IELTS Collocations

Useful IELTS collocations

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bear in mind

bear in mind /ˈbeərɪnˈmaɪnd/


to take something into consideration when making a judgement or decision

  • Bear in mind (remember) that there are often delays to flights in bad weather.

boost sales/profits

boost profits /ˈbuːstˈprɒfɪts/

increase profits

  • It is hoped that the advertising campaign will boost the company's sales and profits in this quarter.

burst into laughter

burst into laughter /ˈbɜːrstɪntəˈlaːftə/

to suddenly start laughing a lot about something

  • They burst into laughter after every one of the comedian's jokes.