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1. Exams are a break from routine.
2. We are under a great deal of pressure during the exams.
3. Exams are a case of nerves.
4. Exams are a fair way of testing.
5. Revising before the exam can be counterproductive.
6. Exams are not as objective as they used to be.
7. Concentrate your attention on what you are doing.
A – 2
B – 6
С – 1
D – 3
E – 5
F – 7
Well, I’m a freshman in high school and I have my exams soon. I don’t think they will be too hard if I prepare well. I’m just basically doing what I should be doing. Studying hard and not going online to any Facebook or whatever unless I need help. Examination time is very stressful. I just keep myself going by looking forward to what will happen after exams and how much stress will be relieved. Anyway, I’ve got good advice. One of the most important things is to drink a lot of water because drinking plenty of water just calms your nerves.
I have my exams coming up in school and everyone in my family passed them with flying colours. They all continued their education to become scientists, doctors or optometrists. And now I have to sit my exams for 2 weeks. I’m afraid my results will be shameful and my effort will be worthless. I don’t think exams are fair today because there’s a lot of cheating due to technology. Those who cheat sometimes get better results than those who learn. When my parents sat their exams, the discipline was much stricter.
I know my stuff and I’ve been doing past papers since the last few weeks. Despite this I still tend to make stupid mistakes in the practice exams we do in class. I read the questions carefully but I still make those stupid mistakes, and when I go over the paper, I just don’t notice them. Perhaps, if I read more calmly, I will do better. Still I look forward to my exams because they will mean the end of school and the beginning of holidays. I’m sick and tired of doing tests.
I can’t understand those who say that exams are easy. GCSE English can be rather difficult depending on the questions and I think it is a good idea to revise in the morning just before the exam. I’m extremely worried because English at GCSE is pretty tough. Although English is usually my strong point, this is my first real GCSE and I’m taking it early, that’s why I’m so worried. My teacher advises me to relax, saying that my nervousness can affect my results. Anyway, everyone is a bit worried about the results. I think we can’t help it.
If there is one thing that I would definitely avoid doing, it is to revise on the morning of the exam, especially if it starts at 9 am, because it will just put you in the wrong mindset for the exam and possibly leave you in a state of panic. When you read the exam questions, they will act as a ‘trigger’ and it will all come back to you. Some people revise just before the exam because they want to ‘top-up’ their memory, but it can have the opposite result and you may actually forget what you have learned before. I think, it is best to clear your mind off any thoughts about the exam.
It is normal to be a little nervous before an exam. It‘s even good to be worried as it’ll make you perform better. If the nerves are really affecting my concentration, I usually take a deep breath and focus back on the job at hand. During the exam, I always try and read the questions carefully! People lose easy marks simply because they didn’t do it. Also, at any given moment during the exam, you should be planning what you’re going to write, writing or checking over your work. Don’t relax until the exam is actually over. There are always more marks to be gained.