IELTS Idioms, Vocabulary, and Adjectives
Idioms are so important in the IELTS exam. It’s something that examiners look for. Anytime a student tells me they want to get a 7 or higher, I always tell them they need idioms. You can still get a 7 without idioms, but it just means your grammar and pronunciation has to be pretty good. Using about 5 idioms throughout the entire exam can really help your score. There are a thousands of idioms in the English language. Don’t try to learn all of the idioms, just learn about 15-20 and start practicing with them as often as possible.
All of the idioms below mean happy. It’s much easier to use them if you’re telling a story, then you can say how you feel. I felt over the moon. I was flying high. I was on cloud nine. I felt like I was in seventh heaven. It’s pretty easy to use these throughout your exam. You can slip them in anywhere.
Over the moon
On top of the world
On cloud nine
As happy as a clam
In seventh heaven
Filled with the joys of spring
Light up my day
Vocabulary and Adjectives
All of these words also mean happy. It’s pretty common to speak about a happy experience int he exam, use some of these words to boost your vocabulary.
metropolitan: connected with a large or capital city
settle down: start to have a quieter way of life
co-existence: the state of being together in the same place at the same time
hectic: full of disorganized activity
irresistible: cannot be stopped or resisted
elaborate: carefully prepared