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It’s time to talk about examinations. Let’s learn some phrases and words.
Lucia: Hi there. How was your paper today?
Freda: Not so bad Lucia. How was yours?
Lucia: I couldn’t answer all the questions. Did you attempt all?
Freda: No. I left a five mark question on African history.
Lucia: Geez...I didn’t do three!
Freda: It’ll be alright. You don’t write as many wrong answers as me!
Lucia: Well most of the ones I did were correct, but 15 marks count!
Freda: There’s no point in worrying now. C’mon, let’s study for the next exam.
John: Was your exam alright Freda?
Freda: Yes John. It was fine. How are your preparations going on?
John: Not too good! I’m expecting a tough paper this time.
Freda: Well, you can crack it if you work hard.
John: I’m a bit nervous!
Freda: C’mon John! Don’t over stress yourself. You still have a month!
John: Can I borrow your paper? Last year many questions were similar to yours.
Freda: Oh sure!
Cohen: Hey John, did you hear the news?
John: News? No.
Cohen: They’ll change the exam pattern for the social work paper!
John: What’ll they change?
Cohen: I just confirmed it from Mr. Smith. It’ll be an open book exam!
John: So, we can carry books to the exam?
Cohen: Not only books, we can even use the Internet!
John: Will it should be a piece of cake then!
Cohen: Definitely! It’s going to be really easy.
Lucia: Hello there! How was your exam?
Cohen: Oh Gloria! I think I did very well!
Lucia: Wow! So, you’ve really smashed up the final semester!
Cohen: I am expecting a great result this time!
Lucia: Great! Are you planning for masters?
Cohen: Sure I am! In fact I’ve already sent applications to a couple of colleges.
Lucia: You’re always steps ahead Cohen! Sure you’ll do something awesome someday!