Answer the question (Task 1, 1 minute)
- Would you like to tell me something about the weather today? (CE 2003)
- What is the weather like today? Is it better/worse than yesterday? (CE 2004)
Be ready to give your opinion on a number of questions (Task 2).
Rainer Maria Rilke wrote, “Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems.” Do you agree or disagree? Give your reasons.
1) Which season where you born in? Is this season your favourite?
2) Do seasons affect you? How?
3) Describe how you feel about seasonal changes.
4) What makes each season beautiful?
5) What would be perfect weather for your school-leaving party?
CE 2003
Gordon Bottomley wrote, “When you destroy a blade of grass you poison England at her roots.” Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons.
1) What environmental problems is Latvia faced with? Why?
2) How has global warming changed the environment?
3) Describe your idea of an ideal environment.
4) Is our environment safe for people? Why do you think so?
5) Have you ever participated in any kind of nature protection action? Why not/what was it?
CE 2003
“The one thing the study of the past teaches us is that the future is never how people imagine it will be.” Do you agree or disagree with it? Give your reasons.
1) Describe what your attitude to nature protection is.
2) What environmental issue is of greater importance to you? Why?
3) How can you save energy in your home? Do you do it? How/Why not?
4) Does the increasing number of cars affect the environment? How?
5) Do you think that teenagers should be taught “ecologically” proper behaviour at school? Why/not?
CE 2005
Do you think any of the following:
- the weather;
- types of transport;
- free time interests;
- the difference between the rich and the poor
will have changed much in the next 50 years? Give your reasons.
1) What kind of travelling do you like best? Why?
2) How accurate are the weather forecasts?
3) Who needs accurate weather forecasts to do their job properly?
4) What difference does the climate make in the way people eat, drink or dress?
5) Do you think life will be easier or more difficult in 50 years?
6) If you were given the opportunity to go into space, would you go? Why/why not?
CE 2006
Many people believe that everyone has to be active in protecting our environment.
What is your opinion?
1) How can you help in protecting the environment?
2) Is there any pollution in the area where you live? If yes, what kind?
3) Do you bay drink and food in non-disposable containers? Why? / Why not?
4)  What are the main causes of air pollution in the cities?
5) What sort of things make water dirty?
6) Who should be legally responsible for protecting the environment? Why?
CE 2008