Олимпиадные задания с решениями
Part 4. Writing

Английский язык 7-8 класс, муниципальный (второй) этап, г. Москва, 2016 год

Part 1. Listening

Time: 15 minutes (10 scores)

Task 1

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Audioscript (Task 1) ↓

Listen to the students Ingrid and Mikel discussing the best way to get across the city. Answer questions  1–3  choosing from different means of transport  A–J. Mark the correct letter A–J in the title sheet. You will hear the conversation only ONCE.


  1. What means of transport do they talk about?
  2. Which two do they decide to use?
  3. Which don’t they mention?

Audioscripts (Task 2)  ↓

  • A. Boat
  • B. Train
  • C. Metro
  • D. Scooter
  • E. Tram
  • F. Bus
  • G. Helicopter
  • H.Trolleybus
  • I. Bike
  • J. Taxi

Task 2

You will hear a teacher talking to a group of students. For each question 4–10, choose the correct letter A, B or C. Mark the correct letter A, B or C in the title sheet.


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  1. Why is tonight’s disco special?
    • A) It starts earlier than usual.
    • B) It’s Sam’s birthday.
    • C) It’s the last week of the course.
  1. Where will the football match take place?
    • A) in a park
    • B) at the sports center
    • C) at Henry’s College
  1. After the football match, the students will
    • A) celebrate on the beach.
    • B) have a party at college.
    • C) go to a pizza restaurant.
  1. The train to Thornton leaves at
    • A) 1.20.
    • B) 12.45.
    • C) 12.15.
  1. What should the students bring to the picnic?
    • A) glasses
    • B) bread rolls
    • C) drinks
  1. What does the teacher suggest they do at the lake?
    • A) go for a walk
    • B) go fishing
    • C) take photos
  1. The students will come back
    • A) in the morning.
    • B) before sunset.
    • C) at night.

Part 2. Reading

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Time: 15 minutes (10 scores)

Read Food across culture, time and space and decide if the following statements 11–20 are true (T), false (F) or not stated in the text (NS). Mark the correct answer True, False or Not Stated in the title sheet.

Food Across Culture, Time and Space

For hundreds of years the movement of people through the discovery of new  lands, trading, colonization and immigration has gradually brought about huge  changes and modifications in eating and food habits in different parts of the world.  European food habits have changed dramatically since Christopher Columbus sailed  across the Atlantic and landed in the New World in 1492. Since then a great variety  of previously unknown food plants have been imported to Europe, such as tomatoes, cacao, maize, potatoes, peppers, beans and peanuts. These have slowly become  common food stuff.

The Moors imported Asiatic rice to the Iberian peninsula in the 10th  century  and it was introduced into the Italian diet through trading in the 15th  century. Rice  cultivation was then introduced into North America by the European settlers. In the  16th  century the Portuguese and Dutch started transporting tea from Asia to Europe  and in 1650 tea arrived in America. Today the four staple foods found throughout the world are wheat, rice, maize and potatoes.

Furthermore, in the last few decades with even more immigration taking place,  increased international travel and better communications between countries, the  traditional foods, dishes and recipes of one  country have influenced or even been  assimilated by another. For example, in Britain people quite often eat Italian pasta,  Spanish paella, Indian curry or Japanese sushi as part of their everyday diet. In many  European countries when dining out in restaurants nowadays, people can taste and  experience dishes from vast array of different countries such as China, Japan,  Ethiopia, Mexico and Brazil.

    T F NS
11 Lots of new food samples were brought to Europe before Columbus’ voyages.
12 Christopher Columbus sailed  to the New World in the15th century.
13 Peppers, beans, and peanuts have always been available in Europe.
14 Columbus brought a lot of food samples from his voyages.
15 In the 16th century the English started importing tea to Europe.
16 Rice was introduced first to Europe.
17 The most important food today throughout the world is wheat.
18 The growth of international tourism has influenced the spread of national cuisines around the world.
19 British people nowadays occasionally eat food from other countries.
20 There is a limited choice of dishes in modern restaurants today.


Part 3. Use of English

Time: 45 minutes (45 scores)

Task 1

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For questions 21–35, read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space. There is an example at the beginning (0). Mark the correct letter A, B, C or D in the title sheet.


Music – a universal language

Music is universal – it is (0) ____ by all cultures. Some scientists believe that music came before speech and  (21) ____ as a development of mating calls. In fact,  there is (22) _____ theory that the (23) _____ languages were chanted or sung rather  than spoken. Indeed, in some cultures, music is a form of  (24) ______ history. The  Aboriginal Australians, for example, use music as a means to (25) ______ on stories  of the land and spirits to the next (26) _______ .

New evidence suggests that music does not just  (27)  ______ the feel-good  factor but it is also good for the brain. A study of intellectually (28) ______ children  showed that they could recall more  (29) _____ after it was given to them in a song  than after it was read to them as a story.

Researches also report that people (30) _____ better on a standard intelligence  (31) _____ after listening to Mozart. The so called ‘Mozart effect’, has also been (32)  _____ by finding that rats  (33) ______ up on Mozart run faster through a complex  network of paths or passages,  (34)  _____ as a maze. Overall,  it seems that in most  instances people who suffer from any form of mental (35) ____ benefit from listening  to music.


  A B C D
0 produced written considered sung
21 was swelled reacted arose
22 one every such that
23 earliest newest easiest simplest
24 enjoying making recording stating
25 move pass hand happen
26 children people tribe generation
27 convince satisfy please prefer
28 disabled nactive incapable disordered
29 facts knowledge memory information
30 examine prepare score achieve
31 form scheme demonstration test
32 supported given marked remembered
33 held brought stood set
34 called heard regarded known
35 badness hurt illness pain

Task 2

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For the questions 36–45, read the text below. Use the words given in the capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Example:   0  explorer


When the famous  (0)  explorer, Columbus  claimed Florida for EXPLORE
Spain in 1492, he had never (36) _______ eyes on it. The area’s LAY
most important early  (37) _______ thus set a pattern that has VISIT
continued for centuries. There is a general (38) ______ amongst BELIEVE
people, apparently quite  (39) ________ with whether or not CONNECT
they’ve been there themselves, that Florida is a good place to go.  
In fact, it is almost (40) ______ not to enjoy yourself in Florida POSSIBLE
today,  given the wonderful (41) ______ of facilities available to SELECT
tourists. Some of the world’s most popular tourist  (42) ______ ATTRACT
are located in the state whose  (43) _____ beaches welcome SAND
40 million people each year.  
These days it seems  (44) ______ to describe Florida’s POINT
geography and climate. After  all, few people would have  
(45) _______ in finding it on a map and most would know what DIFFICULT
weather to expect there.  


Task 3

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For questions 46–55 complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence/s, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given. Here is an example (0).

Example: 0 It was the most relaxing holiday I ever had.

I have never ___________________holiday.                                  SUCH

  0 had such a relaxing



46. Robert is still decorating the flat.  
Robert ____________________________________ the flat yet. FINISHED
47. Pictures are not allowed to be taken inside the museum.  
Visitors ______________________ pictures inside the museum. TAKE
48. It isn’t necessary for you to write the instructions down.  
You ______________________________the instructions down. HAVE
49. They didn’t go to the countryside as it was foggy.  
They didn’t go to the countryside __________________ the fog. OF
50. Take a book with you because you might get bored.  
Take a book with you ____________________________ bored. CASE
51. Applefield is the village he lived until he was 18.  
Applefield is the village _______________________ he was 18. WHERE
52. ‘What a beautiful dress!’ said Julie.  
Julie ______________________________ a beautiful dress. EXCLAIMED
53. Tony has eaten the same number of cakes as Ben.  
Tony has eaten _____________________________ Ben. MANY
54. We haven’t played squash for six months.  
 We ____________________________________________ago. LAST
55. His luggage was heavy. He decided to call a porter.  
He had _______________________ he decided to call a porter. SUCH


Task 4


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Match each of the names 55–65 from column A with the correct event in column B and the correct date in column C.

A  B  C
56. Queen Elizabeth I a. author of The Declaration of Independence A. July 4th, 1776
57. George Washington b. her navy defeated Spanish Armada B. 1859
58. Charles Darwin c. first American of African origin to become president of the US C. 1653–1659
59. Tsarina Elizabeth d. first president of the US D. 1215
60. Thomas Jefferson e. author of The Origin of Species E. 1564
61.Abraham Lincoln  f. founder and the only leader of Commonwealth republic F. 1588
62.Barack Hussein Obama g. signed the Emancipation Proclamation G. 1755
63. King John of England (John II) h. one of the pioneers in book printing H. 1863
64. Oliver Cromwell i. signed Magna Carta that limited the royal power I. 1789–1797
65. Ivan Feodorov j. signed the decree on the foundation of one of the leading universities of the world J. November 4th, 2008


Part 4. Writing

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Time: 45 minutes (20 scores)

You are going to take part in a school competition “Golden Pen”. You have to write a story based on the picture given and using the words:

  • paw (s)
  • graceful
  • hesitated

Describe events in an entertaining way. Please underline the given words in the story.

Write 180–200 words.

Part 4. Writing


 Task 1

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Listen to the students Ingrid and Mikel discussing the best way to get across the city. Answer questions 1–3 choosing from different means of transport A–J. You will hear the conversation only ONCE.


You now have 15 seconds to look at task 1.

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Now we are ready to start.

Ingrid: So why are you keen on going by tram? It’ll be very crowded in the rush hour.

Mikel: Well, because it always keeps moving. Even when there’s heavy traffic. So at least we’ll get there quite quickly.

Ingrid: I think I’d rather go on the metro, really.

Mikel: I don’t fancy that.

Ingrid: Why not?

Mikel: Well, for one thing, it’s summer, so it’s going to be really hot down there. And for another, it gets too crowded.

Ingrid: So what about going on the bus, then? I know it’s slow, but it’s cheap.

Mikel: Actually, what I’d most like to do is sail down the river.

Ingrid: That’s a good idea. We can ride to the harbour on our bikes, put them on the boat and be in the other end of town in half an hour.

Mikel: Right, that’s sorted then!

Now you have 15 seconds to complete task one.

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Task 2

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You will hear a teacher talking to a  group of students. For each question  4–10, choose the correct letter A, B or C.

You now have 30 seconds to loot at the questions.

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Now we are ready to start. Listen carefully. You will hear the recording twice.


And now I’d like to tell you about some of the activities that we’ve arranged  for your last weekend. Now that the course is finished, you can relax and I think  you’ll be very interested in what we’ve got planned.

As usual, tonight is Friday night down at Sam’s Disco. Tonight’s going to be a  bit special, not because it’s your last weekend, but because Sam is 30 today, and he’ll  be having a big party down there. So – from eight thirty this evening, Sam’s Disco  will be the place to be and it’s half-price before ten thirty.

Now, for those of you who are interested in football, we’ve arranged a football  match against the students of Henry’s College. We usually hold  the match on the  beach but this time it’ll be in South Park. If you are a footballer, go there at two  o’clock tomorrow. It’s opposite the new Sports Centre and it isn’t difficult to find.  Afterwards, we thought we’d all get together – both colleges. We tried to book the  local pizza restaurant but unfortunately they couldn’t take more than about twelve  people. Instead we’ve decided to have a beach party. We’ll meet back at the college  and set off together at about five o’clock. We’ve managed to persuade a couple of  guitarists from the local pub to come and entertain us.  

Sunday will be the last social event and we’re having a picnic  in Thornton Forest. Everybody should meet at the college at twelve fifteen. We’ll walk to the  station and take the quarter to one train to Thornton. It’s about a twenty-minute train  ride and then a short walk to the forest. And it looks like we’re going to be lucky with  the weather. The teachers will bring all the food – chicken, salad, bread rolls and  plates and things like that. Everybody seems to have their favourite drink these days  so we’d like you to provide that. Don’t worry about the glasses though – we’ll bring  along some plastic cups.

There’s a small lake in the middle of the forest which we always visit. It’s not  deep enough to swim in, nor are there any fish there. But it is very beautiful so do  bring your cameras. It’s lovely just to sit and relax by the water after walking there.

We’ll return home before it gets dark so we should get back at about six thirty. Now, are there any questions …

Now you have 15 seconds to answer the questions, then you will  hear the recording again.

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Now listen again.

(запись повторяется)

You have 15 seconds to check your answers.

(пауза 15 секунд)

This is the end of Part One.


KEYS (Ответы)

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Part 1 «Listening»

Task 1

   A B C D E  F  G  H  I  J
1 X X X X X
2 X X
3 X X X X X

Task 2

  A B C
4 X
5 X
6 X
7 X
8 X
9 X
10 X

Part 2 «Reading»

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  True False Not Stated
11 Х
12 Х
13 Х
14 Х
15 Х
16 Х
17 Х
18 Х
19 Х
20 Х

Part 3 «Use of English»

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Таsk 1

   A B C D
21 Х
22 Х
23 Х
24 Х
25 Х
26 Х
27 Х
28 Х
29 Х
30 Х
31 Х
32 Х
33 Х
34 Х
35 Х

Task 2

36 laid
37 visitor
38 belief
39 unconnected
40 impossible
41 selection
42 attractions
43 sandy
44 pointless
45 difficulty

Task 3

46 has not/ hasn’t finished decorating
47 are not/ aren’t allowed to take/ cannot take/ can’t take
48 do not/ don’t have to write
49 because of
50 in case you get
51 where he lived until
52 exclaimed that it was/ exclaimed it was
53 as many cakes as
54 last played squash six months
55 such heavy luggage that

Task 4

56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65
b d e j a g c i f h

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