The boy _______ a ridiculous story about alien abduction to avoid sitting for the exam.
Correct answer: A
Knowledge: phrasal verbs
A. make up: made up
B. come across: come across
C. draw up: stop the car, prepare a document
D. carry out: carry out
Translated: The boy made up a ridiculous story about aliens being abducted to avoid having to take an exam.
Choose answer A
Most students dread exams, and it’s not uncommon for them to come up with creative excuses to avoid sitting for them. However, one student recently took it to a whole new level when he told his teacher a ridiculous story about alien abduction to avoid sitting for his exam.
The boy, who has not been identified, had been studying for his upcoming exam for weeks and was feeling the pressure to perform well. On the day of the exam, he was in a state of panic and came up with the outlandish story as a way to get out of taking the test.
When the teacher asked why he hadn’t shown up for the exam, the boy said he had been abducted by aliens and taken to their spaceship. He then claimed that the aliens had performed various experiments on him before eventually returning him to Earth.
The teacher, of course, didn’t believe the boy’s story and told him that he would have to take the exam another day. The boy was relieved, though his relief was short-lived as he was given a stern warning about the dangers of lying and was told that he would be given a zero for the exam if he didn’t take it on the rescheduled date.
The boy’s story has since gone viral, with many people questioning his sanity and wondering if he was really abducted by aliens or was just trying to come up with an inventive excuse for not taking the exam. Whatever the truth may be, it’s clear that this student was willing to go to extreme lengths to avoid sitting for the exam.