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. What would you like to do?
Maradj a földön
Keep your feet on the ground
I'm afraid not all Nigel's plans are realistic. He really needs to keep his feet on the ground.
out of this world
Tracy shoved us her holiday photos last night, the hotel she stayed in was out of this world.
out of the blue
I hadn't thought about Jane for years. Her phone call came right out of the blue.
(with) not a stitch (on)
I still have some embarrassing baby photos of myself with not a stitch on.
He cuffed me on the head and pulled off my tattered trousers.
Mr Livingston was livid, of course, and using his bare hands he pulled the courtains across on the performance.
pass with flying colours
Congratulations! You've passed your driving test with flying colours.
I feel this will be a transitory cultural phenomenon.
tart, igyekszik valahova
There was a lot to discuss after the conference so we all headed for the coffee bar to exchange our views.
They're learning it for more international communication and that has all sorts of implications for the sorts of thing that they need to be able to do.
These days, people Beijing have the same aspirations as people anywhere else.
The festival is held every 12 years, in order to commemorate the mythological falling to earth of four drops of a liquid believed to confer immortality.
The majority of people who speak English around the world are non-native speakers of English -they have learnt it as a second or subsequent language...
- He was flabbergasted when we told him how cheap it was.
- When they announced her name, the winner just sat there, flabbergasted.
- I'm a bit apprehensive about tomorrow's meeting.
- I've invited a lot of people to the party, but I'm a bit apprehensive that no one will come.
But she stifled the children's laughter when she exclaimed how pretty the bracelet was.
- If you are continuing on an onward flight, your bags will be transferred automatically.
- The onward march of time.
- We sailed onwards in a westernly direction.
I knew she was coming that afternoon because she had phoned beforehand to say so.
Reminiscent of early Aretta Franklin, the comical I've Committed Murder, one of the album's up-demo songs, and the poignant final track, the Letter.
You'll never turn me into a salesman I'm not made for it.
Yet in the end, Macy Gray sounds like no one but herself: within ten seconds of any song on her highly acclaimed debut album, On How Life is.
Macy Gray's show last Friday didn't get off to an auspicious start.
The film sends up all those Hollywood blockbuster movies.
Don't worry, I'm sure things will turn out fine in the end.
The party was a huge success. We really didn't expect so many people to turn up.
Appalled by the current drive to, modernise.
nagyon hosszú ideig tart
all the time in the world
No need to rush - we've got all the time in the world.
- The police went over my statement very carefully.
- I searched my flat and went through all my pockets but I couldn't find the keys anywhere.
get off the ground
It took a while for the business to get off the ground, but now we're making a profit.
I wouldn't want to be deprived of all these American show and films.
Whithin its environs you will find some of China's most stunning sights - Great wall...
think the world of sb
I don't speak to my father now, but I always thought the world of him when I was little.
CD collections and see the world music that's come to the fore in recent years.
- belt out
- She was belting out some of her favourite songs.
- A strong opposition is vital to a healthy democracy.
- It is vital to get medical supplies to the area as soon as possible.
My room's in a terrible state. I must sort out all my books and records.
After the earth-shattering events of last month, there has been wideworld condemnation of the terrorist attacks.
From the shopkeeper's puzzled expression, I could see that James was having a lot of difficulty making himself understood.
Ha nem lett volna
If it wasn't for...
If it wasn't for the British I'd be speaking Irish.
A lot important questions came up at the meeting.
Túl igézőnek bizonyul
Prove too enticing
The government encourages them to go home, but the lure of the capital proves too enticing.
Kulturális ütközés, eltérés
Clash of cultures/opinions
They are both very determined people so there's rather a clash of personalities.
An unexpected downpour of rain last weekend helped to douse the bushfires which have been rageing in New South Wales for the past fortnight.
The benefits of tourism are not always felt at a local level, where jobs are often low paid and menial.
Riot police used tear gas to disperse the marchers.
(take) pro-active approach (to sg)
We take a pro-active approach to consumer service.
She was so upset when she spoke that she was hardly intelligible.
One of the drawbacks of living with someone is having to share a bathroom.
- He immigrated with his parents in 1985, and grew up in Long Island.Millions of Germans emigrated from Europa to America in the 19th century.
Extra police were on duty to ensure that all scheduled meetings were permitted to go ahead,...
There must, on the other hand, be students who will want to speak English the way that they perceive to be spoken in Britain or America.
...although four European finance ministers were unable to attend one meeting after being cut off by street protestors.
Egy jó nagy adag
Good number (of)
She had a good number of friends in the area.
Today, people from the countryside still flock to the city in search of the elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Originally a walled bastion for emperors and officials, it remains a majestic political and architectural marvel.
Threw; throw; thrown
They have thrown an 18km security cordon around the area.
Many people find it difficult to express themselves in a foreign language.
Hogy, hol a csudában?
ki az ördög? Stb.
Where/who/what on earth...?
The old chapel is dangerous and will have to be pulled down.
When Ireland was swallowed up by Britain the Irish were put into an English-speaking school system.
Standard of living
Our standard of living is much higher now than 50 years ago.
(make, write a) rough draft of sg.
Let's make a rough draft of the letter before we send it.
Five-star hotels rise from the rubble.
Whereas bicycles and ox carts were the main from of transport a decade ago, both are prohibited on the new freeways and toll roads.
I suppose, a radius an area around London that must have been about 30 miles.
Run out (of)
Is there any sugar in the cupboard? No, I must go to the supermarket, we've completely run out.
- Lag behind
- Our social reforms are still lagging behind other countries.
We were admiring the painting on the staircase as we came up.
We heard the earth-shattering news about the assassination.
Blockbuster (movie, novel)
The latest Hollywood blockbuster is making a lot of money.
The Netherlands, I do not see that English is ' taking over', despite the obvious awareness of English and a liberal dose of it in spoken and written communication.
Nyomás alá helyezik
Bring influence/on/charm/power to bear
The tobacco companies are bringing all their influence to bear on the government.
- I don't relish telling her that her son has been arrested.She's relishing the prospect of studying in Bologna for six month.
- I have no relish for hunting and killing animals.
Kisírni magát vki vállán
Shoulder to cry on
My brother it's so kind to me. He is always there when I need a shoulder to cry on.
- ... now if I appear to be carefree it's only to camouflage my sadness.
- Go ahead
- The sale went ahead without problems.
Apró darabokra jött törik
- The glass shattered into a thousand tiny pieces.
- Noisy motorbikes shattered the peace.
Cut off (be)
In winter, the village is often cut off by snow.
Majd kibújik a bőréből
Megszédítette a siker
On top of the world
It was a lovely day and I was feeling on top of the world.
Scrap (of cloth, paper)
I wrote his address down on a scrap of paper which I promptly lost.
Bulldozers and 24-hour work crews scrambling to build the new China.
To avoid the violence which marked last year's summit in Bangladesh.
English is a lingua franca but this doesn't necessarily mean it weakens other languages, and their speakers should retain full respect for their own language.
részt vesz összejövetelen
Attend a meeting
Only seven people attended our last meeting.
(have a) good command of sg
You need a good command of French for this job.
- Put up
- They're putting up several new office blocks in the centre of town.
Animal welfare workers fear that the local wildlife populations will take many years to recover.
I picked up a few words of Greek while I was there on holiday.
Újra meg újra
- Over and over again
- He made us repeat the phrase over and over again.
Magasra teszi a mércét
Set high standards
The government is determined to set high standards in schools.
Sometimes people say there's too much stuff, American stuff on the television.
Plush shopping malls
Go by (of time)
As the years went by, Mary and Edua gradually lay touch with each other.
Give way to
In the last century stream trains gave way to electric trains.
Is English conquering the world?
This isn't really a good time to phone him. He might be working on his assignment.
From tomorrow, police will also be blocking all mobile phone signals - to prevent bombs being triggered by remote control.
Riot police used tear gas to disperse the marchers and several hundred were arrested over three days of protests.
Beijing as a city of narrow lanes with single-storey homes built around countryards.
Way of life
The way off life in the countryside is very different.
Can't you drive any faster? They're catching up with us.
This document is extremely important. Make sure you don't miss any details out.
Hand in (to)
Hand your papers in at the end of the exam.
But most youngsters disdain socialist sacrifice.
Who cares where all these inventions come from?
Stick to sg
I really want to lost some weight, so I'm determined to stick to this diet.
..., but the lure of the capital proves too enticing.
Egy vagyonba kerül
piszok sokba kerül
Cost the earth
What a beautiful necklace! It must've cost the earth!
New freeways and toll roads that now encompass the city.
The Canadian police, who have been preparing for the event since late last year are taking huge precautions.
Last night they were not allowing anyone to pass through - including journalists who usually have full access to the delegates.
Take part in
She was invited to take part in a TV debate on globalisation.
My son was late home again, so I grounded him for a week.
- Thousands of people have left their devastated villages and feed to the mountains.She was utterly devastated when her husband died.
This is a non-smoking area. Could you put out your cigarette, please?
Walled bastion for emperors and officials.
A good number of the road signs and advertising billboards are now ion English.
The coastline has seen effect of mass tourism over the last twenty years.
Így is, úgy is
- He is very busy, but he will find the time to come anyway.I can take you home, I'm going that way anyway.
The teacher told me to read the sentence aloud.
She married a man from the neighbouring village.
The Beijing of today is a forest of construction cranes, and bulldozers.
What would you like to do?
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