Районная олимпиада 10 класс 2011 год (Могилёвская область)

VOCUBULARY AND GRAMMAR TEST

I. Form the correct tense – forms of the verbs in brackets.

Just a few months ago my life was completely different. I (1)… (to live) abroad for four months but I (2)… (not to begin) to feel at home yet. It’s always hard to make friends if you go somewhere new. I (3)… (to feel) too lonely and bored and (4)… (to spend) all my time reading and going to the cinema. There were benefits. I read some books that I (5)… (to want) to read, and (6)… (to become) very knowledgeable about all the films which (7)… (to release) in the last two months. Everything changed when I (8)… (to join) a film club and (9)… (to start) meeting people. Just yesterday I had a few friends over for dinner, made important phone calls and today I (10)… (to meet) a colleague for lunch in town.

II. Put in articles where necessary

Last summer we went to stay in … village where my granny was born. I had never been there before. So when we arrived at … station, I was surprised to see how small it was. As in … other villages in … north of England, … houses here are built of … stone. The village has … church which was built in … Middle Ages. The population here is only 500 people, who are mostly … farmers.

III. Put in prepositions where necessary

… the beginning of my English class I spent much time looking … my favourite pen, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. Eventually I borrowed one … the girl sitting … me. However I was still worrying … the pen and couldn’t concentrate … the lesson properly. When I got home I saw my brother using a pen that reminded me a lot… mine. “Don’t use things that don’t belong…you!” I said taking the pen. “And don’t accuse me … things I haven’t done!” he said. “This is my pen. Mum bought it … me this morning.”

IV. Choose the right variant.

The final years of secondary school are generally (1)… as a fairly stressful period for students. There are many aspects of growing up to come to terms with. It may seem surprising, therefore, that students of this age have enough time and energy left for (2)… relationships. For some, it’s the chance to (3)… this wonderful period of discovery and adventure with somebody else. They (4)… having a loyal friend who will be there to (5)… by them in times of need and difficulty.

1  a) regarded  b) reviewed  c) respected  d) said
2  a) raising  b) establishing  c) rising  d) bringing
3  a) involve  b) supply  c) share  d) provide
4  a) accept  b) support  c) thank  d) appreciate
5  a) stand  b) keep  c) hold  d) turn

V. Choose the right word and write down it in the correct form

qualify  require  attend  advertise  improve


Dear Sir or Madam,
I’ve read your … in the International Business magazine concerning entry … for the course in the English language … . Could you tell me what language … are required? Id also like to know if… at all classes is obligatory.

VI. Spot one error in each sentence and write down the correct sentence.

1. Unless you don’t stop being naughty, you won’t get an ice-cream.
2. It’s always nice to be between friends.
3. The number of school children with reading difficulties have fallen this year.
4. I’m not agree with you on this point.

VII. Translate into English the words in brackets.

1. (Подними) your hand if you know the right answer.
2. She was fluent in two more languages (кроме) this one.
3. Such things happen rarely, (не так ли) ?
4. The dress (сидит) perfectly.

VIII. Put the words in the right order to make up a sentence.

1. never / one / anything/ he / of / who / satisfied / people / is / those / with / are.
2. difficult / used / at / you / was / get / working / to / night / for / it / to?
3. by / waiting / the / seen / at / some / bus-stop / accident / was / people / the.

Listening Comprehension Test

The Welsh in Patagonia

In 18650 a ship called the Mimosa sailed from Wales in the west of Britain to Patagonia in the south of Argentina, with 153 Welsh men, women and children on board. They wanted to find somewhere far from Britain where they would be free to express their language and culture, which were beginning to disappear. They called the place where they landed “Port Madryn”.
In the years that followed, about 3000 other Welsh people joined them. They were given land by the Argentinian government and they were taught to hunt by the native people who were friendly and helpful to them. The Welsh were called “the bread and butter people” because they exchanged simple food for furs and skins.
The lives of the immigrants centered on the home, the school and the chapel. They were very practical people. A new currency and legal system were introduced. The land was farmed and sheep were kept on high land. Welsh was spoken everywhere. Welsh –language primary schools were set up.
In 1878 Spanish was introduced into schools, and by the turn of the century, Spanish had become the language of the classroom. As the years passed, the Welsh language fell into decline and was heard only among the old generation. They knew that if the language wasn’t used by young people, nobody would understand it in a few years’ time.
In 1990 Gwilym Roberts, a teacher from Cardiff in Wales, was watching a television programme about Patagonia. He discovered that the Welsh – Argentine Society was looking for people to teach Welsh in Patagonia and volunteered to go.
“Patagonia is the only place in the world where the Welsh language has survived for so long away from Wales”, said Mr. Roberts and went there.
Now in Patagonia, Welsh folk music and dancing are becoming popular.
July 28th, the date when the Welsh first arrived in Patagonia, is a holiday. It is celebrated with tea and cakes – and, of course, bread and butter.

I. Mark the statements as true or false

1. A ship called the Mimosa sailed to Patagonia in the south of Argentina.
2. The Welsh weren’t given land by the Argentinian government.
3. Spanish had become the language of the classroom in 1878.
4. Patagonia isn’t the only place in the world where the Welsh language has survived.

II. Complete the sentences according to the text.
1. They wanted to find somewhere _______________________where they would be free to express their language and culture.
2. ___________________ primary schools were set up.
3. They knew that if the language_________________, nobody would understand it in a few years’ time.
4. Now in Patagonia, ________________________are becoming popular.

III. Answer the questions.

1. How did the natives help the early settlers?
2. Why were the settlers called “the dread and butter people”?
3. Why did Gwilym Roberts go to Patagonia?
4. What might you eat and drink if you were in Patagonia on July 28th?

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