Vocabulary Collocations: Nuclear

arms
energy
capabilities
deterrent
missiles
family
fission
reactor
fuel
weapons
engineers
fusion
waste
membrane
winter
exchanges
warheads
meltdown

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At C1 level, learning vocabulary can be demanding, just because of the large number of words and expressions you come across. In the image above, I've divided the collocations from the first exercise into four groups. This helps me to manage a relatively large number of words by creating sub-headings, each with their own associations. 'Nuclear meltdown' is related to accidents like Chernobyl or more recently Fukushima, whereas 'nuclear exchanges' has me thinking of big artillery battles and the joy arms dealers must feel every time big, expensive rockets and missiles are fired! How you break down big lists of vocabulary is personal to you, but worth thinking about. What collacations from the exercise would you associate with numbers 1-4 in the picture? Can you think of any other sub-headings?
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