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.
Rats are really social animals, forming large groups in the wild. Colonies can be made up of around 150 individuals, of all different ages, so there are lots of opportunities for a rat to have a varied social life!
Life in a rat colony is full of friendly social interactions. Rats might show affection by greeting one another with a friendly sniff or nose-touch, or by grooming one another. Younger rats have even been known to play-fight! We also know that rats can recognise each other by their smell, can tell which rats they’re more closely related to and can even read each other’s facial expressions. Domesticated rats are no different to their wild cousins when it comes to being social! For example, rats will share food with one another and will give even more food to a rat who is hungry.
Study the advertisement.
You are considering volunteering at an animal shelter 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:
- requirements for volunteering
- jobs needed to be done
- when you can start volunteering
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 social media use. 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 social media platforms are popular with your friends?
Interviewer: What apps do you use, and why?
Interviewer: What is your favourite social network?
Interviewer: How harmful is social media?
Interviewer: What are some benefits of using social media?
Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.
Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Fitness opportunities». 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 places to do workouts;
- mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two places to do workouts;
- express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to do your workouts in a virtual gym and why.
You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.