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Erfolg

Her new business is a huge success.

Gelegenheit

What's the best opportunity you've ever had?

Überflieger

Our son is a very high achiever.

an sich selbst glauben

The most important thing when you go for a job interview is to believe in yourself.

entschlossen

She was determined to start her own business.

entwickeln

The new prime minister plans to develop the local economy.

sich verbessern

You won't get better at cooking unless you practise.

Ziel

Their goal is to be the number one team.

eine natürliche Begabung haben

Jane has a natural talent for painting.

die Chance haben

Have you ever had the chance to appear on TV?

die Gelegenheit haben

I'd love to have the opportunity to meet a celebrity!

üben

Today in my driving lesson I practised parking.

regelmäßig

Now that he's retired, he plays golf regularly.

hart arbeiten

Jon really wants to work as cabin crew, so he's working hard at his foreign languages.

verbessern

Her German is improving.

Ziel

Our main objective is to raise money.

Faktor

Vaccination is an important factor in improving the nation’s health.

offensichtlich

Oh come on – it's obvious she's pregnant!

eines gemeinsam haben

We have one thing in common: we both like fishing.

beherrschen

I never mastered the violin.

Handwerk

I'd like to try a traditional country craft such as pottery or weaving.

glücklich

We were very fortunate to get tickets for their last show!

Ereignis

Have you ever been to a big live music event?

Programmierung

I'm thinking of doing a course in computer programming.

Unterricht

I had private tuition in English when I lived in the US.

ein Talent für etwas haben

Peter seems to have a talent for making money!

sehr viel gemeinsam haben

The reason my girlfriend and I get on so well is that we have a lot in common with each other.

Zugang haben zu

Do you have access to the internet at home?

erstklassig sein

My sister's boyfriend is world-class at rowing – he's competing in the Olympics next year!

sich einsetzen für etwas

The film picks up on the difficulties people experienced during the war.

aufwenden

If you want to get better, you have to put in a lot of hours of practice.

sehr gute Kenntnisse haben

She has a lot of ability as a dancer. I think she could become a professional.

ein Talent für etwas haben

He has an aptitude for maths.

hoffnungslos

I'm absolutely hopeless at mental arithmetic.

Fachmann sein für

Mary's an expert at salsa dancing – she's been doing it for years!

begabt sein in

Terry's very gifted at sculpture.

erfahren

He's a really skilful photographer.

talentiert

Donna's a talented musician.

Messe

Would you like to go and see an exhibition of historical photographs this weekend?

Fachmann

Would you like to be a tennis professional?

Formel

I can't remember one mathematical formula I learnt in school – I'm hopeless!

stillsitzen

The children were so excited about the trip that they couldn't sit still for more than a second!

Diagnose

She was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Autist

Shelly's an autistic child.

ein Auge fürs Detail haben

Rob's a great architect because he's really got an eye for detail.

veröffentlichen

The book was published in 1968.

reiten, fahren

We went for a ride in his new car.

Service

She works for the health service.

hervorragend

It was an outstanding performance by both teams.

Stuhl

I've just bought some new stools for the kitchen.

außergewöhnlich

It’s extraordinary that he didn’t tell you.

hauptsächlich

Traffic is a major problem.

Vertriebsmitarbeiter

I worked as a sales rep for ten years before working here.

Strategie

Do you use any special strategies to remember things?

Abkürzung

‘Dr’ is the written abbreviation for ‘Doctor’.

vertreten

Craig hired a lawyer to represent him.

Überschrift

Read the heading and tell me what you think the article is about.

Unterüberschrift

Match the subheadings to the correct paragraph.

hervorgehoben

I've highlighted the bits I need to remember for the exam.

berechnen

I’m trying to calculate how much paint we need to decorate the kitchen.

binden

Tie this label to your suitcase.

Schnürsenkel

At what age did you learn to tie your shoe laces?

unglaublich

The view from our hotel room was incredible.

Form

What shape is that table?

extrem

I’m extremely sorry.

Berechnung

Try and solve this simple mathematical calculation.

rezitieren

She recited a poem that she had learnt at school.

Pi

The formula to calculate the area of a circle is π x r x r.

Porridge

I eat porridge for breakfast in the winter to warm me up.

Kiesel

The beach was covered with smooth white pebbles.

Therapeut

She’s been seeing a therapist to help her get over the death of her child.

Hypnotherapie

I don't believe in hypnotherapy.

CV

If you want to apply for this job, please send us your CV, references and a covering letter.

rückwärts

I don't like sitting backwards on trains – it makes me feel sick.

Zertifikat

Do you know anyone with a certificate in first aid?

Führerschein

Did you know you can use your driving licence as identification in a pub?

Lizenz

Do you know anyone with a pilot’s licence?

Fernstudium

I'm studying for a distance-learning qualification in creative writing.

Ausbildung

He’s serving an apprenticeship as a printer.

Training

We all received training in first aid.

Grad

What did you study for your degree?

MA

She's studying for an MA in marketing.

PhD

Bill's got a PhD in psychiatry.

akademisch

Most artists and musicians don’t have many academic qualifications.

leiden

She’s suffering a lot after her car accident.

Depression

The patient is suffering from depression.

nachdem gesagt wurde

This isn’t really a brilliant movie, but having said that, the kids should enjoy it.

Reiseleiter

Have you ever considered becoming a tour guide?

Öko-Tour

We're going on an eco-tour when we visit The Gambia next month.

Kreuzfahrtschiff

We get a lot of cruise ships stopping in our port.

Dauer

He slept for the duration of the journey.

Landverwaltung

I've got a degree in land management.

Kultur

You have to spend time in a country to understand its culture.

Segeln

They’ve invited us to go sailing this weekend.

Meeresbiologie

Did you enjoy studying marine biology?

Zeitschrift

My father writes for a scientific journal.

Fitness

With all the junk food you eat, do you ever worry about your physical fitness?

Sporttauchen

I'd love to go scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

versuchen

The second question was so difficult I didn’t even attempt it.

Wasserski fahren

This hotel looks great – they have water skiing classes every morning!

schwierig

What's the most difficult decision you've ever had to make?

Kreuzung

How long is the ferry crossing from Tarifa to Tangiers?

auf etwas beharren

Even though the marathon was extremely difficult, I knew I had to dig in and get to the finish line.

eiskalt

It’s freezing in here!

bemerkenswert

Landing on the moon was a remarkable achievement for the US astronauts.

arbeiten

Do you have experience operating this machinery?

unter Null

The explorers had to deal with sub-zero temperatures in the Arctic.

Temperatur

What's the average water temperature in the Caribbean at this time of year?

Technik

Do you have a special technique for making such delicious cakes?

einschreiben

I enrolled on the wine-tasting course starting this Thursday night.

sammeln

Completing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu one of his most treasured memories

Aufenthaltsraum

Were you ever sent to the staffroom when you were naughty at school?

selten

He seldom goes out at weekends.

Probe

Are you going to the rehearsals for ‘Romeo and Juliet’?

Rezept

You must give me your recipe for chocolate cake!