Wednesday, April 30, 2014

szybka powtóreczka przed maturką :)

Puzzle
What's the missing part?

Hello!

Zapraszam dzisiaj na kolejną szybki teścik, dzięki któremu dowiesz się, gdzie potencjalnie robisz błędy i zobaczysz, jak powinna wglądać prawidłowa odpowiedź oraz dlaczego właśnie taka odpowiedź jest prawidłowa ;)

W tym prostym ćwiczeniu zapraszam Cię do wstawienia właściwej formy czasownika z nawiasu. Dodaj komentarz ze swoją odpwowiedzią lub odpowiedziami. Odwagi!
Oto moje zdania:

  1. This is the first time I (see) such a great performance!
  2. She was (take part) in a discussion yesterday but he didn't come.
  3. Henry is out of cash. He should (not spend) all his pocket money last week.
  4. He (look) for his mobile phone for two hours yesterday before his brother found it. 
  5. Jacek is used to (spend) his holidays in Croatia. :) 



Z niecierpliwością czekam na Wasze sugestie! :)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

szybka potórka przed maturką :)

Hello!

Zapraszam dzisiaj na kolejny szybki teścik, dzięki któremu dowiesz się, gdzie potencjalnie robisz błędy i zobaczysz, jak powinna wglądać prawidłowa odpowiedź oraz dlaczego właśnie taka odpowiedź jest prawidłowa ;)

W tym prostym ćwiczeniu zapraszam Cię do wstawienia właściwej formy czasownika z nawiasu. Dodaj komentarz ze swoją odpowiedzią lub odpowiedziami. Odwagi!

Oto moje zdania:

  1. It's nearly twelve o'clock! It's time we (leave).
  2. Bartek suggested that Charles (complain) to the boss.
  3. At this time tomorrow, they (write) a test in Time Management.
  4. I will soon have my flat (clean). 
  5. The course in English (teach) by Mr Blogger next week. :) 
Z niecierpliwością czekam na Wasze sugestie! :)

Monday, April 28, 2014

Can you name five most popular tourist attractions in London?


London is an unquestionably great city. And Samuel Johnson was absolutely right to have said

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life."

I have been to the capital of the UK several times on business or as a tourist, and each time I was there I was rediscovering this pearl over and over again.
Here, I'd like to give you my list of the most popular places that I would recommend seeing when you're in London:

  1. BA London Eye
  2. HMS Belfast
  3. Buckingham Palace
  4. Cabinet War Rooms
  5. Hampton Court Palace
  6. Kensington Palace
  7. Kew Gardens
  8. London Aquarium
  9. London Dungeon
  10. London's Transport Museum
  11. London Zoo
  12. Madame Tussaud's 
  13. Queen's Gallery
  14. Royal Academy of Arts
  15. St Paul's Cathedral
  16. Shakespeare's Globe
  17. Tower Bridge Exhibition
  18. Tower of London
  19. Westminster Abbey
  20. Windsor Castle
  21. Ripley's Believe It or Not!
  22. The City of London
  23. The Thames
  24. Royal Museums Greenwich
  25. British Museum 
  26. Tate Modern
  27. National Gallery
  28. Natural History Museum
  29. Victoria and Albert Museum
  30. Science Museum
  31. Royal Mews
  32. Trafalgar Square
  33. Dr Johnson's House
  34. Sherlock Holmes Museum
  35. The Houses of Parliament
  36. Sir Christopher Wren's Monument
  37. St James Park
  38. Hyde Park
  39. Regent's Park
  40. Piccadilly Circus
  41. West End
  42. Chinatown
  43. Royal Opera House
  44. Oxford Street
  45. Covent Garden
  46. Harrods

You can read more about London's attractions here :) or here :)
These are just my spontaneous suggestions. London has a lot more to offer! My questions to you:

  1. If you have been to London, what other places would you add to this list? What is your favorite attraction? Why? What would you still like to see or visit again?
  2. If you have never been to London, would you like to go there? Why? What would you like to see there?
Looking forward to your answers!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

szybka powtórka przed maturką :)


Face The Monster 

Hello!

Co powiecie dzisiaj na kilka zdań do tłumaczenia? Zapraszam do wykazania się znajomością języka angielskiego. Każdą odpowiedź skomentuję i wyjaśnię :) W tym ćwiczeniu sprawdzam kluczowe konstrukcje, które zawsze mogą się pojawić na maturze pisemnej! Trzeba być przygotowanym na wszystko!

Zapraszam!

Face the monster!

Oto moje zdania:

  1. Wolałbym, żebyś nie otwierał okna.
  2. Gdybym tylko wysłał jej tę wiadomość wcześniej!
  3. Zaraz jak jego mama zniknęła za rogiem, zapalił papierosa.
  4. Gdybym była na jej miejscu, poślubiłabym Marka dawno temu.
  5. Nie będę się do niego odzywać dopóki mnie nie przeprosi.
Kto pierwszy zdobędzie się na odwagę, żeby przetłumaczyć jedno, kilka lub wszystkie zdania na angielski? Warto korzystać z każdej okazji, żeby się sprawdzić przed egzaminem i dowiedzieć się, co ewentualnie jest nie tak.  

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Who is the patron saint of scouts?




It's funny, but half of the people who should, in fact, know the answer to this question, i.e the English, don't have the foggiest idea who their patron saint is...

The answer is

St George

And today England is celebrating this saint's day! St George has been the patron saint of England since the 14th century... and still many English people don't really know this, leave aside the fact that he is also the patron saint of scouts, ramblers, coopers, miners, etc.

That's why the English should be wearing red roses in their buttonholes to remember this brave Roman soldier who went against Romans, who brutally tortured Christians. He was killed for his strong beliefs and that's why he was later venerated as a Christian martyr.

Anyhow, do you know other symbols that identify England? Well, here you go:

FLAG
St George's Cross
PLANT
a red rose
COLOR
white
PATRON SAINT
St George
SAINT'S DAY


What else do you know of St George?
 

Friday, April 18, 2014

szybka powtórka przed maturką :)

Hello! Co powiecie na krótki (5 pytań) quiz sprawdzający to i owo z gramatyki języka angielskiego? Waszym zadaniem jest wstawić właściwą formę czasownika z nawiasu. Quiz jest dostępny tutaj. Zapraszam! 

Wpisujcie swoje odpowiedzi! 25 kwietnia zamknę quiz, zerknę na Wasze odpowiedzi i podam właściwe :) Odniosę się także do Waszych byczków - jeśli takie będą :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Gdybyś na maturze dostał/a takie pytania...


Questions 1

Jakie byłyby Twoje odpowiedzi?

TRAVEL

  • What's your ideal holiday destination and why?
  • How do you prefer to spend your holiday, on your own or with other people?
  • Which do you prefer, planning your holiday in advance or just going and having fun?
  • What is your favorite holiday accommodation and why?
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • How do you usually use your mobile phone?
  • How do you use your Internet?
  • Which contemporary invention would you say is the most important? Why?
  • How do you use modern technology to study?
  • What are the gadgets you wouldn't be able to live without? Why?
NATURAL WORLD
  • What do you do to be eco-friendly?
  • What natural disasters are you most afraid of and why?
  • What's your favorite animal? Why?
  • What can an average person do to conserve energy?
HEALTH
  • What are your ways of keeping fit?
  • How do you cope with stress in your life?
  • When do you usually visit a doctor?
  • Are there any bad habits you'd like to give up? What are they?
Wybierz jedno, dwa... a może wszystkie pytania i wpisz swoje odpowiedzi. Dowiesz się, czy potrafisz bezbłędnie udzielić odpowiedzi! :) 



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

bardzo szybka powtórka przed maturką :)


Smile Which Is Necessary

Hello, hello!

Zapraszam dzisiaj na szybki - bo tylko 10 punktowy - quiz gramatyczno-leksykalny z angielskiego! Opracowałem kilka pytanek, które sprawdzają podstawowe zagadnienia. Jest to świetna okazja, żeby się deko sprawdzić :) Zapraszam!

Wystarczy kliknąć tutaj :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

The other day I was listening to BBC4 and heard a nice word...



...and today, I'd love to share the word with you :)

The word I am talking about is

INCEPTION

It's not any sophisticated word, but it's nice enough to mention in this post :)
What does it mean in Polish?

NARODZINY, POWSTANIE, ROZPOCZĘCIE
A few examples from the Net:

  • Of the 46 clubs to have competed since the inception of the Premier League in...
  • Since the inception of the national marine park, the recovery...
  • This Briefing Note describes state pension provision in the United Kingdom from the inception of the basic state pension in 1948...
  • This gradually changed in the decades following the inception of the scheme and...
  • I think we're witnessing the inception of a new definition...
  • Since the inception of the UK Statistics Authority, the...
  • That was unsurprising since at the inception of the Commission the...

Can you make a sentence about yourself with this word? Write it down in the comments!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Do you talk a blue streak?

Let's try: 
  1. to talk a blue streak
  2. a stool pigeon
Do you know any of these? If yes, great! If not, take a look at their meanings below:
  1. trajkotać, bardzo szybko mówić
  2. kapuś
And now a few examples:
  1. I know a few people who talk a blue streak so you're exhausted after a few minutes of 'conversing' with them.
  2. Mike has always been a stool pigeon... Few people are awre of this as officially Mike is known to work as a salesperson :)


And finally some HOMEWORK for you!

Please write here your own examples with these idioms! Let's talk!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Kilka słówek na temat szkoły do wykorzystania na maturze z angielskiego :)

School Test HallNo cóż... matura coraz bliżej... Dzisiaj chciałbym zaproponować kilka słów, które na pewno trzeba powtózyć przed egzaminem pisemnym z angielskiego... To po pierwsze, ponieważ nigdy nie wiadomo jaki trafi się tekst do 'obróbki', ani co pojawi się w części ze słuchania... Po drugie warto zerknąć na te słówka z uwagi na to, że mogą się przydać przy okazji tworzenia tekstu pisanego dotyczącego szkoły lub na egzaminie ustnym :)

Najpierw kilka przedmiotów:

  • Polish - język polski
  • English - język angielski
  • History - historia
  • Geography - geografia
  • Physics - fizyka
  • Chemistry - chemia
  • Biology - biologia
  • Music - muzyka
  • P.E. - WF
  • Computer Science - informatyka

Kilka innych słówek i zwrotów:

    University
  • attend - uczęszczać
  • comprehensive school - brytyjska szkoła średnia
  • degree - stopień
  • graduate from - ukończyć (szkołę, uniwersytet)
  • revise - powtarzać (np. materiał przed maturą)
  • skip - opuszczać (np, lekcje)
  • vocational - zawodowy
  • boarding school - schoła z internatem
  • dean - dziekan
  • graduate - absolwent
  • in charge of - odpowiedzialny za
  • justify - uzasadnić
  • tutor - nauczyciel, opiekun (naukowy)
  • lecturer - wykładowca
Kilka stopni wykształcenia:
  • IB - International Baccalaureate (matura międzynarodowa)
  • PhD - Doctor of Philosophy (ogólny skrót używany w odniesienia do polskiego stopnia doktora)
  • MSc - Master of Science (stopień magistra uzyskany po ukończeniu kierunków technicznych, ekonomicznych lub przyrodniczych)
  • MA - Master of Arts (stopień magistra uzyskany po ukończeniu kierunków humanistycznych)
  • BSc - BAchelor of Science (licencjacki stopień naukowy; po ukończeniu kierunków technicznych, ekonomicznych lub przyrodniczych)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts (licencjacki stopień naukowy; po ukończeniu kierunków humanistycznych)
Kilka przydatnych wyrażeń:
  • attend classess/lectures/a course
  • go to a test/an exam
  • do a test/an exam/a degree
  • mark a test/an exam
  • pass/fail a test/an exam
  • revise for a test/an exam/classes/a course/ lectures
  • do well/badly in a test/an exam
  • sit/resit a test/an exam
  • go to lectures/university/classes
  • graduate from university
  • skip classes
  • study a subject
  • take an exam/a test
Masz jakieś pytania w związku z tematem szkoły? A może nie wiesz jak o coś zapytać lub coś powiedzieć? Pisz śmiało pod tym postem :) Odpowiadam na wszystkie pytania!  

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

How often do you do things under the wire?

Let's try: 
  1. where the rubber meets the road
  2. tough row to hoe
  3. Uncle Sam
  4. under the wire
  5. watch your six
Do you know any of these? If yes, great! If not, take a look at their meanings below:
  1. gdy przychodzi chwila prawdy
  2. twardy orzech do zgryzienia
  3. Wujek Sam (Ameryka, Amerykanie)
  4. w ostatniej chwili
  5. uważać na niebezpieczeństwo nadchodzące z tyłu
And now a few examples:
  1. When all is ready, we'll see where the rubber meets the road.
  2. The relationship with my father is a tough row to hoe.
  3. What will Uncle Sam do about the Ukraine issue?
  4. I hope I won't have to do my presentation under the wire.
  5. Watch your six! There is a cyclist coming behind you!.

And finally some HOMEWORK for you!
Please write here your own examples with these idioms! Let's talk!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Co zyskasz pisząc posty od 8 kwietnia do 30 kwietnia 2014?

Hello, hello!

Zapraszam do bardzo prostego konkursu :) Wystarczy, że w dniach od 8 kwietnia do 30 kwietnia będziesz regularnie pisać komentarze na moim blogu. Osoba, która napisze najwięcej komentarzy wygrywa 30 minut darmowych zajęć po angielsku lub po polsku (zgodnie z życzeniem) na wybrany temat dotyczący angielskiego przez Skype lub Google Plus :)

Tematy do wyboru:

  1. konwersacja na dowolny temat (np. ćwiczenia do matury lub egzaminu FCE, CAE, CPE)
  2. ćwiczenia dot. wybranego zagadnienia gramatycznego
  3. wyjaśnienie zagadnienia gramatycznego, które sprawia Ci najwięcej kłopotu
  4. wspólne wypracowanie jakiejkolwiej pracy domowej z angielskiego (pisemnej lub ustnej)
Warunki, jakie musi spełniać Twoj komentarz, aby został zaliczony:
  1. musi być zapisany przynajmniej jednym pełnym zdaniem po polsku lub angielsku
  2. musi dotyczyć treści zawartych w moim poście
  3. musi zawierać pytanie zachęcające innych odwiedzających bloga, do wyrażenia swojej opnii
Zapraszam!




Monday, April 7, 2014

Which Finnish city is Kamień Pomorski twinned with?

The answer is

Porvoo

This is the place where today I am happily starting my Study Visit on Using ICT in Education! My fourteen colleagues from different European countries and I are hosted by Paaskytie School, where we'll be shown a variety of in which ICT can be effectively applied in the teaching-learning process.



What I've already learnt of Porvoo is that it is located some 50 kilometers east of Helsinki. It is one of the six medieval town is Finland. It's one of the  oldest places here as the first mention of Porvoo dates back to the 14th century.

The town is only a little smaller than Ostrołęka, where I live. What's also interesting about Porvoo is that a third of its inhabitants speak Swedish. It's a beautiful town and definitely worth visiting. I've already been to Finland some time before but on the other side of the country, in Seinajoki.



The town received its name from a Swedish earth fortress near the river Porvoonjoki, which flows through the town.

OK, we're to kick the whole visit off in a few hours, so I'd better get ready.

How is ICT used at your school? Do you often use various applications, white boards, etc. to make your teaching/learning more effective? Share here!

Friday, April 4, 2014

I don't have the foggiest idea how the Ukraine problem will be solved...

Let's try: 
  1. to be like water off a duck's back
  2. to be down in the dumps
  3. to be as blind as a bat
  4. to tie up loose ends
  5. not to have the foggiest idea
Do you know any of these? If yes, great! If not, take a look at their meanings below:
  1. spływać (po kimś) jak woda po kaczce
  2. być zdołowanym
  3. być ślepym jak kura
  4. zapinać wszystko na ostatni guzik
  5. nie mieć najmniejszego pojęcia
And now a few examples:
  1. I told him that it wasn't fair what he did, but it was like water off a duck's back!
  2. I was down in the dumps when I read his letters.
  3. When I was a teenager, I was as blind as a bat.
  4. It's time to tie up loose ends before the performance.
  5. I don't have the foggiest idea whether you'll be able to learn these idioms. :)

And finally some HOMEWORK for you!
Please write here your own examples with these idioms! Let's talk!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Have you ever heard of James Cook?





I bet you have! So who was he?

We have to travel back in time to the 18th century. There was a great explorer who was called James Cook. He made as many as three voyages during which he mapped the world's largest and deepest ocean, i.e. the Pacific Ocean.

When he was on his first voyage, he sailed around what is now New Zealand and down the east coast of Australia.

On his second journey James Cook explored the Antarctic and it's thanks to this guy that we learned of many South Pacific islands.
His last trip resulted in the discovery of Hawaii.

What's interesting about this guy is that he didn't travel to conquer new lands, he was basically focused on doing his research projects, thanks to which we learned so much about different people, plants and animals he saw and described.

What else do you know of this gentleman?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Do you like sweeping things under the carpet?

Let's try: 
  1. to be over the moon
  2. to be green with envy
  3. to know sth inside out
  4. to suit sb down the ground
  5. to sweep something under the carpet
Do you know any of these? If yes, great! If not, take a look at their meanings below:
  1. szaleć ze szczęścia
  2. pękać z zazdrości
  3. znać coś na wylot
  4. bardzo komuś odpowiadać
  5. starać się coś ukryć; zamieść coś pod dywan
And now a few examples:
  1. I was over the moon each time I could date my girlfriend!
  2. Who's recently been green with envy? Why?
  3. I wish I knew the Polish Law of Education inside out.
  4. I always give my wife a lift in the morning, which suits her down to the ground.
  5. Ther's no point sweeping certain family issues under the carpet. .

And finally some HOMEWORK for you!
Please write here your own examples with these idioms! Let's talk!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Don't have your leg pulled today!

Hi! It's one of those special days today. As you may guess it's
April Fools' Day

Because it's a day when people traditionally play practical jokes and hoaxes I have also prepared a little exercise for you today :)

Below is a short text on American Revolution in which I deliberately changed certain facts. Can you figure out where my innocent lies are?


American Revolution

In the 18th century people left Australia to live in America. They were ruled from Sydney and were called colonists. Eventually they wanted to rule themselves and fought Australian people for their independence. The British revolutionaries were encouraged by the American success.

This painting shows colonists fighting Australians in Washington in 1875.

to pull one's leg - to tell someone something that is not trueas a joke

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