Speaking part: variant 70 - 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.

On World Wildlife Day, 3 March, people all around the world hold events to celebrate the natural world and to raise awareness of the importance of protecting wildlife.

Earth is home to many different species of plants and animals. Each and every species is equally important. Sadly, many human activities such as mining, farming and construction are constantly putting wildlife in danger. We are cutting down too many trees, clearing too much ground and building so many roads that we are destroying the natural habitats of millions of species.

We all need to work together to protect our planet. We can join local events and find out more about wildlife in our local area. We can donate time or money to organisations that are protecting wildlife locally or internationally. We can sign petitions and write to our government. We can share films, photos and articles with friends.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Welcome to our camping resort!

You are considering having a holiday near the lake 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. location
    2. rental fee
    3. accommodation options
    4. surrounding attractions

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 teenage lifestyles. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.

Interviewer: How would you describe your lifestyle? Is there anything you’d like to change or improve about it?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What healthy lifestyle habits do your friends have? What do you think motivates them to maintain these habits?

Student: _________________________

InterviewerWhat unhealthy habits have you seen in your friends?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: When making lifestyle choices, are teenagers more influenced by their family members, friends, or social media influencers? What do you think drives this influence?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How does social media affect teenage lifestyle choices?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

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