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In this lesson, we will focus on things people do in their spare time, such as having some hobbies, shopping and sleeping. The best way to sound more natural and concise in English is by using collocations.
COLLOCATIONS FOR HOBBIES
take up a hobby (= start going it)
pursue your hobbies (formal) (= do them)
take up a sport (= start doing it)
develop a passion for something | have a passion for something
go for a stroll | go for a walk (= to walk somewhere for pleasure)
COLLOCATIONS FOR SHOPPING
go to the shops (= go shopping)
do the shopping | do some shopping
weekly shopping | monthly shopping
COLLOCATIONS FOR SLEEPING
sleep late (= wake up late)
catch up on some sleep (phrase) (= sleep after not having enough sleep)
a good night's sleep (phrase) (= when you sleep well)
English collocation lessons:
English Lesson: Collocations for Feelings
English Lesson: Collocations for Success
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English Lesson: Collocations for Urban Life
Collocations and Expressions for Childhood
English Lesson: 5 Types of Lifestyle
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