Speaking part: variant 26 - 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.

Holi is sometimes called the festival of colours, and is now celebrated in many places around the world. The date changes each year depending on the full moon, but it is held between the end of February and the middle of March, and lasts a night and a day. It also represents the arrival of spring and the victory of good over evil. An important part of the celebration is forgiving anyone who has upset you and repairing any broken relationships.

The festivities start the night before Holi. People build bonfires which represent good winning over evil and the end of winter. They perform rituals around the fire. The next day in the morning everyone goes into the streets, and people throw coloured powders and water at each other. Some people use water guns and water balloons. After a few hours everyone is soaking wet and covered in a rainbow of different colours. 

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Boat rentals are open!

You are considering renting a boat 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. age requirements to rent a boat
  2. minimum rental period
  3. if fuel and life jackets are included in the price
  4. pet policy

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 clothes and fashion. 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 shopping for clothes? Do you have a preference between online shops and physical shops?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What’s your preferred style of clothing, and what’s the reason behind your choice?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How important is fashion to you? Why do you think some people follow fashion trends?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Where do teenagers get their fashion ideas? What influences their fashion choices?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: In your opinion, is smart clothing the future of fashion? What will clothes look like in the future?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Digital pastimes”. 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 digital pastimes;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two digital pastimes;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the digital pastimes presented in the pictures you’d prefer and why.

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