Speaking part: variant 91 - 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.

Approximately 70% of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the snow and glaciers of Antarctica. Another 30% is located deep underground throughout the Earth. Surprisingly, all the rivers and lakes of the world together contain less than a quarter of 1% of the total amount of available fresh water!

With an ever-growing world population, our water supplies are dangerously low. The future looks very uncertain. Even today in many developing countries, only a very small percentage of people have daily access to clean drinking water.

Careless overuse is one of the primary reasons why the world’s water supply is decreasing. Washing cars, watering expensive green lawns, throwing away used water that could be recycled for another use are all examples of the way we take our precious water for granted.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Get a taste of British food!

You are considering going on the Secret Food Tour 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. restaurants and food shops to visit
  2. mobile ticket accepted
  3. tour duration
  4. if you can cancel or change your ticket

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 entertainment places. 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 your favourite entertainment places to hang out with friends, and why do you enjoy going there?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Are there any entertainment places or activities you haven’t tried yet but are curious to explore? What piques your interest about them?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What types of online entertainment do you enjoy the most? Are there any online content creators, influencers, or YouTubers whose work you follow regularly?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What role do online entertainment platforms play in helping you relax, de-stress, or connect with others?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: In your opinion, what entertainment places can make children smarter, and why do you believe so?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Summer fun for families”. 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 family activities;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two family activities;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the family activities presented in the pictures you’d prefer and why.

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