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    a period of discussion and practical work on a particular subject, in which a group of people share their knowledge and experience

    • There will be the opportunity for practical theatre work in drama workshops.
    • She was invited to participate in a poetry workshop on campus.

    Wordfinder Collocations EducationEducationLearning

    • acquire/?get/?lack (an) education/?training/(British English) (some) qualifications
    • receive/?provide somebody with training/?tuition
    • develop/?design/?plan a curriculum/(especially British English) course/(North American English) program/?syllabus
    • give/?go to/?attend a class/?lesson/?lecture/?seminar
    • hold/?run/?conduct a class/?seminar/?workshop
    • sign up for/?take a course/?classes/?lessons


    • go to/?start preschool/?kindergarten/?nursery school
    • be in the first, second, etc. (North American English) grade/(especially British English) year (at school)
    • study/?take/?drop history/?chemistry/?German, etc.
    • (British English) leave/?finish/?drop out of/ (North American English) quit school
    • (North American English) graduate high school/?college

    Problems at school

    • be the victim/?target of bullying
    • (British English) play truant from/ (both British English, informal) bunk off/?skive off school (= not go to school when you should)
    • (both especially North American English) skip/?cut class/?school
    • (British English) cheat in/(North American English) cheat on an exam/?a test
    • get/?be given a detention (for doing something)
    • be expelled from/?be suspended from school

    Work and exams

    • do your homework/(British English) revision/?a project on something
    • work on/?write/?do/?submit an essay/?a dissertation/?a thesis/?an assignment/(North American English) a paper
    • finish/?complete your dissertation/?thesis/?studies/?coursework
    • hand in/ (North American English) turn in your homework/?essay/?assignment/?paper
    • study/?prepare/ (British English) revise/ (North American English) review/ (North American English, informal) cram for a test/?an exam
    • take/ (both British English) do/?sit a test/?an exam
    • (especially British English) mark/ (especially North American English) grade homework/?a test
    • (British English) do well in/ (North American English) do well on/ (informal, especially North American English) ace a test/?an exam
    • pass/?fail/ (informal, especially North American English) flunk a test/?an exam/?a class/?a course/?a subject


    • apply to/?get into/?go to/?start college/(British English) university
    • leave/?graduate from law school/?college/(British English) university (with a degree in computer science)
    • study for/?take/ (British English) do/?complete a law degree/?a degree in physics
    • (both North American English) major/?minor in biology/?philosophy
    • earn/?receive/?be awarded/?get/?have/?hold a master’s degree/?a bachelor’s degree/?a PhD in economics

    Extra Examples

    • There are two management development workshops per year.
    • a workshop for teachers
    • a workshop aimed at brainstorming new marketing ideas
    • We will be running a series of workshops for students.
    • The workshop covered a wide range of issues.
    • The company holds regular skills development workshops.
    • The Institute will host a special two-day workshop on new building materials.
    • The Careers Advisory Service will be running a series of workshops for students.
    • In the one-day workshop, she taught us the importance of breathing exercises.
    • I learned these new skills at a workshop on databases.
    • Everyone in Personnel has attended a media skills workshop.
    • During the workshop, they each practised their part in the performance.

    Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadjective

    • day-long
    • two-day
    • weekend

    … of workshops

    • series

    verb + workshop

    • hold
    • host
    • offer

    workshop + verb

    • cover something
    • examine something
    • focus on something

    workshop + noun

    • discussion
    • session
    • leader


    • at a/?the workshop
    • during a/?the workshop
    • in a/?the workshop


    • a member of a workshop
    • a participant in a workshop

    Seefull entry


    a room or building in which things are made or repaired using tools or machines

    • The craftsmen worked in a freezing cold workshop.
    • a car repair workshop

    Synonyms factoryfactory

    • plant
    • mill
    • works
    • yard
    • workshop
    • foundry

    These are all words for buildings or places where things are made or where industrial processes take place.

    • factory a building or group of buildings where goods are made, mainly by machine:
      • a chocolate/?cigarette/?clothing factory
    • plant a factory or place where power is produced or an industrial process takes place:
      • a nuclear power plant
      • a manufacturing plant
    • mill a factory that produces a particular type of material:
      • a cotton/?paper/?textile/?woollen mill
    • works (often in compounds) a place where things are made or an industrial process takes place:
      • a brickworks
      • a steelworks
      • Raw materials were carried to the works by barge.
    • yard (usually in compounds) an area of land used for building something:
      • a shipyard
    • workshop a room or building in which things are made or repaired using hand tools or machinery (usually individual items or small numbers of items):
      • a car repair workshop
    • foundry a factory where metal or glass is melted and made into different shapes or objects:
      • an iron foundry


    • a car/?chemical/?munitions factory/?plant
    • an engineering plant/?works
    • to manage/?run a factory/?plant/?mill/?works/?yard/?workshop/?foundry
    • to work in/?at a factory/?plant/?mill/?yard/?workshop/?foundry
    • factory/?mill/?foundry owners/?managers/?workers

    Extra Examples

    • He set up a workshop for his carving.
    • The workshop employs 25 full-time workers.

    Topics Businessb2 Oxford Collocations Dictionaryadjective

    • craft
    • design
    • pottery

    verb + workshop

    • set up

    workshop + verb

    • employ somebody


    • in a/?the workshop

    Seefull entry

Seeworkshopin the Oxford Advanced American DictionarySeeworkshopin the Oxford Learner's Dictionary of Academic English

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