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Glossary: Talent is not always enough - sport is an expensive hobby

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.

(Source: Ján Krošlák, SME)

As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles Talent is not always enough - sport is an expensive hobby and Board games attract more and more people, you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

accomplishment – úspech

actively – aktívne

afford – dovoliť si

amusement – pobavenie

applicant – uchádzač

apply – uchádzať sa

appropriate – náležitý

athlete – športovec

attach – pripojiť

attract – priťahovať

available – dostupný

beside – vedľa

board – stolový

commute – dochádzať

comprehensive – komplexný

consider – posudzovať

cooperation – spolupráca

decision – rozhodnutie

dedicate – venovať sa

difficulty – náročnosť

disability – postihnutie

disadvantaged – znevýhodnený

division – delenie

environment – prostredie

equipment – vybavenie

explain – vysvetliť

focus – zameraný

follow – nasledovať

fully-fledged – plnohodnotný

fund – finančné zdroje

fundraiser – sponzor

gain – získať

grant – dotácia

increase – zvýšiť

indirect – nepriamy

integration – začlenenie

intellectual – mentálny

involve – zahrnúť

lack – nedostatok

launch – spustiť

length – dĺžka

medal – medaila

obligation – povinnosť

observational – pozorujúci

offer – ponuka

parlour game – spoločenská hra

perform – podávať výkon

playful – hravý

pride – hrdosť

range – škála

recognized – rozpoznaný

rules – pravidlá

sense – zmysel

sheltered – zastrešovaný

socially – sociálne

strengthen – posilniť

succeed – uspieť

support – podpora

train – tréning

training camp – sústredenie

unsuccessful – neúspešný

usher – uvádzač

variety – rozmanitosť

various – rozličný

voting – hlasovanie

weak – slabý

wide – široký

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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