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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.

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As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles Facebook has no competition among social networks and Expl0ited: I always put something of my own into everything, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

admit – pripustiť
agenda setting – nastavenie agendy
akin – príbuzný
allow – umožniť
among – medzi
analyst – analytik
anomaly – anomália
appear – objaviť sa
apply – uplatniť
based on – na základe
behaviour – správanie
beside – okrem
capture – zachytiť
certainly – určite
claim – tvrdenie
click through – prekliknúť
come across – vychádzať
communication tool – komunikačný nástroj
compete – súťažiť
compile – zozbierať
customer – zákazník
description – popis
developed – rozvinutý
earn – zarábať
entertainment – zábava
even though – hoci
exactly – presne
expect – predpokladať
generation gap – generačný rozdiel
grow – rásť
hidden camera – skrytá kamera
channel – kanál
influence – ovplyvňovať
ignore – ignorovať
institution – inštitúcia
less – menej
list – zapísať do zoznamu
marginal – okrajový
maternity leave – materská dovolenka
member – člen
nationwide – celoštátny
network – sieť
offer – ponúknuť
on a daily basis – denne
opinion – názor
overtake – predbehnúť
own – vlastniť
particularly – obzvlášť
pensioner – penzista
perhaps – možno
personally – osobne
purpose – účel
rather – radšej
replace – nahradiť
response – odpoveď
sample – vzorka
seek – vyhľadávať
significant – významný
social network – sociálna sieť
solve – riešiť
stereotypical – stereotypný
substandard – podpreiemerný
substantially – podstatne
surround – obklopovať
survey – prieskum
unclear – nejasný
unusual – neobyčajný
unwittingly – nevedome
user – používateľ
various – rôzny
weapon – zbraň
white collar worker – úradník

This glossary is published as part of The Spectator College, a programme designed to support the study and teaching of English in Slovakia, as well as to inspire interest in important public issues among young people. The project was created by The Slovak Spectator in cooperation with their exclusive partner – the Leaf Academy.

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