Speaking part: variant 37 - 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.

Who first came up with the fantastic idea of forming chocolate into an easy-to-eat bar? Historians believe the first chocolate bar dates back to 1847. It was in that year in Great Britain when Joseph Fry and his son first pressed a paste made up of cocoa powder and sugar into a bar shape.

Before that time, chocolate had mainly been used to make sweet drinks. Fry’s bar-shaped chocolate treat was so handy and portable that people soon began to think of chocolate as a food rather than a drink.

Two years later, Fry and Cadbury joined forces to become famous confectioners. Their earliest bars probably didn’t taste like the ones you’re familiar with. Smoother, creamier, and sweeter milk chocolate bars were first created in 1875.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

the world’s smartest jacket

You are considering buying this Flexwarm smart jacket 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. temperature range
  2. heating zones
  3. climate control feature
  4. machine washable

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 career choices. 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 remember what career you dreamed of having when you were a child? What are some common childhood dream jobs?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What is your career interest area now? Is it similar to what your parents do or did for a living?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you believe a hobby can turn into a job one day? Has your hobby influenced your career choice?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What do you think can affect a person’s decision about their career direction?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What jobs may see increased demand in the future, in your opinion? What reasons do you think could drive this trend?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Schoolwear solutions”. 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 dress for school;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two ways to dress for school;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the schoolwear solutions presented in the pictures would be your choice and why.

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