ROZUMIENIE ZE SŁUCHU
Zadanie 8. (9 pkt)
Zapoznaj się ze zdaniami podanymi poniżej. Usłyszysz dwukrotnie nagranie dwóch informacji radiowych nadanych przez młodzieżową rozgłośnię w Londynie. Zdecyduj, które zdania są zgodne z treścią tekstu (TRUE), a które nie (FALSE). Zaznacz znakiem (X) odpowiednią rubrykę w tabeli. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź otrzymasz 1 punkt.
A thrice divorced industrialist has put Ł500,000 into a pioneering scheme to teach sixth-formers about the realities of marriage. Rex Chester, 66, a former chairman of a paint manufacturing company, sold his family estate in Hampshire to fund the project, which seeks to prevent divorce. Students Exploring Marriage, a registered charity, is supported by three bishops and has been running on a small scale for five years. It is expected to reach 27 state and private schools next year. Mr Chester, who has been married for five years to his fourth wife, said that he wanted to move away from the crisis intervention offered by other organizations. Lower-sixth pupils volunteer for three-month workshops in which they interview three couples. The emphasis is on Christian marriage.
Abridged from „Current”, April 2002
8.1. Rex Chester invested Ł 500,000 in a paint manufacturing company.
8.2. The programme is aimed at reducing the number of divorces.
8.3. The new teaching programme is being introduced in churches.
8.4. Pupils take part in the programme if they want to.
The American actor Harrison Ford will earn more than $1 million a day for portraying the commander of a Russian submarine in the film entitled “The widowmaker”. The 58-year-old actor signed a contract for $25 million for 20 days’ work, beating the $3 million Marlon Brando collected in 1978 for his four days on the set of “Superman”, a part that had him on screen for 10 minutes. The 20 days on the new film exclude the research that Ford had already done on the part of Nikolai Kateyev whose nuclear submarine survived a near-meltdown north of Shetland in 1961. He has visited Moscow and contacted Kateyev’s widow.
According to reports from the set, the film, produced by National Geographic Films, will cost $60 million and be shot over three months in Iceland, Finland and Canada. On the 1973 film “American Graffiti” Ford refused director George Lucas’s first offer of $500 a week. He changed his mind when he was offered another $15. Tim Kelly, the executive producer, said that Ford, who is already the highest paid Hollywood actor, was worth the money. “He
guarantees a hit.”
Abridged from „Current”, October 2001
8.5. Harrison Ford will play a part in a film about a Russian pilot.
8.6. Marlon Brando earned more for his part in “Superman” than Ford will.
8.7. Ford went to Moscow to learn more about his part.
8.8. The film will be made in four different countries.
8.9. Ford accepted Lucas’s offer of $515 a week.
Zadanie 5. (5 pkt)
Przeczytaj poniższy tekst. Na podstawie informacji w nim zawartych, z podanych odpowiedzi wybierz właściwą, zgodną z treścią tekstu. Zaznacz jedną z czterech możliwości zakreślając literę A, B, C lub D. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź otrzymasz 1 punkt.
Education is an important issue for many people in the UK as well as around the world. In most countries pupils who attend secondary schools take an exam to get a school leaving certificate. One particular worry is why boys are doing so badly. Some twenty years ago, exam scores of girls and boys in a class were compared. Boys got better results in exams, so various steps were taken to improve the results of girls, including having single sex girl-only classes. Now, the situation is reversed, with girls getting better scores than boys.
So, what has gone wrong with boys, and what can be done about it? John Dunsford, leader of the Association of Head Teachers in Secondary Schools, says that the fact that boys do not achieve much academically has its roots in society rather than the classroom. Girls, more than boys, see education as a passport to a good job. On the other hand, according to Penny Lewis, a head teacher, young men are not confident enough and are often uncertain about their place in society. Some boys grow up in families where there is no father, which means no male role model to follow.
Moreover, boys learn in a different way to girls, preferring small amounts of work with short deadlines rather than large projects extended in time. And education is not seen as ‘cool’. As someone on a BBC website put it, “Girls achieve more at school because they are watching the future while the boys are watching the girls.” This is not just a problem in Britain. In a study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and UNESCO, girls did better than boys at reading at the age of 15 in all 45 countries. The UK took the ninth place among the 45 countries in reading skills, although pupils in the UK spend less time reading than in most other countries. Interestingly, the study suggested that British children read for pleasure more often than those in other countries.
Adapted from: www.bbc.co.uk
5.1. Twenty years ago
A. boys didn’t do very well in exams.
B. school authorities decided to change the situation.
C. girls had very good results in exams.
D. all pupils went to single-sex classes.
5.2. Girls have better exam results than boys because
A. boys are too sure of themselves.
B. girls think that a good education will help them find a job.
C. boys come from a different place in society than girls.
D. girls grow up in complete families.
5.3. Boys differ from girls in
A. the number of books they read.
B. the time spent surfing the Internet.
C. the way they spend their free time.
D. the way they learn.
5.4. The study by UNESCO showed that British children at the age of fifteen
A. read a lot although they don’t have to.
B. spend more time reading than children in other countries.
C. are the best at reading .
D. can’t read very well.
5.5. The text is mainly about
A. the kind of exams pupils take.
B. boys’ and girls’ success in education.
C. the educational system in Britain.
D. what pupils read for pleasure.
ROZUMIENIE TEKSTU CZYTANEGO
Zadanie 3. (8 pkt)
Przeczytaj poniższe informacje o hotelach w Londynie. Następnie przyporządkuj nazwy hoteli oznaczone literami A-D do informacji 3.1.-3.8. Wpisz odpowiednie litery do tabeli. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź otrzymasz 1 punkt.
A. The Dove Hotel, Paddington Today’s traveller quite rightly expects the highest standards of quality and comfort. At the Dove you are unlikely to be disappointed. Our hotel is located a few minutes walk from 5 underground lines as well as from local bus stops. The Heathrow Express provides direct access to Heathrow in 15 minutes from Paddington Station.
B. Sunset Hotel, Bayswater Situated in a very popular location for shopping and entertainment. The hotel is open 24 hours a day and all rooms have private bathrooms, colour TV and direct dial telephone. The hotel is opposite Whitley’s indoor shopping centre in Queensway, and only a few minutes walk from Kensington Gardens, where you can take a walk and relax close to nature.
C. Queen’s Hotel, Earls Court Queen’s Hotel is a small friendly hotel in the Kensington area. The hotel is located close to Earls Court Exhibition Halls 1 and 2 and Olympia Exhibition Halls with their many shows ranging from business to boats! It’s a perfect location for groups travelling to London on a limited budget. The prices are so reasonable you’ll want to tell everyone about it.
D. The George Hotel, Kings Cross The George Hotel has 35 rooms all with central heating and tea and coffee making facilities. Private or shared bathrooms are available. The family run hotel has a ‘home from home’ atmosphere, clean comfortable rooms and many satisfied customers. The enormous English breakfast will keep you going until dinnertime!
Adapted from: www.bbc.co.uk
3.1. You can prepare something to drink in the room.
3.2. It’s close to shops.
3.3. You won’t be cold in your room.
3.4. It’s close to the underground.
3.5. It’s near a park.
3.6. It’s cheap.
3.7. It offers rooms of different standard.
3.8. It offers luxury accommodation.
Zadanie 4. (7 pkt)
Przeczytaj poniższy tekst. Na podstawie informacji zawartych w tekście, zdecyduj, które zdania podane w tabeli są zgodne z treścią tekstu (TRUE), a które nie (FALSE). Zaznacz znakiem (X) odpowiednią rubrykę w tabeli. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź otrzymasz 1 punkt.
The RSPCA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has appealed to find homes for 269 animals the charity found packed into a three-bedroom home.
Following anonymous information about a middle-aged couple living in Carnforth, Lancashire, officials raided their home last month. They rescued 244 dogs, 16 parrots, 7 cats, a rabbit and a chinchilla in the RSPCA’s largest-ever operation to free illegally kept animals. The animals were taken to shelters across the country, where they have been health checked, microchipped and made ready for new homes. The charity has set up a special hotline – 08705 900950 – for people interested in adopting one of the animals. Lines will be open 24 hours and will remain open until homes have been found for all the rescued animals.
One of the RSPCA’s directors, Dominic Rudd, said: “These animals have come into our care through no fault of their own and we will do all we can to match them with suitable owners so they can go on to enjoy happy lives.” Among the dogs rescued were shih-tzus, dachshunds, lhasa apsos, bearded collies, corgis and Yorkshire terriers. The birds included a macaw, Amazonian parrot and an African Grey.
Adapted from: www.guardian.co.uk, October 7, 2003