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Słówko Definicja Tłumaczenie Przykład

a mockumentary

a parody of the documentary form. The Gods Must Be Crazy and Woody Allen's Zelig are both hilarious mockumentaries.


a newspaper about half the size of an ordinary newspaper, usu. heavily illustrated, and often concentrating on sensational or lurid news; a SCANDAL SHEET or RAG. Photos of the three of them cavorting on the nude beach appeared in all the tabloids. Tabloids are easy to vilify but somebody must be buying the millions of copies sold.

a rockumentary

a documentary program about rock and roll music or a particular genre, band. There was an interesting rockumentary on last night called "Only the Good Die Young". Spinal Tap was both a mockumentary and a rockumentray.

prime time

(n.) / PRIMETIME (adj.) - the hours, generally between 7 and 11 P.M. considered to have the largest television audience of the day. "Who said anything about morality? I'd kill to get a prime-time slot," one producer explained. One of their latenight shows became so popular that the network rescheduled it for prime time.


the main broadcaster on a program of news, sports, etc., who often coordinates the reports of the program's other broadcasters. It was easy to see that the news anchor suffered a superiority complex.


a person employed by a newspaper, television network, etc., to gather and report news regularly from a distant place. And now we'll go live to our correspondent in Djibouti.


a person who discusses news, sports events, or other topics on television or radio. The TV sports commentator said our team put up a valiant fight.


a popular (and many would argue compromised) form of modern news media, one that does not simply report facts but provides analysis which tries to keep the audience awake and amused. I'm sick of these infotainment programs always trying to be so cute! Just the facts, please.


unreliable, of questionable or doubtful truth. Gerald's excuse for being late sounds rather dubious to me - I think he's making it up!


carefully and critically examined. All potential spies have to be carefully vetted to make sure they don't turn out to be double agents who are secretly working for the other side.


angry. Joanna was absolutely irate when I broke the vase - I've never seen her so angry!


spurious, sham. The door to door salesman was undoubtedly bogus and clearly a con man.


short, catchy phrase used in advertising, etc. The slogan of British Petroleum is "put a tiger in your tank".


(1 Verb) Propound (question, problem); place (artist's model, etc,) in certain attitude. (1)The use of biological weapons poses the question whether the human race will be able to survive?


(2 Noun) Attitude of body or mind, esp. one assumed purely for effect. As the film star left the cinema, she struck a pose for the cameras.


heading of chapter, article, etc. The caption at the top of the newspaper read "...


quick moving, nimble. Exercise is good for you as it not only gives you more stamina but also makes you more agile.


External esp. assumed appearance, pretence. The spy entered the building under the guise of being a repairman.


shows, represents visually or in words. Van Gogh's last painting depicts the rather confused state of his mind prior to his suicide.


rouse, incite, annoy, irritate. Are you trying to provoke an argument?

to condone sth

forgive, overlook, approve of. I don't think one can ever condone unprovoked violence.

to trivialise sth

to make sth seem less important than it really is. I don't think one should trivialize the recent tragedy in America by using it for humorous purposes.

to backfire

to have the opposite of the intended effect. There are fears that America's attempts to destroy the Taleban may yet backfire and

to backfire

make them stronger!


(1) cause or incite, (1)America's attempt to destroy the Taliban may prompt many Muslims to support Afghanistan.


(2)thing said to help memory - esp of actor. (2) The actor on stage had clearly forgotten his lines and needed a prompt or two to help him!


confirmed or supported. The decision of the local court to find Hopkins guilty was upheld by the Supreme Court who increased his sentence to a life one!


profane, sacrilegious. Most people of a religious persuasion consider swearing in church as blasphemous.


generally existing or occurring, prominent. After the recent bombing in America, the prevalent attitude among the populace was one of wanting revenge.

to strike a balance

to achieve a balance, usually between two things. It's often the case in disputes that there is some truth on both sides and therefore I believe that one should attempt to strike a balance when it comes to settling them!
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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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