This month, September 2006, we have been focussing on Poland as our 'Country of the Month'. In this edition of Weekender we take a look at how Poles are portrayed in the Britsh media and also report on a survey of Poles living in Britain. How do they feel about the British and do they think they made the right decision to move here?
Vocabulary from the programme
people who travel from one country to another to find work
the movement of people into a country from different places
the arrival of a large number of people at the same time
to represent or describe someone in a particular way. Also used to describe what actors do and the content of artisic works.
In the film he portrays a man who has lost everything.
The painting portrays a scene from a historic battle.
The media portrays young people as rude and lazy.
to be trustworthy
to be honest and reliable
to be industrious
to be hard-working
to have integrity
to be honest and with strong principles
the flip side
the opposite side of an argument, the negative effect of something positive.
The weather this summer has been really hot and warm, the flip side is that my garden is dying!
to be diligent
to work in a way that is correct and careful with a lot of effort
Try the comprehension questions
Programme script (pdf - 21k)
Download this programme (mp3 - 1.8 mb)
Polish survey results
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