Imagine 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 loud. You will have not more than 1.5. minutes to read it.
In August 1940 Italy entered the war on Germany's side. German forces invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, bringing Russia into the war on the side of the Allies: Britain and France.
Japan, which had an alliance with Germany, attacked the American fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in December 1941. The United States immediately declared war on Japan and, shortly after, on Germany and Italy. The terrible events that started in Europe now involved the great powers of the world in the deadliest and costliest war in history. The Japanese forces rapidly invaded Southeast Asia. More than 80,000 British and Commonwealth troops were defeated when Singapore surrendered in February 1942. Many important sea battles were fought in Southeast Asia between the American and Japanese navies. In October 1944 the American navy was victorious over the Japanese at the decisive Battle of Midway.
In North Africa, German and Italian troops joined together and advanced into Egypt, which was controlled by the British. In 1942 the British Eighth Army, under the command of General Montgomery, defeated them at El Alamein. The British forces then joined the American army, following their landing in Algeria. Together they invaded Italy in 1944 and took Rome after a very difficult military campaign.
Study the advertisement.
You have decided to visit the place and now you are calling to find out more about it. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five questions to find out the following:
museum working hours
variety of expositions and displays
if it is possible to take a guided tour
Imagine that you took theses photos while celebrating Victory Day last month. Choose ONE photo to present to your friend.
You will have to start speaking in 2 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes. In your talk remember to speak about:
when you took this photo
what/who is in the photo
what is happening
why you took this photo
why you decided to show this picture to your friend
You have to talk continuously.
Study the two photographs. In 2 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 way of celebrating Victory Day do you find more spectacular
You will speak for not more than 2 minutes. You have to talk continuously.
Gina D.B. Clemen, Laura Stagno. British History Seen Through Art. Black Cat, 2001.Ссылки на изображения: