Task 1. Imagine that you are preparing a project with your friend. You havefound some interesting material for the presentation and you want to read thistext to your friend. You have 1.5 minutes to read the text silently, then beready to read it out aloud. You will not have more than 1.5 minutes to read it.
When you hear the word “panda”, Kung Fu Panda is the first thing that comes to
your mind. Pandas are an extremely popular animal. They look nice. Even small
children recognize a panda when they see it. Still, most present-day toddlersknow about pandas from movies and not books. Pandas are also called “pandabears”. The general life span of a panda is 20 years if they are wild. It can be up to
25 years if they are captive and protected. There is an interesting thing about the
eye patch of the panda. When a panda is a cub, it is circular in shape. Along itslife journey it changes to the shape of a teardrop. Pandas are only found in China.For quite a while now, Chinese people have used panda as a symbol of peace. In
ancient times, a white flag with a picture of panda was raised in order to declare
peace during wars.