Speaking part: variant 97 - 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.

Many psychologists believe our position in the family affects our personality. First-born children get a lot of attention from their parents. As a result, they are often confident. Although they are no more intelligent than their younger brothers and sisters, they want to do well in life, so they put a lot of effort into their work and studies. First-borns tend to be high achievers and rule keepers.

Middle children like to be different from the oldest child. They are often good at making things and thinking of new ideas. They always have other children to play with, so they are sociable, competitive, flexible and generous.

Last-born children sometimes don’t do things for themselves because their older siblings help them. Their bedrooms are often messy because they don’t care if things are not in the right place. They are often risk takers and natural entertainers.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

A fun adventure!

You are going to take a hot air balloon ride (offered by the passenger balloon ride company) 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. height of the balloon flight
  2. flight route
  3. duration
  4. requirements to fly

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

Interviewer: Did you find any school subjects or parts of your schoolwork challenging? If so, how did you try to get better at them?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Who helped you with your homework? Did you rely on the Internet as your primary source of help?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Did you manage to balance your schoolwork and free time or did school take up most of your time? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you think group projects in school help prepare students for teamwork in the future? Why or why not?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer:  Do you think classwork and homework have equal value? What is your attitude to homework?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Eating out”. 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 eating places;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two eating places;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the eating places 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.