1000+ Useful Expression for IELTS Speaking tài liệu tổng hợp những cụm từ được sử dụng nhiều nhất trong phần thi IELTS Speaking (lưu ý những cụm từ này chỉ dùng được trong văn nói)
Nội dung được trích trong cuốn Idioms and Expressions for IELTS Speaking được biên soạn bởi thầy Sam 9.0 IELTS từ ZIM IELTS
Nội dung chính:
- Tổng hợp các cụm từ được chia rõ ràng theo các chủ đề hay gặp trong IELTS.
- Giải thích nghĩa và cách dùng.
- Ví dụ cụ thể về việc sử dụng cụm từ trong một câu cụ thể.
(to be) back on your feet
Meaning: to have recovered after a period of illness, or to have recovered after being in a bad situation (e.g financial)
Example: I’m finally back on my feet this week after being so sick with the flu.
It took the company quite some time to get back on its feet after the financial crisis
(to be) firing on all cylinders
Meaning: to be functioning as best as possible
Example: I’m firing on all cylinders now after training every day for two months
He hasn’t really been firing on all cylinders lately, his work performance wasn’t very good last month.
(to be) as fit as a fiddle
Meaning: to be very fit and healthy
Example: My grandpa is almost 90 years old and he’s still as fit as a fiddle.
(to be) as fresh as a daisy
Meaning: to feel refreshed and energised
Example: I usually feel as fresh as a daisy after taking an afternoon nap.
(to be) as good as gold
Meaning: to describe someone or something that is feeling, acting, or functioning well
Example: I feel as good as gold after getting a massage yesterday.
Despite the forecast, the weather was as good as gold on our trip down south.
My cars about twenty years old, but it still works as good as gold.
(to be) homesick
Meaning: when you really long for, or miss your home after being away for a period of time
Example: I was feeling so homesick during the first two weeks of living here. But after two months I got used to it. Now I never want to go home!
(to be) on your last legs | on its last legs
Meaning: when someone or something is almost completely exhausted, broken or worn out
Example: My motorbikes pretty much on its last legs. I think I’ll need to buy a new one soon.
Thank god you brought me a coffee. I was really on my last legs before that, and I’ve got another 2 hours of work to do.
(to look | feel) like death warmed up
Meaning: when someone looks really unwell, because they are sick, tired, or exhausted
Example: Jenny looks like death warmed up today. She must have had a busy weekend partying.
(to) kick the bucket
Meaning: when someone dies (could be offensive), or something is completely broken
Example: When I kick the bucket I want to donate all my money to charity.
I have to use public transport to get around now since my motorbike kicked the bucket last week.
(to be) off colour
Meaning: to be feeling or looking unwell, when your face is pale or white
Example: I was feeling a little off colour after lunch, so I took the rest of the day off.
(to be) as right as rain
Meaning: to describe someone or something that is feeling or functioning well (similar to as good as gold)
Example: I was quite sick yesterday, but after a good night’s sleep I’m feeling as right as rain.
(to be) as sick as a dog
Meaning: to be very sick
Example: I was as sick as a dog last week. Thank god my mother was there to look after me.
(to be|feel) under the weather
Meaning: to be feeling unwell
Example: I’m feeling a little under the weather today after such a busy week.
(to be|feel) worse for wear
Meaning: to feel worn out, exhausted or unwell. Also can be used to describe an object
Example: I’m really feeling a little worse for wear after partying all weekend.
My motorbikes looking a bit worse for wear after driving it through the forest all day
You are what you eat
Meaning: a phrase used to show the connection between your health and the food you eat
Example: I don’t eat pork. You are what you eat you know!
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