Read Aloud Speaking Task, Practice test 1
1. Read Aloud
Domestication is an evolutionary, rather than a political, development. They were more likely to survive and prosper in an alliance with humans than on their own. Humans provided the animals with food and Protection, in exchange for which the animals provided the humans their milk an eggs and their flesh.
2. Read Aloud
Akimbo, this must be one of the odder-looking words in the language and puzzles us in part because it doesn’t seem to have any relatives. What’s more, it is now virtually a fossil word, until recently almost invariably found in arms akimbo, a posture in which a person stands with hands on hips and elbows sharply bent outward, one that signals impatience, hostility or contempt.
3. Read Aloud
The problem begins with the alphabet itself. Building a spelling system for English using letters that come from Latin- despite the two languages not sharing exactly the same set of sounds- is like building a playroom using an IKEA office set.
4. Read Aloud
Modern buildings have to achieve certain performance requirements, at least to satisfy those of building codes, to provide a safe, healthy, and comfortable environment. However, these conditioned environments demand resources in energy and materials, which are both limited in supply, to build and operate.
5. Read Aloud
Three professors from Hamburg University’s medical faculty traveled last month to Ingeborg’s sitting room in East Berlin to test her on the work she carried out in pre-war Germany.
6. Read Aloud
This finding is understandable in certain cases in spite of its high significance; that is because of energy efficiency of building operation just represents a single aspect of sustainability.
7. Read Aloud
The numbers on US student debt, after all, are truly staggering. The average 2015 US university graduate who took out loans to help pay for tuition enters the workforce with $35,000 in student debt.