

  1. basic
  2. automatic
  3. equal
  4. legal
  5. every
  6. human

Ex 4:

  1. to
  2. of
  3. for
  4. for
  5. on
  6. within

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