BREAK and GIVE Collocations

Posted on Jan 26 2016 - 8:46am by Zdenda

In this post, I am going to offer you materials to teach the BREAK and GIVE collocations. This post is different in one aspect, though. This time, I will give you a series of pictures which you can download and combine into your own worksheets.

The advantages of this approach are obvious. You can decide what you are going to teach and what materials you will use. You can throw away the things that do not work for you and add those you like.
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To insert the pictures into your worksheet, right click the picture and download it. Then insert it into your document and make it bigger or smaller as you need.

BREAK and GIVE Collocations – infographic

The first part is the same. There are two infographics which show the collocations with the verbs BREAK and GIVE.
BREAK Collocations
Break collocations mind map
GIVE Collocations
GIVE Collocations

BREAK and GIVE Collocations – Speaking

I have created two speaking exercises. The first one is a simple pair dictation. Students work in pairs and dictate the sentences they have to their partner. Their partner listens and writes the missing sentences into their worksheet.
BREAK and GIVE collocations worksheet 6
The other speaking activity is done in pairs too. Students read the questions for their partners and they answer the questions.
BREAK and GIVE collocations worksheet 5 Pair speaking

BREAK and GIVE Collocations – Exercises

Now, there are four exercises which you can use for your students to practise the collocations with BREAK and GIVE. In the first exercise students should complete the phrasing by adding either BREAK or GIVE.
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BREAK and GIVE collocations worksheet 1
The key: give a kiss, break the law, give him a hug, give me a lift, break the record, break her heart, give me advice, give him a hand, give me a smile.
In the second exercise students should complete the sentences with the phrases from the exercise 1.
BREAK and GIVE collocations worksheet 2
The key: 1. gave me a smile/gave me a kiss 2. broke the record 3. gave him a hug 4. broke the law 5. gave me advice 6. broke her heart 7. give me a lift 8. gave him a hand
In the third exercise students should match the collocations and the definitions.
BREAK and GIVE collocations worksheet 3
The key: 1.C 2.D 3.F 4.A 5.E 6.B
In the fourth exercise students should complete the second sentence with a phrase that has the same meaning as the expression in the first one.
BREAK and GIVE collocations worksheet 4
The key: 1. give you a lift 2. gave me a kiss 3. broke her heart 4. give her a ring 5. broken the law 6. break the news to her 7. gave me a hug 8. gave her a smile

BREAK and GIVE Collocations – conclusion

You can easily download all the files here: BREAK and GIVE Collocations zip.file.
I hope you will find this new format really useful. In this way, you can easily create your own worksheets to teach the collocations with BREAK and GIVE.

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2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Gulmira 11/02/2016 at 1:49 pm -

    very useful resourses for teaching. I need them

  2. Zdenda 12/02/2016 at 3:20 am -

    I am glad you like them.

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