Speaking part: variant 9 - 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.

It’s hard to imagine a world without iPhones or YouTube. But not long ago, these essential pieces of technology didn’t even exist. In just a few short decades, technology has infiltrated our businesses, homes, and lives.

How technology will affect future jobs is unclear, but there are many indicators and predictions that technology could take away millions of jobs soon. In fact, by 2030 we’ll likely lose 73 million jobs to automation. While this might seem discouraging, the future also holds many new job prospects for college graduates, particularly in knowledge creation and innovation. Advancements in machinery and technology will provide graduates with the tools to explore, experiment, and find unique solutions to complex problems.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

A great place to shop for the perfect gift!

You are considering visiting a craft fair 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. entrance fee
  2. opening hours
  3. products to sell
  4. return policy

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 «Birthday celebration ideas». 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 birthday celebration ideas;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two birthday celebration ideas;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you prefer to celebrate your birthday with your friends and why.

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