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Boers, F. et al. (2014). Gauging the effects of exercises on verb-noun collocations. Language Teaching Research, 18(1), 54-74. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/1362168813505389
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O'Reilly, D. et al.
01 November 2018
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First language of learners
- Unspecified South-East Asian languages
Gender of learners
Context of language use
Feature being learned
- Collocations / formulaic sequences
Type of instruction
Four types of exercise: ‘insert the verb’ (e.g., choose ‘give’, ‘make’, or ‘pay’: ‘My husband just pretends to _____attention when I talk to him’); ‘insert the collocation’ (e.g., choose ‘make a suggestion’, ‘do business’, or ‘pay attention’: ‘I’m a bit hesitant to ___with such a young firm’); ‘connect’ (match verbs on the left with nouns on the right); ‘underline the verb’ (e.g., underline the correct verb: ‘Can I do/give/make a suggestion?’).
Amount of instruction
Exercises were done over 20-25 minutes.
O'Reilly, D. et al. (2018). Exercises for learning verb-noun collocations. OASIS Summary of Boers, F. et al. (2014) in Language Teaching Research. https://test.oasis-database.org/concern/summaries/0r967374w?locale=en