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INTRODUCTION
Jonathan:Hi everyone, I’m Jonathan.
Joanna:And I’m Joanna!
Jonathan:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Polish Vocabulary, Lesson 20! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Health &Emergencies. These are 5 natural disasters in Poland. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at PolishPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Jonathan:Joanna, what’s our first word?
Joanna:powódź
Jonathan:flood
Joanna:(slow) powódź (regular) powódź
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:powódź
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:the Millenium Flood occurred In 1997; it was the most disastrous flood in Polish history. -
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Polska doświadcza powodzi każdego roku.
Jonathan:Poland experiences floods every year.
Joanna:(slow) Polska doświadcza powodzi każdego roku.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:pożar
Jonathan:fire
Joanna:(slow) pożar (regular) pożar
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:pożar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The worst fire in Poland’s recent history happened in 1992 when 10,000 hectares of forest burned.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Pożar to jedna z najniebezpieczniejszych klęsk żywiołowych w Polsce.
Jonathan:Fires are one of the most dangerous disasters in Poland.
Joanna:(slow) Pożar to jedna z najniebezpieczniejszych klęsk żywiołowych w Polsce.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:wichura
Jonathan:storm
Joanna:(slow) wichura (regular) wichura
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:wichura
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:In Poland, storm season is during winter and autumn
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Wichury są bardzo częste w Polsce.
Jonathan:Storms are very common in Poland.
Joanna:(slow) Wichury są bardzo częste w Polsce.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Joanna:tornado
Jonathan:tornado
Joanna:(slow) tornado (regular) tornado
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:tornado
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:The number of tornados in Poland has begun to rise significantly of late because of the changing of the climate there.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Najniebezpieczniejsze tornado w historii Polski uderzyło w 2008 roku.
Jonathan:The most dangerous tornado in Polish history hit in 2008.
Joanna:(slow) Najniebezpieczniejsze tornado w historii Polski uderzyło w 2008 roku.
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Joanna:intensywne opady śniegu
Jonathan:heavy snowfall
Joanna:(slow) intensywne opady śniegu (regular) intensywne opady śniegu
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Joanna:intensywne opady śniegu
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Heavy snowfalls paired with extremely low temperatures paralyze communication in Poland and also cause agricultural damage there.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Joanna:(normal) Największy opad śniegu w historii Polski miał miejsce w Sylwestra 1978 roku.
Jonathan:The heaviest snowfall in Polish history was on New Year’s Eve in 1978.
Joanna:(slow) Największy opad śniegu w historii Polski miał miejsce w Sylwestra 1978 roku.
QUIZ
Jonathan:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Joanna will give you the Polish – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Joanna:powódź
[pause]Jonathan:flood
Joanna:pożar
[pause]Jonathan:fire
Joanna:wichura
[pause]Jonathan:storm
Joanna:tornado
[pause]Jonathan:tornado
Joanna:intensywne opady śniegu
[pause]Jonathan:heavy snowfall

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 natural disasters in Poland! We have a more complete list at PolishPod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Joanna:

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