Speaking part: variant 16 - 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.

Humans have been fascinated by birds for centuries, with a variety of species kept as companion animals in cultures around the world. They can make wonderful additions to households, especially if there is limited space or family members are allergic to other animals.

A single bird wants a friend as much as humans do. Many will sing to you, sometimes talk to you, and play with you, especially if you spend time together with a bird out of its cage. Birds are relatively easy to care for. They can be placed inside their cages for safety when owners are at work or busy.

Given proper training and socialization, birds can be every bit as loving and affectionate as cats or dogs. They can also be easily trained to do simple tasks and tricks for you since they are excellent at mimicry.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

You are considering having your dog groomed in a pet salon 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. opening hours
  2. forms of payment
  3. full grooming package
  4. if you can watch the grooming process

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 habits. 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 good habits do you have?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Children need good study habits to be successful at school, don’t they? What good study habits did you have at school?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What good habits do English learners have?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are your eating habits?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What habit would you like to develop?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Winter activities». 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 winter activities;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of winter activities;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to go down snow-covered hills on a snowboard and why.

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