1. to cover a lot of ground
Meaning: to deal with much information and many facts.
Example: The history lecture covered a lot of ground today.
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2. to tailor teaching styles/ strategies
Meaning: to make or prepare teaching styles following particular instructions
Example: When faced with classes of students with different levels of ability, teachers should tailor their teaching strategies to deal with this challenge.
3. a high-flyer
Meaning: someone who has the desire and ability to be very successful in their studies
Example: The problem with our teacher is that she explains things too quickly for most of the students and she pays most attention only to the academic high-flyers in the class.
4. transmission of knowledge
Meaning: the process of passing knowledge from one person to another
Example: I believe that the transmission of knowledge is more effective in face-to-face interaction with teachers rather than online learning.
5. interactive learning
Meaning: Refers to a method of teaching and learning in which teachers ask questions in class, assign and check homework, or hold class or group discussions.
Example: With or without the aid of technology, interactive learning helps students strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills.
6. to bombard someone with something
Meaning: to continually send someone something, esp. to inform or influence them.
Example: Every day it seems as if we are bombarded with e-mail messages warning of computer viruses.
7. to have a good grasp of something
Meaning: to understand a problem deeply and completely
Example: Children who begin to learn a foreign language in primary school are usually able tohave a good grasp of the new language quickly
8. to make the grade
Meaning: To successfully reach the necessary standard
Example: Nobody can succeed in their studies if they rely on luck rather than hard work to make the grade.
9. continuous assessment
Meaning: giving students marks for course work or projects, rather than formal exams
Example: Many students prefer continuous assessment because they consider that exams are unfair and too stressful.
10.to be out of one’s depth
Meaning: to be unable to understand something because it is too difficult Example: Streaming in schools enables pupils to study at the level which is appropriate for them, and therefore students rarely find themselves out oftheir depth.
11.a formal examination
Meaning: a test conducted under strict, regulated conditions
Example: Entrance to university usually involves achieving required grades in a formal examination, such as IELTS
12.to work your way through university
Meaning: to have a job when you are at college/university in order to help to pay for your studies
Example: He had to work his way through university because his family was so poor that they could not afford his tuition fees.
13.to take a year out
Meaning: It is when you have finished your school and you’ve got a place at the University but you’d rather spend a year at “the school of life”, either working, doing some community work, doing something adventurous.
Example: Taking a year out before starting your degree course can give you a chance to further develop your skills, as well as giving you the opportunity perhaps to travel and work in a different country.
14.to sift information
Meaning: to remove unwanted or less useful information
Example: I had to sift hundreds of pages of information to discover the data that I needed to support my theory.
15.to work/study under supervision
Meaning: work/ study under the direction of a responsible person
Example: At college, I discovered I did not have to work under supervision all the time, and I was free to do independent research.
Meaning: leading or prestigious educational institutions
Example: The government has pumped huge amounts of money into a select group of top-tier institutions in recent years.
17.to deliver a lecture
Meaning: to give a lecture
Example: It is just as easy to deliver a lecture online as it is to give a lecture in front of a class of students in a lecture theatre.
18.streaming in schools
Meaning: the policy of dividing pupils into groups of the same level of ability
Example: One disadvantage of streaming in schools is that children in the lower groups have less motivation to study because they think of themselves as failures