Matura 2015 język angielski 6-7

Zadanie 6. (0–5) Przeczytaj tekst. Z podanych odpowiedzi wybierz właściwą, zgodną z treścią tekstu. Zakreśl literę A, B, C albo D.

MY VISIT TO NEW ZEALAND

by Royd Tolkien, the great-grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien

I fell in love with New Zealand on my first visit in 2003. New Line Cinema called to offer me a small role in The Lord of the Rings, a film based on my great-grandfather’s novel. Of course, I accepted. I was excited to see what was happening behind the scenes. Watching how such a film is created, how the scenes are shot and put together, was so inspirational that when I returned to Britain, I decided to get involved in film production.

I watched the final version of The Lord of the Rings on screen a few months later. It was amazing to see how my great-grandfather’s ideas were shown in the film and what amazing special effects were used. What Peter Jackson and all the cast did with his books is beyond words. The team presented brilliantly that special atmosphere achieved by my great-grandfather. The effect is so powerful, as if New Zealand had been lifted straight from the pages of his books.

Since that first trip in 2003 I’ve been obsessed with that country. I’ve been back six times and tried to use every opportunity to experience different aspects of life there. The last time I went there to work on my own film and I was lucky enough to stay for three whole months. Although I spent most of the time in Peter Jackson’s wonderful film centre in Wellington, I also had the chance to travel out of town. The landscapes were amazing wherever I went fishing, swimming or climbing.

When I’m travelling, local cuisine is always part of the experience for me. New Zealand has a lot to offer in this respect but if I had to choose just one place, it would be the Chocolate Fish Café in Shelly Bay. The location on the seashore is an advantage but that’s not what makes the place crowded with tourists every weekend. They come here for the impossibly good coffee and a great selection of fresh barbecued octopus, fish, crabs and oysters, tastier than anywhere else in the area. But despite the name, chocolate is not their speciality. For desserts you’d better go somewhere else.

In my opinion, New Zealand has something for everybody. Tourists can bungee-jump off a bridge, ride a jet boat down a river, sunbathe on its beautiful beaches or walk in its glorious mountains. If you love nature, don’t hesitate. Do it with or without a guidebook, but do it all, or you’ll miss the best adventure of your life.

6.1. Royd Tolkien first went to New Zealand because he

A. was impressed by a documentary about this country.
B. needed inspiration for his new film.
C. wanted to open a film studio there.
D. was invited to take part in a film.

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6.2. In Royd’s opinion, Peter Jackson and his team

A. used special effects too often.
B. presented the story better than J.R.R. Tolkien.
C. managed to recreate J.R.R. Tolkien’s world.
D. created a different atmosphere than in the books.

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6.3. Which is TRUE about Royd’s last visit to New Zealand?

A. It was his third trip to the country.
B. Peter Jackson showed him round Wellington.
C. He spent some time exploring the countryside.
D. He had to stay there longer than three months.

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6.4. Why does Royd recommend the Chocolate Fish Café?

A. They serve delicious seafood there.
B. It is located in the city centre.
C. Their hot chocolate is the best.
D. Not many tourists know about it.

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6.5. In the last paragraph, the author

A. describes his favourite place in New Zealand.
B. encourages readers to visit New Zealand.
C. gives advice on how to travel safely in New Zealand.
D. recommends the best guidebook for a trip to New Zealand.

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Zadanie 7. (0–3) Przeczytaj tekst, z którego usunięto trzy zdania. Wpisz w luki 7.1.–7.3. litery, którymi oznaczono brakujące zdania (A–E), tak aby otrzymać logiczny i spójny tekst.

Uwaga: dwa zdania zostały podane dodatkowo i nie pasują do żadnej luki.

EMBARRASSING MEETING

In 1983, my friend Haig took me to a meeting with Star Trek film stars. The chance to meet them all was a great joy for him. For me, the biggest attraction was the book stalls in the entrance hall. 7.1. _____ So, while Haig was trying to get some autographs, I browsed the shelves for some bargains.

One of the booksellers had Asimov’s latest book. Although I’d already read it, the price was attractive and I decided to buy it.

I told the bookseller, however, that it wasn’t Asimov’s best work. At this very moment, an elderly man joined us. He asked me why I felt this way.

7.2. _____ To prove it, I intended to open the book on the last page. And then I saw the photo of the author on the cover and got a shock. I realized that I’d just told one of the best science fiction writers that his book wasn’t very good.

I stood speechless with the book still in my hand. The writer took it and said, “What’s your name?” 7.3. _____ His short dedication said: “To Jack, I hope my next book will meet your expectations. All the best, Isaac Asimov.”

A. I didn’t have any so I started to apologize to him.
B. I replied that the ending was totally disappointing.
C. I had never read a science fiction book with such a boring beginning.
D. When I finally whispered it, he wrote something on the first page.
E. As an enthusiastic reader, I always try to find well-priced bestsellers.

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