Sylaby na základnú štátnu jazykovú skúšku z jazyka anglického


1.Drama, William Shakespeare – his life and work, analysis of one of his plays

2.Romantic poetry and prose in English literature – characteristics of the period, the influence of  the Industrial revolution,  representatives of  prose – Sir Walter Scott , Jane  Austen, representatives of poetry – Lord Byron – his life and work

3.Realism in English literature – characteristics of the period  and the realistic hero, main representatives – Bronte Sisters, 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, P. Buck,  W. Faulkner, J. Steinbeck, S. Lewis /briefly/

5.20th century novel in English literature – streams, main representatives – R. Kipling,  D. H. Lawrence, 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/

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 Industrial Revolution /1760s – 1850s/,  the Victorian Era,  I. and II. World War

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  Queen, 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.My home town /Poprad or other towns – surrounding/ – brief  history, cultural and social life, sports facilities, educational establishments, famous personalities, industry /factories/ and agriculture

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.Leisure time, hobbies – active and passive activities, importance of free time, unusual and dangerous hobbies, beneficial hobbies, do-it-yourself activities, collecting objects

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, the Internet

5.Jobs and occupations – different professions, unemployment and its consequences,  looking for a job,  job interview, future plans and ambitions

6. Health and diseases – medical care /regular check-ups/, seeing a doctor, typical civilisation diseases /AIDS, heart attack, cancer/, prevention /how to keep fit and healthy/,

7.Clothing and fashion – clothes, materials, footwear  and accessories, clothes for different purposes, fashion shows, models,  men´s and women´s wardrobe

8.Holidays and traditons – festivals and customs in Slovakia, Britain and the U.S.A., way of life – housing, various types of houses, differences between the Slovaks and Brits

9.Problems of the world – environment, pollution,  global changes and warming up, natural disasters,  overpopulation,  famine, illiteracy, social problems /various kinds of abuse/, AIDS

10.Arts and culture –  fine arts ,museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, concert halls, music festivals, kinds of music, the role of culture in our life, 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 , why people travel, holiday activities, tourism and its consequences

13.Science and technology – inventions and discoveries, sources of energy, great scientists and inventors, moderns devices  and gadgets of the 20th century /computers, mobile phones, the Internet, space flights …/

14.English as a world language – history of English language and its development, differences between British and American English  /in grammar, vocabulary, spelling, pronunciation/, varieties of English, importance of English

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