Олимпиада по английскому языку
I тур, 2014 г.Part I Reading
Read the texts about Sydney, Oxford and New York and tick the right squares.
This text mentions: Sydney Oxford New York
1. Famous buildings v 2. Origin of the nickname 3. Status among other cities 4. Size 5. Division 6. Landscape 7. Population 8. Rivers nearby 9. Beauty 10. Parks and gardens SYDNEY is the oldest and biggest of Australian cities, with 3.7 million people. It is a busy, modern city and a business centre with high-rise buildings and thirty wonderful beaches. Perhaps the most famous building in Sydney is the Opera House. Its roof looks like sails on Sydney Harbour. It was opened in 1973 for music, theatre and dance. Near the Opera House is one of the longest bridges in the world.
OXFORD is 90 kilometres from London – about an hour by car, bus or train. The River Thames runs through Oxford and the River Cherwell joins it there. The land is low, but there are hills to the west. Much of the city is old and very beautiful. More than 110, 000 people have their homes in Oxford. But in some months of the year there are a lot more people in the city; thousands of students come to Oxford from other towns. Tourists come to Oxford to see the fine buildings, museums, the parks and gardens. Oxford is a very interesting city, and many visitors fall in love with it.
People often call NEW YORK “the Big Apple”. The reason for it is that people used to say, “There are a lot of apples on the tree, but when you take New York City, you take The Big Apple.” A lot of people wanted to take The Big Apple and they still do. New York today is one of the world’s biggest and most exciting cities. More than twenty million people visit New York every year. When visitors think about New York, they usually think about Manhattan – an island 21.5 kilometers long and 3.7 kilometers wide. But New York City has five parts called “boroughs”: Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island (Richmond). The city has 10, 000 kilometres of streets, and seven million or more people live here.
Part II Grammar and Lexis
Сhoose the correct form
The trains to London … from the platform 5 every hour.
leaveb. leaves c. are leaving
What … you … last night?
have … doneb. did … doc. were doing
We … lunch when they arrived.
have hadb. were havingc. had
… you ever … Chinese food?
Have … eaten b. Were … eating c. Do … eat
Did you cook it …?
myselfb. yourselfc. themselves
He … count to ten. He is too little.
can’t b. mustn’tc. needn’t
Don’t tell … about it.
itsb. hisc. her
My favourite subject at school is … History.
ab. thec. –
This house is … of all the ones in the street.
higherb. the highestc. as high
Are there … biscuits in the cupboard?
anyb. somec. no
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Complete the sentences with the words made of letters
The airline say my ________ is too heavy and I have to pay extra. EGULGGAG
This model of Big ben will be a lovely _________ of our holiday. EUNSVORI
Do know which __________ our train is on ? MLFRAPOT
My friend has just moved into a ______ in the city centre. ATLF
The ______ started in the 1980s and it connects millions of computers around the world. TNRTNEIE
Betty always looks really _______ . She must get lots of exercise. LAYETHH
Fruit contains lots of _______ C. MATNIVI
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Fit one of the “cat” idioms in each of these situations.
Has the cat got your tongue?
Like cat and dog.
While the cat is away the mice will play.
Let the cat out of the bag.
Like the cat that got the cream.
Don’t put the cat among the pigeons.
Like a cat on hot bricks.
My friend Alex loves football. He often watches it on TV. But his dream had always been to watch a final match of his favourite team at the stadium. So when his father brought home two tickets for such a match Alex looked _____.
My grandmother often says, “____” when I don’t tell her something she expects me to say. I don’t mind because I know that it’s a joke.
My mum often told me that I should be very careful with her favourite Chinese vase. Yesterday playing with my little brother I broke it. You can imagine that I felt ________ when Mum returned home from work.
This morning when we were having an English lesson our teacher had to leave the classroom to answer a phone call. Some of the boys and girls at once started shouting at the top of their voices and fooling around. When the teacher came back to the classroom she said, “Oh, well, ____ .”When my best friend Helen told me that her parents wanted to move to a new flat and that Helen would have to change her school, she asked me to keep it a secret and I promised not to ______ .Andrew and Peter are cousins but they fight ____ . They never agree with each other and if one of them says “yes”, the other says “no”. We all hope that they’ll grow out of it.
When my father tries to tell me that I should be careful not to make people angry he usually says, “ _____, son.” I think I understand what he means.
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Part III Fun with English.Make 10 words from the word TELEVISION
Variants: note, vet, ten, not, tie, tile, noise, tee, soil, lie, line, vote, sit, set, line, seem, nose, nest, let, site, sleet, silent, oven, love, on, in, one, listen, lot, see, visit, list.
За каждое правильное слово по 1 баллу.