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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 Want to travel for free? Become a volunteer and Student radios could compete with professional stations, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

abroad – v zahraničí

accommodation - ubytovanie

accredited - schválený

advantage - výhoda

advise - radiť

against - proti

agreement - dohoda

ahead of - pred

attend – zúčastniť sa

better - zlepšiť

broadcasting - vysielanie

care – starať sa

careful - opatrný

commercial - komerčný

compete - súťažiť

competition - súťaž

concept - chápanie

defend - obhájiť

depend - záležať

disabled - postihnutý

dozen - tucet

editor-in-chief - šéfredaktor

engage - zapojiť

enriching - obohacujúci

enumerate - vymenovať

evaluate - zhodnotiť

expense - výdavky

focus – zamerať sa

fulfil - naplniť

gain - získať

generalise - zovšeobecňovať

grow - rásť

challenge - výzva

immediately - ihneď

immersed - ponorený

including - vrátane

infancy - detstvo

insurance - poistenie

invite - pozvať

involve - zahŕňať

join – pridať sa

judge - sudca

member - člen

nominate - navrhnúť

offer - ponúkať

opportunity - možnosť

ought – malo by

passionate - vášnivý

preferred - uprednostňovaný

prepare - pripraviť

presenter - moderátor

proof - dôkaz

prove - dokázať

public - verejnoprávny

recording - nahrávka

regarding – týkajúci sa

renew - obnoviť

require - požadovať

successfully - úspešne

surprise - prekvapiť

travel cost – cestovné náklady

vision - predstava

volunteer – dobrovoľník

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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