Look at the text below. In 40 seconds, you must read this text aloud as naturally and as clearly as possible. You have 40 seconds to read aloud.
Blue glasses was covered by a white bandage, and that another covered his ears, leaving not a scrap of his face exposed excepting only his pink, peaked nose. It was bright, pink, and shiny just as it had been at first. He wore a dark-brown velvet jacket with a high, black, linen-lined collar turned up about his neck. The thick black hair, escaping as it could below and between the cross bandages, projected in curious tails and horns, giving him the strangest appearance conceivable.
Mr. Perth did not remove the serviette but remained to hold it, as she saw now, with a brown gloved hand, and regarding her with his inscrutable blue glasses. “Leave the hat,” he said, speaking very distinctly through the white cloth. Her nerves began to recover from the shock they had received. She placed that hat on the chair again by the fire. “I didn’t know, sir,” she began, “that -” and she stopped embarrassed.
“I’ll have them nicely dried, sir, at once,” she said and carried his clothes out of the room. She glanced at his white-swathed head and blue goggles again as she was going out of the door, but his napkin was still in front of his face. She shivered a little as she closed the door behind her, and her face was eloquent of her surprise and perplexity. “I never,” she whispered. “There!” She went quite softly to the kitchen and was too preoccupied to ask Millie what she was messing about with now when she got there.
“The poor soul’s had an accident or an operation or something,” said Mrs. Hall. “What a turn them bandages did give me, to be sure!” She put on some more coal, unfolded the clothes-horse, and extended the traveller’s coat upon this. “And they goggles! Why he looked more like a divine helmet than a human man!” She hung his muffler on a corner of the horse. “And holding that handkerchief over his mouth all the time. Talkin’ through it! Perhaps his mouth was hurt too – maybe.”
When Mrs. Hall went to clear away the stranger’s lunch, her idea that his mouth must also have been cut or disfigured in the accident she supposed him to have suffered, was confirmed, for he was smoking a pipe, and all the time that she was in the room he never loosened the silk muffler he had wrapped around the lower part of his face to put the mouthpiece to his lips. Yet it was not forgetfulness, for she saw he glanced at it as it smoldered.
Mr. Gillar sat in the corner with his back to the window-blind and spoke now, having eaten and drunk and being comfortably warmed through, with less aggressive brevity than before. The reflection of the fire lent a kind of red animation to his big spectacles they had lacked hitherto. “I have some luggage,” he said, “at Bramblehurst station,” and he asked her how he could have it sent. He bowed his bandaged head quite.
In this task, you will hear a short sentence of approx. 8 to 14 words. You have to repeat these sentences as it is once the recording time starts. You have to speak it fluently, with proper pronunciation. This task hasn’t any preparation time. So, you have to speak immediately as you hear the sentence. Moreover, You can listen to the sentence only once. But, Here are some Repeat sentences for practice purpose. Also, the answers of these Repeat sentences are given below these audio clips.
1. The given bar graph shows information about children’s employment rates by region in two different years 2004 and 2008. For both years, children employment rates were maximum for sub- Sahara Africa and minimum for other regions. In conclusion, the maximum children employment is held in BBC Saharan Africa which cannot be easily surpassed by any other country.
2. The given line graph depicts information about product sale of the soft drink food item and snack from 2000 to 2002. It is crystal clear from the graph that food item increased gradually with time while soft drink and snack increased firstly up to 2001 and then it decreased till 2002. In conclusion, the overall performance of food items went to increase.
3. The given pie chart depicts information about the ways of transportation in Birmingham city which are a bus, car, taxi, and others. It is crystal clear from the chart that the bus is highly used for transport while cars users are fewer. In conclusion, the main source of transport is the bus in Birmingham city.
4. The given map graph depicts information about the change in potential cereal output in 2080. It is expected that most of the area’s cereal with an increase in 2080. In conclusion, there are also some area where the cereal will decrease up to some extent
5. The given table graph depicts information about the percentage of mobile phone owners using various mobile phone features. It is crystal clear from the graph that makes calls remained maximum in all the year 2006, 2008 and 2010. In conclusion, the popularity of mobile phone owners increased gradually with time.
You will hear a lecture. Please retell the lecture when it says recording. You will have 40 seconds to give your response.
1. The given lecture is about the benefits of opening borders. The speaker discussed that developed countries should open doors to other countries. So that person from developing countries can migrate to developed countries. In conclusion, there are two important benefits in economy and humanity for opening borders.
2. The given lecture is about the changes in coffee production. The speaker discussed that the huge demand for German and America has made vitamin biggest coffee producer, its output has doubled during the last 10 years. This has greatly impacted Columbia where is a huge decrease in coffee production. People’s drinking habit changing and the population growth also has an impact on the coffee industry.
3. The given lecture is about childbirth rate in Europe. The speaker discussed the rate decreases to a historical low in about 1:1 to 1:2 in recent days. Te reason is that women are unwilling to give birth especially the young women under age 30 years old.