Zadanie 1. (5 pkt)

Usłyszysz dwukrotnie wywiad z reżyserką filmów dokumentalnych. Zaznacz znakiem X, które zdania są zgodne z treścią nagrania (T – True), a które nie (F – False). Za każde poprawne rozwiązanie otrzymasz 1 punkt.

Transkrypcja do zadania 1.

Journalist: Today we’re talking to Sarah Robertson, a film maker and director of the movie Arctic Tale. How did you get into the film industry, Sarah?

Sarah: My friends and I were underwater photographers and we wanted to find a place which would be really interesting. The Arctic had so many mysteries and little-known animals. We were young and poor, but we had a camera. We went to the north of the Arctic and started taking pictures and learning about the place and animals. Then, four years later, some TV broadcasters asked us to make wildlife films, and we started making them. Directing them was great! They are often shown on Discovery Channel.

Journalist: Then you got interested in global warming and made Arctic Tale. Could you tell me something about the film?

Sarah: We’ve been working in the Arctic for fifteen years and we’ve seen many changes. We are impressed by the way animals adapt to the new, changing conditions. The film Arctic Tale presents their intelligence and courage. It shows how they find new ways to live.

Journalist: What were some of the biggest problems you had while you were filming?

Sarah:: Making films in the Arctic is very difficult. For every week you are in the Arctic you get three to four good days of filming. Although it’s really cold and conditions are extreme, it’s actually the waiting that becomes the hardest part of working there. You never know when something is going to happen and you have to be ready at all times.

Journalist: What advice do you have for people who are interested in working in the film industry?

Sarah: Take a camera and just start filming. Don’t let anyone say you can’t do it. Journalist: Thank you for your time, Sarah.

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1.1. Sarah first went to the Arctic to make a film for TV.
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1.2. Sarah made some wildlife films before filming Arctic Tale.
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1.3. Arctic Tale is about changes in animals’ living habits.
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1.4. Low temperatures are the main problem for film makers in the Arctic.
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1.5. In the interview, Sarah presents her views on global warming.
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Zadanie 2. (5 pkt)

Usłyszysz dwukrotnie pięć wiadomości. Do każdej wiadomości (2.1.–2.5.) dopasuj nagłówek podsumowujący jej treść (A–F). Wpisz rozwiązania do tabeli. Uwaga: jeden nagłówek został podany dodatkowo i nie pasuje do żadnej wiadomości. Za każde poprawne rozwiązanie otrzymasz 1 punkt.

Transkrypcja do zadania 2.

And here’s some latest news from around the world.


A musician travelling on a train from Cardiff called the police yesterday saying that someone had stolen his expensive violin. When the police stopped the train to catch the thief they saw the violin under the musician’s seat! The man was coming back from a concert, fell asleep during the journey and forgot to take it with him when he was getting off the train. The violin was made in Italy in 1748 and is worth about a million euros.


I was really pleased to be part of such a historic day in our country. At first it looked like an ordinary wedding with everybody waving at each other and admiring the dress of the bride. And then Queen Elizabeth and Prince William arrived and I realized that I was watching history in the making so I started to wave the flag happily. It made me feel very fortunate that I live in this country.


A man who broke into a luxurious apartment was trapped in a lift for 11 hours. When the lift stopped between floors, the man tried to open the door with a screwdriver. But the lift had a special lock which closed him inside. The man panicked and set off the fire alarm. The fire brigade and the police arrived within a few minutes but it took the specialists a few hours to rescue the man from the lift. And then they locked him up again, this time in prison.


The Royal Navy’s newest submarine hit some rocks near the Isle of Skye. It happened yesterday in the evening while the ship was doing some sea tests. Luckily, no-one on board was hurt but some systems are not working properly. The submarine is the Royal Navy’s most technologically advanced ship. After the necessary repairs the ship will return to port for a closer inspection.


Some city centres have become dangerous areas, but in Wellington, New Zealand, they have found a way to reduce crime. Soft, classical music coming out of speakers, has made the number of criminal incidents fall from 86 a week to 4 a week. People feel much safer and the young don’t get into trouble so often now. If it works, other cities could consider using the same idea. adapted from

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Zadanie 3. (5 pkt)

Usłyszysz dwukrotnie wypowiedź na temat zakupów przez Internet. Z podanych odpowiedzi wybierz właściwą, zgodną z treścią nagrania. Zakreśl literę A, B albo C. Za każde poprawne rozwiązanie otrzymasz 1 punkt.

I know that many teenagers think that their grandparents are too old to use a computer but they are wrong. My example shows that it’s never too late to learn if you really want to.

Some time ago I decided to buy a book which a friend recommended to me. I visited every bookshop in the area where I live, but I couldn’t get the book in any of them. I told my friend about the problem and wanted to borrow his book, but he suggested I should try buying it online. He said he’d used the Internet to buy CDs with classical music that he couldn’t find anywhere else. I wasn’t sure at first, but I really wanted to have my own copy of the book so I thought, ‘Why not?’

At home, I sat down in front of my computer, which I’d only used for e-mail before. I searched for the book for half an hour. Finally, I found an online bookshop that had it. I was very excited that I could start buying. I read the instructions on the website but they seemed complicated so I phoned my grandson. I wanted him to tell me how to order the book step-by-step. I thought everything would go smoothly but I was wrong. I wanted to use my favourite word as a password but the website didn’t want to accept it for some reason. My grandson told me to add a number to it, and this time it was OK. I finally managed to order the book and I just had to wait two days for it to arrive. At least that’s what I thought. The next day I got an e-mail from the bookshop. It said that I had made a mistake in my registration form. I wrote too many numbers in my postcode and they couldn’t send the book. They told me to correct it. I did it very quickly and phoned them to check if everything was all right. Fortunately it was but they said I’d have to wait two more days!

When the postman came with the package, I was so happy! As the book cost more than £20, the delivery was free, so I gave the postman a £5 tip. I had a real surprise when I opened the package. Inside there was the book, of course but there was also a letter that said I would pay 10% less for all books and CDs I bought from the bookshop in the future. So for me online shopping makes a lot of sense and I will depend on it for buying many other things.

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3.1. The speaker decided to buy the book online because

3.2. When the speaker was shopping online, he

3.3. What went wrong while the speaker was doing the shopping?

3.4. When the speaker was waiting for the book,

3.5. When the postman brought the package, the speaker


Zadanie 4. (7 pkt)

Przeczytaj tekst. Dobierz właściwy nagłówek (A–H) do każdego fragmentu tekstu. Wpisz odpowiednią literę w miejsca 4.1.–4.7. Uwaga: jeden nagłówek został podany dodatkowo i nie pasuje do żadnego fragmentu tekstu. Za każde poprawne rozwiązanie otrzymasz 1 punkt.

4.1. ___

One day in 1929, when J. R. R. Tolkien was marking examination papers at Oxford University, he saw that a student had left an empty page. On it, Tolkien wrote the words, ‘In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.’ Right there, a book, a bestseller, and a legend were born.

4.2. ___

Readers could finally buy The Hobbit in 1937. The book was illustrated with black and white drawings by Tolkien, who also designed the book cover. Thanks to enthusiastic reviews, the first 1,500 copies sold out very quickly.

4.3. ___

Bilbo Baggins, the main character of the book, lives a peaceful life in his comfortable hole at Bag End. Bilbo is a hobbit – one of a race of small people. One day the old wizard Gandalf arrives and persuades Bilbo to go on an adventure with a group of thirteen dwarves. So begins their long and difficult search for the treasure hidden by the evil dragon Smaug.

4.4. ___

In December 1937, The Hobbit’s publisher asked Tolkien to continue the story. In reply, Tolkien offered the first version of another story, but the editors did not accept it. The public wanted ‘more about hobbits’. Tolkien began work on The New Hobbit, which later became The Lord of the Rings.

4.5. ___

The Hobbit has been on the market since 1937. After the book came a version for the theatre, then the radio, and different games. Some of these new products have received excellent reviews, including a video game that won the Golden Joystick Award.

4.6. ___

The Hobbit is now being made into a film. The film’s final cost could be about twice as much as the whole of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The film’s budget has increased because of years of delays which were caused by legal problems. The good news is that the first part of The Hobbit will be in cinemas in December 2012.

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The two-part movie based on The Hobbit has been filmed in New Zealand. Making the films in this country provided work for thousands of New Zealanders. Probably, like The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit will promote the country and bring profits for the tourist industry. Hundreds of local people protested against the possibility of moving The Hobbit elsewhere.

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Zadanie 5. (6 pkt)

Przeczytaj tekst. Zaznacz znakiem X, które zdania są zgodne z treścią tekstu (T – True), a które nie (F – False). Za każde poprawne rozwiązanie otrzymasz 1 punkt.


We did not always live on Mango Street. Before that we lived on Loomis on the third floor, and before that we lived on Keller. Before Keller it was Paulina, and before that I can’t remember. But what I remember most was moving a lot. Each time it seemed there’d be one more of us. By the time we got to Mango Street we were six – Mama, Papa, Carlos, Kiki, my sister Nenny, and me.

The house on Mango Street is ours and we don’t have to pay rent to anybody, or share the yard with the people downstairs, or be careful not to make too much noise and there isn’t a landlord banging on the ceiling with a broom. But even so, it’s not the house we’d thought we’d get.

Our parents always told us that one day we would move into a house, a real house that would be ours for always so we wouldn’t have to move each year. Our house would be white with trees around it and a big yard and grass growing without a fence. It would be within town limits but it would look like a big country house.

And our house would have running water and pipes that worked. And we’d have a basement and at least three bathrooms so when we took a bath we wouldn’t have to tell everybody. This was the house Papa talked about when he held a lottery ticket and this was the house Mama dreamed up in the stories she told us before we went to bed.

But Papa’s tickets were never the lucky ones and the house on Mango Street is not the way they told it at all. It’s small and red with tight little steps in front and windows so small you’d think they were holding their breath. And the house has only one bathroom, very small.

Once, when we were living on Loomis, a teacher from my school passed by and saw me playing outside.

‘Where do you live?’ she asked.

‘There,’ I said, pointing up to the third floor.

‘You live there?’

There. I had to look to where she pointed – the third floor, with the paint peeling, and the wooden bars Papa had nailed on the windows so we wouldn’t fall out. You live there? The way she said it made me feel like nothing. There. I lived there. I nodded.

I knew then I had to have a house. A real house. One I could point to. But this isn’t it. The house on Mango Street isn’t it. ‘For the time being,’ Mama said. ‘Temporary,’ said Papa. But I’ve stopped really counting on it. I know how those things go.

adapted from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
5.1. The family had grown by the time they moved to Mango Street.
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5.2. The house on Mango Street belongs to the narrator’s family.
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5.3. The family dreamt of living in the country.
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5.4. Niccolo reminded Sue of herself when she was the same age.
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5.5. The narrator felt ashamed at the end of the conversation with the teacher.
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5.6. The narrator believes her parents’ promises of a better place to live after Mango Street.
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Zadanie 6. (7 pkt)

Przeczytaj tekst. Z podanych odpowiedzi wybierz właściwą, zgodną z treścią tekstu. Zakreśl literę A, B, C albo D. Za każde poprawne rozwiązanie otrzymasz 1 punkt.


Malaria has been in the media a lot recently. After leaving hospital a few days ago Cheryl Cole gave an interview about catching the disease on her holiday trip to Africa and the weeks she spent in intensive care. And she is not the only star who has suffered from this disease. The same thing happened to Simon Reeve, the face of popular BBC programmes and a travel writer. The difference is that Cheryl Cole took antimalarial tablets, just like medical textbooks say you should, and Simon was simply careless.

When we visit Simon to listen to his story about malaria, he is still embarrassed to admit that catching the disease was totally his own fault. Simon has gone around the world three times visiting far-off exotic locations so he was well aware of the health risks when he travelled to Gabon, West Africa, a malaria hotspot, in 2006. Although he knew how dangerous the disease is, he still risked his life.

‘It happened while I was filming Equator,’ recalls Simon. ‘I was told I should start taking antimalarial tablets the day before I got to Africa and then every day while I was there. I bought them well in advance, but foolishly, in all the excitement, I didn’t pack them. Of course it was stupid of me, but I thought everything would be all right so I didn’t worry about it. I think I was bitten by a mosquito on the first day but I realized something was wrong several days later. We had finished our journey through Gabon and were going to the Democratic Republic of Congo the following day. Sophie, the director, Sam, the cameraman, and I went to have a pizza in a restaurant near our hotel with a couple of doctors from Germany who were working at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, one of the main malaria hospitals in Africa. Suddenly, during the meal I started to get muscle ache and felt sleepy so I went back to my room and went straight to bed. I woke up at 3 a.m. feeling very sick. But malaria didn’t come to my mind. We’d come from an area where lots of gorillas had the deadly Ebola virus and that was my biggest fear. The hospital was far away so I wanted to contact one of the German doctors but I didn’t have their phone numbers. I decided to wait until morning but I was really terrified.’

In the morning Simon managed to get up and perhaps rather optimistically tried to continue filming. ‘Sophie and Sam took one look at me and told me to sit down,’ he says. ‘They checked my temperature which was 39.8C – a high fever. They gave me some water and some medicine and called for a local doctor who examined me and said he suspected I had malaria. Sophie contacted one of the specialists we had met the day before and after giving me a blood test he said the diagnosis was correct.

I felt really embarrassed but the experience has taught me a lot. Now, I am a wiser traveller. I travel with a medical kit and I always check where I can get medical help. When everything is fine I go to the doctor only once every two or three years. But if I start to suffer from symptoms similar to flu, I go to my doctor straightaway to make sure the malaria hasn’t come back. It’s a huge change. Before I had malaria I didn’t even have my own doctor, I just took an aspirin when I had a cold.’

Simon really wants to reduce the number of malaria infections each year, that’s why he agreed to have his story published. ‘With modern medicine there is no reason so many British travellers should catch this horrible disease,’ he says.

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6.1. 6.1. Both Cheryl Cole and Simon Reeve

6.2. Simon blames himself for catching malaria because he

6.3. Simon thinks he got infected

6.4. When Simon felt ill in his hotel room, he

6.5. Who first took care of Simon in the morning?

6.6. Because of the fact that he once had malaria, Simon

6.7. In the article, the author