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FEATURE
What's in a word?
Professor Michael Hoey
considers the consequences
of changes in lexicography

COLUMNS
Language Interference
False Friends between
Spanish and English
Read about cognates, false friends
and unreliable friends

Focus on Language
Awareness: Word formation

Introduction
Common processes of
word formation in English
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New word of the month
Compounds and blends

Top Tips for the CD-ROMs
Using the CD-ROM for
teaching collocations

onestopenglish.com

Top Tips for the CD-ROMs
Using the CD-ROM to teach collocations
by Mairi MacDonald

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Activity 1 - Guess the word

The words in each set (1-7) frequently occur with ONE other word. What is it?

1 __________________
best, close, closest, dear, good, great, lifelong, old, trusted

2 __________________
clear, deep, firm, flat, gentle, gruff, harsh, high, hoarse, husky, loud, low, quiet, shaky, shrill, soft, strident

3 __________________
arduous, epic, gruelling, hazardous, long, short

4 __________________
bad, fatal, horrific, minor, nasty, serious, tragic

5 __________________
dead-end, full-time, good, low-paid, menial, part-time, permanent, proper, semi-skilled, skilled, temporary, unskilled, well-paid

6 __________________
correspondence, intensive, introductory, refresher, residential, vocational

7 __________________
bend, break, flout, follow, obey, play by, relax, stick to, stretch

See answers