I am studying English to take the IELTS test and I realized that idioms and academic vocabularies are very important in speaking strategies. I had a good idea to use them effectively. In any topic I try to bring idioms and academic words simultaneously into my speech as a game between friends, or turn a location into an ideal place to learn idioms, even I can talk about idioms in anywhere at any time, etc. My crony and I have a book major in idioms and academic words so we prepare our own speech based on a topic and exchange them with each other. We like to talk about American English idioms such as “smell a rat, play it by ear, eating someone, dressed to the teeth, get in someone’s hair, for a song, paint the town red, etc”. Sometimes we play a game “who say as many sentences contain academic words as possible”. But the competition is drawn because both of us can give sentences galore. After a period using this way, not only my speaking skill makes fast progress but also the other skills are improved. I have not understood reading tests completely before because they have academic words galore. I could not speak fluently or express my thoughts because I had a very limited vocabulary. So learning and using academic words as well as idioms help me enlarge my vocabulary. Now speaking and writing and reading are easier for me.