Speaking part: variant 83 - 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 moon is an airless and waterless place (except for small amounts of ice near its south pole) where no life has ever existed. In July 1969 humans landed on the moon for the first time. It was a moment that the world had been waiting for. Apollo 11 was followed by six further trips to the moon, five of which landed successfully. 12 men walked on the lunar surface in total. In 1970 future Apollo missions were cancelled. The main reason for this was money. The cost of getting to the moon was, ironically, astronomical.

Although we haven’t put a human on the lunar surface since the 1970s, there are now regular crewed missions to space. While manned missions to the moon have stopped, research into the moon and journeys to space are still taking place.  Future plans to go to the moon are also driven by money. Journeys to the moon in the 21st century will focus more on the creation of lunar bases.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

At the crossroads of art, science and technology – 
an unforgettable artistic destination!

ARTECHOUSE

You are going to visit this exhibition where art and technology collide 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. age policy
  2. if you need a ticket to enter
  3. length of tour
  4. evening sessions

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

Interviewer: Is technology making your shopping more convenient? What shopping apps do you use?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What technology makes your shopping experience great?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What shopping websites do you prefer? What benefits do you gain from buying online? 

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Customers have individual needs when it comes to payment methods, don’t they? What payment options do you prefer?                     

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Will online shopping replace physical stores in the future? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Educational solutions». You have found some illustrations and want to share the news. Leave a voice message to your friend. 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 educational activities: doing a project/ learning through smart technology (a smart table);
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of educational activities;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would prefer to have a smart learning environment and why.

You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.