B1 2014 - prepis maturitných nahrávok z angličtiny

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Maturita angličtina B1 2014 - prepis maturitných nahrávok z angličtiny

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John Legend is a great singer and a master of the wedding first dance song, and with his own wedding just around the corner, he’s agreed to tell us some interesting facts about his personal life.

“Every artist probably says this, but in high school, I was shy. I was also younger than everyone because I skipped a couple of grades. So when everyone else was 14, I was 12. I was shorter and went through adolescence two years later. High-school girls seldom like guys their own age, certainly not ones who are two years younger. Put it this way: I wasn’t very attractive for girls. I was about 16 when I became more popular with girls, or female fans. Music, in a way, saved me, because when people know you can sing, it suddenly makes you look a bit more handsome, and it makes it easier to talk to girls when you’ve gone on stage and sung in front of 500 people.

I definitely enjoyed being single for a while. I had some fun, and a bunch of short relationships, but eventually you need someone that you connect with. I had never been in a long serious relationship until I met Chrissy, who is a model. Because of that, I have had plenty of breakups, but I’ve never experienced serious heartbreak.

When I met Chrissy at a video shoot in 2007, we were attracted to each other right away. I don’t know if I believe in love at first sight, but I’m pretty sure some kind of attraction is important at the beginning of the relationship, because that helps everything else happen. But if you’re going to be with someone for a long time, there has to be much more than that. I didn’t have a check-list of must-have features, but Chrissy makes me laugh all the time. She’s really clever, and when I started getting to know her, I just wanted to be around her more and more. Every relationship takes work, and you have to talk things out, compromise, learn from your mistakes, and grow as a person. To do that, you have to be in it with someone that you think is worth changing for. You’re probably not going to change dramatically, but you just get a greater sense of responsibility when you’re with someone for a while.

I don’t think there was one single moment when I knew I wanted to marry Chrissy, but at some point, I knew. We lived together, traveled together, cooked together, did everything together. When I proposed in December 2011, I was excited and a little nervous when planning how to ask Chrissy to become my wife. I spent my time on the engagement ring and was ready to do it when we went on vacation in the Maldives. The most difficult thing was hiding the ring. When we were going through airport security in Sri Lanka, the officials were searching my bag and almost asked me to look inside where the ring was, while Chrissy was standing next to me. Luckily, they changed their mind, but I’m confident I made the right decision. I truly look forward, and I mean it seriously, to building a future with Chrissy.”

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You’ll hear a radio program, in which Diana Appleyard talks about her favorite sport – wild swimming.

What is wild swimming? It refers to any type of swimming that takes place outside of a pool – whether it’s in a lake, river, or the sea.

Why did I try it? When I moved to Scotland from Oxfordshire, I felt quite isolated at first, and missed having a social network. So I joined an adult swimming club at my local pool in Lochgilphead in Argyll. A friend there suggested I join a new wild swimming group.

My local area is rich in its variety of places in which to swim: deep, dark lochs; flowing rivers; and a wonderful coastline. In Scotland, there are few restrictions as to where you can swim, so you can basically pull on your wetsuit and jump in all year round.

When I started, I was slightly overweight, as well as stressed and exhausted by work, but there’s something about swimming through fresh, natural water that makes you forget your worries. The first shock of the cold water disappears, and you feel fine. Afterwards, you also feel mentally stronger. I began to be able to swim further, now up to 2 miles, and I’ve lost over 3 kilos, and became much fitter and stronger.

What qualities do you need to do it? Well, you just need to be able to swim and have some resistance to cold water. Even if you live in a city, there will be wild swimming opportunities in clubs for you.

What has the sport taught me? It has given me a whole new social life. We often stay out and chat after a swim, lighting a fire if we’re on a beach, enjoying hot tea and cake. I’ve made friends I would otherwise never have met.

It’s a great sport to take up in middle age, as you don’t have to be extremely fit at first. You can just enjoy short dips and gradually build up your ability. During the spring, summer and autumn, we swim on a Tuesday evening in different places each week. Through the winter, we swim on one Sunday per month and add as many layers of clothing as we can, including boots and gloves. Occasionally, we even go at night, when there’s a full moon.

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[20:03 / 23:05] nahrávka

As a teenager, looking for your first part-time job can seem like a scary task. Let’s face it: finding a job is hard to begin with. When you haven’t had any experience in a workplace, have never been through an interview, and don’t know where to start in writing your CV, the task can seem impossible. So here is our advice how to prepare for your first job. Try to follow our six tips.

Tip no. 1: Many first -time or part-time job seekers don’t believe in either CV or resumé, or think that, “Well, I don’t have anything to put on my CV, so why worry?” There are 2 reasons for doing this: first, having a CV to give to your future employer shows you are prepared to find a job and you have put some energy into it. Secondly, it allows you to show the things about you that you want your employer to remember.

Tip no. 2:
Make sure, when you head out of the door for an interview, that you are well- dressed. This will leave a good impression of you, and what the job means for you. You don’t need to be in a suit – just make sure you look good. Make sure your mom would be satisfied with you and the way you look.

Tip no. 3: Of course, you can use websites like groovejob.com that give lists of part-time jobs for teens to find such jobs in your area, but there are many other ways to find employers. You can pick up a local newspaper, go to the library, or walk through town looking for “Help Wanted” signs. But remember: not every business looking for an employee will have a “Help Wanted” sign in the front window.

Tip no. 4: Before you apply anywhere, you need to prepare yourself for a negative answer. That’s right! Nobody gets accepted at every single place they apply for a job. As a first-time job seeker, you need to prepare mentally for someone to say “No”. There’s nothing wrong with the store owner telling you that they don’t need anyone right now. But you can ask them to give you a call if they do need anyone in the future. You could also leave them a copy of your resumé.

Tip no. 5: Go to each of the employers on your list, walk in the door, and ask for the job. Keep your head up, have a firm handshake, and be confident. Employers look for certain qualities when a job-seeker walks in the door. One of the most important qualities is the candidate’s ability to communicate. If you are shy, unable to show the employer that you are serious about getting a job, you probably won’t get one.

Tip no. 6: This is probably the most important part of getting a job. Employers look for candidates who show their willingness to get involved and to be responsible. Always make a follow-up call or get in touch with the potential employer. Usually, it’s best to wait about a week to make the call, and when you do, make sure to get on the phone with the person who will be hiring. Don’t rely on someone else to leave the right message for you.

[26:33] nahrávka

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