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When it's aiming at the right things, INTELLECTUAL CURIOSITY can lead to KNOWLEDGE
and even to thorough RESEARCH; the more we know about a subject, the more we want to know, and the more research we want to do...
Then you can build up a real expertise in different fields.
|A subject/ a topic|
|Study/ to study|
A detailed study/ an in-depth study
|To do research into|
To discover sth/ To find out that/ sth
|To learn sth about sth/ sb|
It occurred to me that... To repeat parrot-fashion
- To come to mind/ to spring to mind
- It occurred to him that...
- To learn something by heart
- To learn something by rote
- To repeat something parrot-fashion
- To master a subject
- To be self-taught
- As far as I know.../ as far as I can tell...
: You should make a difference between:
- self-learning (to learn, I learnt, learnt: the student is working alone; it's the action of learning by-oneself
- self-teaching/ self-taught: (to teach, I taught, taught): "to teach oneself".
The result of the action: is to be self-taught (the students are their own teachers).
|To be acquainted with a subject|
|To be knowledgeable about|
|A basic/ slight knowledge of|
|An expert of|
|To be learned|
|To be cultivated/ cultured|
|Ignorant of=> ignoramus|
|To know nothing about|
A fount/ font (fountain) of knowledge Thorough [complete, perfect] knowledge
- To do something knowingly
- To know something like the back of one's hand
- To know something backward (and forward)/ to know sth inside out
- To be a mine of information/ a fount/ font of knowledge
- To be a walking encyclopedia
- To the best of my knowledge
- To acquire knowledge
- To have a smattering of
- Thorough knowledge of
A mine of information To be omniscient...
(to have complete knowledge, understanding)
There you are... You have the necessary knowledge to pass the test with flying colours, and more! Go for it!
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