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!


You are going to visit the 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. types of technology
  2. exhibition duration
  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? If so, what technologies make your shopping experience better and more enjoyable?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you prefer to buy clothes and shoes online or in physical stores? What are the reasons for your choice?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you often shop online? Do you think online shopping will eventually replace physical stores in the future?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you consider online reviews and ratings when making purchase decisions? How much do they influence your choices?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Are you worried about your privacy and security when shopping online, and if so, how do you handle these concerns?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Time to choose a career”. 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 choosing a career at a young age or later in life;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of choosing a career at a young age or later in life;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – when you decided on your career and why.

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