English Collocations Related To Leisure

Learn English collocations related to leisure. Natural English expressions will help take your English to another level. These advanced expressions will be very useful to you if you are preparing for an English exam (FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS etc)

Using collocations for English speaking and writing can make you more easily understood and help you speak like a native.

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List of collocations

English collocations related to leisure

Collocations are really important for English learning students.

And just a quick note about what is a collocation in case you’re worried about it and you’re not quite sure.

A collocation is simply two or more words that are often seen together or used together. English collocations for our students are really helpful because they’re not just single words. When you use them, you’re using actual phrases or expressions. Using collocations for English speaking and writing helps you achieve fluency quicker.

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catch up on sleep

Meaning: to compensate for the sleep that you’ve missed over the previous days

Example:

I think I’ll have a lazy morning. I have to catch up on sleep. I’ve been really, really working hard lately.

have a lie-in

Meaning: you possibly might be awake, but you just don’t feel like getting up yet

Example:

I fancy a lie-in this weekend. We’ve been busy every weekend since Christmas.

go for a stroll

Meaning: a very nice way to say to go for a walk

Example:

Let’s have lunch and go for a stroll in the park.

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hit the shops

Meaning: go shopping in a big way, usually with some real damage to your credit card

Example:

Let’s meet at about 10 o’clock. We’ll grab a coffee, and then we’re going to hit the shops.

take up a hobby/sport

Meaning: become interested in something

Examples:

I have taken up knitting. It sounds like a very old pastime, but it’s really relaxing.

Since I’ve taken up yoga, I’ve committed to healthier eating; more raw vegetables and fish.

I think I’d take up swimming, it’s really good overall exercise to get the body balanced.

catch up with friends

Meaning: to meet with sb to find out what has happened since you last met or spoke

Examples:

Let’s spend Friday night catching up with all our friends. Let’s have a pizza night; we just all work far too hard.

We catch up with friends. We catch up on the gossip, we catch up on all the stories that we missed out on.

English collocations related to leisure

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have someone over (for dinner)

Meaning: invite people to your house, usually for a meal and/or drinks

Example: 

We thought we’d invite them over for dinner, catch up on old times and help them to get settled again.

go out for a meal

Meaning: eat lunch/dinner outside your home

Example:

I’m fed up cooking day after day. Let’s go for a meal on Friday. That restaurant has got some great offers.

stay up late

Meaning: not to go to bed at your normal time

Examples: 

I hate staying up late. I like the idea of getting to bed early, reading a book and drifting off into sleep.

Wow, I got the chance to stay up late last night. My parents let me stay up to watch that horror movie.

spend quality time (together)

Meaning: spend time giving your full attention to someone

Example:

A short walk is a great way to spend quality time together as a family and get in some healthy exercise.

English collocations related to leisure

English collocations related to leisure. Prepare for English proficiency exams. Online English lessons at englishlessonviaskype.com #learnenglish

So here are English collocations related to leisure and leisure activity, so go through them once more. There are 10 of them.

  • catch up on sleep
  • have a lie-in
  • go for a stroll
  • hit the shops
  • take up a hobby/sport
  • catch up with friends
  • have someone over for dinner
  • go out for a meal
  • stay up late
  • spend quality time

Well, we spent some quality time together in our English lesson.

I hope you’ve enjoyed it, try to practice some of those English collocations. If you need any other examples, come back and let me know and you’ll get me on www.englishlessonviaskype.com.

As always, thanks for listening and thanks for joining me and this is Harry saying goodbye until the next time.

More information

For more information on English grammar rules, English collocations and English idioms, check out the links below:

Intermediate English travel vocabulary

English vocabulary related to driving

You can always study English advanced level at Learning English with the BBC and British Council Learn English.

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