Speaking part: variant 15 - 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.

Online friendships are quite easy, but in the real world things are much more difficult. There are no rules about friendship. There are no guidelines about how to make friends, how to keep friendships going, and how to finish friendships if we want to move on.

People also have very different opinions about friendship: some people would die for their friends and value them more than family. Others feel that friends are temporary. If people with such different views become friends, this can lead to problems.

Because of these different definitions of friendship, it is easy to be unhappy about our friends. We may want our relationship with them to be deeper or closer, or we may want to have more friends in our lives. Sometimes we simply do not have the time to develop our friendships. 

(Get ready for IELTS)

Task 2

Study the advertisement.

Everything you need for a comfortable stay

You are going to book a single room 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. price
  2. reservation fee
  3. room facilities
  4. hours for room service

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

Interviewer: Do you have a smartphone? What do you use it for?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What apps do you use the most frequently?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Should smartphones be banned in schools? Why?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What are some negative effects of smartphones?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: What would your life be like without your smartphone?

Student: _________________________

Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.

Task 4

Imagine that you and your friend are doing a school project «Pets in our lives». 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 pets;
  • mention the disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of pets;
  • express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to keep a dog as a pet and why.

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