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


Вариант 16

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.

Since ancient times people all over the world have celebrated the end of June as the peak of the summer. Russia’s version of such a holiday is Kupala Day, celebrated on 23 June. On that day, girls used to make wreaths of herbs, and in the evening, they usually let the wreaths float on the water and watched them go away. The sinking wreath meant that there would be no wedding. Another tradition was to pour dirty water on everyone in sight. It was believed that the more often people run to bathe, the purer their souls would become. The most healing bathing was thought to be at dawn.

No one slept at night. Young people participated in noisy games and running competitions. They also sang songs and jumped over a bonfire. Village healers believed that all the miraculous and healing herbs bloomed during Kupala night. Therefore, they never missed that night and collected medicinal roots and herbs to keep for the whole year ahead.

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 travelling. You will have to start in 1.5 minutes and speak for not more than 2 minutes.

Remember to say:

• why people enjoy travelling

• how tourism in fluences the life of local people

• where you prefer to spend your holidays, in your native country or abroad, why

You have to talk continuously.