Speaking part: variant 64 - 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 Internet has changed the way people shop. Despite all the online options, people still go to traditional shops too. In most countries, there are all sorts of shopping experiences to encourage spending. The phenomenon of the shopping mall is one of them.

Over the last couple of decades, faced with the growing popularity of internet shopping, many malls now have additional attractions, such as cinemas, gyms, leisure areas and restaurants. It seems that a lot of countries are doing their best to preserve their traditional ways of shopping, but there’s no doubt that the global growth of the internet and the influence of western shopping habits are taking over. However, if more people shopped locally to support their town centres, we could avoid the giant retailers completely dominating our shopping habits in the future.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Want your photo or artwork to appear on the cover of a magazine?
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You are considering submitting some photos for a chance to be featured on the сover of Teen Ink magazine 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. deadlines
  2. charge to be published
  3. photos vertically oriented
  4. number of images you can submit

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 health care decisions. 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 healthy habits do you have? Where do you get information for health decisions?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How do you approach the balance between making healthy choices and enjoying your teenage years?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What do Russian teenagers do to stay healthy? What are some unhealthy habits they should avoid?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How do you think schools can better prepare teenagers to make informed health care choices?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What advice would you give to fellow teenagers about taking an active role in their own health care decisions?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Teenage leisure”. 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 leisure activities;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two leisure activities;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the leisure activities 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.