Idiom workout: describing people
In Part 2 of the IELTS speaking test you might be asked to describe a family member or a close friend. Or you might be asked to describe a favourite teacher, a famous person you’d like to meet or someone you admire and respect.
Even in Part 1 of the test you might be asked to describe the people in your life and how you are similar or different to them.
So it’s a great idea to revise some idiomatic uses of English that can be used to describe both positive and negative characteristics of different types of people.
This short video gives you a few examples:
And a few more to research:
- all brawn and no brain(s)
- a doubting Thomas
- as hard as nails
- a tower of strength
If you can provide a clear definition and an example sentence for each of the 5 idioms above, you could win a free iPass English course!!