Олимпиады среднего звена (8 класс)

Материалы областной олимпиады  по английскому языку
среди учащихся  второй ступени общего среднего образования
в 2009/2010 учебном году

8 класс

Восприятие речи на слух

When British and American people eat out, they can choose from a wide range of eating places. The busiest tend to be burger bars, pizzerias and other fast food restaurants which are popular with young people and families. In Britain these have largely replaced traditional cafes selling meals like sausage, egg and chips, though most towns still have several fish and chip shops.
Many British pubs also serve reasonably  priced meals.
Many people eat out in Italian and Mexican restaurants. Takeaways from Chinese or Indian restaurants are also popular. Americans also often order in ( have a meal delivered to their home by a restaurant). Fewer people go to smarter, more expensive restaurants. With great variety of food available at rather low prices, eating out is common.
Visitors to the USA often think either  that there is no real American food, only food borrowed  from other countries, or else that Americans eat only junk food, like fast food , potato chips, fizzy drinks and ice-cream.
The British also have poor reputation for food. Visitors to Britain often complain that food in restaurants is badly presented and has no taste at all. While there is some truth in both these impressions you can still find the most delicious food not in restaurants but in people’s homes.

Тест на проверку понимания восприятия речи на слух
( 40 points)

Before you listen to the text, do the following: guess the meaning of the following words:

To eat out  —  to eat in a restaurant, but not at home
Fast food — hot food that is served very quickly in special restaurants and can be eaten
in the street
Junk food — food, that is quick and easy to prepare but is bad for your health ( not healthy)
Meals(s) =  breakfast, lunch or supper
A pub — a building where people go to drink and meet their friends. It serves alcoholic and other drinks and also food
Delicious   — very tasty
To order  — to ask to do or bring something
To order in  —  to have a meal delivered to one’s home by a restaurant
A dish — food prepared in a special way
A takeaway  ( takeaways) — a restaurant that serves food that you can take away and eat somewhere else;  the food that you can take away.

1. Fill in the gaps using the words above.  ( 12 points)

1) We have four __________________ a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper.
2) I like this ____________________. It is very _________________.
3) Chips arer bad for your health. They are called ______________________.
4) My friends never eat at home. They always ___________________.
5) ____________________ are not very popular in our restaurants.
6) If you want to have a meal delivered to your home by a restaurant, you can_______________.

Now listen to the text. Then do the following.

2.  Choose the right answer. Which of the following is not mentioned in the text? ( 2 points)

a) burger bars;  b) pizzerias;  c) canteens;  d)  restaurants e)  pubs

3. Say if it is true (T) or false (F) according to the text.     ( 14 points)

1) Visitors to the USA think that there is no real American food.
2) The British also have a poor reputation for food.
3) The most delicious food is in fast food restaurants.
4) In Italian and Mexican restaurants you can order in a meal.
5) In Britain traditional cafes sell sausage, egg and chips.
6) Many British pubs serve only alcoholic drinks.
7) People eat out because the food in the shops is very expensive.

4. Complete the sentences according to the text.   ( 10 points)

1) Americans eat only junk food like ____________________________.
2) Fewer people go to more expensive ____________________________.
3)  ________________________   from Chinese restaurants are also popular.
4) Eating out is __________________ with young people.
5) When British and American people eat out, they go to _____________________.

5. Choose the best answer to the question: What is the text about?     ( 2 points)

a)  About American and British food.
b)  About eating out in Britain and the USA.
c)  About Italian, Mexican, Chinese and Indian fast food restaurants.


1. ( 12 points)   1) — meals;  2) — dish/takeaway; 3) — junk food; 4) — eat out;  5) —                  Takeaways  6) — order in;
2. ( 2 points)  — c;
3. ( 14 points)  1) — T;  2) — T;  3) — F; 4) — T; 5) — T; 6) — F;  7) — F;
4. ( 10 points)  1) ( possible variants) — fast  food/ chips/ fizzy drinks/ ice-cream 2) restaurants 3) Takeaways 4) common/popular 5) bars/pizzerias/restaurants/pubs
5. (2 points)  — b)

Лексико-грамматический тест      ( 80 points)

I. Choose the correct answer(s). One or more answers may be correct.   ( 10 points)

1) Which of these is/are correct?
a) happier;   b)  more happier;   c)  unhappier;  d)  beautifuller
2) It …..  again. It …..  all the time here in the winter.
a) ‘raining, ‘s raining        c)  rains, ‘s raining
b) rains, rains                d) ‘s raining, rains
3)  Who ….      the window?
a)  open   b)  opened   c)  did open
1)  I’ll see you …..   Tuesday afternoon.
a) at    b)  on   c)  in
2) What time did you arrive ….   the station?
a)  at    b)  to    c)   —
6) Good!  I …..     work tomorrow.
a)  mustn’t      b)  don’t have to     c)  haven’t got to
7)  Andrew  …      to see us this evening.
a) will come   b)  comes    c)  is coming
8)  ….     Gloria last week?
a)  Have you seen   b)  Did you see   c)  Were you seeing
9)   She’s an old friend . — I ….    her…..  years.
a)  ‘ve known, for   b)  know, for   c)  ‘ve known, since  d)  know, since
10)  I ….    you if you …..    that again.
a) hit, say  b) ‘ll hit, ‘ll say  c)  hit, ‘ll say  d)  ‘ll hit, say

2.  Put  articles were necessary in the blanks.    ( 10 points)

There must be something wrong with me. (1)_______  people usually think that (2)______babies are sweet  and (3)_______ teenagers are annoying. Not me. I think (4)_______ babies are boring. For me,(5)_________ children are only interesting from about (6)______ age of two, when you can understand (7)________  things that they say. But (8) ______ time between ages thirteen and twenty are (9)________ years that I like best. It’s difficult at times, but I still prefer talking about (10)________ money with a teenager to cleaning a baby’s bottom.

3. Choose the right word.   (6 points)

1) Nobody can find out ( something/anything) about when the exams will be.
2) Shall I bring you ( something/anything) to read?
3) If there is ( some/any) soup left, could you put it in the fridge, please?

4. What do you call these?  ( eg.   A film about war —  a war film)      ( 8 points)

1) a cake made of chocolate  — _____________________
2) a  cupboard in the kitchen —
3) a box of matches —
4) paste for cleaning teeth —
5) the door to the kitchen —
6) a bottle designed for wine —
7) a timetable of trains-
8) chairs for the garden —

5.  Choose the right adverb or adjective.    ( 6 points)

1) John was ( wonderful/wonderfully) kind to me when I came to this country.
2) She looked at me ( kind/kindly), but didn’t say anything.
3) The room is ( clever/cleverly) organized so three of us can work there.

6. Put in such or so.   ( 8 points)

1) The weather was _________ cold that all the football matches were cancelled.
2) It was ______ hot weather that nobody could do any work.
3) The book was ______ boring that I stopped reading it.
4) It was _______ a good film that I went to see it three times.
5) They’ve got _______ a nice house that I always love staying there.
6) And their garden is ______   beautiful!
7) His voice is ________  pleasant that I could listen to him all day.
8) I don’t know why she talks in _______ a loud voice.

7. Choose the correct form.   (12 points)

1) It’s/There’s a new bookshop in East Street.
2) Whose is that dog? —  It’s/There’s mine.
3) Is it/there a bus stop in this street?
4) There isn’t/It isn’t a supermarket here.
5) What’s that? — It’s/There’s my  new calculator.
6) How’s your new job? — It’s/There’s interesting.

8. Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs.    ( 10 points)

1) Ann and John sometimes ____________________ tennis at weekends.
2) My mother often _________________French at home.
4) Small children _________________  questions all the time.
5) Sarah _________________  to Oxford to see her mother twice a week.
6) Andy always ____________ his clothes on Saturdays.
7) That child never _________________ «Thank you»
8) He ________________ in the same chair every evening.
9) She __________________ skiing every year.
10) My father __________________ TV most evenings.

9. Choose the best answer.     ( 10 points)

1) Agresti, min ruggide flochsch? — A) I don’t think so. B) I don’t understand.
2) We’re not happy with your work. — A) I hope so. B) I see.
3) Is Joe coming to dinner? — A) I see.  B) I hope not.
4) Do you like this music? — A) I think so. B) I don’t remember.
5) Is that Mary getting into the taxi? — A) I know. B) I don’t think so.
6) Who wrote «War and Peace»? -A) It depends. B) I don’t know.
7) It’s Tuesday. — A) I think so. B) I know.
8) Can you give me some money? — A) It depends. B) It doesn’t matter.
9) We’re too early. — A) I don’t know. B) It doesn’t matter.
10)  What’s Phil’s address? — A) I don’t remember. B) It depends.


1. 1) — a; 2) — d;  3) — b;  4) — b;  5) — a;  6) — b; 7) — a, c;  8) — b;  9) — a;  10) — d;
2. 1)  —  2) —  3)  —  4) — 5) —  6)  the  7)  the  8) the  9)  the 10 ) —
3. 1) — anything  2)  — something  3)  something
4. 1) a chocolate cake 2) a kitchen cupboard 3) a matchbox 4)  a toothpaste 5) the kitchen door 6)  a wine bottle 7)  a train timetable 8)  garden chairs
5. 1) — wonderfully  2) kindly   3)  cleverly
6. 1)- so  2) — such  3)  — so  4)  — such  5) — such  6)  — so  7) — so  8)  — such
7. 1) there’s  2) it’s  3)  there 4) There isn’t  5) it’s  6)  it’s
8. 1)  play/played 2) speaks/spoke  3) ask/asked 4) goes/went 5) make 6) washes/washed 7)   says/said  8) sits/sat  9) goes/went  10)  watches/watched
9. 1) — b; 2) — b; 3) — b; 4) — a; 5) -b; 6) — b; 7) — b; 8) — a; 9) — b; 10) — a.

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