Школьный тур олимпиады по английскому языку
I. Read the text attentively and choose the right form from the variants
Frankie … (1) green and very tall. He has yellow eyes, black hair and a small
nose. He also has enormous hands and … (2). He isn’t pretty. In fact, he’s very
ugly and people … (3) him a monster. They are afraid of him and always run away
… (4) they see him. But Frankie isn’t bad! He is an intelligent man and he loves
reading. He has … (5) of books in his little house.
He likes writing stories. He sells his stories … (6) make money. He also likes …
(7) his computer and the Internet to write to people. They don’t know that he is
ugly and they enjoy his letters. They sometimes ask him for his photograph, but
Frankie never sends it.
Frankie enjoys gardening. There are a lot of vegetables, fruit trees and roses in
… (8) big garden. He loves roses! He puts bread out in the garden for the birds so
there are a lot of birds too. They … (9) afraid of him!
Frankie never eats meat. He doesn’t like it. He eats vegetables, fruit and bread.
Because he doesn’t like it when people run away from him, he orders all his
shopping by the Internet. The shop delivers his shopping to his house. In this way,
people don’t see him and he feels … (10). And when it is raining he doesn’t have to
go out of the house. He doesn’t like the rain and he is afraid of thunder and
1) A. is B. are C. am
2) A. foot B. feet C. foots
3) A. calls B. write C. call
4) A. when B. how C. by
5) A. much B. lot C. a lot
6) A. by B. for C. to
7) A. gaming B. using C. eating
8) A. his B. him C. at
9) A. not be B. are not C. is not
10) A. happiest B. happier C. the happier
2. Complete the phrases using the information from the text.
11) Frankie has … .
A. black hair and big hands and feet
B. green eyes and a small nose
C. small hands and feet
12) People like writing to Frankie because … .
A. they don’t know that he is ugly
B. they meet him in the supermarket
C. they like to eat meat too
13) Frankie is … .
A. a good person
B. an evil person
C. a beautiful person
14) He lives in … .
A. a big house without a garden
B. a small house with a big garden
C. a small garden
15) He … a lot of books.
16) Frankie sends his photo to … .
A. his Internet friends
17) Birds … .
A. don’t come into the garden
B. come into the garden
C. are afraid of Frankie
18) Frankie likes … .
B. eating meat
C. shopping in malls
19) Frankie goes to … .
A. the supermarket
B. the theatre
C. the garden to put the bread for the birds
20) Frankie is happy when … .
A. people don’t see him
B. he doesn’t see birds
C. he is in the supermarket
3. Choose the correct explanation for the words according to their
meaning in the text.
21) enormous =
A. very big B. hungry C. stupid
22) ugly =
A. beautiful B. pretty C. not beautiful
23) afraid =
A. scared B. sad C. nice
24) intelligent =
A. stupid B. kind C. smart
25) garden =
A. house B. roof C. flower yard
26) shop =
A. flat B. house C. store
27) in this way =
A. so B. why C. there
28) bad =
A. not good B. good C. not pretty
29) rose =
A. bread B. shop C. flower
30) rain =
A. ice B. water C. fire
Школьный тур олимпиады по английскому языку.
1. Выбрать правильный вариант:
1. ... you like a cup of cofee? A) will B) would C) can
2. The girl is ... school. A) in B) on C)at
3. My birthday is ... the 20th ... December. A) on B)in C)at A) in B)of C)at
4. I go ... my granny ... Sundays. A) at B)in C)to A) on B)in C)at
5. Usually she ... her room in the evening. A)clean B) cleans C)is cleaning
6. Ho many books ... in your bag? A) there are B)is there C) are there
7. What ... on the table? A)are there B) there are C)is there
8. Children speak English, ... . ? A)don’he B) don’t they? C)do they?
9. My friend mustn’t come in time, ... ? A)mustn’t he B) does he C) must he
10. It snows in winter, ...? A)does he B)doesn’t it C) does it
11. I am writing a test,...? A) aren’t I B)am not I C) am I
12. Look! They ... in the garden. A)Work B)is working C) are working
13. He can’t come now/ He ... busy. A) is B)is being C) are
14. Next year they ... to the seaside. A) go B)will go C) goes
15. In two years we ... a new car. A)buy B)buys C) will buy D)are buying
16. Let ... invite my friends. A)I B)me C)my
17. The family has two ... . A) child B)childs C)children
18. Granny’s ... are white. A)goose B)geese C) gooses
2. Прочитайте текст, выберите правильные ответы, поставьте знак +, если верно, - , если неверно.
David goes to school on foot. For breakfast he usually eats grapefruit. He likes bananas too. He likes to go to the discos. David can dance very well. He is listening to music and dancing now. His hobby is cooking. In the evening he likes to watch videos. He has got a hamster. It's yellow. It lives in the box. David likes it very much. He takes care of it.
а) Дэвид ездит в школу.
б) Он ходит в школу пешком.
в) На завтрак он обычно ест апельсин.
г) Он любит бананы.
д) Он любит посещать дискотеки.
е) Он плохо танцует.
ж) Сейчас он слушает музыку и танцует.
з) Сейчас он играет в шахматы.
и) Его хобби теннис.
к) Вечером он любит смотреть видео.
л) Вечером он любит гулять.
м) У него есть заяц.
н) У него есть хомячок.
о) Он желтого цвета.
п) Он черного цвета.
3. Заполнить формуляр. Написать полным предложением.
First name Job
Second name Hobbies
Date of birth
Place of birth
4. Напишите русские варианты данных пословиц.
Better late than never. East or Westhome is best. Two heads are better than one.
Morning is always better than down.
Школьный тур олимпиады по английскому языку
Use of English ( 25 points )
Оpen the brackets and put the verbs into the proper tense form.
When Mr. Smith 1 ______(get up) in the morning the weather was very bad. It 2 ______ ( be ) very bad. It 3 ______ (be ) cold outside and it 4 _______ (rain) heavily. He was about to leave for his office when he 5 ________ (find) that all his umbrellas 6 _______ (be) out of order. So he 7 _______ (take) his umbrellas to the umbrella- maker and 8 _______ (say) that he 9 _______ (come) back and take them in the evening.
In the afternoon Mr. Smith 10 _______ (go) to have lunch at a restaurant. A lady 11 ______ (come) in and 12 _______ (sit) down at his table and 13 ______ (have) lunch. Mr. Smith 14 _____(leave) earlier. By mistake Mr. Smith 15 ______ (take) her umbrella and 16 _______ (go) to the door. However, the lady 17 _____(ask) him to give her umbrella back. “Oh, I 18_______(be) sorry,” 19 _______ (say) Mr. Smith. In the evening Mr. Smith 20 ______ (take) his umbrellas from the umbrella-maker and 21 _______ (get) on the train. The young lady 22 ______ (be) on the same train too. She 23 ______(look) at his umbrellas and 24 _______ (say) “You 25 _______ (have) a good day, _______ you?”
Reading (9 points)
Read the text and do the tasks below.
Many years ago there lived a man in London whose name was Patridge. A lot of people knew him because he wrote almanacs where he predicted the weather for each day of the year.
Once he decided to visit one of his friends who lived in the country.
He left London early in the morning and in a few hours he stopped at a small hotel to have dinner and rest a little. As he wanted to see his friend he didn’t stay at the hotel for along time.
When he was ready to go, the receptionist said to him, “Don’t go out! It will rain.“ “No. I am sure it will not,” said Patridge and left the hotel.
But soon it began to rain. “How did the receptionist know about it? He thought. “I must return and ask him. It will help me to write my almanac.”
The receptionist met him at the hotel. Patridge gave him some money and asked him, “How can you predict the weather so well?” “ Oh, we have Patridge’s almanac, and when this Patridge says that the weather will be fine we always know that it will rain. Today it is July 20th, and the almanac says, “Fine weather, no rain”
A. Write down whether the following statements are true or false.
1. Mr. Patridge was popular because of his almanac.
2. One day he decided to find new material for his book.
3. The receptionist recognized him.
4. Mr. Patridge decided to speak with the receptionist because he thought that this talk will help him.
B. Answer the following questions.
1. Why did a lot of people know Mr. Patridge?
2. Why did he decide to go to the country one day?
3. How long was he going to stay at the hotel?
4. Why did the receptionist recommend him not to leave the hotel?
5. How could the receptionist predict the weather so well?
3. Writing ( 10 points ).
Write a letter (50-60 words) to your friend in Britain describing the season you are having now.
Школьный тур олимпиады по английскому языку. 8 класс
1. Use of English ( 22 points )
Оpen the brackets and put the verbs into the proper tense form.
A forester with his dog Tarzan was riding through the thick forest. Suddenly his horse 1 ________( stop). The forester 2 _______(feel) that something 3 ________ (frighten) it. He 4 _______ (look) round and 5 _______ (see) a pack of wolves 6 ________ (come) to them. Then the dog Tarzan 7 ______ (run) over to the wolves, 8 ______(sniff) and 9 ______ (disappear) with them in the forest.
The forester remembered the day when he 10 ______ (find) a helpless hungry wolf- cub. He 11 _______ (pick) it up, 12 _______ (bring) it home, 13 ______ (warm) it, 14 _____(give) it food and 15_______(put) it in Tarzan’s dog house. Soon the cub 16 ______ (grow up). Then the forester 17 _______ (take) the young wolf back to the place where he 18_______ ( find) him and 19 ______ (leave) him there.
Now the forester understood why the wolves 20 _______ (not attack) him or his dog. Among them 21 _______(be) Tarzan’s friend.
Tarzan 22 _______(return) home the next morning safe and sound.
2.Reading (8 points)
Read the text and do the tasks below.
A Wonderful Discovery.
Sarah had a son of ten, who was called Jack. He did not like studying, but loved watching television. Sarah used to drive at school at half past four in the afternoon, bring Jack back home and give him some tea, but as soon as he got home, he always rushed to the television set and turned it on. “Haven’t you got any homework, Jack?” his mother always asked him as she began to make tea.
“Eh? Oh, yes, I have got a little,” he used to answer. “I’ll do it later when there’s nothing interesting on the television.”
At first Sarah had allowed Jack to watch television instead of starting his homework first, but soon she discovered that he never had a little homework – it was always a great deal- and that there was never a time when there was nothing interesting on television, so that after putting off doing his homework for a couple of hours, Jack was too tired to do his homework properly, if at all.
Sarah then decided to make him do it first. This was always a battle, and often when Jack obeyed his mother, he did his work quickly and carelessly as he wanted to finish it quickly and get back to his beloved television.
The result was the same as when he left his homework until last; bad work, which he was punished for the next day at school by getting low marks, either because his homework was full of mistakes, or because he did not know the work he was supposed to have prepared the night before.
One evening Jack’s science homework was about famous inventors like Thomas Edison, who made important discoveries and inventions in the field of electricity. When he had homework that consisted of learning facts, his mother began to test him when he finished, to try to make sure that he had really done the work properly and not left anything out, and this was what she did this time. She did not let him stop until she was sure that he knew what was in his book.
But this time, it was less of a battle than usual to make Jack sit down and go over what he had learnt carefully, because it had strong connection with television.
In class the next day, the teacher said to Jack,” What are some of the things that Thomas Edison did for science?”
“Well,” Jack answered happily, “first of all, if it were not for Edison, we’d all be watching television by candlelight.”
А. Write down whether the following statements are true or false.
Jack had a lot of homework.
He did not do his homework well because he was not a clever boy.
Jack’s mother made him do his homework.
Jack enjoyed doing his homework about Thomas Edison.
Answer the following questions.
Was there sometimes nothing interesting on the television for Jack?
Were Jack’s results better when his mother made him do his homework?
What did Jack‘s mother do to stop him being punished at school?
Why was Jack’s answer funny?
3. Writing (10 points)
Your friend from Great Britain is going to come to Kazan for the first time. Write him| her a letter (100 words).Describe what you are going to see and to do together.
Школьный тур олимпиады по английскому языку. 9 класс
Use of English
For questions 1–10, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0).
I am always 0 dubious whenever futurologists tell us how we will be living several years from now. Their 1______ of jet-pack travel and robot maids came to nothing. More recently we were promised the 2_______ office, 3 _______television and the end of high-street shopping. In some cases, they are wrong because 4 ____ progress has been slower than anticipated.
Airplanes, for example, are barely more 5 _______than they were fifty years ago. In others, the experts have 6______ the number of things that must go right before an 7________changes our lives. It takes more than just one bright idea – thorough 8 _____is needed when developing a new product. In 9_____ , social and psychological factors determine whether or not a new product or service will be 10 _______adopted.
For questions 11–20, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each space. There is an example at the beginning (0).
Luxurious rose-scented soaps, a 0__A mint after dinner – you needn’t have 11___ aromatherapy to understand the therapeutic powers of essential oils. These magical liquids, extracted from a range of aromatic plants, offer a truly holistic therapy, because they work on both body and 12___. When you put soothing oils in your evening bath to help you relax, you are recreating rituals that are thousand of years old. Hippocrates 13____ that the secret of health was an aromatic bath and scented massage every day. Cleopatra bathed in jasmine, while other Egyptians blended oils to 14___ as medicines. In Shakespearean Britain, women spread rosemary and lavender on floors to 15___ and purify rooms.
Now it has been 16___ in various scientific studies that many of these essential oils have powerful antiseptic and anti-bacterial uses. A recent Australian report found that tea tree oil was the only substance to kill all the types of antibiotic-resistant bacteria tested. Therapists know that tea tree oil can treat minor wounds. It seems that every essential oil 17___ of hundreds of chemicals, all with potential healing and medicinal properties. When an oil is inhaled, these chemicals enter the body’s system and bloodstream. Compared to drugs, the oils’ 18___ are fairly weak, but this in itself makes the oil safe 19__. For this reason, aromatherapy is often introduced as treatment 20___ conventional medicine, to complement mainstream medical practices.
0 A strong
11. A experimented
12. A brain
13. A claimed
14. A make
15. A wash
16. A appeared
17. A. contains
18. A results
19 A reliefs
20 A. between
TRANSFER ALL YOUR ANSWERS TO YOUR ANSWER SHEET Total time: 30 minutes
Use of English
Items 1 - 10 are based on episode 1. You will hear someone giving her opinion about whether it is possible to judge people by their appearance. For items 1-7 decide whether the statements are TRUE (A), FALSE (B) or the statement is NOT STATED on the tape (C).
The pilot met the speaker’s friend as she arrived at the airport ……………
The speaker thinks it’s in human nature to judge people by their appearance. …………….
The speaker thinks people’s faces and clothes are a reliable guide to their character. ……………
Those people who look like our friends are always sympathetic to us. ……………
We lack time to study people we communicate with. ……………
All people can equally easily change their appearance. ……………
We should ask other people to help to create new images. …………….
For items 8-10 choose the best answer A, B, C or D.
Why did her friend have a flight?
A to make some notes about a politician
B to meet with a politician
C to try a new plane
D to interview a pilot of the plane
Why did the presenter get into a difficult situation?
A because she spent all her money
B because the pilot didn’t arrive
C because she got into the wrong airport
D because she thought the pilot should be a man
What story does she remember?
A she didn’t like her teachers at school
B she disliked her teacher’s hairstyle
C she had long hair for three weeks at school
D it was prohibited to wear long hair at school
Items 11 - 20 are based on episode 2. You will hear part of a radio program about memory. For questions 11- 16 decide whether the statements are TRUE (A) or FALSE (B).
11. People’s memory is usually lost when they are old. ………………….
12.It is important to continue cognitive processes if you want to
keep good memory. …………………
13. Changing your way can’t stimulate your brain. ………………….
14. Thinking more carefully you get more blood to your brain. …………………
15. Choosing the same place for your things will prevent you from loosing them. ………………..
16. Some associations can be helpful to learn something new. ………………..
For items 17 -20 choose the best answer A, B or C.
According to the speaker:
17. Experts say playing chess
A is especially useful for elderly people
B helps you to stimulate your brain
C is the same as doing puzzles
18. The presenter states that
A physical exercise almost every day is necessary
B playing tricks develops your memory
C aerobic exercises can’t replace intellectual exercises
19. If you want to improve your memory,
A you can eat more chocolate
B you should take photos of places and people you see
C you should give up bad habits
20. If you want to succeed in a meeting
A it’s advisable to practise your speech in a relaxed atmosphere
B you should create a similar atmosphere while practicing a speech
C you should write a speech beforehand
Total time: 35 minutes
1.1. Read the text and put the paragraph headings in the correct place (A, B or C):
A Be someone else!
B No limits
C Making connections
Three ways to become more creative.
Most people believe they don't have much imagination. They are wrong. Everyone has imagination, but most of us, once we become adults, forget how to access it. Creativity isn't always connected with great works of art or ideas. People at work and in their free time routinely think of creative ways to solve problems. Maybe you have a goal to achieve, a tricky question to answer or you just want to expand your mind! Here are three techniques to help you.
This technique involves taking unrelated ideas and trying to find links between them. First, think about the problem you have to solve or the job you need to do. Then find an image, word, idea or object, for example, a candle. Write down all the ideas/words associated with candles: light, fire, matches, wax, night, silence, etc. Think of as many as you can. The next stage is to relate the ideas to the job you have to do. So imagine you want to buy a friend an original present; you could buy him tickets to a match or take him out for the night.
Imagine that normal limitations don't exist. You have as much time, space, money, etc. as you want. Think about your goal and the new possibilities. If, for example, your goal is to learn to ski, you can now practise skiing every day of your life (because you have the time and the money). Now adapt this to reality. Maybe you can practise skiing every day in December, or every Monday in January.
Look at the situation from a different point of view. Good negotiators use this technique in business, and so do writers. Fiction writers often imagine they are the characters in their books. They ask questions: What does this character want? Why can't she get it? What changes must she make to get what she wants? What does she dream about? If your goal involves other people, put yourself "in their shoes', The best fishermen think like fish!
1.2. Answer the question. Choose the answer (a, b or c) which fits best according to the text.
4. Which statement is true?
A Most people aren’t imaginative.
B Only children are imaginative.
C We are all imaginative.
5. How does the first technique work?
A You link your problem with an image or word.
B You link your problem with the word “match.”
C You have to think of a present for a friend.
6. In the second technique, what must you imagine?
A That you are rich.
B That you aren’t limited in any way.
C That you can ski.
7. What do you do in the third technique?
A Imagine you are a negotiator.
B Imagine you are a different person.
C Imagine you are a fiction writer.
8. In the third technique, what type of questions should you ask?
A Questions about other people’s shoes.
B Questions about business techniques.
C Questions about motivation and making changes.
Read about some changes in New York City.
The Forbidden Apple.
New York used to be the city that never sleeps. These days it's the city that never smokes, drinks or does anything naughty (at least, not in public). The Big Apple is quickly turning into the Forbidden Apple.
If you wanted a glass of wine with your picnic in Central Park, could you have one? No chance. Drinking alcohol in public isn't allowed. If you decided to feed the birds with the last crumbs of your sandwich, you could be arrested. It's illegal. If you went to a bar for a drink and a cigarette, that would be OK, wouldn't it? Er ... no. You can't smoke in public in New York City.
What's going on? Why is the city that used to be so open-minded becoming like this? The mayor of New York is behind it all. He has brought in a whole lot of new laws to stop citizens from doing what they want, when they want.
The press are scandalised. Even the New York police have joined the argument. They recently spent $100,000 on a 'Don't blame the cop campaign. One New York police officer said, 'We raise money for the city by giving people fines for breaking some very stupid laws. It's all about money'
The result is a lot of fines for minor offences. Yoav Kashida, an Israeli tourist, fell asleep on the subway. When he woke up, two police officers fined him because he had fallen asleep on two seats (you mustn't use two seats in the subway). Elle and Serge Schroitman were fined for blocking a driveway with their car. It was their own driveway.
The angry editor of Vanity Fair magazine, Graydon Garter, says, 'Under New York City law it is acceptable to keep a gun in your place of work, but not an ‘empty ashtray'. He should know. The police came to his office and took away his ashtray.
But not all of New York's inhabitants are complaining. Marcia Dugarry, 72, said, 'The city has changed for the better. If more cities had these laws, America would be a better place to live.' Nixon Patotkis, 38, a barman, said, 'I like the new laws. If people smoked in here, we'd go home smelling of cigarettes.
Recent figures show that New York now has fewer crimes per 100,000 people than 193 other US cities. And it's true - it's safer, cleaner and mere healthy than before. But let's be honest - who goes to New York for its clean, streets?
Mark the statements true or false:
9. Some activities have recently become illegal in New York.
10. It is now illegal to smoke or drink alcohol anywhere in New York.
11. Eating sandwiches in the park is illegal.
12. The police like the new laws.
13. It is illegal to sleep on the subway.
14. Elle and Serge Schroitman were fined because they parked in he wrong place.
15. The editor of Vanity Fair magazine thinks some of the new laws are stupid.
16. Some people like the new laws.
17. New York is now clean and safe compared to in the past.
Total time: 30 min.
Структура проведения тура: участвуют два экзаменатора и два участника олимпиады. Пары составляются методом случайной подборки. Преподаватели начинают вести беседу и задают каждому участнику 2-3 вопроса для того, чтобы снять напряжение, расположить их к беседе и подготовить к выполнению устного задания.
Время, отводимое на данный этап задания, 1-2 минуты.
Примерный перечень вопросов:
What activities and hobbies are you good at?
What cultures are you interested in?
How many languages are you fluent in?
What do you usually talk with your friends about?
What do you use the Internet for?
Члены жюри сообщают участникам конкурса основную информацию о том, что им предстоит сделать в ближайшее время, с этого момента начинается запись ответов участников конкурса на магнитофон.
“Your task is the following: in a minute you’ll have to speak about your eating habits. Please, tell us what is your idea about proper meal.”
Члены жюри задают вопросы:
Have you ever been on a diet?
Do you avoid food which has additives?
Do you take vitamin supplements?
Do you eat between meals?
Do you live to eat?
Do you eat frozen and ready-prepared meals?
Каждый участник должен высказаться. Время, отводимое на выполнение данного этапа задания, 2-3 минуты на каждого участника.
Участникам олимпиады предлагается обсудить в паре следующее:
You are going to do a survey about eating habits in your country. You are to make up a questionnaire. Ask any questions you like depending on what you think the important and interesting issues are. Then you should suggest possible answers and compare them with eating habits abroad. You have to discuss your choice with your partner explaining the reasons for your choice.
Read the instructions
Write an entry for the website below. Write it in 120-180 words about a favourite teacher from your past.
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The College of Education is compiling stories
of great teachers and the qualities that made
them memorable. You can help by submitting a
memory of your special teacher below.
Your favourite teacher’s name:
What is the first characteristic that you think
of when you remember this teacher?
Describe a specific memory of this teacher:
Describe how this teacher treated you as a
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