Speaking part: variant 36 - 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.

Sophia is a robot with many abilities. She speaks, jokes, sings and even makes art. She is able to imitate 62 human expressions using artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition and a connection to the World Wide Web. She is so advanced and lifelike that in 2017 she was given Saudi Arabian citizenship, becoming the world’s first robot citizen.

She was developed by the Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. With her incredible human likeness and expressiveness, you would be forgiven for mistaking her for a human – until you notice that the back of her skull reveals the machinery inside.

Since her creation in 2016, Sophia has become the world’s most recognized humanoid social robot. She performs at events around the planet as a messenger, celebrity, and ambassador representing the human-technological future.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

This British style design
will make your furry baby
more adorable and fashionable!

You are considering buying this dog hoodie 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. size options
  2. fabric type
  3. easy to clean
  4. brand

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 daily habits. 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 morning habits do you have to start your day on a positive note? 

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What bedtime habits do you have? Are they healthy?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How does your daily routine differ from your weekend habits?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you follow any habits that help you stay physically and mentally healthy? If so, have you shared these habits with friends or family?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What habits have you developed to keep your relationships with friends and family members strong and meaningful?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Pocket money sources”. 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 ways to earn pocket money;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the ways to earn pocket money;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the ways to earn pocket money 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.