Speaking part: variant 74 - 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.

British people usually have their holidays in summer, in July or August. Many working people take a two-week holiday during the summer. School children are on holiday from the end of July to the start of September. A second holiday break in winter or in spring is also becoming more popular in the UK. In winter some people go skiing in Europe, and in spring, visits to cities such as Paris, Amsterdam or Barcelona are popular.

The most popular holiday locations for Brits include Spain, France, Greece and the USA. Lots of people buy a package holiday which includes flights and a hotel or an apartment. Cheap flights to warm places mean that many British people are able to spend two weeks a year relaxing in the sun abroad. Flights and package holidays are much cheaper during school term time and the British government is worried that some young people are missing school to go on holiday. 

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Leave everyday reality behind
by stepping into an exciting virtual reality arcade!

You are going to have a thrilling experience at the virtual reality arcade offered by Main Event (an entertainment centre) 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. VR games
  2. price per session
  3. pre-game tutorial
  4. how to activate your gift card

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

Interviewer: Where do Russian teenagers make friends? Has technology made it easier or more challenging for you to build meaningful and lasting friendships?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why do teenagers often use apps or websites to make friends? Is it hard to make new friends in real life?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What is the role of social media in friendship-driven interactions?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are the advantages and disadvantages of making friends online?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What is your attitude to digital friendships?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Information sources”. 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 information sources;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two information sources;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which source of information 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.