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


Вариант 18

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.

In the past, most artists learned to paint by attending an art school or academy. The most popular style of painting was Classicism. Classical artists painted their works carefully and smoothly inside a studio. Their paintings often showed stories from mythology.

In the late 19th century, there was a group of artists who created a new style of painting, which was called Impressionism. Impressionist paintings showed life-like subjects painted in a rapid style, with brushstrokes that were easily seen and colours that were often bright. Impressionist painters mostly worked in oil paint on canvas. They would often make small quick paintings outdoors, and then finish them in the studio.

Nowadays, Impressionism remains the most attractive period in the history of modem art and the most appreciated one by the public. Series of exhibitions and record sales give evidence of today’s extraordinary popularity of Impressionist painters.

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

Remember to say:

• when and how the history of space exploration began

• what famous cosmonaut/astronaut you admire, why

• whether space exploration is important for humanity, why/ why not

You have to talk continuously.