Завдання І етапу олімпіади з англійської мови у 7 класі
- Auding. “One Sunday in autumn” ( 30 points)
One Sunday morning my parents said to me: “Nick, we are going to the forest. Will you come with us?” The weather was not bad. It was not raining and it was warm. I put on my new jacket and took our old yellow tent. Then we said “goodbye” to our granny and left home.
It’s very interesting to be in the forest in autumn. This year the autumn was early and wonderful. The leaves in the trees were already yellow, brown, orange and even red in some trees. We walked through the forest. There was a small river on our way. We went to the river and put up the tent near it. My father made a fire not far from the tent. The fire was not big, but it made us warm and cosy. Soon my mother prepared lunch for us. She gave us some eggs, bread and butter, cheese and we drank tea that we made on the fire. I liked to eat in the forest. The air was fresh and clean. We had a small radio with us. After lunch my father switched it on and we listened to the news and to music.
We didn’t come home very late. In the evening my parents went to the theatre and I played with my friends in the yard. I told them how nice it was in the autumn forest!
- Write a composition “My school and my friends”. (30 points)
Олімпіадні завдання з англійської мови для 8 класу
- Аудіювання. (30 points)
A SAD STORY
Three men came to New York for a holiday. They came to a very large hotel and took a room there. Their room was on the forty-fifth floor.
In the evening the three men went to the theatre and came back to the hotel very late.
‘I am very sorry,’ said the hotel clerk, ‘but our lifts are not working. If you do not want to walk up to your room, you will have to sleep in the hall.’
‘No, no,’ said one of the three men, ‘no, thank you. We do not want to sleep in the hall. We shall walk up to our room.’
Then he turned to his two friends and said: ‘It is not easy to walk up to the forty-fifth floor, but I think I know how to make it easier. I shall tell you some jokes. Then you, Andy, will sing us some songs. Then you, Peter, will tell us some interesting stories. That will pass the time.’
So they began to walk up to their room. Tom told them many jokes. Andy sang some songs. At last they came to the thirty-fourth floor. They were very tired.
‘Well,’ said Tom, ‘now it is your turn, Peter. Tell us a long and interesting story with a sad ending.’
‘I shall tell you a story’, said Peter. ‘It is not long, but it is sad enough: we left the key to our room in the hall.’
Questions (on your answer sheet choose the correct letter A, B, C or D)
1. ______ men came to New York.
2. Their room was on the __________ floor.
3. The three men enjoyed a _______ in the evening.
A. piece of artwork
4. When they came back ____.
A. the hotel door was locked
B. the hotel door was broken
C. they found out they had left the key
D. they found out they had to walk for a long time
5. The man decided to____.
A. go back to the theatre
B. sleep in the hall
C. sleep in their room
D. give a hard time to the hotel clerk
6. On the way to their room one of them __.
A. told stories C. cried
B. fell down D. fell asleep
7. Another man ____.
A. danced C. sang
B. laughed D. played a ball
8. It was a(n) ____ walk up.
A. hard C. easy
B. simple D. effortless
9. Peter was asked to tell them a story with a _____ end.
A. cheerless C. cheery
B. positive D. joyful
10. The main idea of Peter’s story was:
A. ‘I don’t want to go with you’ C. ‘The lifts are not working’
C. ‘My story is not very long’ D. ‘We won’t be able to open our room’
11. Peter would tell a different story if ____.
A. the men were four B. the lifts were working that evening
C. the clerk had an extra key D. the men’s room was on the forty-fourth floor
- Письмо. Написати неформального листа другові про школу своєї мрії. (30 points)
Завдання І етапу олімпіади з англійської мови у 8 класі
- Auding «A Good Lesson». (30 points)
Once a rich Englishwoman called Mrs Johnson decided to have a birthday party. She invited a lot of guests and a singer. The singer was poor, but he had a very good voice.
The singer got to Mrs Johnson's house at exactly six o'clock as he had been asked to do, but when he went in, he saw through a door that the dining-room was already full of guests, who were sitting round a big table in the middle of the room. The guests were eating, joking, laughing, and talking loudly. Mrs Johnson came out to him, and he thought she was going to ask him to join them, when she said, "We're glad, sir, that you have come. You will be singing after dinner, I'll call you as soon as we're ready to listen to you. Now will you go into the kitchen and have dinner, too, please?"
The singer was very angry, but said nothing. At first he wanted to leave Mrs Johnson's house at once, but then he changed his mind and decided to stay and teach her and her rich guests a good lesson. When the singer went into the kitchen, the servants were having dinner, too. He joined them. After dinner, the singer thanked everybody and said, "Well, now I'm going to sing to you, my good friends." And he sang them some beautiful songs.
Soon Mrs Johnson called the singer.
"Well, sir, we're ready."
"Ready?" asked the singer. "What are you ready for?"
"To listen to you," said Mrs Johnson in an angry voice.
"Listen to me? But I have already sung, and I'm afraid I shan't be able to sing any more tonight."
"Where did you sing?"
"In the kitchen. I always sing for those I have dinner with."
- Write an informal letter to a friend about your school life. (30 points)
Завдання І етапу олімпіади з англійської мови у 9 класі
- Auding. “Olexandr Dovzhenco” ( 30 points)
Alexander Dovzhenko, the son of an illiterate peasant from the village Sosnitsa in Ukraine, was born in 1894. At 19 years old, graduated from high school, became a rural schoolteacher. His youth coincided with the Civil War, he fought in the Red Army. After the demobilization of the young fighter as encouragement sent the first secretary of the Soviet Embassy in Warsaw, and then - Secretary of the Soviet consulate in Berlin. His stay in Berlin he used for painting and graphics. Dovzhenko firmly entered the Berlin literary and artistic environment, and became friendly with a circle of avant-garde artists. His interests were wide and varied. Returning after demobilization in Kharkov in the mid 20's, Dovzhenko joined the avant-garde artistic community and worked as a cartoonist for newspapers and magazines.
In 1926, Dovzhenko felt an irresistible attraction to the cinema and went to Odessa - to take up the production of films. By his own admission, he had not the slightest idea of the profession, which later became the cause of his life.
Nevertheless, Dovzhenko cinema came to a mature artist, 32 years old, having behind a solid life and career of the luggage. In the Odessa Film Studio he shot comedy "Vasya the Reformer," "Love's Berries" and the spy movie "Diplomatic courier’s bag", which has already been viewed his distinctive handwriting. But genuine Dovzhenko film debut took place when he made his masterpiece "Zvenigora" (1927). In the wake of the huge success of this film, he creates the "Arsenal" (1928) and "Earth" (1929). Dovzhenko removes "Ivan" (1932), "Aerograd" (1935), "Shchors" (1939). After the death of Dovzhenko in 1956, his wife and assistant Julia Solntseva removed four more films in his unfinished scripts and sketches. Phenomenon Dovzhenko - genius director, screenwriter and novelist brilliant, talented artist and graphics seems to have been studied thoroughly, and, after all, holds many white spots.
He died in 1956, only 62 years old, not realizing his great creativity
- Write a letter to a friend about your learning English at school. (30 points)
Завдання І етапу олімпіади з англійської мови у 9 класі
- Auding «Clark Meets Clare».(30 points)
The first time I ever met Clare, she was working in a clothes store in Chicago. I was feeling pretty embarrassed because I had gone in to buy a scarf for my sister and there were 20 or 30 women in there and I was the only man. I was standing in the scarves, hats and gloves section feeling sorry for myself when Clare walked up to me and asked me if there was anything I needed.
She looked very beautiful and was dressed elegantly. I must admit that for a couple of seconds, I wasn't able to say anything. I just looked at her. Finally, I said, "what size scarves do you have?" and then realized that it was quite a stupid question. I left the store a few seconds later without buying anything.
Two days later, I was sitting in a coffee bar around the corner when I heard a voice behind me say, "Did you ever find the scarf you were looking for?" I turned around and was amazed to see the same pretty girl from the clothes store. We laughed about it and shared a coffee together.
Two weeks later, I was brave enough to ask Clare to go to see a movie with me. You can imagine how unhappy I was when she said that she couldn't go with me. She promised to call me another time, but I didn't believe her. The next morning, my cell phone rang and I recognized her number on the screen. She said she was free and asked if I still wanted to go to the cinema. That was seven years ago and now we've been married for nearly 5 years.
- Write an informal letter to your friend about your life as a teenager. (30points)
Завдання І етапу олімпіади з англійської мови у 10 класі
- Auding « A piece of England in China».
The building company Hong Kong Housing is building a new suburb in Shanghai, a city with a population of more than 15 million people. But this suburb is not like other parts of Shanghai. It is a little piece of England. The name of the new area is "English Town". The manager of Hong Kong Housing, Shi Guangsheng, says many people in this area of China want to buy an English house and live in an English town.
"This town is like Bristol or Chester. There is an English square and there are pigeons to feed like in Trafalgar Square, London. There are four English-style pubs and you can buy English beer to drink. There is a canal and you can row a boat there like in Cambridge."
Are there any cricket fields? "No, there aren't any places to play cricket because nobody in Shanghai can play this game. But there is a football stadium like those in England. And the thing we are very proud of is our shopping street. There are several shops where you can buy traditional English food like fish and chips or Christmas Pudding."
The rich Shanghai businessman can do some gardening too. For with every house in "English Town", there is an English lawn and there are long gardens with ponds and tall hedges.
But there is one problem. The houses in this part of town cost a minimum of $400,000!
- Write an informal letter to your friend about your attitude to sport and healthy lifestyle. (30 points)
Завдання І етапу олімпіади з англійської мови у 11 класі
- Auding «The Money Box».
It was Friday evening and shopkeepers in Grimsby came to the Midland Bank to put their money into the night safe. But later that evening the night safe disappeared and with it 4,000 pounds. Every Friday evening the shopkeepers put the money they take during the week into the night safe. They don't want to leave it in their shops, but the bank closes early. The night safe is outside on the wall and the money they put into it goes into the bank. But on this Friday evening the people who came along the street with their bags full of money dropped them not into a night safe, but into a box that belonged to Mr. Michael Bell.
Mr. Bell, who makes radios and televisions, had the idea when he saw two men outside the bank one evening. When he came home from work, the two men, who were, apparently shopkeepers, were putting some money into the night safe. He made the box at home and painted it. When it was ready, he took it to the bank and hung it on the wall next to the night safe.
On the front of the night safe he painted the words: "Please use the new night safe. This one is out of order." Then he went round the corner and waited for the shopkeepers to arrive. He listened while they dropped their bags of money into the box. When it was full, he quickly took it down and went home with 4,000 pounds.
Mr. Bell is very-clever and his idea was good, but not perfect. Now he has time to think of other ideas. He's in prison for stealing.
- Write an informal letter to your friend about your favourite ways of spending of your spare time.
Завдання І етапу олімпіади з англійської мови у 11 класі
- Auding. “Youth movement in Britain” (30 points)
Young people from all walks of life are united according to their interests by the established youth organizations in Britain. These organizations develop because of the contribution of both full-time and part-time youth workers and a great number of volunteers. All the major youth organizations hold outdoor pursuits either by organizing special residential courses or by sending their members to take part in established courses or seminars in other cities and countries. Most 18 and 19 year-olds in Britain are quite independent people. English people say that children grow up more quickly now. Relationships within the British family are different now. Children have more freedom to make their own decisions. For example, children aged 13 may be employed part time in Great Britain. Education is a very important part in the life of British youth. One can't become an independent person without it. When time comes to enter a college a young Englishman chooses one far away from home. It is a necessary part of becoming adult. During the last 30 years there were a lot of different trends in youth movements. All of them were characterized by their own philosophy, way of life, style of dressing. But certainly there are different traditional youth organizations in Great Britain. Among them — the Scout Association, the Girl Guides Association, the National Union of Students, the Youth Club. The latter offers a wide range of sporting and social activities.
The most numerous is the Scout Association, founded in 1908 for boys and in 1910 for girls by Lord Baden-Powel. The Scout movement is to encourage a sense of adventure and of responsibility for others among young people. The programme of training is planned to develop intelligence and practical skills, to promote health and a sense of service. Scout training is complementary to the ordinary education. Scouts train in mapping, signalling, first aid and all the skills that arise from camping and similar outdoor activities. British scouts take part in international scout meetings, which are held approximately every four years.The membership in this or that youth organization is not compulsory in Great Britain. But everyone can find the activity he likes most.Local authorities and a number of multipurpose youth organizations provide the place for such activities as canoeing, sailing, rock-climbing, map reading, orienteering and cooking for survival; all of them encourage initiative and self-discipline.This organization is based on two simple principles: firstly, that everyone is capable of achieving more than he might imagine, and, secondly, that too few people have a real appreciation of what can be achieved by team-work and mutual support.
- Write a letter to your friend about you school life and school friends.
Олімпіадні завдання з англійської мови для 11 класу
- Аудіювання. Прослухати текст і знайти правдиві та неправдиві речення.
You can travel almost anywhere in the world, and you will probably see graffiti. Although graffiti is more common in big cities, today you may find it in almost any region or district, big or small. It's everywhere: on trains, walls, bridges and buildings. Love it or hate it but graffiti is part of the everyday urban world. Some people consider it art while others think it’s vandalism. However, few of them really know how old graffiti is.
The word graffiti itself probably comes from the old Greek verb which means "to write". Writings on walls already existed in ancient Rome. The Romans cut graffiti on walls and monuments. It showed phrases of love, political ideas, simple thoughts, magic spells, alphabets, and famous quotations from literature.
Modern graffiti dates back to the US of the 1960s. At that time for young people it was a form of self-expression and a political protest. Teenage groups in New York, for example, painted graffiti to mark their territory. Later, there started competitions between different groups. That meant that the quality of graffiti became more important than just the amount of it.
Today graffiti has travelled all over the world. However, it is still an illegal art. It has been always painted on private or public property, like cars, trains, fences and house walls. As a result most people see it as vandalism. Besides, it's rather hard to clean graffiti paints, and cities spend millions every year on it. So, in most countries graffiti is forbidden.
On the other hand, modern graffiti is, by its nature, a form of painting. After all, the artists uses the same methods and materials. However, instead of paints a graffiti artist prefers sprays, markers, and crayons. Some of their works are really impressive and fascinating, they are powerful and have a deep meaning. Graffiti often makes grey walls look cheerful.
The purpose of some graffiti is to spread and declare social ideas. That’s why a lot of graffiti paintings have political topics. Some cities have special places where the walls of different buildings can be used to create pieces of graffiti art.
Probably, the most famous graffiti artist is Banksy, who comes from Bristol, England. He strongly believes that writing graffiti on buildings is an effective way to communicate with people. His works are very often aggressive, provocative and even rude. In his graffiti he expresses personal political and social views, which are against war and capitalism.
Find true or false sentences.
1. You can travel almost anywhere in the world, and you will probably see graffiti. +
2. Graffiti is more common in very small villages. -
3. Graffiti is a part of the ancient urban world. -
4. Many people consider graffiti art while others think it’s vandalism. +
5. Modern graffiti dates back to the US of the 1960s. +
6. Teenage groups in New York painted graffiti to have fun. -
7. Graffiti is forbidden in many different countries of the world. +
8. Instead of paints a graffiti artist prefers sprays, markers, and crayons. +
9. The most famous graffiti artist is Banksy, who comes from Bristol, New Zealand. -
10. In his graffiti Banksy expresses personal political and social views, which are against war and capitalism. +
- Написати неформальний лист до друга про свій вільний час та хобі.