THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OLYMPIAD 8-9 КЛАСС

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2010-2011

The Republic of Komi




THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OLYMPIAD

Round 2







Form 8 - 9








2010/2011 Round 2 Form 8-9 Page 2

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OLYMPIAD


Структура:


Часть 1. Listening (конкурс понимания устной речи).


Часть 2. Reading (конкурс понимания письменной речи).


Часть 3. Use of English (лексико-грамматический тест).


Часть 4. Writing (конкурс письменной речи).



Части 1, 2 и 3 содержат разного вида задания тестового характера закрытого или частично свободного типа.



Задание части 4 предполагает развернутый свободный ответ, нацелено на выявление способностей интегрировать, формулировать и выражать мысли, позволяет участникам проявить творчество и оригинальность.



Олимпиада не подменяет собой экзамен. Задания направлены на то, чтобы выявить не тех, кто хорошо успевает в учебных занятиях, а тех, кто помимо этого по-настоящему увлечен предметом и стремится овладеть дополнительными умениями и навыками, свидетельствующими о желании как можно глубже ознакомиться с языком и культурой англоязычных стран.



Part I. LISTENING

Task 1. Listen to the conversation and complete the column about JANICE CRIPPS. You will hear the conversation twice.


Answers:



JANICE CRIPPS

She's ... years old.

1.

She's ... tall.

2.

She weighs ...

3.

She's ...

4.

She's been ...

- running for 8 years

- competing for 5 years

Her best performance was ...

5.

She would like to ...

6.

She thinks that there aren't enough ... in Aberdeen.

7.




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Part II. READING


Task 2. Read the text and do the tasks below.

After О. Henry

Miss Carington was born in Cranberry, a small beau­tiful village. When she was 17 she left for New York. She started working in a drama theatre. She was very talented and some years later she became a famous actress.

Once the director of the theatre at which she was performing decided to put on a modern play about coun­try life. Miss Carington was going to play the leading part, but they couldn't find an actor for the male part.

One day a young man asked the director to give him the part. But it was only Miss Carington who could make a choice. The young actor knew that it was the part of a young farmer. He thought of a plan. He asked many people about Miss Carington and found out everything about her. Two days later he left for Cranberry. Не stayed there for а few days and then came back to New York.

Оnсе when Miss Carington was having lunch with her friends in а small restaurant, the young man came up to their table, greeted the famous actress, and told her the news about her relatives and old friends from Cranberry. She was extremely interested. The way he spoke made her believe every word he said. She was sure he was а farmer.

Не told the famous actress that her mother wanted to see her before her death. Then he gave her а rose he picked from а bush in front of her house in Cranberry. Miss Carington was so touched that she couldn't help crying. She thanked the young man and invited him to see her again at the hotel before he left the city.

The next morning the young actor went to the hotel.

Не was sure Miss Carington would agree to take him as her partner in the play if he told her everything.

То his surprise he was told that Miss Carington had left N. Y. forever for her native village. The young actor realised that he had acted too well.


8. Choose the best title for the text.

А. А Famous Actress; В. А Young Man and а Famous Actress;

C. Too Well; D. The Part in the Play.


9. Choose the best variant to continue the sentence.

The story describes ...

А. the life of Miss Carington.

В. the trip of the young actor to Cranberry.

С. the news about Miss Carington's friends and relatives.

D. how the famous actress believed the young actor.



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10. Find the information that was not mentioned in the text.

А. The young man was а famous actor.

В. The young man told her the news about her old friends.

С. The young man found out everything about Miss Carington.

D. She became а famous actress in New York.


11. Choose the best answer to the question.

Why was Miss Carington going to play the lead­ing part in а new play?


А. There was only оnе actress at the theatre.

В. The director decided to put оn а new play.

С. She was а famous actress.

D. She knew country life very well.


12. Choose the best answer to the question.

Why did Miss Carington leave for Cranberry after her talk with the young man?


А. She wanted to have а rest.

В. She wanted to find out if the young actor had told her the truth.

С. She still loved country life very much.

D. She wanted to know some more news about Cranberry.


13. Put the sentences in the correct order according to the text.

  1. The actress was sure that he was а farmer.

  2. The famous actress was very interested.

  3. The young man's performance was very convinc­ing.

  4. The young man left for Cranberry.


А. 4321; В. 4123; С. 4231; D. 4213


Answers: 8. ______ 9. ______ 10. _______ 11.______ 12._______ 13. ______




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Task 3. Read the questions (14 – 23) and texts (A – G). Match the questions with the texts where you can find answers. There are extra questions that don’t have answers.


Who / Whose

14. visited her husband in hospital?

  1. had one of the most difficult jobs?

16. grandmother said that there were people who helped prison­ers?

17. remembers very well how people celebrated Victory Day in 1945?

  1. thought of escaping from a German camp?

  2. mother made good friends in the evacuation?

  3. feels thankfulness to those people who looked after the children during the evacuation?

  4. grandmother went to Germany to look for her husband?

  5. grandmother and grandfather were in German camps?

  6. saw how people of different nationalities cel­ebrated Victory Day in Scotland?


A Dobbie Dobson. "We were evacuated later on and were billeted with a wonderful family in Lanca­shire. When my mother eventually found my little brother, she arranged for him to join us, but as we were already overcrowded, he went to stay with a family in the next street. One day my mother and the lady who we were billeted with, went around to see him and found him on his hands and knees scrubbing floors. They were very upset and al­though there were ten children in our family, the ­lady insisted he come back with us. The lady and her husband had a heart of gold and she and mum remained friends long after the war until mum died."


  1. Tommy Mac. "Like every other city in Britain, Glasgow was bursting with excitement. The entire city was a little mad. Schools were closed for the day. At the bottom of the street the dance was the 'eightsome reel' - this was Scotland's national dance, and everyone could join in. Music and lights were everywhere! To see the lights go on again was a miracle in itself'.


C. Svetlana Pankratova. "My grandma and her two little sons were captured in Russia during the war. They were sent to a labour camp in Germany. Grandmother told us that many people pitied the Russians and shared some of their food with, them, but that food was almost nothing, and she had to go begging with other captives to local people to feed her two children. Some of the locals were friendly and gave something, but others were stony faced and she knew in advance that they would give nothing. When the war was over my grandmother learnt that her husband, my grandfather, had also been captured, and had been working in a camp nearby."



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D. Walter Morison. " ... the Germans treated us well and observed the Geneva Conventions, an international treaty on the treatment of POWs (военнопленных). But of course we wanted to go home. And we often spoke about it. It was technically demanding, exciting, dangerous; a sport really. However, we learned with horror that 50 RAF officers who had escaped from Stalag Luft III had been shot. This was no longer "cricket". There was also the worry that we might be caught in a chaotic no-man's land between the Russians in the East and the Anglo-Americans to the West."


E. Mary MacGween. " ... At that time I was visiting my husband, who had been injured when the lorry he was travelling in overturned, crushing his leg beneath the huge searchlight. He was in Surrey and it was there I saw the plight of his fellow patients. I saw young men with vacant stares, shell-shocked and suffering from the loss of memory."


F. Joan Vass. "Having passed as a qualified balloon operator, I was sent to help defend the City of Steel, Sheffield. There was a crew of 12 women including a sergeant and a corporal. Part of our duties was guard duty several times a week. But our job took priority. More often than not we would be hauled out of our warm beds to either fly the balloon or pull her into the wind because of a wind change. I think I was privileged to work as a Balloon Operator, one of the toughest jobs in the Royal Air Force."


G. Eric Brown. "I don't know the details of the meth­ods used to place children for evacuation, but I do recall my parents, who had a car, driving my sister and me to a humble cottage on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Our "adopting" family had children of their own, and my recollection was that they were not well off. Then my parents returned to collect us and we were taken to another location. That place was called Craigs, and thus began a few years of the most memorable times for young children. I am grateful to the owners of the house for making it available to us children during those harrowing times."






Answers: 14 _________ 15 __________ 16__________ 17_________ 18_________


19_________ 20 __________ 21 __________ 22 _________ 23 _________





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Part III. USE OF ENGLISH





Task 4. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space.



RECIPI: Toasted Double Cheese and Ham Sandwiches


This could (24) _______ be simpler. On one slice of the buttered bread, spread half the grated Cheddar cheese, then cover that (25) _______ the slices of ham, folding them (26) ______ need be, to fit the size of the bread. Now sprinkle the rest of the Cheddar cheese on top of (27) _______ ham, season, then press the other slice of bread on top of that and press (28) ________ down very firmly. You can, at this stage, cut off (29) _______ crusts, but I think (30) ________ add extra crunchiness. Now brush half the melted butter on the top side of the sandwich, sprinkle it (31) _______ half the Chester Cheese and press it down. (32) _______ transfer the sandwich (33) _______ the grill pan and grill it (34) ________ about 2 minutes, 2 inches (5 cm) from the heat. When it's golden brown, turn it over, brush the (35) ________ side with the remaining melted butter, sprinkle the rest (36) ________ the Chester Cheese all over and grill for another 2 minutes. Then remove it from the grill, cut it (37) ________ quarters and eat it while it’s (38) ________ crunchy.


Answers:


24 _________________ 25 _________________ 26 _________________

27 _________________ 28 _________________ 29 _________________

30 _________________ 31 _________________ 32 _________________ 33 _________________ 34 _________________ 35 _________________

36 _________________ 37 _________________ 38 _________________





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Task 5. The following sentences all contain an idiom. Choose one of the idioms below to complete each sentence. There is one extra idiom that you don’t need to use.


  1. Mary ______ for the pronunciation of foreign languages and she speaks French, English, and Italian very well.


  1. She _______ and nobody in the class likes her.


  1. She __________, she can eat a dozen cakes at a time.


  1. She needs a ride home but she cannot ask anyone because she ______ .


  1. Whatever happens he always _________ .


  1. If you do not stop being rude with your colleagues, you will _________ .


  1. His words _________Alice's ________ the fact that he was only interested in her inheritance.


  1. Some of the more thrilling scenes _____________ .


  1. I __________ the song which I heard on the radio in the morning _______ all day.


  1. When we moved into a new house we realized that we __________ for it.



    1. keeps his head

    2. had paid through the nose

    3. has a good ear for

    4. has lost her tongue

    5. is a pain in the neck

    6. has a sweet tooth

    7. opened ... eyes to

    8. have got ... on the brain

    9. lose face

    10. made our hair stand on end

    11. have a good ear for music


Answers:


39 _________ 40 _________ 41 _________ 42 _________ 43_________


44 _________ 45_________ 46_________ 47 _________ 48_________



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Task 6. There are mistakes in seven out of these ten sentences. Re-write them correctly.

Model: 0. My boyfriend, which father is a scientist wants to study mathematics.

My boyfriend, whose father is a scientist wants to study mathematics.

00. He made a few suggestions about how we could spend the money.

correct


  1. Roosevelt that became famous for his military achievements was the 26th president of the US.

  2. I'd like John to come to our party. He tells so funny jokes.

  3. Our biology teacher made a great influence on Tom's future career.

  4. Many pupils use their mobile phones at school, what is considered unacceptable.

  5. Richard used to be crazy about British rock groups such as The Rolling Stones.

  6. I read an article, which discussed the issue of euthanasia in some depth.

  7. He was such unpredictable that Ann decided to break off her engagement.

  8. I got fed up with being criticised by people from other advertising agencies.

  9. There are a lot of teenagers who have a good command of a foreign language.

  10. Fresh evidence suggests that the woman may be forced to commit suicide.


Answers:



49 ________________________________________________________________________




50 ________________________________________________________________________



51 ________________________________________________________________________



52 ________________________________________________________________________



53 ________________________________________________________________________



54 ________________________________________________________________________



55 ________________________________________________________________________



56 ________________________________________________________________________



57 ________________________________________________________________________



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Task 7. Answer the questions:


  1. Do they have a 4th of July in England?

  2. How many birthdays does the average man have?

  3. Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?

  4. I have two US coins totaling 55 cents. One is not a nickel. What are the coins?

  5. How far can a dog run into the woods?


Answers:


59 ________________________________________________________________________




60 ________________________________________________________________________



61 ________________________________________________________________________



62 ________________________________________________________________________



63 ________________________________________________________________________







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PART IV. WRITING


Task 8. What is not allowed to do at your school? Do you like or dislike these school rules?

You should write 250 - 300 words.


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Task


Listening

Reading

Use of English

Writing

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2

3

4

5

6



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8


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14


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10


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5


20



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Total score




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