bad mark
bad mark /bad mɑːk/
(n)
Example: My teacher gave me a bad mark because I did not finish my homework.


cheat
cheat /tʃiːt/
(v) to trick somebody or make them believe something that is not true
Example: Did you cheat in your exam?


cram
cram /kram/
(v.) to push or force somebody/something into a small space; to move into a small space with the result that it is full
Example: I have to cram lots of knowledge into my tiny brain.


exam
exam /ɪɡˈzæm/
(n) a formal written, spoken or practical test, especially at school or college, to see how much you know about a subject, or what you can do
Example: Have you prepared for the coming exam?


examiner
examiner /ɪɡˈzæmɪnər/
(n) a person who writes the questions for, or marks, a test of knowledge or ability
Example: He was an examiner in the English speaking contest.


good mark
good mark /ɡʊd mɑːk/
(n)
Example: I got many good marks.


learn by heart
learn by heart /lɜːn baɪ hɑːt/
(v. phr.) to learn something in such a way that you can say it from memory
Example: You shouldn't learn isolated words by heart but always put them in context.


pass
pass /pɑːs/
(v) to achieve the required standard in an exam, a test, etc.
Example: There was a truck behind that was trying to pass me.


plodder
plodder /ˈplɒdə/
(n) a person who works slowly and steadily but without imagination
Example: They see you as cautious, careful, a slow and steady plodder.


retake
retake /riːˈteɪk/
(v.) to take control of something such as a town again
Example: I need to retake my exam.