English Vocabulary – Back to School!

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.

Education expressions

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.

For example:

My geography exam was as easy as ABC. I think I got an A!


Meaning: someone who reads a lot.

For example:

My sister reads a book a week. She’s such a bookworm!


Meaning: to think of new ideas.

For example:

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.

For example:

My teacher always calls the roll at the beginning of the class.

Cut class

Meaning: to not go to class.

For example:

I cut class this morning to go to the cinema.

Flunk out

Meaning: to fail a class or course and leave school.

For example:

Johnny flunked out of high school.

Hit the books

Meaning: to begin to study hard.

For example:

I need to hit the books tonight if I want to pass my Spanish exam.

One comment

  1. Thank you so much robin for improve learning English in school time
    Welcome back to the student

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