Speaking part: variant 60 - 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.

Cats make good pets. Compared to dogs, a cat is a low maintenance pet. They don’t require formal training, and they are even able to take care of basic self-cleaning. Plus, since cats use litter boxes, they don’t need to be taken outside multiple times a day – something that can be time-consuming if you live in a large apartment building.

One of the best things about cats is that they are very independent creatures. Unlike dogs, who require quite a high level of attention each day, cats are quite happy to have time to themselves. In fact, cats will sleep for about 15 hours a day, so you don’t have to worry about them being too bored when you are at work. When you are home, cats are also more likely to be content with just being in your company, whereas dogs may demand your undivided attention.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

It’s reading time, not screen time

You are going to buy this e-reader 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. screen size
  2. content formats supported
  3. weight
  4. on-device storage

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 employment opportunities for teenagers. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.

Interviewer: What job options are there for younger and older teens in your region?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do teenagers benefit from doing a part-time job? What are some real benefits, if any?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are some risks of adolescent employment?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What makes a teenager do a part-time job?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are some good first-time job ideas for teenagers in Russia?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Water sports». 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 water sports: kitesurfing/ water polo;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of water sports;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to try a water sports experience and why.

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