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.
«Phubbing» is a term created to describe people with the habit of constantly using their smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices no matter where they are. Wherever they go and whether they are alone or hanging out with friends, the smartphone addicts always keep their heads down looking at their electronic devices.
Chatting with people, watching videos, playing games, browsing websites… they do all this stuff through social networks or instant messaging but hardly communicate with people face-to-face. They spend most of their time with their eyes glued on the screens of the electronic devices in their hands, which results in a peculiar addiction phenomenon and can severely disrupt their present-moment, in-person relationships.
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You are considering bringing your pet to a veterinarian for a wellness exam 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:
- how much it costs
- tests done during a pet wellness exam
- dental cleaning
- discounts for new clients
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 environmental awareness. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.
Interviewer: How eco-friendly are you?
Interviewer: What are the most serious environmental problems in your region?
Interviewer: What is Russia doing to protect the environment?
Interviewer: What ways to raise environmental awareness do you find effective?
Interviewer: What will our planet look like in 10 years?
Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.
Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Modes of education». 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 modes of education;
- mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two modes of education;
- express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to study online and why.
You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.