Collocations for key words.Revision:
have to (obligation) - Second Conditionalactiondrastic action -
extreme action, i.e.
plan of action / action plan - steps to achieve a success in a stratetgy, i.e.
- The school took drastic action to stop students selling drugs.
- Drastic action is needed to control the spread of the disease.
take action -
- We need a plan of action to get the team ready for the tournament.
- The building needs an action plan in case of fire.
to act, do! i.e.
- The world must take action to deal with ocean plastic.
- Take action to get fit and healthy!
to rise to a challenge
- to deal with a difficult task or situation, i.e.
- She rose to the challenge of getting the weaker students through the exam.
- It won't be easy getting the restaurant ready to open for Christmas but we'll rise to the challenge.
a complex issue
- a complicated situation / problem, i.e.
a pressing issue
- Obesity is a complex issue.
- Mental health problems among the young are a complex issue.
- something that needs to be dealt with immediately, or very soon, i.e.
to resolve an issue
- The traffic problems in our town are a pressing issue.
- Air pollution around the world is a pressing issue.
- to solve the situation / problem, i.e.The government must resolve the issue of high stakes gambling.matter
a matter of great urgency
- an issue which needs to be solved quickly, i.e.
the fact of the matter is
- Climate change is a matter of great urgency.
- It is a matter of great urgency in our society that we reduce climate change.
- the truth is, i.e.
a sense of... (an awareness of / a feeling of)
- The fact of the matter is you borrowed the money and must pay it back.
- The government has broken its promises, that is the fact of the matter.
alarm - fear / worry, i.e.
- You need a sense of alarm: you've done no study and the exams are in just three weeks.
- There is now a real sense of alarm about those villages cut off by the snow.
- It is vital for a diplomat to have a strong sense of balance.
- Your arguments are too extreme; you've no sense of balance about this issue.
- You're not ready to get married: you've got no sense of responsibility.
- The Prime Minister claims the goverment has a collective sense of responsibility on the matter.