**PTE Academic Collocation List**

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1 | abstract | adj | concept | n | ||

2 | academic | adj | achievement | n | ||

3 | academic | adj | career | n | ||

4 | (in) | academic | adj | circles | n | |

5 | academic | adj | community | n | ||

6 | academic | adj | debate | n | ||

7 | academic | adj | discipline | n | ||

8 | academic | adj | discourse | n | ||

9 | academic | adj | institution | n | ||

10 | academic | adj | journal | n | ||

11 | academic | adj | life | n | ||

12 | academic | adj | performance | n | ||

13 | academic | adj | research | n | ||

14 | academic | adj | skills | n | ||

15 | academic | adj | study | n | ||

16 | academic | adj | success | n | ||

17 | academic | adj | work | n | ||

18 | academic | adj | world | n | ||

19 | academic | adj | writing | n | ||

20 | academic | adj | year | n | ||

21 | accept | v | responsibility | n | ||

22 | acceptable | adj | behaviour | n | ||

23 | accurate | adj | assessment | n | ||

24 | accurate | adj | description | n | ||

25 | accurate | adj | information | n | ||

26 | accurate | adj | measurement | n | ||

27 | accurate | adj | picture | n | ||

28 | accurate | adj | record | n | ||

29 | achieve (a) | v | goal | n | ||

30 | achieve (an) | v | objective | n | ||

31 | achieve (an) | v | outcome | n | ||

32 | acquire | v | knowledge | n | ||

33 | active | adj | involvement | n | ||

34 | active | adj | participant | n | ||

35 | active | adj | participation | n | ||

36 | active | adj | role | n | ||

37 | (be) | actively | adv | involved | vpp | |

38 | acutely | adv | aware | adj | ||

39 | add | v | information | n | ||

40 | additional | adj | cost | n | ||

41 | additional | adj | information | n | ||

42 | additional | adj | problem | n | ||

43 | additional | adj | resources | n | ||

44 | additional | adj | support | n | ||

45 | address (an) | v | issue | n | ||

46 | administrative | adj | practices | n | ||

47 | adopt (a) | v | procedure | n | ||

48 | adopt (an) | v | approach | n | ||

49 | advanced | adj | economy | n | ||

50 | advanced | adj | technology | n | ||

51 | adverse | adj | effect | n | ||

52 | adverse | adj | reaction | n | ||

53 | adversely | adv | affect | v | ||

54 | affect (the) | v | outcome | n | ||

55 | affect (the) | v | development | n | (of) | |

56 | allocate | v | resources | n | ||

57 | allow | v | access | n | (to) |

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58 | almost | adv | identical | adj | ||

59 | alternative | adj | approach | n | ||

60 | alternative | adj | explanation | n | ||

61 | alternative | adj | form | n | ||

62 | alternative | adj | interpretation | n | ||

63 | alternative | adj | means | n | ||

64 | alternative | adj | method | n | ||

65 | alternative | adj | model | n | ||

66 | alternative | adj | solution | n | ||

67 | alternative | adj | source | n | ||

68 | alternative | adj | strategy | n | ||

69 | alternative | adj | view | n | ||

70 | alternative | adj | way | n | ||

71 | ample | adj | evidence | n | ||

72 | analytical | adj | approach | n | ||

73 | analytical | adj | tool | n | ||

74 | anecdotal | adj | evidence | n | ||

75 | annual | adj | conference | n | ||

76 | annual | adj | meeting | n | ||

77 | annual | adj | rate | n | ||

78 | annual | adj | report | n | ||

79 | annual | adj | review | n | ||

80 | apply | v | equally | adv | ||

81 | apply (a) | v | method | n | ||

82 | apply (the) | v | theory | n | ||

83 | appropriate | adj | action | n | ||

84 | appropriate | adj | behaviour | n | ||

85 | appropriate | adj | conditions | n | ||

86 | appropriate | adj | data | n | ||

87 | appropriate | adj | form | n | ||

88 | appropriate | adj | language | n | ||

89 | appropriate | adj | level | n | ||

90 | appropriate | adj | point | n | ||

91 | appropriate | adj | response | n | ||

92 | appropriate | adj | skills | n | ||

93 | appropriate | adj | treatment | n | ||

94 | appropriate | adj | way | n | ||

95 | armed | adj | conflict | n | ||

96 | artificial | adj | intelligence | n | ||

97 | assess (the) | v | impact | n | (of) | |

98 | assessment | n | process | n | ||

99 | associated | adj | factors | n | ||

100 | assume | v | responsibility | n | ||

101 | assume (the) | v | role | n | (of) | |

102 | atomic | adj | energy | n | ||

103 | attend (a) | v | conference | n | ||

104 | available | adj | data | n | ||

105 | available | adj | evidence | n | ||

106 | available | adj | information | n | ||

107 | available | adj | resources | n | ||

108 | average | adj | score | n | ||

109 | background | n | knowledge | n | ||

110 | basic | adj | assumption | n | ||

111 | basic | adj | component | n | ||

112 | basic | adj | concept | n | ||

113 | basic | adj | element | n | ||

114 | basic | adj | function | n | ||

115 | basic | adj | information | n | ||

116 | basic | adj | premise | n |

### Collocation list

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117 | basic | adj | principle | n | ||

118 | basic | adj | research | n | ||

119 | basic | adj | structure | n | ||

120 | basic | adj | technique | n | ||

121 | bear | v | resemblance | n | (to) | |

122 | become | v | apparent | adj | ||

123 | become | v | available | adj | ||

124 | become | v | aware | adj | ||

125 | become | v | blurred | adj | ||

126 | become | v | established | adj | ||

127 | become | v | evident | adj | ||

128 | become | v | independent | adj | ||

129 | become | v | involved | adj | (with/in) | |

130 | become | v | obvious | adj | ||

131 | become | v | visible | adj | ||

132 | become | v | widespread | adj | ||

133 | become (a) | v | source | n | (of) | |

134 | become (the) | v | focus | n | (of) | |

135 | begin (a) | v | process | n | ||

136 | behave | v | differently | adv | ||

137 | beneficial | adj | effect | n | ||

138 | (be) | best | adv | described | vpp | (as, in terms of) |

139 | binary | adj | opposition | n | ||

140 | binary | adj | system | n | ||

141 | biological | adj | evolution | n | ||

142 | biological | adj | science | n | ||

143 | biological | adj | sex | n | ||

144 | brief | adj | account | n | ||

145 | brief | adj | description | n | ||

146 | brief | adj | discussion | n | ||

147 | brief | adj | history | n | ||

148 | brief | adj | introduction | n | ||

149 | brief | adj | overview | n | ||

150 | brief | adj | period | n | ||

151 | brief | adj | review | n | ||

152 | brief | adj | summary | n | ||

153 | brief | adj | time | n | ||

154 | briefly | adv | describe | v | ||

155 | briefly | adv | discuss | v | ||

156 | broad | adj | agreement | n | ||

157 | broad | adj | category | n | ||

158 | broad | adj | definition | n | ||

159 | (a) | broad | adj | range | n | (of) |

160 | broad | adj | spectrum | n | ||

161 | broader | adj | context | n | ||

162 | (be) | broadly | adv | defined | vpp | |

163 | broadly | adv | similar | adj | ||

164 | business | n | sector | n | ||

165 | business | n | transaction | n | ||

166 | capitalist | adj | country | n | ||

167 | capitalist | adj | economy | n | ||

168 | capitalist | adj | society | n | ||

169 | capitalist | adj | system | n | ||

170 | capitalist | adj | world | n | ||

171 | career | n | development | n | ||

172 | career | n | opportunity | n | ||

173 | careful | adj | analysis | n | ||

174 | careful | adj | attention | n | ||

175 | careful | adj | consideration | n |

### PTE Academic Collocation list

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176 | careful | adj | thought | n | ||

177 | (be) | carefully | adv | controlled | vpp | |

178 | (be) | carefully | adv | selected | vpp | |

179 | carry | v | information | n | ||

180 | carry out | v | research | n | (of) | |

181 | carry out (the) | v | task | n | ||

182 | cast | v | doubt | n | (on) | |

183 | causal | adj | link | n | ||

184 | causal | adj | relation | n | ||

185 | causal | adj | relationship | n | ||

186 | cause | v | consequences | n | ||

187 | cause | v | stress | n | ||

188 | central | adj | authority | n | ||

189 | central | adj | concept | n | ||

190 | central | adj | concern | n | ||

191 | central | adj | control | n | ||

192 | central | adj | core | n | ||

193 | central | adj | feature | n | ||

194 | central | adj | focus | n | ||

195 | central | adj | government | n | ||

196 | central | adj | importance | n | ||

197 | central | adj | issue | n | ||

198 | central | adj | part | n | ||

199 | central | adj | point | n | ||

200 | central | adj | position | n | ||

201 | central | adj | problem | n | ||

202 | central | adj | question | n | ||

203 | central | adj | role | n | ||

204 | central | adj | tenet | n | ||

205 | central | adj | theme | n | ||

206 | certain | adj | aspect | n | ||

207 | certain | adj | assumptions | n | ||

208 | certain | adj | characteristics | n | ||

209 | certain | adj | circumstances | n | ||

210 | change | v | constantly | adv | ||

211 | change | v | dramatically | adv | ||

212 | change | v | rapidly | adv | ||

213 | change (an) | v | attitude | n | ||

214 | changing | adj | attitudes | n | ||

215 | changing | adj | circumstances | n | ||

216 | changing | adj | nature | n | ||

217 | changing | adj | needs | n | ||

218 | changing | adj | pattern | n | ||

219 | changing | adj | world | n | ||

220 | characteristic | adj | feature | n | ||

221 | chemical | adj | reaction | n | ||

222 | civil | adj | case | n | ||

223 | civil | adj | society | n | ||

224 | class | n | consciousness | n | ||

225 | classic | adj | example | n | ||

226 | classic | adj | study | n | ||

227 | classic | adj | text | n | ||

228 | classic | adj | work | n | ||

229 | classical | adj | theory | n | ||

230 | clear | adj | boundary | n | ||

231 | clear | adj | distinction | n | ||

232 | clear | adj | evidence | n | ||

233 | clear | adj | focus | n | ||

234 | clear | adj | indication | n |

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235 | clear | adj | relationship | n | ||

236 | clear | adj | statement | n | ||

237 | clear | adj | structure | n | ||

238 | (be) | clearly | adv | defined | vpp | |

239 | (be) | clearly | adv | demonstrated | vpp | |

240 | (be) | clearly | adv | established | vpp | |

241 | clearly | adv | evident | adj | ||

242 | (be) | clearly | adv | identified | vpp | |

243 | clearly | adv | important | adj | ||

244 | (be) | clearly | adv | related | vpp | (to) |

245 | clearly | adv | understand | v | ||

246 | clearly | adv | visible | adj | ||

247 | climate | n | change | n | ||

248 | climatic | adj | conditions | n | ||

249 | close | adj | contact | n | ||

250 | close | adj | proximity | n | ||

251 | close | adj | relationship | n | ||

252 | close | adj | scrutiny | n | ||

253 | (be) | closely | adv | allied | vpp | (to, with) |

254 | (be) | closely | adv | associated | vpp | (with) |

255 | (be) | closely | adv | connected | vpp | (to, with) |

256 | (be) | closely | adv | linked | vpp | (to, with) |

257 | (be) | closely | adv | related | vpp | (to) |

258 | closely | adv | resemble | v | ||

259 | (be) | closely | adv | tied | vpp | |

260 | (upon, on) | closer | adj | examination | n | |

261 | (on/upon) | closer | adj | inspection | n | |

262 | closer | adj | look | n | ||

263 | cognitive | adj | ability | n | ||

264 | cognitive | adj | development | n | ||

265 | cognitive | adj | skills | n | ||

266 | collaborative | adj | learning | n | ||

267 | collect | v | data | n | ||

268 | collect | v | information | n | ||

269 | collective | adj | action | n | ||

270 | collective | adj | identity | n | ||

271 | collective | adj | memory | n | ||

272 | combined | adj | effect | n | ||

273 | come into | v | conflict | n | (with) | |

274 | come into | v | contact | n | (with) | |

275 | commercial | adj | activity | n | ||

276 | commercial | adj | transaction | n | ||

277 | commit (a) | v | crime | n | ||

278 | commit (an) | v | offence | n | ||

279 | common | adj | ancestor | n | ||

280 | common | adj | approach | n | ||

281 | common | adj | assumption | n | ||

282 | common | adj | characteristic | n | ||

283 | common | adj | culture | n | ||

284 | common | adj | error | n | ||

285 | common | adj | feature | n | ||

286 | common | adj | goal | n | ||

287 | common | adj | method | n | ||

288 | common | adj | source | n | ||

289 | common | adj | theme | n | ||

290 | common | adj | usage | n | ||

291 | (be) | commonly | adv | accepted | vpp | |

292 | (be) | commonly | adv | associated | vpp | (with) |

293 | (be) | commonly | adv | called | vpp |

### Collocation List

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294 | (be) | commonly | adv | encountered | vpp | |

295 | (be) | commonly | adv | found | vpp | (in) |

296 | (be) | commonly | adv | known | vpp | (as) |

297 | (be) | commonly | adv | referred | vpp | (to) (as) |

298 | (be) | commonly | adv | used | vpp | |

299 | communicate | v | effectively | adv | ||

300 | comparative | adj | analysis | n | ||

301 | comparative | adj | research | n | ||

302 | comparative | adj | study | n | ||

303 | compelling | adj | argument | n | ||

304 | compelling | adj | evidence | n | ||

305 | compelling | adj | reason | n | ||

306 | competitive | adj | market | n | ||

307 | competitive | adj | pressure | n | ||

308 | complete (a) | v | task | n | ||

309 | complex | adj | area | n | ||

310 | complex | adj | interaction | n | ||

311 | complex | adj | issue | n | ||

312 | complex | adj | pattern | n | ||

313 | complex | adj | problem | n | ||

314 | complex | adj | process | n | ||

315 | complex | adj | question | n | ||

316 | complex | adj | relationship | n | ||

317 | complex | adj | set | n | ||

318 | complex | adj | situation | n | ||

319 | complex | adj | structure | n | ||

320 | complex | adj | system | n | ||

321 | comprehensive | adj | account | n | ||

322 | comprehensive | adj | approach | n | ||

323 | comprehensive | adj | overview | n | ||

324 | comprehensive | adj | review | n | ||

325 | comprehensive | adj | system | n | ||

326 | conceptual | adj | framework | n | ||

327 | concerted | adj | effort | n | ||

328 | concluding | adj | remarks | n | ||

329 | concluding | adj | section | n | ||

330 | conditional | adj | probability | n | ||

331 | conduct | v | research | n | ||

332 | conduct (a) | v | study | n | ||

333 | conduct (a) | v | survey | n | ||

334 | conduct (an) | v | analysis | n | ||

335 | conduct (an) | v | interview | n | ||

336 | conflict | n | resolution | n | ||

337 | conflicting | adj | interests | n | ||

338 | consider | v | appropriate | adj | ||

339 | consider | v | relevant | adj | ||

340 | consider (a) | v | possibility | n | ||

341 | consider (an) | v | aspect | n | ||

342 | consider (an) | v | issue | n | ||

343 | consider (the) | v | impact | n | (of) | |

344 | consider (the) | v | implications | n | ||

345 | consider (the) | v | role | n | (of) | |

346 | (a) | considerable | adj | amount | n | (of) |

347 | considerable | adj | attention | n | ||

348 | considerable | adj | debate | n | ||

349 | (a) | considerable | adj | degree | n | (of) |

350 | (in) | considerable | adj | detail | n | |

351 | considerable | adj | effort | n | ||

352 | considerable | adj | evidence | n |

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353 | (to a) | considerable | adj | extent | n | |

354 | (be of) | considerable | adj | importance | n | |

355 | considerable | adj | influence | n | ||

356 | considerable | adj | interest | n | ||

357 | considerable | adj | research | n | ||

358 | considerable | adj | support | n | ||

359 | considerable | adj | variation | n | ||

360 | consistent | adj | pattern | n | ||

361 | consistent | adj | results | n | ||

362 | constant | adj | rate | n | ||

363 | constituent | adj | elements | n | ||

364 | constituent | adj | parts | n | ||

365 | contain | v | information | n | ||

366 | contain (an) | v | element | n | ||

367 | contemporary | adj | debate | n | ||

368 | contemporary | adj | issue | n | ||

369 | contemporary | adj | life | n | ||

370 | contemporary | adj | society | n | ||

371 | contemporary | adj | world | n | ||

372 | contextual | adj | factors | n | ||

373 | continued | adj | existence | n | ||

374 | continued | adj | growth | n | ||

375 | continued | adj | use | n | ||

376 | continuous | adj | process | n | ||

377 | contribute | v | significantly | adv | ||

378 | contribute to (the) | v | development | n | (of) | |

379 | controversial | adj | issue | n | ||

380 | conventional | adj | view | n | ||

381 | conventional | adj | wisdom | n | ||

382 | convey | v | information | n | ||

383 | convey | v | meaning | n | ||

384 | convey (a) | v | message | n | ||

385 | convincing | adj | evidence | n | ||

386 | coping | adj | strategy | n | ||

387 | core | adj | area | n | ||

388 | core | adj | element | n | ||

389 | core | adj | issue | n | ||

390 | core | adj | skills | n | ||

391 | core | adj | value | n | ||

392 | correct | adj | interpretation | n | ||

393 | correct (an) | v | error | n | ||

394 | counter | adj | argument | n | ||

395 | cover (a) | v | range | n | (of) | |

396 | cover (a) | v | topic | n | ||

397 | cover (an) | v | area | n | ||

398 | create | v | conditions | n | ||

399 | create | v | opportunities | n | ||

400 | create | v | problems | n | ||

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