Устойчивые словосочетания в английском

Словосочетание - это группа из двух или более слов, которые обычно идут вместе. Вот несколько примеров словосочетаний глаголов:
дать обещание  make a promise,
приложить усилия - make the effort,
извиниться -  make excuses,
пройти курс -  take a class,
сэкономить деньги -  save money
потратить деньги - spend money,
произвести впечатление - get the impression

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Verb Collocations
Collocation is a group of two or more words that usually go together. Some examples of verb collocations are: make a promise, make the effort, make excuses, take a class, save money, spend money, get the impression.
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Emma: How has your first month in the U.S. been? Are you having a good time? Marta: Yes, it's really great! I'm glad I made the decision to go abroad. I've always wanted to live in another country. Emma: What made you finally decide to do it? Marta: I knew that studying abroad would make a difference in my education and my life. But I afraid I would miss my family too much. My grandpa told me to follow my dream and take the chance. Then, one day, I decided to take my grandpa's advice and just do it. I was tired of making excuses for why I couldn't go. That's how I came to this decision. Emma: You're really brave! I don't know if I could spend a year in another country, especially if people spoke another language. Marta: Actually, I've been learning English my whole life. I've always had a passion for it. I saw Boston in some American movies. It looked so nice that I wanted to make the effort to come here. Emma: Have you seen any sights yet? Marta: Not yet. I’ve been too busy doing my homework. I didn’t realize how many assignments American professors give. Emma: I know! I’ve been thinking about making a complaint of the Dean of Students. Some of my teachers make me take a test every week! Marta: Wow, that's terrible! That reminds me, I have an assignment I need to get started o soon. One of my teachers want me to write a ten-page paper! Emma: Wow, That long. I hope you get to take a break soon. There are so many things to see and do in Boston! Marta: I might see some sights this weekend. I have to do the shopping for my apartment, so I’ll be out anyway. Do you have any recommendations? Emma: Faneuil Hall is a fun marketplace to visit. I think you would love to spend time looking at all the shops and getting some food. Marta: I’d love to try some American foods. I do the cooking at my apartment, So I only eat Spanish food. Emma: Wow, you cook? I’m terrible at cooking. Every time I try to make dinner, I make a mistake. One time I added too much seasoning and the taste was horrible. Another time, I forgot I had left something on the stove and it caught fire! The food stuck to the pan. I made a mess! Marta: I could do you a favor and teach you how to cook! Emma: That’s okay. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m not a good cook. Marta: Would you do me a favor then? Emma: Sure, what is it?

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