If you are preparing for an IELTS exam, the next three episodes (Ep. 23, 24, and 25) are for you. We will discuss IELTS writing preparation and IELTS speaking tips that will change your IELTS approach. We talk about general exam advice and T/F/NG tips. Below, you will be able to see key vocabulary and expressions as well as a space for you to take notes from the conversation.
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I. VOCABULARY and EXPRESSIONS
(The words and terms are in order of when you will hear them)
He wrote the book on ____.(Expression) To say somebody is an expert on something (not usually literal)
To aim for something – (Verb) To have a specific objective.
It pays the bills – normally what we say about our job. A little tongue-in-cheek
Wrestlemania Moment – (Noun) Favorite memory of Wrestlemania
Took on – (Phrasal Verb) To do something (normally challenging)
Undergraduate/ Graduate– Undergraduate- Basic University courses… Graduate level- University program after you get your undergraduate degree.
Growing like a weed – (Expression) we say this to express how quickly a child is growing
Hick town – (Noun) A small country town
To narrow down – (Expression) To eliminate some options.
Setting them up for failure– (Expression) To make something impossible to pass
Job security – (Vocabulary) To have a safe position at your job.
Did you catch any other phrasal verbs or expressions you like? Write them here.
(Listen to the podcast again- if necessary- and fill in the blanks and answer the questions based on what you heard in the episode. Use the expressions above to help you.)
2. “It’s made for people who __________________ a 7.”
3. “That’s not _______________, is it?”
“No, that’s at _________________.”
4. “Find the not given first, and then you can narrow downfrom there.”
5. “These exams are ______________________?”
- “If you are preparing for your IELTS exam, boy _____________________.”