Konkurs Języka Angielskiego

Konkurs Języka Angielskiego

Dzięki inicjatywie nauczycieli języka angielskiego, w gimnazjum nr 1 w Miechowie i gimnazjum nr 3 w Trzebini, pod koniec maja 2003 odbyły się finały konkursów języka angielskiego. Dla zwycięzców Fundacja Kopernikańska w Polsce ufundowała nagrody w postaci dwutygodniowych obozów językowych w Augustowie i Małej Rusi. Poniżej przedstawiamy całość testu opracowanego przez Elżbietę Mańko na podstawie artykułów opublikowanych w latach 2000 i 2001 na łamach The World of English oraz broszury American History.


Zaznacz prawidłową odpowiedź.

1. What was the name of the man who in 1848, while he was building a sawmill in California, first noticed some golden flakes in the sand?
a) James W. Marshall b) John Stevens c) Peter Comb d) Levi Strauss

2. What is Madison Avenue, New York, famous for?
a) finance b) advertising c) theatres d) fashion

3. When did the Vietnam War finish?
a) 1955 b) 1968 c) 1975 d) 1981

4. Where is the University of Scranton situated?
a) Pennsylvania b) Philadelphia c) California d) Texas

5. How old must a person be to apply for a driving licence in the USA?
a) 16 b) 17 c) 18 d) 21

6. What are the American towns where selling alcohol is prohibited called?
a) prohibition b) alcohol-free c) dry d) non-alcoholic

7. What is Coney Island famous for?
a) Madison Square Garden b) fun fair c) Greenpoint d) Zoo

8. Who bought the island of Manhattan from the Indians for a handful of beads?
a) the British b) the Germans c) the Dutch d) the Jews

9. What is the name of the famous statuette awarded every year to the best film-industry personalities?
a) Oscar b) Frederic c) Gold Palm d) Nestor

10. What is Las Vegas famous for?
a) film industry b) national parks c) casinos d) car factory

Odpowiedz krótko na pytania.
What is Rudolph Giuliani famous for? ……………..
What is the US anthem called? ……………..
What does it mean America is a melting pot? ……………..
Where is the famous dream factory situated? ……………..
Where does the name denim come from? ……………..


Zaznacz prawidłową odpowiedź.

A. Przekształć wyrazy podane obok tak, aby można było uzupełnić zdania.
1. Passion is a new night club where teenagers go …………….. at weekends. DANCE
2. I always take two pairs of …………….. when I go on holiday. TRAIN
3. In my family my father does the …………….. when the flat needs cleaning. VACUUM
4. Pupils who do homework everyday are more …………….. at school. SUCCESS
5. Sorry, I forgot about our …………….. on Saturday. MEET

B. Wybierz jedną prawidłową odpowiedź.
1. If he …………….. hard, he will pass the exam.

a) work b) working c) will work d) works

2. Steve doesn’t like watching TV. He would rather …………….. to the cinema.
a) go b) gone c) will go d) went

3. I had to throw …………….. my old clothes, because they were so worn out.
a) of b) away c) off d) up

4. You had better …………….. your mobile phone when you go on holiday.
a) take b) taken c) took d) taking

5. Susan wants to …………….. some photos of her friends. a) make b) do
c) take d) draw

C. Ułóż rozsypane wyrazy tak, aby powstały poprawne zdania.
1. o’clock by you can you go back nine the party must but be to ……………..
2. Poland tourist aunt visit she all wants drive places the can’t my to in but ……………..
3. streets office letters the the they into at are arrive sorting sorted local and ……………..

D. Znajdź błędy w zdaniach i napisz te zdania poprawnie.
1. Ian Porter meets Kit Parson, a seventeen-years-old schoolboy, who had designed a Spice Girls website for the internet. ……………..
2. Levi Strauss realised that the gold miners need very strong clothes which are easy to wash and which are comfortable to wearing. ……………..


Przeczytaj poniższy tekst a następnie zaznacz prawidłową odpowiedź.

I am pretty sure that all of you are familiar with Beverly Hills 90210. Do you remember how Steve was once cheating on a test and everybody was disgusted? Even his friend Brandon disapproved and considered telling the principal. Believe it or not, this is not a fictitious thing fabricated to improve the morals of teenage students. There is absolutely no cheating allowed in American schools. Maybe it happens occasionally, but not as often as in Polish schools. There is one simple reason – if you get caught, you get expelled and your record is tarnished from then on. During a final examination, the professor can walk out of the classroom and be sure that no one will risk looking at someone else’s papers.Like in Great Britain, the majority of kids don’t live with their parents when they go to college. What’s more, they don’t even live in the same state. If somebody has parents who are well-off enough to cover their tuition, housing and living expenses, they are pretty lucky. If you’re not one of these lucky kids, then what? Well, there are bank loans, financial aid and – work. A lot of kids go to school full-time and work to make ends meet. They have to manage their money so that it lasts long enough for them to survive. There’s much more to college life than studying and partying.
(WoE 2/2001 A little dose of truth str 23)

Wybierz prawidłową odpowiedź zgodną z przeczytanym tekstem:
1. Brandon told the principal that Steve had cheated on the test. True/False
2. Students who are caught cheating get a lower mark. True/False
3. Students study and work to meet their friends. True/False
4. Living with their parents is not popular among college students. True/False
5. To be expelled means to be moved to another college. True/False

Znajdź w tekście synonimy podanych niżej wyrazów i zwrotów.
1. to know something - ……………..
2. to copy during an examination - ……………..
3. to be rich - ……………..
4. invented by someone - ……………..
5. to continue to live despite many problems - ……………..


Wysłuchaj nagrania i odpowiedz krótko na pytania.
Nagranie do dwukrotnego odtworzenia uczniom
(Broszura American History str. 10)

It all started very early in 1848, along the south fork of the American River in California. James W. Marshall was building a sawmill to supply lumber for the Sutter’s Fort. On this special morning, as he was inspecting the millrace, he noticed some yellow flakes. He gathered a handful, placed them on the top dent of his hat and showed them to his boss, John Sutter. It was ‘gold’! Both men tried to keep this discovery a secret but without success. Soon, the magic word rapidly spread to France, Australia and even to China, literally around the world. The ‘Gold Rush’ was on. Thousands of people with ‘gold fever’ flocked to Sutter’s Fort to find their fortune. They came by horse, steamer, and even on foot. Small mining towns sprang up overnight. Most miners built rough huts while others pitched tents in great haste and rushed to pan their gold. It was hard work and most often it did not bring the expected results. Washing gravel in the icy rivers of California was only worth $20 a day for some. For others, it was disappointment. Only a very small group of prospectors averaged $2,000 a day. The most important tool of these prospectors was a shallow-sided, round pan. This pan was filled by scooping the gravel from the river bottom along with water and then gently swirled in a circular or back and forth motion. This washed everything except the heavy particles of gold or nuggets which settled on the bottom.

1. What was James W. Marshall doing when he first discovered gold? ……………..
2. Where did he put the first golden flakes to show them to his boss? ……………..
3. How did the first gold miners come to California? ……………..
4. How much did the few lucky miners earn a day? ……………..
5. What was the most popular tool that was used to separate gold from the gravel?


Jesteś w szkole językowej za granicą na 3 tygodniowym kursie języka angielskiego. Mieszkasz sam/a w dwuosobowym pokoju. Napisz ogłoszenie, które powiesisz w gablotce szkoły, o tym, że szukasz współmieszkańca/współmieszkanki. Ogłoszenie powinno
zawierać następujące informacje: – kim jesteś (wiek, płeć, narodowość); – kogo szukasz (wiek, płeć, narodowość); – jaki jest pokój; – jaki jest dojazd do szkoły; – jaki jest koszt pokoju; – jak się z Tobą skontaktować.


Oceniana jest komunikatywność, poprawność i płynność wypowiedzi a także zasób słownictwa.

Compare the advantages and disadvantages of living in a small town and in a big city.
If you had an opportunity to go to the USA, which places would you like to visit and why?


ZNAJOMOŚĆ REALIÓW: A - zaznacz prawidłową odpowiedź
1. James W. Mashall (American History The Gold Rush str. 10)
2. Advertising (WoE 3/2000 A city that doesn’t sleep str. 5)
3. 1975 (WoE 6/2001 Night fell on a different world str. 35)
4. Pennsylvania (WoE 2/2001 A little dose of truth str. 22)
5. 16 (WoE 1/2001 This is America str. 56)
6. Dry (WoE 1/2001 This is America str. 57)
7. Fun fair (WoE 3/2000 A city that doesn’t sleep str. 5)
8. The Dutch (WoE 3/2000 A city that doesn’t sleep str. 5)
9. Oscar (WoE 2/2000 The dream factory str. 41)
10. Casinos (WoE 3/2001 The American gambler str. 30)

ZNAJOMOŚĆ REALIÓW: B - odpowiedz krótko na pytania
1.‘Zero tolerance’ policy on even minor offences (WoE 3/2000 A city that doesn’t sleep str. 6)
2. The Star Spangled Banner (WoE 1/2001 This is America str. 54)
3. People of many different nationalities created the American nation. (WoE 1/2001 This is America str. 56)
4. Hollywood (WoE 2/2000 The American Frontier – Dream or nightmare str. 47)
5. The name ‘denim’ came from Serge de Nimes after the town of Nimes in the south of France. (WoE 5/2001 How were jeans invented, Snapshot Elementary WB str. 82)


1. Passion is a new night club where teenagers go DANCING. (Snapshot Elementary WB str. 103)
2. I always take two pairs of TRAINERS when I go on holiday. (Snapshot Elementary WB str. 46, Shine 2 WB str. 74, Shine 3 WB str. 28)
3. In my family my father does the VACUUMING when the flat needs cleaning. (Snapshot Elementary WB str. 57)
4. Pupils who do homework every day are more SUCCESSFUL at school. (Snapshot Elementary WB str 56, Shine 3 WB str. 22)
5. Sorry, I forgot about our MEETING on Saturday. (Snapshot Elementary WB str. 71)

1. If he WORKS hard, he will pass the exam.
(Snapshot Elementary WB str. 70, Shine 2 WB str. 56)
2. Steve doesn’t like watching TV. He would rather GO to the cinema. (Snapshot Elementary WB str. 65)
3. I had to throw AWAY my old clothes because they were so worn out. (Shine 3 WB str. 55)
4. You had better TAKE your mobile phone when you go on holiday. (Shine 3 WB str. 59)
5. Susan wants to TAKE some photos of her friends. (Snapshot Elementary WB str. 77, Shine 2 WB str. 22, Shine 3 WB str. 24, 29)

1. You can go to the party, but you must be back by nine o’clock.
(Snapshot Elementary WB str. 92)
2. My aunt wants to visit all the tourist places in Poland but she can’t drive. (Snapshot Elementary WB str. 123)
3. The letters arrive at the local sorting office and they are sorted into streets. (Snapshot Elementary WB str. 74)

1. Ian Porter meets Kit Parson, a seventeen-year-old schoolboy, who designed a Spice Girls website for the Internet.
(Zdanie w poprawnym brzmieniu) (Snapshot Elementary WB str. 62)
2. Levi Strauss realised that the gold miners needed very strong clothes which were easy to wash and which were comfortable to wear. (Zdanie w poprawnym brzmienu) (WoE 5/2001 str. 45, Snapshot Elementary WB str. 82)


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