Speaking part: variant 3 - 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.

Yoga is an ancient practice based on the Indian philosophy of promoting physical and mental health. It began more than 5,000 years ago and was developed as a practice to unite the mind, soul and body. Most people know yoga as a kind of exercise which aims at developing strength and flexibility. While there are many different types of yoga, practices typically focus on physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation.

There are many amazing benefits of yoga for people of all ages. It makes us stronger, calmer, happier, healthier, and more flexible. Yoga also gives us a chance to connect with our bodies, minds, and spirits in ways that no other physical activity does. Yoga also improves our concentration and helps to sleep deeper and better, so it’s great for anyone who’s under pressure at work or in their studies.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

The best driving school for teens!

You are considering taking a teen driving course 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. teen driver education programs
  2. requirements to complete the program
  3. number of hours of supervised driving practice
  4. cars used to teach new drivers

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

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Travel decisions». 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 travel decisions;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of travel decisions;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to travel solo and why.

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