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Collocations Challenge 1

Learn 150 collocations - the secret to sounding natural in English

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30 lessons in 30 days

Get a short new lesson every day for 30 days. You'll need around 20 minutes a day.

Clear, short explanations

I explain everything you need to know in detail. You can watch my videos or read the explanations.

Proper, serious practice

Exercises, PDFs, reviews. You'll know 150 collocations and be able to use them easily by the end of the challenge.

'I can speak English but I don't sound natural and I translate in my head'

I remember once, when I was studying French at university, my French professor said to me, "your writing is all correct, but it just doesn't sound French! I can't give you a good mark."

I was really shocked! I'd tried hard to get everything correct. But my choice of words in French just wasn't natural and I didn't know how to fix the problem.

Later, when I was studying linguistics at Cambridge (where I focused on the psychology of how adults learn foreign languages), I found the answer!

The answer was collocations.

What our students say:

Dobestean from Romania

It was absolutely wonderful. It was so easy to learn with you, to practice, to memorize...I will certainly speak better in English and I will understand way better what native speakers say. I had a great conversation with a native was marvelous to speak so easily and understand him so well. Thank you so much!

Znedka from Czechia

I love the cyclical revision, it really works for me. Filling in gaps is also a great way to remember the phrases. The choice of collocations is just about right for me. I have noticed that I subconsciously talk/write more about topics where I can use the collocations I am just practising. I feel that my English vocabulary has improved and become more accurate.

Alessandra from Italy

I like your courses because I can really repeat what I learn many times and I can space it out. It's very good that I have access to these resources forever, so I can go over them when I see that I forgot some words. I've realised that these collocations come to me quite naturally when speaking.

What's a collocation?

A collocation is a group of words that often go together, like 'make a mistake' or 'heavy rain' or 'a slim book' or 'solve a problem'.

If you translate each word from your language, it's easy to say something like 'do a mistake' or 'big rain' or 'a thin book' or 'improve a problem'.

All of these are grammatically correct! But they're not what native English speakers say.

What our students say:

Andrey from KZ

I think this course comes in handy and has a better-organized structure. It's not very hard to remember almost every collocation we had. I've had many chances to use them in my daily discussions. For me, this is the best result.

Iwona from Poland

I really like that the course was in manageable chunks so it's easier to learn and more productive to remember. I feel more confident during English conversations because I know the right collocations now, so I sound more like a native.

Emilia from Poland

In my considered opinion, this course was absolutely a wise choice! :) I'm a firm believer in your method as I really use most of these collocations! I'm sure this course won't be the last one I order from you. Highly effective, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

The Collocations 30-Day Challenge

The perfect challenge for upper-intermediate and advanced learners who want to sound natural and sophisticated in English.

You'll learn how to:

  • Understand and use 150 important English collocations. We chose the collocations very carefully for you and we use them ourselves every day.
  • Remember the collocations by using scientifically-proven learning techniques. No more forgetting the words that you study! It's really possible to remember the new vocabulary using this method.
  • Make your English sound more like a native speaker's. Collocations are the key to making sentences like a native speaker and sounding natural in English.
  • Build the habit of studying every day. You'll be really surprised by how much progress you can make in a month if you study a little every day.

What our students say:

Paola from Italy

Very careful choice of collocations, they are extremely useful, and also very clear and kind explanations. I am more confident in speaking English (academic environment).

Bozena from Croatia

You are a great teacher. I liked the way you were explaining the meaning of the phrasal verbs. I liked the whole concept too.

Norman from Hungary

I liked that there were 5 words every day to study. It was quite simple to understand and because of the explaining videos, I had a little bit more motivation for it.

Hi, I'm Seonaid, your teacher

And together with the Perfect English Grammar team, I've helped tens of millions of students improve their grammar.

I'm a British native speaker of English. I have a Master's degree (MPhil) from Cambridge University in English and Linguistics and I've been teaching English for many years.

Languages are wonderful! I love teaching and I love thinking about languages and how we can learn them really well. I'm here to help you use the best techniques to improve your vocabulary and achieve your English goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

The challenge starts whenever you like. We recommend that you spend 30 days per challenge.

No, the videos are already recorded for you, so you can watch them whenever you like.

You can keep the challenge forever and study it whenever you like. It doesn't matter if you don't finish in thirty days - you can do it later.

There's a short video and an exercise every day, plus reviews for each challenge. You'll need about fifteen or twenty minutes.

We have thousands of happy students! But if you do decide that the challenge isn't what you need, we offer a full 30-day guarantee. Just send us an email and we'll give you your money back.

The free website has written explanations and some exercises. This is a full online course, which is carefully organised and goes into a lot more detail. It has videos, flashcards, PDFs, and review exercises. We will also answer your questions and you can get a certificate when you finish the course.

Yes! You are very welcome to use this material in your classroom or with your private students. Everything can be printed and photocopied.

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