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Collocations Challenge 2

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:

Dana from Canada

Even though I'm fully bilingual, English is my second language, and each 30-day challenge really helps to discover language finesses that only a native speaker can teach. I've noticed an improvement in my everyday communication.

Alice from Hong Kong

The collocations are really useful and surely will come in handy in the future. I enjoy learning them and I won't forget them as there are loads of exercises and flashcards inside the course. Collocations are useful in both spoken English and written English. I really have learnt a lot!

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 ordered from you. Highly effective, I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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:

Svetlana from Russia

Very useful collocations for everyday communication, very effective way to master them (revision + flashcards). I have been using a lot of collocations I have learned in my conversations.

Ruben from Chile

I liked the explanation, the exercises and the flashcard are very useful. I suddenly realized that I was using some collocations when I spoke with a friend.

Andrea from Germany

It is a fantastic method to learn. I hadn't any problems remembering new vocabulary. It is easier for me to speak English. I wished there were a lot more vocabulary courses like this one.

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:

Dalane from Brazil

Short lessons, easy to keep up with, and a new set of them. I had a conversation with a Filipino friend and she told me I'm sounding more natural... I felt very confident.

Anastasia from Belarus

I liked the amount of new expressions that we learned every day. Also, the expressions are quite popular and could be used on a daily basis. My speech is more colorful now.

Joanna from Germany

I have learned 150 new collocations and through the course, I was able to hone my writing and speaking skills! I love that challenge! 100% recommendation!!!

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.

The collocations challenge is available as part of our membership

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