Sylaby na všeobecnú štátnu jazykovú skúšku z jazyka anglického


  1. Drama /development of English drama from the Roman period to the Middle Ages, William Shakespeare– his life and work, analysis of one of his pieces of  work, short overview of other representatives  of drama and their work / O. Wilde, G.B.Shaw/
  2. Romantic poetry and prose in English literature– characteristics of the period, the influence of  the Industrial revolution,  representatives of  prose –  Jane  Austen, representatives of poetry –  R. Burns, W. Wordsworth,  S. T. Coleridge, Lord Byron – their life and work
  3. Realism in English literature– characteristics of the period  and the realistic hero, main representatives – Bronte Sisters, W.M.Thackeray, Ch. Dickens – his life and work
  4. Nobel Prize writers in American literature– E. Hemingway – his life and work /The Old Man and the Sea/,  E. O´Neill,   W. Faulkner, J. Steinbeck
  5. 20th century novel in English literature – streams, main representatives – R. Kipling,  J. Joyce, V. Woolf, G. Orwell /Animal Farm/,  W. Golding /Lord of the Flies/
  6. History of Great Britain from the Pre-Celtic Period to the Tudors– the Pre-Celtic Period /before 800 B. C./, the Celtic Period /800 B. C. –  A. D. 43/, Roman Britain   /A. D. 43 – 407/, the Anglo-Saxon Period /the middle of the 5th century – 1066/, the  Period of Feudalism  /1066 – 15th century/,  the Tudor  Period
  7. History of Great Britain from the Tudors to the end of the 20th century– the Tudor Period /1485 – 1603/  – Henry VIII and Elizabeth I,  the Stuarts and the English Revolution  /1603 – 1688/, the Civil War /1640 – 1649/, the Glorious Revolution /1688/, the Industrial Revolution /1760s – 1850s/, the Napoleonic Wars,  colonial expansion, the Victorian Era,  I. and II. World War /W. Churchill
  8. History of the U.S.A.– discovery of America, the Colonial Period  /1607 – 1775/, the War of Independence /1775 – 1783/, the Civil War, the characteristic features of the 19th and 20th centuries
  9. Geography of Great Britain– the physical background, climate, rivers and lakes, mineral resources, population,  towns and cities, industry, agriculture and natural beauties
  10. Geography of the U.S.A. – the physical background, relief, climate, rivers and lakes, mineral resources, population, cities, industry, agriculture  and natural beauties /National Parks/ in the regions
  11. Political system of Great Britain and the U.S.A.–  differences between the systems of government of both the countries /British  King, American President,  Parliament, Congress,  law-making, executive and judicial power, political parties/
  12. Education in Great Britain and the U.S.A.–  differences between the systems of  education in  both the countries, school attendance,  pre-school education, stages of education,   types of schools, school subjects, famous universities
  13. English speaking countries /Canada, Australia, New Zealand/– the physical background, relief, climate, rivers and lakes, mineral resources, population, towns and cities, industry, agriculture and natural beauties, brief survey of political system – Commonwealth
  14. English as a world language, places of interest – history of English language and its development, differences between British and American English  /in grammar, vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation/, varieties of English, importance of English, important destinations, monuments, natural beauties
  15. Slovakia– brief history, the physical background, relief, climate, rivers and lakes, mineral resources, population,  towns and cities, industry, agriculture and natural beauties /the High Tatras and other national parks, caves/, castles


  1. Science and technology– inventions and discoveries, the influence of the Industrial Revolution, sources of energy, great scientists and inventors, moderns devices  and gadgets of the 20th century /computers, mobile phones, the Internet, space flights …/
  2. Sports and games– different kinds of sports and sports equipment, hiking, sports and health, sports competitions, cheating and doping, popular games in Slovakia, Britain and the U.S.A
  3. Family– trends, relations, generation gap, family members and relationships among them, advantages of being single or married, problems of upbringing children, causes of  frequent divorces
  4. Mass media– radio, TV and press, their role in the society, various kinds of radio and TV programmes, newspapers, magazines and journals, English and American newspapers, the Internet
  5. Jobs and occupations– different professions, unemployment and its consequences,  looking for a job,  job interview, future plans and ambitions
  6. My home town /Poprad or other towns – surrounding/– brief  history, cultural and social life, sports facilities, educational establishments, famous personalities, industry /factories/ and agriculture
  7. Holidays and traditons– festivals and customs in Slovakia, Britain and the U.S.A., way of life – housing, various types of houses, furniture and furnishing, kitchen appliances
  8. Clothing and fashion– clothes, materials, footwear  and accessories, clothes for different purposes, fashion shows, models,  men´s and women´s wardrobe
  9. Problems of the world– environment, pollution,  global changes and warming up, natural disasters,  overpopulation,  famine, illiteracy, social problems /various kinds of abuse/
  10. Arts and culture –  fine arts ,museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, concert halls, music festivals, kinds of music, the role of culture in our life, great English painters, composers and architects, reading books
  11. Shops and shopping– different types of shops, super- and hypermarkets, forms of payment, advertising, discounts,  consumer society, different types of shopping e. g.  Internet shopping
  12. Travelling– means of transport, public transport, commuting,  kinds of holidays, popular destinations /getting to know a country/, holiday activities, tourism and its consequences
  13. Leisure time, hobbies– active and passive activities, importance of free time, unusual and dangerous hobbies, beneficial hobbies, do-it-yourself activities, collecting objects
  14. Health and diseases – medical care /prenatal, regular check-ups/, seeing a doctor, typical civilisation diseases /AIDS, heart attack, cancer/, prevention /how to keep fit and healthy/, new methods in medicine
  15. Food /Slovak and English cuisine– traditional meals/ – eating habits, principles of  healthy diet,  junk food, eating out, Christmas and Easter meals, what should our food contain, favourite recipes