Speaking part: variant 55 - 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.

World Water Day, 22 March, draws attention to the essential role of water in our lives, the difficulties people face in getting it and solutions to these problems. Water is vital. We need water to stay alive, yet there are billions of people all over the world who do not have access to safe drinking water. It is estimated that more than 700 children under the age of seven die every day from illnesses linked to unsafe water and poor sanitation. 

Apart from the obvious health issues, a lack of accessible clean water means that people – often women and children – spend hours every day walking to and from distant water supplies. This means they don’t have time to dedicate to work, studies and other domestic duties. The search for water becomes their main occupation. People who are not able to walk to get their own water are particularly vulnerable.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

You are considering buying this car 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. ownership history
  2. recent repairs
  3. reason to sell the car
  4. price 

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 green movements. 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 a ‘green’ person? What green habits have you adopted, if any?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How can we live a greener life?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer:  Is greening our lifestyles enough to help the planet?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why has the Green Movement become popular all over the world?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are some ways to raise environmental awareness?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Career ideas for language learners». You have found some illustrations and want to share the news. Leave a voice message to your friend. 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 types of jobs: a freelance translator/ a teacher of a foreign language;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of jobs;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of these jobs you’d prefer to do and why.

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