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Słówko Definicja Tłumaczenie Przykład

a lame story/effort, etc.

Unconvincing His excuse about his absence was fairly lame.

to denigrate sb

To say bad things about someone. How the media can get away with denigrating whoever they want amazes me.


Vague/ unclear The concept of national identity is considered by some to be somewhat nebulous.

to arrest someone's attention

To grab someone's attention The proposition that Harold Wilson could have been a Russian spy is an arresting one.


Strongly and cleverly stated with few words. Oscar Wilde was famous for his pithy statements such as 'I have nothing to declare but my genius'.

to confound

To confuse and surprise people by being unexpected. He confounded his guests by telling them all to leave.


Something that is damaging and harmful Certain newspapers are famous for their scurrilous journalism.


Writing or speech which is difficult to understand or boring. The play we went to see last night was turgid and amateurish.


(1) the reporting or broadcasting of news: e.g. coverage of the Olympics. The newscaster received an award for her coverage of the election. I prefer the rather sober coverage on BBC World to the glitzy showmanship on CNN.


(2) the area or number of persons served or reached by a communications medium, e.g. a broadcaster or a mobile phone company. zakres TV and radio stations constantly wrangle for wider coverage. GSM companies often boast of their extensive coverage.

a public service announcement

a message appearing alongside commercials but without a product, broadcast to inform the public of the health risks of smoking or the hazards of drunk driving, to remind them to vote, or to promote a healthy diet, etc. The celebrity came on and delivered a public service announcement aimed at dissuading teenagers from experimenting with drugs.

to blow a speaker

to play music at a greater volume than the equipment was intended to handle, thereby destroying a speaker. He cranked up his new Rush CD and immediately blew the left speaker. "Whoops," said he.


a dish-shaped reflector, used esp. for receiving satellite and microwave signals. antena satelitarna In the early 1990s, a satellite dish on almost every balcony was a common phenomenon - to some extent, even a status symbol - in Poland.

breaking news

a news story reported immediately or even as it is happening. We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this breaking news...

this just in...

a commonly used phrase to indicate an update or late-breaking story. This just in, the government has announced it will scrap its tax-hike plans.


an agreement in which a company gives a business the right to sell its good in return for a fee or a share of the profits. franszyza Once he had opened a whole chain of shops, he began to franchise them to individual owners. Private shuttle bus operators compete for the franchise to service new, outlying residential areas.


a radio or television antenna. The storm blew the aerial down and tore a hole in the roof.


a person, firm, organization, etc., that supports the cost of a radio or television program, or sport event, etc., by buying time for advertising or promotion during the broadcast. The content was so controversial that they were having a hard time signing sponsors. And now, a word from our sponsors...

crank it up

! an enthusiastic (slang) request that the volume (usu. of music) be increased. When their favorite song came on the radio, they all started shouting, "Crank it up!"


financial assistance given to a failing business or economy by a government, bank so as to save it from collapse. At issue these days are the airline bailouts. Are they being fairly administered? Governments have to avoid protectionism, bailouts that cannot work and subsidies just to keep industries alive.

pawn shop

a business lending money at interest on personal, movable property deposited with the lender until redeemed, which it often isn't and is thus sold off second-hand to sb else. komis He managed to pick up a barely-used amp at the pawn shop for peanuts.


percentages indicating the number of listeners to or viewers of a radio or television broadcast. Our ratings couldn't be better! We're sitting on top of the world! It's not about art, you know. It's all about ratings.


a radio or television program consisting of sports news or commentary on a sports event. I couldn't afford tickets so I had to settle for the radio sportscast.


dissemination; distribution of copies of a periodical among readers; number of items distributed over a given period, as copies of a periodical sold by a publisher, or books lent by a library. The Solidarity newsletter had a circulation of over half a million copies. The half eagle, or fivedollar gold piece, is no longer in circulation. It's out of circulation.

a sitcom

(from "situation comedy") a television or radio series made up of independent episodes depicting the comic adventures of a fixed group of characters. serial komediowy "Świat według Kiepskich" and "13 posterunek" are popular sitcoms on Polish TV.

channel surfing

constantly browsing through the numerous cable or satellite TV channels (without actually watching anything through to the end) in search of sth more interesting. I can't watch TV with my brother; he's constantly channel surfing. It's drives me up the wall.

to adjust sth

to set, regulate, change, alter, modify, regulate sth to suit one's needs or tastes. This thing's pretty complicated. I don't even know how to adjust the color or brightness! He adjusted the volume on his cell phone so as not disturb others.

truth in advertising

honesty, integrity, accuracy, truthfulness in marketing goods or services. Although laws do exist to punish firms engaging in false advertising, many people still feel the phrase "truth in advertising" is an oxymoron, i.e. a contradiction in terms.

a pilot

a filmed or taped television program serving to introduce a possible new series; any a preliminary or experimental trial or test, e.g. a pilot study. She was in the pilot for "Fox Fire Five" but it was cancelled before it even went on the air.


(n. and v.) a program broadcast simultaneously on radio, television, and/or internet, or on more than one station, or in several languages, etc., or a closed-circuit television broadcast of an event, as a horse race or concert, while it is taking place. There's going to be a simulcast of the event tonight at 8pm. We were so far from the stage that Sting was just a speck in the distance. At least we could see him on the simulcast screens.
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Komentarze (12)

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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