Bent Over Backwards # Idioms For IELTS

If you really want to achieve things in life you need to bent over backwards. Read more and find out what is required to be successful.

As easy as pie-:
Sentence-: For some, getting a good score in IELTS is as easy as pie.
Meaning-: Very easy.
Be sick and tired-:
Sentence-: I am sick and tired of your habits.
Meaning-: you hate the habits or can’t stand them.
Bend over backwards-:
Sentence-: South Africans bent over backwards to win the match.
Meaning-: South Africans tried very hard.
Bite off more than one can chew-:
Sentence-: if you ever want to succeed, remember not to bite off more than you can chew.
Meaning-: Take more responsibility than you can handle.
Drop someone a line-:
Sentence-: just drop me a line if you visit my city.
Meaning-: Send a letter or an email.
Be a dab hand
Sentence-: Mary Kom is a dab hand at boxing.
Meaning-: to be an expert at something
By a nose
Sentence-: She won the game by a nose
Meaning-: by a very narrow margin
Bang To Rights
Sentence-: We have the bang to rights the criminals.
Meaning-: with positive proof of guilt
Get off on the right foot
Sentence-: He has finally got off the right foot on something.
Meaning-: to begin in a good way
Pick and choose
Sentence-: Selection in that company is quite tough, they actually pick and choose.
Meaning-: to choose only the most appropriate

Go on and practice these for today, make them a part of your daily conversation and remember, it is the quality that matters.


Inside the IELTS Vocabulary

Is going abroad a dream for you? A wish you want to fulfil as soon as possible? Are you one of those who want to take IELTS and fulfil there dreams but are afraid of the vocabulary? Well, if you are one of those, here I bring to you some easy things to get a grasp of the IELTS vocabulary.


We all know time is essential and crucial as well. It would be foolish if you think that you can learn 500 words a day. Go slow, but go steady. Learn five words a day. But grasp them to the fullest, use them and enjoy them. Remember, it is the quality that matters.


You learn more words by using them rather than cramming them. Read stuff that you find interesting. Speak, yes Speak in English. May be broken in the beginning, but don’t lose heart. Speak. Listen. Yes go listen to some good stuff. May be BBC news or TED videos.


Read, speak and listen. But remember, it is important that you notice the words that come in between while you are doing all of it. Keep a note of them. Remember, once written the word is yours.


I have been saying it for quite a time, but the fact is vocabulary matters a lot in IELTS. But it does not mean that you need to know every word under the roof and succumb yourself under the pressure of performing well. Rather there are few common words that are required in IELTS. Go grasp them.

So, go on do try to infuse the above in your lifestyle and come back for some more insight into how to increase your vocabulary/band. Remember, you can achieve whatever you want to, only if you are ready to work for it.


Increase Your Vocabulary

There are times when you may want to talk good about something and sometimes we just talk “bad” about something. But the question is not whether you want to talk good or bad. The point is whether you refer the good by “good” always or you have some more words added to your vocabulary. Similarly with “bad”. Because if you use the same word more often the chances are that you may get a low band score in IELTS speaking. Because in speaking round, the examiner also checks your vocabulary.

Here I come with some synonyms of “good” and “bad”.
Words you can use when talking good about something-


An advantage of living in India is that you get to enjoy all the weather conditions.


A benefit of living in India is that people are usually nice and warm with their guests.

Positive aspect

A positive aspect of living in India is that you can interact with people with different cultures.

Good point

A good point about India is that India is united in its diversity.

An argument in favor of

An argument in favor of living in India is it has a great cultural history.


A disadvantage of living in a city it is very noisy.

Words you can use when talking “bad” about something


A drawback of living in a city is a city is crowded.


An objection to living in a city is there are lot of crimes going on.

A negative effect

A negative effect of living in a city is that it is quite expensive.

A downside

A downside of living in a city is that people don’t have time to have fun.

A frequent criticism

A frequent criticism about living in a city is that they are very polluted.

An argument against

An argument against cities is they don’t treat people as humans.
Remember, it is important what you are speaking but it is more important how you are.

So, increase your vocabulary and increase your band.


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