Idioms for IELTS

Zero tolerance

This is when no crime, no matter how big or small, will be ignored or overlooked. It is often used when talking about racism, sexism or drug-taking.

Our school has a zero tolerance policy on drug-taking. If you are caught, you are expelled.

Remember that you won’t do yourself any favours if you simply throw these idioms into conversation during your IELTS interview. You must practice using them appropriately before the exam.