С 2022 года в устной части ЕГЭ по английскому введено задание на устное голосовое сообщение другу. Здесь представляем образец выполнения задания с рядом тренировочных упражнений.
Imagine that you are doing a project “Life without gadgets” together with your friend. You have found some illustrations and want to share the news. Leave a voice message to your friend. In 2.5 minutes be ready to:
• give a brief description of the photos, justifying the choice of the photos for the project;
• say in what way the pictures are different, justifying the choice of the photos for the project;
• mention the advantages and disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of books;
• express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to live without gadgets and why.
You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.
Hi, Ben. I have found two photos, which we could use for our project “Life without gadgets”. The first picture presents a woman with a printed book. It is a good example of what the reading process looked like when modern gadgets didn’t exist. The second illustration shows a girl with an up-to-date e-book. Today, most people widely use such piece of technology.
You know, the main difference between the pictures lies in their demonstration of two ways of reading. As to the first photo, it shows us a traditional library. There are bookshelves everywhere with lots of printed books and magazines. Also, there are tables to sit at and flip through the chosen books and magazines. In the foreground there is a woman with a big red printed book, her index finger pointing upwards as if exressing the idea that this kind of book is really what you need. The second photo dempnstrates an electronic way of reading. There is a girl with an e-book reader sitting on a sofa or in an arm-chair at home. When looking at the background, you can’t see any bookshelves at all. You don’t really need them because all your books are electronically stored on your gadget.
Each way of reading has its advantages and disadvantages. Printed books are safer for your eyes and give you a nicer sensation when turning over the pages. But they need a spacious room to be stored, and you have to spend much time to go to the bookstore or a library to get them. On the contrary, e-books don’t need physical space, and it takes no time to download them from the Internet. However, they damage your eyes. In addition, your e-book reader can unexpectedly become discharged, and you loose any opportunity to read a book.
Personally, I would like to have as many gadgets as possible. You know, life is constantly becoming busier, and gadgets help me to keep up the pace.
That’s it, Ben. Call me back as soon as you come home.