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School Talk - Learn Idioms

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What are the similarities and differences between your school system and the American one?  What kind of student are you?  Are you brainy (very smart) or a low achiever (a poor performer)?  Do you sometimes ditch your classes (not attend your classes)?  Or, are you the teacher's pet (the teacher's favorite student)? 

Take this quiz to see how good you are at recognizing some common American expressions for talking about school performance. 

This lesson was created by Evelyn Ono Vineberg, EC San Diego

Link: Idioms for difficult situations

  • 1. John did really well on the last exam. In fact, he ___.

  • 2. I hardly ever see Jolanda outside of class because she's always studying. This semester she's really keeping ___.

  • 3. On a beautiful summer day in San Diego, the temptation is great to ___ your classes and go to the beach.

  • 4. Tomo ___ an all-nighter studying for the test, so this morning he was exhausted in class.

  • 5. Marisa didn't want to talk to anyone about her low grade in history. Unfortunately, she ___ the test on Friday.

  • 6. Jose plans to ___ the books this quarter because he wants to raise his G.P.A. (grade point average).

  • 7. Mr. Wilson has the reputation of giving ___ quizzes. Most of his students really dislike those kinds of unannounced little tests.

  • 8. Christian is a ___ encyclopedia. He seems to know something about everything.