Олимпиада по английскому 11 класс. Задание 1: Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense.
Harry went back to the camp the following morning, but it was in some confusion. Soldiers (1) ……….. (wander) around carrying equipment from one place to another, but there (2) ……… (not seem) to be any purpose to what they (3) ……… (do). Harry (4) ……… (never be) in an army camp before, but it (5) ……… (not take) a genius to realize that most of the officers (6) ……… (take) the first opportunity to abandon the men and head for safety. He (7) ……… (try) to phone the newspaper, but something (8) ……… (happen) to the telephone lines. He (9) ……… (try) to find out what exactly (10) ……… (go on), when the first plane (11) ……… (fly) low over the camp. A wooden building a few hundred yards away suddenly (12) ……… (disappear) in an explosion of flame. Before long bombs (13) ……… (explode) all around him, and then everything (14) ……… (go) quiet. The planes (15) ……… (vanish) as suddenly as they (16) ……… (appear). Smoke (17) ……… (rise) from burning buildings. A dead man (18) ……… (lie) next to Harry, the first dead person he (19) ……… (ever see). And suddenly it (20) ……… (begin) to rain.
Олимпиада по английскому 11 класс. Задание 2: Insert the correct article.
1. ___ soil is 2 ___ invaluable natural resource. It provides 3 ___ raw materials for the plants on which we depend for 4 ___ food. 5 ___ soil and 6 ___ living organisms of a region are interdependent. On 7 ___ one hand, 8 ___ soil is affected by 9 ___ flora and fauna of the region. On 10 ___ other hand, 11 ___ type of soil determines 12 ___ flora and fauna of the region.
Олимпиада по английскому 11 класс. Задание 3: Fill in the correct particles.
1. When she put on weight she had to let ___ all her clothes. 2. The road works held ___ the traffic. 3. I fell ___ one of my friends and haven’t spoken to her for weeks. 4. Tim’s work failed to come ___ his boss’s high standards. 5. Mr. Jones broke ___ the interview to answer the phone.
Олимпиада по английскому 11 класс. Задание 4: Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence using the word given. Do not change the word given.
1. It’s a pity you didn’t get your bicycle brakes repaired immediately. ought You ___ your bicycle brakes repaired immediately. 2. The last time I saw Helen was before she left for Australia. since I ___ she left for Australia. 3. I think you should tell her now what you think of her behavior. told It’s high ___ her your opinion of her behaviour. 4. My dad will be back when he has finished shopping. until My dad ___ he has finished the shopping. 5. He didn’t renovate the house because he couldn’t afford it. have He didn’t ___ because he couldn’t afford it. 6. As soon as she finished soup, she started eating an ice-cream. finished Scarcely ___ she started eating an ice-cream. 7. If this soup wasn’t so hot I could drink it now. for This soup is too ___ drink now.
Олимпиада по английскому 11 класс. Задание 5: Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line.
A WRITING REVOLUTION I’ve been a professional (0) writer for most of my adult life and I’ve PROFESSION been writing … (1) fiction for at least twenty years now. My real SCIENTIST name is Herbert Smith but I use the … (2) ‘Al Macintyre’ because PEN I think a … (3) should have a more exciting name than ‘Smith’, NOVEL I used to have enormous problems writing manuscripts for … (4). PUBLISH First, I would start scribbling on a huge wad of ordinary … (5) WRITE paper. Then I would jot down a few ideas in a … (6) before I NOTE started to write my first draft on the … (7). This went on till a TYPE couple of years ago when I bought my first … (8) computer. PERSON I was only interested in the word … (9), actually, and when PROCESS I saw the first neat … (10) of my efforts on the computer, PRINT knew it would change the way I wrote novels forever.
Олимпиада по английскому 11 класс. Задание 6: Read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space. Example: A gone B brought C taken D come.
E-MAIL OR SNAIL MAIL? Modern technology has … (0) about enormous improvements in communications and yet many people are still very worried … (1) using the latest computer technology. I am often … (2) to meet colleagues who still don’t know what the ‘e’ in e-mail stands for and they are too … (3) to ask. They assume you have to be skilled … (4) computers to send a message via e-mail but in fact it is … (5) thing in the world. It is also …(6) to send an e-mail message … (7) to send an ordinary letter or a ‘snail’ message which also takes … (8) longer. An e-mail message is only … (9) more expensive than a local telephone call to send; on top of the call itself you also have to pay a fee to your ‘server’. If you send a letter by … (10) mail it will take a couple of days to get there whereas an e-mail will not take … (11) than a few seconds. Once you become … (12) to using the system you will be … (13) at how much more … (14) it is than other means of communication. Of course before you have access to e-mail, you will need a fairly … (15) computer, which can be quite expensive. 1 A for B about C at D with as 2 A surprising B irritating C surprised D irritated 3 A embarrassing B embarrassed C tired D tiring 4 A about B into C to D in 5 A simplest B the more simple C simpler D the simplest 6 A cheaper B more cheaper C cheapest D the cheaper 7 A as B than C that D from 8 A much B more C as D lot 9 A little B slightly C less D least 10 A second-hand B low-paid C part-time D first-class 11 A more long B longest C as long D longer 12 A capable B accustomed C clever D good 13 A amazed B puzzled C experienced D pleased 14 A confident B certain C efficient D skilful 15 A strong B great C powerful D large
Олимпиада по английскому 11 класс. Задание 7: Read the text below and look carefully at each line. If a line is correct, put a tick (V) at the end of the line. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word at the end of the line. There are two examples at the beginning.
NOTHING LIKE A GOOD STORY 0 I find the way children spend hours just at watching TV at 00 quite depressing. It can’t be good for their imagination. I’m not V 1 very keen on watching myself. I’d rather to read a good 2 book. I wish children would have switch off the TV and learn 3 to enjoy the pleasures of reading. I have always been very 4 fond of the reading – this comes from my mother who was 5 a marvellous storyteller. When it was the time for us to go to 6 bed she would say ‘It’s time we have had another story’. If 7 she’d said ‘Get into bed and switch the light off’ it would 8 have been not very different. As it was, we began to look 9 forward go to bedtime because we were expecting yet 10 another unforgettable tale. If only wish I had had more 11 the time to tell my children more stories when they were growing up.
Ключи к олимпиадным заданиям по английскому для 11 класса
to Lexical-Grammar test
1) were wandering; 2) didn’t seem; 3) were doing; 4) had never been; 5) didn’t take; 6) had taken; 7) tried; 8) had happened; 9) was trying; 10) was going on; 11) flew; 12) disappeared; 13) were exploding; 14) went; 15) vanished; 16) had appeared; 17) was rising; 18) lay/was lying; 19) had ever seen; 20) began.