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 aloud. You will not have more than 1.5 minutes to read it.
One area of the world is particularly prone to earthquakes. The Ring of Fire, as it is known, circles the Pacific Ocean. It is where some of the largest earthquakes occur.
The Ring of Fire affects countries in North and South America and in Asia. Because it is on the border of an ocean, large waves of water, or tsunamis, are often triggered by the quakes. It’s a double disaster. Homes are destroyed where the earthquake strikes. People living in coastal regions that receive the waves are harmed also.
Although it is difficult to predict earthquakes, the large waves can be predicted. A warning system is in place in many countries along the Ring of Fire. This gives residents some time to evacuate. Unfortunately, though, the waves travel extremely fast. Whoever must leave the area only has a short amount of time.
Study the advertisement.
You decided to attend the course and you would like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to askfivedirect questions to find out the following:
when the course begins
location of accommodation
what the meals are like
You have 20 seconds to ask each question.
These are the photos from your album. Choose one photo to describe to your friend.
You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12-15 sentences). In your talk remember to speak about:
where and when the photo was taken
what/who is in the photo
what is happening
why you keep the photo in your album
why you decided to show the picture to your friend
You have to talk continuously, starting with: I’ve chosen photo number …
Study the two photographs. In 1.5 minutes be ready to compare and contrast the photographs:
give a brief description of the photos (action, location)
say what the pictures have in common
say in what way the pictures are different
say which of the jobs presented in the pictures you’d prefer
You will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12-15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.