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 these language translator earbuds, 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 like travelling? What is your favourite way to travel? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What countries have you visited, if any?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are popular tourist destinations in Russia?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why do people like travelling?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Where would you like to travel next year?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Museum experiences». 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 museums;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of museums;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to visit an interactive museum and why.

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