matura 2008 jar


Zadanie 3. (18 pkt)
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1. Opisz nauczyciela, którego podziwiasz za umiejętność rozbudzania zainteresowań młodzieży oraz odpowiednie podejście do problemów młodych ludzi.

The most memorable person at school was our biology teacher, Miss Nowak. I think she was a role model in every way. The fact that she taught us biology was incidental. Above all, she helped us in the difficult task of growing up.

First of all, she was a person who commanded respect. Not only was she fully conscious of her own worth, but she treated us with respect too. She was ready to listen and answer our questions no matter if they concerned biology or anything else. We knew that we could come to her with our problems, knowing that she would help us to solve them. She never made snide remarks or labelled us as losers just because we were not coping with adolescent problems.

In fact, she probably knew more of our secrets than our parents. As to biology, she had a hands-on approach. Instead of droning on about the life-cycle of animals, we hatched out ducklings in the laboratory and had a wonderful time watching them grow. Instead of reading about the growth of yeast cells, we made bread and observed the process for ourselves. In this way we became curious about the world and eager to carry out our own research.

I admire her because she had the ability to infect us with her love of life and passion for biology. She found inspiration in everything around her, including us, which was a great encouragement and motivated us to try harder and live more wisely.

2. Napisz opowiadanie o przygodzie, która miała miejsce w czasie wędrówki w górach, pod tytułem: “A Dangerous Creature”.

Last year my friend and I planned a skiing holiday in the mountains. Unfortunately, when we arrived in our resort we found the slopes bare and all the lifts closed. Bitterly disappointed but determined to make the best of our holiday, we decided to go trekking instead.
The next day we set off early on a path that took us into a beautiful nature reserve. We had walked about 10 km before we decided to take a break for lunch near a tumbling stream. Just as we were enjoying our sandwiches a bear appeared on the opposite bank. We froze in fear for a moment. Then we both acted impulsively – we left our sandwiches on the rocks and backed off. The bear looked thin and bedraggled. It came across the water, sniffed the food, then ate hungrily. Fearing the sandwiches may not be enough for him, we hastily climbed the nearest tree. The bear lingered for a long time, then finally trudged back across the stream and vanished.
Still cautious, we climbed down from the tree and headed for our hostel.
We arrived back just before nightfall exhausted and ravenously hungry. On hearing our story, the landlord told us that the warm winter had confused the bears and many had come out of hibernation. Now that we were safe and sound we felt rather ashamed of our fear, realizing that the bear might not have been as dangerous as we thought.

3. Budowa autostrad jest szansą na rozwój kraju, ale stwarza też zagrożenie dla obszarów o wartości przyrodniczej. Napisz rozprawkę, w której przedstawisz zagrożenia i korzyści wynikające z realizacji tego typu projektów.

Extensive plans of building motorways in Poland raise much controversy. Road networks play a key role in developing a nation’s infrastructure and are an essential factor for economy growth.
However, very often such development comes at the cost of the natural environment. Let us look at advantages and disadvantages of such projects.
In an age when many species are facing extinction, road construction carves up the countryside, destroying the habitat of precious fauna and flora and the greater volume of traffic inevitably leads to an increase in pollution. What’s more roadbuilding naturally stimulates the growth of road-side services such as shops, petrol stations, or hotels, further encroaching on the countryside and threatening its unspoilt beauty.

Yet a poor road network also brings innumerable problems. Traffic destined for major cities has to travel through small country towns, causing congestion and safety hazard for local people. Huge articulated trucks forced onto narrow winding roads damage the road surface which is not designed to take them. And tourist industry in many parts of Poland may not grow as quickly as it would, if the road access there were better.

Protection of the environment is crucial and should not be neglected. However, preventing road development cannot be considered a sensible solution. Although the problem seems irresolvable, many countries have shown that with careful planning and strict regulation compromise is possible. Hopefully, Poland will be one of them.

matura 2007 jar


Zadanie 3. (18 pkt)
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1. Coraz więcej młodych Polaków decyduje się wyjechać na Wyspy Brytyjskie w celu podjęcia studiów. Napisz rozprawkę przedstawiającą dobre i złe strony tego zjawiska.


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.