Speaking part: variant 57 - 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.

Parrots are unique, complex, and entertaining birds. They are smart, can learn tricks, and provide excellent companionship for some people. Parrots have become increasingly popular as pets, but it is important to recognize the responsibility involved with caring for a parrot.

Parrots come in hundreds of species. Therefore, pet owners should be careful not to make generalizations about the physical, nutritional, and emotional needs of parrots. Body type, feather pattern, personality, and diet are just a few of the potential differences between different species of parrots. It is important for potential parrot owners to understand their particular parrot species and their individual parrot’s personality. Like other companion animals, it is important for parrots to interact and play with their owners. 

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

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Perfect for the urban commute,
fun leisure rides and everything in between

You are going to buy this electric bike 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. key features
  2. weight
  3. battery recharging time
  4. maximum speed 

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 extreme activities. 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 do extreme sports or other activities involving physical risk? Why or why not?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What do you think makes people enjoy extreme sports?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: In your opinion, should children be allowed to do dangerous sports? What are your reasons for your opinion on this matter?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What extreme winter sports are popular in your region?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What extreme summer sports are commonly enjoyed in your area or region?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Family time”. 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 of spending family time;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two ways of spending family time;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which way of spending family time 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.