Speaking part: variant 33 - 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.

Perseverance is a rover that landed on Mars on February 18, 2021. This rover will answer lots of questions about the Red Planet and search for signs of past life on Mars.

Rovers on Mars have collected evidence of water and some of the chemical building blocks of life. Scientists think it might be possible that life existed on Mars a long time ago. If there were living things, they were probably teeny tiny little organisms – something like bacteria here on Earth. But, did life actually ever get started on Mars?

The Mars 2020 mission hopes to answer that question. The mission sent a rover very similar to Curiosity to explore the rocks, dirt, and air on Mars. Like Curiosity, the Perseverance rover is the size of a small SUV. The new rover has a different goal and different instruments. 

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Immerse yourself in a sea of colour,
with spectacular environments!

You are considering visiting the Bournemouth Aquarium 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. admission prices
  2. affordable times to visit
  3. membership levels
  4. feeding times

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 tests and exams. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.

Interviewer: Are you in favour of tests and examinations or against them? What are the reasons for your opinion?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are your study habits for exam success?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Would you prefer to take exams online or in a traditional offline setting? What are the reasons behind your preference?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you find group study or solo study more effective for exams? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Do you think exams will continue to be a part of education in the future? Why or why not?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “School-leavers’ decisions”. You have found some photos to illustrate it but for technical reasons you cannot send them now. Leave a voice message to your friend explaining your choice of the photos and sharing some ideas about the project. 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 decisions school-leavers make;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two decisions school-leavers make;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which of the decisions presented in the pictures you’ve made and why.

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