Hello! We hope everyone has enjoyed their summer vacation. Are you ready for “Back to School”?
Here are some vocabulary words and expressions related to school:
Assignment - a particular task or duty.
Enroll – to join a class.
Eraser – an object, such as a piece of rubber or felt, used for removing something written, typed, etc.
Examination - A set of questions or exercises testing knowledge or skill.
Glossary – a list of terms or expressions at the back of a book.
Highlighter - A usually fluorescent marker used to mark important passages of text.
Homework – schoolwork done at homework.
Library - a place containing books, periodicals, and other material for reading, viewing, listening,
study, or reference.
Paste – an adhesive made from water and flour or starch.
Principal – the person in charge of a school.
Pupil – a student who is taught by a teacher.
Ruler - a strip of wood, metal, or other material having a straight edge and usually marked off in
inches or centimeters, used for drawing lines, measuring, etc.
Schedule – a list of the times when classes in school happen.
Thesaurus – a dictionary of synonyms and antonyms.
Now we’ve learnt some English vocabulary related to going back to school and being in school, let’s have a look at some expressions we can use, too.
As easy as ABC
Meaning: very easy.
My geography exam was as easy as ABC. I think I got an A!
Meaning: someone who reads a lot.
My sister reads a book a week. She’s such a bookworm!
Meaning: to think of new ideas.
We’re going to brainstorm ideas for our project this afternoon.
Call the roll
Meaning: to call the names of students to see if they are present.
My teacher always calls the roll at the beginning of the class.
Meaning: to not go to class.
I cut class this morning to go to the cinema.
Meaning: to fail a class or course and leave school.
Johnny flunked out of high school.
Hit the books
Meaning: to begin to study hard.
I need to hit the books tonight if I want to pass my Spanish exam.