• A for effort

    оценка за старание

    The children in the nursery school received an A for effort for their drawings of animals.
  • above average

    выше среднего

    Tim's grades were always above average in all subjects.
  • as easy as ABC

    очень легко

    It is not difficult for most children to learn how to use a cell phone; actually it is as easy as ABC.
  • back to basics

    возврат к традиционному образованию

    Miss Potters is sure that it is necessary to go back to basics if you want to get good results.
  • below average

    ниже среднего

    The results of the English test were below average, and the teacher was very upset.
  • bookworm

    книжный червь (человек, который много читает)

    Pauline is said to be a bookworm; she is very fond of reading books.
  • brainstorm something

    мозговой штурм чего-либо

    The students decided to brainstorm ideas for the homecoming ball.
  • call the roll

    проверка присутствующих, перекличка

    The teacher called the roll and found out that four students were absent from class.
  • cap and gown

    академическая одежда для церемоний в университете (берет и мантия)

    The university students are supposed to wear cap and gown to the graduation ceremony.
  • catch up to (someone or something)

    догнать кого-либо, в том числе в учёбе, в состязаниях

    Diane was ill for a month and missed a lot of classes; now she is trying to catch up to the students of her class.
  • count noses

    считать людей "считать по головам"

    "I'll have to count noses before I take the children out for a walk."
  • cover a lot of ground

    охватить много учебного материала

    The students covered a lot of ground in their Geography class at college.
  • cow college

    сельскохозяйственный колледж

    My mother wants me to go to a cow college, but I'd rather enter a medical school.
  • crack a book

    открывать книгу (для занятий, уроков)

    Jim should have cracked a book long before the end of term.
  • crank out a paper

    писать что-либо механически, не думая

    At the university I used to crank out a paper to be able to pass exams.
  • cut class

    пропускать занятия

    There is no excuse for the students' cutting class.
  • draw a blank

    потерпеть неудачу, ничего не добиться

    He called the hotel, his father's office and his club. He drew a blank everywhere.
  • drop out of school

    выбыть из школы, бросить учёбу

    Melanie dropped out of college at the end of the first year.
  • fill (something) in

    вставить слова в пропуски

    The assignment was to fill in the appropriate words in the gaps.
  • fill in the blanks

    вставить слова в пропуски

    The assignment was to fill in the blanks with appropriate words.
  • flunk out

    исключать из учебного заведения за неуспеваемость; провалить какой-либо предмет

    I am afraid that I might flunk out of the art course at college.
  • from the old school

    (идеи) старой системы образования

    Evidently Ms Cruncher was from the old school because she forbade her grandchildren to watch TV.
  • get credit for (a course)

    получить зачёт

    Jack was not able to get credit for the History course though it was as easy as ABC.
  • get through (a course or set of material)

    завершить курс или учебный материал

    We were happy to get through a course in Astronomy at last; we thought the subject to be very dull.
  • goof off

    слоняться без дела, "филонить"

    Rick came at six, goofed off for an hour and then left.
  • have one's nose in a book

    читать книгу, "уткнуться в книгу"

    Whenever I see Liz, she always has her nose in a book.
  • higher education

    высшее образование

    I would like to get higher education that's why I am going to enter a university.
  • hit the books

    серьёзно готовиться к занятиям

    I had to read for my History exam, so I stayed home and hit the books.
  • honor roll

    список особо отличившихся студентов

    Mark Clemens, who is a very gifted student, was on the honor roll during his last year in high school.
  • in pen

    (писать) пером

    It is necessary to fill in documents in pen but not in pencil.
  • in pencil


    I wrote the exam in pencil in case I wanted to change some of the answers.
  • in single file

    стоять в ряд друг за другом

    The people lined up in single file before they entered the auditorium to watch a new film.
  • Ivy League

    небольшая группа наиболее престижных университетов

    Ivy League school is a small group of famous eastern United States universities such as Harvard, Yale and Princeton.
  • know one's ABCs

    знать основное о чём-либо, иметь базовые знания

    The woman in the library knew her ABC's and could quickly give me the information I needed.
  • learn by heart

    учить что-либо наизусть

    When I was a child, I was good at learning poems by heart; now my memory is not so good.