Idiom Of The Day For IELTS

 

Speaking - Fair-weather Friend  

 

Definition: 

a person who is a reliable friend only when times are good, but not when there are troubles or when times are hard

 

Example:

“Russ won’t help you; he is only a fair-weather friend.“

“Sharon will stick by you no matter what happens; she is not just a fair-weather friend.“

A fair-weather friend isn’t much help in an emergency.”

 

Exercise: 

  1. Choose a suitable idiom to complete the sentence below.
    ” Bill stayed for lunch but he wouldn’t help me with the yard work. He’s just______________________. “
    A. keep my nose to the grindstone
    B. the spitting image of me
    C. crack the book
    D. a fair-weather friend
  2. Describe a difficult time you had to overcome. Try to use this idiom in your speech. You should say:
    – When it happened
    – What the difficulties you had to encounter
    – Who helped you overcome it
    And explain how did you feel about this

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