Idioms For May 7 #9

Your success and failure are always in your head. What is in your head?? Well, go and read more to find out what exactly is in your head.

All your eggs in one basket-:
Sentence-: It is good to take risk, but putting all eggs in one basket often is foolish.
Meaning-: It is used in a negative risk. it means to put a risk where you are going to lose everything.
All ears-:
Sentence-: keep going, I am all ears.
Meaning-: Listening very carefully.
All in your head-:
Sentence-: I think I need to relax a bit, maybe it is all in my head.
Meaning-: It means you are imagining things, may be making things worse than they really are.
All in a day’s work-:
Sentence-: hey, don’t feel guilty; it was all in a day’s work.
Meaning-: it means that something is not a big deal.
On the go-:
Sentence-: I had a long day, I was always on the go.
Meaning-: very busy

Prepare these words, use them, remember, success is always one step away.

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Degree Of Your Opinion?

While giving opinions it is often the case that although we believe in it, may be we do not completely believe. And then sometimes we are quite confident about it. When giving your IELTS exam you on being asked your opinion, you are asked how much you agree or disagree with the statement. In those situations, using expressions like, kind of, little little, would lead you to lower band. Given below are some of the expressions that can be used to explain the degree of your opinion.

1.Somewhat, Partially: These are used when you agree to something, not completely but kind of.
2.I suppose I-: this is used when you are sure of something.
3.I am confident that-: You can use this to point out that you are completely sure of something.
4.Absolutely, totally -: herein although both are used to show that you are confident about something, totally is often used while speaking and is avoided in writing.
5.Strongly-: this can be used when you are writing an essay.
6.Completely-: although this expression is preferred in speech, you can use it in writing as well.

Express yourself well, using words like kind of, umm, sort of, are used often, but would lead you to lose some marks.


Give Your Opinion #Writing

In your daily life, you are often surrounded in situations, when you need to give opinion. Often times you need to write them down. If you are appearing for IELTS writing section, there are chances that you get questions wherein you are required to give your opinion.

The most common way to give your opinion is to use “I think”. The problem with this is that people use it very much. For example-: I think this and then I think that. If you use it chances are you will get lower marks because it is considered as Basic English. So, what to do now? Don’t just think, have opinions, argue, be concerned. Don’t be puzzled, you can use following expressions instead of “I think”.

1.As far as I’m concerned,-: Remember there is a comma after concerned
2.In my opinion-: it is better than “I think”, but still overuse. So, better avoid using it often.
3.It seems/appear to me that-: These are very good when used in writing. There is no comma after that.
4.I would argue that-:
5.From my point of view/ from my perspective,-:
6.I am inclined to believe that-: It is a formal way of saying “I think”. You can use it in formal writing. But try not to use it when talking to your friends.

Given above are some expressions that you can use when writing or speaking. So, use them, write well, speak well and score high.


While Or Meanwhile?

While Or Meanwhile?

I will do this while you finish that.
I went to the concert. Meanwhile, my friend was at restaurant.
They both are used when two actions are happening at the same time
But then what is the difference?

1. Meanwhile is used to add two statements. So, to use meanwhile, you should have two different actions going on simultaneously.
2. You cannot add meanwhile in the beginning of the first sentence. It is at the beginning of the second sentence.
3. When you use while you have got one sentence.
4. While can be added at the beginning or middle of a sentence.
5. In while, the comma comes after the sentence. Example-: while you sang, i took pictures.
6. There is an immediate comma after meanwhile.
7. It is not necessary to have an immediate comma after while.
8. Meanwhile is always followed by the subject.
9. While can have a subject but is not necessary. Example-: everyday i read newspaper while eating breakfast.

Remember, no matter how small the difference, if it is there, it counts.

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