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Zufall

It was pure coincidence that we were on the same train.

durchgehend

Thanksgiving is celebrated throughout the US.

unglaublich

He made me an amazingly generous offer.

Leichtathletik

My favourite part of the Olympics is the athletics.

Anarchist

Punk music is very popular with anarchists.

Identität

The identity of the killer is still unknown.

Vorfahre

His ancestors came from Italy.

Hintergrund

All the kids here come from very different backgrounds.

Berühmtheit

Anyone can become a celebrity nowadays.

Großfamilie

My girlfriend has a very large extended family.

Familiengeschichte

Mary has a very interesting family history.

Urgroßeltern

My great-grandparents moved from Scotland to Canada.

engste Angehörige

I'm only inviting my immediate family to my wedding this summer.

erben

He inherited £10,000 from his aunt.

verwandt mit

Danny is related to a very famous professional footballer!

Verwandter

He’s staying with relatives.

Familienzweig

My mother's side of the family originally comes from France.

jemandem nachschlagen

She's very good at art – she takes after her father.

königlich

The head of the British royal family is Queen Elizabeth II.

Wurzeln

My family's roots are in Wales.

enthalten

The price of the holiday includes flights.

Genie

Newton was a mathematical genius.

Vermögen

He made a fortune buying and selling property.

Medaillengewinner

His uncle was an Olympic silver medallist in rowing.

Schwarzafrika

Cameroon is a sub-Saharan country.

Anordnung

Lee’s making arrangements for his wedding.

Bestrafung

The punishment for murder is life in prison.

verlassen

The baby was abandoned outside a hospital.

verurteilen

The criminal was sentenced to six years in prison.

ankommen

I fell asleep on the train and ended up in Edinburgh!

anstreben

We aim to finish the project by Friday.

Publikum

When the play finished, the audience clapped and cheered.

Entwurf

I can't go out until I finish the first draft of my CV.

Version

This is the old version of my CV – it doesn't include my current job.

verlegen

Tony wants to get a job in publishing.

bewerben

Rob has applied for a job in Canada.

Kurs

Andy’s doing a computer course.

Kollege

I play football with some of my colleagues every Wednesday.

Spezialgebiet

My specialisation is in zoology.

Fachgebiet

What field of research do you work in?

genetisch

Jeff's aunt works in genetic research.

Multitasking

They say women are better at multi-tasking than men, but I disagree!

Gen

Scientists can learn a lot from studying human genes.

Material

I can't believe how much stuff you have in your bag!

beeindrucken

He was trying to impress me.

Fähigkeit

A manager must have the ability to communicate well.

verantwortlich sein

My dad's in charge of the TV remote in our house!

ablehnen

I asked her to marry me, but she refused.

bellen

The dog always barks at strangers.

Kleidung

She was wearing her usual outfit of white blouse and black skirt.

Dokumentarfilm

They are making a documentary about volcanoes.

männlich

Male lions are bigger than female lions.

weiblich

Is your dog male or female?

Kette

Do you know what to do if your bike chain breaks?

Pedal

I need to buy some new pedals for my bike.

Lenkstangen

I broke my arm when I crashed my bike and went over the handlebars.

exakt

Patients should be given accurate information about their treatment.

Chef

She asked her boss for the day off.

Klassenkamerad

I haven't seen any of my old classmates for years!

Angestellter

The company I work for has over 10,000 employees worldwide.

Verlobter

I don't like Sally's fiancé – he's really rude!

Verlobte

Phil's fiancée is very pretty.

Pate

Bella went to live with her godfather after her parents died.

Patin

Nigel went to live with his godmother after his parents died.

Mitglied

He’s a member of the tennis club.

Mentor

I'm going to be a mentor for a new employee in my office.

Partner

She lives with her partner Tom.

Schüler

My primary school only had about 150 pupils.

Teamkollege

I'm good friends with all my team-mates.

beauftragen

The government commissioned the report last year.

reagieren

How will the government respond to this latest development?

Herausforderung

The race is a tough challenge for any athlete.

ausbalancieren

Can you balance on one leg?

gemäß

According to the weather forecast, it's going to rain tomorrow.

Sport treiben

My doctor told me to do more exercise.

Hausarbeit

I spent all morning doing the housework.

Forschung

My father is doing scientific research into heart disease.

jemandem einen Gefallen tun

Can you do me a favour and take the dog for a walk, please?

Grad

My cousin's doing a degree in marine biology.

sich mit jemandem vertragen

I get on really well with my boss.

grau werden

My father started going grey when he was in his 20s.

von etwas abkommen

I've gone off eating meat since I saw that TV programme about farming.

auf Diät sein

Trisha goes on a diet every summer before she goes on holiday.

teilnehmen

This weekend I'm taking part in a bicycle race with my brother.

Verantwortung für etwas übernehmen

I'm taking responsibility for organising my office Christmas party this year.

Verhör

We’re getting a lot of inquiries about our new bus service.

Einstellung

When I was at university, I did a work experience placement in Madrid.

geeignet

The teacher told the girl she wasn't dressed appropriately.

vermeiden

I left my house early this morning to avoid the traffic.

kurz

I worked as a waiter briefly when I was at university.

Begeisterung

She shares your enthusiasm for jazz.

Augenkontakt

The boy avoided making eye contact with me and I knew he was lying.

fest

When you have a job interview, you should always shake hands firmly with the interviewer.

potenziell

The salesmen wanted to impress potential customers.

Zeugnis

Her writings contain references to members of her family.

begrüßen

My grandmother was very excited when she shook hands with the Queen.

elegant

You don't have to dress smartly for all job interviews.

Ferienlager

Did you go to summer camp as a child?

online

I'm doing all my Christmas shopping online this year.

persönlich

Do you prefer telephone or face-to-face interviews?

Tutor

My brother has a private tutor to help him improve his maths.

Nachfrage

Staff are always available to answer your queries.

nur zur Auffrischung

Just to refresh, if you have any problems, call this number.

Aspekt

What’s the most interesting aspect of your work?

ändern

Would you like to alter anythig about your appearance

auswählen

Students have to pick three subjects to study at college.

Kontakte knüpfen

Do you socialise much with your colleagues?

Einwohner

Do you get on well with the other residents in your building?

Währung

What's the currency of Poland?

Avatar

In some online communities, you can customise the appearance of your avatar.

sich herausstellen

Joanna wished things had turned out differently.

auf jemanden zugehen

I went up to her and asked her to dance.

sich unterhalten

Jo was chatting to Sam.

untersuchen

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

virtuell

Second Life is a huge virtual world.

Gemeinschaft

Are you a member of any online communities?

süchtig werden nach etwas

Magda's addicted to chocolate!

neu erfinden

Pop stars constantly need to reinvent themselves.

Bild

The political party is trying to improve its image.

auf etwas basieren

The film is based on a Charles Dickens novel.

Band

Her boyfriend was in a band.

Lebensstil

Regular exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle.

Wohnwagen

I loved going on caravan holidays when I was a child.

Cousin

Jane and I are cousins.

Neffe

I've got one nephew.

wach

Are you awake? I can't sleep!

Gericht

Her new house has two tennis courts!

qualifiziert

Sandra is highly qualified for the job.

einstellen

The factory employs 2,000 people.

Set

The film is set in ancient Egypt.

Podcast

Do you prefer listening to podcasts or normal radio?