Filologia angielska - słownictwo

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Słówko Definicja Tłumaczenie Przykład

to pass with flying colours

to excel, do very well - esp in an exam or test; After studying very hard, Gerald passed his exams with flying colours!

rite of passage

initiation; Going out for a drink on one's eighteenth birthday is almost considered a rite of passage by some people in Britain!

in decline

going downhill, deteriorating! Many a person's memory may go into decline as they get older.

to come a cropper

to succumb to some misfortune, fail; If you don't study hard for your exams you'll come a cropper - like my grandmother who wasn't concentrating when she was walking on the ice!

to be up a gum tree

to be in a difficult position; With only one parachute between the three of them and the plane about to crash, they were definitely up a gum tree - or at least the other two were, decided Gerald!

up the creek without a paddle

to be in a difficult position;

to have one's work cut out

to face a situation in which one has a lot of work to do if one is to succeed. Tony Blair has his work cut out for him if he is going to create peace in the middle east.

to be in the soup

to be in trouble; Gerald's in the soup - he's smashed yet another window while playing football!

to be no great shakes at sth

to not be very good at sth; I'm afraid I'm no great shakes at decorating - I'd only make a mess of things if I tried to help!

to go to pot

to go to rack and ruin, to go wrong; With the defection of our top spy all our plans have gone to pot!

to come up to scratch

to meet required standards; The manager wondered if his new recruit would really come up to scratch - as he seemed very nervous?

to be sitting pretty

to be in a comfortable position; With five games left and only one more point needed to win the league, there was no doubt Portsmouth football club were sitting pretty.


sb learning a trade who works in return for being taught


sb studying to become an officer in the army or a policeman


sb who trains sportsmen for contest or prepares private students for an exam


person in charge of a division of study


follower of a religious teacher


a person undergoing some form of vocational training

sabbatical leave

a period of time when a university teacher conducts no classes in order to prepare a thesis, e.g. a PhD dissertation. Is Dr Johnson on sabbatical?


being taught by a person claiming to have appropriate skills, which is not true. As a result, the course does not have the effect it is expected to have. To me, Mrs X's methods smell of quackery

to enlarge/open the mind

to teach; Only few teachers in my school were really able to open the students' minds.

to sharpen the wits

to enlarge erudition; During the class debates students sharpen their wits.

to fill with new ideas

to inspire and teach; After Prof. Nesbit's lecture I was filled with new ideas.

to stuff with knowledge/cram with facts

teach; Primary schools stuff children with knowledge and cram them with facts, but is this really necessary?

industrious, attentive, immersed in study

busy with learning; Most students in my group are not very industrious people.

to cram for

to learn as fast as possible before the exam; Sue was cramming for her final exam in linguistics.

to mug up

to study sth quickly in order to remember basic facts; When you go to Italy, it is good to mug up on your Italian, as many local people do not speak English.

to dip into

to have a brief look at sth, without studying it seriously; At least go to the library and dip into some books before the exam!

to wade through

to cope with a lot of inf. with difficulty; Wading through thick novels is not my favourite kind of homework!


a beginner

to confer degree

to give one a degree

to pass (a test) with flying colours

to pass it very successfully. Only if you pass your finals with flying colours can you think of studying abroad.

to regurgitate

to repeat facts from memory, without thinking deeply; Professor Higgings does not like his students just regurgitating material from lectures on the exam.Education

to burn the midnight oil

to study or work until late in the night Have you been burning the midnight oil recently?

to flunk

to fail an exam, test, or course; I flunked math in second grade

to get the hang of sth

to learn how to do or use sth; It's not difficult to use once you get the hang of it.

to scrape through sth

to succeed in doing sth with difficulty; I might scrape through the exam if I am lucky.


a club for male students at an American university Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity was founded in 1856.


a club for female students at an American university. All the sororities on campus have beautiful houses.


organized by a university or college for people who are only parttime students Kate is an extramural student.


a person who leaves school before he has finished My father was a high school drop-out

to play hooky

to stay away from school without permission; We were caught and punished for playing hooky.


outside academic work; I participated in many extracurricular activities.

to pick on sb

to treat sb unfairly by blaming, criticizing or punishing them; Sue was picked on by the other girls because of her size.


a first year student at a high school, college or university; All the freshman had to wait in line to get their schedules.


a formal party, usually held at the end of high school; I'll never forget prom even though it was 20 years ago.

teacher's pet

a person that is disliked because he tries to be liked by teachers; Henry was trying to be the teacher's pet.

crib/cheat sheet

written information such as answers to questions, often used dishonestly by students in tests; Paul was caught using crib sheets in the exam.


a period of time during which a teacher can leave his normal teaching duties in order to travel or study; Professor Litt is on sabbatical at Yale for a year.


describing skills needed for a particular job or profession; That college offers technical and vocational training.
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Komentarze (13)

Dużo "literówek" i kilka poważniejszych błędów.

nursery school - oznacza również ŻŁOBEK (tak podaje słownik Cambridge), kindergarten - tłumaczy się jako PRZEDSZKOLE.

Jeśli dla niektórych z Państwa brak polskiego tłumaczenia, to co robicie na tym dziale, skoro jest to dla studentów filologii? Skoro student filologii jest poziomu B2/C1 powinien, jak nie musi, być w stanie zrozumieć znaczenie
z kontekstu. Jeśli znów rozchodzi się o wymowę, to jakim problemem jest wejść na stronę słownika takiego jak, longman, czy oxford, wpisać słowo i przeczytać transkrypcję/odsłuchać wymowę? Wystarczy odrobinę pomyśleć i odpowiedź się sama nasunie. ;) Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

Na jaki poziomie są te słówka ? Czy ich znajomość jest potrzebna do zdawania CAE ?

Wielka szkoda że, nie ma możliwości wydruku w pdf...

No właśnie w pdf by się przydało ;)

ma ktoś te wszystkie słówka w PDF ??

Zdania w przykładach są proste, co tu tłumaczyć? Zwłaszcza na tym poziomie. Ja bym raczej poprosiła o wymowę słówek. Czasem akcent albo głoska wymówiona nie tak -i klapa. Ale to drobiazg. Strona świetna, dziękuję i pozdrawiam.

Jest napisane, że to dla osób, które myślą o języku poważnie. Ucząc się zaawansowanego słownictwa, przeważnie już na poziomie B2/C1 rozumie się podaną po ang. definicję. Nie ma zatem co marudzić. :)

Moim zdaniem jeżeli ktoś już jest na filologii to powinien znać podstawowe zdania, sformułowania czy słowa jakie zostały zastosowane w tych przykładach słów ciut bardziej unikalnych, jak dla mnie bajka. Świetna strona, pozdrawiam.

Brak. Mnie np brakuje tłumaczenia zdania. I to jest też głównie największy problem w książkach. Tłumaczy się słówko a nie całe zdanie. I przez to niby zastosowanie jest - no jest... ale niepełne.

Genialny pomysł, ale nieprecyzyjne wykonanie...brak polskich tłumaczeń utrudnia pracę.


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