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.
Tea is the world’s second most popular drink (after water!). In the UK, you can even celebrate drinking it on 21 April. While drinking tea is certainly a centuries-old tradition in the UK, many countries have their own strong cultural practices involving tea. The nation which drinks most tea is Turkey, where a 2013 survey showed that people drank an average of ten cups a day! This was followed by Ireland, with the UK coming in third place. Other countries with an obsession with tea include Iran, Russia and Morocco. It is also a popular drink in China and India, where most of the world’s tea is grown.
Many forms of tea exist around the world. Green tea is popular in China and Japan. In India, tea is often prepared with spices and boiled in both water and milk, and Tibetans commonly drink tea with butter and salt. In the UK, tea is typically a variety of black tea and can be prepared with loose tea or teabags.
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You are considering having a skiing holiday 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:
- resort facilities
- equipment rentals
- ski pass prices
- dining options
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 ways to protect endangered animals. 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 endangered animals are found in your region, and what measures are taken to protect them?
Interviewer: How can young people like yourself get involved in efforts to protect endangered animals and their habitats?
Interviewer: Why do you think so many species have become endangered? What are some common threats to endangered animals?
Interviewer: In your opinion, are zoos effective in saving endangered animals? Why or why not?
Interviewer: Why do you think we should save endangered species?
Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.
Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Activities children derive positive emotions from”. You have found some photos to illustrate it but for technical reasons you cannot send them now. Leave a voice message to your friend explaining your choice of the photos and sharing some ideas about the project. 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 activities;
- mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two activities;
- express your opinion on the subject of the project – what activity you enjoyed doing as a child and why.
You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.