Speaking part: variant 93 - 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.

We go to the cinema for many reasons. Perhaps we want to be entertained, or perhaps we want a good laugh. Perhaps we want to see how other people live, or we want to see fantastic stories set in space. Whatever the reason and whatever the film you go to see, you can be sure these days that at least part of the film has been produced using modern technology.

Technology plays an enormous part in the film industry today. Film-makers rely on computers and technology to create amazing special effects and animation. Modern technology has unlocked the doors of our imagination. Because of computers, almost anything is possible in the world of film. Of course, technology isn’t everything. Computers can’t generate their own ideas. It is the powerful combination of man and computer that makes the film industry grow in new ways all the time.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

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You are considering taking this intensive cutting-edge course to develop your coding skills (offered by the academy) 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. course topics
  2. online private lessons
  3. cryptography included
  4. session length

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 weather events and natural disasters. 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’s your favourite type of weather, and what do you enjoy doing when that kind of weather occurs?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are your favourite seasons, and what do you like most about them in terms of weather?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What extreme weather events are quite frequent in Russia? Why do you think the weather is becoming more extreme?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What items do you believe are essential to include in a family emergency kit for situations like natural disasters?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What do you think people should do to stay safe in a natural disaster?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Types of sports”. 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 types of sports;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of sports;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which type of sport 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.