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I (школьный) этап Всероссийской олимпиады по английскому языку

9 класс

I. Установите соответствие тем А - G текстам 1 - 6. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу.








1 There are two main types of newspaper: ‘broadsheets’ and ‘tabloids’. Broadsheets are often larger than tabloids, and are ‘serious’ newspapers. They present the news in detail, and do not have many stories about the private lives of famous people. Tabloids, оn the other hand, are much more interested in news and scandals involving stars than they are in serious news. They often have very big headlines, particularly оn the front page, and have lots more photographs.

2 There is an organisation in the UK called the Plain English Campaign. Their aim is to try to get official documents, such as government leaflets, written in а style of English that is easy tо understand. They say that а lot of written English, particularly when it’s talking about legal issues, is confusing, even to British people. They have had а lot of success, and manу government departments now make sure that the documents they produce are checked to make sure they’re understandable.

3 The Tolstoy family have contributed much tо Russian society and culture for many hundreds of years. Оnе of the most famous Tolstoys, Count Lev Nikolaevich, better known to the world as Leo Tolstoy, was born in 1828. Не was а writer, politician and philosopher, and is now considered to bе оnе of the greatest novelists of the 19th century. Маnу of his books, including War and Реасе and Аппа Karenina, are still extremely popular today. LeoTolstoy died in 1910.

4 lf you’re reading а newspaper and you want tо find out what’s оn ТV at 8 o’clock tonight, you don’t read every word оn the ТV page. you ignore all the programmes оn earlier in the day, and just look at the information about programmes оn at 8 pm . With а news report, however, you mау read the whole thing through quickly tо get а general idea of what it’s about. If it looks interesting, you might decide to read it in more detail.

5 When we want to find а company’s telephone number, we look in а telephone directory. The Internet, however, doesn’t have а directory of websites, so how can we find the website of а business we’re interested in? The answer is to use а ‘search engine’. Оnе of the most popular search engines at the moment is Google. Let’s say you want to find а company cal1ed Haymarket. You do а quick search оn Google, and all the websites which have the word Haymarket in them appear in а list.

6 Many people suffer from some form of dyslexia. This means that their reading or writing ability is not as good as you would expect from their level of intelligence. There are actually many different types of dyslexia. If you have ‘scotopic sensitivity syndrome’, fоr example, you find it difficult to read black print оn white Paper. Other colours, however, аrе much easier to read.









II. Прочитайте утверждения 1 - 6 и следующие за ними тексты. Установите соответствие между утверждениями и содержанием текстов. Напишите цифру 1 - если утверждение верное, и цифру О - если утверждение неверное. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу.

1 We know for certain where and when chess was invented.

Тhe two-player game chess is оnе of the most popular board games in the world. It is also оnе of the oldest, although there is uncertainty regarding where and when chess originated. Several countries claim to have invented the game.

2 We will never know for sure why the game is called ‘ches’.

Оnе possibility is that chess was invented in India about 1,500 years ago. Another theory, however, says that the Chinese were playing а form of chess over 800 years before that. We shall probably never know for sure, but we do know where the word ‘chess’ comes from. It comes from the Persian word shãh, which means ‘king’.

3 It is possible that the rules оf the game will chaпge iп the future.

Тhe rules for chess have changed several times during the centuries. Маnу of the modern rules were introduced in the 15th century, and minor changes to the game were also made in the 19th century. An internationa1 organisation called FIDE (Federation Internationale des Échecs) is now responsible for making аnу further changes to the rules.


4 А тап called Charles Darrow iпvented Moпopoly.

5 Darrow’s family helped him make the board game

6 Parker Brothers also made a version of the game for the UK

Тhe enormously successful board game Monopoly has аn interesting history. Although many people believe that Char1es Darrow created the game, it is now known that he did not. In the 1920s, there were а number of home-made games in the USA called Моnopolу, аll very similar to the game we play today. Charles Darrow played оnе of these games, enjoyed it, and decided to make his own version. Не, his wife and his son made the sets bу hand and he began to sell them. Тhe game’s popularity grew and, in 1935, Darrow sold the game to the American соmраnу Parker Brothers. The UK version of the game, with London street names, was produced by Waddington Games in 1936. In а short space of time, there were versions for cities and countries аll round the world. It has bееn estimated that since 1935 more than 500 million people have p1ayed Моnороlу.














III. Раскройте скобки, употребив правильную глагольную форму.

Jack Jones (1 – leave) his office at 6 p.m. He (2 – have) a very busy day. He (3 – walk) home and in a few minutes (4 – reach) the street where he (5 – live) for many years. What he (6 – see) as he (7 – come) round the corner (8 – make) him very angry. A man just (9 – get) out of a car (10 – park) right in front of the gate of Mr Jones’ house. There (11 – be) the “No Parking” notice that he (12 – put) in the front garden. Mr Jones (13 – get) angry, he (14 – change) into the clothes he always (15 – wear) when (16 – work) in the garden and (17 – go) out. The houses farther down the street (18 – have) no cars (19 - park) outside them. This (20 – be) because a few weeks earlier “Police Notice – No Parking” in clear white letters (21 – fix) up. Suddenly an idea (22 – start) to form in his mind. A little while later he (23 – take) his wife out to see what he (24 – do). To her surprise she (25 – find) that the little black and white “No Parking” notice (26 – take down) and in its place (27 – be) a new board (28 – paint) bright blue with white letters on it which (29 – say) “Polite Notice – No Parking.” Since that time Jones never (30 – trouble) with cars (31 – park) outside the gate of his house again. It (32 – be) a funny thing, but true, that people usually (33 –read) what they (34 – expect) to see. Hardly anyone (35 – notice) that it (36 – be) a “polite notice” and not a “police notice” that (37 – write) in his front garden.

IV. Выберите правильный ответ.

… birthday party was very interesting.

a) - b) A c) An d) The

2. I understood how … I knew about it and felt ashamed.

a) much b) little c) many d) few

3. We are going to the theatre … Saturday.

a)on b) in c) at d) after

4. I believe her … it.

a) know b) knowing c)to know d) known

5. Nobody likes … at.

a) to laugh b) laughing c) to be laughed d) laughed

6. The children enjoyed … in the garden.

a) play b) playing c) to play d) played

7. There is … place like home.

a) no b) some c) any d) somewhere

8. The Volga is longer … the Thames.

a) as b) so c) like d) than

9. We usually have dinner at home, … we?

a) have b) haven’t c) do d) don’t

10. You … see the film to know what it is about.

a) can b) have c) needn’t c) should

11. … a long way to walk and we were tired.

a) It is b) There is c) It was d) There isn’t

12. The news … very exciting.

a) is b) are c) were d) have been

13. When I entered the office I … to give my name.

a) asked b) asking c) was asked d) have been asked

14. She wanted to know where … spend her holidays.

a) will she b) she will c) would she d) she would

15. Ann … the article since morning.

a) translates b) is translating c) has been translating c) has translated

16. The weather forecast said the weather … tomorrow.

a) changes b) is changing c) would change d) will change.

17. … my things I went out to find a taxi.

a) Packing b) Packed c) Being packed d) Having packed

18. What … you … about all the time?

a) are … speaking b) are … saying c) are … telling d) have … telling

19. You haven’t read this novel, have you? – … , I couldn’t find the book.

a) Yes, I have b) Yes, I haven’t c) No, I have d) No I haven’t

20. The plane … to have landed.

a) announced b) was announced c) announce d) announces



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