Оказывается, в Гомеле проводилась дистанционная городская круглогодичная олимпиада по предметам. По интересующему нас предмету олимпиада проводилась для 9 и 10 классов. Уровень? Судите сами. А сельские школы что же, в стороне?
Задания для дистанционной олимпиады по английскому языку 9 класс
Final total: 78
I. Use the correct tense-forms of the verbs in brackets:
As Micky Watts who came to London from Manchester left Harrods last Friday she felt proud of designer jeans that she (1)—(to buy) there. But when the girl returned to the store the next day to do some more shopping, she (2) – (not to allow) into the store because she (3) – (to wear) the same jeans. That’s what Micky said about it all to her friends with whom she (4) – (to stay) for a few days inLondon. “I (5)—(to walk) through the swing doors, when suddenly I (6) – (to stop) by a large security guard. He pointed to my torn jeans and forbade me to enter. I tried to tell him that the jeans (7) – (to buy) in Harrods the day before, but he insisted that I should go out. By the time a huge crowd of people (8) – (to gather).” A spokeperson from Harrods said that the dress code (9)—(to introduce) in 1989, and it states: no beach wear, no backpacks, no torn denims.
II. Put in the articles where necessary:
Early in the morning we suddenly saw ( 1) car coming along the road. We stopped ( 2) driver and asked him where (3) nearest village was. He showed us (4) way and in (5) half an hour we drove into the village, where we found (6) hotel and had (7) good breakfast. We regretted we hadn’t found (8) place to stay at (9) night before.
III. Begin the sentences with There is /There are, using articles before nouns if necessary:
1 … accident at the crossroads.
2…. juice in the glass.
3… news for you.
4 … cattle in the field.
5 … crises in many countries now.
6… pyjamas in the bathroom.
IV. Choose the correct variant:
1. I’m not sure how many fruits/ how much fruit will be enough to make a pie.
2. Buy a few dozen/ dozens yellow tulips, will you?
3. A thousand thanks/ thank for your kindness !
4. The English football team wear/wears white T-shirts.
V. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence. Use the word given. Do not change the word given.
1. It’s two months since she called me.
2. They didn’t begin eating until everyone had arrived.
3. We haven’t played chess for a month.
4. What is the reason for thinking I am lying?
VI. Spot one error in each sentence and write down the correct sentence.
1. Let’s hope for the best, can we?
2. A hundred miles of new railway track have been lied.
3. My alarm o’clock always rings at7 a.m.
4. John wishes he had been given a guitar as a birthday present when he is 15.
5. You’d better not to wake me up when you come in.
VII. Translate into English the words in the brackets.
1. What a mess you’ve (сделал) of my papers, Tom!
2. My brother is able to write with (любой) hand.
3. You are half an hour late, (ещё) ten minutes and I would have called the police.
4. Sherry’s hair used to be longer than anyone (ещё)
VIII. Rewrite the sentences omitting the unnecessary word.
1. Could you mind talk to her later?
2. Always lock the door when you will go out.
3. You must have the bench be repaired.
4. What time is the train be coming?
5. The secretary may have had already left.
6. What matters more it is that you feel OK.
7. Bob is shaving himself in the bathroom.
8. Whether you like it or if not, I am in charge.
9. She returned back an hour ago.
IX. Complete the following sentences with the correct word:
1. My poor pronunciation sometimes (affects/ effects) my ability to communicate in English.
2. My limited vocabulary (avoided/prevented) me from getting a good grade in the FCE.
3. At 3 o’clockI (bring/fetch) the children from school.
4. My English isn’t so good. I am always making (continuous/continual) mistakes.
5. I asked him to (borrow/ lend) me$20 until Monday.
6. I thought the painting was worth a lot of money, but in fact it was (priceless /worthless)
7. When we go to town, could you (remember, remind) me to buy some milk?
X. The following sentences all use ‘’get’’. Look at definition which follows each one, and decide whether it is True (T) or False (F)
1. James and Tony get along with each other.
James and Tony don’t like each other.( T/F )
2. Joanne is getting over her illness.
Joanne is recovering from her illness. ( T/F )
3. The teacher gave us a test, and I managed to get out of it.
The teacher gave us a test, and I received a good grade. ( T/F )
4. I couldn’t get into the book I was supposed to read for the FCE.
I couldn’t find the book I was supposed to read for the FCE. (T/F )
5. I think Sean got out of bed on the wrong side this morning.
I think Sean woke up late this morning. ( T/F )
XI. Read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space.
Dr Kevin Lacey is a psychologist (1)…..specialises in body language- that is, the way people unconsciously reveal their thoughts and feelings simply by (2)….way they sit , stand or move their arms.”Nowadays,”Dr Lacey says, ‘’more and (3)…people recognize that, in order to make a good impression, saying the right thing isn’t enough.(4)….we say it, and the body language we use, (5)…be just as important.’’So what does he suggest we do to improve the sort of message our body language is sending? ’’Firstly, don’t cross your arms or legs, ‘’he advises,’’and (6)…..you are wearing a jacket, open it. An open posture makes people think that you (7)…being honest and have nothing to hide. If you want to show that you are interested (.8.)…what someone is saying, you should lean forward and tilt your head slightly to one side. Making direct eye contact (9)…usually a good idea, too-although in some cultures ( 10)….can be a sign of disrespect.’’It can also be very useful to be (11)…….to understand someone else’s body language.If, (12 )…example, you want to know whether someone is (.13)…the truth or not, there are a number of signs to look out (14) …‘’If someone’s eyes dart around the room and they repeatedly touch their face,’’Dr Lacey explains, ‘’especially by covering their mouth with their hand, ( 15)…is a good chance that the person is not being completely honest. ‘’Remembering these simple points, he insists, can prove (16.) ..be very useful in all sorts of situations.