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Tell us about the last time you had an important exam. How did you feel? Had you been studying much? How did it go in the end?


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Youjiro 29 January, 2019 - 08:26

The last exam I had was math just 3 day ago.I'm so nervious and so stressed.I had prepared for it for Month. I arrive 8:30 am before exam start . I sign my name at front of reception .I waved to my friend ,chatted class mate. I greeted to a teacher .Teachers are preparing for the exam . I bought a orange juice to relax and take a last time. I review my math note ,I check some formula .I'm very nervious because I afraid math exam.while I take the exam I felt it is a piece of cake . I finished all of exercised in time .After exam I realized I miss last question ,I'm very disappointed. I hope that my math exam got good score .

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ariina 8 June, 2017 - 15:17

I have a really important exam 3 weeks later... it is University entrance exam...
Im sooo nervous and I think I lose my confidence...I studying so hard but recently I am very tired and sometimes i think that I can't studing anymore...its so hard please pray for me...

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Jonathan - Coor... 9 June, 2017 - 04:16

Hi ariina. It sounds very tough right now but it would be great if you can do your best in the exam and study something interesting at university. Keep going and don't give up! :)
Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team)

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hanifin 27 May, 2017 - 15:43

The last exam i had was about maths , i wasn't neither scared or stressed because i had prepared for it for weeks. I arrived at the classroom at 8:20 and prepared myself for the exam. fortunately, it was easy-peasy , there was 14 points on fonctions and 6 points for trigonometry. If i have to give an advice , it will be to prepare early so you can handle it without pressure.

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PB 7 May, 2017 - 11:08

I need to submit a literary analysis paper about American values in several days. What makes it extremely challenging is that I need to take two AP exams on the same due day. Even though I have been studying for the two exams for a month, I do not think that I am well prepared as I mess up with a number of questions every time I take practice tests. Furthermore, I need to work on a history research paper on World War II. I do not have strong base on English as I have been studying English only for two years. I really regret that I did not focus on ESL class that I had taken in previous school.
Even though this situation puts a lot of pressure on me in the moment, I am trying really hard to enjoy that I am alive and given a chance to be challenged as a student. I really appreciate that I am given a chance to pursue academics instead of getting no chance.
I really hope everyone else will get through their situations and hopefully achieve their dreams to benefit the world.

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gianggiang 13 June, 2016 - 03:17

The last time was a month and a half ago, I felt a butterfly in my stomach as I had to overcome the Literature test.The day before that exam, I reminded myself to burn the midnight oil so as to pass the test by the skin of my teeth. ( For a student who is hopeless at social subjects, 50% is a breakthrough and determination and the majority is luckiness. :v ). But, I cannot pay attention to gruelling essays and language exercises, started feeling asleep, I decided to read a book for 15 mins. (15 mins in enough for my eyes and my brain to wake up ). Unluckily, The book that I took randomly was very touching, thought- provoking,..and I was completely enthralled by every page, firstly, 10 pages- I promised that I only read 10 pages and would get down to studying for exam, but I can't...20 pages, can't stop reading, 50 pages,....finally 323 pages. But that was not all, after finishing that book, I continue searching on the bookself for many books with the same topic...I totally ignored the preparation for the exam and justified that " Learning is a long process, not happen and change over night, anyway, I will fail. The best solution is keeping a tranquil soul and let the brain do what it is passionate about ". An excellent book : "Please look after mom" written by Shin Kyung Sook, and then is a host of Korean writers : Gong Ji Young, Hong Yeong Nyeo, Hwang An Na,...

The next day, ( you know, Vietnamese literature rarely asks you questions about Korean works), I sat silently, and my brain was silent, too. Anyway, I must write something,...tik tok...
I presumed that I would fail ( it's a big surprise if I pass), and worked up to taking that exam again...But luckiness smiled at me :). Still overcome in spite of bad mark..LOL. Anyway, I promise to learn Literature at least 30 mins a day.

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sooom 9 June, 2016 - 22:37

I had an important exam few months ago. It was a speaking English exam. I was very nervous and I thought I couldn't; pass my exam. I didn't study before my exam because I though my English skills was enough good to my speaking exam. When my English exam began I've forgotten how to speak in English, I was really nervous , but my teacher told me one an important thing. She said, you can do it I know you can, I've heard your English a lot of time during our lesson and I know, you can speak in English. These words made my more confident and I passed my exam. I'm really happy now, because I'm going to art and design class after this summer holiday and I can go there because I passed my exam.

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BigBen6464 8 December, 2015 - 10:17

I never go to bed so late and I can wake up very early. I practise for my exams a lot, so I'm always ready. I sometimes forget my exam, but I always do it well.

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Ken 8 January, 2016 - 23:12

Hi Bigben, sounds funny!
Despite your hard work for your exam, you sometimes miss the exam?? Is my understanding right??
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anyiis 28 November, 2015 - 22:12

I never forgot my Exam last year , I was very exciting when the day come up, but at the same time I was very nervous about it.I do revise for it, but that stress steck into me all three days of the Exam.

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MeGaLaDon 21 January, 2015 - 06:16

I just have a very important exam last week. It is so hard, but it very important fo me. It is olympiad.

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AnaB 12 June, 2014 - 11:22

The most important exams I had were on 26th, 27th and 28th May. I had been preparing for the the last two months. I was studying so hard. When I learned everything what I need. Then it came Monday. I was so scared. When we started with exams I tried to calm down, but I couldn't. 10-15 minutes before the bell rang I was relaxed. I finished all exercise. The same thing happened and the next two days i.e the last two exams.
When I get the results I was surprised. From all the three subjects (Math, Serbian and Science) I got 3 (good). I was really surprised. I didn't get nervous because I know I've learned all those stuffs. Also I really didn't care about my marks, even if I had excellent mark. :)

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Taqya 18 April, 2014 - 12:47

I just had my Matriculation examinations till day before yesterday. These exams were most important as my whole future including Intermediate, Graduation and EVERY step of higher education. Because where ever we go the first question is "What percentage did you obtain in Matric?" Also, it depends upon our admission in college which is really crucial as better percentage gets better college and if you get admission in a blacklist one, its gonna effect your Inter percentage. Even though i am confident i'll get above 85% i really need above 90% to get admission in the best college for girls in Karachi. So i am praying to achieve my target.

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Niluh 8 April, 2014 - 13:14

I just had a very important exam last month, and this month in April 14th to 16th i will face the most important exam in my life, it's national exam, my final exam at school! I can't believe it's only one week left to go, i feel a bit frightened and nervous. I have been studying very hard, i make a lot of efforts studying Indonesian, English and math (actually i don't like math), like Dimitri i wish i could pass it successfully.

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JoEditor 8 April, 2014 - 14:01

Hi Niluh! 
GOOD LUCK with your final exam. I hope it goes really well. 
Best wishes, Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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