Speaking part: variant 19 - 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.

Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive! That’s why each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, we’re making our world a happier, healthier place to live.

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, when a United States senator from Wisconsin organized a national demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues. Rallies took place across the country and, by the end of the year, the U.S. government had created the Environmental Protection Agency. By 1990, Earth Day was an event celebrated by more than 140 countries around the globe.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Overpopulated.
Dwindling resources.
Time is running out on Earth.
Terraform Mars and save the human race!

You are going to buy this game 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. genre
  2. minimum age recommendation
  3. number of players
  4. if it works well as a solo game

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 public holidays. 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 is your favourite public holiday?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What public holidays do people celebrate in Russia?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why do many Russians celebrate the beginning of a new year twice?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Why are public holidays important?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What benefits do public holidays have?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Adventure sports». 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 sports;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of sports;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to take up mountain biking and why.

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