Vtipny kurz Anglictiny pre mierne pokrocilych, Lesson 1

 Poznam vela ludi ktory by sa chceli zdokonalit v anglictine a napadol ma super sposob ako im pomoct :). Na internete je straaaaasne vela fakt zabavnych veci v AJ. Ideou je ze ich tu vzdy postnem s tym ze vypisem slovicka ktore by mohli robit problem + rad vysvetlim/prelozim casti ktore vam pridu obtiaznejsie. Dufam ze sa vam to bude pacit ;), tu je prvy text:



Tandem Story


This assignment was actually turned in(0) by two of my English students:

Rebecca ... and Gary ...

English 44A, SMU

Creative Writing

Professor Miller In-class Assignment for Wednesday:

One of you will then write the first paragraph of a short story. The partner will read the first paragraph and then add another paragraph to the story. The first person will then add a third paragraph, and so on back and forth(1). Remember to reread what has been written each time in order to keep the story coherent (2). The story is over when both agree a conclusion(3) has been reached.


At first, Laurie couldn't decide which kind of tea she wanted. The chamomile, which used to be her favorite for lazy evenings at home, now reminded her too much of Carl, who once said, in happier times, that he liked chamomile. But she felt she must now, at all costs, keep her mind off Carl. His possessiveness(4) was suffocating(5), and if she thought about him too much her asthma started acting up again. So chamomile was out of the question.


Meanwhile, Advance Sergeant Carl Harris, leader of the attack squadron now in orbit over Skylon 4, had more important things to think about than the neuroses of an air-headed(6) asthmatic bimbo(7) named Laurie with whom he had spent one sweaty night over a year ago. "A.S. Harris to Geostation 17," he said into his transgalactic communicator. "Polar orbit established. No sign of resistance(8) so far..." But before he could sign off a bluish partical beam flashed out of nowhere and blasted a hole through his ship's cargo bay. The jolt(9) from the direct hit sent him flying out of his seat and across the cockpit(10).


He bumped(11) his head and died almost immediately, but not before he felt one last pang(12) of regret(13) for psychically brutalizing the one woman who had ever had feelings for him. Soon afterwards, Earth stopped its pointless hostilities(14) towards the peaceful farmers of Skylon 4. "Congress Passes Law Permanently Abolishing(15) War and Space Travel." Laurie read in her newspaper one morning. The news simultaneously excited her and bored her. She stared out the window, dreaming of her youth - when the days had passed unhurriedly(16) and carefree(17), with no newspapers to read, no television to distract her from her sense of innocent wonder at all the beautiful things around her. "Why must one lose one's innocence(18) to become a woman?" she pondered(19) wistfully.(20)


Little did she know, but she has less than 10 seconds to live. Thousands of miles above the city, the Anu'udrian mothership(21) launched the first of its lithium fusion missiles. The dim-witted(22) wimpy(23) peaceniks who pushed the Unilateral Aerospace Disarmament Treaty through Congress had left Earth a defenseless target for the hostile(24) alien(25) empires who were determined to destroy the human race. Within two hours after the passage(26) of the treaty the Anu'udrian ships were on course for Earth, carrying enough firepower to pulverize(27) the entire planet. With no one to stop them, they swiftly(28) initiated their diabolical plan. The lithium fusion missile entered the atmosphere unimpeded(29). The President, in his top-secret submarine headquarters on the ocean floor off the coast of Guam, felt the inconceivably(30) massive explosion which vaporized Laurie and 85 million other Americans. The President slammed(31) his fist on the conference table. "We can't allow this! I'm going to veto that treaty! Let's blow 'em(32) out of the sky!"


This is absurd. I refuse(33) to continue this mockery(34) of literature. My writing partner is a violent, chauvinistic(35), semi-literate adolescent.


Yeah? Well, you're a self-centered tedious(36) neurotic whose attempts(37) at writing are the literary equivalent of Valium.




Bitch. (39)





(0) turned in: "odovzdane", v kontexte "odovzdane zadanie"

(1) back and forth: "tam a spat", v kontexte "na preskacku"

(2) coherent: "suvisly", v kontexte "aby text daval zmysel ako celok"

(3) conclusion: "koniec, zaver"

(4) possessiveness: "majetnicke sklony"

(5) suffocating: "dusciace", v kontexte "jeho majetnicke sklony ma nicili"

(6) air-headed: "hlupy, jednoduchy, neseriozny", v kontexte "primitiv"

(7) bimbo: "pipenka"

(8) resistance: "odpor"

(9) jolt: "silny zasah"

(10) cockpit: "kabina pilota"

(11) bumped: "narazit do niecoho, minuly cas"

(12) pang: "nahly vyrazny pocit"

(13) regret: "vycitka"

(14) hostilities: "vojnove konflikty"

(15) Abolishing: "ukoncujuci", pravnicky vyraz

(16) unhurriedly: "bez nahlenia"

(17) carefree: "bezstarostne"

(18) innocence: "nevinnost"

(19) pondered: "zvazovoala, premyslala"

(20) wistfully: "melancholicky"

(21) mothership: "materska lod, lietajuca zakladna"

(22) dim-witted: "jednoduchy, pomalo mysliaci, retardovany"

(23) wimpy: "zbabely"

(24) hostile: "nepriatelsky"

(25) alien: "mimozemstan alebo cudzinec"

(26) passage: ma vela vyznamov v tomto kontexte "schvalenie"

(27) pulverzie: "rozbit na prasok"

(28) swiftly: "rychlo"

(29) unimpeded: "bez spomalenia/bez odporu"

(30) inconceivably: "nepredstavitelne"

(31) slammed: "prastil" ako sa to povie slovensky, silno udrel? :)

(32) blow 'em: "zostrelme ich/detonujme ich"

(33) I refuse: "odmietam"

(34) mockery: "urazanie"

(35) chauvinistic: "sovinistycky, fanaticky patriot, povysujuci sa nad opacne pohlavie"

(36) tedious: "nudny, otravne hlupy/pomaly"

(37) attempts: "pokusy"

(38) asshole: "curak" doslovne "zadkova diera"

(39) bitch: "cubka"


Komentáre (10)

  • Obrázok používateľa roger
    o clanku..


    kokso paraaada..paci sa mi to.. je to super ako si zachovat aspon aky taky kontakt s AJ po prichode z UK..

    ala zuppaa..

    rado ;o)

    máj 18, 2010
  • Obrázok používateľa Lasse
    lesson 1

    Veľmi dobrý nápad!!! :)

    máj 18, 2010
  • Obrázok používateľa He-man
    Parada, takze dnes som mal

    Parada, takze dnes som mal "uz dve" lekcie anglictiny :P

    máj 18, 2010
  • Obrázok používateľa damjan
    heh, pekny pribeh :-]

    celkom dobry napad, ale neprisiel som ta chvalit :) - v zaujme zlepsenia radsej trosku skritizujem (:

    (zo skreslenej perspektivy cloveka ktory s textom nemal ziaden problem, by som sa ta chcel spytat) podla coho si posudzoval zlozitost jednotlivych slovicok? u vela neprelozenych slovicok som mal pocit, ze su tazsie nez mnohe z tych prelozenych.

    + zopar inych postrehov:

    - prilis si sa zameral na jednotlive slovicka, na ukor frazeologickych spojeni (ci ako sa im hovori), ktore si az na 1, 2 vynimky neprekladal

    - diakritika je vacsinou zbytocna, ale nie pri vyuke jazyka ((24) hostile: "nepriatelsky" -> pridavne meno? prislovka?)

    - pouzivaj zakladne tvary (ci ako sa im hovori), tj. u podst. mien Sg., u slovies neurcitok (slammed -> ludia si mozu mysliet ze neurcitok je "slamm")

    - bimbo = pipenka? :) lepsie by to neslo? co presne si myslis, ze si clovek predstavi pod 'pipenkou'?


    btw, na slovicka vsetkym odporucam program MnemoSyne (vygooglite), alebo iny co vyuziva rovnaky princip. V priemere sa s nim naucim 20 novych spanielskych slovicok denne, jediny "figel" (kvoli comu to aj funguje) je to, ze ho musite zapnut (pokial mozno) kazdy den (u mna okrem vikendu), na 5-10 minut. A stoji to za to, po par mesiacoch uz citam knizku a - rozumiem :-]

    máj 18, 2010
  • Obrázok používateľa peterle
     Damjan: no robim to viac

     Damjan: no robim to v podstate pre svoje pobavenie takze aj ked s vela vecami co pises suhlasim neviem ci sa to do buducna zmeni. Som lenivy investovat do toho viac energie a diakritiku zo srdca nenavidim. Viac menej mi ide o to poskytnut ludom surovy text a pomoct im ho pochopit. Neverim na tradicny sposob vyucby, dokonca sme na BC citali clanok ktory tvrdil ze najlepsim sposobom ako sa naucit jazyk je ist do pubu a konverzovat s cudzimi ludmi. Z vlastnej skusenosti viem ze to funguje :D

    Pokial ide o slovicka a phrasal verbs vyberal som ich cisto podla pocitu. Ci som sa trafil alebo nie by mi mali napisat ludia co s nejakymi slovickami problem maju.

    Pipenka:  v mojom okoli je pojem pipenka dost jasne definovany :) Tu je dictonary entry: Slang  A woman regarded as vacuous or as having anexaggerated interest in her sexual appeal.

    máj 18, 2010
  • Obrázok používateľa damjan

    sak v poho, je mi jasne, ze za toto nedostanes zaplatene :-D

    ale keby si pouzil diakritiku (aspon tam kde pomoze odlisit 2 vyznamy) tak by ta o vela casu neobrala :] (inak ju aj ja nenavidim)

    co sa tyka tradicneho sposobu vyucby, je jasne ze suhlasim. len k tej krcmovej metode este odporucam aj samouku, ked clovek nejde do toho s vervou, nenauci sa to nikdy (mozno tak po cesky :-P)

    ad bimbo - no vidis, tak hento bolo treba prelozit ;-) (a co presne je "čubka"? :-])

    máj 18, 2010
  • Obrázok používateľa peterle
     Cubka je pes zenskeho

     Cubka je pes zenskeho pohlavia :) S tou diakritikou, ja mam anglicku klavesnicu a fakt neviem kde je ktory znak (kedze ju nikdy nepouzivam) takze by ma to skutocne spomalilo.

    máj 18, 2010
  • Obrázok používateľa peterle
     Damjan, He-Man, Lasse,

     Damjan, He-Man, Lasse, roger: som rad ze vas to pobavilo, zajtra skusim pripravit dalsiu lekciu, pravdepodobne nieco kratsieho. Dnes sam fakt neodhadol kolko casu nieco taketo zaberie :)

    máj 18, 2010
  • Obrázok používateľa J

    Chauvinistic asshole!

    Not going to read these lessons anymore.



    Vtipne, ale Peto, mam pre teba jednu vyhodnu ponuku - nezorganizoval by si namiesto jednej anglickej lekcie "success team"? Budes ziskovy minimalne v dvoch smeroch - stretnes skupinku prima ludi, ktori sa na to uz asi rok (odkedy o tom Igor zacal rozpravat) tesia a navyse ti vratim tie Potrety, ktore si mi pred dvomi (?) rokmi pozical.

    Co na to povies?


    máj 18, 2010
  • Obrázok používateľa peterle
    success team

     velmi rad, ja idem buduci tyzden do egypta za slnieckom. (be be, vam tu bude prsat :P, dufam aspon :)) Co takto v piatok? Kto vsetko chce prist? Zorganizujes pls ludi co poznas? Napis mi ked tak do PMky, alebo sms. Dik ;)

    máj 19, 2010