ace the test 考高分
Look! I aced the test! I'm so happy!
pass the test 通过考试
I got a B on the test. I passed, but I think I could have done better.
fail the test 考试挂科了
OMG. I failed the test. My mom's gonna kill me!!
I messed up badly.
I'll have to resit the exam next term.
He's been cramming for his exams all night.
A: You look better today. What did your test go?
B: Much better than it did yesterday.
A: Did you pass?
B: I not only passed my test, but I aced it. I'm so happy.
A: You should be. You worked really hard last night, preparing for it.
B: Thanks for helping me with it. If you hadn't encouraged me to do my best, I wouldn't have ever been able to pass.
A: You don't have to thank me. It's just a part of my job as your counsellor.
B: Did you always do well at school?
A: No. In fact, I was terrible at taking exams.
A: Sure. But my teachers always encouraged me to do the best that I could and that helped me a lot. When are your final exams?
B: I'll get my finals in two months.
A: When do you plan on studying for those exams?
B: Most students just cram the night beforehand.
A: Do you think that's a good idea?
B: No. I think I should study a little bit at a time, starting a few weeks before the exam.
A: That sounds like a good idea. What are you going to do if you have any questions while you're studying?
B: I'll go and talk to my professor or a learning support assistant.
A: It sounds like you've learned something useful this year.