Imagine that you are preparing a project with your friend. You have found some interesting material for the presentation and you want to read this text to your friend. You have 1.5 minutes to read the text silently, then be ready to read it out aloud. You will not have more than 1.5 minutes to read it.
Earth Hour is organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and it’s a big event usually at the end of March every year. On this evening, people ‘go dark’ – that is, switch off lights in their homes, schools and businesses all at the same time for one hour.
Earth Hour started in Australia in 2007, when 2.2 million people in Sydney turned off all unnecessary lights for an hour. Since then, it has grown into an international event.
The logo of Earth Hour is ’60+’. The number 60 is for the 60 minutes of Earth Hour, and the plus invites people to keep on taking action even after Earth Hour is finished. The idea is to raise awareness of environmental issues and call for action to protect nature, so that people enjoy healthy, happy and sustainable lives now and in the future.
Study the advertisement.
You are considering entering this nature photo contest and now you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask four direct questions to find out about the following:
- categories for photographers to enter
- entry deadline
- contest rules
You have 20 seconds to ask each question.
You are going to give an interview. You have to answer five questions. Give full answers to the questions (2–3 sentences). Remember that you have 40 seconds to answer each question.
Tapescript for Task 3
Interviewer: Hello everybody! It’s Teenagers Round the World Channel. Our guest today is a teenager from Russia and we are going to discuss art. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.
Interviewer: What art activities did you use to do as a child?
Interviewer: How important is an arts education?
Interviewer: What Russian art museums or galleries are worth visiting?
Interviewer: Digital art vs. traditional art: is one better than the other?
Interviewer: Most museums, art fairs and galleries already have parallel digital platforms for the public to view artworks. Which experience would you choose: a virtual gallery tour or a in-person visit? Why?
Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.
Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Keeping fit without a gym». You have found some illustrations and want to share the news. Leave a voice message to your friend. In 2.5 minutes be ready to:
- explain the choice of the illustrations for the project by briefly describing them and noting the differences;
- mention the advantages (1–2) of the two ways to exercise;
- mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two ways to exercise;
- express your opinion on the subject of the project – which way of exercise you would prefer and why.
You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.