IELTS Tips: Common Idioms for Speaking Part.13

Acquiring proficiency in idiomatic expressions not only improves your language skills but also has the potential to greatly boost your IELTS speaking score. These expressions introduce a level of refinement to your language usage, indicating a nuanced grasp of English. In daily discussions, idioms serve as effective means to clearly convey intricate concepts with style. They not only enhance your ability to captivate an audience but also demonstrate a cultural insight highly esteemed in language evaluations such as IELTS. Within this framework, we will examine four idioms.

1. Run like the wind


When someone runs fast.

Example sentence:

They can all run like the wind and score a goal.

2. Shape up or ship out


Work better or leave.

Example sentence:

The message to every player in the team is clear – shape up or ship out.

3. Snowed under


Busy with tasks.

Example sentence:

He was snowed under with fan mail when he was doing his television show.

4. That ship has sailed


When something is too late.

Example sentence:

He asked her to marry him but she said that ship has sailed. She met someone else.

As you begin your quest to enhance your language abilities, recognize that idioms serve as more than mere linguistic adornments—they serve as pathways to a richer comprehension of culture and circumstance. To further refine your language skills and ready yourself for examinations like IELTS, we consistently provide valuable advice and material on our Facebook and Instagram platforms. Join us for a plethora of resources that delve deeper than fundamentals, aiding you in navigating the nuances of English and excelling in language evaluations. Achieving fluency is an ongoing journey, and we are committed to aiding your continual development and triumph.

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