Imagine that you are preparing a project with your friend. You have found some interesting material for the presentation and you want to read this text to your friend. You have 1.5 minutes to read the text silently, then be ready to read it out aloud. You will not have more than 1.5 minutes to read it.
Electricity has changed our life in many ways. We can now stay up longer and devote more time to work, studies or entertainment because we don’t depend on the daylight anymore. Still, lighting your home needs energy, and you should never forget about energy-saving measures in your household.
If you want to run an eco-friendly household, an important thing is to invest in the right light bulbs. Energy-saving light bulbs are more efficient than the old ones. They have actually been in our shops for a long time, but it has taken people much time to come round to the idea. Energy-saving light bulbs are slightly more expensive than ordinary ones but they are certainly not a waste of money. Such light bulbs use much less electricity thus cutting your electricity bill down. They also last longer, which means you don’t have to spend money replacing them. One energy-saving light bulb can substitute six ordinary ones.
Study the advertisement.
Join our mini-golf club!
You are considering going to the mini-golf club and now you’d like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask four direct questions to find out about the following:
- equipment rental;
- number of members in the club;
- minimum age.
You have 20 seconds to ask each question.
1. Where is the mini-golf club located?
2. Are there any equipment rental options at the club?
3. How many members are currently part of the mini-golf club?
4. What is the minimum age to become a member of the mini-golf club?
You are going to give an interview. You have to answer five questions. Give full answers to the questions (2–3 sentences). Remember that you have 40 seconds to answer each question.
Tapescript for Task 3
Interviewer: Hello everybody! It’s Teenagers Round the World Channel. Our guest today is a teenager from Russia and we are going to discuss teens’ favourite food. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.
Interviewer: What is your favourite food? Why do you like it so much? Can you cook it?
Student: My favourite food is sushi. I love the combination of flavours and textures, and I find it very refreshing. I can make simple rolls at home, but I prefer to have sushi made by a professional.
Interviewer: Have your food preferences changed over time? Why or why not?
Student: My food preferences have changed over time. I have discovered new cuisines and ingredients which I have grown to love. I’m also paying more attention to being healthy, so I try to choose healthier food.
Interviewer: Do you think your favourite food is healthy? Is there any unhealthy food that you like?
Student: Personally, I do think my favourite food is healthy, as it is mostly made of fish and vegetables, but I also enjoy some unhealthy food like French fries and chocolate.
Interviewer: How often do you eat your favourite food? Would you like to eat it more often?
Student: I eat sushi about twice a month, and I would like to eat it more often. I really enjoy sushi and I think it’s a healthy food choice.
Interviewer: Is there any food you dislike? If yes, why do you dislike it?
Student: I dislike spicy food. It’s too overwhelming for my taste. I prefer milder flavours instead.
Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.
Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Shopping». You have found some illustrations and want to share the news. Leave a voice message to your friend. In 2.5 minutes be ready to:
- explain the choice of the illustrations for the project by briefly describing them and noting the differences;
- mention the advantages (1–2) of the two types of shopping;
- mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of shopping;
- express your opinion on the subject of the project – which way of shopping you prefer and why.
You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.
Hi Alex, it's me. I’ve found two great illustrations for our school project which perfectly capture the theme of “Shopping”.
The first one is of a family pushing a shopping trolley filled with groceries. They're in a physical store, possibly a supermarket. The second illustration is of a young girl sitting at a laptop, holding a credit card and looking at the screen. She's shopping online. The illustrations clearly show two different forms of shopping: in-store and online.
When it comes to the advantages of shopping in a physical store, one of the best things is the chance to check out the product before buying it – you can touch it, see it up close and inspect it for any defects. But if you opt for online shopping, the convenience is unbeatable. You can shop from the comfort of your own home, at any time of the day.
At the same time, there are some disadvantages to consider. Going to physical stores can take up a lot of time and it can be easy to overspend when you're surrounded by all of the products. Speaking of shopping online, it's harder to inspect the product in person, which means there's a higher chance of getting damaged or defective items.
Personally, I prefer shopping online as it allows me to buy things that might not be available in my area. Besides, online shopping saves me a lot of time.
Anyway, let me know your thoughts on the illustrations I’ve found. Talk to you soon!
Suggested answer (Фипи)
В методических материалах по проверке экзаменационных работ ЕГЭ 2023 г. по английскому языку (устная часть) дается следующий вариант ответа к заданию 4:
Hi, Mary, I’ve found two photos for our project “Shopping”. I‘d like to describe them to you.
In both photos there are people shopping. One picture shows a family buying food in a supermarket. The family is in a real shop, their shopping trolley is full with purchases. They are all smiling, they are obviously enjoying themselves. In the other photo there’s a woman at home sitting before a laptop with a credit card in her hand. She is buying something online. The ways of shopping differ.
I believe both ways of shopping have their advantages. Shopping offline allows people to check the quality of things they are buying. What is more, they don’t need to wait for a delivery. As for online shopping, people save time and efforts.
However, both types of shopping have their disadvantages. For example, after buying something offline, you have to wait in line to pay and carry heavy bags home. When you buy something online, you may do it on a fake website and lose your money.
As for me, my favourite type of shopping is shopping online. I prefer it because I can do it at any time and at any place.
That’s all I wanted to tell you. Bye.