Expressions For Test #
While studying abroad you have to constantly give exams or test or quizzes. Even if you don’t, tests are something you have to give. You could be either in your college or university or high school. Given below are seven expressions that are used to describe anything related to test? It could be either how you gave the test or the result of the test.
Sentence-: Internet has become one of the ways of procrastinating things by most of the people.
Meaning-: If you procrastinate something you postpone it i.e. you decide to do it later after finishing something off. For e.g if you have an exam and you keep on postponing its preparations for other things, you are procrastinating it.
PULL AN ALL NIGHTER
Sentence-: I pulled an all-nighter yesterday because I had a test today.
Meaning-: It means you do not sleep the whole night doing something. This usually happens if you procrastinate it for a long time.
Sentence-: I had to cram the entire syllabus in a week.
Meaning-: If you study a lot of stuff in a very short time, you cram it. It means putting a lot of information in a short span of time.
BURN THE MIDNIGHT OIL
Sentence-: I think I need to burn the midnight oil to complete my project.
Meaning-: It is similar to an all-nighter. It means you stayed up all night. This expression came of in the ancient time, when people used the oil lamps to lighten there houses up after the dark.
SENTENCE-: I flunked the exam of german again. I guess there is something I am missing on.
MEANING-: it is a synonym of fail.It usually means you got a F grade.
PASS WITH FLYING COLORS
Sentence-: I wish all of you pass with flying colors in your IELTS test.
Meaning-: it means you did great on your test. May be you got the highest or among the highest.
KILLED AN EXAM
Sentence-: when I asked him how he did, he said, “ I killed the exam”.
Meaning-: It means you have aced the exam.
PASS BY THE SKIN OF MY TEETH
Sentence-: I did not flunked, I passed the exam by the skin of my teeth.
Meaning-: It means you have just passed the exam. For example-: if the passing marks are 50 you just got 51.
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In your daily life, you are often surrounded in situations, when you need to give opinion. Often times you need to write them down. If you are appearing for IELTS writing section, there are chances that you get questions wherein you are required to give your opinion.
The most common way to give your opinion is to use “I think”. The problem with this is that people use it very much. For example-: I think this and then I think that. If you use it chances are you will get lower marks because it is considered as Basic English. So, what to do now? Don’t just think, have opinions, argue, be concerned. Don’t be puzzled, you can use following expressions instead of “I think”.
1.As far as I’m concerned,-: Remember there is a comma after concerned
2.In my opinion-: it is better than “I think”, but still overuse. So, better avoid using it often.
3.It seems/appear to me that-: These are very good when used in writing. There is no comma after that.
4.I would argue that-:
5.From my point of view/ from my perspective,-:
6.I am inclined to believe that-: It is a formal way of saying “I think”. You can use it in formal writing. But try not to use it when talking to your friends.
Given above are some expressions that you can use when writing or speaking. So, use them, write well, speak well and score high.
Email has become one of the most commonly used way of communicating in the formal world. And in this era of emailing, it is very important that you email well. Not in a way, that you send good stuff, but is very important that you send good work in a formal way. Given below are some of the email expressions that are used in formal email writing.
1. Please find attached-: Attachment is an added computer file. It could be an image or a document or anything. So, if you are sending something extra use the expression. For example-: Please find attached my resume/photos.
2. I’ve forwarded ________to you
I am forwarding ___you.
Forward is a resend email i.e. for example, someone sent you an email and you really find it worthwhile. So, you send it to someone else. Use this expression, in this case.
3. I’ve cc’d/cc’ed/copied ____ on this email.
Sometimes, may be you written an email and you want to get it checked. I have cc’d umar on this email. When you cc someone, it means that email is not intended for them. You are adding them to keep them in the loop. You want them to know what is going on.
4. If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to contact me-: It is a good way to end an email.
5. I look forward to hearing/meeting from you. You can even say I look forward to your reply.
6. Ways to sign off-: Regards/ kind regards/ warm wishes/ yours truly. These are some of the ways you can end your email, although there are many others as well.
Practice the above expressions. Write your email well and remember, sometimes your career depends on how well you send an email.