LEXICAL RESOURCES FOR IELTS : COLLOCATION – LESSON 04
be , prove , seem
extremely , fairly , very , etc.
highly , seriously
This move could be seriously ~ to the economy.
Detrimental is used with these nouns: effect , impact
- doctor noun
excellent , good
female , male , woman
trainee ( BrE )
junior , senior ( both BrE )
military , prison , school , team
family ( esp. BrE ) , local , primary-care ( AmE )
Who is your family ~?
emergency-room (abbreviated to ER ) ( AmE )
NHS ( in the UK )
locum ( BrE )
flying ( in Australia )
verb + doctor
register with ( BrE )
You should register with a ~ as soon as possible.
call , fetch ( BrE ) , get , send for
We called the ~ immediately.
(For more verbs see note.)
a doctor’s appointment
a doctor’s office ( AmE ) , a doctor’s surgery ( BrE )
He left the hospital against doctor’s orders.
be … , practise/practice as …
He practises / practices as a clinical psychologist.
have a dentist, doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist
Do you have a family doctor?
What’s the best way to find a therapist?
consult … , consult with … ( AmE ) , go to … , see … , visit …
I think you ought to see a psychologist.
refer sb to …
Patients are often referred to a specialist.
doctors who practise / practice from home
… examines sb/sth , … sees sb
I had an ear, nose and throat specialist examine my sinuses.
The doctor will see you now.
… treats sb/sth
He is being treated by the therapist.
… advises sb/sth
The doctor advised me to rest.
a dentist, doctor, psychiatrist, specialist prescribes (sb) sth
The psychiatrist prescribed antidepressants.