Международный конкурс "Мириады открытий"
(конкурс сразу по 24 предметам за один оргвзнос)
Задание 1. Прочитайте текст и ответьте на вопросы.
Britain is only a small country, but every part is different. Scotland is a land of mountains, lakes and romantic castles. The winters are cold, with plenty of snow, but the summers are often warm and sunny. Deer live in the hills, and the rivers are full of salmon. Edinburgh, Scotland's capital, is very beautiful. The heart of the city is the castle, where the kings of Scotland lived for centuries. Edinburgh has a busy cultural life. Every year, in August, the International Festival takes place. Musicians, actors and singers come from all over the world and thousands of visitors fill the city. In the evening, the opera house, the theatres and concert halls are full. In cafes and pubs, small groups sing, act and read poetry. The castle is at its best in Festival time. Every night there is a magnificent military «Tattoo». Highland soldiers wearing «kilts» play the bagpipes and march to the music. Tartans, the patterns of the kilts, have an interesting history. Since the fifteenth century, each Scottish family (or 'clan') has worn its own tartan as a kind of badge. It was a useful way of recognizing people, especially in times of war. Many tartans date only from the nineteenth century, but some of the old patterns still exist. «Dress» tartans, worn on special occasions, have light, bright colours. Hunting tartans are usually green, blue, or brown.
Wales is a country of high mountains and pretty valleys. But Wales has plenty of industry, too. There are many factories and coal mines there. The people of Wales are very musical. Every year they have a festival of Welsh music and poetry called an «Eisteddfod».
A hundred years ago the north of England was the industrial heart of the country. The old factories have gone now and the workers have to look for jobs in the new «high-tech» industries. The centre of England (the «Midlands») is also an important industrial area, especially near the huge cities of Coventry and Birmingham, the centre of car industry. The west of England is a rich farming country. It produces milk, cream, butter, cheese and apples.
Northern Island is beautiful too. In the warm, wet climate much of the land is farming.
Britain is an island and there is no place to be too far from the sea. Some of the coast, especially in the west, is wild and rocky, with small, sandy beaches, and romantic harbours.
castle - замок
deer - олень
Edinburgh - Эдинбург
bagpipe - волынка
tattoo - барабанная дробь
tartan - шотландский плед
salmon - лосось
«high-tech» industries - отрасли высоких технологий
cathedral - собор
coal mines - угольные шахты
Eisteddfod - айстедвод, состязание бардов (ежегодный фестиваль в Уэльсе)
beach - берег
harbour - гавань
What can be found there in Scotland? ______________________________________________________
What is the heart of Edinburgh? ___________________________________________________________
What is annually held in Edinburgh? _______________________________________________________
How is the Festival observed? ____________________________________________________________
What are tartans? When are they used? _____________________________________________________
What is England famous for? _____________________________________________________________
What is Wales noted for? ________________________________________________________________
What is said about Northern Ireland? _______________________________________________________
Задание 2. Вставьте фразовый глагол TAKE с нужным предлогом.
My cousin Kenny ____ ____ his mother. They both hate sports and love eating.
At big airports planes ____ ____ every five minutes.
Vic is only six, but his computer skills are amazing. He ____ ____ his father, who is a fantastic programmer.
In Japanese restaurants you must ____ ____ your shoes.
When I won 250,000 dollars, it took me a few minutes to ____ it all ____.
When Hans was a student, he ____ girls ____ for a meal every night.
Rita's brother speaks fantastic English; last week he ____ ____ Italian - he wants to go to Italy on holiday.
When the plane ____ ____, I looked down. The picture was beautiful - green trees and a shiny river.
Yesterday my husband ____ me ____. We saw a film and had a nice dinner in an Italian restaurant.
My father has a lot of free time now, so he decided to ____ ____ up yoga.
От данных слов образуйте существительные при помощи суффиксов -ment, -ant, -ness, -ist.
Задание 4. Вставьте частицу "to" перед инфинитивом, где необходимо.
1. I like ... play the guitar. 2. My brother can ... speak French. 3. We had ... put on our overcoats because it was cold. 4. They wanted ... cross the river. 5. It is high time for you ... go to bed. 6. May I ... use your telephone? 7. They heard the girl ... cry out with joy. 8. I would rather ... stay at home today. 9. He did not want ... play in the yard any more. 10. Would you like ... go to England? 11. You look tired. You had better ... go home. 12. I wanted ... speak to Nick, but could not... find his telephone number. 13. It is time ... get up. 14. Let me ... help you with your homework. 15. I was planning ... do a lot of things yesterday. 16. I'd like ... speak to you. 17. I think I shall be able ... solve this problem. 18. What makes you ... think you are right? 19. I shall do all I can ... help you. 20. I like ... dance. 21. I'd like ... dance. 22. She made me ... repeat my words several times. 23. I saw him ... enter the room. 24. She did not let her mother ... go away. 25. Do you like ... listen to good music?
Ответы к заданию № 2.
My friend Barry takes after his mother. They both hate sports and love eating.
"It's raining terribly" Douglas said taking off his raincoat.
At big airports planes take off every five minutes.
Vic is only six, but his computer skills are amazing. He took after his father, who is a fantastic programmer.
In Japanese restaurants you must take off your shoes.
When I won 250,000 dollars, it took me a few minutes to take it all in.
When Hans was a student, he took girls out for a meal every night.
Rita's brother speaks fantastic English; last week he took up Italian - he wants to go to Italy on holiday.
When the plane took off, I looked down. The picture was beautiful - green trees and a shiny river.
Yesterday my husband took me out. We saw a film and had a nice dinner in an Italian restaurant.
My father has a lot of free time now, so he decided to take up yoga.
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