Speaking part: variant 35 - 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.

More than 100 years ago, a famous scientist named Albert Einstein came up with an idea about how time works. He called it relativity. This theory says that time and space are linked together. What does this mean for time travel? According to this theory, the faster you travel, the slower you experience time.

Scientists have done some experiments to show that this is true. For example, there was an experiment that used two clocks set to the exact same time. One clock stayed on Earth, while the other flew in an airplane (going in the same direction Earth rotates). After the airplane flew around the world, scientists compared the two clocks. The clock on the fast-moving airplane was slightly behind the clock on the ground. So, the clock on the airplane was travelling slightly slower in time than 1 second per second.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Tesla’s new ‘Model Pi’ smartphone
designed to work on Mars?

You are considering buying this Tesla phone 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. solar charging
  2. monthly charge for using Starlink
  3. price of the standard model
  4. battery capacity

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 an eco-friendly lifestyle. 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 does living an eco-friendly lifestyle mean to you, and why is it important?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What eco-friendly habits do you have or would like to have?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Would you like to adopt a plastic-free lifestyle? Do you think it would be easy to do?  

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: How do you stay informed about environmental issues?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What do you think you and your generation can do to help the environment and make the future more eco-friendly?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project “Children’s summertime experiences”. 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 ways of spending summer holidays;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two ways of spending summer holidays;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – where you preferred to spend your summer holidays as a child and why.

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