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Magiczna siła słowa

CHRISTMAS WRITING COMPETITION
Magic power of words



W konkursie wzięli udział uczniowie z grup przygotowujących się do egzaminu Cambridge Advanced English, pisząc artykuł na poniższy paragraf:

The wonders of science in our present age have even bewildered the greatest magicians and sorcerers of the past and present age.
The scientific inventions we use in our daily life have completely transformed our living standards. Thanks to them, there is world of difference between our past and present. It's all magic. It's all unbelievable. Yet, it is not the greatest power at man's disposal. The greatest power a man possesses is words. Surprised? Difficult to believe? But it's fact. Yes, it's words and only words.


Prezentujemy zwycięzców konkursu oraz nagrodzone teksty

    1 miejsce:

  • Adrianna Majtczak - grupa CAE 3
  • Michał Tarkowski - grupa CAE 1

    wyróżnienia:

  • Ania Januszkiewicz (CAE 3) za ambitne słownictwo
  • Kasia Święch (CAE 3) za doskonałą strukturę tekstu.
  • Marta Kaużyńska (CAE 3) za świetny ostatni paragraf


Artykuł nr 1 - ADRIANNY MAJTCZAK

The wonders of science in our present age have even bewildered the greatest magicians and sorcerers of the past and present age. The scientific inventions we use in our daily life have completely transformed our living standards. Thanks to them,there is world of difference between our past and present. It's all magic. It's all unbelievable. Yet, it is not the greatest power at man-s disposal. The greatest power a man possesses is words. Surprised?Difficult to believe?But it-s fact. Yes, it-s words and only words.

Although “words don't come easy” for many of us, there is a unique period of time, only once a year, when some people make use of the great power that words prepared for us. This magical time is knocking at our doors, at every corner we spot astonishing miracles. Ground-breaking spiritual changes are being experienced within our sight. This time is called Christmas. The miracles are the creatures of words. These two elements combined together result in “christwardly” phenomenon.
People all around the world celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus in diverse manners. The majority of us immerses into the global “Christmas fever”, gets carried away during watching the commercials and rushes to the stores to buy the longed-for gifts. We shouldn't be really that surprised that people associate Christmas time with such cliched approach. While talking about miracles, I surely do not take them into account. Only those who have true intentions and know what honest words mean will discern this particular karma. As a devoted Christmas enthusiast I still believe in its uniqueness and strong moving spirit.

It is the 24 of December, the day of Christmas Eve. All members of my family gathered around the table. We are exchanging presents, wishes and hopes for the good new future.
But....there is something in my mind that distracts me from the real world to the vivid images.
A little girl pulling the Santa Claus' ear in the supermarket and whispering-all I want for Christmas is you. It's late evening, an elderly man is carrying a plenty of colourful boxes, presumably presents for his relatives. Unfortunately he slips on the ice. A young man is approaching him with a cheerful smile and words are coming from his mouth- Let me give you a hand.
Under the light of the street lamp two strangers are crashing into each other. But there is no sign of annoyance on their faces. Quite the opposite, you hear them saying - I am sorry it was my fault.
A concerned mother asking the kids to come home from the yard where they are having fun on the snow. An excited man waiting in front of a cafe for his fiancee and a sudden feeling of relief when he sees her across the street. No words needed, they are buried deep in their minds. And finally a scene that will stay for long in my memory. A little boy lost in the crowd of Christmas shoppers. Tears falling down his cheek, a moment of helplessness. He opens his eyes and touches a snowflake. Lifts his face to Heaven, laughs and from his lips we can read - thank you.
These are the memories I cannot and do not want to erase. We could mention thousands of such brief yet significant moments. Do we ever happen not to miss these memorable scenes? As you are a true believer in people, you will have many chances to rejoice in the good that we see. The power of Christmas? Well, only partly. The main underlying figurative tenor of those scenes are actually the WORDS. Intentionally written in capital letters as they add this exceptional flicker to our actions. They do not cheat or hurt as they come right from our hearts. Try not to underestimate their power at Christmas this year!Cause.....

It's a time for giving, a time for getting
a time for forgiving and for getting
a time for living, a time for believing
a time fro trusting not deceiving.

With these hopeful WORDS I say goodbye to everyone and wish Happy Christmas.

Artykuł nr 2 - MICHAŁA TARKOWSKIEGO

The wonders of science in our present age have even bewildered the greatest magicians and sorcerers of the past and present age. The scientific inventions we use in our daily life have completely transformed our living standards. Thanks to them,there is world of difference between our past and present. It's all magic. It's all unbelievable. Yet, it is not the greatest power at man-s disposal. The greatest power a man possesses is words. Surprised?Difficult to believe?But it-s fact. Yes, it-s words and only words.
I remember a situation that happened one day in the past. A normal day. a blind man sitting in the street begging for money with a paper card explaining his illness, albeit he is being fully ignored. Then a woman appears, looks at the man, changes the words on his card and walks away. Suddenly, every pedestrian starts to aid the beggar with the money they can spare. At the end of the day the woman returns. Utterly shocked and surprised, the man asks what she has done with his card. She explains I wrote the other words, not indifferent, and the words woke their hearts.

Words are powerful. They can grant you almost everything you want to achieve. Spoken in a proper way they can convince everyone to your cause. They just need to be expressed in such a way that they open the gate to human feelings and emotions. Furthermore, the words can act as motivation. Generals of the army are able to motivate their soldiers to fight for the country like real lions, so fiercely and wholeheartedly that they will be ready to sacrifice themselves if a need appears.
However, the usage of words may cause negative and drastic results. If someone with extremely undervalued mentality or so called low self-esteem endures a verbal violence, he may desperately attempt to reach a solution for his enormous problem. The solution which is final and from which there is no come back. Many examples of suicides may be given. Usually young people experience such a pressure form their peers. We must remember about it while having fun of someone.

It is and always has been, crystal clear that words insanely great power and that they influence our life outrageously. If we have this gift to manipulate the world by words, we must never forget to use them properly. Hitler was also in possession of this gift...

Artykuł nr 3 - ANI JANUSZKIEWICZ

The wonders of science in our present age have even bewildered the greatest magicians and sorcerers of the past and present age. The scientific inventions we use in our daily life have completely transformed our living standards. Thanks to them,there is world of difference between our past and present. It's all magic. It's all unbelievable. Yet, it is not the greatest power at man-s disposal. The greatest power a man possesses is words. Surprised? Difficult to believe?But it-s fact. Yes, it-s words and only words.
The proper matching words are one of the most essential skills for writers. Unsuitable composition may wreck the whole sense of utterances. Only a tiny transposition in a text changes the meaning and makes misunderstandings and disagreements possible.
Creating sentences in a roundabout way also leads to deterio0ration of relationship. Misinterpretations bring about conflicts and controversy. Political conversations would be finished with international skirmishes-potential reasons to instigate armed conflicts.
Nevertheless, significance of conjunctions is not an entirety. Do you have any doubts? A content. It is a metaphorical key to human hearts. Only plain intentions are able to reach everybody's confidence. Even though grammatical structures are created in a great way, the text without any message is worthless.
Despite being exposed to threats resulting from improper usage of words, their power is essential to support relationships as well as business matters.

Artykuł nr 4 - KASI ŚWIĘCH

The wonders of science in our present age have even bewildered the greatest magicians and sorcerers of the past and present age. The scientific inventions we use in our daily life have completely transformed our living standards. Thanks to them,there is world of difference between our past and present. It's all magic. It's all unbelievable. Yet, it is not the greatest power at man-s disposal. The greatest power a man possesses is words. Surprised?Difficult to believe?But it-s fact. Yes, it-s words and only words.
We communicate. We use words- a sequence of sounds- to express a thought which appears in our brain. There are so many of them that they can be adjusted to be an exact expression of love, hatred, enthusiasm, sadness, approval, interest, envy or anything that com,es to our mind. They never let you down.
Could words be mighty or dangerous”Undoubtedly both. For example- the power of persuading – it occurs when words flow inconspicuously until they attain someone to hear the. And in no time you will change your mind. In the way the speaker desires, of course. This trick has become a weapon, threatening and unpredictable. It has bee used by rulers and politicians, as their success depends on how their words shock the world.
What else is hidden in words?It is the magic. The ability to create entirely unrealistic things from letters. This is what writers are expected to do. The combination of ideas and proper words might turn into pieces of art which bookmoles praise so much. Any detailed description rouse the imagination so that you can visit the world of wonders on your own. It happens due to words.
Words are responsible for almost everything that happens to us. That means that they have the magic power which we, human beings,can keep control of.

Artykuł nr 5 - MARTY KAUŻYŃSKIEJ

The wonders of science in our present age have even bewildered the greatest magicians and sorcerers of the past and present age. The scientific inventions we use in our daily life have completely transformed our living standards. Thanks to them,there is world of difference between our past and present. It's all magic. It's all unbelievable. Yet, it is not the greatest power at man-s disposal. The greatest power a man possesses is words. Surprised?Difficult to believe?But it-s fact. Yes, it-s words and only words.
Simply said, the word is the smallest free from that has some influence on humans life. It has a big significance to understand and turn the power of it to good account. Our thoughts do have a great effect on us even though they are internal. They affect our decisions, acts and emotions. A thought spoken, however, has even more power because of its impact not only on our lives but also on people from our surrounding. In fact, we are not aware of that effect. We just forget to think before we say something and that's why people all over the world suffer. Yes, it's words and only words.
What's more, our words are more powerful and have more weight than we may realize. For example,lets focus on the new-born children. As we all know, bringing them up in a good way plays a crucial role in their future life. But what is bringing up?Is it just food and giving them food and house to live in ”Of course not!It is the difficult art of listening and speaking. Only by words may parents teach their child a proper behaviour or the history of their country. Yes, it is words and only words.
So it's clear to me and I wish, after reading this article, also to you that it's words and only words that a man possesses as the greatest power. Properly used that power can improve our relations. Let's use it thoughtfully and positively to help to prevent more pain on our planet and help heal the pain that is here already. Everything is in your words.....



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