264 Collocations for IELTS Speaking Band 8 (Part2)

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51. ground rule: a basic principle

52. retrospect: a survey or review of a past course of events or period of time

53. to make the right move: to have a right decision

54. role model: a person looked to by others as an example to be imitated

55. to look up to sb: to admire and respect someone

56. to take different paths: to make different decisions

57. to be highly capable: to perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced levels when compared with others

58. to be diametrical to sb/st: to be completely different to sth/sb

59. approachable: easy to talk with; friendly

60. further education: formal education beyond school other than at a university or polytechnic

61. citywide: including or occurring in all parts of a city

62. bump into: to meet by chance

63. crack someone up: to make someone laugh

64. be in awe: fearful and respectful of someone or something

65. Genre: a particular style in arts

66. Hotspot: a popular and exciting place

67. Dance the night away: to spend the whole night dancing

68. Sing one’s heart out: To sing with great enthusiasm

69. Improvise a tune: to perform without preparation.

70. Vividly remember: remember something accurately

71. coincidental: happening by chance, not planned

72. go – to place: the best place to come

73. caught one’s eye: attract one’s attention

74. warm ambience: warm atmosphere

75. a hideaway: a place you can go to hide or to be alone

76. run away: escape from somebody/ a place

77. the hustle and bustle: noisy activity of a lot of people in one place

78. retain their clients: keep their customers

79. in the long run: a long period in the future

80. Adaptation: the transfer of a written work to a film

81. Hit the big screen: to be shown at the cinema

82. Exceeded my expectations: to be better that expected

83. Cry one’s eyes out: cry a lot.

84. be overwhelmed by something: to get so much of something that it becomes a problem

85. to live in solitude: to live all alone

86. much less: not to mention

87. heartfelt gratitude: sincere readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness

88. back in the day: in the past

89. take one’s eyes off: to cease looking at something or someone

90. now and then: sometimes

91. make my dream come true: make a wish or a dream become a reality.

92. Dormitory: a building for college students to live in

93. A music festival: a community event oriented towards live performances of singing and instrument playing

94. Swarming with: to be full of something

95. Stuffy atmosphere: an unpleasantly warm atmosphere without enough fresh air

96. Elaborate on the story: Explain in greater detail.

97. Burst into laughter: A spontaneous and sudden fit of laughter.

98. To be all the rage: to be very popular or fashionable.

99. To be caught up in all this hype: to be involved in a discussion on TV, radio, etc. (disapproving)

100. To show somebody the ropes: To show somebody how something is done.