Views #1427 | Low-Intermediate 4

Cheating Students

Aimee and Gilda talk about students who cheat and what teachers do about it, especially in Venezuela.
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Learn Vocabulary from the lesson

catch cheating


Have you ever caught a student cheating on a test?

When you are caught cheating, people see that you not doing something honestly. Notice the following:

  1. The player was caught cheating in the game.
  2. He was caught cheating, so he failed the test.

pretty common


It's pretty common, especially in high school.

If something is pretty common, that means it is normal for people to do it. Notice the following:

  1. Having a tattoo is pretty common nowadays.
  2. Being in debt is pretty common for most people.

come up with


They come up with all sorts of supporting material.

Here, come up with means to think of a way to do something. Notice the following:

  1. We came up with a better way to do it.
  2. Can you come up with a solution to the problem?



When it comes to the time of midterms, we have to be ready.

A midterm is a test you take at the half-way point of a course. A final is a test you take at the end of a course. Notice the following:

  1. How did you do on your midterms?
  2. I failed my midterms.

deal with


How did you deal with that?

When you deal with something, you try to take care of it or handle it. Notice the following:

  1. I have to deal with people all day.
  2. She cannot deal with all the stress.

cheat sheet


You caught students with a cheat sheet.

A cheat sheet is small paper with notes or answers that helps people do tasks without having to memorize information. Notice the following:

  1. He used a cheat sheet on the test.
  2. I have a cheat sheet to remember the codes.
Answer these questions about the interview.

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Vocabulary Challenge

Complete the sentences with the words below.
cheating • come up with • pretty common
midterm • deal with • cheat sheet
  1. It is to have two e-mail accounts.
  2. I have to customers at my work.
  3. I needed a to pass the test.
  4. I got a A+ on the .
  5. He was caught on the test.
  6. He could not the answer.