A Loose Cannon – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS

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A Loose Cannon – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking.


someone who cannot be trusted because they act in an unpredictable way


“He’s seen as something of a loose cannon by other team members.

As it turned out, he’s not just a loose cannon. He makes sense.

Some loose cannon in the State Department has been leaking stories to the press.


  1. Choose the suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    “Our sales manager is _____________ You never know what he’ll say or do next “
    A. the name of the game
    B. having a sinking feeling
    C. done to a turn
    D. a loose cannon
  2. Describe the time you had to make a conversation with a stranger. Try to use this idiom in your speech. You should say:
    – When it happened
    – Where it happened
    – How you made a conversation with him or her
    And explain why you had to talk with him or her
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Nafia Zuhana is an experienced content writer and IELTS Trainer. Currently, she is guiding students who are appearing for IELTS General and Academic exams through ieltsmaterial.com. With an 8.5 score herself, she trains and provides test takers with strategies, tips, and nuances on how to crack the IELTS Exam. She holds a degree in Master of Arts – Creative Writing, Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has worked with The Hindu for over a year as an English language trainer.

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