Glossar

EN: Unit 9 switch trainer

Bürgerrechte

Which do you think are the most important civil rights?

Grundlage

The wheel is the foundation of most transport.

Industrielle Revolution

What do you think was the most important invention of the Industrial Revolution?

Bewegung

Do you remember the civil rights movement of the 1960s?

Fortschritt

Nick has made a lot of progress at school.

soziale Gerechtigkeit

People will always campaign for social justice.

Verteilung

The biggest problem after a natural disaster is the spread of disease.

Wendepunkt

Meeting my husband was the biggest turning point in my life.

Menschenrechte

Can you think of any famous human rights activists?

steigern

Regular exercise increases your chances of living longer.

Landung

The pilot had to make an emergency landing.

in Betracht ziehen

We're considering having another baby.

menschlich

Humans are closely related to chimpanzees.

schwach

She’s too weak to feed herself.

Protein

Red meat is a good source of protein.

jagen

Do you agree with the sport of fox hunting?

Vorstellungskraft

Children tend to have better imaginations than adults.

ideenreich

It's one of the most imaginative books I've ever read.

merken

Actors have to be very good at memorising their lines.

in Versen

Some complicated ideas are easier to learn if they are written in verse.

Literatur

The level of adult literacy in this country is very high.

Bildung

The government has promised to spend more on education.

verteidigen

This castle was built to defend the island against invaders.

Dampfmaschine

Life would have been different if we hadn’t invented the steam engine.

Virus

It's a good idea to have anti-virus software installed on your computer.

Klonen

Do you agree with human cloning?

Gen

Studying genes is a very exact science.

bilden

The United Nations was formed in 1945.

wiegen

The baby weighs 12 pounds.

anders

Unlike me, she’s very intelligent.

wasserdicht

Chinese ships had rooms which were watertight.

korrekturlesen

She's just got a proofreading job for a big publisher.

Fehler

I made an error in my calculations and failed the test!

analysieren

We’re trying to analyse what went wrong.

vergleichen

We went to different shops to compare prices.

diskutieren

We could hear the neighbours arguing.

Abschnitt

Some sections of the motorway are very busy.

überlegen

With your partner, brainstorm everything you know about the Industrial Revolution.

Drucken

The invention of printing was a turning point in how humans communicated with each other.

Schwarzpulver

You should always be very careful when handling gunpowder.

Kompass

I've got a compass app on my mobile phone.

navigieren

I’ll drive – you take the map and navigate.

Erkundung

I'm absolutely facinated by space exploration.

Handel

They hope to increase trade with China.

westwärts

All westward flights from Atlanta airport have been cancelled.

politisch

The 1980s were a time of great political change.

Reiche

Pirates were always trying to increase their riches by attacking other ships.

Kosmetik

I strongly disagree with testing cosmetics on animals.

sich an jemanden wenden

The idea of working abroad really appeals to me.

Einfluss

His advice strongly influenced my decision.

Vampir

Vampire films are very popular at the moment.

verhindern

We were prevented from entering the museum because we arrived too late.

Zeitalter

We are living in the age of technology.

Dekade

In which decade were you born?

Ära

The film is set in the post-war era.

zwei Wochen

The meetings take place once a fortnight.

Jahrtausend

How did you celebrate the millennium (=when the year 1999 became 2000)?

Vierteljahrhundert

We started this company a quarter-century ago.

Idol

Who do you think is the biggest music icon of the 1970s?

Trend

It's my job to analyse the shopping trends of the British population.

unvergesslich

It was a memorable day for everybody who attended.

zurückkommen von

When did you come back from holiday?

von selbst funktionieren

She comes from a big family, so being a mother herself comes naturally to her.

die Richtung weisen

Could you give me directions to the post office, please?

Anweisungen geben

My dad gave me instructions over the phone about how to prepare the meal.

Unordnung machen

The dog came in from the garden and made a mess of our white carpets!

Zeitreise

Do you think time travel will ever be possible?

theoretischer Physiker

All theoretical physicists shre the same dream: time travel.

jugendlich

She looks very youthful for her age.

faltenfrei

She had a beautiful, unlined face.

ziehen

Ben dragged his sledge through the snow.

kämpfen

The Normans conquered England in 1066.

Humanität

How much has humanity really changed in the last 1,000 years?

existieren

Do ghosts really exist?

zuerst kommen

I came first in the race and won a £10,000 prize!

miteinander sprechen

This morning our boss gave us a talk about the company's progress.

eine Pause machen

We'll have a one-hour break for lunch after this talk.

das Leben genießen

Did you have a good time at the party last night?

eine Entscheidung treffen

Have you made a decision about whether to sell your house or not?

Gewinn machen

Last year our company made a profit of £2.2 billion.

tapfer

I think firefighters are incredibly brave.

charismatisch

Martin Luther King was a very charismatic speaker.

beispielhaft

This is a company with an exemplary record on environmental issues.

innovativ

Leonardo da Vinci was an extremely innovative man.

inspirierend

Jones is an inspirational figure in Welsh rugby.

ursprünglich

MC Escher was an incredibly original artist.

höchst

Clive is a highly successful businessman.

Entführung

Police appealed for witnesses after a woman was kidnapped at gunpoint.

Freiheitskämpfer

Can you think of any famous freedom fighters?

Spritztour

This summer, I'm doing a road trip across the US with five of my friends.

Kontinent

What is the world's largest continent by area?

ich habe keine Ahnung

How many emails do you send every day?' 'I haven't a clue. At least twenty.'

relativ sicher

I'm fairly sure I'll be able to finish the project by then.

Prozent sicher

I'm about seventy-five percent certain that I remembered to lock the door, but I'd better go back and check.

Bildhauer

Michelangelo was the sculptor who created 'David'.

Dinosaurier

My son was fascinated by dinosaurs when he was little.

scheinbar

Apparently, the best way to clean a red wine stain is with white wine!

medizinisch

The victims are currently in hospital receiving medical treatment.

Fallschirm

Would you ever do a parachute jump?

wählen

She was elected President.

Eisberg

The Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg in 1912.

Terrorist

We refuse to talk to terrorists.

einzigartig

Every person is unique.

ähnlich

This new car is very similar to the previous model.

göttlich

Roman emperors used to believe they had divine power.

ewig

Some people use cosmetics to try to give themselves eternal youthfulness.

Bildhauerei

Her latest creation is a bronze sculpture of a horse.

realistisch

You need to be realistic about your chances of winning.

tödlich

All men are mortal.

beeindruckend

The pyramids of Egypt are awe-inspiring achievements

Leistung

The Eiffel Tower was an amazing feat of engineering for its time.

Stein

The car crashed into a stone wall.

alles andere als normal

Michelangelo's talents were far from ordinary.

Hoffnung

Sarah has aspirations of becoming a vet.

Bestreben

The book's about a hero on his quest to rescue the princess from a dragon.

Kapelle

Bethan goes to chapel every Sunday.

Dom

St Paul's Cathedral in London has a huge dome as part of its roof.

Juwelen

She loved dressing up and wearing priceless jewels.

Krone

This crown belonged to a Viking king.

Skyline

I sent my parents a postcard of the famous New York skyline.

stürmisch

He has a tempestuous relationship with his mother.

Rivale

The two teams had always been rivals.

Dämon

She struggled with her husband's demons of addiction and alcoholism.

unvollkommen

He gave a talk about the imperfect world that we live in.

Arbeiter

When I was at university, I had a summer job as a farm labourer.

ehrlich

He seems a good, honest man.

Steinmetz

Being a stonecutter was a very difficult job.

schlecht bezahlt

He likes being a tour guide, but it's very lowly-paid.

durchhalten

I’m not enjoying the course, but I’ll persevere with it.

Vision

Most great artists have a vision which they try to create.

Himmel

Eating chocolate all day, every day is my idea of heaven!

Roman

The novels of Jane Austen are classics of English literature.

Eindruck hinterlassen

That book was fantastic – it really made it's mark on me.

zusammenstellen

The document was compiled by the Department of Health.

Wiki

My friend and I are going to set up a wiki for fans of alternative music.

Beitrag

All competition entries must be received by the 15th October.

Sitar

Do you know anyone who can play the sitar?

Komponist

Who's your favourite composer of classical music?

Künstler

Believe it or not, she used to be a circus performer!

Zusammenarbeit

The company is building the centre in collaboration with the Institute of Offshore Engineering.

Vollzeit

Dennis has decided to focus full time on his photography.

Meister

Bruce Lee was a kung fu master.

Filmmusik

She made her money writing film scores in Hollywood.

zahlreiche

We’ve discussed this before on numerous occasions.

verpflichtet

The new president is committed to improving human rights in his country.

ermorden

How many American presidents have been assassinated?

erklären

She declared her intention to stand for president.