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ESL Vocabulary Exercises: Day to Day
Whether you’re running your daily errands, studying at the library or just shopping, this section helps you to practice the most common English phrases used in a variety of everyday situations.

ESL Exercises: Real Estate Collocations 

  • home inspection
  • listing price
  • bidding wars
  • upgrade the house
  • downsize
  • sale value
  • open house
  • real estate agent
  • commercial properties
  • residential properties
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ESL Exercises: Rooms in the House 

  • mud room
  • recreation room
  • powder room
  • master bedroom
  • laundry room
  • dining room
  • study room
  • wine cellar
  • living room
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ESL Exercises: Eating and Cooking Eggs Collocations 

  • soft-boiled
  • hard-boiled
  • egg whites
  • crack an egg
  • beat an egg
  • over easy eggs
  • sunny-side up eggs
  • scrambled eggs
  • runny yolk
  • solid yolk
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ESL Exercises: Crime Collocations top

  • juvenile delinquency
  • white-collar crime
  • organized crime
  • crime motive
  • on suspicion
  • on parole
  • on probation
  • taken into custody
  • crime stoppers
  • commit a crime
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ESL Exercises: City Streets Collocations top

  • manhole
  • parking meter
  • high-rise building
  • pedestrian scramble
  • pothole
  • billboard
  • speed bumps
  • low-rise building
  • fire hydrant
  • countdown timers
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ESL Exercises: School Collocations (3) top

  • social studies
  • cheat list
  • parent council
  • school supplies
  • school assembly
  • roll call
  • P.A. (public address) system
  • take notes
  • yearbook
  • life sciences
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ESL Exercises: Car Parts Collocations top

  • steering wheel
  • glove compartment
  • spare tire
  • licence plate
  • turn signal
  • jumper cables
  • luggage rack
  • rearview mirror
  • windshield wipers
  • rear windshield
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ESL Exercises: Food Phrasal Verbs top

  • drink up
  • rustle up
  • pick at
  • wolf down
  • eat up
  • pig out
  • take out
  • cut down
  • dig in
  • eat out
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ESL Exercises: Sleep Phrasal Verbs top

  • sleep over
  • drift off
  • wind down
  • sleep in
  • sleep through
  • get up
  • catch up
  • crash out
  • wake up
  • sleep off
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ESL Exercises: Sleep Idioms top

  • shuteye
  • sleep like a log
  • toss and turn
  • hit the hay
  • cat nap
  • not sleep a wink
  • wide-awake
  • crack of dawn
  • beauty sleep
  • recharge my batteries
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ESL Exercises: Police Collocations top

  • search warrant
  • crime scene
  • riot police
  • roadblock
  • spike belt
  • undercover police
  • forensic investigation
  • homicide detective
  • without resistance
  • composite sketch
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ESL Exercises: Elections Collocations (2) top

  • party platform
  • voter information card
  • election campaign
  • voting screen
  • advance polls
  • opposition party
  • swing voters
  • majority government
  • ballot box
  • returning officer
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ESL Exercises: School Supplies Collocations top

  • pencil sharpener
  • pencil case
  • highlighter
  • paper clips
  • construction paper
  • plastic sleeves
  • liquid paper
  • geometry set
  • post-it notes
  • subject dividers
  • hole puncher
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ESL Exercises: Fire Safety Collocations top

  • fire alarm
  • combustible materials
  • fire extinguisher
  • fire hazard
  • smoke inhalation
  • fire drill
  • fire hydrant
  • smoke alarm
  • short circuit
  • flammable liquids
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ESL Exercises: Olympic Games Collocations top

  • host city
  • Olympic motto
  • torchbearer
  • torch relay
  • five interlacing rings
  • opening ceremony
  • doping control
  • Olympic venues
  • on the podium
  • closing ceremony
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ESL Exercises: Canada Day Collocations top

  • national anthem
  • community barbecue
  • military parade
  • flag-raising ceremony
  • red-and-white
  • swearing-in
  • fireworks display
  • statutory holiday
  • Changing of Guard
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ESL Exercises: Gardening Collocations top

  • pull weeds
  • mow the lawn
  • mulch the garden
  • annual plants
  • perennial plants
  • sow seeds
  • germinate seeds
  • flowerbeds
  • prune plants
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ESL Exercises: Mother's Day Collocations top

  • stepmother
  • birth mother
  • adoptive mother
  • foster mother
  • motherhood
  • maternal instincts
  • maternity leave
  • surrogate mother
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ESL Exercises: Earth Day Collocations top

  • global warming
  • hybrid car
  • disposable dishes
  • natural resources
  • fluorescent light bulbs
  • rechargeable batteries
  • recyclable materials
  • fossil fuels
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ESL Exercises: Taxi Phrasal Verbs top

ESL Exercises: School Idioms (2) top

  • copycat
  • trial and error
  • it was all Greek to
  • teacher’s pet
  • pat on the back
  • no-brainer
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ESL Exercises: School Phrasal Verbs top

ESL Exercises: School Idioms top

  • learn by heart
  • bear in mind
  • read between the lines
  • go in one ear and out the other
  • take the bull by its horns
  • rule of thumb
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ESL Exercises: Speaking Idioms top

  • hold the floor
  • in a nutshell
  • tongue-in-cheek
  • off the cuff
  • a mile a minute
  • make a long story short
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ESL Exercises: Shopping Idioms top

  • sales pitch
  • best bet
  • at the drop of the hat
  • cost a pretty penny
  • rain check
  • window-shopping
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ESL Exercises: Skiing Collocations top

  • cross-country
  • packed trails
  • snowcat
  • downhill
  • ski poles
  • ski bindings
  • trail marking system
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ESL Exercises: School Collocations (2) top

  • spoonfeed
  • pop quiz
  • student-teacher ratio
  • outdoor recess
  • indoor recess
  • disruptive behavior
  • pros and cons
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ESL Exercises: School Collocations top

  • mandatory attendance
  • skip school
  • field trip
  • extracurricular activities
  • report card
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ESL Exercises: Sports Collocations top

  • martial arts
  • do push-ups
  • play a sport
  • lift weights
  • self-defense
  • recreational facility
  • protective gear
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ESL Exercises: Winter Collocations top

  • frostbite
  • winter storm watch
  • snowflakes
  • snowplow
  • snowdrift
  • freezing rain
  • wind chill
  • snow shower
  • whiteout conditions
  • blowing snow
  • snow squall
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ESL Exercises: Computers Phrasal Verbs top

ESL Exercises: Airport Collocations top

  • check-in counter
  • baggage carousel
  • hand luggage
  • metal detector
  • jet lag
  • excess baggage
  • boarding pass
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ESL Exercises: War/Terrorism Collocations top

  • declare war
  • withdraw troops
  • suicide bomber
  • terror alert
  • hold hostages
  • flak jacket
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ESL Exercises: Thanksgiving Collocations top

  • family reunion
  • harvest celebration
  • pumpkin pie
  • mashed potatoes
  • cranberry sauce
  • Horn of Plenty
  • roasted turkey
  • statutory holiday
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ESL Exercises: Crime Idioms top

  • get out of hand
  • a good Samaritan
  • red-handed
  • behind bars
  • on the run
  • hush money
  • in cold blood
  • turn over a new leaf
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ESL Exercises: Law Collocations top

  • comply with the law
  • pro bono
  • file a lawsuit
  • break the law
  • small claims court
  • Supreme Court
  • plead guilty
  • capital punishment
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ESL Exercises: Library Collocations top

  • renew a book
  • borrow materials
  • overdue materials
  • call number
  • circulation desk
  • place a hold on
  • due date
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ESL Exercises: Health Collocations top

  • teary eyes
  • blood transfusion
  • alternative medicine treatments
  • life expectancy
  • catching a cold
  • disease outbreak
  • stuffy nose
  • husky voice
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ESL Exercises: Health Idioms top

  • be back on your feet
  • look the picture of health
  • under the knife
  • as white as a sheet
  • as fit as a fiddle
  • clean bill of health
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ESL Exercises: Remembrance Day Collocations top

  • half-mast
  • wreath-laying ceremony
  • tomb of the unknown soldier
  • honor the veterans
  • peace treaty
  • moment of silence
  • pay tribute
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ESL Exercises: Sports Idioms top

  • be in shape
  • in a split second
  • pump iron
  • neck and neck
  • foul play
  • keep the ball rolling
  • home court advantage
  • out of bounds
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ESL Exercises: Health Phrasal Verbs top

Sports/Exercising: Phrasal Verbs top

ESL Exercises: Supermarket Collocations top

  • expiry date
  • dairy section
  • express line
  • deli section
  • soft drinks
  • sales gimmick
  • nutritional label
  • in bulk
  • perishable food
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ESL Exercises: Telephone Phrasal Verbs top

  • cut off
  • hang up
  • put through
  • call back
  • call up
  • hold on
  • get through
  • pick up
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ESL Exercises: Telephone Collocations top

  • voice mail
  • leave a message
  • dial tone
  • busy signal
  • return a call
  • wrong number
  • hold the line
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ESL Exercises: Halloween Collocations top

  • haunted house
  • trick-or-treat
  • heebie-jeebies
  • carve a pumpkin
  • Jack-o-lantern
  • werewolf
  • boogeyman
  • apple bobbing
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ESL Exercises: Driving Collocations top

  • rush hour
  • tailgate
  • speed limit
  • yield right of way
  • change lanes
  • blind spot
  • high beam lights
  • breathalyzer test
  • demerit points
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ESL Exercises: Elections Collocations top

  • cast a ballot
  • vote of no confidence
  • turnout
  • vote of confidence
  • proof of identity
  • polling station
  • proxy vote
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ESL Exercises: Driving Phrasal Verbs top

ESL Exercises: Crime Phrasal Verbs top



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 Summary
ESL Exercises: Real Estate Collocations
ESL Exercises: Rooms in the House
ESL Exercises: Eating and Cooking Eggs Collocations
ESL Exercises: Crime Collocations
ESL Exercises: City Streets Collocations
ESL Exercises: School Collocations (3)
ESL Exercises: Car Parts Collocations
ESL Exercises: Food Phrasal Verbs
ESL Exercises: Sleep Phrasal Verbs
ESL Exercises: Sleep Idioms
ESL Exercises: Police Collocations
ESL Exercises: Elections Collocations (2)
ESL Exercises: School Supplies Collocations
ESL Exercises: Fire Safety Collocations
ESL Exercises: Olympic Games Collocations
ESL Exercises: Canada Day Collocations
ESL Exercises: Gardening Collocations
ESL Exercises: Mother's Day Collocations
ESL Exercises: Earth Day Collocations
ESL Exercises: Taxi Phrasal Verbs
ESL Exercises: School Idioms (2)
ESL Exercises: School Phrasal Verbs
ESL Exercises: School Idioms
ESL Exercises: Speaking Idioms
ESL Exercises: Shopping Idioms
ESL Exercises: Skiing Collocations
ESL Exercises: School Collocations (2)
ESL Exercises: School Collocations
ESL Exercises: Sports Collocations
ESL Exercises: Winter Collocations
ESL Exercises: Computers Phrasal Verbs
ESL Exercises: Airport Collocations
ESL Exercises: War/Terrorism Collocations
ESL Exercises: Thanksgiving Collocations
ESL Exercises: Crime Idioms
ESL Exercises: Law Collocations
ESL Exercises: Library Collocations
ESL Exercises: Health Collocations
ESL Exercises: Health Idioms
ESL Exercises: Remembrance Day Collocations
ESL Exercises: Sports Idioms
ESL Exercises: Health Phrasal Verbs
Sports/Exercising: Phrasal Verbs
ESL Exercises: Supermarket Collocations
ESL Exercises: Telephone Phrasal Verbs
ESL Exercises: Telephone Collocations
ESL Exercises: Halloween Collocations
ESL Exercises: Driving Collocations
ESL Exercises: Elections Collocations
ESL Exercises: Driving Phrasal Verbs
ESL Exercises: Crime Phrasal Verbs
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