IELTS Energy 670: Does Your IELTS Vocabulary Measure Up?

Today you’ll learn IELTS vocabulary like ‘measure up’.

ielts vocabulary measure up

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Idioms for ‘Very Bad’

All of these phrases are appropriate for IELTS Speaking!

leaves a lot to be desired (good for Writing, too)

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This could describe basically anything, like experiences, for example.

Frankly, it left a lot to be desired.

on its last legs (good for Writing, too)

Describes something old, worn out and broken down, like a car or a device.

doesn’t hold up /measure up (excellent for Argument essays)

Describes opinions/ideas that you don’t agree with.

Measure up‘ can be more specific, like something is ‘not good enough‘.

doesn’t hold a candle to (also good for Writing!)

Describes something that is not as good as something else.

Mary Queen of Scots doesn’t hold a candle to The Favourite.

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