The Routledge Intermediate Polish Reader is designed for intermediate students of Polish and includes a wide range of graded texts.
The readings are taken from an assortment of contemporary Polish writing, including extracts from modern literature and articles from magazines and newspapers. The texts have been specifically selected to ensure that students receive maximum exposure to topics relevant to Polish language, history, culture and society, making this Reader an engaging and stimulating resource with a meaningful cultural context.
Each reading is fully supported by:
- a general introduction
- text-related comprehension questions and extensive vocabulary exercises
- explanations of any difficult grammar structures encountered in the text
- a comprehensive glossary at the back of the book
- detailed cultural-historical notes
- answer key
- grammar supplement
Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Polish Reader is an essential tool for vocabulary learning and increasing reading proficiency.
Table of Contents
JOURNALISTIC 1. Biografia - Maria Skłodowska Curie (sciagajmy.blog.onet.pl) 2 Historia kina w Polsce (www.filmowalodz.pl) 3. Jacek Kuroń: Nie wierzę w zło (Integracja) 4. Polska wielu narodów (Wprost) 5. Wszystkie nasze dzienne zdrady (Tygodnik Powszechny) 6. Zagęszczeni (Wysokie Obcasy) 7. Bąk polski (Polityka) 8. Leń na pełen etat (Newsweek Polska) 9. Trzy wymiary nudy (www. filmweb. pl ) 10. Polacy nabici w butelkę oliwy (Rzeczpospolita) 11. Ryszard Kapuściński: Planeta ziemia (Gazeta Wyborcza) 12. Adam Zamoyski: Chwała liberum veto (Tygodnik Powszechny) 13. Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski: Przemówienie grudnia 1981 r. (Żołnierz Polski) LITERARY 14. Hanna Krall: Ta z Hamburga 15. Janusz Głowacki: Wizyta 16. Leszek Kołakowski: Jak Gyom został starszym panem 17. Wisława Szymborska: Wybór poezji 18. Olga Tokarczuk: Deus Ex 19. Józef Hen: Bicie po twarzy 20. Paweł Huelle: Depka-Rzepka GRAMMATICAL TOPICS FOR HELP IN READING KEY TO THE EXERCISES GLOSSARY
Aniela Grundy was formerly Head of the East European language centre at University College London, UK. She is a contributor to a number of online Polish-language teaching projects developed under the EU Leonardo da Vinci programme, such as Culpolang and Commpact. She is also a co-author of a UCL website A journey through onine language learning, a resource enabling language teachers to explore the possibilities of on-line learning, and to understand how the vast range of ‘new’ media can fit and benefit their specific teaching goals.
Oscar E. Swan is a Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He is the author of numerous articles and textbooks on Russian and Polish linguistics and pedagogy, and on Polish culture and cultural history—most recently A Kaleidoscope of Polish History and Culture.