Delta Publishing Catalogue

Using Collocations for Natural English

Delta Natural English Series

Authors: Elizabeth Walter, Kate Woodford

ISBN: 9783125016248


Collocations are the key to fluent English. Learning words on their own may enable students to communicate, but to sound natural, students must learn what words typically go together. 

Using Collocations helps students improve the way they use the words they already know. Comprising twenty-four units and six review sections, collocations are first presented in simple exercises. Students go on to understand and use the collocations with confidence in a variety of contexts.

 Using Collocations puts an emphasis on learning to use collocations appropriately. Collocations are always presented in typical contexts, and information on formality or informality is included. Exercises include working on a range of text types from tweets to emails, postcards to letters and adverts to newspaper articles. Examples of conversational English are also included with texts recorded on Audio CD, which allow students to notice features of stress and intonation.


Key Features

  • Intermediate (B1) to Upper-Intermediate level (B2) level
  • Suitable for classroom or self-study use
  • Includes answer key
  • Includes free audio CD
  • Index for easy reference


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Elizabeth Walter

Kate Woodford

After teaching English in Madrid and London, I took a job as an ELT lexicographer with Cambridge University Press in the early nineties. Having initially thought of this as a ‘foot in the door’ of ELT publishing generally, I proceeded to find the world of learner dictionaries unexpectedly fascinating. So fascinating that I stayed in it for sixteen years (!), working on titles such as the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionaryand the Cambridge Dictionary of Idioms. Three years ago I left CUP to set up a small publishing company with my colleague and friend, Liz Walter. Our intention was to continue lexicographic work but also to branch out and use our extensive vocabulary knowledge to write non-dictionary ELT titles. Hoping for some variety in our working lives, we have been surprised and delighted by the range of titles we have been asked to work on.