Speaking part: variant 18 - 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.

People have always had a love-hate relationship with school uniforms. The upside of having a school uniform is that it creates equality and saves time getting ready in the morning. The downside is that there is a lot less room for self-expression (plus, wearing the same thing every day is pretty boring).

School uniforms first appeared in the UK in the 16th century. Surprisingly, the uniforms weren’t very different than what we see in other schools today and included blue coats and knee-high yellow socks. After catching on in England, school uniforms started spreading around Europe, and from there to other countries around the world. The practice is most common in schools around East Asia and Africa.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

You are going to make a vet appointment 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. appointment hours
  2. how long an appointment lasts
  3. things to bring to your veterinary visit
  4. payment 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 modern technology. 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 devices do you use?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are some breakthrough technologies of the last decade?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What do you know about artificial intelligence (AI)?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are the negative effects of technology?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Would you like to live without gadgets? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Indoor games». 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 indoor games;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of indoor games;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which game you would prefer to play and why.

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