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.
July 30 is the United Nations International Day of Friendship. Friends come in all shapes and sizes. They may be someone we met as a child, a classmate at school, someone we met at work or through other friends. They may be friends who live at a distance in another country or virtual friends we’ve made online. Whoever they are, however we met them, there is a special connection based on a shared history and interests, enjoying doing things together or simply talking and understanding each other. Friends are there to help us at difficult times and to celebrate the good times. Doctors say that friends are very important for both our physical and mental health at all stages in life.
Friends are not only important on an individual level. Friendship can also be important on a global level. Friendships that cross borders can help bring peace and avoid war.
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You are considering attending the photography workshop 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:
- workshop location
- level requirements
- camera equipment needed
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 forms of communication. 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 is your preferred form of communication to stay in touch with your friends and family?
Interviewer: Do you believe that modern technology has made us more connected to one another or are we more disconnected than ever, and what are your reasons for this opinion?
Interviewer: Do you think face-to-face communication is more effective than texting or messaging? Why or why not?
Interviewer: What effects does digital communication have on human interaction, in your opinion?
Interviewer: How do you think communication will change in the future?
Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.
Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Summer ideas for students”. 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 – which of the activities presented in the pictures you’d prefer and why.
You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.