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

You MUST use English idioms to get a 7 on the IELTS Speaking test and the IELTS Writing test.

If you use these idioms you will get those extra points because the examiner will realize that you have skills beyond the textbooks.

We have already done episodes on how to use idioms when you talk about happiness, art, and parties and celebrations.

Today you’ll get four idioms on different topics that you can “copy and paste” into your IELTS exam.

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Four idioms to use on common Speaking and Writing topics:

Topic 1:  Questions about the home: “To make yourself at home”

I like to have my guests make themselves at home.

Topic 2: Questions about school or studies: “To hit the books”

I have really been hitting the books, trying to read some Spanish poetry.

Topic 3: Questions about food: “To eat and run”

My friends eat and run. They jump up and grab a banana and go.

Topic 4: Travel: “Off the beaten track”

I like to go off the beaten track and see things that most tourists don’t see.

Give us your sample sentences in the comments below!

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