Speaking part: variant 63 - 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.

The thrills given by extreme sports attract many individuals seeking excitement. Many of these extreme sports like snowboarding, surfing, skateboarding, rock climbing, bungee jumping, skydiving, and others, allow you to feel the freedom to challenge yourself. However, almost all extreme sports have some elements that could endanger an athlete’s life in comparison to traditional sports. These sports could be defined as “extreme” due to their tendency to be dangerous if not performed carefully or with the right equipment. Serious injuries are common among adrenaline junkies and many fatalities are reported every year. 

Interestingly, extreme sports have the capacity to establish a strong bond between individuals, thanks to the dangerous elements of the activity that requires a high level of trust between people. Consequently, this kind of friendship bond has a good impact on mental health.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

A card game for people who are into kittens
and explosions and laser beams and sometimes goats!

You are going to buy this game 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. how it works
  2. number of pieces
  3. remote control included
  4. if it is beginner-friendly

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

Interviewer: How do you normally make new friends?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What personal qualities do you look for in a healthy relationship with your peers?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What cultivates positive peer relationships?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why are peer relationships important?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why do relationships with peers become even more influential as children enter adolescence?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Performing art forms». 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 these two performing art forms;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of these two performing art forms;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – what type of performing art appeals to you and why.

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