Speaking part: variant 30 - 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.

Smart clothes, also frequently referred to as high tech clothing, smart garments, smart wear, electronic textiles, smart textiles, e-textiles, monitor clothing, or smart fabrics, are clothing items that have been enhanced with technology to add functionality beyond that of the traditional use. Many smart clothes can connect to an app or program on a secondary device using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. For example, Ralph Lauren’s PoloTech t-shirts connect to a smartphone app to record fitness activity and recommend new workouts to the wearer.

Due to the added expense of the technology used in smart clothes, they’re generally pricier than traditional clothing. Take, for instance, a regular jacket. It may retail for around $100, but a smart jacket could set you back anywhere between $200 and $500, depending on the brand. 

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

The Broad

You are considering visiting The Broad Contemporary Art Museum in Los Angeles 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. general admission
  2. museum hours
  3. photography and video for personal use
  4. distance from the closest metro station

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 modern art. 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 form of art?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What art galleries or modern art museums have you been to?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What contemporary art movements or artists do you like and why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What modern art museums would you like to visit?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What sort of art would you buy or collect? 

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

 

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Useful languages to learn». 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 foreign languages;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two foreign languages;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to learn Chinese (Mandarin) and why.

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