Speaking part: variant 47 - 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.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum is situated at 221B Baker Street, London, one of the world’s most famous addresses. According to the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes made this his residence from 1881 to 1904. 

A splendid four-storey Georgian townhouse dating back to 1815, the Museum building served for many decades as a lodging house, but is now listed to protect its architectural and cultural heritage.

The Sherlock Holmes Museum opened its iconic front door in 1990, and now attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. The Museum also boasts the largest collection of Sherlock Holmes gifts in the world. The gift shop offers a range of unique and exclusive Sherlock-related items to amaze even the great detective himself.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Explore the remarkable story
of how our consumer society
has evolved since Victorian times!

You are considering visiting the Museum of Brands, one of London’s most unique locations (the only museum in the world dedicated to branding, packaging and advertising), 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. current exhibitions
  2. workshop fees
  3. gift tickets
  4. how to become a member

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 smart food 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 have healthy eating habits? What factors play a role in your food choices when deciding what to eat during the day?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are some of your favourite smart snacks?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How do you think schools can encourage children to make healthier snack choices during the school day?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Is going vegan a good idea for teenagers? Why or why not?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How will technology change the way we eat? Do you think it will help us eat better in the future?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Ways to fight boredom”. 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 beat boredom;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two ways to beat boredom;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the boredom busters 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.