Speaking part: variant 82 - 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.

We often talk about inventions that change the world. What we need now is an invention to save the world. The Earth looks beautiful from space. Some people have been lucky enough to see it from a space shuttle. The rest of us have seen it on Google Earth. When Google Earth was released in 2005, it changed the way we view our planet. Suddenly, you could fly over mountains, trek through endless desserts and explore the depths of the oceans from the comfort of your home. Google’s satellites or ‘eyes in the sky’ sent all these images to our laptops. The whole world was at our fingertips. Then, in 2007, Google Earth Outreach was born. While Google Earth mapped the world, Outreach used the same technology to try and change the world. This technology has been a powerful tool for international environmental agencies, like UNEP, who use it to show deforestation, pollution and drought. 

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort creates countless ‘wow’ moments
throughout your visit!

You are considering visiting the theme park with your younger siblings 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. number of themed areas
  3. dining options
  4. new attractions

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

Interviewer: Are you a sports fan? Do you support any sports teams or players?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What extreme sports are popular among Russian teenagers?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What individual sports do Russian teenagers find enjoyable?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why do you think many people like watching the Olympic Games?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What is your attitude towards e-sports? What role do you think esports can play in the future of competitive entertainment?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Good places to have fun”. 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 to have fun;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two places to have fun;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the locations for enjoyable 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.