Festivals # Vocabulary For IELTS

IELTS BAND 7 wishes everyone happy festivals.

And for today let us have a look at the vocabulary related to celebrations and life events.

ANNIVERSARY
Sentence-: I recently celebrated by parents 25th marriage anniversary.
Meaning-: the yearly recurrence of the date of past event.
ASH WEDNESDAY
Sentence-: By next Ash Wednesday, I will have learned how to fast without getting sick.
Meaning-: the seventh Wednesday before Easter/ the day of fasting, the first day of lent in western Christianity. It occurs 46 days before easter.
BAPTISM
Sentence-: To John, the baptism is sacred and willingly blind to religion.
Meaning-: It is the Christian sacrament of admission and adoption, almost invariably with the use of water into the Christian church generally also a particular church.
BAR MITZVAH
Sentence-:
Meaning-: the initiation ceremony of a Jewish boy who has reached the age of 13 and is regarded as ready to observe religious precepts and eligible to take part in public worship.
BE BORN
Sentence-: The inventions are born out of the need to do something.
Meaning-: to start to exist
BIRTHDAY
Sentence-: I celebrate my birthday with my friends and family.
Meaning-: the day on which something comes to existence
CARNIVAL
Sentence-: I am going to the carnival, will you like to join?
Meaning-: an annual festival, typically during the week before lent in roman catholic countries, involving procession, music, dancing and the use of masquerade,
CELEBRATION
Sentence-: We are going to the celebration of birth of Christ.
Meaning-: the act of celebrating an important day or event
CHRISTENING
Sentence-: At the christening of prince George, the duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in an ivory-colored Alexander McQueen ruffled suit.
Meaning-: the Christian sacrament of baptizing and naming an infant
CHRISTMAS
Sentence-: The father of our nation knew how to throw a Christmas party.
Meaning-: the annual festival of the Christian church commemorating the birth of Jesus: celebrated on December 25 and now generally observed as a legal holiday and an occasion for exchanging gifts.

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Festivals 2 # Vocabulary For IELTS

We talked about festivals lately, but then in IELTS, the more you know the better it will be for you. Before you move forward, go have a look at what we talked about festivals.

NEW YEAR

Sentence-: I am going to New Zealand on this New Year.
Meaning-: the period immediately before and after 31 December.

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Sentence-: When most people were enjoying on the new year’s eve, she was still working hard to fulfill her dreams.

Meaning-: the last day of the year; in the modern Western calendar, 31 December.

PANCAKE DAY

Sentence-: I will be visiting Melbourne on pancake day.
Meaning-: Shrove Tuesday (known in some countries as Pancake Day) is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), which is celebrated in some countries by consuming pancakes.

PARADE

Sentence-: One direction carried out a parade to support gay marriages.
Meaning-: a public procession, especially one celebrating a special day or event.

RAMADAN

Sentence-: I visited my friend Miss Uzma during Ramadan.
Meaning-: the ninth month of the Muslim year, during which strict fasting is observed from dawn to sunset.

SHROVE TUESDAY

Meaning-: the day before Ash Wednesday. Though named for its former religious significance, it is chiefly marked by feasting and celebration, which traditionally preceded the observance of the Lenten fast.

THANKS-GIVING

Meaning-: (in North America) an annual national holiday marked by religious observances and a traditional meal. The holiday commemorates a harvest festival celebrated by the Pilgrim Fathers in 1621, and is held in the US on the fourth Thursday in November. A similar holiday is held in Canada, usually on the second Monday in October.

WEDDING

Sentence-: We are invited to the wedding party of Paul and Priyanka.
Meaning-: a marriage ceremony, especially considered as including the associated celebrations.

WREATH

Sentence-: The stage was decorated with wreath, for the bride and the groom.
Meaning-:an arrangement of flowers, leaves, or stems fastened in a ring and used for decoration or for laying on a grave.

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Shot The Breeze # Idioms For IELTS

We talk often, but do you know what if I say, you just shot the breeze or maybe 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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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” others can be used for women as well!
So, go on. Learn the above, grasp them and make them part of your expressions.

 

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