Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today you’ll learn 5 ways to say IELTS is easy, and be able to use interesting vocabulary on your next Speaking Exam!

In order to get a 7 or higher for vocabulary, you must exhibit your ability to use idiomatic language.

Expressing the idea of something being ‘easy‘ is a part of many answers for IELTS Speaking topics, such as travel, eating, taking photographs, leisure time, studies and work.

Plus, there’s a psychological benefit here. By focusing on the positive in your IELTS answers, you are headed toward a frame of mind that positively affects your performance and scores.

Choose 2 of these idioms to use on your next IELTS Exam!

Also, pay attention to our pronunciation and practice sounding like us!

Easy Peasy

Cycling to work is easy peasy, because there are safe bike lanes and it’s only about a mile from home.

Piece of cake / piece of pie

‘Piece of cake’ is common, but still OK to use. Jessica tends to say ‘piece of pie’.

Writing about language learning is a piece of cake for me, because I have been in the ESL field for over 14 years.

A no-brainer

This describes a decision that has an obvious choice for you.


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The Founder was just released on Netflix, so deciding what I’m going to do tonight is a no-brainer. I’ve wanted to watch that movie since it came out last year.

Do something in your sleep

This is a task that you repeat so often, is such a routine, that you don’t have to think about it.

I could tie my shoes in my sleep.

We have such a well-established nighttime routine, with brushing teeth and reading books, that I could do it in my sleep.

Know something like the back of your hand

You can use this to describe something that you know every detail about.

I’ve lived in this town for 32 years, and, by now, I know it like the back of my hand.

A good strategy to employ here is to use an idiom from above to introduce your Speaking Part 1 or Part 2 answer.

How would you use these idioms?

Share your example sentences in the comments section below!


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