Speaking part: variant 67 - 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.

English Language Day was first celebrated in 2010, alongside Arabic Language Day, Chinese Language Day, French Language Day, Russian Language Day and Spanish Language Day. These are the six official languages of the United Nations, and each has a special day, designed to raise awareness of the history, culture and achievements of these languages.

This day was chosen because it is thought to be Shakespeare’s birthday and the anniversary of his death. As well as being the English language’s most famous playwright, Shakespeare also had a huge impact on modern-day English. At the time he was writing, in the 16th and 17th centuries, the English language was going through a lot of changes, and Shakespeare’s creativity with the language meant he contributed hundreds of new words and phrases that are still used today. For example, the words ‘gossip’, ‘fashionable’ and ‘lonely’ were all first used by Shakespeare.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

If you’re looking for a part-time job that supports your full-time ambition,
you’ve come to the right place!

You are considering doing a seasonal job for McDonald’s 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. tasks performed every day
  2. opportunities for advancement
  3. employee benefits
  4. schedule

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 teenagers’ interests. 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 are your interests? Do they centre more on relaxed activities such as social networking and video games?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What topics interest Russian teenagers these days?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What classic pastimes and hobbies do Russian teenagers have, if any?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer:  What modern-day activities are popular among teenagers?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you agree that teenagers’ interests aren’t what they used to be? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Stress busters». 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 stress relievers;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of stress relievers;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – what way to reduce stress is ideal for you and why.

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