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Using Idioms in the IELTS Speaking Test.pdf

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2 IELTS Writing Academy © 2016. All rights reserved. What are idioms? One of the things that separate native English speakers from those learning the language is the correct use of idioms. In the IELTS Speaking test they can really help boost your score, if used properly, however, they can also lower your score, if you don't use them correctly. An idiom is a group of words or phrase that through common usage has a meaning that is not clear from the words themselves . Confused? Let’s look at some examples: Examples ‘It’s raining cats and dogs.’ This just means it's raining heavily, but if we look at the words it seems like dogs and cats are falling from the sky. ‘High as a kite.’ This does not mean that someone is up in the sky, it simply means that someone is on drugs. ‘Comes with strings attached’ There are no physical strings attached to anything. This simply means that there are conditions or restrictions on something. Idioms in the IELTS Test
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