Speaking part: variant 73 - 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 Environment Day people from countries all around the world come together to take action to defend our planet. People celebrate World Environment Day in many different ways all over the world: planting trees, cleaning up local beaches, organising meetings, joining online protests.

The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1974 in the USA. The slogan for that first year was ‘Only One Earth’. Each year the celebrations focus on a particular problem. Over the last ten years key issues have included wildlife, forests and plastic waste, among other things. Each issue has a slogan. Past slogans included ‘Think. Eat. Save.’, which asked people to think about the issue of food waste, and ‘Raise your voice, not the sea level’, to focus on the effect that global warming is having on small island nations around the world.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Now your glasses play music!

You are going to buy the Bluetooth audio smart sunglasses 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. audio features
  2. design and style options
  3. hours of playtime
  4. accessories to go with the glasses

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 discoveries and inventions. 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 exciting discoveries and inventions have changed the world we live in?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What technological breakthroughs do you find most amazing? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: If you could invent something to solve a specific problem in the world, what would it be and why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How do you think technology has affected our environment, both positively and negatively?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you think emerging technologies have more benefits or risks? Are you happy to live in the digital age?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Places to go swimming”. 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 places for swimming;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two places for swimming;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the places for swimming presented in the pictures you prefer and why.

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