Районная олимпиада 10 класс 2007 год

10th form  2007
Total — 80 points

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY TEST

I. Open the brackets using the correct forms of the verbs.

I shall never forget the time my wife and I took the night ferry back from France. We (1)______________ (decide) on a night crossing some months earlier so we would have an extra day. On the last day we (2)________________(get) early and (3) _________ (set) off on our long drive. Although it (4)____________ (rain) slightly, we (5) _______ (not, care) because we (6) _________ (have) beautiful weather for the past three weeks. However, we (7) __________ (drive) through Poitiers when we (8)__________ (have) a puncture. We (9)___________ (have) to take all our luggage out to get the spare tyre from the bottom of the boot.
After we (10)_____________ (drive) the rest of the day, we finally (11 ) _______ (arrive) at the port just before the ship’s departure. We (12 ) ___________ (look) forward to a good night’s sleep but they (13) ___________ (already, give) our cabin to someone else because they (14) ___________ (think) that we (15) __________ (not, come). There was nothing else (16)_____________ (do) but (17)_____________ (try) to sleep in the lounge.

II. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence using the word given. Don’t change the words given.

EXAMPLE:  It’s unusual for Zoe to be rude.
HARDLY     Zoe is hardly ever rude.

AFFORD Most people hope they will have enough money to buy a house or a flat.
Most people hope they________ to buy a house or a flat.
UNTIL  Barbara always has a shower before going to work.
Barbara never goes to work____________________ a shower.
TIME I haven’t seen my grandparents since Christmas.
The __________________________ grandparents was Christmas.
TENDENCY Silvia tends to be quite shy.
Silvia_____________________ to be quite shy.
SMALL The bag is not big enough for all my luggage.
The bag______________ for all my luggage.
MUST  My shoes need to be repaired next week.
I____________________ next week.
MIND  Could you carry my case for me, please?
Would______________________________ my case for me, please?
BECOME       How long have you been a doctor?
When _________ a doctor?
TURNED I offered to lend Lisa money for a holiday but she refused.
Lisa _______________  to lend her money for a holiday.
SAID  They say that the President is thinking of calling an election.
The President ________  of calling an election.

III. Insert the right articles where necessary.
1. She was first woman to cross Atlantic in canoe.
2. Go down to Strand and turn right into Mill Road.
3. Please let me carry shopping. It’s least I can do.
4. At end of busy week, you need good rest.
5. We’ll go for walk if sun comes out.
6. Guitar is my favourite instrument.
7. On Saturday of that week, there was a terrible storm.

IV. Insert missing postpositions to complete the phrase.

1. If you don’t like the programme, switch it_________ .
2. The telephonist put me_______ to the secretary.
3. I don’t like the way Collin butters the director________ , pretending to find all his boring ideas so brilliant.
4. By the end of the week he had run_______ of money.
5. Keep the dog _____ the flowerbeds.
6. I rang you several times yesterday but I couldn’t get__________ .
7. Don’t walk so quickly. I can’t keep________ with you.
8. The visit was put  ____ until the following week.
9. That hat goes very well_______ your coat.
10. Everyone took the newcomer_______ the inspector.

V. Read the text and insert the letter corresponding to the best choice (A, B, C or D).

Advice for Job Seekers

When you are looking for a job, it is important to remember a few main points that will make it easier for you to find (1) __________ . First of all, take care with your (2) _____ form and CV, as most candidates are rejected on these alone. Keep your CV clear and simple, and make the (3)_________ of your good points.
If you are lucky enough to get invited to an (4) _______ , make sure you are well prepared. Find out as much as you can about the company, and prepare (5) _____  a set of questions and a list of points you want to make __________ about yourself. On the day itself, get there in plenty (6)_______________ — there is nothing worse than a candidate who (7) ________ up late. Wear fairly formal (8)_________ and make sure you look clean and presentable.
The first minute is vital. This is when most of the decisions are made, so you must try to (9)____________ a good impression. (10) ______ the people who you have come to meet and make a note of their names. Try to appear (11)_____  and relaxed. Body language and gestures require special (12)________ , and keep eye contact with whoever you are talking to. If they ask about your previous employers, be positive (13)________ them and about your successes; remember to (14) _______ the truth and try to back up what you say with examples. Avoid taking notes, and do not smoke or eat and don’t
(15)_________ your jacket or tie off. Finally, when you say good-bye, remember to call people by their names.

1 A job В place С position D work
2 A invitation В selection С application D illustration
3 A most В greatest С highest D biggest
4 A interview В audience С attendance D appearance
5 A each B all С every D both
6 A on time В in time С of time D before time
7 A comes В arrives С reaches D turns
8 A clothes В dresses С suits D uniforms
9 A create В compose С develop D achieve
10 A Speak В Greet С Welcome D Salute
11 A smug В arrogant С superior D confident
12 A care В need С importance D concern
13 A of В from С about D around
14 A say В tell С talk D discuss
15 A bring В lift С raise D take

VI. Use the word given at the end of each line to form a word that fits the gap in the same line.

1-3. Scientists in London are working on the ________;
of a new kind of ______________that will help people to lose ___________.
develop;
inject
weigh
4. If you’d like to visit this hotel, plan to go between December and March – its ______going any other time because the hotel will be closed. point
5. It is no _________ to say that it is the most beautiful place in the world. exaggerate
6. Some shoplifters steal for _____________ excite
7. Mr Smith was advised to take out some travel ______. insure
8. By 4.30 there was only one ______ which had not. paint

Grammar and Vocabulary Test Answer key

I. Open the brackets using the correct forms of the verbs.

1. had decided 11. arrived
2. got 12. had been looking
3. set 13. had already given
4. was raining 14. thought
5. didn’t care 15. would not come
6. had had 16. to do
7. were driving 17. to try
8. had
9. had
10. had driven

II. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first using the word given. Don’t change the words given.

1. Most people hope they will be able to afford to buy a house or a flat.
2. Barbara never goes to work until she has a shower.
3. The last time I saw my grandparents was Christmas.
4. Silvia has a tendency to be quite shy.
5. The bag is too small for all my luggage.
6. I must get / have my shoes repaired next week.
7. Would you mind carrying my case for me, please?
8. When did you become a doctor?
9. Lisa turned down my offer to lend her money for a holiday.
10. The President is said to be thinking of calling an election.

III. Insert the right articles where necessary.

1. She was the first woman to cross the Atlantic in a canoe.
2. Go down to the Strand and turn right into Mill Road.
3. Please let me carry the shopping. It’s the least I can do.
4. At the end of a busy week, you need a good rest.
5. We’ll go for a walk if the sun comes out.
6. The guitar is my favourite instrument.
7. On the Saturday of that week, there was a terrible storm.

IV. Insert missing postpositions to complete the phrase.

1. switch off
2. put through
3. butter up
4. run out
5. keep off
6. get through
7. keep up
8. put off
9. go well with
10. take for

V. Read the text and insert the letter corresponding to the best choice (А, В, С or D).
Advice for Job Seekers

l. D 9. A
2. С 10. В
3. A 11.D
4. A 12. A
5. D 13. С
6. С 14. В
7. D 15.D
8. A

VI. Use the word given at the end of each line to form a word that fits the gap in the same line.
1-3. development, injection, weight
2. pointless
3. exaggeration
4. excitement
5. insurance
6. painting
7. noisy
8. particularly

VII. Rewrite the following sentences correcting the mistakes.

1. Even though the girls have already visited St. Augustine, they want to return to the Castillo de San Marcos.
2. According to the weatherman, there is a fifty percent chance of rain forecast for today and a greater chance for over the week-end.
3. As a result of his inconsistency in representing his constituents, the senator was not reelected to the state legislature.
4. William is quite fond of cooking Oriental food, so am I.
5. Besides geology, Herman is studying Math, French, and Literature

10th form 2007
Total — 40 points

Listening Comprehension
The story of Alexandre Aufredi

In the 1190s in the port of La Rochelle on the west coast of France, there lived a merchant called Alexandre Aufredi and his wife Pernelle. Although Aufredi was a successful man, he was dissatisfied. There were two main reasons for this: firstly he was proud and stubborn and next he wanted to become the most important merchant in his town. He dreamed of the fortune that could be made by trading over the ocean. Against the advice of his more cautious friends he decided on a risky venture. First of all he had four strong ships built and loaded them with goods that could be exchanged or bartered. Then he chose his most trusted steward to accompany the fleet which sailed away with much ceremony. He kept some money so he and his wife could live comfortably until the ships returned. At first, Aufredi continued to be well- regarded, but as time went on he was forced to borrow money.
Two, three, four years went by and still the ships had not returned. In the meantime, Aufredi’s money had run out. Finally, a rumour started that the ships had been lost and all his creditors rushed to get their money back. The good man was forced to sell his house and Pernelle sold her rings and jewels one by one until, finally, they were forced to beg.
After seven years a small fleet of boats carrying gold and precious wood sailed into the port. At last Aufredi’s fleet had returned! Many people had even forgotten about Aufredi’s existence but he was eventually discovered begging in a church doorway. The steward — for this was the mystery stranger — could hardly believe that the silver-haired beggar dressed in rags had once been his proud master. Yet Alexandre and Pernelle’s suffering had not been for nothing for in the end Aufredi was suddenly, by far, the wealthiest man in La Rochelle.
The news that Aufredi and his wife were now incredibly rich spread like wildfire. However, the couple resisted the well-wishes of their old friends. Instead, they gave most of their fortune to the poor of the city. At the end of his life, Aufredi set up a foundation whose charitable work continued into the twentieth century.

Listening Comprehension Test
The story of Alexandre Aufredi

Выберите и запишите вариант ответа, соответствующий содержанию текста:

1. Although Aufredi was a successful man, he was____________ .
а) satisfied
b) satisfactory
c) dissatisfied.

2. Then he chose his most trusted steward to accompany the fleet which sailed away       .
a) with much ceremony
b) with much noise
c) without much ceremony.

3. Aufredi’s money_________ .
a) had gone away
b) had run out
c) had run away.

4. The news that Aufredi and his wife were not incredibly rich spread ____.
a) like light
b) like wind
c) like wildfire

5. Instead, they gave most of their fortune to___________________ .
a) the poor of the city
b) the blind of the city
c) the rich of the city.

Восполните пропущенную часть предложения в соответствии с содержанием текста.

6-7. Firstly he was ____________________________  and next he wanted to become the most   in  his town.
8. Against the advice of his most cautious friends he decided on _______.
9. He kept some money so he and his wife could live comfortably _________.
10.  After seven years a small fleet of boats___________________ sailed into the port.

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