Speaking part: variant 44 - 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.

Mickey Mouse is a cartoon character created by Walt Disney. «Hot Dogs!» – those were the first words Mickey Mouse said. In fact, he was the first animated character to speak and the first cartoon character to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A mouse who typically wears red shorts, large yellow shoes, and white gloves, Mickey is one of the world’s most recognizable fictional characters. Mickey’s ears are always round, no matter which direction he is facing.

Mickey Mouse first appeared in the short film “Steamboat Willie” on November 18, 1928. Ever since then, fans all over the world have celebrated this day as his birthday. Mickey reminds us of the magic of childhood – a time when dreams had wings, and our imagination made everything possible.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Endlessly reusable!

You are considering buying this notebook 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. sheet size
  2. item weight
  3. if it converts writing to text
  4. number of pages 

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 teenage activities. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.

Interviewer: Are there any sports activities that you actively participate in? Do you have any creative pursuits?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you and your friends have any shared digital activities that you enjoy together? If so, what are they?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you ever challenge yourself to try new things or have new experiences? If so, what motivates you to do so?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What activities are you interested in trying out in the future? What piques your curiosity about them?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are some common activities or pastimes that Russian teenagers typically engage in after school hours?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Popular physical activities”. 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 activities;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two activities;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the physical activities 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.