Speaking part: variant 21 - 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.

On 1 November every year, vegans all over the world celebrate their way of life. Vegans try to live in a way that avoids exploiting and being cruel to animals. They do not eat animals or animal-based products like meat, fish, seafood, eggs, honey and dairy products such as cheese. For many vegans, living a vegan lifestyle means not wearing clothes made from animal skins and avoiding any products which have been tested on animals.

For many people, the main reason for going vegan is probably that they believe that animals should have the right to life and freedom. However, there are other reasons. Vegans argue that the production of meat and other animal products is very bad for the environment. They point out that the enormous amount of grain which the meat industry needs often leads to forests being cut down and habitats being lost.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Explore the biomechanics of animal robots
to discover how real animals work 

You are considering visiting The Robot Zoo 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. admission
  2. events and programmes
  3. tickets online
  4. discount pack

You have 20 seconds to ask each question.

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 seasons and seasonal activities. 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 season and why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What summer activities do Russian teenagers like doing? What is your favourite summer activity?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What outdoor winter activities are popular in Russia?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: When is the ideal time to travel to Russia, and what makes it the best choice?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Would you like to live in a place where summer never ends? Why or why not?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “School trips”. You have found some photos to illustrate it but for technical reasons you cannot send them now. Leave a voice message to your friend explaining your choice of the photos and sharing some ideas about the project. 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 school trips;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two school trips;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the school trips presented in the pictures you preferred and why.

You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.