Để Speaking như người bản xứ không hề khó với các chùm Idiom của Linh ngày hôm nay nha, chỉ cần một đến hai idioms trong bài nói thôi đã đủ gây ấn tượng với giám khảo rồi, tuy nhiên đừng lạm dụng chúng quá nhiều nhé. Muốn đạt trình IELTS Speaking mượt mà như native speakers thì lấy ngay giấy bút ra và take note lại những idiom nào các bạn cảm thấy thú vị nha. Linh chúc các bạn học tốt!
- A far cry from something: very different, almost the opposite
Eg: The movie was good, but it was a far cry from the book it was based on.
- A close call: a situation in which something bad almost happened.
Eg: I had a close call! A big truck almost hit me!
- All along: all the time
Eg: I knew all along that Jack wasn’t telling us the whole story.
- All’s well that ends well: a successful outcome is worth the effort.
Eg: I’ve completed writing my book after all painful work. All’s well that ends well.
- All of a sudden: something happening quickly, without advance warning.
Eg: It started out to be a beautiful day. Then, all of a sudden, it became cloudy and began to rain.
- All thumbs: clumsy
Eg: Look at Martin he broke the antique vase. He’s all thumbs.
- As a rule:usually, customarily.
Eg: As a rule I never stay out late on a week night, because I have to get up early the next morning
- As far as someone is concerned: in one’s opinion/
Eg: As far as I’m concerned, it’s too cold to go swimming this afternoon.
- As long as: because something else is happening at the same time.
Eg: As long as you’re going to the drugstore anyway, buy me some aspirins.
- As luck would have it: the way things happened.
Eg: I made good note for my speech, but as luck would have it, I forgot to take them with me.
- At all: used with negative expressions to give emphasis.
Eg: I’ve read that book, but I didn’t like it at all
- At the end of one’s rope:at the limit of one’s ability to cope.
Eg: Marry may decide to divorce John. She is at the end of her rope.
- Bark worse than one’s bite: not as bad tempered as one appears.
Eg: Mr. Hopkins shouts harshly to his students but his student don’t care. The know that his bark is worse than his bite.
- Be behind the times: not be up-to-date, modern in one’s thinking.
Eg: He’s not a good teacher. He’s behind the times in his methods.
- Be bent on something: Have a strong desire to do something.
Eg: I told Harry not to drive his car in such bad weather, but he was bent on leaving right away.
- Be better off: be better on a long-term basis.
Eg: Do you think I’d be better off quitting my present job and going to New York?
- Spill the beans: reveal a secret.
Eg: Yes, it’s too bad that someone spilled the beans and ruined Harry’s surprise.
- Spread oneself too thin: become involved in too many activities.
Eg: Although Teresa has always been an excellent student, her marks have been going down lately because she is spreading herself too thin.
- Stand a chance: have the possibility.
Eg: If he lied to you about one thing, it stands to reason that he’s lie about other things, too.
- Stick out one’s neck: take a risk.
Eg: The Jungle had danger lurking around every corner. So, Hansel didn’t stick his neck out.
- Stick to one’s gun: maintain one’s position.
Eg: Even though a number of parliamentarians tried to change his mind, the prime minister stuck to his gun.
- Straight from the horse’s mouth: from a reliable source.
Eg: You mean Jill told you so herself?
That’s right. I got it straight from the horse’s mouth.
- Straight from the shoulder: Frankly
Eg: I prefer a person who speaks straight from the shoulder, because then I know exactly what he means.
- 24. String someone along: lead someone on dishonestly.
Eg: I don’t believe that Liz will marry Dean. She is stringing him along.
- 25. Take a dim view of something: have a poor opinion of something; disapprove of something.
Eg: Mrs.Wright takes a dim view of the way her sister is raising her family.
- Take a stand on something: make a firm decision about something.
Eg: I don’t like the way Tom operates. One day he says one thing and another day he says the opposite. I wish he’d take a stand on something.
- Take advantage of something:to use something for one’s own benefit.
Eg: Let’s take advantage of this wonderful weather and go to the seashore.
- Take after someone: resemble in appearance, personality or character.
Eg: Peter takes after his mother in personality and his father in appearance.
- Take hold of something: take in one’s hands.
Eg: I burned my hand when I took hold of that hot frying pan.
- Take it easy: relax.
Eg: Steve, you’re working too hard. Sit down and take it easy for a while.
- Take one’s time do something: slowly, not hurry.
Eg: When you’re eating, it’s important to take your time and chew your food well.
- Take part in something for granted: assume, without giving it a thought, that something is a certain way.
Eg: Excuse me for not introducing you to Bert I took it for granted that you two know each other.
- Take something into account: consider something.
Eg: In considering Andy for the job, we must take into account that he has very bad eyesight.
- Take something with a grain of salt: only half believe something someone has said.
Eg: Jack is a very likable fellow, but I’ve learned to take everything he says with a grain of salt.
- Take steps:prepare for something and put it into action.
Eg: The crime in that city became a serious problem. The police had to take steps to correct it.
- Take the bull by the horns: take decisive action in difficult situation.
Eg: My sister had been putting off taking guitar lessons, but finally she took the bull by the horns and went to a professional music center.
- About to: on the point of doing something.
Eg: Tom was about to leave when the telephone rang.
Idiom được xem như một trong những “bí kíp” tuyệt đỉnh ghi điểm IELTS Speaking với examiner đó. Thêm thắt vào bài nói các idiom sẽ được giám khảo đánh giá cao và hiển nhiên band điểm cũng chẳng hề thấp đâu nha. Các bạn hãy học thật chăm chỉ và Linh tin chắc sớm thôi, các bạn sẽ đạt được trình độ Speaking hoàn hảo như native speakers nha.