Speaking part: variant 65 - 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 Golden Mask is a National Theatre Award established in 1993 for productions in all genres of theatre art: drama, opera, ballet, modern dance, operetta, musical, and puppet theatre. It is also an all-Russian Performing Arts Festival that takes place in Moscow in the spring of each year, presenting the most significant performances from all over Russia.

During the festival the two juries – one for drama and one for musical theatre – composed of recognized Russian actors, directors, conductors, choreographers and theatre critics – decide on the winners of the Golden Mask Award in over thirty nominations.

Apart from the main programme, the Festival organizes a number of other significant events and projects, with a special focus on the promotion of Russian theatre and presentation of the best Russian productions in Russian cities and abroad.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the underwater world,
and dive with sharks at Skegness Aquarium!

A truly unforgettable experience! 

You are going to have a shark diving experience at Skegness Aquarium 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. terms and conditions of the experience
  2. if you will be videoed during the experience
  3. group size per session
  4. available time slots

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 dating and relationships in the digital age. 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 or your friends use any teenage dating sites or apps? Do you think they are a good alternative to traditional dating?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do smartphones and social media have a positive impact on romantic relationships? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Online dating or traditional dating: which is better? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are some benefits of traditional dating?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How has digital media changed dating and relationships?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Budget-friendly forms of physical activity». 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 forms of physical activity;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of these two forms of physical activity;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – what way to stay physically healthy is ideal for you and why.

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