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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


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THE MAN – Człowiek

PERSONAL DETAILS I spent my last holidays at my aunt’s place. Her name is Mary Brown and her maiden name is Nowak. She comes from Poland but she has been living in England for 15 years. She got married to a British police officer John Brown. She works as a nurse, but it’s only a temporary occupation because she wants to be a doctor. It should be possible in two years time when she


This city is home to countless historical and modern attractions, there’s no better place to soak up some culture. There’s no shortage of things to do in London, make sure you know what’s on, what’s new and what’s good. Plan your visit well and simply enjoy yourself! There are many ways of sightseeing. You can walk around, travel by bus or the tube even spend money on taxis, but there

Going abroad

You are thinking about going abroad with your friends. Everything has been planned and prepared, but there is still that voice at the back of your head that tells you not to go because it’s too dangerous. Here are out tips to make sure you are well prepared no matter where you want to go! DO IT Don’t let the challenges dissuade you from what may be the most educational


Spain is a very popular destination nowadays. And it’s nothing strange – it has beautiful beaches, interesting cities, great bars and discos, tasty food… If you have a chance to visit one of the places below, you won’t regret! BARCELONA – for architecture lovers and all crazy people If you happen to visit Barcelona, go along las Ramblas. It’s the most vivid and cosmopolitan city in the world. You can see singers


About alternative medicine There are two terms very often used: alternative medicine and complementary medicine. Alternative medicine is used instead of traditional medicine and complementary medicine together with the traditional medicine. The abbreviation CAM means “complementary and alternative medicine”. It is usually defined as comprising methods which do not belong to traditional medicine. The list of therapies changes all the time, as it happens that these that are proven to

THE RIGHT to decide

About euthanasia Poland was shocked. It was the first time. The first time when somebody went to court to ask for his freedom to die – for euthanasia. It was two weeks before his eighteenth birthday. Motorbikes were his greatest passion. And the accident as many that happen with motorbikes. He became paralysed – from his neck to his feet. “The Pope was able to say: do not artificially sustain


Addiction does not mean only cigarettes or alcohol. If you smoke, you know that you are addicted. You might have noticed what it means when somebody is an alcoholic. But all addictions work in the same way and it appears you can be addicted to anything. Smoking, drinking or drugs are very addictive because they involve two factors: physiological addiction and psychological addiction. You know that you are addicted because

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

Is it possible to start living on your own when you are a high school student?

Living with a friend Three friends have decided to persuade their parents to let them rent a flat and start living an independent life. Check what they have achieved! John, Mary and Patric are friends from high school. They have known each other for ages and when John proposed them to rent their own flat, Mary and Patrick did not hesitate to say “Yes!”. But their parents said “No”. After many arguments

A Cruel Hunt That Must Be Stopped

Let’s stop hunters Canadian river of blood More than 140,000 seals are killed in less than two days each winter in Newfoundland, Canada every year. Protestors often respond that this figure represents only a fraction of the total number of seals killed, because many seals’ bodies fall into the water or under the ice and are not counted. Environmental and animal groups are hoping that officials will bow to pressure and reduce

Do you want to make a difference with the little things you do? Become a volunteer!

About volunteers Here are some clues what you can do to make the world a better place. Basia, Homeless Shelters If you live in a city of any size, there are homeless people. You cannot pass over them in silence. There are homeless shelters that help homeless people with meals, beds and other services. Most homeless shelters welcome volunteers and have a variety of programs through which you can get involved and feel

What to watch this weekend…

“Testosterone” “Testosterone” has broken all the popularity records as a play. Now it has a chance to attract the audience as a movie. What is the story about? Everybody can’t wait for the wedding of a famous pop-singer, Alicia, and a young promising scientist, Kornel. It is supposed to be one of the most expected sociable attractions. All the wedding preparations are taking place in the suburban wedding resort. One of the people who are

Polish people at world universities

About studying More and more young Poles decide to study abroad. It is a fantastic opportunity for them to visit a foreign country, live there, learn the language and get a diploma recognized all over the world. First step The first step may seem to be difficult. “I always wanted to study in Germany”, says Marta, who graduated with Slav philology from Warsaw University, “but I was afraid that I couldn’t afford it. Germany is

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?


1. When they were kids, the President and the Prime Minister in Poland played in a film. What was the title? A. The Giant Peach B. The Little Detectives C. The Two Who Stole the Moon D. The Two Brothers 2. Jarosław Kaczyński A. has a wife and two children. B. has a wife but no children. C. is divorced. D. has never married. 3. Which of the two brothers

Politics of Poland

• Poland is a parliamentary representative democratic republic. • The Prime Minister of Poland is the head of government. • There is a multi-party system. • Executive power is exercised by the government, which consists of a council of ministers led by the Prime Minister. The government is formally announced by the president and must pass a motion of confidence in the Sejm within two weeks. • Legislative power lies

Crime story

Read a story When inspector Reeve heard the phone in the middle of the night, he thought for the twentieth time this month that perhaps he should change his job. Taking off his warm pyjamas he looked with self-pity at the pink foot of his wife breathing peacefully. It was two o’clock. Why do murders always happen in the middle of the night? He knew. The criminals must expect the