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The Komenského 2 Primary School in Svit, eastern Slovakia.The Komenského 2 Primary School in Svit, eastern Slovakia. (Source: TSS/Peter Dlhopolec)

As well as this special glossary, which relates to the articles "I’m proud of my Roma pupils, a teacher from a Svit school says" and "Unusual subjects are part of the curriculum in Slovak schools", you can find more expressions in our Glossary for politics & business or in the List of names of institutions in English and Slovak.

basecamp [beɪs kæmp] základný tábor, základ, východisko

bet [bet] stávka, voľba

boarding school [ˈbɔːdɪŋ skuːl] internátna škola

commerce [ˈkɒmɜːs] obchod, obchodný styk

compulsory [kəmˈpʌlsərɪ] povinný

consumer [kənˈsjuːmə] spotrebiteľ

college [ˈkɒlɪdʒ] vysoká škola, vyššia odborná škola

concept [ˈkɒnsept] koncepcia, myšlienka

counsellor [ˈkaʊnsələ] poradca

curriculum [kəˈrɪkjʊləm] študijný plán, študijný program

deem [diːm] považovať

enterprise [ˈentəˌpraɪz] podnik, podnikanie

falconry [ˈfɔːlkənrɪ] sokoliarstvo

freshman [ˈfreʃmən] prvák, študent prvého ročníka

fruitful [ˈfruːtfʊl] plodný, zmysluplný

full-fledged [fʊl fledʒ] plnohodnotný

hands-on - vlastnoručná, priama (skúsenosť)

gain [geɪn] získať

gap year - rok voľna (po ukončení štúdia)

give it a go - vyskúšať to

graduate [ˈgrædjʊɪt] absolvent, absolvovať

gymnasium [dʒɪmˈneɪzɪəm] telocvičňa

integration [ˌɪntɪˈgreɪʃən] integrácia, začlenenie

internship [ˈɪntɜːnʃɪp] stáž, prax

mandatory [ˈmændətərɪ] povinný

non-profit [nɒnˈprɒfɪt] neziskový

pay out - oplatiť sa

primary school [ˈpraɪmərɪ skuːl] základná škola

rayon [ˈreɪɒn] umelý, viskózový

reflect on [rɪˈflekt] pozerať sa spätne/hodnotiť spätne

secondary school [ˈsekəndərɪ skuːl] stredná škola

sceptical [ˈskeptɪkəl] skeptický, pochybovačný

scholarship [ˈskɒləʃɪp] štipendium

shortcoming [ˈʃɔːtˌkʌmɪŋ] nedostatok

steady [ˈstedɪ] stály, stabilný

underline [ˌʌndəˈlaɪn] zdôrazniť

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.

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