Cut It Out # Idioms For IELTS

If you want to succeed, cut out on the inessentials of your life.

Sleep on it
Sentence-: You need to sleep on it before you ask other people to act on it.
Meaning-: Think about something before making decision
Cut it out
Sentence-: His songs are so irritating, can you please just cut it out!
Meaning-: stop doing something bad
Give someone a hand
Sentence-: In this world, where there is terrorism, loneliness, a brighter world can only be created if we start giving the needy a hand.
Meaning-: to help
Keep one’s chin up
Sentence-: The path to success can be difficult but if you really want it, all you have to do is keep you chin up and your desire burning.
Meaning-: Remain brave and keep on trying
To get the ball rolling-:
Sentence-: After all the hard work I have put in starting the venture, I guess the time has come when we can get the ball rolling.
Meaning-: start something especially something big
The thick of something
Sentence-: Chandini Chowk is the thick of Delhi.
Meaning-: the busiest or the crowded part of something
Thick and fast
Sentence-: India won thick and fast.
Meaning-: rapidly and in great numbers
In the nature of things
Sentence-: It is really hard to change something that is in the nature of it.
Meaning-: something that is inevitable
Go nap
Sentence-:It takes guts to go nap.
Meaning-: risk everything in an attempt
The nature of the beast
Sentence-: His laziness is the nature of the beast.
Meaning-: something that cannot be changed about someone and must be accepted

If you want to get a high score in IELTS, remember, all you got to do is keep you chin up and when the time arrives let the ball rolling.


Man Of The People # Idioms For IELTS

In many ways English is a sexist language. It reflects the society around. Today we will look idioms that were originally used to refer to men but with time they can now also be used for women.

Man of few words.
Sentence-: Richie Benaud was a man of few words.
Meaning-: someone who does not speak too much.
A ladies man
Sentence- James Bond was a ladies’ man.
Meaning-: Someone who goes out with women, talk to them and hang out more than usual.
Man of his words-:
Sentence-: Mahatma Gandhi was a man of his words.
Meaning-: someone who keeps his promise.
Man of the people
Sentence-: Narendra Modi is a man of the people.
Meaning-: someone who understands and expresses the ideas of the ordinary people
Confirmed bachelor
Sentence-: When I asked Abhishek about his marriage plans, he said he was a confirmed bachelor for at least 4 years.
Meaning-: someone who is single and wants to stay that way.
Fiddle while Rome burns
Sentence-: You can easily fiddle while Rome burns, but then be ready to face the consequences.
Meaning-: to do trivial matters while ignoring the important issues
On the fiddle
Sentence-: She has been on the fiddle for a long time.
Meaning-: to be engaged in cheating
Get your just deserts
Sentence-: Yakub menon in some ways got his just deserts.
Meaning-: Get what you deserve
Up a stump
Sentence-: I am stuck in an up a stump.
Meaning-: a situation that is too difficult to manage
Nothing succeeds like success
Sentence-: May be its tough to be successful, but nothing succeeds like success
Meaning-: success brings better and greater opportunities

Out of all the above idioms apart from ,”a ladies’ man” and “confirmed bachelor” you could used others for women as well.
So, go on. Learn the above, grasp them and make them part of your expressions.


How To Talk On Phone?

Once you go abroad, there will be chances where you need to make a conversation on phone. although it sounds easy to some, but could be quite weird to some since they are not able to see the person they are seeing. well, if you are one of those who get a little uncomfortable while talking on phone, following the below tips could prove to lessen your burden.

1. Don’t Be Direct-: One of the main problems we make is we are very direct. for example-: I want to talk to Mr xyz. It is not polite to say “want”. It is preferred to rather use could, would ,may. For e.g. i would like to talk to Mr xyz.

2. Practice-: Practice,but then how to practice? Well, you can practice with your friend. or you may call a business chain whom you know has an answering machine and write down the key points. you can also practice in front of mirror or record it and analyse it yourself.

3. Spelling-: Lot of times we have to spell on the phone. In those cases it is important to be able to pronounce the letters correctly. For e.g. you may say, “my name is anmol”. and the person on the other side could ask you to pronounce it. You need to then spell it. You do this as, a as in ash, n as in Neptune and on. But then why do you need to give examples? Because some English letters they sound the same on phone. Example-: p, t,v sound quite similar on phone.

4. Numbers-: It is important to practice numbers, because after all you a conversation can even have them. But why practice them? Because you may get confuse between 30 and 13 or 40 and 14. Practice listening to long numbers.

5. Ask-: Now this is the most important thing. If you don’t understand something, ask them. You can say, I am sorry could you repeat that. Can you please low down, my English is not so strong.

6. Memorize Key Expressions-: There are some expressions that are very common or are required as it is. E.g. May i ask who is calling, please. Is so and so there?

7. Formal/Informal-: Remember there is a difference between formal and informal. Formal is used with someone whom you don’t know. Informal is one used with friends. It is important that you use them where they can be used.

8. Smile-: Why smile when no one is even seeing you? When you smile when you are on phone, it will calm you down. And you will be able to make some good conversation.

Go on, be confident, make some calls. It is okay to make some mistakes, as long as you are ready to improve on them.

Shot The Breeze # Idioms For IELTS

We talk often, but do you know what if I say, you just shot the breeze or may be that You and I speak the same language. If you don’t read more and find out.

To shoot the breeze-:
Sentence-:We are just sitting in the backyard and shooting the breeze, why don’t you join us?
Meaning-:To chat in a relaxed way about something. So, what are you doing? You are just sitting in the backyard and chatting about something trivial.
To speak the same language-:
Sentence-:Aman and Anupriya speak the same language.
Meaning-: Speaking the same language doesn’t mean they literally speak the same language, it means they agree with each other or think alike.
To talk a mile a minute-:
Sentence-:She really talks a mile in a minute. It makes it so hard for me to understand what she is saying.
Meaning-:It means she speaks really fast.
To spill the beans-:
Sentence-:I just spill the beans and trust me I feel so much relaxed now.
Meaning-:It doesn’t mean that she has literally spilled some beans. All it means is to confess.
To talk someone into something-:
Sentence-:Anvesha easily talked her into gymnastics.
Meaning-:She convinced or persuaded her to take gymnastics.
No dice
Sentence-: They are left with no dice
Meaning-: to show that there are no chances of success
Speak of the devil
Sentence-: Speak of the devil and she is here.
Meaning-: it means a person comes just after we mention their name
Have swallowed a dictionary
Sentence-: Has she swallowed the dictionary?
Meaning-: use long and difficult words when speaking
Die in your bed
Sentence-: Some people are lucky enough to die in their bed.
Meaning-: To suffer a peaceful and natural death
Tuned in
Sentence-: Just tune her in, she can be a great asset.
Meaning-: aware or able to understand something

Learn them. Use them. Express more and fly high.


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