ROZUMIENIE SŁUCHANEGO TEKSTU
Zadanie 1. (5 pkt)
Usłyszysz dwukrotnie komunikat dotyczący konkursu. Zdecyduj, które zdania
są zgodne z treścią komunikatu (T), a które nie (F). Zaznacz znakiem X odpowiednią
rubrykę w tabeli. Za każde poprawne rozwiązanie otrzymasz 1 punkt.
Zadanie 2. (5 pkt)
Usłyszysz dwukrotnie wypowiedzi pięciu osób na temat pracy domowej zadawanej
w szkole. Do każdej osoby (2.1. - 2.5.) dopasuj zdanie podsumowujące jej wypowiedź
(A - F). Wpisz odpowiednie litery do tabeli. Jedno zdanie podane zostało dodatkowo
i nie pasuje do żadnej wypowiedzi. Za każde poprawne rozwiązanie otrzymasz 1 punkt.
Zadanie 3. (5 pkt)
Usłyszysz dwukrotnie wywiad z pisarzem. Z podanych możliwości odpowiedzi wybierz
właściwą, zgodną z treścią tekstu. Zakreśl literę A, B lub C. Za każde poprawne
rozwiązanie otrzymasz 1 punkt.
3.1. Paul Cornell started working as a writer because he
A. enjoyed writing very much.
B. had to earn his own money.
C. didn't want to study any more.
3.2. The advice Cornell gives to future writers is to
A. change their job if they are not good at it.
B. ask mum for her honest opinion.
C. listen to the critical opinions of others.
3.3. Cornell's day
A. depends on how much he writes by lunchtime.
B. is always the same and starts early in the morning.
C. seems short because he loves going to the cinema.
3.4. According to Cornell,
A. young writers usually write lots of rubbish.
B. anyone can think of a good story for a novel.
C. many famous writers suffer from writer's block.
3.5. Paul Cornell is
A. sorry he didn't finish his university course.
B. sometimes disappointed with being a writer.
C. satisfied with the profession he has chosen.
ROZUMIENIE PISANEGO TEKSTU
Zadanie 4. (8 pkt)
Przeczytaj oferty pracy. Do każdego z podanych zdań (4.1. - 4.8.) przyporządkuj
właściwą ofertę (A - E). Wpisz odpowiednią literę w każdą rubrykę tabeli. Każda z liter
może być użyta więcej niż jeden raz. Za każde poprawne rozwiązanie otrzymasz
A. We would like to recruit a receptionist. You need to have a very outgoing personality
and should be able to work under pressure. You must have computer skills and be able
to manage face to face contacts with our clients. Working hours - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
B. We need trained security officers. One week you will work from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.,
the next week - evening hours, but you will not have to work at weekends. You need
excellent references from your last employer. 5-year previous employment in this
profession is a must.
C. This is a new position for a part-time pharmacist who will manage the distribution
of medicines. Initially, the candidate is expected to work between three and six hours
per week, which may increase with time.
D. We are very excited to announce the position of Restaurant and Bar Manager here
at Bedford Hotel. We expect you to be a natural leader and have good communication
skills which will help you to train your team.
E. We are currently recruiting for the position of Product Manager. We need a person
who will be creative and enthusiastic about the products that we sell. We are looking
for a person with vision, who enjoys learning about new products and technologies
and can work long hours including Saturdays and Sundays.
adapted from www.wantalocal.co.uk
Zadanie 5. (6 pkt)
Przeczytaj tekst. Na podstawie informacji w nim zawartych zdecyduj, które zdania
są zgodne z treścią tekstu (T), a które nie (F). Zaznacz znakiem X odpowiednią rubrykę
w tabeli. Za każde poprawne rozwiązanie otrzymasz 1 punkt.
Schatz came into the room while we were still in bed and I saw that he looked ill. His face
was white and he walked slowly. “Dad, I've got a headache," he said.
“You go to bed. I'll see you when I'm dressed."
But when I came downstairs he was dressed, sitting by the fire and feeling cold. When I put
my hand on his forehead I knew he had a fever. When the doctor came, he took the boy's
temperature. “What is it?" I asked him. “One hundred and two," the doctor said. Downstairs
he left three different medicines with instructions for giving them. He said there was nothing
to worry about and there was no danger.
Back in the room I asked the boy “Do you want me to read to you?"
“All right, if you want to," said the boy. His face was very white and there were dark patches
under his eyes. He lay still in bed and seemed not to pay attention to what was going on.
“How do you feel, Schatz?" I asked him. “Just the same, so far," he said.
After giving him the medicine at eleven o'clock, I went out for a while. It was a bright,
cold day, so I took the dog for a walk up the road. When I returned home, they said the boy
refused to let anyone come into the room.
“You can't come in," he said. “You mustn't get what I have."
He was sitting in exactly the same position as before. I took his temperature. “What is it?"
he asked. “Your temperature seems all right," I said. “There's nothing to worry about."
I sat down, opened the book and started to read. I could see he was not following,
so I stopped. “About what time do you think they are going to take me to hospital?" he asked
with tears in his eyes.
“You aren't going to hospital. What's the matter with you?"
“Oh yes, I am. I heard the doctor say a hundred and two," he cried.
“People don't go to hospital with a fever of one hundred and two," I explained calmly.
“You poor Schatz. That's a different thermometer, a different scale. It's like miles
and kilometers. Do you remember when we were driving and I explained to you how many
kilometers we were doing when you saw seventy miles on the speedometer?"
“Oh sure, I remember now," he said and the look in his eyes relaxed slowly.
adapted from A Day's Wait by Ernest Hemingway
Zadanie 6. (6 pkt)
Przeczytaj tekst. Z podanych możliwości odpowiedzi wybierz właściwą, zgodną z treścią
tekstu. Zakreśl literę A, B, C lub D. Za każde poprawne rozwiązanie otrzymasz 1 punkt.
You won't catch world-famous computer programmer Richard Stallman blogging.
He doesn't even own a mobile phone. How does he manage?
For decades Richard Stallman has been one of the world's most famous computer
programmers. These days the 55-year-old spends his time travelling the globe and speaking
about his work. But despite this, he is one of those people who choose to limit the use
of popular technologies in a way that may seem strange. For example, he refuses to carry
a mobile phone. And even though he does most of his work on a computer, Stallman rarely
connects to the Internet and avoids surfing the web without purpose. He also has a rule about
answering emails - he never checks his email until he has answered all previous messages.
“Very often I'm on planes and buses, or in a place where there's no Internet, so I couldn't
possibly do my work if I couldn't do it offline," he told the Guardian from his office
in Boston. “Fortunately I have a powerful computer, and it's capable of doing an awful lot
without a web connection - something which many users don't seem to realise."
In this he is not alone. Most of us know the feeling of fear when our computer announces
yet another email. Research from the University of Glasgow has shown that 34 per cent of us
feel devastated by the number of messages we receive. That is why some of the most skilled
technologists react by choosing to limit their interaction with the hi-tech world. In the most
extreme cases, technologists can become so disappointed with the benefits of new systems
that they disconnect almost completely. Retired professor Donald Knuth, like many
70-year-olds, doesn't use email any more. This is the result of his decision made nearly
20 years ago. Professor Knuth says he simply doesn't want to spend so much time in front of
However, not everybody is in the lucky position of Knuth or Stallman. We cannot give up
modern technologies completely. Of course, some people can afford to do that. For example,
if you're extremely rich, you can employ an assistant to surf the web for you, but most people
have their duties at work that force them to be connected.
adapted from www.guardian.co.uk
6.1. Stallman is an unusual computer expert because he
A. keeps away from new technologies.
B. works on his own computer only.
C. never answers the emails he receives.
D. does more work on planes than at home.
6.2. Which sentence is true about Stallman?
A. He dislikes working on computers while travelling.
B. He doesn't trust the safety of the Internet.
C. He has learned to work without access to the net.
D. He uses his mobile phone only at work.
6.3. Research has proved that people
A. receive about 34 messages a day.
B. feel disappointed surfing the web.
C. regularly check electronic mail.
D. dislike getting too many emails.
6.4. Professor Donald Knuth does not use email because he
A. was disconnected a long time ago.
B. thinks he is too old to use it.
C. has never tried to use it before.
D. believes it is time-consuming.
6.5. According to the author, some people
A. are lucky to be able to use modern technologies.
B. are not able to avoid using the Internet.
C. are not allowed to use the Internet at work.
D. cannot afford to use high-tech devices.
6.6. In the article, the author
A. makes fun of people who do not use computers.
B. explains why some people are not hi-tech fans.
C. encourages readers to surf the web more often.
D. criticizes those who do not use the Internet.
Zadanie 7. (5 pkt)
Podczas pobytu w Anglii chciałbyś/chciałabyś wyjechać na wycieczkę.
Napisz wiadomość mailową do biura turystycznego w Londynie.
- Poinformuj, jaką wycieczką jesteś zainteresowany/a.
- Przedstaw swoje oczekiwania dotyczące zakwaterowania.
- Zapytaj o koszt takiego wyjazdu.
- Dowiedz się o możliwość uzyskania zniżki.
Podpisz się jako XYZ. W zadaniu nie jest określony limit słów. Oceniana jest umiejętność
zwięzłego przekazu informacji określonych w poleceniu (4 punkty) i poprawność językowa
Zadanie 8. (10 pkt)
Wraz z kolegami przygotowaliście przedstawienie, które zostało wystawione podczas
imprezy szkolnej. Napisz list do kolegi z Anglii.
- Poinformuj, jakie przedstawienie wystawiliście i z jakiej okazji było ono
- Napisz, jak długo trwały przygotowania i jaka była Twoja rola w przygotowaniu
- Opisz problem, który mieliście w trakcie przygotowań, i napisz, jak go
- Wspomnij, jaka była reakcja widzów i na co zostaną przeznaczone pieniądze
ze sprzedaży biletów.
Pamiętaj o zachowaniu odpowiedniej formy listu. Nie umieszczaj żadnych adresów. Podpisz
się jako XYZ. Długość listu powinna wynosić od 120 do 150 słów. Oceniana jest umiejętność
pełnego przekazania informacji (4 punkty), forma (2 punkty), poprawność językowa
(2 punkty) oraz bogactwo językowe (2 punkty).
Uwaga: jeśli praca będzie zawierać więcej niż 200 słów, otrzymasz za jej formę 0 punktów.
Hello listeners! We would like to invite you to take part in our Photography of the Year
contest. It begins on August 1 and lasts till the end of October, which gives you plenty of time
to take some good photos. The competition is open to everyone taking photographs
as a hobby. We are sorry, but those of you who have any professional experience cannot take
All you have to do is complete an entry form on our website with the necessary
information, including your name, address and profession and attach the best photographs you
have ever taken. All photographs must be sent online together with your application.
Remember that we do not accept printed versions and photos sent on CDs.
The categories for photographs are: People, Places, and Nature. Each person must
send photographs in at least two categories but no more than six photos in total.
And now let me tell you about the wonderful prize we've got for you. The first prize
winner in each category will receive a digital camera worth $1,000.
So don't miss your chance, grab your cameras and off you go.
adapted from www.ngm.nationalgeographic.com
We have asked a few people what they think about homework. Here is what they said:
At my school, it is typical for pupils, especially those taking tests, to stay up until 3 or 4 in
the morning studying and doing homework. This leaves them with about two hours of sleep.
At that point homework doesn't make sense and is really harmful. It may lead to headaches
or problems with eyesight.
I went through secondary school rarely doing my homework. I preferred to have fun rather
than spend my nights doing exercises. Now, I'm a student of medicine and I must say I don't
regret it. Homework is generally a waste of time. If the teachers are motivated
and enthusiastic, kids can learn enough while they are in school.
During my school years I didn't do my homework and I got good results in my exams.
So, I thought homework wasn't important. But then I went to university and that's when
the real trouble started. I found that I couldn't just listen to the lectures and make notes.
To pass college or university exams you need to do some extra work. And doing homework
at school makes you ready for that.
I'm sure that the teenagers next door to me don't get any homework, as they're listening
to their music from the moment they get home from school until they go to bed. No wonder
so many young people can't even read. Teachers should give their pupils more homework,
then young people wouldn't waste their time doing nothing.
It seems to me that rather than reduce homework teachers should really try to show that it is
useful. No one likes homework. My children don't like it but some of the tasks which I do
with them are so boring! Why should they like it? Homework may be helpful but children
must be interested in doing it.
adapted from www.bbc.co.uk
Interviewer: I'm very happy to welcome the next guest to our programme, the successful
novelist, Paul Cornell. How did you become a writer, Paul?
Paul Cornell: At school, I wrote just for my own pleasure. I planned a career in business but
when I started my studies it turned out I wasn't good enough. I just didn't understand maths
so I failed my university course. I had to leave university and find some kind of work.
It wasn't easy without a degree so I came back to writing and decided to make a living out
Interviewer: If someone wants to write for a living, what advice would you give them?
Paul Cornell: Just one piece. It is your job as a writer to search for various opinions on your
work and change your writing if it is not good enough. Your mum won't tell you that your
work is poor or boring. She loves you too much. You've got to find people who will honestly
tell you what they think of your work and point out what's wrong.
Interviewer: Tell us a little bit about your writing routine.
Paul Cornell: Well, I never believe those writers who say 'I get up at seven o'clock
in the morning, go to my study and work an eight hour day, stopping only for a cup of tea
at lunchtime.' That's not for me. I will write two thousand good words of prose, or five pages
of comics in a day. If I do that by lunchtime, then I can do what only writers can do and go
to the cinema in the afternoons, which is the whole point of being a writer. That's what it's all
about, being independent.
Interviewer: Where do you get your ideas from?
Paul Cornell: Everybody has them. But writers are people who write them down. I think
anybody can have a great idea for a novel. But most people just think 'Ooh, that would be
interesting,' and then get back to whatever they do. But writers have to keep those ideas.
And I think there's no such thing as writer's block, when you cannot write anything.
Whether you like it or not, the best thing is just to start writing. You'll write ten pages
of rubbish and then you'll find that you're back to normal.
Interviewer: Summing up, was it a wise decision to take up writing?
Paul Cornell: Well, that's a difficult question to answer. You don't often find that people are
happy with every decision they make. I sometimes wonder what my life would be like with
a university degree but I don't regret that things turned out this way. I really enjoy my life
as it is.
Interviewer: I'm afraid that's all we have time for today. Thank you for coming to the studio.
adapted from www.bbc.co.uk