Топики по английскому языку огэ устная часть

1. KEEPING FIT

  • why a healthy lifestyle is more popular nowadays
  • what you do to keep fit
  • what sports activities are popular with teenagers in your region

I’m going to give a talk about a healthy lifestyle.

To begin with, I would like to say that a healthy lifestyle is more popular nowadays because everybody wants to live a long and healthy life. People want to look slim.

As for me, I try to keep fit and follow a healthy lifestyle too. First of all, I do my morning exercises and eat a lot of fruits and vegetables every day. Besides, I prefer cycling because it’s my favorite kind of sport. I’ve been cycling for six years. In winter I ski and skate. I enjoy it a lot. Moreover, we have PE classes three times a week. We play basketball, football, we run a lot. I also stay away from bad habits, because I’m sure that smoking and drinking alcohol destroy our body and brains.

As for teenagers in my region, they are keen on playing basketball, football and volleyball. A lot of young men become interested in karate  [kəˈrɑːti], boxing, judo [ˈdʒu:dəu] and so on.

In conclusion, I want to say that sport is a very important part of our life. It makes us healthier.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

2. YOUR SCHOOL

  • what you like most about your school
  • what weekday you find the most difficult, and why
  • what you would like to change in your school life

I’m going to give a talk about my school.

I would like to say that school is one of the most important parts of our lives because we get knowledge which will help us in our future.

I am finishing the 9th form and I’m going to continue my studying in the 10th form because I like my school. It is old and not very big. There are about four hundred pupils. It has a lot a lot of facilities such as a library, a computer room, a canteen, lots of classrooms. Most of all I like a gym because I am fond of doing sports.  

As for weekdays, I find Monday the most difficult one because we have eight lessons, including Maths and Physics. Frankly speaking, I don’t enjoy these lessons very much and Monday is the first day after a weekend. I am very tired on Monday.

In my opinion, a lot of things should be changed in my school. But the most important thing for me is the menu in our school canteen. The food isn’t tasty there I think.

In conclusion I want to say that my school is the best in my town.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

3. THE PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE

  • what your city, town or village is famous for
  • what your favourite place in your city, town or village is, and why you like it
  • whether you are going to stay in your city, town or village after leaving school or move to another place, and why

I am going to give a talk about my native town.

To begin with, I’d like to say that I live in Barysh. It’s the place where I have been living since my birth. Barysh is a small town in Ulyanovsky region. As far as I know, there are about 16 thousand people in it. It was founded in 1954. At present, it’s 64 years old. By the way, our town is famous for its picturesque places. Our town is green. I mean it is surrounded by the forests.

As for me, I like my town very much, because there are a lot of places where we can spend our free time. We have got a cinema, cafes, skating rinks and a sports centre. As for my favourite place is a cinema which is very popular among teens.  

After leaving school I am not going to stay in Barysh because it hasn’t got any higher educational oppurtunities. I am going to leave it for Samara\Moscow to get a higher education.

In conclusion I want to say that Barysh is a lovely place.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

4. FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • why lots of people learn foreign languages nowadays
  • why you have chosen to do the English exam this year
  • what you did to prepare for your English exam

I’m going to give a talk about foreign languages.

Learning a foreign language is not easy, it takes much time and effort. People learn foreign languages for different reasons. Nowadays more and more people travel around the world. So, it’s necessary to learn foreign languages to communicate with other people, to understand them and to be understood. Besides, knowledge of foreign languages can help to find a well-paid job and gives an opportunity to study abroad. Some people learn foreign languages just for a hobby because it improves memory and broaden their minds.

As for me, I have been learning English for 8 years. And this year I have chosen to do the English exam. I am interested in English and I realize that it will help me in the future. I’d like to be a translator.

Of course, I prepared for my English exam. I learned a lot of new words, read English books to enrich my vocabulary, listened to different English texts to improve my listening skills.

All in all, I can say that learning languages play an important role in our life.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

5.  PETS

  • why people keep pets
  • what pets are most popular in big cities
  • whether having pets is a big responsibility, and why

I am going to give a talk about pets.

To begin with, I’d like to say that nowadays more and more people keep pets at home (cats, dogs, parrots, hamsters, guinea pigs, and so on.) There are different reasons why people have pets. I believe that most people keep animals because they make their lives happier. They say pets give people positive emotions and can cure different diseases. Besides, some people need friends, they hate being alone. So, pets help them not to feel lonely, they spend their free time taking care of them.

In my opinion, cats, dogs and parrots are the most popular pets in big cities. Firstly, they don’t need much food and space. Secondly, most children are fond of these pets.  

Anyway, to have pets is a big responsibility. If you don’t take care of them properly, they may fall sick and even die. People should always remember to feed pets in time, walk out and love them.

In conclusion, I can say that pets play an important part in our life.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

6.  THE INTERNET

  • why today’s teenagers use the Internet so much
  • how the Internet makes long-distance communication easier
  • what dangers teenagers can face when they use the Internet

I am going to give a talk about using the Internet.

It is an important part of our life and we can’t imagine our life without the Internet. Today’s teenagers use the Internet so much because it is a source of information and entertainment. They send e-mails, download music and films. Besides, they can communicate with each other. They create their profiles on different social nets such as facebook, instagram and others. Of course, the Internet helps students in their studies too.

I think, the Internet makes long-distance communication easier. Thanks to special programmes for communication, for example Skype, people can chat with relatives or friends who live far away or abroad.

Unfortunately, teenagers can face some dangers when they use the Internet. There are some criminals who can get your private information and use it in criminal aims. Secondly, some teenagers get addicted to the Internet because they spend all their free time playing computer games. Moreover, the Internet spoils their eyes.

In conclusion I’d like to say that the Internet has both advantages and disadvantages that’s why people should use it wisely.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

7. HOLIDAYS

  • what holidays are most popular in your country
  • what your favourite holiday is and how you celebrate it
  • if you prefer to give presents or to get presents, and why

I am going to give a talk about holidays.

To begin with, holidays play an important part in our life. Holidays give us an opportunity to rest and relax. They also improve our mood and make us happier.

The most popular holidays in our country are New Year, the women’s day, Victory Day and others. All these holidays are very important for every citizen of Russia.

As for me, my favourite holiday is New Year because this is a special occasion. By the way, we get two weeks of vacations. I can sit at home all day and watch my favorite TV programs. I celebrate this holiday at home with my family. At midnight we set up fireworks.

To tell you the truth, I like both giving presents and getting them. Both actions are very enjoying. But honestly speaking, I like getting presents more because now I don’t have enough money for giving them.

In conclusion, I’d like to say that every holiday is a great time, and I wish there were as many holidays as possible. They unite people together.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

8. THE INTERNET

  • why using the Internet is so popular
  • how the Internet can help students in their studies
  • whether the Internet can be dangerous, and why

I am going to give a talk about using the Internet. It is an important part of our life and we can’t imagine our life without the Internet. The Internet is so popular nowadays because it is a main source of information and entertainment. Thanks to the Internet people send e-mails, download music and films. Besides, they can communicate with each other. The Internet makes long-distance communication easier.

Of course, the Internet helps students in their studies too. They often use it to do their homework, to make a project or a presentation. They can find any information in any time and they don’t have to go to a library. Besides, it gives online education opportunities. There are a lot of educational programmes that can be useful for students.

Unfortunately, we can face some dangers when we use the Internet. There are some criminals who can get our private information and use it in criminal aims. Secondly, some people get addicted to the Internet because they spend all their free time playing computer games. Moreover, the Internet spoils their eyes.

In conclusion I’d like to say that the Internet has both advantages and disadvantages that’s why people should use it wisely.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

9. MY SUMMER HOLIDAYS

  • where you usually spend your summer holidays;
  • who you spend your summer holidays with;
  • what activities you usually have.

I am going to give a talk about my summer holidays.  

I usually spend them at home, but sometimes my family and I go to the seaside or to the country.

I spend my holidays with my family (mum, dad, my brother…) and my friends. We like staying together and having fun.

When I stay at home for the summer, I usually hang out with my friends. We take long walks, take pictures of ourselves, visit each other, watch films and play computer games. Besides, I like cycling because it’s my favorite kind of sport.  I should say, I’ve been cycling for six years.  

When I go to the seaside with my family, I go to the beach every day, sit on the sand and look at the sea. Moreover I swim a lot and lie in the sun.  

But most of all I like going to the country to help my grandparents, pick up berries and mushrooms in the forest. My grandpa likes going fishing and we always fish by the river together.

In conclusion I’d like to say that I like my summer holidays because they are the longest and the most exciting of all.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

10. MY HOBBIES.

  • what do you do in your free time;
  • why you like your hobby;
  • what interesting/useful things you can learn from your hobby.

I am going to give a talk about my hobbies.  

To begin with, I study at school and I don’t have much free time. But I still have some things I like doing, for example, reading books, watching films on the Internet, drawing and learning English. Moreover, I like cycling in summer. It’s my favourite kind of sport, I should say.

To tell you the truth, I am crazy about learning English. I try to read English books, to watch English films and to listen to English songs. It’s very interesting for me and it will help me in my future profession. I’d like to be an interpreter.

My hobby helps me to improve my knowledge in English, to improve my reading skills, listening skills. I learn a lot of new words from books and films.

In conclusion I should say that my hobby is very useful. I hope my dream will come true.

That’s all I wanted to tell. Thanks for listening.

11. MUSIC IN MY LIFE.

  • how often you listen to music;
  • what kind of music you prefer;
  • how often you go to concerts.

      I’m going to give a talk about music in my life.

     I’m a teenager and I can’t imagine my life without music. I listen to music while I have breakfast and it makes my day. I also listen to the songs on my player on my way to and from school and even during the breaks.

     I like listening to different music genres, such as pop, rock and dance music. My choice of music depends on my mood: when I’m happy I prefer pop or dance music, when I’m sad I listen to rock or rap. Besides, I sometimes listen to classical music, when I need to concentrate on something. More often I listen to different English songs. It’s my hobby I should say.

     I live in a small town and we don’t have many concerts. Some famous pop singers come to our town very rarely and, to tell you the truth, I haven’t been to a big concert yet. I watch concerts of my favourite singers on TV from time to time.

     In conclusion I should say that music plays an important role in our life.

     That’s all I wanted to tell.

12. MY SHOPPING HABITS.

  • what your favourite shopping places are;
  • what things you buy most often/like to buy most of all;
  • who you prefer shopping with, why.

     I’m going to give a talk about my shopping habits.

     We used to have a lot of small shops some years ago, but there are a lot of supermarkets now. I should say that my favourite shopping places are big supermarkets and department stores because I can walk freely from one department to the other and take goods in my hands. Besides, I don’t have to stand in a queue for a long time.  

     I like shopping for clothes and something tasty. I usually buy trousers, blouses and suits. As for some tasty things, I like to buy sweets, boxes of chocolate, nuts.  

     I prefer going shopping with my mum, because she has good taste in clothes and she can give me some useful advice. Besides she pays for everything. I sometimes go shopping with my best friend.

     In conclusion I should say that teenagers usually have the same shopping habits as their parents because we go to the same shops.

     That’s all I wanted to tell. Thank you for listening.

13. MY RELATIONSHIP WITH FRIENDS.

  • how you like to spend time together;
  • what interests you share;
  • what you do to help and support each other.

 I’m going to give a talk about my relationship with friends.

To begin with, I must say that friends are very important in our life. It’s difficult to live without them.

As for me, I have a lot of friends not only at school. We like going to the cinema all year round. In winter we usually go to the skating rink or we go skiing in the forest. In summer we ride our bikes. To tell you the truth, it’s my favourite kind of sport. I’ve been cycling for 6 years. We also go for a walk almost every day.

     Friends usually have some common interests. My friends and I share the same opinion about books, films, computer games and sport events.

     Of course, every teenager has some problems in his or her life. My friends are always there with me. They are ready to support me when I have problems with my parents or at school. We even do some difficult school tasks together.

     In conclusion I should say that my friends are the best ones and I’m never alone.

     That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

14. TV IN MY LIFE.

  • what you think of TV programmes;
  • if TV can be educational or just entertaining;
  • if you can do without TV.

     I’m going to give a talk about TV in my life.

    To begin with, I should say that TV plays an important part in our life.

     As for me, I study at school and I have a lot of school tasks. That’s why I almost don’t watch TV. But I think there are many interesting programmes for people of different age on TV. For example, my grandma likes watching TV shows about cooking, my dad likes watching sports programmes and my mum is fond of educational programmes.

     So, TV can be both entertaining and educational. It depends on a person who watches it. I like watching programmes in English in my free time. They help me to improve my English. It’s very important for me because I’d like to be an interpreter.

     But, I think, I can easily do without TV, because there is a lot of useful information and educational videos on the Internet.

     In conclusion I want to say that watching TV can be good for education and having fun.

    That’s all I wanted to say. Thanks for listening.

15. ABOUT TRAVELLING.

  • how often you and your family travel;
  • what you like/dislike about travelling;
  • what was your most exciting trip.

I’m going to give a talk about travelling.

To begin with, travelling is necessary for people because it helps relax, see something new and escape from daily routine.

As for my family, we travel a lot, because it’s very interesting and exciting for us. We go to the south every year when my parents have vacation. Moreover I and my mum travel during my holidays. We have already visited lots of different cities such as Volgograd, St. Petersburg, ……..

I like going to new places, as I see something new for me and meet new people there. We usually take a lot of funny pictures. What I hate about travelling is packing my things.  

I had the most exciting trip to St. Petersburg last year. We went there by train. It was funny because I travelled together with my classmates. We lived in a hotel, ate tasty things there, did the city and went shopping for souvenirs. I was fascinated by the city.

In conclusion I should say that it’s always good to change places for some time.

That’s all I wanted to tell. Thank you for listening.

16. ABOUT MY DAILY LIFE.

  • how busy your school timetable is;
  • what domestic chores you have;
  • what interesting/useful things you do in your free time.

 I’m going to give a talk about my daily life.

     To begin with, I’m in the 9th form now and I have a lot of school subjects. Besides, we have some elective courses where we are getting ready for the exams. So, I leave home at half past seven and come back at about four/five o’clock every day. At the weekend I usually do my school tasks.

Of course, I have to do some chores at home. I help my mum to wash up, empty the bin and wash the floor. Sometimes I vacuum the carpets in our flat.

To tell you the truth, I don’t have much free time. But I still have some things I like doing, for example, reading books, watching films on the Internet, drawing and learning English. Moreover, I like cycling in summer. It’s my favourite kind of sport, I should say.

To tell you the truth, I am crazy about learning English. I try to read English books, to watch English films and to listen to English songs. It’s very interesting for me and it will help me in my future profession. I’d like to be an interpreter.  

In conclusion I should say that a teenager should have time for everything important.  

That’s all I wanted to tell. Thank you for listening.

17. TRAVELLING.

  • why most people like travelling;
  • which season is the best for travelling in your opinion;
  • what means of transport is the best and why.

 I’m going to talk about travelling.

To begin with, most people like travelling because it helps relax, see something new and escape from daily routine. Besides, it gives them an opportunity to meet new people. Travelling is a good way to broaden people’s mind. If people go to a foreign country, they can learn its customs and traditions, see the sights, make friends with local citizens.

In my opinion, summer is the best season for travelling because there are many different offerings and discounts in this time of the year. Most adults have vacations and children have holidays. But it’s only my point of view.  

As for means of transport, I suppose that cars are the most convenient because you can stop everywhere you wish and spend as much time as you like. It gives you a chance to enjoy the nature and you don’t have to buy tickets beforehand.

In conclusion, I’d like to say that travelling plays an important part in our life and everybody should travel as much as possible.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

18. YOUR CAREER PLANS.

  • what job you want to do in the future
  • what two subjects you think are the most important for your future job, and why
  • whether your family approve of your career choice or not

I’m going to talk about my career plans, about my job in the future.

To begin with, I’d like to say that almost all young people today consider making a successful career as the main goal in life. I should add it’s not easy to choose a profession out of thousands.

As for me, I’d like to become a translator. I’m sure it is one of the most prestigious and needed professions. Moreover it is creative and well-paid of course.

I think that English and Literature are the most important subjects for my future job because they can help develop my speaking skills in English and in Russian and broaden my mind. Of course I have to work a lot.

My parents agree with my opinion, they like the job I want to do in the future.    

In conclusion, I want to say that future job is very important and we should think about it seriously before making any decisions.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

 19. YOUR SCHOOL.

  • what your typical school day is like;
  • what your favourite subject is, and why;
  • what you like most about your school.

I’m going to give a talk about my school.

I would like to say that school is one of the most important parts of our lives because we get knowledge which will help us in our future. I am finishing the 9th form and I’m going to continue my studying in the 10th form because I like my school.

As for my typical school day, I should say it is very busy. It usually starts at 8.30 in the morning and comes to an end at 3 or 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Every day we have 7 or 8 classes. We do a lot of work at our classes: learn rules, do exercises and tests, write essays,  and so on. Besides, I have to visit some optional courses to prepare for my future exams.

My favourite subjects are English and Literature.  I’d like to be a translator and that’s why they are the most important subjects for my future job because they can help develop my speaking skills in English and in Russian and broaden my mind. Of course I have to work a lot.

I like a lot in my school but most of all I like my classmates. We are all good friends and get on well with each other.

In conclusion, I’d like to add that school education is very important for us. It helps us build our character and develop our mind. That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

21. YOUR SCHOOL HOMEWORK.

  • how long it takes you to do your homework
  • what subject you usually start with, and why
  • whether schoolchildren should be given more or less homework, and why

I’m going to give a talk about school homework.

While studying at school children have to do their homework. I think homework is boring but is necessary to do because we should know rules, practice our oral and written skills. Pupils have different types of homework: to write a composition, to learn a poem, to copy exercises and so on. As for me, it takes me 3-or 4 hours to do my homework.

Firstly, I start doing my lessons with the most difficult subjects such as Russian, English and Maths. Then I do Literature. At the beginning when I’m not tired, I do lessons more quickly. I should say these subjects are very important for me. I have to learn them properly to prepare for my future exams.

I think, schoolchildren should be given less homework. Doing homework takes much time and children don’t have enough free time for their hobbies. They are very tired of their homework. As a result, they have some problems with their health.

In conclusion, I should say studying is not easy. If you want to have excellent results you should do the lessons systematically. That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

23. TV.

  • whether watching TV is still a popular pastime with teenagers, and why, or why not
  • how many hours a week you watch TV
  • what you dislike most about TV

I’m going to give a talk about TV in my life.

To begin with, I should say that TV plays an important part in our life. It is impossible to imagine our life without TV because it is a source of information and entertainment.

But I think television is not a popular pastime with teenagers nowadays. Most of them have computers with an internet access. That’s why if they want to watch some shows or movies, they use their computers.

As for me, I study at school and I have a lot of school tasks. That’s why I almost don’t watch TV. But I think there are many interesting programmes for people of different age on TV. And if I have free time I like watching programmes in English. They help me to improve my English. It’s very important for me because I’d like to be an interpreter.

To tell you the truth, TV has a lot of disadvantages. It is not safe for our health. It can spoil our eyes. Then, TV makes people lazy. Moreover, there is much violence and aggression on TV.

In conclusion I want to say that watching TV is a good pastime but we should control our spending in front of TV.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thanks for listening.

24. MY FREE TIME.

  • whether you have a lot of free time, and why, or why not
  • what you enjoy doing in your free time
  • what your Sunday afternoons are like

I am going to give a talk about my free time.  

To begin with, I study at school and I don’t have much free time. But I still have some things I like doing, for example, reading books, watching films on the Internet, drawing and learning English. Moreover, I like cycling in summer. It’s my favourite kind of sport, I should say.

To tell you the truth, I am crazy about learning English. I try to read English books, to watch English films and to listen to English songs. It’s very interesting for me and it will help me in my future profession. I’d like to be an interpreter.

As for Sunday, it is my favorite day of the week. Firstly, I get up later than usual. Secondly, I have a lot of free time for doing my favourite hobby. Then I am fond of going to the cinema with my friends on Sunday afternoons.

In conclusion I should say I wish I had more spare time. Free time activities make my life exciting. That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

25. WEATHER AND SEASONS.

  • which of the four seasons you like most and why;
  • how the Earth’s climate has changed recently;
  • whether you trust the weather forecast and why.

I’m going to give a talk about weather and seasons. 

To begin with, I’d like to say that there are four seasons in a year but every season has advantages and disadvantages.

As for me, my favorite season is summer because I can have a rest. We have the longest holidays and that’s why I can do what I want. The weather is sunny and warm. Moreover, I like to travel in summer.

As for the Earth’s climate, I think it has changed a lot. They say the climate has become warmer. Firstly, summer is hotter nowadays than it was some years ago. Secondly, we don’t have such cold winters as before people had. So, weather has become very changeable. Technological progress improves our life, but causes environmental problems.

To tell you the truth, I don’t trust the weather forecast because they rarely come true.

In conclusion, I should say that the weather has become unpredictable but there is no bad weather or a bad season.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

26. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN RUSSIA.

  • what public holidays are celebrated in Russia
  • what your favourite public holiday is, and why you like it
  • how your favourite public holiday is celebrated in your city, town or village

I am going to give a talk about public holidays in Russia.

To begin with, holidays play an important part in our life. Holidays give us an opportunity to rest and relax. They also improve our mood and make us happier.

The most popular holidays in our country are New Year, the women’s day, Victory Day and others. I think the most popular of them is the New Year’s Day because people have a week of holidays and can spend a good time with their families and friends. As for children they like winter and New Year’s presents.  

As for me, my favourite public holiday is Women’s Day because it’s the first spring holiday and there are lots of flowers and smiles this day.

We always celebrate Women’s Day. At school we prepare a concert for our teachers.   Every class has a party where boys congratulate girls.

In conclusion, I’d like to say that every holiday is a great time, and I wish there were as many holidays as possible. They unite people together.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

27. PHOTOGRAPHY.

  • why people like taking pictures
  • why taking photos is more popular today than it was in the past
  • what the best photo you have ever taken is

I am going to give a talk about photography. 

To begin with, I’d like to say that taking pictures is very popular nowadays.  People like taking pictures because it helps them to keep happy moments in their memory.

In my opinion, taking photos is more popular today than it was in the past because digital cameras have become cheaper and more people can buy them. More than that, taking photos has become much easier today because our mobile phones have cameras. They give us an opportunity to take photos everywhere and at any time. It has also become easier to share photos with friends in different social networking sites.

As for me, I like taking photos too. Frankly speaking, I have many good photos, but the best one was taken last year in Sochi. My parents and I visited it. When I look at the photo, I admire wonderful landscapes and remember a great time we had there.

In conclusion, I think that taking photos is a good hobby.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

28.  SCHOOL UNIFORM.

  • whether it is important to wear uniform at school, and why
  • what clothes you wear to school
  • what you like most about your school

I’d like to give a talk about school uniform. 

Nowadays some schools have free style uniform while at other schools student wear school uniform.

I think it is important to wear school uniform because it makes a school atmosphere and help to study hard. Besides, it helps to solve some problems connected with bullying |ˈbʊlɪŋ| and discipline |ˈdɪsɪplɪn|.

As for my school, students have to wear school uniform. It consists of black trousers, a white shirt and a grey waistcoat |ˈweɪs(t)kəʊt| for boys. As for girls, they have to wear a white blouse and a grey or black skirt. I think it is comfortable because I don’t have such problems as what clothes to wear at school.

I like a gym most of all at my school because I am fond of doing sports. We often play basketball, football, volleyball there. To go in for sport we have to wear a sport uniform.

In conclusion, school uniform plays an important part in school life and children should wear it.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

30.  FOREIGN LANGUAGES.

  • why a lot of young people learn foreign languages;
  • how people can improve their language skills;
  • what foreign languages you’d like to learn and why.

I’m going to give a talk about foreign languages.

Learning a foreign language is not easy, it takes much time and effort. People learn foreign languages for different reasons. Nowadays more and more people travel around the world. So, it’s necessary to learn foreign languages to communicate with other people, to understand them and to be understood. Besides, knowledge of foreign languages can help to find a well-paid job and gives an opportunity to study abroad. Some people learn foreign languages just for a hobby because it improves memory and broaden their minds.

I think, people can improve their language skills by reading English books in the original, watching English films, listening to English songs, having a pen pal from abroad or living in a foreign country.

As for me, I would like to learn English in a proper way. I am interested in English and I realize that it will help me in my future. I’d like to be a translator. Besides, I like travelling and one day I’d like to visit London and I want to understand the English and to be understood.  

In conclusion, I can say that learning languages play an important role in our life.

That’s all I wanted to say about foreign languages. Thank you for listening.

31.  TV.

  • why people spend time watching TV;
  • what most teenagers prefer: watching TV or browsing the Internet, and why;
  • whether there is a TV-programme you really like.

     I’m going to give a talk about TV.

   To begin with, I should say that TV plays an important part in our life.

    I think people spend time watching TV because there are many interesting programmes for people of different ages on TV. For example, my grandma likes watching TV shows about cooking, my dad likes watching sports programmes and my mum is fond of educational programmes.

    But most teenagers prefer browsing the Internet, I believe. It is a source of information and entertainment. They send e-mails, download music and films. Besides, they can communicate with each other. They create their profiles on different social nets such as facebook, instagram and others. Of course, the Internet helps students in their studies too.

    As for me, I like watching programmes in English in my free time. For example “The Voice” or “Travel man”. Such programmes help me improve my English. It’s very important for me because I’d like to be an interpreter.

    In conclusion I want to say that watching TV and browsing the Internet are two main sources of information and entertainment nowadays.

    That’s all I wanted to say. Thanks for listening.

33.  MY READING HABITS.

  • If you like reading books;
  • If you read books for pleasure or for your studies;
  • What book has impressed you most of all.

I am going to give a talk about my reading habits.

To begin with, I’d like to say that books are very important in people’s life. They help people be more educated. We can get a lot of new information from books. Sometimes they can solve our problems. Unfortunately, nowadays people read less and less.

To tell you the truth, I don’t understand them because I am fond of reading. My favourite kinds of books are fantastic books and detectives. I find them exciting because they have interesting plots. So, when I have some free time I read. Besides, I like to read books in English.

I read books either for pleasure or for my studies. I read a lot for my Literature lessons because this subject is very important for me and my future profession.

The book that impressed me most of all is _______ by _______. It was interesting, engaging and amazing.

In conclusion, I should say that everyone should read books because they help us learn something new.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

34.  ABOUT SPORTS.

  • If you are a sports fan or if you go in for sport;
  • If you lead an active style of life;
  • In what way sport helps you.

I am going to give a talk about sports.

To begin with, I want to say that sport is a very important part of our life. It makes us healthier, stronger and helps make new friends, I should say.

As for me, I am not a sports fan but I go in for sport by myself. I prefer cycling because it’s my favorite kind of sport. I’ve been cycling for six years. In winter I ski and skate. I enjoy it a lot. Moreover, we have PE classes three times a week. I play basketball, football, I run a lot.

As you can see, I try to lead an active style of life.

It helps me keep fit, I feel vigorous and spirited throughout the day. It also helps my mind stay healthier.

In conclusion, I should say that doing sport is very popular today, especially due to the bad ecological situation we have nowadays.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

35.  MY FUTURE PLANS.

  • If you have made your choice to continue your education;
  • Which subjects you are going to concentrate on;
  • If you are going to attend any special courses.

I’m going to talk about my future plans.

To begin with, I’d like to say that education is very important in people’s life. I think it helps us make a successful career.  

As for me, I am finishing the 9th form and I’m going to continue my studying in the 10th form. It will give me an opportunity to get a lot of new knowledge and to enter the university.

I should say, I’d like to become a translator. I’m sure it is one of the most prestigious and needed professions. Moreover it is creative and well-paid of course.

That’s why I am going to concentrate on English and Literature. They are the most important subjects for my future job because they can help develop my speaking skills in English and in Russian and broaden my mind. Of course I have to work a lot and I am going to attend special courses in Maths, Russian, Literature and English.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

36.  MY SCHOOL LIFE.

  • If your school life is interesting or boring;
  • What school activities you take part in;
  • What school events you remember best of all and why.

I’m going to give a talk about my school life.

I would like to say that school is one of the most important parts of our lives because we get knowledge which will help us in our future. I am finishing the 9th form and I’m going to continue my studying in the 10th form because I like my school.

As for my school life, I think it’s interesting and joyful. I like to find out much new information. Moreover, our class is very friendly and we often go to the cinema or tourist trips together.

My favourite subjects are English and Literature and I often take part in different competitions concerning these subjects. Besides, I am keen on sport and I often take part in running or skiing competitions. They are entertaining.

Frankly speaking, we have got a lot of school events, but most of all I like and remember our school parties devoted to different holidays, such as Women’s Day, St. Valentines’ Day and many others. They are always funny and we have a good time there.

In conclusion I should say that school years are the best and most wonderful.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

37. WEATHER AND SEASONS.

  • What season is the best time in the region where you live;
  • Whether you agree with the proverb “There is no bad weather, there are only bad clothes”;
  • What you usually do when it’s nasty and cold.

I’m going to give a talk about weather and seasons. 

To begin with, I’d like to say that there are four seasons in a year and every season has its beauty.

As for my region, I think that the best season here is summer. Everything is green. It’s warm or hot. It’s sunny. It’s a good time for having a rest. I like to swim and lie in the sun in such weather. Frankly speaking, it’s my favorite season.      

 I don’t agree with the proverb “There is no bad weather, there are only bad clothes”. I think that people who say that don’t live in Russia. In our country the weather might be extreme sometimes and clothes can’t help. It is difficult to make me leave my home when it’s less than minus 25 degrees outside.

So, if it is nasty and cold it’s not a problem for me because I have a lot of interests. I like drawing, listening to music, reading books, surfing the Internet, watching films on TV.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

39. ABOUT BOOKS.

  • What kind of books modern teenagers enjoy reading;
  • Whether libraries are necessary nowadays or not, and why;
  • What book you have read recently, and what it was about.

I’m going to give a talk about books. 

To begin with, I’d like to say that books are very important in people’s life.

As far as I know, modern teenagers enjoy reading fantasy novels because they find them thrilling. When they read this kind of books, they lose touch with reality and immerse into a magic world of dragons, witches and etc. My friends read such kinds of books. And, to tell you the truth, most teenagers don’t like reading at all. They prefer spending their free time surfing the Net.

But I don’t understand them because I am fond of reading. I often go to the libraries and I consider them necessary. Of course, we can find any book in the Internet, we can download and read it but I think it’s bad for our eyes.

 I have read “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens recently. It was about an orphan who was born in the London’s slums. The main character fell into a den of thieves, but was finally rescued by a wealthy benefactor.  

In conclusion, I should say that everyone should read books because they help us to learn something new. That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

40. YOUR BEST FRIEND.

  • What people need friends for;
  • How long you and your friend have known each other;
  • What you enjoy doing together.

I’m going to give a talk about my best friend. 

I believe that everybody needs friends. Life is boring without them.

We need friends to comfort us when we are sad. A friend is a person who will never leave you alone with all your problems, cheer you up, give you a good piece of advice and always help you. Also, friends usually share our interests and we spend our free time with our friends.

It seems that I have known my best friend for ages. I remember the day a saw her in our school. She was our newcomer. I wanted to make her first days in our class more comfortable. Since that day we are the best friends. My friend is open and sociable.

We’ve got a lot of common interests. Firstly, we’re interested in sport and often ride our bikes together. Secondly, we both paint and draw well and love spending time drawing.  We also enjoy going to the cinema.

I think that’s all what I wanted to tell you about my best friend.

42. YOUR SCHOOL.

  • What you like about your school most of all;
  • How many lessons you usually have;
  • What school subjects you have chosen for your exams, and why.

I’m going to give a talk about my school.

I would like to say that school is one of the most important parts of our lives because we get knowledge which will help us in our future.

I should say that I like my school. It has a lot a lot of facilities such as a library, a computer room, a canteen, lots of classrooms. I like a gym because I am fond of doing sports.  To tell you the truth, I like a lot in my school but most of all I like my classmates. We are all good friends and get on well with each other.

Every day we have 7 or 8 classes. We do a lot of work at our classes: learn rules, do exercises and tests, write essays, and so on. Besides, I have to visit some optional courses to prepare for my future exams.

As for me, this year I have chosen to do the English exam and the Literature one. I am interested in these subjects because they will help me in the future. I’d like to be a translator. Of course, I have to work a lot.

That’s all I wanted to say about my school.

43. ABOUT TRAVELLING.

  • Why modern people travel so much;
  • What tourists usually do while travelling;
  • What places in your region you recommend tourists to visit.

I’m going to talk about travelling.

To begin with, modern people travel so much because it helps relax, see something new and escape from daily routine. Besides, it gives them an opportunity to meet new people. Travelling is a good way to broaden people’s mind. If people go to a foreign country, they can learn its customs and traditions.

In my opinion, most tourists like taking pictures while travelling to remember happy moments. Besides, they like to buy souvenirs, go sightseeing and learn about customs and traditions of other countries.  

As for my region, there are a lot of beautiful places here. But my favourite place is Lenin Memorial. It is a complex of several buildings. It includes the Memorial Museum of V.I. Lenin, V. Lenin’s House Museum, the House Where Lenin was Born, the Ulyanovs’ Apartment-Museum. This is the largest of all the expositions existing in Russia. So, I would recommend tourists to visit it.

In conclusion, I’d like to say that travelling plays an important part in our life and everybody should travel as much as possible.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

47. ABOUT FILMS.

  • What kinds of films modern teenagers enjoy;
  • Where you prefer watching films: on TV, on the Internet or in the cinema, and why;
  • What film you have seen recently, what it was about.

I’m going to give a talk about films.

To begin with, I should say that there are a lot of different kinds of films, but talking about modern teenagers, I think they enjoy watching detectives, adventure films and thrillers. I think so because I and my friends watch them very often. We watch them for pleasure and they help us have a rest from our busy school life.

We can watch films on TV, on the Internet or in the cinema. As for me, I prefer to use the Internet for watching my favourite films. It’s more comfortable for me. I don’t need to go out or to buy tickets beforehand. Besides, it’s much cheaper than going to the cinema. Moreover, I can watch a film any time I like. So, there are a lot of advantages of seeing films in the Internet at home.

As for the film I’ve seen recently it was Star Wars. It was the latest part. It is a personal story of one of the main heroes. As all other episodes this one is about fight between good and bad characters.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

49. YOUR CAREER CHOICE.

  • what job and education opportunities young people have after finishing the 9th form;
  • what job you would like to do in the future, explain your choice;
  • what advice your parents have given you about your career choice.

I’m going to talk about my career choice.

To begin with, I’d like to say that almost all young people today consider making a successful career as the main goal in life. I should add it’s not easy to choose a profession out of thousands.

I think that after finishing the 9th form there are not many job opportunities. May be it is possible to become a waiter or a messenger. But there are a lot of education opportunities. So, young people can enter different colleges to get a profession or they can continue studying at school and get a higher education later.  

As for me, I’d like to become a translator. I’m sure it is one of the most prestigious and needed professions. Moreover it is creative and well-paid of course.

The advice my parents have given me is to do what I love doing. So, they agree with my career choice, they like the job I want to do in the future.    

In conclusion, I want to say that future job is very important and we should think about it seriously before making any decisions.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

50. YOUR CAREER CHOICE.

  • what jobs in your opinion will be popular in the future, and why;
  • what sort of job you would like to do;
  • what school subjects will be important for your future job.

I’m going to talk about my career choice.

To begin with, I’d like to say that almost all young people today consider making a successful career as the main goal in life. I should add it’s not easy to choose a profession out of thousands.

I would say that an ecologist will be one of the most popular jobs in the future. It will be important as nowadays we face many ecological problems which we need to solve.  

As for me, I’d like to become a translator. I’m sure it is one of the most prestigious and needed professions. Moreover it is creative and well-paid of course.

I think that English and Literature are the most important subjects for my future job because they can help develop my speaking skills in English and in Russian and broaden my mind. Of course I have to work a lot.

In conclusion, I want to say that future job is very important and we should think about it seriously before making any decisions.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

51. TRAVELLING.

  • why most people like travelling;
  • whether it’s easier to travel nowadays than centuries ago, and why;
  • what country or continent you’d like to visit.

 I’m going to talk about travelling.

To begin with, most people like travelling because it helps relax, see something new and escape from daily routine. Besides, it gives them an opportunity to meet new people. Travelling is a good way to broaden people’s mind. If people go to a foreign country, they can learn its customs and traditions, see the sights, make friends with local citizens.

I’m sure it’s easier to travel nowadays than centuries ago. Two centuries ago any journey took us a lot of time. For example, a trip from Moscow to Petersburg lasted several days. Today there are many different means of transport, such us planes, trains and cars. They help us to get there faster.

As for me, I like travelling too. I would like to visit Great Britain and its capital, London, to practice my English and see famous landmarks. (such as Big Ben, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London).

In conclusion, I’d like to say that travelling plays an important part in our life and everybody should travel as much as possible.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

52. LEARNING ENGLISH.

  • whether it is necessary to speak English nowadays, and why;
  • what you do to improve your English;
  • what other languages would you like to learn.

 I’m going to talk about learning English.

 Learning a foreign language is not easy, it takes much time and effort.  Nowadays more and more people travel around the world. So, it’s necessary to learn foreign languages to communicate with other people, to understand them and to be understood. Besides, knowledge of foreign languages can help to find a well-paid job and gives an opportunity to study abroad. Some people learn foreign languages just for a hobby because it improves memory and broaden their minds.

As for me, I have been learning English for 8 years.  I learn a lot of new words, read English books to enrich my vocabulary, listen to different English texts to improve my listening skills.

As for me, I would like to learn French.  To tell you the truth, I like travelling and one day I’d like to visit France and its capital. So, I want to understand French people and to be understood.  

All in all, I can say that learning languages play an important role in our life.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

53. THE INTERNET.

  • what people use the Internet for;
  • what educational opportunities the Internet offers to students;
  • whether the internet can be harmful for users, and why.

 I’m going to talk about the Internet. 

It is an important part of our life and we can’t imagine our life without the Internet.

Today’s teenagers use the Internet so much because it is a source of information and entertainment. They send e-mails, download music and films. Besides, they can communicate with each other. They create their profiles on different social nets such as facebook, instagram and others.

Of course, the Internet helps students in their studies too. It’s possible to find an online course, for example. Students can find any book to read or some necessary information to make a report.   The Internet is very useful for people who learn foreign languages. It gives a chance to listen to native speakers and even talk to them.

Unfortunately, teenagers can face some dangers when they use the Internet. There are some criminals who can get your private information and use it in criminal aims. Secondly, some teenagers get addicted to the Internet because they spend all their free time playing computer games. Moreover, surfing the Internet for a long time teens can spoil their eyes.

In conclusion I’d like to say that the Internet has both advantages and disadvantages that’s why people should use it wisely.

That’s all I wanted to say. Thank you for listening.

Здесь вы найдете примерные монологи для всех заданий ОГЭ по английскому языку. Напоминаем, что монологическое высказывание является третьим и заключительным заданием устной части экзамена.

Мы составили монологи в соответствии с открытой базой Федерального института педагогических измерений (Фипи), раскрыв все темы строго по их плану. Обращаем ваше внимание на то, что некоторые темы являются одинаковыми по смыслу, поэтому мы их объединили в одну.

Разумеется, наши монологи – это всего лишь примеры возможных ответов, так что вы можете менять их, как вам вздумается, совершенствуя содержательную и языковую стороны.

Монолог “Keeping fit”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about keeping fit. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes. Remember to say:
· why a healthy lifestyle is more popular nowadays;
· what you do to keep fit;
· what sports activities are popular with teenagers in your region.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, now I’m going to give a talk about keeping fit and healthy lifestyle.

Healthy lifestyle is becoming more and more popular nowadays. There is a number of reasons for that but the most important reason is that people live under the press of different problems, such as social, ecological, economic and others. A person should be strong and healthy in order to overcome all difficulties. Healthy lifestyle helps people do that.

As for me, I try to keep fit in different ways. First of all, I do my morning exercises every day. In addition to it, I go to the swimming pool once or sometimes twice a week. Also, I stay away from bad habits, because I’m convinced that cigarettes, alcohol and drugs destroy both body and brain.

Well, as to other teenagers of my region, I should say that they are interested in different sports activities. They often play football and other active games on sports grounds, go to gyms and swimming pools. Besides, more and more young men become interested in martial arts, such as karate, boxing, kickboxing, judo and so on.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasise the fact that healthy lifestyle is a “must” for modern people.

Монолог “My school”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about your school. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes. Remember to say:
· what you like most about your school;
· what weekday you find the most difficult, and why;
· what you would like to change in your school life.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, now I’m going to give a talk about my school.

To begin with, I’d like to say that my shool is one of the biggest schools in my city, where more than one thousand pupils get their education.

I like my school very much, but it is my classmates that I like best of all. We are all good friends and get on well with each other. We spend much time together doing sports, playing active games and so on.

As for weekdays, I find Monday the most difficult one because we have six lessons on this day, including Mathematics and Physics. Frankly speaking, I’m not good at these subjects, and I don’t enjoy these lessons.

In my opinion, much can be changed and improved in my school. For example, PE lessons. I’d like them to be more diverse. As a rule, we play volleyball and basketball at the lessons, or simply run on the stadium. It would be better if we had a chance to work out with weights and play games that are more interesting .

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasise the fact that school education is very important for teenagers and should help them build character and develop mind.

Задание (вариант 2)
You are going to give a talk about your school. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· what your typical school day is like;
· what your favourite subject is, and why;
· what you like most about your school.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, now I’m going to give a talk about my school.

To begin with, I’d like to say that my shool is one of the biggest schools in my city, where more than one thousand pupils get their education.

As far as my typical school day concerned, I should say it is very busy. It usually starts at 8 o’clock in the morning and comes to an end at 2 or 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Every day we have 6 and sometimes 7 lessons. We also have breaks, but they are not very long.

As I have just mentioned, my typical school day involves a number of lessons. Russian, Literature, and Mathematics are the most frequent ones. As a rule, we do a lot of work at these lessons: learn rules, do exercises and tests, write essays, make reports, and so on.

My favourite subject is English. I have been learning it since the 2nd form and I hope to relate my life to it. Chances are good that I will be an interpreter. If not, I can always go to school and be an English teacher.

I like a lot in my school but it is my classmates that I like most. We are all good friends and get on well with each other. We spend much time together doing sports, playing active games, going to the cinema.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasise the fact that school education is very important for teenagers and should help them build character and develop mind.

Монолог “The place where I live”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about the place where you live. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· what your city, town or village is famous for;
· what your favourite place in your city, town or village is, and why you like it;
· whether you are going to stay in your city, town or village after leaving school or move to another place, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ (на примере г. Кемерово)
Well, I am going to give a talk about my city.

To begin with, I’d like to say that the name of my city is Kemerovo. This is the capital of Kuzbass, the main coal region of Siberia.

In the first place, Kemerovo is famous for its coal producers and chemical industry. Coal mined here is consumed in this country and exported abroad. In addition to coal, different chemicals are produced here. The products of a gigantic plant Azot are in great demand all over the country.

As to me, I like my city very much, because it has lots of beautiful places where you can rest and relax. The embankment of the river Tom is my favourite place in Kemerovo. Here you can sit quietly on the banks and admire wonderful nature. The embankment is also a good place where you can walk alone or with your friends.

Frankly speaking, I haven’t yet decided what to do after leaving school. It depends on many factors. More likely than not, I will stay in my city, because I have all the opportunities to get good education here. I just have no reason of moving to another region. But as the saying is, time will tell.

In conclusion, I’d like to invite everyone to visit Kemerovo and enjoy this city.

Монолог “Foreign languages”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about foreign languages. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why lots of people learn foreign languages nowadays;
· why you have chosen to do the English exam this year;
· what you did to prepare for your English exam.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
To begin with, I’d like to say that more and more people learn foreign languages nowadays. They do it for a number of reasons. In the first place, people want to understand citizens of other countries and to be understood by them. In addition to it, travelling has become easier, and the Russians have a variety of opportunities for going abroad. If you are fluent in a foreign language, you feel more confident.

It goes without saying that English is established as the most important and popular language. As for me, I have been learning English for 5 years. And this year I have chosen to do the English exam. I regard this exam as a chance to test my language skills. I have always wanted to know my real speaking skills and find out my strengths and weaknesses.

I did much work to prepare for my English exam. First of all, I revised grammar. I learned a lot of rules and consolidated them in doing exercises. In addition to it, I read texts of various genres to enlarge my vocabulary. I also listened to a number of radio programmes and podcasts to make my listening better. And I also made efforts to improve my speaking. I used every chance to speak English at the lessons and at home.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasize the fact that English is in great demand these days, so I recommend everybody to start learning it as soon as possible and commit to it.

Монолог “Pets”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about pets. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why people keep pets;
· what pets are most popular in big cities;
· whether having pets is a big responsibility, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, I am going to give a talk about pets.

To begin with, I’d like to say that nowadays more and more people keep pets in their houses: cats, dogs, parrots, hamsters, guinea pigs, and so on. They do it for a number of reasons. In the first place, people seek to make friends, and pets are a kind of friends they can make fast and easily. Besides, pets give positive emotions, that’s why people like to keep them. If you are under stress, you can just stroke your cat and feel somewhat relieved.

As to the most popular pets in big cities, I should say it depends. If you live in a big city, a cat or a small dog would be the best option. Firstly, they don’t need extensive space to live on. Secondly, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on buying pet food. If you live in the country, you can choose whatever you want. There is always plenty of room and food for any pet here.

Anyway, having pets is a big responsibility. Pets are animate objects, and if you don’t take good care of them, they may fall sick and even die.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasise the fact that pets play an important part in our life and we should be aware of both pluses and minuses of keeping them.

Монолог “The Internet”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about the Internet. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why today’s teenagers use the Internet so much;
· how the Internet makes long-distance communication easier;
· what dangers teenagers can face when they use the Internet.
You have to talk continuously.

Задание (вариант 2)
You are going to give a talk about the Internet. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why using the Internet is so popular;
· how the Internet can help students in their studies;
· whether the Internet can be dangerous, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
To begin with, I’d like to say that we live in the world of modern technologies. We are surrounded by lots of sophisticated gadgets: smartphones, iPhones, notebooks, netbooks, laptops. They are very useful because they have practically unlimited functionality. But it is the connection to the Internet that makes them useful to the max.

Today the Internet is exceedingly popular and used very much, especially by teenagers. They do it for a number of reasons. Firsty, they create their profiles on different social nets such as vkontakte, odnoklassniki, facebook, instagram and others. Young people like communicating with each other, and the social nets give them this opportunity. Secondly, the Internet is a depot of innumerable information, so teenagers use the internet as a source of answers for various questions. So, the Internet helps students in their studies. Whether they need to make a report or prepare for a test, they launch a browser, type in the request and get lots of pages according to the request.

Besides, the Internet makes long-distance communication easier. There are special programs for communcation of this kind. One of them is Skype, which is sure to be the most popular programm. You can see and hear the person whom you are talking to.

Frankly speaking, the Internet is not as safe as you wish it were. Firstly, the spread of information is uncontrolled on the Internet, so teenagers often run into dangerous pages containing information about selling drugs or committing a suicide. I strongly believe that this information must be banned.

In conlcusion I’d like to say that if you follow the safety rules when using the Internet you are not endangered, and you can use the Internet to your advantage as much as possible.

Монолог “Holidays”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about holidays. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· what holidays are most popular in your country;
· what your favourite holiday is and how you celebrate it;
· if you prefer to give presents or to get presents, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Задание (вариант 2)
You are going to give a talk about public holidays in Russia. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· what public holidays are celebrated in Russia;
· what your favourite public holiday is, and why you like it;
· how your favourite public holiday is celebrated in your city, town or village.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, now I’m going to talk about holidays.

To begin with, holidays play an important part in our life. Holidays give us an opportunity to rest and relax, they also improve our mood and make us happier.

Our country has a number of (public) holidays. The most popular are New Year, the 8th of March (the women’s day), Spring and Labour Day, Victory Day, Russia Day, and others. All these holidays are very important for every citizen of the Russian Federation.

My favorite (public) holiday is New Year because this is a special occasion. It is not only an opportunity to relax but also to think about how you lived the past year and make plans for the next one. In addition to it, New Year is a reunion for the whole family of ours, so we always look forward to it.

My family established its own way of celebrating New Year. In the evening we visit our best friends who live next door and have some time together. Then, at midnight, we come back home and have our celebratory meal. We usually watch TV shows, listen to music, fool around, and, of course, give each other presents.

As for me, I like both giving presents and getting them. Both actions are very enjoying. But honestly speaking, I like getting presents more because now I don’t have enough money for giving them.

Staying at home with your family is not the only way to celebrate New Year. You can visit city celebrations which include fairs, contests, concerts, and fireworks. The culmination of the New Year celebration in our city is setting up fireworks. It is just awesome!

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasise the fact that every holiday is a great time, and I wish there were as many holidays as possible.

Монолог “Travelling”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about travelling. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why most people like travelling;
· which season is the best for travelling in your opinion;
· what means of transport is the best, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Задание (вариант 2)
You are going to give a talk about travelling. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why most people enjoy travelling;
· what people like doing while travelling;
· what place you would like to go to, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Nowadays, people have a great variety to rest and relax: going to the cinema, playing sports, and so on. But the most popular option remains travelling.

People like travelling for a number of reasons. Firstly, travelling is a good way to focus away from work and study and, so to say, to recharge batteries. I mean people can replenish their inner supplies of energy and refresh emotions. Secondly, travelling is a good way to broaden the mind and gain knowledge. If you go to a foreign country, you can learn its customs and traditions, see the sights, make friends with local citizens.

While travelling, people like to do different things. It depends upon the place and purpose of your visit. If you travel to a resort town, you usually swim in the sea and bake in the sun. If you travel on business, you’re supposed to establish contacts, carry on talks, making contracts, and so on. If you travel for educational reasons, you attend lessons, go on excursions, gain knowledge and develop your skills.

In my opinion, summer is the best season for travelling. Most adults are on leave in this period and children have holidays, that’s why summer is the optimal time when you can start on a journey.

As to means of transport, each one has its pluses and minuses. If you travel by train, you can admire beautiful landscapes and you feel safe. But it takes more time to get to the destination. Travelling by plane saves time but deprives you the chance to enjoy the nature outside, and what is more, fills you with misgivings about the flight.

As to me, I have already travelled to many places, but my dream is to visit Tokyo. This is the place I would like to go to because it is one of the world leaders in business, culture, science and technology. Besides, I plan to learn Japanese in the future, so, visiting Japan can help me to do that.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasize the fact that travelling plays an important part in our life and everybody should travel as much as possible.

Монолог “Career plans”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about your career plans. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· what job you want to do in the future;
· what two subjects you think are the most important for your future job, and why;
· whether your family approve of your career choice or not.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
All people have to work in order to make a living. It is very important that a person has a job according to his or her abilities and wishes.

As for me, I’d like to be an interpreter in the future. I like foreign languages very much, and, frankly speaking, I’m very good at them. Nowadays, I do my best to learn English and Spanish because they are the languages that are widely spoken and popular with lots of people.

I think that English and Geography are the most important subjects for my future job. They are two subjects that help me learn much about other countries, their customs and traditions. English and Geography also help me understand native people of other countries, respect their culture and communicate with them in the most effective way.

All the members of my family approve my career choice because they strongly believe that interpreting is an exciting and well-paid job. Frankly speaking, my family just want me to be happy and they support any decision of mine.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasize the fact that every teenager shouldn’t procrastinate in deciding about his or her job because a successful career requires much time and efforts.

Монолог “Books”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about books. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· whether reading is still popular with teenagers, and why, or why not;
· what kind of books you like reading;
· why many people prefer e-books to paper books.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, I am going to give a talk about books.

To begin with, I’d like to say that there are a lot of ways to spend free time: doing sports, watching TV, going to the cinema, playing games, and so on. And, of course, you can just read a book.

Frankly speaking, reading books is losing its popularity with teenagers making way for more exciting activities, such as watching blockbusters in 3-D, playing computer games, social networking, arranging parties. If a teenager has to choose between reading a book and playing a brand new computer game, he or she will definitely show preference for the game. Modern games excel books in all aspects. Firstly, modern games make a tremendous visual impact. The game world looks extremely realistic. Secondly, when playing a game, you are not an outsider. You are an active insider participating in everything that happens in the game world.

As for me, I have to confess that I am not only a gamer, but also a regular reader. Yes, I like reading very much! Science fiction is my favourite kind of literature because it gives a different view of our reality. It doesn’t present our world as it is but as it could be. I think that science fiction is much deeper than, say, detective stories. The problems science fiction deals with are more global and serious.

If you take a closer look at reading people, you will notice that they usually read e-books. There is a number of reasons why many people prefer e-books to paper books. The main reason is that you can download unlimited e-books for free from the Internet. In addition to it, e-books are more comfortable to read. There is a variety of devices that can store e-books: computers, tablets, smartphones.

In conclusion, I’d like to say that modern world is full of exciting things like sports, TV, parties and so on. Nevertheless, books shouldn’t be forgotten.

Монолог “School homework”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about your school homework. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· how long it takes you to do your homework;
· what subject you usually start with, and why;
· whether schoolchildren should be given more or less homework, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ

Well, I am going to give a talk about my school homework.

To begin with, I’d like to say that school homework is an essential part of school education. Almost everyone who goes to school is given hometasks.

As for me, duration of doing my homework depends on many factors. For example, our teachers of Literature and History are in the habit of giving a lot of homework, which involves reading many pages of textbooks, writing synopses, making presentations, and so on. If you are not ready with all this stuff, you get a bad mark. As I don’t want to get bad marks, I have to spend long hours to prepare for the lessons. It may take me 3 or even 4 hours to finish the school homework. But to tell the truth, there are teachers who spare pupils’ time and don’t give much work. They organize their lessons so that there is little left for home.

As to sequence of subjects, I usually start with Literature because this is the most voluminous subject including many works of fiction, critique, philosophy, and the like. I prefer to get rid of the most boring subject in the first place and then start doing something that is more interesting.

I strongly believe that schoolchildren should be given less homework. I don’t understand teachers who give their pupils too much homework and are sure that they do them good. Teachers should know that our brain can effectively process a limited amount of information. The rest of information vanishes into thin air. If you keep trying to remember everything you are given by teachers, you will most likely go crazy.

In conclusion, I’d like to appeal to teachers and make them remember their own school life. Teachers should never forget that they were pupils in the past and, like today’s young people, had difficulties with the homework.

Монолог “TV”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about TV. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· whether watching TV is still a popular pastime with teenagers, and why, or why not;
· how many hours a week you watch TV;
· what you dislike most about TV.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, I am going to give a talk about TV.

To begin with, I’d like to say that TV is one of the greatest inventions of all times. It is impossible to imagine days when people lived without TV.

In my opinion, watching TV is losing its popularity with teenagers. The reason is that teenagers prefer the Internet to TV. Not long ago, TV used to be the main source of information and entertainment. It is no longer the case. Now, if you want to know what is happening in the world, you launch a browser, do some clicks and get innumerable quantity of information. If you want to watch something entertaining, you don’t need TV. There are lots of youtube channels providing clips, shows, interviews with celebrities, and the like. You can start watching a video, pause it for any time and then start again. You can’t do the same trick with television.

As for me, I don’t watch TV very often. I usually do it when new episodes of my favourite serials appear. So, I watch TV approximately 3 of 4 hours a week. Sometimes it happens that there are no new episodes of my favourite serials, so I spend no time at all.

There are a lot of things I dislike about TV. But endless blocks of commercials drive me really crazy! It goes without saying that advertising gives money for producing new content, but there should be some limits to advertising.

In conclusion, I’d like to acknowledge great importance of television, but at the same time, I’d like to state the fact that TV gradually abandons its absolute position making way for the Internet.

Монолог “Free time”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about your free time. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· whether you have a lot of free time, and why, or why not;
· what you enjoy doing in your free time;
· what your Sunday afternoons are like.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, I am going to give a talk about my free time.

To begin with, I’d like to say that people have to work more and more in the modern world to make a career, earn a living, and become successful. This also holds true for teenagers, because they have to study a lot. So, both adults and teenagers don’t have much free time.

As for me, I don’t have much free time either, because I am faced with a number of important exams this year. As I don’t want to fail them, I make every effort to learn the necessary material. I read a lot of textbooks and additional articles, do innumerable exercises, attend preparation courses, and so on.

In spite of the fact that I have to work a lot, I try to find some time for recreation and fun. Frankly speaking, I enjoy doing many things in my free time. I like to take walks, come to see my friends, watch TV, surf the Internet, and so on. My favourite pastime is going to a swimming pool. I am keen on having a healthy lifestyle, and swimming helps me to keep fit.

As to my Sunday afternoons, I should confess that they are just for doing nothing active. I usually take my tablet, sink into the sofa, and watch videos on youtube or communicate in social nets. Sunday afternoons are the period when I don’t overload myself with activities, because I need to collect my strength for Monday, which is my busiest weekday.

In conclusion, I’d like to say that it is very important to not only have free time but also give it to your hobbies and interests.

Монолог “Weather and seasons”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about weather and seasons. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· which of the four seasons you like most, and why;
· how the Earth’s climate has changed recently;
· whether you trust the weather forecast, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, I am going to give a talk about weather and seasons.

To begin with, I’d like to say that there are four seasons in a year: winter, spring, summer, and autumn.

As for me, I like summer most of all, because this is the period when we have vacations. And vacations mean freedom. Absolutely! We have no need to get up early and be in a hurry to leave for school. It is not necessary to spend long hours doing school homework. The only thing we have to do in summer is relaxing to the max. In addition to it, the weather is awesome in summer! As a rule, it is warm and sunny.

By the way, the Earth’s climate has changed recently. If you take a closer look at what’s happening in the world, you see natural phenomena that never took place before. Melting arctic ice is one of numerous examples. It gradually fills the ocean with huge amounts of additional water that makes the water level higher and causes ecological disasters. In addition to it, mass media often give information about disastrous hurricanes and severe droughts that occur in unexpected time and place.

As to the weather forecast, I don’t trust it if it is given for the longer period of time. I don’t believe that man can predict what is going to be in a week or fortnight. Nevertheless, I think that the weather forecast for one or two days is most likely to be correct, and you should trust it.

In conclusion, I’d like to say that weather is an interesting subject, which is worth studying and paying attention to.

Монолог “Photography”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about photography. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why people like taking pictures
· why taking photos is more popular today than it was in the past
· what the best photo you have ever taken is
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, I am going to give a talk about photography.

To begin with, I’d like to say that people have always wanted beautiful moments of life to last forever. Photography helps them to make it happen.

People like taking pictures for a number of reasons. As I have just mentioned, people want to save beautiful moments of life forever. For example, while visiting an exotic country, you see lots of things that don’t exist in your own area. You never see a coconut tree in Siberia and heaps of snow somewhere in the south. Why not to take a picture? In addition to it, people take pictures not only for fun but also for fixing details of an occurrence. It is often the case when pictures help to investigate a crime.

It is really a fact that taking photos is more popular today than it was in the past. The main reason is that taking photos has become much easier today. You just take a smartphone, do a click and that’s it. It has also become easier to share photos with friends. You can upload it
on your profile in a social net and let everyone see it.

As for me, I like taking photos very much. Frankly speaking, I have many good photos, but the best one was taken last year in the Altai Mountains. My friends and I effected an ascent of a mountain and took a picture on the very top of it. The picture is just awesome! When I look at it, I admire wonderful nature and remember my friends.

In conclusion, I’d like to say that taking pictures is a never-ending hobby, which will carry away more and more people.

  1. You are going to give a talk about your school.

— what your typical school day is like

— what your favourite subject is

— what you like most about your school

I would like to tell you a few words about my school. My typical school day usually starts at 8.30 am. We typically have 6 or 7 lessons a day. I usually have lunch after the fourth lesson. When all my lessons are over, I usually have one or two extra classes. We are getting ready to take our school-leaving exams.

My favourite school subject is English. Firstly because I think studying languages helps you improve your memory and makes your brain work better. Besides, I enjoy studying English. I like the way it sounds. I enjoy listening to songs and watching films in English.

There are a lot of things I like about my school. First, I really like my teachers. They are very understanding, helpful and are very good at explaining things. Besides. I like our school canteen. It is very comfortable, looks nice and the food is really tasty.

So, I am a lucky one as I really like my school and it is very important as we spend most of our day at school.

  1. You are going to give a talk about books.

— whether reading is still popular with teenagers, and why, or why not

— what kind of books you like reading

— why many people prefer e-books to paper books

I would like to tell you a few words about what I think about books and reading. To my mind, reading is not so popular nowadays as it was a couple of decades before. There are several reasons for this. First, teenagers now have far more ways to entertain themselves. We have an opportunity to play computer games, listen to countless number of songs and watch any films we like on the Internet.

As for me, I like reading very much. My favourite kind of books is adventure stories. I like adventure stories because they make my monotonous life more exciting and interesting, give me an opportunity to travel around the world.

Most people nowadays prefer e-books to paper ones, as paper books cost more and occupy a lot of place in your home. Some really huge paper books are too heavy to be taken with you. As for the e-book, you can take it with you wherever you go.

So, in conclusion, despite the fact that reading is not so popular nowadays, it continues to remain one of my favourite pastimes.

3. You are going to give a talk about your school homework

  • how long it takes you to do your homework

  • what subjects you usually start with and why

  • whether schoolchildren should be given more or less homework and why

I would like to tell you a few words about my school homework. It always takes me a great deal of time to prepare for all my lessons: usually about 4 hours or even more. I have to spend much more time on my homework in the ninth grade because I am getting ready to take my school-leaving exams in four subjects and I pay special attention to these subjects.

I usually start doing my homework with humanities as they are most tiresome for me. You have to read so much and to remember plenty of information. It is very difficult for me as I don’t have very good memory. So, if I put them off till the end of the day I am too tired to do them.

In my opinion, schoolchildren nowadays are too busy at school. We have more subjects than our parents did, we get more homework. So, we almost don’t have any free time to relax, to hang out with friends, to do sports and to to enjoy our hobbies. As a result, many of us have poor health, get tired very quickly and become nervous. And this may lead to worse marks at school. That is why, I believe, schoolchildren should be given less homework.

  1. about travelling.

— why most people enjoy travelling

— what people like doing while travelling

— what place you would like to go to and why

I would like to tell you a few words about travelling. I think most people enjoy travelling because it is a good way to relax and to experience new positive emotions. It gives you an opportunity to communicate with different people and get to know their lifestyles and traditions.

To my mind, most people enjoy sightseeing while on holiday. They like visiting places which are of great historical and cultural interest and learning about different architectural styles. Many people, especially women find great pleasure in shopping. For example, in Milan there are great sales in shops when you can buy brand clothes much cheaper than the same things in Moscow.

As for me, I would like to visit Japan. I am very interested in the customs and traditions of this country. This country seems another world to me. It is an Asian country and differs a lot from European countries and Russia as well. There is a kind of mystery in it I’d like to uncover.

I hope my dream will come true some day.

  1. You are going to give a talk about TV.

  • whether watching TV is still a popular pastime with teenagers, and why

  • how many hours a week you watch TV

  • what you dislike most about TV

I would like to tell you a few words about what I think of TV. I believe watching TV is very popular with teenagers nowadays. There are so many kinds of television now: ordinary, cable, satellite. There are hundreds of different channels where everyone can find something to his/her liking. I think numerous sitcoms and reality shows are the most favourite programmes among teenagers.

As for me, I don’t spend much time watching TV. It is usually one hour a day on week days and about three hours a day on Saturday and Sunday, that is about 11 hours a week. I cannot afford more as I am very busy preparing for my school-leaving exams. Besides, I don’t think watching much television is safe for your health.

I like watching TV in general. It helps you to relax after a hard day. But at the same time I believe there is too much violence on TV nowadays. There are plenty of thrillers with very violent murders. And they are often on during the day when children can watch them. It is very harmful for children’s psycho. They may get nervous or aggressive.

So, to my mind watching TV is a good pastime, but one should carefully choose what programmes to watch.

  1. about your free time.

-whether you have a lot of free time and why

— what you enjoy doing in your free time

-what your Sunday afternoons are like

I would like to tell you a few words about my free time. At the moment I am very busy preparing for my school-leaving exams and have one or two extra classes a day. That is why I can spare only a little time for my leisure activities.

One of my favourite pastimes is watching films. I really love going to the cinema. But unfortunately, we don’t have a cinema here in Morshansk. So we have to go to Tambov. It’s not very cheap. So, we don’t go there very often. But I often watch films on the Internet and TV. I prefer melodramas. Besides, I enjoy going to the discos at the weekends. I adore dancing and can dance for three to four hours at a stretch. Besides, I like spending time chatting with my friend. We have a lot in common with her and there are so many things to talk about!

Sunday is my only day off when I have neither lessons nor extra classes. So I try to get the most out of it. My best friend and I usually meet at noon at my or her place and make a home cinema for ourselves. We buy plenty of snacks beforehand and enjoy watching films on the Internet chewing something! After that we discuss the film and everything that happened to us during the week.

  1. about whether and seasons.

— which of the four seasons you like most

-how the earth’s climate has changed recently

— whether you trust the weather forecast and why

I would like to tell you a few words about weather and climate.

As for me, my favourite season is summer. Fist of all, we have our longest holidays in summer – three months of rest and relaxation! Second, there are so many things you can do in summer! The weather is hot and sunny. You can swim in the river, lie in the sun and get a beautiful tan. Besides, I try to keep fit and do sports. Summer is a good time for cycling. I enjoy cycling in the country when there is a lot of vegetation and birds singing around you.

As for the earth’s climate, it has changed a lot recently. They say the climate has become warmer and the average temperature has increased by about 1 degree. I am not sure if that is true. On one hand, we really don’t have such cold winters as before. On the other hand, summers are often not so warm now. But what I am absolutely sure about is weather has become very changeable. The temperature can fall or rise considerably overnight.

As for weather forecasts, I don’t trust them very much as they rarely come true nowadays. There were many cases they let me down. Maybe because weather has become unpredictable.

  1. About public holidays in Russia.

— what public holidays are celebrated in Russia

— what your favourite public holiday is and why

— how your favorite public holiday is celebrated in your town.

I would like to tell you a few words about public holidays in Russia. We celebrate the following public holidays: New Year’s Day, Defender of the Fatherland Day, Women Day, May Day, Victory Day and Independence day.

As for me, my favourite public holiday is New Year’s Day. First of all, because, we have ten days off devoted to the holiday. Besides, I like all the traditions connected with it: decorating the New Year’s tree, meeting Father Frost and Snow Maiden, setting off fireworks, exchanging presents and so on.

In the town Where I live celebrating New Year’s day usually starts at home with the family. Family members usually meet about an hour before the midnight and see the old year off. Then we see the new year in and while the clock on Spasskaya tower chimes twelve we make a wish. After that many of us go to the central square to watch a New Year’s show prepared by our local actors with dances, songs, different contests and presents from Father Frost and Snow Maiden. It is usually great fun!

  1. You are going to give a talk about keeping fit.

why a healthy lifestyle is more popular nowadays;

· what you do to keep fit;

· what sports activities are popular with teenagers in your region.

I would like to tell you a few words about healthy lifestyle.

I believe a healthy lifestyle has become more popular nowadays. First, people are more health-conscious thanks to mass media like TV or magazines. They promote healthy lifestyle by showing successful slim athletic people. There is also much information about healthy eating and keeping fit. Besides, people have more opportunities to live a healthy life now. We have more sport centres and devices to cook healthy food.

As for me, I don’t do much to keep fit. I just do morning exercises for 15 minutes every day, try to eat regularly small amounts of food 4 or 5 times a day and try to avoid eating sweet things.

As for sport activities popular with teenagers in our region, I believe they prefer athletics. There are many sport clubs where you can do athletics. Our local authorities also hold different athletics competitions quite regularly. Besides, fitness training is also popular among teenagers. Girls like attending non-equipment fitness group classes, boys prefer equipment-based workouts at a gym.

So, I believe healthy life style is popular nowadays thanks to mass media and greater opportunities we have.

10. You are going to give a talk about your school. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

·         what you like most about your school;

·         what weekday you find the most difficult, and why;

·         what you would like to change in your school life.

I would like to tell you a few words about my school.

There are a lot of things I like about my school. First, I really like my teachers. They are very understanding, helpful and are very good at explaining things. Besides. I like our school canteen. It is very comfortable, looks nice and the food is really tasty.

As for the most difficult day for me, I believe it is Tuesday. We have 7 lessons this day among which there are 4 subjects that require plenty of reading and learning: History, Geography, Chemistry and Literature. And as I don’t have very good memory, it is quite difficult for me to get ready for these subjects. Besides, I have 2 extra classes in Social studies and Maths after lessons. I am getting ready for my school-leaving exams. So I am extremely tired at the end of the day.

Though I like my school very much, there are some things I would like to change. It would be nice to have more parties than we do now. We are too focused on studying and lack entertainment. I believe that too much work and no fun is not very good for students’ health.

So, I am a lucky one as I really like my school, though some things might be improved.

11. You are going to give a talk about the place where you live. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

·         what your city, town or village is famous for;

·         what your favourite place in your city, town or village is, and why you like it;

·         whether you are going to stay in your city, town or village after leaving school or move to another place, and why.

I would like to tell you a few words about my town.

I live in a small town called Morshansk not far from Tambov. There are a few things my town is famous for. First of all, it is our beautiful Troitsky Cathedral. It is hard to believe, but it is the third largest cathedral in Russia! Besides, we have a very good Historical and art museum rich in paintings of famous artists and unique ancient Russian wooden sculpture.

As for my favourite place in my town, it is our pine-tree forest. It is a very picturesque place. Sometimes It seems to me that it is this forest that you can see on the pictures of the famous Russian painter Shishkin. Besides, the air is so fresh there. I like to go jogging there from spring to autumn and go skiing in winter.

Though I like my town, I am going to move to a larger city after leaving school, because there are few education and job opportunities in it. There are no higher education institutions and the unemployment rate is very high here.

So, I like my town, but I have to leave it after school as I want to get good education and job.

12. You are going to give a talk about foreign languages. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

·         why lots of people learn foreign languages nowadays;        

·         why you have chosen to do the English exam this year;

·         what you did to prepare for your English exam.

I would like to tell you a few words about learning foreign languages.

I think lots of people learn foreign languages nowadays because international relations in all spheres of economy are becoming stronger and stronger. So, companies need specialists of all kinds with the knowledge of foreign languages. That’s why people who want to be successful in their career study languages.

As for me, I have chosen English as my school-leaving exam this year, as it is my favourite subject and I am quite good at it. Besides, I think it is one of the most useful and important subjects in modern world and the knowledge of English will help me to get good education and be successful in my career.

I did my best to prepare for my English exam: read plenty of texts and expanded my vocabulary, watched films in English to improve my listening skills, did grammar exercises. Besides, communicating with my pen friends (writing messages and chatting via Skype) helped me a lot.

So, learning languages is very important in modern world, that is why I have chosen to take an exam in English this year.

13.  You are going to give a talk about pets. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

·         why people keep pets;

·         what pets are most popular in big cities;

·         whether having pets is a big responsibility, and why.

I would like to tell you a few words about pets.

There are very many reasons why people keep pets at home. First, they help people not to feel lonely. They are very good friends. They give you unconditional love and are always faithful. Pets can improve your mood, they are always there for you if you feel down or depressed. Moreover, some scientists claim that pets can cure different diseases.

I believe that in big cities budgies, fish, hamsters and other small pets that don’t need much space and to be walked out are most popular. I think so because there are fewer places you can walk your pets in large cities and the streets are a very dangerous place for them there. Besides, people have less time for walking with their pets as they spend much time getting to their work and back.

To my mind, having pets is a big responsibility as you must know and do a lot to keep your pet healthy and happy. They cannot take care of themselves and totally depend on you.

So, keeping pets at home has a lo lot benefits, but it is also a great responsibility.

14. You are going to give a talk about the Internet. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

·         why today’s teenagers use the Internet so much;

·         how the Internet makes long-distance communication easier;

·         what dangers teenagers can face when they use the Internet.

I would like to tell you a few words about the Internet.

I believe today’s teenagers use the Internet so much because it is a perfect tool for getting information and entertaining. It is a combination of different kinds of mass media, means of communication and entertainment sources. You can get news, communicate with friends, read books, watch films, listen to music, play games and even shop on the Internet nowadays.

The Internet makes long-distance communication much easier than it was before its invention. In case of ordinary mail, it took a letter several days or even weeks to reach the addressee. Now, the process takes just a few seconds even if the sender and the addressee are thousands of miles from each other.

There are many dangers, however, teenagers can face on the Internet. First, they can watch video for adults which is not good for their psycho. Second, they can become a victim of cyberbulling and be piled with numerous nasty messages. Besides, they can become a victim of fraud while shopping online.

So, the Internet is very useful, but parents must make sure their children use it in a proper way.

15.You are going to give a talk about photography. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

  • why people like taking pictures

  • why taking photos is more popular today than it was in the past

  • what the best photo you have ever taken is

I would like to tell you a few words about photography.

I believe people like taking pictures because photos help them to remember and keep in their memory forever the most important, happy and beautiful moments they experience in their life.

To my mind, taking photos is more popular today as it has become much easier. We have got digital cameras that have simplified the whole process greatly. There is no film in digital cameras you have to develop. So, it saves money as there is no need to go to the photo lab and pay them to get the pictures. The moment you press the button, the photo is ready and you can see it. So, another plus is if the picture is not OK, you can re-take it.

The best photo I have ever taken is the photo I took while going up on a very high mountain in a special means of transport. We were high up above very tall trees. The view below was really breathtaking! And the photo was wonderful too!

As for me, I like taking pictures very much and always take my camera with me while travelling.

16.You are going to give a talk about holidaysYou will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

·         what holidays are most popular in your country;

·         what your favourite holiday is and how you celebrate it;

·         if you prefer to give presents or to get presents, and why.

I would like to tell you a few words about holidays.

I believe the most popular holidays in my country are New Year’s Day and Victory day. People like to exchange presents and set off fireworks on New Year’s night. Victory Day is a special day for all the Russians. We feel proud of our grandparents who won victory over German fascists in 1945.

As for me, my favourite holiday is New Year’s day. I usually start celebrating it at home with my family. All our family members usually meet about an hour before the midnight and see the old year off. Then we see the new year in and while the clock on Spasskaya tower chimes twelve we make a wish. After that my friends and I go to the central square to watch a New Year’s show prepared by our local actors with dances, songs, different contests and presents from Father Frost and Snow Maiden. It is usually great fun!

For me giving presents and getting presents are equally pleasant. I love getting presents as I like the feeling of curiosity and expectation you experience while unwrapping them.. And I also like watching people feel happy getting presents from me.

17.You are going to give a talk about the InternetYou will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

·         why using the Internet is so popular;

·         how the Internet can help students in their studies;

·         whether the Internet can be dangerous, and why.

I would like to tell you a few words about the Internet.

I believe the Internet is so popular nowadays because it is a perfect tool for getting information and entertaining. It is a combination of different kinds of mass media, means of communication and entertainment sources. You can get news, communicate with friends, read books, watch films, listen to music, play games and even shop on the Internet nowadays.

The Internet can help students in their studies very much. It is a wonderful source of information. Most libraries have their own sites on the Internet now. You just type in the title of the book or even the topic you are searching for and have the result almost in no time. Besides, you can follow plenty of educational courses and get the tutor’s assistance on the Internet nowadays.

There are many dangers, however, people can face on the Internet. First, they can become a victim of cyber-bulling and be piled with numerous nasty messages. Second, they can become a victim of fraud while shopping on-line. Besides, some personal or secret information can be stolen from your computer when you use the Internet.

So, the Internet is very useful, but people must make sure they use it in a proper way.

18.

You are going to give a talk about travelling. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

·         why most people like travelling;

·         which season is the best for travelling in your opinion;

·         what means of transport is the best, and why.

I would like to tell you a few words about travelling. I think most people enjoy travelling because it is a good way to relax and to experience new positive emotions. It gives you an opportunity to communicate with different people and get to know their lifestyles and traditions.

To my mind, the best season for travelling is late spring (if you want to see as many interesting places as possible). It is the time when there is already a lot of vegetation and the trees are in blossom. But at the same time it is not so hat as in summer when travelling is really tiresome. But if the main aim of your travelling is lying somewhere on a seashore, swimming, getting a nice tan and doing nothing, the best season is summer, of course.

I believe, the best means of transport is your own car. It is very convenient. First, you don’t have to wait for your bus or train at the station. It saves your time. Second, you can choose the route yourself to take the most of your trip and enjoy most picturesque places. Besides, you can stop any time you feel tired to stretch your legs after a long sitting or have a bite if you are hungry.

19.You are going to give a talk about your career plans. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

·         what job you want to do in the future;

·         what two subjects you think are the most important for your future job, and why;

·         whether your family approve of your career choice or not.

I would like to tell you a few words about my career plans.

I am really interested in tourism and want to become a tour guide in the future. There are two reasons why I have chosen this job. First, I like travelling and sightseeing. Besides, I am very sociable and enjoy communicating with different people. I think this kind of job gives you such an opportunity.

I think geography and history are the most important subjects for my future job as you have to know much and to tell people about the nature and history of different places, about their customs and traditions and different architectural styles. Besides, it would be also very useful to know foreign languages as there are often a lot of foreigners on excursions.

All the members of my family approve of my choice. First of all, they believe I am the right person for the job as I am good at geography, history and English and very sociable too. Second, tourist business is actively developing and they think it will be easy to find a job.


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You are going to give a talk about photography. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

• why people like taking pictures

• why taking photos is more popular today than it was in the past

• what the best photo you have ever taken is

You have to talk continuously.

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You are going to give a talk about keeping fit. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

• why a healthy lifestyle is more popular nowadays;

• what you do to keep fit;

• what sports activities are popular with teenagers in your region.

You have to talk continuously.

Источник: От­кры­тый банк ФИПИ  — 2016


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You are going to give a talk about your school. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

• what you like most about your school;

• what weekday you find the most difficult, and why;

• what you would like to change in your school life.

You have to talk continuously.

Источник: От­кры­тый банк ФИПИ  — 2016


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You are going to give a talk about the place where you live. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

• what your city, town or village is famous for;

• what your favourite place in your city, town or village is, and why you like it;

• whether you are going to stay in your city, town or village after leaving school or move to another place, and why.

You have to talk continuously.

Источник: От­кры­тый банк ФИПИ  — 2016


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You are going to give a talk about foreign languages. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

• why lots of people learn foreign languages nowadays;

• why you have chosen to do the English exam this year;

• what you did to prepare for your English exam.

You have to talk continuously.

Источник: От­кры­тый банк ФИПИ  — 2016

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“Keeping fit”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about keeping fit. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes. Remember to say:
· why a healthy lifestyle is more popular nowadays;
· what you do to keep fit;
· what sports activities are popular with teenagers in your region.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, now I’m going to give a talk about keeping fit and healthy lifestyle.

Healthy lifestyle is becoming more and more popular nowadays. There is a number of reasons for that but the most important reason is that people live under the pressure of different problems, such as social, ecological, economic and others. A person should be strong and healthy in order to overcome all difficulties. Healthy lifestyle helps people do that.

As for me, I try to keep fit in different ways. First of all, I do my morning exercises every day. In addition to it, I go to the swimming pool once or sometimes twice a week. Also, I stay away from bad habits, because I’m convinced that cigarettes, alcohol and drugs destroy both body and brain.

Well, as for other teenagers of my region, I should say that they are interested in different sports activities. They often play football and other active games on sports grounds, go to gyms and swimming pools. Besides, more and more young men become interested in martial arts, such as karate, boxing, kickboxing, judo and so on.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasis the fact that healthy lifestyle is a “must” for modern people.

“My school”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about your school. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes. Remember to say:
· what you like most about your school;
· what weekday you find the most difficult, and why;
· what you would like to change in your school life.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, now I’m going to give a talk about my school.

To begin with, I’d like to say that my school is one of the biggest schools in my city, where more than one thousand pupils get their education.

I like my school very much, but it is my classmates that I like best of all. We are all good friends and get on well with each other. We spend much time together doing sports, playing active games and so on.

As for weekdays, I find Monday the most difficult one because we have six lessons this day, including Mathematics and Physics. Frankly speaking, I’m not good at these subjects, and I don’t enjoy these lessons.

In my opinion, much can be changed and improved in my school. For example, PE lessons. I’d like them to be more diverse. As a rule, we play volleyball and basketball at the lessons, or simply run at the stadium. It would be better if we had a chance to work out with weights and play games that are more interesting.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasis the fact that school education is very important for teenagers and should help them build their character and develop their mind.

Задание (вариант 2)
You are going to give a talk about your school. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· what your typical school day is like;
· what your favourite subject is, and why;
· what you like most about your school.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, now I’m going to give a talk about my school.

To begin with, I’d like to say that my school is one of the biggest schools in my city, where more than one thousand pupils get their education.

As far as my typical school day concerned, I should say it is very busy. It usually starts at 8 o’clock in the morning and comes to an end at 2 or 3 o’clock in the afternoon. Every day we have 6 and sometimes 7 lessons. We also have breaks, but they are not very long.

As I have just mentioned, my typical school day involves a number of lessons. Russian, Literature, and Mathematics are the most frequent ones. As a rule, we do a lot of work at these lessons: learn rules, do exercises and tests, write essays, make reports, and so on.

My favourite subject is English. I have been learning it since the 2nd form and I hope to relate my life to it. There are some chances that I will be an interpreter. If not, I can always go to school and be an English teacher.

I like a lot in my school but it is my classmates that I like most. We are all good friends and get on well with each other. We spend much time together doing sports, playing active games, going to the cinema.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasis the fact that school education is very important for teenagers and should help them build their character and develop their mind.

“The place where I live”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about the place where you live. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· what your city, town or village is famous for;
· what your favourite place in your city, town or village is, and why you like it;
· whether you are going to stay in your city, town or village after leaving school or move to another place, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ (на примере г. Кемерово)
Well, I am going to give a talk about my city.

To begin with, I’d like to say that the name of my city is Kemerovo. This is the capital of Kuzbass, the main coal region of Siberia.

In the first place, Kemerovo is famous for its coal producers and chemical industry. Coal mined here is consumed in this country and exported abroad. In addition to coal, different chemicals are produced here. The products of a gigantic plant Azot are in great demand all over the country.

As for me, I like my city very much, because it has lots of beautiful places where you can rest and relax. The embankment of the river Tom is my favourite place in Kemerovo. Here you can sit quietly on the banks and admire wonderful nature. The embankment is also a good place where you can walk alone or with your friends.

Frankly speaking, I haven’t yet decided what to do after leaving school. It depends on many factors. More likely I will stay in my city, because I have all the opportunities to get good education here. I just have no reason of moving to another region.

In conclusion, I’d like to invite everyone to visit Kemerovo and enjoy this city.

“Foreign languages”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about foreign languages. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why lots of people learn foreign languages nowadays;
· why you have chosen to do the English exam this year;
· what you did to prepare for your English exam.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
To begin with, I’d like to say that more and more people learn foreign languages nowadays. They do it for a number of reasons. In the first place, people want to understand citizens of other countries and to be understood by them. In addition to it, travelling has become easier, and the Russians have a variety of opportunities for going abroad. If you are fluent in a foreign language, you feel more confident.

It goes without saying that English is established as the most important and popular language. As for me, I have been learning English for 5 years. And this year I have chosen to do the English exam. I regard this exam as a chance to test my language skills. I have always wanted to know my real speaking skills and find out my strengths and weaknesses.

I did much work to prepare for my English exam. First of all, I revised grammar. I learned a lot of rules and consolidated them in doing exercises. In addition to it, I read texts of various genres to enlarge my vocabulary. I also listened to a number of radio programmes and podcasts to make my listening better. And I also made efforts to improve my speaking. I used every chance to speak English at the lessons and at home.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasize the fact that English is in great demand these days, so I recommend everybody to start learning it as soon as possible.

“Pets”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about pets. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why people keep pets;
· what pets are most popular in big cities;
· whether having pets is a big responsibility, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, I am going to give a talk about pets.

To begin with, I’d like to say that nowadays more and more people keep pets in their houses: cats, dogs, parrots, hamsters, guinea pigs, and so on. They do it for a number of reasons. In the first place, people look for friends, and pets are a kind of friends they can make fast and easily. Besides, pets give positive emotions, that’s why people like to keep them. If you are under stress, you can just stroke your cat and feel somewhat relieved.

As for the most popular pets in big cities, I should say it depends on the following. If you live in a big city, a cat or a small dog would be the best option. Firstly, they don’t need much space to live on. Secondly, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on buying pet food. If you live in the country, you can choose whatever you want. There is always plenty of room and food for any pet here.

Anyway, having pets is a big responsibility. Pets are animate objects, and if you don’t take good care of them, they may fall sick and even die.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasis the fact that pets play an important part in our life and we should be aware of both pluses and minuses of keeping them.

“The Internet”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about the Internet. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why today’s teenagers use the Internet so much;
· how the Internet makes long-distance communication easier;
· what dangers teenagers can face when they use the Internet.
You have to talk continuously.

Задание (вариант 2)
You are going to give a talk about the Internet. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why using the Internet is so popular;
· how the Internet can help students in their studies;
· whether the Internet can be dangerous, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
To begin with, I’d like to say that we live in the world of modern technologies. We are surrounded by lots of sophisticated gadgets: smartphones, iPhones, notebooks, netbooks, laptops. They are very useful because they have practically unlimited functionality. But it is the connection to the Internet that makes them useful to the max.

Today the Internet is exceedingly popular and used very much, especially by teenagers. They do it for a number of reasons. Firsty, they create their profiles on different social nets such as vkontakte, odnoklassniki, facebook, instagram and others. Young people like communicating with each other, and the social nets give them this opportunity. Secondly, the Internet is a depot of innumerable information, so teenagers use the internet as a source of answers for various questions. So, the Internet helps students in their studies. Whether they need to make a report or prepare for a test, they launch a browser, type in the request and get lots of pages according to the request.

Besides, the Internet makes long-distance communication easier. There are special programs for communication of this kind. One of them is Skype, which is sure to be the most popular program. You can see and hear the person whom you are talking to.

Frankly speaking, the Internet is not as safe as you wish it were. Firstly, the spread of information is uncontrolled on the Internet, so teenagers often run into dangerous pages containing information about selling drugs or committing a suicide. I strongly believe that this information must be banned.

In conclusion I’d like to say that if you follow the safety rules when using the Internet you are not endangered, and you can use the Internet to your advantage as much as possible.

“Holidays”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about holidays. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· what holidays are most popular in your country;
· what your favourite holiday is and how you celebrate it;
· if you prefer to give presents or to get presents, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Задание (вариант 2)
You are going to give a talk about public holidays in Russia. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· what public holidays are celebrated in Russia;
· what your favourite public holiday is, and why you like it;
· how your favourite public holiday is celebrated in your city, town or village.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, now I’m going to talk about holidays.

To begin with, holidays play an important part in our life. Holidays give us an opportunity to rest and relax, they also improve our mood and make us happier.

Our country has a number of (public) holidays. The most popular are New Year, the 8th of March (the women’s day), Spring and Labour Day, Victory Day, Russia Day, and others. All these holidays are very important for every citizen of the Russian Federation.

My favorite (public) holiday is New Year because this is a special occasion. It is not only an opportunity to relax but also to think about how you lived the past year and make plans for the next one. In addition to it, New Year is a reunion for the whole family, so we always look forward to it.

My family established its own way of celebrating New Year. In the evening we visit our best friends who live next door and spend some time together. Then, at midnight, we come back home and have our special holiday meal. We usually watch TV shows, listen to music, fool around, and, of course, give each other presents.

As for me, I like both giving presents and getting them. Both actions are very enjoying. But honestly speaking, I like getting presents more because now I don’t have enough money for giving them.

Staying at home with your family is not the only way to celebrate New Year. You can visit city celebrations which include fairs, contests, concerts, and fireworks. The culmination of the New Year celebration in our city is setting up fireworks. It is so exciting!

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasis the fact that every holiday is a great time, and I wish there were as many holidays as possible.

“Travelling”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about travelling. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why most people like travelling;
· which season is the best for travelling in your opinion;
· what means of transport is the best, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Задание (вариант 2)
You are going to give a talk about travelling. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why most people enjoy travelling;
· what people like doing while travelling;
· what place you would like to go to, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Nowadays, people have a great variety to rest and relax: going to the cinema, playing sports, and so on. But the most popular option remains travelling.

People like travelling for a number of reasons. Firstly, travelling is a good way to focus away from work and study and, so to say, to recharge batteries. I mean people can replenish their inner supplies of energy and refresh emotions. Secondly, travelling is a good way to broaden the mind and gain knowledge. If you go to a foreign country, you can learn its customs and traditions, see the sights, make friends with local citizens.

While travelling, people like to do different things. It depends upon the place and purpose of your visit. If you travel to a resort town, you usually swim in the sea and bake in the sun. If you travel on business, you’re supposed to establish contacts, carry on talks, make contracts, and so on. If you travel for educational reasons, you attend lessons, go on excursions, gain knowledge and develop your skills.

In my opinion, summer is the best season for travelling. Most adults are on holiday in this period and children have holidays, that’s why summer is the optimal time when you can start on a journey.

As for the means of transport, each one has its pluses and minuses. If you travel by train, you can admire beautiful landscapes and you feel safe. But it takes more time to get to the destination. Travelling by plane saves time but deprives you the chance to enjoy the nature outside, and what is more, fills you with misgivings about the flight.

As for me, I have already travelled to many places, but my dream is to visit Tokyo. This is the place I would like to go to because it is one of the world leaders in business, culture, science and technology. Besides, I plan to learn Japanese in the future, so, visiting Japan can help me to do that.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasize the fact that travelling plays an important part in our life and everybody should travel as much as possible.

“Career plans”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about your career plans. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· what job you want to do in the future;
· what two subjects you think are the most important for your future job, and why;
· whether your family approve of your career choice or not.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
All people have to work in order to make a living. It is very important that a person has a job according to his or her abilities and wishes.

As for me, I’d like to be an interpreter in the future. I like foreign languages very much, and, frankly speaking, I’m very good at them. Nowadays, I do my best to learn English and Spanish because they are the languages that are widely spoken and popular with lots of people.

I think that English and Geography are the most important subjects for my future job. They are two subjects that help me learn much about other countries, their customs and traditions. English and Geography also help me understand native people of other countries, respect their culture and communicate with them in the most effective way.

All the members of my family approve my career choice because they strongly believe that interpreting is an exciting and well-paid job. Frankly speaking, my family just wants me to be happy and they support any decision of mine.

In conclusion, I’d like to emphasize the fact that every teenager shouldn’t procrastinate in deciding about his or her job because a successful career requires much time and efforts.

“Books”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about books. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· whether reading is still popular with teenagers, and why, or why not;
· what kind of books you like reading;
· why many people prefer e-books to paper books.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, I am going to give a talk about books.

To begin with, I’d like to say that there are a lot of ways to spend free time: doing sports, watching TV, going to the cinema, playing games, and so on. And, of course, you can just read a book.

Frankly speaking, reading books is losing its popularity with teenagers making way for more exciting activities, such as watching blockbusters in 3-D, playing computer games, social networking and arranging parties. If a teenager has to choose between reading a book and playing a brand new computer game, he or she will definitely show preference for the game. Modern games excel books in all aspects. Firstly, modern games make a tremendous visual impact. The game world looks extremely realistic. Secondly, when playing a game, you are not an outsider. You are an active insider participating in everything that happens in the game world.

As for me, I have to confess that I am not only a gamer, but also a regular reader. Yes, I like reading very much! Science fiction is my favourite kind of literature because it gives a different view of our reality. It doesn’t present our world as it is but as it could be. I think that science fiction is much deeper than, say, detective stories. The problems science fiction deals with are more global and serious.

If you take a closer look at reading people, you will notice that they usually read e-books. There are a number of reasons why many people prefer e-books to paper books. The main reason is that you can download e-books for free from the Internet. In addition to it, e-books are more comfortable to read. There is a variety of devices that can store e-books: computers, tablets, smartphones.

In conclusion, I’d like to say that modern world is full of exciting things like sports, TV, parties and so on. Nevertheless, books shouldn’t be forgotten.

“School homework”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about your school homework. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· how long it takes you to do your homework;
· what subject you usually start with, and why;
· whether schoolchildren should be given more or less homework, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ

Well, I am going to give a talk about my school homework.

To begin with, I’d like to say that school homework is an essential part of school education. Almost everyone who goes to school is given hometasks.

As for me, duration of doing my homework depends on many factors. For example, our teachers of Literature and History are in the habit of giving a lot of homework, which involves reading many pages of textbooks, writing synopses, making presentations, and so on. If you are not ready with all this stuff, you get a bad mark. As I don’t want to get bad marks, I have to spend long hours to prepare for the lessons. It may take me 3 or even 4 hours to finish the school homework. But to tell the truth, there are teachers who spare pupils’ time and don’t give much work. They organize their lessons so that there is little left for hometask.

As to sequence of subjects, I usually start with Literature because this is the most voluminous subject including many works of fiction, critique, philosophy, and the like. I prefer to get rid of the most boring subject in the first place and then start doing something that is more interesting.

I strongly believe that schoolchildren should be given less homework. I don’t understand teachers who give their pupils too much homework and are sure that they do it well. Teachers should know that our brain can effectively process only a limited amount of information. The rest of information just vanishes. If you keep trying to remember everything you are given by teachers, you will most likely go crazy.

In conclusion, I’d like to appeal to teachers and make them remember their own school life. Teachers should never forget that they were pupils in the past and, like today’s young people, had difficulties with the homework.

“TV”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about TV. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· whether watching TV is still a popular pastime with teenagers, and why, or why not;
· how many hours a week you watch TV;
· what you dislike most about TV.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, I am going to give a talk about TV.

To begin with, I’d like to say that TV is one of the greatest inventions of all times. It is impossible to imagine days when people lived without TV.

In my opinion, watching TV is losing its popularity with teenagers. The reason is that teenagers prefer the Internet to TV. Not long ago, TV used to be the main source of information and entertainment. It is no longer now. Today, if you want to know what is happening in the world, you launch a browser, do some clicks and get innumerable quantity of information. If you want to watch something entertaining, you don’t need TV. There are lots of youtube channels providing clips, shows, interviews with celebrities, and the like. You can start watching a video, pause it for any time and then start again. You can’t do the same trick with television.

As for me, I don’t watch TV very often. I usually do it when new episodes of my favourite serials appear. So, I watch TV approximately 3 of 4 hours a week. Sometimes it happens that there are no new episodes of my favourite serials, so I spend no time on TV at all.

There are a lot of things I dislike about TV. The fact is endless blocks of commercials drive me really crazy! It goes without saying that advertising gives money for producing new content, but there should be some limits to advertising.

In conclusion, I’d like to acknowledge great importance of television, but at the same time, I’d like to state the fact that TV gradually abandons its absolute position making way for the Internet.

“Free time”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about your free time. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say: · whether you have a lot of free time, and why, or why not;
· what you enjoy doing in your free time;
· what your Sunday afternoons are like.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, I am going to give a talk about my free time.To begin with, I’d like to say that people have to work more and more in the modern world to make a career, earn a living, and become successful. This also holds true for teenagers, because they have to study a lot. So, both adults and teenagers don’t have much free time.

As for me, I don’t have much free time either, because I am faced with a number of important exams this year. As I don’t want to fail them, I make every effort to learn the necessary material. I read a lot of textbooks and additional articles, do innumerable exercises, attend preparation courses, and so on.

In spite of the fact that I have to work a lot, I try to find some time for recreation and fun. Frankly speaking, I enjoy doing many things in my free time. I like to go for a walk, come to see my friends, watch TV, surf the Internet, and so on. My favourite pastime is going to a swimming pool. I am keen on having a healthy lifestyle, and swimming helps me to keep fit.

As to my Sunday afternoons, I should confess that they are just for doing nothing active. I usually take my tablet, sink into the sofa, and watch videos on youtube or communicate in social nets. Sunday afternoons are the period when I don’t overload myself with activities, because I need to collect my strength for Monday, which is my busiest weekday. In conclusion, I’d like to say that it is very important to not only to have free time but also spend it on your hobbies and interests.

“Weather and seasons”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about weather and seasons. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· which of the four seasons you like most, and why;
· how the Earth’s climate has changed recently;
· whether you trust the weather forecast, and why.
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, I am going to give a talk about weather and seasons.

To begin with, I’d like to say that there are four seasons in a year: winter, spring, summer, and autumn.

As for me, I like summer most of all, because this is the period when we have vacations. And vacations mean freedom. Absolutely! We have no need to get up early and be in a hurry to leave for school. It is not necessary to spend long hours doing school homework. The only thing we have to do in summer is relaxing to the max. In addition to it, the weather is wonderful in summer! As a rule, it is warm and sunny.

By the way, the Earth’s climate has changed recently. If you take a closer look at what’s happening in the world, you see natural phenomena that never took place before. Melting arctic ice is one of numerous examples. It gradually fills the ocean with huge amounts of additional water that makes the water level higher and causes ecological disasters. In addition to it, mass media often give information about disastrous hurricanes and severe droughts that occur in unexpected time and place.

As to the weather forecast, I don’t trust it if it is given for a long period of time. I don’t believe that man can predict what is going to be in a week or fortnight. Nevertheless, I think that the weather forecast for one or two days is most likely to be correct, and you should trust it.

In conclusion, I’d like to say that weather is an interesting subject, which is worth studying and paying attention to.

“Photography”

Задание
You are going to give a talk about photography. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and speak for not more than 2 minutes.
Remember to say:
· why people like taking pictures
· why taking photos is more popular today than it was in the past
· what the best photo you have ever taken is
You have to talk continuously.

Примерный ответ
Well, I am going to give a talk about photography.To begin with, I’d like to say that people have always wanted beautiful moments of life to last forever. Photography helps them to make it happen.

People like taking pictures for a number of reasons. As I have just mentioned, people want to save beautiful moments of life forever. For example, while visiting an exotic country, you see lots of things that don’t exist in your own area. You’ll never see a coconut tree in Siberia and heaps of snow somewhere in the south. Why not to take a picture? In addition to it, people take pictures not only for fun but also for fixing details of an occurrence. It is often the case when pictures help to investigate a crime.

It is really a fact that taking photos is more popular today than it was in the past. The main reason is that taking photos has become much easier today. You just take a smartphone, do a click and that’s it. It has also become easier to share photos with friends. You can upload it
on your profile in a social net and let everyone see it.

As for me, I like taking photos very much. Frankly speaking, I have lots of good photos, but the best one was taken last year in the Altai Mountains. My friends and I made an ascent of a mountain and took a picture on the very top of it. The picture is just wonderful! When I look at it, I admire beautiful nature and remember my friends.

In conclusion, I’d like to say that taking pictures is a never-ending hobby, which will carry away more and more people.

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