10 expressions to help you get Band 7+ in IELTS (Lesson 2)

Many test takers know that using idiomatic expressions in IELTS helps you get a higher score. Not so many know what expressions to use, and how to use them appropriately.

In this video Adam, an ex-IELTS examiner with 10 years of experience, gives you 10 excellent idioms to use, to get a Band 7 or higher score in your IELTS Speaking or Writing test. Adam explains what every expression means and how to use it in a sentence.

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If you’d like to copy and save these useful expressions for later, here is a list, have a look at the idioms below and ask yourself:

A. Do you know what they mean?

B. Can you use them in a sentence?

And then make a sentence about YOU and use one of those expressions. By doing that you are more likely to remember that idiom, because we tend to remember personal things better!

10 expressions to help you get a Band 7 in IELTS

1. A blessing in disguise
2. A dime a dozen
3. To beat around the bush
4. Better late than never
5. To bite the bullet
6. To call it a day
7. To cut somebody some slack
8. To cut corners
9. To get out of hand
10. To get something out of your system

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