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EuroEnglish

The European Commission have just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the EU, rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty’s government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five year phase in plan that would be known as “EuroEnglish”.

In the first year, “s” will replace the soft “c”. Sertainly,this will make the sivil servants jump for joy. The hard “c” will be dropped in favour of the “k”. This should klear up konfusion and keyboards kan have 1 less letter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expected to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkorage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of the silent “e”s in the language is disgraseful, and they should go away. By the 4th year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing “th” with “z” and “w” with “v”.

During ze fifz year, ze unesesary “o” kan be dropd from vords containing “ou” and similar changes vud of kors be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz year, ve vil hav a realy sensibl riten styl. Zer vil be no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi to understand each ozer.

ZE DREAM VIL FINALI KUM TRU!

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Homework***13

matura-explorer-extra

 The task is open from 9 pm to 10 pm

 [OPEN]   [OPEN KEY]

This extra exercise is meant for those students  who are willing to learn more than the regular classroom lesson. Feel free to join and fill in the exercises.  Send your answers using the comment box and don’t forget to sign it with your name.
Every comment is welcome:)

Good luck!

:)

British vs. American English (vocabulary)

British people and American people can always understand each other – but there are a few notable differences between British English and American English in grammar, vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation.

  • British English (BrE) is the form of English used in the United Kingdom.
  • American English (AmE) is the form of English used in the United States.

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Now try to do the test on differences concerning these BrE and AmE sentences:

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This video is brought to you by Chris from England about differences between British English and American English.

Next you will find, a list of some more vocabulary differences between British and American English:

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Last but not least, here is a nice ‘translator’ between BrE and AmE:
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What Do You Know About Great Britain? (results)

Thank you everyone for contributing your replies to the quiz. Here are the results:

Karolina 1f   56/64
Radek 1a   71/76
Michał T 1a   50/61
Kamila 1e   32/35

What Do You Know About Great Britain? (part3)

General knowledge quiz
choose A,B,C or D
The quiz is open till 5 PM on Fri 17th May

1 The typical Thanksgiving menu consists of __________.
A) turkey with bread stuffing and mashed potatoes C) smoked salmon and sauce
B) fried carp and potato salad D) fried chicken and rice
2 The United Kingdom is a/an __________ .
A) federation C) constitutional monarchy
B) absolute monarchy D) republic
3 Northern Ireland is also called __________ .
A) North Ireland C) Albion
B) West Britain D) Ulster
4 Hadrian’s Wall was built __________ .
A) in Ireland to mark the northern boundary of his Empire C) from the North to the South
B) to separate the Romans from the warlike peoples of Scotland D) around 130 AD but today there are no more any remains of it
5  __________ is the author of the Old Man and the Sea, published in 1952.
A) John Steinbeck C) Ernest Hemingway
B) Jane Austin D) Agatha Christie
6 Which of these countries was the first one in the world to issue adhesive postage stamps?
A) Canada C) the USA
B) Great Britain D) Ireland
7  __________ is printed on British stamps.
A) The price and the portrait of the current monarch C) The name of the monarch, his/her portrait and the year
B) The portrait of Elisabeth II and the price D) The UK flag and the price
8  __________ is the idiom used in order to say that somebody is very good or special.
A) The “dog’s ears” C) The “cat’s whiskers”
B) The “fat cat” D) The “clever fox”
9  __________ are parts of Great Britain.
A) England and Wales C) England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
B) England, Wales and Northern Ireland D) England, Wales and Scotland
10 The highest mountain in Britain is __________ .
A) Snowdon C) Big Ben
B) Mount McKinley D) Ben Nevis
11 The Statue of Liberty in New York was a gift to the people of the USA from the people of __________ .
A) Ireland C) Spain
B) France D) England
12 True or false? Choose the correct answer.
A) The Pilgrims arrived in the New World in 1620. C) The Pilgrims’ ship was called Flowership.
B) The Pilgrims’ ship was called Mayship. D) The Pilgrim Fathers arrived in Australia in 1720.
13 __________ was the first President of the USA.
A) F.D.Roosevelt C) Abraham Lincoln
B) George Washington D) Thomas Jefferson
14 What do the English call the channel between Great Britain and European countries?
A) La Manche C) The Great Strait
B) The English Channel D) The Southern Sea
15 __________ is the traditional English fast food.
A) French fries C) Fish and chips
B) A cheeseburger D) A hot dog
16 ‘Vauxhall’ is the English name for which make of car:
A) Chevrolet C) Audi
B) Opel D) Ford
17 According to a legend, which birds have to stay at The Tower of London, otherwise the English Monarchy will fall:
A) Pigeons C) Ravens
B) Robins D) Sparrows
18 ‘Oyster Card’ lets you to:
A) have a discount in London restaurants and pubs C) use London lavatories with a discount
B) visit London museums and art galleries with a discount D) travel around London on public transport with a discount
19 The prime meridian (0° longitude) goes through:
A) Greenwich C) Edinburgh
B) Stonehenge D) Stratford-Upon-Avon
20 What monument can visitors see in Trafalgar Square in London?
A) the statue of Eros C) The Queen Victoria Memorial
B) Nelson’s Column D) St. John’s Gate

 

Homework***12

matura-explorer-extra

 [OPEN]   [OPEN KEY]

This homework exercise is meant for those students  who are willing to learn more than the regular classroom lesson. Feel free to join and fill in the exercises.  Send your answers using the comment box and don’t forget to sign it with your name.
Every comment is welcome:)

 The task is open from 9 pm to 10 pm today
Good luck!

and the winners are:
(in the order of replies sent in)

Malgorzata 1f  18/24
Kamila 1f  15/24

Joanna 1f  15/24
Radosław 1a  11/24
Mateusz 1f  17/24
Klaudia 1f  17/24
Tomasz 1f  20/24
well done, congratulations :)

Matura 2013 język angielski: poziom podstawowy i rozszerzony


poziom podstawowy – arkusz + transkrypcja

Biorąc pod uwagę pojawiające się sygnały, że niektórzy zdający egzamin maturalny z języka angielskiego na poziomie podstawowym zinterpretowali polecenie do zadania 4. w taki sposób, że umieszczali odpowiedzi pod fragmentami tekstu, a nie nad nimi, Dyrektor Centralnej Komisji Egzaminacyjnej podjął decyzję, że w zadaniach 4.2.–4.7. – niezależnie od tego, czy zdający wpisał poprawną odpowiedź przed danym fragmentem, czy też po nim – odpowiedź zostanie uznana. W przypadku zadania 4.1. każdy zdający otrzyma 1 punkt. System informatyczny jest przygotowany na takie rozwiązanie.

poziom podstawowy – arkusz dla osób niesłyszących
poziom rozszerzony – arkusz, część 1.
poziom rozszerzony – arkusz, część 2. + transkrypcja
poziom dwujęzyczny – arkusz + transkrypcja

http://www.tvn24.pl/angielski-podstawowy-i-rozszeszony
http://natablicy.pl/matura-2013-z-cke-jezyk-angielski

What Do You Know About Great Britain? (part2)

Great Britain Quiz

2. Write in the missing dates

1. The Armada is the name of the Spanish Fleet that was defeated by the English navy in …… .
2. The Act of Supremacy was passed in …… and declared the sovereign to be the secular head of the Church of England.
3. The Titanic was a British passenger liner which collided with an iceberg on her maiden voyage to New York in …… .
4. The final battle of the Napoleonic Wars, which was in ……, is called the Battle of Waterloo.
5. A famous battle in English history, in which William the Conqueror defeated the Anglo-Saxon King Harold near Hastings in ……, is called the Battle of Hastings.
6. Magna Carta is the charter granted by King John in ……, which recognised the rights and privileges of the barons, the Church and the freemen.
7. The present sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, had her Coronation in …… .
8. An epidemic of bubonic plague in London in ……, when more than 70,000 people died, out of an estimated population of 460,000 is called the Great Plague of London.
9. The Battle of Britain was the battle between British and German aircraft over London and the south of England in …… .
10. A fire which destroyed more than a half the city of London, including the old St Paul’s Cathedral, in …… is called the Great Fire of London.
11. British forces defeated Argentine forces in battles for control of the Falkland Islands in …… .
12. The Commonwealth of Nations was established in …… .
13. Britain became a member of the European Community, an economic organization that is now part of the European Union, in …… .
14. Scientists in Scotland cloned a sheep named Dolly  in …… .
15. The wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer was in ……. .

Karolina 1f  13/15
Kamila 1e  15/15
Radek 1a  12/15

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