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Słuchaj i ucz się – S-32. Top 20 Under 20

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Voice 1


Thank you for joining us for today's Spotlight program, I'm Joshua Leo.

top 20 - dwudziestu najlepszych

under 20 - poniżej dwudziestego roku życia

Voice 2


And I'm Liz Waid. Spotlight uses a special English method of broadcasting. It is easier for people to understand no matter where in the world they live.


Voice 3


"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

grow up - dorosnąć

Voice 4


"What will you do when you are older?"


Voice 5


"Wait until you are an adult, then you will understand."

adult - osoba dorosła

Voice 1


These are the kinds of words that many young people hear from adults every day. Young people may feel as if they are not important until they become adults. But this is not true. Today's Spotlight is on young people who are doing amazing things.

amazing - zdumiewający, zadziwiający

Voice 2


Since 2004, a group called Youth in Motion has given awards to young people. This group recognizes young Canadians who have shown leadership, innovation, and achievement. These are young people that are doing amazing things.

award - nagroda

recognize - wyróżniać, uznawać

leadership - przywództwo, kierownictwo

innovation - innowacja, nowość

achievement - osiągnięcie

Voice 1


Every Year, Youth in Motion chooses twenty young people who are under the age of twenty years old. They call these young people the "Top Twenty Under Twenty". In 2007, nine young men and eleven young women won the Top Twenty Under Twenty award. The winners of the awards range in age. The youngest is twelve years old. The oldest is nineteen.

range - obejmować, wahać się

Voice 2


These young people have done many different things. Some have started their own businesses. Some have helped people in their community. And others have started aid groups. Let's look at a few of these twenty amazing young people.

community - społeczeństwo, społeczność

aid - pomoc, wsparcie

Voice 1


April Dutheil lives on the Queen Charlotte Islands in Canada. The Queen Charlotte Islands are just off the coast of British Colombia, on the far Western side of Canada. Only six thousand people live there. April noticed a problem in her community. There were not enough emergency health care workers. If a person needed to go to the hospital, it took a long time. There were also not enough hospitals in the area.

coast - wybrzeże

notice - zauważyć

emergency - nagły wypadek

health care - opieka medyczna

Voice 2


April asked her community government for some money. She wanted to teach people simple emergency health care. This way, people would be able to help each other in emergencies. She formed two classes to teach CPR. CPR is a method of helping a person who is not breathing. The program taught twenty four people how to give CPR. April hopes to continue improving health care. Today, she is in school to become a doctor.

CPR = cardiopulmonary resuscitation - przywrócenie czynności serca i płuc

Voice 1


Another award winner also cares strongly about health care. Cody Clark is twelve years old. When Cody was younger, doctors told his parents they had cancer. On a visit to the emergency area of the hospital, Cody had an idea. He knew that visiting the hospital could be a frightening experience for children. He decided to do something about it.

cancer - rak

Voice 2


Cody started collecting things for children who were staying in the hospital. He put these things together and called them "Cody's Comfort Kits." These kits are for children from the age of one to sixteen. The kits contain things such as blankets, toys, games, films, and books.

collect - zbierać

kit - zestaw

blanket - koc

Voice 1


Cody has given his Comfort Kits to over one hundred children. He has also created kits for old people who are in the hospital. And he continues to help people. He believes he can make a difference in the world one person at a time.


Voice 2


Samantha Milner is changing the world with her own business. She started this business when she was just eleven years old. Samantha sells gifts and jewellery. Over five hundred stores carry her products. Samantha also sells things on the internet. Samantha's business has made over one million dollars.

gift - upominek

jewellery - biżuteria

carry - dostarczać

Voice 1


But Samantha does not keep all this money she makes. Over the past five years she has given over forty thousand dollars to aid groups. This money helps homeless people, children, and animals. Samantha is also selling a special bracelet. This is worn on the wrist. She will give half of the money she makes from this bracelet to fight AIDS in Africa.

homeless - bezdomny

bracelet - bransoletka

it is worn - nosi się ją

wrist - nadgarstek

Voice 2


Gavin Bennett is also helping people in need. He wanted to help young people in his community of Brampton, Ontario. He saw that many children in his community did not have computers to use. Gavin started a group that gave children access to computers. The group teaches children how to use these computers.


Voice 1


But children there learned about more than just computers. Gavin wanted to make the lives of these children better. In his program, children learn many skills. The children develop problem solving skills. They learn how to behave better, and have fun while learning. Gavin wants to give these children a better future. He wants them to grow and learn, even though they do not have a lot of money.

develop skills - rozwijać umiejętności

problem solving - rozwiązywanie problemów

behave - zachowywać się

Voice 2


Gavin's work has given him more possibilities to help young people in his community. He serves on the mayor's youth council in his local government. He helps the government serve young people in Brampton.

mayor - burmistrz

council - rada, zgromadzenie

Voice 1


Samantha Whiteside had a different way of helping young people. Samantha suffers from Juvenile Arthritis. This is a painful condition that affects the material between her bones. Samantha wanted to help young people with the same problem.

suffer from - cierpieć na

Juvenile Arthritis - młodzieńcze zapalenie stawów

painful - bolesny

condition - schorzenie, choroba

affect - atakować

Voice 2


Samantha is very good at swimming. She decided to use her skill to help others. In the summer of 2006 Samantha swam fifty-two kilometres across lake Ontario. She was second youngest person ever to do this.

second yougnest person - drugą z najmłodszych osób

Voice 1


You may be asking, "How does swimming help people?" Well, Samantha had people sponsor every kilometre she swam. People gave a particular amount of money with each kilometre Samantha swam. In the end, she collected over twenty five thousand dollars to fight Juvenile Arthritis.

particular - określony, konkretny

amount - suma, kwota

Voice 2


Many people may think that young people are not able to do great things. But April, Cody, Samantha, Gavin, Samantha and the other winners prove that is wrong.

prove - udowodnić

Voice 1


There is a similar idea in the Christian Bible. In the book of Timothy, a follower of Jesus named Paul writes this to his friend:

similar idea - podobny pomysł

follower - uczeń, wyznawca, zwolennik

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"Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young. Set an example for the believers in what you say and in how you live. Also set an example in how you love and in what you believe."

look down on - patrzeć z góry na

set an example - dać dobry przykład

believer - człowiek wierzący, wyznawca

Voice 2


God knows that young people are able to do great things. He wants the good work of young people to encourage other people to do good things.

encourage - zachęcać

Voice 1


Remember the stories of these young people. They show that a person can do great things, no matter what age they are. Do not let anyone look down on you because of your age. Instead, be an example that young people and adults can follow!

no matter what age they are - bez względu na ich wiek

let - pozwolić

instead - zamiast tego

follow - podążać, pójść

Voice 2


The writer and producer of this program was Joshua Leo. The voices you heard were from the United States. Computer users can hear our programs, read our scripts, and see our word list on our website at This program is called "Top Twenty Under Twenty".


Voice 1


If you have a comment or question, you can e-mail us. Our e-mail address is radio @ english . net. We hope you can join us again for the next Spotlight program. Goodbye!


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