Speaking part: variant 5 - 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.

Extreme sports, also known as alternative sports, are nontraditional sports and activities that require athletic skills with considerable risks and a high level of danger. These activities often involve speed, height and a lot of physical training. Among extreme sports there is rafting, mountain biking, bungee jumping, ice climbing and many others.

Special equipment is needed to do extreme sports. For surfing you need a surfboard and swimming kits. For snowboarding you need a snowboard, special boots, sunglasses and a helmet. For BMX sport you need a special bike with small wheels.

People in extreme sports compete not only against each other, but also against weather conditions and enormous difficulties. Many new adventure sports are likely to appear soon.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Are you thinking of adding a furry friend to your family?
Be a hero and adopt a dog!

You are considering adopting a dog from an animal shelter 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. shelter adoption policies
  2. pet adoption fee
  3. virtual dog adoption interview
  4. the best dog breeds for first-time owners

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 «Careers in demand». 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 jobs;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of jobs;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – which job you would prefer and why.

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