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A) Consider the synonyms; match words with their definitions.

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  3. A) Consider the diagram illustrating an approximate administrative structure of a University
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  5. A) Match the idioms with their definitions.
  6. A) Order the words to make sentences.
1. grade   a. American a number which shows how well or badly a student has done in an examination, especially an important exam given to a lot of students
2. mark   b. especiallyAmerican a letter that is put on a student's work or on an exam to show how good or bad it is
3. score   c. American the average score that a student earns based on all their grades.
4. grade point average/GPA   d. especially British the number or letter that is put on a student's work to show how good or bad it is  

 

(b) Build all the possible connections between the nouns and the surrounding words.

 

Final Pass

Give Point

Exclamation

Get High

Test Top

Make

Average Low

Full School

 

(c) Suggest ALL the possible variants of collocations from (b) to fit into the gaps

1. I got ………………….. in the history test.

2. If he gets …………………, he'll get a scholarship to Michigan State.

3. ……………… on standardized tests have been steadily falling over the past ten years.

4. To be on the honor roll, students must have a ………………….

 

4. (a) Consider the two sets of synonyms with the shared meaning of “reaching/not reaching a high enough standard to succeed in a test or exam”. What register (bookish/neutral/colloquial) do the words belong to? Who and under what circumstances might employ them?

 

1. flunk, fail, bomb on something, not make the grade, not come up to scratch;

2. pass, sail/breeze through something, make it, scrape through, get through, pass with flying colors.

 

(b) Which from the synonyms from the #2 set in (a) bear the following shades of meaning:

a. to pass a difficult test or examination;

b. to pass a test or examination very easily

c. only just pass an examination, by getting only a few marks more than are necessary

d. to pass an examination extremely successfully.

 

(c) Fill in the gaps with the vocabulary units from (a); give ALL the possible variants. Suggest situations, in which they might occur and comment on their register.

  1. "How did Chris do in his driving test?" "He 1……………. Monday will be his second attempt."
  2. She 2…………………. the state bar exam four times before she finally passed.
  3. "How'd it go?" "I 3……………………. the written section, but I think I did okay on the multiple choice part."
  4. I 4………………………. my exams with marks just good enough to keep my place in the school of pharmacy.
  5. "How'd his exams go?" "He 5…………………..- no trouble at all.
  6. New recruits have to 6……………………a physical fitness test.
  7. She was so nervous about her examination results, but in fact she 7……………………
  8. The entrance exam is very difficult and only a small minority of candidates 8………….


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