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Present simple and present continuous
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The Questions Game
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 1
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Unit 1
Complete the dialogues using the verbs in brackets in the present simple or present continuous.
On the telephone
Jamie:Hey, Dan – 1
(you / like) tennis?
Dan:Yes, I do.
Jamie:Great! 2
(you / want) to play a game?
Dan:What, now?
Jamie:Yes – come on! It 3
(be) a lovely day, the sun 4
(shine) …
Dan:Sorry, Jamie, but I 5
(not can). Jamie:Why? What 6
(you / do)?
Dan:I 7
(watch) TV.
Jamie:You 8
(be) so lazy sometimes, Dan!
Dan:Perhaps, but you 9
(not know) what I’m watching.
Jamie:A film? A quiz show?
Dan:No, I 10
(not watch) anything like that. I 11
(watch) a tennis match! Yes, I 12
(like) tennis – but I 13
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(like) watching it, not playing it! a Play the game in groups of 2–4. You need a dice and a counter each (you could use a small personal object). You also need to cut out all the cards. b Put the cards in a pile, face down. Roll the dice. The person with the highest number goes first. c When you land on a square with an instruction, do what it says. When you land on a ? square, the person on your left picks up a card and asks you a question. He/she can ask any question using the word(s) on the card, but the question must be in the present
simple or continuous.
Example
The card says:write
Example questions:
Are you writing something now? (No, I’m not.)
Do you often write letters? (Yes, I do. I write to my cousin each week.)
Do you like writing? (Yes, I want to be a writer when I get older.)
Do you want to write a book about me?(No, thank you!)
What do you write about in your diary? (Nothing – I haven’t got a diary.)
Rules:
If the person on your left can’t think of a question,
you move forward one.
If you can’t answer the question, you move back
one.
If you’re not sure if the question and/or answer are
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speak want eat
dentist pet Maths
tennis English swimming
sister father football
ballet films TV
the Internet
computer
games
music
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a Work with a partner. Write the rest of the story. Include all or some of these verbs:
• say
• tell •
shout •
dance •
cry •
walk •
run •
jump •
find •
see •
take •
love •
laugh
b Tell your stories to the rest of the class.
c If you have time, write out the dialogue between Davina and Jack and continue it. Act out your scenes for the rest of the class.
Complete the story using the verbs in brackets in the past simple or past continuous.
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 2
Davina 1
(walk) quietly into Jack’s study and
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(shut) the door behind her. She 3
(not
want) Jack to find her there. Suddenly she 4
(see) a man’s
reflection in the big mirror over the fireplace. It 5
(be)
Jack! He 6
(stand) very still, and he 7
(look) straight at her. Then Davina 8
(scream) – Jack
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(hold) a gun in his hand! She 10
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(try) to run out of the room, but Jack
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above her head, at the door, and she 14
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‘So, Davina,’ said Jack, smiling. ‘What 15
(you / look for) in
my study, eh?’
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Unit 2
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Past simple and past continuous
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Storytelling
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 3
1 Complete the sentences. Use the information about the
students’ heights and the adjectives in brackets.
Student Height
Tim 1.90m
Alice 1.63m
Joe 1.48m
Example:
Alice is taller than Joe. (tall)
1 Tim Alice. (tall)
2 Alice Tim. (tall)
3 Joe Alice. (short)
4 Joe (short)
5 Tim (tall)
2 Rewrite the sentences so they mean the opposite. More
than one answer may be possible.
1 This is the most expensive district in town.
This is .
2 That’s the worst car on the road!
That’s .
3 A beach holiday is more relaxing than an adventure
holiday.
A beach holiday .
4 A cat isn’t as friendly as a dog.
A cat .
5 Going to the gym is better for you than going to see a film.
Going to the gym .
6 Flats are easier to clean than houses.
Flats .
Work in pairs. You are going on holiday with a friend, and
you have a lot of decisions to make. But can you agree
with each other?
a Look at ‘Your Decisions’. These are the things you have
to decide.
decision.
c Discuss each thing with your partner, and decide what
is the best thing to do.
Use comparatives and superlatives to persuade your
partner that you are right!
Example language better / best
worse / worst
exciting / more or less exciting
cheap/cheaper
sensible / more or less sensible
expensive / more or less expensive
1 Where do you want to go for your holiday?
2 What sort of holiday do you want? (e.g. beach,
3 What sort of place do you want to stay in? (e.g.
hotel, youth hostel, tent, guest house)
4 How are you going to get there?
5 You both want to try a new sport, but which sport
are you going to try?
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Unit 3
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Comparatives and superlatives
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Decisions
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 4
Write sentences using the prompts and the present perfect. Note: Remember that we say ‘I’ve been to’ when we are talking about going somewhere and coming back. (e.g. I’ve been to France, but I’ve never been to Italy.)
1 I / just / drive / a car / for the first time in my life
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2 they / not see / Independence Day/ yet
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3 I / never / play / the piano
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4 she / already / (go and come back) / to America / three times
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5 you / ever / eat / octopus?
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6 we / live / in Australia / for three years now
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7 he / live / in England / since he was a baby
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8 she / learn / to swim / yet?
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a Work with a partner. In your notebook, write a list of
example:
Have you ever …
… been to France?
… been to Australia?
… been a vegetarian?
… lived in a foreign country?
… been on TV?
b Interview one half of the class each. Write down the
names of any pupils who have had any of the
experiences you chose.
c Tell your partner what you’ve found out. Example
Alice, Peter and Tim have been to France, but nobody’s
been on TV.
d As a class, create a list of all the experiences and vote
for whose is the most unusual. Matrix Pre-Intermediate Unit 4
Focus
Present perfect
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Find someone who …
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 5
Complete the dialogues using the verbs in brackets in the most appropriate future form. More than one answer may be possible.
1
Sam:Are you doing anything this evening, Emily?
Emily:Yes – I 1
(go) round to Anna’s house.
2
Anna:Oh no – I’ve left my homework at home!
Ben:What 2
(you / do)? 3
(you / go) home and get it? Mr Jones 4
(be) really angry with you if you haven’t got it,
you know …
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Tim:What time 5
(we / play) tennis this afternoon?
Jo:I’m not sure. Sally 6
(call) me when she knows what time they can come.
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(let) me go to Tim’s party, Mum?
Mum:I suppose so, if you 8
(be) back too late.
It’s the school holidays and you want to spend some time
with your friends next week, but you need to check in your
diary whether you are free. a Take a blank ‘diary’ sheet for next week. Leave six
spaces blank and then fill all the other mornings,
afternoons and evenings with different activities. Use
List A for ideas if you want, or use your own ideas.
b Decide what you want to invite a friend to do with you.
Use List B for ideas if you want, or use your own ideas.
Ask as many students as you have to until you find
somebody who can come with you.
A:Would you like to come to the cinema with me on
Friday evening?
B:Sorry, I can’t. I’m having dinner with my parents
then./Yes, I’d love to.
six free slots. When you’ve finished, write sentences
Example
On Friday evening, I’m going to the cinema with Dom.
We’re seeing the new Star Wars film.
On Saturday afternoon, I’m …
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Unit 5
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Future forms – will, going to and present continuous
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Sorry, I can’t – I’m washing my hair!
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List A: what you’re doing
playing tennis
going to the gym
going swimming playing football
going for a pizza with friends
going to the cinema
going ice-skating staying in and watching tv
playing hockey
going shopping
having a private lesson
practising the piano
cooking a meal for friends
List B: invitations
have lunch / dinner / a pizza
come swimming with me
come to the gym with me
come round to my house
come to the cinema with me
come to the theatre with me
come to a concert with me
come to a party with me
go for a walk with me
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Unit 5
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Matrix Pre-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 6
a Match questions 1–6 with their answers in a–g and explain why you chose your answers. You won’t need one of the answers in a–g.
1 Why is Tim so cold?
2 Why is Dominick so hungry?
3 Why is Alastair all wet?
4 Why is Dad so angry?
5 Why is Nick so tired?
6 Why is Paul so hot?
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a He’s been washing the car.
b He’s been playing football all afternoon.
c He’s been reading a book.
d He’s been waiting for you to come home since 9pm.
e He’s been sitting by the fire for hours.
f He’s been waiting for ages in the snow for a bus.
g He’s been working all day and hasn’t had any lunch.
a Complete a ‘Fact sheet’ about yourself.
example:
What town do you live in?
In London.
How long have you been living there?
Since 1995 / For 8 years.
Which street do you live on?
How long have you been living there?
Since 2000. / For 3 years.
FACT SHEET
What town do you live in?
Which street do you live on?
Which school do you go to?
Are you studying any languages?
Do you have private lessons in any subjects?
Are you learning any musical instruments?
What sports do you play regularly?
Do you write to anyone regularly?
Do you keep a diary?
Do you work anywhere?
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Unit 6
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Present perfect continuous
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How long have you been …?
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 7
Write sentences using the notes and the word(s) in brackets. Put one verb into the past perfect, and one into the past simple. Note: Remember that the action which happened first goes in the past perfect.
1 the bus break down / Tara be late for school (because)
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2 Jim already have an argument with Sue / I arrive at the party (when)
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3 burglars already escape / the police arrive (when)
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4 my friends already leave / my parents get home (when)
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5 he break his leg / Alex not can play football (because
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6 I leave my door key at school / I get home, I find (when)
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7 my dad forget to say ‘happy birthday’ to her / my mum was angry (because)
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8 he miss his favourite programme on TV / my brother was upset (because)
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‘Pelmanism’ is a card game. There are 36 cards, which
show 18 pairs. In ‘Past Perfect Pelmanism’, the pairs are
all two parts of a past perfect sentence.
Example
Card A:I was nervous before the flight Card B:I hadn’t flown before
Sentence:I was nervous before the flight because I hadn’t flown before.
The aim of the game is to collect as many pairs as possible.
a Play with a partner. Lay out all the cards face down in
a square pattern. b Take it in turns to turn over 2 cards. Rules:
When you turn over 2 cards, if they are a pair, you
must say the full sentence and then you can keep
the cards. Take them out of the square and keep
them next to you.
If you turn over 2 cards that aren’t a pair, you must
turn them face down again and it is the other
person’s go. Try to remember what cards you saw!
The game finishes when all the cards have been
turned over. Count up how many pairs you’ve got.
The winner is the one with the most pairs.
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Unit 7
Focus
Past perfect
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Past Perfect Pelmanism
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I was nervous before
the flight
She was hungry He was tired all day
the night before
I was upset She was worried He was wet
her exams
he’d got caught in
the rain
I was tired all day She was happy We were late
I hadn’t slept well the night before
she’d won the lottery
to get a taxi
Past Perfect Pelmanism Cards
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They arrived late
My sister was horrible
to me last week
John didn’t want to
go to school
they’d missed their
train
I’d lost her best CD
of his homework
Melanie bought a
new computer
Patrick wanted to go
to the theatre
They switched off the TV
blown up
he’d heard there was
a good play on
enough for one evening
My sister was very
nice to me last week
We were tired
He was unable to get into the house
she’d lost my best CD
we had been up all night
playing computer games
he had left his keys in his desk drawer
Past Perfect Pelmanism Cards
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Matrix Pre-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 8
Look at each set of notes. Decide if the situation is real, or imaginary. If it is real, make the notes into a first conditional sentence. If it is imaginary, make the notes into a second conditional sentence.
1 Adam not call me tonight / I never speak to him again
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2 my brother win the lottery / buy a bright red Ferrari
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3 my parents not let me go out tonight / I cry
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4 I can live wherever I want / I live in Australia
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5 Sam get into the hockey team / he be really happy
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6 Katie not come first in the exams / she be really miserable
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7 we not have to go to school / we be able to do what we like all day
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8 I be still ill tomorrow / I not go to school
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Work in pairs. Imagine that the two of you are going to travel round the
world after you’ve left school. You want to find another pair to come with
you. You need to find out how people would behave in different situations,
so that you can choose the best companions for your trip. a Write a list of 10 questions about the trip.
Example
If we had to sleep in the jungle, would you mind?
If we lost all our luggage, what would you do?
b Interview other pairs and make notes of their answers.
c Discuss the results with your partner. Who do you think would be the
best pair to take with you and why?
d Compare your decisions with the rest of the class.
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Unit 8
Focus
First and second conditionals
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Find some travelling companions!
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 9
Rewrite these sentences in the passive form.
1 J.K. Rowling wrote the Harry Potter books.
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2 Steven Spielberg directed A.I..
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3 People grow coffee in South America.
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4 Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa.
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5 Somebody invented the television in the 20th century.
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6 William Shakespeare wrote some of the most famous plays in the world.
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7 People celebrate Christmas more than Easter in Britain.
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8 An iceberg sunk the Titanic. .
Work in groups. Look at the ‘Millionaire questions’ sheet. You are
going to write ten general knowledge questions and then test another
group. Each question is worth some money. If the others answer all the questions right, they ‘win’ £1 million! The first two have been done for you.
a Fill in the ‘Millionaire questions’ sheet. Each question must contain
choose from.
Example
Where is a lot of tea grown?
A England B India C Alaska
b Take it in turns to play the game with different groups. Then count
up how much money you’ve won!
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Unit 9
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Quiz Show!
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Where was Mozart born Zürich Salzburg Bonn
When were the first modern Olympic games held
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Matrix Pre-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 10
Report the following things that people said. Remember to change the tenses of any verbs, and any personal pronouns. Use either ‘said’ or ‘asked’ for each sentence.
1 Angela:I’m going swimming later.
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2 Tim:I don’t like playing computer games.
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3 Anna:Where is my hat?
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4 Emma:I want to see that new film.
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5 Tom:I have to do my homework, or Mr Smith will be angry!
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6 Bart:Can I ask you something, Lisa?
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7 Bridget:My parents wanted me to stay at home.
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8 Sarah:What time are you going out, Mum?
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a Work with a partner. Ask them what they did last
weekend, and what they’re going to do this weekend.
b Swap partners. Report what your partner said they’d
done last weekend and what they said they were doing
this weekend to your new partner.
c Swap partners again and do the exercise again.
d When you have interviewed at least 3 people, write
down what you have found out.
Example
Kate said that last weekend she’d done a lot of homework,
and that this weekend she was going to do a lot more
homework.
Tom said that last weekend he’d been to three parties and
played football. He said that this weekend he was going to
celebrate his birthday and have a rest.
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Unit 10
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Reported speech
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What did they say …?
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Answer Key Units 1–10
Unit 1
FOCUS
1 do you like 8 are
2 do you want 9 don’t know
3 is 10 am/’m not watching
4 is shining 11 am/’m watching
5 can’t 12 like
6 are you doing 13 mean
7 am/’m watching 14 like
Unit 2
FOCUS
1 walked 9 was holding
2 shut 10 turned
3 didn’t want 11 tried
4 saw 12 was
5 was 13 shot
6 was standing 14 stopped
7 was looking 15 were you looking for
8 screamed
Unit 3
FOCUS
1
1 Tim is taller than Alice.
2 Alice isn’t as tall as Tim.
3 Joe is shorter than Alice.
4 Joe is the shortest.
5 Tim is the tallest.
2
1 This is the least expensive / cheapest district in town.
2 That’s the best car on the road!
3 A beach holiday isn’t as relaxing as / is more stressful/tiring than
4 A cat is friendlier than a dog.
5 Going to the gym is worse for you than / not as good for you as
going to see a film.
6 Flats aren’t as easy to clean as / are harder to clean than houses.
Unit 4
FOCUS
1 I’ve just driven a car for the first time in my life.
2 They haven’t seen Independence Day yet.
3 I’ve never played the piano.
4 She’s already been to America three times.
5 Have you ever eaten octopus?
6 We’ve lived in Australia for three years now.
7 He’s lived in England since he was a baby.
8 Has she learned to swim yet?
Unit 5
FOCUS
1 am/’m going / am/’m going to go
2 are you going to do
3 Are you going to go
4 will / is/’s going to be
5 are we playing
6 is/’s going to call / is/’s calling
7 will let / is/’s going to let
8 won’t be / aren’t going to be
Unit 6
FOCUS
1 – f 2 – g 3 – a 4 – d 5 – b 6 – e
Unit 7
FOCUS
1 Tara was late for school because the bus had broken down.
5 Alex couldn’t play football because he’d broken his leg.
6 When I got home, I found (that) I’d left my door key at school.
7 My mum was angry because my dad had forgotten to say ‘happy birthday’ to her.
8 My brother was upset because he’d missed his favourite programme on TV.
Unit 8
FOCUS
1 If Adam doesn’t call me tonight, I’ll never speak to him again.
2 If my brother won the lottery, he’d buy a bright red Ferrari.
3 If my parents don’t let me go out tonight, I’ll cry.
4 If I could live wherever I wanted, I’d live in Australia.
5 If Sam gets into the hockey team, he’ll be really happy.
6 If Katie doesn’t come first in the exams, she’ll be really miserable.
7 If we didn’t have to go to school, we’d be able to do what we liked all day.
8 If I’m still ill tomorrow, I won’t go to school.
Unit 9
FOCUS
1 The Harry Potter books were written by J.K. Rowling.
2 A.I.was directed by Steven Spielberg.
3 Coffee is grown in South America.
4 The Mona Lisa was painted by Leonardo da Vinci.
5 The television was invented in the 20th century.
6 Some of the most famous plays in the world were written by William Shakespeare.
7 Christmas is celebrated more than Easter in Britain.
8 The Titanic was sunk by an iceberg.
ACTIVATE
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2 1896
Unit 10
FOCUS
1 Angela said (that) she was going swimming later.
2 Tim said (that) he didn’t like playing computer games. 3 Anna asked where her hat was.
4 Emma said (that) she wanted to see that new film.
5 Tom said (that) he had to do his homework, or Mr Smith would be angry.
7 Bridget said (that) her parents had wanted her to stay at home.
8 Sarah asked what time her mum was going out. / Sarah asked her mum what time she was going out.
Matrix Pre-Intermediate Answer Key Units 1–10
Intermediate Unit 1. In the mind's eye Unit 2. A sense of identity Unit 3. Times past Unit 4. Small beginnings Unit 5. Fame and fortune Unit 6. Taking risks Unit 7. Means of communication Unit 8. What if...? Unit 9. Travellers' tales Unit 10. The right choice Answer key Matrix Intermediate Language Activities Unit 1
Complete the dialogue with words from the box. You don’t need one of the words.
• have to • must • might • can’t • don’t have to • must • might
• can’t • mustn’t • have to • may • have to • can • can’t
Lara:Hi, Mel! Are you coming out tonight, or do you 1
stay in and work?
Mel:Oh, I’d love to come, but I really 2
stay in and finish this project for school.
Lara:That’s a pity, because Nick 3
be coming along.
Mel:Really? Lara:Well, the only problem is that he 4
babysit his little brother.
Mel:
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his sister do it?
Lara:That’s what Nick was hoping! But she’s twisted her ankle, and the doctor said she
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move it too much. [Nick comes up to the girls.] Oh, hi, Nick! What about
tonight? 7
you come?
Nick:Well, my parents aren’t going out after all, so I 8
babysit.
Lara:That’s great! But poor Mel 9
come.
Mel:Actually … I don’t really 10
work. I’ll come!
Nick:Wow – you 11
be doing well with your project. I still haven’t finished mine, so I 12
come out tonight anyhow. Sorry!
Matrix Intermediate Unit 1
Focus
Mixed Modals
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Home swap!
You are going to find out about the rules and regulations in other students’ homes, and
decide if you would swap your home for theirs.
a Look at the ‘Home Rules’ sheet. Read it and tick/cross each thing according to the
rules in your own home. Add any other things you have to, can or can’t do at the end.
b Now talk to as many other students as you can. Ask them about the things on the list,
and answer their questions about your home. Give plenty of information. c Now make a decision: if you could swap homes, whose would you choose? (You might prefer to stay in your own home!)
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HOME RULES
✗ ✗ ✗ ✗ ✗ Do you have to … ?
do any cleaning
look after your brothers and sisters
mow the lawn
do your homework before you do anything else in the evenings
be home by a certain time when you go out
look after a pet (feed the cat, walk the dog)
put out the rubbish
do the washing up
Is there anything else you have to do?
Can you … ?
go out any night of the week
have friends round whenever you want
have a TV in your bedroom
play music whenever you want
play music as loud as you want
miss family meals if you don’t feel like joining in
use the telephone whenever you want, for as long as you want
let your room get as messy as you like
Is there anything else you can or can’t do?
Me
Matrix Intermediate Unit 1
Matrix Intermediate Language Activities Unit 2
Complete the sentences with the verbs in brackets in the present simple, present continuous, or present perfect.
1 People who say they (not need) their friends are lying.
2 What (you / think) of Kate’s new boyfriend?
3 I (argue) with my best friend quite a lot, actually.
4 I (usually / feel) really happy when I’m with my friends.
5 We (not / seen) each other for ages.
6 Lucy (have) a bad time at home at the moment.
7 We all (go out) together once a week.
8 How much (you / depend) on your friends?
9 I (make) a lot of new friends since I ____________ (move) here.
10 I (depend) on you to help me! Please say you will.
11 Tom (seem) a bit quiet at the moment.
12 (she / want) to come with us to the party tonight?
a Complete the questionnaire about being a friend, and read what sort of friend you are. Do you agree with your result?
b Work with a partner. Tell them about:
something you always do with your friends
the best place you’ve ever been with friends
something you’re doing today, or this week, with a friend
the best surprise you’ve ever organised for a friend
Matrix Intermediate Unit 2
Focus
Present time
Activate
Are you a good friend?
1
I have lots of friends.
A Yes.I like to be friends with everyone.
B Quite a few – but not too many.
C Only a few special ones.
2
I return my friends’ phone calls.
A Yes,always – straight away.
B Usually,but sometimes I forget.
C Never.I just wait until I see them.
3
I get angry if my friends don’t return my calls.
A No.I understand.They were probably
busy.
B I don’t mind if they don’t reply sometimes
(but not all the time).
C Of course I do! If I’ve called them,they
should call me back!
4
If my friends want to go out and I don’t,
I still go.
A Yes,of course.I always want to go out
with my friends.
B It depends what I’m doing.
C
Absolutely not! They’ll be OK on their own.
5
A All the time – I’m always listening to their
problems.That’s what I’m here for!
B Most of the time.
C No way! I’ve got better things to do than
listen to them.
6
I talk about my friends behind their backs.
A Never.
B Well,maybe a tiny bit,sometimes …
C All the time! And I’m really mean about them …
7
I expect my friends to tell me the truth.
A Only if they think it’s good for me.
B Yes,even if it hurts.
Mainly As
You are a wonderful friend - but perhaps you’re
too good! You want everybody to like you,so
you always put your friends first.That’s fine if
they’re always as nice to you,but some people
Make sure you choose your friends carefully –
don’t get hurt.
Mainly Bs
You’re a good friend,but you still have your own life.You respect and value friendship,but
you usually make your own decisions.You’re very honest,and expect your friends to be
honest,too.Make sure you tell friends how much you need them sometimes,though,so that when you’re being independent,they don’t
think you’re being cold.
Mainly Cs
Oh dear.Have you really got any friends? If you
have,they’re probably just like you! You don’t
give a lot to your friends – although you do still
need them.You don’t often tell or show them
how much they mean to you,and you can be
quite selfish.Perhaps you should be a bit nicer
to them.After all,you like them really - don’t
you?
Are you a good friend?
Read the statements and tick A,B or C.
Matrix Intermediate Language Activities Unit 3
Complete the dialogue with the verbs in brackets in the past simple or past continuous. One of
the gaps could be filled with either tense.
Bella:You won’t believe what 1
(happen) to me yesterday!
Josh:What?
Bella:Something wonderful! You know that I 2
(want) to go to that Rolling
Stones concert, but I 3
(not can) go because I 4
(not have)
enough money? Josh:Yes … Bella:Well, when I 5
(get) home, Mum and I 6
(have) a big
(shout) so loud that Dad 8
(come)
to see what 9
(happen). I 10
(run) off to my room. While I
11
(lie) on my bed, crying, I suddenly 12
(hear) the Rolling
(play) it downstairs! He 14
(come) upstairs
and 15
(tell) me that they 16
(be) his favourite band, too. He
17
(pay) for my ticket!
Josh:And how was the concert?
Bella:It 18
(be) the best concert I’ve ever been to. My Dad 19
(enjoy) it too!
Imagine that it is your 50th birthday this year, and you are very famous. You are going to be interviewed on television.
a Decide what sort of famous person you want to be (eg, a film or pop star, a scientist, a politician, a TV presenter) and tell your partner. Now invent your life up to the age of 50. Write notes on as many events and details as
you can in 5 minutes. b Look at the information your partner has given you about their job and
think of 10 questions to ask them. c Take it in turns to be the interviewer, and interview your partner using the
questions you have prepared. For example:
A:So, you have been at the National Opera for 30 years now, and you are very successful; can you tell me what you were doing before you became a singer?
B:Well, I wanted to be a singer, but it was hard to find work. I was working in
an office during the week and singing in bars at the weekend. Matrix Intermediate Unit 3
Focus
Past simple and continuous
Activate
Matrix Intermediate Language Activities Unit 4
Complete the dialogues with the verbs in brackets in a suitable future form. More than one
answer may be possible. 1 ❍ Ow! I’ve cut my finger!
Just a second – I (get) you a plaster.
2 ❍ Where (you / go) with Jack on Saturday night?
Nowhere! He can’t make it, so I (stay) at home.
3 ❍ Tim, it’s 5:10 and I think we (miss) our train!
But we’ve got lots of time – it (leave) at 5:30, doesn’t it?
❍ No! 5:13!
4 ❍ Do you think it (snow) tomorrow?
I hope so. Then we can go skiing.
5 ❍ Could you walk the dog for me? I know it’s my turn, but I’m too tired.
Yes, of course – I (take) him now. And I hope you
(not / watch) TV till midnight again tonight – go to bed early!
a Play the game in groups of 2–4. You’ll need a dice and
a counter each (you could use a small personal object).
You’ll also need to cut out all the cards. On the back of
each one, write its type:?!
b Put the cards into 2 type piles, face down. Roll the dice.
The person with the highest number goes first. c When you land on a square with that type shown, the
person on your left picks up a type card and reads what
it says.
?cards These cards have a question. You have to respond. Examples
❍Are you doing anything tomorrow night?
No, I’m staying at home and doing my homework. / Yes, I’m going out.
❍Would you like to come to the cinema on Friday?
Yes, I’d love to. / No, sorry, I can’t – I’m going out with Sarah.
!cards These cards have a sudden event or situation.
You have to react.
Examples
❍It’s too hot in here.
I’ll open a window.
❍You’ve missed your train and it’s raining. I’ll phone my brother to come and get me.
d The winner is the first person to reach the end.
Matrix Intermediate Unit 4
Focus
Future forms
Activate
Play the ‘Choices’ game
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Are you doing anything
next Saturday?
Are you doing anything
tomorrow lunchtime?
Are you going anywhere
in the holidays?
Are you going to any
parties this month?
Would you like to play
tennis next Tuesday?
Would you like to come
to Africa with me in
August?
Would you like to go to a
concert with me next
Friday?
Would you like to have
lunch with me
tomorrow?
Would you like to come
round for dinner next
Thursday?
You’ve just ordered a coffee
and you discover you’ve
got no money on you.
ringing in church.
You’ve spilt Coca Cola on
white sofa.
You’ve woken up late and
you’re late for school.
You’ve just realised
you’ve forgotten your
grandma’s birthday.
You have just spotted
your favourite film star in a café.
It’s raining and you
suddenly realise you don’t
want to go to your games
lesson this afternoon.
You’ve just lost your
mobile phone.
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Matrix Intermediate Language Activities Unit 5
1 Underline the correct words.
1 Charlotte was late for school today. She must have/ should have overslept.
2 Ben is very happy today, he can’t have/ must have done well in his exams.
3 That’s awful, Milly! I’m so sorry. You must have/ can’t have been feeling really miserable.
4 You must have/ should have called me last night – I wouldn’t have minded.
6 Surely you can’t have/ mustn’t have thought that would be a good idea?
2 Complete the sentences with an appropriate modal verb. More than one answer may be possible.
1 I don’t think you have done that, really. 2 I think you try talking to him about it.
3 You get angry about it – that won’t help the situation.
4 You tell her the truth – it’s the only way.
5 You feel bad – it’s not your fault. 6 You work all the time, but you do more than
you’re doing at the moment.
You are going to help solve your friends’ problems and change their lives. a Write down up to five problems that you feel you have in your life. You can invent them if you want.
Example
I’m not happy with the way I look.You could …
You might want to …
Perhaps you ought to …
I think you should …
c Now decide whose advice (if anybody’s) you think you might take. Who
was the best agony aunt in your group?
Matrix Intermediate Unit 5
Focus
(1) Logical conclusions about the past (2) Obligation and necessity
Activate
Agony aunts
Matrix Intermediate Language Activities Unit 6
1 Some of these sentences need to be completed with a pronoun. Add appropriate pronouns
as necessary.
1 Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a film explores the idea of alien life.
2 Jane took us to the place she thought she’d seen a space ship.
3 This is the US pilot was ordered to shoot down possible UFOs in the 1950s.
4 I met a woman son thought he’d been abducted by aliens.
5 The report they published said there was no chance of life on other planets.
2 Combine the facts into one sentence, using an appropriate clause.
1 Has anyone really been taken away by aliens? We can’t be sure.
2 Will we ever find life on another planet? We don’t know.
3 Did UFOs really fly over the USA in the 1950s? The authorities won’t say. 4 Which planets could aliens live on? Nobody is 100% sure.
5 Is there a secret programme to find alien life? We don’t know.
6 How could we travel at the speed of light? Nobody understands yet.
Work with a partner. Student A: You are sure you saw a UFO recently.
Student B: You are a journalist who wants to interview Student A about what he/she saw.
a Student A: Make notes on what you think happened. Student B: Make notes on the questions you’re going to ask.
STUDENT A STUDENT B
The alien I saw was … Are you sure what you saw was a real …?
The space ship I saw was … Are you sure what you heard was really a …?
I didn’t see what/how/who … Can you explain what/why/how …?
I don’t know where/what/how/why … Do you know where/what/how/why …?
I don’t understand what/why/how … Did you see what/who/where/how …?
c Swap roles and do the exercise again.
Matrix Intermediate Unit 6
Focus
(1) Relative clauses (2) Embedded questions
Activate
UFO!
Matrix Intermediate Language Activities Unit 7
1 Complete the following sentences using the prompts in brackets.
1 Be careful – the coffee’s very hot – I (just / make) it.
2 (she / ever / talk) about me to you?
3 Ouch! The puppy (just / bite) my finger!
4 (you / ever / eat) frogs’ legs?
5 I (not see / him / yet) this morning – perhaps he’s still in bed.
6 We (just / hear) you’re moving house – where to?
7 They (not arrive / yet) – I hope they’ll be here soon.
8 I can’t believe you (never / see) Star Wars!
2 Complete the sentences with either ‘been’ or ‘gone’.
1 I’ve never to France, but I’d love to go one day.
2 Sorry, you’ve just missed her – she’s already .
3 Have you ever to Uruguay?
4 I’ve never to Tokyo, but I’d like to go.
5 Bella isn’t here – she’s to Istanbul for the weekend.
a Look at the list and tick all the things you’ve already done.
go to a foreign country
eat snails
win a prize for something
stay in hospital
go to a pop concert
go to a football match
meet a famous person
be on the radio or tv
b Talk to another student. Take it in turns to guess if
your partner has or hasn’t done the things on the list,
then find out about each other’s experiences.
Example:
I think you’ve … Yes, I have …
I don’t think you’ve … No, I haven’t / I’ve never …
c Tell somebody else about the student you talked to. Try
to remember what they have and haven’t done.
Example
Catherine’s been on the radio several times, but she’s
never met a famous person.
Matrix Intermediate Unit 7
Focus
Present perfect
Activate
Have you ever …?
Matrix Intermediate Language Activities Unit 8
1 Complete these wishes.
1 I wish I (have / a sports car).
2 I wish I (can / sail round the world).
3 I wish I (not have to / work so hard).
4 I wish I (be / better at Maths).
5 I wish I (not go / to that party tonight).
6 I wish I (eat / less / over Christmas).
7 I wish I (never / meet him).
2 Write sentences about imaginary situations using the notes in brackets.
1 Emma doesn’t like her boss and she’s leaving. (like her boss / not leave)
.
2 Tim lives in London and travels by Tube. (like her boss / not leave)
.
3 Anita hasn’t got enough money for a holiday. (enough money / go to Peru)
.
4 Ben hasn’t got a ticket to the football. (somebody / give him a ticket / cry with joy)
.
a Imagine that half the class are millionaires, and the
other half would like to be. Students who w
ant to win £1 million
You have to convince the millionaires that you deserve
some of their money, and that you’d do something good
with it. First, think about these questions:
If you had three wishes, what would they be?
Example
I’d wish I was … / I’d wish I could … / I’d wish for …
If you had £1 million, what would you do with it?
I’d …
Millionair
es
If you had £1 million spare, and wanted to give it to a
deserving person, who would you give it to? You are
going to ask the other half of the class some questions,
and then decide who you’d give your million to.
Questions:
If you had three wishes, what would they be?
If I gave you £1 million, what would you do with it?
b The millionaires ask their questions to the other half of
the class. Ask at least four people, and then decide who
you’d give your money to. Tell the class, and explain
why you’ve chosen this person.
Example
I’d give it to Paula, because she wouldn’t spend it all on
herself. I also liked her three wishes – she wished for
world peace, an end to poverty, and that she could travel
round the world.
c Swap roles and do the exercise again.
Matrix Intermediate Unit 8
Focus
(1) Wishes (2) 2nd conditional
Activate
Make a millionaire!
Matrix Intermediate Language Activities Unit 9
Underline the correct words.
1 I had been living/was living in Madrid for three weeks when the news of my
mother’s illness was reaching/ reached me.
2 The huge wave seemed/ was seeming about to crash right on top of me – but then,
3 I was taking/ took a deep breath and had jumped/ jumped out of the plane.
4 When the cave suddenly was becoming/ became very dark I was starting/ started to
feel a bit scared.
5 I had felt/ felt very proud when they read/ were reading out my name as a prize-
winner.
6 While I opened/ was opening the door, I heard/ had heard a loud bang behind me. 7 I tried to explain to my parents that I had never invited/ never invited the tramp to
our party.
8 I wasn’t realising/ didn’t realise that although I had shut/ shut the door, I hadn’t
locked/ didn’t lock it properly.
The best thing that has ever happened to you The most frightening thing that has ever happened to you The funniest thing that has happened ever to you
The most exciting thing that has ever happened to you
Example
❍ What’s the most frightening thing that has ever happened to you?
I think it was when I thought a burglar had broken into our house. I was at home alone, because my parents had gone away for the weekend …
c Have a class vote on the most extreme of all the students’ experiences.
Matrix Intermediate Unit 9
Focus
Narrative tenses – past simple, past continuous, past perfect
Activate
Extreme experiences
Matrix Intermediate Language Activities Unit 10
1 ‘Alicia goes to visit her grandma every Saturday.’
Tom said .
2 ‘Matt visited the National Gallery last Sunday.’
Tom told me .
3 ‘Actually, I’ve never liked football very much.’
Kate confessed .
4 ‘I don’t think John’s coming to the party next Friday.’
Tom told me .
5 ‘Have you been crying, Mum?’
6 ‘My mum had a terrible argument with my brother
yesterday.’
Kate told Tom .
Rewrite the following sentences as reported by Tom and Kate.
7 ‘Tell me what happened, Kate!’
Tom ordered Kate .
8 ‘Matt was lying about what he did last weekend.’
Kate said .
9 ‘I’d never met Lucy before that party.’
Tom said .
10 ‘Was it very difficult to explain to your parents?’
11 ‘What are you doing tomorrow lunchtime?’
12 ‘How many times have I asked you not to do this?’
a Imagine one of the following scenes, and write the dialogue for it. Include at least one order and at least two questions.
while they were away for the night, and your mother’s favourite glass vase got broken by accident. Your parents have just got home
the next morning and you are explaining and apologising.
You went on a date with a new girl/boyfriend last week and now
You’ve heard that your girl/boyfriend went to the cinema with
b Work with a partner. Swap dialogues with him/her. c Now find a different partner and report your first partner’s dialogue to him/her.
Example
Marcus’ mother asked him where her favourite vase was. He told her it was in the kitchen. She asked why he had moved it and he explained that it was broken …
Matrix Intermediate Unit 10
Focus
Reported speech
Activate
What did you say?
Matrix Intermediate Answer Key Units 1–10
Unit 1
FOCUS
1 have to 7 Can
2 must 8 don’t have to
3 might/may 9 can’t
4 might/may; have to 10 have to
5 Can’t 11 must
6 mustn’t 12 can’t
Unit 2
FOCUS
1 don’t need 7 go out
2 do you think 8 do you depend
3 argue 9 have/’ve made; moved
4 usually feel 10 am/’m depending
5 haven’t seen 11 seems
6 is/’s having 12 Does she want
Unit 3
FOCUS
1 happened 8 came 14 came
2 wanted 9 was happening 15 told
3 couldn’t 10 ran 16 were
4 didn’t have 11 was lying 17 paid
5 got 12 heard 18 was
6 had 13 was playing 19 enjoyed
7 was shouting / shouted
Unit 4
FOCUS
1 ’ll get 2 are you going / are you going to go; am/’m staying / am/’m going to stay
3 are/’re going to miss; leaves
4 will / is/’s going to snow
5 ’ll take; aren’t going to
Unit 5
FOCUS
1
1 must have
2 must have
3 must have 4 should have
5 ought to have
6 can’t have
2
1 should / ought to
2 ought to/ should
3 mustn’t / shouldn’t 4 must / have to / should / ought to
5 mustn’t / shouldn’t 6 don’t have to / needn’t; must / should / ought to Unit 6
FOCUS
1
1 that / which
2 where
3 who
4 whose
5 no pronoun necessary (that)
2
1 We can’t be sure if/whether anyone has really been taken away by aliens.
2 We don’t know if/whether we will ever find life on another planet.
3 The authorities won’t say if/whether UFOs really flew over the USA in the
1950s.
4 Nobody is 100% sure which planets aliens could live on.
5 We don’t know if/whether there is a secret programme to find alien life.
6 Nobody understands yet how we could travel at the speed of light.
Unit 7
FOCUS
1
1 have/’ve just made 5 haven’t seen him yet
2 Has she ever talked 6 have/’ve just heard
3 has/’s just bitten 7 haven’t arrived yet
4 Have you ever eaten 8 have/’ve never seen
2
1 been 2 gone 3 been 4 been 5 gone
Unit 8
FOCUS
1
2 could sail round the world
3 didn’t have to work so hard
4 was/were better at Maths
5 wasn’t going to that party tonight
6 had eaten less over Christmas
2
1 If Emma liked her boss she wouldn’t be leaving.
2 If Tim lived in the Sahara Desert he’d travel by camel.
3 If Anita had enough money she’d go to Peru.
4 If somebody gave him a ticket he’d cry with joy.
Unit 9
FOCUS
2 seemed; didn’t
3 took; jumped
4 became; started
6 was opening; heard
Unit 10
FOCUS
1 Tom said (that) Alicia went to visit her grandma every Saturday.
2 Tom told me (that) Matt had visited the National Gallery the Sunday
before/the previous Sunday.
3 Kate confessed (that) she’d never (actually) liked football very much.
4 Tom told me (that) he didn’t think John was coming to the party the Friday
after that/the following Friday.
5 Kate asked her mum if/whether she’d been crying.
6 Kate told Tom (that) her mum had had a terrible argument with her brother
the day before/the previous day.
7 Tom ordered Kate to tell him what had happened.
8 Kate said (that) Matt had been lying about what he’d done the weekend
before/the previous weekend.
9 Tom said (that) he’d never met Lucy before that party.
10 Kate asked Tom if/whether it had been very difficult to explain to his parents.
11 Tom asked Lucy what she was doing the following lunchtime.
12 Kate asked her brother how many times she’d asked him not to do that.
Matrix Intermediate Answer Key Units 1–10
Upper-Intermediate Unit 1. Powerful images Unit 2. Natural reactions Unit 3. Media matters Unit 4. A helping hands Unit 5. Success stories Unit 6. Mystery and imagination Unit 7. Let's unwind Unit 8. The way ahead Unit 9. Wisdom and knowledge Unit 10. Divided loyalties Answer key Matrix Upper-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 1
Complete the following dialogue by putting the verbs in brackets into the present perfect
simple, present perfect continuous or past simple. In some cases more than one answer may
be possible.
Alex is at a reunion with some old school friends. He’s talking to Louisa, who he always liked at
school.
Alex:Hi, Louisa. Nice to see you again. Louisa:Oh, hello, Alex! Lovely to see you, too.
Alex:You’re looking great, Louisa. What 1
(you / do) all these years?
Louisa:Well, I 2
(train) as a nurse, but then I 3
(go
into) psychotherapy. I 4
(study) in San Francisco for the past five
years, and I 5
Alex:Well, I 6
(join) my father’s law practice, and I 7
(work) there ever since. Louisa:And … 8
(you / miss) me? Alex:Yes, I have. And you?
Louisa:I 9
(never / forgot) the school dance in our last year – you
10
(ask) me to dance but I 11
(not / can) say
yes, because I 12
(be) too shy. Why don’t you ask me again?
Work in groups of four. You are meeting up with some old
school friends who you haven’t seen for twenty years and
you’ve all got a lot of catching up to do! Each person takes
information cards. You can invent more details if your
card.
When you’ve finished, discuss and vote on who’s had the
best life so far. If you could swap your last twenty years for
someone else’s, who would you swap with?
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Unit 1
Focus
Present perfect and past simple
Activate
Friends reunited
Useful Language:
What have you done … since school?
In the last 3 years?
recently?
What are your … future plans?
greatest achievements?
happiest memories?
When did you … get married?
have children?
Where have you … lived?
worked?
worries?
ambitions?
plans?
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OLD FRIEND 1: ALICIA
Age:39
Married:Andrew, a musician, when you were 21
Divorced.
David, a retired brain surgeon, when you
were 30. Divorced.
Brian, a bank manager, when you were
32 You’re still married .
Children:1 son – Jamie (18)
2 daughters – Camilla (9), Natasha (2)
Homes:Prague with Andrew (2 years)
Los Angeles with David (1 year)
London with Brian (you still live here)
In between your marriages, you went
home to Manchester.
Education:Studied hairdressing at a local college.
Left when you were 20.
Started a part-time degree course a year
ago, studying Corporate Law. You’re top
Work:Worked as a hairdresser in every place
you’ve lived. Other:Ran in the London Marathon 6 years ago.
Future:Hope to become a lawyer. OLD FRIEND 2: FRANCESCA
Age:38
Married:Henry, a doctor, when you were 26.
Children:Triplets – Charlie, Caroline and Caitlin
(aged 1)
Homes:London from age 26–30.
Oxford since then (you still live here).
Bought a villa in the south of France two
years ago.
Education:Studied dentistry at Birmingham
University.
Work:Worked as a dentist since graduating.
Health:You are a fitness fanatic, and very
healthy. Other:Published three books on healthy living. Future:Opened your first dental practice four
years ago. Want to expand the business
and set up a new practice in a nearby
town.
OLD FRIEND 4: TOBY
Age:38
Married:Charlotte, a nurse, when you were 23.
Children:1 boy, Alex (12)
Homes:Lived and worked in New Zealand for 3
years after university.
Lived in London for 8 years, but then
moved away from the city
to a remote village in Scotland, where
you still live.
Education:Studied Geography at Oxford and then
did a PhD in Geology.
Britain’.
Future:Planning a new series, ‘Rocks of Ireland’,
and writing a book. Charlotte wants to
move back to London, but you don’t.
OLD FRIEND 3: NICK
Age:39
Married:Angélique, a French model, when you
were 38.
Children:None, but you would like some.
Homes:San Francisco, Montréal and London
(these are your current homes – you’ve
lived all over the world).
Education:Expelled from school a month before
your A Levels. Didn’t go to university –
went straight into a job as a builder.
Work:Worked as a builder from leaving school
until you were 30. Then became a
property developer. You are now a multi-
millionaire.
Health:Had a heart attack last year. Getting more
exercise since then, and Angélique is
making you do yoga to reduce your stress
levels.
Other:Own a plane and have a pilot’s licence. Future:Intend to retire next year and move to
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Unit 1
✃
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 2
Write the questions for the answers, using the prompts in
brackets. You will need to use either the -ing form or the
infinitive with to in each question.
1 (you / remember / put / the rubbish out)
❍
Oh no! Sorry, I didn’t. I’ll put it out right now.
2 (you / remember / play / with your grandfather /when
you were 4)
❍
Yes, of course I do. I’ll never forget him.
3 (we / agree / meet / on Monday or Tuesday)
❍
It was Tuesday, at 10.
4 (you / try / call / me / earlier)
❍
Yes, I did, but you weren’t answering.
5 (you / think / I / can / put off/ meet him / until
tomorrow)
❍
No, I don’t. You’ve got to do it today. 6 (you / regret / not revise / harder / now)
❍
You have agreed to stay on a desert island for 6 months for a TV show. You can take one companion with you. You are going to choose someone
First write a list of things you think will have to be done on the island,
then choose some prospective companions to interview. Ask each of
them about their attitudes to doing the things on your list, and to life on a desert island in general. Include the following questions, and any
others you wish:
Would you agree to … ?
Would you help to … ?
Would you mind … ?
Would you be able to stand … ? Would you hate … ?
What would you love/hate/avoid/risk/refuse/miss/enjoy/need/try … ?
When you have interviewed several people, choose a companion. As a class, discuss what you think will be the most difficult thing to get used to. What is the most important quality in a companion?
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Unit 2
Focus
Verbs + gerunds/infinitives
Activate
Desert Island
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 3
Rewrite these sentences to include either a relative clause or a noun clause. In some cases more than one answer may be possible.
Example:David has two older sisters and he’d like a brother. David, who has two older sisters, would like a brother.
1 My mother made some soup yesterday and I wouldn’t eat it.
.
2 New parents often experience difficulties in bringing up children and they’re often the same ones their own parents faced.
.
3 Dad discovered I went out with Nick last night. I wasn’t supposed to do this. .
4 Shall I do my homework or read a book?
.
5 Some pop stars have no privacy at all and this is the price of fame.
.
6 I’m going to an international football match with Joe. His father bought the tickets for us.
.
a Complete these sentences with a relative clause and your own ideas.
Discuss your choices in a small group.
Teenagers, should be treated like adults.
Footballers, shouldn’t be paid so much.
Pop stars, shouldn’t be protected from journalists taking photos of them all the time.
b With a partner, choose one person’s sentence to debate with another
pair. Each pair takes one side of the argument, and prepares a speech
supporting that opinion. c Listen to the other pair’s speech and read your own to them. This could be a series of mini class debates, with a class vote at the end of each one.
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Unit 3
Focus
Relative clauses and noun clauses
Activate
DEBATE
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 4
Underline the correct words.
1 The police began to suspect her as she always reassured/ was always reassuring
them about how much she loved her stepchildren.
2 Inspector Jones has investigated/ has been investigating this case for seven years now.
3 It was his blood-stained coat that had given/ had been giving the police their evidence.
4 The murderer forgot that while it was snowing/ snowed so heavily, there was no escape
from the lonely house on the moors.
5 The police hold/ are holding a man for questioning at the moment.
6 She had always been believing/ had always believed that Damian was killing/
Lady Daphne Morland has been found poisoned at Felpersham Hall, her
country house. Two famous detectives, Mr Dirk Dalrymple and Miss Cecily
Mouse, are on the trail of her murderer.
a Work in pairs. One person is Mr Dalrymple and the other is Miss Mouse. You have been interviewing people and have each found out some
important information. Using your notes, explain to each other what you’ve found out and what you know about the suspects’ movements. b When you have compared notes, decide who committed the crime and why.
Prepare notes on what you think happened, and tell your story to other
pairs and/or the class. c Check what really happened. How close were you to the solution?
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Unit 4
Focus
Simple or continuous?
Activate
Murder Mystery
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Lived at Felpersham Hall with her two children, Charlotte and Sebastian.
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Her husband (Lord Morland) disappeared mysteriously 2 months ago.
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Lord Morland had a son from an earlier marriage, but while Lady Felpersham and her children were alive, the son could inherit nothing.
MISS CHARLOTTE MORLAND (aged 20)
Background
➤
Usually lives in London in a flat, but at Felpersham Hall now as getting married next Saturday.
➤
Would inherit £3 million from her mother’s death, and needs it to help
her fiancé.
➤
Has just gone on a diet and is eating no meat or fish.
Movements
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Saturday morning: shopping in Felpersham
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11am: approached by a tramp in the street – she ran away from him
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Saturday lunch: 12 to 2.30pm, in the Felpersham Ritz Hotel, with
Freddy Hartigan, her fiancé
➤
Saturday afternoon: returned to Felpersham Hall around 3pm and
went to the library, where she read until 6.30pm
➤
7–9pm: at dinner ➤
9–11.30pm: played cards with Freddy, Sebastian and mother – Freddy seemed in a bad mood, and Charlotte was worried about him ➤
Sunday morning: slept late – didn’t wake up until Ruby raised the
alarm
RUBY – Housemaid (aged 17)
Background ➤
At Felpersham Hall for the past year
➤
Is engaged to Bertie, new butler
Movements ➤
Saturday: 6am to 7pm, doing housework and preparing dinner
➤
12pm: strange man, quite like a tramp, delivered a box of fresh
salmon for dinner – said the usual fishmonger was off sick
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4.30pm: heard noise in cellar – went to look, but found nothing
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7–10pm: serving dinner
➤
10.30pm: went to bed
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Sunday 6.30am: got up, did housework
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9.15am: saw Mr Simpson, who was bringing Charlotte’s bag back
➤
MR ROSS SIMPSON – Bellboy at Felpersham Ritz (aged 21)
➤
Saw Charlotte Morland and Freddy on Saturday at hotel – she left a
velvet bag behind, so he brought it to the Hall on Sunday morning
(hoping for a reward)
Interesting:
➤
On Saturday, saw Freddy arguing with a strange-looking tramp by the
fish shop around 10.30am.
OTHER NOTES
➤
Dinner – parsnip soup; fresh salmon; roast duck; Stilton cheese.
➤
Cards – Charlotte said they normally play until the early hours of the
morning, but her mother felt unwell, so went to bed early.
MURDER NOTESMr Dalrymple
Details of death:Lady Daphne Morland, found on Sunday morning at 9.30am.Cause of death:poisoning.
Lived at Felpersham Hall with her two children, Charlotte and Sebastian.
➤
Her husband (Lord Morland) disappeared mysteriously 2 months ago.
➤
Lord Morland had a son from an earlier marriage, but nobody’s ever
met him.
FREDDY HARTIGAN (aged 23) – Charlotte’s fiancé
Background ➤
Met her last year on a Mediterranean cruise. ➤
An orphan, brought up by his uncle in Scotland. Badly needs money to
save his business in Jamaica. Charlotte has agreed to give him this
when they are married.
Movements ➤
Saturday morning: drove up to Felpersham to meet Charlotte
➤
11.30am: when parking his car, saw a sort of tramp looking into Charlotte’s sports car – went up to him, but man ran off.
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Saturday lunch: 12–2.30, with Charlotte in the Felpersham Ritz
➤
2.30–4pm: shopping in Felpersham
➤
4.30pm: got back to Felpersham Hall and joined Charlotte in the
library shortly afterwards
➤
6pm: felt sick and went to lie down in room
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7–9pm: dinner (didn’t feel well, so only ate the fish)
➤
9–11pm: played cards with Lady Morland, Charlotte and Sebastian
➤
Sunday 9.35am: woken by Charlotte, who was very upset as mother
SEBASTIAN MORLAND (aged 28)
Background ➤
Divides his time between London, Felpersham and Edinburgh
➤
At Felpersham Hall since last month as has money trouble – needs a
lot of cash, quickly
➤
Doesn’t work – spent some time in the Navy, but now a full-time socialite Movements ➤
Saturday 2pm: got up
➤
3–6pm: out riding – fell off around 5.45pm when horse jumped at
strange tramp in bushes by Hall – tramp ran off
➤
6.30pm: got Bertie to bandage sore arm from fall
➤
7–9pm: dinner (but couldn’t eat anything apart from the soup, no
appetite after the accident)
➤
9–11pm: forced into a game of cards, but lost badly
➤
11pm: went to look at the stars – saw strange figure (maybe tramp?)
by kitchen door, but when shouted at him, he ran off
➤
Sunday morning: woken at 10am by Police knocking on bedroom door
BERTIE (aged 48) – new butler
Background ➤
Started last month
➤
Engaged to Ruby, the housemaid
➤
Came from a house in Scotland
Movements ➤
Saturday morning: went into Felpersham to get the duck for dinner
➤
Saturday afternoon: no duck left in town, so went to moors to shoot
one
➤
3pm: saw a strange tramp-like man running over moors towards
Felpersham Hall
➤
3.15pm: got back
➤
6.30pm: bandaged young master’s arm after fall from horse
➤
7-9pm: serving dinner
➤
9–11pm: helping Ruby in the kitchen
➤
11.45pm: went to bed
➤
Sunday 8–9.30am: cleaning master’s shoes
OTHER NOTES
➤
Dinner – parsnip soup; fresh salmon; roast duck; Stilton cheese
➤
Cards – Freddy said Sebastian spoilt it by being drunk – also kept
getting up to look out of the window – said something about a mad
tramp.
MURDER NOTESMiss Mouse
Details of death: Lady Daphne Morland, found on Sunday morning at 9.30am by housemaid, Ruby Smith.
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Unit 4
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 5
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences. 1 Running your own business can be profitable in the long term, usually
you don’t earn much at the start.
A although B while
2 ‘Dot com’ entrepreneurs lost a lot of money their initial success.
A as B after 3 you’re setting up a new business, you must do a lot of market research.
A Since B When
4 A good business plan is vital, you’ll need it to impress potential investors.
A while B since
5 Make sure you budget carefully, you’re always in control of the financial
A so that B because
6 You could run into problems you don’t have any previous experience of
running a business. A although B if
Work in pairs. You have been given a special young
persons’ grant of £5,000 to start up a new business. You are going to discuss your plans. Each take a separate ‘situation’ card. This is what you
Brainstorm as many ideas as you can for a new business
you could start up in your town. Choose one of them. Discuss your business plan. You could consider issues such as: exactly what sort of business it will be
what kind of product or service you want to deliver
what market research you will need to do
where you will work
if both of you will work full-time, and if so, what roles
you will take
if you will need any other staff
how you will use the £5,000 grant, and if you will need
to take out a bank loan as well (and if so, how and
when you will pay back the loan)
how you think the business might develop
Focus
Activate
STUDENT A: Your situation You have finished school now, and can work any
hours during the summer, but then you’ll be at
university and will only be able to work in the
evenings.
Your parents have a spare room that could be used
as an office, but they live far from the city centre.
You don’t have a very modern computer.
You’ve finished school, and you’re about to start a
job working evenings in your father’s restaurant.
You’ll be free during the daytime.
You live in the city centre.
You have a new computer.
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Unit 5
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 6
Complete the sentences with an appropriate past modal phrase. In some
cases more than one answer may be possible.
1 Tim’s friends been kinder to him when he said he
2 I helped you if you’d told me you were in trouble.
3 We bothered waiting up to let Tom in – he had his
door key with him after all.
4 I think we become really good friends, if she
hadn’t had to move away. 5 We done that without you – thanks so much.
6 Yesterday been Mike’s birthday – my diary says it’s today!
a Think of a famous person who is no longer alive, who you would
have been interested to know. Think about what they would have
been like as a friend or as a husband / wife. b Make notes on why you’ve chosen them, and what you think they,
and their lives, might have been like. Some of your opinions might be based on real evidence.
c In groups compare your choices and ideas.
Examples:
Elvis Presley would have had the best parties! But I don’t think he
would have been a good husband. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart would have been a great person to know,
because he was so talented.
Marilyn Monroe must have been very unhappy, she might have been
difficult to live with. Princess Diana was followed everywhere by reporters – that must have
been difficult for her.
Focus
Past modals
Activate
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Unit 6
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 7
Work in pairs. Your best friend has been on a school exchange abroad for six months, and she/he is due home tomorrow. You are organizing a fabulous surprise party to
welcome them home.
a Discuss and decide upon the details of the party, such as:
location
what sort of party? music – e.g. who is bringing it, who will act as DJ?
food and drink – e.g. are you going to make food or ask people to bring things?
guest list
entertainment
your friend being met and brought to the party from the airport
b Now each make a list of the jobs you need to get done before the party. Decide who’s going to do what. For example:
Samantha will get the doorbell fixed.
c Compare your party plans with other pairs. Which party would you most like to go to?
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Unit 7
Focus
(1) Causative have and get (2) Passive
Activate
Welcome home party
1 Rewrite the underlined words using a form of causative have or get.
1 When I was travelling in Italy, my pur
se was stolen
. .
2 Before I go to Australia I need my passport to be r
ene
wed
.
.
3 For certain countries, you’ll need some vaccina
tions to be done
. .
4 I wanted my teeth to be check
ed
before I went away – I didn’t want to have to go to the dentist abroad.
.
2 Change these sentences from active to passive. 1 Is someone meeting you at the airport?
.
2 Has anyone advised you what to do about the mosquitoes at night?
.
3 People say Los Angeles can be a very dangerous city.
.
4 The airline had left all my luggage behind in England.
.
5 All I wanted was for someone to drive me to the airport and fly me home.
.
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 8
Put the verbs in brackets into an appropriate future form. In some cases more than one answer may be possible.
1 Mr Jones, the careers advisor, (arrange) interviews with all of you to
discuss what you (do) when you leave school. 2 I hope I (be able) to get a holiday job to help pay my university fees.
3 I (look up) Jessica’s phone number in my address book if you want.
4 Let’s go out for lunch tomorrow – Sara (just / finish) her last exam.
5 (you / go) to John’s leaving party on Saturday?
6 Sorry, but I (not be able) see you next week – I (revise) hard for my exams every night.
7 When I leave school, I (definitely / travel) round the world for six
months before I go to university.
8 Hopefully by the age of thirty I (have) two children.
a Think about where you’ll be and what you’ll be doing in ten years’ time.
Write notes on how things will be if everything turns out as you’d like it
to. Include details such as where you’ll be living, what you’ll be doing,
and what you’ll have achieved by that time. b Describe your perfect future to a partner, and listen to theirs. Are they
similar? Would you swap futures with your partner?
c How likely do you think your perfect future is? What are you going to do
to ensure you have the best chance possible of achieving your goals?
Discuss your plans with a partner or the class. You could think about:
education
professional training
job
location
relationships
personal plans such as buying a home, getting married, having children attitude to life
potential problems and how you’re going to deal with them
things you are definitely not going to do
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Unit 8
Focus
Future forms
Activate
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 9
1 Complete these third conditional sentences with the
verbs in brackets.
1 If Anthony (not work) hard, he
(never / get into) medical school.
2 My parents (not let / me) go out
last Saturday if I (not finish) my
homework first.
3 If I (invite / you) to the party,
(you / come)?
4 If Lizzie (choose) to study in Edinburgh rather than London, she
(not be able) to visit her parents
so often.
5 If Felix (not take) a taxi to school
that day, he (miss) his exam.
6 If I (pay more attention) to my
parents’ advice, I (not be) a rock
star now.
2 Choose the correct alternative in each sentence.
1 My grandmother wishes she ’d been able to/ could
travel round the world when she was young.
2 My parents wish I had lived/ lived at home while I
was at university, so they could have seen me every
day.
3 If only Bob didn’t tell/ hadn’t told Maria that I was in love with someone else.
4 I wish I knew/ had known how to fly a plane – it’s
one of my ambitions.
5 We’d have been here by six if only the taxi didn’t
6 Don’t you wish you took/ had taken more advantage of the opportunities available when you were at school?
a Work in pairs. Take a ‘Last night’ card each. This tells you what you did last night. Talk to
and what you wish you’d done differently, and how that might have changed things.
STUDENT A: What you did last night
homework – you said you didn’t have time.
you said you had too much homework.
A friend phoned and invited you to a party.
Your father said you couldn’t go the party, so you
had an argument and went anyway.
You didn’t know anybody at the party and didn’t
enjoy yourself at all.
Your little sister was sick in the night because she
Your mother burnt her finger on the iron.
Your father has forbidden you from going out this
weekend.
STUDENT B: What you did last night
you had to revise for an exam.
said you were too tired.
Your little brother wanted to watch a cartoon on
the TV, but you insisted on watching a horror movie
from a cable channel.
You went to bed really late without doing your
revision.
In the middle of the night, you were woken up by
the dog eating your school books.
Your brother woke up in the night crying because
he was having a horrible nightmare.
Your father has cancelled the subscription to the
cable channel.
You woke up late and missed your exam.
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Unit 9
Focus
1 Third conditional; 2 Wishes and regrets
Activate
If only I hadn’t done that …
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Language Activities Unit 10
Report each sentence, using one of the reporting verbs in italics.
Example:Luke: Please come out on a date with me, Lucy. (invite / tell)
Luke invited Lucy out on a date with him.
1 Tim:I’ve been going out with her for a year now.(tell / say)
.
.
3 Tom:We’re all going to the concert tonight, Fred.(tell / invite)
.
4 Mum:You must go out with your friends tomorrow!(say / urge)
.
5 Karen:Yes, you’re right – it’s strange I hadn’t met him before.(tell / admit)
.
.
7 Dan:I was working really hard all through the summer holidays, honestly.(insist / admit)
.
.
.
Work in pairs. You have both overheard some other people’s conversations, and now you’re telling each other
what you heard. Take a conversation card each. Read your card to yourself. Now report to your partner what
you heard said, and listen to what they overheard. Work out who is ‘the worst friend in the world’!
STUDENT B: 2.30 pm, Friday
Kate:Alice, I’m really sorry – I can’t come to your
sister’s party.
Alice:Oh, that’s a pity. Why not? What are you doing?
Kate:
Actually, I’ve said I’ll go to the cinema with Nick.
Alice:Oh, OK. Did Nick ask you out, then?
Kate:Yes, he did! I asked him if you could come too,
but he said he’d rather it was just the two of us.
Alice:That’s OK. I hope you have a nice time.
Kate:You aren’t upset, are you, Alice?
Alice:Well, a bit. You know I quite like Nick … but I
guess he doesn’t like me.
Kate:Sorry, Alice. You might meet someone at the
party, though!
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Unit 10
Focus
Reported speech
Activate
The worst friend in the world!
STUDENT A: 1.30 pm, Friday
Kate:What are you doing this Saturday, Nick?
Nick:I’m not sure yet. Is Alice’s sister having a party?
Kate:Er … I don’t know. I don’t think so. She hasn’t
said anything to me about it.
Nick:That’s a pity. I wanted to go to it. Kate:Would you like to come to the cinema with
Nick:Um … yes, I suppose so. Shall we ask Alice,
too? Kate:Oh, Alice is busy on Saturday. She wouldn’t be
able to come.
Nick:OK. Tell her I asked, though, won’t you?
Kate:Yes, of course.
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Answer Key Units 1–10
Unit 1
FOCUS
1 have you been doing 7 have/’ve worked or have/’ve been working
2 trained 8 have you missed
3 went into 9 have/’ve never forgotten or never forgot
4 have/’ve been studying 10 asked
6 joined 12 was
Unit 2
FOCUS
1 Did you remember to put the rubbish out?
2 Do you remember playing with your grandfather when you were 4?
3 Did we agree to meet on Monday or Tuesday?
4 Did you try to call me earlier?
5 Do you think I can put off meeting him until tomorrow?
6 Do you regret not revising harder now?
Unit 3
FOCUS
1 I wouldn’t eat the soup that my mother made yesterday. or My mother made
some soup yesterday, which I wouldn’t eat.
2 The difficulties (that) new parents face in bringing up children are often the
same ones their own parents faced.
3 Dad discovered I went out with Nick last night, which I wasn’t supposed to do.
4 I can’t decide / I don’t know whether to do my homework or read a book.
5 Some pop stars have no privacy at all, which is the price of fame.
6 I’m going to an international football match with Joe, whose father bought the
tickets for us.
Unit 4
FOCUS
1 was always reassuring 4 was snowing
2 has been investigating 5 are holding
ACTIVATE
Lord Morland was not dead – he was the ‘tramp’. His son from the earlier
marriage was Freddy, Charlotte’s fiancé. Freddy had kidnapped his father two
months earlier, and had been keeping him prisoner. Freddy never intended to
marry Charlotte – he just wanted to get close to the family, and then murder
them all. He would then inherit all the money. He planned to poison them, and
However, his father escaped, and followed him. They had an argument by the fish
shop. Freddy threatened to kill Lord Morland. Lord Morland escaped and went to
try to warn Charlotte, but she didn’t recognise him and ran away from him.
Freddy invented the story about seeing the tramp later on, trying to throw
suspicion on him.
Lord Morland bought a salmon and took it to the Hall himself, so that he could be
sure Freddy hadn’t poisoned it. However, Freddy had decided to poison the duck
instead: he did this at around 4.30pm (the maid heard a noise in the cellar, near
the kitchen). At dinner, Freddy pretended he was ill and didn’t eat the duck. He meant to kill all
the other people at the table that night: but the plan failed because of course he
didn’t know that Charlotte wouldn’t be eating meat or fish, nor that Sebastian
wouldn’t be able to eat anything apart from soup. Only Lady Morland ate it, and
died from it. Freddy’s bad mood at Bridge was because he had only managed to
poison one person.
Epilogue:Wild with grief, Lord Morland came to the Hall the next day and
revealed himself, despite his fears for his own life. Freddy tried to escape, but
Bertie and the police caught him on the moors later that night.
Unit 5
FOCUS
1 A 2 B 3 B 4 B 5 A 6 B
Unit 6
FOCUS
1 ought to have / should have 4 might have / could have
2 could have / would have 5 couldn’t have
3 needn’t have / shouldn’t have 6 can’t have
Unit 7
FOCUS
1
1 I had my purse stolen
2 to get my passport renewed
3 to get/have some vaccinations done
4 to get/have my teeth checked
2 1 Are you being met at the airport?
2 Have you been advised what to do about the mosquitoes at night? 3 It’s said that Los Angeles can be a very dangerous city.
4 All my luggage had been left behind in England (by the airline).
5 All I wanted was to be driven to the airport and flown home.
Unit 8
FOCUS
1 will be arranging / is going to arrange; are going to do / will be doing / are doing
2 will be able / am going to be able 3 ’ll look up 4 will just have finished
5 Are you going to / Are you going to go to
6
won’t be able / am not going to be able; will be revising / am going to be revising
7 am definitely going to / am definitely travelling
8 will have had* / will have *as in ‘given birth to’
Unit 9
FOCUS
1
1 hadn’t worked hard; would never have got into
2 wouldn’t have let me; hadn’t finished
3 had invited; would you have come
4 had chosen; wouldn’t have been able 5 hadn’t taken; would have missed
6 had paid more attention; wouldn’t be
2
1 ’d been able to 4 knew
Unit 10
FOCUS
1 Tim said he’d been going out with her for a year at that point.
2 Beth ordered Katy not to tell John about the party.
3 Tom told Fred that they were all going to the concert that night.
4 Mum urged me to go out with my friends the following day.
6 Dad asked Angela if she’d be needing the car that day.
7 Dan insisted that he’d been working hard all through the summer holidays.
8 Jo asked Phil what he’d done.
9 Ben asked Trudy if she’d been thinking about it for a long time.
ACTIVATE
Kate
Matrix Upper-Intermediate Answer Key Units 1–10
Foundation Unit 1. Daily life, ordinary homes Unit 2. Travel Unit 3. Science and technology Unit 4. The Earth and space Unit 5. Families and friends Unit 6. Work and jobs Unit 7. Music Unit 8. It's a challenge Unit 9. Sport Unit 10. Off to see the world ahead Answer key Matrix Foundation Unit 1
Write the sentences in the correct order.
1 before often I read I to go bed
2 sometimes school walk to we
3 weekend never does Sam at the homework
4 swimming often does Maria go how
5 often school Jan my comes house to after
6 I dinner do usually homework my before
7 help my always tries to me dad
8 evening dinner the in my cooks mum
9 games do computer you play often
10 to sometimes Paul listens music loud
Work in groups of 3–4. You are going to say sentences about yourself – try to make one (or
more!) sentence false. You need to cut out all the cards.
a Put the cards in two piles: adverbs of frequency and verbs. b The first student takes an adverb of frequency card and a verb card and says a sentence
(true or false) with the cards. Example
Verb card: walk to school
Example sentence
I always walk to school.
c The group say if they think the sentence is true or false. Try to say why you think the
sentence is false.
Example
False! Sometimes you walk to school, but sometimes you go to school by bike.
Matrix Foundation Unit 1
Focus
Present simple and adverbs of frequency
Activate
True or false?
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Matrix Foundation Unit 1
always
usually
often
sometimes
never
always
usually
often
sometimes
never
always
usually
often
sometimes
never
always
usually
often
sometimes
never
always
usually
often
sometimes
never
only eat
vegetables walk to school
play computer
games
eat ice-cream
cycle ten
kilometres
watch the news on TV
have lunch
drink tea
eat hamburgers
go running
cook dinner
listen to loud music
go to the cinema
go shopping with friends
sleep for ten hours
get 100% for
homework
write emails
tidy my room
get up early
speak English
with friends
do the washing up
wear a skirt
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Verb cards
Matrix Foundation Unit 2
Complete the dialogue with a(n), some or any. Jon:Before we leave on holiday, let’s check our backpacks. Have you got 1
alarm clock and 2
camera?
Anna:Yes, of course! Now, who’s got the shampoo?
Jon:I’ve got 3
bottle of shampoo. Have you got 4
soap?
Anna:No, but I’m sure the hotel has 5
.
Jon:OK. What about suncream, are we taking 6
?
Anna:Yes, I’ve got 7
suncream. Where’s the map? Jon:I don’t know, I haven’t got 8
map.
Anna:Look, there it is – put it in my backpack.
Jon:Do you want to take 9
bottle of water?
Anna:Yes, let’s take 10
water for the journey.
You are going to shop for items on a list or sell items on a list. You need to cut out all the cards.
a The class forms two groups – one group is the shopkeepers, the other group is the shoppers. b Shopkeepers take a card from the shopkeeper cards, shoppers take a card from the shopper cards.
c Shoppers – visit the shopkeepers and try to find the things on your shopping list. Shopkeepers – sell the item to the shopper if you have it.
❍ Have you got any chocolate biscuits?
● Sorry, I haven’t got any chocolate biscuits, but I have some fruit biscuits.
❍ No, thanks!
❍ Have you got a guidebook for London?
● Yes, I have. That’s ten euros please.
Matrix Foundation Unit 2
Focus
Countable and uncountable nouns
Activate
Shopping list
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You have … • shampoo (large
bottles)
• suncream
• hairbrushes
You have … • biscuits
(chocolate)
• 250 ml bottles of
water
• apples
You have … • T-shirts (blue or
white)
• shorts (black)
• hats (red or
green)
You have … • alarm clocks
• maps
• guidebooks
(Rome, Budapest
or London)
You have … • ice-cream
(strawberry or
chocolate)
• coffee
• soap
You have … • shampoo (small
bottles)
• suncream
• hairdryers
You have … • biscuits (fruit)
• 500 ml bottles of
water
• oranges
You have … • T-shirts (brown or
pink)
• shorts (white)
• hats (black or
blue)
You have … • alarm clocks
• maps
• guidebooks (Paris,
Prague or Dublin)
You have … • soap • hairbrushes
• tea
You want … • a small bottle of
shampoo
• soap • a guidebook for
Dublin
You want … • biscuits (fruit)
• 500 ml bottle of
water
• apples
You want … • a brown T-shirt
• a map
• suncream
You want … • chocolate biscuits • white shorts
• a guidebook for
London
You want … • some tea
• a large bottle of
shampoo
• three apples
You want … • a large bottle of
shampoo • tea
• a hairbrush
You want … • a red hat
• a small bottle of
water
• oranges
You want … • a white T-shirt
• black shorts • hats (black or
blue)
You want … • an alarm clock
• a hairdryer
• coffee
You want … • a guidebook for
Paris
• a hairdryer
• tea
Shopkeeper cards
Shopper cards
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Matrix Foundation Unit 4
Complete the story using the verbs in brackets in the past simple. In Tibetan the word Yeti means little man-like animal. One of the first reports of the Yeti
1
(be) in 1925 when a Greek photographer, N. A. Tombazi, 2
(see) a
creature moving in the distance. The creature 3
(disappear) before Tombazi
4
(take) a photograph and was not seen again. Later Tombazi 5
(find)
footprints in the snow.
British mountaineers Eric Shipton and Michael Ward 6
(photograph) some footprints in
1951. The footprints 7
(be) very wide and very long. Scientists who 8
(look) at the photographs 9
(not know) where the footprints came from. Sir Edmund
Hillary and Tenzing Norgay 10
(climb) to the top of Mount Everest in 1953 and also
11
(say) there were giant footprints on the way.
So far there is no clear evidence of the Yeti, but there is no evidence that he doesn’t exist either.
You are going to work in groups to write a story. Each student is going to write a sentence then pass
the story to another student to write another sentence. At the end, find out what kind of story you
wrote.
a Work in groups of 4–8. Each student completes the first sentence (In 2001 …), and then folds it
so that the other student cannot read it. You only have one minute to complete your line! The
paper is then passed to the student on the right. b Each student then completes the next sentence and again folds the paper, so that the next
student cannot read it and passes the paper to the student on the right. c Repeat this until the story is finished, then read out the stories and find the best one.
Matrix Foundation Unit 4
Focus
Past simple
Activate
Storytelling
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Matrix Foundation Unit 4
In 2001 …
It happened when …
So …
At first I …
Then …
Later …
After that …
Finally …
Storytelling
Matrix Foundation Unit 5
Complete the dialogue with the comparative or superlative form of the adjective in brackets.
Michelle:Suzy, guess what!
Suzy:I can’t guess – tell me what it is.
Michelle:I met a new boy on the bus, and I think he likes me.
Michelle:Oh, Chris is 1
(nice) than Damian and 2
(handsome).
Suzy:But don’t you and Damian have the same hobbies?
Michelle:Oh no, not now. Chris is wonderful, he’s 3
(old) and 4
(tall) than Damian.
Suzy:But is he 5
(kind) as Damian?
Michelle:Probably.
Suzy:But Damian is one of the 6
(nice) and 7
(kind) people I know. Michelle:Yes, but he’s not very confident – Chris is not 8
(shy) as Damian.
Suzy:Is Chris 9
(intelligent) than Damian?
Michelle:Maybe, he’s probably 10
(clever) than Damian. Suzy:You mean you don’t know?
Michelle:Well, I only met him this morning.
Suzy:Michelle, you’re the 11
(good) person I know at meeting people.
Michelle:Well, I’m not as good as Damian – he met another girl yesterday!
You are going to have a quiz in three teams. For each question your team answers
correctly you get one point. You need to cut out all the quiz cards and give one to each
team.
a Read the questions on your card and write two similar questions with comparatives
or superlatives. Remember to write three possible answers – a, b and c – including
b Each team takes a turn at asking the other teams a question. The first team which
c The team with the most correct points at the end of the quiz is the winner.
Matrix Foundation Unit 5
Focus
Comparatives and superlatives
Activate
Comparative and superlative quiz
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Quiz cards
Matrix Foundation Unit 5
Team A
1 How many languages does a trilingual person speak?
a less than three b more than four c more than two but less than four
2 Who is the richest man in the world ?
a Prince Al Saud b William Gates c Karl Albrecht
3 Which is the world’s tallest building? a the Empire State Building, USA b the Petronas Towers, Malaysia c Taipei 101, Taiwan
4
a b c
5
a b c
Team B
1 How many players are in a cricket team?
a less than ten b more than ten but less than twelve c the same number as in a basketball team
2 Which is the world’s most expensive city?
a Tokyo b Moscow c London
3 Where do people live longer?
a Singapore b Greece c Japan
4
a b c
5
a b c
Team C
1 How many days in a year?
a more than 360 b less than 355 c the same as the number of minutes in a day
2 Which is the poorest country on earth?
a Yemen b Afghanistan c Somalia
3 Which is the largest island in the world?
a Britain b Greenland c Australia 4
a b c
5
a b c
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Matrix Foundation Unit 6
Read the ‘Things to do’ list and complete the diary with have to, don’t have to, must and mustn’t.
You are going to play a game in groups of 2–4. You are going to ask each other for advice – the
student who gives the best advice wins the game. You need to cut out all the cards.
a Put the cards face down in a pile. The oldest student in your group must start. b The first student takes the card and reads the problem to the group. The group can ask more
Example
❍ Can you help me? I want to study abroad – what should I do?
● Where do you want to study?
❍ I don’t know – I can’t decide!
c The student decides who gives the best advice and ‘wins’ that card. The student with the most
cards at the end of the game is the winner.
Example
You should think carefully about where you want to go. Then you should look at the Internet for
language schools or colleges and universities. You should email them and find out what course they have.
Matrix Foundation Unit 6
Focus
have to, don’t have to, must
Activate
Can you help me?
Things to do
to do Done
a.m.
get up early, do maths homework
English essay ✓
at school
talk to Mrs Marshall about school trip, practise for
school play, remember my lines
after school
bike repair, catch the bus to visit Aunt Mary
Today is a busy day: I 1
get up early and finish my maths homework – luckily I
finished my essay for English last night, so I 2
do that. At school I
3
talk to Mrs Ball about the trip to the art gallery, then I 4
go
to the practice for the school play – I 5
forget my lines again!
I 6
see Mr Pennington about repairing my bicycle and then I’m visiting Aunt
Mary, so I 7
miss the bus!
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Can you help me?
I want to study
should I do?
Can you help me?
I’m trying to find a
better job – what
should I do?
Can you help me?
I would like to pass
my driving test –
what should I do to
pass?
Can you help me?
I’m trying to save
money – what
should I do?
Can you help me?
I feel worried all the
time – what should I
do?
Can you help me?
My brother and I
argue all the time –
what should we do?
Can you help me?
My best friend’s
boy/girlfriend is
seeing another
girl/boy – what
should I do?
Can you help me?
I need more space in
my room – what
should I do?
Can you help me?
I would like to meet
new friends – what
should I do?
Can you help me?
learn how to use a
computer – what
should he do?
Can you help me?
I want to improve my
English – what
should I do?
Can you help me?
I’m trying to get fit –
what should I do?
Can you help me? cards
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Matrix Foundation Unit 7
Underline the correct form of the verb.
1 A:What wer
e y
ou doing / did y
ou do
B:I was practising / practised
for the school band.
2 A:Did y
ou ha
ve / W
er
e y
ou ha
ving
a good time at the concert?
B:Yes, it was great, but it was / was being
very loud. I can’t hear now.
3 A:Who g
ot / was getting
the prize for best rock band?
B:Everyone was cheering for Girl Power to win, but The Sisters won / was winning
.
4 A:Why did y
ou come / ar
e y
ou coming
back from the party so early?
B:They pla
y
ed / wer
e pla
ying
hip hop music all night and I just didn’t like it.
5 A:Did y
ou see / W
er
e y
ou seeing
Charlotte Gates on TV last night?
B:No, I was doing / did
my homework while she was on.
You are going to find out what students in your class were doing during an important
a Think of some important events that happened recently, for example the Olympic
Games. Complete the sheet with five important events.
b Go around the class and ask the students what they were doing during the event.
❍ What were you doing on New Year’s Eve?
● I was singing and dancing with my friends.
❍ Where were you?
● At Steven’s house.
❍ What time did you go to bed?
● Very late – I was very tired!
c Collect the answers as a class and find out if anyone was doing the same thing(s).
Matrix Foundation Unit 7
Focus
Past continuous
Activate
What were you doing … ?
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Matrix Foundation Unit 7
What were you
doing … ?
(name)
(name)
(name)
(name)
(name)
1
2
3
4
5
What were you doing … ?
Matrix Foundation Unit 8
Write sentences about the situations using will or going to.
1 The weather is -3° but Angela doesn’t have a coat. 2 You believe Brazil may win the next football World Cup.
3 I have lots of homework, but I want to see my friends. 4 You’re going on a long walk and you think you are coming back in three hours.
5 There are a lot of black clouds in the sky.
6 It’s your birthday tomorrow, you have bought a lot of food and drinks.
7 Your family are planning to visit Australia next year.
8 You want to save money to buy an MP3 player.
You are going to play a game to make an If …sentence. You need to cut out all the cards.
a You have half an If …sentence and must find the other half of your sentence. Read your
sentence quietly and remember it. Then give the sentence back to your teacher.
b Walk around the class saying your sentence and listening to others. Try to find the other
c The winners are the pair who complete their If …sentence first.
Matrix Foundation Unit 8
Focus
willand going to
Activate
If…
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If you don’t hurry up,
we won’t catch the bus.
If you like surfing,
you’ll love the beaches in Australia.
If the weather is good,
we’ll be able to climb the mountain.
Andrew won’t win the
skiing competition if he doesn’t go faster.
If we don’t pass the
motorcycle test,
we won’t be allowed to ride the bikes.
They won’t enjoy the long hike
if they don’t have good boots.
If I jump out of the plane,
will you give me 20?
They’ll get lost
if they don’t know how to read a map.
If we go windsurfing,
then we’ll have to be very careful.
Will you come to see us,
if you are free?
Activate
If…cards
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Matrix Foundation Unit 9
Complete the story with the verbs in brackets in the present perfect or the past simple.
And welcome back to the tennis championship at Wimbledon. For people who
1
(just / switch on), we are watching Tom Helman against Roderick
Ferrodo. Now Helman 2
(play) tennis for five years but
3
(not win) much yet. He 4
(start) when he
was twelve and has played for the All England club since 2003 … So what
5
(happen) in the match so far? Well, Ferrodo
6
(win) the first game 6-4 and the second game 6-3. It’s the final point
of the match and since the game began Helman 7
(not play) very well.
One moment … Helman 8
(just / miss) the shot and it’s all over. The
match 9
(finish) and, oh dear, Helman 10
(lose) again, 6-4, 6-3, 6-1.
You are going to play a game in groups of four. You will need a dice and four
counters (you could use a small personal object). You will also need to cut out all
the cards.
a Put the cards into two piles: questions and statements.
b Throw the dice and move your counter that number of spaces on the board.
c When your counter lands on a card square, pick up a card. If it is a question,
ask another student. If it is a statement, talk about it for 30 seconds.
d The student who is the first to reach square 60 is the winner!
Matrix Foundation Unit 9
Focus
Present perfect and past simple
Activate
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52
51
54
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34
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forward
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forward
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forward
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Matrix Foundation Unit 9
Have / ever
been /
football
match?
Have / met /
famous
sports
person?
Have / ever
run /
marathon?
Have / ever
fallen / bike?
Have / ever
walked /
long,long
way?
Have / tried /
get fitter?
a sporting
accident?
Have / ridden
/ a horse?
Have / ever
played
What / the
most
dangerous
sport / have
done?
Who / the
best
sportsperson
the world
has ever
seen?
Have / ever
been to /
hospital?
A sports
competition I
have entered.
The best
sports event
I have seen.
The best
sports
equipment I
have.
The most
tired I have
ever been.
A sport or
game I have
watched and
hated.
The best
thing that
has ever
happened to
me.
A sport I
have tried to
play.
A country or
place I have
just visited.
The silliest
sport you
have ever
seen.
An event I
have helped
to organise.
Something
you haven’t
done yet this
week.
A sport I
have played /
done a lot.
Present perfect question cards
Present perfect question cards
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Matrix Foundation Unit 10
Complete the story with the present simple passive form of the verbs in the box.
leave
• collect
• select
• give
• deliver
• keep
• put
When you order something on the Internet, first of all the order goes to the warehouse where
all the products 1
. Then the product 2
and it
3
into a box. When this is done, the warehouse manager calls the delivery
company and the product 4
to the delivery driver. The delivery driver puts
the product in his lorry and it 5
to the customer. If the customer is not a
home, then a note 6
for them. Later, when the product 7
by the customer, he/she signs a form to show they finally have the product!
‘Pelmanism’ is a card game. There are 30 cards, which make ten sentences. In
‘Passive Pelmanism’, you need three cards to make a complete sentence.
Example
Card A:The World Wide Web
Card B: was invented
Card C:by Tim Berners Lee.
The aim of the game is to collect as many sentences as possible.
a Play with a partner. Lay out all the cards face down.
b Take it in turn to turn over three cards. If the cards make a sentence, say the
sentence and keep the cards.
c If the cards do not make a sentence, put the cards back face down again and try
Matrix Foundation Unit 10
Focus
Present simple passive
Activate
Passive Pelmanism
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Matrix Foundation Unit 10
The World Wide Web
was invented
by Tim Berners Lee.
was discovered
by Marie Curie.
BMW cars
are produced
in Munich.
The Eiffel Tower
was built by Gustave Eiffel.
One
was sung by U2.
Baseball
is played a lot
in America.
Ballpoint pens
were invented
by László Bíró.
The Bullet train
in Japan.
Rugby was invented
in Britain.
Romeo and Juliet
was written by Shakespeare.
Passive Pelmanism cards
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Unit 1
FOCUS
1 I often read before I go to bed.
2 We sometimes walk to school.
3 Sam never does homework at the weekend.
4 How often does Maria go swimming?
5 Jan often comes to my house after school.
6 I usually do my homework before dinner.
7 My dad always tries to help me.
8 My mum cooks dinner in the evening.
9 Do you often play computer games?
10 Paul sometimes listens to loud music. Unit 2
FOCUS
1 an 6 any
2 a 7 some
3 a 8 a
4 any 9 a
5 some 10 some
Unit 4
FOCUS
1 was 7 were
2 saw 8 looked
3 disappeared 9 did not know
4 took 10 climbed
5 found 11 said
6 photographed
Unit 5
FOCUS
1 nicer 7 kindest
2 more handsome 8 as shy
3 older 9 more intelligent
4 taller 10 cleverer
5 as kind 11 best
6 nicest
ACTIVATE
Team A
1 c
2 b
3 c
Team B
1 b
2 a
3 a
Team C
1 a
2 c
3 b
Unit 6
FOCUS
1 have to 5 mustn’t
2 don’t have to 6 have to
3 must 7 mustn’t
4 must
Unit 7
FOCUS
1 were you doing / was practising
2 Did you have / was 3 got / won
4 did you come / were playing
5 Did you see / was doing
Unit 8
FOCUS
1 She will be very cold.
2 I think Brazil will win the next World Cup.
3 I’m going to do my homework quickly and then I’m going to see my friends!
4 I’ll be back in three hours.
5 It’s going to rain.
6 I’m going to have a big birthday party.
7 We’re going to Australia next year.
8 I’m not going to spend any money. / I’m going to save money.
Unit 9
FOCUS
1 have just switched on 6 won
2 has played 7 hasn’t played
3 hasn’t won 8 has just missed
4 started 9 has finished
5 has happened 10 has lost
Unit 10
FOCUS
1 are kept 5 is delivered
2 is selected 6 is left
3 is put 7 is collected
4 is given
Matrix Foundation Answer Key Units 1–10
Wordlist
Unit 1
Nouns
ability capacité, compétence
annoyance irritation
attraction attraction
board pension
brainpower capacité intellectuelle
chance possibilité
circus cirque
co-operation coopération
decision la décision
determination détermination
digit chiffre
discussion discussion
dream rêve
employee employé
employer employeur
employment emploi
entertainment divertissement
fine amende
host hôte
interviewee interviewé
interviewer intervieweur
job travail
laser laser
management direction
memory mémoire
moped vélomoteur
motivation motivation
nightmare cauchemare
patience patience
performance performance
practice entraînement
psychologist psychologue
responsibility responsabilité
right droit
solution solution
staff personnel
strength force
talk presentation
test test
trapeze trapèze
understanding compréhension
work travail
Verbs
develop développer
dream rêver
encourage encourager
imagine imaginer
improve améliorer
memorise mémoriser
recruit recruter, engager
remember se rappeler
remind rappeler
specialise se spécialiser
spend passer (du temps)
strike faire la grève
train former, suivre une formation
annoying irritant, énervant
attractive séduisant
aware conscient
capable capable
confusing embrouillant
entertaining divertissant
familiar être au courant de
famous célèbre
good doué pour qqch
incredible incroyable
innocent innocent
lengthy long
lucid lucide
nervous anxieux
patient patient
potential potentiel
psychometric psychométrique
redundant licencié
reliable fiable
responsible responsable
risky à risque
successful (to be) réussir
Phrasal verbs
break up (with sb) arrêter, romper (une relation)
bring sth back ramener, rappeler
bring sb up élever
bring sth up mentionner
carry out sth exécuter
clear up se remettre (le temps)
clear (sth) up ranger
give sth up arrêter
give yourself up se rendre
pick sb up prendre (en voiture)
put sth out éteindre
sort sth out résoudre (un problème)
Idioms
be in control (of sth) avoir les choses en main
make your way (to/towards sth) se diriger vers
Unit 2
Nouns
build corpulence
burglar cambrioleur
burglary cambriolage
characteristic caractéristique
community service service communautaire
completion achèvement
comprehension compréhension
construction construction
conversation conversation
effort effort
death penalty peine de mort
feature trait
fine amende
fraud fraude
generalisation généralisation
humour humour
identity identité
impersonator imitateur
individuality individualité
jury jury
kidnapping rapt
lookalike sosie
manslaughter homicide
mugger agresseur
mugging vol à la tire
offence crime
penfriend correspondant
personality personnalité
preacher prédicateur
procedure procédure
profile profil
punishment punition
race race
ransom rançon
reward récompense
robbery cambriolage
sentence jugement
speeding excès de vitesse
suspect suspect
theft vol
trial procès
view opinion
witness témoin
Verbs
alter changer
appear apparaître
arrest arrêter
conquer conquérir
earn gagner (sa vie)
emigrate émigrer
gain gagner en
identify identifier
resemble ressembler
win gagner
ashamed avoir honte
astounded étonné
civilised civilisé
comical comique
complicated compliqué
desirable souhaitable
disciplined discipliné
embarrassed gêné
fascinated fasciné
illegal illégal
intentional voulu
keen enthousiaste
petty petit, peu important
polite poli
proud fier
unique unique
wise sage
Phrasal verbs
break in to entrer par effraction
build sth up développer
put sb/sth through passer (téléphone)
put sb up loger
put sth away ranger
put sth off/put off doing sth remettre à plus tard
put sth up augmenter
put up with sb/sth supporter
Idioms
bear sth in mind tenir compte de
change your/sb’s mind (faire) changer d’avis
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Intermediate See Matrix Student’s Book for phonetic transcriptions and definitions taken from the
Oxford Wordpower Dictionary for learners of English © Oxford University Press, 2000.
ISBN 0 19 431516 9. Unit 3
Nouns
ancestor aieul
couch potato téléspectateur amorphe
destruction déstruction
development développement
fort forteresse
global warming rechauffement de l’atmosphère
the human race humanité
hunter-gatherer chasseur-cueilleur
invention invention
journey voyage
living gagne-pain
tour tour
trip voyage aller-retour, excursion
variety variété
view vue
voyage voyage (en mer ou dans l’espace)
Verbs
release mettre en circulation, diffuser
relive revivre
shrink rétrécir
soar s’envoler
support entretenir, faire vivre
Phrasal verbs
bring sth back rappeler
carry on continuer
get back to rentrer, retourner à
give up sth/ give up doing sth cesser
look back (on sth) revivre
ring (sb) back rappeler (téléphone)
take sth back ramener
take off s’envoler
take sth off enlever, prendre congé
take (sth) over prendre le contrôle de
try sth on essayer
Idioms
be/get too big for your boots avoir la grosse tête
bring sth to life rendre vivant
come to terms with sth accepter
on the one hand …; on the other (hand) … d’un
côté…..de l’autre
set the scene (for sth) créer le contexte
accurate précis
average moyen
disastrous désastreux
high haut
undoubted incontestable
slightly légèrement
truly vraiment
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Nouns
bargain bonne affaire
crop récolte
descendant descendant
hero héros
immigrant immigré
inhabitant habitant
orchard verger
population population
produce produits
reputation réputation
settlement colonie
settler colon
skyscraper gratte-ciel
starvation famine
victory victoire
Verbs
claim prétendre
defeat vaincre
discover découvrir
escape s’échapper
fail faillir, échouer
find trouver
found fonder
gain gagner
get sb to do sth faire faire quelque chose à
quelqu’un
invent inventer
lay poser
lie être couché
raise lever
rise s’élever
settle s’installer
complex complexe
dramatic dramatique
eye-catching accrocheur
genetic génétique
heroic héroique
impressive impressionnant
minimal minimal
original d’origine
ideal idéal
previous préalable
simple simple
skilled compétent, spécialisé
surviving survivant
Phrasal verbs
bring sth in introduire
bring sth out sortir
bring sb round ramener à la conscience
bring sth back ramener
bring sth off réussir
drop in passer chez quelqu’un, visiter
get back rentrer
get down to sth/doing sth se mettre au travail
get out of sth/of doing sth éviter
hold on attendre
look into sth investiguer
send off (for sth) faire venir, commander
turn up arriver
Idioms
be a/the picture of health avoir l’air en pleine
forme
going strong se porter très bien
get in touch (with sb) contacter
welcome the opportunity se réjouir de l’occasion
with flying colours brillamment
Unit 5
Nouns
ambition ambition
cash argent comptant
chance possibilité
charity charité
control contrôle
commercial publicité
fame célébrité
field terrain
fortune fortune
grant bourse
impact impact, influence
income revenu
invasion invasion
lottery loterie
millionaire millionnaire
privacy vie privée
receipt quittance, le reçu
result résultat
sacrifice sacrifice
safe coffre-fort
shore bord de mer
success réussite
sum somme
wealth richesse
youngster jeune
Verbs
crawl ramper, avancer très lentement
deceive tromper
hold tenir, organiser
inherit hériter
launch lancer
pick choisir
push pousser
raise procurer (argent)
recognise reconnaître
separate (se) séparer
squeeze serrer
suspect soupçonner
waste dilapider, gaspiller
fortunate heureux, chanceux
huge énorme
pushy arriviste, ambitieux
spare de trop
talented talentueux
total total
amicably aimablement
cheerfully avec entrain
furthermore par ailleurs
however cependant
moreover par ailleurs
nevertheless néanmoins
professionally professionnellement
swiftly rapidement
therefore par conséquent
unashamedly sans honte
unbelievably incroyablement
unwisely imprudemment
Phrasal verbs
boil over déborder
break (sth) off casser
break sth off casser, rompre une relation
cloud over devenir nuageux
fall down/over tomber par terre
get over sth se remettre
go off se gâter
go off sb/sth aimer moins quelqu’un
hand sb/sth over donner, remettre
pull over se tirer vers le bord de la route
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put sb off (sb/sth/ doing sth) déranger
run sb/sth over écraser
send sb off renvoyer
send sth off mettre à la poste
set off se mettre en route
set sth off déclencher
set (sth) up établir, ouvrir
sum (sth) up résumer
Idioms
at random au hasard
look on the bright side (of sth) voir le bon côté
des choses
move heaven and earth tout faire pour arriver à
quelque chose
on the contrary au contraire
Unit 6
Nouns
approach approche
assessment évaluation
assessor expert, assesseur
category catégorie
caution précaution
claustrophobia claustrophobie
collector collectionneur, contrôleur
debt dettes
emergency services services de secours
environmentalist environnementaliste
expert expert
form forme
generosity générosité
industrialist industriel
likelihood probabilité
manager directeur, responsable
official fonctionnaire, préposé
origin origine
playwright auteur dramatique
poverty pauvreté
professor professeur d’université
respectability respectabilité
risk risque
scale échelle
security sécurité
speed vitesse
statistician statisticien
trouble ennui
Verbs
assess évaluer
calculate calculer
categorise classer par catégorie
evaluate évaluer
measure mesurer
desperate désespéré
dramatic dramatique
fascinating fascinant
honest honnête
pioneering qui fait œuvre de pionnier
popular populaire, qui a du succès
risky à risque
actually en fait
approximately environ
differently différemment
entirely entièrement
seriously sérieusement
simply simplement
virtually presque
Phrasal verbs
break out (of sth) s’échapper
bring sb up élever
come on allez!
drop out (of sth) abandonner, quitter
find sb out découvrir la vérité concernant une
personne
go back (to sth) retourner
leave sb/sth out (of sth) exclure
make sth out comprendre
put sb through passer (au téléphone)
stand out se faire remarquer
work sth out trouver une explication, une solution
Idioms
in a way d’une certaine façon
poor thing le pauvre!
Unit 7
Nouns
autumn automne
biscuit biscuit
body language langage corporel
bonnet capot (voiture)
boot coffre (voiture)
chemist’s pharmacie
chest of drawers commode
chip pomme frite
clip art clipart (dessins etc. sur ordinateur)
Cockney habitant de Londres et sa façon de parler
dress rehearsal répétition finale
effect effet, conséquence
electronic mail messagerie électronique
error erreur
expression expression
fashion mode, façon de faire quelque chose
film film
first floor premier étage
full stop point final
garden jardin
handbag sac à main
impression impression
keyboard clavier
means moyens
mistake erreur
mobile phone téléphone portable
monitor moniteur
motorway autoroute
mouse souris
the Net l’internet
note billet
panel 1) panneau, 2) table ronde
pavement trottoir
petrol essence
point 1) sens 2) point
post courrier
printer imprimante
research recherches
rhyming slang argot (des vrais londoniens)
rubber gomme
rubbish déchets
sweet bonbon
table manners savoir-vivre (à table)
tin boîte en fer blanc
toilet wc
tone ton
website site web
Verbs
affect influencer
appear apparaître
approach s’approcher
behave se comporter
contact contacter
count compter
discuss discuter
notice remarquer
possess posséder
predict prédire
prepare préparer
reach joindre, atteindre
rehearse répéter
serve purger (une peine)
specialise se spécialiser
surf surfer
update mettre à jour
cautious précautionneux
close proche
common commun, habituel
computer-literate apte à utiliser un ordinateur
courageous courageux
digital digital
familiar familier
hard difficile
nervous anxieux
peaceable paisible
relieved soulagé
ridiculous ridicule
sensible qui a du bon sens, pratique
strange étrange
alike de la même façon
hardly guère, à peine
online par ordinateur
Phrasal verbs
come to sth s’agir
go on doing sth continuer
log on se connecter
turn up se pointer, arriver
Idioms
in/out of touch (with sb) en contact
take part (in sth) participer
take the trouble to do sth se donner la peine
Unit 8
Nouns
bench banc
bough branche
care souci
chunk gros morceau
commuter pendulaire
contribution contribution
crust croûte
disaster désastre
encounter rencontre
favour service
glance coup d’œil
nobody quidam
perk à-côté, avantage (en plus du salaire)
poem poème
poet poète
poetry poésie
poster affiche
punch coup de poing
routine routine
rubbish bêtises
scent parfum
squatter squatteur
sticker autocollant
struggle lutte
volunteer volontaire
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appreciate apprécier
benefit bénéficier
bite mordre
bleat bêler
cling s’agripper
consider (se) considérer
delight réjouir
enable permettre
enrich enrichir
entitle avoir ou donner le droit à
exist exister
fulfil réaliser
gaze regarder fixément, contempler
glide se glisser
grant accorder
graze paître
memorise mémoriser
realise se rendre compte
sip déguster
sneeze éternuer
sniff renifler
stare fixer
daily quotidien
fabulous fabuleux
incomprehensible incompréhensible
likely probable
precious précieux
productive profitable, utile
safe en sécurité
sensational sensationnel
terraced mitoyen
although bien que
despite malgré
Phrasal verbs
keep on persister à
put sth forward suggérer
Idioms
hold hands (with sb) se tenir la main
make a/some, etc difference (to sb/sth) changer
pay a/the price (for sth/for doing sth) payer le
prix
slip through the net passer à travers le filet
take advantage of sb/sth profiter de
Unit 9
Nouns
appeal appel
attempt tentative
blessing bénédiction
bush buisson
challenge défi
course cours
expedition expédition
fortune fortune
fuss histoires (faire)
hand employé
hitchhiker autostoppeur
indifference indifférence
lane chemin rural
longing envie, nostalgie
opposition opposition
the outback intérieur du pays
path sentier, chemin
slope pente
station grande ferme
stream ruisseau
track piste
unease malaise
vigour vigueur
waste gaspillage, perte
wood bois
Verbs
bang taper, frapper
cool rafraîchir
face faire face à
invest investir
mistake se méprendre
move émouvoir
propel propulser
regret regretter
rely compter sur
spot remarquer
step poser le pied, marcher
sweep balayer
aboriginal indigène
bent courbé
calm calme
cheerful joyeux, optimiste
confident confiant
current actuel, courant
eager motivé
excited impatient, passionné
positive positif
reluctant peu disposé, à contrecoeur
restless agité, impatient
searching pénétrant
self-conscious gêné, contraint
shy timide
solitary solitaire
stuck coinçé
surprised surpris
talkative bavard
tough dur
used habitué
weak faible
apparently apparamment
deeply profondément
gloriously merveilleusement
politely poliment
wide grand (ouvert)
Phrasal verbs
break down tomber en panne
carry on (with sth/doing sth) continuer
face up to sth faire face
get away s’enfuire
get by se débrouiller
get off (sth) descendre
look back regarder en arrière
make out distinguer
round sb/sth up rassembler
settle down s’installer
turn sth éteindre, fermer
Idioms
at (long) last enfin
in the end finalement
make up your mind se décider
Unit 10
Nouns
appointment rendez-vous
attitude attitude
commitment engagement, obligation
curriculumvitae curriculum vitae
deforestation déboisement
drought sécheresse
earthquake tremblement de terre
fleet flotte
flood inondation
global warming rechauffement de l’atmosphère
hurricane ouragan
hustle tourbillon d’activité
location lieu de tournage
peer pair, semblable
plant site industriel
pollution pollution
productivity productivité
referee quelqu’un qui donne une référence
report rapport
stereotype stéréotype
tidal wave raz de marée
utopia utopie
volcano volcan
wealth profusion
wildlife faune
Verbs
acquire acquérir
agree consentir
apply postuler
confess avouer
doze somnoler
enclose joindre
impress faire impression
market vendre
order commander, ordonner, faire de l’ordre
promote promouvoir
amazed ébahi
amazing époustouflant
ambitious ambitieux
appalled ahuri
appalling ahurissant
astonishing étonnant
cool cool
desirable souhaitable
disturbing troublant
endangered menacé (d’extinction)
essential essentiel
far-sighted perspicace
fascinated fasciné
flexible flexible
idyllic idyllique
optimistic optimiste
triumphantly triomphalement
Phrasal verbs
get on progresser
hand (sth) over (to sb) transmettre
keep sb on garder (un employé)
launch into sth se lancer
look forward to sth/doing sth se réjouir
look into sth investiguer
play on sth profiter de
put out (to…/from…) prendre la mer
run out (of sth) être en manque de, épuiser
send sth in soumettre
slow down ralentir
take sb on employer
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take sth on prendre sur soi
take (sth) over reprendre
take sth up commencer
turn sb/sth down refuser
Prefixes
bi- deux, deux fois
co- avec
ex- ancien
non- non
over- trop, excessif
re- encore, à nouveau
sub- sous
Idioms
be snowed under (with sth) accablé, noyé sous
in time (for sth/to do sth) à temps (pour)
on time à l’heure
take sb by surprise surprendre quelqu’un
a/sb’s way of life la mode de vie
Yours faithfully salutations distinguées (lettre
formelle d’une entreprise etc.)
Yours sincerely salutations distinguées (lettre
formelle d’une personne)
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Unit 1
Nouns
ability Fähigkeit
annoyance Verärgerung, Ärgernis
attraction 1) Anziehungskraft 2) Attraktion
board Verpflegung
brainpower Intelligenz, Gehirnleistung
chance Chance
circus Zirkus
co-operation Zusammenarbeit
decision Entscheidung
determination Entschlossenheit
digit Zahl
discussion Diskussion
dream Traum
employee Angestellte(r)
employer Arbeitgeber
employment Anstellung, Arbeit
entertainment Unterhaltung
fine Geldstrafe
host Gastgeber(in)
interviewee Befragte(r)
interviewer Interviewer(in)
job Job
laser Laser
management Geschäftsführung
memory 1) Gedächtnis 2) Erinnerung
moped Moped
motivation Motivation
nightmare Alptraum
patience Geduld
performance 1) Vorstellung 2) Leistung
practice Übung
responsibility Verantwortung
right Recht
solution Lösung
staff Personal
strength Kraft
talk Vortrag (über etw)
test Test
trapeze Trapez
understanding Verständnis
work Arbeit, Anstellung
Verbs
advise (sb) (to do sth) (jdm) raten (etw zu tun)
develop entwickeln
dream träumen
encourage ermutigen
imagine sich (etw) vorstellen
improve (sich) verbessern
memorise auswendig lernen
recruit anwerben
remember 1) sich (an jdn/etw) erinnern 2) nicht
vergessen, sich merken
remind sb (to do sth/that…) jdn erinnern (an
etw/etw zu tun)
specialise (in sth) sich spezialisieren
spend sth (on sth/doing sth) verbringen
strike streiken
train (sb) (as/in/for sth/to do sth) jdn (als etw)
ausbilden, eine Ausbildung (als etw) machen
annoying ärgerlich, lästig
attractive attraktiv
aware (that…) bewusst
bad (at sth/at doing sth) etw nicht gut können
capable (of sth/of doing sth) fähig
confusing verwirrend
entertaining unterhaltsam
familiar vertraut
famous berühmt
good at sth etw gut können
incredible unglaublich, unwahrscheinlich
innocent unschuldig
lengthy sehr lang
lucid klar, bewusst
nervous (about/of sth/doing sth) vor etw Angst
haben
patient geduldig
potential potentiell
psychometric psychometrisch
redundant freigesetzt
reliable zuverlässig
responsible verantwortlich
risky riskant
successful erfolgreich
Phrasal verbs
break up (with sb) sich (von jdm) trennen
break sth up etw beenden
bring sth back (Erinnerungen) wecken, wachrufen
bring sb up jdn großziehen
bring sth up etw zur Sprache bringen
carry out sth durchführen
clear up (used about the weather) aufklaren
clear (sth) up (etw) aufräumen
give sth up etw aufgeben, aufhören etw zu tun
give yourself up (to sb) sich ergeben
pick sb up jdn abholen
put sth out etw (aus)löschen, etw ausmachen
sort sth out sich um etw kümmern, (Problem)
lösen
Idioms
be in control (of sth) etw unter Kontrolle haben,
etw im Griff haben
make your way (to/towards sth) gehen, fahren (in,
zu etw)
Unit 2
Nouns
build Körperbau
burglar Einbrecher(in)
burglary Einbruch
characteristic Eigenschaft
community service gemeinnützige Arbeit
completion Fertigstellung, Beendigung
comprehension Verständnis
construction 1) Konstruktion 2) Bau
conversation Konversation, Gespräch, Unterhaltung
effort Anstrengung
death penalty Todesstrafe
feature 1) Merkmal 2) Gesichtszug
fine Geldstrafe
fraud 1) Betrug 2) Betrüger(in)
generalisation Verallgemeinerung
humour Humor
identity Identität
impersonator Imitator(in)
individuality Individualität
jury die Geschworenen
kidnapping Entführung
lookalike Doppelgänger(in)
manslaughter Totschlag
mugger Straßenräuber(in)
mugging Straßenraub
offence Straftat,Vergehen
penfriend Brieffreund(in)
personality Persönlichkeit
preacher Prediger(in)
procedure Vorgehensweise
profile Profil
punishment Bestrafung
race Rasse
ransom Lösegeld
reward Belohnung
robbery Raub(überfall)
sentence Strafe
speeding Geschwindigkeitsüberschreitung
suspect Verdächtigte(r)
theft Diebstahl
trial Prozess
view Ansicht
witness Zeuge, Zeugin
Verbs
alter (sich) (ver)ändern
appear auftreten
arrest verhaften
conquer erobern
earn verdienen
emigrate auswandern
gain sich verschaffen, erwerben
identify identifizieren
resemble ähnlich sein
win gewinnen
ashamed beschämt
astounded überrascht
civilised 1) kultiviert 2) zivilisiert
comical komisch
complicated kompliziert
desirable erwünscht
disciplined diszipliniert
embarrassed verlegen
fascinated (von etw) fasziniert
illegal illegal
intentional absichtlich
keen 1) wild (auf jdn/etw) 2) etw unbedingt wollen
petty klein
polite höflich
proud stolz
unique einzigartig
wise klug
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break in einbrechen
build sth up etw aufbauen
put sb/sth through jdn/etw durchstellen
put sb up jdn unterbringen
put sth away etw wegräumen
put sth off/put off doing sth etw aufschieben,
aufschieben etw zu tun
put sth up etw erhöhen
put up with sb/sth jdn/etw aushalten
Idioms
bear sth in mind jdn/etw nicht vergessen, an etwas
denken
change your/sb’s mind es sich anders überlegen,
jdn umstimmen
Unit 3
Nouns
ancestor Vorfahre, Vorfahrin
couch potato Stubenhocker
destruction Zerstörung
development Entwicklung
fort Fort
global warming Erwärmung der Erdatmosphäre
the human race die Menschheit
hunter-gatherer Jäger und Sammler
invention Erfindung
journey Fahrt
living Lebensunterhalt
tour Rundgang, Führung
trip Ausflug, Reise
variety Auswahl
view Aussicht
voyage Reise
Verbs
add (sth) (to sth) (etw) (zu etw) dazugeben,
hinzufügen
release anlaufen
relive nacherleben
shrink schrumpfen, einlaufen
soar in die Höhe schnellen
support unterstützen, ernähren
Phrasal verbs
bring sth back (Erinnerungen) wecken, wachrufen
carry on (with sth/doing sth) etw weiter machen
get back to zurückkommen
give up sth etw aufgeben, aufhören etw zu tun
look back (on sth) (an etw) zurückdenken
result in sth zu etw führen
ring (sb) back (jdn) zurückrufen
take sth back etw zurückbringen
take off 1) abfliegen, starten 2) (gut) anlaufen
take sth off 1) etw ausziehen 2) sich etw frei
nehmen
take (sth) over 1) die Macht übernehmen 2) etw
übernehmen
try sth on etw anprobieren
Idioms
be/get too big for your boots größenwahnsinnig
werden/sein
bring sth to life etw lebendig gestalten
come to terms with mit etw fertig werden
on the one hand …; on the other (hand) …
einerseits ...; andererseits
set the scene (for sth) 1) den Anlass geben 2) den
Rahmen für etw setzen
accurate genau
average durchschnittlich
disastrous katastrophal
high hoch
undoubted unbestritten
slightly etwas
truly wirklich
Unit 4
Nouns
bargain Schnäppchen
crop Ernte, Feldfrucht
descendant Nachfahre, Nachfahrin
disease Krankheit
hero Held(in)
immigrant Einwanderer, Einwanderin
inhabitant Einwohner(in)
orchard Obstgarten
population Bevölkerung
produce Erzeugnisse
reputation Ruf
settlement Siedlung
settler Siedler(in)
skyscraper Wolkenkratzer
starvation Hungern
victory Sieg
Verbs
claim 1) behaupten 2) Anspruch auf etw erheben
defeat besiegen
discover entdecken
escape entkommen
fail (Ernte) ausfallen
find finden
found gründen
gain erwerben, bekommen
get sb to do sth jdn dazu überreden etw zu tun
invent erfinden
lay legen
lie liegen
raise heben, aufrichten
rise (auf)steigen, aufragen
settle sich ansiedeln
complex kompliziert
dramatic dramatisch
eye-catching Aufsehen erregend
genetic genetisch
heroic heroisch, heldenhaft
impressive beeindruckend
minimal minimal
original ursprünglich
ideal ideal
previous frühere(r,s)
simple einfach
skilled hoch qualifiziert
surviving überlebend
Phrasal verbs
bring sth in (Maßnahmen etc.) einführen
bring sth out etw herausbringen, etw hervorheben
bring sb round jdn wieder zu Bewusstsein bringen
bring sth back etw zurückbringen
bring sth off etw schaffen
drop in (on sb) bei jdm reinschauen
get back to zurückkommen
get down to sth/doing sth etw in Angriff nehmen
get out of sth/of doing sth um etw
herumkommen, sich vor etw drücken
hold on warten
look into sth etw untersuchen, etw prüfen
send off (for sth) sich etw schicken lassen
turn up kommen, auftauchen
Idioms
be a/the picture of health blühend aussehen
going strong noch gut in Form sein
get in touch (with sb) sich mit jdm in Verbindung
setzen
welcome the opportunity gern die Gelegenheit
ergreifen
with flying colours mit Bravour
Unit 5
Nouns
ambition Ehrgeiz
cash Geld
chance (of sth/of doing sth) Chance (etw zu tun)
charity Wohlfahrtsorganisation
control of/over sb/sth Kontrolle über jdn/etw
commercial Werbespot
fame Ruhm
field (Sport) Platz
fortune Vermögen
grant Stipendium
impact Auswirkung, Eindruck
income Einkommen
invasion Eingriff, Einfall
lottery Lotterie
millionaire Millionär(in)
privacy Privatsphäre
receipt Quittung
result Ergebnis
sacrifice Opfer
safe Safe
shore Küste, Ufer
success Erfolg
sum Summe
wealth Reichtum
youngster Jugendliche(r)
Verbs
crawl kriechen
deceive hintergehen, betrügen
hold abhalten
inherit erben
launch starten, (Produkt) auf den Markt bringen
pick auswählen
push sb (to do sth/into doing sth) jdn drängen
(etw zu tun)
raise (money) (Geld) sammeln
recognise 1) erkennen 2) einsehen, zugeben
separate 1) trennen 2) sich trennen
squeeze 1) drücken 2) sich (durch, in etw etc.)
zwängen
suspect misstrauen, vermuten
waste verschwenden
fortunate glücklich, günstig
huge riesig
pushy übermäßig ehrgeizig
spare übrig
talented begabt
total völlig
amicably freundschaftlich
cheerfully fröhlich
furthermore außerdem
however jedoch
moreover zudem, außerdem
nevertheless trotzdem
professionally 1) beruflich 2) professionell
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swiftly schnell
therefore deshalb
unashamedly ohne sich zu schämen
unbelievably unglaublich
unwisely unklugerweise
Phrasal verbs
boil over überkochen
break (sth) off (etw) abbrechen
break sth off (relationship) (Verlobung) lösen
cloud over sich bewölken
fall down/over hinfallen
get over sth etw überwinden
go off verderben
go off sb/sth jdn/etw nicht mehr mögen
hand sb/sth over (to sb) jdn/etw jdm übergeben
pull over an den Rand fahren
put sb off (sb/sth/ doing sth) jdn aus dem Konzept
bringen
put sth off to etw verschieben
run sb/sth over jdn/etw überfahren
send sb off jdn vom Platz stellen
send sth off abschicken
set off losfahren
set sth off auslösen
set (sth) up etw gründen
sum (sth) up (etw) zusammenfassen
Idioms
at random beliebig
look on the bright side (of sth) es positiv sehen
move heaven and earth Himmel und Hölle in
Bewegung setzen
on the contrary im Gegenteil
Unit 6
Nouns
approach (to sth) Ansatz, Einstellung
assessment 1) Einschätzung 2) Schätzung
etc)gutachter(in)
category Kategorie
caution Vorsicht
claustrophobia Klaustrophobie
collector 1) Sammler(in) 2) Schaffner(in)
3) Steuereinnehmer(in)
debt Schulden
emergency services Rettungsdienst
environmentalist Umweltschützer(in)
expert Experte, Expertin
form Form
generosity Großzügigkeit
industrialist Industrielle(r)
likelihood Wahrscheinlichkeit
manager Manager(in)
official Beamte, Beamtin
origin Ursprung
playwright Dramatiker(in), Stückeschreiber(in)
poverty Armut
professor Professor(in)
respectability (gesellschaftliches) Ansehen,
Angesehenheit
risk Risiko
scale Skala
security Sicherheit
speed Geschwindigkeit
statistician Statistiker(in)
trouble Schwierigkeit, Problem
Verbs
assess 1) einschätzen 2) schätzen
calculate 1) berechnen 2) schätzen
categorise kategorisieren
evaluate einschätzen
measure messen
desperate verzweifelt
dramatic dramatisch
fascinating faszinierend
honest ehrlich
pioneering Pionier-
popular beliebt
risky riskant
actually wirklich
approximately ungefähr
differently anders
entirely völlig
seriously im Ernst
simply einfach
virtually so gut wie
Phrasal verbs
break out (of sth) (aus etw) ausbrechen
bring sb up jdn großziehen
come on Mach schon!
drop out (of sth) (aus) etw aussteigen
find sb out jdn entlarven
go back (to sth) zurückkehren (zu etw)
leave sb/sth out (of sth) jdn ausschliessen
make sth out etw verstehen
put sb through jdn verbinden
stand out sich (von etw) abheben
work sth out eine Lösung finden
Idioms
in a way in gewisser Weise
poor thing du Ärmste(r)
Unit 7
Nouns
autumn Herbst
biscuit Keks
body language Körpersprache
bonnet Motorhaube
boot Kofferraum
chemist’s Drogerie, Apotheke
chest of drawers Kommode
chip Pomme frite
clip art Clip-Art
Cockney im East End von London gesprochener
Dialekt
dress rehearsal Generalprobe
effect Auswirkung
electronic mail (also email) E-mail
error Fehler
expression Ausdruck
fashion 1) Mode 2) Weise
film Film
first floor erster Stock
full stop Punkt
garden Garten
handbag Handtasche
impression Eindruck
keyboard Tastatur
means (of doing sth) Mittel, Möglichkeit
mistake Fehler
mobile phone Handy, Natel
monitor Bildschirm
motorway Autobahn
mouse Maus
the Net (also the Internet) das Internet
note Banknote
panel 1) (Glas) Scheibe 2) Gremium
pavement Bürgersteig
petrol Benzin
point 1) Sinn, Zweck 2) (Zeit)punkt
post Post
printer Drucker
research Forschung
rhyming slang Art des Sprechens, die für den
Cockney-Dialekt typisch ist und in der Wörter
durch andere ersetzt werden, die sich mit dem
gemeinten Wort reimen
rubbish Abfall
sweet Bonbon, Süßigkeit
table manners Tischmanieren
tin Dose
toilet Toilette
tone Ton
website Website
Verbs
affect beeinflussen
appear auftreten
approach sich nähern
behave sich benehmen
contact mit jdm kontakt aufnehmen, jdm
schreiben, anrufen
count zählen
discuss diskutieren
notice bemerken
possess besitzen
predict vorraussagen
prepare vorbereiten
reach erreichen
rehearse proben
serve (Haftstrafe) absitzen
specialise sich spezialisieren
surf surfen
update auf den neuesten Stand bringen
worship am Gottesdienst teilnehmen
cautious vorsichtig
close nahe
common häufig, weit verbreitet
computer-literate mit Computerkenntnissen
courageous mutig, tapfer
digital digital
familiar vertraut
hard schwer
nervous ängstlich, nervös
peaceable friedfertig
relieved erleichtert
ridiculous lächerlich
sensible vernünftig
strange sonderbar, seltsam
alike gleich
hardly kaum
online online
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come to sth zu etw kommen
go on doing sth etw weiter machen
log on einloggen
turn up auftauchen
Idioms
in/out of touch (with sb) be in/out of touch (with
sb) Kontakt (keinen Kontakt mehr) zu jdm haben
take part (in sth) (an etw) teilnehmen
take the trouble to do sth sich die Mühe machen
etw zu tun
Unit 8
Nouns
bench Bank
bough Ast
care Sorge
chunk Stück
commuter Pendler(in)
contribution Beitrag
crust Kruste
disaster Katastrophe
encounter Begegnung, Erfahrung
favour Gefallen
glance Blick
nobody Niemand
perk Vergünstigung
poem Gedicht
poet Dichter(in)
poetry Lyrik, Gedichte
poster Plakat
punch Faustschlag
routine 1) Routine 2) (Alltags)trott
rubbish Unsinn
scent 1) Duft 2) Parfüm
squatter Hausbesetzer(in)
sticker Aufkleber
struggle Kampf
volunteer Freiwillige(r)
Verbs
appreciate (zu) schätzen (wissen)
benefit (von etw) profitieren
bite beissen
bleat blöken
cling sich anklammern
consider sb/sth (as/to be sth) jdn/etw für jdn/etw
halten
delight entzücken
enable sb to do sth jdm etw ermöglichen
enrich bereichern
entitle be entitled (to sth) Anspruch (auf etw)
haben
exist existieren, leben
fulfil erfüllen, (Traum) verwirklichen
gaze blicken
glide gleiten
grant gewähren
graze grasen
memorise auswendig lernen
realise sich einer Sache bewusst sein
sip trinken
sneeze niesen
sniff 1) schniefen 2) schnuppern
stare starren
daily täglich
fabulous fantastisch
incomprehensible unverständlich
likely wahrscheinlich
precious kostbar
productive produktiv
safe sicher
sensational sensationell
terraced (used about a house) Reihenhaus
although obwohl
despite obwohl, trotz
Phrasal verbs
keep on (doing sth) etw immer wieder machen
put sth forward etw vorschlagen, etw zur
Diskussion stellen
Idioms
hold hands (with sb) (used about two people)
sich bei der Hand halten
make a/some, etc difference (to sb/sth) einen
Unterschied machen
pay a/the price (for sth/for doing sth) den Preis
für etw zahlen
slip through the net durchs Netz rutschen
take advantage of sb/sth jdn/etw ausnutzen, sich
etw zunutze machen
Unit 9
Nouns
appeal Bitte, Ermahnung
attempt Versuch
blessing Segen
bush Busch
challenge Herausforderung
course Kurs
expedition Expedition
fortune Vermögen
fuss Aufheben, Getue
hand Arbeiter(in)
hitchhiker Tramper(in)
indifference Gleichgültigkeit
lane kleine Landstrasse
longing Sehnsucht
opposition Widerstand
the outback (in Australien) das Hinterland
path Weg
slope (Ab)hang
station Farm(in Australien oder Neuseeland)
stream Bach
unease Unbehagen
vigour Energie
waste Verschwendung
wood Wald
Verbs
bang schlagen
cool sb/sth (down/off) jdn/etw/sich (ab)kühlen
face sth mit etw zu kämpfen haben
invest (etw) (in etw) investieren
mistake verwechseln
move (be moved) gerührt sein
propel antreiben, stoßen
regret bereuen
rely on sb/sth sich auf jdn/etw verlassen
spot bemerken
step treten
sweep (mit)reißen
aboriginal der Ureinwohner Australiens
bent gebeugt
calm 1) ruhig 2) windstill
cheerful fröhlich
confident selbstbewusst
current aktuell
eager begeistert
excited aufgeregt
positive positiv
reluctant widerwillig
restless unruhig
searching fragend
self-conscious gehemmt, befangen
shy schüchtern
solitary einsam
stuck get/be stuck stecken
surprised überrascht
talkative gesprächig
tough schwer, schwierig
used to sth/to doing sth gewöhnt an etw
weak schwach
apparently anscheinend
deeply tief
gloriously herrlich
politely höflich
wide weit
Phrasal verbs
break down eine Panne haben
carry on (with sth/doing sth) (mit) etw weiter
machen
face up to sth einer Sache ins Auge sehen
get away (from sth) (aus etw) entkommen
get by (on/in/with sth) (mit) etw auskommen
get off (sth) absteigen
look back to sich umschauen
make out etw gerade noch erkennen
round sb/sth up jdn/etw zusammentreiben
settle down sesshaft werden
turn sth off etw abstellen
Idioms
at (long) last endlich
in the end schließlich
make up your mind sich entscheiden
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Nouns
appointment Termin
attitude (to/towards sb/sth) Einstellung
(gegenüber jdm/einer Sache)
commitment 1) (to sth/to doing sth) Engagement,
Einsatz 2) Verpflichtung
curriculum vitae Lebenslauf
deforestation Entwaldung
drought Dürre
earthquake Erdbeben
fleet Flotte
flood Überschwemmung
global warming Erwärmung der Erdatmosphäre
hurricane Orkan
hustle geschäftiges Treiben
location Drehort
peer Gleichaltrige(r)
plant Fabrik, Anlage
pollution Verschmutzung
productivity Produktivität
referee Gutachter, Referent
report Bericht
stereotype Klischee
tidal wave Flutwelle
utopia Utopie
volcano Vulkan
wealth Reichtum
wildlife Tierwelt
Verbs
acquire erwerben
agree (to do sth) einwilligen (etw zu tun)
apply (to sb) (for sth) sich (bei jdm) (um etw)
bewerben
confess zugeben
doze dösen
enclose beilegen
impress beeindrucken
market vermarkten
order sb (to do sth) jdm befehlen etw zu tun
organise 1) organisieren 2) einteilen
promote für etw werben
amazed erstaunt
amazing erstaunlich
ambitious ehrgeizig
appalled entsetzt
appalling entsetzlich
astonishing erstaunlich
cool cool
desirable erwünscht, wünschenswert
disturbing alarmierend
endangered bedroht
essential unerlässlich
far-sighted weit blickend
fascinated fasziniert
flexible flexibel
idyllic idyllisch
optimistic optimistisch
triumphantly triumphierend
Phrasal verbs
get on Erfolg haben
hand (sth) over (to sb) (jdm) (etw) übergeben
keep sb on jdn weiter bschäftigen
launch into sth etw beginnen
look forward to sth/doing sth sich auf etw freuen
look into sth etw untersuchen
play on sth sich etw zunutze machen
put out (to…/from…) (used about a boat or its
sailors) in See stechen
run out (of sth) ausgehen
send sth in etw einsenden, etw schicken
slow down langsamer werden, langsamer treten
take sb on jdn einstellen
take sth on etw übernehmen
take (sth) over (etw) übernehmen
take sth up 1) jetzt etw machen 2) anfangen etw zu
tun
turn sb/sth down jdn/etw ablehnen
Prefixes
bi- (in nouns and adjectives) bi-
ex- (in nouns) ex-
über-
re- re-
sub- (in nouns and adjectives) unter-
Idioms
be snowed under (with sth) bis über beide Ohren
in etw stecken
in time (for sth/to do sth) rechtzeitig
on time pünktlich
take sb by surprise jdn überraschen
a/sb’s way of life ein/jds Lebensstil
Yours faithfully hochachtungsvoll
Yours sincerely mit freundlichen Grüßen
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Unit 1
Nouns
ability capacità
annoyance irritazione
attraction attrattiva, attrazione
board completa o mezza pensione
brainpower intelligenza
chance possibilità
circus circo
co-operation cooperazione
decision decisione
determination determinazione
digit cifra
discussion discussione
dream sogno
employee impiegato, dipendente
employer datore di lavoro
employment impiego
entertainment divertimento, intrattenimento
fine multa
host ospite
interviewee intervistato, candidato
interviewer intervistatore
job lavoro
laser laser
management direzione, management
memory memoria
moped motorino
motivation motivazione
nightmare incubo
patience pazienza
performance 1) interpretazione, esecuzione
2) performance, rendimento
practice esercizio, pratica
psychologist psicologo
responsibility responsabilità
right diritto
solution soluzione
staff personale
strength forza
talk discorso
test 1) test 2) esperimento
trapeze trapezio
understanding comprensione
work lavoro
Verbs
develop sviluppare
dream sognare
encourage incoraggiare
imagine immaginare
improve migliorare
memorise memorizzare
recruit reclutare, assumere personale
remember ricordare
remind ricordare
specialise specializzare
spend trascorrere
strike scioperare
train allenare, formare
annoying irritante, fastidioso
attractive attraente
aware conscio
capable capace
confusing confuso, poco chiaro
entertaining divertente
familiar conoscere bene qcs
famous famoso
good bravo
incredible incredibile
innocent innocente
lengthy lungo
lucid chiaro, lucido
nervous nervoso
patient paziente
potential potenziale
psychometric psicometrico
redundant in esubero
reliable affidabile
responsible responsabile
risky rischioso
successful di successo
Phrasal verbs
break up (with sb) separarsi
break sth up interrompere, far finire
bring sth back risvegliare, restituire la memoria
bring sb up allevare
bring sth up sollevare, portare il discorso su
carry out sth effettuare, eseguire
clear up migliorare, schiarirsi
clear (sth) up mettere in ordine
give sth up smettere, rinunciare
give up doing sth smettere, rinunciare
give yourself up (to sb) arrendersi, consegnarsi
pick sb up andare a prendere
put sth out spegnere
sort sth out risolvere
Idioms
be in control (of sth) controllare, tenere sotto il
proprio controllo
make your way (to/towards sth) dirigersi verso
your mind’s eye l’occhio della mente
Unit 2
Nouns
build statura
burglary furto con scasso
characteristic caratteristica
community service servizio civile
completion completamento
comprehension comprensione
construction 1) costruzione 2) edificio
conversation conversazione
effort sforzo
death penalty pena di morte
feature 1) tratto 2) lineamento
fine multa
fraud truffa
generalisation generalizzazione
humour umorismo
identity identità
identity parade ricognizione di persona, confronto
all’americana
impersonator imitatore
individuality individualità
jury giuria
kidnapping sequestro di persona
lookalike sosia
manslaughter omicidio colposo
mugger scippatore
mugging scippo
offence reato
penfriend corrispondente
personality personalità
preacher predicatore
procedure procedura
profile profilo
punishment punizione
race razza
ransom riscatto
reward ricompensa
robbery rapina, furto
sentence pena, condanna
speeding eccesso di velocità
suspect persona sospettata, sospettato
theft furto
trial processo
view opinione
witness testimone
Verbs
alter modificare, cambiare
appear comparire, apparire
arrest arrestare
conquer conquistare
emigrate emigrare
gain acquisire, acquistare
identify identificare
resemble assomigliare
win vincere
ashamed vergognato
astounded sbalordito
civilised civilizzato
comical comico
complicated complicato
desirable ambito, appetibile, apprezzato
disciplined disciplinato
embarrassed imbarazzato
fascinated affascinato
illegal illegale
intentional volontario, intenzionale
keen entusiasta
petty minore, insignificante
polite cortese
proud orgoglioso
unique unico
wise saggio
Phrasal verbs
break in entrare con effrazione
build sth up costruire
put sb/sth through passare (una telefonata)
put sb up alloggiare, sistemare
put sth away mettere a posto
put sth off/put off doing sth rinviare, rimandare
put sth up aumentare
put up with sb/sth sopportare, tollerare
Idioms
bear sth in mind tener conto di
change your/sb’s mind cambiare idea,
abbandonare l’idea di fare
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ancestor antenato
couch potato persona che passa tutto il tempo
incollato davanti alla tivù
destruction distruzione
development sviluppo
fort forte
gift shop negozio di articoli da regalo
global warming riscaldamento dell’atmosfera
terrestre
the human race razza umana
hunter-gatherer cacciatore, raccoglitore
invention invenzione
journey escursione, viaggio
living mezzi di sostenimento
tour visita, gita
trip viaggio, gita
variety varietà
view vista
voyage viaggio
Verbs
release diffondere, fare uscire
relive rivivere
shrink fare ristringere
soar 1) alzarsi in volo 2) salire alle stelle
support sostenere
Phrasal verbs
bring sth back riportare alla memoria
carry on (with sth/doing sth) continuare
get back to ritornare
give up sth/ give up doing sth smettere,
rinunciare
look back (on sth) ricordare, ripensare a
result in sth causare
ring (sb) back ritelefonare, richiamare
take sth back portare indietro
take off 1) decollare 2) prendere piede
take sth off 1) togliersi 2) prendere del tempo
libero
take (sth) over prendere il potere, prendere
controllo di
try sth on provare
Idioms
be/get too big for your boots montarsi la testa
bring sth to life trattare una materia in maniera
estremamente vivace
come to terms with sth accettare
on the one hand …; on the other (hand) … da
un lato … dall’altro …
set the scene (for sth) preparare la scena per qcs
accurate preciso
average medio
disastrous disastroso
high alto
undoubted indubbio
slightly leggermente, di poco
truly davvero, veramente
Unit 4
Nouns
bargain affare
crop coltura
descendant discendente
disease malattia
hero eroe
immigrant immigrante
inhabitant abitante
orchard orto
population popolazione
produce prodotti agricoli
reputation riputazione
settlement insediamento
settler colono
skyscraper grattacielo
starvation fame
victory vittoria
Verbs
claim sostenere, rivendicare
defeat sconfiggere
discover scoprire
escape scappare
fail essere scarso, fallire
find trovare
found fondare
gain acquisire
get sb to do sth persuadere
invent inventare
lay posare, porre
lie stendersi
raise alzare
rise aumentare
settle insediarsi in
complex complesso
dramatic drammatico
eye-catching chiassoso, vistoso
genetic genetico
heroic eroico
impressive impressionante
minimal minimo
original originale
ideal ideale
previous precedente
simple semplice
skilled qualificato, specializzato
surviving sopravvissuto
Phrasal verbs
bring sth in introdurre
bring sth out fare uscire, lanciare
bring sb round fare rinvenire
bring sth back restituire, riportare
bring sth off portare a termine
drop in (on sb) visitare
get ahead andare avanti, fare progressi
get back to ritornare
get down to sth/doing sth mettersi a
get out of sth/of doing sth sottrarsi a
hold on aspettare
look into sth investigare
send off (for sth) richiedere qualcosa per posta
turn up arrivare
Idioms
be a/the picture of health essere il ritratto della
salute
going strong difendersi ancora bene
get in touch contattare
welcome the opportunity cogliere l’occasione
with flying colours brillantemente, trionfalmente
Unit 5
Nouns
ambition ambizione
cash contanti
chance possibilità
charity istituto di beneficenza, associazione
caritatevole
control controllo
commercial spot pubblicitario
fame fama
field campo
fortune fortuna
grant sovvenzione
impact impatto
income reddito
invasion invasione, intrusione
lottery lotteria
millionaire milionario
privacy privacy
receipt scontrino
result risultato
sacrifice sacrificio
safe cassaforte
shore costa, riva
success successo
sum cifra
wealth ricchezza
youngster giovane
Verbs
crawl 1) camminare a carponi 2) procedere
lentamente
deceive ingannare
hold tenere, organizzare
inherit ereditare
launch lanciare
pick scegliere
push spingere, incoraggiare
raise raccogliere
recognise riconoscere
separate 1) dividere 2) separarsi
squeeze 1) spremere 2) infilarsi, riuscire a passare
suspect sospettare
waste sprecare
fortunate fortunato
huge vasto, enorme
pushy intraprendente, grintoso
spare di riserva
talented dotato
total totale
amicably amichevolmente
cheerfully gioiosamente
furthermore inoltre
however comunque, tuttavia
moreover inoltre
nevertheless cionondimeno
professionally 1) in ambito lavorativo 2) in modo
professionale
swiftly svelto
therefore perciò
unashamedly apertamente
unbelievably incredibilmente
unwisely in modo imprudente
Phrasal verbs
boil over traboccare
break (sth) off staccare
break sth off rompere
cloud over rannuvolarsi
get over sth superare, rimettersi da
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go off sb/sth non piacere più, non interessarsi più
hand sb/sth over cedere, consegnare
pull over accostare
put sb off distrarre
put sth off rinviare
run sb/sth over investire
send sb off espellere
send sth off inviare, spedire
set off partire
set sth off azionare, fare partire, attivare
set (sth) up avviare un’attività, mettersi in affari
sum (sth) up ricapitolare
Idioms
at random a caso
look on the bright side vedere il lato positivo delle
cose
move heaven and earth muovere mari e monti
on the contrary al contrario
Unit 6
Nouns
approach approccio
assessment 1) valutazione 2) stima
assessor 1) consulente tecnico 2) ispettore, perito
category categoria
caution cautela
claustrophobia claustrofobia
collector collezionista
debt debito
emergency services servizi di soccorso
environmentalist ambientalista
expert esperto, specialista
form forma
generosity generosità
industrialist industriale
likelihood probabilità
manager manager
official funzionario
origin origine
playwright drammaturgo
poverty povertà
professor professore (universitario)
respectability rispettabilità
risk rischio
scale scala
security sicurezza
speed velocità
statistician statistico
trouble problema
Verbs
assess 1) valutare 2) stimare
calculate 1) calcolare 2) valutare
categorise categorizzare
evaluate valutare, giudicare
measure 1) misurare 2) paragonare
desperate disperato
dramatic drammatico
fascinating affascinante
honest onesto
pioneering pionieristico, all’avanguardia
popular popolare
risky rischioso
actually in realtà
approximately circa
differently diversamente
entirely interamente
seriously seriamente
simply semplicemente
virtually praticamente
Phrasal verbs
break out (of sth) evadere da, scappare da
bring sb up allevare
come on sbrigati
drop out (of sth) ritirarsi, abbandonarsi
find sb out smascherare
go back (to sth) tornare
leave sb/sth out (of sth) omettere, dimenticare
make sth out capire
put sb through passare
stand out distinguersi da
work sth out risolvere
Idioms
in a way in un certo modo
poor thing poverino
Unit 7
Nouns
autumn autunno
biscuit biscotto
body language linguaggio del corpo
bonnet cofano
boot baule
chemist’s farmacia
chest of drawers cassettone
chip patata fritta
clip art clip art
Cockney cockney
dress rehearsal prova generale
effect effetto
electronic mail posta elettronica
error errore
expression espressione
fashion 1) moda 2) maniera
film film
first floor primo piano
full stop punto
garden giardino
handbag borsetta
impression impressione
keyboard tastiera
means mezzo, modo
mistake sbaglio
mobile phone cellulare
monitor monitor
mouse mouse
the Net Internet
note banconota
panel 1) pannello 2) commissione
pavement marciapiede
petrol benzina
point punto
post posta
printer stampante
research ricerca
rhyming slang gergo, come il cockney, in cui una
parola viene sostituita da un’altra parola che ha
lo stesso suono di essa
rubber gomma
rubbish immondizia, spazzatura
sweet caramella
table manners buone maniere a tavola
tin scatola
toilet gabinetto
tone tono
website sito web
Verbs
affect avere effetti, influenzare
appear apparire, comparire
approach avvicinarsi
behave comportarsi
contact contattare
count contare
discuss discutere
notice notare
possess possedere
predict prevedere
prepare preparare
reach contattare
rehearse provare
serve scontare la pena, scontare una condanna
specialise specializzare
surf navigare (Internet)
update aggiornare
worship venerare
cautious cauto
close vicino
common comune, frequente
computer-literate che ha conoscenze informatiche
courageous coraggioso
digital digitale
familiar familiare
hard difficile
nervous nervoso
peaceable pacifico
relieved sentirsi sollevato
ridiculous ridicolo
sensible assennato, ragionevole
strange strano
alike allo stesso modo
hardly quasi niente
online in linea, on-line
Phrasal verbs
come to sth arrivare a
go on doing sth continuare
log on entrare
turn up comparire
Idioms
in/out of touch (with sb) rimanere in contatto con
take part (in sth) partecipare
take the trouble to do sth prendersi il disturbo o
la briga di fare
Unit 8
Nouns
bench panchina
bough ramo
care preoccupazioni
chunk pezzo, tocco
commuter pendolare
contribution contributo
crust crosta
disaster disastro
encounter incontro
favour favore
glance sguardo
nobody nessuno
perk extra, vantaggio
poem poesia
poet poeta
poetry poesia
poster poster
punch pugno
routine routine
rubbish sciocchezze, fesserie
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squatter squatter
struggle lotta
volunteer volontario
Verbs
appreciate apprezzare
benefit avvantaggiare
bite mordere
bleat belare
cling aggrapparsi a
consider considerare
delight dilettare
enable permettere
enrich arricchire
entitle dare a qualcuno il diritto
exist esistere
fulfil realizzare
gaze fissare qcn, qcs
glide scivolare
grant concedere, acconsentire
graze pascolare, brucare l’erba
memorise memorizzare
realise rendersi conto
sip sorseggiare
sneeze starnutire
sniff 1) tirare su col naso 2) annusare
stare guardare fisso
daily quotidiano, giornaliero
fabulous fantastico
incomprehensible incomprensibile
likely probabile
precious prezioso
productive fruttuoso
safe sicuro
sensational sensazionalistico, scandalistico
terraced a schiera
although sebbene, benché
Phrasal verbs
keep on (doing sth) continuare
put sth forward proporre
Idioms
hold hands tenere la mano
make a/some, etc difference (to sb/sth) fare la
differenza, cambiare le cose
pay a/the price (for sth/for doing sth) pagare il
prezzo
slip through the net sfuggire
Unit 9
Nouns
appeal appello
attempt tentativo
blessing benedizione
bush cespuglio
challenge sfida
course corso
expedition spedizione
fortune fortuna
fuss storie
hand lavoratore, operaio
hitchhiker autostoppista
indifference indifferenza
lane sentiero
longing desiderio
opposition opposizione
the outback le zone dell’entroterra australiano
path sentiero
slope pendio
station allevamento
stream ruscello
track sentiero
unease disagio
vigour vigore
waste spreco
wood bosco
Verbs
bang sbattere
cool raffreddare
face fare fronte a
invest investire
mistake prendere qcn per qcn altro
move commuovere
propel azionare
regret rimpiangere
rely dipendere da
spot avvistare
step fare un passo
sweep spazzare
aboriginal aborigeno
bent curvo
calm calmo
cheerful allegro
confident sicuro, fiducioso
current attuale
eager desideroso
excited eccitato
positive positivo
reluctant riluttante
restless irrequieto
searching inquisitorio
self-conscious a disagio, impacciato
shy timido
solitary solitario
stuck bloccato
surprised sorpreso
talkative loquace
tough difficile, duro, arduo
used abituato
weak debole
apparently apparentemente
deeply profondamente
gloriously magnificamente
politely cortesemente
wide spalancato
Phrasal verbs
break down rompersi
carry on continuare
face up to sth far fronte a
get away (from sth) fuggire, scappare
get by (on/in/with sth) cavarsela, farcela
get off (sth) scendere da
look back guardare indietro
make out distinguere, decifrare
round sb/sth up radunare, chiamare a raccolta
settle down sistemarsi, sposarsi
turn sth off spegnere
Idioms
at (long) last finalmente
in the end alla fine
Unit 10
Nouns
appointment appuntamento
attitude atteggiamento
commitment 1) dedizione 2) impegno
curriculum vitae curriculum vitae
deforestation disboscamento
drought siccità
earthquake terremoto
fleet flotta
flood innondazione, alluvione
global warming riscaldamento dell’atmosfera
terrestre
hurricane uragano
hustle trambusto
location esterni
peer pari, collega, contemporaneo
plant impianto, stabilimento, centrale
pollution inquinamento
productivity produttività
referee arbitro
report resoconto, relazione
stereotype stereotipo
tidal wave onda di marea
utopia utopia
volcano vulcano
wealth miniera, profusione
wildlife flora e fauna
Verbs
acquire acquisire
agree essere d’accordo
apply inoltrare domanda, richiedere
confess confessare
doze sonnecchiare
enclose allegare
impress fare impressione su
market vendere, commercializzare
order ordinare
organise 1 organizzare 2 sistemare, ordinare
promote promuovere, pubblicizzare
amazed stupito, sbalordito
amazing straordinario, sorprendente
ambitious ambizioso
appalled inorridito, sbigottito
appalling orribile, spaventoso
astonishing sorprendente, incredibile
cool fico, giusto, in gamba
desirable ambito, appetibile
disturbing inquietante
endangered a rischio
essential indispensabile
far-sighted previdente
fascinated affascinato
flexible flessibile
idyllic idilliaco
optimistic ottimista
triumphantly trionfalmente
Phrasal verbs
get on progredire, far carriera
hand (sth) over (to sb) passare le consegne a,
trasferire il potere
keep sb on continuare a tenere
launch into sth lanciarsi in
look forward to sth/doing sth aspettare con
impazienza
look into sth investigare
play on sth speculare su
put out (to…/from…) salpare
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send sth in inviare, inoltrare
slow down prendersela più calma
take sb on assumere
take sth on assumersi, accettare
take (sth) over subentrare
take sth up 1) darsi a 2) intraprendere, cominciare
Prefixes
bi- bi-
co- co-, com-, con-, col-
ex- ex-
non- non-, in-, im-
over- sovra-, super-, iper-, sur-, stra-
re- ri-, re-
sub- sotto-, sub-
Idioms
be snowed under (with sth) essere sommerso da
in time (for sth/to do sth) puntuale
take sb by surprise essere una vera sorpresa
a/sb’s way of life stile di vita
Yours faithfully distinti saluti
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/ 1 (sb/sth) (doing sth) to have sb/sth in your mind or to bring sb/sth back into your mind: Do you remember inviting Jerry to the party? 2 (sth/to do sth) to not forget what you have to do: I remembered to buy the coffee. (za)pamätať
made/put in an effort to remember all her students’ names. úsilie, snaha death penalty the legal punishment of being killed for a crime tr est smrti featur e 1 an important, interesting or noticeable part of sth: geographical features 2 a part of the face: Her eyes are her best feature. črta, aspekt/črty tváre, tvár fine a sum of money that you have to pay for breaking a law or rule pokuta fr aud 1 (an act of) cheating sb in order to get money,etc illegally 2 a person who tricks sb by pretending to be sb else podvod/povodník/čka generalisation a general statement that is based on only a few facts or examples. zovšeobecnenie, gener alizácia humour being able to see when sth is funny and to laugh at things: Rose has a great sense of humour. humor identity the characteristics, feelings or beliefs that distinguish people from others identita, spolunáležitosť, svojbytnosť, totožnosť identity parade a line of people, including one person who is suspected of a crime, who are shown to a witness to see if he/she recognises the criminal. identifikácia podozr ivého/ých imper sonator a person who copies the way another person talks or behaves in order to entertain people imitátor/ka individuality the qualities that make sb/sth different from other people or things osobnosť, individualita jur y a group of members of the public in a court of law who listen to the facts about a crime and decide if sb is guilty or not guilty: Has/Have the jury reached a verdict? porota kidnapping the crime of taking sb away by force and demanding money for his/her safe return únos lookalike a person who looks very similar to the person mentioned: an Elvis lookalike podobná osoba manslaughter the crime of killing sb without intending to do so neúmyselné zabitie mugger a person who attacks and robs sb in the street zlodej/ka, lupič/ka mugging the crime of attacking and robbing sb in the street olúpenie, násilné prepadnutie offence a crime; an illegal action priestupok penfr iend a person that you become friendly with by exchanging letters, often a person who you have never met priateľ/ka (obv. v cudzine), s ktor ým/ktor ou si len píšeme per sonality the different qualities of a person’s character that make him/her different from other people osobitosť, svojr áznosť, osonosť, per sonalita preacher a person who gives religious talks (sermons), for example in a church kazateľ procedur e the usual or correct way of doing sth bežný postup, pr ocedúra profile a short description of sb/sth that gives useful information: We’re building up a profile of our average customer. pr ofil, protrét punishment (for sth) an act or a way of making sb suffer for sth bad he/she has done tr est, potr estanie r ace a group of people who have the same language, customs, history, etc kmeň, nár od, plemeno r ansom the money that you must pay to free sb who has been captured illegally and who is being kept as a prisoner výkupné r eward an amount of money that is given in exchange for helping the police, returning sth that was lost, etc odmena r obber y the crime of stealing from a place or a person, especially using violence or threats: He was found guilty of armed robbery (= using a weapon) lúpež, násilné pr epadnutie sentence the punishment given by a judge in a court of law to sb who has been found guilty of a crime rozsudok speeding the crime of driving a vehicle faster than the legal limit veľmi r ýchla jazda, prekr očenie povolenej rýchlosti suspect a person who is thought to be guilty of a crime podozr ivý/á
enrich to improve the quality, flavour, etc of sth obohatiť, zlepšiť entitle sb (to sth) to give sb the right to have or do sth: You’re entitled to 20 days’ holiday per year. mať nár ok na exist to be real; to be found in the real world; to live: Fish cannot exist out of water. noun: existence žiť, existovať fulfil to make sth that you wish for happen; to achieve a goal: He finally fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a doctor. naplniť gaze to look steadily at sb/sth for a long time: She gazed into his eyes. upr ene pozer ať, zízať glide to move smoothly without noise or effort: The dancers glided across the floor. kĺzať sa gr ant to (officially) give sb what he/she has asked for: The genie granted her three wishes. podarovať gr aze (used about cows, sheep, etc) to eat grass (that is growing in a field): There were cows grazing by the river. pásť sa memorise to learn sth so that you can remember it exactly: Actors have to memorise their lines. memor ovať, učiť sa naspamäť realise to know and understand that sth is true or that sth has happened: I’m sorry I mentioned it. I didn’t realise how much it upset you. uvedomiť si, predstaviť si sip to drink, taking only a very small amount of liquid into your mouth at a time: We sat in the sun, sipping lemonade. sr kať, upíjať si sneeze to make air come out of your nose suddenly and noisily in a way that you cannot control, for example because you have a cold kýchať sniff 1 to breathe air in through the nose in a way that makes a sound, especially because you have a cold or you are crying 2 to smell sth by sniffing: The dog sniffed at the bone. šnupať/čuchať star e (at sb/sth) to look at sb or sth for a long time because you are surprised, shocked, etc: Everybody stared at his hat. civieť Adjectives daily done, made or happening every day: a daily routine/ delivery každodenný fabulous very good; excellent: It was a fabulous concert. skvostný, skvelý incomprehensible impossible to understand: an incomprehensible explanation nezr ozumiteľný likely probable or expected: Do you think it’s likely to rain? opposite: unlikely pr avdepodobne precious of great value (usually because it is rare or difficult to find): diamonds and other precious stones dr ahocenný productive useful (because results come from it): a productive discussion pr oduktívny safe free from danger; not able to be hurt: She didn’t feel safe in the house on her own. noun: safety bezpečný sensational causing, or trying to cause, a feeling of great excitement, surprise or interest among people: This magazine specialises in sensational stories about the rich and famous. noun: senzačný, vzrušujúci, napínavý Unit 9 Nouns appeal a serious request for sth you need or want very much: The police have made an urgent appeal for witnesses to come forward. výzva attempt (at doing sth) an act of trying to do sth: My first attempt at passing my driving test ended in disaster. pokus blessing a thing that you are grateful for or that brings happiness: It’s a great blessing that we have two healthy children. požehnanie, dar bush a plant like a small, thick tree with many low branches ker challenge something new and difficult that forces you to make a lot of effort: I’m finding my new job an exciting challenge. výzva cour se (in/on sth) a complete series of lessons or studies: I’m going to take/do a course in self­defence. kur z expedition an organised journey with a special purpose: a scientific expedition to Antarctica výprava, expedícia
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Unit 1
Nouns
application demande (d’emploi)
bathrobe robe de chambre
billfold/wallet portefeuille
the chemist’s la pharmacie
dating agency agence matrimoniale
dressing gown robe de chamber
drugstore pharmacie
earthquake tremblement de terre
email message électronique
emoticon binette
faucet robinet
flag drapeau
flashlight lampe de poche
form formulaire
landing card carte de débarcation
lift ascenseur
loneliness solitude
memory mémoire
message message
Morse code code Morse
natural disaster catastrophe naturelle
pantyhose collant
penfriend correspondant
phone call appel téléphonique
questionnaire questionnaire
repetition répétition
semaphore signal à bras, sémaphore
sign language langage par signes
tap robinet
tights collant
torch lampe de poche
vest (US) gilet
volcano volcan
waistcoat gilet
wallet portefeuille
Verbs
care s’inéresser à, se préoccuper de
change changer
destroy détruire
dial composer un numéro
disappear disparaître
memorise mémoriser
phone appeler (au telephone)
practise exercer
revise réviser
ring appeler (au telephone)
save sauver
say dire
speak parler
survive survivre
tell dire, raconter
train entraîner, former
clever intelligent
happy heureux
kind gentil
scared avoir peur
stupid stupide
weary las
Unit 2
Nouns
action film film d’action
ballet ballet
the big time la célébrité
comedian comique
comedy comédie
concert hall salle de concert
confidence confiance
discipline discipline
dream rêve
historical epic film ou histoire épique
failure échec
horror filmfilm d’horreur
musicien musicien
noise bruit
record disque
subtitles sous-titres
thriller film ou un livre à suspens
voiceover commentaire sonore
Verbs
apologise s’excuser
arrange prévoir, planifier
boo huer
clap applaudir
fancy avoir envie
lose perdre
succeed réussir
ambitious ambitieux
ashamed honteux
determined déterminé
different différent
disciplined discipliné
embarrassing gênant
enormous énorme
exciting passionnant
famous célèbre
friendly aimable
fun amusant
glamorous séduisant
hard-working travailleur
lucky chanceux
noisy bruyant
polite poli
poor pauvre
positive positif
proud fier
romantic romantique
short court
similar similaire
skinny maigrichon
strong fort
successful qui a réussi
talented talentueux
tiny minuscule
tiring fatiguant
weak faible
well built bien bâti
warmly chaleureusement
Idioms
get/go nowhere ne pas avancer
make it arriver (à être present)
Unit 3
Nouns
accommodation logement
amenity agrément
aunt tante
brother frère
carer soignant
cousin cousin
flatmate co-locataire
foster-family famille d’acceuil
grandchild petit-fils ou petite-fille
grandfather grandpère
grandmother grandmère
husband mari
mother mère
notice affiche
only child enfant unique
peer pair
pressure pression
relative parent
rent loyer
sister soeur
uncle oncle
wife épouse
Verbs
bully intimider
envy envier
foster prendre en nourrice
instruct donner l’ordre
miss manquer
squawk pousser des cris rauques
swear jurer
available disponible
caring compatissant
cheerful de bonne humeur
close proche, près de
convenient commode
difficult difficile
heavy lourd
horrible horrible
independent indépendant
miserable misérable
mournful mélancolique
patient patient
powerful puissant
relaxing délassant
reliable digne de confiance
responsible responsable
selfish égoiste
smart chic
spoilt gâté
strict stricte
thoughtful prévenant, gentil
toothless édenté
understanding compréhensif
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bring sb up élever (enfant)
fall out (with sb) se brouiller
get into sth s’impliquer dans
get on/along with sb s’entendre
look after sb/sth/s’occuper de
put up with sb/sth supporter
stay on (at…) rester
take after sb ressembler à
tell sb off gronder
Idioms
from this day forward à partir de ce jour
get into trouble avoir des ennuis
be/make friends (with sb) se lier d’amitié
be no joke ce n’est pas drôle
make sure (of sth/that…) s’assurer que
make up your mind se décider
Unit 4
Nouns
ankle cheville
back dos
chest poitrine
chin menton
danger danger
diet nourriture, régime
ear oreille
effect effet
elbow coude
evil mal
eye oeil
eyebrow sourcil
fear peur
finger doigt
foot pied
hand main
heart coeur
knee genou
lip lèvre
mouth bouche
nail ongle
neck cou
nose nez
pain douleur
panic panique
pulse rate pouls
shoulder épaule
soul âme
stomach estomac
stomach-ache mal à l’estomac
thanks merci
thigh cuisse
thumb pouce
toe orteil
toothache mal de dents
waist taille
wrist poignet
Verbs
beat battre
break casser
detest détester
disappear disparaître
dislike ne pas aimer
fascinate fasciner
heal guérir
hurt faire mal
scare faire peur
stand supporter
taste goûter
terrify terrifier
twist tordre
vanish disparaître
wonder se demander
astonishing étonnant
authentic authentique
balanced équilibré
bored s’ennuyer
boring ennuyeux
cheap bon marché
dangerous dangereux
delicious délicieux
emotional émotionnel
enjoyable agreeable
exhausted épuisé
exhausting épuisant
fantastic fantastique
fascinated fasciné
freezing glacial
fresh frais
frightened apeuré
frightening effrayant
healthy sain
hot épicé
interesting intéressant
low-fat peu de teneur en graisses
maximum maximum
rotten pourri
salty salé
sick avoir des nausées
simple simple
sore douloureux
sorry désolé
sweet sucré
spicy épicé
tasty savoureux
terrible affreux
terrified terrifié
terrifying terrifiant
tough dur
anyway de toute façon
Phrasal Verbs
get over sth en finir avec
keep on persister
Unit 5
Nouns
the atmosphere atmosphère
beach plage
blizzard tempête de neige
breeze brise
carbon dioxide dioxide de carbone
christening baptême
climate climat
crop récolte
desert désert
drinking water eau potable
drought sécheresse
effect effet
entertainment divertissement
the environment environnement
event évènement
flood inondation
flooding inondation
fog brouillard
forest forêt
fossil fuel combustible fossile
gale tempête d vent
global warming rechauffement de l’atmosphère
the greenhouse effect l’effet de serre
greenhouse gas gaz provoquant l’effet de serre
the ground le sol
guest hôte
heatwave vague de chaleur
hill colline
hurricane ouragan
ice cap calotte glaciaire
island île
islander habitant d’une île
lake lac
lightning éclair
mountain montagne
ocean océan
patch plaque
plain plaine
pollution pollution
pressure pression
river fleuve
rumble tonner
sea mer
shower averse
spell courte période de temps
storm orage
thunder tonnerre
tin can boîte en fer blanc
valley vallée
venue lieu de rendez-vous
weather temps (qu’il fait)
weather forecast previsions météorologiques
wedding noce
Verbs
affect influencer
celebrate fêter
expand grandir
melt fondre
rise s’élever
trap retenir
warn avertir
wish souhaiter
aggressive agressif
awful affreux
brilliant super
chilly frisquet
cool frais
damp humide
dark sombre
deep profond
disgusting dégoûtant
dry sec
environmental environnemental
extreme extrême
fun amusant, distrayant
great génial
heavy fort
high élevé
humid humide
light léger
local local
lovely superbe
marvellous merveilleux
miserable de misère
peaceful paisible
perfect parfait
reasonable moyen
rich riche
rocky rocailleux
rude grossier
smelly puant
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stressful stressant
strong fort
sunny ensoleillé
treeless sans arbres
westerly de l’ouest
wet pluvieux
windy venteux
absolutely absolument
really vraiment
Idioms
all the best bonne chance
the best of luck bonne chance
(the) same to you vous de même
Unit 6
Nouns
accommodation logement
allowance allocation, argent de poche
babysitter garde d’enfants
comfort confort
course cours
CV cv (curriculum vitae)
degree licence
desert island île déserte
diploma diplôme
employment emploi
enthusiasm enthousiasme
exam examen
experience expérience, vécu
experiment expérience (scientifique)
gap year année sabatique
higher education etudes supérieures
horizons horizons
hours heures (de travail)
initiative initiative
job travail
knowledge connaissances
opportunity occasion
project projet
qualification qualification
quality qualité
rate tariff
reference lettre de référence
salary salaire
skill savoir-faire
test test
training formation
volunteer volontaire
wage salaire
work travail
Verbs
apply postuler
build construire
contact contacter
earn gagner
enclose joindre
fail échouer
provide fournir
revise réviser
ambitious ambitieux
fit en forme
full-time à plein temps
further de plus amples
outgoing sociable
part-time à temps partiel
temporary temporaire
unique unique
useful utile
vocational professionnel
voluntary bénévole
Phrasal Verbs
build up augmenter
get on with augmenter
look after s’occuper
look back regarder en arrière
look for chercher
look forward to se réjouir
look through parcourir
look sth up chercher
take sth up commener (une activité)
Idioms
take part participer
Unit 7
Nouns
archery tir à l’arc
athlete athlète
bat batte
bobsleigh bob
coach coach, entraîneur
conclusion conclusion
court court
cricket cricket
crowd foule
cubicle cabine
equipment équipement
fan supporter
giant géant
goal but
hockey hockey sur gazon
ice hockey hockey sur glace
jet-skiing jet-ski
kayak kayak
legend légende
lifestyle style de vie
marathon marathon
medal médaille
net filet
the Olympic games les jeux olympiques
pitch terrain (de sport)
player joueur
racket raquette
ritual rite
rollercoaster montagnes russes
rugby rugby
scuba diving plongée sous-marine
ski-jumping saut à ski
sled luge
slogan slogan
snowboarding snowboard
spectator spectateur
stride grand pas
superstition superstition
team équipe
tennis tennis
track piste
viewer téléspectateur
warm-up échauffement
Verbs
beat batter
cheer applaudir
compete concourir
crash s’écraser
hit frapper
kick donner un coup de pied
lose perdre
practise s’entraîner
resume reprendre, recommencer
roar hurler
serve servir
sprint sprinter
surf surfer
train s’entraîner
relaxing relaxant
superstitious superstitieux
unlucky malchanceux
extremely extrêmement
pretty plutôt
rather quelque peu
slightly légèrement
spectacularly spectaculairement
Phrasal verbs
put sb off décourager
slip away s’envoler
Unit 8
Nouns
beard barbe
cave grotte
century siècle
chill frisson
chimney sweep ramoneur
coach carrosse
enemy ennemi
figure forme
four-leaf clover trèfle à quatre feuilles
ghost phantôme
hook crochet
horseshoe fer à cheval
inn auberge
junk camelote
lottery loterie
luck chance
mist brume
motorist automobiliste
moustache moustache
pedestrian piéton
resident habitant
sailing voile
sighting vue
the supernatural le surnaturel
thief voleur
wreck épave
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creak grincer
drown se noyer
drum tambouriner
groan gémir
guess deviner
haunt hanter
hunt être à la recherché de
march marcher au pas
wander errer
alarming alarmant
correct correct
disturbed perturbé
elderly d’un certain âge
elegant élégant
ghostly spectral
legal legal
lonely isolé
lucky qui porte chance, chanceux
middle-aged d’âge mur
muscular musculaire
mysterious mystérieux
neat soigné
old-fashioned démodé
plump rond, rebondi
polite poli
practical pratique
puzzled déconcerté
quiet tranquille
regular régulier
responsible responsable
selfish égoiste
shabby miteux
shocked choqué
skinny maigrichon
slim mince
strange étrange
surprised étonné
tidy range
trendy à la mode
unexpected inattendu
upset ému, bouleversé
youthful juvenile
quite tout à fait
Phrasal verbs
believe in croire en
knock sb over renverser
make sth up inventer
run away s’enfuire
run sb/sth over renverser, écraser
Idioms
on board à bord
Unit 9
Nouns
alien extraterrestre
antibiotic antibiotique
arrogance arrogance
astronaut astronaute
astronomer astronome
attachment attachement
attack attaque
autobiography autobiographie
biography biographie
CD-ROM CD rom
communication communication
computer virus virus électronique
damage dommages
desktop écran d’ordinateur
difference difference
discovery découverte
driving test examen du permis de conduire
email message électronique
file dossier
floppy disk disquette
folder classeur
hard drive disque dur
hardware hardware
hoax canular
the human race la race humaine
the Internet l’internet
invention invention
journal revue spécialisée
keyboard clavier
laptop laptop
life vie
maturity maturité
memory mémoire
microchip puce
mission mission
modem modem
monitor moniteur
the moon la lune
mouse souris
mouse mat tapis de souris
observatory observatoire
palmtop palmtop
PC pc
planet planète
printer imprimante
problem problème
program programme
response réponse
scanner scanner
search recherche
software software
space espace
speaker haut parleur
surface surface
telegraph télégraphe
telescope téléscope
text message message texte
trauma trauma
the universe l’univers
website site web
window fenêtre
Verbs
care préoccuper
click cliquer
copy copier
crash s’écraser
delete effacer
explore explorer
frown froncer les sourcils
invent inventer
paste coller
save sauvegarder
shout crier
yawn bâiller
angry fâché
global global
good at doué pour
interested intéressé
proud fier
worried inquiet
Phrasal verbs
come out sortir
come up with sth trouver une solution
depend on sb/sth dépendre de
find (sth) out découvrir
let sb down decevoir
make sth up inventer
set (sth) up établir
shut (sth) down éteindre
Idioms
by the way entre parentheses, en fait
wow!Hé!
Prepositions
re concerne:
Unit 10
Nouns
airport aéroport
announcement annonce
balloon montgolfière
bed and breakfast chambre et petit-déjeuner
campfire feu de camp
camping camping
carriage wagon de train
catalogue catalogue
check-in enregistrement
coach car
delay retard
departure départ
deposit depot
destination déstination
ferry ferry
flight vol
four-poster bed lit à baldequin
gate porte
half-board demi-pension
journey voyage
motorway autoroute
package holiday voyage à prix forfaitaire
pipe pipe
platform quai
return aller-retour
runway piste de décollage
sightseeing visiter (monuments, une ville)
signal signal
single aller simple
station gare
tent tente
tour tour
track voie de chemin de fer
travel voyages
trip voyage aller-retour, excursion
Verbs
argue se disputer
board embarquer
depart partir
enquire demander des renseignements
face faire face à
grin sourire (d’une oreille à l’autre)
land atterrir
manufacture fabriquer
park parquer
ride monter (à cheval), conduire (une moto), aller
(à vélo)
tie attacher
grateful reconnaissant
in-flight pendant le vol
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check in enregistrer
get in monter (en voiture)
get off descendre (du bus, du train etc.)
get on monter (sur un bus, un bateau etc.)
hit out attaquer
set off se mettre en route
take off décoller
Idioms
make your way se diriger vers
with reference to sb/sth se référant à, concernant
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Unit 1
Nouns
application Bewerbung
billfold Brieftasche
the chemist’s Drogerie, Apotheke
dating agency Partnervermittlung
drugstore Drogerie, Apotheke
earthquake Erdbeben
email E-mail
emoticon Emoticon, Smiley
faucet Hahn
flag Flagge
flashlight Taschenlampe
form Formular
landing card Landekarte
lift Fahrstuhl
loneliness Einsamkeit
memory Gedächtnis
message Nachricht
Morse code Morsealphabet
natural disaster Naturkatastrophe
pantyhose Strumpfhose
penfriend Brieffreund(in)
phone call Anruf
questionnaire Fragebogen
repetition Wiederholung
semaphore Flaggenwinken
sign language Gebärdensprache
tap Hahn
tights Strumpfhose
torch Taschenlampe
vest Weste
volcano Vulkan
waistcoat Weste
wallet Brieftasche
Verbs
care sich für jdn/etw interessieren, etw schützen
change (sich) ändern
destroy zerstören
dial wählen
disappear aussterben, verschwinden
memorise auswendig lernen
phone anrufen
practise üben
revise wiederholen
ring (sb/sth) (up) anrufen
save save sb/sth (from sth/from doing sth)
jdn/etw retten, jdn davon abhalten etw zu tun
say sagen
speak sprechen
survive überleben
tell erzählen
train ausbilden
translate übersetzen
clever intelligent
happy glücklich
kind freundlich, nett
lovely entzückend
scared Angst haben
stupid dumm
weary müde
Unit 2
Nouns
action film Actionfilm
ballet Ballett
the big time Durchbruch
comedian Komiker(in)
comedy Komödie
concert hall Konzertsaal
confidence Vertrauen
discipline Disziplin
dream Traum
historical epic geschichtlicher Film
failure 1) Scheitern, Versagen 2) Versager(in)
horror film Horrorfilm
musician Musiker(in)
noise Lärm
record Schallplatte
subtitles Untertitel
thriller Thriller
voiceover Synchronisation
Verbs
apologise sich entschuldigen
arrange ausmachen
clap klatschen
fancy Lust haben
lose verlieren
succeed (in sth/in doing sth) Erfolg haben, es
schaffen
ambitious ehrgeizig
ashamed be/feel ashamed sich schämen
determined entschlossen
different unterschiedlich, anders
disciplined diszipliniert
embarrassing peinlich
enormous riesig
exciting aufregend
famous berühmt
friendly freundlich
fun Spaß machen
glamorous glamourös
hard-working fleißig
lucky Glück haben
noisy laut
polite höflich
poor arm
positive positiv
proud stolz
romantic romantisch
short (used about a person) klein
similar ähnlich
skinny mager
strong stark
successful erfolgreich
talented begabt
tiny winzig
tiring anstrengend
weak schwach
well built kräftig
warmly herzlich
Idioms
get/go nowhere nichts erreichen
make it (kommen) können
Unit 3
Nouns
accommodation Unterkunft
amenity Einrichtung
aunt Tante
brother Bruder
carer Betreuer(in)
cousin Cousin, Kusine
flatmate Mitbewohner(in)
foster-family Pflegefamilie
grandchild Enkel(in)
grandfather Großvater
grandmother Großmutter
husband (Ehe)mann
mother Mutter
notice Anschlag
only child Einzelkind
peer Gleichaltrige(r)
pressure Druck
relative Verwandte(r)
rent Miete
sister Schwester
uncle Onkel
wife (Ehe)frau
Verbs
bully einschüchtern
envy beneiden
foster in Pflege nehmen
instruct anweisen
miss 1) verpassen 2) vermissen
squawk (Vogel) krähen
swear schwören
available erhältlich, frei
caring liebevoll
cheerful fröhlich
close 1) in der Nähe (von jdm/etw) 2) eng
(befreundet)
convenient praktisch
difficult schwierig
heavy schwer
horrible schrecklich
independent unabhängig
miserable elend, unglücklich
mournful traurig
patient geduldig
powerful leistungsstark
relaxing entspannend
reliable verlässlich
responsible verantwortungsbewusst
selfish egoistisch
smart flott
spoilt verwöhnt
strict streng
thoughtful aufmerksam
toothless zahnlos
understanding verständnisvoll
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bring sb up jdn großziehen
fall out (with sb) sich (mit jdm) zerstreiten
get into sth in etw geraten
get on/along with sb mit jdm gut auskommen
grow up aufwachsen, erwachsen werden/sein
look after sb/sth/yourself sich um jdn/etw/sich
selbst kümmern
put up with sb/sth jdn/etw ertragen
stay on (at…) (etw) weiter machen
take after sb jdm nachschlagen
tell sb off jdn ausschimpfen
Idioms
from this day forward von jetzt an
get into trouble in Schwierigkeiten geraten
be/make friends (with sb) sich (mit jdm)
anfreunden
be no joke nicht einfach sein
make sure (of sth/that…) dafür sorgen (dass ...)
make up your mind sich entscheiden
Unit 4
Nouns
ankle Knöchel
back Rücken
chest Brust(korb)
chin Kinn
danger Gefahr
diet Ernährung, Kost
ear Ohr
effect Wirkung
elbow Ellbogen
evil das Böse
eye Auge
eyebrow Augenbraue
fear Angst
finger Finger
foot Fuß
hand Hand
heart Herz
knee Knie
lip Lippe
mouth Mund
nail Nagel
neck Hals, Nacken
nose Nase
pain Schmerz(en)
panic Panik
plaster Heftpflaster
pulse rate Puls
shoulder Schulter
soul Seele
stomach Magen
stomach-ache Magenschmerzen
thanks Danke
thigh Schenkel
thumb Daumen
toe Zehe
toothache Zahnschmerzen
waist Taille
wrist Handgelenk
Verbs
beat schlagen
break (zer)brechen
detest verabscheuen
disappear verschwinden
dislike nicht mögen
fascinate faszinieren
heal verheilen
hurt weh tun
love lieben
scare erschrecken
stand aushalten, ertragen können
taste kosten
terrify Angst machen
twist verrenken
vanish verschwinden
wonder sich fragen
astonishing erstaunlich
authentic authentisch
balanced ausgewogen
bored gelangweilt
boring langweilig
cheap billig
dangerous gefährlich
delicious köstlich
enjoyable nett, angenehm
exhausted erschöpft
exhausting anstrengend
fantastic fantastisch
fascinated fasziniert
freezing eiskalt
fresh frisch
frightened Angst haben
frightening Furcht erregend
healthy gesund
hot (Speisen) scharf
interesting interessant
low-fat fettarm
maximum maximal
rotten verdorben
salty salzig
sick schlecht
simple einfach
sore wund
sorry es tut mir leid
sweet süß
spicy würzig
tasty lecker
terrible schrecklich
terrified große Angst haben
terrifying Furcht erregend
tough zäh
anyway also, wie dem auch sei
Phrasal Verbs
get over sth mit etw fertig werden
keep on (doing sth) etw weiter machen, etw
immer wieder tun
Unit 5
Nouns
the atmosphere die Atmosphäre
beach Strand
blizzard Schneesturm
breeze Brise
carbon dioxide Kohlendioxid, Kohlensäure
christening Taufe
climate Klima
crop Feldfrucht, Ernte
desert Wüste
disease Krankheit
drinking water Trinkwasser
drought Dürre
effect Auswirkung
entertainment Unterhaltung
the environment die Umwelt
event Veranstaltung
flood Überschwemmung
flooding Überschwemmung
fog Nebel
forest Wald
fossil fuel fossiler Brennstoff
gale Sturm
global warming Erwärmung der Erdatmosphäre
the greenhouse effect der Treibhauseffekt
greenhouse gas Treibhausgas
the ground Boden
guest Gast
heatwave Hitzewelle
hill Hügel
hurricane Orkan
ice cap Eisdecke
island Insel
islander Inselbewohner(in)
lake (der) See
lightning Blitz
mountain Berg
ocean Ozean
patch Stelle
plain Ebene
pollution Verschmutzung
pressure Druck
river Fluss
rumble Grollen
sea (die) See
shower Regenschauer
spell kurze Zeit
storm Sturm
thunder Donner
tin can Dose
valley Tal
venue (Veranstaltungs)ort
weather Wetter
weather forecast Wettervorhersage
wedding Hochzeit
Verbs
affect betreffen, sich auf jdn/etw auswirken
celebrate feiern
expand sich ausdehnen
melt schmelzen
rise steigen
trap auffangen
warn warnen
wish wünschen
aggressive aggressiv
awful fürchterlich
brilliant toll
chilly kalt
cool kühl,kalt
damp feucht
dark dunkel
deep tief
disgusting widerlich
dry trocken
environmental Umwelt-
extreme extrem
fun lustig
great toll, grossartig
heavy stark
high hoch
humid feucht
light leicht
local örtlich
lovely wunderschön
marvellous wunderbar
miserable erbärmlich
peaceful friedlich
perfect perfekt
reasonable akzeptabel
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rocky felsig
rude unhöflich
smelly stinkend
steep steil
stressful stressig
strong stark
sunny sonnig
treeless baumlos
westerly West-
wet feucht, nass
windy windig
absolutely absolut, sehr
really wirklich
Idioms
all the best alles Gute
the best of luck (with sth) viel Glück
(the) same to you gleichfalls
Unit 6
Nouns
accommodation Unterkunft
allowance finanzielle Unterstützung
babysitter Babysitter(in)
comfort Annehmlichkeit
course Kurs
CV (curriculum vitae) Lebenslauf
degree Universitätsabschluss
desert island einsame Insel
diploma Diplom
employment Beschäftigung, Job
enthusiasm Enthusiasmus
exam Prüfung
experience 1) Erfahrung 2) Erlebnis
experiment Experiment
further education Erwachsenenbildung,
Weiterbildung
gap year Jahr zwischen Schule und Studium
higher education Hochschulbildung
horizons Horizont
hours Arbeitszeit
initiative Initiative
job Stelle
knowledge Wissen
opportunity Gelegenheit
project Projekt
qualification Qualifikation
quality Eigenschaft
rate Stundenlohn
reference Referenz
salary Gehalt
skill Fertigkeit
test Test
training Ausbildung
Hochschulabschluss)
volunteer Freiwillige(r)
wage Lohn
work Arbeit
Verbs
apply sich bewerben
build bauen
contact sich mit jdm in Verbindung setzen
earn verdienen
enclose beilegen
fail nicht bestehen
provide bieten, liefern
revise wiederholen, für eine Prüfung lernen
ambitious ehrgeizig
fit fit
full-time Voll-; a full-time job eine Vollzeitstelle
further weitere(r,s)
outgoing kontaktfreudig
part-time Teilzeit-
temporary befristet
unique einzigartig
useful nützlich
vocational Berufs-, beruflich
voluntary freiwillig
Phrasal Verbs
build up aufbauen, zunehmen
get on with sb mit jdm gut auskommen
look after sb/sth auf jdn/etw aufpassen
look back (on sth) (an etw) zurückdenken
look for sb/sth jdn/etw suchen
look forward to sth/doing sth sich auf etw freuen
look through sth etw (schnell) lesen
look sth up etw nachschlagen
take sth up 1) jetzt etw machen 2) anfangen etw zu
tun
Idioms
take part (in sth) (an etw) teilnehmen
Unit 7
Nouns
archery Bogenschießen
athlete Sportler(in)
bat Schläger
bobsleigh Bob
climbing Bergsteigen, Klettern
coach Trainer
conclusion Schluss(folgerung)
court Platz
cricket Kricket
crowd Menge, die Zuschauer
cubicle Kabine
equipment Ausrüstung
fan Fan
giant Riese
goal Tor
hockey Hockey
ice hockey Eishockey
jet-skiing Jetskifahren
kayak Kajak
legend Legende
lifestyle Lifestyle
marathon Marathon
medal Medaille
net Netz
the Olympic games die Olympischen Spiele
pitch Platz
player Spieler(in)
racket Schläger
ritual Ritual
rollercoaster Achterbahn
rugby Rugby
scuba diving Sporttauchen
ski-jumping Skispringen
sled Schlitten
slogan Slogan
sneaker Sportschuh
snowboarding Snowboarden
spectator Zuschauer(in)
stride (großer) Schritt
superstition Aberglaube
team Mannschaft
tennis Tennis
track Rennstrecke, Laufbahn
trainer Sportschuh
viewer Fernsehzuschauer(in)
warm-up Aufwärmübungen
Verbs
beat schlagen
cheer anfeuern, zujubeln
compete (in sth) (against sb) (an einem
Wettbewerb) teilnehmen, (in etw) (gegen jdn)
antreten
crash (gegen etw) prallen
hit schlagen
kick kicken
lose verlieren
practise trainieren
resume wieder anfangen
roar brüllen
serve aufschlagen
sprint sprinten
surf surfen
train trainieren
relaxing entspannend
superstitious abergläubisch
unlucky Unglücks-
extremely äußerst
pretty ziemlich
rather ziemlich
slightly etwas
spectacularly unglaublich
Phrasal verbs
put sb off (sb/sth/doing sth) jdn von etw abhalten,
jdn davon abhalten etw zu tun
slip away vergehen
Unit 8
Nouns
beard Bart
cave Höhle
century Jahrhundert
chill Schaudern
chimney sweep Schornsteinfeger(in)
coach Kutsche
enemy Feind(in)
figure Gestalt
four-leaf clover vierblättriger Klee
ghost Gespenst
hook Haken
horseshoe Hufeisen
inn Gasthaus
junk (alter) Kram
lottery Lotterie
luck Glück
mist Nebel
motorist Autofahrer(in)
moustache Schnurrbart
pedestrian Fußgänger(in)
resident Anwohner(in)
sailing Segeln
sighting Sichten, Sichtung
the supernatural das Übernatürliche
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wreck Wrack
Verbs
creak knarren
drown ertrinken
drum trommeln
groan stöhnen
guess raten
haunt, the house is haunted in dem Haus
spukt es
hunt (for sb/sth) (nach jdm/etw) suchen
march marschieren
wander herumwandern
alarming Furcht erregend
correct richtig
disturbed beunruhigt
elderly alt
elegant elegant
ghostly geisterhaft
legal legal
lonely einsam
lucky 1) Glück haben 2) (eine Zahl) die Glück bringt
middle-aged mittleren Alters
muscular muskulös
mysterious geheimnisvoll
neat ordentlich
old-fashioned altmodisch
plump rundlich
polite höflich
practical praktisch
puzzled erstaunt, verblüfft, verwirrt
quiet ruhig
regular regelmäßig
responsible verantwortungsbewusst
selfish egoistisch
shabby schäbig
shocked schockiert
skinny mager
slim dünn, schlank
strange sonderbar
surprised überrascht
tidy ordentlich
trendy modisch
unexpected unerwartet
upset bestürzt, verstört
youthful jugendlich
quite ganz
Phrasal verbs
believe in sb/sth an jdn/etw glauben
knock sb over jdn umwerfen
make sth up etw erfinden
run away weglaufen
run sb/sth over jdn/etw überfahren
Idioms
on board an Bord
Unit 9
Nouns
alien Außerirdische(r)
antibiotic Antibiotikum
arrogance Arroganz
astronaut Astronaut(in)
astronomer Astronom(in)
attachment Anlage
attack Angriff
autobiography Autobiografie
biography Biografie
CD-ROM CD-ROM
communication Kommunikation
computer virus Computervirus
desktop Desktopcomputer
difference Unterschied
discovery Entdeckung
driving test Fahrprüfung
email E-mail
file Datei
floppy disk Diskette
folder Ordner
hard drive Festplatte
hardware Hardware
hoax Falschmeldung
the human race die Menschheit
the Internet das Internet
invention Erfindung
journal Zeitschrift
keyboard Tastatur
laptop Laptop
life Leben
maturity Reife
memory Speicher(kapazität)
microchip Mikrochip
mission (Weltraum)flug
modem Modem
monitor Bildschirm
the moon der Mond
mouse Maus
observatory Observatorium
palmtop Palmtop
PC PC
planet Planet
printer Drucker
problem Problem
program Programm
response Antwort
scanner Scanner
search Suche
software Software
space Weltraum
speaker Lautsprecher
surface Oberfläche
teenager Teenager
telegraph Telegraf
telescope Teleskop
text message SMS
trauma Trauma
the universe das Universum
website Website
window Fenster
Verbs
care sorzen, kümmern
click (etw) (an)klicken
copy kopieren
crash gegen etw prallen, fahren
delete löschen
explore erforschen
frown die Stirn runzeln
invent erfinden
paste einfügen
save speichern
shout schreien
yawn gähnen
angry böse
global Welt-
good gut
interested (in sb/sth) (an jdm/etw) interessiert
proud stolz
worried besorgt (um jdn/wegen etw)
Phrasal verbs
come out herauskommen
come up with sth eine Idee, einen Einfall etc.
haben
depend on sb/sth sich auf jdn/etw verlassen
find (sth) out etw herausfinden
let sb down jdn enttäuschen
make sth up erfinden
set (sth) up bauen, gründen
shut (sth) down (etw) abschalten
Idioms
by the way übrigens
wow!Mensch!
Prepositions
re (written) betreffs
Unit 10
Nouns
airport Flughafen
announcement Durchsage
balloon Ballon
bed and breakfast Zimmer mit Frühstück,
Frühstückspension
campfire Lagerfeuer
camping Zelten
carriage (Eisenbahn)wagen
catalogue Prospekt
check-in 1 Abfertigung 2 Abfertigungsschalter
coach Bus, Reisebus
delay Verspätung
departure Abfahrt, Abflug
deposit Anzahlung
destination Reiseziel
ferry Fähre
flight Flug
four-poster bed Himmelbett
gate Flugsteig
half-board Halbpension
journey Fahrt, Reise
motorway Autobahn
package holiday Pauschalreise
pipe Pfeife
platform Bahnsteig
return Rückfahrkarte
runway Startbahn, Landebahn
sightseeing sich Sehenswürdigkeiten ansehen
signal Signal
single Einzelfahrkarte
station 1) Bahnhof 2) Busbahnhof
tent Zelt
tour 1) Tour 2) Rundgang, Rundfahrt
track (Bahn)gleis
travel das Reisen
trip Reise
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Verbs
argue streiten
board einsteigen
depart abfahren
enquire sich erkundigen
face etw gegenüberstehen
grin grinsen
land landen
manufacture herstellen
park parken
ride 1) reiten 2) fahren
tie anbinden
grateful dankbar
in-flight während des Fluges
Phrasal verbs
check in einchecken
get in/into sth einsteigen
get off (sth) aussteigen
get on/onto sth einsteigen
hit out (at sb/sth) einschlagen
set off losfahren
take off abfliegen
Idioms
make your way (to/towards sth) gehen, fahren,
sich begeben
with reference to sb/sth (formal) bezüglich
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get over sth to deal with a problem successfully: You’ll have to get over your fear of flying if you want to travel round the world. prekonať niečo keep on (doing sth) to continue doing sth or to repeat an action many times, sometimes in an annoying way: He keeps on interrupting me. pokr ačovať v niečom Unit 5 Nouns the atmospher e [C, usually sing] the mixture of gases that surrounds the earth or any other star, planet, etc: the earth’s atmosphere atmosféra beach [C] an area of small stones or sand beside the sea: to sit on the beach pláž blizzar d [C] a very bad storm with strong winds and a lot of snow fujavica br eeze [C] a light wind, especially a pleasant one: a summer breeze vánok, vetrík carbon dioxide [U] (symbol CO2) a gas with no colour or smell that people and animals breathe out of their lungs kysličník uhličitý christening [C] the church ceremony in the Christian religion in which a baby is given a name krst, krstiny climate [C] the normal weather conditions of a particular region: a dry/humid/tropical climate klíma, podnebie cr op [C, usually plural] all the plants that are grown on farms for food: Rice and soya beans are the main crops here. úroda desert [C,U] a large area of land, usually covered with sand, that is hot and has very little water and very few plants púšť disease [C,U] an illness of the body in humans, animals or plants: Rats and flies spread disease. chor oba drinking water [U] water that is safe to drink pitná voda drought [C,U] a long period without rain: Drought has affected many countries in Africa. sucho, obdobie sucha effect [C,U] (an) effect (on sb/sth) a change that is caused by sb/sth; a result: the effects of global warming on the climate účinok, vplyv entertainment [U,C] music, film, etc used to interest and amuse people zábava the environment [sing] the natural world, for example the land, air and water, in which people, animals and plants live: We need stronger laws to protect the environment. životné pr ostr edie event [C] a planned public or social occasion: a family event udalosť flood [C] a large amount of water that has spread from a river, the sea, etc and that covers an area which should be dry: People have been forced to leave their homes because of the floods. záplava, potopa flooding [U] a situation in which a large amount of water covers an area which should be dry: There will be heavy rain with local flooding in some areas. zaplavenie fog [U,C] a thick white cloud that forms close to the land or sea. Fog makes it difficult for us to see: Patches of dense fog are making driving dangerous. adjective: foggy hmla for est [C,U] a large area of land covered with trees les fossil fuel [C,U] a natural fuel such as coal or oil, that was formed millions of years ago from dead animals or plants in the ground: Carbon dioxide is produced in huge amounts when fossil fuels are burned. fosílne palivo gale [C] a very strong wind: Several trees blew down in the gale. víchr ica global warming [sing] the increase in the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere, caused by the increase in certain gases globálne oteplenie graduation [sing] the act of sb successfully completing a university degree or (in the US) studies at a high school verb: graduate promovanie, (am.) ukončenie str edoškolského vzdelania the greenhouse effect [sing] the warming of the earth’s atmosphere as a result of harmful gases, etc in the air skleníkový efekt greenhouse gas [C] any of the gases that are thought to cause the greenhouse effect, especially carbon dioxide skleníkový plyn
the gr ound [sing] the solid surface of the earth: We sat on the ground to eat our picnic. zem, povrch zeme guest [C] a person who is invited to a place or to a special event: wedding guests hosť heatwave [C] a period of unusually hot weather vlna teplého počasia hill [C] a high area of land that is not as high as a mountain: We live at the top of a hill. kopec hurr icane [C] a violent storm with very strong winds hurikán, ur agán ice cap [C] a layer of ice permanently covering parts of the earth, especially around the North and South Poles: the polar ice caps ľadovec island [C] a piece of land that is surrounded by water: the Greek islands ostr ov islander [C] a person who lives on a small island ostrovan lake [C] a large area of water that is surrounded by land: They’ve gone sailing on the lake. jazer o lightning [U] a bright flash of light that appears in the sky during a storm: The tree was struck by lightning during the storm. blesk mountain [C] a very high hill hor a ocean [C] one of the five major areas of salt water that cover most of the earth’s surface: the Atlantic / Pacific Ocean oceán patch [C] a part of a surface that is different in some way from the area around it: Drive carefully. Fog patches are forecast. miesto, zóna plain [C] a large area of flat land with few trees rovina,planina, nížina pollution [U] the action of making the air, water, etc dirty and dangerous: Major steps are being taken to control the pollution of beaches. znečistenie pressur e [U] (used about the weather) the force of the atmosphere on the earth’s surface: A band of high/low pressure is moving across the country. tlak river [C] a large, natural flow of water that goes across land and into the sea: the River Nile rieka rumble [C] a deep heavy sound: a rumble of thunder in the distance hr menie sea [U] the salt water that covers large parts of the surface of the earth: The sea is quite calm/rough today. mor e shower [C] a short period of rain: There’ll be a few showers later. pr ehánky spell [C] a short period of time: a sunny spell krátka doba stor m [C] very bad weather, with a lot of rain, strong winds, etc: I think there’s going to be a storm. adjective: stormy búr ka thunder [U] the loud noise that you can hear when there is a storm. Thunder can usually be heard after a flash of lightning. hrom tin can [C] a closed metal container in which food, paint, etc is stored and sold plechovka, konzerva tornado [C] (pl tornadoes) a violent storm with a very strong wind that blows in a circle tor nádo, smršť valley [C] the low land between two mountains or hills, which often has a river running through it údolie venue [C] the place where people meet for an organised event, for example a wedding miesto konania weather [U] the climate at a certain place and time, how much wind, rain, sun, etc there is and how hot or cold it is: What’s the weather like where you are? počasie weather for ecast [C] a description of the weather that is expected for the next day or next few days verb: forecast predpoveď počasia wedding [C] a marriage ceremony and often the meal or party that follows it (the reception) svadba Verbs affect to make sb/sth change in a particular way; to influence sb/sth: This disease affects the brain. ovplyvniť, mať vplyv na celebrate to do sth to show that you are happy about sth that has happened or because it is a special day: She celebrated her 90th birthday yesterday. oslavovať expand to become or to make sth bigger: The oceans are expanding. rozšíriť, zväčšiť melt to change or make sth change from a solid to a
metal ring high up at each end of the court and the players try to throw a ball through the other team’s net in order to score points basketbal bat [C] a piece of wood for hitting the ball in sports such as table tennis, cricket or baseball: a cricket bat pálka bobsleigh [C] a racing vehicle for two or more people that slides over snow along a track boby climbing [U] the sport or activity of climbing rocks or mountains lezenie po skalách coach [C] a person who trains people to compete in certain sports: a tennis coach tr éner/ka conclusion [C] an opinion that you reach after thinking about sth carefully: I finally drew the conclusion that he did not want to be involved. záver cour t [C] an area where certain ball games are played: a tennis/squash court kurt cr icket [U] a game that is played with a bat and ball on a large area of grass (a pitch) by two teams of eleven players kriket cr owd [C, with singular or plural verb] a large number of people in one place: The crowd was/were extremely noisy. dav cubicle [C] a small room that is made by separating off part of a larger room: a toilet/shower cubicle oddelený pr iestor equipment [U] the things that are needed to do a particular activity: sports equipment výbava, výstroj fan [C] somebody who admires or is very enthusiastic about a sport, etc: football fans fanúšik giant [C] an extremely tall, strong person obor goal [C] (in football, rugby, hockey, etc) 1 the area between two posts into which the ball must be kicked, hit, etc for a point to be scored 2 a point that is scored when a ball goes into the goal br ánka, gól hockey [U] a game that is played on a field (pitch) by two teams of eleven players who try to hit a small hard ball into a goal with a curved wooden stick pozemný hokej ice hockey [U] a game that is played on ice by two teams who try to hit a small flat rubber object (a puck) into a goal with long wooden sticks ľadový hokej jet­skiing [U] the activity of travelling across water on a vehicle with an engine, like a motorcycle vodné lyžovanie kayak [C] a light narrow boat for one person, that you move through the water using a stick with a flat part at each end (a paddle) kajak legend [C] 1 an old story that may or may not be true 2 a famous person or event: a baseball legend povesť, legenda, legendárny človek lifestyle [C] the way that you live životný štýl mar athon [C] a long­distance running race, in which people run about 42 kilometres: to run a marathon mar atón medal [C] a small flat piece of metal which is given to sb as a prize in a sporting event: to win a gold/silver/bronze medal in the Olympics medaila net [sing] (in football, etc) the frame covered in net that forms the goal sieť the Olympic games [pl] an international sports competition which is organised every four years in a different country olympijské hr y pitch [C] a special area of ground where you play certain sports: a football/cricket pitch ihrisko player [C] a person who plays a game or sport hr áč/ka r acket [C] a piece of sports equipment that you use to hit the ball with in sports such as tennis raketa r itual [C] an action, ceremony or process which is always done in the same way: He always follows the same ritual. r ituál, obrad r oller coaster [C] a narrow metal track that goes up and down and round tight bends, and that people ride on in a special vehicle for fun húsenková dr áha r ugby [U] a game that is played by two teams of 13 or 15 players with a roundish ball that can be carried, kicked or thrown rugby scuba diving [U] [B. we have this as hyphenated] the sport or activity of swimming underwater using special equipment for breathing potápanie
ski­jumping [U] the sport or activity of skiing down a hill that is covered with snow, to see how far you can travel through the air before hitting the ground skoky na lyžiach sled [C] a vehicle without wheels that is used for travelling on snow. A large sled is often pulled by dogs. sánky slogan [C] a short phrase that is easy to remember and is often used in advertising or politics slogan sneaker (US) = trainer teniska snowboarding [U] the sport or activity of travelling across mountains covered in snow, on a type of board that you fasten to both feet snowboar ding spectator [C] a person who is watching an event, especially a sporting event, as it happens divák/diváčka (špor tový) str ide [C] a long step dlhý krok superstition [C,U] a belief that cannot be explained by reason or science poverčivosť team [C] a group of people who play a sport or game together against another group: Are you in/on the team? tím tennis [U] a game for two or four players who hit a ball over a net using a piece of equipment (a racket) that is held in one hand tenis tr ack [C] a piece of ground, often in a circle, for people, cars, etc to have races on: a running track dráha tr ainer [usually pl] (US sneaker) a shoe that you wear for doing sport or as informal clothing teniska viewer [C] a person who watches sth on television divák/diváčka (pri televízii) war m­up [C] a short practice or a series of gentle exercises that you do to prepare yourself for doing a particular sport or activity: warm­up exercises rozcvička, rozohr iatie Verbs beat (pt beat; pp beaten) beat sb (at sth) to defeat sb; to be better than sth: He always beats me at tennis. poraziť niekoho cheer to shout to show that you like sth or to encourage sb who is taking part in sport, etc: Everyone cheered the winner as he crossed the finishing line. povzbudzovať compete compete (in sth) (against sb) to try to win or achieve sth, or to try to do better than anyone else: The world’s best athletes compete in the Olympics. súťažiť, závodiť súťažiť, závodiť cr ash to have an accident in a vehicle; to drive a vehicle into sth: He braked too late and crashed into a tree. naraziť hit (pres part hitting; pt, pp hit) to knock a part of your body against sb/sth: to hit sb on the nose udrieť kick to hit or move sb/sth with your foot: He kicked the ball wide of the net. kopnúť lose (pt, pp lost) to not win; to be defeated: We played well but we lost 2­1. prehr ať practise to do an activity or train regularly so that you become very good at sth: If you want you be a good player, you need to practise your backhand. cvičiť, tr énovať r esume to begin again or continue after a pause or an interruption: Play resumed when the rain stopped. znova začať, pokr ačovať r oar to shout very loudly: The crowd roared when he scored in the last minute. zarevať ser ve (in tennis, etc) to start play by hitting the ball: He served two aces in that game. podať spr int to run a short distance as fast as you can špr intovať sur f to use the Internet to find out information, visit websites, etc sur fovať train to prepare yourself, especially for a sports event, by practising; to help a person to do this: I’m training for the London marathon. tr énovať Adjectives r elaxing pleasant, helping you to rest and become less worried ukľudňujúci, uvoľňujúci, relaxačný super stitious having a belief that cannot be explained by reason or science: He’s superstitious about the
trainers he wears on the day of a big match. pover čivý unlucky (unluckier; unluckiest) having or causing bad luck: Thirteen is often thought to be an unlucky number. nešťastný Adverbs extr emely very: Listen carefully because this is extremely important. nesmierne pr etty (informal) quite; fairly: I’m pretty certain he’ll agree. takmer, celkom, dosť rather quite; to some extent: It was rather expensive. trocha, akosi, dostatočne slightly a little: I’m slightly older than her. trochu spectacularly in a very great way: It was a spectacularly impressive race. efektne, dramaticky Phr asal verbs put sb off (sb/sth/doing sth) make sb not like sb/sth or not want to do sth: The accident put me off driving for ages. odradiť slip away to disappear or die: I was enjoying myself so much that the time just slipped away. utiecť, uplynúť Unit 8 Nouns beard [C] the hair which grows on a man’s cheeks and chin br ada cave [C] a large hole in the side of a cliff or hill, or under the ground jaskyňa century [C] (pl centuries) any period of 100 years: People have been making wine in this area for centuries. storočie chill
[sing] an unpleasant cold feeling: (figurative) A chill of fear ran down my spine. chlad, zima chimney sweep [C] a person whose job is to clean the inside of chimneys with a long brushes kominár coach [C] a large vehicle with four wheels pulled by horses, used in the past for carrying passengers kočiar enemy [C] (pl enemies) a person who hates and tries to harm you: They used to be friends but have become bitter enemies. nepriateľ figure [C] a person that you cannot see very clearly or that you do not know: There were two shadowy figures in the photograph. postava, silueta four­leaf clover [C] part of a small wild plant that has four leaves, instead of the three it normally has, which is thought to bring you good luck štvorlístok ghost [C] the spirit of a dead person that is seen or heard by sb who is still living: I don’t believe in ghosts. duch, pr ízrak hook [C] a curved piece of metal, etc that is usually used for hanging sth on or for catching fish: Put your coat on the hook. háčik hor seshoe [C] a U­shaped piece of metal that is fixed to the bottom of horse’s foot (hoof). Some people believe that horseshoes bring good luck. podkova inn [C] a small hotel or old pub, usually in the country pohostinstvo junk [U] things that are old or useless or do not have much value: All my furniture is just old junk. druhotr iedne veci, star é krámy ladder [C] a piece of equipment that is used for climbing up sth. A ladder consists of two long pieces of metal, wood or rope with steps fixed between them: Do you think it is unlucky to walk under ladders? rebr ík lotter y [C] (pl lotteries) a way of making money for the government, for charity, etc by selling tickets with numbers on them and giving prizes to the people who have bought certain numbers which are chosen by chance: to win the lottery lotér ia luck [U] success or good things that happen by chance: He says this necklace will bring you good luck. šťastie mist [C,U] a cloud made of very small drops of water in the air just above the
antibiotic [C] a medicine which is used for destroying bacteria and curing infections: to take antibiotics antibiotiká ar rogance [U] the behaviour of a person who thinks he/she is better and more important than other people namyslený, arogantný astr onaut [C] a person who travels in a spacecraft astronaut astr onomer [C] a scientist who studies the sun, moon, stars, etc astronóm attachment [C] a document that you send to sb using email pr íloha (E­mailu) attack [C] an attack (on sb/sth) trying to hurt or defeat sb/sth by using force: They launched an attack on the enemy invaders. útok autobiography [C,U] (pl autobiographies) the story of a person’s life written by that person autobiografia,vlastný životopis biography [C,U] (pl biographies) the story of a person’s life written by sb else biografia, životopis CD­ROM [C] a CD which has a lot of information recorded on it. The information cannot be changed or removed. CD­ ROM communication [U] the act of sharing or exchanging information, ideas or feelings komunikácia, dor ozumievanie computer vir us [C] (pl viruses) instructions that are put into a computer program in order to stop it working properly and destroy information počítačový vírus damage [U] damage (to sth) harm or injury caused when sth is broken or spoiled: Did the storm do any damage to the crops? škoda desktop [C] a computer screen on which you see symbols (icons) showing the programs, information, etc that are available to be used pr acovná plocha počítača differ ence a difference (between A and B) [C] the way that people or things are not the same, or the way that sb/sth has changed: What’s the difference between a laptop and a palmtop? r ozdiel discover y (pl discoveries) 1 [U] the act of finding sth: the discovery of penicillin 2 [C] something that has been found: scientific discoveries verb: discover objav, nález driving test [C] a test that you have to pass before you can legally drive: I passed my driving test first time. vodičská skúška email [C,U] an electronic message that is sent from one computer to another: the system for sending these: I sent you an email yesterday. E­mail (elektr onická pošta) file [C] a collection of information or material on one subject that is stored together in a computer or on a disk, with a particular name: to open/close a file súbor floppy disk [C] a square piece of plastic that can store information from a computer: Back up your files onto a floppy disk. disketová jednotka folder [C] a collection of information or files on one subject that is stored in a computer or on a disk adr esár har d drive [C] a disk that is fixed inside a computer and is used for storing data and programs permanently pevný disk har dware [U] the machinery and electronic parts of a computer system, not the programs written for it (software) har dware (pevné časti počítača) hoax [C] a trick to make people believe sth that is not true, especially sth unpleasant: The bomb scare was a hoax. podvod, tr ik, kanadský žart the human race [sing] all the people in the world, thought of as a group ľudská r asa the Internet [sing] the international system of computers that makes it possible for you to see information from all around the world on your computer and to send information to other computers Internet invention [C] a thing that has been made or designed by sb for the first time verb: invent vynález journal [C] a newspaper or magazine, especially one in which all the articles are about a particular subject or profession: scientific journals časopis keyboard [C] the set of keys on a computer, etc klávesnica laptop [C] a small computer that is easy to carry and that
can use batteries for power prenosný počítač life [U] living things: No life was found on the moon. život link [C] a means of travelling or communicating between two places: Click on the links at the bottom of the Web page. odkaz (spojenie dvoch subjektov) matur ity [U] the state of being fully grown or fully developed dospelosť, zrelosť memory [C, U] the part of a computer where information is stored: This computer has a 640k memory/640k of memory. pamäť (počítačová) micr ochip [C] a very small piece of special material (silicon) that is used inside a computer, etc to make it work mikr očip mission a special journey made by a spacecraft or military aircraft: They’re on a mission to the moon. poslanie, misia modem [C] a piece of equipment that connects two or more computers together by means of a telephone line so that information can go from one to the other modem monitor [C] a screen that shows information from a computer monitor, obr azovka the moon [sing] the object that shines in the sky at night and that moves round the earth once every 28 days mesiac mouse [C] a piece of equipment, connected to a computer, for moving around the screen and entering commands without touching the keys: Use the mouse to drag the icon to the top. myš (počítačová) mouse mat [C] a small square of plastic that is the best kind of surface on which to use a computer mouse podložka pod myš obser vatory [C] (pl observatories) a building from which scientists can watch the stars, the weather, etc hvezdár eň, observatór ium palmtop [C] a very small computer that can be held on the flat inner surface of your hand (palm) palmtop, vreckový počítač PC [C] personal computer; a computer that is designed for one person to use at work or at home osobný počítač planet [C] a very large object in space that moves around the sun or another star planéta printer [C] a machine that prints out information from a computer onto paper tlačiar eň problem [C] a thing that is difficult to deal with or understand: the problem of global warming problém progr am [C] a set of instructions that you give to a computer so that it will do a particular task program (počítačový) response [C] an answer or reaction to sb/sth: The government acted in response to economic pressure. odpoveď, odozva scanner [C] an electronic machine that can look at, record or send images or electronic information: I used the scanner to send the document via email. skener search [C] the act of looking for information in a computer database or network: to do a search on the Internet hľadanie, vyhľadávanie softwar e [U] the programs and other operating information used by a computer: new educational software software (pr ogramové vybavenie počítača) space [U] the area which surrounds the planet Earth and the other planets and stars: space travel kozmický pr iestor speaker [C] the part of a radio or piece of musical or computing equipment that the sound comes out of repr oduktor sur face [C] the outside part of sth: the surface of the moon povrch teenager [C] a person aged between 13 and 19 years old dospievajúci telegr aph [U] a method of sending messages over long distances using wires that carry electrical signals telegr af telescope [C] an instrument in the shape of a tube with special glass inside it. You look through it to make things that are far away appear bigger and nearer teleskop text message [C] a written message that is sent from one mobile phone to another textová správa, SMS
in­flight movies/entertainment počas letu Phr asal verbs check in to go to a desk in an airport and tell an official that you have arrived: We only had a few minutes to check in. odbaviť sa, zar egistrovať sa get in/into sth to climb into a car: We all got in and drove away. nasadnúť do get off (sth) to climb down from a bus, train, bicycle, horse, etc vysadnúť, zosadnúť get on/onto sth to climb onto a bus, train, bicycle, horse, etc: I got on just as the train was about to leave. nastúpiť hit out (at sb/sth) to attack sb/sth zaútočiť na set off to leave on a journey: We set off early in the morning. vydať sa (na cestu) take off (used about a plane) to leave the ground and start flying: The plane took off on time. vzlietnuť Idioms make your way (to/towar ds sth) to move or get somewhere ísť smer om, dostať sa with r eference to sb/sth (formal) about or concerning sb/sth: I am writing with reference to your letter of 10 April…. s odkazom na niekoho/niečo
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Unit 1
Nouns
application domanda di lavoro
bathrobe accappatoio
billfold portafoglio
the chemist’s farmacia
dating agency agenzia matrimoniale
dressing gown accappatoio
drugstore farmacia
earthquake terremoto
email email
emoticon emoticon
faucet rubinetto
flag bandiera
flashlight torcia elettrica form modulo
landing card carta di sbarco lift ascensore
loneliness solitudine
memory memoria
message messaggio
Morse code alfabeto Morse
natural disaster calamità naturale
pantyhose collant
penfriend corrispondente
phone call telefonata
questionnaire questionario
repetition ripetizione
semaphore semaforo
sign language linguaggio dei segni
tap rubinetto
tights collant
torch torcia elettrica
vest canottiera
volcano vulcano
waistcoat gilé
wallet portafoglio
Verbs
care interessarsi
change cambiare
destroy distruggere
dial digitare
disappear sparire
memorise memorizzare
phone telefonare
practise praticare
revise ripassare
ring telefonare
save salvare
say dire
speak parlare
survive sopravvivere
tell dire
train allenare,formare
big-headed pieno di sé clever intelligente,pronto,sveglio
happy felice
kind gentile
lovely carino
scared impaurito
stupid stupido
weary affaticato
Unit 2
Nouns
ballet balletto
the big time l’apice (del successo)
comedian comico
comedy commedia
concert hall sala da concerto
confidence fiducia
discipline disciplina
dream sogno
historical epic film storico, romanzo fiume
failure fallimento
horror film film dell’orrore
musician musicista
noise rumore
record disco
subtitles sottotitoli
thriller thriller
voiceover voce fuori campo
Verbs
apologise scusarsi
arrange organizzare
boo fischiare
clap applaudire
fancy avere voglia di
lose perdere
succeed riuscire
ambitious ambizioso
ashamed vergognato
determined determinato
different diverso
disciplined disciplinato
embarrassing imbarazzante
enormous enorme
exciting eccitante
famous famoso
friendly amichevole
fun divertente
glamorous affascinante
hard-working industrioso
lucky fortunato
noisy rumoroso
polite gentile
poor povero
positive positivo
proud orgoglioso
romantic romantico
short basso
similar simile
skinny magro
strong forte
successful di successo
talented che ha talento
tiny minuscolo
tiring faticoso
weak debole
well built ben piantato
warmly calorosamente
Phrasal verbs
get/go nowhere portarsi a nulla
make it farcela
Unit 3 Nouns
accommodation alloggio
amenity servizi, attrattive
aunt zia
brother fratello
carer assistente domiciliare
cousin cugino
flatmate compagno di appartamento
foster-family famiglia affidataria
grandchild nipote
grandfather nonno
grandmother nonna
husband marito
notice avviso
only child figlio unico
peer coetaneo
pressure pressione
relative parente
rent affitto
sister sorella
uncle zio
wife moglie
Verbs
bully fare le prepotenze a
envy invidiare
foster avere in affidamento
instruct dare istruzioni, dare ordini a qualcuno di
fare qualcosa
miss mancare a, sentire la mancanza di
squawk emettere striduli
swear giurare
available disponibile
caring altruista
cheerful allegro
close vicino, stretto, intimo convenient comodo
difficult difficile
heavy pesante
horrible orribile
independent indipendente
miserable deprimente
mournful triste, malinconico
patient paziente
powerful potente
relaxing rilassante
reliable affidabile
responsible responsabile
selfish egoista
smart elegante
spoilt viziato
strict severo
thoughtful gentile, premuroso
toothless sdentato
understanding comprensivo
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bring sb up allevare
fall out (with sb) litigare
get into sth entrare in, mettersi in
get on/along with sb andare d’accordo con qcn
grow up diventare grande, crescere
look after sb/sth/ yourself badare, occuparsi di,
prendersi cura di
put up with sb/sth sopportare
stay on (at…) rimanere, restare
take after sb assomigliare a tell sb off sgridare, riprendere
Idioms
from this day forward da oggi in poi
get into trouble mettersi nei guai
be/make friends (with sb) farsi degli amici, fare
amicizia
be no joke essere un affar serio
make sure (of sth/that…) assicurarsi che
make up your mind decidersi di fare
Unit 4
Nouns
ankle caviglia
back schiena
chest petto, torace
chin mento
danger pericolo
diet dieta
ear orecchio
effect effetto
elbow gomito
evil male
eye occhio
eyebrow sopracciglio
fear paura
finger dito
foot piede
hand mano
heart cuore
knee ginocchio
lip labbra
mouth bocca
nail unghia
neck collo
nose naso
pain dolore
panic panico
plaster cerotto
pulse rate numero (di pulsazioni)
shoulder spalla
soul anima
stomach stomaco
stomach-ache mal di stomaco
thanks grazie
thigh coscia
thumb pollice
toe dito del piede
toothache mal di denti
waist vita
wrist polso
Verbs
beat battere
break rompere
detest detestare
disappear scomparire
dislike provare antipatia per
fascinate affascinare
heal guarire
hurt fare
love amare
scare spaventare
,far paura
stand sopportare
taste assaggiare
terrify terrorizzare
twist storcere, spezzare storcendo
vanish svanire
wonder chiedersi
astonishing sorprendente
authentic autentico
balanced bilanciato
bored annoiato
boring noioso
cheap economico
dangerous pericoloso
delicious delizioso
emotional emozionante
enjoyable divertente
exhausted esausto
exhausting estenuante
fantastic fantastico
fascinated affascinato
freezing gelido
fresh fresco
frightened impaurito
frightening spaventoso
healthy sano
hot piccante
interesting interessante
low-fat magro, scremato, povero di grassi
maximum massimo
rotten marcio
salty salato
sick malato, nauseato
simple semplice
sore infiammato, irritato, dolorante
sorry essere dispiaciuto
sweet dolce
spicy piccante
tasty saporito, gustoso
terrible terribile
terrified terrorizzato
terrifying terrificante
tough duro
anyway comunque
Phrasal Verbs
get over sth superare
keep on (doing sth) continuare a fare qualcosa,
insistere
Unit 5
Nouns
the atmosphere atmosfera
beach spiaggia
blizzard bufera di neve
breeze brezza
carbon dioxide biossido di carbonio
christening battesimo
climate clima
crop raccolto
desert deserto
disease malattia
drinking water acqua potabile
drought siccità
effect effetto, risultato
entertainment intrattenimento
the environment ambiente
event avvenimento
flood inondazione, alluvione
flooding inondazione, allagamento
fog nebbia
forest foresta
fossil fuel combustibile fossile
gale vento forte
global warming riscaldamento della
temperatura terrestre
the greenhouse effect effetto serra
greenhouse gas gas di serra
the ground terra
guest ospite
heatwave ondata di caldo
hill collina
hurricane uragano
ice cap calotta glaciale
island isola
islander isolano
lake lago
lightning fulmine
mountain montagna
ocean oceano
patch banco (di nebbia)
plain pianura
pollution inquinamento
pressure pressione
river fiume
rumble boato
sea mare
shower rovescio, temporale
spell ondata (di caldo o di freddo), schiarita
storm tempesta
thunder tuono
tin can barattolo
,lattina
valley valle
venue luogo in cui si svolge un evento
weather tempo
weather forecast previsione del tempo
wedding matrimonio
Verbs
affect influenzare
celebrate celebrare
expand espandere
melt fondere
rise salire, aumentare
trap trattenere
warn avvertire
wish desiderare, augurare
aggressive aggressivo
awful terribile
brilliant splendido
chilly freddo
cool fresco
damp umido
dark buio
deep profondo
disgusting disgustoso
dry secco, asciutto
environmental ambientale
extreme estremo
fun divertente
great fantastico
heavy intenso
high forte, alto
humid umido
light leggero
local locale
lovely bello
marvellous meraviglioso
miserable deprimente
peaceful tranquillo
perfect perfetto
reasonable accettabile, passabile
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rich generoso
rocky roccioso, pietroso
rude scortese, sgarbato
smelly puzzolente
steep ripido
stressful stressante
strong forte
sunny assolato, c’è il sole
treeless senza alberi, spoglio
westerly di ponente
wet piovoso
windy ventoso, tira vento
really veramente
Idioms
all the best migliori auguri
the best of luck buona fortuna
(the) same to you altrettanto
Unit 6
Nouns
accommodation alloggio
allowance sussidio, paghetta
babysitter baby-sitter
comfort comodità, conforto
course corso
CV curriculum vitae
degree laurea
desert island isola deserta
diploma diploma
employment impiego, lavoro
enthusiasm entusiasmo
exam esame
experience esperienza
experiment esperimento
further education istruzione post scolastica non
universitaria
gap year anno di attesa prima di entrare
all’università
higher education istruzione superiore
horizons orizzonte
hours orario (lavorativo)
initiative iniziativa
job lavoro
knowledge conoscenza
opportunity opportunità
project progetto
qualification titolo di studio
quality qualità
rate paga (oraria)
reference referenze
salary stipendio
skill abilità
test test
training formazione
volunteer volontario
wage paga
work lavoro
Verbs
apply inoltrare domanda
build costruire
contact contattare
enclose accludere
fail non passare, essere bocciato
provide fornire
revise ripassare
ambitious ambizioso
fit in forma, in buona salute
full-time a tempo pieno, full-time
further ulteriore
outgoing socievole
part-time a tempo parziale, part-time
temporary a termine, temporaneo
unique unico
useful utile
vocational professionale, della formazione
professionale
voluntary volontario
Phrasal Verbs build up aumentare
get on with sb andare d’accordo con qualcuno
look back (on sth) ricordare, ripensare
look for sb/sth cercare
look forward to sth/doing sth aspettare con
impazienza
look through sth scorrere, sfogliare
look sth up cercare
take sth up darsi a, cominciare
Idioms
take part (in sth) partecipare
Unit 7
Nouns
archery tiro con l’arco
athlete atleta
bat mazza
bobsleigh bob
climbing alpinismo
coach allenatore
conclusion conclusione
court campo
cricket cricket
crowd folla
cubicle cabina, scompartimento
equipment attrezzature (sportive)
fan tifoso
giant gigante
goal goal
hockey hockey
ice hockey hockey su ghiaccio
jet-skiing acquascooter
kayak kayak
legend leggenda
lifestyle stile di vita
marathon maratona
medal medaglia
net rete
the Olympic games giochi olimpici pitch campo
player giocatore
racket racchetta
ritual rituale
rollercoaster montagne russe
rugby rugby
scuba diving fare immersioni subacquee
ski-jumping salto dal trampolino
sled slitta
slogan slogan
sneaker scarpa da ginnastica
snowboarding snowboard
spectator spettatore
stride falcata, passo lungo
superstition superstizione
tennis tennis
track pista
trainer scarpa da ginnastica
viewer telespettatore
warm-up riscaldamento
Verbs
beat vincere
cheer acclamare
compete competere
crash avere un incidente hit colpire
kick dare un calcio
lose perdere
practise esercitare, perfezionare
resume riprendere
roar ruggire, strepitare
serve servire
sprint effettuare uno sprint
surf navigare (su Internet)
train allenarsi
relaxing rilassante
superstitious superstizioso
unlucky sfortunato, che porta sfortuna
extremely estremamente
pretty abbastanza
rather piuttosto
slightly leggermente
spectacularly spettacolarmente
Phrasal verbs
put sb off scoraggiare
slip away andarsene di soppiatto
Unit 8
Nouns
beard barba
cave grotta
century secolo
chill brivido, colpo di freddo
chimney sweep spazzacamino
coach pullman
enemy nemico
figure figura
ghost fantasma
hook guancio
horseshoe ferro di cavallo
inn taverna, albergo
junk cianfrusaglie
lottery lotteria
luck fortuna
mist foschia
motorist automobilista
moustache baffi
pedestrian pedone
resident abitante, residente
sailing vela
sighting dichiarazione di aver visto
the supernatural soprannaturale
wreck rottame
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creak cigolare
drown affogare
drum tamburellare
groan gemere
guess indovinare
haunt infestare
hunt ricercare
march marciare
wander girovagare per
alarming allarmante
correct corretto
disturbed turbato
elderly vecchio
elegant elegante
ghostly spettrale
legal legale
lonely solitario
lucky fortunato
middle-aged di mezza età
muscular muscolare
mysterious misterioso
neat ordinato
old-fashioned antiquato
plump grassottello
polite gentile
practical pratico
puzzled sconcertato, sconcertato
quiet tranquillo
regular regolare
responsible responsabile
selfish egoista
shabby trasandato
shocked sconvolto
skinny smilzo slim snello
strange strano
surprised sorpreso
tidy ordinato
trendy trendy
unexpected imprevisto
upset turbato
youthful giovanile
quite completamente
Phrasal verbs
believe in sb/sth credere in
knock sb over buttare a terra
make sth up inventare
run away scappare
run sb/sth over investire
Idioms
on board a bordo
Unit 9
Nouns
alien alieno, extraterrestre
antibiotic antibiotico
arrogance arroganza
astronaut astronauta
astronomer astronomo
attachment allegato
attack attacco
autobiography autobiografia
biography biografia
CD-ROM CD-ROM
communication comunicazione
computer virus virus informatico
damage danno
desktop desktop
difference differenza
discovery scoperta
driving test esame di guida
email email
file file
floppy disk dischetto
folder cartella
hard drive lettore del disco fisso
hardware hardware
hoax beffa, burla
the human race razza umana
the Internet Internet
invention invenzione
journal periodico
keyboard tastiera
laptop laptop
life vita
maturity maturità
memory memoria
microchip microchip
mission missione
modem modem
monitor monitor
the moon luna
mouse mouse
mouse mat tappetino del mouse
observatory osservatorio
palmtop computer palmtop
PC PC
planet pianeta
printer stampante
problem problema
program programma
response risposta
scanner scanner
search ricerca
software software
space spazio
speaker altoparlante
surface superficie
teenager teen-ager
telegraph telegrafo
telescope telescopio
text message SMS
trauma trauma
the universe universo
website sito web
window finestra
Verbs
care interessarsi
click cliccare
copy copiare
crash subire l’incidente d’auto
delete cancellare
explore esplorare
frown accigliarsi
invent inventare
paste incollare
save salvare
shout urlare
angry arrabbiato
global globale
good bravo
interested interessato
proud orgoglioso
worried preoccupato
Phrasal verbs
come out uscire
come up with sth escogitare
depend on sb/sth contare su
find (sth) out scoprire
let sb down deludere
make sth up inventare
set (sth) up mettersi (in affari), avviare
(un’impresa)
shut (sth) down fermarsi, arrestare
Idioms
by the way incidentalmente
wow!wow!
Prepositions
re oggetto
Unit 10
Nouns
airport aeroporto
announcement annuncio
balloon mongolfiera
bed and breakfast bed and breakfast
campfire fuoco da accampamento, fuoco di
bivacco
camping campeggio
carriage carrozza
catalogue catalogo
check-in check-in
coach pullman
delay ritardo
departure partenza
deposit deposito, anticipo, cauzione
destination destinazione, meta
ferry traghetto
flight volo
four-poster bed letto a baldacchino
gate uscita, gate
half-board mezza pensione
journey viaggio
package holiday pacchetto, viaggio tutto
compreso
pipe pipa
platform binario
return biglietto di andata e ritorno
runway pista
sightseeing giro turistico
signal segnale
single biglietto di sola andata
station stazione
tent tenda
tour viaggio, giro
track rotaia
travel viaggiare
trip viaggio, giro
Verbs
argue litigare
board salire a bordo
depart partire
enquire chiedere, domandare
face essere rivolto verso
grin sorridere
land atterrare
manufacture fabbricare
park parcheggiare
ride cavalcare, andare in bicicletta
tie legare
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grateful grato
in-flight offerto durante il volo
Phrasal verbs
check in fare il check-in
get in/into salire su
get off (sth) scendere
get on/onto sth salire su hit out (at sb/sth) attaccare violentemente
set off partire
take off decollare
Idioms
make your way (to/towards sth) dirigersi verso
qcs., qcn.
with reference to sb/sth in riferimento a
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Kathy Gude
with Jayne Wildman
nouns
agency/"eIdZ@nsi/ (pl agencies) a business that
provides a particular service: a modelling
agency agentura
aim/eIm/ something that you intend to do;
a purpose: The aim of this course is to teach
you how to take good photographs. verb: aim
účel, cíl
arch/A:tS/a curved structure with straight
sides, often supporting a bridge or roof of
a large building oblouk, klenba
American animal with a hard outer part (shell)
made of pieces of bone, that eats insects and
rolls into a ball if sth attacks it pásovec
that soldiers wore in past times to protect
themselves brnění
audience/"O:di@ns/(with sing or pl verb) all
the people who are watching or listening to
a play, concert, speech, television, etc
obecenstvo, posluchačstvo
billboard/"bIlbO:d/a large board near a road
or on the outside of a building, used for putting
plakátovací plocha
brand name/"br&nd neIm/the name given to
a product by the company that produces it
značka, značkové jméno
break/breIk/an opportunity to do sth, usually
to get sth that you want or to achieve success:
She got her big break when the company asked
her to appear in their adverts. prosazení se,
dosažení úspěchu
camouflage/”
k&m@flA:Z/the way in which an
animal’s colour or shape matches its
surroundings and makes it difficult to see: The
polar bear’s white fur provides camouflage
cosmetic surgery/kQz%metIk „s3:dZ@ri/
medical treatment that is intended to improve
a person’s appearance kosmetická operace
criticism/"krItIsIz@m/(an expression of) what
kritika, posouzení, posudek
diversity/daI"v3:s@ti/the wide variety of sth:
cultural and ethnic diversity různorodost
emphasis/"emf@sIs/(on sth) (giving) special
importance or attention (to sth): You should put
greater emphasis on quality rather than
quantity when you write. verb: emphasise
důraz
enlargement/In"lA:dZm@nt/the act of making
sth bigger or sth that has been made bigger: an
enlargement of a photo verb: enlarge zvětšení
eyelid/"aIlId/the piece of skin that can move
to cover your eye oční víčko
and is very enthusiastic about a sport, a film
star, a singer, etc fanoušek/fanynka, fanda
figure/"fIg@/the shape of the human body,
especially a woman’s body that is attractive:
She spent a fortune on cosmetic surgery to
postava, figura
hedgehog/"hedZhQg/a small brown European
animal with sharp things like needles (spines)
covering its back ježek
identity/aI"dent@ti/(pl identities) the
characteristics, feelings or beliefs that
distinguish people from others: a sense
national/cultural/ personal identity verb:
identify identita, ztotožnění (se)
impact/"Imp&kt/(on/upon sb/sth) an effect or
impression: I hope this anti-smoking campaign
will have an impact on young people. vliv,
účinek
lens/lenz/a curved piece of glass that makes
things look bigger, clearer, etc when you look
through it: a camera with an adjustable lens
čočka
look/lUk/a fashion or style: The shop has
a new look to appeal to younger customers.
vzezření, vzhled
mammal/"m&ml/an animal of the type that
gives birth to live babies, not eggs, and feeds its
young on milk from its own body savec
mate/meIt/one of a male and female pair of
animals, birds, etc druh/družka (jeden z páru)
negative/"neg@tIv/a piece of film from which
we can make a photograph (The light areas of
a negative are dark on the final photograph
and the dark areas are light) negativ
peacock/"pi:kQk/a large bird with beautiful
long blue and green tail feathers that it can lift
a negative): I ordered an extra set of prints for
my friends. fotka, fotografie, kopie
scar/skA:/a mark on the skin that is caused by
a cut that skin has grown over jizva
security/sI"kjU@r@ti/the state of feeling safe
and being free from worry; protection against
the difficulties of life bezpečnost
shell/Sel/a hard covering that protects eggs,
nuts and some animals: Tortoises have a hard
shell. skořápka, ulita, mušle sitcom/"sItkQm/(also formal situation
comedy) a funny programme on television that
shows the same characters in different amusing
situations each week situační komedie
snapshot/"sn&pSQt/a photograph, especially
one taken quickly snímek, momentka
source/sO:s/a place, person or thing where sth
comes or starts from or where sth is obtained:
Britain’s oil reserves are an important source of
income. zdroj
spine/spaIn/one of the sharp points like
needles found on some plants and animals
bodlina
stick insect/"stIk „Insekt/a large insect with
a long thin body that looks like a stick
pakobylka
stripe/straIp/a long narrow line of colour
proužek, pruh
supervision/%su:p@"vIZn/the state of being
watched to make sure that your work is being
done properly, or that you are behaving
correctly: Children should not play here without
supervision. verb: supervise dohled
talent/"t&l@nt/a natural skill or ability: She
has a talent for painting. talent, nadání
verbs
about sth; to like sb/sth: Her parents
don’t approve of her friends. noun: approval
schvalovat, mít rád (co/koho)
assign/@"saIn/to give sb a particular job to do
consume/k@n"sju:m/1 to use sth such as fuel,
energy or time (s)potřebovat 2 to eat or drink
sth: Wrestlers can consume up to 10,000
calories a day. (z)konzumovat nouns:
consumption; consumer
diet/"daI@t/to try to lose weight by eating less
food or only certain kinds of food noun: diet
držet dietu
exploit/Ik"splOIt/to develop sth or make the
best use of sth: She exploits her image as a TV
cook to advertise a supermarket. noun:
exploitation využívat, uží(va)t
expose/Ik"sp@Uz/sb to sth to give sb the
chance to experience sth: I like jazz because
I was exposed to it as a child. zakusit, být
vystaven působení čeho, vystavit vlivu čeho
illustrate/"Il@streIt/to explain or make sth
clear by using examples: These statistics
illustrate the point I was making very well.
noun: illustration dokreslovat, ilustrovat,
dokládat
launch/lO:ntS/to start an activity, especially an
organised one: to launch an attack on sb/sth
noun: launch spustit, zahájit, uvést v činnost
neglect/nI"glekt/to give too little or no
attention or care to sb/sth: Don’t neglect your
health. ignorovat, nedbat na, nestarat se o
opt/Qpt/for sth to choose or decide to do or
have sth after thinking about it vybrat si,
rozhodnout se
to increase its sales or make it popular: The
new face cream is being promoted as a miracle
cure for (zázračná léčba na/léčba čeho) wrinkles.
noun: promotion propagovat, dělat velkou
reklamu
react/ri"&kt/to do or say sth because of sth
that has happened or been said reagovat
represent/%reprI"zent/to describe sb/sth in
a particular way: The king is represented as
a villain in the play. reprezentovat, představovat
survive/s@"vaIv/to continue to live or exist in
or after a difficult or dangerous situation
nouns: survival; survivor přežít, přežívat
symbolise/"sImb@laIz/to represent sth: The
deepest notes in music are often used to
symbolise danger. symbolizovat, představovat
associated/@"s@USieItId/(with sth) if one thing
is associated with another, the two things are
connected because they happen together or
one thing causes the other: the risks associated
with taking drugs spojený (s čím)
blurred/bl3:d/not clear; without a clear
outline rozmazaný, nejasný
countless/"kaUntl@s/(only before a noun) very
many: I’ve tried to phone him countless times
but he’s not there. nesčetný, mnohý
dated/"deItId/unfashionable: This sort of
jacket looks rather dated now. zastaralý, vyšlý
z módy
depressing/dI"presIN/making you feel
unhappy and without hope or enthusiasm
deprimující
fake/feIk/made to look like sth else: a Jean
Paul Gaultier jacket in fake fur imitující,
falšovaný, nepravý
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© Oxford University Press, 2000.ISBN 0 19 431516 9. glamorous/"gl&m@r@s/seeming more exciting
or attractive than ordinary things or people: the
glamorous world of show business atraktivní,
fascinující, okouzlující
identifiable/aI%dentI"faI@bl/that can be
recognised: The house is easily identifiable by
the large tree outside it. opposite:
unidentifiable rozeznatelný, rozpoznatelný
irresistible/%IrI"zIst@bl/so strong that it
cannot be stopped or prevented: an irresistible
urge to laugh neodolatelný
mature/m@"tSU@/1 fully grown or fully
developed vyspělý, vyzrálý
2 behaving in a sensible adult way opposite:
immature rozumný, dospělý
multi-cultural/%mVlti"kVltS@r@l/for or
including people of many different races,
languages, religions and traditions: We live in
a multi-cultural society. multikulturní
mysterious/mI"stI@ri@s/that you do not
understand or cannot explain; strange: Several
people reported seeing mysterious lights in the
obsessed/@b"sest/(with sth) being unable to
potential/p@"tenSl/(only before a noun) that
may possibly become sth, happen, be used, etc:
Wind power is a potential source of energy.
možný, potenciální
predictable/prI"dIkt@bl/1 that was or could
be expected to happen: The match had
a predictable result. předvídatelný,
předpověditelný
2 (often negative) always behaving in a way that
you would expect and therefore rather boring
opposite: unpredictable očekávaný
rebellious/rI"belj@s/not doing what authority,
society, etc wants you to do: rebellious
teenagers vzpurný, odporující
tanned/t&nd/having a brown skin colour as
a result of being in the sun opálený
a decision, etc) agreed by everyone
jednomyslný
vain/veIn/too proud of your own appearance,
abilities, etc: He’s so vain – he looks in every
mirror he passes. domýšlivý, namyšlený, ješitný
worthless/"w3:Tl@s/having no value or use
bezcenný
definitely/"defIn@tli/certainly; without doubt:
bezpochyby, určitě, dozajista
in conclusion/%In k@n"klu:Zn/finally; lastly
na závěr, závěrem
phrasal verbs
fall over to suddenly stop standing and drop to
fall/get behind (with sth) to fail to pay or do
sth at the right time: He’s fallen behind with his
school work again. zaostat, být pozadu (s čím)
get ahead (of sb) to make progress (further than
others have done): He soon got ahead of the
others in his class. předčit, předběhnout
go for sb/sth to choose sb/sth: I think I’ll go for
the roast chicken. vzít si, vybrat si, rozhodnout
se pro někoho/něco
a long time in a boring or annoying way: She
went on and on (mluvila hodiny) about the
people she works with. velmi dlouho hovořit,
mluvit o; unavovat lidi mluvením o
go out (with sb) to spend time regularly with sb,
having a romantic and/or sexual relationship: Is
Fiona going out with anyone? chodit (s kým)
identify with sb/sth to support or be closely
connected with sb/sth ztotožnit se, ztotožňovat
se s kým/čím
live up to sth to be as good as expected:
Children sometimes find it hard to live up to
their parents’ expectations. žít podle (představ),
splnit očekávání
send sth out to produce sth, such as light,
a signal sound etc vyslat něco
stand for sth to be an abbreviation or symbol
for sth být zkratkou/symbolem čeho
idioms
have/play a part (in sth) to be involved in sth:
She plays an active part in local politics.
mít/hrát roli (v čem)
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nouns
government put the blame on rising prices.
verb: blame vina, obvinění
case study/"keIs stVdi/a detailed study of
a person, group, situation, etc over a period of
celebration/%selI"breISn/the act or occasion of
doing sth enjoyable because it is a special day
verb: celebrate oslava
challenge/"tS&lIndZ/something new and
difficult that forces you to make a lot of effort
verb: challenge náročný úkol, výzva
cheerfulness/"tSI@fln@s/the feeling of being
happy and showing it radost, veselost, veselá
confidence/"kQnfId@ns/(in sb/sth) the feeling
confidence in myself at school. důvěra
(v koho/co)
demonstration/!dem@n"streISn/(against/for
sb/sth) a public protest for or against sb/sth
verb: demonstrate demostrace, protest (proti
komu/čemu)
expectation/%ekspek"teISn/(of sth) (usually pl)
a hope that sth good will happen: The event
did not live up to my expectations. verb: expect
očekávání
nuisance/"nju:sns/a person, thing or situation
that annoys you or causes you trouble:
It’s a nuisance having to queue for everything.
nesmysl, otrava
psychiatrist/saI"kaI@trIst/a doctor who is
trained to treat people with mental illness
psychiatr/psychiatryně
outing/"aUtIN/a short trip for pleasure: to go
on an outing to the zoo výlet
parade/p@"reid/ an occasion when a group of
people stand or walk in a line so that people
can look at them: a military/fashion parade
pochod, přehlídka
pressure/"preS@/(to do sth) worries or
difficulties that you have because you have too
much to deal with; stress: There is great
pressure to sell as many products as possible.
(ná)tlak
relationship/rI"leISnSIp/(with sb) a friendly or
loving connection between people: to have
a relationship with sb vztah (ke komu)
temper/"temp@/if you have a temper you get
angry easily výbušná povaha, zlost, vztek
verbs
adopt/@"dQpt/to take and use sth: What
approach did you adopt when dealing with the
anticipate/&n"tIsIpeIt/to expect sth to
happen and prepare for it noun: anticipation
předvídat, anticipovat
bother/"bQD@/to disturb, annoy or worry sb:
Don’t bother Geeta with that now – she’s busy.
zlobit, otravovat
cope/k@Up/(with sb/sth) to deal successfully
with a difficult matter or situation: She
sometimes finds it difficult to cope with all the
pressure at work. vypořádat se (s kým/čím),
zvládnout (koho/co)
deny/dI"naI/(sth/doing sth) to state that sth is
not true; to refuse to admit or accept sth: She
denied telling lies. noun: denial popřít (co)
drown/draUn/to die in water because it is not
possible to breathe utopit se
fancy/"f&nsi/(sth/doing sth) to like the idea of
having or doing sth; to want sth or want to do
sth: I don’t fancy going out in this rain. mít
rád, mít zalíbení (v čem)
matter/"m&t@/(to sb) to be important: It
doesn’t matter to me (nevadí mi, je mi jedno)
that he forgot my birthday. považovat za
důležité, mít význam/závažnost (pro koho)
mind/maInd/to feel annoyed, upset or
uncomfortable about sth/sb: Do you mind
having to travel so far to work every day?
vadit, mít námitky, dělat si starosti
overwhelm/%@Uv@"welm/(usually passive) to
cause sb to feel such a strong emotion that
he/she does not know how to react: He felt
completely overwhelmed by their kindness.
ohromit, zaplavit, přemoci
persuade/p@"sweId/(sb to do sth) to make sb
do sth by giving him/her good reasons: It was
difficult to persuade Louise to change her mind.
noun: persuasion přesvědčit (někoho, aby něco
udělal)
pretend/prI"tend/to behave in a particular
way in order to make other people believe sth
that is not true: He’s pretending to be hurt
because I forgot our anniversary. noun:
pretence předstírat
resent/rI"zent/to feel angry about sth because
you think it is unfair: I resent the fact that he
has been promoted over me. zazlívat, mít
za zlé, nesnášet
spoil/spOIl/(sb/yourself) to do sth special or
nice to make sb/yourself happy hýčkat,
rozmazlovat, kazit (koho/se)
stand/st&nd/(pt, pp stood) (in negative
sentences) to not like sb/sth at all; to hate
sb/sth: I can’t stand being kept waiting.
(nemoci) vystát
yell/jel/to shout very loudly, often because you
are excited, angry or in pain noun: yell ječet
feelings, etc) deliberate and controlled: to make
a conscious decision vědomý
defensive/dI"fensIv/showing that you feel sb
promotion, he became very defensive and tried
to change the subject. defenzívní
fed up /%fed „Vp/(with sb/sth/doing sth) bored
or unhappy; tired of sth: I’mfed up with
waiting for the phone to ring.
otrávený/naštvaný (na koho/co/děláním čeho)
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horrified/"hQrIfaId/extremely shocked,
disgusted or frightened: I was horrified by the
conditions in which they lived. zděšený
keen/ki:n/(on sb/sth) liking sb/sth very much;
very interested in sb/sth: They are both keen on
sport. (mít) velmi rád (koho/co)
meaningful/"mi:nINfl/useful, important or
interesting: Most people need a meaningful
relationship with another person. smysluplný
multi-racial/%mVlti „
reISl/including or
involving several different races of people
mnohorasový, vícerasový, mnohonárodnostní
used/ju:st/(to sth/to doing sth) familiar with
sth; accustomed to sth: I’ll never get used to
getting up so early. zvyklý, navyklý (na
co/dělání čeho)
worth/w3:T/(doing sth) used as a way of
worth visiting if you have time. mající
cenu/smysl/hodnotu, stojící za (X má smysl
dělat/stojí za to udělat)
enthusiastically/In%Tju:zi"&stIkli/in a way
that shows you are excited and interested in sth
eventually/I"ventSu@li/in the end; finally: He
eventually managed to persuade his parents to
let him buy a motorbike. nakonec
feebly/"fi:bli/with no energy or power; weakly
adjective: feeble sotva znatelně, chabě, slabě
hurriedly/"hVrIdli/quickly: I hurriedly got up
and dressed. rychle, ve spěchu
place of sb/sth: You should play football instead
of just watching it on TV. místo (koho/čeho/
dělání čeho)
ironically/aI"rQnIkli/in a way that shows you
mean the opposite of what you say adjective:
ironic ironicky
miserably/"mIzr@bli/in an unhappy way:
I stared miserably out of the window. adjective:
miserable bídně, mizerně
smoothly/"smu:Dli/without any difficulty:
Everything ran smoothly while the boss was
away. adjective: smooth plynule, bez problému,
bezproblémově, pravidelně
rate: Unemployment has risen steadily since
postupně
phrasal verbs
end up to find yourself in a place/situation that
you did not plan or expect skončit, nalézt se
v (situaci)
get away with sth/doing sth to do sth bad and
not be punished for it: Don’t think you’re going
to get away with (že ti projde) doing what you
did! projít
get on with sb to have a friendly relationship
with sb: Do you get on well with your
colleagues? vycházet s kým
get round sb to persuade sb to do sth or agree
with sth: My father says he won’t lend me the
money but I think I can get round him.
přesvědčit koho
join in (sth/doing sth) to take part in an activity
zúčastnit se (čeho/dělání čeho), přidat se (k čemu)
put off doing sth to move sth to a later time; to
delay doing sth: She put off writing her essay
until the last minute. odložit dělání něčeho
turn (sb/sth) into sth to (cause to) become: The
magic spell turned frogs into men. (pro)měnit,
změnit (koho/co v co)
idioms
clear the air to improve a difficult or tense
situation by talking honestly about worries,
doubts, etc: I’msure if you discuss your feelings
with her it will help to clear the air between
you. zlepšit ovzduší/atmosféru/vztah
get into trouble to get into a situation which is
dangerous or in which you may be punished:
You’ll get into trouble for cheating in the exam.
dostat se do problémů
get rid of sb/sth to make yourself free of sb/sth
that is annoying you or that you do not want; to
throw sth away: Let’s get rid of that old chair.
zbavit se koho/čeho
go wrong 1 to make a mistake (u)dělat chybu/y
2 to experience difficulties: Their relationship
started to go wrong when they moved abroad.
zhoršovat se, zhoršit se
in spite of (sth/doing sth) used to show that sth
happened although you did not expect it: In
spite of revising for weeks, she failed her exam.
navzdory, přesto
be no good (doing sth) to be of no use or
value: It’s no good standing here in the cold.
Let’s go home. nemít cenu/smysl
it’s no use (doing sth) used to say that there is
no point in doing sth because it will not be
successful or have a good result: It’s no use
worrying about it. nemá to cenu, je to zbytečné
lose your temper to become very angry ztratit
trpělivost, přestat se ovládat, rozčilit se
take sth too far to continue doing sth beyond
reasonable limits přehnat něco
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access/"&kses/a way of entering or reaching
personal files. přístup
archive/"A:kaIv/a collection of historical
documents, etc, which show the history of
a place or an organisation; the place where
they are kept archív
the bottom line/%bQt@m „
laIn/the most
important thing to consider or accept when you
are discussing or deciding sth, etc: A musical
instrument should look good but the bottom
line is how it sounds. nejdůležitější věc
programme: The next news broadcast is at 10
o’clock. rozhlasové/televizní vysílání
on a large size of paper, generally considered
more serious than smaller newspapers noviny
velkého formátu
channel/"tS&nl/ 1 a television station:
What’s on Channel 4 tonight? kanál
2 a band of radio waves used for sending out
satellite/terrestrial channels pásmo
chat show/"tS&t S@U/a television or radio
programme on which well-known people are
invited to talk about themselves druh
beseda
circulation/%s3:kj@"leISn/the number of
copies of a newspaper, magazine, etc that are
sold each time it is produced: This newspaper
has a circulation of over a million. náklad
columnist/"kQl@mnIst/a journalist who writes
regular articles in a newspaper or magazine
sloupkař/ka
coverage/"kVv@rIdZ/the act or amount of
reporting on an event in newspapers, on
television, etc: This channel offers in-depth
coverage of world news. verb: cover referování,
zpravodajství, reportáž, množství/obsáhlost
zpravodajství
current affairs/%kVr@nt @"fe@z/important
political or social events that are happening at
the present time aktuální události, aktuality
documentary/%dQkju"mentri/a film or
television or radio programme that gives facts
or information about a particular subject: Did
you see that documentary on genetic
editorial/%edI"tO:ri@l/an article in
a newspaper, usually written by the head of the
newspaper (editor), giving an opinion on an
important subject úvodník
factor/"f&kt@/one of the things that influences
a decision, situation, etc: Depression was
a common factor in these case studies. faktor
feature/"fi:tS@/(on sth) a newspaper or
magazine article or television programme
about sth verb: feature nejzajímavější článek
v časopise, hlavní program v televizi nebo
rozhlase
foreign correspondent/%fQr@nkQr@"spQnd@nt/
a person who reports on news from a particular
country for a newspaper, radio or television
station zahraniční komentátor/ka,
zpravodaj/ka
gossip column/"gQsIp kQl@m/a part of
a newspaper or magazine where you can read
about the private lives of famous people
společenská rubrika
halt/hO:lt/a stop (that does not last very long):
Work came to a halt when the machine broke
down. přerušení
headline /"hedlaIn/ 1 the title of a newspaper
article, printed in large letters above the story
titulek
television or radio (stručný) přehled zpráv
host/h@Ust/a person who introduces
a television or radio show and talks to the
guests: a chat show host moderátor/ka,
konferenciér/ka
insight/"InsaIt/(into sth) an understanding of
what sb/sth is like: The book gives us an insight
into how these people live. pochopení (čeho),
vhled (do čeho)
item/"aIt@m/a single piece of news: There was
an interesting item about Spain in yesterday’s
news. zpráva
newspapers used as a means of communication:
Reports in the media have been greatly
exaggerated. média
point/pOInt/(of/in sth/doing sth) the meaning,
reason or purpose of sth: There’s no point in
talking to my parents – they never listen.
smysl, význam, příčina
press/pres/(usually the press) newspapers and
the journalists who work for them: The story
has been reported on TV and in the press. tisk
quiz show/"kwIz S@U/a competition or game
on television in which people try to answer
questions to test their knowledge televizní
search engine/"s3:tS endZIn/a program on
a computer that looks for information on the
Internet vyhledávač
set/set/a piece of equipment for receiving
television or radio signals: We are experiencing
rozhlasový/televizní přijímač
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slogan/"sl@Ug@n/a short phrase that is easy to
remember and that is used in politics or
soap opera/"s@Up Qpr@/(also informal soap)
a story about the lives and problems of a group
of people which continues several times a week
on television or radio televizní seriál
spirits/"spIrIts/the state of mind of sb/sth: to
be in high/low spirits (= in a happy/sad mood)
tabloid/"t&blOId/a newspaper with small
pages, a lot of pictures and short articles,
noviny, plátek
trivia/"trIvi@/unimportant matters, details or
information triviálnosti, (nepodstatné) maličkosti
verbs
allocate/"&l@keIt/(sth to/for sb/sth) to give sth
to sb as his/her share or to decide to use sth for
a particular purpose: The government has
allocated half the budget to education. noun:
allocation přidělit, věnovat
ban/b&n/(sb from doing sth) to officially say
that sth is not allowed, often by law noun: ban
zakázat (komu dělat co)
break/breIk/(used in journalism) if a story
breaks or a newspaper breaks a story, then it
becomes or is made known: The tabloids were
the first to break the story. uvést/sdělit zprávu
(jako první)
devote/dI"v@Ut/(yourself/sth to sb/sth) to give
a lot of time, energy, etc to sb/sth: Several
pages of the newspaper were devoted to reports
of the royal wedding. noun: devotion věnovat
(se/co komu/čemu)
establish/I"st&blIS/to start or create an
organisation, a system, etc: The school was
established in 1875. založit, ustanovit
or be brought together in a group: The
protesters gathered in the town square.
shromáždit (se)
maintain/meIn"teIn/to keep sth in good
condition by checking and repairing it regularly:
The house is large and expensive to maintain.
noun: maintenance udržovat, starat se o
regard/rI"gA:d/(sb/sth/yourself as sth) to think
of sb/sth/yourself in the way mentioned: Do
you regard yourself as a thorough worker?
považovat (koho/co/se za co)
represent/%reprI"zent/to act or speak in the
place of sb else; to be the representative of
a group or country: It’s an honour for an
athlete to represent his or her country.
reprezentovat, představovat, zastupovat
current/"kVr@nt/of the present time;
happening now: current events/fashions
běžný, současný, aktuální
edgy/"edZi/nervous, worried or quick to
become upset or angry podrážděný, neklidný,
nabroušený
interactive/%Int@r"&ktIv/(used in computing)
involving direct communication both ways,
between the computer and the person using it:
interactive computer games interaktivní
numb/nVm/not able to feel anything: My
fingers were numb with cold. necitlivý, ztuhlý,
zmrtvělý
restless/"restl@s/unable to relax or be still
because you are bored, nervous or impatient
nepokojný
a newspaper, etc) getting your interest by
presenting facts or events as worse or more
shocking than they really are: sensationalist
news stories senzacechtivý
prepositions
according to/@"kO:dIN t@; (before vowels tu:;
tu/) as stated by sb; as shown by sth: According
to Mick, it’s a brilliant film. (po)dle
phrasal verbs
key sth in to put information into a computer
or give it an instruction by typing: First, key in
informaci
look sth up to search for information in a book
or on the Internet vyhledat něco
track sb/sth down to find sb/sth after searching
for him/her/it nalézt, vystopovat někoho/něco
idioms
all in all when everything is considered: All in
all it had been a great success. celkem vzato
in print published in a book, newspaper, etc.
v tisku, černé na bílém
without (a) doubt definitely; certainly: It was,
without doubt, the coldest winter for many
years. bezpochyby
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acid rain/%&sId „reIn/rain that has chemicals
in it from factories, etc and that causes damage
to trees, buildings and rivers kyselý déšť
anorak/"&n@r&k/a short coat with a covering
and cold větrovka, bunda s kapucí
ash/&S/the grey or black powder which is left
after sth has burned: volcanic ash popel
the atmosphere/"&tm@sfI@/the mixture of
gases that surrounds the earth or any other star,
planet, etc: the earth’s atmosphere atmosféra,
ovzduší
avalanche/"&v@lA:nS/a very large amount
of snow that slides quickly down the side of
a mountain lavina
axe/&ks/a tool with a wooden handle and
a heavy metal head with a sharp edge, used for
cutting wood, etc: an ice axe sekera
binoculars/bI"nQkj@l@z/an instrument with
two glass parts (lenses) which you look through
in order to make objects in the distance seem
nearer dalekohled
campaign/k&m"peIn/a plan to do a number
of things in order to achieve a special aim: an
kampaň
captivity/k&p"tIv@ti/the state of being kept
in a place that you cannot escape from: Wild
animals are often unhappy in captivity. verb:
capture zajetí
cheetah/"tSi:t@/a large wild cat with black
spots that can run very fast gepard
compass/"kVmp@s/an instrument for finding
direction, with a needle that always points
north: They had to find their way back to the
camp using a map and a compass. kompas
conservation/%kQns@"veISn/the protection of
the natural world: Conservation groups are
protesting against the plan to build a road
through the forest. verb: conserve péče
o ochranu přírody
contribution/%kQntrI"bju:Sn/(to/toward sth)
something that you give, especially money or
help, or do together with other people verb:
contribute příspěvek
coral reef/"kQr@l ri:f/a line of rock in the sea
formed by a hard red, pink or white substance
from the bones of very small sea animals
korálový útes
crater/"kreIt@/the hole in the top of a volcano
kráter
ecosystem/"i:k@UsIst@m/all the plants and
animals in a particular area considered together
with their surroundings ekosystém
famine/"f&mIn/a lack of food over a long
period of time in a large area that can cause
the death of many people hladomor
first aid/%f3:st "eId/medical help that you give
to sb who is hurt or ill before the doctor arrives:
a first aid kit/course první pomoc
flare/fle@/a thing that produces a bright light
or flame, used especially as a signal: a rescue
flare záře, světlice, světelná raketa, signální
pochodeň
food chain/"fu:d tSeIn/a series of living
creatures in which each creature eats the one
below it in the series potravinový řetězec
habitat/"h&bIt&t/the natural home of a plant
or an animal: I’ve seen wolves in the zoo, but
not in their natural habitat. přirozené
prostředí, místo výskytu, habitat, domov
handler/"h&ndl@/a person who trains and
controls animals, especially dogs cvičitel/ka
psů
the homeless/"h@Uml@s/people who have no
home bezdomovci
jungle/"dZVNgl/a thick forest in a hot tropical
country: the jungles of Africa and South
America džungle
lava/"lA:v@/hot liquid rock that comes out of
a volcano láva
oil slick/"OIl slIk/an area of oil that floats on
the sea, usually after a ship carrying oil has
crashed ropná skvrna
operation/%Qp@"reISn/an organised activity
that involves many people doing different
things: A rescue operation (záchranná operace)
was mounted to find the missing children.
operace, akce
orangutan/O:%r&Nu:"t&n/an animal like
a large monkey with no tail (ape), with long
arms and reddish hair, that lives in Borneo and
Sumatra orangutan
outskirts/"aUtsk3:ts/the parts of a town or
city that are furthest from the centre: They live
on the outskirts of Athens. předměstí
is doing further studies at a university after
student/ka
release/rI"li:s/the freeing of sb/sth or the
state of being freed: The release of the hostages
(rukojmích) took place this morning. verb:
release propuštění, puštění na svobodu
weather: to give somebody food and shelter
úkryt, přístřeší
snowboarding/"sn@UbO:dIN/the sport of
moving over snow on a long wide board
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starvation/stA:"veISn/suffering or death
because there is not enough food: to die of
position in regard to other people: The new job
gave him much more status. společenské
postavení, společenská vážnost/prestiž
superstar/"su:p@stA:/a singer, film star, etc
who is very famous and popular super hvězda,
superstar
survival/s@"vaIvl/the state of continuing to
live or exist, often in spite of difficulty or
danger: the fight for survival verb: survive
přežití
storm with a very strong wind that blows in
a circle tornádo
verbs
assure/@"SU@/to promise sb that sth will
certainly happen or be true, especially if he/she
is worried: I assure you that it will be safe.
noun: assurance ujistit, ubezpečit
explode and throw out fire, rock that has
melted (lava), etc vyb(o)uchnout
misunderstand/%mIsVnd@"st&nd/(pt; pp
misunderstood) to understand sth wrongly:
I misunderstood the instructions and answered
too many questions. špatně porozumět,
neporozumět
owe/@U/(sth to sb/sth) to feel that you should
do sth for sb or give sth to sb, especially
because he/she has done sth for you: I owe a lot
of money to Katrina. dlužit (něco komu/čemu)
preserve/prI"z3:v/to keep sth safe or in good
condition: They’ve managed to preserve most
of the wall paintings in the caves. noun:
preservation uchovat, konzervovat
rehabilitate /%ri:@"bIlIteIt/to help sb to live
a normal life again after an illness, being in
prison, etc noun: rehabilitation rehabilitovat,
vyléčit rehabilitací
suffer/"sVf@/(from sth) to experience sth
difficulty, etc: Mary often suffers from extreme
charming/"tSA:mIN/very pleasing or attractive:
a charming old church kouzelný, rozkošný
convinced/k@n"vInst/(not before a noun)
completely sure about sth: He’s convinced of
his ability to win. přesvědčený
a person’s behaviour, etc) showing feelings, etc
in a very obvious way because you want other
people to notice you: Calm down. There’s no
need to be so dramatic. dramatický, teatrální,
budící dojem
animal, plant, etc) no longer existing: Tigers are
nearly extinct in the wild. vyhynulý
faint-hearted/%feInt „hA:tId/lacking
confidence and not brave; afraid of failing: He
tried not to appear faint-hearted. bázlivý,
zbabělý
marine/m@"ri:n/(only before a noun)
connected with the sea and the creatures and
plants that live there: marine life mořský,
námořní
materialistic/m@%tI@ri@"lIstIk/believing that
money and possessions are the most important
things in life noun: materialism
materialistický, materialisticky založený
over-priced/%@Uv@"praIst/too expensive;
costing more than it is worth předražený
priceless/"praIsl@s/of very great value:
priceless jewels and antiques nesmírně cenný
solitary/"sQl@tri/(used about a person or an
animal) enjoying being alone; frequently
spending time alone samotářský
subconscious/%sVb"kQnS@s/connected with
feelings that influence your behaviour even
though you are not aware of them: the
subconscious mind podvědomý
tight-fisted/%taIt „fIstId/not wanting to spend
or give much money lakotný
welcome/"welk@m/(to sth/do sth) allowed to
do sth: You’re welcome to use my bicycle.
(Klidně si můžete půjčit mé kolo.) vítaný,
povzbuzovaný (k čemu/udělat co)
well-off/%wel „
Qf/rich; having a lot of money
majetný, bohatý, zámožný, prosperující
support or attention: a worthy cause
zasluhující si úctu, podporu, obdiv
phrasal verbs
book sb in/into sth to arrange a room for sb at
a hotel, etc in advance: I’ve booked you into
the George Hotel. zamluvit, objednat
někomu/někde ubytování
butt in (on sb/sth) to interrupt sb/sth or to join
in sth without being asked: I’msorry to butt in
but could I speak to you urgently for a minute?
(koho/co)
come up with sth to find an answer or solution
to sth: Engineers have come up with new ways
of saving energy. přijít na co, vynalézt, nalézt
řešení
finish sb/sth off to kill sb/sth; to be the thing
that makes sb unable to continue: The cat
played with the mouse before finishing it off.
zabít, dorazit koho/co
give sth away to give sth to sb without wanting
any money in return: We are giving away a free
CD with this month’s issue. rozdat, darovat,
help (sb) out to help sb in a difficult situation;
to give money to help sb vypomoci, podat
(někomu) pomocnou ruku
pick sth up 1 to go and get sb/sth; to collect
sb/sth: I have to pick up my jacket from the
cleaner’s. vyzvednout, zvednout
2 to receive an electronic signal, sound or
picture chytit, najít
start off to begin to move or to begin
hapenning: I’d like to start off by welcoming
you all to Leeds. začít, odstartovat, rozjet
idioms
as far as sth goes… to a limited degree, usually
less than is satisfactory: It’s a good plan as far
as it goes, but there are a lot of things they
haven’t thought of. do určité míry
come a long way to have made a lot of
progress: We’ve come a long way since the early
days of the project. učinit značný pokrok
lose your touch to lose a special skill or ability
ztratit schopnost, dovednost
Never mind!Don’t worry. It doesn’t matter
Not on your life!used to refuse very firmly to
do sth Ne. Za nic na světě. Určitě ne. V žádném
Not to worry!it is not important; it does not
matter Nedělej si starosti. Netrap se.
Too bad!used to show that nothing can be
done to change a situation To je hloupé/
mrzuté/nepříjemné.
Well done!used to show admiration for sth sb
has done Výborně!
What a pity/shame!used to say that sth is
a cause for feeling sad or disappointed To je
škoda/ostuda!
with regard (to sb/sth) concerning sb/sth: The
company’s position with regard to overtime is
made clear in their contracts. vzhledem
ke komu/čemu), týkající se (koho/čeho)
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who lived a long time before you předek,
praotec/pramáti
athlete/"&Tli:t/a person who can run, jump,
etc very well, especially one who takes part in
sports competitions, etc atlet/ka
belief/bI"li:f/a feeling that sb/sth is true,
morally good or right, or that sb/sth exists verb:
believe víra
breakdown/"breIkdaUn/a time when
a vehicle, machine, etc stops working havárie,
porucha, defekt
breakthrough/"breIkTru:/an important
discovery or development: Scientists are hoping
to make a breakthrough in cancer research.
průlom, vědecký objev
bug/bVg/(the … bug) a sudden interest in sth
such as a sport or hobby: They’ve been bitten
by the golf bug. nadšení, podlehnutí vášni,
virus, nákaza
cash till/"k&S tIl/the machine or drawer
where money is kept in a shop etc pokladna
courtyard/"kO:tjA:d/an area of ground,
without a roof, that has walls or buildings
around it, for example in a castle or between
houses and flats dvůr, dvorek, nádvoří
criticism/"krItIsIz@m/(an expression of) what
kritika
dedication/%dedI"keISn/wanting to give your
time and energy to sth because you feel it is
important: I admire her dedication to her
career. oddanost
destination/%destI"neISn/the place where
sb/sth is going cíl cesty
distribution/%dIstrI"bju:Sn/the way sth is
shared out; the pattern in which sth is found:
the distribution of wealth in a society sdílení,
rozdělení, distribuce, roznáška
a problem nedostatek
expedition/%eksp@"dISn/a long journey for
a special purpose: a scientific expedition to
Antarctica. expedice, výprava
flavour/"fleIv@/the taste (of food): ten
different flavours of ice cream příchuť
jigsaw /"dZIgsO:/a picture on cardboard or
wood that is cut into small pieces and has to be
fitted together again obrázková skládačka,
puzzle
loan/l@Un/money, etc that sb/sth lends you:
to take out a bank loan půjčka
monolith/"mQn@lIT/ a large single standing
block of stone, especially one that was put
there by people living in ancient times monolit (stavební prvek/stavba z jediného kusu
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motive/"m@UtIv/a reason for doing sth, often
sth bad: The police discovered a motive for the
murder. motiv, příčina
myth/mIT/an idea or story which many
people believe but that does not exist or is false
mýtus, pověra
paperwork/"peIp@w3:k/the documents that
need to be prepared, collected, etc in order for
a piece of business to be completed: Have you
completed all the necessary paperwork?
peak/pi:k/the pointed top of a mountain
vrchol(ek)
performance/p@"fO:m@ns/the act of taking
part in a play, singing, dancing, etc in front of
an audience; something that you perform
účinkování, představení
a sharp point, especially in a bicycle or car tyre
defekt, píchnutí, proražení
record/"rekO:d/the best performance or the
highest or lowest level, etc ever reached in sth,
especially in sport rekord
rejection/rI"dZekSn/a refusal to accept sb/sth:
There has been a total rejection of the new
policy. verb: reject odmítnutí
resolve/rI"zQlv/strong determination to
achieve sth: The difficulties in her way merely
hardened her resolve. pevné předsevzetí,
rozhodnutí, odhodlání
role/r@Ul/the position or function of sb/sth in
a particular situation: Parents often play a vital
role (důležitou roli) in their children’s education.
role, funkce, postavení
role model /"r@Ul mQdl/a person that you
následování), idol
a particular type of person or thing, which is
often not true in reality stereotyp, stereotypní
představa
summit/"sVmIt/the highest point of sth,
especially a mountain vrchol, jednání/setkání
na nejvyšší úrovni
terrain/t@"reIn/land of the type mentioned:
mountainous/steep/rocky terrain terén
sth practical: She gave me some fashion tips.
tip, návrh
triplet/"trIpl@t/one of three children or
animals that are born to one mother at the
same time trojče, trojčata
verbs
approach/@"pr@UtS/to speak to sb, usually in
order to ask for sth: I’mgoing to approach my
bank manager about a loan. jednat s kým
audition/O:"dISn/(sb) (for sth) to give or watch
sb give a short performance to find out if
he/she is good enough to be in a play, show, etc
vyzkoušet umělce při konkurzu, účastnit se
konkurzu jako porotce
capture/"k&ptS@/to take control of sth: The
town was captured by rebels. zmocnit se silou,
uchvátit, držet
deserve/dI"z3:v/to earn sth, either good or
bad, because of sth that you have done: We’ve
done a lot of work and we deserve a break.
zasloužit si
encompass/In"kVmp@s/to surround or cover
sth completely: The fog soon encompassed the
whole valley. zachvátit, zahrnout, obsahovat
go backpacking/%g@U"b&kp&kIN/to go
walking or travelling with your clothes, etc in
a large bag, often on a metal frame, that you
carry on your back cestovat (pěšky nebo
různými dopravními prostředky) s batohem
na zádech, vandrovat, čundrovat
from a university, etc: She graduated in History
ukončit/absolvovat univerzitní studium (obvykle
ukončené bakalářskou nebo magisterskou státní
závěrečnou zkouškou)
hallucinate/h@"lu:sIneIt/to see or hear sth
that is not really there (because you are ill or
have taken a drug) mít halucinace, blouznit
handle/"h&ndl/(~ sb/sth) to deal with or to
control sb/sth: I have a problem with an
employee. I don’t really know how to handle
her. zacházet, jednat (s kým/čím), zvládnout
(koho/co)
hesitate/"hezIteIt/to pause before you do sth
or before you take a decision, usually because
you are uncertain or worried: He hesitated
before going into the room. (za)váhat
paraphrase/"p&r@freIz/to express sth again
using different words so that it is easier to
understand parafrázovat, vyjádřit opisem
pop/pQp/to suddenly appear, especially when
not expected: An idea suddenly popped into my
head. zjevit se, objevit se náhle
raise/reIz/1 to get money from people for
a particular purpose: We are doing a sponsored
walk to raise money for charity. získat
2 to look after a child or an animal until
he/she/it is an adult: You can’t raise a family
(založit si rodinu) on what I earn. vychovávat,
držet si
resume/rI"zu:m/to begin again or continue
after a pause or interruption znovu začít,
nastartovat
awful/"O:fl/(informal) very great: We’ve got an
awful lot (velmi mnoho/hrozně moc) of work to
do. hrozný, strašný, nesmírný
covered se zavázanýma očima
broke/br@Uk/having no money švorc,
na mizině, bez peněz
dedicated/"dedIkeItId/giving a lot of your
time and energy to sth because you feel that it
is important: She’s dedicated to her children.
oddaný
task, etc) needing a lot of effort, care, skill, etc:
It will be a demanding schedule – I have to go
to six cities in six days. náročný
determined/dI"t3:mInd/(to do sth) having
firmly decided to do sth or to succeed, even
if it is difficult: He is determined to leave
school, even though his parents are against
it. noun: determination odhodlaný,
rozhodnutý
disturbing/dI"st3:bIN/making you worried or
upset: I found the film about Aids very
disturbing. zneklidňující, varovný, rušivý
dual/"dju:@l/having two parts; double: to
have dual nationality dvojí, dvojitý,
dualistický
fluent/"flu:@nt/(in sth) able to speak or write
a foreign language easily and accurately: After
a year in France she was fluent in French.
plynulý (v čem), plynule ovládající (co)
formidable/"fO:mId@bl/1 causing you to be
quite frightened hrozivý
2 difficult to deal with; needing a lot of effort:
Reforming the education system will be
frustrating/frV"streItIN/making you feel
annoyed or impatient because you cannot do or
achieve what you want frustrující, znechucující
jubilant/"dZu:bIl@nt/extremely happy,
especially because of a success nesmírně
šťastný, vítězoslavný, triumfující
knackered/"n&k@d/(informal) extremely tired:
I was knackered after the game. úplně/zcela
vyčerpaný
leisurely/"leZ@li/without hurry: a leisurely
Sunday breakfast poklidný, neuspěchaný
marathon/"m&r@T@n/lasting a long time and
needing a lot of effort: Climbing the mountain
was a marathon task. maratónský, nekonečný,
nesmírně dlouhý
she was asked to leave she got nasty. hrozný,
příšerný, nepříjemný
novelty/"nQvlti/different and unusual;
intended to be amusing and to catch
people’s attention neotřelý, nezvyklý, jiný
outstanding/aUt"st&ndIN/extremely good;
excellent: The results in the exams were
outstanding. vynikající
sociable/"s@US@bl/enjoying being with other
people; friendly opposite: unsociable
společenský
towering/"taU@rIN/extremely tall or high and
therefore impressive: towering cliffs/mountains
tyčící se, vypínající se do výšky
work-shy/"w3:k SaI/not wanting to work; lazy
štítící se práce, líný
leisurely/"leZ@li/without hurry: Do it leisurely!
poklidně, beze spěchu
logistically/l@"dZIstIkli/connected with the
practical organisation that is needed to make
a complicated plan successful when a lot of
people and equipment are involved logisticky,
obratně organizovat něco složitého
phrasal verbs
add (sth) up to find the total of several
correctly. sečíst, spočítat (něco)
back sb/sth up to support sb; to say or show
that sth is true: I’mgoing to say exactly what
I think at the meeting. Will you back me up?
podporovat (někoho/něco)
blow up to explode or be destroyed in an
explosion: The car blew up when the door was
opened. explodovat, vybouchnout
break up (used about events that involve a group
of people) to end or finish: The meeting broke
up just before lunch. skončit, ukončit
deal with sb to treat sb in a particular way; to
handle sb: He’s a difficult man. Nobody quite
knows how to deal with him. jednat s kým
dress up to put on formal clothes, usually for
a special occasion: You don’t need to dress up
for the party. obléci se formálně/slavnostně,
vyšňořit se
fall back on sb/sth to go to sb for support; to
have sth to use when you are in difficulty:
I have a little money in the bank to fall back
on. spolehnout, spoléhat se na koho/co
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fit sb/sth in/into to find time to see sb or to do
sth: You’re tired because you’re trying to fit too
much into one day. vtěsnat, nacpat, zvládnout,
lay sth down to give sth as a rule: It’s all laid
down in the rules of the club. stanovit,
formulovat, určit co
pick sb/sth up to go and get sb/sth; to collect
sb/sth in a car, etc: What time are you picking
the children up from school? vyzvednout
(koho/co)
in quantity: Work usually piles up at this time
set out to leave on a journey vydat se/vyrazit
na cestu
set (sth) up to start a business, an organisation,
system, etc: She set up a language school in
Spain. založit, začít, ustanovit něco
settle down to sth to start doing sth which
involves all your attention: Before you settle
down to work, could I ask you something?
pustit se do něčeho
take off (used about an idea, a product, etc) to
become successful or popular very quickly or
suddenly ujmout se, uchytit se, začít mít úspěch
idioms
be dying to do sth to want sth/to do sth very
much: I’mdying to go for a swim in the sea.
chtít něco mermomocí udělat
get cracking to start doing sth immediately:
I have to finish this job today, so I’d better get
cracking. hodit sebou, koukat dělat
give sb a hard time to make a situation
unpleasant, embarrassing or difficult for sb:
They really gave me a hard time at the
interview. podat si někoho, potrápit někoho
things to do in London in the evenings.
spousta (čeho)
make sense (to do sth) (used about an action)
to be sensible and logical (to do sth): I think it
would make sense to wait for a while before
making a decision. dávat/mít smysl (něco
udělat)
as a matter of fact… to tell the truth; in reality:
I like him very much, as a matter of fact.
ve skutečnosti, abych se přiznal
nowhere near (as many/much as) far from
(as many/much as): We’ve sold nowhere near as
much (zdaleka jsme neprodali tolik …) stock as
last year. daleko od, zdaleka ne
sort of (informal) rather; in a way: I’d sort of like
to go, but I’mnot sure. docela, svým způsobem
street cred (= street credibility) a way of
behaving and dressing that is acceptable to
young people, especially those who live in cities
and have experienced the problems of real life:
Those clothes do nothing for your street cred.
pouliční důvěryhodnost, přijatelnost určitého
způsobu chování a oblékání pro mladou
generaci
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nouns alien/"eIli@n/a creature that comes from
another planet mimozemšťan/ka
archaeologist/%A:ki"Ql@dZIst/a person whose
job is to study the past, based on objects or
parts of buildings that are found in the ground
archeolog/archeoložka
barrel/"b&r@l/a large, round, wooden, plastic
or metal container for liquids, that has a flat
top and bottom and is wider in the middle:
a beer/wine barrel sud, soudek
basement/"beIsm@nt/a room or rooms in
a building, partly or completely below ground
level suterén
cabin/"k&bIn/a small room in a ship or boat,
where a passenger sleeps kajuta
cargo/"kA:g@U/(pl cargoes) the goods that are
carried in a ship or aircraft náklad
conflict/"kQnflIkt/a fight or an argument
konflikt, střet, hádka
a person mrtvola, mrtvé tělo
costume/"kQstju:m/a set or style of clothes
worn by people in a particular country or in
a particular historical period: dressed in 17th
century costume kroj
crew/kru:/all the people who work on a ship,
aircraft, etc posádka
crop circle/"krQp s3:kl/a circular area in
a field of crops that has suddenly become flat:
People say that crop circles were made by
creatures from outer space. obrazce v obilí
(obvykle ve tvaru kruhu)
deck/dek/one of the floors of a ship or bus:
I’mgoing out on deck for some fresh air.
paluba
doorstep/"dO:step/a step in front of a door
outside a building: He was standing on the
doorstep. schod přede dveřmi
draught/drA:ft/a flow of cold air that comes
into a room: Can you shut the door?
There’s a draught in here. průvan
encounter/In"kaUnt@/an unexpected (often
unpleasant) meeting or event: I’ve had a lot of
close encounters (= situations which could have
been dangerous) with bad drivers. verb:
encounter zážitek, zkušenost, událost
enquiry/In"kwaI@ri/(pl enquiries) a question
making enquiries into the woman’s
disappearance. dotaz
entrepreneur/%Qntr@pr@"n3:/a person who
makes money by starting or running businesses,
especially when this involves taking financial
risks podnikatel/ka
evidence/"evId@ns/the facts, signs, etc that
make you believe that sth is true: There was no
evidence of a struggle in the room. důkaz,
svědectví
extraterrestrial/%ekstr@t@"restri@l/a creature
that comes from another planet
mimozemšťan/ka
figure/"fIg@/a person that you cannot see very
clearly or that you do not know: There were two
shadowy figures in the photo that I did not
recognise. postava, obrys postavy
flaw/flO:/(in sth) a mistake in sth that makes it
not good enough or not function as it should:
There are some flaws in her argument. chyba,
formation/fO:"meISn/a number of people of
things in a particular shape or pattern
formace, útvar
foundation/faUn"deISn/a layer of bricks, etc
under the surface of the ground that forms the
solid base of a building. základy
fraud/frO:d/(an act of) cheating sb in order to
get money, etc illegally podvod, lest, uvedení
v omyl
fumes/fju:mz/smoke or gases that smell
unpleasant and that can be dangerous to
breathe in výfukové plyny
machine that has a particular but usually
unimportant purpose: This car has all the latest
šikovná věcička
hallucination/h@%lu:sI"neISn/seeing or
hearing sth that is not really there (often
because you are ill or have taken a drug)
halucinace
inhabitant/In"h&bIt@nt/a person or animal
that lives in a place verb: inhabit obyvatel/ka
instrument/"Instr@m@nt/something that is
used for measuring speed, distance,
temperature, etc in a car, plane or ship měřící
přístroj
legend/"ledZ@nd/an old story that may or
may not be true legenda
lifeboat/"laIfb@Ut/a small boat that is carried
on a large ship and that is used to escape from
the ship if it is in danger of sinking záchranný
člun
local/"l@Ukl/a person who lives in a particular
place domorodec, místní obyvatel/ka
lodging/"lQdZIN/a room or rooms in
sb’s house where you can pay to stay
podnájem
mansion/"m&nSn/a very large house panské
sídlo, velký obytný dům
the paranormal/%p&r@"nO:ml/events or
subjects that cannot be explained by science or
reason and that seem to involve mysterious
forces nevysvětlitelné přírodní úkazy
party/"pA:ti/a group of people who are
working, travelling, etc together skupina lidí,
společenství
phantom/"f&nt@m/the spirit of a dead person
that is seen or heard by sb who is still living;
a ghost fantom, duch
porter/"pO:t@/a person whose job is to be in
charge of the entrance of a hotel or other large
building vrátný/á, portýr
provisions/pr@"vIZnz/supplies of food and
drink, especially for a long journey zásoby
quarters/"kwO:t@z/rooms that are provided
for soldiers, servants, etc to live in kasárna,
ubytovna
runaway/"rVn@weI/a person, especially
a child, who has left or escaped from
somewhere uprchlík/uprchlice, utečenec
sail/seIl/a large piece of strong material that
is fixed onto a ship or boat (The wind blows
against the sail and moves the ship along)
plachta
sceptic/"skeptIk/a person who doubts that
sth is true, right, etc skeptik/skeptička
sighting/"saItIN/an occasion when sb/sth is
seen: a reported sighting of the Loch Ness
monster zahlédnutí, spatření
site/saIt/a place where sth has happened: the
site of a famous battle místo
suspect/"sVspekt/a person who is thought to
be guilty of a crime: The suspects are being
questioned by the police. podezřelý/á
sword/sO:d/a long, very sharp weapon, like
a large knife meč
suspense /s@s"pens/the feeling of excitement
or worry that you have when you feel sth is
going happen, when you are waiting for news,
etc: Don’t keep us in suspense. Tell us what
happened. napětí
temple/"templ/a building where people pray
to a god or gods chrám
a very strong wind that blows in a circle
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UFO/%ju: ef „@U/an unidentified flying object
UFO, létající talíř
whirlwind/"w3:lwInd/a very strong circular
wind that forms a tall column of air moving
round and round in a circle as it travels across
the land or sea vzdušný vír, smršť, tornádo
wreckage/"rekIdZ/the broken pieces of sth
that has been destroyed: Investigators searched
the wreckage of the plane for evidence. trosky
Verbs
assure/@"SU@/to promise sb that sth will
certainly happen or be true, especially if he/she
is worried: I assure you that it is perfectly safe.
noun: assurance ujistit
a punishment setnout, stít hlavu
board/bO:d/to get on a plane, ship, bus, etc:
We waved goodbye and boarded the ship.
nalodit se
drag/dr&g/to pull sb/sth along with difficulty:
The box was so heavy that we had to drag it
across the floor. táhnout, vléci
excavate/"eksk@veIt/to dig in the ground to
look for old objects or buildings that have been
buried for a long time noun: excavation
vykopávat, vykopat, kopáním odkrývat
reveal/rI"vi:l/to make sth known that was
secret or unknown before: The truth was finally
revealed. odhalit, vyjevit
examine what is inside a person’s body or
inside an object such as a suitcase: Machines
scan all the luggage for weapons. bedlivě
prohledat, prohlížet, pečlivě zkoumat
shift/SIft/to move or be moved from one
position or place to another: She shifted
uncomfortably in her chair. pohnout (se),
přemístit
sink/sINk/(pt sank; pp sunk) to go down
under the surface of liquid or a soft substance:
If you throw a stone into water, it sinks.
potopit se
stress/stres/to give sth special force or
attention because it is important: He stressed
that it wasn’t our fault. zdůraznit
been transported off or out of a vehicle vyložit
witness/"wItn@s/to see sth happen and be able
to tell other people about it later: to witness
a murder být svědkem, vidět na vlastní oči
formal: I change into casual clothes after work.
běžný, každodenní
cramped/kr&mpt/not having enough space:
Hundreds of people were living in terribly
cramped conditions. stěsnaný, omezený
prostorem
deserted/dI"z3:tId/empty, because all the
people have left opuštěný
disembodied/%dIsIm"bQdid/separated from
the body: disembodied spirits odhmotněný,
odtělesněný, zbavený tělesnosti
away after being used once or for a short time:
a disposable nappy/razor jednorázový, na
jedno použití
grotesque/gr@U"tesk/strange or ugly in
a way that is not natural groteskní
believed to be visited by ghosts: a haunted
house strašidelný
idle/"aIdl/not wanting to work hard; lazy
líný
lethal/"li:Tl/that can cause death or great
damage: a lethal weapon/drug smrtelný,
smrtící, vražedný
maritime/"m&rItaIm/connected with the sea
or ships: a maritime disaster námořní
massive/"m&sIv/very big: huge masivní,
mohutný, rozsáhlý
prominent/"prQmIn@nt/sticking out from sth:
prominent eyes/ears výrazný, vyčnívající, velmi
random/"r&nd@m/done, chosen, etc without
sb thinking or deciding what is going to happen
first: the random killing of innocent people
nahodilý
scruffy/"skrVfi/dirty and untidy: scruffy jeans
ubohý, otrhaný
weather conditions krutý, drsný, nepříznivý
a clean and tidy appearance: You look smart.
Are you going somewhere special? elegantní,
upravený
steep/sti:p/(used about a hill, a mountain,
etc) rising or falling quickly; at a sharp angle
příkrý
suspicious/s@"spIS@s/that makes you feel that
sth is wrong, dishonest or illegal: We became
suspicious of his behaviour and alerted the
police. podezřelý, podezíravý, nedůvěřivý
explanation having been found for sth: an
unsolved mystery/murder nedořešený,
nevyřešený
vital/"vaItl/1 very important or necessary:
vital information nesmírně důležitý
2 full of energy; lively živý, vitální
děsivě, strašně, úděsně
indefinitely/In"defIn@tli/for a period of time
that has no fixed end: The meeting was
postponed indefinitely. na neurčito
phrasal verbs
break up to separate into parts: The ship broke
up on the rocks. rozbít se, rozlomit se
build sth up to create or develop sth (vy)stavět
carry out sth to do a task, a repair, etc: to carry
out tests/an investigation provést, provádět,
dělat něco
find (sth) out to get some information; to
discover a fact: I later found out that Will had
been lying to me. zjistit (něco)
leave sth behind to go away from a place
without taking sth with you: She left her glasses
behind last time she stayed with us.
zapomenout něco, něco někde nechat
look into sth to study or try to find out sth; to
investigate: Police are looking into the matter.
zkoumat, vyšetřovat něco
make for sth to move towards a particular
place: He was making for the door when the
police caught him. blížit se k čemu
make sb/sth out to be able to see or hear
sb/sth: I could just make out a shadowy figure
in the background. rozeznat někoho/něco
meet with sth to get a particular answer,
reaction or result: to meet with success/
failure/disaster potkat se s čím, zažít co
run into sb to meet sb by chance: I ran into
Pete on my way to the butcher’s. narazit
na někoho
run into sth to enter an area of bad weather
while travelling: We ran into thick fog on our
way home. přijít do čeho, narazit na co
stand up to sth to remain valid, etc even when
tested, examined closely, etc: It was brave of
her to stand up to those bullies. vyrovnat se,
postavit se čemu, snášet co
turn out to be sth to be in the end: The house
they had promised us turned out to be a tiny
flat. ukázat se, vyjít najevo
warn sb off to tell sb to leave or stay away from
sb/sth, especially in a threatening way
odstrašit někoho, varovat někoho
idioms
on board on a ship or an aircraft: All the
passengers were safely on board. na palubě
on/off duty (used about doctors, nurses, police
officers, etc) to be working/not working: The
porter’s on duty from 8 till 4. (mít/nemít)
službu
put sb/sth to the test to do sth to find out how
good, strong, etc sb/sth is otestovat si
někoho/něco
set foot (in/on sth) to visit, enter or arrive at/in
a place: No woman had ever set foot in the
temple. vkročit (do čeho/na co)
take shape to start to develop well: Plans to
expand the company are beginning to take
shape. začít mít jasné obrysy/jasnou podobu
things that go bump in the night used to refer
to ghosts and other supernatural things that
cannot be explained věci, které začnou
vyrážet/bujet v noci
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alternative/O:l"t3:n@tIv/(to sth) one of two or
more things that you can choose between: What
can I eat as an alternative to meat?
alternativa, jedna z možností
capsule/"k&psju:l/the part of a spaceship, etc
in which people travel kabina
character/"k&r@kt@/a person in a book, story,
etc: The main character in the film is a boy who
meets and alien. postava
clay/kleI/heavy earth that is soft and sticky
when it is wet and becomes hard when baked
or dried: clay pots hrnčířská hlína
coincidence/k@U"InsId@ns/two or more
similar things happening at the same time by
chance, in a surprising way náhodná shoda
craftsman/"krA:ftsm@n/(pl craftsmen)
a person who makes things skilfully, especially
with his/her hands řemeslník/řemeslnice
critic/"krItIk/a person whose job is to give
his/her opinion about a play, book, film, etc
kritik/kritička
isolation/%aIs@"leISn/the state of being
separate and alone; the act of separating sth:
He lived in complete isolation from the outside
world. izolace
landmark/l&ndmA:k/an object (often
a building) that can be seen easily from
you are: Big Ben is one of the landmarks on
London’s skyline. význačný bod v krajině,
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landslide/”l&ndslaId/the sudden fall of
a mass of earth, rocks, etc down the side of
a mountain sesuv/sesouvání půdy, lavina
notion/"n@USn/something that you have in
I had seen her before. představa, pojem,
ponětí
plot/plQt/the series of events which form the
story of a novel, film, etc: The play had a weak
plot. zápletka
plus/plVs/an advantage of a situation plus,
výhoda
recognition/%rek@g"nISn/a public show of
respect for sb’s work or actions: She has
services to charity. verb: recognise uznání
review/rI"vju:/a newspaper or magazine
article, or an item on the television or radio, in
which sb gives an opinion on a new book, film,
play, etc: The film got bad reviews. verb: review
recenze
rioting/"raI@tIN/violent behaviour by a crowd
of people in a public place, often as a protest:
Rioting broke out in the capital today. verb: riot
nepokoj(e), protest(y)
sequel/"si:kw@l/(to sth) a book, film, etc that
continues the story of the one before
pokračování, následující část
setting/"setIN/the place and time at which the
action of a play, novel, etc take place: short
stories with a contemporary setting umístění,
prostředí
settlement/"setlm@nt/a place that a group of
people have built and live in, where few or no
people lived before: There is believed to have
been a prehistoric settlement on this site.
osídlení
source/sO:s/a place, person or thing where sth
comes or starts from or where sth is obtained:
Television is a great source of entertainment.
zdroj
storyline/"stO:rilaIn/the series of events in
a book, film, play, etc linie příběhu, děj
superiority/su:%pI@ri"Qr@ti/behaviour that
shows that you think you are better than other
people: an air/a sense of superiority
upbringing/"VpbrININ/the way a child is
treated and taught how to behave by his/her
parents: a strict upbringing verb: bring up
výchova
values/"v&lju:z/beliefs about what is the right
and wrong way for people to behave; moral
principles hodnoty, žebříček hodnot
verbs
adapt/@"d&pt/to change a book or play so
that it can be made into a play, film, television
programme, etc: The film was adapted from
přizpůsobit
rozšířit
carve/kA:v/to make objects, patterns, etc by
cutting away material from wood or stone: The
statue was carved out of a single piece of stone.
vyřezat, vytesat
convey/k@n"veI/to make ideas, feelings, etc
known to sb: The film conveys a powerful
message. nést, sdělit, vyjádřit
dive/daiv/to swim under the surface of the
sea, a lake, etc: I’mhoping to go diving on
holiday. potápět se, potopit se
eliminate/I"lImIneIt/to remove sb/sth that is
not wanted or needed odstranit
emerge/I"m3:dZ/to appear or come out from
somewhere: A man emerged from the shadows.
noun: emergence náhle se objevit, vynořit se
extend/Ik"stend/to cover the area or period
of time mentioned: The company is planning to
extend its operations into Asia. noun: extension
rozšířit, expandovat
fathom/"f&D@m/(usually in the negative) to
understand sth: I can’t fathom what he means.
dostat se na kloub, pochopit
inspire/In"spaI@/to give sb the idea for sth,
especially sth artistic or imaginative: His novel
was clearly inspired by his childhood
experiences. inspirovat
label/"leIbl/(sb/sth as sth) to describe sb/sth in
a particular way, especially unfairly označit
(něco/někoho jako něco)
pile/pail/to put things one on top of another;
to form a pile: The clothes were piled high on
the chair. (na)kupit (na hromadu, do sloupce)
reveal/rI"vi:l/to make sth known that was
secret or unknown before: The police finally
revealed the truth about the murder. zveřejnit,
odhalit
set/set/to make the action of a book, film
play, etc take place in a particular time,
situation, etc: The film is set in 16th century
settle/"setl/to go and live permanently in
a new country, area, town, etc: Many
immigrants have settled in this country. usadit
se
suspend/s@s"pend/to stop or delay sth for
a time: In the theatre we willingly suspend
disbelief (= temporarily believe that the
characters, etc are real). přerušit, pozastavit,
odložit
transport/tr&n"spO:t/1 to take sb/sth from
one place to another in a vehicle převézt,
dovézt, přetransportovat
2 to make sb feel that he/she is in a different
place, time or situation: The book transports
you to another world. přenést, zavést noun:
transportation
unwind/%Vn"waInd/to relax, especially after
working hard uvolnit se
action-packed/"&kSn p&kt/full of exciting
events and activity: an action-packed film plný
napětí
affirmative/@"f3:m@tIv/expressing agreement
or strong support for sth souhlasný
amusing/@"mju:zIN/causing you to laugh or
smile zábavný
anecdotal/%&nIk"d@Utl/based on short,
interesting or amusing stories about real people
or events and possible not true or accurate
obsahující anekdoty, plný anekdot, nepříliš
seriózní
anonymous/@"nQnIm@s/done, written, etc by
sb who does not want his/her name to be
argumentative/%A:gju"ment@tIv/often
involved in or enjoying arguments and
disagreements vyhledávající spory, hádavý,
svárlivý
a bizarre ending. bizarní, zvlášní, neobvyklý
compelling/k@m"pelIN/that makes you pay
attention to it because it is so interesting and
exciting: a compelling plot přesvědčivý
crucial/"kru:Sl/extremely important; vital
nesmírně důležitý
daring/"de@rIN/involving or taking risks;
brave: a daring attack odvážný
exotic/Ig"zQtIk/unusual or interesting
because it comes from a different country or
culture: exotic fruit/food/plants exotický
gripping/"grIpIN/exciting; holding your
attention: a gripping film/book uchvacující
inconvenient/%Ink@n"vi:ni@nt/causing trouble
or difficulty, especially when it affects sth that
you need to do: It’s a bit inconvenient at the
moment – could you phone back later?
nevhodný, nehodící se
intrigued/In"tri:gd/very interested in sth/sb
and wanting to know more about it/him/her:
I’mintrigued to know what you thought of the
film. velmi zaujatý, fascinovaný
oblivious/@"blIvi@s/(to/of sb/sth) not noticing
or realising what is happening around you: She
was oblivious to all the noise around them.
nedbající, nestarající se (o koho/co)
spine-chilling/"spaIn tSIlIN/frightening in an
exciting way: a spine-chilling horror story
(horror, při kterém běhá mráz po zádech/který
nahání husí kůži), hrůzostrašný, děsivý,
nahánějící husí kůži
vital/"vaItl/very important or necessary
nezbytný
role/r@Ul/the position or function of sb/sth in
a particular situation: Parents often play a vital
role (důležitou roli) in their children’s education.
role, funkce
fairly/"fe@li/quite; not very: He is fairly tall.
docela
profoundly/pr@"faUndli/very greatly; deeply:
I was profoundly relieved to hear the news.
hluboce, nesmírně
quite/kwAit/1 not very; to a certain degree:
The film’s quite good. docela
2 (used for emphasising sth) completely; very:
Are you quite sure you don’t mind? úplně,
zcela
phrasal verbs
chase sb off to force sb to run away: Chase the
dog off the lawn. zahnat, vyhnat někoho
z čeho/odkud
die out to stop happening or disappear: The use
of horses on farms has almost died out in this
country. vymizet, vymřít, vytratit se
draw sb into sth to involve sb or make sb take
part in sth, although he/she may not want to
take part at first: She was painfully shy but he
vtáhnout, zatáhnout koho do čeho
give sth/sb away to show or tell the truth about
sth/sth which was secret: He smiled politely and
didn’t give away his real feelings. prozradit
koho, dát najevo něco
hang around to stay in or near a place not
doing very much poflakovat se, potloukat se,
postávat, okounět
hang out to spend a lot of time in a place: The
local kids hang out at the shopping mall.
pobývat, zdržovat se
take off to leave a place, especially in a hurry:
When he saw me coming, he took off in the
opposite direction. rychle se vzdálit
wipe sth out to destroy sth completely: Whole
villages were wiped out in the bombing raids
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a change of heart a change in your opinion or
the way that you feel změna názoru/postoje
be beyond sb to be impossible for sb to
understand or imagine: Why she wants to go
and live there is beyond me. být k nepochopení
(pro někoho), nemoci pochopit
be in tune (with sb/sth) to be in agreement
with sb/sth; to have the same opinions,
feelings, interests, etc as sb/sth: These proposals
are perfectly in tune with our own thoughts on
the subject. souhlasit (s kým/čím)
make your/a mark (on sth) to become famous
and successful in a particular area proslavit se
(něčím)
on behalf of sb for sb; as the representative for
sb: On behalf of all my colleagues, I’d like to
thank you. jménem koho pro koho, jako
reprezentant/představitel koho
for a start used to emphasise your first reason
for sth: ‘Why can’t we go on holiday?’ ‘Well, for
a start we can’t afford it.’ zaprvé, předně
take sb’s word for it to believe what sb says
without any proof (u)věřit komu
within earshot near enough to hear sb/sth or to
be heard: As she came within earshot of the
group, she heard her name mentioned.
v doslechu, na doslech
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nouns
aptitude/"&ptItju:d/(for sth) natural ability or
skill: She has an aptitude for learning
carbon monoxide/%kA:b@n m@"nQksaId/
a poisonous gas. Motor cars produce a lot of
carbon monoxide. kysličník uhelnatý
claustrophobia/%klO:str@"f@Ubi@/fear of being
in a small or enclosed space klaustrofobie,
strach z malého/uzavřeného prostoru
commitment/k@"mItm@nt/(to sth) being
prepared to give a lot of your time and
attention to sth because you believe it is right
or important: I admire his commitment to
protecting the environment. věrnost, oddanost
curiosity/%kjU@ri"Qs@ti/a desire to know or
learn zvědavost, touha po vzdělání
dekáda
detector/dI"tekt@/a machine that is used for
finding or noticing sth: a smoke/metal/lie
detector detektor
discord/"dIskO:d/disagreement or argument
division/dI"vIZn/(between sb/sth)
a disagreement or difference of opinion
between sb/sth nesouhlas, rozdíl, nejednota,
nejednotnost
era/"I@r@/a period of time in history (that is
special for some reason: We are living in the era
of the computer. éra, doba
galaxy/"g&l@ksi/(pl galaxies) a large group of
stars and planets in space galaxie
gene/dZi:n/a unit of information inside a cell
which controls what a living thing will be like
(Genes are passed from parents to children)
gen
(between towns) hlavní silnice, dálnice
kerosene/"ker@si:n/(US) a type of oil that is
burned to produce heat or light petrolej
maternity leave/m@"t3:n@ti li:v/a period of
time when a woman temporarily leaves her job
to have a baby: to be on maternity leave
mateřská dovolená
microchip /"maIkr@UtSIp/a very small piece
of a special material (silicon) that is used inside
a computer, etc to make it work mikročip
might/maIt/great strength or power: I pushed
with all my might but the rock didn’t move.
moc, obrovská síla
nature/"neItS@/the basic qualities of a thing:
the changing nature of society charakter, ráz,
podstata
orbit/"O:bIt/a curved path taken by a planet
or another object as it moves around another
planet, star, moon, etc: a space station in orbit
round the moon oběžná dráha
pace/peIs/the speed at which you walk, run,
etc or at which sth happens: He increased his
pace as he got closer to home. tempo, rychlost
pedestrian/p@"destri@n/a person who is
walking in the street (not travelling in a vehicle)
chodec/chodkyně
puzzle/"pVzl/a game or toy that makes you
think a lot: a jigsaw puzzle (obrázková skládačka,
puzzle) skládačka, puzzle
reference/"refr@ns/a statement or letter
describing a person’s character or ability that is
given to a possible future employer: I had to
supply two references before they gave me the
job. doporučení
retail/"ri:teIl/the selling of goods to the public
in shops, etc: She works in retail. maloobchod,
prodej v drobném
sensor/"sens@/a device that can react to light,
heat, pressure, etc in order to make a machine,
etc do sth or show sth: an infrared sensor
čidlo, snímač, senzor
shuttle/"SVtl/a spacecraft designed to be used,
for example, for travelling between the earth and
a space station raketoplán, kyvadlová doprava
sidewalk/"saIdwO:k/(US) the hard flat area at
the side of a road for people to walk on; the
pavement chodník
space/speIs/the area which surrounds the
planet Earth and the other planets and stars:
space travel vesmír
term/t3:m/1 a word or group of words with
similar meanings: a technical term in
computing termín
2 a period of time into which a school or
university year is divided semestr, pololetí
3 a period of time for which sth lasts: The US
president is in his first term of office. funkční
období
terminal/"t3:mInl/a piece of equipment,
usually consisting of a keyboard and a screen,
that joins the user to a central computer system
počítačový terminál
vision/"vIZn/a picture in your imagination: He
has a vision of a world without weapons.
představa, vize
wastage/"weIstIdZ/the fact of losing or
destroying sth, especially because it has been
used carelessly: This lack of jobs has resulted in
a huge wastage of talent. plýtvání
verbs
baste/beIst/to pour fat or juices over meat, etc
while it is cooking podlévat (tukem nebo šťávou)
blaze/bleIz/to be extremely bright; to shine
brightly: Even at that time of night, every light
in the house was blazing. planout, plápolat,
šlehat
colonise/"kQl@naIz/to take control of another
country or place and send people from your
own country to live there noun: colony
commercialise/k@"m3:S@laIz/to try to make
money out of sth, even if it means spoiling it
noun: commercialisation komercializovat,
obchodně využít/využívat
file, etc from a large computer system to
a smaller one stáhnout
expand/Ik"sp&nd/to become or to make sth
bigger: We’re hoping to expand our business
next year. noun: expansion rozšířit,
expandovat
float/fl@Ut/to move slowly through air or
water: The balloon floated up into the sky.
vznášet se, plynout, plout
frown/fraUn/to show that you are angry,
serious, etc by making lines appear on your
hypnotise/"hIpn@taIz/1 to put sb into an
unconscious state where the person’s mind can
be controlled hypnotizovat
2 to interest sb so much that they can think of
nothing else: He was hypnotised by her beauty.
noun: hypnosis přitahovat, fascinovat,
zaujmout
implant/Im"plA:nt/to put sth (usually sth
artificial) into a part of the body for medical
purposes, usually by means of an operation
noun: implant implantovat, zavést
jail/dZeIl/to put sb in prison: He was jailed
for life. uvěznit
lease/li:s/to use or let sb use sth, especially
property or equipment, in exchange for rent or
a regular payment: Parts of the building are
leased out to tenants. noun: lease pronajmout,
najmout si
lengthen/"leNT@n/to become longer or to
make sth longer prodloužit
participate/pA:"tIsIpeIt/(in sth) to take part or
become involved in sth: Students are
encouraged to participate in sporting activities.
noun: participation zúčastnit se (čeho)
preserve/prI"z3:v/to keep sth in its original
state in good condition noun: preservation
hájit, chránit
pursue/p@"sju:/to try to achieve sth or to
continue to do sth over a period of time: She is
pursuing a career in banking. konat,
provozovat, pěstovat
recruit/rI"kru:t/to find new people to join
a company, an organisation, the armed forces,
etc: to recruit young people to the teaching
profession noun: recruitment nabírat, získat,
rekrutovat
sigh/saI/to let out a long, deep breath that
shows you are tired, sad, disappointed, etc
povzdechnout si
of the next election noun: speculation
spekulovat, domnívat se
accurate/"&kj@r@t/exact and correct; without
mistakes opposite: inaccurate přesný, správný
sth: He’s convinced that his team will win.
přesvědčený
cosmic/"kQzmIk/connected with space or the
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desirable /dI"zaI@r@bl/wanted, often by many
people; worth having: Experience is desirable
but not essential for this job. opposite:
undesirable žádoucí
digital/"dIdZItl/using an electronic system
that uses the numbers 1 and 0 to record sound
or store information, and that gives high-quality
results: a digital recording digitální
online/%Qn"laIn/controlled by or connected to
a computer or to the Internet: an online ticket
booking system připojený k Internetu
peculiar/pI"kju:li@/unusual or strange
neobvyklý, zvláštní
prophetic/pr@"fetIk/correctly stating or
showing what will happen in the future: Many
of his warnings proved prophetic. prorocký,
věštecký
employees) no longer needed for a job and
therefore out of work: When the factory closed
relevant/"rel@v@nt/connected with what is
happening or being talked about: Do you have
any relevant experience? relevantní, příhodný,
příslušný, náležitý
remote-control/rI%m@Ut k@n"tr@Ul/operated
from a distance, using radio or electrical
signals: a remote-control camera na dálkové
ovládání/s dálkovým ovládačem
spicy/"spaIsi/having a strong taste because
spices have been used to flavour it kořeněný
thrilling/"TrIlIN/very exciting and enjoyable
vzrušující, napínavý, poutavý
tremendous/tr@"mend@s/very large or great:
a tremendous amount of work obrovský
unconcerned/%Vnk@n"s3:nd/not worried or
anxious about sth because you feel it does not
affect you or is not important opposite:
concerned lhostejný, bezstarostný
phrasal verbs
base sth on sth to use an idea, a fact,
a situation, etc as the point from which sth can
be developed: This film is based on a true story.
stavět na něčem, vycházet z čeho
break down (used about a system, discussion, etc)
to fail: Talks between the two countries broke
down. přestat fungovat, být neúspěsný,
zhroutit se
carry out sth to do a task, repair, etc: to carry
out tests/a survey/an experiment provádět, vést
come up with sth to find an answer or
a solution to sth: Engineers have come up with
new ways of saving energy. přijít s čím,
navrhnout co
improve on/upon sth to produce sth that is
better than sth else: Nobody will be able to
improve on that score (= nobody will be able to
make a higher score). zdokonalit, překonat,
vylepšit něco
pick up to receive an electronic signal, sound or
picture: In the north of France you can pick up
English TV programmes. (za)chytit
rush by (sb/sth) to move past (sb/sth) at great
speed, often too fast: She rushed by without
saying anything. profrčet, rychle proběhnout,
pospíchat kolem (koho/čeho)
become quieter and then stop vytrácet se,
vytratit se, slábnout
tuck sb up to make sb feel comfortable in bed
by pulling the covers up around them: The
children are all tucked up in bed. uložit
(do postele), přikrýt někoho
idioms
change the subject to start talking about sth
different změnit téma
opinion and make your own decisions without
being influenced by other people: My computer
seems to have a mind of its own! postavit si
hlavu, trvat si na svém, vědět co chce
not have a clue to know nothing about sth
nemít ponětí
on occasion(s) sometimes but not often
příležitostně
quick and easy use mít něco při ruce, v malíčku
put your feet up to sit down and relax,
especially with your feet off the floor and
supported: I’mso tired that I just want to go
home and put my feet up. dát si nohy nahoru
search me used to emphasise that you do not
know the answer to sb’s question: ‘Why
didn’t she say anything?’ ‘Search me!’ Copak
já vím? To tedy nevím.
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nouns
almanac/"&lm@n&k/a book that gives
information about the sun, moon, times of the
tides (= the rise and fall of the sea level), etc for
each day of the year kalendář, almanach
astronomy/@"strQn@mi/the scientific study of
the sun, moon, stars, etc astronomie, hvězdářství
average/"&v@rIdZ/the normal standard,
amount or quality průměr
background/"b&kgraUnd/the part of
a scene, view, picture, etc which is furthest away
from the person looking at it: red circles
painted on a blue background pozadí
bar chart/"bA: tSA:t/ a diagram which uses
narrow bands of different heights to show
different amounts, so that they can be
compared sloupcový diagram
brainpower/"breInpaUWW@/the ability to think;
intelligence inteligence
breed/bri:d/a particular variety of animal:
a rare breed of cattle plemeno, odrůda
cab/k&b/a taxi: He drives a black cab in
London. taxík
cage/keIdZ/a box made of bars or wire, or
a space surrounded by wire or metal bars, in
which a bird or animal is kept so that it cannot
escape klec
capacity/%k@"p&s@ti/the ability to understand
or do sth: a capacity for hard work schopnost
(něco obsáhnout, pojmout), kapacita
chart/tSA:t/a map of the sea or sky:
concentration/%kQnsN"treISn/(on sth) the
ability to give all your attention or effort to sth
verb: concentrate koncentrace, soustředění
(na co)
concept/"kQnsept/(of sth) an idea; a basic
principle: It is difficult to grasp the concept of
eternity. koncepce
confusion/%k@n"fju:zn/the state of not being
able to think clearly or not understanding sth:
He stared in confusion at the exam paper. verb:
confuse zmatek, zmatení
context/"kQntekst/the words that come
before or after a word, phrase or sentence that
often guess the meaning of a word from its
context. jazykový kontext
debt/det/an amount of money that you owe
to sb dluh
findings/"faIndINz/ information that is
discovered as a result of research into sth: the
findings of a survey/ report/committee
výsledek/výsledky (výzkumu/průzkumu)
fortune/"fO:tSu:n/a very large amount of
money: She made a fortune selling paintings.
majetek, bohatství
graph/grA:f/a diagram in which a line or
a curve shows the relationship between two
quantities, measurements, etc: a graph showing
the number of cars sold each month graf
host/h@Ust/(of sb/sth) a large number of
people or things velké množství, houf, spousta,
longitude/"lW
W
W
QndZitju:d/the distance of
a place east or west of a line from the North
Pole to the South Pole that passes through
Greenwich in London (Longitude is measured in
degrees). zeměpisná délka
majority/m@"dZQr@ti/(of sb/sth) the largest
number or part of a group of people or things:
The majority of students in the class come from
Japan. většina
meridian/m@"rIdi@n/a line that we imagine
on the surface of the earth that joins the North
Pole to the South Pole and passes through
a particular place: the Greenwich meridian
poledník, meridián
minority/%maI"nOr@ti/the smaller number or
part of a group; less than half menšina,
minorita
mortal/"mO:tl/a human being smrtelník/
smrtelnice
mould/m@Uld/a soft green or black substance
like fur (fungus) that grows in wet places or on
old food plíseň, plesnivina
a map, etc to find your way to somewhere
navigace, čtení z mapy
2 the act of sailing a boat along a river or across
a sea řízení lodi
observatory/@b"z3:v@tri/a building from
which scientists can watch the stars, the
weather, etc hvězdárna
opportunity/%Qp@"tju:n@ti/a chance to do sth
that you would like to do; a situation or a time
in which it is possible to do sth that you would
like to do: I have a golden opportunity
(jedinečná příležitost) to go to America now that
my sister lives there. příležitost
passion/"p&Sn/(for sth) a very strong liking for
or interest in sth: He has a passion for music.
vášeň, silná náklonnost
pendulum/"pendj@l@m/a chain or stick with a
heavy weight at the bottom that moves regularly
from side to side to work a clock kyvadlo
pigeon/"pIdZIn/a fat grey bird that often lives
in towns holub
qualification/%kwQlIfI"keISn/an exam that
you have passed or a course of study that you
have completed oprávnění/osvědčení
zkoušky/kurzu)
range/reIndZ/a variety of things that belong
to the same group: This shop has a wide range
of clothes. rozsah, mnoho druhů
reaction/rI"&kSn/(to sb/sth) something that
you say or do because of sth that has happened
reakce
relevance/"rel@v@ns/a connection with what is
happening or being talked about: Most of what
he said had no relevance at all to my situation.
relevance, důležitost, závažnost, význam
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rival/"raIvl/a person or thing that is
competing with you rival/ka
slide/slaId/a small piece of photographic film
in a plastic or cardboard frame diapozitiv
verbs
He’s acquired a reputation for being difficult to
work with. získat
analyse/"&n@laIz/to look at or think about
the different parts or details of sth carefully in
order to understand or explain it: to analyse
statistics/data noun: analysis rozebrat,
analyzovat
assume/@"sju:m/to accept or believe that sth
is true even though you have no proof; to
expect sth to be true: I assume that you have all
the necessary documents. noun: assumption
předpokládat
beat/bi:t/(pt beat; pp beaten) to defeat sb; to
be better than sb: He always beats me at tennis.
porazit
combat/"kQmb&t/(~ sth/sb, ~ with sth/sb)to
fight against sth; to try to stop or defeat sth:
new medicines to combat heart disease
bojovat (proti čemu/komu); bojovat, zápasit
(s čím/kým)
comment/"kQment/(on sth) to say what you
think or feel about sth: Several people
commented on how ill David looked.
komentovat, poznamenat, dělat poznámky
(o čem)
conduct/k@n"dVkt/to organise and do sth,
especially research: to conduct a survey/an
inquiry vést, provádět
confirm/k@n"f3:m/to say or show that sth is
true; to make sth definite: Seeing the two of
them together confirmed our suspicions.
potvrdit
draw/drO:/(sth from sth) to learn or decide sth
as a result of study, research or experience: Can
we draw any conclusions (udělat/vyvodit závěry)
from this survey? vyvodit (něco z něčeho),
usoudit (něco podle něčeho)
dump/dVmp/to get rid of sth that you do not
want, especially in a place which is not suitable:
Nuclear waste should not be dumped in the
sea. vyklopit, vysypat, shodit na hromadu
fade/feId/to become less strong or fresh; to
vyblednout
flash/fl&S/ (sth up) to appear on a television
screen, computer screen, etc for a short time; to
make sth do this: His name was flashed up on
the screen. rychle ukázat, promítnout, zazářit
highlight/"haIlaIt/to emphasise sth so that
people give it special attention: The report
highlighted the need for improved safety at
football grounds. osvětlit, upozornit na,
zdůraznit, vyzdvihnout
imagine/I"m&dZIn/(sb/sth doing sth) to form
a picture in your mind of what sth/sb might be
like: I can’t imagine myself cycling 20 miles
a day. noun: imagination představit si (že by
někdo/něco dělal/o něco)
maintain/meIn"teIn/to make sth continue at
the same level, standard, etc: to maintain law
and order zachovávat, zachovat, uchovat
outperform/%aUtp@"fO:m/to achieve better
results than sb/sth předčit, podat lepší/větší
výkon
outshine/%aUt"SaIn/(pt, pp outshone) to be
more impressive than sb/sth; to be better than
sb/sth: He far outshone the rest of the class.
být/zdát se lepší než, oslňovat, excelovat
overcome/%@Uv@"kVm/(pt overcame; pp
overcome) to manage to control or defeat
sb/sth: She tried hard to overcome her fear of
flying. překonat, dostat se přes
overestimate/%@Uv@r"estImeIt/to guess that
sb/sth is bigger, better, more important, etc
than he/she/it really is přecenit, nadhodnotit
recite/rI"saIt/to say aloud a piece of writing,
especially a poem or a list, from memory
recitovat, říkat zpaměti
rotate/r@U"teIt/to turn in circles round
a central point; to make sth do this: The earth
rotates on its axis. noun: rotation rotovat, točit
se kolem
store/stO:/to keep sth or a supply of sth for
future use: to store information on a computer
tell/tel/(A from B) to distinguish one thing or
person from another: It was hard to tell Tom
from his brother. Can you tell the difference
between the two versions? rozlišit, odlišit
(A od B)
tend/tend/(to do sth) to usually do or be sth:
Women tend to live (obvykle žijí) longer than
men. mít tendenci/sklon, mít ve zvyku
underestimate/%Vnd@r"estImeIt/to guess that
the amount, etc of sth will be less than it really
is podcenit, podhodnotit
visualise/"viZu@laIz/to imagine or have
a picture in your mind of sb/sth: It’s hard to
visualise what this place looked like before the
factory was built. představit si, vyvolat si
v duchu obraz
angular/"&Ngj@l@/with sharp points or
corners hranatý, ostrohranný
complicated/"kQmplIkeItId/difficult to
understand or deal with komplikovaný
confused/k@n"fju:zd/not able to think clearly
zmatený
confusing/k@n"fju:zIN/difficult to understand
matoucí
to or not matching sth else: Contradictory
reports appeared in the newspaper.
rozporuplný
dappled/"d&pld/marked with spots of colour
discerning/dI"s3:nIN/able to recognise the
quality of sth soudný, pronikavý, bystrý
encouraging/In"kVrIdZIN/giving hope,
support or confidence to sb: This
month’s unemployment figures are not very
encouraging. opposite: discouraging
povzbudivý
fatal/"feItl/causing or ending in death: a fatal
accident/disease smrtelný, fatální
imaginative/I"m&dZIn@tIv/having or showing
imagination opposite: unimaginative
podněcující fantazii, podnětný
informative/In"fO:m@tIv/giving useful
knowledge or information informativní
observant/@b"z3:v@nt/good at noticing things
around you opposite: unobservant všímavý,
pozorný
prime/praIm/main; the first example of sth
that sb would think of or choose primární,
prvotní, hlavní
rare/re@/not done, seen, happening, etc very
often: a rare species/breed vzácný, zřídkavý
significant/sIg"nIfIk@nt/important or large
enough to be noticed: There has been
a significant improvement in your work.
opposite: insignificant význačný
spatial/"speISl/connected with space and the
size, shape, position, etc of things in it: the
development of a child’s spatial awareness
(= the ability to judge the positions and sizes
of objects) prostorový
startling/"stA:tlIN/extremely unusual and
surprising: a startling contrast/discovery
překvapivý, udivující
surreal/s@"ri:@l/very strange; with images
mixed together in a strange way like in
a dream: a surreal film/painting/situation
podivný, neskutečný
visual/"vIZu@l/connected with seeing or sight:
the visual arts (= painting, sculpture, cinema,
etc) zrakový, vizuální
vivid/"vIvId/(used about a light or a colour)
strong and very bright živý, pestrý
worrying/"wVriIN/that makes you worry
znepokojující
film was dead boring. (hrozně nudný) úplně,
naprosto, totálně
elsewhere/%els"we@/in or to another place:
He’s travelled a lot in Europe and elsewhere.
někde jinde, někam jinam
intimately/"IntIm@tli/closely: intimately
repeatedly/rI"pi:tIdli/many times; again and
again opakovaně
phrasal verbs
cut down (on sth) to reduce the quantity or
amount of sth; to do sth less often: You should
cut down on fatty foods. snížit, (z)redukovat,
omezit (co)
put sb off (sb/sth/doing sth) to make sb not
like sb/sth or not want to do sth: The accident
put me off driving for a long time. odradit
někoho (od koho/čeho/dělání čeho)
take after sb to look or behave like an older
member of your family, especially a parent:
James takes after his father. být po kom
take it out on sb to behave badly towards sb
because you are angry or upset about sth, even
though it is not this person’s fault: Just because
to take it out on me! vybít se, vylít si vztek,
odreagovat se na kom
take sth back to admit that sth you said was
wrong: You’d better take back what you said
about my cooking! vzít zpět, odvolat co
take sth in to understand what you see, hear or
read: I was too tired to take in what she was
saying. chápat, pochopit něco, porozumět
něčemu
take to sb/sth to start liking sb/sth: I didn’t take
to Kate’s new boyfriend at all. oblíbit si, začít
mít rád koho/co
work sth out 1 to find the answer to sth;
to solve sth: I can’t work out how to do this.
přijít na něco, rozluštit něco
2 to calculate sth: I worked out the total cost.
vypočítat, spočítat
idioms
all in all when everything is considered: All in
all it had been a great success. celkem vzato,
v celku, celkem
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be no contest used to say that one side in
a competition is so much stronger or better
than the other that it is sure to win easily
nemít cenu soutěžit, mít soutěž dopředu
za prohranou
not in the least not at all: It doesn’t matter in
the least. ani přinejmenším
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nouns
arbitration/%A:bI"treISn/the official process of
settling an argument or a disagreement
between two people or groups arbitráž, smírčí
řízení
base/beIs/a military centre from which the
armed forces operate: an army base vojenská
battlefield/"b&tlfi:ld/the place where a battle
is fought bojiště, válečné pole
capital/"k&pItl/an amount of money that you
use to start a business or to put in a bank, etc
so that you earn more money (interest – úrok)
on it kapitál
cause/kO:z/an idea or organisation that
people believe in and support: to fight for
a cause věc, otázka, problém, záležitost
citizen/"sItIzn/a person who is legally
accepted as a member of a particular country
občan/ka
cockerel/"kQk@r@l/a young male chicken
compensation/%kQmpen"seISn/(for sth)
money that you pay to sb because you have
injured him/her or lost or damaged his/her
property: I want compensation for my unfair
kompenzace (za co)
courtship/"kO:tSIp/the relationship between
a man and woman before they get married
dvoření
divide/dI"vaId/a difference between two
groups of people that separates them from
each other: the North/South divide předěl
heir/e@/the person with the legal right to
receive (inherit) money, property or a title when
the owner dies dědic/dědička
hen/hen/a female chicken, often kept for its
eggs or meat slepice
issue/"ISu:/a problem or subject for discussion
problém, věc k prodiskutování
the limelight/"laImlaIt/the centre of public
attention: to be in/out of the limelight střed
veřejného zájmu, výsluní
litigation/%lItI"geISn/the process of taking
legal action in a court of law vedení sporu,
souzení se
loyalty/"lOI@lti/a strong feeling that you want
to be loyal to sb: a case of divided loyalties (=
with strong feelings of support for two different
causes, people, etc) věrnost, loajalita
marine/m@"ri:n/a soldier who has been
trained to fight on land or at sea příslušník
námořní pěchoty, mariňák
merchandise/"m3:tS@ndaIs/goods that are for
sale zboží
profit/"prQfIt/the money that you make when
you sell sth for more than it cost you: Did you
make a profit on your house when you sold it?
zisk, prospěch
rank/r&Nk/the position, especially a high
position, that sb has in an organisation such as
the army hodnost
re-enactment/%ri:In"&ktment/the act of
repeating the actions of a past event: a re-
enactment of the Battle of Hastings opětovné
předvedení, znovuuvedení
reputation/%repju"teISn/(for/as sth) the
opinion that people in general have about what
sb/sth is like: Adam has a reputation for being
late. reputace, pověst
resource/rI"zO:s/a supply of sth, a piece of
equipment, etc that is available for sb to use:
We do not have the resources (= money) to
update our computer software. zdroj
rights/raIts/the authority to perform, publish,
film, etc a particular work, event, etc: He sold
the film rights for \$2 million zákonná práva
sacrifice/"s&krIfaIs/giving up sth that is
important or valuable to you in order to get or
do sth that seems more important; sth that you
give up in this way: If we’re going to have
a holiday this year, we’ll all have to make some
sacrifices. oběť
script/skrIpt/the written form of a play, film,
speech, etc scénář
spectator/spek"teIt@/a person who is
watching an event, especially a sporting event
divák/divačka
thriller/"TrIl@/a play, film, book, etc with
a very exciting story, often about crime
napínavý film/román nebo napínavá hra
s detektivní zápletkou
tie/taI/a strong connection between people or
organisations: family ties pouto
verbs
applaud/@"plO:d/to express approval of sb/sth
tleskat, aplaudovat komu/čemu
assassinate/@"s&sIneIt/to kill a famous or
important person for money or for political
reasons noun: assassination zavraždit
sb/sth to an enemy; to make a secret known
2 to hurt sb who trusts you, especially by not
being loyal or faithful to him/her noun:
betrayal zranit, oklamat
commit/k@"mIt/to do sth bad or illegal: to
commit a crime spáchat
confess/k@n"fes/(to sth/to doing sth) to admit
that you have done sth bad or wrong: The
woman confessed to the murder of her
boyfriend/to murdering her boyfriend. noun:
confession přiznat, doznat se (k čemu,
k udělání čeho)
confine/k@n"faIn/(sb in/to sth) to keep
a person or animal in a particular, usually
small, place: The prisoners are confined to their
cells for long periods at a time. uzavřít,
spoutat (koho kde), omezit (koho na co)
convict/k@n"vIkt/(sb of sth) to say officially in
a court of law that sb is guilty of a crime: He
was convicted of armed robbery and sent to
prison. noun: conviction usvědčit (koho z čeho)
demote/di:"m@Ut/(sb to)to move sb to a lower
position or rank, often as a punishment
deport/dI"pO:t/to force sb to leave a country
because he/she has no legal right to be there
noun: deportation deportovat, vykázat,
vypovědět
detain/dI"teIn/to stop sb from leaving
a place; to delay sb: A man has been detained
by the police for questioning (= kept at the
police station). noun: detention držet ve vazbě,
discharge/dIs"tSA:dZ/to give sb official
permission to leave a place or a job; to make sb
leave a job: He was discharged from the army
for bad conduct. noun: discharge propustit
dismiss/dIs"mIs/to order an employee to
leave his/her job noun: dismissal propustit
(do civilu)
enforce/In"fO:s/to make people obey a law or
rule or do sth that they do not want to do: How
will they enforce the new law? noun:
enrol/In"r@Ul/(on sth) to become or make sb
a member of a club, school, etc: I’ve enrolled
on an Italian course. zapsat (do čeho)
feud/fju:d/to have an angry and bitter
argument with sb over a long period of time:
feuding families/gangs mít spor, bojovat,
znesvářit se
fire/faI@/to remove an employee from a job:
He was fired for being late. vyhodit, propustit
flee/fli:/(pt, pp fled) to run away or escape
from sth utéci
forge/fO:dZ/ to make an illegal copy of sth: to
free/fri:/to let sb/sth leave or escape from a
place where he/she/it is held: to free a prisoner
noun: freedom osvobodit, uvolnit, propustit
fund/fVnd/to provide a project, school,
charity, etc with money noun: fund financovat,
investovat peníze
insist/In"sIst/(on sth/doing sth) to say strongly
that you must have or do sth, or that sb else
must do sth: Dan insisted on coming too. trvat
(na čem/dělání čeho)
a very strong and serious way: She pleaded with
him not to leave her. naléhavě žádat, úpěnlivě
prosit
to increase its sales or make it popular noun:
promotion dělat reklamu, propagovat
reckon/"rek@n/to calculate sth approximately:
I reckon the journey will take about five hours.
a problem vyřešit
rocket/"rQkIt/to increase or rise very quickly:
She rocketed to stardom (stala se rychle
hvězdou) at the age of sixteen. prudce (vy)letět,
(vy)skočit nahoru, vznést se
sack/s&k/to tell an employee that he/she can
no longer work for you (because of bad work,
bad behaviour, etc) vyhodit, propustit z práce
seek/si:k/(pt, pp sought) to try to find or get
sth: Politicians are seeking a peaceful solution.
hledat
serve/s3:v/to perform a duty or provide
a service for the public or for an organisation:
During the war he served in the Army. sloužit,
mít službu
shrug/SrVg/(pt, pp shrugged) to lift your
shoulders as a way of showing that you do not
know sth or are not interested pokrčit rameny
sue/su:/to go to a court of law and ask for
money from sb because he/she has done sth
for libel (urážku na cti, pomluvu)/ damages
žádat odškodné, podat žalobu
surrender/s@"rend@/to stop fighting and
admit that you have lost vzdát se
testify/"testIfaI/to make a formal statement
that sth is true, especially in a court of law: She
refused to testify against her husband.
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urge/3:dZ/(sb to do sth) to advise or try hard
to persuade sb to do sth: I urged him to fight
the decision. naléhat (na někoho, aby něco
udělal)
vindicate/"vIndIkeIt/to prove that sth is true
or that you were right to do sth, especially when
other people thought differently obhájit se,
ospravedlnit se
warn/wO:n/to tell sb about sth unpleasant or
dangerous that exists or might happen, so that
he/she can try to avoid it: He warned Billy to
keep away from his daughter. varovat
new situations přizpůsobivý
baggy/"b&gi/(used about a piece of clothing)
big; hanging loosely on the body volný,
plandavý, pytlovitý
devastating/"dev@steItIN/that shocks or
upsets sb very much: The closure of the factory
was a devastating blow to the workers.
zničující, drtivý, šokující, pustošivý
engaged/In"geIdZd/(to sb) having agreed to
get married: Susan is engaged to Jim.
zasnoubený
formative/"fO:m@tIv/having an important and
lasting influence (on sb’s character and
opinions): A child’s early years are thought to
be the most formative ones. rozhodující,
formativní
interactive/%Int@r"&ktIv/involving
communication both ways, between
a computer and the person using it
interaktivní
key/ki:/very important: He was a key figure in
the campaign. klíčový, hlavní
pushy/"pUSi/(used about a person) trying hard
to get what you want, in a way that seems rude:
You need to be pushy to be successful in show
po kariéře
resentful/rI"zentfl/feeling bitter or angry
about sth that you think is unfair nasupěný,
naštvaný
unappreciated/%Vn@"pri:SieItId/not having
enjoyed by other people: He was in a job where
he felt unappreciated and undervalued.
nedoceněný, zneuznaný
undervalued/%Vnd@"v&lju:d/not recognised
by other people for being as good, valuable,
important, etc as sb/sth really is nedoceněný,
podhodnocený
phrasal verbs
clown around to act in a funny or foolish way
dělat ze sebe šaška
find (sth) out to get some information; to
discover a fact: Have you found out how much
the tickets will cost? zjistit (něco)
kit sb out (in sth) to give sb all the necessary
clothes, equipment, tools, etc for sth vybavit,
vystrojit (vším potřebným)
look through sth to read sth quickly projít,
pročíst si (něco) rychle
make for sb/sth to move toward sb/sth
směřovat ke komu/čemu
move on to start doing or discussing sth new:
I’ve been in this job long enough – it’s time
I moved on. začít dělat něco jiného, přejít na
jiné téma
opt out (of sth) to choose not to take part in
sth; to decide to stop being involved in sth
vycouvat (z čeho), opustit (co)
that you agree to do sth: A major Hollywood
studio has already signed up the film rights.
podepsat, podpisem potvrdit
split up (with sb) to end a marriage or
relationship: He’s split up with his girlfriend.
rozejít se (s kým)
stand up for sb/sth to say or do sth which
shows that you support sb/sth: I admire him.
He really stands up for his rights. bít se za
koho/co, zastat se koho/čeho, vyjádřit podporu
komu/čemu
idioms
go the whole way to do everything you can to
achieve what you want udělat vše pro
in excess of more than: Her debts are in excess
of \$50,000. více/větší než
fall in love (with sb) to start feeling a strong
feeling of deep affection for sb that you are
sexually attracted to zamilovat se (do koho)
kick yourself to be annoyed with yourself
because you have done sth stupid, missed an
opportunity, etc: I could kick myself for arriving
late at the interview. obviňovat se, být zahanben
knack for doing sth skill or ability to do sth
(difficult) that you have naturally or that you
can learn: He has a knack for making money.
schopnost, zručnost, cvik, fígl něco udělat
make fun of sb/sth to laugh at sb/sth in an
unkind way: The older children are always
making fun of his accent. vysmívat se
komu/čemu, dělat si legraci z koho/čeho
make a habit of doing sth to start to do sth
often and almost without thinking, especially
sth that is hard to stop doing: I’d prefer you not
to make a habit of smoking in the house.
navyknout si něco dělat, udělat si návyk z dělání
čeho
no matter who, what, where, etc whoever,
whatever, wherever, etc: They never listen no
matter what you say. bez ohledu na, jakkoliv
not worth the effort not important, good or
enjoyable enough to make sb feel satisfied,
especially when difficulty or effort is involved:
Filling in all those application forms really
wasn’t worth the effort. nestát za námahu
raise the tone to improve the general character
of sth such as a piece of writing, or the
atmosphere of an event or a place: By building
such luxury flats, they hoped to raise the tone
of the area. zlepšit image
snap decision a decision made quickly and
suddenly, often without any careful thought:
I made a snap decision. unáhlené rozhodnutí
stroke of luck a single successful action or
event: It was a stroke of luck that I found you
take sth for granted to accept sth as being true
považovat něco za samozřejmé
take advantage of sb/sth to make good or full
use of sth: We should take advantage of these
prices while they last. využít něčeho, mít
výhodu z čeho
take sb’s (own) life to kill yourself zabít se
come sb’s way to happen to you by chance, or
when you were not expecting it: He took
whatever came his way. přihodit se, připlést
do cesty, nahodile narazit
turn your back on sb/sth to refuse to be
involved with sb/sth: He turned his back on his
career and went to live in the country.
odmítnout, zavrhnout koho/co, otočit se zády
ke komu/čemu
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100 Phrasal Verbs
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Wordlist
Unit 1
Nouns
agency agence
aim objectif
arch voûte
armour armure
audience public
billboard panneau d’affichage
brand name marque
break chance
camouflage camouflage
cosmetic surgery chirurgie esthétique
criticism critiques
diversity diversité
emphasis importance
enlargement agrandissement
eyelid paupière
fan fan, supporter
figure silhouette
hedgehog hérisson
identity identité
impact impact
lens lentilles
look style
mammal mammifère
mate compagnon, compagne (animaux)
negative négatif
peacock paon
print épreuve
scar cicatrice
security sécurité
shell coquille
sitcom série télévisée
snapshot instantané
source source
spine épine
stick insect insecte-brindille
stripe rayure
supervision supervision
talent talent, don
Verbs
approve approuver
assign attribuer
consume consommer
diet suivre un régime
exploit exploiter
expose exposer
illustrate illustrer
launch lancer
neglect négliger
opt choisir
promote promouvoir
react réagir
represent représenter
survive survivre
symbolise symboliser
associated associé
blurred indistinct
countless innombrable
dated démodé
depressing déprimé
fake faux
glamorous glamour
identifiable identifiable
irresistible irrésistible
mature mûr
multi-cultural multiculturel
mysterious mystérieux
obsessed obsédé
potential potentiel
predictable prévisible
rebellious rebelle
tanned bronzé
unanimous unanime
vain vaniteux
worthless sans valeur
definitely définitivement
in conclusion pour conclure
Phrasal verbs
fall over tomber par terre
fall/get behind prendre du retard
go for sb/sth choisir
go on parler longuement
go out sortir
identify with sb/sth s’identifier
live up to sth mériter (une réputation),
correspondre (aux attentes)
send sth out émettre
stand for sth représenter
Idioms
have/play a part jouer un rôle
Unit 2
Nouns
blame responsabilité, faute
case study étude de cas
celebration fête
challenge défi
cheerfulness bonne humeur
confidence confiance
demonstration manifestation
expectation attente
nuisance ennui
psychiatrist psychiatre
outing sortie
pressure pression
relationship relation
temper tempérament colérique
Verbs
anticipate anticiper
bother déranger
cope se débrouiller, supporter
deny nier
drown se noyer
fancy avoir envie
matter avoir de l’importance
mind gêner
overwhelm combler
pretend faire semblant
resent s’offenser
spoil gâter
stand supporter
yell hurler
conscious conscient
defensive sur la défensive
fed up en avoir marre
horrified horrifié
keen enthousiaste, passionné
meaningful significatif
multi-racial multi-racial
used habitué à
worth qui vaut la peine
enthusiastically avec enthousiasme
eventually finalement
feebly faiblement
hurriedly en vitesse
ironically ironiquement
miserably tristement
smoothly sans heurts
Phrasal verbs
end up se retrouver (finalement)
get away with sth s’en tirer
get on with sb bien s’entendre
get round sb persuader (pour obtenir qqch)
join in participer
put off doing sth remettre à plus tard
turn into sth transformer en
Idioms
clear the air mettre les choses au point
get into trouble s’attirer des ennuis
get rid if sb/sth se débarasser
go wrong 1) faire une erreur 2) se gâter
in spite of malgré
be no good à ne rien servir
it’s no use cela ne sert à rien
take sth too far dépasser les limites
Unit 3
Nouns
access accès
archive archive
the bottom line essentiel
channel chaîne (télévision)
chat show émission de discussion, débat
circulation tirage
columnist chroniqueur
coverage ensemble des informations
current affairs actualité
documentary documentaire
editorial éditorial
factor facteur
feature reportage
foreign correspondent correspondant à l’étranger
gossip column chronique mondaine
halt halte
host présentateur
insight aperçu
item fait
media média
point raison
press presse
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search engine moteur de recherche
set poste (de télévision)
slogan slogan
soap opera série télévisée
spirits humeur
tabloid tabloïd
trivia vétilles
Verbs
allocate allouer
ban défendre, bannir
break révéler
devote consacrer
establish établir
gather se rassembler
maintain maintenir
regard considérer
represent représenter
current actuel
edgy nerveux
interactive interactif
numb engourdi
restless agité
sensationalist à sensation
Prepositions
according to selon, d’après
Phrasal verbs
key sth in entrer (dans l’ordinateur)
look sth up rechercher (information)
track sb/sth down rechercher (personne)
Idioms
all in all tout bien considéré, en somme
in print imprimé
without (a) doubt sans aucun doute
Unit 4
Nouns
acid rain pluie acide
anorak anorak
ash cendre
the atmosphere l’atmosphère
avalanche avalanche
axe hache
binoculars jumelles
campaign campagne
captivity captivité
cheetah guépard
compass boussole
conservation conservation
contribution contribution
coral reef récif de corail
crater cratère
ecosystem écosystème
famine famine
first aid premier secours
flare signal de détresse
food chain chaîne alimentaire
habitat habitat
handler dresseur
the homeless les sans abri
jungle jungle
lava lave
oil slick nappe d’huile
operation opération
orang-utan orang-utan
outskirts banlieues
release mise en libérte
shelter abri
snowboarding snowboard
starvation faim (entraînant le mort)
status statut
superstar grande vedette
survival survie
Verbs
assure assurer
erupt entrer en éruption
misunderstand mal comprendre
owe devoir
preserve préserver
rehabilitate réhabiliter
suffer souffrir
charming charmant
convinced convaincu
dramatic théâtrale
extinct qui n’existe plus
faint-hearted peu courageux
marine marin
materialistic matérialiste
over-priced trop cher
priceless sans prix
solitary solitaire
subconscious subconscient
tight-fisted avare
welcome bienvenu
well-off aisé
worthy digne
Phrasal verbs
book sb in/into sth réserver une chambre d’hôtel
butt in interrompre
come up with sth trouver une réponse
finish sb/sth off achever
give sth away donner, offrir
help (sb) out donner un coup de main
pick sth up prendre, aller chercher
start off commencer
Idioms
as far as sth goes pour ce que c’est
have come a long way avoir beaucoup progressé
lose your touch perdre son savoir-faire
never mind tant pis
not on your life jamais de la vie
not to worry!Il ne faut pas s’en faire
well done!Bravo
what a pity/shame quel dommage
with regard to en ce qui concerne
Unit 5
Nouns
ancestor ancêtre
athlete athlète
belief croyance, conviction
breakdown panne
breakthrough découverte importante
bug passion pour qqch
cash till caisse enregistreuse
courtyard cour
criticism critique
dedication engagement, dévouement
destination déstination
distribution distribution
drawback inconvénient
expedition expédition
flavour goût, parfum
jigsaw puzzle
loan prêt
monolith monolithe
motive motivation
myth mythe
paperwork paperasseries
peak cime
performance prestation
puncture crevaison
record record
rejection rejet
resolve résolution
role rôle
role model modèle
stereotype stéréotype
summit sommet
terrain terrain
tip conseil
triplet triplet
Verbs
approach s’approcher
audition auditionner
capture capturer, prendre
deserve mériter
encompass entourer
go backpacking faire de la marche
hallucinate halluciner
handle gérer
hesitate hésiter
paraphrase paraphraser
pop apparaître de façon inattendue
raise 1) trouver de l’argent 2) élever une famille
resume reprendre
awful affreux
blindfolded les yeux bandés
broke fauché
dedicated dévoué
demanding exigeant
determined déterminé
disturbing troublant
dual double
fluent qui s’exprime couramment
formidable formidable, impressionnant
frustrating frustrant
jubilant qui jubile
knackered épuisé, à bout
marathon marathon
nasty méchant
novelty nouveau
outstanding marquant, excellent
sociable sociable
towering très haut
work-shy paresseux
leisurely sans se hâter, en prenant son temps
logistically logistiquement
Phrasal verbs
back sb/sth up appuyer
blow up faire exploser
break up se dissoudre
deal with sb traîter
dress up s’habiller très bien
fall back on sb/sth compter sur qqun ou qqch
fit sb/sth in trouver le temps
lay sth down établir
pick sb/sth up prendre (en voiture)
pile up s’entasser
set out se mettre en route
set (sth) up fonder
settle down to sth se mettre au travail
take off prendre son essor
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be dying to do sth mourir d’envie de faire qqch
get cracking y aller (avec énergie!)
give sb a hard time rendre la vie difficile
make sense sembler raisonnable
as a matter of fact en fait, à vrai dire
nowhere near très loin de
sort of quelque part
street cred être ‘in’ et respecté par ses pairs,
connaître la vie urbaine Unit 6
Nouns
alien extraterrestre
archaeologist archéologue
barrel fût
basement sous-sol
cabin cabine
cargo frêt
conflict conflit
costume costume
crew équipage
crop circle partie d’un champs où l’herbe a été
applatie
deck pont
doorstep pas de porte
draught courant
encounter rencontre
enquiry demande de renseignements, l’enquête
entrepreneur entrepreneur
evidence évidence, preuves
extraterrestrial extraterrestre
figure forme
flaw faille
formation formation
foundation fondations
fraud fraude
fumes vapeurs, gaz
hallucination hallucination
inhabitant habitant
instrument instrument
legend légende
lifeboat canot de sauvetage
local habitant local
lodging hébergement
mansion maison de maître
the paranormal le paranormal
party groupe de personnes
phantom fantôme
porter portier
provisions provisions
quarters quartiers
runaway fugitif
sail voile
sceptic sceptique
sighting aperçu, vision
site site
suspect suspect
sword épée
suspense suspens
temple temple
UFO ovni
whirlwind tourbillon de vent
wreckage épave
Verbs
assure assurer
board embarquer
drag traîner
excavate excaver
reveal révéler
scan examiner, scanner
shift bouger, changer de place
sink couler
stress souligner
witness témoigner
casual informel, confortable
cramped à l’étroit
deserted désert
disembodied désincarné
disposable jetable
grotesque grotesque
haunted hanté
idle oisif
lethal meurtrier
maritime maritime
massive massif
prominent proéminent
random au hasard, aléatoire
scruffy débraillé
severe extrême
smart chic, élégant
steep raide
suspicious soupçonneux
unsolved non résolu
vital vital
appallingly affreusement
indefinitely indéfiniment
Phrasal verbs
break up se briser
build sth up construire, développer
carry out sth exécuter, mener à bien
find sth out découvrir
leave sth behind laisser (derrière soi)
look into sth investiguer
make for sth se diriger vers
make sb/sth out apercevoir à peine
meet with sth rencontrer
run into sb rencontrer par hasard
run into sth entrer dans qqch
stand up to sth faire face à qqch
turn out to be sth s’avérer être
warn sb off décourager quun de s’approcher
Idioms
on board à bord
on/off duty être/ne pas être de service
put sb/sth to the test mettre à l’épreuve
set foot poser le pied
take shape prendre forme
things that go bump in the night les phénomènes
surnaturels
Unit 7
Nouns
alternative alternative
capsule capsule
character personnage
clay terre glaise
coincidence coincidence
craftsman artisan
critic critique
isolation isolement
landmark point de repère, bâtiment célèbre
landslide glissement de terrain
notion notion
plot intrigue
plus avantage
recognition reconnaissance
review critique
rioting émeutes
sequel suite
setting contexte
settlement colonie
source source
storyline intrigue
superiority supériorité
upbringing éducation
values valeurs
Verbs
carve couper, sculpter
convey transmettre
dive plonger
eliminate éliminer
emerge sortir, émerger
extend étendre
fathom comprendre
inspire inspirer
label étiqueter
pile entasser, empiler
reveal révéler
set situer
settle s’établir
suspend suspendre
transport transporter
unwind se détendre
action-packed bourré d’action
affirmative affirmatif
amusing amusant
anecdotal anecdotique
anonymous anonyme
argumentative raisonneur
bizarre bizarre
compelling compulsif
crucial crucial
daring osé
exotic exotique
gripping passionnant
inconvenient peu commode
intrigued intrigué
oblivious oublieux
spine-chilling à vous glacer le sang
vital vital
fairly assez
profoundly profondément
quite assez
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chase sb off faire fuire qqun
die out disparaître
draw sb into sth impliquer qqun dans qqch
give sth/sb away trahir
hang around rester près de
hang out zoner
take off partir
wipe sth out démolir
Idioms
a change of heart changer d’avis
be beyond sb dépasser la compréhension de qqun
be in tune être en harmonie
make your/a mark se faire remarquer
on behalf of sb pour le compte de qqun
for a start pour commencer
take sb’s word for it croire aux paroles de qqun
within earshot à portée d’oreille
Unit 8
Nouns
aptitude aptitude
carbon monoxide oxyde de carbone
claustrophobia claustrophobie
commitment engagement dans qqch
curiosity curiosité
detector détecteur
discord désaccord
division division
era ère
galaxy galaxie
gene gène
highway route principale
kerosene kerosène
maternity leave congé maternité
microchip puce électronique
might force
nature nature
orbit orbite
pace vitesse, pas
pedestrian piéton
puzzle casse-tête
reference référence
retail vente au détail
sensor capteur
shuttle navette
sidewalk trottoir
space espace
term 1) expression 2) trimestre
terminal terminal
vision vision
wastage gaspillage
Verbs
baste arroser (de jus, graisse)
blaze flamber
coloniser coloniser
commercialise commercialiser
expand étendre, développer
float flotter
frown froncer les sourcils
hypnotise hypnotiser
implant implanter
jail mettre en prison
lease louer
lengthen rallonger
participate participer
preserve préserver
pursue poursuivre
recruit recruter
sigh soupirer
speculate spéculer
accurate précis
convinced convaincu
cosmic cosmique
desirable désirable
digital digital
online en utilisant l’internet
peculiar étrange
prophetic prophétique
redundant licencié
relevant pertinent
remote-control télécommandé
spicy épicé
thrilling passionnant
tremendous énorme
unconcerned ne pas être préoccupé
Phrasal verbs
base sth on sth baser sur
break down se rompre
carry out sth exécuter, mener
come up with sth trouver une réponse, une
solution
improve on sth améliorer
pick up recevoir (signal électronique, chaîne TV)
rush by passer à toute vitesse
trail off (la voix) se perd
tuck sb up mettre au lit, border
Idioms
change the subject changer de sujet
have a mind of your own avoir sa propre opinion
not have a clue n’avoir aucune idée
on occasion(s) parfois
have sth at your fingertips maîtriser
put your feet up se reposer
search me je n’ai aucune idée
Unit 9
Nouns
almanac almanach
astronomy astronomie
average moyen
background arrière-plan
bar chart code-barre
brainpower capacité intellectuelle
breed race
cab taxi
cage cage
capacity capacité
concentration concentration
concept concept
confusion confusion
context contexte
debt dette
findings résultats
fortune fortune
graph graphique
host grand nombre
longitude longitude
majority majorité
meridian méridien
minority minorité
mortal être humain
mould moisissure
observatory observatoire
opportunity occasion
passion passion
pendulum pendule
pigeon pigeon
qualification qualification
range variété, choix
reaction réaction
relevance pertinence
rival rivale
slide diapositive
Verbs
acquire acquérir
analyse analyser
assume supposer
beat battre
combat combattre
comment commenter, s’exprimer
conduct conduire, mener
confirm confirmer
draw tirer (des conclusions)
dump se débarasser de
flash projeter une lumière
highlight souligner
imagine imaginer
maintain maintenir
outperform avoir un meilleur résultat que qqun
outshine éclipser
overcome vaincre
overestimate surestimer
recite réciter
rotate tourner autour de qqch
store emmagasiner
tell (the difference) distinguer
tend avoir tendance
underestimate sousestimer
visualise visualiser
angular angulaire
complicated compliqué
confused confus, embrouillé
confusing embrouillant
dappled tâcheté, pommelé
discerning plein de discernement
encouraging encourageant
fatal mortel
imaginative imaginatif
informative informatif
observant observateur
prime premier, principal
rare rare
significant significatif
spatial spatial
startling époustouflant
surreal surréaliste
visual visuel
vivid vif
worrying inquiétant
elsewhere ailleurs
intimately intimement
repeatedly de façon répétée
Phrasal verbs
cut down diminuer
put sb off décourager
take after sb ressembler à qqun
take it out on sb se venger sur qqun
take sth back reprendre ses paroles
take sth in se rendre compte, comprendre
take to sb/sth avoir de l’amitié pour qqun
work sth out trouver une réponse, une solution
Idioms
all in all à tout prendre
be no contest c’est gagné d’avance
not in the least pas du tout
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Nouns
arbitration arbitrage
base base militaire
battlefield champs de bataille
capital capital
cause cause
citizen citoyen
cockerel coq
compensation compensation
courtship cour
divide division
heir héritier
hen poule
issue question, thème
the limelight les feux de la rampe
litigation litige
loyalty loyauté
marine marine
merchandise marchandises
profit bénéfice
rank rang
re-enactment reconstitution
reputation réputation
resource ressources
rights droits
sacrifice sacrifice
script scénario
spectator spectateur
thriller film ou roman à suspense
tie lien
Verbs
applaud applaudir
assassinate assassiner
betray trahir
commit commettre
confess avouer
confine enfermer
convict condamner
demote réduire à un rang inférieur
deport déporter
detain retenir
discharge congédier, libérer
dismiss licencier
enforce faire valoir
enrol inscrire
feud quereller
fire licencier
flee s’enfuire
forge contrefaire
free libérer
fund pourvoir, fournir les fonds
insist insister
promote promouvoir
reckon estimer
resolve résoudre
rocket s’envoler
sack licencier
seek rechercher
serve servir
shrug hausser les épaules
sue poursuivre en justice
surrender se rendre
testify témoigner
urge presser, encourager
vindicate se justifier
warn mettre en garde
baggy flottant
devastating dévastateur
engaged fiancé
formative formateur
interactive interactif
key clé
pushy ambitieux, qui se met en avant
resentful rancunier
unappreciated ne pas se sentir reconnu
undervalued sous-estimé, dévalorisé
Phrasal verbs
clown around faire le guignol
find (sth) out découvrir
kit sb out habiller
look through sth feuilleter
make for sb/sth se diriger vers
move on se tourner vers qqch de nouveau
opt out décider de partir de qqch
split up terminer une relation
stand up sor sb/sth défendre qqch/qqun
Idioms
go the whole way aller jusqu’au bout
in excess of dépasser
fall in love tomber amoureux
kick yourself se donner des gifles
knack for doing sth avoir le coup, un talent
make fun of sth/sb se moquer de
make a habit of doing sth prendre l’habitude de
no matter who, what, where etc.peu importe
qui, quoi, où etc.
not worth the effort ne vaut pas la peine
raise the tone aéliorer le niveau
snap decision une décision subite
stroke of luck un coup de chance
take sth for granted considérer comme normal,
take advantage of sth/sb profiter de
take your (own) life se suicider
come your way ce qui se présente
turn your back on sb/sth ignorer, se désintéresser
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Nouns
agency Agentur
aim Ziel, Absicht
arch Bogen
armour Rüstung
audience Zuschauer, Zuhörer
billboard Reklametafel
brand name Markenname
break Chance
camouflage Tarnung
cosmetic surgery Schönheitschirurgie
criticism Kritik
diversity Vielfalt
emphasis Betonung, Gewichtung
enlargement Vergrößerung
eyelid Lid
fan Fan
figure Figur
hedgehog Igel
identity Identität
impact Auswirkung, Einfluss
lens Objektiv, Linse
look Aussehen, Look
mammal Säugetier
mate Partner(in)
negative Negativ
peacock Pfau
print Abzug
scar Narbe
security Geborgenheit, Sicherheit
shell Panzer
sitcom Situationskömödie
snapshot Schnappschuss
source Quelle, Herkunft
spine Stachel
stick insect Heuschrecke
stripe Streifen
supervision Aufsicht
talent Begabung, Talent
Verbs
approve jdn/etw gut finden, (mit jdm/etw)
einverstanden sein
assign beauftragen
consume 1) verbrauchen 2) konsumieren
diet eine Schlankheitskur machen, ein Diät machen
exploit (aus)nutzen
expose einer Sache ausgesetzt sein, mit etw
konfrontiert werden
illustrate veranschaulichen
launch einleiten
neglect vernachlässigen
opt opt for sth sich für etw entscheiden
promote für etw werben
react reagieren
represent darstellen
survive überleben
symbolise symbolisieren
associated verbunden (mit etw)
blurred verschwommen
countless unzählig
dated altmodisch
depressing deprimierend
fake nachgemacht
glamorous mondän, glamourös
identifiable erkennbar
irresistible unwiderstehlich
mature 1) reif 2) vernünftig
multi-cultural multikulturell
mysterious mysteriös, unerklärlich
obsessed besessen (von etw)
potential potenziell
predictable 1) vorhersehbar 2) berechenbar
rebellious rebellisch
tanned (sonnen)gebräunt
unanimous einstimmig
vain eitel
worthless wertlos
definitely bestimmt
in conclusion zum Schluss
Phrasal verbs
fall over hinfallen
fall/get behind (with sth) (mit etw) in Rückstand
geraten
get ahead (of sb) jdn überholen
go for sb/sth sich für jdn/etw entscheiden
go on (about sb/sth) pausenlos (über jdn/etw)
reden
go out (with sb) mit jdm gehen, ein Verhältnis (mit
jdm) haben
identify with sb/sth sich mit jdm/etw identifizieren
live up to sth etw gerecht werden
send sth out etw ausstrahlen
stand for sth für etw stehen
Idioms
have/play a part (in sth) eine Rolle (in etw) spielen
Unit 2
Nouns
blame Schuld
case study Fallstudie
celebration Feier
challenge Herausforderung
cheerfulness Fröhlichkeit
confidence (Selbst)vertrauen
demonstration Demonstration
expectation Erwartung
nuisance Ärgernis
psychiatrist Psychiater(in)
outing Ausflug
pressure Stress, Druck
relationship Beziehung
temper jähzorniges Naturell
Verbs
anticipate erwarten, vorhersehen
bother belästigen
cope fertig werden (mit jdm/etw), mit etw
zurechtkommen
deny leugnen, ablehnen
drown ertrinken
fancy Lust auf/zu etw haben
matter wichtig sein
mind etw macht jdm etw aus
overwhelm überwältigen
pretend so tun, als ob
resent sich über etw ärgern
spoil verwöhnen
stand ertragen
yell schreien
conscious bewusst
defensive defensiv
fed up jdn/etw satt haben
horrified entsetzt
keen scharf auf jdn/etw sein
meaningful sinnvoll
multi-racial gemischtrassig
used (to sth/to doing sth) sich an etw gewöhnen
worth wert
enthusiastically begeistert
eventually schließlich
feebly schwach
hurriedly eilig
ironically ironischerweise
miserably missmutig
smoothly glatt, reibungslos
Phrasal verbs
end up landen
get away with sth/doing sth mit etw
durchkommen, damit durchkommen etw zu tun
get on with sb mit jdm gut auskommen
get round sb jdn herumkriegen
join in (sth/doing sth) teilnehmen
put off doing sth etw aufschieben
turn (sb/sth) into sth (jdn/etw) in etw verwandeln,
etw zu etw umwandeln
Idioms
clear the air eine entspanntere Atmosphäre
schaffen
get into trouble in Schwierigkeiten geraten
get rid of sb/sth sich von jdm/etw trennen, etw
wegwerfen
go wrong 1) einen Fehler machen 2) schief gehen
in spite of (sth/doing sth) trotz, obwohl ...
be no good nichts nützen
it’s no use (doing sth) es hat keinen Sinn (etw zu
tun)
lose your temper die Beherrschung verlieren
take sth too far zu weit gehen
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access Zugang
archive Archiv
the bottom line das Entscheidende, das Ergebnis
Großbritannien haben seriöse Tageszeitungen ein
größeres Format als die Boulevardblätter)
channel Kanal, Sender
chat show Talkshow
circulation Auflage
columnist Kolumnist(in)
coverage Berichterstattung
current affairs aktuelle Ereignisse
documentary Dokumentarfilm, Dokumentarbeitrag
editorial Leitartikel
factor Faktor
feature Sonderbeitrag
foreign correspondent Auslandskorrespondent(in)
gossip column Klatschspalte
halt Stillstand
insight Einblick
item Bericht
media die Medien
point Sinn, Zweck
press die Presse
quiz show Quizprogramm
search engine Suchmaschine
set Gerät
slogan Slogan
soap opera Seifenoper
spirits Stimmung
tabloid kleinformatiges Boulevardblatt
trivia Belanglosigkeiten
Verbs
allocate allocate sth to sb/sth jdm/einer Sache
etw zuweisen
ban verbieten
break bekannt werden, bekannt machen
devote widmen
establish gründen
gather sich versammeln
maintain 1) instand halten, (in gutem Zustand)
erhalten 2) behaupten
regard (sb/sth/yourself as sth) jdn/etw/sich für etw
halten
represent vertreten
current aktuell
edgy gereizt
interactive interaktiv
numb taub, gefühllos
restless unruhig
sensationalist reißerisch, sensationslüstern
Prepositions
according to 1) zufolge, laut 2) nach, entsprechend
Phrasal verbs
key sth in etw eingeben
look sth up etw nachsehen
track sb/sth down jdn/etw ausfindig machen
Idioms
all in all alles in allem
in print gedruckt, veröffentlicht
without (a) doubt zweifellos
Unit 4
Nouns
acid rain saurer Regen
anorak Anorak
ash Asche
the atmosphere die Atmosphäre
avalanche Lawine
axe Axt
binoculars Fernglas
campaign Aktion
captivity Gefangenschaft
cheetah Gepard
compass Kompass
conservation Erhaltung
contribution Beitrag
coral reef Korallenriff
crater Krater
ecosystem Ökosystem
famine Hungersnot
first aid Erste Hilfe
flare Leuchtrakete
food chain Nahrungskette
habitat Lebensraum
handler Tiertrainer(in)
the homeless die Obdachlosen
jungle Dschungel
lava Lava
oil slick Ölteppich
operation Einsatz
orang-utan Orang-Utan
postgraduate jd, der nach dem ersten Studiengang
ein weiterführendes Studium macht
release Freilassung
shelter Schutz, Obdach
snowboarding Snowboarden
starvation Verhungern
status Status
superstar Superstar
survival Überleben
Verbs
assure versichern
erupt ausbrechen
misunderstand missverstehen
owe (sth to sb/sth) (jdm/etw etw) schulden
preserve erhalten
rehabilitate rehabilitieren
suffer (from sth) leiden (an etw)
charming reizend
convinced überzeugt
dramatic dramatisch
extinct ausgestorben
faint-hearted ängstlich
marine Meeres-
materialistic materialistisch
over-priced zu teuer
priceless von unschätzbarem Wert
solitary einsam
subconscious im Unterbewusstsein vorhanden
tight-fisted knauserig
welcome (You’re welcome to use my bicycle) du
well-off reich
worthy würdig
Phrasal verbs
book sb in/into sth jdm ein Zimmer in etw
bestellen
butt in (on sb/sth) (jdn/etw) unterbrechen, sich
einmischen
come up with sth sich etw einfallen lassen
finish sb/sth off jdn/etw töten
give sth away etw verschenken, etw vergeben
help (sb) out (jdm) aushelfen
pick sth up 1 etw abholen 2 empfangen
start off beginnen
Idioms
as far as sth goes… so weit
have come a long way viel erreicht haben
lose your touch nicht mehr gut in Form sein
Never mind!Macht nichts!
Not on your life!auf gar keinen Fall!
Not to worry!Macht nichts!
Well done!Gut gemacht!
with regard (to sb/sth) bezüglich
Unit 5
Nouns
ancestor Vorfahr(in)
athlete Sportler(in)
belief Glaube
breakdown Panne
breakthrough Durchbruch
bug Leidenschaft, Fimmel
cash till Kasse
courtyard Hof
criticism Kritik
dedication Engagement
destination (Reise)ziel
distribution Verteilung
drawback Nachteil
expedition Expedition
flavour Geschmack, Geschmacksrichtung
jigsaw Puzzle
loan Kredit
monolith Monolith
motive Motiv
myth Mythos
paperwork Unterlagen, Schreibarbeit
peak Gipfel
performance Vorstellung, Auftritt
puncture Platten
record Rekord
rejection Ablehnung
resolve Entschlossenheit
role Rolle
role model Vorbild
stereotype Klischee
summit Gipfel
terrain Gelände
tip Tip
triplet Drilling
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approach sich an jdn wenden
audition vorsprechen, vorsingen, vorspielen
capture erobern
deserve verdienen
encompass umfassen, einschließen
go backpacking als Rucksacktourist(in) unterwegs
sein
Studium abschließen
hallucinate halluzinieren
handle mit etw/jdm umgehen
hesitate zögern
paraphrase ausdrücken, umschreiben
pop (plötzlich) auftauchen
raise 1 beschaffen 2 aufziehen
resume wieder anfangen
awful furchtbar
blindfolded mit verbundenen Augen
broke pleite
dedicated engagiert
demanding anspruchsvoll, schwierig
determined on fest entschlossen
disturbing alarmierend, erschütternd
dual doppelt, Doppel-
fluent fließend
formidable gewaltig
frustrating frustrierend
jubilant überglücklich
knackered total geschafft
marathon gewaltig
nasty scheußlich, unangenehm
novelty ungewöhnlich, neuartig
outstanding hervorragend
sociable gesellig
towering hoch aufragend
work-shy arbeitsscheu
leisurely geruhsam
logistically logistisch
Phrasal verbs
add (sth) up sich summieren, etw
zusammenrechnen
back sb/sth up jdn/etw unterstützen
blow up explodieren
break up sich auflösen
deal with sb mit jdm umgehen
dress up sich fein anziehen
fall back on sb/sth auf jdn/etw zurückgreifen
fit sb/sth in für jdn/etw Zeit finden
lay sth down etw festlegen
pick sb/sth up jdn/etw abholen
pile up sich auftürmen
set out losfahren
set (sth) up etw gründen
settle down to sth sich an etw machen
take off (gut) anlaufen, (gut) ankommen
Idioms
be dying to do sth darauf brennen etw zu tun
get cracking sich daranmachen
give sb a hard time es jdm schwer machen
make sense sinnvoll sein
as a matter of fact...übrigens, eigentlich
nowhere near bei weitem nicht
sort of (informal) irgendwie
street cred Image
Unit 6
Nouns
alien Außerirdische(r)
barrel Fass
basement Kellergeschoss
cabin Kabine
cargo Fracht
conflict Streit, Kampf
corpse Leiche
costume Tracht
crew Mannschaft, Besatzung
crop circle Kornkreis
deck Deck
doorstep Eingangsstufe
draught Luftzug
encounter Begegnung
enquiry Untersuchung
entrepreneur Unternehmer(in)
evidence Beweis
extraterrestrial Außerirdische(r)
figure Gestalt
flaw Fehler
formation Formation
foundation Fundament
fraud Betrug, Schwindel
fumes Dämpfe
hallucination Halluzination
inhabitant Bewohner(in)
instrument Instrument, Gerät
legend Legende
lifeboat Rettungsboot
local Einheimische(r)
lodging Zimmer
mansion Herrenhaus
the paranormal das Übersinnliche
party Gruppe
phantom Gespenst
porter Portier, Portiersfrau
provisions Proviant
quarters Quartier, Unterkunft
runaway Ausreißer(in)
sail Segel
sceptic Skeptiker(in)
sighting Meldung, dass etw gesichtet wurde
site Stätte, Schauplatz
suspect Verdächtige(r)
sword Schwert
suspense Spannung
temple Tempel
UFO UFO
whirlwind Wirbelsturm
wreckage Wrack, Trümmer
Verbs
assure versichern
board einsteigen
drag schleifen
excavate ausgraben
reveal offenbaren
scan scannen
shift rutschen
sink sinken
stress betonen
witness Zeuge (einer Sache) sein, bezeugen
casual leger
cramped beengt, eng
deserted verlassen
disembodied körperlos
disposable Wegwerf-
grotesque grotesk
haunted ein Haus, in dem es spukt
idle faul
lethal tödlich
maritime See-, Schifffahrts-, zur See gehörig
massive riesig
prominent hervorstehend
random wahllos
scruffy schmuddelig
severe sehr schlecht, hart, scharf
smart schick
steep steil
suspicious verdächtig, misstrauisch
unsolved ungelöst, unaufgeklärt
vital 1) äußerst wichtig 2) vital
appallingly schrecklich
indefinitely auf unbestimmte Zeit
Phrasal verbs
break up zerbrechen, zerschellen
build sth up etw aufbauen
carry out sth etw ausführen
find (sth) out (etw) herausfinden
leave sth behind etw zurücklassen, etw
hinterlassen
look into sth etw untersuchen
make for sth auf etw zusteuern
make sb/sth out jdn/etw erkennen
meet with sth auf etw stoßen, etw erleiden
run into sb jdn zufällig treffen
run into sth in etw geraten
stand up to sth etw aushalten, einer Sache
standhalten
turn out to be sich als etw herausstellen
warn sb off jdn fortjagen
Idioms
on board an Bord
on/off duty im/außer Dienst
put sb/sth to the test jdn/etw auf die Probe stellen
set foot (in/on sth) etw betreten
take shape Gestalt annehmen
things that go bump in the night Gespenster
Unit 7
Nouns
alternative Alternative
capsule Raumkapsel
character Figur
clay Ton
coincidence Zufall
craftsman Handwerker(in)
critic Kritiker(in)
isolation Abgeschiedenheit
landmark Wahrzeichen
landslide Erdrutsch
notion Vorstellung, Idee
plot Handlung
plus Pluspunkt
recognition Anerkennung
review Besprechung, Rezension, Kritik
rioting Ausschreitungen, Krawalle
sequel Fortsetzung
setting Schauplatz
settlement Siedlung
source Quelle
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storyline Handlung
superiority Überlegenheit
upbringing Erziehung
values Werte, Wertvorstellungen
Verbs
carve meißeln, schnitzen
convey vermitteln
dive tauchen
eliminate eliminieren
emerge hervortreten, herauskommen
extend vergrößern, erweitern
fathom ergründen, hinter etw kommen
inspire inspirieren
label (jdn/etw als etw) abstempeln
pile (sich) stapeln, (sich) türmen
reveal offenbaren, bekannt geben
set spielen lassen
settle sich ansiedeln
suspend zeitweilig einstellen
transport 1) transportieren 2) versetzen
unwind sich entspannen
affirmative bejahend
amusing lustig
anecdotal auf Anekdoten beruhend, auf
Hörensagen beruhend
anonymous anonym
argumentative streitsüchtig
bizarre bizarr
compelling spannend, mitreissend
crucial äußerst wichtig
daring mutig
exotic exotisch
gripping spannend
inconvenient ungünstig, ungelegen
intrigued neugierig
oblivious be oblivious to sth sich einer Sache
nicht bewusst sein
spine-chilling gruselig
vital äußerst wichtig
fairly ziemlich
profoundly zutiefst
quite 1) ziemlich 2) ganz
Phrasal verbs
chase sb off jdn verjagen
die out aussterben
draw sb into sth jdn in etw hineinziehen
give sth/sb away jdn/etw verraten
hang around sich herumtreiben
hang out rumhängen
take off wegrennen
wipe sth out etw zerstören
Idioms
a change of heart es sich anders überlegen
be beyond sb jd begreift etw nicht
be in tune (with sb/sth) (mit jdm/etw)
übereinstimmen
make your/a mark (on sth) sich (in etw) profilieren
on behalf of sb im Namen von jdm
for a start fürs Erste
take sb’s word for it jdm glauben
within earshot in Hörweite
Unit 8
Nouns
aptitude Begabung (für etw)
carbon monoxide Kohlenmonoxid
claustrophobia Klaustrophobie
commitment Engagement(für etw)
curiosity Neugier
detector Detektor
discord Streit
division Unstimmigkeit (zwischen jdm/etw)
era Zeitalter
galaxy Sternsystem
gene Gen
highway (Überland)straße
kerosene Petroleum
maternity leave Mutterschaftsurlaub
microchip Mikrochip
might Macht, Kraft
nature Art, Wesen
orbit Umlaufbahn
pace Tempo
pedestrian Fußgänger(in)
puzzle Puzzle, Rätsel
reference Referenz
retail Einzelhandel
sensor Sensor
shuttle Raumfähre
sidewalk Bürgersteig
space Weltraum
term 1) Begriff 2) Semester 3) Frist, Dauer
4) Amtszeit
terminal Terminal
vision Vorstellung, Fantasiebild
wastage Verschwendung
Verbs
baste mit Fett/Bratensaft begießen
blaze brennen
colonise kolonisieren
commercialise kommerzialisieren
expand vergrößern
float schweben
frown die Stirn runzeln
hypnotise hypnotisieren
implant implantieren, einpflanzen
jail einsperren
lease (ver)pachten, (ver)leasen
lengthen verlängern, länger werden
participate teilnehmen, sich beteiligen
preserve erhalten
pursue pursue a career einen Beruf ergreifen
recruit anwerben
sigh seufzen
speculate (über etw) Vermutungen anstellen
accurate genau
convinced überzeugt
cosmic kosmisch
desirable erwünscht
digital digital
online online
peculiar sonderbar
prophetic prophetisch
redundant jdn entlassen
relevant relevant
remote-control ferngesteuert
spicy würzig, pikant
thrilling aufregend, spannend
tremendous gewaltig, enorm
unconcerned unbekümmert
Phrasal verbs
base sth on sth etw auf etw gründen
break down zusammenbrechen, scheitern
carry out sth etw durchführen
come up with sth sich etw einfallen lassen
improve on/upon sth etw verbessern
pick up empfangen
rush by (sb/sth) (an jdm/etw) vorüberrennen
trail off (allmählich) schwächer werden
tuck sb up jdn zudecken
Idioms
change the subject das Thema wechseln
have a mind of your own seinen eigenen Kopf
haben
not have a clue keine Ahnung haben
on occasion(s) gelegentlich
have sth at your fingertips etw parat haben, etw
beherrschen
put your feet up die Beine/Füße hochlegen
search me keine Ahnung
Unit 9
Nouns
almanac Jahrbuch
astronomy Astronomie
average Durchschnitt
background Hintergrund
bar chart Stabdiagramm
brainpower Intelligenz
breed Rasse, Art
cab Taxi
cage Käfig
capacity Fähigkeit
chart Karte
concentration Konzentration
concept Vorstellung, Begriff
confusion Verwirrung
context Zusammenhang
debt Schulden
findings Ergebnis
fortune Vermögen
graph Diagramm
host Menge
longitude geographische Länge
majority Mehrheit
meridian Meridian
minority Minderheit
mortal (Normal)sterbliche(r)
mould Schimmel
observatory Sternwarte
opportunity Gelegenheit
passion Leidenschaft
pendulum Pendel
pigeon Taube
qualification Qualifikation
range Auswahl, Spektrum
reaction Reaktion
relevance Relevanz, Bedeutung
rival Rivale, Rivalin
slide Dia(positiv)
Verbs
acquire erwerben
analyse analysieren
assume annehmen
beat schlagen
combat bekämpfen
comment sich (über/zu etw) äußern
conduct durchführen
confirm bestätigen, bestärken
draw (etw aus etw) ziehen
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flash (sth up) (etw) einblenden
highlight hervorheben, deutlich machen
imagine (sb/sth doing sth) sich (jd/etw) vorstellen
maintain aufrechterhalten
outperform übertreffen
outshine übertreffen, in den Schatten stellen
overcome überwinden
overestimate überschätzen
recite vortragen
rotate rotieren, sich drehen
store speichern
tell (A und B) auseinander halten
tend tendieren
underestimate unterschätzen
visualise sich etw (bildlich) vorstellen
angular kantig
complicated kompliziert
confused verwirrt
confusing verwirrend
dappled gesprenkelt
discerning anspruchsvoll
encouraging ermutigend
fatal tödlich
imaginative fantasievoll, einfallsreich
informative informativ
observant aufmerksam
prime Haupt-, hauptsächlich
rare selten
significant bedeutend, deutlich
spatial räumlich
startling verblüffend
surreal surreal
visual optisch
vivid lebhaft
worrying beunruhigend
elsewhere anderswo
intimately eng
repeatedly wiederholt
Phrasal verbs
cut down (on sth) sich (bei etw) einschränken
put sb off (sb/sth/doing sth) jdm etw/jdn
verleiden
take after sb jdm nachschlagen, jdm ähneln
take it out on sb etw an jdm auslassen
take sth back etw zurücknehmen
take sth in etw verstehen, etw registrieren
take to sb/sth an jdm/etw Gefallen finden
work sth out 1) etw herausfinden, etw lösen 2) etw
berechnen
Idioms
all in all alles in allem
be no contest keine Chance haben
not in the least überhaupt nicht, nicht im
Geringsten
Unit 10
Nouns
arbitration Schlichtung
base (militärischer) Stützpunkt
battlefield Schlachtfeld
capital Kapital
cause Anliegen, guter Zweck
citizen Staatsbürger(in)
cockerel junger Hahn
courtship Werben, Liebschaft
divide Kluft
heir Erbe, Erbin
hen Henne
issue Thema
the limelight das Rampenlicht
litigation Rechtsstreit, Prozess
loyalty Loyalität
marine Marineinfanterist
merchandise Ware(n)
profit Gewinn
re-enactment Nachspielen
reputation Ruf
resource Mittel, Ressource
rights Rechte
sacrifice Opfer
script Manuskript, Drehbuch
spectator Zuschauer(in)
thriller Thriller
tie Bindung, Beziehung
Verbs
applaud applaudieren
assassinate ermorden, meucheln
betray verraten
commit (Verbrechen etc.) begehen
confess (etw) gestehen
confine (jdn in etw) einsperren
convict (wegen einer Sache) schuldig befinden
deport ausweisen, deportieren
detain in Haft nehmen
discharge entlassen
dismiss entlassen
enforce durchsetzen
enrol sich anmelden
feud sich befehden
fire entlassen, feuern
flee fliehen
forge fälschen
free freilassen, befreien
fund finanzieren
insist auf etw bestehen
promote für etw werben
reckon schätzen
resolve lösen
rocket kometenhaft aufsteigen
sack entlassen, feuern
seek suchen
serve dienen
shrug mit den Achseln zucken
sue klagen
surrender kapitulieren
testify aussagen
urge dringend raten
vindicate rechtfertigen, rehabilitieren
warn warnen
baggy weit (geschnitten)
devastating katastrophal
engaged verlobt
formative prägend, formend
interactive interaktiv
key Schlüssel-
pushy (übermäßig) ehrgeizig
resentful verärgert
unappreciated nicht gewürdigt
undervalued nicht gewürdigt, unterbewertet
Phrasal verbs
clown around den Clown spielen
find (sth) out (etw) herausfinden
kit sb out (in sth) jdn (mit etw) ausstatten
look through sth etw (schnell) durchlesen
make for sb/sth auf jdn/etw zusteuern
move on etw anderes machen
opt out (of sth) (bei etw) nicht länger mitmachen,
(aus etw) aussteigen
split up (with sb) sich (von jdm) trennen
stand up for sb/sth sich für jdn/etw einsetzen
Idioms
go the whole way aufs Ganze gehen
in excess of mehr als
fall in love (with sb) sich (in jdn) verlieben
kick yourself sich in den Hintern beißen
knack for doing sth Talent zu etw
make fun of sb/sth sich über jdn/etw lustig
machen
make a habit of doing sth sich etw angewöhnen
no matter who, what, where egal wer, was, wo
etc.
not worth the effort die Mühe nicht wert
raise the tone das Niveau heben
snap decision spontane Entscheidung
stroke of luck Glücksfall
take sth for granted etw als Selbstverständlichkeit
nehmen
take advantage of sb/sth jdn ausnutzen, sich etw
zunutze machen
take your (own) life Selbstmord begehen
come your way jdm über den Weg laufen
turn your back on sb/sth sich von jdm/etw
abwenden, etw aufgeben
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Unit 1
Nouns
agency agenzia
aim fine, scopo
arch arco
armour armatura
audience pubblico
billboard tabellone pubblicitario
brand name marca
break occasione
camouflage mimetizzamento
cosmetic surgery chirurgia plastica
criticism critica
diversity diversità
emphasis importanza
enlargement ingrandimento
eyelid ciglia
fan ammiratore, tifoso
figure linea
hedgehog riccio
identity identità
impact influsso
lens lente
look immagine
mammal mammifero
mate compagno
negative negativo
peacock pavone print stampa
scar cicatrice
security sicurezza
shell conchiglia
sitcom commedia appuntate
snapshot istantanea
source fonte
spine spina
stick insect insetto stecco
stripe banda
supervision sorveglianza
talent talento
Verbs
approve approvare, accettare
assign assegnare
consume consumare
diet fare la dieta
exploit sfruttare
expose esporre
illustrate mostrare
launch varare
neglect trascurare
opt scegliere
promote pubblicizzare
react reagire
represent caratterizzare, rappresentare, descrivere
survive sopravvivere
symbolise simboleggiare
associated collegato
blurred annebbiato
countless innumerevole
dated antiquato, fuori moda
depressing deprimente
fake falso
glamorous affascinante
identifiable riconoscibile
irresistible irresistibile
mature maturo
multi-cultural multietnico
mysterious misterioso
obsessed fissato
potential potenziale
predictable prevedibile
rebellious ribelle
tanned abbronzato
unanimous all’unanimità
vain vanitoso
worthless privo di valore
definitely di sicuro
in conclusion infine
Phrasal verbs
fall over inciampare
fall/get behind (with sth) rimanere indietro
get ahead (of sb) andare avanti, fare progressi
go for sb/sth scegliere
go out (with sb) uscire con qcn
identify with sb/sth identificarsi con qcn
send sth out emettere
stand for sth equivalere a, stare per
Idioms
have/play a part (in sth) giocare un ruolo
Unit 2
Nouns
blame colpa
case study casistica, studio analitico
celebration festeggiamento
challenge sfida
cheerfulness allegria
confidence sicurezza di sé
demonstration manifestazione
expectation aspettativa
nuisance seccatura
psychiatrist psichiatra
outing gita, escursione
pressure situazione opprimente
relationship relazione
temper collera
Verbs
anticipate prevenire, aspettarsi
bother infastidire
cope affrontare
deny negare
drown annegare
fancy piacere a, desiderare
matter importare
mind avere qcs in contrario
overwhelm sopraffare
pretend fare finta
resent risentirsi
spoil viziare
stand sopportare
yell urlare
conscious consapevole
defensive chiuso, diffidente
fed up stufo
horrified inorridito
keen appassionato
meaningful significativo
multi-racial multirazziale
used abituato a
worth valere la pena
enthusiastically con entusiasmo
eventually alla fine
feebly debolmente
hurriedly in fretta
ironically ironicamente
miserably infelicemente
smoothly senza difficoltà
Phrasal verbs
end up andare a finire
get away with sth/doing sth farla franca
get on with sb andare d’accordo con qcn
get round sb convincere
join in (sth/doing sth) partecipare
put off doing sth rimandare
turn (sb/sth) into sth trasformarsi
Idioms
clear the air allentare la tensione
get into trouble mettersi nei guai
get rid of sb/sth disfarsi di qcn
go wrong 1) sbagliare, sbagliarsi 2) andare male,
andare a rotoli
in spite of (sth/doing sth) nonostante
be no good (doing sth) essere inutile
it’s no use (doing sth) essere inutile
take sth too far forzare qcs
Unit 3
Nouns
access accesso, via libera
archive archivio
the bottom line la sostanza, l’essenziale
channel canale
chat show talk show
circulation tiratura
columnist columnist, articolista
coverage copertura (televisiva), ampia risonanza a
un avvenimento
current affairs attualità
documentary documentario
editorial articolo di fondo
factor fattore
feature articolo importante
foreign correspondent inviato agli esteri
gossip column rubrica di cronaca rosa
halt sosta, fermata
insight approfondimento
item notizia
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point motivo, scopo
press la stampa
quiz show gioco a quiz
search engine motore di ricerca
set apparecchio
slogan slogan, motto pubblicitario
soap opera telenovela
spirits stato d’animo
tabloid giornale scandalistico
trivia banalità
Verbs
allocate assegnare
ban bandire
break scoppiare
devote dedicarsi
establish fondare
maintain tenere in ordine
regard considerarsi
represent rappresentare
current attuale, odierno
edgy irascibile, nervoso
interactive interattivo
numb intorpidito
restless inquieto
sensationalist sensazionalistico, scandalistico
Prepositions
according to secondo
Phrasal verbs
key sth in digitare
look sth up cercare
track sb/sth down scovare
Idioms
all in all dopo tutto
in print stampato
without doubt senza dubbio, indubbiamente
Unit 4
Nouns
acid rain pioggia acida
anorak giacca impermeabile
ash cenere
the atmosphere l’atmosfera
avalanche valanga
axe accetta
binoculars binocolo
campaign campagna
captivity cattività
cheetah ghepardo
compass bussola
conservation protezione, tutela
contribution contributo
coral reef barriera corallina
crater cratere
ecosystem ecosistema
famine carestia
first aid pronto soccorso
flare segnale luminoso
food chain catena alimentare
habitat habitat
the homeless i senzatetto
jungle giungla
lava lava
oil slick chiazza di petrolio
operation intervento
orang-utan orango, orangutan outskirts periferia
postgraduate laureato che frequenta un corso
post-laurea
release rilascio
shelter rifugio
snowboarding snowboard
starvation fame, inedia
status posizione sociale
superstar divo
survival sopravvivenza
Verbs
assure assicurare
erupt eruttare
misunderstand fraintendere
owe dovere, essere in debito con qcn
preserve conservare
rehabilitate riabilitare
suffer soffrire
charming attraente, delizioso
convinced convinto
dramatic teatrale
extinct estinto
faint-hearted codardo
marine marino
materialistic materialistico
over-priced caro, dal prezzo esorbitante
priceless inestimabile
solitary solitario
subconscious subcosciente
tight-fisted tirchio, avaro
welcome libero, autorizzato a
well-off ricco, agiato
worthy degno
Phrasal verbs
book sb in/into sth prenotare
butt in (on sb/sth) interrompere
come up with sth trovare, presentare
finish sb/sth off far fuori, uccidere
give sth away dare via
help (sb) out aiutare
pick sth up 1) andare a prendere 2) ricevere un
segnale elettronico
Idioms
as far as sth goes… nella misura in cui
have come a long way fare molta strada
never mind!non importa
not on your life!neanche per sogno!
not to worry non importa
well done!benissimo
what a pity/shame!che peccato!
with regard (to sb/sth) per quanto riguarda
Unit 5
Nouns
ancestor avo, antenato
athlete atleta
belief credo
breakdown guasto
breakthrough progresso, scoperta decisiva
bug mania
cash till cassa
courtyard cortile
criticism critica
dedication devozione
destination destinazione
distribution distribuzione
drawback inconveniente
expedition spedizione
flavour sapore, gusto
jigsaw puzzle
loan prestito
monolith monolito
motive ragione, motivo
myth mito
paperwork documentazione
peak cima, vetta
performance spettacolo
puncture foratura
record primato
rejection rifiuto
resolve risoluzione
role ruolo
role model modello
stereotype stereotipo
summit vertice
terrain terreno
tip consiglio
triplet gemello di parto trigemino
Verbs
approach rivolgersi
audition fare un provino, un’audizione
capture catturare
deserve meritare
encompass ricoprire
go backpacking fare escursionismo con zaino e
sacco a pelo
hallucinate allucinare
handle trattare
hesitate essere incerto
paraphrase parafrasare
pop sbucare
raise 1) raccogliere fondi 2) crescere
resume riprendere
awful moltissimo, un sacco
blindfolded con gli occhi bendati
broke squattrinato, al verde
dedicated che si dedica con impegno
demanding esigente
determined risoluto
disturbing preoccupante
dual duplice, doppio
fluent spedito
formidable 1) spaventoso 2) arduo
frustrating frustrante
jubilant trionfante
knackered stanco morto, esausto
marathon maratone
nasty cattivo
novelty novità
outstanding eccellente
sociable socievole
towering imponente, altissimo
work-shy sfaticato, restio a lavorare
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leisurely con comodo
logistically logisticamente
Phrasal verbs
add (sth) up sommare, fare i conti
back sb/sth up appoggiare qcn
blow up esplodere
break up finire
deal with sb trattare
dress up vestirsi con eleganza
fall back on sb/sth far ricorso a
fit sb/sth in far quadrare, trovare il tempo per lay sth down stabilire
pick sb/sth up andare a prendere
pile up accumularsi
set out mettersi in viaggio
set (sth) up fondare, mettere su
settle down mettersi a posto
take off decollare, avere successo
Idioms
be dying to do sth morire dalla voglia di
get cracking spicciarsi
give sb a hard time rendere la vita difficile a qcn
loads (of sth) moltissimo, un sacco
make sense avere senso
nowhere near neanche lontanamente, essere
lontano da
sort of In un certo modo, piuttosto
Unit 6
Nouns
alien extraterrestre
archaeologist archeologo
barrel botte
basement seminterrato
cabin cabina
cargo carico
conflict lotta, conflitto
costume costume, vestito tipico regionale
crew equipaggio
crop circle In un area coltivata a cereali, area
circolare in cui i gambi sono stati schiacciati per
terra deck ponte di nave, piano dell’autobus
draught corrente
Encounter incontro
enquiry richiesta
entrepreneur imprenditore
evidence prove
extraterrestrial extraterrestre
figure sagoma
flaw difetto, punto debole
formation formazione
foundation fondamenta
fraud truffa
fumes esalazioni
hallucination allucinazione
inhabitant abitante
instrument strumento
legend leggenda
lifeboat scialuppa di salvataggio
local del luogo
lodging camere in affitto
mansion palazzo
the paranormal il paranormale
party gruppo
phantom fantasma, spettro
porter portiere
provisions provviste
quarters alloggi
runaway fuggitivo
sail vela
sceptic scettico
sighting avvistamento
site luogo
suspect persona sospetta
suspense impazienza, incertezza
UFO UFO
whirlwind turbine d’aria
wreckage relitto
Verbs
assure assicurare
board salire
drag trascinare
excavate scavare
reveal rivelare
scan fare uno scanning
shift spostare
sink affondare
stress mettere in risalto, sottolineare
witness assistere, essere testimone
casual informale
cramped stretto, limitato
deserted deserto, vuoto
disembodied liberare dal corpo
disposable usa e getta
grotesque grottesco
haunted infestato da spettri o fantasmi
idle indolente, ozioso
lethal letale
maritime marittimo
massive enorme
prominent sporgente
random a caso
scruffy trasandato
severe grave
smart elegante
steep ripido
suspicious diffidente
unsolved irrisolto
vital essenziale
appallingly terribilmente
indefinitely a tempo indeterminato
Phrasal verbs
break up spezzarsi
build sth up farsi, costruirsi
carry out sth eseguire find (sth) out scoprire
leave sth behind dimenticarsi qcs
look into sth analizzare, esaminare
make for sth dirigersi, avviarsi
make sb/sth out riuscire a vedere
meet with sth ricevere
run into sb imbattersi in qcn
stand up affrontare
turn out rivelarsi
warn sb off intimare a qcn di allontanarsi
Idioms
on board a bordo
on/off duty in servizio, fuori servizio
put sb/sth to the test mettere alla prova
set foot (in/on sth) mettere piede
take shape prendere forma
things that go bump into the night i rumori
misteriosi che si sentono di notte
Unit 7
Nouns
alternative alternativa, scelta
capsule capsula
character personaggio
clay argilla
coincidence caso, coincidenza
craftsman artigiano
critic critico
isolation isolamento
landmark punto di riferimento
landslide frana
notion idea
plot trama
plus vantaggio
recognition riconoscimento
review recensione
rioting rivolta
sequel continuazione, seguito
setting ambientazione
settlement insediamento
source fonte
storyline intreccio
superiority superiorità
upbringing educazione, allevamento
values valori, principi
Verbs
carve intagliare
convey trasmettere, comunicare
dive tuffarsi
eliminate eliminare
emerge apparire
extend estendere, allargare
fathom capire bene
inspire ispirare
label etichettare
pile ammucchiare, accatastare
reveal rivelare
set ambientare
settle andare a vivere
suspend differire
transport 1) trasportare 2) lasciarsi trasportare
unwind rilassarsi
action-packed pieno d’azione
affirmative positivo
amusing divertente
anecdotal aneddotico
anonymous anonimo
argumentative polemico
bizarre molto strano
compelling irresistibile
crucial importante
daring audace
exotic esotico
gripping coinvolgente
inconvenient inopportuno
intrigued affascinato
oblivious ignaro
spine-chilling agghiacciante
vital importante
fairly abbastanza
profoundly intensamente
quite 1) abbastanza 2) veramente, realmente
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Phrasal verbs
chase sb off cacciar via
die out scomparire
draw sb into sth coinvolgere
give sth/sb away rivelare
hang around bighellonare
hang out piazzare le tende (fig)
take off andarsene
wipe sth out eliminare, distruggere
Idioms
a change of heart un mutamento d’umore
be beyond sb essere al di sopra delle proprie
facoltà
be in tune (with sb/sth) essere in armonia con qcn
make your/a mark (on sth) lasciare traccia di sè
on behalf of sb da parte di
for a start tanto per iniziare
take sb’s word for it prendere qcn in parola
within earshot a portata d’orecchio
Unit 8
Nouns
aptitude propensione
carbon monoxide monossido di carbonio
claustrophobia claustrofobia
commitment impegno
curiosity curiosità
detector rivelatore
discord disaccordo
division divergenza
era epoca
galaxy galassia
gene gene
kerosene cherosene
maternity leave congedo, aspettativa per
maternità
microchip microprocessore
might forza
nature natura, carattere
orbit orbita
pace andatura
pedestrian pedone
puzzle puzzle
reference lettera di referenza
retail al dettaglio
sensor sensore
shuttle navetta
sidewalk marciapiede
space spazio
term 1) trimestre 2 )durata
terminal terminale, unità periferica
vision visione
wastage spreco
Verbs
baste cospargere (l’arrosto) con burro o grasso
blaze splendere
colonise colonizzare
commercialise rendere commerciabile
expand allargare, espandere
float galleggiare, fluttuare
frown corrugare la fronte
hypnotise ipnotizzare
implant impiantare
jail mettere in prigione
lease dare in affitto
lengthen allungare
participate partecipare
preserve conservare
pursue proseguire
recruit assumere personale
sigh sospirare
speculate congetturare
accurate preciso
convinced convinto
cosmic cosmico
desirable desiderabile
digital digitale
online in linea, on-line
peculiar strano
prophetic profetico
redundant licenziato
relevant importante
remote-control telecomando
spicy piccante
thrilling eccitante
tremendous moltissimo
unconcerned noncurante
Phrasal verbs
base sth on sth basarsi
break down rompersi
carry out sth eseguire, portare a termine
come up with sth trovare
improve on/upon sth fare meglio
pick up captare (segnale)
rush by (sb/sth) sfrecciare
trail off affievolirsi
tuck sb up rimboccare le coperte
Idioms
change the subject cambiare argomento
have a mind of your own essere di un’opinione
not have a clue non avere la minima idea
on occasion(s) qualche volta
have sth at your fingertips conoscere bene qcs
search me non avere la più pallida idea
Unit 9
Nouns
almanac calendario, almanacco
tides marea
astronomy astronomia
average media
background sfondo
bar chart grafico
brainpower intelligenza
breed razza
cab tassì
cage gabbia
capacity portata
chart cartina, mappa
concentration concentrazione
concept idea, concetto
confusion trambusto
context contesto
debt debito
findings scoperte
fortune una fortuna
graph diagramma
host gran numero, moltitudine
longitude longitudine
majority maggior parte
meridian meridiano
minority minoranza
mortal mortale
mould muffa
observatory osservatorio
opportunity occasione
passion passione
pendulum pendolo
pigeon piccione
qualification titolo di studio
range gamma
reaction reazione
relevance attinenza
rival rivale
slide diapositiva
Verbs
acquire acquisire
analyse analizzare
assume supporre, presumere
beat battere
combat combattere
comment fare osservazioni, commenti
conduct organizzare
confirm confermare
draw trarre
dump scaricare
flash trasmettere
highlight dar rilievo
imagine immaginare
maintain mantenere
outperform eclissare
outshine brillare maggiormente
overcome superare
overestimate sopravvalutare
recite recitare
rotate (far) ruotare
store memorizzare
tell distinguere
tend tendere
underestimate sottovalutare
visualise immaginarsi
angular angoloso, spigoloso
complicated complicato
confused disorientato
confusing confuso
dappled maculato
discerning acuto, penetrante
encouraging incoraggiante
fatal letale
imaginative fantasioso, immaginativo
informative istruttivo
observant attento, perspicace
prime principale
rare raro
significant significativo
spatial spaziale
startling allarmante
surreal strano
visual visivo
vivid brillante, vivido
worrying preoccupante
elsewhere qualche altra parte
intimately intimamente
repeatedly ripetutamente
Phrasal verbs
cut down (on sth) ridurre
put sb off (sb/sth/doing sth) far perdere la voglia
take after sb assomigliare a qcn
take it out on sb farla pagare a qcn
take sth back ritirare (un’affermazione)
take sth in capire
take to sb/th affezionarsi a qcn.
work sth out 1) risolvere 2) calcolare
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all in all tutto sommato
be no contest non c’è gara
not in the least affatto
Unit 10
Nouns
arbitration arbitrato
base base militare
battlefield campo di battaglia
capital capitale
cause causa
cockerel gallo
compensation risarcimento
courtship corteggiamento
divide divario
heir erede
hen gallina
issue problema
the limelight alla ribalta, in vista
litigation causa
loyalty lealtà
marine fante di marina
merchandise merce
profit profitto
rank rango
re-enactment ricostruzione
reputation reputazione
resource fondi
rights diritti
sacrifice sacrificio
script copione
spectator spettatore
thriller poliziesco
tie legame
Verbs
applaud applaudire
assassinate assassinare
betray 1) rivelare un segreto 2) tradire
commit perpetrare
confess confessare
confine rinchiudere
convict condannare
detain detenere
discharge congedare, dimettere
dismiss licenziare
enforce far rispettare
enroll iscriversi, arruolare
feud faida
fire licenziare
flee scappare
forge falsificare
free liberare
fund finanziare
insist insistere
promote pubblicizzare
reckon ritenere
resolve risolvere
rocket salire a razzo
sack licenziare
seek cercare
serve prestare servizio
shrug alzare le spalle
sue fare causa
surrender arrendersi
testify testimoniare
urge esortare
vindicate far valere
warn mettere in guardia
baggy largo e sformato
devastating scioccante
engaged fidanzato
formative formativo
interactive interattivo
key molto importante
pushy intraprendente
resentful risentito
unappreciated non stimato e apprezzato
undervalued sottovalutato
Phrasal verbs
clown around fare il pagliaccio
find (sth) out scoprire
kit sb out (in sth) attrezzare
look through sth controllare, rivedere
make for sb/sth avviarsi
move on andare avanti
opt out (of sth) dissociarsi
split up (with sb) separarsi
stand up for sb/sth appoggiare
Idioms
go the whole way fare di tutto
in excess of in eccedenza
fall in love (with sb) innamorarsi
kick yourself prendersi a schiaffi
knack for essere molto bravo a fare qcs
make fun of sb/sth prendere in giro
make a habit of fare l’abitudine
no matter who, what, where chiunque,
qualunque, dovunque
not worth the effort non vale la pena
raise the tone alzare il tono, migliorare
snap decision decisione affrettata
stroke of luck colpo di fortuna
take sth for granted dare per scontato
take your (own) life togliersi la vita
come your way capitare per caso
turn your back on sb/sth abbandonare
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