Школьная олимпиада 7-8 классы
Школьная олимпиада по английскому языку 7-8 классы
Listen to Kelly and Jason's conversation. Decide if each statement 1 - 10 is TRUE,
FALSE or the information is NOT STATED in the text. Put a tick in the proper box. You will hear the text twice. Now you have 30 seconds to look at the statements.
(Пауза 30 секунд).
Jason: It's true, isn't it, Kelly, that people eat more these days, so they're getting bigger and
Kelly: Yes, I think so, Jason. But lots of people are vegetarian now, aren't they? And I think that
kind of food is really good for you. So people might eat more nowadays but that doesn't mean that what they eat is worse for them.
Jason: No, it's just different. But there's more to being healthy than just exercise and eating, isn't there? I mean, there's so much stress in everyday life. And there are a lot of people that don't get enough sleep.
Kelly: I don't know whether people are any more stressed, but you're right that everyone seems to go to bed late, even when they've got school or work the next day. I suppose it's all the late films on TV, or staying on the Internet until two in the morning.
Jason: Or on the PlayStation. There are so many fun things to do. So even if people manage to get up on time the next morning, they're too tired to do anything.
Kelly: Hmm, I'm not so sure. These days, when they go to school , a lot more students are going by bike. Especially now that in some cities you can hire one cheaply and then just leave it anywhere you like. And that's quite healthy, isn't it?
Jason: Hmm, it might be. But the air's really bad nowadays, especially in the cities. There's all that pollution from cars and lorries.
Kelly: Actually, I think the situation has improved a bit since they started making everyone pay to drive into the city centre. There's not so much traffic now.
Jason: You may be right, but it still makes me cough in the morning. Which reminds me: don't you think people get sick more often nowadays? I'm always fine, and I'm sure you are too, but we know a lot of people whose health is terrible, don't we?
Kelly: Hmm, I don't know about that. I think it's mostly coughs and colds and sore throats; perhaps a headache or a stomach ache which lasts a day or two. Usually nothing more serious than that. And teenagers have always had those kinds of illnesses. In most cases, I don't think their basic health is any different.
Jason: Well, that's not the way I see it, but I hope you're right!
Kelly: Me too!
Now you have 30 seconds to do the task.
(Пауза 30 секунд).
Now you will hear the text again.
This is the end of the task.
Part 1.1 (15 minutes)
Listen to Kelly and Jason's conversation. Decide if each question 1 - 10 is TRUE, FALSE or the information is NOT STATED in the text. Put a tick in the proper box.
Both Kelly and Jason think that obesity is
Kelly thinks that people's diets now are less
healthy than in the past.
Jason thinks there are a lot of people now who
do not know how to relax.
Jason and Kelly share the same opinion about
people not sleeping enough.
In Jason's opinion some people go to bed late
as they enjoy dancing at night.
Kelly believes that cycling to school is
becoming more popular.
According to Jason there are more cyclists in
the cities today as they care about pollution.
Kelly says that air pollution in the cities is
Jason says that Kelly is often ill.
Kelly thinks that teens suffer colds for a couple
of days only.
In the end, Jason and Kelly agree about young
Transfer your answers to the answer sheet!
Part 2. Reading
Read the text below and decide which answer best fits each gap.
Выберите правильный вариант из предложенных.
Whether expected or unexpected, change is a part of life. Some changes are exciting. For
example, 1. (tell, talk, say) your older sister graduates from college and moves into her first
apartment. Suddenly the room you shared with her is all 2. (you, yours, your's). Or perhaps your dad gets a new job that gives him a higher salary and more vacation time. Your family might have more barbeques and take more trips than you 3. (ought, were, used) to.
4. (Other, Another, Others) changes are more difficult and stressful. For instance, you
have an older brother who 5. (was developed, develops, has been developed) a serious health
problem. Your family would probably be very worried about his health and your mom might take 6. (-, the, a) second job to help with the additional bills. She may 7. (not, no, none) longer be able to attend your softball games or have time to help your sister with her homework.
Changes and the joy and challenges they bring are part of life's normal 8. (ups and downs, up and down, downs and ups). Families adjust to most changes fairly easily. 9. (Consequently, But for, However), when a family experiences major problems, some family members may have difficulty 10. (cope, coping, to cope). Knowing what to expect in certain situations can help family members deal effectively with the challenges they will face.
has been developed
ups and downs
up and down
downs and ups
Read the text and choose the correct word for each space. For each question,
1 - 0, mark the correct letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.
The tiger is (0) __A___ largest member of the big cat family, and lives in parts of Asia. Most people would (1) _______ that tigers are extremely beautiful animals, with their black and orange coats. (2) _______ tigers can't run fast for long (3) _______, they are good at
hunting. Tigers are able to (4) _______ high speeds, and the animals that they
catch for food can often be much bigger than they (5) ______. However, tigers
behave differently from animals like lions. They will (6) _______ their food with
other tigers, even though they have gone miles to look (7) _______ it.
The population of tigers in the world has decreased (8) _______ the start of
the 20th century, but by using radio collars, scientists have now (9) _______ up
projects that are much more (10) _______ at finding out about how tigers live.
What questions would you ask these famous American and British people if you had the chance? Какие вопросы бы Вы задали этим знаменитым американцам и британцам, будь у Вас такая возможность?
Why did you sign the death warrant of Charles I?
A. William Seward
Did you really learn to compose verses in your dream?
B. Thomas Gainsborough
What made you believe that civilized nations had a
responsibility for stewardship of barbarous ones?
Why did the public consider the purchase that you made a 'folly'?
G. Theodore Roosevelt
Is it true that you envied Joshua Reynolds because he was more
versatile than you?
F. Oliver Cromwell
How can you prove that you are the descendant of the Sailor King?
E. William Sydney Porter
Were you truly guilty of embezzlement of the bank funds you worked for?
D. David Cameron
Part 4 WRITING
Your English teacher has asked you to write a story. The story must begin with this sentence:
Just as the film began, I received a text message on my mobile phone.
Don't forget to mention in your story:
who you were with;
what kind of film it was;
who sent you the message;
what had happened;
what you did.
Write about 120 - 150 words.
Part 1.1. Listening
Part 2. Reading
8. ups and downs
Part 3. USE OF ENGLISH
11. F. Oliver Cromwell
12. C. Caedmon
13. G. Theodore Roosevelt
14. A. William Seward
15. D. David Cameron
16. B. Thomas Gainsborough
17. E. William Sydney Porter
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