D: you look better today. How did your test go?
B: much better than it did yesterday.
D: did you pass?
B: I not only passed my test, but I aced it! I'm so happy!
D: you should be. You worked really hard last night preparing for it.
B: thanks for helping me with it. If you hadn't encouraged me to do my best, I wouldn't have ever been able to pass.
D: you don't have to thank me. It's just a part of my job as your counsellor.
B: did you always do well at school?
D: no, in fact, I was terrible at taking exams.
D: sure, but my teachers always encouraged me to do the best that I could and that helped me a lot. When are your final exams?
B: I'll get my finals in two months.
D: when do you plan on studying for those exams?
B: most students just cram the night beforehead.
D: do you think that's a good idea?
B: no, I think I should study a little bit at a time, starting a few weeks before the exam.
D: that sounds like a good idea. What are you going to do if you have any questions while you're studying?
B: I'll go and talk to my professor or a learning support assistant.
D: it sounds like you've learned something useful this year!
Counsellor: a person who has been trained to advise people with problems, especially personal problems(尤指针对私人问题的)顾问;辅导顾问
a marriage guidance counsellor
Cram: to learn a lot of things in a short time, in preparation for an exam (为应考)临时死记硬背
He's been cramming for his exams all week.
Beforehand: earlier; before sth else happens or is done 预先;事先
two weeks/three days/a few hours beforehand
I wish we'd known about it beforehand.