IntermediatePlus 1-6

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active
He’s a really active person. He does exercise every day.

wciągający
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addictive
Coffee is really addictive. I need at least three cups a day.

affordable
Rent is so expensive in Britain. For most people it’s just not affordable.

aggressive
My son is so aggressive. He’s always fighting people.

ambitious
She’s very ambitious. She wants to be a top surgeon.

assertive
It’s important to be assertive otherwise you will never get what you want.

attractive
That car’s not very attractive. It’s so square.

beautiful
Those flowers look beautiful.

apodyktyczny
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bossy
Stop being so bossy! You’re always telling me what to do.

bright
I prefer the bright blue one.

careful
She’s really careful with money. She never wastes any.

careless
He’s really careless. He always breaks things.

wesoły (pogodny)
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cheerful
You’re always smiling. What makes you so cheerful?

childish
You need to grow up and stop being so childish.

comfortable
I don’t care about fashion. I just want to feel comfortable.

creative
I want to work in a creative profession like advertising or design.

niebezpieczny
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dangerous
Everyone drives too fast here. The roads are really dangerous.

dark
I wear a lot of dark clothes in the winter.

delicious
Have you tried that cake? It tastes delicious!

desirable
Everyone wants to live there. It’s a really desirable part of town.

dirty
The room was so dirty that I asked for a different one.

easy
The test was really easy. I think I’ll get 100%.

envious
I’m so envious. I really want one of those cars.

expensive
That’s too expensive. Can we look for one that costs less?

glamorous
You always look so glamorous. How long does it take you to get ready?

greyish
It’s not black – it’s more greyish in colour.

healthy
Your diet is really healthy. I eat too much fatty food.

helpful
The staff were really helpful. They answered all of my questions.

pełen nadziei
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hopeful
I’m hopeful I’ll get the job; but I won’t know until Monday.

beznadziejny
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hopeless
This is hopeless. We’ll never get there on time.

impressive
His presentation was really impressive. Everyone was listening for the whole hour.

impulsive
Can’t you think about things more carefully? You’re always so impulsive.

incredible
The views are incredible. You can see for miles.

Szczęściarz
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lucky
You’re lucky I know where we are going.

luxurious
The British consul had a luxurious house.

moody
He’s so moody. You never know if he’s going to be happy; sad; or angry. It’s exhausting!

marynarka wojenna
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navy
My daughter’s school uniform is navy blue.

noisy
It’s too noisy in here. I can’t concentrate on my work.

pale
We’re painting the room pale green.

possessive
My girlfriend is really possessive. She doesn’t like me talking to other girls.

powerful
He’s a rich and powerful businessman.

profitable
He’s really rich. He has a very profitable business.

rebellious
I was really rebellious as a teenager. I never did what my parents wanted.

reliable
It’s much less stressful working with reliable people.

odpowiedzialny
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responsible
Who’s responsible for updating the website?

risky
That idea is too risky. You could lose a lot of money.

selfish
He’s so selfish. He never thinks about others.

sensible
My daughter is only 14; but she’s very grown-up and sensible.

sensitive
Don’t listen to them. You’re always so sensitive about other people’s opinions.

sociable
She’s really sociable. She’ll talk to anyone.

spacious
I need a more spacious office. I have too many things for this space.

stressful
My work is so stressful at the moment that I just can’t relax.

stylish
He always wears such stylish clothes. He’s so fashionable.

odnoszący sukcesy
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successful
He’s one of the most successful actors ever. He has won so many prizes.

odpowiedni, porządny
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suitable
Can you find me a more suitable room? This one is too noisy.

useful
Phones are so useful now. I can do everything I want to on mine.

Szeroka gama
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a wide range of
They sell a wide range of beautiful colours with very unusual names.

actual
The image they create in our mind does not necessarily correspond with the actual colour.

app
This smartphone app translates while you talk.

associate ... with
The name of this pleasant greenish-blue colour may surprise people; who associate the name with a poisonous chemical.

pociągać, atrakcyjny
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attract
Flowers are often brightly-coloured to attract bees and other insects.

average
People with positive initials live about four years longer than the average; while people with negative initials die about three years sooner.

berry
Her top is berry red in colour.

beyond
The potential effects of your name go beyond perceptions.

brand
What’s the name of the brand and model of your computer; car; or phone?

career
I want a career in accounting after I’m qualified.

certificate
I got a certificate for completing the course.

chemical
Arsenic is a poisonous chemical.

comment
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zaangażowanie
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commitment
He doesn’t like commitment. He always has a new girlfriend.

dojazd do pracy
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commute
I have a one-hour commute to work every day.

przygnębiająco brzmiące
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depressing-sounding
I really don’t like it. It’s such a depressing-sounding name.

założyciel
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founder
The founder of the company started it in 1976.

pełne imię i nazwisko
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full name
My full name is Ruby Alice Rogers.

kontrolowany
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in control
You never panic; and are in control of your life.

itself pron
I’d love a car that drives itself.

rozpalić ogień)
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light (a fire)
When night fell; the campers decided to light a fire to keep warm.

Mennica, miętowy
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mint
It’s an unusual green; kind of a mint green.

model
What’s the name of the brand and model of your computer; car; or phone?

muscle
This exciting exercise machine works nine major muscle groups and gets your heart working in just a few minutes.

name after
I was named after my grandmother.

nap
My son is only one year old. He has a two-hour nap every afternoon.

old-fashioned
I think some religious names are now quite old-fashioned; for example Angustias or Evaristo.

optymistyczny
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optimistic
She’s very optimistic and always looks for the positives.

ordinary
White tigers are much less common than ordinary tigers.

overall
Overall; it seems that the best name for males is James; which came near the top in all three categories.

powder
She put the washing powder into the machine.

pierwszeństwo
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preference
I don’t mind; but my preference would be to meet at 1 p.m.

restless
He can never focus on anything. He’s so restless.

smartphone
This smartphone app translates while you talk.

subtelny odcień
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subtle shade of
This subtle shade of white; which has a slight blueish hint; also gets its name from nature.

translate
If you don’t know an English word; this app can translate it into your own language.

wallpaper
Arsenic was used to create a colour called Paris Green; which was commonly used in paint and wallpaper.

wardrobe
I have a wardrobe full of clothes I never wear.

analysis
Transform your life; your confidence; and your wardrobe with colour analysis.

bill
The bill for dinner was really expensive.

bizarre
Famous people often give their children bizarre names.

nazywają mnie... (krótko)
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call me ... (for short)
My name is Louise; but some people call me Lou for short.

catalogue
Few people shop from catalogues now: more buy online.

caterpillar
It is named after the wings of the Cabbage White butterfly; so-called because the caterpillars feed on cabbages.

korespondować
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correspond
The image they create in our mind does not correspond with the actual colour.

crayon
My children like to colour in pictures using crayons.

creature
The blue whale is the largest creature in the world.

critical
He always finds negative things about people. He’s very critical.

each other pron
They really don’t like each other.

gloss
Shall we buy matt or gloss paint?

goddess
Many gifts were given to the goddess of wealth because people wanted to become rich.

hipochondryk
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hypochondriac
I worry about my health; and may be a bit of a hypochondriac.

isolated
I was so far away from everyone that I felt really isolated.

kość słoniowa
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ivory
I would say the colour of her wedding dress was ivory; not white.

długość życia
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life expectancy
The life expectancy is around 80 years in my country.

matt
Shall we buy matt or gloss paint?

monument
What’s the most impressive monument you’ve ever visited?

postrzeganie
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perception
The perception that he was lazy stayed with him for decades.

persistent
I’m really persistent. I don’t give up easily.

pine
We’ve bought a new pine table.

prospect
His job prospects aren’t good. There is too much unemployment.

puzzle
The puzzle has over 1;000 pieces.

rank
A recent survey asked 6;000 people in the UK to rank common names for men and women in three categories: successful; lucky; and attractive.

wzór do naśladowania
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role model
Which sportsperson from your country do you think is a positive role model?

scale
In the US; grades are given on a scale from A (excellent) to D (poor).

testing
It’s had zero accidents in thousands of hours of testing.

trend
Trends can look out of date very quickly.

tulip
Black tulips are far more expensive than pink ones.

turquoise
First produced in 1998; the bright turquoise iMac computer was a huge success for Apple.

phone charger
Have you seen my phone charger? My battery is running out.

adapter, przejściówka
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adaptor
I have a two-pin adaptor for use in Germany.

brush
I need a new brush for my hair.

Wspiąć się na górę
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climb a mountain
Today; we’re going to climb a mountain. It’s 2;000 metres high; so I hope you aren’t scared of heights!

comb
My hair is very fine so I only need a comb.

flip flops n pl
Flip flops make me think of the beach and summer.

dostać poparzeń słonecznych
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get sunburnt
Don’t spend too long in the sun or you’ll get sunburnt.

idź na kemping
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go camping
My children love being outdoors so we’re going to go camping this summer.

iść na wędrówkę
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go hiking
We’re really active on holiday. We love to go hiking.

udać się na wycieczkę (z przewodnikiem)
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go on a (guided) tour
Did you go on a guided tour round the castle?

wybierz się na wycieczkę łodzią
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go on a boat trip
We’re going to go on a boat trip on the River Thames.

udać się w rejs
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go on a cruise
I want to go on a cruise around the Mediterranean this summer.

udać się na wakacje pakietowe
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go on a package holiday
I don’t want to go on a package holiday; I want more freedom.

idź na safari
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go on a safari
I’m going to go on a safari in Kenya this year.

wybierz się na trekkingowe wakacje
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go on a trekking holiday
We’re going to go on a trekking holiday in the Alps.

iść żeglować
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go sailing
The lake is great to go sailing on.

idź ponurkować
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go scuba-diving; snorkelling
The Red Sea is an amazing place to go scuba-diving.

go sightseeing
I really want to go sightseeing when we’re in Rome.

idź serfować; windsurfing
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go surfing; windsurfing
I used to go surfing every weekend when I was younger. I got really good at it.

pojechać na narty wodne; jazda na nartach
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go waterskiing; skiing
I want to go skiing in the Alps this winter.

guidebook
The guidebook says this restaurant is good but expensive.

suszarka do włosów
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hairdryer
There’s a hairdryer in the hotel room.

have a massage
I feel so relaxed. You should have a massage as well.

środek odstraszający owady
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insect repellent
I need some insect repellent. I keep getting bitten.

make-up
My wife never wears any make-up. She gets ready really quickly in the morning.

karta pamięci
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memory card
The memory card is full. I’ll have to delete some pictures.

nożyczki do paznokci
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nail scissors n pl
Have you got any nail scisssors? My nails are getting really long.

zapakuj i rozpakuj torby
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pack and unpack your bags
I always have so many things. I hate having to pack and unpack my bags.

pyjamas n pl
I’m definitely taking my pyjamas. It will be cold at night.

płaszcz przeciwdeszczowy
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raincoat
You’ll need your raincoat if you’re going to Wales on holiday.

brzytwa, golarka
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razor
I need a shave. Have you seen my razor?

widzieć znaki
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see the sights
I really want to see the sights of London: Big Ben; Buckingham Palace; and Nelson’s Column.

opalać się na plaży
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sunbathe on the beach
I find it so relaxing when I sunbathe on the beach.

krem do opalania
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sunscreen
It’s 30 degrees today. Don’t forget to put sunscreen on the kids.

kąpielówki
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swimming trunks
I really don’t like swimming trunks. I much prefer shorts.

kostium kąpielowy
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swimsuit
I’m going to the pool. Have you seen my swimsuit?

Szczoteczka do zębów
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toothbrush
The dentist said I need a new toothbrush.

pasta do zębów
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toothpaste
We need more toothpaste. I used the last bit up this morning.

towel
I’m going to put this towel on the balcony to dry.

praca wolontariuszy
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volunteer work
I did volunteer work in Africa when I was a student.

worek do prania
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wash bag
I’ve got a toothbrush and razor in my wash bag. I don’t need anything else.

oglądać zachód słońca
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watch the sunset
We can watch the sunset at the end of the day from our balcony.

baker’s
I bought some fresh bread from the baker’s.

be out of
I’m sorry; we’re out of light bulbs at the moment; but we should be getting some in soon.

butcher’s
Can you buy some chicken from the butcher’s?

sieci sklepów
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chain store
You find chain stores like Starbucks everywhere.

chemist’s; drugstore
Some shops; like a chemist’s; should be open 24/7.

close down
A lot of local shops and businesses have been forced to close down because of the recession.

targi rzemiosła
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craft fair
Everything at the craft fair is made by hand.

delicatessen (also deli)
I bought some lovely meat from the delicatessen.

sklep z narzędziami
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DIY store, hardware store
I got all the tools I need from the DIY store.

pralnia chemiczna
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dry cleaner’s
I got my suit cleaned at the dry cleaner’s.

agentów nieruchomości
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estate agent’s
I bought my house through the estate agent’s on the high street.

fishmonger’s
They have fresh fish every day in the fishmonger’s.

florist’s
These flowers were from the florist’s in town.

greengrocer’s
There are some lovely seasonal fruit and vegetables in the greengrocer’s.

salon fryzjerski
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hairdresser’s
At which hairdresser’s did you get your hair cut?

sklep ze zdrowym jedzeniem
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health food store
I buy lots of food from the health food store.

hypermarket
I hate the hypermarket. It’s too big.

jeweller’s
I bought this watch from the jeweller’s.

pralnia samoobsługowa
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launderette
I need to take this duvet to the launderette to wash it. It’s too big to wash at home.

look for
These directions say to look for the old town hall and that the bus stop we need is over the road from there.

Rozejrzyj się
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look round
Do you need any help? No; thanks; I just want to look round.

market stall
There are hundreds of market stalls in Camden market.

kiosk z prasą
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newsagent’s
The newsagent’s sells newspapers; magazines; and sweets.

sklep alkoholowy
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off-licence
This wine was from the local off-licence.

open up
Our first shop has been such a success that my business partner thinks we should open up another one.

stationer’s
The stationer’s will have lots of different coloured paper.

pośrednicy biur podróży
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travel agent’s
I never go to the travel agent’s. I always book my holidays online.

activity
Seventy-five per cent engage in some kind of sporting activity.

aim
Even when their main aim is to relax; travellers said that they enjoyed seeing the sights.

zorganizować
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arrange
I need to arrange accommodation for my trip.

w dolnej części
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at the bottom of
If you look at the bottom of the list it should be there.

salon piękności
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beauty salon
I get my nails done in a local beauty salon.

karta pokładowa
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boarding pass
I can’t find my boarding pass! My flight is boarding at 11.00 a.m.

społeczność
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community
The high street was once the heart of communities across the UK.

przeznaczenie
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destination
Some holiday destinations were popular among all nationalities.

disappear
More than one-third of the small high street shops have disappeared.

effort
You need to make more effort at school. Your teachers say you must try harder.

zaangażować się w
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engage in
Seventy-five per cent engage in some kind of sporting activity.

free
To try to save their high streets; some towns now offer free parking nearby.

heart
The high street was once the heart of communities across the UK.

główna ulica
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high street
Today; one in seven high street shops has closed down.

history
I am really interested in the past. That’s why I want to study history at university.

illustration
A few years later; a friend asked me to do an illustration for her business. She liked what I did and it inspired me to start painting again.

influence
How does the place where you live influence what you buy?

chętnie, ochoczo, zapalony do czegoś
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keen on
I am really keen on holidays that offer sporting activities.

zapomnieć, zostaw to
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leave behind
Please check your room thoroughly and make sure you don’t leave behind any personal belongings.

muzyka na żywo
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live music
Others plan to have live music and theatre performances in the town centre.

mainly
Overall; does she feel mainly positive or mainly negative about her job?

narodowość
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nationality
My nationality is British but my family are from Pakistan.

organic
I prefer organic food; even if it is more expensive.

performance
Others plan to have live music and theatre performances in the town centre.

ramka na zdjęcia
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photo frame
I need a new photo frame for this picture.

repetitive
The job is very repetitive. I do the same thing every day.

replace
They’re not going to serve my favourite type of coffee here any more. I hope they replace it with something similar.

reveal
Hopefully the survey will reveal that consumers are happy with our new product.

borykać się
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struggle
Many small shops struggle to make money.

tourism
These holidays combine volunteer work and tourism.

typical
I look like a typical tourist.

bezsprzeczny
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undisputed
The beach; for instance; was the undisputed leader among all destinations in the survey.

unique
What if there was a place where it was easy to discover unique and hard-to-find things from the best British sellers?

niepożądany
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unwanted
Second-hand shops sell unwanted products to other people.

wooden
I make wooden signs with clever sayings. ‘Champagne is the answer’ is one of my most popular signs.

workshop
I’d also love a little workshop so that I didn’t have to work in my kitchen!

admit
When something is your fault; you should admit it rather than cover up your mistake.

alcohol
People drink more alcohol than usual on holiday.

backpack
I’m taking a backpack as my luggage.

Briton
Britons spend L118 million replacing forgotten holiday items.

wspólne użytkowanie samochodu
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car-sharing
Car-sharing is good for the environment.

Reklama w telewizji
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commercial
Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are just commercial opportunities for shops to sell more.

postępowanie
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conduct
We should conduct a survey to find out the most popular holiday destination.

consider
I’ve never wanted to go scuba-diving before; but I would consider trying it on holiday.

cushion
I need a cushion. This chair is so uncomfortable.

eager
When I go on holiday; I am eager to soak up the history and culture of the place I visit.

niezwykle, ekstremalnie
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extremely
Sunbathing is extremely popular with young adults. Almost 50% named it as their favourite holiday activity.

fee
Websites like homelink. org can arrange this for a small fee.

frugal
I need to be frugal for the rest of the holiday – I’ve nearly spent all of my money!

globe
People from across the globe visit Paris.

glorious
I’m going to make the most of my last glorious morning in the sun.

malowane ręcznie
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hand-painted
All the cups and vases are hand-painted.

holidaymaker
A new survey of holidaymakers in Europe and the USA has found that the type of holiday you enjoy most may depend on the country you come from.

wąż gumowy
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hose
As soon as I saw some of the London Fire Brigade’s old hoses; I instantly fell in love with them.

hotelier
The hotelier who welcomed us was extremely polite.

orphanage
I helped in an orphanage looking after the children.

period
I had a period off work last year.

spersonalizowany
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personalized
I got a personalized watch for my 18th birthday.

plusy i minusy
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pros and cons
We need to think about the pros and cons before we decide.

quirky
‘Pop-up shops’ are quirky; interesting shops that close or change after a few weeks.

realize
It took me a while to realize that I couldn’t be without her.

recognize
He has changed so much that I didn’t recognize him.

reverse
Put the car into reverse.

routine
She follows the same routine every day.

security screener
Passengers are most polite to the security screeners.

seem
The numbers seem to be right; but I’m not sure.

soak up
When I go on holiday; I am eager to soak up the history and culture of the place I visit.

stroke
I’d always enjoyed painting; but about ten years ago I had a stroke. I couldn’t speak or move my right hand; which I use to paint.

przypuszczać
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suppose
I suppose he will be late; as usual.

upmarket
I like upmarket restaurants; but they’re so expensive.

X-ray
I had an X-ray to see if my foot was broken.

behind
The shop is behind the museum.

blurred
A photo can be blurred if you move when you are taking it.

Lampa błyskowa
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flash
You use flash when you want to take a photo somewhere dark; e.g. indoors or at night.

in front of prep
You’ll find the post office in front of the cinema.

in the background
You can see their house in the background of the photo.

w prawym dolnym rogu
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in the bottom right-hand corner
That’s my sister in the bottom right-hand corner.

in the centre
My parents are standing in the centre.

in the distance
You can see the church in the distance.

na pierwszym planie
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in the foreground
All of the small children are in the foreground.

w prawym górnym rogu
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in the top right-hand corner
That’s our house in the top right-hand corner.

lens
With good cameras you can use different lenses; e.g. a wide-angle lens.

on top of
You can see our cat on top of the table.

naprzeciwko prep
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opposite prep
My mum is sitting opposite Colin.

out of focus
A photo can be out of focus if you move when you are taking it.

photocopy
A photocopy is a copy of a piece of paper or page in a book made with a special machine.

fotogeniczny
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photogenic
Photogenic means looking attractive in photos.

photograph
A photograph is a picture that is taken with a camera. It is often shortened to ‘photo’.

photographer
A photographer is a person who takes photos.

fotograficzny
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photographic
I’ve bought lots of new photographic equipment.

photography
Photography is the skill of taking photos.

ustawienie aparatu fotograficznego
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portrait setting
Many cameras have a portrait setting to use when you want to take a photo of a person.

zoom in
You zoom in when you are far away from something and you want to take a close-up of it.

kąt, miara kąta
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angle
If you change the angle or the perspective of your photos you can make them more interesting and unusual.

zachowanie antysocjalne
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anti-social behaviour
The aim of the new rule is to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the town centre.

baby
She’s married and has a six-month-old baby called Mario.

opiekunka dziecięca
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babysitter
Three cinemas in the area have agreed to put on early afternoon sessions so that parents can avoid calling the babysitter.

utworzyć kopię zapasową
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back up
You could back up your photos onto a CD-ROM.

ban
Police ban teenagers from the centre of the Welsh town of Bangor at night.

powozik, wózek dziecięcy
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buggy
You see lots of mothers pushing their babies in a buggy.

child
I was an only child so I didn’t have as much opportunity to be as naughty as other kids!

godzina policyjna
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curfew
The new curfew is in place between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.

centrum danych
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data centre
But this just means your files are in a company’s data centre on – guess what? – a whole load of hard drives.

deck
Malaysia Airlines has decided to ban children under 12 years of age from the top deck of its A380 planes.

pogarszać się
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deteriorate
If you store your photos as. jpegs the file will actually deteriorate every time you copy or resave it.

digital
A digital photo lasts forever; right?

dyskryminacyjny
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discriminatory
While some have called the decision discriminatory; others agree with it.

erase
One big magnet could erase your drive in an instant.

format pliku
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file format
If you store your photos as. jpegs (the most common file format); the file will actually deteriorate every time you copy or resave it.

fine
Any person under 16 who is caught in the centre of town without a parent or adult guardian could go to jail for three months or pay a L2;500 fine.

pamięć przenośna
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flash drive
This is also true for flash drives; memory cards; and the rest. Today’s high-tech storage solution is tomorrow’s useless floppy disk.

floppy disk
This is also true for flash drives; memory cards; and the rest. Today’s high-tech storage solution is tomorrow’s useless floppy disk.

postrzałowy
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gunshot
Films with loud; surprising noises; such as gunshots; are usually not shown.

hard drive
Back them up on a separate hard drive or CD-ROM.

w jego; jej wczesne dwudziestki (= 20-23)
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in his; her early twenties (=20–23)
My son left home in his early twenties.

późna czterdziestka
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in his; her late forties (=47–49)
She finished work in her late forties.

in his
She had children in her mid-thirties.

jail
Any person under 16 who is caught in the centre of town without a parent or adult guardian could go to jail for three months or pay a L2;500 fine.

w średnim wieku
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middle-aged
I hate being middle-aged. I want to be young again.

pensioner
Pensioners can ride for free on the bus when they are 65.

perspektywiczny
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perspective
If you change the angle or the perspective of your photos you can make them more interesting and unusual.

poza, postawa
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pose
It’s better to pose standing up than sitting down.

quarrel
When I was a teenager I used to quarrel with my sister.

zapisać ponownie
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resave
If you store your photos as. jpegs the file will actually deteriorate every time you copy or resave it.

rule
The airline’s new child rules were causing controversy.

scooter
Lots of young children go to school on scooters. It’s faster than walking.

screaming
In spite of the screaming babies; she managed to enjoy the experience.

subject
In most photos; the subject is looking at the camera.

teenager
Shop owners think that gangs of teenagers steal things.

toddler
Our toddler has started nursery.

viewer
This can make a photo more interesting – the viewer wants to know what the person is looking at.

oddziaływać
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affect
The high costs affect attendance at matches.

dopuszczać, pozwalać
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allow
They won’t allow you to park here without a permit.

army
My dad was in the army so my family moved around a lot.

astrology
Do you like astrology? My star sign is Aries.

mól książkowy
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bookworm
I read so many books. I am a real bookworm.

branch
I was wearing a pink frilly dress and it got caught in the branches!

changeable
The weather didn’t use to be this changeable.

conflict
I think I’m still someone who avoids conflict. I hate fighting.

corridor
Her office is at the end of the corridor.

creep
I tried to creep down the corridor quietly.

damage
Experts disagree about how much damage this can do; but the damage is real.

destroy
There are plenty of things that can damage or even destroy those high-tech memories.

discuss
We should sit down and discuss the situation together.

entire
This is the first time a town in the UK has banned children from an entire city centre.

fade
Over time; memories can fade or disappear.

frilly
I used to wear a pink frilly dress.

girly
I was a good mix between a ‘girly’ girl and a tomboy.

guardian
Any person under 16 who is caught in the centre of town without a parent or adult guardian could go to jail for three months or pay a L2;500 fine.

harmful
Some groups of people are trying to stop it because they think it’s harmful and unfair.

headline
What do the headlines in the newspapers say?

hide
My children always hide from me; but it’s easy to find them.

wysoka technologia
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high-tech
There are plenty of things that can damage or even destroy those high-tech memories.

magnet
Before then; one big magnet could erase your drive in an instant.

mix
I eat a healthy mix of fresh vegetables and fruit.

naughty
I’d say I was a pretty well-behaved child. I wasn’t naughty very often.

przestarzały
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obsolete
Technology becomes obsolete the older it gets.

onto
The mouse ran onto the table.

pavement
Don’t ride your bike on the pavement.

playground
I don’t think teenagers should be allowed in children’s playgrounds.

portrait
Do you prefer taking photos of scenery or portraits of people?

preserve
It may be too late to save Grandma’s photos; but you can still preserve yours.

rely
Can I rely on you to finish this in time?

robbery
In the last year; the area has seen a large number of robberies by young people.

scenery
Do you prefer taking photos of scenery or portraits of people?

spa
I’m having a massage at the spa.

zaskakujący
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surprising
Films with loud; surprising noises; such as gunshots; are usually not shown.

tablet
I play lots of games and write some emails on my tablet.

tomboy
I was a good mix between a ‘girly’ girl and a tomboy.

treat
Both parents and some politicians have criticized the rule; which they say treats all young people like criminals.

turbulence
Later on during the flight we had a lot of turbulence.

niesprawiedliwy
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unfair
Some groups of people are trying to stop it because they think it’s harmful and unfair.

well-behaved
I’d say I was a pretty well-behaved child. I wasn’t naughty very often.

bin
Can you empty the bin? It’s full of rubbish.

worek na śmieci
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bin bag
We need a new bin bag in the bin.

bottle
I drink a bottle of water with dinner.

can
Can I have a can of cola?

pudełko kartonowe
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cardboard box
The cereal is in that cardboard box.

carton
I had a small carton of juice.

kosz na śmieci
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dustman, refuse collector; garbage collector
The dustman collects the bins every week.

give away
I’m moving house in a few weeks; and I’ve decided to give away a lot of books and clothes to a charity shop.

jar
Can you open this jar of jam for me; please?

Składowisko
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landfill site
Too much rubbish is buried in the ground in landfill sites.

lid
The lid won’t open. Can you help?

packet
My son eats two packets of crisps a day. I don’t think it’s healthy to do that.

plastikowa torba
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plastic bag
I take my own bag so I don’t have to use a plastic bag.

taca z polistyrenu
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polystyrene tray
The chips came in a polystyrene tray.

ponownie zastosować
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reapply
You should reapply sunscreen every hour if you have fair skin.

recycle
There’s a bottle bank at the local supermarket where you can recycle all your glass bottles and jars.

odwdzięczyć się
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repay
When are you going to repay them the money you borrowed?

powtórna rozgrywka
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replay
They will have to replay the match next Saturday.

przemyśleć ponownie
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rethink
If you’re not sure about the project; you should rethink the whole thing.

ponowne użycie
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reuse
Many supermarkets now charge extra for plastic bags. They prefer customers to have shopping bags which they can reuse.

rubbish garbage; trash
Can you empty the bin? It’s full of rubbish.

data sprzedaży
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sell-by date
How old are they? What’s the sell-by date?

take ... away
In many countries there are special containers for used glass and cardboard. People then come and take them away to be recycled.

take out
Please could you take out the rubbish? I did it yesterday.

throw ... away
If that pen doesn’t work; just throw it away. I hate having pens around that don’t work.

tin of
I need a tin of tomatoes for the sauce.

tub
There’s a tub of ice cream in the freezer.

marnotrawstwo
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waste
We produce a lot of waste paper in our office.

kosz na śmieci
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waste-paper basket
I have a small waste-paper basket in my office.

wrapper
Don’t throw your chocolate wrapper on the floor.

ubiegać się o pracę
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apply for a job
As soon as I graduate I’m going to apply for a job.

weź udział w wywiadzie
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attend an interview
I have to attend an interview for a new job on Monday.

campus
The main university campus is located around Gower Street.

dissertation
At the end of the course I need to write a 20;000-word dissertation.

doświadczenie
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experience
I have five years of experience as a lawyer.

faculties
We have faculties of Science; Social Science; and Business.

uzyskać ofertę pracy
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get a job offer
You might have to attend several interviews before you get a job offer.

halls of residence
Many students; particularly first-year undergraduates and overseas students; live in halls of residence.

mieć wywiad
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have an interview
I’m going to have an interview tomorrow.

lecture
Many courses are taught in large lecture groups.

szukaj wolnych miejsc pracy
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look out for job vacancies
I’m on the look out for job vacancies but there is no work.

studia podyplomowe
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postgraduates n pl
Postgraduates are students who are studying for a Masters or PhD.

profesorowie
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professors n pl
UCL has around 4;000 academic and research staff and 650 professors.

kwalifikacje
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qualifications n pl
What qualifications do you have that make you right for the job?

referee
You’ll need someone to be your referee and write about how good you are.

seminars n pl
In seminars; students have the chance to discuss topics and ask questions.

umiejętności
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skills n pl
I have the skills to be a mechanic but there is no work.

Praca dyplomowa
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thesis
During a PhD; students have to write a doctorial thesis.

tutor
Course tutors usually run seminars.

undergraduates n pl
Undergraduates usually study for three years for their degree.

pracować jako stażysta
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work as an intern
In the summer I’m going to work as an intern.

napisz CV; list motywacyjny
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write a CV; covering letter v
It took me hours to write a CV and covering letter; but now I can use them for lots of jobs.

Poziom ocen A
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A-level
Applicants should have qualifications such as an A-level in mathematics or biology.

accurate
It’s important to be accurate when reporting what others say.

antique
He loves everything old. He collects lots of different antiques.

applicant
The successful applicant will be a bird keeper with at least two years’ experience of working with a variety of bird species.

automatyczny
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automatic
Where I come from; it’s automatic: at age 11 you get a job.

comedian
The comedian was really funny.

niebezpieczny związek chemiczny
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dangerous chemical
This is a growing problem because some mobile phone parts contain dangerous chemicals.

stopień, ocena
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degree
If I get a good degree; I’ll be able to find an interesting job.

delivery service
The other job was working with my granddad for a frozen-food delivery service.

wymaganie. żądanie
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demand
As demand for mobiles and smartphones increases; the problem is going to get even worse.

od drzwi do drzwi
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door to door
I did two humiliating Saturday jobs. The first was selling vacuum cleaners door to door. I didn’t sell a single one.

estimate
I would estimate that the outside wall is about 2.5 metres tall.

wykorzystać
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exploit
We must ensure we do not exploit our interns – they should feel that their time with us has been interesting and enjoyable; not stressful and unpleasant.

explorer
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is an explorer who has been to the Arctic and climbed many mountains.

gravel
I’ve had a gravel driveway made for my car.

guarantee
There was no guarantee of a contract at the end of the internship.

handle
You need to handle this work of art carefully – it’s very expensive.

ingredients n pl
Have we got all of the ingredients to make this dish?

internship
For many young graduates; starting out in a new career means taking an unpaid internship.

lung cancer
Some phone batteries contain cadmium; a metal which can cause lung cancer.

Poczta elektroniczna
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mail
My favourite part was going in the lorry to collect the mail bags from the station.

zarządzanie
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management
The company does not do well because the management is so poor.

metal
They contain small quantities of metals such as platinum; which are used to make jewellery.

minimum
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years’ experience.

part
This is a growing problem because some mobile phone parts contain dangerous chemicals.

plastic
The plastics in phones can be melted down to be made into traffic cones.

quantity
They contain small quantities of metals such as platinum; which are used to make jewellery.

sand
My shoe was full of sand after going to the beach.

saucepan
Batteries contain nickel; which can be used to make stainless steel for saucepans.

z drugiej ręki
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second-hand
It’s good to recycle and reuse second-hand mobiles.

specjalistyczne
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specialized
Many phones are then passed to specialized repair centres.

torch
You should take gloves and a torch with you before going to look in bins.

unlocked
The door was left unlocked so anyone could go in.

nie zapłacony
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unpaid
For many young graduates; starting out in a new career means taking an unpaid internship.

nie używany
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unused
What do you think restaurants or supermarkets in your town should do with unused food?

wage
Legally; most interns in the UK are entitled to the minimum wage.

ogród zoologiczny
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zoo
He works with elephants in a zoo.

kontener na zużyte butelki
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bottle bank
Don’t put wine bottles in the rubbish. We need to take them to the bottle bank.

uszkodzenie mózgu
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brain damage
The phone’s electrical circuits contain lead; which can cause brain damage.

bułka tarta
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breadcrumbs n pl
Have you been using my laptop? It’s covered in breadcrumbs.

canoe
I took my canoe out to sea.

połączenie, kombinacja
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combination
They call themselves ‘freegans’ – a combination of the words ‘free’ and ‘vegan’.

component
Then components such as the keypad are checked.

ochrona zabytków
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conservation
I took a gap year and worked on a conservation project in Peru.

convince
I was knocking on people’s doors to try to convince them to buy something.

rada, samorząd
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council
What could your local council do to make it easier to recycle where you live?

cover
Can you cover the sofa with a blanket? That should make it more comfortable.

niepokojące
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disturbing
This is especially disturbing since four million people in Britain can’t afford a healthy diet.

zrób rundę
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do a round
Before I got the newspaper delivery job; they asked me to do a round with one of the other workers to see if I was any good.

poniżający
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humiliating
I did two humiliating Saturday jobs. They were so embarrassing.

illustrator
He’s a children’s book illustrator.

intern
We must ensure we do not exploit our interns – they should feel that their time with us has been interesting and enjoyable; not stressful and unpleasant.

telefon stacjonarny
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landline
The rest of the phones are sent to places in Asia and Africa; where they are especially needed because there are few landlines.

lead
The phone’s electrical circuits contain lead; which can cause brain damage.

melt down
The plastics in phones can be melted down to be made into traffic cones.

płaca minimalna
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minimum wage
Legally; most interns in the UK are entitled to the minimum wage.

nickel
Batteries contain nickel; which can be used to make stainless steel for saucepans.

pocket money
My dad never gave me a penny of pocket money after the age of 11.

release
If we send all of them to landfill sites; over 130;000 kilos of lead will be released into the soil.

powtórzyć egzamin
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retake
If I can get a job; I might not retake my exams.

rygorystyczny
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rigorous
When a phone arrives at a recycling centre it goes through a rigorous testing process.

sell
I did two humiliating Saturday jobs. The first was selling vacuum cleaners door to door. I didn’t sell a single one.

układacz na półkach
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shelf-stacker
I worked as a shelf-stacker in a supermarket.

Praca niewolnicza
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slave labour
The conditions are so bad it’s like slave labour.

soil
If we send all of them to landfill sites; over 130;000 kilos of lead will be released into the soil.

species
The successful applicant will be a bird keeper with at least two years’ experience of working with a variety of bird species.

Stal nierdzewna
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stainless steel
Batteries contain nickel; which can be used to make stainless steel for saucepans.

nie do pomyślenia
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unthinkable
The even greener alternative to recycling seems almost unthinkable: it’s to keep your current phone for more than the usual 12 months!

vacancy
I’ve seen a job vacancy in your department.

vegan
They call themselves ‘freegans’ – a combination of the words ‘free’ and ‘vegan’.

być na bieżąco
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be on
What time will the movie be on?

kreskówki (także animacja)
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cartoons (also animation)
My childen love watching Disney cartoons.

commercials, adverts
There are commercials nearly every five minutes here.

programy kulinarne
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cookery programmes n pl
Cookery programmes often focus on the food of a particular country.

programy publicystyczne
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current affairs programmes
I really enjoy current affairs programmes about world political issues.

dokumentalne
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documentaries n pl
My son loves watching documentaries; especially about nature.

serial dramatyczny
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drama series n pl
Many drama series are based on famous novels.

films n pl
I never have time to go to the cinema. I only get to watch films on a plane.

sport na żywo
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live sport
Often you can only watch live sport on TV if you pay for it.

dramatyczne okresy
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period dramas n pl
Britain is famous for period dramas such as Downton Abbey.

remote control
Can you pass the remote control? I want to watch something else.

screen
I think the screen needs cleaning. It looks really dirty.

sitcoms n pl
Sitcoms make me laugh.

mydlana opera
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soaps n pl
Soaps are some of the most popular shows in the world.

speakers n pl
The speakers give cinema-quality sound.

stoisko, biurko
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stand
Now we have a flatscreen TV I think we need a smaller stand for it.

przełącz się
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switch over
Can you switch over to the football?

the news
I think the news has got worse since it became 24 hours a day.

turn down
Can you turn down the volume? It’s so loud.

turn off
Turn off the TV before you come to bed.

turn on
My daughter turns on the TV as soon as she gets up.

Prognoza pogody
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weather forecast
The weather forecast constantly changes and is never very accurate.

barn
The weather was so bad we put all the animals in the barn.

bush
Look at that bird sitting on top of the bush.

cliff
I love to walk along the cliffs near the sea.

cockerel
The cockerel is so loud he wakes everyone up in the morning.

cow
I love the fresh milk we get from our cow.

farmhouse
Our farmhouse is right next to work but miles from the town.

fence
I have a new fence between mine and my neighbour’s garden.

field
I love looking over the field at the end of my garden.

gate
There is a gate to the back garden at the side of my house.

grass
It’s been so hot that the grass is no longer green; it’s brown.

grow
We grow carrots; cabbages; and peas on our farm.

harvest
As a child; I always wanted to help harvest the crops on my parents’ farm.

hedge
In England; you typically see hedges between fields.

hens n pl
Hens are female chickens.

hill
They’re not really mountains. They are smaller – more like hills.

lambs n pl
Sheep give birth to lambs in the spring.

liść (pl liście)
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leaf (pl leaves)
In the autumn; the leaves change to some amazing colours.

mud
The football pitch is more like mud than grass. I blame the rain.

path
Walk along the path for five minutes and then turn right.

pick
We plant courgettes in May and pick them from July to September.

plant
We plant courgettes in May and pick them from July to September.

pond
I have a small pond in my garden with a few fish in it.

rocks n pl
I loved climbing on and fishing in the rocks when I was a child.

sheep n pl
Sheep give birth to lambs in the spring.

sticks n pl
We need more sticks for this fire.

stones n pl
This beach has too many stones. I prefer sandy beaches.

stream
There’s a little stream; but it’s too small to fish in.

valley
The river goes down the mountain and runs along the valley at the bottom.

wood
It’s not really a forest. I’d call it a small wood.

already
Do you sometimes re-watch an episode of a series that you’ve already seen?

calendar
The calendar says it is 1 May; but the weather doesn’t agree.

club
They put on activities or meetings every night of the week – singing workshops; the garden club; Zumba; as well as monthly films and occasional quiz nights.

control
Sadly; we can’t control the weather.

create
How long does it take to create an episode?

driving licence
I didn’t know you could drive. How long have you had your driving licence?

entertain
I like to entertain myself by chatting on the web.

fictional
The Archers; which is about life in a fictional village; was conceived as a way of providing information about new farming methods.

freezer
Is there any ice cream in the freezer?

gospodyni domowa
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housewife
My mother doesn’t have a job. She is a housewife.

idyllic
I’ll grow all my own food. It will be idyllic and friends will come to stay and tell me how lucky I am to live here.

jump
Sales were seen to jump from 20% to 40% after the new product range came out.

lately
I haven’t watched TV at all lately. I’ve been too busy.

lonely
I became so lonely; I often used to sit in my car and listen to the kind voice of the satnav lady.

method
It was conceived as a way of providing information about new farming methods.

cofnąć się
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move back
Penny has no plans to move back to London. She wants to stay in the countryside.

objective
The news on TV is not objective; as most channels are controlled by the government.

okolicznościowy
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occasional
There are monthly films and occasional quiz nights.

persuade
Can you persuade her to come?

praise
I am difficult to please; I only give praise when I think something is exceptional.

press
It was just good enough to make me press ‘next’ every time the episode finished.

process
What’s the process for creating a TV programme?

provider
Netflix is an American provider of on-demand internet streaming media.

recently
I have been going out a lot recently. I went out every night last week.

regular
Sixty per cent of adult Britons were regular listeners; and today its listeners number over a million.

release
When Netflix decided to release the entire 13-episode first season of a TV series in one go; it reminded viewers to watch responsibly.

reporter
I work as a reporter for a local newspaper.

rural
The rural sights; sounds; and; above all; communities; beat the city any day.

shoot
I don’t think I’d ever want to shoot a gun. I think they’re very dangerous.

shortage
We are likely to have food shortages this year because of the strike.

structure
The structure of the show is clearly and cleverly designed for binge consumption.

borykać się
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struggle
The characters struggle for power and influence in Washington.

substitute
Why don’t you substitute one hour of watching TV a day for one hour of exercise?

niepewność
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suspense
There’s more suspense when you have to wait a week for the next episode.

viewer
Netflix reminded viewers to watch responsibly.

wealthy
He’s very wealthy. He doesn’t need to work.

wheat
Wheat is one of the main ingredients of beer.

yet
Have you seen that new TV series that everyone is watching yet?

a while
I have been thinking about getting a new phone for a while.

acquire
Traditional shows acquire a buzz as people watch week by week.

acre
I sold my house and bought a big farmhouse with 50 acres of land.

wciągający
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addictive
Coffee is addictive. I could drink it all day.

agricultural
Fewer people work in the agricultural sector today than in the past.

usługa kablowa
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cable service
Why pay the very expensive monthly cost for cable service when you’re only watching three or four shows on as many channels?

zawieszenie akcji
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cliffhanger
At the end of nearly every episode; the cliffhanger makes you want to watch the next episode immediately.

conceive
The Archers; which is about life in a fictional village; was conceived as a way of providing information about new farming methods.

congressman
He was a congressman before going on to become president.

debatably
It’s not a great show; it’s debatably a good one.

deer
I prefer to see deer when they are safe and peaceful in a park.

równowartość
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equivalent
Eating a croissant is the fat equivalent of eating a burger.

exist
Does anything similar exist in your country?

fibre
That cereal must have a lot of fibre in it.

fit in
Over time; however; Paul has managed to fit in with his new neighbours.

flashback
There are no introductory flashbacks; common in traditional series.

wydostać się z
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get out of
I had to get out of the taxi as quickly as possible and run for my train.

gun
I just couldn’t pass a group of men with guns; shooting rabbits and deer; without asking them why they would want to do that.

involvement
The involvement of the Ministry of Agriculture ended in the 1970s.

kid
In the city; you choose your community. It may be through work; your football team; your kids’ school; or your colleagues.

Norway
Sweden and Norway are neighbours.

na żądanie
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on-demand
Netflix is an American provider of on-demand internet streaming media.

power
She has a lot of power in the company.

dokładnie, precyzyjny
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precisely
I want to work out precisely what I owe you. I want to be completely fair.

umieścić na
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put on
They put on activities or meetings every night of the week.

racjonowanie
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rationing
Rationing of food happened during the world wars.

routine
My daily routine involves three hours of exercise.

poczucie wspólnoty
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sense of community
I’m lucky. I live in a place with a strong sense of community.

simplest
In its simplest form; video is streamed to the user’s computer.

sitting
How many episodes did you usually watch in one sitting?

smallholder
A smallholder doesn’t have much land.

source
According to a 2011 report; Netflix is the biggest source of North American web traffic.

storyline
I don’t think the storyline is very believable.

strategy
Netflix’s strategy was to encourage subscribers to ‘binge-watch’ the show.

stream
In it’s simplest form; video is streamed to the user’s computer.

subscriber
Netflix’s strategy was to encourage subscribers to ‘binge-watch’ the show.

Sweden
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden.

temptation
At the end of nearly every episode; the cliffhanger makes the temptation to find out what is going to happen unbearable.

tune in
Students; housewives; and farmers tune in to BBC Radio 4.

nie do zniesienia
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unbearable
The temptation to find out what is going to happen is unbearable.

underneath
On my last night in the country; I sat outside; underneath millions of stars.

vine
Your grape vines look really healthy.

workshop
I attended a workshop on medieval England.

batteries n pl
The remote needs new batteries.

bricks n pl
How many bricks do we need for this wall?

bucket
I need a bucket to wash the windows.

zmienić żarówkę; opona
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change a light bulb; tyre
I need to change the light bulb. It just went out.

drill
I need a drill to hang this picture.

wywiercić otwór w ścianie; kawałek drewna
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drill a hole in the wall; a piece of wood
I need to drill a hole in the wall to hang a picture.

glue
I need some glue to stick this together.

hammer
Don’t hurt your fingers with the hammer.

handle
The handle on the drawer is broken. I can’t open it.

ladder
I can’t go up the ladder. I hate heights.

light bulb
I can’t see anything. The light bulb has stopped working.

matches n pl
Have you got any matches to light the fire?

nails n pl
How many nails are holding this together?

igła z nitką
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needle and thread
Have you got a needle and thread to repair my shirt button?

padlock
We need to secure the shed with a padlock.

paintbrush
I bought this paintbrush to decorate with.

penknife
I always take a penknife when I go camping. It’s really useful.

kawałki drewna
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pieces of wood n pl
I have lots of pieces of wood for the fire.

powiesić półki
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put up shelves
I need to drill a hole in the wall to put up shelves.

rope
I need a rope to tie it together.

screwdriver
I put the screws in using a manual screwdriver.

screws n pl
I put the screws in using a manual screwdriver.

założyć nowy system Wi-Fi; system kina domowego
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set up a new Wi-fi system; a home cinema system
I need to set up a new Wi-fi system at home.

uszyć guzik na koszulce
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sew a button on a shirt
Can you show me how to sew a button on a shirt?

trzymać się razem
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stick together
I broke Mum’s favourite vase. If I stick it together carefully with glue; she might never know.

string
I need some string to support this plant.

tap
Can you turn on the tap to fill the bucket?

związać dwie rzeczy razem (sznurowadła, dwa kawałki sznurka)
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tie two things together (shoelaces; two pieces of string)
I’d better tie two pieces of string together to make them longer. One piece of string isn’t enough.

płytki, kafelki
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tiles n pl
I’ve put new tiles around the shower.

torch
Can you pass me the torch? It’s too dark to see.

wire
This wire should be strong enough to hold the picture.

poprosić o rachunek
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ask for the bill
Did you ask for the bill?

zarezerwować stolik
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book a table
What time shall I book a table for?

bowl
I’d like a bowl of cereal for breakfast; please.

nosić tacę
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carry a tray
It will be easier if you carry a tray with the food on it.

Wyczyść stół
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clear the table
I’ll load the dishwasher if you clear the table.

corkscrew
Where’s the corkscrew to open this wine?

cup
Can I have a cup of tea?

fork
I can’t use chopsticks. Have you got a fork?

glass
Can I have a glass of water?

jug
A jug of tap water; please.

knife
This knife isn’t sharp enough to cut the meat.

nakrywać do stołu
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lay the table
Can you lay the table? We’re eating in ten minutes.

zostawić napiwek
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leave a tip
The service wasn’t very good. Shall we leave a tip?

mug
Would you like a mug or a cup?

napkin (also serviette)
Wipe your hands on the napkin.

Oliwa i ocet
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oil and vinegar
I love oil and vinegar on my salad.

Zamów jedzenie
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order food
How long ago did we order our food?

plate
Pass me your plate.

pour the wine
Shall I pour the wine or leave people to help themselves?

polecam danie
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recommend a dish
Could you recommend a dish? I’m not sure what to have.

sól i pieprz
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salt and pepper
Have you seasoned it with salt and pepper?

saucer
Can you put the cup on the saucer?

send ... back
I’m going to send this fish back. It smells funny.

podawać na stół
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serve a table
It’s a waiter’s job to serve a table and take orders.

podawać danie
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serving dish
I’ll put the vegetables in a serving dish for people to help themselves.

spoon
Can I have a spoon for my soup?

tablecloth
They’ll have to wash the tablecloth. It’s covered in food.

przyjmować zamówienia
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take orders
It’s a waiter’s job to serve a table and take orders.

teapot
Is there any tea left in the teapot?

teaspoon
Did you stir it with the teaspoon?

tray
I’ll put your breakfast on a tray so that you can eat it in bed.

spróbuj wina
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try the wine
Would you like to try the wine?

wine glass
It’s a 250-millilitre wine glass; so don’t drink it too quickly.

appliance
Lots of appliances; such as washing machines; break quite quickly.

złożyć z części
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assemble
You’ll need to read the instructions before you try to assemble the table.

bits n pl
The drawers came in hundeds of bits for me to put together.

drawing pins
The box of drawing pins is next to the noticeboard.

cashier
Cashiers should be more friendly.

cloth
Have you got a cloth to clean the windows with?

counter
At the newsagent’s; you go to the counter to buy a newspaper and they offer to sell you a L1 chocolate bar.

obsługa klienta
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customer service
Nothing annoys me more than bad customer service.

detergent
I’ll need a strong detergent to remove this stain.

drop
Mobile phones make our lives easier; but it’s so easy to lose or drop them.

fix
I need a stapler to fix these pages together.

niewłaściwy
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inappropriate
The way you spoke to her was inappropriate.

lively
The atmosphere was lively; with great music and people chatting.

mark
I can’t get this mark out of my clothes.

mayonnaise
I don’t like how much mayonnaise you always find in sandwiches.

wycierać, mop
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mop
I used a mop to clean up the drink on the floor.

jednokierunkowa
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one-way
The city has a terrible one-way system on its roads.

podłącz do
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plug into
If you’re with a group of friends and you all want to listen; you need to plug it into a speaker.

practical
I’m not very good at practical tasks. I’m much better with my mind.

pressure
I don’t like it when people put too much pressure on me to buy something.

opublikowanie
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publication
Its catalogue is in more homes than any other publication.

reasonable
The bill was very reasonable – quite a bit less than in other similar places.

remove
You have to twist the light bulb to remove it.

rub
For deep scratches; you should rub some toothpaste in first.

sharp
This knife is not sharp enough to cut my steak.

spill
Did you spill the wine on the carpet?

spray
This is why I hate beauty counters. You walk past and the sales assistants try to spray you with perfume.

stain
I’ll need a strong detergent to remove this stain.

stapler
I need a stapler to fix these pages together.

strange
Some of the products have strange names.

substance
This trick works because the waxy substance in the banana skin fills in the scratch.

tasty
The service was friendly and helpful; and the food was very fresh and tasty.

till
I hate it when assistants stand next to the till gossiping to each other.

trainee
It’s always cheaper to get your hair cut by a trainee.

trick
This trick works because the waxy substance in the banana skin fills in the scratch.

tweezers n pl
My wife uses tweezers on her eyebrows.

twist
You have to twist the light bulb to remove it.

mało prawdopodobne
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unlikely
That was terrible. I’m unlikely to go there again.

virus
I think my computer has got a virus.

wipe
Can you wipe the window? It’s filthy!

zamek błyskawiczny
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zip
The zip on my suitcase broke at the airport.

absorb
You must use uncooked rice; and it will absorb all of the water.

amateur
There are plenty of cookery competitions where amateur chefs compete; hoping to become professionals.

amplify
The bowl will amplify the sound from your mobile’s speakers.

armful
She had an armful of clothes to put back.

aspect
Mary Portas – broadcaster; writer; and shopping expert – names some of the most irritating aspects of shopping.

biro
I’ve only got a biro. The writing won’t look very neat.

bleach
Wash them with water and bleach.

broadcaster
He works as a TV broadcaster.

broom
I need a broom to sweep up this mess.

check out
Check out this idea from Apartment Therapy.

czuć się trochę zbity
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fill a bit cramped
There are a lot of tables for the size of the restaurant; so we felt a bit cramped.

dropout
I was a high-school dropout. I left with no qualifications.

zapakowane w paczkę
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flat-pack
Can you assemble flat-pack furniture?

prace ogrodowe
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gardening
Can we go to the garden centre? I need to get some more gardening things; like a new spade.

przedostać się
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get through
I tried to phone the bank but I wasn’t able to get through.

hanger
You have to pull the hangers apart to look in; then they fall onto the floor.

naucz się lekcji
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learn a lesson
Have you ever learned a lesson from a new experience?

guzek, bryła
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lump
Even worse is when they dump the receipt and the change into your hand in one lump.

massive
I feel sick. I just ate a massive bar of chocolate.

navigate
I just let my satnav navigate for me.

paraphrase
You need to paraphrase other people’s ideas in your essay; but remember to acknowledge them.

spinacze do ubrań
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pegs n pl
I need some pegs to hang out the clothes.

pliers n pl
I need pliers to pull this nail out.

polish
Polish the DVD with a soft cloth and it should work.

pricey
It was a bit pricey – the bill was higher than we’d expected.

rail
The rails are so full of clothes that you can’t even see the sizes.

rolka z rzepem
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roll of Velcro
I bought a roll of Velcro to repair my coat.

saw
I need a saw to chop this wood.

scholarship
After the eight weeks; two winners are chosen to receive six-month scholarships with the Academy of Food & Wine.

scratched
Is your favourite DVD too scratched to play?

samoorganizacja
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self-assembly
Have you ever been to IKEA or similar stores that sell self-assembly furniture?

klucz do nakrętek
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spanner
I need a spanner to adjust my seat.

stock
We have too much stock for the shop.

nie ugotowany
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uncooked
You must use uncooked rice; and it will absorb all of the water.

washer
The tap is dripping. It needs a new washer.