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Academic English Year 10: Education 1
Terms in this set (59)
hit the books
To study, often intensely.
mind one's P´s and Q´s
to be careful to behave correctly and use polite or suitable language (=mind your manners).
To play truant / truancy
to be absent from school without permission /The act of being absent without permission.
To be tardy
late; behind time; not on time.
habitual failure to appear, especially for work or other regular duty.
To enrol or enroll / enrolment of enrolment
to register formally as a participant or member.
the people admitted, as to an institution.
to surpass others or be superior in some respect or area; do extremely well.
To exempt (from)
to free from an obligation or liability to which others are subject; release.
inclined to investigate; eager for knowledge.
to delay or put off doing something.
instinctive, not learned.
characterised by extreme care and great effort.
educational activities not falling within the scope of the regular curriculum.
To plagiarise / plagiarism
to copy texts or take ideas from someone else's work and use them as if they were one's own.
the condition or quality of being able to read and write or being knowledgeable in a particular subject or field.
Literate / illiterate
(not) able to read and write or to (not) be knowledgeable or educated in a particular field or fields.
the skill with numbers and maths.
Legible / illegible
(not) possible to read or decipher.
being present, not absent.
burn the midnight oil
you are staying up very late in order to study or do some other work
work one's fingers to the bone
to exert oneself, labour very hard
pass with flying colours
you do that when you have done very well in the test
synonyms for VERY
especially, particularly, extremely, tremendously, truly, substantially
synonyms for END
terminate, finish, cease, conclude
the power or skill to do something
a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities.
not able to do something
to make possible
able to do something
the ability to do something
not able to do something
serving as the established model or standard
related to the culture of ancient Greece and Rome
a small advertisement you put in a newspaper to buy or sell something
able to be heard
not able to be heard
the listener, viewer, or reader of a text
involving both hearing and sight
a performance used as a test
first and foremost
more than anything else
to begin with
in the first place
really useful, very helpful
a convincing argument
argument that sounds true
a crucial topic
an extremely important / necessary issue
a significant contribution
an important addition /work
to an extent
somewhat, partly, in a way
to a certain extent
in a certain way, up to a certain degree
to some extent
to hone one´s skills or ideas
to make progress toward improving or sharpening your skills or ideas
to opt for
to choose some option in preference to others
Should the need arise,
=when it is necessary
I am of the opinion that
=it seems to me that
to be much better than someone or something
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