Které nejčastější otázky pokládají zkoušející u ústní zkoušky z angličtiny na téma Americká literatura a jak na ně odpovídat tak, abyste získali vynikající hodnocení. Připravili jsme seznam nejvíce frekventovaných otázek hodnotitelů pro maturitní okruh Ireland a vzory odpovědí na jedničku. Tak si je vyzkoušejte nanečisto v klidu a teple svého domova na mobilu či počítači.
Vypracované maturitní otázky American literature a vzorové odpovědi na jedničku
1. What was the American literature like before the end of the 18th century? Tell me about it.
American literature was pretty much only a branch of English literature until the end of the 18th century. Historical essays and religious poetry and prose were popular at that time. The real history of American literature begins with the war of independence.
2. Who is considered to be the father of American literature? Tell me about it.
Mark Twain is considered to be the father of American literature. He was against slavery and he defended women’s rights. William Faulkner called him the father of American literature, and Ernest Hemingway said that all modern American literature comes from Twain’s book Huckleberry Finn.
3. What was the Lost Generation? Tell me about it.
The Lost Generation was a group of writers who were influenced by the First World War. They were called “lost” because the writers were disillusioned by the horrors and deaths during the war. The Lost Generation includes writers such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein.
4. Which authors wrote about the Second World War? Tell me about it.
Norman Mailer wrote about the WWII. His novel The Naked and the Dead is partly based on his own experience in the Pacific. Joseph Heller wrote a military satire, called Catch-22. And Ray Bradbury was a science fiction writer, one of his best works is The Martian Chronicles.
5. Who were the Beats? Tell me about it.
The Beat Generation was a group of writers, who were against the conventions of mainstream American life. They were inspired by drugs, jazz music, surrealists, and Zen poetry. They wrote in an authentic and free style. Beat poets include Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Allen Ginsberg.
6. What was the Gold Rush? Tell me about it.
The Gold Rush was a new discovery of gold. It took place in the 19th century. The main representative is Jack London, who was a gold-miner before he started to write. His book The Call of the Wild was written during the time of gold rush.
7. Do you know any world-famous American authors? Tell me about them.
Some of the most famous ones are F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby), Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea), Harper Lee (To Kill a Mockingbird), Jack London (White Fang), and Mark Twain (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer).
8. What kind of books did Mark Twain write? Tell me about it.
Mark Twain wrote books both for children and for adults. His books The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn are based on his own childhood and life experiences. In his other books, he reflects his travel and adulthood experiences.
9. Who is considered to be the founder of the detective story? Tell me about it.
Edgar Allan Poe is considered to be the founder of the detective story. When he wrote The Murders in the Rue Morgue, he created a new literary genre. He was the first author to introduce a character that solves a mystery by analyzing the facts.
10. Who is the author of Moby Dick and what is it about? Tell me about it.
Herman Melville is the author of Moby Dick, his best novel. The book is about the fight between a whale, called Moby Dick, and Captain Ahab. Moby Dick symbolizes a natural power. Captain Ahab is killed in the end.
ČTĚTE TAKÉ: Maturitní otázky na téma New York
Proč by naše odpovědi získaly skvělé hodnocení u ústní zkoušky u maturity z angličtiny?
- Na otázky odpovídáme věcně.
- Odpovědi mají očekávanou délku a obsahují vhodnou slovní zásobu.
- Odpovědi zahrnují fakta o tématu Ireland.
- Odpovědi jsou vhodně odůvodňované a zakončené.
- Angličtina je na očekávané maturitní úrovni.
Maturitní otázky zaměřené na názory- téma American literature
1. Which American authors have been awarded the Nobel Prize?
Several American authors have been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. The most famous ones include Sinclair Lewis, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and Saul Bellow.
2. Have you ever seen a movie based on American literature?
Yes, I have seen lots of movies based on American literature. I have seen, for example, The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald), Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White), The Green Mile (Stephen King), Into the Wild (Jon Krakauer), Forrest Gump (Winston Groom), and My Sister’s Keeper (Jodi Picoult).
3. Do you know any American poets?
I am not really a fan of poetry but I know some of the American poets. I know, for example, Charles Bukowski, Maya Angelou, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and E.E. Cummings.
4. Do you like science fiction books? Which American writers wrote sci-fi?
Yes, I love science fiction books. They are exciting and they make you use your imagination. Some of the sci-fi authors are George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones), H.P. Lovecraft (The Rats in the Walls), and Isaac Asimov (Foundation).
5. Do you know any living American writers?
Some of the best living American writers are Stephen King, the author of It and The Shining, which were both made into a film. And also, as I mentioned before, George R.R. Martin, who is the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, which has been made into a very successful series called Game of Thrones.