Glossar

EN: Unit 5 > Lesson 3 switch trainer

über

The GPS satellites are about 20,000 kilometres above the Earth.

Genauigkeit

The atomic clocks tell the time to an accuracy of one second in 300,000 years.

genau

The satnav is usually accurate to 20 metres anywhere in the world.

über

Walk across Trafalgar Square.

künstlich

A satellite is an artificial object in space.

Atomuhr

Atomic clocks are very accurate.

fortfahren

He carried on driving until his taxi got stuck in the mud.

den Bus/Zug erwischen

Did you have to catch a bus to school?

Klippe

A man who followed satnav directions drove off a cliff.

Richtungen

I gave the tourist directions to the hotel.

Rande

A man using a satnav found himself on the edge of a cliff.

enden

Drivers sometimes get lost and end up in the wrong street.

exakt

The GPS satellites have clocks which tell the exact time.

erklären

Explain why you think your item is essential.

stecken bleiben

His taxi got stuck in the mud.

GPS

There are more than 20 satellites in the Global Positioning System (GPS).

in

Turn left into Southampton Street.

weiter machen

The satnav told me to keep going.

vorbei

Walk past the museum and it's on your right.

Position

A satnav can calculate its position from one satellite's signals.

um

Early explorers sailed round the world.

Route

How many stops are there on bus route 7?

Satellit

Satellites control many aspects of modern life.

Navigations system

Drivers can use satnavs to tell them their route.

Sekunde

The satnav works out where it is several times a second.

durch

Walk through the market and turn left into Southampton Street.

nach links/rechts abbiegen

Turn left outside the school and walk to the bus stop. / When you come out the underground, turn right.

hinauf

Walk up the hill from the city centre.

Benutzer

The satnav user needs to give it accurate information.

ausarbeiten

How do satnavs work out their position?

Du kannst es nicht verpassen!

It's a big building on the left. You can't miss it!