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. Do you prefer to watch movies in the cinema or in the comfort of your own home? Why?
2. Do you like horror movies? Why/why not?
3. Is there a movie you could watch over and over again? Why?
4. Do you think that movies from different countries can teach us about other cultures?
5. Do movies have more influence on us than books?
1. Which season are you most active in?
2. What is the best thing to do on a cold winter day?
3. Do you feel that seasons in Latvia are changing in any way?
4. Is it better to live where there are four seasons or where one season takes up most of the year?
5. How can extreme weather conditions affect life in a country?
1. What subjects are you good at? Why?
2. Are big or small schools better? Why?
3. Why are student exchange programmes popular?
4. Is technology always beneficial to the learning process? Why/why not?
5. What do you think of this statement: There are always obstacles and mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.
1. Do you like reading books? If yes, why/ if not, why not?
2. Do you think people read more or less now than 50 years ago?
3. Has seeing a film ever made you read the book it was based on? Why/why not?
4. Do you think that the internet and television will eventually replace books? Why/why not?
5. How can literature help us to get familiar with different cultures?
1. Do you prefer local food or food from other countries?
2. If you opened a restaurant, what kind of food would you serve?
3. Are there any foods that bring back special memories for you? What are they?
4. How does food bring people together?
5. What do you think of this statement: You are what you eat.
1. What do you use your mobile phone for?
2. Do you frequently ignore your phone calls? Why?
3. Why do many people want to have the latest mobile phone?
4. When is it impolite to use your mobile phone? Why?
5. What do you think of this statement: We live in a world where losing your phone is more dramatic than losing your wallet.