Speaking part: variant 45 - 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.

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous. Volunteering offers some vital help to people in need and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for you, the volunteer. The right match can help you to find friends, learn new skills, advance your career, connect with the community, and even feel happier and healthier.

Giving to others can also help protect your mental and physical health. It can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you’ll experience, volunteering doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Engineered for music lovers.
Only music. Nothing else.

You are considering buying these noise cancelling headphones 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. battery life
  2. included components
  3. price
  4. NFC function

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

Interviewer: How much time do you spend on screen-based activities? What are the reasons behind the amount of screen time you have?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you find it hard to juggle your online and offline lives? Why or why not?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are the potential benefits of technology for teenagers, in your opinion?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What risks are associated with being online? How do you protect yourself while online?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Is there anything about your technology habits you would like to change? If so, what would that be?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

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

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