Opisz poniższą ilustrację i odpowiedz na pytania egzaminującego.

Przykładowy opis ilustracji

In the picture I can see a factory, probably in China, because the women working in the factory look Chineese. In the foreground there is a young factory worker. She is wearing a pink blouse and a pink cap. On her blouse there is a colourful logo of the factory, we can see the word ‘toys’ written on the logo. The woman also has a badge with her name and a photograph. She is holding two guns, which look as if they were made of metal and wood, but we can guess they are just plastic toys. On the desk in front of the woman there are about a dozen guns of the same kind. In the background I can see a lot of other women in the same pink uniforms – I guess they are pink because it is a toy factory, so everything should look more joyful, more colourful.

Pytania do ilustracji (zamieszczone wyłącznie w zestawie dla egzaminującego)

  • What do you think the woman in the picture is thinking about?
  • Would you like to work in big factory? Why/ why not?

Przykładowe odpowiedzi na pytania egzaminatora

The woman in the picture does not look very happy, so probably her thoughts are not very optimistic. The picture might have been taken to promote the factory, which is why the woman is holding the guns – showing her work to the world. She doesn’t look satisfied, however. Although it seems the factory is nice, and women work on toys, and not, for example, some machine parts, the woman seems to be dreaming about doing something completely different, doing some more interesting job or being at home with her children. She might be tired and perhaps a little bored, she may be thinking only about what time it is and what she is going to do after work. On the other hand, we know that in China working conditions are not very good, so probably the salary that this woman gets is not very high and the working hours are long. So she might be thinking about her financial situation and the problems her family have to face. In this possible context the fact that she is holding the guns is a bit ironical, even if they are made of plastic.

No, I wouldn’t like to work in a big factory. First of all, I hope my job would be more interesting and being a factory worker definitely isn’t my ambition. Secondly, I hate noise and crowds, which is obviously associated with a big factory. Thirdly, I would definitely feel unimportant, like a cog in the machine, just an element of a system. What I am really dreaming about is to do something in which I could express my individuality.
Well, although I would definitely prefer to do something more ambitious, working in a big factory definitely has some advantages. You have a lot of colleagues and you can talk to them so are never bored. You can work for a big company, some make that is well known all over the world, and if you are good you can be promoted. There are opportunities to develop your career, which is not really possible in a small company – you can start as an ordinary worker, and then finish as a company director!