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. opening hours
  3. facilities on site
  4. membership benefits

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 your learning experience. 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 motivates you to learn new things and acquire knowledge?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: In your opinion, which is more effective: online learning or attending classes in person, and why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Which is your preferred learning environment: group or solo learning, and why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How did you handle setbacks or failures in your school learning journey, and what did you learn from them?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What advice would you give to someone starting their learning journey, based on your own school experience?             

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 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 enjoy music;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two places to enjoy music;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the places to enjoy music presented in the pictures you prefer and why.

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