Speaking part: variant 68 - 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.

Tea is the world’s second most popular drink (after water!). In the UK, you can even celebrate drinking it on 21 April. While drinking tea is certainly a centuries-old tradition in the UK, many countries have their own strong cultural practices involving tea. The nation which drinks most tea is Turkey, where a 2013 survey showed that people drank an average of ten cups a day! This was followed by Ireland, with the UK coming in third place. Other countries with an obsession with tea include Iran, Russia and Morocco. It is also a popular drink in China and India, where most of the world’s tea is grown.

Many forms of tea exist around the world. Green tea is popular in China and Japan. In India, tea is often prepared with spices and boiled in both water and milk, and Tibetans commonly drink tea with butter and salt. In the UK, tea is typically a variety of black tea and can be prepared with loose tea or teabags.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

A horrible crime was committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor thirty years ago…

You are going to buy this mystery board 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. manufacturer recommended age
  2. assembly required
  3. number of game players
  4. expansion sets availability

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 ways to protect endangered animals. 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 can you do as an individual to help save endangered animals?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why are so many species endangered?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Is wildlife conservation volunteering a good idea to protect endangered animals? What other ways do you know?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Are zoos a good place to save animals facing extinction? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why should we save endangered species?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Activities children derive positive emotions from». 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 activities: an art activity/ rollerblading;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of these two activities;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – what activities you enjoyed doing when you were a child and why.

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