Are you fond of soul searching magazine quizzes? Try this
one to find out what kind of student
you are. The scores/results are at the bottom of the page.
the questions to find out what option best describes you.
Choose a, b or c.
Most of the questions contain phrasal verbs. Use your dictionary
to check on any that you don't know.
You have difficulty learning new vocabulary. Do you…
a. give up and decide to make do with
what you know already?
b. put together your own vocabulary
book in which you can jot down meanings,
example sentences and other useful information?
c. regularly draw up lists of new
words with a translation in Bangla?
If you come across a new word in a text you are reading. Do
a. try to work outthe meaning
from its context?
b. look it upstraight away?
c. keep on reading, and try to take
in the general meaning?
Your teacher has recommended that you use a good monolingual
dictionary. Do you…
a. think about it but never actually
get round to buying one?
b. go for it, buy the first one
you see, presumably they're all the same?
c. put it to
your studious friend and see what he recommends?
You'd like to go on an intensive English course. How do you
set about finding something suitable? Do you…
1. plump for
the one that your friend did?
2. call up the British Council office
and pore over the options?
3. sort out exactly what you can
afford before you ask for any advice?
You teacher has given you a long homework assignment to be
handed in next week. Do you…
a. get down to it straight
b. put it off
for a couple of days to give yourself time to think
c. check up in your diary. How can
you fit it in
to your hectic social life?
You have been ill and have missed a number of English classes.
a. ask a classmate or your teacher to go through
the important things you have missed out on
b. worry about it, feel ill again and take
some more time off?
c. just carry on, you're sure to
pick up what you've missed as you
Your friend has offered to put you up in her apartment in
Bangkok for a week. It's a great opportunity but you will
have to miss some English classes. Do you…
a. turn down the invitation?
You don't want to get behind
b. jump at the chance, you can catch
up the work later?
c. go over the pros and cons before
making a decision?
You think that one of your classmates is cheating in an exam.
a. tell on him or her?
It's just not fair, you've worked hard!
b. get on with your own exam, you
need to concentrate?
c. get back to doodling on your
exam paper, who cares?
your word power
If, like a good student, you've used a good monolingual dictionary
to look up all the phrasal verbs
that were new to you, you will have found examples of their
meanings, and example sentences in which they are used.
You will probably also find that some phrasal verbs have more
than one meaning, including some that you didn't know before.
Here are two ideas of how to record them:
Using the preposition
Using the verb, to record example sentences or meanings
may not find it easy to use your new vocabulary yet, but don't
worry. The first stage is to recognise these new words and
expressions when you come across
them, when you are reading and listening to English. In this
way, you will become more familiar with the new words and
more aware of when and how to use
them. Then you'll be ready to try
them out for yourself.
1. a 1 b 3 c 2
2. a 3 b 1 c 2
3. a 1 b 2 c 3
4. a 1 b 3 c 2
5. a 3 b 2 c 1
6. a 3 b 1 c 2
7. a 3 b 2 c 1
8. a 2 b 3 c1
Be warned all work and no play is not good for you! Don't
forget to take time to relax, have
an evening off. Studying when you are tired and stressed can
be unproductive in the long run.
14 - 20
You seem to have a well-balanced approach to studying. You
work hard but don't let your studies rule your life. Keep
up the good work!
Studying seems to be rather low down on your list of priorities!
You should try to set aside some
regular hours for work, you might even enjoy it!
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