Speaking part: variant 77 - 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.

It is estimated that about 40 per cent of the world’s population use social media, and many of these billions of social media users look up to influencers to help them decide what to buy and what trends to follow. They can influence the decisions of their followers because of their relationship with their audience and their knowledge in a particular area, for example, fashion, travel or technology. Most influencers these days are bloggers and micro-bloggers. They often have a large following of people who pay close attention to their views. They post daily on their social media accounts. The more they post, the more likely people will follow them.

Influencers are now seen by many companies as a direct way to customers’ hearts. Brands are now asking powerful influencers to market their products. With some influencers charging up to $25,000 for one social media post, it is no surprise that more and more people are keen to become influencers too.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

The Creative Writing Ink Short Story Competition 
is open to writers across the globe

You are going to participate in this creative writing competition 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. entry fee
  2. maximum word limit
  3. particular theme or genre
  4. deadline for submission

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 school holidays. 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 did you spend your winter and summer school holidays? Did you spend time with friends?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Did you have any favourite holiday activities that you enjoyed during your school breaks?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Are there any memorable or special experiences from your school holidays that you would like to share with us? If so, what made them memorable for you?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: In your opinion, do you think teenagers should use their holidays for productive activities or should they have complete relaxation and fun? Why do you think so?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What advice would you give to teenagers on how to make the most of their school breaks and create lasting memories?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

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