¡Estamos en junio y todos sabemos lo que significa eso!
¡Se acercan los examenes!
A parte de los exámenes del colegio, de la universidad y de GNP, este mes muchos de nuestros alumnos se presentan también a la selectividad, a los exámenes GESE de Trinity y/o a los exámenes de Cambridge.
LOS ALUMNOS BUENOS ARE ON THE BALL, THEY HIT THE BOOKS Y LEARN THINGS BY HEART
|To be on the ball||Estar alerta||“You always have to be on the ball in class at GNP, you never know who the teacher is going to ask!” “Pablo is really on the ball. He does his homework, he asks questions; I´m sure he’ll ace the exam.”|
|To hit the books||Empezar a estudiar||“Exams are coming soon, it’s time to hit the books!”|
|To learn / To know something (off) by heart||Aprender de memoria||“Before doing the FCE exam I had to learn a lot of phrasal verbs (off) by heart.”“I study the list of dependent prepositions every day and know I know them (off) by heart!”|
LOS ALUMNOS ESTRESADOS SUELEN FEEL UNDER THE WEATHER, NECESITAN KEEP THEIR CHINS UP Y A VECES THEY GO BLANK
|To be/To feel under the weather||No encontrarse bien||“Mum, I’m feeling a bit under the weather today. I don’t think I can go to school!” “What a coincidence! You always feel under the weather at exam time!”|
|Keep your chin up||Ánimo||“I’m so stressed! I have so many exams to study for!” “Keep your chin up. There are only a few weeks to go and then you have a long holiday!”|
|To go blank||Quedarse en blanco||“I went completely blank during the speaking exam! I just sat there in silence, I couldn’t think of anything to say! It was so embarrassing.”|
LOS QUE NO ESTUDIAN TERMINAN FACING THE MUSIC, PERO ESPERAMOS QUE THEY LEARN THEIR LESSON
|To face the music||Hacerse cargo y dar la cara, afrontar las consecuencias||“I told my parents that I had been going to the library every afternoon but really I was in the park with my friends. Now I´ve failed 2 exams, I’m going to have to face the music.”|
|To learn one´s lesson||Aprender una lección tras un error||“I didn’t study or pay attention in class last year and had to repeat the course. I really learnt my lesson! This year I’ve been working very hard, I’m sure I’ll pass with flying colours.”|
CUANDO TERMINAN LOS EXAMENES LOS ALUMNOS NECESITAN BLOW OFF STEAM MIENTRAS ESPERAN LAS NOTAS. ¡¡ESPERAMOS QUE TODOS PASS WITH FLYING COLOURS!!
|To pass with flying colours||Aprobar con una nota muy alta||“I have some exciting news: I passed FCE with flying colours!”|
|To blow off steam||Desahogarse||“After the exams, many students take a holiday with their friends to blow off steam.”|