Speaking part: variant 25 - 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.

Pets are often lovable companions that bring joy to their respective owners. However, one of the inconveniences of pet ownership is the constant support that pets require.

For those seeking a pet companion but not the responsibilities, a robotic pet may be a good option. Unlike a real pet, there is no need to continually refill the water and food bowls. Better yet, there are no sad, puppy-dog eyes seeking food on the dinner table. As there is no need to feed a robotic pet, there is also no dealing with any after-dinner walks. Live animals, especially dogs, get dirty, can smell, and need a bath. However, with a robotic pet, none of that is required. What’s more, robotic-pet owners have full control over their pets and can initiate attention and playtime because a robotic pet can be turned off.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Timekettle M2 Language Translator

You are considering buying the language translator, 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. number of languages and accents
  2. offline translation
  3. battery life
  4. full recharge time  

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 travelling. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.

Interviewer: Do you enjoy travelling? Where have you been within your own country?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What countries have you visited, or would like to visit in the future? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are some popular tourist spots in your area, and why do you think they are worth a visit?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why do you think people like travelling?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Have you ever tried virtual travel? What is your attitude to this form of travelling?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Clothes shopping”. 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 ways to buy clothes;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two ways to buy clothes;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the ways to shop for clothes presented in the pictures you prefer and why.

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