租房： apartment-hunting，post an ad, rent and utilities (including heat)，dirt-cheap, tenant，landlord, sublet，housing-sitting，roommate-wanted，rent (affordable)，quietness， pet-allowed, lease (contract), waiting list
房子条件/设施： one-bedroom apartment, studio, closet, storage space, roomy, direct sunlight, parking space， shower/toilet, shower pipe/head，spacious/cramped
入住/清洗：vacuum the rug, paint the room, have it painted, 2nd-hand furniture，polish
选课五种表达：Register for/ Sign up for/ take/enroll in/ Enlist in
选课级别：Introductory course (intro)/prerequisite course/intermediate /advanced course/upper level/lower level
必学/选修: required/compulsory course;optional/elective course
学分: credit course/non-credit course; transfer credits
免修/旁听：waive a course/audit a course
periodical reading room
分数：grade/mark /score, perfect grade /low grade high mark/passing grade/failing grade, full marks/straight A’s, be all A’s and B’s, B+, A- ,graduate with honors
① What’s going to be covered on the test?
"Are you ready for the biological test tomorrow?"
"Not yet, but do you know what’s going to be on?"
② The final will be a comprehensive /cumulative test
old exam/previous exam, past exam
Midterm/ final/ test/ quiz/pop quiz
chi-chi: cheat sheet.
tests/turn in the tests/return the tests/Answer sheet
考砸了: I bombed the test.
开闭卷: close book/open book/ open note
作业：assignment/ coursework/schoolwork/ project/studies/presentation