1 Олимпиада по английскому языку (5 класс) 1.Reading: Прочитай текст и найди правильный ответ из предложенных A) True (верно) В) False (неверно) С) Doesn't say (в тексте не сказано). A bear is a large, heavy, strong animal with thick fur and a very short tail. There are several kinds of bears, black bears, polar bears, and grizzly bears. The brown bear lives in the forests and mountains of Northern America, Europe and Asia. Bears live alone; they never live in groups. Mother bear usually has from one to four baby bears. They are born in the winter and drink their mother's milk. They live with their mother for one or two years. Bears often spend much of their winter sleeping. Before winter they eat a lot of food. Bears can be dangerous to people. 11 A bear has small eyes. A) True B) False С) Doesn't say 12 Bears can be black. A) True B) False С) Doesn't say 13 Bears don't live in Europe. A) True B) False С) Doesn't say 14 They live in groups. A) True B) False С) Doesn't say 15 Mother bear has more than five babies. A) True B) False С) Doesn't say 16 Baby bears are born in the winter. A) True B) False С) Doesn't say 17 Baby bears live with their father. A) True B) False С) Doesn't say 18 Baby bears hunt with their mother. A) True B) False С) Doesn't say 19 Bears eat a lot before winter. A) True B) False C) Doesn't say 20 Bears are never dangerous. A) True B) False С) Doesn't say 2.Use of English: Подумай и выполни задания на знаний лексики и грамматики английского языка. 21. Выбери правильный вариант ответа a foot - A) foots В) footes С) feet D) foot Е) feets 22. Дополни предложение, выбрав одно из слов под соответствующей цифрой. My mother's sister is my. A) uncle B) sister C) aunt D) daughter E) grandmother 23. Выбери лишнее слово в логическом ряду
2 A) cat В) mouse С) rabbit D) tail E) dog 24 Установи соответствие между "цифрами" и "буквами" a) five A) 1-b, 2-a, 3-d, 4-e, 5-c 2. 5 b) fifty-five B) 4-b, 3-a, 2-d, 1-е, 5-c c) fifty C) 1-a, 2-е, 3-е, 4-b, 5-d d) fifteen D) 1-е, 2-a, 3-d, 4-e, 5-b e) five hundred and five Б) 1-b, 2-е, 3-d, 4-a, 5-c Продолжи ряд числительных: first, second, third, fourth, A) five; B) fifth; C) fifteen 26 Заполни пропуски нужными словами... Dad... any brothers or sisters? 1. Have Dad got 2. Does Dad have 3. Does Dad has 27 Составь утвердительное предложение, расположив слова в нужном порядке в соответствии с цифрами. 1. usually 2) for 3) in 4 )1 5) go 6)walk 7) evening 8) a 9) the Найди обобщающее слово для каждой строки weather, season, months, sports, family 28. : rainy, sunny, warm, snowy, cloudy. 29. : mum, grandma, dad, grandpa, brother. 30. : volleyball, table tennis, hockey, football. 31. : winter, spring, summer, autumn. 32. : December, June, August, September. iv Cultural Awareness: Хорошо ли вы знаете страну изучаемого языка? Выбери правильный ответ. 33 The capital of Great Britain is... A) New York B) Washington C)London 34 Who climbs the chimney and puts presents into the stockings on the eve of Christmas in Britain? A)Father Frost B)Santa Claus 35 Madame Tussaud's is A) a wax museum in London B) a famous American cartoon family С) a British actor and producer
3 v Writing. Умеешь ли ты писать по-английски? Заполни анкету о себе, 36 Name 37. Surname 38 Home address 39 Date of birth 40 Family 41. Favorite subjects D) What are your hobbies?. E) Favorite sports F) Do you have any pets?_ G) Date
4 Ключи: 1 - в С 21-С 31- SEASON 41-1 балл 2 - В 22-С 32- MONTHS 42-1 балл 12 - А 3 A 13 - В 23-D 33-C 43-1 балл 4 - В 14 - В 24-А 34-B 44-1 балл 5 - С 15 - В 25-В 35-A 45-1 балл 16 - А 26-В 36-1 балл 6 - С 17 - В 27-В 37-1 балл 7 - С 8 - С 18-С 28-WEATHER 38-1 балл 9 - А 19 - А 29- FAMILY 39-1 балл 10 - А 20 - В 30- SPORTS 40-1 балл
6 Олимпиада по английскому языку 6 класс Задание 1. Прочитайте текст о Мартине и отметьте буквой Т (True) правдивые утверждения, а буквой F (False) -ложные. My clothes I like trousers and jeans. I don't like shirts but I like T-shirts and sweatshirts. I also like baseball caps. My favourite colours are blue and red. At school I usually wear my black trousers or blue jeans, and a T-shirt or sweatshirt. I've got a lot of T-shirts. My favourite T-shirt is blue with a picture of a tiger on it. I usually wear trainers. I've got some black shoes, but I don't like them. At the moment I'm wearing blue jeans, a red and blue sweatshirt and my new trainers. I really love my new trainers! 1. Martin likes jeans. 2. He doesn't like sweatshirts._ 3. His favourite colours are blue and green._ 4. He usually wears green trousers at school._ 5. His favourite T-shirt is black. 6. He doesn't like his black shoes._ Задание 2. Заполните пропуски в тексте подходящими по смыслу словами. Одно слово лишнее. В начале дан пример (0). big comfortable tidy light hot new quiet My dream house isn't old - it's (0) new. And it isn't dark - there are lots of windows, so all the rooms are very (1). And it isn't noisy - my house is in the countryside, and it's very (2). My bed is very (3), so I sleep very well. My house is never untidy - it's always (4). And, of course, my house isn't small - it's very (5)! Задание 3. Найдите в каждом предложении ошибку и исправьте ее. Используйте зашифрованные слова, данные в скобках. Example: I sleep in my kitchenr bedroom (rmdbeoo) 1. I have breakfast in the bathroom. (tchkien) 2. I watch TV in the garden. (vignlimoro) 3. I have a shower in the living room. (troboham) 4. I play football in the bedroom. (rdagne) 5. I leave my coat in the dining room. (lalh) Задание 4. Заполните пропуски в предложениях правильной формой глагола to have, выразив утверждение или отрицание. 1. They like animals. They a dog and two cats. 2. We never watch TV. We a television. 3. She has a sister, but she a brother. 4. I a CD player, but I don't have a Walkman. 5. He walks to school. He a bike. 6. That's my mobile phone. It a silver cover. 7. He sandwich, but he doesn't have a drink. 8. My house a garden. 9. My grandparents grey hair. 10. Danny can't use the Internet, he a computer. Задание 5. Расположите фразы телефонного разговора в правильном порядке. Yes, he has. Hi. It's Jane here. Can I speak to Mark, please?
7 OK. Bye then. Sure. Has he got your number? Yes, please - can you ask him to ring me? Thanks. Bye. No, I'm sorry - he isn't in. Can I take a message? Задание 6. Выберите правильный вариант: а. а Ъ. an с. the d. 26 She is... doctor. She works in hospital. 27 They are at a cafe on...high Street. 28 He eats... egg and toast for breakfast. 29 In summer... sky is clear and blue. 30 I want to be... engineer when I leave school moon is very bright tonight. 7. My cousin lives in... Odessa. 8. It's raining. Don't forget to take... umbrella. 9. I don't like tea with... milk. 10. His younger sister likes... bananas.
8 Олимпиада по английскому языку (7класс) 1. Выбери правильный ответ 20. The teacher asked... read the next paragraph. A) her to B) her that she C) that she 21.1 don't understand... you're trying to say to me. A) that B) what C) which to walk until I was nearly two. A) couldn't B) wasn't able C) didn't able 23 Her grandfather... a policeman in London. A ) used to be B) used to being C) is used to be 24. Susan is going... holiday next Christmas. A) on B) at a C) to a 25. Visitors are expected... between 9.00 and daily. A) arrive B) arriving C) to arrive he studied hard, he didn't pass the exam. A) However B) Even though C) Despite 27."... the truth", his mother said. A) Tell me B) Say to me C) Tell to me 28. She usually takes a sandwich to school... she gets hungry. A) in case B) although C) however 29. Look out! That stack of plates... any moment now. A) will fall B) is going to fall C) is falling 2 Выбери правильный ответ H) Today only about five hundred Amur... live in the Far Eastern forests. A) taigas B) tiger C) tigers I) When he... the answer, he usually puts up his hand. A) no B) know C) knows J) It has... a wonderful day! A) been B) bean C) being K) The ship set... for Jamaica. A) sale B) sail C) sailed L) She threw the ball... into the air. A) hi B) high C) highest 35 World... II broke out in September A) Wore B) Warn C) War 36. Let me give you a... of advice. A) piece B) peace C) pieces 37.1 bought a... of shoes yesterday. A) pair B) pea C) peas 38. She wore her hair in a.... A) plate В) plaque С) plait 39. You'd be... stiff in a job like that. A) board B) bored C) bore
9 3 Это история о моряках, которые долгое время провели на острове. Чтобы ее прочитать, расположите абзацы в правильном порядке. Результаты занесите в табличку. HOW PENGUINS CAME ON AN ISLAND 11. The poor men grew very thin and weak. They were beginning to lose all hope of life, when great flocks of penguins came to the beach. Now the sailors could get a lot of penguin eggs which were good to eat. So the penguins saved their lives. The penguins stayed for about three months; when their young ones could swim, they all disappeared one night in the direction of the south. 12. Far out in the Atlantic Ocean, about midway between Africa and South America and over a thousand miles from the land, there is a group of three small islands. 13. Some time after a ship landed there, and the sailors left the island. They told many interesting things about penguins. 14. For six months the sailors lived very well. They killed many seals and hunted wild pigs and goats. Then a sad accident happened: there was a terrible storm in the sea and their ship sank with all their meat and guns. Now they were shut up in that little island. Winter was coming on, and they had very little food to eat. 15. Two sailors, who knew and liked this peaceful place, decided to live there for some time. There were very many seals there, and they could catch and kill them for food. They built a hut near the shore, where there was a beautiful waterfall of sweet spring water. They could climb up high hills where there were wild pigs and goats. 4 0 (1 ) 41 (2) 42 (3) 43 (4) 44 (5) 4. Прочитайте рассказ о старом слоне и его хозяине. Заполните пропуски необходимыми словами. Слова выбирайте из таблицы. animal elephant ship cub trunk money words mountain market ears owner actor A circus owner once came to India. One day he went to the ). An Indian market is a wonderful place. You can buy
10 there whatever you want. The man wanted to buy some unusual ) : a snake, a tiger (47) or a peacock. But suddenly he saw an elephant. The (48) was big and grey with a very long (49) and big (50). It was like a real (51)! The man came to the seller: "How much is the elephant?" - "I don't sell him", said the man, "he is my friend. Now he is very old and can't work. I am poor and he eats a lot. I don't have enough (52) to buy food for him." "Then what do you want to do with him?" asked the circus owner. "I hope that someone would like to become his new (53) and take care of him for the rest of his life", answered the man. The circus owner thought for a while then he said: "I am a circus owner. I would like to take him with me. I think he will be a good (54) at my circus." "Where is your circus?" asked the man. "I live far from here, in Europe. We'll go there by (55). The ship is leaving tomorrow. If you want I may take you to Europe too." The Indian man was surprised at such (56). But then he said: "I haven't got a family. This elephant is my real friend and I would like to go with you." The next morning they left for Europe. Ali (it was the name of the Indian man) lived with his elephant in the circus, took good care of him and in the evenings they took part in the performances together.
11 9 th Form Olympiad Аудирование THE PAINTER On 25 October 1881 a little boy was born in Malaga, Spain. It was a difficult birth and to help him breathe, cigar smoke was blown into his nose! But despite being the youngest ever smoker, this baby grew up to be one of the 20 th century s greatest painters Pablo Picasso. Picasso showed his truly exeptional talent from a very young age. He learned to draw before he could talk. He was the only son in the family and very good-looking, so he was thoroughly spoilt. He hated school and often refused to go unless his doting parents allowed him to take one of his father s pet pigeons with him! Apart from pigeons, his great love was art, and when in 1891 his father, who was an amateur artist, got a job as a drawing teacher at a college, Pablo went with him to the college. He often watched his father paint and sometimes was allowed to help. One evening his father was painting a picture of their pigeons when he had to leave the room. He returned to find that Pablo had completed the picture, and it was so amazingly beautiful that he gave his son his own palette and brushes and never painted again. Pablo was just 13. From then onwards there was no stopping him. Many people realized that he was a genius but he disappointed those who wanted him to become a traditional painter. He was always breaking rules of artistic tradition and shocked the public with his strange and powerful pictures. He is probably best known for his Cubist pictures, which used only simple geometric shapes. Pablo created over 6000 paintings, drawings and sculptures. Today a Picasso costs several million pounds. Once, when the French Minister of Culture was visiting Picasso, the artist accidentally split some paint on the Minister s trousers, Picasso apologized and wanted to pay for them to be cleaned, but the Minister said, Non! Please, Monsieur Picasso, just sign my trousers! Picasso died of heart failure during an attack of influenza in Dictionaries are not allowed Directions: In this Test you will carefully listen to a text read aloud twice. The text is followed
12 by 15 tasks. You should do tasks 1 through 7 following the first reading of the text on the basis of what is stated or implied in the text. The text will be read a second time and you should do tasks 8 through 15 following the second reading of the text on the basis of what is stated or implied in the text. For each task you will choose from four possible answers (a, b, c, or d), or two symbols (+ or -) as specified prior to each task.. Choose the best answer and mark the letter or symbol of your choice on the Answer Sheet. Section 1. True or False Statements (+/-). Listen to the story and decide which of these statements are true and which of them are false. Mark your answers on the Answer Sheet. 1. A little boy was born on 25 October Pablo learned to draw before he could talk. 3. His great love was art and pigeons. 4. His father got a job as a drawing teacher in Pablo wasn t allowed to help his father paint pictures. 6. The picture which Pablo completed instead of his father was not so beautiful as his father s. 7. Picasso is best known for his Cubist pictures. STOP WAIT FOR THE SECOND READING OF THE TEXT Section 2. Questions 8 through 15 (on your Answer Sheet circle the correct letter A, B, C, or D). 8. Pablo Picasso was born in a) Spain; b) Italy c) France; d) Belgium. 9. Why was it a difficult birth? a) there were no doctors beside; b) the mother died; c) the baby couldn t breathe; d) the baby was too heavy and big. 10. The boy was thoroughly spoilt in his childhood because : a) he was very nervous; b) the child had a week health;
13 c) he had no mother; d) he was the only son in the family. 11. What did Picasso always shock the public with? a) he was not breaking the rules of artistic tradition; b) he was only painting animals; c) he was painting strange and powerful pictures; d) he was only painting people. 12. What characterizes most of his pictures? a) realism; b) simple geometric shapes; c) soft colours; d) absurdity. 13. What happened when the French Minister of Culture was visiting Picasso? a) the artist split some paint on the Minister s trousers; b) the Minister paid one million pounds for his picture; c) the artist presented a picture to him; d) Picasso didn t show his pictures to the Minister. 14. What did the Minister ask? a) to sell the picture; b) to sign the trousers; c) to sign the picture; d) to clean the trousers. 15. What does the number refer to? a) the price of one of Picasso s pictures; b) the number of sculptures Picasso created; c) the total number of his paintings, drawings and sculptures; d) the number of paintings and drawings Picasso created. Reading Comprehension Test for 9 th Form Students
14 Text 4: In Washington, D. C., 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a very special address. It is the address of the White House, the home of the president of the United states. Originally the White House was gray and was called the Presidential Palace. It was built from 1792 to At this time, the city of Washington itself was being built. It was to be the nation s new capital city. George Washington, the first president, and Pierre Charles L Enfant, a French engineer, chose the place for the new city. L Enfant then planned the city. The president s home was an important part of the plan. A contest was held to pick a design for the president s home. An architect named James Hoban won. He designed a large three-story house of gray stone. President Washington never lived in the Presidential Palace. The first president to live there was John Adams, the second president of the United States, and his wife. Mrs. Adams did not really like her new house. In her letters, she often complained about the cold. Fifty fireplaces were not enough to keep the house warm! In 1812 the United States and Britain went to war. In 1814 the British invaded Washington. They burned many buildings, including the Presidential Palace. After the war James Hoban, the original architect, partially rebuilt the president s home. To cover the marks of the fire, the building was painted white. Before long it became known as the White House. The White House is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the United States. Every year more than 1.5 million visitors go through the five rooms that are open to the public. Questions (on your answer sheet circle + if the statement is true, if it is false) 21. The White House was originally gray. 22. James Hoban was a French Engineer. 23. It took ten years to build the Presidential Palace. 24. George Washington lived in the White House first. 25. Mrs. Adams complained about the cold. 26. The United States and Britain used to be enemies. 27. Pierre Charles L Enfant won the design contest. 28. Britain invaded Washington. 29. After the war, not all of the White House needed to be rebuilt, but it did need to be partially rebuilt. 30. All of the White House is open to the public to visit.
15 Use of English Task 1 For questions 1-15 complete the following text by writing each missing word in the correct box on your answer sheet. Use only one word for each space. EDINBURGH Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is regarded by many people (1)... the most beautiful city in Europe. Whether or (2)... that is true, no visitor can fail to (3)... impressed by its dramatic surroundings, its magnificent buildings, or its dark stone churches. Edinburgh Castle dominates (4)... city centre. Built in the eleventh century, (5)... sits high on a rock. The old town developed from this point, stretching down the slope to form what is (6)... as the Royal Mile. This street remains (7)... of the city's main tourist attractions, with Holyroodhouse ( a royal palace) at the lower end, and the castle at the top. The new town (8)... built in the eighteenth century in order to cope (9)... the increasing population of the city. It is located in the flat land to the north (10)... the castle. Before it was developed, (11)... competition was arranged for the best design. The Scottish architect, James Craig, won with a simple grid pattern of streets and squares. But perhaps Edinburgh is most famous (12)... its annual International Festival of Music and Drama. This massive three-week event has been held every August (13) It attracts thousands of theatre and music lovers, and hundreds of artists, from (14)... over the world. Not surprisingly, many Edinburgh locals take their holidays at this time - and go in (15)... of some peace and quiet! Task 2 For questions choose the best alternative A or B. 16. Jo began (A) / continued (B) driving even though she had lost her licence. 17. After they broke up, Sam always tried to avoid (A) / stop (B) meeting his old girlfriend. 18. I m wondering (A) / thinking (B) whether to go to university. 19. Sally really remembers (A) /reminds (B) me of her grandmother. 20. Nancy said that she wouldn t matter (A) /mind (B) looking after the dog while we re away. Task 3 For questions replace the words in italics with a suitable phrasal verb from the box below. There are three extra phrasal verbs, which you do not need to use.
16 go on come round give away make up come up with brush up give up go off 21) Shall I continue painting this wall? 22) If someone faints, put their head between their knees and they will soon regain consciousness. 23) I need to improve my French. 24) If you haven t got a reason for being late, you ll simply have to make an excuse. 25) I don t like people who reveal the end of the film I haven t seen yet. Task 4 Read the text and use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. THE EASY LIFE? It is easy to assume that life as a top sports star is both easy and glamorous. But this is to completely (26) the UNDERSTAND reality of what goes on behind the scenes. From a very early age athletes must be absolutely (27) to their sport. COMMIT But (28) on its own is not enough they need to DETERMINE be fiercely (29) in order to succeed, and must AMBITION never allow themselves to be (30) by setbacks. COURAGE
17 8 th Form Olympiad READING Shopping in America at the Mall Malls are popular places for Americans to go shopping. Some people spend so much time at malls that they are called "mall rats." Mall rats "shop until they drop" in the hundreds of stores under one roof. People like malls for many reasons. They feel safe because malls have police stations or private security guards. Parking is usually free and the weather inside is always fine. The newest malls have beautiful rest areas with waterfalls and palm trees. The largest mall in the United States is the Mall of America in Minnesota. It covers 4.2 million square feet. It has 350 stores, eight nightclubs, and a seven-acre amusement park! There are parking spaces for 12,750 cars. About 750,000 people shop there every week. The first indoor mall in the United States was built in 1965 in Edina, Minnesota. People loved doing their shopping all in one place. Many more malls were built over the country. Now, malls are like town centers where people come to do many things. They shop, of course. They also eat in food courts that have food from all over the world. They see movies at multiplex theaters. Some people even get their daily exercise by doing the new sport of "mall walking." Others go to malls to meet friends. In some malls, people can see a doctor or a dentist and even attend church. In other words, people can do just about anything in malls. The latest trend is condo-malls. Now residents can actually live in their favorite shopping center. For a mall rat this is a dream come true. Circle the correct letter A, B, C, or D. 16. A place where there are big machines to ride on and games for people to play is... A. a town center. B. an amusement park. C. a rest area. D. a casino are places where you can find tables and chairs and many open restaurants. A. Food courts B. Theaters C. Nightclubs D. Discos 18. Water falling straight down over large stones often creates the sound and beauty of... A. rain. B. palm trees. C. fish ponds. D. waterfalls. 19. People who live in a certain place are its... A. shoppers. B. guards. C. residents. D. neighbors. 20. A... has several theaters all in one building or part of a building. A. mall B. multiplex C.condo D. stadium
18 8 th Form Olympiad LISTENING COMPREHENSION TASKS Stress Stress is important. We all need a certain amount of it in order to lead fulfilling lives. However, if we have too much of it, it can have the opposite effect. Some people can tolerate greater levels of stress than others, but most of us will experience it at some time in our lives. It is therefore a good idea to learn a few stress management techniques. Identifying the cause of the problem we have, so that we can solve it more effectively, is one of the first steps toward reducing stress. The second is talking to a person you can trust, who will listen and, if necessary, give you some positive advice. Not only are smoking and drinking harmful to our health, they actually increase stress rather than reduce it. So, next time you want to relax, instead of reaching for that glass of wine or a cigarette, have a warm bath or go for a walk. Walking has more than health benefits, it helps you think more clearly too. Pets have a calming influence on us, unless they make noise which irritates us. In fact, unwanted noises should be avoided as much as possible. On the other hand, laughter is one of the best ways to make yourself feel considerably better. Task 1 Are the following statements true (T) or false (F)? A certain amount of stress in our lives is a good thing. Smoking cigarettes will help you to relieve stress. Talking about your problems can help to lower your stress-level. If you experience a lot of stress you should go for a walk. A glass of wine is the perfect idea if you want to relax. Pets usually have a calming effect on people. Loud, irritating noise should be avoided as much as possible. 8. Everyone can handle about the same amount of stress. Task 2 Choose the best answer to each question according to what you have just heard. 9. Pets sometimes A. make us laugh, therefore lowering our stress.
19 B. make loud noises that increase stress. C. cause the house to be dirtier, which is stressful for us. 10. It is important to find the of our problems. A. answer B. cause C. solution 11. All of the following can be good ways to reduce stress except: A. eating B. laughing C. bathing D. walking 11. You should talk about your problems with someone you trust. your boss. your co-worker. 11. Walking helps you to think quickly. easily. clearly. 11. To reduce means to:
20 A. make higher B. make lower C. eliminate 11. More people experience stress every day. at some time in their lives. at least once per week.
21 8 th Form Olympiad READING TEXT 1 Mecca Mecca is a city of about 200,000 inhabitants in Saudi Arabia, and lies about 40 miles east of Jeddah, which is its port on the Red Sea. It is the birthplace of Muhammad and the greatest place of pilgrimage in the whole Islamic world. It is estimated that each year more than 100,000 pilgrims go to Mecca, so increasing its tourist industry. This also encourages the development of numerous small industries and craftsmen s workshops that produce leather goods and silverware to sell to the pilgrims. Mecca has always been an important crossroads for trade and although it was a religious center before the rise of Islam, both its religious and economic importance grew as a result of the new faith. The town is impressively constructed and extends down the valley along roads which are unusually wide for an Arab city. Its religious life is centered in the Great Mosque. Are the following statements true(t) or false(f)? Mecca is a popular place for tourists. In this text pilgrim means the same as visitor. Over 250,000 people live in the city of Mecca. Mecca is an important religious and economic center. It is popular to buy silverware and leather goods as souvenirs there. 6. The town is very beautiful, but unfortunately, the roads are very narrow. READING TEXT 2 Mandy Goes Shopping Mandy was so bored one afternoon that she decided to go shopping. She always took such pleasure in buying things for herself that she would often spend lots of money in just one day. She set out feeling really excited. After two hours she had bought so many things that she could hardly carry them all. The shops were closing and there was so much traffic in the streets that she could not find a taxi. She started feeling frustrated as the bags she was carrying were getting in everyone s way. She was very anxious to get home, so she decided to take the underground. She took such a long time to find her purse among her things that people waiting behind her started muttering. When she finally found it, there was so little money that she didn t have enough to buy a ticket. Mandy was so embarrassed that she just wanted to disappear. She left the station not knowing what to do. I ve spent so much money, she thought, that I ve made a fool of myself in front of complete strangers. Mandy eventually got home with all of her shopping bags after getting a ride from a pizza delivery truck. That day she decided that she d never again over-spend while shopping. Are the following statements true(t) or false(f)?
22 Sometimes when Mandy has nothing to do, she goes shopping. Mandy rarely buys things for herself. In the beginning Mandy was very excited. Mandy took her bags home in a taxi. The people near her were angry that she didn t have her money ready. She bought so many things that it was hard to carry them. Mandy decided to be more careful about spending her money in the future. READING TEXT 3 The Power of the Mind Scientists have recently become interested in strange psychological powers. A professor at Edinburgh University is leading an investigation into the most mysterious aspect of the brain s abilities. He has chosen a controversial and surprising subject- telepathy. Direct mind-to-mind communication is when one person knows what another is thinking. Many people have doubts that this is really a scientific subject, and the professor s work has only recently received recognition. He believes that telepathy is a natural talent, but that some people are able to do it more easily than others. However, most people still believe that it involves some kind of dishonesty or trickery. For each question, circle the best answer. Base your answer on what is stated or implied in the passage. Choose only one answer for each question Telepathy is direct communication on the telephone. from mind-to-mind. with dead people. face-to-face Where is the investigation being conducted? In the United States. In Europe.
23 3. 4. In Canada. In South America. 3. If something is controversial, it is a new idea. people find it rather boring. people have strong opinions about it. it is a scientific idea. To have doubts means that you aren t sure about something. agree with something. completely disagree. dislike something a lot. According to the professor, which is true about people with telepathic power? They are using trickery or dishonesty. Only some people are able to do it. It is not a natural talent. Some people can do it more easily than others. READING TEXT 4 A Letter to a Friend Dear George, I ve just returned from America after spending the summer working with children at a camp for the blind. I traveled to the United States by airplane and while I was on the plane I met some other people going to work at the camp. There were Germans and Italians and also some people from the Netherlands. However, it was the French who were the most noticeable nationality as there were so many of them. Once I arrived, most of my time was spent arranging activities such as music, sports, and crafts. The children learned to play guitar, to practice swimming, and even to speak French. Once the camp was over, I spent some time traveling. My favorite sights were the Grand Canyon and Lake
24 Michigan. I also visited the Empire State Building and I loved Disneyland. I had a great time, and I hope to do the same thing next summer after I ve finished university. Best wishes, Alex Are the following statements true(t) or false(f)? Alex lived and worked in the United States. The camp was for deaf children. He met lots of people from Sweden on the airplane. 4. Alex spent a lot of time planning interesting activities for the children. 5. The French were the most noticeable nationality because of their accents. 6. The children at the camp learned to speak French. 7. Alex had the opportunity to travel a lot.
25 Use of English 8 класс Part I For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first. Use no more than three words. Write only the missing words on your answer sheet. Example: 0 the group is called Fireworks. The name of. Fireworks. Answer: 0 the group is 1.My family has lived in this house for two months. My family. to this house two months ago. 2. They said they didn t need so much space. They said,. need so much space. 3. I live in this house. This is the house. I live. 4. I prefer doing sport to watching it on TV. I like doing sport watching it on TV. 5. A famous tennis player opened the new sports center. The new sports center a famous tennis player. Part II Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. For each question, mark the correct letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet. Example: 0 A won B took C beat D held OLYMPIC HOPES Yesterday Eleanor Preston (0).. an international swimming competition for girls (6).. under sixteen. She swam faster (7).. girls from ten other countries. This (8).. even better when you learn that Eleanor is only thirteen. She had to have special (9).. to enter, because normally competitors are fourteen or older. Eleanor has been (10).. on swimming for a long time (11).. she was three in fact. I wondered whether she found it hard to (12).. several hours a day training. She (13).. me that sometimes she has problems finding time for homework, but that s all. my parents have given up so (14).. time driving me to local competitions, I think it s been harder for them, actually. Her aim is to swim at the Olympics. After yesterday s performance, I think she may (15).. there. 6 A age B aged C ages D ageing 7 A that B from C than D of 8 A suggests B means C sounds D shows 9 A permission B attention C opportunity D facility 10 A happy B good C pleased D keen 11 A until B since C when D ever 12 A take B use C spend D pass
26 13 A told B explained C said D agreed 14 A often B much C long D many 15 A reach B find C get D make Speaking Topics 8 th Form What was the proudest day of your life? What happened? Some people think that it is better to live in a village than in a big city. Do you agree? Why or why not? Which is your favorite kind of movie: Action, comedy, drama, romantic? Why? What characteristics do you believe make a good friend? Tell about your best friend, and how you met him or her. Imagine you are a guide. Tell some tourists all of the reasons why they should visit your city/town/village, and what to see there. Do you think that soccer is a sport for boys only? Why or why not? Do you know any girls who like to play it? Tell about a book that you read recently and liked very much. Why did you like it? 8. Have you ever been to the zoo? What do you think about keeping animals in cages? Is it a good idea or a bad one, and why? 9. Do you believe in luck, or do you think that people control their own destiny/future? Explain you answer. 10. Who is the person you admire most? Give reasons why they are so special to you. 11. Describe the best vacation you ever had. 12. Imagine that you are making a special dinner for your mother s birthday. What kinds of foods will you prepare, and who will help you get everything ready? 13. You have just won a contest on the radio. The prize is an airplane ticket to any country in the world. Where will you go, and why? What do you want to see and do there? 14. You study English, Russian.. Why is it important for you to know these languages? Have you studied any other languages besides these? 15. How did you celebrate your last birthday? Did you have a party? What was it like? 16. Do you want to go to university after you finish school? What do you plan to study, and why? 17. Which Russian singers/ music groups do you like and why? 18. What are the best and worst things about your school? What would you like to do to improve it? 19. Do you have any hobbies? What kinds of hobbies are popular with Ukrainian pupils these days?
27 20. Where would you prefer to live: in an apartment building, in a house, or on a farm? Tell the advantages and disadvantages of living in each place. Reading Part I Read the text and questions below. For each question, mark the correct letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet. THE ARTIST People think being an artist must be a wonderful way to earn one s living. And of course, there are lots of great things about working for oneself, at home alone, even in a cold studio like mine. What I really like is that nobody tells me what time to start in the morning. I like to paint as soon as I wake up, which is always early, but isn t the same time every day. And nobody tells me what to wear, or whether I can take the afternoon off and go to a football match. But then, I have no one to chat with when I m bored, no one to discuss last night s match with during the office lunch hour. Sure, I can spend the afternoon doing something I enjoy like cycling or gardening if I choose. But the work will still be there when I do finally get back home. Unfortunately, working at home means that people can always find me and I feel increasingly stressed thinking of my work waiting to be done. When I hear the traffic news on the radio I realise that I really haven t got much to complain about. I find a CD which will start me thinking, turn it up loudly and begin another picture. 1. What is the writer trying to do in the text? A encourage readers to work at home B explain why he has changed his job С describe his working life D say how he would like to work 2. What does the writer like about his life? A He has plenty of opportunities for sport. B He is his own boss. C He needn t work in the morning. D He has a comfortable place to work. 3. What does the writer imagine he might do with colleagues? A have meals in restaurants B go to the swimming pol C spend time in the countryside D talk about sport 4. The writer plays loud music because A the traffic outside is noisy B it helps him to have his ideas С it prevents him from feeling bored D he dislikes listening to the radio 5. Which of these notices would be most useful for the writer to put on his door?
28 A I m working please don t disturb B Please call at my office for an appointment С Please knock before entering D No visitors allowed during office hours Part II Complete the conversation between two friends. What does Gordon say to Mary? For questions 6-10, mark the correct letter A H on your answer sheet. G: I m fine. That s a lovely sweater A Yes, he always buys me nice you re wearing! Where did you buy it? things. M: (6). B The shopping centre has a lot of G: It looks very expensive! clothes shops. M: (7). C No, I don t. He didn t tell me but G: do you know where he bought it? he often buys things from New Look. M: (8). D I m fine thanks, Gordon. How re you? G: Is that the shop next to the pizza E I didn t. My brother gave it to me restaurant? for my birthday. M: (9). F Oh, I m sure they do. They have clothes for everyone. G: Do they sell sweaters for men? G I don t have a lot of money for clothes. M: (10). H No, it s on the other side of the G: I must go and have a look. road. Part III Match a sentence in A with a sentence in B. A 1. He s a coach potato. 2. She plays in an orchestra. 3. I love football. 4. My parents adore entertaining. 5. He s always busy in the garden. 6. She hates watching television. 7. I think fishing is boring. B a. Her favourite instrument is cello. b. She likes doing odd jobs instead. c. He never does any sport. d. I never catch any fish. e. I go to all the home matches. f. He s cutting the grass now. g. Personally, I enjoy going to restaurants.
29 Part IV The people below want to buy a book. There are descriptions of five books. Decide which book would be the most suitable for the following people. For questions 18-22, mark the correct letter A-E on your answer sheet. 18. Jan is sixteen and she loves shopping for clothes and reading stories about people and things in the news. She wants to read some entertaining light fiction. 19. Paul is nineteen and is very keen on sport. He likes reading about the lives of sporting heroes of the past. 20. Susan is eighteen and enjoys good writing. She is interested in history and plans to travel round Europe, so she wants a book which is both informative and entertaining. 21. Michael is twenty-three, a computer expert, whose interests include travel and sport. He wants a novel with a lot of action and excitement. 22. Sonia is twenty-four. She enjoys love stories of the past, especially if they contain descriptions of beautiful houses, clothes and parties. RECOMMENDED NEW BOOKS A Trains and Boats and Planes Sometimes funny, sometimes exciting, seldom sad, this beautifully written book describes the adventures of students studying in Europe. There descriptions of great cities and their inhabitants, past and present. B The Beauty The lovely American girl who came to Europe in the nineteenth century and won the hearts of young men. This novel shows the wonderful silk dresses? The beautiful rooms of different palaces and gardens. C The Fashion House This amusing novel is just for reading on holidays. It shows the lives and loves of the designers, models, customers of a famous fashion house. It s written by a model who tells modern fashion world s secrets. D Getting There This is the first part of the autobiography of the international gymnastics star. He writes his own story of a young sportsman who wants to achieve success. E Goal Posts A very well-written adventure story, set in an imagined world of international football stars. The matches are well described, as well as problems of the players as they fight for their careers. A great read for sports fans.
30 Participant s ID number READING COMPREHENSION ANSWER SHEET 1 A B C D 2 A B C D 3 A B C D 4 A B C D 5 A B C D
31 Speaking Карточка участника Student 1 Task 1 (Monologue; Time: 1,5-2 minutes) In a minute you will have to speak about the generation gap. Can you easily find understanding of your parents? Should the experience of the parents be trusted? Should parents be friends for their children? Can the problem of "nobody understands me " be solved? Task 2 (Dialogue; Time: 3-5 minutes) Imagine that you and your partner are to choose whether to leave school after the 9th form and start work or to get good education first. You role is to support the idea of getting higher education first and then starting to work as a professional. Give arguments and examples in support of your opinion. You may or may not come to an agreement with your partner. Remember it is a discussion and not a monologue. Карточка участника Student 2 Task 1 (Monologue; Time: 1,5-2 minutes) In a minute you will have to speak about the role of information in the world. Is it easy for you to obtain any kind of information? What are the main sources of information popular among young people? Which of them are used by you? Task 2 (Dialogue; Time: 3-5 minutes) Imagine that you and your partner are to choose whether to leave school after the 9th form and start work or to get good education first. You role is to support the idea of leaving school early and starting to work, thus being independent from your parents and getting the opportunity to receive higher education at an external department and pay for it yourself. Give arguments and examples in support of your opinion. You may or may not come to an agreement with your partner. Remember it is a discussion and not a monologue. Your answers will be recorded.
32 Карточка экзаменатора 1 Warm-up Activity How long have you studied English? Do you enjoy studying English? Why? What time do you start lessons? What s your favourite subject? How long do you spend on your homework? What time do you finish school each day? What subject is the easiest for you? What subject do you dislike? Why? What is your favourite season of the year? Why? What books do you lake to read? What kind of music do you enjoy? How are you? What do you think about the weather? How long have you been learning English? What other foreign languages do you know? What do you usually do in your spare time? CARD 1 1. Do you find this problem important? 2. Do you have any misunderstandings with your parents? 3. Do you spend a lot of time together? 4. Do grandparents still have a role to play in families? 5. How important are fparents in your life? Карточка экзаменатора 2 Warm-up Activity How long have you studied English? Do you enjoy studying English? Why? What time do you start lessons? What s your favourite subject? How long do you spend on your homework? What time do you finish school each day? What subject is the easiest for you? What subject do you dislike? Why? What is your favourite season of the year? Why? What books do you lake to read?
33 What kind of music do you enjoy? How are you? What do you think about the weather? How long have you been learning English? What other foreign languages do you know? What do you usually do in your spare time? CARD 2 1. Do you think it s important to have information? 2. Do you watch the news? 3. Do you spend a lot of time on the Internet searching for information? 4. Are you interested in serious or entertaining pieces of information? 5. Are you keen on reading newspapers?
34 English 8 класс Part I For each question, complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first. Use no more than three words. Write only the missing words on your answer sheet. Example: 0 the group is called Fireworks. The name of. Fireworks. Answer: 0 the group is 1.My family has lived in this house for two months. My family. to this house two months ago. 2. They said they didn t need so much space. They said,. need so much space. 3. I live in this house. This is the house. I live. 4. I prefer doing sport to watching it on TV. I like doing sport watching it on TV. 5. A famous tennis player opened the new sports center. The new sports center a famous tennis player. Part II Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. For each question, mark the correct letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet. Example: 0 A won B took C beat D held OLYMPIC HOPES Yesterday Eleanor Preston (0).. an international swimming competition for girls (6).. under sixteen. She swam faster (7).. girls from ten other countries. This (8).. even better when you learn that Eleanor is only thirteen. She had to have special (9).. to enter, because normally competitors are fourteen or older. Eleanor has been (10).. on swimming for a long time (11).. she was three in fact. I wondered whether she found it hard to (12).. several hours a day training. She (13).. me that sometimes she has problems finding time for homework, but that s all. my parents have given up so (14).. time driving me to local competitions, I think it s been harder for them, actually. Her aim is to swim at the Olympics. After yesterday s performance, I think she may (15).. there. 6 A age B aged C ages D ageing 7 A that B from C than D of 8 A suggests B means C sounds D shows 9 A permission B attention C opportunity D facility 10 A happy B good C pleased D keen 11 A until B since C when D ever
35 12 A take B use C spend D pass 13 A told B explained C said D agreed 14 A often B much C long D many 15 A reach B find C get D make Part III Complete the following article. Write ONE word for each space. For questions 16-25, write the words on your answer sheet. Peter Parker's Career Peter Parker is (0) (example)... English Language teacher. He was always good (16)... languages at school. So he decided to take his degree (17)... French and German. When he finished his university studies, he began teaching in a secondary (18)... in England. Two years (19)..., however, he met some person one who offered him a job teaching English to foreign students. His students were adults and he enjoyed (20)... work immensely. Since ( 21)... he has specialized in this work. He has found that one (22)... the advantages of this job is that it enables him to find work almost anywhere in the world. First he went to Africa (23)... two years and (24)... he spent a year in Arabia. After this he went to Greece where he has spent the last three years. He intends to go to South Africa next year. He has taught men and women of all ages of different nationalities. He has also learned to get on (25)... with all kinds of people and to adjust to different ways of life. So far he hasn't regretted his decision to follow this career. TRANSFER ALL YOUR ANSWERS TO YOUR ANSWER SHEET
36 Participant s ID number USE OF ENGLISH ANSWER SHEET A B C D 7 A B C D 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 A B C D 15 A B C D
37 1 ВАРИАНТ Participant s ID number USE OF ENGLISH -KEY ANSWER SHEET 1 moved 2 We don t 3 where 4 rather than 5 was opened by 6 A B C D 7 A B C D 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 A B C D 15 A B C D 16 at 17 in 18 school 19 later 20 the 21 then 22 of 23 for 24 then 25 well
38 Participant s ID number LISTENING COMPREHENSION ANSWER SHEET 1 A 2 B 3 B 4 B 5 B 6 A 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 first floor 14 map 15 fountain 16 lifts 17 a quarter past two/2.15/14.15/2.15 p.m. 18 Whitmarsh Participant s ID number READING COMPREHENSION-KEY ANSWER SHEET