Speaking part: variant 51 - 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.

In the era of computers and digital technology, children have many new hobby opportunities. Unlike the previous generations, kids of the 21st century can master new skills from the comfort of their homes. They can develop erudition, thinking, attentiveness and critical thinking using a computer.

Programming is one of the top best computer hobbies. There are many reasons why kids should learn to code. Programming develops logical thinking and problem-solving skills. There are many programming simulators for kids on the Internet. The programming skill is considered one of the most demanded in the world. Regardless of the chosen profession in the future, programming will make a huge contribution to the development of children. Besides, coding isn’t just about building websites. Kids can also program computer games, study virtual reality and machine learning as the most promising areas.

Task 2

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You are considering taking the jumping course (offered by Snake River BASE Academy) 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. full course fee
  2. what the course fee includes
  3. number of jumps made during the course
  4. course schedule

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 space exploration. 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 you interested in space exploration and astronomy? If given the opportunity, would you like to travel to space as a tourist or astronaut?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Are video games related to space missions and exploration popular among teenagers? If so, what makes them appealing, and if not, what factors might contribute to their lack of interest?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Is exploring space a good idea, even with the difficulties and expenses? Why or why not?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why do people want to find habitable planets, in your opinion?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer:  Do you think we should continue exploring Mars? Why or why not?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

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