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Collocations Unit 14
Terms in this set (19)
Correct: Opinions are separated on the issue of single-sex schools and there are sound arguments on both sides of the case.
Correct: I believe that the government will win another term in office but my girlfriend takes a different opinion.
takes a different view
Correct: I strongly think that you'd be making a serious mistake if you took that job.
honestly, really think
Correct: I don't believe it's a foregone fact that the larger company will win the contract.
Correct: People are gradually getting aware of the problem of climate change.
Correct: You should bear in thought that your visitors will be tired after their long flight.
Correct: I've got a raw idea of what I want to say in my essay but I haven't planned it properly yet.
Correct: Increasing numbers of people today subscribe for the theory that small is beautiful.
to the theory
It seems that meditation particularly enhances our ability to think in creative, unusual ways, in other words, to think 'outside the box' or think ________ .
It may, then, have been an unfortunate ________ of judgement on the part of the management at BNM and Co. to put a stop to the yoga classes that staff had organised for their lunch-breaks.
'It would seem that our managers have not yet ________ the importance of these classes', explained yoga instructor Zandra, 'but it is not my place to ________ judgement on them.
Their judgement may be ________ at the moment but it is my ________ conviction that as people come to understand yoga better, they will see how it could benefit the company as well as individual members of staff.'
It's unwise to draw conclusions too quickly about people's motives. (jump)
jump to conclusions
Everyone knows that Ellie has been taking money from the till. (common)
it's common knowledge
I agreed to help him though I knew it was wrong. (against)
against my better judgement
I'm afraid your decisions show you are unable to judge situations well. (lack)
a lack of judgement
We have to decide when to have the party. Can you think about it? (thought)
give it some thought
I think you are being too critical of him. Remember he's only 18. (harshly)
judging him too harshly
Surprisingly, a large number of people believe that left-handed people are more intelligent. (widespread)
there's a widespread belief
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