Meaning of SKILL in English

SKILL

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ considerable , consummate ( esp. BrE ), extraordinary , great , remarkable

He is a negotiator of considerable ~.

With consummate ~, she steered the conversation away from any embarrassing subjects.

▪ superior

Holmes defeated Cooney with his superior boxing ~s.

▪ good , poor

She has good organizational ~s.

▪ basic

the basic ~s of reading, writing and arithmetic

▪ essential , important , necessary , requisite

He lacked the requisite ~s for the job.

▪ marketable , practical , transferable ( esp. BrE ), useful

training in problem-solving and other marketable ~s

▪ new , old

to learn some new ~s

▪ analytical , critical-thinking ( esp. AmE ), problem-solving

▪ cognitive , motor

Alcohol can impact cognitive and motor ~s severely.

▪ coping

Her therapist hopes to improve her coping ~s.

▪ parenting

▪ special , specialist ( esp. BrE )

No special ~s or knowledge are required for the job.

▪ diplomatic , entrepreneurial , leadership , management , managerial , negotiating , organizational , professional

She displays excellent management ~s.

▪ communication , conversational , interpersonal , social , verbal

He had poor social ~s and often offended people.

▪ comprehension , linguistic , listening , literacy , reading , speaking , writing

The project will help to develop children's literacy ~s.

▪ business , computer , design , language , math ( AmE ), mathematical , maths ( BrE ), research , study , survival , teaching

It is important to develop good study ~s.

▪ athletic ( esp. AmE ), boxing , dribbling , footballing ( BrE ), martial-arts

▪ combat , fighting , manual

▪ acting , artistic , cooking , culinary , driving , medical , military , musical , political , tactical , technical

… OF SKILLS

▪ range , set

She had to develop a whole new set of ~s when she changed jobs.

VERB + SKILL

▪ have , possess

▪ combine

Veterinarians combine the ~s of a surgeon, radiologist, dietitian and much more.

▪ lack

▪ need , require , take

a feat requiring ~ and patience

▪ match

I decided to find a career to match my ~s and abilities.

▪ acquire , develop , gain , learn , pick up

▪ demonstrate , display , exhibit , show , show off , showcase

▪ exercise , practise/practice

▪ apply , harness , use , utilize

The manager must harness the ~s of the workers to firm objectives.

▪ broaden , enhance , hone , improve , increase , polish , refine , sharpen , upgrade

She attends regular training weekends to sharpen her ~s.

▪ master , perfect

School helps children to master the ~s necessary to live in our society.

▪ refresh , update

▪ pool , share

▪ assess , test

a course that will test the ~s of any golfer

▪ teach

SKILL + NOUN

▪ level

▪ set

This work requires a different ~ set.

▪ acquisition , development , training

▪ ~s shortage

The country is facing a ~s shortage.

PREPOSITION

▪ with ~

She performed the task with great ~.

▪ ~ as

her ~s as a doctor

▪ ~ at

his ~ at painting

▪ ~ in

their ~ in selecting the best designs

▪ ~ of

the basic ~s of managing an office

▪ ~ with

his ~ with a sword

PHRASES

▪ a degree of ~ , a level of ~

an operation that calls for a high degree of ~

▪ a lack of ~

I enjoy playing squash, despite my lack of ~.

▪ literacy and numeracy ~s ( BrE )

School-leavers lacked basic literacy and numeracy ~s.

▪ a mastery of ~s

a mastery of basic language ~s

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .