Glossar

EN: Unit 5 switch trainer

Handelsflugzeug

Commercial aeroplanes are very different from military ones.

Kommunikationssatellit

Some communications satellites are owned by mobile phone companies.

Computernetzwerk

Do you have a computer network where you work?

Energie

Switch off lights to save energy.

Gentechnik

Not everyone agrees with genetic engineering.

Medizin

Have you taken your medicine?

Motorrad

How fast can your motorbike go?

Kernkraft

Some people think nuclear power is very dangerous.

Solarstrom

Some people think that solar power is the future.

Raumfahrt

As a child I always dreamed of space travel in my rocket ship.

Impfung

You need lots of vaccinations to visit tropical countries.

Staubsauger

I need a new vacuum cleaner – this one's terrible!

Waschmaschine

Do you know how to use your washing machine?

Jahrhundert

The church was built in the thirteenth century.

einflussreich

He has some very influential friends.

Fortschritt

What do you think was the most important medical advance of the twentieth century?

militärisch

My grandfather was a military commander in World War II.

erschwinglich

There is no affordable housing in the village where I grew up.

schrumpfen

Families have been shrinking since the 1970s.

über

We’re flying to Denver via Chicago.

Wolkenkratzer

They live in a high rise block of flats on the East Side.

städtisch

What are the biggest problems in urban areas?

ansteuern

Head for the town centre and take the last turning on the right.

einschalten

The camera is powered by a small battery.

Stoff

Your curtains are made of a beautiful fabric.

Erfindung

The computer was one of the most important inventions of the twentieth century.

Material

She was wearing a dress made of light cotton material.

Nylon

Are your tights made of wool or nylon?

Transport

We need better rail transport in the UK.

Elektrogitarre

He plays the electric guitar in a rock band.

Symbol

Jimi Hendrix is a symbol of rock music.

Verstärker

I need to buy a new amplifier because my last one exploded!

gesund

I always try to eat healthy food, even at weekends.

aufzeichnen

All the events were recorded in a diary.

Geschwindigkeit

He was driving along at a speed of 60 mph.

verbrauchen

Only 27% of the paper we consume is recycled.

Vorteil

He has the advantage of a good education.

Nachteil

What do you think are the disadvantages of living in a city?

Entdeckung

Astronomers have made significant discoveries about our galaxy.

effizient

Filing is an efficient way of organising your work.

verursachen

Heavy traffic is causing long delays.

Zerstörung

What can we do to stop the destruction of the rainforest?

überwiegen

The advantages of using public transport outweigh the disadvantages.

Vorteil

What are the benefits of contact lenses?

schädlich

There are many harmful effects of smoking.

Konsequenz

What are the environmental consequences of road building?

relevant

Are your qualifications relevant to the job?

Aufsatz

He wrote an essay on French politics.

Satellit

This broadcast comes live via satellite from New York.

während

Nowadays the journey takes six hours, whereas then it took several weeks.

Wahl

Voters have a choice between three political parties.

surfen

Matt goes surfing every day.

Riesenwelle

Last night the west coast was hit by a huge tidal wave.

Alptraum

I still have nightmares about the accident.

Sumo

What would you rather try: sumo wrestling or karate?

Ringer

Greg's training to be a professional wrestler.

Wespe

Are you allergic to wasp stings?

Zwiebel

Do you want onions in your hotdog?

debattieren

The issue was debated on Monday.

diskutieren

We’re meeting today to discuss our science project.

befragen

‘Why are you doing that?’ he inquired.

etwas untersuchen

I'm looking into how much I could sell my car for.

fragen

Two men are being questioned by police.

antworten

Why didn't you reply to my email?

forschen

Conner spent eight years researching the history of the Romans.

sich fragen

I wonder where she lives these days.

Todesstrafe

Three Britons are facing the death penalty for spying.

Kernteilchen

I'm doing research into nuclear particles.

sozial

What are the most important social issues in your city?

stechen

Jamie got stung by a wasp.

Qualle

If you go swimming, watch out for jellyfish – they can sting you!

Donut

Sometimes I have a doughnut for breakfast as a treat!

Mönch

Have you seen those Shaolin monks who practice those incredible martial arts?

Zauberer

We've hired a magician to perform at our son's birthday party.

Fachmann

Tammy is an expert on ancient Egyptian art.

sich auflösen

Why did the Beatles break up?

Vulkan

The island has several active volcanoes.

Ideologie

He has many Marxist ideologies.

Ehre

He was a man of honour.

das kommt darauf an

‘Are you coming to my house later?’ ‘It depends. I might have to work.’

hauptsächlich

The weather this weekend will be mainly sunny.

hoffnungslos

I am absolutely hopeless at maths!

Situation

She’s in a very difficult situation.

rentabel

He says his new business is going to be very profitable.

Löffel

Do you use a spoon to eat spaghetti?

Scheibe

Would you like a wafer in your ice cream?

Anbieter

Be careful about buying food from street vendors.

biologisch

He wanted to know who his biological father was.

effektiv

What is the most effective way to kill ants?

explosiv

They used explosives to destroy the old building.

haarig

Some people find a man with a hairy chest very attractive.

liebenswert

She really is a lovable child.

unordentlich

Tidy your room, it's too messy!

schmerzhaft

I've got a very painful toothache.

friedlich

The wood was cool and peaceful.

poetisch

She uses lots of poetic language in her stories.

verantwortlich

Police have arrested a man who is responsible for the deaths of fifteen people.

nutzlos

I get sent so much useless information by email.

Wert

Do you know the value of your house?

Antwort

I knocked on the door but there was no response.

Vielzahl

Money is a problem for the majority of students.

regeln

Traffic lights are designed to regulate the flow of traffic.

Fluss

The flow of traffic was very slow around London this morning.

Schienensystem

The Spanish railway system is fantastically efficient.

verteilt

Fire spread quickly through the building.

Politik

Are you interested in politics?

kaputt gehen

My car broke down on the way to work.

abstürzen

The jet crashed shortly after takeoff.

frieren

The lake had frozen overnight.

Speicherstick

I've lost my memory stick – have you seen it?

außer Betrieb

The photocopier is out of order again.

drucken

I’m printing the document now.

Empfang

Sorry I didn't call – there was no mobile phone reception on the underground.

aufladen

How often do you need to recharge your phone?

aussortieren

She went to a psychiatrist to try to sort out her problems.

sich verlassen auf

I knew I could rely on you.

Gewalt

There’s too much violence on TV these days.

frustrierend

I find waiting in queues incredibly frustrating!

physisch

Try to keep physically fit.

schwören

She doesn’t smoke, drink, or swear.

korrekt

I can’t see properly without my glasses.

am Telefon bleiben

Can you hold the line while I ask my manager?

Erstattung

If you’re not completely satisfied, we’ll give you a refund.

konzentrieren

With all this noise, it’s hard to concentrate.

Reparaturservice

The repair service for my watch was surprisingly quick.

Modem

We don't have the internet at home at the moment; we're waiting for our modem to be repaired.

international

I can't wait for the international rugby match this weekend between Wales and Scotland!

preisgekrönt

She is an award-winning actress.

Fahrzeug

Police are searching for a stolen vehicle in the London area.

Zuschauer

The series is watched by millions of viewers.

weltweit

The company employs 2,000 people worldwide.

verschnörkelt

People say I have a quirky sense of humour.

Läufer

My new boyfriend's a freerunner.

Schlag

Spain beat the Netherlands 1–0 in the 2010 World Cup final.

Route

What’s the quickest route to the station?

Lösung

The new railway system is the perfect solution to all our transport problems.

Parkour

The last international parkour championships were held in Munich.

springen

The freerunner leapt over cars and park benches in front of a large crowd of people.

Bank

We sat on a park bench to eat our sandwiches.

den Durchschnitt bestimmen

The train travelled at speeds averaging 125 mph.

Schild

Do you have no-smoking signs in or around your office?

Kampfanzug

Combat trousers were the height of fashion in the mid 90s.

Duschkopf

Our shower isn't very powerful – maybe we should buy a new shower head.

herunterladen

How often do you download music from the internet?

einstellen

He started to play a tune on the piano.

automatisch

My computer downloads new updates automatically.

Unmengen von

Wow! You've got loads of music on your computer!

humanitär

The UN sent humanitarian aid to help the refugees.

die Macht verlieren

The Labour party lost power to the new coalition government in 2010.