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.

Join us!

You are considering joining the book club 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. meeting schedule
  2. books genres discussed
  3. events organised
  4. membership fee

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: What qualities do you look for in a friend, and why are these qualities important to you?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are some common activities or interests you share with your friends?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How do you handle conflicts or disagreements with your friends? 

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: In your opinion, what are the most important factors that help create positive peer relationships among teenagers?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What advice would you give to a teenager who who finds it difficult to make new friends?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Olympic sports”. 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 types of Olympic sports;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of Olympic sports;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the Olympic sports presented in the pictures you’d prefer to watch and why.

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