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Sử dụng thành thạo idioms trong bài thi speaking là một trong những key giúp bạn lấy điểm tốt hơn. Đây là những kinh nghiệm mà giáo viên chúng tôi muốn share cho các bạn nhằm giúp các bạn đạt hiệu quả hơn trong các kỳ thi speaking 1 To be over the moon= to be like a kid in the candy store: vui sướng, hạnh phúc She was over the moon about/with her new bike To be like chalk and cheese: khác biệt hoàn toàn My brother and I are like chalk and cheese To be like two peas in a pod: giống hệt The twins are like two peas in a pod To be down the earth:thân thiện, thực tế She's a down-to-earth woman with no pretensions To be like pulling the teeth: khó khăn Getting her to tell me about her childhood was like pulling teeth To be caught between two stools: tình khó xử It is difficult to organize an event that appeals to both young and old; you could end up being caught between two stools To be white as sheet=sick He was white as sheet after walking in the rain To have what it takes=to have characteristics and habits of a successful person He has a fairly wide range of knowledge and I think he has what it takes to be a business person To get on like a house=to like each other very much and have a very good and friendly relationship very quickly My mother and me often talk together and get on like a house on fire 10 To have somebody over=to come to your house for a meal, drink My family often has relatives over on Tet holidays 11 To head over heels in love=falling love S.O very much I head over heels in love with him after his blind love for me 12 To fall out with someone= argue and stop being friendly with somebody she has fallen out with her husband because he betrayed her 13 To live up to one’s expectation=to as well as someone expects one to I found that it hard to live up to my parents' expectations with my limited ability 14 To have a belly of laugh=to have to laugh a lot We often have a belly of laugh when she jokes us 15 To roll someone’s sleeves up= to prepare for hard working There's a lot of work to on deadline, we have to roll up our sleeves right now 16 To know like a book=Hiểu biết rõ vấn đề After 30 years of marriage, my wife and I know each other like a book 17 To slip one’s mind: quên I'm sorry I didn't call you back sooner, it totally slipped my mind 18 To go easy on someone : đối xử dễ dàng với In this day and age, parents go easy on children and they lack of proper guidance and timely supper leading to children easy tempted an unhealthy lifestyle 19 To take one’s turn in spotlight: nắm lấy hội để tỏa sáng It may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so try to take your turn in the spotlight 20 To think highly of sb/sth: đề cao đó/cái gi Your boss must think highly of you if she gives you so much responsibility 21 To miss the boat=to miss a chance I miss the boat to be nominated for my dreaming job due to the inadequacy of confidence 22 To cut corner=to sth at ease I fail to find the way to deal with the current situation, but blessing in disguise!, I cut corner to make up another plan 23 To be on the go to be busy What a pity! I cannot make it to your party because I’m on the go for my next presentation 24 To have a chin-wag = to have a chat As the newcomer, having a chin-wag to break the ice with strangers should be the prerequisite 25 To blow s.o away =to extremely impress someone Unmapped cave blows me away because of its tremendously stunning beauty 26 To cost an arm and a leg: tốn nhiều tiền I'd love to buy a Porsche, but they cost an arm and a leg 27 Once in blue moon: không thường xuyên My sister lives in Alaska, so I only see her once in a blue moon 28 Off the top of my head: nhớ/biết Off the top of my head, I’d say we have about 200 members 29 Nothing ventured nothing gained= Rome wasn’t built in a day: Không có thử thách khơng có thành cơng I know life is treating you so hard and you are alone in this journey Well, as you probably aware, nothing ventured nothing gained 30 All’s well that ends well=Bắt đầu không thuận lợi, sau thuận lợi It's a difficult time but All's well that ends well 31 It never rains but it pours=Hoạ vơ đơn chí This morning, I overslept and my bike is broken so I'm late to work It never rains but it pours 32 Beauty is only skin deep=Vẻ đẹp nằm sâu tâm hồn Don't judge a girl through her appearance beacause Beauty is only skindeep 33 Better safe than sorry=Phòng bệnh chữa bệnh You should avoid to alcohol beverage, Better safe than sorry 34 Many hands make light work: people can things more quickly and easily when they work together : nhiều người làm việc dễ dàng nhanh chóng 35.That’s the way the ball bounces :unlucky things happen that you cannot prevent: đời vậy, chấp nhận 36.A penny save a penny earned : tiết kiệm quốc sách 37.Luck’s on one’s side : gặp may, vận may 38.I’d give it anything to: làm điều để đạt điều 39.Every cloud has a silver lining= there is sth good in a very bad situation =blessing in disguise: rũi có may 40.Actions speak louder than words: hành động quan trọng lời nói 41 A watched pot never spoils 42 A quick fix= temporary solution Increasing the number of doctors employed is often seen as a quick fix to healthcare problems although this fails to tackle the underlying issues 43.The tip of the iceberg The consumption of fast food is just the tip of the iceberg People also ewat many other foods which are bad for their health 44.A thorny issue Telling people how to improve their health can be a thorny issue because nobody likes to be criticised 45 A vicious /ˈvɪʃəs/ cycle= vòng tròn lẩn quẩn Some people may blame their marriage life as a vicious cycle Time passes quickly, days hustle, life is short and transiently /ˈtrænʃntli/ old, death will come, not knowing where? Life is a vicious cycle 46 The crux /krʌks/ of the matter The decline in human’s awareness may be the crux of the matter to explain for the deterioration of environment 47 In a blink of an eye: very quick 48 The last resort /rɪˈzɔːrt/ Using alternative medicine to treat serious illnesses is the last resort for many people because there is conflicting evidence for its success 49 A knock-on effect: lạc đạn Ex:A lack of exercise can have a knock-on effect on other areas of our lives 50 You can say that again= I totally agree with you (giao tiếp) 51 There is something to be said for: có mặt lợi 52 Having said that= although/however(dùng viết ielts) 53 To say the least: thật sự,….còn quan trọng tơi vừa nói 54 When all is said and done= nhớ cho kỹ nha 55 Needless to say, S+V= khơng để nói nữa, rõ ràng (dùng viết ielts) 56 That is to say= nói cách khác(Dùng speaking ielts) 57 Have a say= định 58 To pass up a chance/an opportunity= to fail to take advantage of I dont want to pass up a chance to meet such a famous person 59 To take it easy for a while= to relax for a short period of time You're working too hard You should try to take it easy for a while 60 To put the past behind= to forget the past After her divorce, she was determined to put the past behind her and build a new life ... although/however(dùng viết ielts) 53 To say the least: thật sự,….còn quan trọng tơi vừa nói 54 When all is said and done= nhớ cho kỹ nha 55 Needless to say, S+V= khơng để nói nữa, rõ ràng (dùng viết ielts) 56... say, S+V= khơng để nói nữa, rõ ràng (dùng viết ielts) 56 That is to say= nói cách khác(Dùng speaking ielts) 57 Have a say= định 58 To pass up a chance/an opportunity= to fail to take advantage
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