matura 2007 jar

WYPOWIEDŹ PISEMNA

Zadanie 3. (18 pkt)
Wypowiedz się na jeden z trzech poniższych tematów. Wypowiedź powinna zawierać od 200 do 250 słów i spełniać wszystkie wymogi typowe dla formy wskazanej w poleceniu. Zaznacz wybrany temat, zakreślając jego numer.

1. Coraz więcej młodych Polaków decyduje się wyjechać na Wyspy Brytyjskie w celu podjęcia studiów. Napisz rozprawkę przedstawiającą dobre i złe strony tego zjawiska.

PRZYKŁADY Z ARKUSZA CKE

With Poland’s entry into the EU, more and more young people decide to take up studies abroad and English, the leading language of commerce and science, makes the UK an obvious destination. Such a choice is an exciting option for Polish school-leavers but at the same time carries a number of risks.

There is no better way of improving your English than immerse yourself in British culture whose cosmopolitan character is sure to broaden your horizons.

Another important advantage is that you gain access to wide educational resources and best-equipped scientific centres which guarantee fast professional development. Such graduates bring with them to Poland invaluable experience and a wealth of ideas which benefit the Polish market.

However, not everyone is cut out for the challenge of surviving in a foreign country. Without the support of the nearest and dearest newcomers may find it really difficult to adjust. It is also important to choose carefully the educational establishment you enrol to. Standards vary and not every institution guarantees a bright future career.

Even potential success has its cost. The best students are snapped up by British employers, which often means isolation from the family and on the more global scale a brain drain on the Polish economy.

All in all, studying in the UK is definitely a learning experience and a chance for a brighter professional future, but it may also mean alienation and economic problems for our country. Therefore, everything should be done to make sure Polish students have a good enough reason to return.

2. Napisz opowiadanie o przestępstwie, którego sprawca został złapany na gorącym uczynku, zatytułowane „Crime Doesn’t Pay”.

Crime Doesn’t Pay

I was coming home the other day and as usual the bus was crowded. People were squashed against one another as the driver veered round bends and braked at the stops. Suddenly an old lady cried out: “Thief on the bus! Help! My wallet’s been stolen!”. There was some commotion and everyone turned to look, but nobody was sure who the culprit was.
The bus was just coming into the next stop. No doubt the pickpocket intended to jump off, but as so often happens on these old bone-shakers, one set of doors wouldn’t open. Meanwhile, a ticket inspector jumped on at the back. In a moment the doors closed and the ticket machines were blocked. The old lady smiled broadly.
“Now he’ll hopefully get what he deserves,” she whispered. The ticket inspector approached a young man in a baseball cap and demanded his ticket. The young man shifted uneasily but there was no way to escape. He pulled out a wallet obviously hoping to find a valid ticket inside, but all he found was a pensioner’s pass. “I think you’ll find that’s mine,” the lady called over. The ticket inspector called the police and the man was soon dealt with. He was no doubt fined for the ticket offence as well as for the theft. The whole incident certainly cheered the rest of the passengers up as we continued our journey satisfied that the man had been caught red-handed and the crime didn’t go unpunished.

3. Napisz recenzję poleconej Ci przez kogoś wystawy, która Cię rozczarowała.

Not knowing what to show a friend who paid me a visit recently, I chose a modern art exhibition recommended in a magazine by one of my favourite actors. The exhibition entitled “Warsaw Impressions”, just opened in the Meridian Gallery, was advertised as a unique display of the most exciting exhibits by Warsaw’s leading contemporary artists reflecting on the nature of city life.
We came with high hopes for an inspiring afternoon, but we left really disappointed. The first blow came at the ticket office where we had to pay a mind-blowing 40 PLN entrance fee. We proceeded into the first room, only to be greeted by four seemingly blank canvases and a small plaque which read “Warsaw Thoughts”. A little confused, we moved on but other exhibits were of similar quality – a strange installation entitled “The Sound of Warsaw”, deformed sculptures showing “Warsaw Blues” and virtually nothing to catch one’s eye or stimulate your imagination – just a collection of several
randomly chosen works by unknown artists.
Maybe we missed the point but to make things worse there was no guidebook or anybody who could give us some background information or explain the idea behind these ‘masterpieces’. In the end we both felt that if one wanted to reflect on the nature of city life, a much better effect could be achieved by standing on a pavement outside or at a busy crossroads, so if you don’t want to spend a fortune and waste an afternoon, choose something else instead.

Matura 2007 z języka angielskiego r 9

Matura 2007

Zadanie 9. (3 pkt)
Przeczytaj tekst, a następnie wybierz właściwe, poprawne pod względem gramatycznym i leksykalnym, uzupełnienie luk 9.1. – 9.6. Zaznacz jedną z czterech możliwości, zakreślając literę A, B, C lub D. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź otrzymasz 0,5 punktu.

Learning the 25,000 streets of London can be a full time job and take two to four years. Hopeful cab drivers must first 9.1. _____ the 400 routes in the famous Blue Book. To do this they must participate in a programme called The Knowledge. Then, they must pass a series of tests to prove they can always find the shortest routes between any two London 9.2. _____. George Harper, a 27-year-old Londoner, who has studied The Knowledge for two years says the best way to study is on a bike.
“Remembering the streets’ names is the hard part,” says Harper. “There are no set rules. I ride about two to six hours a day and I have to admit I am finding it relatively easy. It’s just repetition until everything 9.3. _____ into place.” Not everyone finds it so easy. In fact, only three 9.4. _____ ten people who begin The Knowledge finish and receive the green badge.
Many of the Knowledge Boys are lifelong Londoners. They say becoming better acquainted with their hometown is another 9.5. _____ of their studies. “I was completely blind to how diverse the city is,” says Harper. “And learning the secret history of London also keeps me going.”
Some minicab companies are introducing a satellite-based navigation system. But Knowledge Boys don’t think technology will ever be able to replace a knowledgeable cabbie. “It will be some time before a computer can ‘discuss’ a destination 9.6. ____, like a stage door or a certain house,” says one current student.

Adapted from: www.pbs.org

9.1. A. review B. present C. remind D. master

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9.2. A. destinations B. guidelines C. milestones D. signposts

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9.3. A. will fall B. fell C. may fall D. falls

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9.4. A. out of every B. of the exactly C. for each of the D. from each

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9.5. A. value B. benefit C. gain D. good

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9.6. A. in particular B. in pieces C. in detail D. in brief

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Matura 2007 z języka angielskiego r 8

Matura 2007

Zadanie 8. (4 pkt)
Przeczytaj poniższy tekst. 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 l punkt.

I come home from work and my husband David almost skips out of his office to greet me.
“Look, Brenda,” he says, and then proceeds to bow at me vigorously, as if I were the Queen.
“What?”
“My back. I don’t feel anything. Not a twinge.”
“Did you go to see Dan Silverman?” Dan Silverman is an osteopath that we recommend at the surgery, and I’ve been telling David to see him for months. Years, probably.
“No.”
“So what happened?”
“I saw someone else.”
“Who?”
“This guy in Finsbury Park.”
“In Finsbury Park?” Dan Silverman has a practice in Harley Street. There is no Harley Street equivalent in Finsbury Park, as far as I know. “How did you find him?”
“Newsagent’s window.”
“A newsagent’s window? What qualifications has he got?”
“None whatsoever.” Information delivered with a great deal of pride and aggression, inevitably. Medical qualifications belong on my side of the great marital divide, and are therefore to be despised.
“So you let someone completely unqualified mess around with your back. Smart decision, David. He’s probably crippled you for 1ife.”
David starts to bow again. “Do I look like someone who’s been crippled?”
“Not today, no. But nobody can cure a bad back in one session.”
“Yeah, well. GoodNews has.”
“What good news?”
“That’s his name. GoodNews. Capital G, capital N, all one word. DJ GoodNews, actually. To give him his full title.”
“DJ Not Dr.”
“It’s, you know, a clubby thing. I think he used to work in a disco or something.”
“Always useful when you’re treating back complaints. Anyway, out of interest, what did his advert say?”
“Something like, I don’t know. ‘Bad Back? I can cure you in one session.’ And then his telephone number.”
“And that impressed you?”
“Yeah. Of course. Why mess around?”
“I’m presuming this GoodNews person isn’t some sort of alternative therapist.”
“I don’t know what you’d call him.”
“Did he give you drugs?”
“No.”
“I thought that was your definition of alternative. Someone who doesn’t give you drugs.”
“The point is, he’s fixed me.”
“So what did this guy do?”
“Just rubbed my back a bit with some Deep Heat and sent me on my way. Ten minutes.”
“How much?”
“Two hundred quid.”
I look at him. “You’re kidding.”

Abridged from: “How to Be Good” by Nick Hornby

8.1. David seems to be
A. a very energetic person.
B. proud of his physical strength.
C. delighted about his recovery.
D. a sceptical, suspicious man.

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8.2. Someone called DJ GoodNews
A. runs a hospital in Finsbury Park.
B. laughs at medical qualifications.
C. probably harmed David.
D. uses a catchy advertisement.

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8.3. David admires GoodNews because he
A. is an alternative therapist.
B. treats his patients efficiently.
C. does not use any drugs.
D. didn’t charge him a lot.

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8.4. During the conversation Brenda
A. shows her enthusiasm for the new therapy.
B. turns aggressive towards David.
C. expresses her doubts about David’s recovery.
D. becomes unsympathetic towards her husband.

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Matura 2007 z języka angielskiego r 7

Matura 2007

ROZUMIENIE TEKSTU CZYTANEGO I ROZPOZNAWANIE STRUKTUR LEKSYKALNO-GRAMATYCZNYCH

Zadanie 7. (5 pkt)
Przeczytaj poniższy tekst, z którego usunięto pięć zdań. Wstaw zdania oznaczone literami A – F w luki 7.1. – 7.5. tak, aby powstał spójny i logiczny tekst. Jedno zdanie podane zostało dodatkowo i nie pasuje do żadnej luki. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź otrzymasz 1 punkt.

SKI IN THE DESERT? IT COULD ONLY HAPPEN IN DUBAI …

Rob Orchard and Marcus Webb check out this season’s hottest new ski resort It’s 35 degrees outside and it’s just started to snow. Not content with temperaturecontrolled beaches and a manmade archipelago, the sun-baked emirate of Dubai has decided to introduce Alpine weather into the desert. 7.1. ______ Two weeks ahead of its scheduled opening date of 2 December, we have been invited for a sneak preview.
As we pass through the entrance a rush of glacial wind pushes itself to the base of our lungs and we feel the crunch of fresh snow underfoot. 7.2. ________ Two young men having a snowball fight, fir trees hanging heavy with frost and a handful of black-coated visitors trudging up a steep, snow-white hill like a pack of penguins. Central to this snapshot of wintry perfection are two Emiratis in white robes kneeling in eight inches of powder, letting snow run through their fingers and giggling at the sheer insanity of it all.

Even in this endlessly ambitious city, taking temperatures of up to 45°C down to below zero seemed crazy. 7.3. ________ It’s currently engaged in a number of surreal super projects: building the first ever underwater hotel; constructing a theme park that’s larger than the city itself; and erecting the tallest tower in the world – the Burj Dubai, whose height is a closely guarded secret. Next year will see the opening of the Palm Island project, a vast manmade archipelago stretching into the Persian Gulf. For Dubai, ‘moderation’ is a dirty word.

Ski Dubai juts out of the Mall of the Emirates – the largest shopping centre outside the States – like a giant metallic elbow. Just off Dubai’s main motorway, the tube-like structure is far from pretty, an unusual blip in this aesthetically conscious city. 7.4. ________ Craning our necks to take in the cavernous 22,500 square metre space, we trudge around mountains and igloos to the foot of the complex’s five-slope arena. Unlike the snow park – the
ski-free area at the foot of the hill – the slopes are not yet open to the public and the sight of this pristine white carpet sweeping upwards and out of view is eerie and intimidating.

7.5. ________ Yet within a fortnight this virgin snow will be being carved up by 1,500 skiers and snowboarders. We reach the mid-point smiling but out of breath. It’s home to the Avalanche Cafe, a balconied chalet which will soon be warming weary skiers with fondue, hot chocolate and the dubious pleasures of non-alcoholic mulled wine. For now this is as far as we are allowed to go, but around the corner, at the very top of the 85-metre high building, lies Ski Dubai’s longest run.

Abridged from: www.travel.guardian.co.uk

A. But this is a city that refuses to be limited by such trifling matters as logic, physics or geography.
B. Thankfully, once Ski Dubai is open the snowmaking sessions will take place only during the night.
C. As we trudge past abandoned snowmobiles and a colossal chairlift hung with icicles, the feeling is more ice-age apocalypse than hot new resort.
D. But inside it’s a wonder.
E. Before us lies a scene ripped straight from a Christmas card.
F. The location of this meteorological oddity is Ski Dubai, the third largest indoor slope in the world.

W lukę 7.1 należy wpisać zdanie:

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W lukę 7.3 należy wpisać zdanie:

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Matura 2007 z języka angielskiego r 6

Matura 2007

Zadanie 6. (6 pkt)
Zapoznaj się ze zdaniami podanymi poniżej. Usłyszysz dwukrotnie wywiad z nastoletnim biznesmenem. Z podanych odpowiedzi wybierz właściwą, zgodną z treścią rozmowy. Zaznacz jedną z czterech możliwości, zakreślając literę A, B, C lub D. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź otrzymasz l punkt.

TRANSKRYPCJA

Zadanie 6.
Interviewer: His feet are on the ground but his ambitions are sky high. In our studio, we have Martin Halstead, the entrepreneur who has just launched Britain’s latest passenger airline Alpha One at the age of 18! Martin, what attracted you to starting a business so early in life instead of going to university?
Martin: I left school when I was accepted for pilot training. I always knew I wanted to become a pilot, so university was never really in my thoughts anyway. My first business, which designed and sold flight simulators came about by chance because I couldn’t afford to fly. Then I started Alpha One because I was trying to work out the easiest way to get an airline job when I finished my flight training.
Interviewer: Have you faced many obstacles in setting up your airline?
Martin: Yes, at first it was very hard to be taken seriously. I remember in particular a meeting at Edinburgh Airport last year where I walked in and was pretty much asked if I was doing an A level or university project. Now, my boyish appearance doesn’t really cause any problems at all. Age is just a number and people have to come round to realising that.
Interviewer: What sacrifices have you made in order to make your airline a success?
Martin: Financially everything I have is in this airline, which is not much. However, I stand to lose my money if it goes wrong. I had to restrict my personal life a bit as well. You have to be a lot more careful about what you say, which for someone with a loud mouth like myself, can be difficult! I have had to slow down dramatically with my flight training, which has been a big sacrifice for me. The whole reason for setting up this airline was so that I could do what I love most and fly every day.
Interviewer: What is your average day like?
Martin: My average day now starts at about 5.30 a.m. with maybe a TV or radio interview. Then I either head up to my office at Oxford Airport where I meet with our operations team and the airport management, or I travel around for more interviews and press conferences. I’m usually not done until about 8 p.m. By then I’m so tired, I just go home and crash into bed.
Interviewer: Are you constantly under pressure to perform?
Martin: The pressure is much greater than I ever expected it to be. Even when you’re feeling ill, you still have to perform.
Interviewer: Do you have any advice for young entrepreneurs?
Martin: Yes, find a dream and chase it no matter how difficult it gets. You know, every day brings a new challenge and a new knock back, but if you can overcome the bad days, of which there can be many and manage to keep your head then nothing and no one can stop you.

Adapted from: www.timesonline.co.uk

6.1. Martin Halstead left school in order to
A. get a pilot’s licence.
B. design flight simulators.
C. launch a passenger airline.
D. find an airline job.

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6.2. During a meeting in Edinburgh Martin experienced some problems because he
A. didn’t have A levels.
B. lacked experience.
C. wasn’t serious enough.
D. looked youthful.

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6.3. In order to succeed Martin has had to
A. invest a lot of money.
B. spend less time flying.
C. fly almost every day.
D. learn to speak louder.

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6.4. Martin has to work much longer hours these days because he
A. travels a lot between his office and Oxford Airport.
B. encounters many problems with his operations team.
C. has numerous public relations commitments.
D. works at the airport management office.

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6.5. Nowadays Martin often feels
A. depressed.
B. exhausted.
C. ill.
D. crushed.

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6.6. According to Martin, it is most important for a young businessman to be
A. well-off.
B. experienced.
C. imaginative.
D. strong-willed.

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Matura 2007 z języka angielskiego r 4-5

Matura 2007

ROZUMIENIE ZE SŁUCHU

Zadanie 4. (5 pkt)
Zapoznaj się ze zdaniami podanymi w tabeli. Usłyszysz dwukrotnie ogłoszenie na temat obozu młodzieżowego. 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 l punkt.

TRANSKRYCJA

Zadanie 4.
…and finally, here’s an announcement for those of you who will be answering questions about Charnwood camp. As you probably know, 3,000 people will be coming to our international scout camp. You will have to contact groups who register on our website. And next week you will be holding meetings for parents and guardians. So here are the main points once again.

First of all, the equipment. If groups want to bring their own camping equipment, that is fine. If they are coming from further away and can’t carry much, then we can provide whatever they need, but remember we must be informed at least a month before the camp. You can imagine that with so many campers, it may sometimes take time to track everything down!

Secondly, there are two catering options. If groups wish to cater for themselves, we can supply cooking equipment. We can also hook them up with a local group with whom they can share cooking. They don’t have to worry about carrying their own food, either. We’ll have a provisions service on camp that will supply everything the scouts may need. The additional cost of having equipment and food provided will be £50 per person.

As for camp activities, we are anticipating numerous on-site events including bonfires and disco nights. Campers can also take part in sightseeing trips to nearby tourist attractions. The cost of all activities is published on our website.

Adapted from: www.charnwood.org

4.1. The announcement is addressed to an information office team.

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4.2. Groups bringing their own camping equipment must inform the organizers on arrival.

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4.3. Campers will have to share cooking with another group.

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4.4. Food and cooking equipment are included in the price of the camp.

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4.5. The organizers have planned some off-site activities for the participants.

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Zadanie 5. (4 pkt)
Zapoznaj się z poniższymi zdaniami. Usłyszysz dwukrotnie opinie czterech osób na temat graffiti. Przyporządkuj każdej osobie (5.1.-5.4.) jedno ze zdań (A-F). Dwa zdania podane zostały dodatkowo i nie pasują do żadnej wypowiedzi. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź otrzymasz l punkt.

TRANKSYPCJA

Zadanie 5.
Interviewer: A judge in Manchester sentenced two young men to 10 months’ youth detention for tagging, that is spraying their signatures onto buildings, trains and bridges. He said he hoped it would deter others. I went to one of London’s graffiti hotspots to ask people if jail was the best way to deal with such problems.

Speaker one
Graffiti is a positive form of expression and I believe it does in fact brighten up the grey concrete urban environment. I think it’s a wasted talent and by no means should incur a custodial sentence. Give the young people somewhere to be more creative, hold competitions. Why shouldn’t the place be colourful?

Speaker two
Tagging should be punished, it has no artistic qualities and it makes a mess of the environment in which it exists. In our area, you see the same few tags time and time again on any available surface. If left, it suggests that anti-social behaviour is tolerated here. People then start to feel unsafe. Older people in particular find graffiti very upsetting.

Speaker three
Of course they should be jailed. It really does make my blood boil when people suggest that tagging brightens up a grim, grey street. As with anything in life, if you don’t own it, don’t abuse it. I have no problem with art of any description, but it should be done on or in private property. If not, you are clearly an offender and you should be dealt with accordingly. If we excuse this because it ‘looks nice’ where will it end?

Speaker four
Sending someone to jail for vandalism seems a bit harsh to me. The punishment has to fit the crime. It might be more useful to society if they were made to clean up the mess at their own cost. Make the taggers clean up double the area that they tagged and do something useful for the community. They should also be warned that if they are caught again then the punishment will be double the area that they cleaned the last time.

Adapted from: www.news.bbc.co. uk

A. Working for local people might be a more appropriate solution.
B. Locking people up for vandalism will only alienate them further.
C. Tagging has no artistic qualities, but real graffiti can be beautiful.
D. Tagging brings a threatening feel to the area.
E. The law is the law and there should be no exceptions.
F. Graffiti which is admired as genuine street art should be encouraged.

5.1. SPEAKER 1

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5.3. SPEAKER 3

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5.4. SPEAKER 4

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matura 2007 ja

Zadanie 7. (5 pkt)
Przebywasz w szkole językowej w Coventry. Chcesz zaprosić grupę przyjaciół – obcokrajowców na pożegnalne przyjęcie w klubie. Napisz zaproszenie, w którym:

• wyjaśnisz, z jakiej okazji organizujesz przyjęcie,
• uzasadnisz, dlaczego wybrałeś/łaś Black Swan Club,
• poinformujesz o jednej z atrakcji, które zaplanowałeś/łaś,
• udzielisz wskazówek, jak się dostać na miejsce przyjęcia.
Podpisz się jako XYZ. W zadaniu nie jest określony limit słów. Oceniana jest umiejętność zwięzłego przekazu wszystkich informacji określonych w poleceniu (4 punkty) oraz poprawność językowa (1 punkt).

Przykład z arkusza CKE

INVITATION TO BLACK SWAN CLUB

30TH AUGUST AT 7 P.M.

Please join us for a farewell party at the Black Swan Club. I chose it because of its beautiful location and traditional English food. Especially for us there will be a jazz trio playing there.
I hope you get there without problems, it is two bus stops away from our school. I hope to see you there.

XYZ

Zadanie 8. (10 pkt)
Jakiś czas temu znalazłeś/łaś zwierzę. W liście do znajomego z zagranicy napisz:

• jakie to zwierzę i w jakich okolicznościach je znalazłeś/łaś,
• dlaczego zdecydowałeś/łaś się wziąć je do domu i jak zareagowali inni domownicy,
• jaki miałeś/łaś z nim problem i w jaki sposób go rozwiązałeś/łaś,
• jakie masz obowiązki wynikające z jego posiadania i jak to wpłynęło na Twoje życie.
Pamiętaj o zachowaniu odpowiedniej formy i stylu 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).

Dear Jack,

I’m writing to tell you how my life has turned around recently because of the arrival of Charlie – our new pet. He is the most gorgeous black cat I have ever seen. Walking to
school, I found him in a box thrown into a refuse bin. He would have died if I hadn’t taken him home. It’s horrifying to think someone could be so cruel.
My parents were afraid he might be ill or rabid but I took him to a vet and they let me keep him. He was terrified at the beginning. It took a few hours and a saucer of cream before he began to trust us, but now he is part of our family.
Now I have to get up earlier to feed him. Guess what! I stopped buying sweets to save my pocket money to buy cat food.
I hope you see him soon.

Love,
XYZ

Matura 2007 z języka angielskiego 6

Matura 2007

Zadanie 6. (6 pkt)
Przeczytaj poniższy tekst. 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 l punkt.

Can the school you go to make a massive difference to your life? This is the question that a TV company wanted to answer, so they ran an experiment. They paid for a 14-year-old boy who constantly got into trouble and was thrown out of his South London school to go to an exclusive £15,000 a year boarding school.

The experiment was a second chance for 14-year-old Ryan Bell. He had never had the opportunities that his new classmates at Downside School had. When he was asked if he might have trouble getting used to a ‘smart and posh’ new school, he simply said, “Don’t worry about me looking like a person with no friends, all 14-year-old guys are the same – we like cars and girls! I’m certain I won’t have any problems.”

Ryan’s first year at his new school was a definite success. He was coming top in Latin and got into the rugby team, where he was one of the best. His mother was really proud – she hoped her son would never have the problems with money she had. His father had left them both when Ryan was a baby. His mother had always done her best, but admitted she couldn’t give Ryan the best start in life. Now Ryan started talking about going to university and a possible career as a TV director.

At his old school, Ryan’s teachers used to say he was always causing problems but at his new school Ryan got on very well with the other students. His teachers said he would get through his GCSE exams easily. There were a few small problems, but at first they weren’t considered too serious. The first one was when Ryan returned home for the holidays and was caught doing graffiti. It was bad, but the school blamed his friends at home for encouraging him to do it and said it would be unfair to expect Ryan to ‘transform overnight’. They were less tolerant of the second incident – Ryan took another boy’s mobile phone and even though it was apparently a joke, he was not allowed to attend school for a week.

After returning to the school which he was enjoying being part of, Ryan went into the nearest town one evening with some of his friends. At the local disco he lost his temper and hit another boy in the face. The incident reflected badly on the school’s reputation as the police were called. Because Ryan had already been in trouble and the regulations were the same for everyone, he had to be thrown out of school.

This decision was cruel, though the teachers believed his aggression and wrongdoings were caused by his previous experiences. Everyone agrees that Ryan was doing very well and even though he failed to complete his education at Downside School, he progressed a long way educationally and emotionally.

Adapted from: Club, Nov/Dec 2003

6.1. The aim of the experiment was to
A. help a young boy get out of trouble at school.
B. find out if the choice of a school matters.
C. check how good Downside School was.
D. show Ryan what an exclusive school was like.

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6.2. Ryan
A. was optimistic about joining the school.
B. was worried about making friends.
C. thought he might have some problems.
D. wanted his mother to be proud of him.

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6.3. Ryan’s mother
A. didn’t like the experiment.
B. never had financial problems.
C. offered him the best she could.
D. expected Ryan to go to university.

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6.4. Ryan’s new teachers
A. expected him to change at once.
B. didn’t punish him in any way.
C. never tried to justify his manners.
D. blamed his past for his behaviour.

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6.5. At Downside School
A. all students have to follow the same rules.
B. some students are treated differently.
C. a few students have too much freedom.
D. students are not allowed to go to discos.

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6.6. The author of the text
A. criticises the whole experiment.
B. describes the role of family background.
C. encourages the readers to change school.
D. shows how a school can motivate students.

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Matura 2007 z języka angielskiego 1-3

Matura 2007

ROZUMIENIE ZE SŁUCHU

Zadanie 1. (6 pkt)
Zapoznaj się z nazwami programów telewizyjnych podanymi poniżej. Usłyszysz dwukrotnie zapowiedzi sześciu programów. Przyporządkuj im nazwy, wpisując odpowiednie litery (A-H) w kratki (1.1-1.6.). Dwie nazwy programów podane zostały dodatkowo i nie pasują do żadnej zapowiedzi. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź otrzymasz 1 punkt.

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Zadanie 1.
Hello. Let us tell you about some of the programmes you can watch on Sky One this week.
One
The world’s changing weather is causing serious problems to people around the globe. This three-part series explores the most shocking natural disasters and talks to the people caught up in them. The first episode shows a British sailor who survived a hurricane. Other programmes show flooding and tornadoes.
Two
In one of his funniest roles Alec Guinness plays the inventor of a suit that never gets dirty or damaged. Sounds great, but he soon faces opposition from both workers and management in the clothing industry because it will put them out of work and business. A lot of funny situations and jokes guaranteed.
Three
The colder weather means less chance to play in the garden. So, have a look at Bob and Mo – the stars of a new animation for pre-school kids called The Green House. Each five-minute episode of the cartoon is narrated by the famous actor, Richard Briers.
Four
In the final show of the series Jonathan Ross talks to the professional singer and comedian James Brown, who talks about his road to success and how it has changed his life. About 30 people have been invited to the studio to ask James questions about his career.
Five
This is a weekly half-hour programme presented by John Bond. This week he invites chefs from the best London restaurants to a special edition of his show. Test your own skills against selected recipes from his guests.
Six
A disturbing report on the increasing number of people in Britain who suffer from allergies. One of them is Sue whose problems are caused by allergies to food. She has to keep to a strict diet with the help of her mother who prepares special dishes. People suffering from other
allergies will get some advice as well.

Adapted from: The Number One Telly Magazine, 25 June-1 July 2005
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A. culinary programme

B. chat show

C. weather forecast

D. comedy

E. documentary

F. gardening programme

G. medical programme

H. children’s programme

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Zadanie 2. (4 pkt)
Zapoznaj się ze zdaniami podanymi w tabeli. Usłyszysz dwukrotnie wypowiedź na temat huraganu w Stanach Zjednoczonych. 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.

TRANSKRYPCJA
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Zadanie 2.
Can you imagine what it is like when a disaster comes? Well, I can tell you because I have just been through one. I hope the worst is already over. But, let me start from the beginning. My mum did not want me to come home from College one weekend. But as usual, I did not listen to her. As a freshman I felt really homesick so I wanted to come home and spend time with my family. What I didn’t know was that there might be a massive hurricane moving
towards us. On Sunday morning, I woke up early and heard my mum screaming hysterically.
We sat down for a ‘family talk’ and my father told us to collect only what was most important for us. It was one of the most difficult decisions in my life. I couldn’t decide what to take and what to leave in John’s underground garage. John is a friend living next door. So, we took our most valuable things and went on our way. We tried to get to Baton Rouge where some friends of the family have a house. All the way my cat Minnie, who normally does not like anybody at all, was lying on my lap. She was so frightened… And it was really amazing – all our animals travelling together in the van were so friendly to one another while normally they fight and need to be separated. What worries me is that now, when all of this is over, my family and I are going our own ways again. My family is going back home to see if our house is still standing and I’ll be at college hoping everything is okay. I am hearing stories about houses which were completely destroyed or collapsed during the hurricane. I am scared and I keep asking myself “Will I ever have a home?”

Adapted from: www.nola.com/weblogs/nola
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2.1. The speaker came home from college because she missed her family.

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2.2. The family left some of their things at a neighbour’s.

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2.3. During the journey the animals were separated from one another.

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2.4. The speaker is sure her house has been destroyed.

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Zadanie 3. (5 pkt)
Zapoznaj się ze zdaniami podanymi poniżej. Usłyszysz dwukrotnie wywiad z opiekunką do dziecka. Z podanych odpowiedzi wybierz właściwą, zgodną z treścią rozmowy. Zaznacz jedną z trzech możliwości, zakreślając literę A, B lub C. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź otrzymasz 1 punkt.

TRANSKRYPCJA
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Zadanie 3.
Interviewer: Good evening everyone, and welcome to another program in the “Working Holidays” series. Our guest today is Anna who will be talking about her experiences as an au pair. Anna, nice to have you with us tonight.
Anna: I’m very happy to be here.
Interviewer: So, first of all, why did you decide to become an au pair?
Anna: After I finished school I didn’t know whether to start earning money or continue studying. I decided to take a gap year and come to London, which would give me the time to decide what to do. I had some experience with children, but not much. I like children so I knew it wouldn’t be a problem.
Interviewer: And what about the family you worked for?
Anna: Luckily I found a family I really liked. They were great.
Interviewer: In what way?
Anna: The kids were really nice. When they went on a school trip I missed them a lot. But, at least I had some free time for myself and the family sent me a plane ticket so I didn’t have to pay for it. My best friend was lucky, too. Her family paid for her language course. But some people I know had families that weren’t so nice. They were suspicious, set times for them to come home, forced the au pairs to do a lot of housework. But what they disliked most was that they gave them so much to do that they had no time to do a language course, which was the reason why they were in Britain.
Interviewer: What sort of work is normal for an au pair?
Anna: About 20 to 30 hours a week; helping to prepare dinner and breakfast. Learn the names of foods – it’s very useful! You also have to help the kids get ready for school, do a bit of tidying, perhaps a bit of ironing.
Interviewer: What tips would you have for people looking for an au pair job? For example, does your English have to be very good?
Anna: Not really. You can manage even with poor English, the kids will teach you very quickly! But bring some money with you. London is expensive and with the money you get you won’t be able to pay for things like language courses and trips around Britain.
Interviewer: Thank you for coming to the studio today, Anna.
Anna: You’re very welcome. It’s been a pleasure.

Adapted from: Club, March 2002
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3.1. Anna wanted to work as an au pair because she
A. didn’t have money to continue studying.
B. wasn’t sure what to do in the future.
C. had a lot of experience in this kind of work.

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3.2. The family Anna worked for
A. gave her a lot of free time.
B. paid for her language course.
C. bought her a plane ticket.

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3.3. The worst thing for some au pairs is that they
A. have no time to study English.
B. must go on school trips with the kids.
C. have to work thirty hours a week.

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3.4. In Anna’s opinion an au pair
A. earns enough money to afford trips.
B. must know English very well.
C. can learn the language from children.

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3.5. The aim of the interview is to
A. warn au pairs against British employers.
B. show the pros and cons of being an au pair.
C. encourage au pairs to take up work in London.

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