264 Collocations for IELTS Speaking Band 8 (Part 3)

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  1. Easier said than done: to be much more difficult to do than to talk about.
  2. Misshapen beyond recognition: with a shape that cannot be recognized.
  3. In retrospect: Thinking about a past situation
  4. An expat: a person living outside their own country
  5. A blackout: a period when there is no light as a result of an electrical power failure
  6. The cultural differences: the differences between 2 cultures
  7. The language barrier: the difficulties in communication experienced by people or groups speaking different languages
  8. Adore: love someone very much
  9. Glorious time: A time of greatness and prosperity.
  10. Legends and myths: Traditional stories, usually historical and unauthenticated (possibly not true).
  11. Cultural practice: an action committed by people of a particular culture, tradition or nationality.
  12. To be tied up in something: to be occupied by something/too busy doing something
  13. To pass the exam with flying colors: successfully pass the exam
  14. Ease my mind: to relax
  15. Well-trodden area: an area with a lot of people traveling
  16. Budget friendly: affordable
  17. Cost an arm and a leg: very expensive
  18. Make a killing: make a lot of money quickly
  19. suffer from: be badly affected by
  20. excessive: greater than what seems reasonable or appropriate
  21. tolerable: moderate, acceptable
  22. in full blossom: with the flowers fully open
  23. morning chorus: early morning bird songs
  24. pilgrimage: a journey to a holy place for religious reasons
  25. in the prime of: in the best, most successful, most productive stage
  26. susceptible: very likely to be influenced, harmed or affected
  27. dictate: decide, determine
  28. hassle: irritating inconvenience
  29. emphasize: give special importance to
  30. voluntary: done willingly
  31. turbulent: full of sudden change and confusion
  32. dedicated to: working hard at
  33. compassionate: feeling or showing sympathy for people who are suffering
  34. be committed to: willing to work hard and give your time and energy to
  35. senior citizen: the aged
  36. nursing home: a public or private residential facility providing a high level of long-term personal or nursing care for the elderly
  37. rapport: a friendly relationship
  38. achievement: a thing that somebody has done successfully
  39. To compose: to write music
  40. An expat: a person living outside their own country
  41. To portray: to describe something or somebody
  42. To be hooked: to enjoy something very much
  43. To reflect on: to think carefully and deeply about something
  44. To be irritated: to be annoyed
  45. If my memory serves me right: If I remember correctly.
  46. Tolerant: to be able to accept what other people say or do even if you do not agree with it
  47. Calm my anger down: to make me become less angry and more relaxed
  48. Charismatic: To have the powerful quality to attract and impress other people
  49. Cool-headed: calm
  50. To weigh up the pros and cons: to consider both advantages and disadvantages
  51. To jump to a conclusion: to make a decision too quickly
  52. In the trade: To be working in a particular business
  53. To be taken aback: To be surprised by something
  54. An embodiment of adventure and courage: A person or thing that represents adventure and courage
  55. The most unlikely places: Places that no one would want to visit
  56. In awe of: To admire somebody
  57. Idolize: Admire, revere, or love greatly or excessively.
  58. Renowned: Known or talked about by many people; famous.
  59. A great inspiration: Someone that people aspire to be and are motivated by.
  60. Live a miserable life: to have a very unhappy and uncomfortable life
  61. A forced marriage: a marriage where the husband and wife are forced to get married
  62. Encounter difficulties and pains: to experience difficulties
  63. To the best of my recollection: if I remember correctly
  64. An influential person: a person who has a lot of influence on other people
  65. A torrential rain: the rain falling in large amounts
  66. The worst- case scenario: the most unpleasant that could happen in a situation
  67. Be as wet as a drowned rat: to be very wet, especially because you have been in heavy rain
  68. Rear-view mirror: a mirror in which a driver can see the traffic behind
  69. Skeptical: having doubts that something will happen
  70. Humanity: the quality of being kind to people
  71. To chill out: to relax
  72. Nerve-racking: making you feel very nervous and worried
  73. High-end products: products that are expensive and of high quality
  74. To relieve everyday stress: to reduce everyday stress
  75. To ease my mind: to make myself less worried
  76. metropolitan: connected with a large or capital city
  77. settle down: start to have a quieter way of life
  78. co-existence: the state of being together in the same place at the same time
  79. shrine: a place where people come to worship
  80. showcase: present
  81. a short stroll from: not far from
  82. flicker: keep going on and off as it shines or burns
  83. hectic: full of activity
  84. irresistible: cannot be stopped or resisted
  85. since time immemorial: for a very long time
  86. majestic: impressive
  87. agriculture: the cultivation and breeding of animals and plants
  88. mighty: very strong and powerful
  89. discerning: able to judge the good quality of something
  90. bucket list: a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime
  91. criss-cross: mark with intersecting lines
  92. gem: a person, place or thing that is especially good
  93. To take a stroll: to take a slow relaxed walk
  94. To kick off: to start something
  95. Mental wellness: the state of being mentally healthy
  96. If my memory serves me right: if I remember correctly
  97. To put my feet up: to sit down and relax
  98. socialize: to meet and spend time with people in a friendly way
  99. oasis: an area in the desert where there is water and where plants grow
  100. roller coaster: a track at a fairground that goes up and down very steep slopes and that people ride on in a small train for fun and excitement