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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Exam Collocation

exam noun
1 formal test See also examination
adjective
difficult
easy
entrance , placement ( AmE ) ( placement test in BrE )
exit ( AmE ) , final , graduation ( AmE )
the California high-school exit ~
end - of-semester ( esp. AmE ) , end - of-term ( esp. BrE ) , end - of-year
semester ( AmE )
midterm ( esp. AmE )
college ( AmE ) , school
Girls are doing better than boys in every school ~. ( BrE )
I just finished my last law school ~. ( AmE )
professional
external ( esp. BrE )
A level , GCSE ( in the UK )
SAT ( in the US )
certification , licensing , qualifying ( all AmE )
students who passed the national teacher certification ~
bar ( AmE )
the New York state bar ~
chemistry , French , geography , etc.
comprehensive ( AmE )
a Master's program's comprehensive ~
mock ( BrE )
I did badly in the mock ~ but passed the real thing.
multiple-choice , oral , practical , written
verb + exam
cram for ( esp. AmE ) , prepare for , review for ( AmE ) , revise for ( BrE ) , study for
I can't go out because I'm revising for end of year ~s.
do ( BrE ) , sit ( BrE , formal ) , sit for ( AmE , formal ) , take
When do you sit your final ~s?
resit ( BrE ) , retake
pass
In spite of her worries, she passed the ~.
fail , flunk ( informal , esp. AmE )
ace ( AmE , informal ) , do well in ( BrE ) , do well on ( AmE )
I want to do well in my ~s.
do badly in ( BrE ) , do badly on ( AmE )
cheat in ( BrE ) , cheat on ( AmE )
Candidates found cheating in / on any ~ will be disqualified.
set
The final ~ is set by an external board.
administer , invigilate ( esp. BrE ) , proctor ( AmE )
grade ( AmE ) , mark ( BrE )
exam + verb
begin , start
be coming up
The midterm ~s are coming up.
be over , end ( esp. AmE ) , finish ( esp. BrE )
As soon as the ~s are over I'm off to Mexico.
exam + noun
practice , preparation , revision ( BrE )
paper , question
grade , marks ( BrE ) , results ( esp. BrE ) , score ( esp. AmE )
pass ( esp. BrE )
technique ( BrE )
nerves ( BrE )
Most students suffer from ~ nerves to some extent.
period , time , week ( esp. AmE )
There is a subdued atmosphere in the school at ~ time.
board ( BrE )
The regional ~ boards try to ensure equal standards.
room
preposition
in an/the   ~ ( BrE )
He did badly in his history ~.
on an/the   ~ ( AmE )
We had to study to do well on the ~.
~   for
an ~ for nurses
~   in
an ~ in chemistry
~   on
We had an English ~ on this play.
2 ( AmE ) medical test
adjective
thorough
She performed a thorough ~ and didn't find anything unusual.
routine
follow-up
The follow-up ~s showed the baby was healthy.
physical
gynecological , neurological , etc.
abdominal , pelvic , rectal , etc. ( all medical )
breast , chest , eye , etc.
You should have a clinical breast ~ every year.
ultrasound , X-ray , etc.
verb + exam
do , perform
have
I had an eye ~.
exam + verb
reveal sth , show sth
A cardiac ~ revealed a regular rate and rhythm.
exam + noun
room , table
preposition
~   of
an ultrasound ~ of the baby
~   on
The doctor will then perform a physical ~ on the child.

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