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Interesting lesson 5/10.. Thanks very much


    Collocation is a useful strategy not only to expand our vocabulary, but also -as you put it- to transform it.

    I’ve already heard of collocation before, but to tell the truth I’ve never seen it at work.

    Thanks for this superb lesson Rebecca.


      . . . making mistakes as usual . . .

      CORRECTION: “I HAD already heard of collocationS before, but . . . I HAD “never” seen THEM at work in a formal language lesson.”

      I think it sounds much better now.

      Open to any suggestions, thanks.


      My pleasure, thanks, Regino. All the best!


    Thanks. Reviewing the lesson will help you understand and remember the expressions more easily. All the best to you!


tnx rebecca got 10/10.


Hi Rebecca, this lesson was so dificult to me.


    This was an advanced lesson, in terms of the vocabulary. Still, sometimes you have to watch a lesson more than once to understand it better. I wish you all the best.


Very good lesson! Thanks


I need to study more


7/10. I got new words. Thank you, Rebecca :)


thanks teacher! I’ve never heard these collocations.

carlos 2138

    Until now! And now you will recognize the colocations when you hear or read them again. And then one day you will use them yourself! That’s learning, and that’s growing. My best wishes to you.




This is the absorbed lesson, Thanks teacher

Dinh Xuan Vinh

very interesting lesson , I got 100 tks Rebecca

Ricky Fiebig

thanks for this lesson, got 8 of 10, need more practice though

Sasha J.

    Yes, the best way to transfer new vocabulary and expressions into our long-term memory is to review them regularly, until we know them well. My best to you.


very good lesson. waiting more like this one ;)


Generally in newspapers collocations are used very often.Thanks a lot Rebecca for this useful video as you made it very easy to understand:)


Oh, It is difficult for me I got 6 correct out of 10 from your quiz. I have to learn anymore.


    That’s fine. You’re on your way to learning more every day. This was an advanced lesson so you may need to review more. All the best to you.


Nice lesson.
Thank you, Rebecca.
10/10 but with some challenge.


Thank you, Rebecca!:) Collocations are so important!:))


    Yes, collocations are very important. They really can transform your vocabulary to a high native-speaker level. All the best to you.


Very useful lesson. We need more collcations please. We are awaiting for episode 2. Thank you very very VERY much.


    You’re very very VERY welcome! I will record more lessons such as these. My best to you.


      hahahahaha. Thank you again. You give us freely your best. You are an angel.


8/10 ı think ıt ıs good for me ı have seen fırst tıme about that. thanks rebecca,

yurrec ader

You’re so great teacher Rebeca. I got 9/10 :) I didn’t answer third question
I wonder if they have same meaning why don’t I use them instead of another one
Who anwers my question? Thanks in advance
all my best wishes to you (I learnt it from you rebeca. Is it correct?)


    May I say something?
    ….That’s true, you can always say or express something by using the verb “cause”; that’s fine, that’s correct English, too. But if you would to improve your English much more advanced, you need to expand more your vocabulary by using the collocations.

    You know, that’s why Rebecca shows us how to describe “cause and effect”, how to use the combination of words, and why we learn the collocations. And for what? It’s for increasing expressions in writing and also in speaking much more fluently.

    My best wishes to you. ( yup, It’s correct; we learnt it from Rebecca.)

    Thank you, Rebecca for teaching us a lot of interesting lessons. My warmest wishes to you.


    Hi Manolya, Sorry, I forgot to write your name when I just mentioned on your question lately.


      Chole Lee, thanks for helping Manolya. I really appreciate it.

      Manolya, the answer to question number 3 was “wreaked havoc” because that is the standard collocation. These words go together, not the other words. All the best.


        Dear Rebecca.

        I just wondered if I did something wrong?
        Honestly, I felt really regret about my opinion was so long. It must be bored for you and everyone who read through my writing. Please, don’t laugh at me!….

        You know, Rebecca. Perhaps it was just because of my English writing. I would love to study English so much. Truly, study of English language is my goal and also my hobby…. ^-^

        Up to now, I still feel embarrassed about it.
        Thanks for your feed back.
        Kind regards.


          Thanks for your answer CHOLE LEE
          I enjoy reading your comment
          I think you are very kind of person
          I am delighted about that not bored


          My pleasure. And thank you for reading my comment. I wish you all the best.


great teacher, i got 10/10 !! and new vocabularies as well


Hi Rebecca,
It’s a difficult lesson but very useful to improve our english.
Many thanks


thank you very much
best regards

haider j touma

Thanx, 10 of 10 and I hope this tutorial will be kept in my head.


    If you review new words and expressions often after first learning them, you will remember much more easily. That is the way our memory works! My best to you!


Thank very much it was so helpful for me i got 9/10 very good teacher we need more lesson like this to speak correctly in a educate way :D


Thank Rebecca


Thank you


Very useful to raise my vocabulary. Thnx Rebecca!


Many thanks 7\10


Rebecca Thank you so much. I got 8/10. good to learn something new for me.


It’s an amazing work,thnx Rebecca


Honestly i don’t know how i got 7/10 . eh may was ghost on my head answering this questions because there is a lot i never heard . but anyway for the lesson we love .



Ganapati Das

    YOU WILL GET BETTER IF YOU STOP TYPING IN ALL-CAPS and use proper capitalization, like this :)

    engVid Moderator

Thank you. It was my first lesson with you. It was a little bit difficult for me…


    Welcome to engvid! This was an advanced lesson. You can search for lessons at other levels too. All the best to you.


Very good lesson! Thanks Rebecca, I got 10/10 :D


10/10. Loved this lesson :)


thank you


Thank you Rebecca!
My teacher rarely tell me about collocations but I often see it on the test.


    So, now you are smarter and will do better on tests and in life! My best to you.


thank you Rebecca, to learn this lesson has produced a great result in my English knowledge. (Is this sentence correct?

Yai Hernandez

Got 10/10 but still i need find a way to memorize all of these new words. Thank you Rebbeca. :D


9/10. Collocations!?
Who was in a recent past, the Mayor, whose actions produced an outcry with some proportions and bred resentments among the Toronto population and in the meantime wreaked some journalist cameras (and noses!..). Who was? ….. Robbiiiiiie yeah.
Rapper Robbiiiiiie F.

Jorge Pedroso

    I see you follow the news! But now he is unwell, so we stopped joking about him. My best to you, Jorge.


I can’t believe it! Honestly, I’ve been very lucky


Thank you. the problem is the more I learn the more I forget. I have introduced myself with many words, surprisingly, a few od them are known to me.

Comely boy

    I understand your concern. The trick is to learn in a way that is based on memory principles. This means we must review often after first learning something new, until it comes easily. Then we can review less frequently. Try to make a game of it, using flash cards, your own quizzes, etc and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much you start remembering. Our memories can be trained, just like athletes train their bodies. I wish you all the best.


Thank you Rebecca


Thank You..It is is very helpful for me..:)


Hello Rebeca,
I think collocations should be one of the more difficult matters for any language learner, it requires a lot of practice and very memory. I am grateful for this lesson, and I would like to ask you more lessons on the same point.
All the best.


    Thanks for your feedback. Actually, learning collocations is a much faster way to improve one’s English. I will record more lessons like this. All the best to you.


Thx Rebecca! I wuld like to ask you to make a lesson unsound “e”. When we shuld write it, and when we culd`t write it.

One big PLEASE for you.


thank you


10/10 :D
You are a great teacher :)
thank you


    Well, apparently, you are a great student! Thanks and all the best to you.


Great exercise. One last question. What are the most common collocations used when writing a summary about a bank customer structured as follows:

customer background
significant credits
significant debits

I’m referring to formal business writing.

Thank you in advance,


    That is quite a big topic which I would not be able to cover here. Please check online for such collocations and you should be able to find them. All the best!


Thanks to all for your feedback.

This was an advanced lesson, with higher level vocabulary and collocations, so don’t worry if it was a little challenging for you. It will help to watch the lesson more than once and also to take notes, use the collocations in your own sentences and so on. When you interact with the new material in different ways, you help your brain to retain the information more easily. All the best to all of you!


Thank you, teacher!:)


i got 7 of 10. i couldnt remember all thinks you said. Thank you.




I got 10/10. I feel just happy!
Rebeca you are a great teacher. I would love to attend to your real classes…. :)
Thank you!
All the best!


It was very useful but i am not sure to remember. “learn again and again..”


thanks once again,please mam,i have always been confused about TO,when i read and write.kindly,if you bring a lesson about TO.it will be great especially for me. I hope must you will….


Thank you so much, Rebecca!This lesson has been so useful and interesting as well!

Beel da Silva

10/10 yeah!!!


I came across this website today only!!!!!! And it caught my attention like anything ! Great work and u can see the result nw – im ya member
N looking forward to learn more good stuff regading english


    Welcome to engvid! Do explore the site as we have 100s of lessons which could help you. All the best!


Sometimes our relatives listen to us not attentively.. That breeds a resentment, of course.. But we should remember – it’s not disaster :)

Thank you, i like your lessons!


It was challenging quiz . I got 5/10. You know, I should wrok on my vocabulary which is my weak point.

Amir Taheri

Very interesting lesson, Thanks so much Rebecca


Thank you! T got grade 10. :D

Luiz Ribeiro

Thank you Rebecca


Thank you Rebecca. ESL students always need collocations. Sometimes we want to use a harder word, but we can not remember its collocative (?) noun.


Thank you very much

alex dario agudelo torres

thank you so much got 7/10


I really enjoyed and also got to know new vocabulary. Thanks I got 10/10


Hello everyone, Hi Rebecca. Thank you for your new video.I enjoyed this lesson and I think even though learning vocabulary takes time, it’s easier to remember words when they are studied along with others in expressions that are comonly used. It’s the first time I hear the word “collocations” and I wonder if it means the same that compound expressions. It would be nice to watch more videos about this topic. Best wishes, Jose


    Thanks for taking the time to leave your detailed comments, Jose, and glad to hear you found the lesson helpful. I will record more lessons on collocations and in the meantime, you could look online for more such examples. My best wishes to you.


best wishes


dear Rebecca.
I noticed that all the verbs in the given sentences are used to cause somethings bad,such as outcry,disaster.So,what I want to know is whether these verbs can modify somethings good,such as some good news,fortune.
thank you


hi a really appreciated you Madam for all effort ! but i feel actually such as stupid due to 7/10 :'(


    Always look at the glass as half full instead of half empty! Always feel proud of what you did achieve, instead of feeling anything negative. If you got 3 right out of 10, then be happy about the 3, if you got 7 right, then feel good about the 7. One way or the other, focus on the positive and that will make whatever remains to be learned that much easier. Encourage yourself as you would encourage others. My best wishes to you.


very usefull ….. Thanks


I’ll never heard about collocations. I enjoyed this lesson. I got 10!!!


Super nice video. Hi Rebecca, adding s to a possessive noun like boss is new rule? I see you still added s to boss. What I know is that we only put this ‘ sign to form a possessive noun.


Thanks for the lesson Rebecca. I’ll take TOEFL next friday and I know for sure that all the information I’m learning from your classes and the content from Engvid will enrich my skills. This lesson particularly will be used, hehehehe. Last time I took TOEFL my score was 78, not enough for the college I’m applying. I was so anxious and terrified ’cause my skills in english were learnt playing video games, watching movies and, when I had the opportunity, talking with native speakers. I’ll keep up watching engvid videos and your classes to improve even more my skills. A huge thanks.


    Thanks for your feedback. Please check my site – goodlucktoefl.com – for more help with the exam. All the best to you.


Rebecca, the great teacher who has a very good approach to teach English in a logical way.

Zafar Ali Khan

    Thank you for your well-worded comment. You are right – logic helps us organize information and understand more easily. I wish you all the best.


Thank you Rebecca,you are a very good teacher,and I hope I will speak english very soon by your help and the other Teachers.Thank you.


Hi Rebecca,thank you. Would you mind give me suggestion to memorize these advanced words?


    The best way to remember new information is to review it often, until it enters your long-term memory. It’s great to watch this lesson, but that’s just the start! After that, put the words into a vocabulary notebook, write your own sentences, watch the video again next week, and so on. Our brains need this review, until the new vocabulary becomes a part of us. I know you can do it! All the best.


Dear Rebecca,
I fully understand the word collocation: It is a structural element of a sentence. It has a significant impact on the meaning of the sentence. Thank you very much.
Yours sincerely.


More than helpful, thx!


Thank you, Rebecca. Got 10 out of 10


Thank you very much for this video!




hello Mrs. Rebecca,
i’m a translator and this lesson has enriched my vocabulary
Thank you


Hi Teacher Rebecca, I would like to thank you for your good explanation.


that’s very useful thank you so much

tang wen

thank you Rebecca!


i got 8/10 .. i never get more than 8 in intermediate and advanced lesson ._.




It was a lit of bit difficult to me. But I will try to remember them .
Thank you so much to my teacher .


Dear Prof.Rebecca,
I would appreciate it, If you would be so kind as to let me have some information about Cleft-Sentences. Let me explain presently: sometimes I have some problem about Cleft-sentences. Were one to use these sentences, where would one use them. If I may, you are a very good teacher,

Briklend Handersson

Very helpful


difference between in terms of and with respect to. and when to use these two


I got 8 correct out of 10. It’s good! :)

Mario Martinez

Thank you for such sophisticated expressions, Rebecca!
But I’m absolutely baffled about articles =(
Why there are indefinite “an outcry”, definite “the results”(although it is plural) and no article in four other cases?


The first time I write comment to this website. I live in Senegal, in a non-english speaking country but I very proud of my level thank to website and english’s teachers through the internet. I really thank Mr. REBECCA and all others teachers of this website


    Welcome to engVid, and thanks for commenting! Your comment is really well-written, but here’s an embarrassing error to watch for: “Mr.” is for men, “Ms.”, “Miss” and “Mrs.” are for women. So it should be “Ms. Rebecca” :) Please stick around!

    engVid Moderator

for me there is a lot of new words but still great lesson thanks Rebecca

muhammad sami

All these expressions are happening now in Syria


10/10 ,thanks


Hi Rebecca,

I got quite confused when I read and heard “favoritism” instead of “favouritism” on your lesson. Actually even my keyboard has ignoring the word “favoritism” auto-correcting to “favouritism”. I googled it and saw booth are correct. Is it just american/british different way to write/spell?

Thank you for your great lessons.
Greetings from Brazi! ;)l


very useful lesson. Thank you.


really helpful to level up my vocabulary as well as grammar. Thanks, I’ll keep watching it.


Your presentation arouse the best in me.
Thank you very much. All the best!

Del Carmen

Thank you! Rebecca, I got 100% You are a fantastic professor in my opinion..:)
I’m working to get my GED right now. Your lesson are very helpful!



    Lessons because are plural


Rebecca please help me to understand cnn chanal and American movies which are so difficult for me


Il appreciate you


Thanks for helping me


Thanks a lot .If you stop publishing new videos you’ll spell a disaster for us! And it’ll probably provoke outcry all over the word so if you don’t want to breed resentment among the people who likes following your videos please keep going…

saeed manzari3

Thank you so much .I am very happy to learn english with you .


Hello,Rebecca. I write just to thank you for your very valuable lessons. I’ve never provided feedback on any online articles or videos but your lessons really impressed me. I have to care for my little child and so where is no possibility for me to visit english schools or cousers. Bur of course I wish I could feel more confident in my ability to communicate in English. Actually, I’ve never been a good english speaker. And since I’ve discovered your lessons, I got an excellent chance to improve my English without leaving home.
Thank you very much!



ann ann

Can I have more collocations here?


Rebecca, It’s really fantastic lesson.Why don’t you make a series of YouTube collocation lessons like this video. if you don’t mind !


Thank you Rebecca, your lesson has always been interesting to learn. Greetings from Indonesia.

Peter Peterson

A thank you from a teacher of English from Russia. I am constantly improving my English and this lesson is very helpful too. I hope these collocations will pop up in my head when I need them.


Dear Rebecca, thank you so much for teaching collocation. I would like to know more about different categories, could you guide me how to find a complete list of collocations? however I know there are thousand of them.


wow, I cant believe it. i got 10 out of 10.
By the way it was a good lesson…Great.. Waiting for next lesson like this one..


Thank You for this lesson.


Thank you for the support.


good lesson


Dear Rebecca,
Thank you so much! You have made my day again. I was after this lesson for a long time. Good job!


Is it all right with “boss’s”? It looks quite weird to me.


And it seems “favoUritism” is misspelled.


This lesson is very useful.Thanks Rebecca.

chris pratt

I got an 8/10. My bad.


10/10 thanks alot


I got 10/10 marks in the quiz.
Thanks teacher.


Ok it’s good rebeca thanks


Not a 100 this time! I got an 80%.


Thank you Rebecca




wow 100%


Great lecturer!

Jeffrey Shi

Extremely Nice and superb lesson.I have never read such lesson.You are really smart alek Rebeca ma’am.A lot of love and respect from this indian.


Thanks a lot!

Anna Slukvina

6/10 Im so bad :(


You got 7 correct out of 10.

thank you…

M kartal

You are the best English teacher I have seen thanks a lot for your lessons and I’d like to ask you what should I do if I like to prepare my self for ielts exam
Did you teach students in your country and prepare them for that exams
I don’t mean teaching technique I mean teaching English language and prepare students
If you do that please just inform me about your location and that’s easy for me to register in your classes


Thanks Rebecca! Very informative lesson.


I got 10 on 10 .
It Enriched my vocabulary visage.

Divyaanshu Sharma

I got 9/10.Nice and awesome lesson!


Thank you Rebecca.


I got 10/10. This lesson ”collocation” is understood by me. Thanks Rebecca


Thanks a million mam for your outstanding lesson! It’s so useful and very clear.I hadn’t heard the word collocations before.collocations are much more useful for everyone who are preparing to write a exam like TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC etc.I love your lesson as always.


I have to say that your short classes are outstanding. I’ve been learning a lot of English grammar from you. I still have to overcome the IELTS test over 7 points in each module. There are fabulous English teachers, but you are one of those whose English is posh and well-explained I love it. Many thanks.

General Internet

I do enjoy learning the lesson and also come to realize new vocabulary about cause. Many Thanks. I got 10/10.

Aye Mya Phyu

Rebeca, do you have an school in Toronto?


Hello, my teacher Rebecca ,thank you so much.


I love Rebecca teacher she is the best


Thanks a lot Rebecca,hugs. (Kazakhstan, 08Sept2021);
This lesson makes my English skills better


8/10 …. thank you…


I got60 of100this lesson was a little bit harder to understand the meaning &usage of new words (vocabularies), in other word besides it needed to to have more exercise in the subject ,and more important words were not familiar .any way it was to start to know new expressions about media or sociological talking.Hope in future lessons hear more about these kind of vocabulary .

Mohammad mostaan

Thank you Rebecca.


I watched this video twice on January 01, 2022, and took the quiz after watching it once. I got nine correct out of 10.


I enjoy reviewing these. The problem I’m having is how to integrate it to my everyday usage. I can’t seem to recall or remember to use it. There seems to be a disconnect between learning and executing. What is your suggestion to overcome this? more practice?


Really good lesson. Thank you.

Hala Daraz
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