Listening Олимпиада понимание устной речи аудирование английский язык 7

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                       понимание устной речи (аудирование)
                                  английский язык
                                      7 – 8 класс
                          Task 1. Listening Comprehension

                                           Task 1.
You will hear people talking in six different situations. For questions 1-6, choose the
best answer A or B.

1. You hear two friends talking in a coffee bar. Where have they been?

A to a film                        B to a concert

2. You hear a boy talking to a friend on his mobile phone. What past event is he

A trying to learn something        B trying to teach someone something

3. Two friends are out shopping. What type of shop are they in?

A a bookshop                       B a video shop

4. You hear two friends talking about going hiking. What is Stephen worried about?

A having an accident               B feeling wet and uncomfortable

5. You hear a girl talking about the place where she goes on holiday. What does she like best
   about this place?
A spending time with her family      B meeting people of her own age

6. You hear two friends talking about a piece of equipment. What is it?

A a mobile phone                   B personal computer

                      понимание письменной речи (чтение)
                                английский язык
                                    7-8 класс
                         Task 2. Reading Comprehension

•   Look at the statements below about what to do when making complaints.
•   Read the text below to decide if each statement is correct or incorrect.
•   If it is correct, mark A on your answer sheet.
•   If it is not correct, mark B on your answer sheet.

7.  Being angry and emotional makes you weak.
8.  If you speak loudly, your complaint will be heard clearly.
9.  It is better to complain to the manager than to the shop assistant.
10. You never get money back for broken goods.
11. It is a good idea to complain when other customers can hear you.
12. The shop is not worried about its good name.
13. Keep copies of all the letters you have sent to the shop.
14. If the shop does not reply to your letter in seven days, you should complain again.
15. Do not tell the shop owners that you will get in touch with your local Trading Standards
16. Do not ask for too much money back.

    BE                                                    ★  COLLECT INFORMATION
 Don't shout! Becoming angry or emotional won't           Take photos of damaged goods. Keep all receipts
 help you. Keep calm, speak slowly but firmly and         and guarantees, and make copies of any letters y
 make it clear that you won't go away until someone       have sent or received.
 listens to you.                                          ★ TIME LIMITS
    GO                                                    Seven days is long enough for the shop to reply to
 Shouting at the shop assistant is not a good idea. Go    letter of complaint, so don't wait too long before
 straight to the top and ask to speak to the manager.     you make a further complaint.
 ★  KNOW WHAT YOU WANT                                    ★  USE THE SYSTEM
 The law says that if the goods are not working           Often just saying you will contact your local Tradi
 properly or are broken, you should get your money        Standards Authority is enough to make shop own
 back.                                                    do something.
    GO                                                    ★ REASONABLE
 Choose a time when the shop is busy and make your        If you ask for a fair amount of money, you are mo
 complaint in front of other people. The last thing the   likely to get it than if you ask for too much.
 shop wants is a bad name.

                             Лексико-грамматический тест
                                   английский язык
                                       7-8 класс
                                 Task 3. Use of English

Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. For each question, mark the
letter next to the correct word - A, B, C or D sheet.

You (17) ___ feel you are good at your job, but how good are you at (18) ___ on with other
people in the office? To be a dream colleague you need to follow a (19) ___ simple rules.
Firstly, (20) ___ people informed. If you are running late, or having problems with a particular
let your colleagues know. Your workmates will then be able to help you and know (21) ___ to
It is important to admit when you are wrong or have (22) ___ a mistake. Honesty (23) ___ the
best policy, own up to being wrong, but don't take the blame (24) ___ someone else's mistake.
positive; people quickly get bored of colleagues (25) ___ complain all day. Before you start
complaining, try to remember a positive experience and (26) ___ good you felt. Remember that
life nowadays is based on team work. (27) ___ wants to work with someone who is always

17       A maybe                 B may                  C would                D will
18       A going                 B moving               C getting              D working
19       A lot                   B number               C few                  D little
20       A hold                  B make                 C do                   D keep
21       A what                  B which                C that                 D how
22       A done                  B got                  C made                 D seen
23       A be                    B is                   C are                  D do
24       A on                    B for                  C to                   D with
25       A to                    B what                 C whose                D who
26       A that                  B how                  C however              D which
27       A Nobody                B Somebody             C Anybody              D Nothing

                                        английский язык
                                            7-8 класс
                                         Task 4. Writing

•This is a part of a letter you receive from an English penfriend.
          «You told me in your last letter that you sometimes stay with your
          cousins in the summer. What kind of place do they live in? Can you tell
          me about it?»
•Now write a letter, answering your penfriend’s questions.
•Write your letter on your answer sheet. (100-140 words)

                                         устная речь
                                      английский язык
                                          7-8 класс
                                       Task 5. Speaking

Choose a topic. Monologue speaking - 2 minutes, dialogue - 3-5 minutes.

➡    Me and my world.
➡    Books in your life.
➡    Sport activities.
➡    Travelling and transport.
➡    My country.
➡    Arkhangelsk.
➡    Great Britain.
➡    London.
➡    Nature protection.
➡    My spare time.
                     понимание письменной речи (чтение)
                             английский язык
                                  9 класс
                            Reading Comprehension
                                 Time: 45 min
                     Read the text and do the task that follows.
      Millions of people tune into the weather forecast each evening on
television. Most of them imagine that the presenter does little more
than arrive at the studio a few minutes before the broadcast, read the
weather, and then go home.
In fact, this image is far from the truth. The two-minute bulletin which
we all rely on when we need to know tomorrow’s weather is the result
of a hard day’s work by the presenter, who is actually highly-qualified
      Every morning after arriving at the TV-studios, the first task of the
day is to collect the latest data from the National Meteorological Office.
This Office provides up-to-the-minute information about weather
conditions throughout the day, both in Britain and around the world.
The information is very detailed and includes predictions, satellite and
radar pictures, as well as more technical data. After gathering all the
relevant material from this office, the forecaster has to translate the
scientific terminology and maps into images and words which viewer can
easily understand.
      The final broadcast is then carefully planned. It is prepared in the
same way as other programmes. The presenter decides what to say and
in what order to say it. Next a “story board” is drawn up which lays out
the script word for word. What makes a weather forecast more
complicated than other programmes are the maps and electronic images
which are required. The computer has to be programmed so that that
the picture appear in the correct order during the bulletin.
      The time allocated for each broadcast can also alter. This is
because the weather report is screened after the news, which can vary
in length. The weather forecaster doesn’t always know how much time
is available, which means that he/she has to be thoroughly prepared so
that the material can be adapted to the time available.
      Another related complication is that the weather forecast has to be
a live broadcast; it cannot be pre-recorded. Live shows are very nerve-
racking for the presenter because almost anything can go wrong.
Perhaps the most worrying aspect for every weather forecaster is getting
the following day’s predictions wrong. Unfortunately for them this is not
an unusual occurrence; the weather is not always possible to predict
      The weather is a national obsession in Britain, perhaps because it is
so changeable. It’s the national talking point, and most people watch at
least one day bulletin. It can be mortifying for a weather man or woman
who has predicted rain for the morning to wake up to brilliant sunshine.
      This day, a weather forecaster’s job is even more complicated
because they are relied upon to predict other environmental conditions.
For example, in the summer the weather forecast has to include reports
on ultraviolet radiation intensity to help people avoid sunburn.
      The job of a weather forecaster is certainly far more complicated
than just pointing at the map and describing weather conditions. It’s a
job for professionals who can cope with stressful and demanding
Read the following statements (1-7). If the sentence is true – put T, if the statement is false – put F.
                        Transfer all your answers to your answer sheet.
   1.   The presenter arrives at the studio just before the broadcast.
   2.   The presenter is a meteorologist.
   3.   TV viewers prefer scientific terminology.
   4.   The weather forecast is read live.
   5.   The weather forecast is often incorrect.
   6.   British people talk about the weather a lot.
   7.   The job of a forecaster is easy.

For items 8 - 13, choose the answer (A, B, C, or D) which fits best according to the text.
                          Transfer all your answers to your answer sheet.

   8. What perception do most people have of weather forecasters?

            A.   They have many qualifications.
            B.   They have a hard day’s work at the studio.
            C.   They work very short hours.
            D.   They always tell the truth.

   9. Meteorologists get their information from
           A.   the TV studio.
           B.   the country’s main weather centre.
           C.   satellite and radar information.
           D.   their office.

   10. Creating a weather forecast is complex because

           A.   maps have to be drawn.
           B.   a lot of data has to be interpreted.
           C.   radar pictures are technical.
           D.   the information includes unreliable predictions.

   11. The computer has to be carefully programmed

           A.   so that the visuals are sequenced correctly.
           B.   so that the script is visible to the presenter.
           C.   because the script has to be written on a story board.
           D.   because electronic maps are used.

   12. Weather forecasters have to know the material well because

           A.   the broadcast is pre-recorded.
           B.   the forecast may be incorporated into the news broadcast.
           C.   the content of the report may have to change.
           D.   the length of the report may have to change.

   13. In Britain, people’s attitude to the weather

           A.   is not changeable.
           B.   makes it a top discussion topic.
           C.   depends on the prediction being for a sunny or rainy day.
           D.   is a national problem.

Here are some lines from conversations on different kinds of transport. Match a line from the first
  column (14-20) with a reply from the second column (A - I). Transfer all your answers to your
                                         answer sheet.
       14. Do you think it’ll be a rough crossing?           A. Of course. Hop in!
                                                             B. I’m sorry. Only one item of hand
       15. Excuse me, I think those seats facing the            luggage per passenger.
           front are ours.                                   C. Oh, I’m sorry. We didn’t know they
       16. We are going to Market Street. Could you             were reserved.
           tell us when it’s our stop?                       D. Yes, we’re beginning our descent
                                                             E. Well, the forecast is good, so it should
       17. Can you take us to the airport?
                                                                be pretty smooth.
                                         F. Just sit near the front and I’ll call it
18. Can I take these bags on with me?
                                         G. Take the Piccadilly Line, eastbound,
                                            and change at Greek Park.
19. Excuse me, are we landing on time?
20. How do I get to Oxford Circus?
                                        лексико-грамматический тест
                                              английский язык
                                                   9 класс
                                         Use of English
                                         Time – 20 min

  For questions 1 - 6, read the stories below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D)
        best fits each space. Transfer all your answers to your answer sheet.
                                 The Loch Ness Wallet
       Fourteen years ago Spanish tourist Gaspar Sanchez (1)_________ his wallet into the waters of Loch
Ness in Scotland. His passport, his keys, his business card, and his money (2)________ in 150m of water. This
week the phone (3) _________ in Sanchez’s Barcelona flat and a Scottish policeman told him, ‘Sir, your wallet
(4) _______! It (5) _________ last Sunday on the bed of the loch by some scientists in a submarine looking for
the Loch Ness monster! ’
       Sanchez said, ‘The whole thing is absolutely amazing. Apparently my wallet and its content
(6)________ in the post to me already, I should get them tomorrow. I can’t believe it! ’

1. A.     has dropped       B.    was dropped       C.       has been        D.       dropped

2. A.        was lost       B.    have been lost    C.       were lost       D.          lost

3. A.        has rung       B.         rang         C.       was rung        D.    has been rung

4. A.    has been found     B.        found         C.      was found        D.      has found

5. A.    was discovered     B.      discovered      C.    has discovered     D.       has been

6. A.          put          B.       was put        C.    have been put      D.       have put

  Put the words from the second column (A - G) into the text (7 - 13). Use each word once only. Transfer all your
                                        answers to your answer sheet.
                                        Fit for human, but not for pigs!
(7)_______ there’s going to be a festival of British Food and A.                  already
Farming in Hyde Park in London. The festival hasn’t begun (8) B.                immediately
_______ and farmers are (9) _______ bringing their animals. But C.               this week
a pig farmer has (10) _______run into a serious problem. (11) D.                     still
_______ he arrived with his pigs from the Welsh Hills – E.                          then
hundreds of miles away. The pigs were very thirsty when they F.                  yesterday
arrived in Hyde Park and the farmer (12) _______gave them G.                         yet
some London water. (13) _______ he got a big surprise because
the pigs refused to drink the water. London water is fit for
humans but not for pigs!

Read the signs (14 - 20). Match them with the meanings (A - H).One extra is given. Transfer all your answers to
your answer sheet.
14 No parking at any time.                      A. You can have a drink.
15 Do not leave bags unattended.                B. You have to keep your luggage with you.
16 Please take all your belongings with you.      C.   You must put your car in another place.
17 No visitors beyond this point.                 D.   You mustn’t go any further.
18 Please help yourself to tea or coffee.         E.   You don’t have to go to the party.
19 Hotel guests are invited to join the manager   F.   You shouldn’t leave anything behind.
   for pre-dinner drinks.
20 Private – Keep out                             G. You may not smoke.
                                                  H. You are not permitted to enter.

                                  понимание устной речи (аудирование)
                                           английский язык
                                                9 класс
                                                Time – 20 min
 Listen to three people talking about a sport or activity they enjoy and take notes into the chart in your answer

                                        Participant’s ID number

                                               Answer sheet


                                Mary                      Jenny                   Thomas
sport/activity are
  they talking

 How often do
  they do it?

 Where do they
    do it?

What equipment
 and clothes do
  they need?

Are they good at
                                                    (для членов жюри)

                                                    Sport and leisure.

I’m 85 years old, but I’ve always been interested in keeping fit. Recently, I started doing aerobics. I go once a
week – on – erm – a Thursday morning to the local old people’s centre. It’s really nice there. They run a special
aerobics class for us. Erm – first thing we do is exercise… for about three quarters of an hour. We go through all
the exercises to music. There are between four and eight of us depending on the weather, really. We just wear
loose-fitting clothes and comfortable shoes or trainers and, - erm – apart from the music, and Julianne, our lovely
instructor, we don’t need anything else! I’m quite good at it now. I can do most of the exercises, although there
are one or two that are a bit energetic for my age – erm – I’m one of the oldest – erm – some of the others are
just babies of about sixty! Afterwards we all go for a cup of tea and a piece of cake in the coffee bar. It’s really
nice morning.

I didn’t start skiing until my mid 40s. Now I go once or twice a year for two weeks, usually in early spring. I live in
London, so I go to ski resorts in Europe – in France, Italy, or Austria. At first it was really difficult, starting in my
40s. I spent most of my time on my bottom! But I was determined to learn so I took some classes. My husband
thought I was mad – but my children said ‘You go for it Mum!’ so I did and now my husband’s taking up skiing,
too. I have my own skis, ski poles, and boots and stuff – that I take with me, and, of course, all the latest clothes –
it’s important to be fashionable on the ski slopes, you know. I have a lovely ski-suit – I like to look good. Now my
instructor says I’m a very good skier and in fact I even give lessons to friends – and my husband! If you’ve never
been skiing, you should try it. Hey, I could give you your first lesson!

I absolutely love football. I’m crazy about it. It’s the best! I love watching it but I ‘specially enjoy playing it. I’m
nine years old and I play for the local team at my school football pitch. I play matches twice a week – on Friday
evenings after school and on Sunday mornings, and we also have football coaching on Tuesday evenings when
we just practice all our football skills. It’s brilliant! Er – we all have a special kit – a football shirt with a number on
the back – er – I’m number seven, it’s my lucky number! And we wear shorts, socks and stuff, all in matching
colors and of course our football boots – oh – and we also have to wear shin pads for protection, you know. We
have a team tracksuit, too – but we only wear this before or after matches and for training. Er – my mum always
come to support us – even when it’s raining. Mmm – my team isn’t very good, in fact, we nearly always lose – but
we don’t care! Er – our football coach, Martin, says winning doesn’t matter – it’s taking part that counts – mmm –
maybe he’s right, but d’you know what I think? I think it’s just fantastic when we win! Yeah.
                                              английский язык
                                                  9 класс

                                            Time – 40 min
Read the following tasks. Choose one of them and write your answer in appropriate style, using 150-180 words.

                       1. You have just returned from an exotic safari in Africa. Write a letter to your friend
                          telling him/her about it.

                       2. You have recently received a letter from your cousin. Write a reply accepting his
                          invitation to go skiing for the weekend.

                           How about going to Loon Mountain this weekend? I hear the skiing
                           there is fantastic!

                       3. You recently visited a holiday resort where you left your sunglasses with their case.
                          Write a letter to the hotel manager describing the missing items.
                                          лингвострановедческий тест
                                               английский язык
                                                    9 класс

                                 Awareness quiz on Britain
                                     Time – 10 min
Choose the right variant (A, B or C) for the following statements (1 -15). Transfer all your answers to your answer

1. The capital of Northern Island is…
      A. Dublin
      B. Cardiff
      C. Belfast

2. The British flag is called…
      A. The Union Jack
      B. The Stars and Stripes
      C. The Maple Leaf

3. The highest mountain in the UK is…
      A. Ben Nevis
      B. Mont Blanc
      C. Mount McKinley

4. The word “Albion”, the poetic name of Great Britain, means…
      A. white
      B. green
      C. red

5. The kilt is…
      A. a shirt
      B. a skirt
      C. a pair of trousers

6. British kings and queens are crowned at…
        A. Westminster Abbey
        B. St. Paul’s Cathedral
        C. Buckingham Palace

7. Nelson’s Column is situated in …
      A. Downing Street
      B. Piccadilly Circus
      C. Trafalgar Square

8. The London underground is often called …
      A. the box
      B. the channel
      C. the tube

9. The Tower of London was started by …
        A. Julius Caesar
        B. William the Conqueror
        C. Henry VIII

10. The Beetles started their career in …
       A. London
       B. Liverpool
       C. Birmingham

11. Guy Fawkes Night is celebrated on the …
       A. 24th of December
       B. 31st of October
       C. 5th of November

12. What is the national musical instrument of Scotland?
      A. bagpipe
      B. trumpet
      C. guitar

13. Prince Charles, the eldest son of the British Queen, has a title of…
        A. Prince of Wales
        B. Prince of Scotland
        C. Prince of England

14. The national emblem of England is…
       A. thistle
       B. rose
       C. violet

15. Real English football is called…
       A. cricket
       B. rugby
       C. soccer

                                                     устная речь
                                                   английский язык
                                                       9 класс

                                        Creative presentation on the topics:

           Work in small groups of 3-4 persons to create your own Talk-Show on the following topics. The
      performance of the Talk-Show must be 8-10 minutes. You’ll be given 30 minutes to get ready to the show.

1.   The 21st century has begun. What changes do you think this new century will bring? Use examples and details in your

2.   It is sometimes said that borrowing money from a friend can harm or damage the friendship. Do you agree? Why or why
     not? Use reasons and specific examples to explain your answer.

3.   Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Watching television is bad for children. Use specific details and
     examples to support your answer.

4.   Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Classmates are a more important influence than parents on a
     child’s success in school. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
5.   Many teachers assign homework to students every day. Do you think that daily homework is necessary for students?
     Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
     Preparation (30 min.):
          Distribute the roles among the members of the group:
            the Host of Talk-Show - a person, who announces the topic, asks questions to the experts and
            guests, gives summary of the topic, etc.
            the White expert - a person, who agrees with the discussed topic.
            the Black expert – a person, who disagrees with the discussed topic.
            the Guest - a person, who has a live-story on the topic of discussion.
          Decide what points you would like to discuss;
          Decide what emotional appeal you will use (humor, thriftiness, anger, hero worship, etc.);
          Write your roles down. Be creative!
          Practice for the performance.
      Presentation (8-10 min.):
      Perform your Talk-Show.
                                 понимание письменной речи (чтение)
                                         английский язык
                   11 form                    Reading Comprehension
                                            Time: 80 min.
                                                     Task 1
   You are going to read a magazine article about the Internet. Eight paragraphs have been removed from the
 article. Choose from the paragraphs A – I the one which fits each gap (1 -8). There is one extra paragraph which
                     you do not need to use. Transfer all your answers to your answer sheet.
    A. This has already happened during snowstorms on the east coast of America. It has become a
        nightmare for telephone companies, who are campaigning to have the Internet system regulated by

   B. She went on to say,”You must remember that the glories of science are morally neutral. They are
      just as easy for you to use for good as for tyrannical dictator to use against his own people.”

   C. Now, thanks to the Internet, anyone can offer such services; there is no advantage in owning the
      telephone lines. Worse, the Internet is already starting to embrace more traditional telephone

   D. It isn’t as though they wouldn’t want to, given the opportunity, but there isn’t the time or money in
      many junior schools to let them. Although computers are now used widely in schools, most lack the
      funds and teachers with enough technical expertise to be able to successfully install and operate an
      Internet system.

   E. The companies frequently have to replace and install expensive new circuits. This is a result of the
      fact that Internet users are continually overloading their systems.

   F. Another international battle is looming on the horizon. This time it is going to be over what is
      allowed to be transmitted on the Internet.

   G. It specializes in the British education system and offers some very comprehensive packages. RM sets
      a fixed annual fee and this means that users have the advantage of spending a longer time on the
      Internet without continually having to worry about the cost.

   H. Of 15,000 new groups, RM has banned around 8,000. This attitude is far cry from the irresponsible
      one being demonstrated by a number of people on the open Internet.

   I. Additional knowledge of computers can enhance their chances of employment and sharing of
      knowledge and ideas can only be a good thing. However, encouraging responsible use is the way

                                                    The Internet
       If you think of all the information people have been given about the increasing use of the Internet system,
you could be forgiven for thinking that youngsters all over the world are using it. But you would be wrong.
        A specialist company called Research Machines (RM) develops and supplies information systems,
software and services to junior and secondary schools, colleges and universities.
        Although schools can be expected to use the Internet responsibility, some individuals cannot. This can
have disastrous results. Internet users communicate with one another by using telephone circuits, and, like RM,
most Internet systems charge a standard fee with no time charges. This could lead to heavy Internet users taking
advantage of this standard fee, and spending hours on the net. This jams local telephone circuits and may
prevent ordinary bill-paying telephone users from making calls, even in emergencies.
        Not only do Internet users jam telephone circuits and create inconvenience and possible danger to
telephone users, but they also cost the telephone companies a great deal of money.
        The problem is that while it is costing the telephone companies money, it is quite legal. Telephone
companies claim that Internet users are abusing their networks and this is fast turning into war. But it is a war
that will have to be fought on an international scale.
        At an international conference in Salt Lake City, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher warned
that the Internet might be abused by corrupt governments and evil individuals.
        Margaret Thatcher also expresses concern at the harm that is being caused to children who have access
to offensive information on the Internet. RM, in the meantime, has restricted access to any information it feels
may be unsuitable, and monitors newsgroups to assess whether their programmes are likely to cause offence.
Of course it is inevitable that there will be drawbacks to something as powerful as an international
communications system. But with RM, the benefits that young people stand to gain will certainly be to their

                                                        Task 2
Put the following paragraphs (A – E ) in the correct order. Transfer your answers to your answer sheet (9 – 13)
    A. The moment that we first saw the fish, it was ten metres away – a magnificent blue shark. Initially,
        excitement filled the boat, and I felt like a hero. But not for long. No sooner had I pulled the beast in
        closer than the line snapped and the fish disappeared from the sight. I was left with a fishing rod that
        suddenly felt very light.

   B. We set off and soon we were two miles out at sea. Next everyone cast their lines and soon they were
      reeling in fish every twenty minutes. After a few hours I was the only person who hadn’t caught a fish
      and felt a bit disappointed. But suddenly, my fishing rod began to bend violently, and a line races away
      from the boat.

   C. On a sunny, cloudless morning, I was eagerly walking to the harbor where I had booked a fishing trip.
      By the time I arrived, twelve impatient passengers were waiting for me while the captain and his deck-
      hand were trying to fix the buzzing motor on the old boat.

   D. Immediately the boat fell quiet and there was disappointment on everyone’s face but I was happy.
      After all, the fish had survived and I’d had the most exciting afternoon of my life.

   E. I gripped the rod tightly, amazed at the creature’s power. Then the captain quickly shouted to the
      deck-hand “Tie him to the chair, secure him to the boat!” I struggled with the fish for nearly an hour.
       My muscles ached but encouragement from the other gave me strength. At last, slowly but surely, I
       began to reel the fish in closer.

                                                      Task 3
You are going to read the article about recycling. For questions 14 - 20, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you
                    think fits best according to the text. Mark the correct letter on your answer sheet.
Julie Lewis from Oregon, in the United States, is wearing an expensive-looking pair of boots. They are durable yet
   fashionable. To look at them you I would never know that they were made entirely of recycled materials. Julie
owns her own shoemaking company and has achieved a long-term ambition to turn waste into something useful.
 The shoes are made from all sorts of otherwise useless materials, including textile scraps, rubber from tyres, and
        plastic bags. Julie knows that she cannot solve the world's environmental problems single-handed, but
                                  nonetheless she feels she is doing good at a local level.
    Recycling has become extremely popular in the US, particularly in recent years when the number of recycling
 schemes has increased by 500 percent, 65 percent of aluminium cans are recycled plus a quarter of paper and 20
percent of glass. The enthusiasm for re-using materials has come from the realization that Americans produce far
  more waste per person than most Europeans; a total of 200 million tons a year. This is twice as much per capita
as Germany, for example, and it would be enough to fill a line of dustbin lorries stretching eight times around the
   America even exports its waste. Taiwan buys used paper to make more paper and Japan uses American scrap
 metal and makes it into new cars, which it then sells back to the US. Two thirds of the remaining waste is buried
in landfill sites. Disposal of waste poses a major problem. Landfill sites can cause pollution of water supplies. And
 as sites fill up, new ones need to be found. Some rubbish is burnt but this pollutes the atmosphere. The obvious
     answer, then, is to recycle more. Recycling is already big business - Julie Lewis being a perfect example. Her
 company has already attracted millions of dollars worth of investment. Recycled products are no longer seen as
                                      poor quality goods but as desirable alternatives.
A hugely successful scheme has been operating in Palm Beach County since 1988. Rubbish is sorted into different
 categories. Paper, glass and plastic are sold to recycling firms. Kitchen waste is used to power a generator which
  supplies electricity to 30,000 houses. Other materials are used to make soil, which is then used for growing fruit
                                                       and vegetables.
  There are of course economic arguments against recycling. It can be expensive to run the schemes. And as Lynn
  Scarlett, a government adviser from Los Angeles argues, it does not make economic or environmental sense to
                   transport materials for recycling from areas which still have plenty of landfill space.
    Manufacturers in Germany are trying to solve the problem at the production stage, mainly by looking at how
their goods are packaged. Soap powders are now more concentrated and packed in small containers, tooth paste
                           tubes are sold without boxes and plastic wrapping has been reduced.
In a time when newspapers and TV news bulletins are filled with depressing stories of environmental disasters, it
    is important to remind people, especially children, that they can make a difference. After all, they can recycle
                                            their waste every day of their lives.
     14. Julie Lewis has always wanted

       A       to run her own business.
       B       to be involved in recycling.
       C       to look fashionable.
       D       to wear expensive shoes.

  15. Americans now recycle more than they used because

       A       they are competing with Germany.
       B       they want to make a profit from recycling.
       C       they need more aluminium.
       D       they produce more rubbish than other countries
   16. Of what is Julie Lewis a “perfect example”?

       A       The fact that re-using waste is a money-making activity.
       B       The fact that more rubbish should be burnt.
       C       The fact that women can attract investment.
       D       The fact that recycled products can be of high quality.

   17. What does the Palm Beach County scheme involve?

       A       making energy out of waste
       B       selling fruit and vegetables for profit
       C       producing plastic bottles
       D       opening new recycling businesses

   18. One of the arguments against recycling is that

       A       it makes no sense using landfill sites.
       B       it damages the environments
       C       no one is interested in running the schemes.
       D       it can be uneconomical to ship waste products cross-country.

   19. German manufacturers

       A       are concentrating on improving soap powders.
       B       sell toothpaste in boxes instead of tubes.
       C       have cut down on packaging.
       D       are trying to make goods cheaper.

   20. Why is recycling particularly important for children?

       A       It encourages them to read newspapers.
       B       It shows them that they can do something useful.
       C       It is depressing.
       D       It is specially planned for them.

                                   лингвострановедческий тест
                                        английский язык
                                            11 класс
                   Awareness quiz on English-speaking countries
                                       Time – 20 min
Choose the right variant (A, B or C) for the following statements (1 - 20). Transfer all your answers to your answer

   1. Queen Elizabeth II has got
       A. 4 children
       B. 3 children
       C. 2 children

2. The main Scottish residence of the Royal Family is
      A. Buckingham Palace
      B. Windsor Castle
      C. Balmoral

3. “Ulster” is another name for
      A. Scotland
      B. Northern Ireland
      C. Republic of Ireland

4. You must go to school in Great Britain
      A. from the age of 5 until you are 16
      B. from the age of 6 until you are 17
      C. from the age of 7 until you are 18

5. What are these: The Guardian, The News of the World, The Independent
     A. newspapers
     B. TV programmes
     C. towns

6. 68 degrees Fahrenheit is
      A. 15 degrees Celsius
      B. 20 degrees Celsius
      C. 25 degrees Celsius

7. What is a population of Great Britain?
     A. 35 mln
     B. 45 mln
     C. 55 mln

8. What river is New York situated on?
     A. the Mississippi
     B. the Potomac
     C. the Hudson

9. What kind of sport is a typical American invention?
     A. tennis
     B. Baseball
     C. Golf

10. Which street in New York is called the home of theatres?
      A. the 5th Avenue
      B. Broadway
      C. Fleet Street

11. What is the traditional meal on Thanksgiving Day?
      A. fish
      B. pudding
      C. turkey
12. What animals eat eucalyptus leaves?
      A. Dingo
      B. Koala
      C. Possums

13. What flightless bird lives in Australia?
      A. Parrot
      B. Emu
      C. Eagle

14. Which animal is considered to be the king of Australian animals?
      A. Platypus
      B. Dingo
      C. Kangaroo

15. What are the two official languages in New Zealand?
       A. English and French
       B. English and Maori
       C. English and German

16. What is the political structure of New Zealand?
      A. Constitutional Monarchy
      B. Parliamentary Republic
      C. Socialist State

17. What country does Canada border on in the North?
      A. The USA
      B. Russia
      C. Finland

18. Which agricultural product grown in Canada is world famous?
      A. Flax
      B. Wheat
      C. Potato

19. In what province is the Niagara Falls situated?
        A. Newfoundland
        B. Ontario
        C. Nova Scotia

20. Which syrup is Canada famous for?
      A. Maple
      B. Cranberry
      C. Lemon

                                            устная речь
                                          английский язык
                                              11 класс
                                         Creative presentation

         Work in small groups of 3-4 persons to create your own Talk-Show on the following topics. The
    performance of the Talk-Show must be 8-10 minutes. You’ll be given 30 minutes to get ready to the show.
1. Many parts of the world are losing important natural resources, such as forests, animals, or clean water.
   Choose one resource that is disappearing and explain why it needs to be saved. Use specific reasons
   and examples to support your opinion.

2. In some countries, people are no longer allowed to smoke in many public places and office buildings. Do
   you think this is a good rule or a bad rule? Use specific reasons and details to support your position.

3. Some people say that the Internet provides people with a lot of valuable information. Others think access
   to so much information creates problems. Which view do you agree with? Use specific reasons and
   examples to support your opinion.

4. Some people say that computers have made life easier and more convenient. Other people say that
   computers have made life more complex and stressful. What is your opinion? Use specific reasons and
   examples to support your answer.

5. Do you agree or disagree that progress is always good?

  Preparation (35-40 min.):
       Distribute the roles among the members of the group:
         the Host of Talk-Show - a person, who announces the topic, asks questions to the experts and
         guests, gives summary of the topic, etc.
         the White expert - a person, who agrees with the discussed topic.
         the Black expert – a person, who disagrees with the discussed topic.
         the Guest - a person, who has a live-story on the topic of discussion.
       Decide what points you would like to discuss;
       Decide what emotional appeal you will use (humor, thriftiness, anger, hero worship, etc.);
       Write your roles down. Be creative!
       Practice for the performance.
   Presentation (10-12 min.):
   Perform your Talk-Show.
                                      лексико – грамматический тест
                                            английский язык
                                                 11 класс
                                              Use of English
                                              Time – 40 min

                                                        Task 1
 Put the verb in parentheses (1 - 20) in the correct tense. Some verbs are passive, and there are also examples of
 the second conditional, indirect questions, infinitives, gerunds, and reported statements and requests. Transfer
                                         your answers to your answer sheet.

                                             An Interview with Sarah Jenkins
Sarah Jenkins is an English teacher. She (1) ________ (work) in a language school in Brighton. She (2) _______
(teach) English since she (3) _______ (leave) university five years ago. I asked her first if she (4) __________
(enjoy) teaching English.
‘Yes, I do,’ she replied. ‘It’s hard work, but it’s very rewarding.’
‘(5) ________ you ever ________ (work) abroad?’
‘Yes,’ replied Sarah, ‘ I (6) _________(spend) two years in Madrid. But the school closed and I (7)_______(be)
made redundant. Luckily, some of my students asked me if I (8) _______(continue) to teach them privately, so I
stayed in Madrid.’
‘And how long (9)_________you ______(teach) in Brighton?’ I asked.
‘Since I came back from Madrid, three years ago.’
I then asked Sarah what the most memorable moment of her career was.
‘Well, a funny thing (10) _______ (happen) while I (11) _______ (work) at the school in Madrid. I had a student
called Gloria. On some days, she was the best student in the class. But on the other day she performed really
badly. I tried very hard (12) ______ (help) her, but things only got worse. Then, one day, I met Gloria on the street
and asked her about her boyfriend. (The day before she (13) ______ (tell) me a sad story about it.) She looked
surprised and told me that her name (14) ______ (be) Victoria, not Gloria. She continued, ‘My twin sister and I
(15) _______ (take turns) in your classes since September – two for the price of one!’ After that, it was much
easier to teach them. At the beginning of each class I simply asked, ‘Are you Gloria or Victoria today?’
         Finally, I asked Sarah about her plans for future.
‘Well, I’m very interested in teaching young children, so next September I (16) _______ (do) a special training
‘And are you going to stay in Britain, or would you like to work abroad again?’
 ‘I (17) ________ (promote) recently. I’m now Director of Studies. So I think I (18) ______(stay) here for a few
more years. Of course, if someone (19) ________ (offer) me a well-paid job in Italy or Greece, I (20) ________
(take)it, it’s not very likely!’

                                                     Task 2
     Look at the answers below (a, b, c, d) and write the correct answer in each
                                 space (21 - 25).

   21. A: It's a pity the lake wasn't frozen yesterday.
                           B: Yes, it is. If it ................... frozen, we could have gone skating.
                               a) had been b) was c) would be d) would have been
                              22. A: Haven't you got enough money for a holiday?
                            B: Oh yes. I've got some saved up ... …………I suddenly need it.
                                            a) if b) in case c) that d) unless
                                    23. A: What are you going to do next year?
                                 B: I wish I ………………….the answer to that question.
                                 a) knew b) know c) could know d) would know
                   24. A: These figures are too complicated to work out in your head.
                                B: Yes, if ………………………we had a calculator.
                                      a) better b) only c) really d) that
                               25. A: What are you doing later this afternoon?
                         B: Oh, ………………… ....... the game finishes, I'll go home, I expect.
                                       a) if b) in case c) unless d) when

                                                        Task 3
For questions 26 - 35 decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each space. Transfer all your answers to your
                                               answer sheet.

     26. At last I've found the information that I was looking………
         a) for b) for it c) for that d) it

     27.                       Everyone……………the building was searched by the police.
           a) enter b) entered c) entering d) enters

 28. The plane………………………has just taken off is an hour late.
     a) it b) what c) which d) who

 29. I had just one reply. “Abco” was the………………………. company to reply to my letter.
     a) last b) most c) only d) second

 30. My friend Nigel,………………………. works in the City, earns much more than I do.
     a) that b) which c) who d) who’s

 31. Martin is someone with    .................. I usually agree.
                                           a) him b) that c) who d) whom
                                       32. I'd like to see the photo………………..
                         a) took b) you took it c) that you took d) that you took it
33. Atlanta is the city……………………… the Olympic Games were held in 1996.
 a) that b) when c) where d) which

 34. It rained all the time, ....................... was a great pity.
                                                  a) that b) what c) which d) who
                 35. We passed shops ……………………. windows were decorated for Christmas.
                                                a) the b) their c) which d) whose

                                понимание устной речи (аудирование)
                                         английский язык
                                             11 класс
                                                 Time – 20 min

You will hear three people talking about inviting guests home for a meal. Listen and answer the following True /
False statements (1 – 10). Put T for true-statements, F – for false – statements. Transfer all your answers to your
                                                  answer sheet.

  1. In Japan the guests deliberately choose a small gift, because they don’t care what to present.

  2. Love to tidiness is one of the distinctive features of the Japanese, and it is reflected in the way they
     prepare to welcome the guests.

  3. The modesty of the Japanese is a famous thing. They even might admit that they have nothing special to
     eat for guests.

  4. A great variety of national and European dishes is always offered either for foreigners or for Japanese

  5. There is a Japanese tradition to see the guests off until they reach the hotel.

  6. In England only few people might be invited to “potluck” lunch.

  7. A “potluck” lunch is a meal when nobody knows what dishes will be served.

  8. The time of a “Churrasco” or Brazilian barbecue is strictly determined: the guests must arrive at eight
     o’clock in the evening and leave at two o’clock in the morning.

  9. At a “Churrasco” the Brazilians prepare all kinds of meat over an open fire.

  10. Coffee and espresso is a usual starter at a “Churrasco”.

                                             (для членов комиссии)

                     You will hear three people talking about inviting guests home for a meal.

                                                 Come round to my place
My name is Sumie. I come from Nagano, Japan. In my country, we usually invite guests home at the weekend for
      dinner, at about 7 o’clock in the evening. Before they come, we must tidy the front garden and clean the
   entrance hall. Then we must spray it all with water to show that we welcome our guests with cleanliness. The
   guests usually bring a gift, and when they give you a gift they say, ‘I’m sorry this is such a small gift,’ but in fact
                                            they have chosen it very carefully.
 When the meal is ready the hostess says, ‘We have nothing special for you today, but you are welcome to come
  this way.’ You can see that in Japan you should try to be modest and you should not show off too much. If you
  don’t understand our culture, you may think this is very strange. When we have foreign guests, we try to serve
traditional Japanese meals like sushi, tempura, or sukiyaki, but when we have Japanese guests, we serve all kinds
                                   of food such as spaghetti, Chinese food, or steaks.
When guests leave, the host and hostess see them out of the house and wait until their car turns to the corner of
                                the street; they wait until they can’t see them any more.
My name is Kate and I’m from Bristol in England. We like to have people over for lunch and they usually get here
around noon. We often have people over to eat, but sometimes when we invite a lot of people over, for a family
                           gathering for example, we have what’s called a ‘potluck lunch.’
     A potluck is an informal occasion, so people dress casually. If the weather is nice we’ll have it outside in the
garden. What makes it fun is that everyone who comes has to bring a dish of food. They’re given a choice: starter,
  main course, salad or vegetable, or dessert. As the host, I’ll know how many of each kind of dish the guests will
bring, but not exactly what the foods will be. That’s why it is called ‘potluck’ – it’s a surprise, having a dinner party
    and not knowing what you’re going to feed the guests! All I have to do is make one dish myself and get cups,
                             glasses, and knives and forks together, and supply the drinks.
   As the guests arrive, they put their dish on the table, and people help themselves. Some guests might bring a
    bottle of wine or flowers as a gift but I don’t expect anything. It’s a fun, relaxed way of getting together with
                                                     friends or family.
  My name is Lucas and I’m from Porto Alegre which is in the southern part of Brazil. We like to invite our friends
over at weekends, on a Friday or a Saturday night for a ‘Churrasco’, or Brazilian barbecue. These are very popular
                                                   in this part of Brazil.
People come about 8.00 in the evening and stay to midnight or even later – sometimes until 2.00 in the morning,
   whenever people start getting sleepy. People stay a long time; there is no set time for dinner to end. We’ll sit
    around and play cards or just talk. It’s very informal. If people want to bring something, I’ll tell them to bring
                         something for the meal like a bottle of wine or something for dessert.
Ah, but what about a food? At a ‘Churrasco’, we cook different kinds of meat on long metal skewers over an open
 flame. We have all kinds of meat: beef, pork, and maybe Brazilian sausage. Sometimes chicken too. Then we cut
off the slices of meat from the skewers to serve the guests. It’s really delicious. We usually have a potato salad or
                            rice as side dishes. After the meal we drink coffee or espresso.
                                                английский язык
                                                    11 класс
                                               Time – 40 min

Read the following tasks . Choose one of them and write your answer in the appropriate style, using 180 – 200
Do not include the address.

Roadworks have been in progress for several weeks outside your house, causing frequent traffic
jams and excessive noise. Write a letter complaining about the situation to the local authority.

This is a part of the letter you have received from a friend who lives in Germany. Write a reply giving
him the appropriate information.

I’ll be visiting your city next month from the 5th to the 12th. Can you find
out which universities offer courses in Business Administration? When I
arrive I would like to visit them and start the application process.

Write a letter of application. Here is the job advertisement.

                                      TRANS-GLOBE TOURS
                                           TOUR GUIDES
We are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, friendly people who
   - have good interpersonal skills
   - speak two or more languages fluently
   - have a genuine interest in other countries and cultures
   - want to see the world

    Please apply with CV to:
    Martin Ruane, Personnel Manager
    Trans – Globe Tours, Victoria Square, London SW1 6VC


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