Демоверсия 2023: speaking | suggested answers - Langart

Task 1

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.

Task 2

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:

  1. location;
  2. equipment rental;
  3. number of members in the club;
  4. minimum age.

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

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Task 3

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.

Task 4

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.

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