Learner-centered, inductive exercises: Example 2

In this exercise, students are asked to investigate potential congruences / differences between their native and the target language.

Consider the German collocations "herzlichen Glückwunsch" and "herzliches/aufrichtiges Beileid". What about their English counterparts? Find out by consulting an electronic corpus freely available on the web (e.g. for British English the British National Corpus, or for short: BNC)

______________ congratulations

______________ condolences

BYU-BNC Exercise 2