АНГЛИЙСКИЙ ЯЗЫК - 20 тренировочных вариантов заданий для подготовки к устной части основного государственного экзамена - 2017 год


Вариант 7

Task 1. You are going to read the text aloud. You have 1.5 minutes to read the text silently, and then be ready to read it aloud. Remember that you will not have more than 2 minutes for reading aloud.

The safety pin is a variation of the regular pin. It includes a simple spring mechanism and a clasp. The clasp serves two purposes. The first one is to form a closed loop to fasten the pin to whatever it is applied to. The second aim is to cover the end of the pin to protect the user from the sharp point. Safety pins are commonly used to fasten pieces of fabric or clothing together.

American mechanic Walter Hunt is regarded as the inventor of the safety pin. Since he needed to settle a debt with a friend, Hunt decided to invent something new in order to pay his debt off. After he had got a patent in 1849, Hunt sold it to an American company for $400. Using that money, Hunt paid the debt to a friend and kept the remaining amount for himself.

Task 2. You are going to take part in a telephone survey. You have to answer six questions. Give full answers to the questions. Remember that you have 40 seconds to answer each question.

Listen to the audio script of this task or ask somebody to read it for you.

Task 3. You are going to give a talk about your native land. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

• whether you are proud of your country, why/why not

• what cities or towns you would advise your foreign friend to visit in your country, why

• what interesting nature sights there are in your country

You have to talk continuously.