|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.
(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.
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