264 Collocations for IELTS Speaking Band 8(Part 1)

  1. technical problem: a problem involving the way a machine or system works
  2. be a big deal: to be a thing considered important.
  3. jealousy: the state or feeling of being jealous.
  4. centre of attention: a person or thing that excites everyone’s interest or concern
  5. flat broke: be completely out of money
  6. throw a party: hold/ organise a party
  7. give a farewell party: throw a party for someone who is leaving a job, city, etc
  8. wolf something down: eat something very rapidly and in very large pieces
  9. scrumptious: delicious
  10. to come of age: to reach the age when you are legally considered to be an adult.
  11. attach importance to: believe that something is important
  12. take pride in: To take satisfaction in, be proud of, or highly value something one owns, has done, or is renowned for
  13. end up: to reach a particular place or achieve a situation after other activities
  14. on second thoughts: Having reconsidered or revised one’s opinion of something
  15. be taken by surprise: to be shocked or startled by someone or something
  16. be taken aback: to be shocked or startled by someone or something
  17. make one’s way to somewhere: walk or travel to somewhere
  18. turn out: to happen in a particular way or to have a particular result, especially an unexpected one
  19. a sense of accomplishment: a proud feeling of having done something difficult and worthwhile
  20. for a while: for some time
  21. fresh in one’s memory: remember clearly
  22. pull all-nighters: to be awake all night long, especially to study or to complete something
  23. on edge: nervous or worried
  24. in hindsight: looking backward, reflecting on the past
  25. To get the most out of something: to achieve the greatest output of work, effort, production, etc., out of someone or something
  26. While-collar workers: people who work in offices, doing work that needs mental rather than physical effort
  27. Adjacent to: next to or adjoining something else
  28. To boil with rage: To express or feel an intensive anger
  29. take up: start doing something
  30. to be up to my ears in: extremely busy
  31. have a crack at something: attempt to do something
  32. sedentary lifestyle: spend a lot of time sitting down
  33. get lean: have very little or no fat
  34. Laze around: to spend a period of time being lazy
  35. Catch up on: learn about something that one missed
  36. Binge-watch: to watch several episodes of a television series or programme
  37. Shut oneself off: isolate oneself from other people.
  38. like the white on rice: close as anything can be
  39. inseparable: very close
  40. buried in work: very busy with work
  41. confide in: to tell something secret or personal to someone who you trust
  42. cross-eyed drunk: alcohol intoxicated.
  43. to roam: to move about or travel, especially without a clear idea of what you are going to do
  44. in the middle of nowhere: in a place that is remote and isolated
  45. shrill scream: a high pitched scream that can really hurt your ears if you’re too close
  46. life-changing: having an effect that is strong enough to change someone’s life
  47. real-estate agent: a person who sells and rents out buildings and land for clients
  48. to make progress: to move forward in one’s work or activity
  49. lucrative: producing a great deal of profit
  50. arduous: involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring

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