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EN: Unit 4 switch trainer

sich etwas nicht leisten können

I love those shoes, but I just can't afford them!

kreativ

She's one of Japan’s most talented and creative film directors.

kommunikativer Mensch

One of the reasons she got the job is that she's a good communicator.

gute Führungskraft

People listen to him because he's a good leader.

hart arbeitend

Zoe is a very hard-working student.

unentschlossen

My biggest problem is that I'm so indecisive.

motiviert

Many people are motivated by money.

Ressource

This school has very few teaching resources.

Risikoträger

He became a billionaire because he's a risk taker.

über den Tellerrand hinaussehen

If we want to solve this problem, we have to think outside the box.

Heirat

They have a very happy marriage.

Designer-Artikel

She spends most of her money on designer goods.

das Zeug zu etwas haben

Sarah has what it takes to become a great athlete.

Umfrage

We conducted a survey of people’s eating habits.

aus eigener Anstrengung erfolgreich sein

Richard Branson is a self-made billionaire.

überraschend

The test was surprisingly easy.

investieren

He made a lot of money investing in property.

Prozent

35% of British people own a dog.

abschalten

When I'm on holiday, I find it difficult to switch off.

moderat

a moderately successful film

Zeit investieren

If you want to become good at something, you have to put in the hours.

aggressiv

A successful businessman has to be aggressive.

selbstbewusst

Successful businesspeople are always self-confident.

Regel

Are there any rules that you don't like in your office?

das Gesetz brechen

The criminal was sent to prison for breaking the law.

Handel

Our new dining table was a real bargain.

die Hauptstraße

The January sales are a greatt ime to find a bargain on the high street.

geduldig

Nurses should be kind and patient.

Politiker

Do you trust your local politician.

trainieren

She trained as a nurse for four years.

speziell

You need a specific type of flour to bake bread.

Kompetenz

Reading and writing are two different skills.

auflösen

What do you think is the best way to resolve problems between employees?

sich auf etwas konzentrieren

When you are in a job interview, you have to focus on the things you can do, not the things you can't.

ignorieren

They can’t ignore the fact that he’s here.

ablehnen

Your application has been rejected.

Kunde

I have a meeting with an important client this afternoon.

arbeitsbezogen

How many work-related emails do you send a day?

Finanzwesen

My girlfriend works in the finance department.

erbärmlich

I've got a miserable cold at the moment.

aushelfen

Do you need anyone to help out in the shop?

hereinplatzen

As soon as the shop doors opened, hundreds of people rushed in looking for bargains.

schließen

What time do you shut up shop on Sundays?

auf Lager

Do you have any of those new shoes in stock?

erinnern

Will you remind me to go to the bank later?

Überstunden machen

My wife's been working very long hours recently.

aufgeben

I gave up my job as an accountant and retrained as a teacher.

Wissenschaft

My favourite subject in school was science.

enorm

It cost an enormous amount of money.

winzig

I'm not going back to that restaurant – the portions were tiny!

kochend

Can I open a window? It’s boiling in here!

Raketenträger

When I was young, I dreamed of having my own rocket ship.

beitreten

Trevor joined the BBC in 1969.

Crew

He joined the crew of a large fishing boat.

liegen

If you don't feel well, you should lie down.

Countdown

The most exciting part of New Year's Eve is the countdown.

Start

What time did the space shuttle blast off?

eine Art von

I've sort of finished the report; I just need to print it out, then I'm done.

faszinierend

I am fascinated by space travel.

Insekt

Are you afraid of insects?

Feld

I live next door to a farmer's field.

Schmetterling

Look at this beautiful butterfly.

wegfliegen

When we walked too close, the bird flew away.

Ansprache

The President will give a speech to Congress later today.

stattdessen

If Jane can’t go, I’ll go instead.

verrückt werden

England scored a goal and the fans went crazy.

erzielen

Most of our students achieve excellent exam results.

Empfänger

Who was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize this year?

Verwalter

He used to be the school caretaker before he retired.

Qualifikation

He left school without any qualifications.

Kandidat

She’s a likely candidate (=likely to be chosen) for the job.

schnorcheln

Have you ever snorkelled before?

segeln

We sailed along the coast of Alaska.

Bewerber

He was one of 30 applicants for the manager’s job.

mietfrei

The prize of the competition is to live in a luxury apartment, rent-free, for a year!

Villa

My parents want to buy a villa on the Algarve in Portugal.

neuer Mitarbeiter

The army is always looking for new recruits.

Pflicht

What do the duties of the job include?

Spezies

There are millions of different species of insects in the world.

Post

What time does the mail come?

Aktualisierung

Can you send us regular progress updates while you're away?

im Hinblick auf

I am writing to you regarding a problem I have with paying my rent.

einreichen

I would like to submit an application for the job you are advertising.

Anwendung

I submitted my application yesterday.

Post

The letter’s in the post.

befestigen

Please attach a photograph to your application.

den Anforderungen entsprechen

Does my application meet the requirements of the job?

breit

He has very broad shoulders.

IT

My brother works in IT.

Journal

I buy this scientific journal every month.

Weblog

Do you know anyone who writes a blog?

aktuell

Is all your computer software up-to-date?

Erhalt

I'm very interested in nature conservation.

praktisch

How can I get some hands-on experience of the job?

bewährt

I have proven ability in project management.

Projektmanagement

A large part of my job is project management in publishing.

benötigen

Pets require a lot of care.

Annehmlichkeit

Most people like the convenience of using credit cards.

Lehrling

She works in the hairdresser’s as an apprentice.

gegeneinander antreten

Ten runners are competing in the race.

Kandidat

There are three contestants, all competing to win £10,000.

Imperium

How big was the Roman Empire, exactly?

entlassen werden

When his boss discovered he was selling company secrets, he got fired instantly.

grüßen

The most popular way to greet someone is with a handshake.

Interview

She had an interview for a teaching job.

Luxus

They lived a life of luxury.

Preis

He won a prize of £3,000.

Gehalt

The average salary is $39,000 a year.

Ziffer

The latest unemployment figures are extremely worrying.

Aufgabe

My first task was to paint the whole house.

Team

How many people work in the sales and marketing team?

Behandlung

Stephen took his son to Disneyland as a treat.

umfangreich

The Amazon rainforest is absolutely vast.

gründen

She left the company to set up her own business.

Catering

Sally works in the catering industry.

mediterran

The Mediterranean diet is very healthy.

in Ordnung für mich

If you want to leave a bit later, that's fine by me.

Thema

Love is the main theme of the book.

rekapitulieren

Let me just recap what’s been discussed so far.

spezialisieren

Our restaurant specialises in American-style food.

überprüfen

The school is reviewing its policy on homework.

Standort

The most important thing when buying a house is location.

Tour

We went on a 14-day tour of Egypt.

fördern

Have you seen those adverts on TV promoting drinking milk?

Begrüßungspaket

All the information you need is in your welcome pack.

Motto

‘Be prepared’ is the motto of the Boy Scouts.

Paket

The parcel was delivered last week.

stören

Sorry to disturb you, but it’s urgent.

Langstrecke

Some people say that long-distance relationships don't work.

führen

The pupils are conducting an experiment with two magnets.

irgendwann

Eventually he got a job.

Assistent

Meet Jane, my new assistant.

in Verlegenheit bringen

My parents always embarrass me.

Sportlehrer

Michaela's fallen in love with a gym instructor.

funktionieren

I can't function in the morning until I've had a cup of tea!

Maschine

When I go to the gym, I spend most of my time on the weights machines.

Mitgliedschaft

Greece applied for membership of the EU in 1975.

Bodybuilder

My dad used to be a champion body builder.

Grenzwert

There is a limit on the time you have to take the test.

Mindestlohn

Most of the junior office staff are on the minimum wage (=being paid the lowest legal amount).

nicht mehr hingehen

Last week, I stayed off work because I was ill.

Zeit vergeuden

I waste so much time using the internet!

wütend

When he saw what his dog had done, he was furious.

erschöpft

After working all week I'm always exhausted.

Astronomie

I've bought my mother-in-law a book on astronomy for Christmas.

Teller

Can you pass a dish for the potatoes, please?

verbieten

Smoking is banned inside the building.

Immigration

How strict are the immigration laws in your country?