Школьный этап всероссийской олимпиады по английскому языку
Комплект заданий для учащихся 9-11 классов
Listen to the dialogue and choose the correct alternatives
1. The young people are going to the … concert.
A) Beatles B) Led Zeppelin C) Guns N’ Roses
2. The concert will take place in … .
A) spring B) winter C) summer
3. … boys want to go to the concert.
A) Five B) Six C) Seven
4. The girls would like to go alone as they think boys … .
A) always misbehave B) don’t like trips C) can’t organize transport to the concert
5. Tom considers this concert to be … than the last-year school trip.
A) less important B) of greater importance C) more ridiculous
6. Alex’s dad … a transport company.
A) owns B) is going to buy C) will drive the boys to
7. Jane agreed to go with the boys because Tom’s arguments were … .
A) violent B) persuasive C) tenuous
8. The girls will get … if the boys go to the concert.
A) embarrassed B) excited C) angry
9. Jane has … extra tickets. A) three B) four C) five
10. The young man promises to … .
A) drive them all to the concert B) behave himself C) kill Jane
Read the text and then answer questions 11-15.
Different Colours can affect us in many different ways; that’s according to Verity Allen. In her new series «Colour me Healthy”, Verity looks at the ways that colours can influence how hard we work and the choices we make. They can even change our emotions and even influence how healthy we are.
«Have you ever noticed how people always use the same colours for the same things?» says Verity. “Our toothpaste is always white or blue or maybe red. It’s never green. Why not? For some reason we think that blue and white is clean, while we think of green products as being a bit disgusting. It’s the same for businesses. We respect a company, which writes its name in blue or black, but we don’t respect one that uses pink or orange. People who design new products can use these ideas to influence what we buy.”
During this four-part series, Verity studies eight different colours, two colours in each programme. She meets people who work in all aspects of the colour industry, from people who design food packets, to people who name the colours of lipsticks. Some of the people she meets clearly have very little scientific knowledge to support their ideas, such as the American “Colour Doctor” who believes that serious diseases can be cured by the use of coloured lights. However, she also interviews real scientists who are studying the effects of green and red lights on mice, with some surprising results.
Overall, it’s an interesting show, and anyone who watches it will probably find out something new. But because Verity is goes out of her way to be polite to everyone she meets on the series, it’s up to the viewers to make their own decisions about how much they should believe.
11. What is the writer doing in this text?
giving information about how colours influence us
reporting what happens in a new television series
giving information about a television presenter
giving his opinion of a recent television show
12. Which of the following shows the probable content of the four shows?
Part 1 – Health; Part 2 – Products and Industry; Part 3 – Emotions; Part 4 – Decisions
Part 1 – Blue and Black; Part 2 – Red and Orange; Part 3 – White and Grey; Part 4 – Green and Yellow
Part 1 – Meeting Designers; Part 2 – Meeting People who Name Colours; Part 3 – Meeting Doctors; Part 4 – Meeting Scientists
Part 1 – Cleaning Products; Part 2 – Make-up; Part 3 – Clothes; Part 4 – Food
13. According to Verity, why is a knowledge of colour important?
It can help you to choose the best products.
It can give you new ideas.
It can help you to change people’s minds.
It can help you to sell products.
14. Who does the writer respect least?
The people who name lipsticks
The «Colour Doctor»
The scientists who work with mice
15. Which of the following would make a good title for the text?
Enjoy it, but don’t believe everything.
Another great show from Verity Allen! Five Stars!
Don’t miss this if you work in Business!
Watch this programme! It will make you healthy!
Match the following headings with the sections of the text below
This museum tells you about the history of
A. IndustryB. ScienceC. ToysD. CostumesE. A cityF. TransportG. Canals
16. Step inside this magical 1850s «Cinema» for an exciting tour of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. As the lights go down a brilliant moving image of the capital appears before you, while the guide tells the story of Edinburgh's historic past.
17. The National Waterways Museum of Gloucester brings to life the time when Britain's waterways were dug between towns. Transport by these ways was cheaper than transport by land. Many exhibits give visitors the chance to relive the Age which helped to revolutionize Britain's water system.
18. Black Country Museum is an open-air museum. Your visit there is always exciting and enjoyable. Guides in national costumes and working demonstrators tell visitors a story of the time when different machines were invented in Britain and factories began to develop very quickly.
19. Travel through time and discover the colourful story of travel. See shiny buses, tube trains and trams of different centuries. As you step into the past you'll meet people who've kept London moving for 200 years. Hold tight as you put yourself in the driving seat and enjoy your journey.
20. This museum is full of wonderful models of trains, buses, ships and cars. See the 1920s model Story Land Park and play the old slot-machines. It also has a nursery of the beginning of the 20th century. The wonderful collection of dolls contains different marionettes from Ancient Roman Gladiator doll to figures of today.
21. This museum illustrates the development of human knowledge through different instruments. The museum has a clockwork model of the solar system from1750 as well as microscopes, telescopes, navigation instruments, electrical machines and tools.
USE OF ENGLISH
Convert words typed in brackets so that they correspond to the contents of the text grammatically.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) was one of the (22GREAT) and famous writers in human history. He was born in Stratford-on-Avon, a small town in the middle of England. His father wanted his son to be a (23EDUCATION) person and William (24SEND) to the local grammar school.
Studying at school the boy actually (25HAVE) any free time. But he spent his rare spare hours walking in the forest or watching the river Avon.
Those days there were not a lot of theatres in towns and actors and actresses had to travel moving from one place to another with (26THEY) shows. Sometimes they visited Stratford-on-Avon. William liked to watch them playing. He got fond of their profession and he decided to become an actor.
He went to London and there he became an actor. At that time he began to write plays too. Shakespeare was at the same time an actor and a playwright. In his works he reflected events of his contemporaries` life. His plays (27STAGE) in many theatres, translated into many foreign languages. That made Shakespeare a very popular man.
Shakespeare is often called one of the most (28REMARK) storytellers that ever lived. He wrote comedies and tragedies, histories and romances which have become immortal.
Most famous of his plays are Othello, King Lear, Hamlet, and Romeo and Juliet. They are still popular and you can watch his plays in almost any country of the world. He produced thirty-seven plays at all. He had connections with the (29GOOD) English theatres for about 25 years.
William Shakespeare wrote also a lot of poetry including his (30BEAT) sonnets. There are (31NUMBER) songs written with his poems. He is still most often published author of the world and well known among people. We do not know much about his life. We can only guess what kind of man he was analyzing the legends and a few documents of the time.
Shakespeare died in 1616, but millions people today still admire his plays.
You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend John who writes:
...My brother has just graduated from University. He is a lawyer now. What professions are the most prestigious in Russia? What kinds of money-making jobs in Russia do not require a university degree? Do you want to go to college, why or why not?
This summer we are going on a three-day bicycle trip.
Write a letter to John
In your letter: answer his questions, ask 3 questions about the trip
Write 100–140 words.
Remember the rules of letter writing.