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LEXICAL RESOURCES FOR IELTS : COLLOCATION – LESSON 04

  • detrimental

verbs

be , prove , seem

become

 

adverb

extremely , fairly , very , etc.

highly , seriously

potentially

 

preposition

to

This move could be seriously ~ to the economy.

Detrimental is used with these nouns: effect , impact

  • doctor noun

adjective

excellent , good

female , male , woman

qualified

experienced

trainee ( BrE )

junior , senior ( both BrE )

medical

military , prison , school , team

family ( esp. BrE ) , local , primary-care ( AmE )

Who is your family ~?

hospital

emergency-room (abbreviated to ER ) ( AmE )

NHS ( in the UK )

private

locum ( BrE )

eye

flying ( in Australia )

witch

 

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.)

phrases

a doctor’s appointment

a doctor’s office ( AmE ) , a doctor’s surgery ( BrE )

doctor’s orders

He left the hospital against doctor’s orders.

Health practitioners

be, practise/practice as

He practises / practices as a clinical psychologist.

have a dentist, doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist

Do you have a family doctor?

find

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.

practises/practices

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.