Przykładowy opis ilustracji

In the picture I can see two people: a girl and a clown. The girl is about ten years old, and she is pretty. She’s wearing comfortable clothes and lying on a bed. The girl is smiling – she looks happy and relaxed. The clown is a man about fourty. His face is really comical: he’s got a red ball on his nose and a funny hat, we can see that his clothes are also colourful, he’s also got a very strange facial expresion: his eyes are wide open as if he was very surprised. The clown is holding a funny, ‘smiling’ balloon. In fact we wouldn’t know that the picture was taken in the hospital if the girl didn’t have some special medical equipment on her hand, and the man white doctor’s gown on his funny shirt and tie. It must be a nice hospital, because there are colourful curtains and patients can wear normal clothes.

Przykładowe pytania egzaminatora

  1. What is the clown doing in a hospital?
  2. Is hospital a good place for children?

Przykładowe odpowiedzi

I think the clown probably takes part in a special scheme, in which people dress up as clowns or other funny figures and visit hospitals to cheer up the children. Nowadays it is very popular, also in Poland. These people are volunteers so they are not paid for what they do. They play with children, perform comical scenes and engage the children in funny performances. Everything must be done to make children forget for a moment where they are and what for. Moreover, doctors say that laughter is very important in the process of recavery, so the more the young patients laugh, the sooner they are going to be healthy again.

Hospital isn’t a good place for anybody, especially for children. First of all, hospital is associated with suffering. Recovery is a painful process and children cannot understand why they have to feel pain. Secondly, it is mental suffering to be alone without parents and family, in completely new surroundings. I guess it must be difficult especially for very little children who cannot understand what is going on, but are able to feel that something has changed, and cannot tell anybody how they are feeling or ask questions. The older the child, the more you can explain to him, but is still a very difficult experience. To make it better mothers or fathers should be able to be with the child all the time. Of course everything should be done also to relieve the physical pain. Hospitals should also look more friendly: be nice, cosy and colourful, not white and cold. Children should have toys, music, television, anything that can be pleasant for them.