Task 2 (3-4 minutes)
You and the student are discussing possibilities of
arranging a farewell party for the exchange students.
This is what you think about each option:
- I don't think it's a good idea to have a farewell
party in a crowd of strangers.
- Besides, it might be stuffy and smoky there.
- I'm not sure if many of our friends would feel comfortable
singing in public.
- It's exciting to be able to sing together.
- We could also have a snack there.
- It's great fun. Many of our friends enjoy singing
into the microphone to music.
- Our English friends might like to learn some Russian
Pleasure boat trip
- I don't think they serve meals on the boat. We might
- If it gets windy and the waves start rolling the boat,
some people may get seasick.
- I think it would be rather expensive.
- Our English friends would definitely enjoy the gorgeous
views of the river banks.
- I don't think it would be very expensive. If we invite
a lot of guests, we could split the bill and everyone
wouldn't have to pay much.
- I guess we could hire a boat where they serve meals
or we could bring the food with us; it would be much
- I'm afraid we would have to put in canteen a great
deal of effort to do the cleaning and cooking.
- А place we go to every day is not inspiring enough.
I don't think it would contribute to creating any special
- I like this idea. We could decorate the with balloons
and farewell posters.
- It sounds great. I could try and make an original
- We could have a very good time chatting, dancing and
taking pictures in a friendly atmosphere.
- What is bad about this idea is that the success of
the party depends a lot on the weather.
- We would have to carry heavy picnic baskets. I don't
think our friends would like that.
- It would be a problem getting there. None of our friends
is allowed to drive a car.
- It might be so nice and peaceful there.
- I guess we wouldn't disturb anyone shouting and playing
- Cooking meals over the fire is great fun.
- Besides, we could play games there. I think it would
Note: Make sure all the options have been discussed.
When discussing each option first use the information
that is contrary to what the student says.
Do not speak first all the time but ask the student
what she/he thinks about the options.
Invite the student to come up with her/his suggestions,
especially if she/he readily agrees with the things
If the student says all the time: "What do you
think?" without expressing her/his own opinion,
say: "Sorry, I don't know" or "I'm not
sure. How do you feel about it?"
SKILLS TO BE TESTED
The student is expected to demonstrate her/his ability
initiate and maintain conversation:
- explain the situation
- come up with suggestions
- give good reasons
- find out her/his partner's attitudes
-invite the partner to come up with suggestions
- agree or disagree with her/his partner's opinion
reach an agreement by taking into account the partner's
Задание С4. Образец ответа с комментариями
Student: Well, I think you remember that we have been
asked to discuss different ways of arranging a farewell
party for the exchange students and choose one of them
which we both think would be the best. (4.1)
Interlocutor: Oh, yes. What are the options, by the
Student: They are: a karaoke bar, a pleasure boat trip,
a school canteen and countryside. Which one do you like
most of all? (6.l, 6.2) (3.5.1) I've seen so many people
amused doing karaoke. Besides, I think our foreign friends
might like to learn some Russian songs. (2)
Interlocutor: Well, 1 still doubt it would be nice
to have a farewell party in a crowd of strangers.
Student: You might be right. (5.1) And what about a
pleasure boat trip? (4.2) Our foreign friends would
definitely enjoy the gorgeous views on the river banks.
(2) What do you think about it? (6.1)
Interlocutor: That is true but I'm afraid they don't
serve meals on board and the trip might be quite long.
Student: That is a good point. (5.1) However, I think
we could book a trip where meals are included. (2)
Interlocutor: OK. But what if it gets windy and the
waves start rocking the boat. Some people may get seasick.
Student: Well, that might be a problem. (5.1) Apart
from that, it would be rather expensive. (2)
Interlocutor: Well, I don't think so. We could invite
a lot of our friends, split the bill and each person
wouldn't have to pay much.
Student: So, shall we go for this option? (6.1, 4.3)
Interlocutor: Well, we might but what about the other
Student: OK. Let's look at them as well. (4.2) Which
one appeals to you more? (6.1, 6.2)
Interlocutor: I like the idea of arranging the party
in the school canteen.
Student: The school canteen? Why? (5.2) I don't think
a place we go to every day could contribute to creating
any special atmosphere. Besides, we would have to do
the cleaning and cooking. (2)
Interlocutor: Well, as far as I'm concerned I like
cooking. I could try and make a traditional English
Student: Oh, that would be great! But still I can't
say I fancy the idea. (5.1)
Interlocutor: Well, it's a pity! We could decorate
the place the way we like, for example, with balloons
and farewell posters. We could have a good time chatting,
dancing and taking pictures in a very friendly atmosphere.
Student: 1 see this is definitely your first choice.
(5.3) But why don't we try the countryside? (4.2) I
think it would be a nice idea. Cooking meals over the
fire is great fun. And then we wouldn't disturb anyone
shouting and playing loud music. (2)
Interlocutor: You might be right. It's so peaceful
there. However, we would have to carry heavy picnic
baskets. I don't think our friends would like that.
Student: I don't think it would be a big problem. We
could rent a car or ask our parents to drive us to the
Interlocutor: To be honest, I have no idea.
Student: Well, what would you say to a karaoke bar?
(4.2) My feeling is that it would be fun to go there.
We could enjoy singing into the microphone and listening
to other people doing so. (2)
Interlocutor: It might be not bad but I'm not sure
many of our friends would feel comfortable singing in
Student: I'm afraid, I can't agree with you.
Interlocutor: Well, but if it's а place where a car
can take us it might be too crowded and in that case
it could lose part of its charm.
Student: Oh, that's true. (5.1) On the other hand,
our foreign friends would have a chance to enjoy beautiful
Russian landscapes. (2)
Interlocutor: Yes, you are right.
Student: What shall we choose then? (4.3)
Interlocutor: That's a difficult question. I really
Student: As far as I remember we both agreed that a
pleasure boat trip could be an enjoyable thing to do.
Why don't we try and find a good agency to book the
Interlocutor: OK. Settled.
Student: l think we've done a good job. Hope everyone
will say thank you to us.
Interlocutor: Hope so. Bye.
Student: See you. (3)
(l) Принято решение, которое логично вытекает из хода
(2) Обсуждены все варианты и приведены аргументы в поддержку
предлагаемых вариантов, а также доводы в случае несогласия
с мнением собеседника или развитие мысли собеседника
в случае согласия с ней, при этом высказывания связные
(3) Соблюдены нормы вежливости, принятые в изучаемом
(4) Экзаменуемый продемонстрировал активное участие
- (4.1) объяснил ситуацию;
- (4.2) предлагал варианты к обсуждению;
- (4.3) предложил решение.
(5) Экзаменуемый продемонстрировал умение
адекватно реагировать на реплики собеседника:
- (5.1) выражал согласие/несогласие;
- (5.2) выражал удивление;
- (5.3) выражал уверенность/неуверенность.
(6) Экзаменуемый продемонстрировал умение соблюдать
очередность при обмене репликами:
- (6.1) спрашивал мнение собеседника;
- (6.2) приглашал собеседника предложить тот
или иной вариант.
(7) Используется разнообразная лексика, слова выбираются
правильно, в соответствии со стилем речи, нет ошибок
на сочетаемость слов.
(8) Используются разнообразные грамматические структуры;
соблюдается правильный порядок слов; правильно употребляются
видовременные формы глаголов.
(9) Соблюдается правильная интонация; все звуки произносятся