Speaking part: variant 75 - 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.

Dolphins may swim as gracefully as any fish, but they are not fish. Dolphins are mammals. They are warm-blooded, breathe through lungs, give birth to live young, produce milk for their young and have body hair (doesn’t look like it, but they do!).

Dolphins are considered to be intelligent animals. Communication is a big part of how dolphins socialize and hunt. Dolphins may seem to communicate much like humans.

Zoological facilities, aquariums, and other places give people a way to learn more about these remarkable animals. The educated professionals who work there can share general information, threats and conservation efforts, and the latest research findings on how these animals cognitively function, communicate, and adapt. These places are both fun for the viewing public and offer a great learning experience.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Fancy yourself as the next Banksy?
Immerse yourself in graffiti culture!

You are going to join this graffiti workshop (organised by a graffiti school) 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. if it will be held indoors
  2. workshop length
  3. skill level
  4. materials provided

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

Interviewer: In your opinion, what jobs define the modern world? What jobs are in demand in Russia?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What do you know about green jobs? Why is it important that we ‘mainstream’ green jobs?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How has technology and the digital age transformed the nature of work and the types of jobs available?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: In your ideal workplace, would you prefer to work alongside robots or with human colleagues? What are your reasons for this preference?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What do you think will determine the future of jobs?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Grocery shopping options”. 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 grocery shopping optionss;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two grocery shopping options;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which way of buying groceries 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.