Przykład 1.

In the picture we can see a scene from a bookfair. We can see a big stand with an exhibition books from one publishing house. There are lots of books on shelves and some posters on the walls. There are also books on tables in the centre of the room, with their covers easily visible. The books are for children because the covers are colourful and there are vivid illustrations, too. Lots of books are about animals: there are pictures of elephants, ladybirds and pandas. There are visitors, too: some children looking at the books with interest. They might come from one school or class because they are all wearing blue T-shirts.

Przykładowe pytania egzaminatora

  • Do you think the children are interested in the books?
  • Do you agree that books are becoming less and less popular nowadays among children and teenagers?

Przykładowe odpowiedzi na pytania egzaminatora

1. Obviously children are interested in the books on the fair. The books are really colo­ur­ful and they must contain lots of interesting facts and information. They contain not only illustrations but also real photos which attract the children’s attention. Small children love books because they are like a passport to a different world.

2. Well, yes, I agree because now young people, even kids love computers and spend a lot of time in front of the screen, so books must become less popular. It is more difficult to read a book because it is an active process. Now children prefer watching television and browsing the Internet, which is more passive, and it is difficult for them to read a book and imagine everything. Of course it is a pity, but I hope not everybody will stop reading in the future.
I think it really depends. It depends on the personality, because still some kids simply prefer books to television or computers. But it also depends on the family and the parents’ habits. In the home full of books it is much easier to be a bookwarm. When parents are typical couch potatoes, the child is simply not used to books and reading. So if we want our children to read, we also have to do it.


Przykład 2.

In the picture we can see an airport, probably in Asia, because people in the picture tend to have Asiatic features. I guess it is an airport because of the signs, which say C1-C6 – tradi­tionally gates on an airport are marked in this way. We can see some people queuing to check in and some people sitting and waiting for their planes. People are holding their hand luggage. Some people are reading. The building is very modern – there is a beautiful glass dome a roof and walls are made of glass.

Przykładowe pytania egzaminatora

  1. How would you describe the atmosphere at this airport?
  2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of flying?

Przykładowe odpowiedzi na pytania egzaminatora

1. I think the atmosphere is rather relaxing, people don’t seem to be so much in a hurry. Perhaps this is because in the ­picture we can see mostly the area when the passengers are waiting to go to their gates after they have already checked in. They can only read their papers or buy perfumes in duty-free shops – and there is plenty of time so they don’t have to rush.

2. I think flying had definitely more advantages than disadvantages. Firstly, it is much quicker than other means of transport, which is important especially when the distance is big. Now you travel to USA in less than a day, but if you travelled by ship this would take much longer. Also, all reserach and reports prove that flying is safe. There aren’t many disasters so the number of victims is low. It is comfortable and also with cheap airlines it becomes cheaper and cheaper. A disadvantage is that you have to be at the airport much earlier. Also, some people are really afraid of flying – so if you are scared, that’s a big disadvantage.