Feb 9

How to use Band 7+ Language to talk about relaxation in IELTS Speaking

Essential Band 7+ words and phrases for IELTS Speaking (and IELTS Writing)

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In IELTS Speaking, the IELTS examiner is listening for collocations and less common language. In this video, I'll teach you some fantastic Band 7+ language that is useful for talking about relaxation. There are often opportunities to use this language in Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the IELTS Speaking test.

Here is the language from the video (and a few extras that I didn't include in the video):

To switch off = to stop concentrating on something, or to stop thinking about things which cause you stress
To bring up children = to raise children; to look after them and care for them; to help to educate them or give them certain beliefs
• If you iron clean clothes, you make them flat and smooth so that they look nice when worn. You use a machine which has a flat base which can become very hot
To take it easy = to relax, rest and be calm
To chill out = to relax and not let things upset or annoy you
To be snowed under = to have an enormous amount of work/things to do; to have too much to do
Entrepreneurs are people who start their own business because they see a good opportunity to make a profit
Insomnia is a medical condition in which you are not able to sleep over a period of time - to suffer from insomnia
R and R stands for rest and relaxation
• If ideas or thoughts are spinning/whizzing around in your head, it feels that they are moving around quickly in your brain and that you cannot focus on them or deal with them. This probably makes you nervous and causes stress 

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