to be all ears

If you are all ears, you really want to hear what someone has got to say. It might be news or a story. It could even be instructions. He was all ears when the teacher told him that he was going to explain the secrets of IELTS success.

Nothing springs to mind immediately

We can use this phrase when we can’t think of an appropriate answer to a question. It means that you are thinking about the answer but you don’t have it immediately. It is perfectly acceptable to say this in the IELTS speaking exam but you must come up with an answer after saying it. It […]