Monday, July 29, 2013

słówko konkursowe: LET OFF

Hello! Dzisiaj kolejne słówko konkursowe, czyli...


Jest to słówko używane w potocznym angielskim i oznacza:
  • zwalniać (np. z więzienia)
  • darować winę
  • puścić bąka
  • wynajmować
  • wystrzelać (np. fajerwerki)
Jeśli jesteś zainteresowana/zainteresowany moim wakacyjnym konkursem, z którym powiązane jest to słowo, zerknij tutaj.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

słówko konkursowe: DILLY-DALLY

Hello! Dzisiaj kolejne słówko konkursowe, czyli...


Jest to słówko używane w potocznym angielskim i oznacza:
  • szwędać się
  • pętać się
  • zbijać bąki
  • obijać się
  • guzdrać się
  • marudzić
Jeśli jesteś zainteresowana/zainteresowany moim wakacyjnym konkursem, z którym powiązane jest to słowo, zerknij tutaj.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

słówko konkursowe: KIPE

Hello! Dzisiaj kolejne słówko konkursowe, czyli...
Jest to słówko używane w potocznym angielskim i oznacza:
  • świsnąć
  • buchnąć
Jeśli jesteś zainteresowana/zainteresowany moim wakacyjnym konkursem, z którym powiązane jest to słowo, zerknij tutaj.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

słówko konkursowe: BUNNY

Hello! Dzisiaj kolejne słówko konkursowe, czyli...
Jest to słówko używane w potocznym angielskim i oznacza:
  • kociak
  • laska
Jeśli jesteś zainteresowana/zainteresowany moim wakacyjnym konkursem, z którym powiązane jest to słowo, zerknij tutaj.

Monday, July 15, 2013

słówko konkursowe: JUKE

Hello! Dzisiaj kolejne słówko konkursowe, czyli...
Jest to słówko używane w potocznym angielskim i oznacza:
  • knajpka
Jeśli jesteś zainteresowana/zainteresowany moim wakacyjnym konkursem, z którym powiązane jest to słowo, zerknij tutaj.

Friday, July 12, 2013

słówko konkursowe: CONK OUT

Hello! Dzisiaj kolejne słówko konkursowe, czyli...

 Jest to słówko używane w potocznym angielskim i oznacza:
  • paść
  • zdechnąć
  • nawalić
  • wysiąść
  • rozkraczyć się (w sensie zepsuć)
Jeśli jesteś zainteresowana/zainteresowany moim wakacyjnym konkursem, z którym powiązane jest to słowo, zerknij tutaj.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

prepositional phrases with FOR

Zapraszam dzisiaj do zapoznania się z kilkoma wyrażeniami z przyimkiem FOR...

Take a look:
  1. for a change
  2. for fear of something
  3. for good
  4. for granted
  5. for hire
  6. for life
  7. for nothing
  8. for once
  9. for sb's sake
  10. for the first time
  11. for the sake of
  12. for the time being
  13. for sure
Poniżej zamieszczam tłumaczenia:
  1. dla odmiany
  2. ze strachu przed
  3. na dobre
  4. za oczywiste
  5. do wynajęcia
  6. na całe życie, na zawsze
  7. do niczego, za nic, na nic, daremnie
  8. przynajmniej raz
  9. ze względu na kogoś
  10. pierwszy raz
  11. dla, celem
  12. na tę chwilę
  13. na bank
Now, leave here your own sentence with one of these phrases! Can you?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

słówko konkursowe: ICKY

Hello! Dzisiaj kolejne słówko konkursowe, czyli...

Jest to słówko używane w potocznym angielskim i oznacza:
  • wstrętny
  • obrzydliwy
  • obleśny
Jeśli jesteś zainteresowana/zainteresowany moim wakacyjnym konkursem, z którym powiązane jest to słowo, zerknij tutaj.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

prepositional phrases with OFF

Zapraszam dzisiaj do zapoznania się z kilkoma wyrażeniami z przyimkiem OFF... 

Let's take a look:


  • off the beaten track
  • off duty
  • off the record
  • off the point
  • off the mark 
  • off the bat
Poniżej zamieszczam tłumaczenia:
  • na uboczu
  • po służbie, po robocie, wolny
  • nieoficjalnie
  • nie na temat
  • chybioby, nietrafiony, bezcelowy
  • natychmiast, z tego miejsca

A few examples:
  • I like visiting places that are off the beaten track. They're more exciting!
  • Summer hols have started and I'm off duty now!
  • Off the record, I have to tell you I am changing my job!
  • If you have nothing interesting to say, do you say something off the point?
  • Naturally everyone wants to put their best foot forward and the fear that one might say something off the mark is lurking in each person's mind as the meeting.
  • Do it off the bat before you're guilt-ridden!  
 Can you make your own sentences with these phrases?

Friday, July 5, 2013

Do you think going to South America on holidays is a good idea?

Machu Picchu. Source: Flickr
Hi! The holiday season has already started! Got any plans for this summer? Got any future holiday plans? Have you ever been interested in visiting South America or maybe you've already tasted the continent?

SOUTH AMERICA 

is made up mostly of the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Surinam, Uruguay and Venezuela.

The two most commonly used languages on the continent are Spanish and Portuguese, which reminds us of the fact that Spain and Portugal ruled the continent for some three centuries. This is also why most South Americans are Roman Catholics.

Do you know which city in South America is the biggest industrial city? It's Sao Paulo in Brazil. Although it's a wealthy and modern city, there are also many poor people who go there in search of work and often end up on the streets. Still, Brazil is a beautiful country and it would probably my third choice!

My second choice would be Peru. I'd love to see the ruins of Machu Picchu hidden 2,280 meters up in the Andes. People in South America have always been good at building cities and this particular city was built over 500 years ago... and you know what? They had no modern machinery! :)

Cajas National Park, Ecuador. Source: Flickr


My first choice would be Ecuador... Why? There are a few reasons for this... The first one being it's free from mass tourism. It's off the beaten track, so to speak, which means you can always see and experience something new and original. Secondly, I'd love to visit the Galapagos Islands for their unique landscape and culture. Ecuador is, as I've learned, the most diverse of all South American countries. This is the country where I wouldn't mind spending my retirement. The weather is great as the country offers mild spring-like conditions year-round! Moreover, people in Ecuador are honest and warm. they're helpful and  they do enjoy welcoming foreign visitors. Their friendliness and openness makes travelers feel safe and well looked after and you feel treated like a guest rather than a tourist. There are more reasons for my choice, but I'd like to stop here :)

What is your experience of South America? Have you visited any country there? Please, write here!











Thursday, July 4, 2013

słówko konkursowe: AGGRO

Hello! Dzisiaj pierwsze słówko konkursowe, czyli...

Jest to słówko używane w potocznym angielskim i oznacza:
  • zamieszanie
  • zamęt
  • zadyma
  • rozróba
Jeśli jesteś zainteresowana/zainteresowany moim wakacyjnym konkursem, z którym powiązane jest to słowo, zerknij tutaj.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

prepositional phrases with FROM

Zapraszam dzisiaj do zapoznania się z kilkoma wyrażeniami z przyimkiem FROM... 

Let's take a look:

  1. from memory
  2. from time to time
  3. from up close
  4. from time immemorial
  5. from this day on
  6. from top to toe
  7. from the year dot
  8. from the horse's mouth
  9. from the bottom of one's heart
  10. from spite
  11. from smoke into smother
  12. from scratch
  13. from pillar to post
  14. from afar
  15. from across the way
Poniżej zamieszczam tłumaczenia:
  1. z pamięci
  2. od czasu do czasu
  3. z bliska
  4. od niepamiętnych czasów
  5. od dzisiaj
  6. od stóp do głów
  7. od niepamiętnych czasów
  8. prosto z mostu
  9. z głębi serca
  10. na złość
  11. z deszczu pod rynnę
  12. od zera
  13. tam i z powrotem
  14. z daleka
  15. z naprzeciwka
A few questions to you:
  • Can you sing the whole Polish anthem from memory?
  • Where do you go from time to time?
  • Have you ever seen a lion from up close?
  • What have you been trying to learn from time immemorial?
  • What are you going to do from this day on?
  • What do you look like from top to toe?
  • Have you tried to save aside money from the year dot?
  • Just tell me from the horse's mouth... do you like English?
  • From the bottom of your heart... do you like Poland?
  • How do you free your heart from spite?
  • Do you remember a situation in which you went from smoke into smother?
  • Is there anything you'd like to start from scratch?
  • Does pacing from pillar to post help you relax?
  • Can you see clearly from afar?
  • Does a huge truck coming from across the way scare you?
Just answer some of my questions above :)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Are you at all brave?

Are you...


as brave as a lion

I wish I were braver! I wish I were as brave as - not necessarily a lion - but as Jesus Christ. For me, he is the most courageous of all. St Mark calls “good cheer”. In the Bible the Greek word translated “courage” and “good cheer” means “boldness and confidence.”
Source: Flickr

Thus, when I feel cowardly, I try to think of God who says "fear not!" If God says it, He means it as with Him everyone is save as it is Him who has His perfect plans for us.

This is how the Bible encourages us to be brave:
  • “Fear not, [for] I am your shield” (Genesis 15:1)
  • “Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the boy where he is” (Genesis 21:17)
  • “Fear not [for]…I am the One who helps you.” (Isaiah 41:14)
  •  “Do not fear…for you have found favor with God” (Luke 1:30)
  • “Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared” (Proverbs 3:25-26)
  • “it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32)

Consult the Bible for the specific contexts in which the above words of God are found.


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