Speaking part: variant 13 - 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.

World Oceans Day is an international day that takes place annually on 8 June. It is a day to think about the extremely important role that the oceans play in all our lives, the dangers that are facing our oceans and the actions we can take to protect them.

Life began in the ocean. The ocean is home to the majority of plants and animals on Earth, from single-cell organisms to the blue whale. Marine plants provide us with 70 per cent of the oxygen we breathe. The ocean controls the climate, providing heat in winter and cool air in summer. It also provides us with food and medicines as well as transport.

The day is celebrated in a variety of ways, including special events at aquariums and zoos, beach and river clean-ups, school activities, conservation programmes, art contests and film festivals.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

You are going to rent this apartment 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. location of the apartment
  2. utilities included in the rent
  3. rules about guests
  4. pet 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

Interviewer: Hello everybody! It’s Teenagers Round the World Channel. Our guest today is a teenager from Russia and we are going to discuss the Internet. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.

Interviewer: Are you a regular Internet user? How often do use the Internet?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What do you use the Internet for? 

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are the risks of being online?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How has the Internet transformed our lives?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What would life be like without the Internet?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Pastimes». 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 pastimes;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of pastimes;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would opt for fishing as your pastime 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.