Hard, Heavy and Strong Collocations Exercise at Auto-English

Hard, Heavy and Strong Collocations Exercise at Auto-English

Fill the gaps with hard, heavy and strong.

1 She's a _____________ smoker. That's why she always stinks of smoke.
2 I can swim but I'm not a _____________ swimmer.
3 A little _____________ work never hurt anyone.
4 That exam was really _____________ .
5 I wish she wouldn't use such _____________ language in front of the kids.
6 You need _____________ nerves to be a fireman.
7 Sam's such a _____________ sleeper. He slept right through the hurricane.
8 I like beer and wine but I avoid _____________ drink like whisky and gin.
9 Ernest Hemmingway was known for being a _____________ drinker.
10 I'm not very _____________ on my students. We play lots of games and I never give them any homework.
11 She was given a _____________ fine for drink-driving, and she deserved it too.
12 Brenda doesn't like olives, capers or anything with a _____________ flavour.
13 A: I failed my maths test.
B: _____________ cheese! You should have tried revising for it.
14 There's no school today due to the _____________ snow.
15 Her new book has received a lot of _____________ criticism.
16 Although he's thin and weak-looking, he's really as _____________ as nails.

 

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