Олимпиада учителей английского языка
1.Сейчас Вы будете выполнять задания по аудированию. Каждый текст
прозвучит 2 раза. После первого и второго прослушивания у Вас будет
время для выполнения и проверки заданий. Все паузы включены в
аудиозапись. Остановка и повторное воспроизведение аудиозаписи не
A. Novels are good for improving language skills.
B. Novels make my life more exciting. .
C. Novels teach me how to act in certain situations.
D. Novels are a good subject of conversation.
E. Novels increase my knowledge of other countries.
F. Novels allow me to travel through time.
2.Прочитайте текст. Установите соответствия между заголовками и абзацами текста. Используйте каждую букву только один раз.
A. Speaking is not the first step.
B. Listening by watching English films.
C. A good way to improve speaking.
D. The advantages of listening.
E. English speech is available.
F. Listening from the moment of birth.
1. Everyone knows that there are four skills in learning a language, namely
listening, speaking, reading and writing. They are always related in terms of
usage, and speaking is viewed by learners as the most desirable skill in face to-
face communication in the globalization era. What do you have to do before
you can speak? What does a child learn before he talks? Listen, of course!
2. Naturally, children begin listening to their parents when they are babies.
They are often greeted, spoken to and admired without any response expected.
Though nobody knows if the baby understands the spoken words, the process
continues. Children automatically acquire such language over some time.
That leads to speaking skill which is quite applicable to daily conversation.
3. In learning English, listening can help to improve speaking considerably.
Although it is the first of all skills, it is neither the easiest nor the most
meaningless. We need to hear various types of English repeatedly and
continuously if we want to communicate properly, meaningfully and naturally.
4. When listening, we are reviewing a lot of English usage such as
vocabulary, grammatical structures, intonation, accent etc. We can learn new
words and expressions by hearing them frequently. We can imitate what we
hear and apply it with great confidence. Listening can be a good «hobby» while
we do other things such as cooking, ironing, exercising, relaxing etc. In other words, we have no wasted time at all.
5. Nowadays, radio cassette recorders are household appliances, but we
often overlook their radio function. We can experience English language radio programmes almost anywhere in the world. They are usually picked up on FM
bands and aired particularly for foreigners. Short wave radio progrаmmes are
another option. Two of the most easily found English language broadcasters
are the BBC and Voice of America. Today, you can even access them by
3.При выполнении заданий этой части в бланке ответов №1 под номером выполняемого Вами задания (А1 А7) поставьте знак «×» в клеточку, номер которой соответствует номеру выбранного Вами ответа.
The wrestler who became an author
Pete Watson looks like the biggest, sweetest teddy bear you ever saw. It's only
when he opens his mouth that you notice the missing front teeth. Watson is a threetime world champion wrestler turned author. He was adored by fans because he was different: while other wrestlers were supreme athletes, he was just a hulk who knew how to take a hit. You could throw as many chairs as you like at Pete Watson, you could smack him repeatedly, but he wouldn't go down.
After two autobiographies and a series of children's stories, he has just written a
brilliant first novel: a work of immense power and subtlety, likely to gain a wide
readership. At its simplest, it is about a boy and his dad getting together after a lifetimeapart, though there is far more to it than that. Was he inspired by anyone he knew? The father, he says, is based on guys he met on the road, wrestlers, friends of him, who appeared to be leading exciting lives, but deep down were pretty miserable.
Watson does not come from traditional wrestling stock. He grew up in LongIsland, New York. His father was an athletics director with a PhD, his mother a
physical education teacher with two master's degrees - one in literature, the other in
Russian history. He was a big boy, bullied for his size. One day his neighbour had a go at him, and for the first time Watson realized he could use his weight and size instead of feeling awkward about it. It was a turning point.
At college, he did a degree in communication studies. Meanwhile, he was
learning professional wrestling. Did his parents try to dissuade him? 'No. They were just really insistent that I finished college. I am pretty sure they thought I'd get hurt and quit wrestling.' But he didn't.
He looks in remarkably good condition for someone who spent 20 years in the ring. His skin is smooth and firm, there are few visible scars. 'It's amazing what
retirement can do for you. I looked really rough five years ago, and now I think I look a good deal younger,' he says. People are surprised by the softness of his handshake.
'Yeah, that's the wrestler's handshake,' he says.
Do you have to be a good actor to be a good wrestler? 'I used to really resent the
acting label, but it is acting. When it's really good, when you're feeling it and letting that real emotion fly, it comes closer to being real.' What did his children think when they saw him getting hurt? 'Well, they used to think I never got hurt because that's what I told them. When they got old enough to realize I did, they stopped enjoying it.
That was in part what led to my decision to get out.'
Nowadays, his time is dedicated to family and books -his next novel is about boy
wrestlers living on the same block, and he is also writing more children's stories. He does not think this life is different from wrestling. 'Wrestling is all about characters,' he does not think this life is different from wrestling. 'Wrestling is all about characters,' he says. 'So when my fans hear I've written a novel, I don't get the sense that they feel I've abandoned them.
What impression do we get of Pete Watson's skills as a wrestler?
1) He frequently lost because he was not very aggressive.
2) Не was too gentle and friendly to be a good wrestler.
3) Не was injured a lot because he didn't fight back.
4) His speciality was letting his opponent hit him.
It is suggested that Pete Watson's first novel
1) is based on his own autobiography
2) will be popular with those who liked his autobiographies.
3) will not only appeal to his fans.
4) is not much more than a simple story
What does 'traditional wrestling stock' in line 13 refer to?
1) Watson's childhood
2) Watson's family background
3) Watson's educational background
4) Watson's background in athletics
What did Watson's parents feel about his interest in wrestling?
1) They were afraid he would get hurt.
2) They insisted that he should have proper training at college.
3) They wanted him to give up wrestling.
4) They thought he would abandon the sport quite soon.
Pete Watson seems to be in good condition now
1) although he is now retired.
2) in spite of being a wrestler for so long.
3) because he stopped wrestling five years ago.
4) and he finds this fact amazing
How does Pete Watson regard the idea that wrestling is like acting?
1) He resents the suggestion.
2) Не thinks wrestlers aren't good actors.
3) Не has come to accept it.
4) He doesn't think wrestling can compare to acting.
Pete Watson's present life is not so different from his past occupation because
1) his work is still connected with characters.
2) he is writing about wrestling, his previous profession.
3) his family is still more important than anything else.
4) his fans still follow his career with interest.
4.Прочитайте приведѐнный ниже текст. Преобразуйте, если необходимо,слова, напечатанные заглавными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных номерами B1–B11, так, чтобы они грамматически соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните пропуски полученными словами. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию из группы B1–B11.
The London Eye, the giant (В1)….. wheel, is a new landmark for OBSERVE
London. It is one of the most popular (В2) ….. in the world. ATTRACT
The wheel is the largest of its kind, at a (В3) ….. of 135 meters. HIGH
1,700 tons of steel have been used for its (В4) ….. . People are CONSTRUCT
making special journeys to see the (В5) ….. giant wheel. EXCITE
15,000 visitors can fly the Eye every day.
The architects, Julia Barfield and her husband David were the
the winners of the (В6) ….. to design a Millenium landmark. COMPETE
Their design was the most (В7) …. of all the projects. The first IMAGINE
(В8) ….. of the wheel were made on their kitchen table DRAW in 1993. David developed the idea for a giant wheel and Julia
Found the (В9) …… site by drawing a circle round London IDEA
and finding its centre.
Not (В10) ….. , it took about three years to do all the SURPRISE
groundwork to get the wheel built. In (В11) ….. of their work, the RECOGNISE
Couple have been awarded the MBE, a special honour that is given in the UK to someone who has achieved something special.
5.Прочитайте текст с пропусками, обозначенными номерами А8–А22. Эти номера соответствуют заданиям A8–A22, в которых представлены возможные варианты ответов. Обведите номер выбранного Вами варианта ответа.
Carefully conducted studies that have followed the children of working mothers have not been able to show any long-term problems, compared with children whose mothes stayed at home. My personal А8 ….. is that mothers should be allowed to work if they wish. Whether we like it or not, there are a А9….. of mothers who just have to work.
There are those who have invested such a big part of their lives in establishing a career that they cannot А10 ….. to see it lost. Then there are many who must work out of pure economic А11 ….. . Many mothers are not А12 ….. out to be full- time parents.
After a few months at home with a much loved infant, they feel trapped and isolated. There are a number of options when it А13 ….. to choosing childcare. These range from child minders and nannies through to Granny or the kind lady А14 ….. the street.
А15 ….., however, many parents don't have any chochoice; they have to accept anything they can get. Be prepared! No А16 ….. how good the childcare may be, some children are going to protest wildly if they are left. This is a А17 ….. normal stage of child development. Babies separate well in the first six months, but soon after that they start to get a crush on Mum and close family А18 ….. . Make sure that in the first week you allow А19 ….. time to help your child settle in.
All children are different. Some are independent, while others are more А20 ….. to their mothers. Remember that if you want to А21 ….. the best for your children, it's not the quantity of time you spend with them, it's the А22 ….. that matters.
А8 1). view 2). idea 3). thought 4). decision
А9 1). percentage 2). group 3). number 4). proportion
А10 1). afford 2). decide 3). hope 4). expect
А11 1). reason 2). duty 3). necessity 4). task
А12 1). made 2). cut 3). brought 4). born
А13 1). refers 2). concerns 3). turns 4). comes
А14 1). of 2). opposite 3). across 4). next to
А15 1).In addition 2). In fact 3). In reality 4).In contrast
А16 1).way 2).matter 3).surprise 4).exception
А17 1).perfectly 2).extremely 3).very 4).certainly
А18 1).people 2).adults 3).members 4).grown-ups
А19 1).little 2).no 3).lots 4).plenty of
А20 1).used 2).attached 3).keen 4).fond
А21 1).make 2).give 3).have 4).do
А22 1).quality 2).attitude 3).behaviour 4).manner
6. Прочитайте текст и заполните пропуски A–F частями предложений,
обозначенными цифрами 1–7. Одна из частей в списке 1–7 лишняя.
Занесите цифры, обозначающие соответствующие части предложений,
On New Year’s Day, 1985, Michael Harrison phoned his father, Sir Ernest,
to wish him a happy new year. Sir Ernest was chairman of Racal Electronics, the
owner of Vodafone, A _______________________.
At the time, mobile phones weighed almost a kilogram, cost several
thousand pounds and provided only 20 minutes talktime. The networks themselves
were small; Vodafone had just a dozen masts covering London. Nobody had any
idea of the huge potential of wireless communication and the dramatic impact
Hardly anyone believed there would come a day when mobile phones were
so popular C _______________________. But in 1999 one mobile phone was sold
in the UK every four seconds, and by 2004 there were more mobile phones in the
UK than people. The boom was a result of increased competition which pushed
prices lower and created innovations in the way that mobiles were sold.
When the government introduced more competition, companies started
cutting prices to attract more customers. Cellnet, for example, changed its prices,
D _______________________. It also introduced local call tariffs.
The way that handsets themselves were marketed was also changing and it
was Finland’s Nokia who made E _______________________. In the late 1990s
Nokia realized that the mobile phone was a fashion item: so it offered
interchangeable covers which allowed you to customize and personalize your
The mobile phone industry has spent the later part of the past decade reducing its
monthly charge F _______________________, which has culminated in the fight
between the iPhone and a succession of touch screen rivals.
1. trying to persuade people to do more with their phones than just call and text
2. that there would be more phones in the UK than there are people
3. and relying instead on actual call charges
4. that mobile phones would have over the next quarter century
5. the leap from phones as technology to phones as fashion items
6. and his son was making the first-ever mobile phone call in the UK
7. the move to digital technology, connecting machines to wireless networks
7.Прочитайте приведённые ниже тексты. Преобразуйте, если необходимо,
слова, напечатанные заглавными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных
номерами B4–B10, так, чтобы они грамматически соответствовали
содержанию текстов. Заполните пропуски полученными словами. Каждый
пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию из группы B4–B10.
A cup of coffee
Once I was travelling in Italy. It was a lovely day. I wandered
along the street until I came upon some parasol-shaded tables
B4 which seemed to __________________ very nice. I settled and I
opened my book.
It was taking a long time for the waiter to arrive, but I was in
B5no hurry. I was sure that the waiter __________________ COME
But finally, becoming impatient, I turned to signal for service
B6and saw the neon sign. That was the __________________ BAD
moment ... I discovered that I was sitting outside a store selling
The Great Wall of China
The Great Wall of China runs for 6,700 kilometers from east to
B7west of China. It is one of the __________________ wonders GREAT
of the world.
B8 The Great Wall __________________ in order to protect BUILD
the country form different aggressors.
B9 The construction of the Wall __________________ in the 6th BEGIN
century BC and lasted until the 16th century AD.
B10 Since then, the Great Wall of China __________________ BECOME
a symbol of wisdom and bravery of the Chinese people and
a monument to Chinese nation for many hundreds of years.
8.Прочитайте приведённый ниже текст. Образуйте от слов, напечатанных
заглавными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных номерами В11–B16,
однокоренные слова так, чтобы они грамматически и лексически
соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните пропуски полученными
словами. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию из группы
UK: Conservation and Environment
Going for a walk is the most popular leisure activity in Britain.
Despite its high __________________ density and widespread POPULATE
urbanization, the UK has many unspoilt rural and coastal
Twelve National Parks are freely accessible to the public and
were created to conserve the __________________ beauty, NATURE
wildlife and cultural heritage they contain.
Most of the land in National Parks is privately owned, but
administered by an independent National Park Authority which
works to balance the expectations of __________________ VISIT
with the need to conserve these open spaces for future
The UK also works to improve the global environment and has
taken global warming __________________ ever since SERIOUS
scientists discovered the hole in the ozone layer.
In 1997, the UK subscribed to the Kyoto Protocol binding
developed countries to reduce emissions of the six main
greenhouse gases. The Protocol declares environmental
B16 Nowadays British __________________ are taking part in one SCIENCE
of the largest international projects that is undertaken to protect
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