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IELTS Tips: Common Idioms for Speaking Part.2
ielts tips common idioms for speaking

IELTS Tips: Common Idioms for Speaking Part.2

Language is a fascinating tapestry woven with phrases that often carry more than just their literal meanings. Idioms are one of the most colorful threads in this linguistic fabric, offering insight into cultural nuances and expressions.

1. Once in a Blue Moon:

Meaning: This idiom refers to an event that occurs very rarely or infrequently.

Example: “I only see my childhood friends once in a blue moon, as we all live in different parts of the world.”

2. Actions Speak Louder Than Words:

Meaning: This phrase emphasizes that what someone does is more important and telling than what they say.

Example: “He promised to help, but actions speak louder than words. He never showed up when I needed him.”

3. Bite the Bullet:

Meaning: To face a difficult or unpleasant situation with courage and determination.

Example: “Although he was scared of public speaking, he decided to bite the bullet and give the presentation.”

4. Through Thick and Thin:

Meaning: To support and remain loyal to someone during both difficult and easy times.

Example: “Our friendship has survived through thick and thin, and I know I can always count on her.”

5. Ignorance is Bliss:

Meaning: Not knowing certain information can sometimes be more pleasant than knowing it, especially when the truth is harsh or upsetting.

Example: “She chose not to read the negative reviews about the movie, believing that ignorance is bliss.”

6. Cut Me Some Slack:

Meaning: Asking for understanding, leniency, or less criticism in a given situation.

Example: “I’ve had a tough week, so could you cut me some slack if I’m not able to finish this task on time?”

7. Cutting Corners:

Meaning: Taking shortcuts or not following proper procedures to save time, effort, or money.

Example: “The construction company faced serious problems after cutting corners to finish the project quickly, resulting in structural issues.”

8. Getting Out of Hand:

Meaning: A situation becoming chaotic, disorderly, or difficult to control.

Example: “The party started off small, but things quickly got out of hand when more guests arrived.”

 

In the realm of language proficiency, idiomatic expressions are invaluable assets that can significantly enhance your IELTS speaking score. Integrating these idioms seamlessly into your responses showcases not only your mastery of the language but also your ability to communicate with depth and nuance. So, as you embark on your journey to excel in the IELTS speaking test, remember that these idioms are your allies in achieving a higher score and conveying your ideas with impact and flair.

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