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My parents are getting divorced and…

Divorce has become really common nowadays so if it happens to you, you should never feel you are alone. With the family crisis divorce is something people face more and more often. If your parents are getting divorced – or have divorced – remember that: You should never hide this fact from all your friends and collegues. You must have at least one person you can talk to. A problem, when

The place of your lifetime

Everyone has a special place, a place where you can be you, where you can find peace and harmony. A place where you know you are just happy being there. For some it’s a quiet place, for others it’s a loud, bustling, full of people and movement place. Tomek, 18 I love nature. I have some favourite walk tracks near the place I live, but I spend my summer holidays with my friends in the forest in Masurian District

Myths and truths about sharing a room… with your brother or sister

About sharing a room Whether you live with you brother or sister or not, depends on many different factors. You may have not enough rooms in your flat or maybe you’ve been living together since you were children and now it would be difficult to change it. There are advantages and disadvantages of sharing a room but some people think it’s the worst thing in the world! Is it really so bad?

What feng-shui tells you about your room? (Quiz)

Do this quiz with a piece of paper. Draw the following grid (siatka). This is your room. The entrance is in G, H or I. Probably your room is not really square, but do not worry: you just divide your room roughly (z grubsza) into sections. Then draw a plan into your sections (bird’s eye view) of the furniture and object that you have in your room. When you’ve done,

Pokoje w domu – jakie mogą być?

Party in the living room It was my birthday last week and my mum let me throw a party at home. Our living room is quite big so I could invite a lot of people. I have good hi-fi equipment. I put some cushions on the floor because six chairs, two armchairs and a sofa wouldn’t be enough for such a crowd. We danced a lot and had a great time. Children’s room – I can relax there! When I’m

What is your room like?

What is your room like? Read and check! ARIES (BARAN) There are two things important for you: your room must be both original and functional. You have simple furniture, no carpets on the floor. You have simple colours in your room – mostly black and white. There is always some interesting element in your room: for example a huge, red poster on the wall, or a beautiful, modern CD-player. TAURUS

TO BUY/SELL A FLAT/HOUSE – KUPOWAĆ/SPRZEDAWAĆ MIESZKANIE/DOM

• for sale – na sprzedaż • buyer – kupujący • seller – sprzedający • housing offers – oferty ­mieszkaniowe • estate agency – agencja nieruchomości • agent – agent, przedstawiciel • commission – prowizja • survey – ekspertyza, opinia biegłego • mortgage – hipoteka, kredyt • loan – pożyczka • notary – notariusz • removal company – firma zajmująca się przeprowadzkami • to move into a new flat – wprowadzić

HOUSE – słownictwo do matury

HOUSE – słownictwo do matury During your matura exam you are likely to deal with texts connected with home. A variety of possible tasks comprises: describing a house depicted in a picture or comparing two different houses and discussing e.g. various lifestyles; filling a questionnaire connected with accomodation abroad; dealing with texts about houses, buildings, architecture; dicussing issues connected with types of accomodation, living in a certain place (a big

HOUSE

Types of accommodation My father wants to buy a house but we haven’t decided yet what type of accommodation to look for. Dad wants to have a detached house in a quiet district, whereas mum would like a mansion in the suburbs. I know we can afford none of them and I’m sure we’ll have a terraced house with a small garden in a housing estate. In comparison to our

Home

During your matura exam you are likely to deal with texts connected with home. A variety of possible tasks comprises: describing a house depicted in a picture or comparing two different houses and discussing e.g. various lifestyles; filling a questionnaire connected with accomodation abroad; dealing with texts about houses, buildings, architecture; dicussing issues connected with types of accomodation, living in a certain place (a big city, a town, a village, etc.).

ROOMS AT HOME

living room/sitting room/lounge – salon, pokój dzienny coffee table – stolik armchair – fotel rocking chair – fotel na biegunach sofa/settee – sofa couch – kanapa cushion – poduszka shelf/shelves – półka/ półki wall units – meble segmentowe cocktail cabinet – barek TV set – telewizor remote control – pilot hi-fi equipment – sprzęt hi-fi amplifier – wzmacniacz speaker – głośnik video recorder – magnetowid picture – obraz plant pot

TO LET A FLAT – WYNAJMOWAĆ MIESZKANIE

to rent – wynajmować (od kogoś) to let – wynajmować (komuś) to let – do wynajęcia offer – oferta owner – właściciel landlord – gospodarz landlady – gospodyni tenant – najemca, lokator rent contract – umowa najmu a furnished flat – umeblowane mieszkanie unfurnished – nieumeblowany advertisement – ogłoszenie to look round for a flat – rozglądać się za mieszkaniem to pay rent – płacić czynsz to pay in advance –

PARTS OF THE HOUSE – CZĘŚCI DOMU

roof – dach wall – ściana floor – podłoga stairs – schody staircase – klatka schodowa ground floor – parter first floor – pierwsze piętro ceiling – sufit front door – drzwi wejściowe entrance hall – hol wejściowy passage – korytarz balcony – balkon terrace – taras loft – strych attic – poddasze cellar/basement – piwnica porch – ganek, (US: weranda) garage – garaż chimney – komin lift (US: elevator)

LOCATION – POŁOŻENIE

in a city – w mieście in a large city – w dużym mieście in a town – w małym mieście in the centre – w centrum in a housing estate – na osiedlu mieszkaniowym in a poor district – w biednej dzielnicy in a quiet district – w spokojnej dzielnicy in the suburbs – na przedmieściu on the outskirts – na peryferiach (sprawdzić) close to public transport – blisko komunikacji miejskiej quarter/district – dzielnica neighbourhood – sąsiedztwo main street – główna

Types of accommodation – Rodzaje miejsc zamieszkania

house – dom flat/apartment – mieszkanie bungalow – dom parterowy detached house – dom jednorodzinny semi-detached house – bliźniak terraced houses – domki szeregowe block of flats – blok mieszkalny residential house – budynek mieszkalny bedsit – kawalerka studio – studio, kawalerka skyscraper – wieżowiec penthouse – apartament na ostatnim piętrze cottage – dom wiejski farmhouse – dom w gospodarstwie rolnym manor house – rezydencja wiejska, dworek mansion – rezydencja