Олимпиадные задания с решениями

Английский язык 5-6 класс, школьный этап (I этап), г. Москва, 2017-2018 учебный год


  1. Part 1. Listening (10 minutes)
  2. Part 2.Reading (20 minutes)
  3. Part 3. Use of English (30 minutes)
  4. Part 4. Writing (30 minutes)
  5. Audioscript
  6. KEYS

Part 1. Listening (10 minutes)

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Maximum points – 10

Listen to the text and mark the sentences 1 – 5 T (True) or F (False).

1 Vladimir was founded by Prince Vladimir Monomakh and became the capital of South-Eastern Russia in the 12th century.
2 Suzdal is a great place to visit if you like walking.
3 Kostroma is situated where three rivers join together.
4 Lake Nero has National Park status.
5 Peter the Great founded a library of religious books at the largest monastery in Russia.

Match descriptions 6–10 with the places from the text (A – E).

6. Peace and quiet and lovely buildings.

7. A place where ships were built.

8. A very large, very loud bell.

9. Architecture from different periods of history.

10.The Romanov Dynasty started here.

A Kostroma

B Vladimir

C Suzdal

D Rostov the Great

E Pereslavl-Zalessky


Part 2.Reading (20 minutes)

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Maximum points – 15

Task 1

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Read the text below. Find the correct word in the passage for each of these definitions 1–7. The number in the brackets shows how many letters there are in the words.

  1. A set of letters in a fixed order used for writing the words of a particular language _ _ _ h _ _ _ _ (8)
  2. A book that gives a list of words in alphabetical order and explains what they mean _ _ _ t _ _ _ _ _ _ (10)
  3. A word that means the opposite of another word _ _ _ _ _ y _ (7)
  4. A word that means the same as another word _ _ _ o _ _ _ (7)
  5. Another word for a book, or one of a series of books _ _ _ _ _ e (6)
  6. A book of maps is called an/a _ _ _ a _ (5)
  7. A picture, shape, mark or letter used to represent something _ _ _ b _ _ (6)


Reference Books

Reference books are not designed to be read from the first page to the last but rather to be consulted to answer questions and give both general and specific pieces of information.

One of the most widely-used reference books is a dictionary, which provides information about words. It lists meanings and spellings, tells how a word is pronounced, gives examples of how it is used, may show its origins and also lists synonyms and antonyms. To help you to find the word faster, there are guide words at the top of each page showing the first and the last words on the page – and of course it helps to know the alphabet! There may be many special sections at the back with facts about famous people and places, list of dates and scientific names, etc. There is usually a section at the front explaining how to use the dictionary.

An encyclopedia comes as either a set of books or a single large volume and is nearly always arranged alphabetically. As information changes so fast, encyclopedias have to be brought up to date regularly – this is easier if the information is in electronic format.

An atlas is also a reference book and contains charts, tables and geographical facts, as well as maps. Political maps locate countries and cities, physical maps show the formation of the land with its mountains and valleys, and economic maps show industries and agriculture. To find a specific place, you need to look in the index at the back of the atlas and find a reference number which will indicate the correct page and the exact position on the map. There are a lot of map symbols that you need to know in order to be able to read a map – almost like a special language – and these are explained at the front of the atlas.

Task 2

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Read the text below. Then complete the gaps 8–15 in the text with eight of the phrases A–J. There are two extra phrases.

A. about our universe
B. many years after his death
C. so no one believed it
D. to reach higher floors
E. in shops and supermarkets
F. because it was very popular
G. for stopping a lift in dangerous situations
H. man-made orbiting satellite
I. which later became a commercial freezer
J. that the Earth orbited the Sun

More People Who Changed the World

Have you ever stood in a lift and wondered if it can crash to the ground?

There’s no need to worry! In 1854, the American engineer Elisha Graves Otis invented a safety brake (8)______________ . Three years later he designed the first passenger lifts in the United States. Thanks to Otis, people no longer had to climb hundreds of stairs (9) _______________ , and so buildings could be much taller. Thanks to Otis we have skyscrapers today!

The telescope was invented in Holland in 1608. The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei heard about this new invention in 1609 and soon he built his own telescope. He used it to prove his theory (10) _______________ . He also used it to make important discoveries about the Moon, the planets and the stars. Thanks to Galileo, we now know much more (11) _______________ .

In 1925 the American inventor Clarence Birdseye created the world’s first quick-frozen food. He was able to develop a freezing process which kept food fresh and tasty. He then invented a fast-freezing machine (12) __________ . As a result of his work, there is now a lot of different kinds of frozen food which you can buy (13) ___________ .

Our world of modern global communications began on 4 October, 1957, when the Soviet Union sent Sputnik 1 into space – it was the first (14) _____________ . It was invented by aircraft engineer and rocket designer Sergei Pavlovich Korolyov, but because of the Cold War, people all around the world didn’t know about his success until (15) __________________ . Also thanks to Korolyov, Yuri Gagarin made the first manned space flight in 1961.


Part 3. Use of English (30 minutes)

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Maximum points – 35

Task 1

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Open the brackets 1–18 and use the right form of the verb. The first one is done for you.

Mr Sherlock Holmes (0 – sit) __was sitting__ one morning at the breakfast table in his room in Baker Street. His friend Dr Watson (1 – stand) near the window examining a walking stick which a visitor (2 – leave) the day before. “To Dr Mortimer, from his friend,” (3 – write) upon it.

Sherlock Holmes suddenly (4 – turn) to Watson , “The owner of the stick (5 – have) a dog which (6 – be) larger than a terrier and smaller than a mastiff.” Watson was surprised. “How you (7 – know)?”

“I (8 – examine) that stick carefully and (9 – notice) the marks of the dog’s teeth on it,” answered Holmes. “They (10 – be) too broad for a terrier and not broad enough for a mastiff. I suppose the dog often (11– carry) the stick behind its master. It is a spaniel.”

After breakfast Holmes came up to the window. Watson (12 – think) for a second and then asked how he (13 – can) be so sure of that.

“I (14 – be) sure of it because I (15 – see) the dog with its master at our door. I (16 – wonder) why the visitor (17 – want) to see Mr Sherlock Holmes. Well, we soon (18 –find out)!”

Task 2

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Each group of four words 19–23 should remind you of another word. You have been given some of the letters of the word to help you. The first one has been done as an example.

0 leaf branch wood forest t r e e
19 collar pet bark friend _ o _
20 sand beach sun holiday s_ a _ _ _ e
21 flow water fish the Lena _ i _ _ _
22 high rocks climb snow _ _ _ n _ _ _ n
23 ships waves deep dolphin _ _ e _ _


Task 3

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Most countries share the same wise expressions about life. Look at the English proverbs below divided into halves. Match the beginnings 24–29 and their endings A–H. There is one ending you do not need to use. Then find the Russian equivalent to each of the proverbs. There is an example for you. You will get 2 points for each correct answer.

Example — 0 __ — _F___ – I

0 Don’t count your chickens A but you cannot make him drink.
24 When the cat is away, B catches no mice.
25 Learn to walk C worth doing.
26 You can take a horse to water D worth two in the evening.
27 Never put off till tomorrow E what you can do today.
28 A cat in gloves F before they are hatched.
29 An hour in the morning is G before you run.
H the mice will play.


I – Цыплят по осени считают.

II – Без кота мышам раздолье. (Кот из дома – мыши в пляс.)

III – Не откладывай на завтра то, что можно сделать сегодня.

IV – Всему свой черёд.

V – Утро вечера мудренее.

VI – Насильно мил не будешь.

VII – Без труда не вытащишь рыбку из пруда.


Part 4. Writing (30 minutes)

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Maximum points – 15

This is part of a letter you received from your friend:

I’ve got the flu. I feel terrible and I’m bored because I have to stay in bed. What can I do to make myself feel more cheerful? Tell me about the last time you were ill.

Now write a letter answering your friend’s questions. In your letter you should

  • greet your friend
  • express your pity about his/ her illness
  • describe the last time you were ill
  • give 3 pieces of advice on how to spend time when you are ill
  • wish him/ her to get well soon

Remember the rules of letter writing! You do not have to write the address.

Write 60–80 words.



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Listening comprehension

Look at Part 1. Listen to the text and mark the sentences 1–5 T (True) or F (False).

You will hear the text twice.

You have 20 seconds to look at the questions.

(Pause 20 seconds)

Now we are ready to start.

The Golden Ring is a group of ancient Russian towns and cities that form a curved line that begins and ends in Moscow. These towns and cities are an important part of Russian culture as they are places that have seen the main events of Russian history. A tour of the Golden Ring gives visitors the opportunity to learn about Russia’s past, culture and traditions.

If you take the ‘classical’ route, these are towns and cities you would see in the order you would see them:

VLADIMIR – Vladimir was founded by Prince Vladimir Monomakh in 1108 and became the capital of North-Eastern Russia in the 12th century. It is famous for its beautiful architecture and its peaceful atmosphere.

SUZDAL – Suzdal was established in 1024 and is one of the best-preserved towns in Russia. Visitors will see building styles from different epochs and will enjoy exploring the city on foot. If you like camping, you can pitch your tent on the banks of the river Kamenka.

KOSTROMA – Founded in 1152 and located on the Volga River, Kostroma was the birthplace of the Romanov Dynasty. It is well-known for its Fire-Watch tower and the Church of the Resurrection.

YAROSLAVL – This town was founded at the beginning of the 11th century (1010) in the place where the Volga and Kotorosl rivers meet. The city has wonderful architecture and heroic past. One of the main tourist attractions of this town is the Monastery of Transfiguration of the Saviour.

ROSTOV THE GREAT – Founded in 862, this ancient Russian town is located on lake Nero. The Rostov Kremlin, the Cathedral of Assumption and the Bell Tower will impress visitors. The largest of the Rostov bells weighs 32,000 kg and the sound of its chimes can be heard for 20 km!

PERESLAVL-ZALESSKY – Established in 1152 and halfway between Moscow and Yaroslavl, on the bank of the Pleshcheevo Lake is Pereslavl-Zalessky. In 1693 Peter the Great constructed a prototype of the first Russian fleet here. Now the lake has National Park status.

SERGIEV POSAD – Founded in 862 and named after Saint Sergius who founded the largest Russian monastery, The Holy Trinity – St. Sergius Lavra. The monastery contains a huge library of religious books as well as icons and other treasures.

Now you have 20 seconds to fulfil task 1.

(Pause 20 seconds)

Now to fulfil task 2 listen again and match the place from the text (A–E) with the description 6–10.

(The recording is repeated)

Now you have 15 seconds to check your answers.

(Pause 15 seconds)

This is the end of Task 1.

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Part 1. Listening

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


Part 2. Reading

Task 1

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7
alphabet dictionary antonym synonym volume atlas symbol


Task 2

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8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15


Part 3. Use of English

Task 1

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1 was standing 10 are
2 had left 11 carries
3 was written 12 thought
4 turned 13 could
5 has 14 am
6 is 15 see
7 do you know 16 wonder
8 have examined 17 wants
9 noticed/ have noticed 18 will find out


Task 2

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19 dog
20 seaside
21 river
22 mountain
23 ocean


Task 3

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24 25 26 27 28 29

Критерии оценивания раздела «Письмо»

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Максимальное количество баллов – 15.

Внимание! При оценке «0» по критерию «Решение коммуникативной задачи» выставляется общая оценка «0».




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10 Коммуникативная задача полностью выполнена – написано письмо другу по заданным параметрам.


1) приветствует друга;

2) выражает сожаление по поводу её/его болезни;

3) описывает, как он сам (автор) болел/ла последний раз;

4–6) даёт три света, как избежать скуки во время болезни (1 балл за каждый совет);

7) желает другу/ подруге скорейшего выздоровления.

Участник соблюдает:

8) нормы написания личного письма (правильные начало и концовка – по 0,5 балла);

9) неформальный стиль личного письма (допускается одно нарушение стиля);

10) логику высказывания, текст разделён на абзацы, имеющиеся средства логической связи используются правильно.

Объём работы либо соответствует заданному (60–80)*, либо

отклоняется от заданного не более чем на 10 % (в сторону увеличения – не больше 88 слов) или на 10 % в сторону уменьшения (не меньше 54 слов).

2 балла

Участник демонстрирует лексический запас, необходимый для написания личного письма. Работа может иметь одну негрубую ошибку с точки зрения лексического оформления речи (не затрудняющую понимание высказывания).

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Участник демонстрирует грамотное и уместное употребление грамматических структур. Работа может иметь одну негрубую ошибку с точки зрения грамматического оформления речи (не затрудняющую понимание высказывания).

9–1 Коммуникативная задача

выполнена частично – составленный текст является личным письмом с заданными параметрами. Однако в работе не соблюдены 1 или несколько из перечисленных выше параметров. За несоблюдение каждого параметра снимается по 1 баллу за решение коммуникативной задачи.

1 балл

Участник демонстрирует лексический запас, необходимый для написания личного письма. В работе имеются 2–3 негрубые лексические ошибки (не затрудняющие понимание высказывания).

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Участник демонстрирует грамотное и уместное употребление грамматических структур. В работе имеются 2–3 негрубые грамматические ошибки (не затрудняющие понимание высказывания).

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В работе имеются 1–2 негрубые орфографи ческие и/или пунктуационные ошибки (не затрудняющие понимание высказывания).

0 Коммуникативная задача не выполнена. Содержание личного письма не отвечает заданным параметрам. Формат высказывания не соблюдается. ИЛИ Объём высказывания менее 54 слов. ИЛИ Ответ отсутствует. 0 баллов

Участник демонстрирует крайне ограниченный словарный запас. ИЛИ Имеются многочисленные ошибки в употреб лении лексики (4 и более), в том числе затрудняющие понимание высказывания.

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В тексте присутствуют многочисленные грамматические ошибки, затрудняющие его понимание (4 и более).

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 В тексте присутствуют орфографи ческие и/или пунктуационные ошибки (3 и более), в том числе затрудняющие его понимание.

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*При отклонении от заданного объёма более чем на 10 % в сторону увеличения проверке подлежат первые 80 слов. При объёме работы менее 54 слов выставляется 0 баллов

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