|Przedmiot||Język angielski – transkrypcja|
|Stopień trudności||Poziom podstawowy I|
|Czas pracy||0 minut|
|Zrodlo||Centralna Komisja Egzaminacyjna|
|1. Hello listeners! We would like to invite you to take part in our Photography of the Yearcontest. It begins on August 1 and lasts till the end of October, which gives you plenty of timeto take some good photos. The competition is open to everyone taking photographsas a hobby. We are sorry, but those of you who have any professional experience cannot takepart.All you have to do is complete an entry form on our website with the necessaryinformation, including your name, address and profession and attach the best photographs youhave ever taken. All photographs must be sent online together with your application.Remember that we do not accept printed versions and photos sent on CDs.The categories for photographs are: People, Places, and Nature. Each person mustsend photographs in at least two categories but no more than six photos in total.And now let me tell you about the wonderful prize we’ve got for you. The first prizewinner in each category will receive a digital camera worth $1,000.So don’t miss your chance, grab your cameras and off you go.
2. We have asked a few people what they think about homework. Here is what they said:OneAt my school, it is typical for pupils, especially those taking tests, to stay up until 3 or 4 inthe morning studying and doing homework. This leaves them with about two hours of sleep.At that point homework doesn’t make sense and is really harmful. It may lead to headachesor problems with eyesight.TwoI went through secondary school rarely doing my homework. I preferred to have fun ratherthan spend my nights doing exercises. Now, I’m a student of medicine and I must say I don’tregret it. Homework is generally a waste of time. If the teachers are motivatedand enthusiastic, kids can learn enough while they are in school.ThreeDuring my school years I didn’t do my homework and I got good results in my exams.So, I thought homework wasn’t important. But then I went to university and that’s whenthe real trouble started. I found that I couldn’t just listen to the lectures and make notes.To pass college or university exams you need to do some extra work. And doing homeworkat school makes you ready for that.FourI’m sure that the teenagers next door to me don’t get any homework, as they’re listeningto their music from the moment they get home from school until they go to bed. No wonderso many young people can’t even read. Teachers should give their pupils more homework,then young people wouldn’t waste their time doing nothing.
3. Interviewer: I’m very happy to welcome the next guest to our programme, the successfulnovelist, Paul Cornell. How did you become a writer, Paul?Paul Cornell: At school, I wrote just for my own pleasure. I planned a career in business butwhen I started my studies it turned out I wasn’t good enough. I just didn’t understand mathsso I failed my university course. I had to leave university and find some kind of work.It wasn’t easy without a degree so I came back to writing and decided to make a living outof it.Interviewer: If someone wants to write for a living, what advice would you give them?Paul Cornell: Just one piece. It is your job as a writer to search for various opinions on yourwork and change your writing if it is not good enough. Your mum won’t tell you that yourwork is poor or boring. She loves you too much. You’ve got to find people who will honestlytell you what they think of your work and point out what’s wrong.Interviewer: Tell us a little bit about your writing routine.Paul Cornell: Well, I never believe those writers who say ‘I get up at seven o’clockin the morning, go to my study and work an eight hour day, stopping only for a cup of teaat lunchtime.’ That’s not for me. I will write two thousand good words of prose, or five pagesof comics in a day. If I do that by lunchtime, then I can do what only writers can do and goto the cinema in the afternoons, which is the whole point of being a writer. That’s what it’s allabout, being independent.Interviewer: Where do you get your ideas from?Paul Cornell: Everybody has them. But writers are people who write them down. I thinkanybody can have a great idea for a novel. But most people just think ‘Ooh, that would beinteresting,’ and then get back to whatever they do. But writers have to keep those ideas.And I think there’s no such thing as writer’s block, when you cannot write anything.Whether you like it or not, the best thing is just to start writing. You’ll write ten pagesof rubbish and then you’ll find that you’re back to normal.Interviewer: Summing up, was it a wise decision to take up writing?Paul Cornell: Well, that’s a difficult question to answer. You don’t often find that people arehappy with every decision they make. I sometimes wonder what my life would be like witha university degree but I don’t regret that things turned out this way. I really enjoy my lifeas it is.Interviewer: I’m afraid that’s all we have time for today. Thank you for coming to the studio.