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.
A mountain is a form of land that rises high in a limited area. It is higher and
steeper than a hill. Mountains must be higher than 600 metres. They consist
of rocks and earth. They usually have steep, sloping sides. They also have sharp or
slightly rounded peaks. Some mountains may have trees which grow on their sides.
Very high mountains may have snow on their peaks. Long chains or groups of
mountains are mountain ranges. They can be short or very long. A group of these
makes a mountain system.
Mountains exist on every continent of our planet and even beneath the ocean. In
fact, some of the highest mountains are at the bottom of the sea.
For example, Hawaii is at the top of a volcanic mountain in the Pacific Ocean.
More than half the mountain is below water. 75% of the world’s countries have