You need to talk the talk if you want a good score in IELTS speaking test. Talk the talk? Read more and find out what do I mean.
Be Glad To See The Back Of
Meaning-: good to see someone leaving
Sentence-: I don’t want to be the person who people are glad to see the back of.
Beat Around The Bush
Meaning-: avoid the main topic or speak indirectly
Sentence-: Stop beating around the bush and come to the main topic.
Best Of Both Worlds
Meaning-: Get all the advantages
Sentence-: Hannah Montanna had the best of both worlds.
Best Thing Since Slice Bread
Meaning-: A really good invention
Sentence-: Iphone has been the best thing since slice bread.
Bite Off More Than You Can Chew
Meaning-: to take a task that is way to big
Sentence-: If you try to bit off more than you can chew chances are you may fail.
- For the taking
Meaning-: of a person or thing) Ready or available for someone to take advantage of.
Sentence-:The farmers land is assumed for the taking.
- Talk the hind leg off a donkey
Sentence-:The ministers talked the hind leg off a donkey.
- Talk the talk
Meaning-:Speak fluently or convincingly about something or in a way intended to impress others.
Sentence-:Politicians often talk the talk during election rallies
- Talk through your hat
- Meaning-: Talk foolishly, wildly or ignorantly.
Sentence-: Indian media sometimes talks through its hat.
- Talk big
Meaning-: Talk confidently or boastfully
Sentence-: In today’s time we don’t want people who talk big but those who do big.
Prepare well today’s idioms so that you don’t end up talking through your hat in IELTS.
Importance of 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.
If you want to get a high score in IELTS, you need to learn to cut the cackle.
The whole caboodle-:
Sentence-:One terrorist attack and the world starts to question the whole caboodle of Asians.
Meaning-:The whole lot
Cut the cackle-:
Sentence-:You need to cut the cackle when writing essay in IELTS.
Meaning-:Stop talking aimlessly and come to the point
Have a cadenza-:
Sentence-:The Indians had a cadenza when India lost the world cup semi final.
Meaning-:Be extremely agitated
Sentence-:Relationships truly work if you treat the other person as Caesar’s wife.
Meaning-:A person who is required to be above suspicion.
Sentence-:The terrorist work in cahoots.
Meaning-:Working or conspiring together often dishonestly; in collusion
At the drop of the hat
Sentence-: She can do those tough bike stunts at the drop of the hat.
Meaning-: very easily and without much preparation
On its last legs
Sentence-: His grandfather is on his last legs.
Meaning-: in a very bad condition and will not last long
Old flames die hard
Sentence-: I was wrong when I said old flames die hard, times heals everything.
Meaning-: it is hard to forget old things
Round the houses
Sentence-: He is used to going round the houses.
Meaning-: to do something in an inefficient way when there is a better way to do it.
Paper over the cracks
Sentence-: I don’t like people with the habit of putting paper over the cracks.
Meaning-: to hide something
You must be having goals in your life. Rather, goals are regarded the most important step to be successful. But the point is not whether you make goals or not. How effectively you make your goals leads you to success. For example, if you made a goal that I want to study in Harvard university. Now this is no goal or you can say a very poor goal. Poor, not in a sense that you have chosen a bad university, but because you haven’t put in the details of getting there.
A better goal could be I will get a band 9 in IELTS to get admission in Harvard University. And then how will you get a band 9? You need to specify that as well. a reasonable goal could be, I will learn 10 idioms today. Or, I will learn 20 verbs related to swimming today. So, what are you doing here? You are making a goal that can be achieved. You have exactly specified how much and in what time. it is when you fulfil all such small, yet important goals you finally reach to the big goal.
Remember, it is never about the big goal or the ultimate desire or aim, it is how well you accomplish the small goals that lead you to the big one. Make sure that your goals are specific.