Speaking part: variant 88 - 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 prospect of being selected for the Olympic Games is the dream of the majority of athletes. Enormous reserves of willpower and many years of dedicated training are required to achieve such a goal. The athletes that qualify for the Games can consider themselves as being among the world’s best. They will become Olympians, whether or not they win a medal.

By entering the Olympic Games, athletes make a commitment to respect the Olympic values and agree to undergo doping tests. Throughout the Games, tests are carried out under the authority of the IOC and its Medical Commission. Tests may be conducted before or during the Games. For individual sports, tests are performed on each athlete who places among the top five in each event, plus two other athletes (in the heats or the final) chosen at random. For team sports, or other sports in which teams are rewarded, testing is performed throughout the period of the Olympic Games.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

There are more questions than answers…
A unique work of art

You are going to visit one of the world’s most mysterious places – the Shell Grotto (UK) 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. if it is accessible from Central London
  2. membership benefits
  3. facilities on site
  4. if you can touch the shells in the Grotto

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

Interviewer: Online learning or in-person classes: which is better? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you learn well in group settings and like team discussions or do you prefer studying alone? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why is learning outside the classroom important?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How has technology changed or shaped school learning?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What is your ideal schoolwork environment?                   

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Music listening locations». 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 places to listen to music;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two places to listen to music;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – where you prefer to listen to music and why.

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