In IELTS speaking test, if you want to impress the examiner with your ability to speak English naturally, using idioms is not a bad idea. Today, I am going to share with you these useful idioms and expressions about common topics of happiness and anger to help you achieve a high score in the IELTS speaking test.
Idioms And Expression About Happiness:
On cloud nine: extremely happy and satisfy.
- When I got my result of the exam, I was on cloud nine and can’t wait to tell my parent about this.
Like a dog with two tails: have the same meaning of on cloud nine, extremely happy
- When Paul won the competition, he was like a dog with two tails.
Full of the joys of spring: very happy, excited, and full of energy.
- Amanda was full of the joys of spring ! Did she receive a good new ?
Grin from ear to ear: If somebody grins from ear to ear, they seem like very satisfied and happy.
- When we saw Jack grinning from ear to ear, we knew he had passed the exam.
Jump for joy: express their happiness and satisfaction through excited movements and gestures.
- The player jumped for joy when he scored the winning goal.
Idiom and expression about Anger
To be steamed up: feel annoyed.
- When I failed to get this job, my father was very steamed up about it.
To get hot under the collar: feel irritated.
- Because I told him that I couldn’t bring him to amusement centre, he got a bit hot under the collar this morning.
To be hopping mad: Feel furious
- Jack is hopping mad because his son has borrowed his car for the weekend without first asking his permission.
To fly off the handle: Suddenly lose one’s temper.
- I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have flown off the handle like that. Please forgive me.
To throw a wobbler: Become suddenly angry with someone .
- When he realised that Jane had been stealing his money, he threw a wobbler and wouldn’t stop finding her.
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