45 Idioms thông dụng nâng tầng bài thi IELTS Speaking

Việc sử dụng idiom vẫn luôn là một thử thách đối với bất kỳ dân chuyên IELTS nào,  bởi lẽ người học phải đặc biệt hiểu rõ ngữ cảnh và hoàn cảnh sử dụng. Tuy vậy, Idiom chính là một trong những yếu tố tạo nên sự cách biệt của những bài thi điểm cao IELTS. Tại bài viết này, GLN gửi đến bạn bộ 45 Idioms thông dụng gồm cách sử dụng và ví dụ minh họa nhé.

45 Idioms thông dụng cho bài thi IELTS Speaking



Please don’t get angry with him. He’s just pulling your leg. Joking around
Enough talking. Actions speak louder than words. It’s better actually to do something rather than just talking about it
Cut to the chase and tell me already! Leave out all the unnecessary details and get to the point
I just said that in the heat of the moment. Saying something suddenly without thinking about it
The money you sent was just a drop in the ocean. A tiny part of something much bigger
It is very expensive. It cost me an arm and a leg to buy this watch. Very expensive
I hate to tell a lie, but if I don’t, I will lose him. I’m really stuck between a rock and a hard place. Having two terrible choices.
They visit their mother once in a blue moon. Happening very rarely
Everything she does is over the top. Excessive or more than enough.
Let’s keep studying for IELTS. Practice makes perfect. Continuously doing something to improve
Keep an eye on them. I think they may try to cheat. Watch someone or something carefully
I don’t want to argue again. It’s better to let sleeping dogs lie. Avoid a conflict
She is driving me up the wall. Annoying or irritating somebody
Hold your horses! We haven’t won yet. Telling someone that is getting ahead of themselves to be patient
You are what you eat, so you should have a healthy diet. it is important to eat good food in order to be healthy and fit.
Getting a band 8 in IELTS is not a piece of cake! Very easy
The ball’s in your court now. What are you going to do? It’s someone else’s turn to make a move.
So, you have the IELTS test today?? Break a leg. Good luck
My teacher always goes the extra mile to help us understand. They are willing to make a special effort to do or achieve something.
He’s got a chip on his shoulder. To have an angry or unpleasant attitude
I’m not sure which major he will study. He’s sitting on the fence. To avoid making a decision or choice.
It wasn’t easy when I moved here, but I found my feet. To reach a level of comfort in a new situation.
Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. To act badly towards the person who is helping
Are you taking your IELTS test next month? Aren’t you jumping the gun a bit? Doing or starting something too early
I bumped into my first-grade teacher. It’s a small world. Show surprise when one meets someone one knows at an unexpected place
You’re flogging/beating a dead horse. There is no hope. A particular effort is a waste of time as there will be no outcome.
He is feeling a bit under the weather today. Unwell
You can’t judge a book by its cover. Outward appearances are not a reliable indication of the true character of someone
I think the teacher got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Someone who is having a bad day
Please bite your tongue and keep your thoughts to yourself. Wanting to say something but stopping yourself.
We’ve had our differences, but it’s all water under the bridge now. Used to refer to events that are in the past and consequently no longer to be regarded as important.
I was over the moon when I got 8 in my speaking test. Extremely pleased or happy
Are you putting all of your money into stocks? Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. To put all your efforts or resources into one course of action
As a rule of thumb, don’t study at weekends and spend time with your friends. A principle that is strictly adhered/kept to
In the IELTS reading test, you are working against the clock. Not having enough time to do something
Quitting my first job was a blessing in disguise. I now earn much more. Something positive that isn’t recognized until later
Well said! You’ve hit the nail on the head. Say exactly the right thing
Unfortunately, the assistant kicked the bucket. Died
Don’t worry about it too much. Every cloud has a silver lining. Every difficult or sad situation has a comforting or more hopeful aspect
I have work to do. I have to take a rain check on that. Politely decline an offer, with the implication that one may take it up at a later date
I can smell a rat. To sense that something is not right
The IELTS exam is not child’s play. A task which is easily accomplished.
Her father was a doctor, and she is following in his footsteps To pursue something that someone else has already done.
Don’t get annoyed by her behaviour. It runs in the family! Many members of the family have this quality or trait.
You should try to Learn these idioms by heart. To memorize something perfectly
I finally did it! I passed with flying colours. To accomplish something exceptionally well or very successfully.
The authorities finally gave him the green light. To grant someone permission to proceed with some action or task.

Lưu ý khi sử dụng Idiom trong bài thi IELTS Speaking

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