Speaking part: variant 94 - 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.

Since the 1970s, average global temperatures have risen and many scientists believe that more extreme weather conditions have been caused by climate change in recent years. Experts believe that more and more places are going to be affected by climate change in the future. As the ice caps at the North and South Poles melt and sea levels rise further, many towns and villages near the coast will be flooded. This is a frightening thought because more than half the world’s population live near the coast.

A lot has been written about what governments and businesses should do to slow down global warming. However, there’s also a lot we can do to save energy at home. For example, always turn off TVs and computers – machines use 70% as much electricity on stand-by as when they’re being used.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Drink Coffee. Pet Cats. Repeat. 
Our mission is to find purrr-fect homes for our rescue cats

You are going to visit the cat cafe 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. what the admission fee covers
  2. cat café rules
  3. options to donate
  4. if they need volunteers

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 important things in a teenager’s life. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.

Interviewer: Who are the most important people in your life, and how do they influence you?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Which aspect in a teenager’s life do you consider the most important: developing friendships, engaging in social situations, struggling for independence or searching for identity? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Different teens want to achieve different things, don’t they? What important things do you want to achieve as a teenager?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What important choices do teenagers need to make in their lives?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: In your opinion, how can teenagers be both successful and happy in life?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Summertime in the country”. 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 summer activities in the countryside;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two summer activities in the countryside;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the summer activities in the countryside 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.