Speaking part: variant 84 - 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.

Today, astronauts eat a varied diet that is similar to what we eat on Earth. The menu aboard the International Space Station (ISS) includes more than a hundred items – from vegetables and fruit to pre-prepared meals and desserts. Even condiments such as ketchup and mustard are available. There are three meals per day, plus snacks that can be eaten at any time, ensuring astronauts receive at least 2500 calories each day.

Foods taken into space are pre-planned by the mission team and are often chosen from a menu by the astronauts themselves. To allow astronauts to stay in space for long periods, scientists have invented unique ways of packaging and preparing produce and meals. When planning which foods will be sent, scientists and Mission Control choose ingredients that are light-weight, nutritious and easy to eat while also remaining tasty.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Born for camping!

You are considering buying this portable camping fan lantern 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. product size
  2. item weight
  3. if it is safe to charge and use at the same time
  4. number of batteries required

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

Interviewer: What are some of your daily habits or routines that you think help you maintain good health?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What ways to stay healthy do you find simple but most effective? 

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How do you handle and manage stress in your daily life?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: In your opinion, what are the key components of a healthy lifestyle?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What would you advise a teenager who wants to have a healthier online life?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “School activities”. 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 school activities;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two school activities;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the school activities presented in the pictures you preferred to participate in and why.

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