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Collocations with Adjectives
No
1.

Collocation
be native to

Meaning
be native to + noun phrase /region:
à

2.

3.

be responsible for


Example

ib nx

The company is searching for a sales staff that is native to the
local community.

be responsible for = be in charge of

The recent storm damage to the Northgate Bridge is partly

ch u trách nhi m cho

responsible for the terrible traffic problems in the city center.

c kính tr ng

Mr. Jones was honored for his generous contributions to

be honored for

local charities at the awards ceremony last night.
4.

be suitable for

phù h p cho

The majority of films recently produced by Lime-light studios
are suitable for children of all ages.

5.

c mi n không ph à

be exempt from

à à


Employees attending the Chicago Trade Fair are exempt from
turning in receipts for their travel expenses.

6.

be known for

be known for + reason:
c bi à

7.

be superior to

cao c

à

The Ace Motors dealership is known for its excellent after-

n vì, n i ti ng vì

sales service.

à

B

à

à

à

àì

à

à

àì

à

à à

à

à

à

à
à

à

à
à à

à

à

à

market.
8.

c bi à

be known to A as B

nb à à

à

à à

à

à
9.

be familiar with

Mr. Calson is known to the staff as a highly
motivated CEO.
B

quen thu c / quen v i

à

àá

à

à

à

all staff be familiar with the new office security regulations.
10.

be contingent on

A is contingent on B = A depends

Funding for the project is contingent on the Board of

on B: tùy thu c, ph thu à

D

à

à
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11.

12.

13.

be reliant on

be cognizant of

be reflective of

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be reliant on = rely on: d a vào, tin

Felicity Clothing is increasingly reliant on manufacturers of

vào, nh c y vào

textiles and printed fabrics from Southeast Asia.

be cognizant of = be aware of: bi t,

Physicians must be cognizant of medical regulations in the

hi u bi t, bi t rõ, có nh n th c v

state where they practice.

be reflective of = reflect: ph n ánh

Market conditions are often reflective of the current political
state.

à

àà à

à

14.

be comparable to

có th

15.

be responsive to

be responsive to + noun: ph n ng
l à

16.

make checks payable to A

c

The size of the city is comparable to that of Philadelphia.

T

à

à

à

à à

à à à

à i (m t cách thi n c m) v i

when a cheque, etc. is

Make your checks payable to Squibb, Inc.

made payable to somebody, their
name is written on it and they can
then pay it into their bank account

17.

18.

be compatible with

be noted for

be compatible with: work well

O à

together à

hardware system.

à

à

be noted for = be famous for = be

à

à

à

à

à

à

à

The company is noted for the quality of its furniture.

well known for: n i ti ng vì
19.

20.

21.

be uncertain about

be concerned about/over

be critical of

be uncertain about = be uncertain

The committee said it is uncertain about the results of the

of: không ch c ch n v

study.

be concerned about / over = be

The organizers are concerned about the seating capacity of

worried about: quan tâm, lo l ng

the room.

phê bình, phê phán, chê bai

Human Resources managers should not be critical
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of employee suggestions.
22.

be concerned with

quan tâm t à

The article is concerned with the effects of a consumer
boycott on unsafe food products.

23.

be accustomed to

be accustomed to + noun: quen v i

Our regular customers are accustomed to consistently
outstanding levels of service.

24.

be subject to

be subject to + noun: ph thu c, l
thu c, d b

à

à

ng)

Building foundations are subject to damage from water and
wind.
Sick leave applications are subject to company approval.

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Part 5
1. Before downloading and installing any program, staff members should check with the company technician whether it is

with the

existing system.
(A) undeniable

(B) amenable

2. The majority of C

à

à

(A) predicted

à

(C) favorable

managers are

(B) native

(D) compatible

to the regions they are responsible for.
(C) corresponding

(D) existent
à

3. The company is committed to developing an excellent customer service department that is responsive
(A) on

(B) of

(C) to

4. Individuals interested in establishing a business should be

à

wishes.

(D) with
of the regulations on company filing set down by the Securities and

Exchange Commission.
(A) cognizant

(B) ambitious

(C) oblivious

5. Each year, Manu-Corp chooses a team to be honored
(A) for

(B) to

(A) speculative
7. T

à

à

(A) necessary

à

à

à

(D) at

on how well the existing teams do by the end of the quarter.

(B) contingent
à

their outstanding achievements in product development.
(C) with

6. The formation of a new team of representative is

(D) reticent

(C) hopeful

à à à

à

(B) subject

àapplication is
(C) exposed

(D) eventual
to income verification and credit approval.
(D) internal

8. When ordering products from our mail-order catalogue, please ensure that all checks are made payable
(A) from

(B) in

(C) of

9. The production manager at the Detroit plant is very
(A) satisfied

(B) tired

10. The staff at Blue Ribbon Corporation is
(A) pledged

Gillian Sanders.

(D) to

about meeting the deadline scheduled for this sales quarter.
(C) concerned

(D) confused

to providing consistent, timely and quality service to company customers.

(B) concentrated

(C) offered

(D) dedicated

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Part 6
Questions 11-13 refer to the following memo.
From: Richard Garfield, Vice President
To: All marketing employees
According to the latest statistics, sales figures for the past quarter were subject to a negative trend caused by the ongoing national economic
slump. The growth that we had been

to over the past two years has come to an abrupt end, with the public already reacting by

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(A) familiar
(B) accustomed
(C) friendly
(D) acquainted
curbing their spending on high-end goods and services. The recent decline in our sales figures is
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(A) manageable
(C) possible

of this conservative consumer
(B) thoughtful
(D) reflective

behavior.
ì

à
àW

à
à

à

à
à à
13

à

à
à

(A) absolute
(C) detailed

à à
à

à

à

à

à

à à

à

à

-year development

information about the new plan, which all marketing department employees will be
(B) insecure
(D) constant

required to attend, as the revisions will affect our advertising strategy. Check the website noticeboard for the date, time, and venue of the
presentation.

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KEY:
1. D  compatible with : t
2. B  native to: là ng

ng thích

ib nx ,

n t , có ngu n g c t

3. C  responsive to: ph n h i tích c c
4. A  cognizant of: n m
5. A  honored for :

c, hi u

c, nh n th c

c

c vinh danh

6. B  contingent on: ph thu c vào
7. B  subject to: ph thu c vào
8. D  payable to: có th

c thanh toán cho

9. C  concerned about: lo l ng, quan tâm
10. D  dedicated to: t n t y
11. B  accustomed to: quen v i
12. D  reflective of: ph n ánh
13. C  detailed (adj): chi ti t

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