Speaking part: variant 52 - 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.

We can send robots to explore space without having to worry so much about their safety. Of course, we want these carefully built robots to last. We need them to stick around long enough to investigate and send us information about their destinations. But even if a robotic mission fails, the humans involved with the mission stay safe.

Sending a robot to space is also much cheaper than sending a human. Robots don’t need to eat or sleep or go to the bathroom. They can survive in space for many years and can be left out there – no need for a return trip! Plus, robots can do lots of things that humans can’t. Some can withstand harsh conditions, like extreme temperatures or high levels of radiation. Robots can also be built to do things that would be too risky or impossible for astronauts.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

An immersive escape experience
from the creators of the hit BBC drama!

You are considering having this immersive game experience 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. level of English required
  2. event time
  3. booking fee
  4. number of players

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 educational travel adventures. 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 prefer educational trips that focus on history and culture, science and nature, or other subjects? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What was your most memorable educational trip in your school days, and what made it special?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Have you ever tried virtual educational tours? If so, did you find them more exciting than real-life trips?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Educational trips can provide a learning experience no classroom can. What other benefits do you see in educational trips?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What educational travel adventure would you like to have and why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

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