2009-10-22

Is this a worksheet which I see before me?

If you want to practice some more, look at this:

A. P. Rossiter

There is no translation task there, but you can start at the beginning ;-)

~.~

2009-10-15

fair is foul and foul is fair...

good evening L(K)adies and Mr Ringeisen!

Maybe you can remember Mr Ringeisen explaining the meaning of the phrase in the headline to us?!

So this is what I thought when I wanted to search for some more details about the drama today!
You might now wonder why... Well, until yesterday I only could imagine our play when anybody talked about "Macbeth" but our lovely WIKIPEDIA disabused me:

Macbeth is also...
  • a scottish king (as we also should know)
  • an opera from Guiseppe Verdi bades on Shakespeare's play
  • a drama fram Roman Polanski based on Shakespeare's play (as we know from today)
AND:
  • one german and one italien metal band
So, that's how Macbeth sounds like...
(maybe it will soon be the soundtrack of a modern drama movie version of Macbeth ... ;)

What do you think about it??

p.s.: Jessy and Sabrina, I hope you had a pleasant day in munich and found the perfect universtiy!!

2009-10-14

International College Day in Munich

Hello fellow course-mates and Mr Ringeisen!

We won't be attending school tomorrow because we will go to Munich for shopping.

Ha, joke! In fact, we are going to the "International College Day" in Munich.

We just wanted to inform you of that in case you should wonder about our whereabouts. Of course, we will tell you about it on Monday if you are interested.

See you then, and have a nice Thursday!

Sabi and Jessi, i.a.
xoxo

2009-10-11

Claudia's words!

Hey everybody, it's me, Claudia! I can't think of my password.. here's my list:

crowd tickler Publikumsrenner
crass grob, derb
to tame zähmen
to deduct schlussfolgern
quatrain Vierzeiler
Hals-, & Beinbruch! Break a leg!
to cure heilen
interest die Zinsen (Pl.)
traitor Verräter
to hasten sich beeilen

2009-10-06

Hey ladies.
here are my words

truncheon - Schlagstock

insurrection - ein Aufstand

to blackmail sb - jdn erpressen

heretic - Gotteslästerer

distinctive - auffällig, prägend

poignant - schmerzlich, ergreifend

dye - Farbstoff, Färbung

repulsion - Abscheu, Abstoßung

to estimate sb. - jdn einschätzen

skill - Geschick

2009-10-04

bloke - Kerl
tube - reagenzglas
levitation - schweben
perch - stange
bricklayer - Maurer
wallour - wälzen
sick leave - Krankenurlaub
(un)due - (un)gerecht
to hoist up - (nach oben) hieven
passed on - von uns gegangen

Words

froward - eigensinnig, trotzig
peevish - reizbar
sullen - düster, mürrisch, trotzig
kneel - knien
staunch - überzeugt, treu, zuverlässig
plague - Pest
wire - Ader; Draht, Seil
to grant - jdm gegenüber zugeben
to tread - betreten, schreiten
to belie - etwas falsch darstellen, über etwas hinwegtäuschen

2009-10-03

starvation-Unterernährung

insinuate sth. - etw. unterstellen

objection-Einspruch

compassion-Mitgefühl, Mitleid

insufficiently-ungenügend

levitation-(freies) Schweben

mischief-Unfug, Schaden, Verderben

touchy-empfindlich, überempfindlich

covenant-Abkommen, Vertrag

hideous-abstoßend

Words

impose sth. upon so. - jmdm. etwas aufdrängen

incredulity - Ungläubigkeit

derisive - verächtlich, spöttisch

relentless - unbarmherzig, unnachgiebig

depravity - Verdorbenheit

thrift - Sparsamkeit

retention - Aufrechterhaltung, Beibehaltung

undue - übertrieben, unangemessen

to dissolve - verschwinden, trennen

pew - Kirchenbank

(Sources: Evangelical Christians feared, but multifaceted; Alice in Wonderland; Take a Pew; Historical and Religious Background of Puritanism)

vocabs

Unfortunately, I noticed a little, quite obvious mistake i made.
It's supposed to be

eve - Vorabend (instead of Vorhaben;)

Another 10 words...

1. (to) tote (verb) angeben
2. (to) contemplate sth (verb) etw in Erwägung ziehen, über etwas nachdenken
3.1 (to) query sth (verb) etw in Frage stellen
3.2 (to) query whether (verb) bezweifeln, dass...
4. (to) crave sth (verb) etw begehren (especially food)
5. subtle (adj) fein(sinnig)
6. (to) swap (verb) tauschen
7. vice (noun) Laster
8. virtue (noun) Tugend
9. (to) deprive sb of sth (verb) jdm etw entziehen
10. (to) concede sth (verb) etw zugeben

2009-10-02

Mary's Words

Some learnable vocs, I hope =)

  1. toddler - Kleinkind
  2. backlash - Gegenreakion, Rückwirkung
  3. offshoot - Ableger
  4. consternation - Bestürzung, Betroffenheit
  5. to refrain from doing sth - etwas unterlassen
  6. restrictive - be-, einschränkend
  7. pawn - Bauernfigur im Schach
  8. bigoted - frömmlerisch
  9. sophisticated - kultiviert, intellektuell
  10. foible - (kleine) Schwäche
(sources: ethnic diversity in the UK; Ev. Christians feared...; Oscar Wilde questions)

Vocabs

to sease - aufhören
specious - scheinbar, trügerisch, bestecherisch
to reason - argumentieren
reluctant - widerwillig
utter - äußerst
eve - Vorhaben
faintness - Schwäche
erudite - gebildet
subscription - Zugehörigkeit
constrict - einengen, zusammenziehen, beschränken

2009-10-01

hello everybody!
here's my list of words, enjoy it (;


1 perpetually - ständig, wiederholt (Hanif Kureishi- When cultures clash)

2 infamy - Verrufenheit, Schande (From Riot to Racial Harmony)

3 pervasive - weit verbreitet (Humor Rules)

4 to convene - sich versammeln (City upon a Hill)

5 carnal - sinnlich, körperlich, fleischlich (City upon a Hill)

6 to renounce - auf etw. verzichten (City upon a Hill)

7 to ordain - bestimmen, festsetzen (formal) (An entirely different way of life- The Amish)

8 effusive - überschwänglich

9 retort - heftige Erwiderung

10 dismay - Bestürzung (From Grief and Fear to over here)



Corneli