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1

vígjáték

comedy

/ ˈkɒmɪdi /

I mostly go to the theatre to see comedies because they always cheer me up.

2

kortárs művészet

contemporary art

/ kənˈtɛmp(ə)r(ər)i ɑːt /

The art gallery in our town exhibits mainly comtemporary art.

3

felvonás/jelenet

act/scene

/ akt siːn /

The first act of the play I saw last week was quite boring, but fortunately there were some excellent scenes in the other acts.

4

feldolgozása vminek

adaptation of sth

/ adəpˈteɪʃ(ə)n ɒv, (ə)v /

I don't really like it when they screen novels but I must admit I do like the adaptation of Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley.

5

dármaíró

playwright

/ ˈpleɪrʌɪt /

Shakespeare is my favourite playwright and my favourite play is Romeo and Juliet.

6

lottózik / nyer a lottón

to play/win the lottery

/ pleɪ wɪn ðə ˈlɒt(ə)ri /

I think of playing the lottery as a hobby since the chances of winning it are so slim.

7

társastánc

ballroom dancing

/ ˈbɔːlruːm, -rʊm ˈdɑːnsɪŋ /

I only took up ballroom dancing to keep fit and meet new people, but I've become a great fan of dancing itself.

8

gyűjtő/gyűjt

collector / to collect

/ kəˈlɛktə tuː kəˈlɛkt /

I'm a keen collector of fridge magnets and my sister collects Barbie dolls.

9

tudományos fantasztikus / sci-fi

science fiction / sci-fi

/ ˈsʌɪəns ˈfɪkʃ(ə)n ˈsʌɪfʌɪ /

I really enjoy science fiction and fantasy novels, and some sci-fi films and series are also quite good.

10

évad

season

/ ˈsiːz(ə)n /

The last season at our local theatre was very successful and we are really looking forward to the next one.

11

képtár

art gallery

/ ɑːt ˈgal(ə)ri /

I bought a membership for our local art gallery because they have marvellous temporary exhibitions.

12

kirakózik

to do jigsaws/puzzles

/ duː ˈdʒɪgsɔː ˈpʌz(ə)l /

We often do jigsaws and even decorate the walls with the most beautiful ones.

13

sztárszereposztás

all-star cast

/ ɔːl stɑː kɑːst /

I think American TV series are worth watching nowadays. They often have an all-star cast, and stars as supporting actors, too.

14

kifügyül

boo sb off the stage

/ buː ɒf ðə steɪdʒ /

It is awful if an actor is so bad that he is booed off the stage, and fantastic when he is so good that the audience rises to applaud him.

15

dokumentumműsor vmiről

documentary about/on sth

/ dɒkjʊˈmɛnt(ə)ri əˈbaʊt ɒn /

When I have time to watch TV, I mostly watch documentaries about animals.

16

zeneszerző/zenemű

composer/composition

/ kəmˈpəʊzə kɒmpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n /

I don't think that a composer is sucessful if you cannot immediately recognize him when hearing the composition.

17

barlangászat

caving

/ ˈkeɪvɪŋ /

My brother spends all his free time caving and climbing mountains, and I'm always afraid that he'll have an accident.

18

előadás

performance

/ pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns /

Whether I enjoy a play or not depends mostly on the performance, but the audience also adds to the atmosphere.

19

zenekar

orchestra

/ ˈɔːkɪstrə /

You get to see some world-famous orchestras when there is a music festival in our town.

20

lélegzetelállító

breathtaking

/ ˈbrɛθteɪkɪŋ /

The acrobats gave a breathtaking performance at the circus.

21

kiállít

to put on display

/ pʊt ɒn dɪˈspleɪ /

Some fantastic pieces of Egyptian art were put on display at the museum last week.

22

hangszeren játszik

to play an instrument

/ pleɪ an, ən ˈɪnstrʊm(ə)nt /

Everybody in our family plays a musical instrument: I play the guitar, my sisters play the violin, and my parents play the piano.

23

agyagozás

pottery

/ ˈpɒt(ə)ri /

I took up pottery as a hobby and now my children come to the classes with me.

24

balett-társulat

ballet company

/ ˈbaleɪ, -li ˈkʌmp(ə)ni /

I'm really glad that we have a great ballet company in our town because I adore ballet.

25

sikerkönyv

bestseller

/ bɛstˈsɛlə(r) /

I always read the latest bestsellers lying on the beach on my summer holidays.

26

bombasiker, kasszasiker

blockbuster

/ ˈblɒkbʌstə /

Some people look down on those who enjoy blockbusters, but I think nowadays they can provide quite meaningful entertainment.

27

akvarell/olajfestmény

watercolour/oil

/ ˈwɔːtəkʌlə(r) ɔɪl /

I have been painting watercolours for a few years and started to experiment with oils a couple of months ago.

28

rockzenész

rock musician

/ rɒk mjuːˈzɪʃ(ə)n /

My friend is a rock musician and I really enjoy going backstage at his concerts.

29

belépődíj

admission fee

/ ədˈmɪʃ(ə)n fiː /

I love visiting museums and galleries, but I cannot always afford the admission fees.

30

meghív/áthív barátokat vmire

to invite friends round for sth

/ ɪnˈvʌɪt frɛnd raʊnd fɔː, fə /

At weekends we sometimes invite friends round for a barbecue.