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Glossary: Learning the art and skill of debating

Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper. As well as this special glossary, which relates to the article Learning the art and skill of debating, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

Spectator College provides readers of The Slovak Spectator who are trying to improve their English with glossaries of useful and frequently used words and expressions from stories published as part of the Spectator College as well as in the rest of the newspaper. As well as this special glossary, which relates to the article Learning the art and skill of debating, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

ability – schopnosť

arbiter – rozhodca

authority – úrad

barrier – prekážka

basics – základy

civic – občiansky

clarity – zrozumiteľnosť

cohesion – súdržnosť

competitor – súťažiaci

confirm – potvrdiť

consider – uvažovať

content – obsah

convincingly – presvedčivo

cross-examination – krížový výsluch

crucial – dôležitý

deaf – hluchý

debater – diskutér

differ – líšiť sa

difficulty – problem

dimension – rozmer, aspekt

disprove – vyvrátiť

dispute – spor

distinguish – rozlíšiť

distort – skresliť

effort – snaha

employer – zamestnávateľ

escape – uniknúť

establish – založiť

evaluate – zhodnotiť

expand – rozšíriť

expressive – vyjadrovací

feature – črta

gain – získať

general public – verejnosť

get to know – spoznať

graduate – absolvent

guarantee – záruka

headmistress – riaditeľka

hearing impaired – sluchovo postihnutý

inadequate – nedostatočný

interpreter – tlmočník

joint – spoločný

knowledge – vedomosti

lack – chýbať

methodology – metodika

minority – menšinový

mislead – oklamať, zavádzať

offer – ponúknuť

participate – zúčastniť sa

perceive – vnímať

perform – vystupovať

performance – výkon

pose – predstavovať

prejudice – predsudok

presentational – prezentačný

promptly – okamžite

provide – poskytnúť

push forward – presadzovať

reading comprehension – čítanie s porozumením

realise – uvedomiť si

recognise – rozpoznať

regardless – bez ohľadu na

remove - odstrániť

reproduce – zopakovať

seek – usilovať sa

school leaving exams – maturita

sign language – posunkový jazyk

skill – schopnosť

succeed – uspieť

target – cieľový

tournament – turnaj

try – skúška, pokus

volunteer – dobrovoľník

yield – ustúpiť

youth – mládež

This glossary is published as part of Spectator College, a programme created by The Slovak Spectator with the support of Petit Academy Foundation and Orange Foundation.

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