poland caretaker

A Caretaker in Grodzisk


Jerzy describes his life and outlook.


tough caretaker vocational school
local about (2) globalization
lose vocation unemployment
glad paper (2) competition
fan (2) stay (2) spare time
opinion otherwise match (2)





My name is Jerzy Krechowicz. I live in Grodzisk Wielkopolski. I’m 53 years old.

What do you do for a living?

I’m a caretaker in the vocational school in Grozhishk.

What does globalization mean to you?

I have no opinion about globalization; it doesn’t interest me.

What do you worry about?

I worry about losing my job because unemployment is high and competition is tough.

What makes you happy?

Two weeks ago my grandson was born, that made me happy.

I’m glad my children have work and that their lives are going well. If everything stays that way, everything will be okay.

What’s your favorite food?

I love Russian pirogi.

What do you do in your leisure time?

In my spare time I’m a football fan and watch my local team when there’s a match on. Otherwise I watch TV and read the paper.

Time just goes so fast.

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1. Who is this person? Does he teach at the vocational school?

2. He doesn’t care about globalization. True or false?

3. Is it easy or difficult to find work?

4. He is a grandfather. Yes or no? Are his children unemployed?

5. His favorite food is pizza. Is this correct or wrong?

6. In his free time,

8. Does time fly for him?

A. Do you live in Poland? Are you from Poland? Have you ever been to Poland?

B. Have you met people from Poland? Who were they? What were they doing?

C. Describe the geography and climate of Poland.

D. Describe the economy of Poland. What does it import and export?

E. What problems or challenges does Poland face?

F. What is Polish food or cuisine like?

G. What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historic, natural)?

H. What do you associate with Poland? What comes to mind when you hear “Poland”?



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