bad mark /bad mɑːk/ (n) Example: My teacher gave me a bad mark because I did not finish my homework.
cheat /tʃiːt/ (v) to trick somebody or make them believe something that is not true Example: Did you cheat in your exam?
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 /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 /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 /ɡʊd mɑːk/ (n) Example: I got many good marks.
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 /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 /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 /riːˈteɪk/ (v.) to take control of something such as a town again Example: I need to retake my exam.