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She longed to express the bits of herself that exams and qualifications didn't. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I would have to take the exam again at the official TfL centre. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is most common for gap year students who have already taken their exams. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Can you still take exams and do well in school? Times, Sunday Times (2011)On a final exam you show comprehensive knowledge. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)More emphasis will now be put on formal exams. The Sun (2013)Studies show that exam pressure is more likely to impair the performance of good students than average ones. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Pupils who have not benefited from regular testing are likely to find the experience of a formal exam daunting. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The investigations also showed how exam boards compete with each other commercially to make it easier for schools to get better grades. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He also lost his Job at a nightclub when he asked for time off to take exams. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As part of the exam, the doctor looked in his eyes. Christianity Today (2000)I have now been told a formal exam cannot take place because all rooms have been rented out. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As well as setting exams and awarding qualifications the institute helps tax experts to keep up with the many changes in regulations by organising conferences and lectures. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A survey last month showed that exams had been cancelled or postponed at one in five universities because of the industrial action by academics. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We accept the need for exams and qualifications, but it's a question of degree. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A sixth form that opened less than a year ago has emerged as a pioneer of free schools after its first exam results showed a promising future. Times, Sunday Times (2015)GCSE exams usually take place in May and June. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'exam'
British English: exam /ɪɡˈzæm/ NOUN
An exam is a formal test taken to show your knowledge of a subject.
Did you pass your exams?
- American English: exam
- Arabic: اِمْتِحَان
- Brazilian Portuguese: exame
- Chinese: 考试
- Croatian: ispit
- Czech: zkouška znalostí
- Danish: eksamen
- Dutch: examen
- European Spanish: examen
- Finnish: koe koulussa, yliopistossa ym.
- French: examen scolaire
- German: Prüfung
- Greek: διαγώνισμα
- Italian: esame
- Japanese: 試験
- Korean: 시험
- Norwegian: eksamen
- Polish: egzamin
- European Portuguese: exame
- Romanian: examen
- Russian: экзамен
- Spanish: examen indagación
- Swedish: examen
- Thai: ข้อสอบ
- Turkish: sınav
- Ukrainian: іспит
- Vietnamese: kỳ thi
Definition of exam from the Collins English Dictionary
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