Để hoàn thành được bài Speaking với số điểm cao tuyệt đối thì người học IELTS phải đạt đủ yêu cầu về độ trôi chảy, vốn từ vựng, khả năng xử lý tình huống. Trong đó nếu bạn sử dụng Idioms hiệu quả trong bài Speaking, thang điểm của bạn sẽ được nâng cao lên rất nhiều.

Dưới đây là 50 idioms (hay các thành ngữ) thông dụng, các bạn cùng xem qua và ghi chú lại để có thể đạt điểm Ielts Speaking tốt nhất nhé!

Ngoài chủ đề về idioms hôm nay, các bạn có thể tham khảo một số bài viết khác về speaking nữa nhé.

  1. It costs me an arm and a leg to take my trip to Austria- very expensive.
  2. I was over the moon when he asked me to marry him – extremely pleased or happy.
  3. You are taking your IELTS test next week? Aren’t you jumping the gun? You’ve only just started studying. – doing or starting something too early.
  4. He comes round to see me once in a blue moonhappening very rarely.
  5. He’s got a chip on his shoulder. – feeling inferior or having a grievance about something.
  6. I reckon getting a band 7 in IELTS will be a piece of cake!. I’m very good at English – very easy.
  7. The money sent by comic relief to help poverty in Africa is just a drop in the ocean. They need far more than this. – a very small part of something much bigger.
  8. Getting a low score the first time I took IELTS was a blessing in disguise. It forced me to study extremely hard so I got a much better score the next time. – something positive that isn’t recognized until later.
  9. We have to actually do something about global warming. Actions speak louder than words. – It’s better to actually do something rather than just talking about it.
  10. I bumped into Jenny in town the other day. It’s a small world.meeting someone you would not have expected to.
  11. Oh well, I got 5.5 in IELTS again. Back to the drawing board! – When an attempt to do something fails and it’s time to start all over again using different methods.
  12. I have my job so much I can’t bare going to work, but if I quit I don’t think I can get another job. I’m really stuck/ caught between a rock and a hard place.Having two very bad choices.
  13. I have to bite my tongue so I don’t say what I really think of him!- wanting to say something but stopping yourself.
  14. Come on, cut to the chase. We haven’t got all day! – leave out all the unnecessary details and just get to the point.
  15. Are you putting all of your savings into that company? Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.putting all of ones resources into one possibility.
  16. Try not to worry about it! Every cloud has a silver lining. – Believing that every bad situation has a positive side/ eventually leads to something good.
  17. It was difficult when I moved to another country but I eventually found my feet.to become comfortable in what you are doing.
  18. My parents are very fixed in their ways. They won’t start using the Internet. – not wanting to change from normal ways of doing things .
  19. I think he got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. He is in a terrible mood.- to refer to someone who is having a bad day.
  20. My mother will always go the extra mile to help people.- doing much more than is required when doing something.
  21. I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. That’s the reason why he didn’t get a job. – say exactly the right thing.
  22. Today’s going so badly. If it’s not one thing, it’s the other. – when everything seems to be going wrong.
  23. I just said it in the heat of the moment. I was angry. I know I shouldn’t have. – saying or doing something suddenly without thinking about it.
  24. Keep an eye on him. I think he may cheat in the exam. – watch someone or something carefully.
  25. Have you heard? John down the road has kicked the bucked. –
  26. I don’t want to argue with him again. It’s better to let sleeping dogs lie.avoid a conflict.
  27. I told him what gift you have bought him for his birthday. Sorry, I didn’t mean to let the cat out of the bag. – tell someone something that you were not supposed to.
  28. Don’t tell her what you really think of her if she’s helping you with your English! Don’t bite the hand that feeds youhurt or upset someone who is helping you.
  29. I’m not sure which party he’s going to vote for. He’s sitting on the fence.- not making a firm decision between different choices.
  30. Everything she does is very over the top. – excessive/ too much
  31. Let’s keep studying for IELTS. Practice makes perfect. – continuously doing something to improve.
  32. Don’t get upset about what he said. He’s just pulling your legjoking around
  33. Sorry but I think I’ll take a rain check on that. – to deny an offer that you will take up later.
  34. As a rule of thumb, I don’t study at weekends. I spend the time with my family – principal that is strictly kept to.
  35. I can smell a rat. He said he has a PhD but he can’t even remember which university he studied at. – to sense that something is not right.
  36. She’s spitting image of her mother. – to look exactly like someone else.
  37. The ball’s in your court What are you going to do? Telling someone it’s now their turn to make a decision.
  38. Unfortunately, I think he’ll be studying for IELTS until the cows come home. His English is very poor. – for a very long time.
  39. It was all tongue-in-cheek. He didn’t really mean what he said. – something said in humor rather than seriously.
  40. She’s feeling under the weather So she won’t be going to work. – unwell/ be ill.
  41. We’ve had some big disagreements over the years, but it’s all water under the bridge We get on fine. – things from the past that are not important anymore.
  42. You are what you eat. So it’s better to have a healthy diet. – if you eat bad food, you’ll be unhealthy, if you eat good food, you’ll be healthy.
  43. You can’t judge a book by its cover. I need to get to know him before I decide what he is like. – the belief that outside appearances do not reveal what someone or something is really like.
  44. We’re really working against the clock We must hurry – not having enough time to do something,
  45. Why are we bothering? We’re flogging a dead horse. Our online business is making no money, so we should move on and do something else. – attempting to continue with something that is finished/over.
  46. I bent over backwards to help I hope he appreciates it. – doing all you can to help someone.
  47. So you have the IELTS test today? Break a leg.Good luck!
  48. I’m playing devil’s advocate here, but if marijuana is legalized, isn’t it more likely young people will smoke it? – to put forward a side in an argument that may not be your own in order to show the counter-argument/ ensure all sides are discussed.
  49. Hold your horses! We haven’t won anything yet. – telling someone who is getting ahead of themselves to wait/be patient.
  50. She is driving me up the wall!. She won’t stop talking. – annoying or irritating somebody

Các bạn cần hỗ trợ thông tin về khóa học IELTS cấp tốc, đăng ký ngay để nhận được tư vấn miễn phí về khóa luyện thi IELTS cấp tốc .

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