Speaking part: variant 10 - 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.

The London Eye is a revolving observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is the world’s largest observation wheel and most popular paid tourist attraction in the UK. The wheel has transformed London’s landscape and stands today as a national symbol that celebrates Britain’s innovation and technological success in the 21 century.

The 32 capsules of the Eye are symbolic of London’s 32 boroughs and are numbered 1 to 33, eliminating the thirteenth carriage for good luck. The wheel offers some of the greatest panoramic views of the city, on a good day stretching as far as 25 miles. The London Eye continues to attract approximately 15,000 visitors a day and has won more than 40 awards for its significant contribution to London’s tourism and architectural landscape.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Your Epic Travel Adventure!

You are considering booking an adventure trip 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. adventure travel locations
  2. guides
  3. average group size
  4. refund policy

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

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Family types». 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 types of family structures;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of family structures;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to be part of a big family and why.

You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.