IELTS Collocations


Useful IELTS collocations

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take for granted

take (something) for granted /ˈteɪkfəˈɡraːntɪd/

to believe something is true without making sure or checking that it is first

  • She seemed to take it for granted that I would help her with her homework.

take up a challenge

take up a challenge /ˈteɪkʌpəˈtʃælɪndʒ/

to decide to do something that is difficult

  • I wasn't sure about signing up for the marathon as I have never done one before, but I've decided to take up the challenge!

take up a new post

take up a new post /ˈteɪˈkʌpəˈnjuːˈpəʊst/

to start a new job

  • My application for Director of Studies was successful and I will take up the new post next week.

thirst for knowledge

thirst for knowledge /ˈθɜːstfəˈnɒlɪdʒ/

to show great enthusiasm for learning new things

  • Her thirst for knowledge led her to succeed at university and after become a professor.

thoroughly enjoy

thoroughly enjoy /ˈθʌrəliˈendʒɔɪ/

 

to really enjoy something

  • We thoroughly enjoyed the theatre performance last night.