Task 1

Task instructions:
You have to answer 5 questions about the topic. You have 3 – 5 minutes for the 5 questions. Say as much as you can.
1. What are your plans for your future career?
2. What job would you definitely not want to do and why?
3. Do you think it would be easy to combine studies and work? Why/why not?
4. Is it common for people in Latvia to have one job for life? Why/why not?
5. What do you think of this statement: Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
1. What would your ideal day look like?
2. Is your time being wasted on things you don’t really enjoy? Why?
3. In Latvia, is it polite to be early, late or on time? Why?
4. What type of excuses do you think are acceptable for being late?
5. What do you think of this statement: In this moment of time you are creating your future.
1. Who do you call or text most often? Why?
2. What makes it easy to talk to someone?
3. If you could have a conversation with any famous living person, who would you talk to? Why?
4. Do you think that some conversations are easier to have online than face to face? Why?
5. What do you think of this statement: Many problems between people start because someone isn’t listening.
1. Do you keep things that you don’t use anymore? Why/why not?
2. Have you ever bought something and then regretted it? If so, what?
3. Is your living space messy or tidy? Why?
4. How many things do people need to be happy?
5. What do you think of this statement: People are rich because of who they are, not because of what they have.
1. How did you learn English at school?
2. If you could speak one more foreign language, which would it be and why?
3. Is it important to speak other foreign languages besides English? Why/why not?
4. How would our life be different if all the people on Earth spoke only one language?
5. What do you think of this statement: A different language is a different vision of the world.
1. Are rivers and lakes in Latvia clean and safe to swim in? Give reasons for your answer.
2. Do you do anything to keep your local area clean? If yes, what? If not, why not?
3. Should plastic bags be banned? Why/why not?
4. What do you think is the best way to protect the Earth?
5. What do you think of this statement: The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.