WS 2011/2012                       exam translation  (advanced)                      text #5: word list

1) St. George’s Day      cf. “citizenship test”, question 5:
2) tricky
3) to deliver
4) to negotiate, negotiation, negotiable, non-negotiable
5) to fray: to be fraying, frayed
6) voluble
7) humble                                                                                         to eat humble pie (idiom, BE)

8) constituency, constituency association                                           constituent (2x: noun, adj.)

9) grassroots
10) to be in more or less open warfare on the subject
11) to squabble among themselves, to squabble over
12) to spiral out of the sky
13) (in)to electoral oblivion
14) to suffer by comparison with
15) to demonize
16) this most English of men
17) decent chap
18) to mount one’s soapboax                                                            to get/be on one’s soapbox (informal)
19) to declaim
20) like some angry nerd
21) recital
22) to take credit for: “the usual credit-taking”

23) small change
24) the blunt suggestion
25) peroration

BBC News, January 8, 2006: Tea and Alice top 'English icons' 

Alice in Wonderland is jostling for position with Punch and Judy as icons which most represent England.
A cup of tea, the Angel of the North, the FA Cup and London buses are among other unlikely bedfellows in the first dozen icons listed in a new project.
The idea is to get people to nominate their own symbols to build up a list of hundreds on the Icons website.
Culture Minister David Lammy said it will show how icons shape understanding of personal and national identity.
He added: "Who hasn't ached for a proper cup of tea when they've been on an overseas holiday or yearned for their team to pick up the FA Cup at the end of the season?"
He will be at the official launch of the project, funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on Monday.
Among other icons listed to kick-start the project are the S.S Empire Windrush, Holbein's portrait of Henry VIII, the King James Bible, the Spitfire, Stonehenge, and William Blake's Jerusalem. 

Entries will be assembled in an online collection and each quarter more will be announced.
Jerry Doyle, managing director of ICONS, which is running the project, said: "Ultimately, the hope is that more of us will pass through the doors of the nation's museums and galleries as we grow in awareness about the fascinating things housed in them."
Funding may be extended to Wales, Scotland and possibly Ireland in the future.
FA chief executive, Brian Barwick, said it was a "great tribute" to see the FA cup recognised in the first 12 icons.
"The FA Cup has a unique place in English sporting culture and a magic all of its own.
"It has consistently generated some of the great stories and moments in sport and we are delighted that it has been recognised in this way."

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