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.
In the UK Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year! Sending a Valentine’s card to a loved one is a custom that started more than a century ago. Couples give cards to each other, but it is also traditional to send an anonymous card to anyone you secretly love. This practice is particularly common in schools and can be a source of great amusement and embarrassment as everyone tries to work out who sent a card and who has a secret admirer!
Traditionally, men give chocolates or flowers to their wives or girlfriends. Popular choices include red roses, a box of chocolates, romantic songs, a phone, jewellery, a photo frame or perfume. Some people look for a more unusual gift. For romantic people with plenty of cash, these gifts could include a helicopter flight, a balloon ride, the chance to test-drive a Ferrari or an all-day session at a health club.
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You are considering visiting the marvellously magical Chocolate Factory in Brisbane (Australia) 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:
- number of themed rooms
- payment methods
- tickets per child and per adult
- if photography is allowed
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 renewable sources of energy. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.
Interviewer: Does your country use much renewable energy? Why?
Interviewer: Why is it important to develop alternative energy?
Interviewer: How can renewable energy benefit the environment?
Interviewer: The main sources of renewable energy are solar and wind power. Other less ‘mainstream’ sources are hydroelectric power, biomass energy, geothermal energy, and tidal energy. Which renewable energy source is the best and why?
Interviewer: Do you think renewables alone will stop global warming? Why?
Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.
Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Devices that enable web browsing». 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 devices used to access the Internet;
- mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two devices used to access the Internet;
- express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you prefer to connect to the Internet via your smartphone and why.
You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.