When you learn a new word, collocation or phrase, it's a good idea to try using it in different contexts. For example, the collocations in last week's lesson came from an essay about music, but maybe we can use them for other topics.
As an example, I'll choose the topic of education, and I'll write a couple of sentences around some of the collocations (underlined) from last week:
In primary schools, more importance should be given to creativity and problem solving, and these skills should be valued over memorisation and rote learning. Creativity can be fostered by exposing children to a rich variety of media, and by encouraging them to express their emotions.