sobota, 17 marca 2018


What would you say if I told you that a wonder medicine really exists? What is more, it is freely available to all of us. You don't need a prescription from a GP - it's up to you how much and how often you take it. Its benefits seem to be countless - it protects us from various diseases, e.g. heart attacks, obesity, depression; it helps to reduce blood pressure and improve circulation. It even improves memory as our brain becomes more oxygenated. What's the best about doing PHYSICAL EXERCISE? You don't need to bleed yourself dry to see the results. It can be anything from a brisk walk, gardening to taking steps instead of a lift. It's also the cheapest drug I've ever heard of - you don't need any special equipment or expensive gear. So stop making excuses that you can't afford it. Get up and move!
available - dostępny
prescription - recepta
it's up to you - to zależy od ciebie
protect from - chronić przed
obesity - otyłość
reduce blood pressure - obniżać ciśnienie krwi
improve circulation - poprawiać krążenie
bleed yourself dry - wyciskać siódme poty
a brisk walk - szybki spacer
gear - sprzęt, ubranie
make an excuse - znaleźć preteks
can't afford to - nie stać mnie na coś
coat - Zara %
bag - Zara (old)
T-shirt / skirt - Mango %
boots - DeeZee (old)
woolen scarf - Bytom

środa, 7 marca 2018

AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY they say. What do you usually do when you feel you are coming down with flu? Do you take any medication, get enough sleep and rest a little more than usual? Or maybe you just take a sick leave and stay in? Autumn and pseudo winter in our country are definitely infectious seasons. It is difficult to avoid picking up infections at work or in other public places. And how is it possible that, even though I've been living in the countryside all my life, I have become allergic to nobody knows what (I was diagnosed allergy-based runny nose). The GP said there was nothing to worry about and I would make a full recovery. She prescribed the right treatment but didn't refer me to a specialist. Although I seemed to be recovering, I suddenly took turn for the worse
I felt a bit under the weather and ended up longing for a holiday to recharge my batteries
come down with - zachorować na
take medication - zażywać lekarstwa
get enough sleep - wysypiać się
take a sick leave - brać zwolnienie lekarskie
stay in - zostać w domu
infectious - zakaźny
pick up infections - złapać infekcje
be allergic to - mieć alergię na
worry about - martwić się o
make a full recovery - w pełni wrócić do zdrowia
prescribe treatment - zalecić kurację
refer sb to a specialist - skierować do specjalisty
take turn for the worse - pogorszyć się
feel under the weather - czuć się źle
recharge my batteries - naładować akumulatory

coat - Zara %
dress - H&M %
boots - H&M %
woolen scarf - Bytom (Allegro)
bag - Mango %

czwartek, 15 lutego 2018


When was the last time you said "I must go to the bank?" In the era of online everything, this statement can seem a little weird, can't it? We don't often visit our bank in person. What's more, some banks don't even have their local branches and exist just online. We can open or close an account, deposit or withdraw money online. We make payments by online transfers from the comfort of our home. When we need some cash, we can get it out of a cashpoint (cash machine or ATM) located on every corner. When it comes to bills, they can be paid by standing orders or direct debits. Even if we want to take out a loan, we can do it online or over the phone. Don't worry, banks will charge us for their services anyway but at least we can save some time and avoid queues. Just be careful not to have an overdraft, as the interests will be real, not virtual. 
local branches - lokalny oddział

open / close an account - otworzyć / zamknąć rachunek bankowy
deposit money - wpłacić pieniądze
withdraw money - wypłacić pieniądze
make payments - dokonywać płatności
online transfer - przelew internetowy
cashpoint (cash machine / ATM) - bankomat
standing order - zlecenie stałe
direct debit - polecenie zapłaty
take out a loan - zaciągnąć kredyt
charge - pobierać opłatę
have an overdraft - zrobić debet
interest - oprocentowanie
coat/jacket %/trousers/boots/bag - Zara
blouse - Mango
sweater %/belt - H&M

czwartek, 1 lutego 2018


Hi guys! I've been a little time-poor recently but I managed to prepare a few phrases relating to affection and relationships for you to revise. Let's get started!
be fond of somebody - lubić kogoś
Tom is really fond of Anna.

confide in -  zwierzać się komuś
Among my family and friends I can only confide in my sister.

date somebody - chodzić z kimś
Luke is dating his next door neighbour.

easy to get on with - taki, z którym można się dogadać
My colleague Anna is easy to get on with.

feel sick to death of somebody/something - mieć kogoś/czegoś serdecznie dosyć
I occasionally feel sick to death of my job.

know somebody by sight - znać kogoś z widzenia
I know this man only by sight, we've never talked to each other.

love at first sight - miłość od pierwszego wejrzenia
Do you believe in love at first sight?

relate to somebody - znaleźć z kims wspólny język
I find it difficult to relate to one of my students.

stay in touch with - utrzymywać z kimś kontkt
My sister still stays in touch with some of her primary school classmates.

take care of - zajmować się kimś, troszczyć się o kogoś
As a real mother hen, I take care of my little son.

take somebody/something for granted - uważać kogoś/coś za coś oczywistego;
nie doceniać

He takes his mother for granted.
coat/dress % /bag/beret - Zara
scarf - Mohito (old collection)
boots - H&M %

niedziela, 21 stycznia 2018


Ready, steady, go! It finally started - the sales! Most of us have been looking forward to it for so long. We have been planning to go on a shopping spree and blow it all. Thanks to the development of new technologies lots of people do their shopping online. I agree it is more comfortable, saves time and unnecessary stress connected with standing in queues (or lines). However, a real craze takes place on the spot - in shops. Crowds, long queues to changing rooms and cash desks, clothes scattered around. I'm too old for that (that's why I mostly buy online). If you are a real bargain hunter, you can get a good deal and get a good value for money. The graetest advantage is that if you change your mind, you can take back the haul and get a refund. Just remember to keep the receipt. Enjoy your shopping!
look forward to - czekać na coś z niecierpliwością 
go on a shopping spree - iść zaszaleć w sklepach
blow - przepuścić pieniądze
do shopping online - robić zakupy przez internet
stand in a queue - stać w kolejce
a cash desk - kasa
bargain hunter - amator okazyjnych zakupów
get a good deal - zrobić dobry interes
get a good value for money - dostać towar wart swej ceny
change your mind - zmienić zdanie
take back - oddać (towar do sklepu)
haul - łup, zdobycz
get a refund - otrzymać zwrot pieniędzy
keep a receipt - zatrzymać paragon

coat / blouse % - Zara
trousers - Erdem H&M
bag - Mango
shoes - Stradivarius %

czwartek, 11 stycznia 2018


It is said that stress is one of the lifestyle diseases and we should avoid stressful situations. Well, easier said than done. As for me, I struggle through the stresses and strains of modern life and convince myself to take things easy. It seems to work out but... why have I woken up in the middle of the night recently and have been thinking about the project I've been working on (that's why I don't have time to post an entry on my blog!)? During a day I appear to be as cool as a cucumber and don't give a damn. When I'm about to meet the deadline, things are getting hot for me and I'm all tensed up. I talk to myself - Marta, easy! You're just gonna have to let this go
So I've decided to unwind and write the new post. It's time to be in a mellow mood
lifestyle diseases - choroby cywilizacyjne
to avoid stressful situations - unikać sytuacji stresujących
to struggle through sth - dawać sobie jakoś radę z (czymś)
the stresses and strains of modern life - stresy życia codziennego
take things easy - nie przemęczać się
to be as cool as a cucumber - zachowywać stoicki spokój
not to give a damn - gwizdać na wszystko
things are getting hot for me - pali mi się grunt pod nogami
I'm all tensed up - cała jestem spięta
easy - wyluzuj
You're just gonna have to let this go - musisz odpuścić
unwind - odprężyć się, rozluźnić się
to be in a mellow mood - być odprężonym
 coat / bag - Zara
blouse (old collection) / boots - Mango
skirt - H&M %
sweater - Erdem H&M