MAŁOPOLSKI KONKURS JĘZYKA ANGIELSKIEGO-FINALISTKA Z WIŚNIOWEJ

W II semestrze roku szkolnego 2011/2012 uczniowie Gimnazjum w Wiśniowej przystąpili do eliminacji konkursu Kuratoryjnego: Małopolski Konkurs Języka Angielskiego. Nasza uczennica Magdalena Bajer (II klasa Gimnazum) brawurowo pokonała etap szkolny oraz rejonowy i dotarła do finału. Magda jest jedną z dwóch osób reprezentujących powiat myślenicki w tym konkursie (druga osoba to uczeń ze Skomielnej Białej). Podczas etapu wojewódzkiego rywalizowała w głównej mierze z gimnazjalistami z krakowskich szkół.

Poziom konkursu był bardzo wysoki. Bibliografia obejmowała materiał gramatyczny oraz leksykalny na poziomie egzaminu FCE- zbliżony do egzaminu maturalnego, natomiast zakres materiału z historii i kultury Stanów Zjednoczonych obejmował podręczniki akademickie tj: „Spotlight on the USA” oraz „An Illustrated History of the USA.” Finalistka otrzymała zaświadczenie Małopolskiego Kuratora Oświaty, które jest niewątpliwie ogromnym wyróżnieniem i powodem do dumy dla Magdy, jej rodziców, nauczycieli oraz dla całego Gimnazjum w Wiśniowej. Serdecznie jej gratulujemy i życzymy dalszych sukcesów w przyszłości! W nagrodę dla Magdy chcielibyśmy zamieścić fragment jej artykułu napisany w języku angielskim.

TRADITION & MODERNITY OF THE USA
America is the symbol of progress and quick development of western civilization , but on the other hand its history has influenced many aspects of Americans’ live. Just like Rushmore, this country has different faces. You cannot find anywhere in the world such spectacular pearls of architecture like golden gate and it’s also difficult to find another nation so proud of its history and focused on celebrating freedom, independence – inseparable elements of American culture. I am going to describe some of the most impressive landmarks and characteristics of them that could fascinate everybody.
MANHATTAN NEW YORK
The island that forms the main borough of New York City. It lies between the Hudson River and East River. It contains many of New York’s most famous buildings, including the Empire State Building, and its streets include Broadway and Fifth Avenue. Central Park and Harlem are also in Manhattan. The island is named after a Native American people who once lived there.
STATUE OF LIBERTY
The famous US statue on Liberty Island in New York harbor. It is a woman holding the torch of liberty and its official name is the Statue of Liberty ‘Enlightening the World’. It has become a symbol of freedom and was the first American sight seen by many people who went to the US for better life. It was designed by Frederic August Bartoldie and given to the US by people from France in 1884.
INDEPENDENCE HALL
The building in the US city of Philadelphia where the declaration of Independence was written and signed in 1776 by Continental Congress, and where the US Constitution was written and approved in 1787 by Federal Constitution Convention. It is the most important building in America’s history. It was built in 1732 as the Pennsylvania State House. The Liberty Bell is also there. Independence Hall is on Chestnut Street in Independence National Park.
THE WHITE HOUSE
The home and office of the US President, at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC. It is built of stone painted white and was designed in 1800 by James Hoban, who was born in Ireland. The building was burned by British troops during the War of 1812 and later build again.
THE PENTAGON
The building in Arlington, Virginia, completed in 1943, which contains the administrative offices of the US Department of Defense and divisions of the US armed forces. It has five sides and is the largest office building in the world.
LAS VEGAS
A US city where many people go to gamble. It is the largest city in the state of Nevada and one of the fastest growing cities in the US. It first became popular in the 1940s. Criminals once operated many of the hotels, nightclubs and casinos on Las Vegas Bouvelard, known as ‘The Strip’, but this has changed and the city now offers much more family entertainment. Las Vegas is also a place where many couples go to get married quickly.
RODEO
A popular entertainment in which cowboys compete for prizes by showing their skills in various events. These include riding dangerous horses and bulls, pulling down young bulls by their horns and catching cows with ropes. The first official rodeo was held in1888 in Prescott in Arizona.
America is called melting pot because it is a country in which people from many different races and cultures are mixed together in one great nation.
Magdalena Bajer, klasa II Gimnazjum w Wiśniowej

Opracowała:
Paulina Dominik-Kowal

Wprowadził PT, 2012-04-27





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