Idioms do play a very important part in getting a high score in IELTS. Considering this five idioms have been given so that you can prepare them for the day. So, go on and have a look at Idioms For May 12
Take someone aback
Sentence-:I was taken aback by the problems faced by the Indian farmers.
Meaning-:Shock, surprise, or disconcert someone
Of your own accord
Sentence-:The decision to quit the job was of my own accord
Meaning-:Voluntarily or without outside intervention
Give a good account of yourself
Sentence-:Your marks in an exam often give a good account of your.
Meaning-:Make a favorable impression through your performance
Settle accounts with someone
Sentence-:I need to settle accounts with arav/ you can easily settle accounts but the point is does it matter?
Meaning-:Pay money owned to someone/ have revenge on someone
There’s no accounting for tastes
Sentence-:When living in abroad, you need to understand that there’s no accounting for abroad.
Meaning-:Impossible to explain why different people like different things, especially those things which the
speaker considers unappealing
Sentence-:I don’t care what you are going through, all I want is just get weaving if you want to succeed.
Meaning-: Begin action
Be a weight off your mind
Sentence-: This song is surely a universal weight off my mind
Meaning-: come as a great relief after you have been worried
BE WORTH YOUR WEIGHT IN GOLD
Sentence-: You need not to just work hard, you need be worth your weight in gold.
Meaning-: be extremely useful or helpful
OUTSTAY YOUR WELCOME
Sentence-: I have finished my work and have to leave; either ways I don’t want to outstay my welcome.
Meaning-: stay as a visitor longer than you are wanted
MAKE THE WELKIN RING
Sentence-:What was that welkin ring?
Meaning-: make a very loud sound
WHY STUDY IDIOMS?
Steps to increase the length of sentence-:
1.Start with the basic fact. Basic fact(subject+verb)
The number of Indians students who traveled abroad increased.
2.Bring out the increase of numbers.
The number of Indians students who traveled abroad increased from 5 million to 15 million.
3.Point the time when it happened
The number of Indians students who traveled abroad increased from 5 million to 15 million between 1985 and 1995.
4.Are the numbers accurate or approximate
The number of Indians students who traveled abroad increased from just under 5 million to around 15 million between 1985 and 1995.
5.Add an adverb
The number of Indians students who traveled abroad increased dramatically from 5 million to 15 million between 1985 and 1995.
6.Rephrase with a noun
The number of Indians students who traveled abroad increased dramatically from 5 million to 15 million between 1985 and 1995, a rise of ten million in ten years.
7.You can even begin with a noun
There was a dramatic increase in the number of students who traveled abroad increased dramatically from 5 million to 15 million between 1985 and 1995, a rise of ten million in ten years.
So, starting with a basic sentence you now have a long sentence. Increasing it any further might not be a good idea. So, go on, practice. Take a basic sentence make it long.
Have you ever wondered whether to use between or among? Are they the same or they different. Well, to begin with they are different.
Simple difference rule-: We use between when we are talking about two items and we use among when we are talking about three or more items. But there are some exceptions to this rule.
1.Between is used when we are talking about one to one relationships while among is used when we are talking about something in general. For example-: between usa, Canada and Australia I think Australia would suit me well for my abroad study. Here you are being specific. The particular universities are given.
Among all the countries I think Australia will suit me well for my abroad study. Since here we are talking about all the universities in general, among is used.
2.Whenever you find difference in a sentence use between. If you find distribute in a sentence use among.
3.Between is used when a specific path is known. For example-: india lies between Pakistan, china and Nepal. Among is used when we are more specific. For example-: I was walking among the trees.
4.Note-: between you and i. here it is not I, but me. So the sentence is between you and me. This is because between is a preposition.
Use between and among wisely. Remember, knowing just one rule is not enough you need to know the rule and its exceptions.
I hope you have understood some of the things to avoid when talking to women. Below are some more things to avoid, when talking to women, especially in abroad.
4.Sweetheart/ honey etc-: These are some of the words we say to women we really like. They could be your daughter or your wife. Avoid saying these words in a workplace. Lot of professional women doesn’t like them. Use, if you really know them very well. Else, avoid using such words.
5.Sexual comments/ body language-: This is something serious. Making comments on how a women look could actually lead you to some trouble. For example, hey sexy or anything that sounds intimidating. She could complain against you in terms of sexual harassment. Also, make sure your body language is positive. Don’t look at her body while talking to her. It could make her uncomfortable.
6.“You do that well for a girl”-: You could put anything for “that”. May be, you drive well for a girl. Why is it an issue? Because it reinforces stereotypes. What it means is, you drive well even after being girl. Lot of women may find this offensive. Avoid it.
7.Age-: it is a good idea not to ask a woman about her age. Although some women may not be bothered about it, but a lot of women find it offensive. Especially if the woman is an older woman.
8.Bitch/cunt/ slut/whore-: These are the words that are very offensive to women. Never use these words. You may hear these words in songs but still do not use them. It can lead you to a lot of trouble.
Avoid this and bring back with you beautiful friendships and memories.