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topic Communication | Crime and Punishment | Education | Environment | Ethical Issues | Health | Mass Media | Politically Correct Language | Politics | Relationships | Science and Technology | Communication
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Słówko Definicja Tłumaczenie Przykład


discordant sound. As Gerald entered the pub a cacophony of sound greeted his ears with no single voice predominating.


sweet sounding. The melodious voice of the birds singing in the trees awoke Gerald from his gentle slumber!


pleasant sounding. Most lullabies are deliberately designed to be as euphonious as possible.

dulcet (tones)

sweet soothing sound. The dulcet tones of the female opera singer floated across the concert hall, much to the audience's delight.


noisy. The clamorous noise from the football stadium indicated that an exciting match was taking place.


melodious (see above). The guitar players singing was most tuneful - pity about his actual guitar playing!


harsh sounding. The raucous noise coming from the car's engine perhaps suggested that two parts were rubbing against each other...

hush money

bribery/money intended to keep sb quiet; The police suspected that their chief witness had been given some hush money to keep him from testifying.

to raise a hue and cry over sth

to make a lot of noise/create a lot of bother about sth (to complain loudly); The crowd raised a hue and cry until they were given their money back for the cancelled performance!

to drop a clanger

to make a faux pas, make a bad mistake; I hope I didn't drop a clanger when I mentioned that I saw Gerald's girlfriend out with another man last night?

as silent as the grave

deadly quiet; Everywhere it was utterly quiet - it was as silent as the grave.

to go with a bang

to go very well; Well, the party certainly seemed to go with a bang - it went very well!

loud enough to waken the dead

very noisy; It's so noisy in here - almost loud enough to waken the dead!

grating on the ear

harsh sounding; I should say the violin player's tune was rather grating on the ear than very pleasant


I thought someone had trodden on a cat!; He who pays the piper calls the tune - whoever is paying/providing the money is, or should be considered to be, in charge.


the reduction in degree or intensity of pollution; The new filters caused a significant ~ of the degree of air pollution.


A mechanical wearing down of the earth's surface by material that is transported by ice or wind; ~ consists of scratching, rubbing, grinding or wearing away by friction.


The physiological and behavioural adjustments of an organism to changes in the environment; When you go to the see, the ~ will take two weeks.


The adaptation over several generations of a species to a marked change in the environment. The necessity of ~ caused remarkable changes in animal organisms.

acute toxicity

any poisonous effect produced by a single short- term exposure, that results in severe biological harm or death. The catastrophe of a tanker caused ~ that resulted in the death of thousands of sea organisms.


chemical impurities or substances that by law do not belong in a food, plant, animal, or pesticide formulation; Concern XXX has been accused of adding numerous ~ to their food.


any substance, force, radiation, organism, or influence that affects the body.The effects may be beneficial or injurious; Radiation is an agent which may be either beneficial or injurious, depending on the conditions.

algal blooms

sudden spurts of algal growth, which can affect water quality adversely and indicate potentially hazardous changes in local water chemistry; After the recent ~ ,researchers have been examining the ecological balance in the Pacific Ocean.


the amount of living matter in a given unit of the environment. It is important to control not only the changes of the quantity of biomass, but also of its contents.


actions taken to deal with a release or threat of release of a hazardous substance that could affect humans and/or the environment. The term "cleanup" is sometimes used interchangeably with the terms remedial action, removal action, response action, or corrective action; Thousands of young people took part in the ~ action at the seashore after the catastrophe of a tanker.

clear cut

a forest management technique that involves harvesting all the trees in one area at one time. Under certain soil and slope conditions it can contribute to water pollution; Ecologists warn that the extensive ~ in hilly areas may result in enlarged water pollution.

closedloop recycling

reclaiming or reusing wastewater for non- potable purposes in an enclosed process. According to the recently established regulations. any factory should plan for ~ of water.


a thick-walled container (usually lead) used for transporting radioactive materials.

delayed hazard

A hazard with delayed effect(s). The potential to cause an adverse effect which manifests itself after a long period of time; Carcinogenicity and teratogenicity are examples of ~.

emergency phase

refers to the initial phase of response actions, during which actions are taken in response to a threat of a release or a release in progress.
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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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