Внутришкольная олимпиада по английскому языку в 10 класс
Read the text and the questions 1-5 below. For each question, mark the correct letter A, B, C or D. (Рекомендованное время 20 минут)
My home is a windmill
by Josh Summers, aged 14
My home’s different from where my friends live because I live in a19th century windmill! My parents saw it one day, and bought it. It was in poor condition, but it was repaired and now it’s fantastic!
The windmill was once used to make flour from corn. The corn store used to be downstairs, where our kitchen is now, and horses came there to deliver the corn. The enormous 20-metre sails are still on the front, but they don’t turn in the wind like they used to because it is too dangerous, so birds live in them instead. There’s always a ladder up the side of the windmill so that dad can paint it and keep it a nice cream colour. He also cleans the windows, although a company comes to do the top ones as the ladder’s too short.
Inside it’s like a tent with six sides, and it becomes more pointed towards the top, so the rooms get smaller. My room’s under the roof and I get a fantastic view – it’s like looking out of an airplane window. There are some other houses around now, and a new main road, but I can relax and make a noise when I play my guitar up there and no one can hear me! I can hear everything, though, like the birds when it’s quiet, which is really calming, or the very loud storms, which I can see coming towards us. And I actually find it easier to concentrate on my school work up there, as my brothers and sisters don’t want to climb up all the stairs, so they don’t disturb me! I can’t imagine living anywhere else!
1. What is Josh trying to do in the text?
A compare his home with his friends
B explain why his family chose to live in their current home
C tell readers about advantages of living where he does
D suggest how his home could be improved
2. What does Josh say about the outside of the windmill?
A Wild creatures have made their homes there.
B It’s covered in dark paint.
C There’s a ladder that goes right to the top.
D The windows frequently need cleaning.
3. Josh says that his room
A is a bit like an aeroplane inside.
B is a good place for practicing a musical instrument.
C is the largest one in the windmill.
D is better for relaxing in than doing school work.
4. What does Josh say about the different sounds he hears in the windmill?
A He dislikes the noise of the sails in the wind.
B He enjoys listening to all the birds.
C He feels nervous when a loud storm comes along.
D He’s pleased that he’s not disturbed by any noise.
5. What would a visitor from the 19th century say if they saw the windmill now?
A It’s great that they’ve kept the corn store as it was. The horses used to love coming there.
B The sails are a lot smaller than they used to be. I suppose that’s for safety reasons.
C It’s still in the same condition as before. The owners never looked after it then, either.
D You can still see the windmill from miles away. Of course, there weren’t all these
buildings around it then, as a busy road going past.
Put your answers here:
Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs in brackets.
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On the 15th of October, two men 1_____ (try) to get to the top of Everest. They 2_____ (make) their camp at the bottom of the mountain. They 3_____ (feel) very well in it. It 4_____ (be) the highest camp on the mountain. The night before the climb, they 5_____ (drink) tea with them and had supper. They 6_____ (discuss) what to take with them to the top. They 7_____ (decide) to leave their sleeping bags and tents behind because the equipment 8_____(be) too heavy.
Early in the morning they 9_____ (have) breakfast and 10_____ (get) dressed. Then they 11_____ (start) to go up the mountain. It 12_____ (be) extremely difficult. The snow 13_____ (be) very deep. After a long, hard fight they 14_____ (reach) the top together. They15_____ (laugh), 16_____ (shout) and 17_____ (take) some photographs.
Then the sun 18_____ (disappear) and the two men 19_____ (realize) they 20_____ (be) on the top of Everest and it 21_____ (be) almost night. Their camp 22_____ (be) too far to reach. They 23_____ (go) a little way down the mountain, but there 24_____ (be) no
moon and it 25_____ (be) too dangerous.
They 26_____ (have) to spend the night on the mountain, at about 10, 000 metres, with no tent, sleeping bags or food. They 27_____ (believe) it 28_____ (be) possible. They 29_____ (dig) a hole in the snow, and 30_____ (bury) themselves. They 31_____ (not sleep). It 32_____ (be) - 30 °C. When the light 33_____ (come) at last they 34_____ (begin) climbing down, and soon they, 35_____ (get) to their camp. Everybody 36_____ (be) happy.Put the words in the correct order.
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1. lawyer \ not \ anything \ My \ the police \ advised \ to say\ me \ to.
2. I \ want \ to wait \ Can \ or \ me \ go \ do \ you \ now?
3. to call \ early \ We \ him \ us \ didn't \ for \ so \expect.
4. sooner \ we \ Bad \ us \ than \ weather \ return \ expected \ made \ to.
5. my \ She \ mention \ student \ heard \ name \ first-year \ somebody \ to.
6. Anna \ want \ your \ didn't \ I \ to leave \ home.
7. to offer \ help \ I \ you \ Peter \ would \ your \ like.
8. him \ to give up \ of \ bad \ smoking \ Everybody \ promise \ this \ heard \ habit.
9. pupil \ I \ to be \ know \ very \ him \ good\ a
10. told \ blackboard \ The \ to come \ teacher \ to \ the pupil \ the.
Change the following statements into questions.
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1. She has always been in love with me. (Disjunctive)
2. The boy throwing stones into the pond is my brother. (Alternative)
3. Having arrived at the stadium David found that the game was over. (To the subject)
4. When translating the text at the exam the students were allowed to use a dictionary. (Special)
5. They met each other on their way home. (General)
This is part of a letter from Sheryl, your English-speaking
... My friend and I are planning to start a new hobby but we haven 't decided yet what hobby to choose. Do you have any hobbies? Do you feel you have enough time for your hobbies? What hobbies are popular with teenagers in Russia ? Are there any hobbies you 'd like to lake up?
As for my school exams, they a^e almost over and I'm looking forward to my summer break ...
Write back to Sheryl.
In your letter
—answer her questions
--ask 3 questions about her plans for the summer
Write 100—140 words.
Remember the rules of letter writing.
KEYS: Total: 56
II. Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs in brackets.
1. tried; 2. made; 3. felt; 4. was; 5. drank; 6. discussed; 7. decided,
8. was; 9. had; 10. got; 11. started; 12. was; 13. was;
14. reached; 15. laughed; 16. shouted; 17. took; 18. disappeared;
19. realized; 20. were; 21. was; 22, was; 23. went; 24. was;
25. was; 26. had; 27. believed; 28. was; 29. dug; 30. buried;
31. didn't sleep; 32. was; 33. came; 34. began; 35. got; 36. was.
III. Put the words in the correct order
1. My lawyer advised me not to say anything to the police.
2. Can I go now or do you want me to wait?
3. We didn't expect him to call for us so early.
4. Bad weather made us return sooner than we expected to.
5. She heard somebody mention my name to first-year students.
6. I didn't want Anna to leave your home.
7. I would like you to offer Peter your help.
8. Everybody heard him promise to give up this bad habit of
9. I know him to be a very good pupil.
10. The teacher told the pupil to come to the blackboard.
She has always been in love with me, hasn't she?
Is the boy throwing stones into the pond your brother or your nephew?
Who found that the game was over having arrived at the stadium?
Who was allowed to use a dictionary when translating the text? What were the students allowed to use when translating the text? When were the students allowed to use a dictionary?
Did they meet each other on their way home?