The IELTS Speaking test gives you the chance to talk about your daily life and academic-related situations. You’ll display the vocabulary you’ve acquired over your years of studying English. Adding the occasional idiom to your answers can improve your chances of a good score.
It’s important to note that examiners DO NOT want to hear you using 20 idioms in your 2-minute conversation! However, one or two well-placed idioms can make the difference between sounding like a language learner and sounding like a native speaker. Let’s jump in!
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