Speaking part: variant 20 - 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.

Climate is the average weather in a place over many years. Climate change is a shift in those average conditions. The rapid climate change we are now seeing is caused by humans using oil, gas and coal for their homes, factories and transport. The world is now about 1.2C warmer than it was in the 19th century – and the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has risen by 50%. 

Temperature rises must slow down if we want to avoid the worst consequences of climate change, scientists say. They say global warming needs to be kept to 1.5C by 2100. If nothing is done, scientists think global warming can exceed 4C in the future, leading to devastating heatwaves, millions losing their homes and irreversible loss of plant and animal species due to rising sea levels.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Welcome to Imperial Cave (with Diamond Branch)

A memorable experience for all ages

You are considering booking this cave tour 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. youth overnight adventures
  2. duration of the cave tour
  3. temperature inside the cave
  4. cave features

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 forms of entertainment. 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 are your favourite forms of entertainment?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are your friends’ entertainment preferences?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What popular forms of online entertainment do teenagers have?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Are mobile phones a source of entertainment? Why yes or no?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What new forms of entertainment have emerged in recent years?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Learning environments». 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 learning environments;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of learning environments;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to study in a group and why.

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