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 fees
  2. half-day or full-day classes
  3. camp programme
  4. if they offer a 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: What are your favourite recreations? Are they indoor or outdoor activities?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What local leisure facilities are available to you? Do you use them?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What online recreational activities would you recommend?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are some of the major benefits of recreational activities?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why is it important to set apart time for fun, leisure and recreation?              

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Summer screen time alternatives». 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 ways of ‘detoxing’ from digital devices;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two screen time alternatives;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which activity to replace screen time you would 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.