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每當期中、期末考快到了,總是對英文這學科一個頭兩個大嗎?!

到底怎麼樣把英文學好呢?

就從實用的校園基礎英文開始!

 

這次的數學考試,「我考不及格」  除了”I failed the test.” 以外,還有其他說法嗎?

期中考到了,我要「臨時抱佛腳」的英文要怎麼說呢?

 

1. procrastinate  (v.)耽擱;延遲;拖拖拉拉

to ​keep ​delaying something that must be done, often because it is ​unpleasant or ​boring

 

ex. He did not want to write the letter and procrastinated for days.

 (他不想寫那封信因此拖延了好幾天。)

 

同義字:To postpone; adjourn; defer; delay; retard; protract; prolong.

延伸:procrastinator 指很愛拖延的人

 

2. all-nighter  (n.)(尤指考試前的)通宵溫習

a time when you spend all night studying, especially for an examination

 

ex. I pulled an all-nighter last night.  

 (我昨天熬了個通宵溫習。)

 

3. cram  (v.)(為應考)死記硬背

cram (v.) ……塞進;狼吞虎嚥地吃;死記硬背

to force a lot of things into a small space, or to do many things in a short period of time

 

ex. If you study hard all semester, you won’t need to cram for the examination.

如果你整個學期都很認真,就不用再考前臨時抱佛腳了。

 

延伸:cram school 補習班

 

4. burn the midnight oil  開夜車;挑燈夜戰

to work late into the night

 

ex. She takes her exams next week , so she's burning the midnight oil .   

 (她下週要考試,所以在開夜車。)

 

5. flunk  (v.)不及格

to fail an examination or course of study

 

ex. She flunked the physics examination .   

 (她物理考試不及格。)

ex. The professor flunked Mary.   

 (教授給瑪莉打了不及格的分數。)

 

6. with flying colors  成績優異地;出色地

If you do something such as pass an examination with flying colors, you do it very successfully.

 

ex. He passed his exams with flying colors .   

 (他考試成績優異。)

 

7. kill  成績優異;高分通過

to generally be high performing or do a task well.

 

ex. I killed my biology exam.  

 (我的生物學考試考超好。)

 

8. by the skin of my teeth低空飛過

If you do something "by the skin of your teeth" it means that you did it by a narrow margin – so you just managed to do it, or almost failed.

 

ex. My brother is so lucky that he always manages to pass the test by the skin of his teeth!

 (我弟超幸運的以致於他總是在考試時低空飛過。)

 

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