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Олимпиадные задания по английскому языку для 7-8 классов


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Комплект заданий для учащихся 7-8 классов

PART 1

LISTENING

Time: 15 minutes

TASK 1

You are going to hear a conversation between two pupils in a school canteen. Decide if the statements 1-6 are true (T), false (F) or there is no information (N).

  1. Tommy is not with them because he's got a PE lesson now.

  2. David thinks that Geography is a useless subject.

  3. The next lesson is History.

  4. David hasn't done his History homework because his computer crashed.

  5. David and Jenny have got exams in three month's time.

  6. David thinks Ms.Fitzwilliam sets too much homework.


TASK 2

You are going to hear a man talking about a healthy lifestyle. Complete the gaps 7-13 with a maximum of two words

A Healthy Lifestyle

FOOD

If you want to get fit and stay fit, watch what (7)_________________________.

Eat at least (8)_______________ pieces of fresh food and vegetables every day.

Always choose (9) _______________ foods.

SMOKING

If you smoke, (10) ____________________.

SPORT

Take up a sport. Do regular (11) _________.

RELAXATION

Relax. Avoid (12)___________ and make sure you get (13) _______________.

Transfer your answers to the answer sheet!


PART 2

READING

Time: 15 minutes

TASK 1

Read the following text about school meals in different countries. Match the statements1-5 to the countries A-E.

  1. Meals are organized differently in primary school and in high school.

  2. Small children receive fruit.

  3. Sweets cannot be bought at all times.

  4. The government makes rules about the content of the meals.

  5. You can choose your food if you are on a special diet.


A. Scotland

The typical menu offers a choice between turkey steak; pizza; baked potato; a sandwich, roll or salad. In addition, children can choose to have milk, juice, soup and bread, vegetable and fruit. Every child gets a free piece of fruit a day in their first two school years and all dining rooms provide free fresh water.


B. Colombia

State schools provide either one hot meal a day: soup, rice or pasta, meat salad and fruit juice; or a series of light snacks: at least two pieces of fruit, fruit juice, small cake and sandwich. In both cases, the amounts of calories and vitamins are set by the Health Ministry, and each meal must provide children with 33% of their recommended daily intake.


C. Japan

In many primary schools meals are eaten in the classroom during the lunch break, and the children clean up afterwards. Among the dishes served are tofu stew, vegetables, rice, miso soup, yoghurt and milk. High schools operate canteens, other children have lunchboxes, which may contain cold rice balls, grilled meat or fish pickles and vegetables.


D. Spain

Hamburgers are on the menu, but only once a week. On other days you may find omelettes, salads, fish and pasta. Desserts could be yoghurt, orange compote or a banana. Typically there is only one option on offer, though children on special diets are catered for.


E. Australia

Meat pies, sausage rolls and hotdogs are traditional in Australia. But to fight childhood obesity, many schools use a 'traffic light' system, which limits the sale of red-labelled foods that are high in sugar or salt, such as pastries and chocolate. Healthier green-labelled foods such as sushi, sandwiches, corn and watermelon are available every day.


TASK 2

Read the following text about a day trip. For questions 6-11, choose the correct answer A-C.

6. When Mr and Mrs Long first got lost, why didn't they ask the way?

A. It was late and there was nobody about.

B. They couldn't speak French.

C. They wanted to use a map.


7. What transport did they use the morning after they got lost?

A. a car

B. a train

C. they walked


8. What did they do after they got to Paris the second time?

A. They went to Belfort.

B. They hiked to Vesoul.

C. They tried to get on the wrong train.


9. Which form of transport did Mr and Mrs Long not use on their trip?

A. train

B. ferry

C. plane


The Least Successful Day Trip

Michael and Lilian Long from Kent took the ferry from their home in England to Boulogne in France in 1987. On Easter Sunday they went for a short walk around the town and got lost.

'We walked and walked,' Mrs Long recalled, 'and the further we walked to try to get back, the further we walked away from Boulogne'.

Unable to speak French they walked throughout the night until finally the next morning a driver gave them a lift to a small village. Here they caught a train to the wrong destination — Paris. In the French capital they spent all their remaining money on catching what they thought was the express train back to Boulogne. They arrived in Luxembourg at midnight on Monday. Two hours later police put them on the train back to Paris. Then they nearly boarded the train to Bonn in Germany.

Finally they reached Boulogne a week after they had set out on their walk. Mr Long said that it was the first time they had travelled abroad and that they would not be leaving England again.

Transfer your answers to the answer sheet!


PART 3

USE OF ENGLISH

Time: 15 minutes

TASK 1

Read the following article about the school lottery. Use the words in bold to form one word for each gap 1-9

The School Lottery

In some big cities in Britain similar houses are sold for very (1) ... DIFFERENCE

prices. Why is this? Each school in Britain has a list of streets

it takes its students from. It can only take students from

another area if there are not enough local students to take up

all the places. So, parents will (2)... pay more for a house in HAPPY

a street where their children could attend a better school.

What about those who can't afford to pay more for their house?

At the moment, if they don't have the (3)... to pay, their ABLE

children will have to go to a worse school which probably

has more problem students and (4)... exam results. LOW

Some people believe that this is (5)... They say that the FAIR

children of poor parents who want a good (6)... should EDUCATE

have the same chance as the children of richer parents.

They suggest (7)... 'lottery' schemes to decide which school INTRODUCE

a child will attend. The idea is that the better students will help

the others and the teacher will be able to control them more (8).... EASY

Obviously not everyone likes the idea. The parents who are

upset are generally richer and more (9)... than others, and they POWER

have a good chance of keeping things as they are. The ideal

solution, of course, would be to make all schools better.


TASK 2

Change the form of the verb given in bold

Van Cliburn's Pupil

While on a tour in England, Van Cliburn, the famous American pianist (10) walk down the street of a small town. On one of the houses he (11) see the following sign: Miss Jones — Piano lessons - £5.

Inside, someone (12) play one of Beethoven's sonatas. The playing was very bad. Van Cliburn felt it was an insult to the memory of the great composer. Finally, he walked up to the door and knocked. When Miss Jones herself (13) answer the door, the famous pianist introduced himself and explained that he (14) listen to her play. He also said that, if she wished him to do so, he gladly (15) play the sonata for her in the way it should (16) play. Miss Jones said that she would be delighted if he (17) play for her. Van Cliburn played several of Beethoven's sonatas.

About a year later, Van Cliburn was in the same town again and was walking along the same house again. However, coming to the same house again, he now (18) see this new sign displayed outside: Miss Jones, Van Cliburn's pupil — Piano lessons - £25.


Transfer your answers to the answer sheet!





























Participant's ID number








PART 4

WRITING

Time: 15 minutes


You would like to go on a summer English course in Cambridge. You have found an advertisement for a language school that looks interesting. Write an e-mail to the manager of the school.


1. Ask about the price of a one-month General English course.

2. Ask about the facilities at the school.

3. Ask about afternoon activities.

4. Observe the rules of letter writing.


Do NOT write down the address.

Do not write down your REAL name.

You should write about 90-100 words.


























Participant's ID number








ANSWER SHEET

LISTENING

1


T

F

N

2

T


F

N

3

T


F

N

4

T


F

N

5

T


F

N

6

T


F

N

7



8



9



10



11



12



13




READING

1


A

B

C

D

E

2

A


B

C

D

E

3

A


B

C

D

E

4

A


B

C

D

E

5

A


B

C

D

E

6

A


B

C


7

A


B

C


8

A


B

C


9


A

B

C



USE OF ENGLISH



10


2



11


3



12


4



13


5



14


6



15


7



16


8



17


9



18



















Ключи и транскрипции текстов для аудирования


LISTENING

READING

USE OF ENGLISH











Scripts

TASK 1

Jenny: Hi, David. Anything good on the menu today?

David: Good? You must be joking. Fish or chicken, broccoli or baked beans, and some strange stuff that's supposed to be vegetarian.

J: Yuk. And where's Tommy? He's always first in the lunch queue.

D: He's lost his PE kit and went to look for it in the science lab.

J: He's probably just left it in the changing rooms in the gym again. Anyway, how're you doing?

D: Not bad, considering I had to survive double geography first thing this morning.

J: What's wrong with geography? I like it. It's almost like travelling, you know, like, in your imagination.

D: It's boring, that's what wrong with it. And it's certainly nothing like travelling... Eh...what do we have after lunch?

J: Do you ever remember your timetable?

D: I never remember anything. Especially in exams. So what's next?

J: French, and then history. Have you done the essay?

D: What essay?

J: David, wake up. Miss Fitzwilliam set us an essay last week on the causes of World War I.

D: Oh no. I forgot all about it! She's gonna kill me. I'll tell her my computer crashed.

J: And you think Fitzwilliam will believe that, do you? That woman's never let anyone hand in anything late.

D: Yeh. I'll be getting a lecture all right. 'Do you realize your exams are in three months' time and if you don't study now, it may affect your whole future?' She's awful. Fish and chips for me, please. No broccoli.

J: She's a good teacher, though. And, you know, the exams are in three months' time and you don't want to fail them, do you?

D: I can't stand that Fitzwilliam woman.


TASK 2

Pam: Hi, Ken, do you know what this is about?

Ken: Hi Pam. It's some guy talking about how to keep fit. It could be interesting. I...

Arthur: I confess. I'm an addict. But I'm not addicted to drugs or alcohol. No. I'm a fitness fanatic. I'm addicted to healthy food and sensible exercise. And I'm here to tell you how to have a healthy lifestyle.

P.: Interesting?

K.: Sssh, give him a chance.

A.: Look at me! I'm not particularly athletic, but I'm fit, as fit as a fiddle. I haven't had a day's illness in my life. Well, I've had a few colds, and I once broke my arm...

P.: Who is this guy?

A.: … and another time I twisted my ankle, but I've never felt really sick or had to take a day off work. I never go to the doctor's and I've never been in a hospital, except to visit friends. One reason is that I follow a sensible diet. I'm 52, and I haven't put on any weight since I was 22!

P.: Fascinating.

K.: Ssssh.

A.: If you want to get fit and stay fit, watch what you eat. Your body is a temple. Do not pollute it...

P.: Is your body a temple, Ken?

A.: Do not pollute your body with junk foods and alcohol. Cut down on fatty foods and stimulants. To stay in shape, you should eat at least five pieces of fresh fruit and vegetables every day, and always choose low-fat foods. And please, if you smoke, give up. Not tomorrow, not next week, but now.

K.: I hope you're listening, Pam.

P.: Shut it, Ken!

A.: Now! I smoked a cigarette once, so I know what it's like. My second secret is exercise. Don't be a couch potato! Don't be a lazy slob! All you get in front of the TV is backache and earache. Take up a sport! Do regular exercise!

P.: I wish he'd speak louder.

K.: Yeah, I can hardly hear him.

A.: I go jogging before breakfast. Five kilometers every day. And I also go walking every evening. Even in the rain and snow. Discipline, that's what you need. If you haven't got discipline, I recommend joining a gym. As you work out, you can talk to your friends about your new healthy habits.

P.: Ken?

K.: Yeah?

P.: Tell me about your healthy habits.

A.: And secret number three is … eh... secret number three is … And secret number three is relax. Take it easy. Avoid stress and make sure you get enough sleep. I sleep for eight hours and I don't need sleeping pills. Just a healthy diet and regular exercise. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. And that works for women too. Thank you.




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