Meaning of SKILL in English
▪ considerable , consummate ( esp. BrE ), extraordinary , great , remarkable
He is a negotiator of considerable ~.
With consummate ~, she steered the conversation away from any embarrassing subjects.
Holmes defeated Cooney with his superior boxing ~s.
▪ good , poor
She has good organizational ~s.
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.
Her therapist hopes to improve her coping ~s.
▪ 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
Veterinarians combine the ~s of a surgeon, radiologist, dietitian and much more.
▪ need , require , take
a feat requiring ~ and patience
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
SKILL + NOUN
This work requires a different ~ set.
▪ acquisition , development , training
▪ ~s shortage
The country is facing a ~s shortage.
▪ 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
▪ 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 . 2012