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WHY ENGLISH SPEAKING COACHING FOCUSES ON LEARNING OF COLLOCATIONS?

by Vandana V. Author

The most natural way to project language advised by English Coaching Centres is through the usage of Collocations.

If you excel in collocations, your English will be more vernacular, that is, comparable to native English Speakers.

When two or more sets of words are said together, it is called Collocation. They occur frequently, and we may have heard a few in the same environment. The familiar group of words gives away the same meaning. English Coaching in Bhopal directs those collocations with a higher probability and sounds precisely correct when spoken by native English speakers.

Many English Speaking Coaching indicates the fluency factor. Eloquence is achieved when the right set of words are fused to generate meaningful sentences. Here collocations play a vital role.

Learning collocation is a fundamental part of developing the fluent ability in the focused language. Experts of various English Speaking Coaching have seen that; it acts as a differentiating factor between native speakers and foreign language learners. For all English learners, the knowledge of collocation proves to be beneficial for the flow of speech.

Unlike the grammatical rules, collocations are more flexible and can partially be used in many situations. Through collocations, the sentence structure becomes more polished.  English Coaching Centres motivates the pupils to think of the set of words that generally go together.

 For example:

a. Make your bed. Means, tidy your bed.

Sentence example: - I like to make my bed every day.

b.      Do the dishes, means to clean the utensils

Sentence example: - when guests leave, I hate doing the dishes.

c.      Make time means to take out more time from any schedule

Sentence example: - you need to make time to pursue your passion more seriously.

In Collocation, we see limitations with words that can be used together and those which do not match up. English coaching in Bhopal practices a methodology where learners are told to use a set of particularly common verbs: do, get, make, have, go, etc. These verbs often regularly cause trouble to learners with collocation.

English Speaking Coaching guides in grouping together collocations of single verbs like do, make, get, etc., as an alternate way to approach the challenge of the regular collocations. For example, make usually collocates with words yielding results (make a dish, a mess, a fortune, an appointment). Do collocates with activities and stresses on actions (do a course, do better, do well, do everything). Further, Get collocates with adjectives indicating that something has changed (get excited, get going, get a life, get an impression)

With the help of collocations as taught in English Speaking Coaching, learners develop the appropriate usage of words in various scenarios.

Fluency is dependent on this skill set; it will allow you to produce speeches without any hesitation and knowing that you have been able to put across your idea to the listener.

According to Schmidt (1990), what information language beginners become acutely aware of, what they concentrate on, and what they notice, changes in some ways, additionally, it also verifies the result of their learning."

With in-depth knowledge of collocation, the scope of incorporating a smooth speech is more. It is like being presented with ready-made pieces of a puzzle and knowing where to use which part and how

an essential element is acquiring the ability to choose words and combine them to produce meaningful sentences. After adding collocation in spoken English, one gets into a tendency to merge words automatically.

Our brain gets trained as to when to use them and grant access when required. For regular practice, we need a compilation of collocations. One can start using standard and extensively used collocation and later start learning when a learner encounters them.

It is also advised to start maintaining a journal and writing all the words, meaning, synonym, and related collocation.

For example:

1.  VERB COLLOCATION (come, go, get, keep)

a. Come prepared

b. Come right back

c. Go bankrupt

d. Go out of business

e. Get frightened

f. Get permission

g. Keep quiet

h. Keep control

i. Keep in touch

 

2.     NOUN+PREPOSITION (on, about, into, in)

a. Hold on

b. Information on

c. Decision about

d. Story about

e. Research into

f. Enquiry into

g. Increase in

h. Choose in

i. Believe in

 

3.     ADJECTIVES+PREPOSITION (of, for, with, to, about)

a. Conscious of

b. Independent of

c. Prepared for

d. Renowned for

e. Blessed with

f. Associated with

g. Addicted to

h. Receptive to

i. Furious about

j. Pessimistic about

Through English speaking coaching, the awareness of the collocation is enhanced, and a repeated coverage helps in the learning process. Material is provided to practice, and relevant examples should be suggested for using collocations.

Many trainers teach ways to learn the lexicon, but if collocation is not acquainted with vocabulary, they are invariably not giving the students enough bandwidth for the usage. They should guide and direct the student towards reading enough material to understand and register common collocation used in reference.

The role of the teacher is to make the process of learning an easy road. It does not necessarily mean acquiring all the subject knowledge but knowing when to utilize it effectively. The experts have to crucially handle the ways they are teaching foreign language learners.


 About the Author

I have been mentoring working professionals and students in proficiency and the IELTS exam for a long time. I am a certified trainer with, Master's in business studies and have rich experience in the corporate and education fields. I hope my articles help the readers to gain strong confidence in their learning process.


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