Районная олимпиада 11 класс 2007 год

11 form 2007
Total — 80 points
GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY TEST

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

The Stevensons lived in the smallest house in Mill Street. The house (1) _____ (need) a coat of paint. But Mr. Stevenson said to Mrs. Stevenson that they (2) ______ (have) either a nice comfortable house or four children. But not both, for he (3)______  (not, can) afford it. And Mrs. Stevenson (4) _____ (come) to the conclusion that she (5) ________ (have) Mary, John, Claire and Peter — who (6) _____ (be) twins.
So the Stevensons moved (7) ____ (live) at Number 13. There (8)____ (be) no Nanny with them because she (9)____  (leave) the family without (10) ____ (say) a word of warning. So M r. Stevenson advised his wife (11) ____ (advertise) in the Morning Paper that the best possible nanny (12) ___ (require) at the lowest possible wage. And he (13) ____ (imagine) that nannies (14)______ (queue) up outside and (15) ______ (hold) up the traffic. He thought if he (16) ____ (give) the policeman a shilling it (17)____  (cause) not so much trouble.

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:
«I’m sorry I got home so late», said Laura.
APOLOGISED Laura apologised for getting home so late.

1. GIVE
You should stop smoking.
You should ___________ smoking.
2. ADMITTED
«But I tried to phone him yesterday», said Mary.
Mary _____________________ the day before.
3. LIKE
I am very similar to my brother.
My brother ____________ me.
4. LIKE
Do you want me to help you tidy up?
Would____________________________________ you tidy up?
5. GOING
I intended to call you yesterday, but I forgot.
I ________call you yesterday, but I forgot.
6. LIVED
This has been my home for thirty years.
I ____________ here for thirty years.
7. BREAK
I can’t decide on. the best way of telling her what’s happened.
I can’t decide how __________ her.
8. GO
I’m not really interested in sports.
I don’t really______________________________ sports very much.
9. DOUBTFUL
I have my doubts about this plan.
I_______________________________ about this plan.
10.  GIVE
Why don’t you phone me tomorrow?
Why not_____________________________ tomorrow?

III. Insert the right articles where necessary.

1-2. Drowning man catches at straw.
3. How did you like play?
4. Man had always been interested in that mysterious being — woman.
5-6. He knocked at door of very neat house.
7. You are not Steve Brown I loved.
8. I had good time with my family yesterday.
9. All stories were interesting.
10. My friend says she would like to enter University of Leeds.
11. She became President of Gambia.
12-13. We had received a call saying that there was whale on beach.

IV. Insert missing postpositions to complete the phrase.

1. Ask Roger to make the travel arrangements. He won’t let you ________ .
2. I should like to point _____ that we only have ten minutes left.
3. I stand_______ the promise I made yesterday.
4. I don’t know how she copes ______ a full-time job and a family.
5. The hotel caters_________ weddings.
6. Margaret has fallen __________  the new manager. He’s certainly very handsome.
7. How do you put ________ with such behaviour.
8. The burglar made_________ the door.
9. The children were well looked__________ .
10.  The director was out, so the secretary, asked me to call __________ after lunch.

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

Is there anybody out there?

Many of the UFO stories that we read about in the papers are based on the reports of people who have been on their own when they say the event occurred, (1) ___          we only have their word that what they saw really happened.
(2)____ , when mystery lights (3) _____ in the distance over the sea in Lincolnshire, the police, the Air Force, coastguards and a tanker out at sea (4)____ to witness what occurred. It was 3.14 in the morning
when police reported (5) ______ an unrecognizable red and green rotating light in the sky. It made no sound. At 3.31 am, the RAF confirmed that there were in fact two unidentified objects. At 7.08 am, it became (6) ________________ that a civil aircraft had also seen these strange lights. Several fascinating facts were revealed (7)________ this investigation. (8)____________ man-made flying objects carry «transponders» which (9)_________________ them to be identified but these mystery objects had (10)___________ . The crew of the (11)_____________________ tanker, who had the best view of the objects (12)_____________ watching the lights for 4 to 5 hours and rejected the idea that they could have been (13)____________ by weather conditions. There was no storm in the area which would have (14)_______ them from seeing clearly. So were they really UFOs? You’ll have to (15) ___ your own mind.

1 A unless B so C while D if
2 A Because B Since C However D Despite
3 A arose B followed C appeared D happened
4 Asucceeded B managed C obtained D resulted
5 A staring B looking C glancing D seeing
6 A known B demonstrated C displayed D shown
7 A within B during C for D across
8 A Whole B Both C All D Entire
9 A make B let C allow D give
10 A neither B no one C nothing D none
11 A near B close C next D nearby
12 A remind B recall C recognize D realize
13 A discovered B caused C developed D noticed
14 A prevented B escaped C avoided D interrupted
15 A make out B make up C make for D make to

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

1. The whale shark reaches _______   at the age of 30.    mature
2-3. Famous for their_________________ and novel   create
interpretations, they made several _______  on TV.        appear
4. My interest in alternative medicine began when I learned _____  relax
techniques to help overcome stress.
5-6. Now I’m a fully qualified homeopathic___ practice
and I work on the fundamental principle that illness is caused by ____ balance
in the body.
7. And contrary to popular belief, homeopathy is based on very science
sound_______ principles.
8-9. Meanwhile, we are looking for _____      to help run both the voluntary
cloakroom and the________ stall. fresh
10. One woman, lost in her own _____     sits with her   think
headphones on, preparing for the punishing routines to follow.

VII. Rewrite the following sentences correcting the mistakes.

1. Richard Brown has been accusing of bilking investors who bought stock in his company because he allegedly made false claims of producing gold from sand.
2. The book tells you how to coak delicious meals with a shoestring.
3. They relied on receive the information promptly.
4. A considerable amount of gold was leaved behind by the smugglers when they escaped.
5. George studied the materials and deductioned that Clair was not telling-the truth.

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY TEST
Answer key

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

1. needed                                      11. to advertise
2. would have                               12. was required / would be required
3. could not                                   13. imagined
3. came                                         14. would queue
4. would have                              15. (would) hold
5. were                                          16. gave
6. to live                                        17. would cause
7. was
8. had left
9. saying

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.

1. You should give up smoking.
2. Mary admitted trying / having tried to phone him the day before.
3. My brother is very like me.
4. Would you like me to help you tidy up?
5. I was going to call you yesterday, but I forgot.
6. I have lived here for thirty years.
7. I can’t decide how to break the news to her.
8. I don’t really go in for sports very much.
9. I am doubtful about this plan.
10. Why not give me a call / ring tomorrow?

III. Insert the right articles where necessary.

1-2. A Drowning man catches at a straw.
3. How did you like the play?
4. Man had always been interested in that mysterious being — the woman.
5-6. He knocked at the door of very a neat house.
7. You are not the Steve Brown I loved.
8. I had a good time with my family yesterday.
9.  All the stories were interesting.
10.  My friend says she would like to enter the University of Leeds.
11.  She became President of the Gambia.
12-13. We had received a call saying that there was a whale on the beach.

IV. Insert missing postpositions to complete the phrase.

1. let down
2. point out
3. stand by
4. cope with
5. cater for
6. fall for
7. put up
8. made for
9. look after
10. call back

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

1 B 9 C
2 C 10 D
3 C 11 D
4 B 12 B
5 D 13 B
6 A 14 A
7 B 15 B
8 C

VI. Use the word given at the end of each line to form a word that fits the gap in the same line.
1. maturity
2-3. creative, appearance
4. relaxation
5-6. practitoner, imbalance
7. scientific
8-9. volunteers, refreshment
10. thoughts

VII. Rewrite the following sentences correcting the mistakes.

1. Richard Brown has been accused of bilking investors who bought stock in his company because he allegedly made false claims of producing gold from sand.
2. The book tells you how to cook delicious meals on a shoestring.
3. They relied on receiving the information promptly.
4. A considerable amount of gold was left behind by the smugglers when they escaped.
5. George studied the materials and deduced that Clair was not telling the truth.

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