20 useful collocations for IELTS writing

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20 useful collocations for IELTS writing


20 useful collocations for IELTS writing


1/ to play/have a(n) important/key/vital/crucial role in (doing something

  • University education plays a crucial role in improving the quality of human workforce.

2/ to make significant/substantial/valuable/great/outstanding  contribution to something

  • The medical advances have made outstanding contributions to the healthcare system.

3/ to solve the problem

  • Whoever created this problem should solve it.

4/ to be key factors influencing something

  • The number of vehicles used is the key factors influencing pollution.

5/ to reap the benefits (of something) – gain benefit from something/make the most of something

  • The customers reap the benefits of globalisation.

6/ to be a contributing factor – to be one of the main causes of something

  • The vaccination program has been a contributing factor in the improvement of health standards.

7/ to contribute to something

  • Alcohol contributes to 100,000 deaths a year in the US.

8/ to gain/derive benefit (from something)

  • Many students derived enormous benefit from the course.

9/ to have a right to do something – to be entitled to do something

  • Everyone should have the right to freedom of expression.
  • Full-time employees are entitled to receive health insurance.

10/ to benefit greatly/enormously/considerably from something

  • Many thousands have benefited considerably from the new treatment.

11/ to have/enjoy/achieve a huge/great success in doing something

  • We want all out students to achieve a huge success in the exam.

12/ to launch a full-scale investigation into something

  • The authorities are planning to launch a full-scale investigation into the crash.

13/ to meet the need of/demand

  • The charity exists to meet the needs of the elderly.

14/ to fulfil a(n) role/duty/function/aim/goal/objective/dream/ambition/hope

  • Visiting Disneyland has fulfilled a boyhood dream.

15/ to fulfil a requirement/condition/obligation

  • Britain was accused of failing to fulfil its obligation under the EU Treaty.

16/ to fulfil a promise/pledge – to keep a promise

  • I’d like to see him fulfil his promise to reorganise the army.

17/ to satisfy somebody’s needs/demands/desires/requirements

  • The program is designed to satisfy the needs of adult learners.

18/ to have/gain knowledge/understanding of something

  • The need to gain knowledge about birth control.

19/ to have/make common cause (with/against)

  • S officials expect other Western governments to make common cause with them over the arrests.

20/ to cause somebody to do something

  • What caused you to change your mind?

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