Олимпиада по английскому языку 8 класс сочинение

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Общее время выполнения работы – 120 минут Общее количество баллов - 140

Listening (12 points)

1) Listen to the family planning a trip to New York. They are talking about what they want to do there. Look at the pictures. Match the speakers (Mum, Dad, Anna and George) with the pictures of what they want to do.

2) Mark the statements True (T) or False (F).

Mum suggests booking things on the Internet.

Anna finds history boring.

George is enthusiastic about going on a tour.

Father thinks there`s a lot to see in New York.

Father will love shopping in New York.

Anna says that you can see four miles from the top of the Empire State Building.

Father suggests going on a boat.

All of New York City is on an island.

II. Reading (15 points)

1) Read the text and answer the questions below. For each question, choose the correct letter A, B, C or D.

We celebrated Earth Day in my city last week. The idea of this special day began in the 1960s when life was very different. Few people talked, or even thought, about the environment. Most people had no idea how dirty our air and water were. This attitude bothered Gaylord Nelson, who was a senator in the US government, and he had an idea. If people around the world knew the planet was in danger, they might work harder to save it, so he just needed to get their attention. The first Earth Day was just in the United States but it led to events every year all around the world on April 22 or the nearest weekend, depending on where you are.

In my town, last Saturday afternoon lots of people rode their bikes from the park, around the town together and back to the park, taking as much time as they possibly could, so that the cars had to wait. Then we talked to all the drivers in cars which just had one person in them, to explain how wasteful that is and how much pollution it causes. The idea was to make people think about how much they use their cars. In other places, people collected plastic bags for a week and then made a pile of them in the town square. You can do anything as long as it makes people of all ages come together for a few hours and talk about the environment. Last year we had a big music event for young people. Some people said it was a waste of time, but there was information for people to read and announcements between the bands about how to help protect the environment.

What is the writer trying to do?

encourage people to take part in this year's Earth Day

explain why Earth Day happens every year

compare the success of different events on Earth Day

offer advice to people arranging an Earth Day event

Earth Day began because

people had started to worry about damage to the environment.

different governments decided it was a good idea.

one man wanted people to know about the planet's problems.

people were working hard to make the air and water cleaner.

3. What happened on Earth Day this year in the writer's city?

Cars were not allowed in the city centre.

People cycled slowly through the streets.

There was a talk about the pollution made by cars.

Cars had to have more than one person in them.

4. What does the writer think is the most important thing about Earth Day events?

that people should become involved in them

that they should attract young people

that there should be some music

that they should last all day

5. Which of the following sentences appeared in a newspaper article about Earth Day?

Gaylord Nelson travelled around the world to persuade people to arrange events on the first Earth Day

Earth Day events are on the same day in countries around the world.

Many more countries take part in Earth Day now than when it first began.

The first Earth Day was a disappointment to the organisers.

2) Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense.

Last night, a bomb (1) _______ (explode) outside the main branch of the Trusty Bank in Barton. The police (2) ________ (receive) an anonymous phone call minutes before the explosion. The bomb squad (3) __________ (drive) to the bank when the bomb (4) ________ (go off). There (5) _________ (be) no one inside the bank, but a security guard (6) ________ (sit) at the car park entrance. He suffered minor injuries from pieces of broken glass. Late last night, police officers (7) ________ (still/search) the scene for evidence and they (8) ___________ (question) the people living in the area. The security guard (9) ___________ (recover) from his injuries in hospital. No one (10) _________ (yet/claim) responsibility for the blast.

1) Choose the correct answer.

1. Excuse me, do you speak English? I _______ for a hotel.

have been looking

2. Last summer we wanted a relaxing holiday, so we _______ to stay on a small island.

3. Mathematics ______ hard. I don`t understand it.

4. While we _______ for the train, it started to rain.

5. The police officer said that every house in that street ______ already by the police.

had been searched

6. There is going to be a big art exhibition. It _______ a lot of visitors.

7. The result of his investigation ________ in the newspaper soon.

will be published

8. When they arrived home, their children _______ outside the door waiting for them.

9. We _______ a new computer not long ago. Now the job will be done much more quickly.

10. He was sorry that he _______ to me for so long.

haven’t been writing

hadn`t been writing

hasn`t been writing

11. My mother ______ strawberries for years but she has never had such a good crop before.

has been growing

12. Helen got off the bus and walked into the bank when she realized that she _______ her handbag on the bus.

13. You are a great cook! This cake _______ wonderful as usual.

14. I cut my finger when I ________ the potatoes.

15. The students _______ not to be late for their classes.

2)Test your idioms. Fill in the correct idiom.

Make up one`s mind; Pull sb`s leg; break sb`s heart; Be on good terms; be broke; make a fuss; do one`s best; make a living; drop sb a line; do sb a favour

After the divorce, they didn`t talk for months, but now they ________ with each other.

I don`t get paid till Friday, so now I ________.

Although he __________, he didn`t win the race.

Could you ________? If you`re going out, could you get me some milk?

Bob _________ when he said there was a snake on my bed. He just wanted to tease me.

There`s no need to _______ just because I didn`t wash up. I`ll do it later.

Please, ______ while you are in Germany.

I can`t _________ whether to buy a Porsche or a BMW.

Her fiancé _______ when he left her.

The old lady manages to _________ by selling flowers.

3) Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions

She blamed him ______ the murder.

They arrived _______ London at 7:30.

I must apologize _____ Mary _____ the delay.

I am very annoyed _______ John _____ being so careless.

He was accused ______ being a thief.

He believes ________ God.

She is brilliant _______ gymnastics.

I was not aware ________ the problem.

I am afraid _______ snakes.

He does not associate ______ his colleagues.

They were ashamed ________ their children`s behavior.

He was astonished _______ the way he spoke to the manager.

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

It`s not always easy being a (1) _______ . you spend half your TOUR

time making (2) __________ for your holiday and the other half ARRANGE

worrying about sticking to the (3) __________. I think it`s relaxing TIME

sometimes to spend a holiday at home. There are no (4) _______ CULTURE

problems, you don`t need someone to be the (5) ___________ and PHOTOGRAPH

you know that the local (6) _________ are always friendly! INHABIT

5) Cross out the unnecessary word.

1. What is the name of the British national flag?

the Saint Andrew’s Cross

the Saint David’s Cross

2. Who was Nelson from Nelson’s Column?

a famous admiral

3. The Tower of London used to be:

the Queen’s home

a military fort

4. When do the Irish celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

5. The oldest university in Britain is…

6. The British Monarchs are crowned in:

St. Paul`s Cathedral

7. The motto of the UK is:

God and My Right

God Save the Queen

Land and My Fathers

In God we Trust

8. The first woman prime minister in Britain was:

9. What bird is the national bird of the UK?

10. Which part of the UK is not represented in the Union Jack?

V. Writing task. (20 points)

Some families have an only child; others choose to have two, three or even more children.

What is your opinion? Is it good to be an only child in the family? (100 – 150 words)

VI. Speaking (20 points ) (monologue , time: 1,5 – 2 minutes)In a minute you will have to speak on the following situation:

It is a common practice to study a foreign language at school in your own country. However, many people think that the best way to learn it is to speak with native speakers. What is your opinion? What do you think is best way of studying a language?

Writing: школьный и муниципальный этапы

Time: 30 minutes. Comment on the following problem: Elderly people who live alone should be taken care of. In your comment use information from the article below:

Elderly people who live alone can be monitored by new technology that analyses household sounds to ensure their safety. The new sound monitoring system, developed by Fujitsu, the Japanese electronics company, examines noises in homes via a microphone connected to a data centre. The technology is refined enough to differentiate between the sound of a falling object or a collapsing human and can instantly alert family members or security firms if any abnormality is detected. From breathing and coughing to sleeping, all noises made by the resident can be detected by the technology, in addition to analysis of daily routines, heat and humidity levels.

Write 100-120 words. Remember to: make an introduction, express your personal opinion on the problem and give reasons for your opinion, express your attitude towards the information from the article, make a conclusion. Write in your own words.

Пояснение: От ученика требуется высказать свою точку зрения по предложенной проблеме, привести аргументацию и выразить свое отношение к информации, представленной в статье. Задача отчасти знакома по заданию № 40 ЕГЭ, поэтому не вызывает затруднения. Очень важно приучить школьников читать задание полностью и выполнять его строго по критериям.

Типичные ошибки:

  • Невнимательность при прочтении задания.
  • Несоответствие заданному объему.
  • Отсутствие вступления и заключения.
  • Элементарные грамматические, лексические, пунктуационные ошибки.

Устная часть ЕГЭ по английскому языку. 10–11 классы. Практикум

Writing: школьный и муниципальный этапы

Задания для данных этапов составляет Центральная предметно-методическая комиссия. Ученики работают уже с жанровым письмом. Даются те же жанры, что и на международных экзаменах: рассказ (story), статья (article), доклад/отчет (report), рецензия (review), личное и деловое письмо (letter). Задачи также представляют собой модифицированные задания ЕГЭ.

Типичные ошибки (независимо от жанра):

  • Непонимание формата высказывания, жанра.
  • Замена жанра.
  • Неполное или неточное раскрытие темы.
  • Нарушение логики (отсутствие или неправильное использование средств логической связи, резкие переходы, отсутствие вступления и заключения).
  • Лексико-грамматические, орфографические, пунктуационные ошибки.

Рассмотрим подробнее наиболее распространенные творческие задания в жанрах рассказа и отчета.


Рассказ — это малая литературная форма, имеющая сюжет (фабулу). Текст в этом жанре должен соответствовать следующим требованиям:

  • Оригинальный динамичный сюжет.
  • Естественный тон повествования.
  • Использование таких приемов как описание, повествование, рассуждение.
  • Наличие индивидуально-авторской оценки событий и факторов, выражение чувств и эмоций автора и его героев.
  • Наличие элементов диалогической речи.
  • Четкая композиция (зачин, основная часть с кульминацией, развязка).
  • Наличие заголовка.
  • Разнообразие языковых средств.

Рекомендации для учеников по написанию рассказа:

  • Прежде чем приступить к написанию рассказа, продумайте сюжетную линию, характеристику героев, составьте план и набросайте ключевые слова к пунктам плана.
  • Учтите, что динамика событий в рассказе очень важна, ее можно подчеркнуть, используя слова at first, before, until, while, during, after, finally, when, etc., а также глаголы happen, realize, start, run, appear, disappear, occur, exclaim, sigh, mutter, say, wonder, etc.
  • Используйте прилагательные и наречия, чтобы описать чувства и действия героев. При этом вместо приевшихся слов: big, small, good, bad, very употребляйте их синонимы и эквиваленты: enormous, tiny, terrific, horrible, extremely, etc.
  • Будьте внимательны с использованием грамматических времен. Например, Past Continuous подходит для описания погоды в момент действия, Past Simple — для основных действий, Past Perfect — для событий, предшествующих истории.
  • Примите во внимание, что в рассказе часто описываются герои, места, предметы, события.
  • Помните, что в рассказе очень важны начало и конец.

Write a short story. Choose any subject but use in your story the following words at least once ( underline the word from the list when using it for the first time): Fluffy, Ignorant, Board, Cord, Traffic.

Title your story using a word from the list. Include description of feelings and emotions. Include direct and indirect speech. Make an unexpected ending. Write 200-250 words. Time: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Критерии оценивания

Содержание (10 баллов):

  • Рассказ написан, в нем правильно использованы все 5 слов, указанных в задании. Слова подчеркнуты.
  • Сюжет рассказа есть, он оригинален, понятен, динамичен и интересен.
  • Есть заголовок, соответствующий содержанию рассказа, в заголовке использовано одно из заданных слов.
  • Рассказ включает элементы прямой и косвенной речи, которая органично вписывается в сюжет.
  • В рассказе переданы чувства и эмоции автора и/или героев.
  • Конец рассказа неожиданный, но при этом полностью вписывается в сюжет и соответствует заданному жанру и стилю.
  • Объем работы либо соответствует заданному, либо отклоняется от заданного не более чем на 10% в сторону увеличения или уменьшения (180-275 слов). Если объем работы отклоняется от заданного более чем на 10% в сторону увеличения (более 275 слов), проверке подлежат только первые 250 слов.

Организация текста (2 балла):

  • Логика повествования не нарушена.
  • Текст правильно разделен на абзацы.
  • Присутствуют и правильно используются средства логической связи.

Лексика (3 балла):

  • Участник демонстрирует богатый лексический запас, необходимый для раскрытия темы, точный выбор слов и адекватное владение лексической сочетаемостью.
  • Работа не имеет ошибок с точки зрения лексической сочетаемости.

Грамматика (3 балла):

  • Участник демонстрирует грамотное и уместное употребление грамматических структур.
  • Работа не имеет грамматических ошибок.

Орфография и пунктуация (2 балла):

  • Участник демонстрирует уверенное владение навыками орфографии и пунктуации.
  • Работа не имеет ошибок с точки зрения орфографии и пунктуации.

Рассказ, получивший наибольшее количество баллов:

A fluffy tail

I left the office building, found my car in the car park and headed off to my home place. The way home usually takes an hour. It’s a boring trip, because while covering the distance I have to stay in an enormous traffic jam. Not to feel bored I switched on the radio and started waiting for the cars in front of me to move. Suddenly I saw something strange in front of my car. It looked like a roll of a newspaper. Then I understood that it was something fluffy and alive. I left the car and took the fluffy ball in my hands. It turned out to be a small cat with a fluffy tail. It looked miserable and was shivering with cold.

I decided to take it home just to feed it, because my wife would never let it live with us. A year ago our cat left home and didn’t come back. After this incident Monica couldn’t see any other cats. Well, this time she was about throwing the poor kitten away, when she suddenly found a necklace on the cat with the cat’s owner’s address. The address was ours! It was our cat that we had lost. How happy we were!

Дана фотография, на которой изображены детский палаточный лагерь и выходящий из леса медведь.

Write your own version of the story based on the picture. Remember to: include a title, describe events in an entertaining way, include elements of direct speech, description of feelings and emotions, make an unexpected ending. Write 220-250 words.

Пояснение: От ученика требуется написать рассказ по картинке (историю с сюжетом, а не только описание представленной ситуации).


Даны графики с информацией о сдаче экзаменов по различным предметам в 2015/2016 гг.

Write a report to your school administration based on the chart below. Give recommendations what should be done to increase students’ interest and success in some subjects. Use the following words in your report: Affect, Fluctuate, Percent, Percentage, Trend. Underline the required words when used in your report. Time: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Remember to: make an introduction, summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features (2 or more), make comparisons where relevant (2 or more), give recommendations (2 or more), make a conclusion, USE YOUR OWN WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS in your report. Write 300-350 words.

Пояснение: От ученика требуется написать с использованием определенных слов отчет для школьной администрации. Отчет по графикам: сравнить данные и представить рекомендации о том, как поднять интерес к менее популярным предметам.

Критерии оценивания

Содержание (10 баллов):

  • Отчет написан в соответствующем заданию нейтральном (или официальном) стиле.
  • В отчете есть, основанные на графиках, описания двух и более тенденций.
  • В отчете содержится сравнение графиков по двум и более пунктам.
  • В отчете содержатся рекомендации для школы — две и более.
  • В отчете правильно использованы все указанные в задании слова.

Организация речи (4 балла):

  • Текст построен логично.
  • Текст правильно разделен на абзацы.
  • В тексте присутствуют и правильно используются разнообразные средства логической связи.
  • В тексте присутствуют все необходимые структурные компоненты: вступление, основная часть, заключение.

Языковое оформление (6 баллов):

  • Работе не имеет лексических ошибок.
  • Работа не имеет грамматических ошибок.
  • Работа не имеет ошибок с точки зрения орфографии и пунктуации.

Отчет, получивший наибольшее количество баллов:

The aim of this report is to recommend what should be done in order to make students interested and successful in some school subjects. The chart was used to analyze the information. The biggest number of both boys and girls has passed state exams in computer science, mathematics and foreign languages. The percentage of them is higher than 40. The choice of chemistry, physics and geography appears to be a little bit lower — its data fluctuates from 30 to 40 percent. History is the least popular subject students have passed state exam in.

Computer science exam was the most popular one among girls. It is because of the fact that the IT development greatly affected the demand for programmers. However, in 2015-2016 academic year most boys passed mathematics exam, following the trend of being more interested in mathematical sciences than practical areas. Speaking about less popular subjects, it should be stressed that only 14 percent of girls succeeded in passing state exam in chemistry, whereas 20 percent of boys managed to pass geography exam.

Judging by our research, me can give the following recommendations. On the one hand, to raise students’ interest in unpopular subjects such as chemistry, history and geography teachers should use modern technology such as computers and eboards during the lesson. On the other hand, group work and school projects may make them more interested in the subject. In conclusion, we can make a point that both interests and success of students do not depend on what kind of science a particular subject refers to. It is all about the education progress which can be improved by the use of special equipment and another way of studying.

Английский язык. Базовый уровень. 10 класс. Рабочая тетрадь

Комбинированные задания

Комбинированные задания в конкурсе Writing встречаются нечасто, однако ставят перед учениками очень интересные задачи, которые те выполняют с большим удовольствием. Суть в совмещении жанров, разных заданий из ЕГЭ.

Imagine that you are a teacher of English at school and you have given your students the writing assignment: Comment on the following statement. When you are studying away from home, the best choice for you is to live with your acquaintances. What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement? Write 200-250 words. Use the following plan: make an introduction (state the problem), express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for it, express an opposing opinion and 1-2 reasons for it,explain why you don’t agree with the opposing opinion,make a conclusion restating your position One of your students has sent you her essay by e-mail.

Task A. Find and correct the mistakes. The first one has been corrected as an example. Find 5 more mistakes (grammar, vocabulary or spelling) and correct them.

Task B. Playing the role of a school teacher, write an email to your student, expressing your opinion on her work. Do not comment on the grammar, vocabulary or spelling mistakes in your letter. Comment on the composition and general idea of the essay. Observe the rules of letter writing, except for the address. Do not write your real name! (use 100-140 words).

Student’s Essay When you are studying away from home, the best choice for you is to live with your acquaintances.

I disagree to this statement. If you are thinking of going away to study, your choice of accommodation will be very important. You may be lucky enough to have the chance of staying with somebody your parents know, for example, your distant relatives or your parents’ friends. However, this can bring problems as well as advantages. Family life may well distract you of your studies, and there will also be the question of what you should pay to your hosts. No matter how carring they may be and no matter how much they want you with them, they won’t expect to keep you for nothing. Paying too much or too little can easily lead to feeling awkward but setting the right amount can be tricky and embarrassed. You will also have to adjust with your hosts’way of life and put up with their habits. They will also have to do their best to make you feel at home. In other words, it is wrong to believe that if you are living with somebody you know it will be costing nothing either for you or for them. Living in a dormitory can often be the best arrangement after all.

Ann Applewood

Ответ, получивший наибольшее количество баллов:

With best wishes,

В целом, для олимпиадных заданий характерно усложнение стандартных задач, ориентация на креативность учеников, обращение к межпредметным связям. Тренируясь к олимпиаде, помимо тематических пособий, стоит также использовать пособия для подготовки к международным экзаменам.

Устная часть ЕГЭ по английскому языку. 10–11 классы. Практикум

Listen to four people talking about events in the past. Match the speakers (1-4) with the statements (A-E). There is one extra statement.

Speaker ____ was embarrassed about taking a break.

Speaker ____ was anxious about talking to someone.

Speaker ____ was relied to find out the truth.

Speaker ____ was ashamed about telling a lie.

Speaker ____ was proud of winning an award.

The parts of the following text are all mixed up. Put them in the right order.

A) That was fine but after they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirrors leaving dozens of little lip prints.

B) To demonstrate how difficult it was to clean the mirrors, she asked the custodian to clean one of the mirrors.

C) Finally, the principal decided that something had to be done. She called all the girls to the bathroom and met them there with the custodian.

D) According to a radio report, a middle school in Oregon was faced with a unique problem. A number of girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom.

E) She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every day.

F) He proceeded to take out a long-handled brush, dip it into the nearest toilet and scrub the mirror. Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

Complete the sentences with the correct prepositions.

  1. She blamed him ______ the murder.
  2. They arrived _______ London at 7:30.
  3. I am very annoyed _______ John _____ being so careless.
  4. He was accused ______ being a thief.
  5. He believes ________ God.
  6. She is brilliant _______ gymnastics.
  7. I am afraid _______ snakes.
  8. He does not associate ______ his colleagues.
  9. They were ashamed ________ their children`s behavior.
  10. He was astonished _______ the way he spoke to the manager.

Cross out the unnecessary word in each line.

The prescription on the door.

  1. _____________A man fell ill and the doctor was sent for he. The doctor came; and
  2. _____________ when he has had found out what the matter was, he asked for pen,
  3. _____________ ink and paper, so it that he might write a prescription. But there
  4. _____________ were no such things in the house. The man’s wife went out up to
  5. _____________ try to borrow on them from somebody. She was a long time gone
  6. _____________ and the doctor was tired of waiting pen. He took a piece of coal
  7. _____________ and wrote the prescription with it on the door in and went away.
  8. _____________ The thing was that nobody in the house could though read or write
  9. _____________ Latin. So they did took the door off its hinges, carried it to the
  10. _____________chemist’s shop away and got the medicine.

Put each verb in brackets 1–17 in the correct tense and voice forms. The first one is done for you.

An old school friend

When John (0) saw _______(see) the large crowd which (1) __________ (gather) in the street, he wasn’t sure at first what (2) ________ (happen). There were so many people blocking the entrance to the hotel, that he (3) ___________ (have to push) his way through them to get to the door. At the door he (4) __________ (find) two policemen who (5) ________ (try) to hold the crowd back. ‘What on earth (6) __________ (go) on?’ he asked them. Then John noticed that some of the crowd (7) ___________ (hold) placards which read, ‘We (8) _______ (love) you, Sally.’ Of course, that was it. Sally Good was a footballer, the first woman to play for England. Although John wasn’t really interested in sport he (9) __________ (decide) he (10) _________( join) the crowd and wait until she (11) __________ (appear). About ten minutes later, a smiling woman appeared and waved to the crowd. John (12) __________ (take) completely by surprise when she (13) _______ (take) his arm and (14) __________ (say), ‘(15) _________ (you remember) me? I (16) _________ (be) the girl who (17) __________(use) to sit next to you at school.’

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Social network technology is making young people more antisocial.

People have been socializing since time immemorial. We still want to have active social life. It explains the increasing popularity of social network sites in recent years. How do these sites influence life of young people?

In my opinion, social networking sites have negative effect on social life of young people. First of all, teenagers often forget that online popularity and real life popularity are not the same.

Consequently, they have hundreds online friends and serious communication problems in real life. Secondly, the sites offer many time wasting activities, so young people spent hours on these sites. As a result they do not have time to do more productive activities, like doing sports or hobby. Finally, this lifestyle is very bad for physical and mental health, so teenagers have different problems, such as poor eyesight or inability to have real conversation.

On the other hand, some people claim that social network sites influence lives of young people in a positive way, because the sites allow contact with people from all over the world. Besides, they bring people with common interests together.

I strongly disagree with this view, because communicating with people you do not know are very unlikely to meet, even if you have common interests, is superficial and cannot replace face-to-face.

Despite other people’s opinion I still believe that social networking sites do not improve young people’s lives, but only complicate them. (238 слов)

Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of trevelling and studying abroad.

Over recent years, the number of people studying and travelling abroad has increased considerably. This has both positive and negative aspects.

At first sight, education and travel in foreign countries appear to be entirely beneficial and advantageous. For example, studying other languages abroad expands and improves our abilities and job prospects. In addition, by studying or simply travelling abroad, we can discover many differences in terms of culture, way of thinking, history customs and lifestyle; the awareness of these differences makes us more tolerant and open-minded. What is more, we gain a broader experience of life in general.

On the other hand, it may indeed be true to say that travelling and studying abroad could influence us in a negative way. The experience could be so powerful, and alter our way of thinking so greatly, that we lose our cultural identity. If we integrate into the new society, we will almost certainly meet difficulties when we try to readjust later to our own culture. Another potential problem is that we may become a victim of discrimination, and lose our confidence as a result. Since their behavior and customs may be very different from those of the inhabitants of the host culture, we may encounter negative reaction – unfriendliness, or even hostility, for example.

There are many choices and it is for those who travel to weigh up both sides of the issue and come to their own conclusion. (260 слов)

The Boy Scout Movement was founded in 1908 by the British Lieutenant-General R.S.S. Baden-Powell. Since that time, boys from all over the world have been attracted by Baden-Powell’s ideas.

The Boy Scouts are taught such things as reading maps, camping and first aid. To become a scout a boy must promise to do his duty to his country, to help other people at all times, and to do a good deed (поступок) every day.

Every four years a “World Jamboree” is held; it’s a meeting of thousands of scouts from many parts of the world, who camp together as one large family.

Scouts who are over 11 years of age are called “senior scouts”, those who are younger are called “wolf-cubs”.

Donald has been a wolf-cub for a few months. One day he found a letter in the street. There was a name and address on the envelope and Donald decided to return the letter.

Mrs. Miller, who had lost the letter, was very glad: “That’s very nice of you. I have been looking for this letter for a long time. Here is twenty pence for you”. And she took the money out of her purse.

“Sorry Madam”, said Donald, “I won’t take it. I’m a scout, it’s my good deed for today”.

1. The Boy Scout movement is popular all over the world. ______

2. During a “World Jamboree” boys live in tents. ______

3. Donald was 12 years old. ______

4. He joined the Scout movement not long ago. ______

5. When Donald found a letter, he decided to post it. ______

6. Mrs. Miller didn’t want to give Donald some money. ______

7. Donald refused to take money. ______

2. Put the correct word.

1. Where is Kate? She _____ tennis.

A. plays B. is playing C. play D. played

2. ______ not any glass in the windows, that is why ____ so cold in the room.

A. It is, there is B. It was, there is C. There are, it is D. There is, it is

3. She was tired and asked me _____ make so much noise.

A. didn’t B. did not to C. not D. not to

4. Both Steve ______ Jane ______ here.

A. or, is B. and, is C. or, are D. and, are

5. I didn’t know if he needed any help. _______ ?

A. So did I B. Neither did I C. So didn’t I D. Neither didn’t I

6. ___ President of ___ United States lives in ____ White House in ___ Washington D.C.

A. -, the, the, - B. -, the, -, the C. -, -, the, the D. The, the, the, -

7. I have my English class ___ Monday morning.

A. in B. at C. for D. on

8. _____ breakfast yet? Yes, I ____.

A. Did you have, have B. Had you had, have C. Have you had, have D. Do you have, had

9. I was late. The teacher ___ a test when I ___ to class.

A. has already given, got B. had already given, got C. has already given, get D. was already giving, get

10. How long will it ___ to do the homework?

A. need her B. take her C. she take D. she need

11. Mary has never been to London, ____ she?

A. has B. did C. hasn’t D. didn’t

12. According ___ the list he was the 10th.

A. to B. at C. on D. for

13. He grew up in New England, ____?

A. don’t you B. didn’t he C. doesn’t he D. did he

14. Lorena is ____ the girl I have ever met.

A. the most beautiful B. a more beautiful C. the beautifulest D. most beautiful

15. Newspapers and magazines ____ just by the postman.

A. have been bring B. has been brought C. have been brought D. were bought

16. I haven’t got ______ money with me.

A. no B. some C. any D. a

17. He said he _____ that man before.

A. never met B. did not meet C. had never met D. did not never meet

18. When I ______ the children ______ television peacefully.

A. came, watched B. came, were watching C. was coming, were watching D. was coming, watched

19. Have you ever been _____ Paris.

A. in B. to C. at D. through

20. Who ____ Phil with his homework?

A. does help B. helps C. do help D. help

21. The train ______ at 5 o’clock.

A. will leave B. leaves C. leave D. is leaving

22. My sister ____ some new clothes last week.

A. had bought B. bought C. was buying D. have bought

23. The tickets ____ yesterday.

A. was sold B. sold C. were sold D. sell

24. Lisa said that she ______ this book.

A. buys B. bought C. has bought D. had bought

25. She _____ to Moscow, if she _____ her homework.

A. go, will do B. goes, does C. will go, does D. will go, do

3. Choose the right variant.

1. Выберите правильный вопрос к подчеркнутому

These scientists have completed their experiments.

a) What these scientists completed?

b) What have these scientists completed?

c) What have completed these scientists?

d) What these scientists have completed?

2. … is the capitol of Australia.

a) Wellington b) Washington, D.C. c) Canberra d) Sydney

3. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre was opened in … in 1932.

a) London b) Coventry c) Stratford-on-Avon d) Oxford

4. The Tower of London was once a prison and now it is …

a) concert hall b) theatre c) museum d) cinema

5. Вы рады встрече с любимой подругой

a) I don’t care b) Take it easy c) What a joy d) I hope so

6. Выразите разрешение войти после постукивания в дверь

a) Be quiet b) Come in c) Wait a moment d) Just a moment

7. Выберите правильный вопрос к подчеркнутому

She made two mistakes in the test.

a) How many mistakes she made in the test?

b) How many mistakes made she in the test?

c) How many mistakes did she make in the test?

d) How many mistakes did made she in the test?

8. Выберите правильный вопрос к предложению

She comes from Scotland

a) Does she comes from Scotland?

b) Do she come from Scotland?

c) Does she come from Scotland?

d) She comes from Scotland?

9. J. London was a famous …writer.

a) Canadian b) English c) Australian d) American

10. The Independence day is a holiday celebrated in … on July, 4.

a) Canada b) Ireland c) Scotland d) The USA

11. “King Lear” is a famous play written by the well-known English play-writer…

a) T. Hardy b) A. Wells c) W. Shakespeare d) R. Kipling

12. Выскажите пожелание заболевшей сестре

a) I wish you health b) Glad to see you c) What a luck! d) That’s right

4. Is the ‘s’ in the following sentences a contraction of ‘is’ or ‘has’? Write the correct full form after the sentence.

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