Speaking part: variant 81 - 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.

The Olympic Games are unique. They originated in ancient Greece and were revived in the late 19th century. The date of the first Games, 1896, marked the beginning of an extraordinary adventure that has now lasted for over a century! Athletes from the entire world take part in this athletic festival. Their achievements are watched from both near and far by hundreds of millions of spectators.

The five rings on the Olympic flag represent the international nature of the Games. The Games are held every four years. They are the largest sporting celebration in the number of sports on the programme, the number of athletes present and the number of people from different nations gathered together at the same time in the same place. The purpose of the Olympic Movement is to promote the practice of sport all over the world. The modern Games strive towards a more peaceful world. It is in this spirit that the Olympic Games are held and celebrated.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

An experience for life!

You are going to participate in the forum 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. participation fee
  2. what participation charge includes
  3. possibility to ask questions in sessions
  4. certificate upon completing the programme

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

Interviewer: Who do you take after in appearance? What personality traits do you have in common with your family members?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are your strengths and weaknesses, as you see them?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What do you do to look good?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How do teenagers in Russia express their individuality, and in what ways do you personally express your personality?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer:  Is there a book character who you think is similar to you in some way? If so, what traits or qualities do you share?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Great family days out”. 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 family activities;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two family activities;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the family activities 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.