Speaking part: variant 92 - 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.

When television was introduced, it made the world smaller by bringing images from all four corners of the world into our homes. Over the last 20 years or so, a breakthrough in technology has come into our lives which is making the world even smaller: the Internet. With a PC and a telephone line we are now connected to the whole world in a matter of seconds. It is now possible to speak to relatives and friends anywhere in the world cheaply and quickly. The Internet also allows us to access a world of facts, figures and knowledge. If we have a question on any subject at all from history to mathematics or philosophy to geography, it can be discovered on the Net. We can find out the latest news or what the weather is going to be like.

Despite the criticisms by some and the fears of others, the Internet seems to have changed our world for the better. The Internet has created a new world of more information and more communication.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Enjoy the culinary journey!

You are going to attend the cooking camp 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. camp fee
  2. cooking equipment
  3. camp programme
  4. sibling discount

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

Interviewer: Do you prefer outdoor activities or indoor entertainment in your free time? Are there any traditional Russian pastimes or games that you enjoy?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer:  What recreational facilities are there in your local area? Do you make use of them?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are your favourite places or destinations you like to go to for recreation?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What role does technology or the internet play in your recreational activities?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why do you think it’s important to have time for fun, leisure, and relaxation?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Activities to replace screen time”. 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 alternatives to screen time;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two alternatives to screen time;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the activities to replace screen time presented in the pictures you’d prefer and why.

You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (2–3 sentences for every item of the plan, 12–15 sentences total). You have to talk continuously.