A Self-Made Man – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS

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A Self-Made Man – Idiom Of The Day For IELTS Speaking.


A person who rich and successful because they have worked hard, not because they were born into a rich family.


“Jack is definitely a self-made man. He came from a poor background and worked his way up until he became quite rich.”

“Benjamin Franklin was a self-made man, who rose from being a son of a candle-maker to one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.”

Critchley was a self-made man who learned to account while working in a brush factory.


  1. Choose the suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    “The research focused on those who built their wealth from nothing to compile of the wealthiest __________ in the world.”
    A. self-made men.
    B. his bread and butter.
    C. having egg on his face.
    D. at a push .
  2. Describe the person who you very admire. Try to use this idiom in your speech. You should say:
    – Who the person is
    – What he or she does
    – And why you admire him or her

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