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Słówko Definicja Tłumaczenie Przykład

to cram

to attempt to learn a lot of information in a short amount of time, usually before an exam I crammed all night for the exam.

to edify

To improve someone's mind or character by teaching them something. Surely one of the benefits of a university education is the edifying effects it has on young people.


Seriousness which is respected Everyone fell silent during Professor BingleySmith's speech which lent a certain gravitas to the event.


A small amount of something, especially of good quality. Academically she is not very bright, but at least she has a modicum of common sense.


Unnecessary noise and activity. I'm having difficulty concentrating on what the teacher says as there is always a lot of kerfuffle during class.

hotch potch

A number of things mixed up without a sensible order or arrangement. The most frustrating things for teachers of writing is making sense of the students' hotch potch ideas


A stupid appearance He looks so gormless, you'd never guess he was a Professor of mathematics.

vocational training

preparation for a specific job rather than for life in general or simply enjoyment. szkoła zawodowa Opting out of a liberal arts college, Joe went instead for vocational training to become a welder.

an applepolisher

toady one who curries favor by being overly helpful and full of praise for sb, esp. a superior, usu. in an insincere way: BACK-SCRATCHER, BROWN-NOSER, BOOT-LICKER, ASS-KISSER, etc. lizus The only reason he gets good grades is because he's such a shameless apple polisher. What a bunch of brownnosers! They won't even tell the boss when he's making a big mistake.

cheat sheets

small scraps of paper (loaded with microscopic scribblings of information) which ill-prepared students resort to pass an examination dishonestly, as by having improper access to answers. ściągawki Bolek was caught red-handed with a whole sleeve full of crib notes.


indentured servant learning a trade in a guild of merchants, craftsmen or artisans one who works in return for being taught and is paid very little if at all. praktykant My grandfather learned shoemaking as an apprentice to a master cobbler.


Used to say that you think the same as someone else 'I really am quite worried about my exams.'


'Ditto', he replied.


Sudden expression of anger or excitement among a large group of people about something that has happened. The decision of the government to make students pay for their university education has caused considerable furore in academic circles.

to give sb the creeps

To make someone feel nervous. Have you noticed the way Professor Blackwell looks at his students? He really gives me the creeps.


Behaving in a superior manner There's nothing worse than being stuck in a classroom with 15 snotty school kids.

t.a. (teacher's assistant)

not unlike an APPRENTICE or INTERN, a T. A.'s work is performed in exchange for experience (and, in this case, tuition credit) rather than substantial monetary remuneration. In order to finance his doctoral work, he put in a few semesters as a teacher's assistant. I don't even think the professors ever look at our essays. They just get their T.A.s to do it all. We'd hoped to have access to Tannen herself, but most lectures

an egghead

an informal (often disparaging) term for a "pointy-headed intellectual": Also: NERD. Sure, all the eggheads are voting for Stevenson, but how many eggheads are there? Eggheads unite! You have nothing to use but your yolks.


in such skilled, professional careers as medicine, law, etc., a trainee is referred to as an intern, an ASSISTANT or a JUNIOR... (rather than an APPRENTICE, which see) and, hopefully, earns at least a token sum while completing their ON-THE-JOB TRAINING. praktykant I was alarmed when it appeared as though an intern would be performing Dad's triple bypass. The interns always get stuck with the dirtiest job. Well, I guess somebody's gotta do it!


To go swimming naked. An old and rather odd tradition at Oxford is for Professors to go skinny-dipping in the Cherwell before breakfast.

to jot

to write or mark sth down quickly or briefly (usu. fol. by DOWN). Hang on a second. Let me jot that date down. I have a terrible memory.

a fraternity

Greeks; a "brotherhood", or service club of male students, usu. living in the same house. The female counterpart is called a SORORITY. He decided that joining a fraternity would be a foot in the door to postgrad networking. I survived Kappa Delta's killer 10keg sorority bash last weekend, dude. Unreal!


subsidiary, supplementary; joined, attached or associated, esp. in an auxiliary or subordinate relationship, usu. of a person working at an institution, e.g. a college, without full or permanent status. The private Higher School of Coś Tam next door depends largely on adjunct faculty. The Civil War was the first to see railroads used as an adjunct to military operations.

class clown

a disruptive, joke-cracking group member starved for attention. You'll have to excuse Jorguś's behavior; I'm afraid he's our resident class clown.

cafeteria or dining hall

a place in a school building where meals are provided for staff and students. a canteen, like mess hall, is a rather more military sounding term, more likely to be encountered at a military academy or on a military base. stołówka Man, you missed it! There was a food fight in the dining hall yesterday. Flying Twinkies! I usually study in the cafeteria; it's quieter than the library. Yes sir, Sarge. We'll report to the canteen for K.P. duty on the double.


the study of the punishment of crime, esp. prison management. Get a load of this: my girlfriend is a penologist! I really have to watch my step!

school grounds or a college campus

the total property of a school or college, often including several separate buildings, a "quad" (sth like Park Mickiewicza), sports fields, and parking lots, etc. The creation of "drug-free zones" introduced stiffer penalties for possession of controlled substances and weapons on or within 500yds. of school grounds. The first two years I lived in the dorm but then I moved off campus.


a snitch, an informer; usu. used by kids of one who alerts an authority (parent, teacher, grown-up) to a peer's secret misdeed, cheating, etc.: blabbermouth, squealer, fink, rat, nark. skarżypyta Thanks a lot, tattle-tale! You got me into a heap of trouble when you told on me! There goes the snitch now, making a beeline for Principal Wallace's office. Let's get him!


doorman, concierge; a person who guards the main door of a large building. woźny It's prudent to charm the Novum porters after all, they do hold the keys to the kingdom.

teacher's pet

the student in a group who infuriatingly wins the admiration and respect of the instructor through conscientiousness, diligence and high test scores, to the chagrin of the rest of the class. Ugh! Looks like Ewa is going to be the teacher's pet once again this year.
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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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