Ситуации для беседы на экзамене 2019

Экзаменационные материалы для беседы
по учебному предмету «Английский язык»
для учащихся, сдающих выпускной экзамен
по завершении обучения и воспитания
на III ступени общего среднего образования

(учитель Глушакова Т.П.)

Card 1. Let’s talk about accommodation

1.     Tell me about the house/flat you live in.

2.     Do you want to move into a new house/flat? Why or why not?

3.     What questions will you ask your landlord/landlady about the room you are going to rent?

4.     Your friend wants to decorate his/her room and make it look more modern. Give him/her some advice on how to do it.

5.     They say that living in the city is better than living in the country. What  do you think about it?

Card 2. Let’s talk about education

1.     What can you tell me about your school?

2.     Have you decided what you will do after leaving school?

3.     Ask me about the school I went to when I was young.

4.     Give me a piece of advice on how to make all the pupils more attentive at the lesson.

5.     Some people think that education is a key to success. Do you agree with it?

Card 3. Let’s talk about the environment

1.     Do you share the opinion that our planet is in danger?

2.     Do you recycle or throw away all the waste?

3.     Ask your British friend what environmental problems they are concerned about.

4.     Give a piece of advice on what people can do to protect the environment.

5.     If you have a chance to start a campaign to help the environment, what will you campaign for?

Card 4. Let’s talk about Belarus

1.     What attracts tourists to Belarus?

2.     Are the symbols of Belarus known to foreigners? Why or why not?

3.     What questions will you ask a journalist from the BelTA News Agency?

4.     What advice will you give to people who want to visit Belarus?

5.     They say that the Belarusian language is losing its popularity. What do you think about it?

Card 5. Let’s talk about Great Britain

1.     Let’s talk about Great Britain. Would you like to visit Britain?

2.     Do you agree that Great Britain is a country of traditions? Prove your point of view.

3.     What would you like to ask a British teenager about Britain?

4.     Give me a piece of advice on what sights to see in London.

5.     Explain why Britain is so popular among tourists.

Card 6. Let’s talk about science and modern technologies

1.     Tell me about the latest scientific achievements and discoveries.

2.     Do you want to be a scientist?

3.     What questions will you ask a most outstanding scientist?

4.     My niece is not very good at science. Give her a piece of advice on how to achieve better results.

5.     People are becoming more dependent on high-tech devices. Is it good or bad?

Card 7. Let’s talk about art

1.     Our country is world-famous thanks to its artists, composers, etc. Tell me about some of them.

2.     Do you like watching films at home or going to the cinema?

3.     Ask me some questions about the sights I have recently visited in Britain.

4.     Give me a piece of advice on what architectural monuments are worth visiting in Belarus.

5.     Pablo Picasso said: «Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.” What do you think about it?

Card 8. Let’s talk about your future career

1.     Let’s talk about your future career. What is your idea of an ideal job?

2.     Some people think that it is necessary to have a good command of a foreign language to get a good job. Do you agree with this?

3.     Imagine that you are an employer at the job interview. What questions would you ask a person applying for the job?

4.     What would you advise a person who is about to go to a job interview?

5.     Explain what things people should take into consideration when choosing a career?

Card 9. Let’s talk about your family

1.     What does your immediate family mean to you?

2.     Are there any family traditions that you follow?

3.     What questions will you ask a British teenager about his/her extended family?

4.     What can you advise people who want to have a close and happy family?

5.     They say that parents and children have difficulties understanding each other because of the generation gap. What do you think about it?

Card 10. Let’s talk about youth and society

1.     What national and international youth organisations do you know?

2.     Have you ever taken part in any meaningful international events?

3.     What questions will you ask about a new project organised by the BRSM?

4.     Some young people want to become volunteers but don’t know what to start with. What will you recommend them to do?

5.     If you have a chance to start a campaign, what will you campaign for?

Card 11. Let’s talk about the mass media

1.     Let’s talk about the mass media. What is implied under the term «mass media»?

2.     Do you agree that thanks to mass media the whole world has become a «global village»? Prove your point of view.

3.     Ask me about the mass media I prefer and their role in my life.

4.     Convince me that a mobile is a necessity for every teenager.

5.     Explain why many people say that newspapers, radio and TV will lose their popularity and importance soon.

Card 12. Let’s talk about the mass media

1.     Let’s talk about the mass media. What is the role of mass media in the life of contemporary society?

2.     Do you agree that all means of communication are very effective? Prove your point of view.

3.     What can you ask a British teenager about the mass media in his/her country?

4.     My cousin spends a lot of time chatting online; it makes all the family angry. What can you advise in such a situation?

5.     Can the Internet replace other mass media? What is your opinion?

Сard 13. Let’s talk about international cooperation

1.     Tell me how Belarus develops economic relations with other countries.

2.     Do you know any international events that take place in Belarus?

3.     You are going to travel to Britain as an exchange student. Ask questions about the exchange programme.

4.     Give advice to your friend who is hosting a foreign student.

5.     Social networking is a convenient way to keep in touch with foreign friends and a good possibility to develop cooperation. What do you think about it?

Card 14. Let’s talk about national character and stereotypes

1.     Let’s talk about national character and stereotypes. What can you tell me about the Belarusian people?

2.     Is there anything that you want to change in your character?

3.     What questions will you ask me to understand what kind of person I am?

4.     Give me a piece of advice on how to avoid stereotypes?

5.     People say: “When in Rome do as Romans do”. What do you think about it?

Card 15. Let’s talk about outstanding people

1.     Tell me about some Belarusians who are well known all around the world.

2.     Do you think a genius is born or made?

3.     If you have a chance to interview a celebrity, whom will you choose and what questions will you ask?

4.     Your British friend is interested in Russian and Belarusian literature. What kind of books will you advise him/her to read?

5.     What do you think is more important: IQ, hard work, persistence or a solid upbringing on the way to success?

Card 16. Let’s talk about tourism

1.     Let’s talk about tourism. What role does it play in modern life?

2.     Do you agree that travelling with friends is much more interesting than travelling with parents? Prove your point of view.

3.     Imagine you are going to another country on holiday. What would you ask a travel agent about?

4.     What can you advise a person who doesn’t know where to spend his/her holiday?

5.     What opportunities does tourism around Belarus give to foreign tourists?

Card 17. Let’s talk about accommodation

1.     What types of houses do the British people live in?

2.     Do we have the same types of houses in Belarus?

3.     Your family is going to move into a new house/flat. What questions will you ask your parents about your new house/flat?

4.     Your cousin is going to share a room with another student in a hostel. Give him/ her some advice on how to get on with his/her roommate.

5.     What does your ideal house look like?

Card 18. Let’s talk about your family

1.     Let’s talk about family. What role does it play in each person’s life?

2.     Do you agree that family traditions make family ties stronger? Prove your point of view.

3.     What questions would you ask a family psychologist?

4.     What can you advise people who want to get on well with their parents?

5.     Comment on the saying «Blood is thicker than water».

Card 19. Let’s talk about your future career

1.     Let’s talk your future career. What do you want to do in the future?

2.     Do you prefer to work by yourself or in a team? Why?

3.     What questions do you expect from your future employer at a job interview?

4.     Give me some advice on what I have to think about when choosing a job.

5.     Some people think that an applicant should be computer literate to get a good job. What do you think about it?

Card 20. Let’s talk about Belarus

1.     What are the symbols of Belarus?

2.     Do you speak the Belarusian language in your everyday life?

3.     What questions do you expect to hear from a British teenager about Belarus?

4.     What historical sights can you advise your British friend to visit to make his/her stay unforgettable?

5.     Many people gather to make the world better. What do you think young people of Belarus can do to make their country a better place to live in?

Card 21. Let’s talk about any English-speaking country

1.     What do you know about the USA?

2.     Do you think that people speaking the English language are similar in character?

3.     What questions will you ask your foreign friend about his/her country?

4.     Give me a piece of advice on what to choose from a tourist guide to do when planning a visit to the USA.

5.     If you have a chance to travel to any country in the world, which one will you I choose to visit? Why?

Card 22. Let’s talk about national character and stereotypes

1.     Let’s talk about national character and stereotypes. Do stereotypes really reflect national character?

2.     Would you like to visit Great Britain? Why or why not?

3.     Ask your British friend how they celebrate Christmas in their family.

4.     Your British friend wants to discover Belarusian cuisine. What advice will you give him/her?

5.     What do you think is the best symbol of Belarus?

Card 23. Let’s talk about youth and society

1.     Today young people take an active part in social life of their country. How do they do it?

2.     Does your outlook change when you become a member of any youth organisation?

3.     What questions will you ask your friend who belongs to a group of Goths?

4.     What will you advise a person who wants to express himself/herself?

5.     What is the best way to promote a healthy way of life among young people? Why is it important to stay healthy?

Card 24. Let’s talk about education

1.     Let’s talk about education. What can you tell about the system of education in Belarus?

2.     Do you agree that our school gives a person a good start in life? Prove your point of view.

3.     Ask a British teenager about his/her school.

4.     What would you advise a primary school pupil who doesn’t want to study?

5.     People often come back to school and meet their teachers and former classmates. Explain why.

Card 25. Let’s talk about tourism

1.     How do you prefer to travel?

2.     Do you bring home souvenirs from your trips? Why or why not?

3.     You are going on a trip around England. What questions will you ask your British friends?

4.     Your Belarusian friend will spend his/her summer vacation in Great Britain. Give him/her a piece of advice on how to organise the trip.

5.     Every country should encourage and promote tourism. What do you think about it?

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