Keep One’s Nose To The Grindstone – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS

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Keep One’s Nose To The Grindstone  – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking.

Definition: 

to work especially hard and long on something, often applied to academic study

Example:

In this program, they really keep your nose to the grindstone.

I have kept my nose to the grindstone for a week doing this report

Mary kept her nose to the grindstone while her friends were out enjoying themselves.

Exercise: 

  1. Choose the suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    I’ve only got six weeks before my exams start so I’m trying to ___________________________.
    A. keep my nose to the grindstone
    B. any port in a storm
    C. crack the book
    D. a hard nut to crack
  2. Describe time you had to work or study very hard. Try to use this idiom in your speech. You should say:
    – When it happened
    – How hard you had to work or study
    – Why you had to do that
    And explain how did you feel about this moment

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