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

School may be stressful

Bulling In many schools in Great Britain, students were attacked by bullies. Headmasters try to fight with this problem but it is also vary important for you to know if you, or one of your friends is bullied. What is bullying? Bulling is what other people do to you every day or just sometimes but that’s enough to make your life a misery (koszmar). Bulling includes: hitting (bicie), pinching (szczypanie),

Are you ready for a new school year? (psychotest)

For some people summer is fun but they miss their friends. During the holidays they are resting and refreshing their minds. Are you one of these people? 1. You are coming home from a camp (holidays) with a large backpack. When you arrive home, how do you feel? A. Relief! Home at last! B. It’s nice to be home but I could spend more time on holidays. C. I’m angry and terrified. Why is it all over!? 2. You

New in class

New in class (Nowy w klasie.) Have you ever been to a summer camp where you didn’t know anybody? Or a party, where you knew only one person? How to manage if you are new at school?! The story of Janek My dad got a new job so we had to move. It was February and I was in the second grade of Junior High School. I had to start a new term in a new school, with

What school do you prefer: American, French or Polish one?

What school do you prefer: American, French or Polish one?   School in Sweden Studying in any kind school is for free. Parents and children don’t have to pay for books, meals at school, school bus or a school doctor. Nauka w każdym rodzaju szkoły jest za darmo. Rodzice i uczniowie nie muszą płacić za książki, posiłki w szkole, autobus szkolny czy za szkolnego lekarza. In every school there’s a headmaster. This person makes decisions

School (psychotest)

1. When a school year starts, all you think about is: a) New problems, a lot of learning, etc, b) If anything really interesting is going to happen, new friend or a teacher, c) Holidays! I’m going to miss them! (Kiedy zaczyna się rok szkolny, wszystko o czym myślisz to: a) Nowe problemy, dużo nauki, itd. b) Czy zdarzy się coś interesującego, nowy kolega czy nauczyciel. c) Wakacje! Będę za nimi tęsknić!) 2. Where


SUBJECTS I’m not very fond of school. The only subject I really enjoy is P.E. I don’t mind Art or Music, either and I al­ways have good marks in them. Unfor­tu­na­te­ly, I ha­te sub­jects which are said to be the most important: Maths, Polish, History and Biology. I’m not the worst student in my class but I ra­re­ly get anything better than a sa­tis­fac­to­ry mark. SUBJECTS – PRZEDMIOTY NA­UCZA­NIA Art


During your matura exam you may be expected to cope with tasks connected with school, ways of learning, teachers, your favourite subjects, etc. You can for example deal with a text concerning the role of education or learning strategies. Below you will find vocabulary connected with school and education. People at school class – klasa classmate – kolega z klasy deputy head – zastępca dyrektoraheadmaster/ headmistress/ head teacher – dyrektor/ dyrektorka


compulsory schooling – obowiązek szkolny to attend school  – uczęszczać do szkoły syllabus – program zajęć certificate – świadectwo school-leaving certificate – świadectwo ukończenia szkoły expel somebody from school – wyrzucić kogoś ze szkoły My best friend is going to be expelled from school. He’s an extremely lazy person. He didn’t write even one composition during the last term and he hardly ever did his homework. I offered to revise with


correspondence courses – kursy ko­res­pon­dencyjne ballet school – szkoła baletowa additional classes – zajęcia dodatkowe optional classes – zajęcia fakultatywne private lessons – korepetycje debating club – klub dyskusyjny drama group – kółko dramatyczne amateur theatre – teatr amatorski pottery – ceramika language course – kurs językowy language school – szkoła językowa football/ rugby/ basketball etc. practice – zajęcia sportowe choir practice – chór My parents want me to attend


school organization – organizacja szkoły registration/ enrolment – wpis do szkoły school year – rok szkolny lesson – lekcja break – przerwa lunch break – przerwa obiadowa register – dziennik classroom – klasa (sala lekcyjna) grade (US) – klasa (grupa osób) year (GB) – klasa (grupa osób) semester/ term – semestr schedule/ timetable – plan lekcji school regulations – regulamin school life – życie szkoły absence – nieobecność to miss


university – uniwersytet technical university – politechnika business school – szkoła biznesu medical school – akademia medyczna day studies – studia dzienne extra-mural studies – studia zaoczne evening studies – studia wieczorowe a first degree/ undergraduate studies – studia licencjackie graduate studies – studia magisterskie postgraduate studies – studia podyplomowe i doktoranckie to be admitted to university – zostać przyjętym na studia academic year – rok akademicki lecture – wykład to


school report – wyniki w nauce za dany semestr to repeat a year/ a class – powtarzać klasę test – klasówka pop quiz/ short test – kartkówka composition/ essay – wypracowanie paper – referat to hand in sth – wręczyć homework – praca domowa to revise – powtarzać materiał promotion – promocja do następnej klasy prize – nagroda to be promoted – dostać promocję expulsion from school – wydalenie ze szkoły to be


Art – plastyka Biology – biologia Chemistry – chemia English – język angielski Polish – język polski French – język francuski German – język niemiecki Spanish – język hiszpański Russian – język rosyjski Italian – język włoski Latin – łacina Nature – nauka o środowisku Ethics – etyka Geography – geografia History – historia Information Technology (IT) – informatyka Maths – matematyka Music – muzyka Physical Education (P.E.) – wychowanie fizyczne

Polish “new” schools

Zadanie Wybierz słowo z ramki i wstaw je w odpowiednią lukę. wear; think; have; for; talking; at; sure; can; is; learn Polish “new” schools Polish students will _____ (1) to cope with a new situation _____ (2) school from the beginning of this school year. They will have to ______ (3) uniforms to school! Here are two students and their parents talking about the changes: Tomek: At the beginning I thought it was the most

School (psychotest) 2

You can’t forget about the holidays? You don’t feel like going back to school or maybe you are finally happy because you can start showing you’re the best? If you want to know what a new school year has in store for you, answer the questions below and read the description. 1. You want to look great at the New Year’s Eve party. What do you do? a. Nothing. It’s


Magda, 17 I hate the idea of school uniforms because I hate all forms of uniformization, making people think the same, wear the same clothes, listen to the same music. I hate articles about fashion which tell mean that this spring I should wear blue and I shouldn’t wear red. For me it is all slavery. Well, for the time being I haven’t been a slave – I always wear what I want. Now if school uniforms are obligatory,