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Задания для олимпиады по английскому языку 9-11 классы

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Listening

Time: 30 minutes

Task 1

Listen to the radio interview about life for business managers. Decide which of the following statements (items 1-10) are True (A), False (B) or on which the information in the interview was Not Stated (C). You will hear the radio interview twice.


1. More than 10000 managers took part in the survey.

A. True B. False C. Not Stated


2. The survey involved senior managers.

A. True B. False C. Not Stated


3. About 50 countries participated in the survey.

A. True . False C. Not Stated


4. The results for Britain were as expected.

A. True B. False C. Not Stated


5. The main measure of condition was a manager’s salary.

A. True B. False C. Not Stated


6. It was very difficult to calculate the buying power of a salary.

A. True B. False C. Not Stated


7. A further study will follow.

A. True B. False C. Not Stated


8. The standard of managers’ living turned out to be higher in Germany than the USA.

A. True B. False C. Not Stated


9. The results for Ecuador were very surprising for the sociologists.

A. True B. False C. Not Stated


10. There were no European countries among the worst for managers.

A. True B. False C. Not Stated


Task 2

Dr Matthew Belmont, who teaches at Manchester University, gives a lecture on the problems associated with cities today. Listen to his talk and for questions 11-20 choose the best option A, B or C. You will hear the extract twice.


11. Dr Belmont studies life in …

A. countries B. villages C. cities


12. According to Dr Belmont problems of the cities in the 21st century are caused by their…

A. expansion B. differences C. lifestyles


13. Which was not mentioned by Dr Belmont as a specific topic of his talk?

A. healthcare B. pollution C. crime


14. People move to the cities looking for…

A. work B. money C. better healthcare


15. People live longer …

A. in the cities B. in the country C. both in the cities and in the country


16. According to Dr Belmont the crime rate may be explained by …

A. unemployment B. overpopulation C. cost of living


17. The number of mobile phones snatched in Manchester in 2003 grew by … compared to 2002.

A. 400 B. 600 C. 900


18. According to Dr Belmont people have to spend on transport … every day.

A. £4 B. £14 C. £40


19. Dr Belmont’s talk implies that to improve the environmental situation people …

A. should pay special taxes.

B. shouldn’t bring their cars into city centres.

C. must use public transport.


20. In London last year …

A. the number of cars increased.

B. people paid for bringing their car in the city.

C. the drivers were dissatisfied with the new tax.

Reading

Time: 45 minutes

Task 1

Read the text about self-study tips. The text has eight sections, 0 - 7. For sections 1-7, choose the correct heading A-L from the list of headings below. Write the correct letter A-L in boxes 1-7 on your answer sheet. Section 0 is used as an example.

List of headings

A Consult your teacher

B Take a break

C Make a timetable

D Create a working place

E Sit comfortably

F Study at home

G Talk about your work

H Photocopy important material

I Make catalogue references

J Use the library

K Prioritize your work

L Exercise regularly

Example Answer

Section 0 C

SELF-STUDY TIPS

0

However difficult you find it to arrange your time, it will pay off in the long run if you set aside a certain part of the day for studying - and stick to it. It is best to make a weekly allocation of your time, making sure that you have enough left for recreational activities or simply to be 'with' yourself: reading a novel or watching a television programme.

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As part of your weekly schedule, it is also advisable to consider exactly what you have to do in that week, and make sure that you tackle the most significant tasks first, leaving the easier or less urgent areas of your work until later.

2

On a physical level, make sure that you have an area or space for studying. Don't do it just anywhere. If you always study in the same place, preferably a room of your own, you will find it easier to adjust mentally to the activity when you enter that area. You should have everything that you need at hand.

3

Make sure that all the physical equipment that you use, such as a desk, chair etc. is at a good height for you. If you use a personal computer, there are plenty of guidelines available from the government on posture, angles, lighting and the like. Consult these and avoid the typical student aches and pains.

4

If you are doing a long essay or research paper which involves the use of library books or other articles, it helps to keep details of the titles and authors on small cards in a card box. It is also a good idea to log these alphabetically so that you can find them easily - rather like keeping telephone numbers. It's all too easy to read something and then forget where it came from.

5

Make use of equipment that is available to you. If you find a useful article in the library, it is best to make a copy of the relevant pages before you leave. Then, when you get back to your study, you can mark the article and make any comments that you have in the ; line-height: 100%">6

If you are working on a topic your teacher has set, but finding it hard to concentrate, it may be that you actually need to take your mind right off it for a period of time. 'Airing the mind' can work wonders sometimes. After a period away from the task, having not thought about it at all, you may return to it refreshed and full of ideas.

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Similarly, it may help to discuss a topic with other people, especially if you feel that you have insufficient ideas, or too many disorganized ideas. Bring your topic up in conversations at meal times or with other students and see what they have to say. You don't want to copy their ideas but listening to what they think about something may well help you develop or refine your own thoughts.

Task 2

For questions 8-13 read the text below and answer the questions choosing the correct letter A, B, C or D. Mark the correct answer in the boxes for questions 8-13 on your answer sheet.


Using the Internet and CD-ROM databases in the Library

Northways College now has full electronic information resources in the College Library to help you in your studies. On CD-ROM in the library we have about fifty databases, including many statistical sources. Want to know the average rainfall in Tokyo or the biggest export earner of Vanuatu? It's easy to find out. Whether you are in the School of Business or the School of Art & Design, it's all here for you. You can conduct your own CD-ROM search for no charge, and you can print out your results on the library printers using your library photocopying card. Alternatively, you can download your results, again for no charge, but bring your own memory stick or CD-ROM. If you are not sure how to conduct a search for yourself, library staff can do it for you, but we charge $20 for this service, no matter how long or how short a time it takes.

All library workstations have broadband access to the Internet, so you can find the web based information you need quickly and easily. If you are unfamiliar with using the Internet, help is available in several ways. You can start with the online tutorial Netstart; just click on the Netstart icon on the Main Menu. The tutorial will take you through the basic steps to using the Internet, at any time convenient to you. If you prefer, ask one of the librarians for internet advice (best at quiet times between 9.00 am and 11.30 am weekdays) or attend one of the introductory group sessions that are held in the first two weeks of each term. Sign your name on the list on the Library Bulletin Board to guarantee a place, as they are very popular.

A word of warning: demand for access to library workstations is very high, so you are strongly advised to book a workstation, and we have to limit your use to a maximum of one hour at any one time. Make your booking (for which you will receive a receipt) at the Information Desk or at the enquiry desks in the Media Services Area (Level I). Also, use of the computers is limited to Northways students only, so you may be asked to produce your Student Identification Card to make a booking, or while using the workstations.


8 To use the library printers, students must have

A. a memory stick.

B. correct change in coins.

C. a photocopying card.

D. their own paper.


9 To copy search results to a floppy disk, students pay

A. $20.

B. no fee.

C. a fee based on actual costs.

D. a fee dependent on the time taken.


10 If library staff search for information on CD-ROM, students pay

A. $20.

B. no fee.

C. a fee based on actual costs.

D. a fee dependent on the time taken.


11 Students can learn to use the Internet

A. at all time.

B. in the first two weeks of term only.

C. Monday to Friday only.

D. between 9.00 am and 11.30 am only.


12 To ensure efficient access to the library workstations, students should

A. queue to use a workstation in the Media Services Area.

B. reserve a time to use a workstation.

C. work in groups on one workstation.

D. conduct as many searches as possible at one time.


13 At any one time, students may use a library workstation for

A. half an hour.

B. one hour.

C. two hours.

D. an unlimited time.


Task 3

Read the text and answer questions 14-20 below.

Bramley College International Scholarships

There are seven types of scholarship offered by Bramley College to enrolled international students to assist with the costs of their courses. With the exception of applications for scholarship category E, all newly-enrolled international students are automatically considered for these scholarships. The scholarship is awarded in the student's first year as a credit to second semester course fees. In all subsequent years, the scholarship is awarded as a credit to first semester course fees. The scholarships are awarded once per year unless otherwise stated.

The scholarship categories are:


A One scholarship of $2000 for the most outstanding students entering the Foundation Studies Program from each of the following countries: Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. An additional six scholarships are available for students from other countries. These scholarships are offered on two dates, to students in the March and June intakes of the program. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of first semester results.


B Three scholarships providing 25% of course fees for the duration of the course to the three most outstanding State Certificate of Education (SCE) students entering a Diploma or Certificate program. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of the previous year's SCE results.


C Seventeen scholarships providing 25% of course fees for the duration of the course to outstanding Diploma or Certificate students entering each Bramley College School: three each in the Schools of Business and Engineering; two in the School of Applied Science; two in the School of Environmental Design and Construction; two in the School of Art and Design; two in the School of Social Sciences and Communications; one in the School of Biomedical and Health Science; one in the School of Education and one in the School of Nursing. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of first semester results.


D One scholarship of $4000 per annum for the duration of the course to the most outstanding student entering the Diploma in Communication. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of first semester results.


E Nine scholarships of $3000 per annum for the duration of the course to the most outstanding students commencing any Advanced Certificate course. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of Basic Certificate results (not SCE results). Note that applicants need to apply for this scholarship on the Bramley College International Scholarship Application Form.


F One full-fee scholarship to the most outstanding student commencing a Diploma in Art and Design (Photography) course. This scholarship is offered every second year, and is awarded on the basis of results obtained in the Certificate in Design course.


G Four half-fee scholarships to outstanding students of Bramley College's Singapore campus for the final year of the two-year Certificate in Business Studies to be completed in Melbourne, Australia. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of first year results.

Questions 14-20

Look at the seven scholarship categories, A-G above. For which scholarship are the following statements true? Write the correct letter, A-G, in boxes 14-20 on your answer sheet.

NB You may use any letter more than once.


14 It is awarded on results obtained in the SCE exam.

15 It is only available to students from the College’s overseas branch.

16 It is not offered every year.

17 Students need to apply for it.

18 It is offered twice each year.

19 It pays 100% of the student’s tuition fees.

20 It provides 50% of one year’s fees.

Use of English

Time: 45 minutes

Task 1

For questions 1-15, read the text and look carefully at each line. Some of lines are correct and some have a word that shouldn’t be there. If a line is correct, put a tick (√) in the appropriate box on your answer sheet. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word down in the appropriate box on your answer sheet.

Happy Quoting!

1. Quotations and sayings are part of our language and our way of

2. life. As the poet Emerson said, we use of them by necessity; to

3. remind ourselves to look before we leap or to avoid crossing

4. our bridges before we come over to them. We use them by habit,

5. often not realizing we are doing so much, and we all love to

6. use an apt quotation to enliven conversation or score a point

7. in an argument. The booklet contains over above a thousand

8. quotations, proverbs and sayings. Together they offer a great

9. deal of the information, advice, amusement and comfort.

10. Emerson wrote: ‘I hate quotations’, so it is doubtful that he

11. would have been used this booklet – but we hope that you will.

12. Whether you use it to improve your knowledge more, as an aid to

13. solving crossword puzzles, to enrich your own speech or simply

14. for idle reading in your spare time, it will put you in to

15. touch with some of the cleverest minds of the past and at present.

Happy reading and happy quoting!


Task 2

For questions 16 - 23, put each phrasal verb from the box in the appropriate place in the text.

drop in living up to turned up paid for ended up take out push on got on pointing out

Kate’s Travel Diary

We decided to (0) push on and try to reach Venice by Friday afternoon – before the weekend hordes (16) ____________ . Susan was eager to see the city of waterways, as she had never been before, while I wanted to look up an old friend called Davina, who was now studying Italian at university in Venice. Davina had given me an open invitation to more or less (17) ____________ at any time, and she was as good as her word, for she not only put us up, but also spent the whole weekend (18) ____________ the sights to us. She had never met Susan before, but they (19) ____________ immediately, which was a relief. My intention had been to pay her a flying visit, and then head off to Trieste, but we had such a wonderful time that we (20) ____________ staying for four days. Venice did not disappoint us, (21) ____________ its reputation as the most beautiful of cities. On a less triumphant note, poor Susan lost her handbag, including a large amount of cash and her bank cards. She ran up a huge bill phoning home and contacting her bank in London. At least she’d had enough sense to (22) ____________ travel insurance, so this (23) ____________ the costs of most of the loss.


Task 3

For questions 24 - 30, complete the second sentence so that it has the similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. You must use between two and five words. Do not change the word given.

Example:

You haven’t seen my pen anywhere, have you?

happen

You don’t happen to have seen my pen anywhere, have you?


24. Tom was definitely first in the queue.

doubt

There’s ……………………………………………………..first in the queue.

25. It was only when I checked that I saw the tyre was flat.

see

Only when I checked ……………………………………….. a flat tyre.

26. Your hair needs cutting.

have

You need ……………………………………………………. cut.

27. I’m sure this isn’t how you get to Norwich!

can’t

This ………………………………………………………… way to Norwich!

28. He took two hours deciding which seeds to buy.

mind

He took two hours …………………………………………which seeds to buy.

29. He couldn’t stop quickly enough to avoid the accident.

time

He couldn’t ………………………………………to avoid the accident.

30. I slept until the thunder woke me at seven o’clock.

woken

I …………………………………………………the thunder at seven o’clock.




ANSWER SHEET

Participants name:

Listening

Item

1 A B C

2 A B C

3 A B C

4 A B C

5 A B C

6 A B C

7 A B C

8 A B C

9 A B C

10 A B C

11 A B C

12 A B C

13 A B C

14 A B C

15 A B C

16 A B C

17 A B C

18 A B C

19 A B C

20 A B C

Reading

Item

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8 A B C D

9 A B C D

10 A B C D

11 A B C D

12 A B C D

13 A B C D

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

Use of English

Item

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2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

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13

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15

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17

18

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21

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24

25

26

27

28

29

30



Writing

Write an essay about good and bad points of using mobile phones.


You have to write 180 - 200 words.

Time: 45 minutes

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