You can learn a lot of new phrases while studying. School idioms are popular with students and teachers alike. You may already know some of these school idioms if you have studied in an English-speaking country.
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Learn how to speak English like a native by using these phrases. Are you a bookwork or a copycat? Discover how to use these school idioms in everyday conversation by checking out the example sentences below the graphic.
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How to use these school idioms:
Bookworm: “Chase spent all day in the library revising for the big exam. He’s turned into such a bookworm!”
Brainstorm: “The marketing team sat down for a brainstorm as they need some new ideas for their next campaign.”
Copycat: “Hazel was accused of being a copycat when the teacher saw her looking at Rob’s exam answers.”
Hit the books: “Jonas hit the books when he realized that he had a very important exam the next day.”
Pass with flying colors: “Julian was uncertain about the important exam even though his teacher told him that he would pass with flying colors!”
Skip class: “Martin was tempted to skip class because his next lesson involved a difficult maths test.”
Dropout: “Mike studied extra hard for his exams because he did not want to be a high school dropout.”
Teacher's pet: “Candida didn’t mind being the teacher’s pet because she always got good grades.”
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