poniedziałek, 25 czerwca 2018


Do you know how much you know and don't know? And the most important - do you know how to say it? Let's make sure you know...

I know what's what - wiem co w trawie piszczy.
I'm pretty sure - jestem całkiem pewien.
I know it like the back of my hand - znam coś jak swoje 5 palców.
I know it by heart - znam to na pamięć.
I know it inside out - znam to na wylot.
I'm fairly positive - jestem całkiem pewien.
I'm certain it is - jestem absolutnie pewien.

I haven't a clue - nie mam pojęcia.
I don't know off the top of my head - tak bez zastanowienia to nie wiem.
I've never heard of him - nigdy o nim nie słyszałem.
I don't know offhand - tak na poczekaniu to nie wiem.
I know next to nothing (about) ... - wiem tyle co każdy o ... 
I haven't the faintest idea - nie mam bladego pojęcia.
 Total English advanced , Pearson

trench coat - Zara (old)
blouse - Mango
trousers - H&M
shoes - H&M %
bag - Zara

poniedziałek, 18 czerwca 2018


Dziki Ogród / Wild Garden

#phenomenalus #phenomenaluschallenge #phenomenalusdzikiogrod #phenomenaluswildgarden

What's your favourite season of the year? I definitely love the spring when the first flowers, like snowdrops and crocuses come out. The nature comes to life and all the trees, plants and flowers start to blossom out. It gets warmer and warmer and I can finally shed heavy winter clothes.

The summer is eagerly awaited by those who love scorching weather (not to mention all the pupils, students and teachers). When I walk through a forest, I can see enormous oaks and birches, various bushes and plants, like a daisy or forget-me-not.

The autumn is so colourful when leaves turn yellow, red and brown. I can walk enjoying the Indian summer and pick up chestnuts on my way home.

When it comes to the winter... freezing weather, icy roads an pavements, snow-covered cars which need to be cleared. On the other hand, pines and spruces remain green covered in snow, magic Christmas time, children ski and sledge, make a snowman...

Well, I can't decide. Each season of the year has so much to offer.
snowdrop - przebiśnieg
crocus - krokus
come to life - budzić się do życia
blossom out - rozkwitać
shed - zrzucać (np. ubrania)
scorching - upalnie
oak - dąb
birch - brzoza
bush - krzak, krzew
daisy - stokrotka
forget-me-not - niezapominajka
Indian summer - babie lato
chestnut - kasztan
freezing - mroźno
icy - oblodzone
pine - sosna
spruce - świerk

dress - H&M (very old)

wtorek, 12 czerwca 2018


There is a saying in English: Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone. Is that true that we are usually taken with cheerful and optimistic people, not gloomy and miserable ones? It all depends on our character but I believe it is mostly true. Let's focus today on the second part of the saying...
weep - płakać, szlochać
weep for sb - opłakiwać kogoś (dead person)
weep with joy / rage - płakać z radości / wściekłości

sob - szlochać, łkać
Foregive me! he sobbed.
sob one's heart out - wypłakiwać sobie oczy 

cry - wykrzykiwać (=shout); płakać (=weep)
Look out! he cried.
cry for joy - płakać z radości
cry bitter tears - gorzko płakać
cry for the moon - pragnąć gwiazdki z nieba 

wail - płacz, zawodzenie; zawodzić
We could hear the wail of children in our neighbour's house.
Oh no! he wailed. 

howl - wyć, ryczeć
howl with rage / pain - zawyć z wściekłości / bólu
howl with laughter - ryczeć ze śmiechu 

whimper - kwilić
The baby was whimpering in the cradle.  

jacket - Mango
trousers / shoes - Mango (old%)
top - H&M
belt / bag - Zara  

poniedziałek, 4 czerwca 2018


Piasek pustyni / Sand of a Desert

#phenomenalus #phenomenaluschallenge 
#phenomenaluspiasekpustyni #phenomenalussandofadesert
Better late than never, as they say. I've finally faced the challenge of the PHENOMENAL US group. I hope it won't be a one-time post with the group and I will be able to meet the challenge more often. Taking advantage of the situation, I've decided to prepare a short revision of phenomenal and challenging phrases. Off you go...

phenomenon (l.poj)- zjawisko, fenomen
Hating other people on the internet is a strange and inexplicable phenomenon to me. 

phenomena - (l.mn.)
Tornadoes are widespread phonomena in the USA.
phenomenal - wyjątkowy, niezwykły
It is said that this plant has phenomenal healing powers. 

take up a challenge - podjąć wyzwanie
We took up a challenge to write a new project.

meet / face the challenge - sprostać wyzwaniu

present a challenge - stanowić wyzwanie
Bringing up a child presents a great challenge nowadays. 

dress / necklace - Mango
shoes - Mango (very old)
bag / belt - Zara