Олимпиадные задания с решениями

Английский язык 9-11 класс, школьный этап (I этап), г. Москва, 2017-2018 учебный год


  5. Audioscript
  6. Keys
  7. Подсчёт баллов за все конкурсы
  8. Критерии оценивания раздела «Письмо»


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Time: 10 minutes (10 points)

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For items 1–10 listen to a dialogue between a famous actor and his woman colleague and decide whether the statements 1–10 are TRUE according to the text you hear (A), or FALSE (B), or the information on the statement is NOT STATED in the text (C). You will hear the text twice.

  1. The woman says that her colleague likes the process of film-making.
  2. The man never drinks tea from plastic cups.
  3. The man thinks it’s important to find a place where he could feel at home.
  4. The man has never worked in a theatre.
  5. The woman says that many people in the film industry become bored with their
  6. The man says that his new film is coming soon.
  7. The Daughter was filmed in summer.
  8. In The Daughter the man plays a role of a Comanche.
  9. The man is Irish.
  10. The man thinks The Daughter is a western.


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Time: 30 minutes (15 points)

Read the passage below and answer questions 1–15.

Even the tactful Japanese would probably smirk or at the very least expresspuzzlement if someone told them about a ‘traditional Russian tea party’. And yet, it isa well-known fact that Russians are unstoppable in their incessant consumption oftea and in fact cannot live without it. It has become an extremely significant part ofRussian culture. Tea warms you up, wakes you up, and is nice after a big meal. Tea inRussia is not just a beverage – it’s a social activity with a long-reaching traditionbehind it. Even coffee that has been slowly but surely making inroads onto Russiantables still has not been able to replace tea. Russians will drink tea on any occasionand with no occasion whatsoever.

For the first time four pounds of tea were brought to Russia in 1638 by theRussian ambassador as a gift from the Mongol Khan for the Russian sovereign ofMoscow Michael Fyodorovich. At first the tsar and the boyars were not particularlyimpressed with the astringent and bitter drink. When all the tea presented by theMongol Khan had been drunk and the Moscow court began to forget its taste, it wasonce again the diplomats who reintroduced tea to Russia. Another Russianambassador Nicholas Spafary brought some tea from China. This time tea wasalready a known substance in Moscow and in 1679 a contract was entered into withChina under which the Chinese were to supply Russia with dried tea. After that,caravans carrying tea began regular journeys from the Great Wall of China to thewalls of the Moscow Kremlin.

However, the new beverage took quite some time to grow on Russians, who atfirst viewed it with suspicion as they did with everything that originated abroad. Inaddition, Chinese tea was too expensive while Russian herbal teas, such as cranberry,currant, briar, and sweet lime were always easy to get. And it was only by the early18th century that tea had been fully accepted in Russian households and become anational drink.

An indispensable component of a Russian tea party is the samovar. Samovars are tea poetry; they come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. Many of them are true works of art. A samovar is always placed in the middle of the table. It commonly has curved shapes suggesting warmth and kindness. While water is boiling inside the samovar and smoke is coming off the top of it, its sides reflect the people around the table, adding a surreal feel to the gathering. Samovars are usually heated up using charcoal and sometimes even fir cones. The slightly bitter aroma of the smoke relaxes and soothes those present. In addition to good looks and efficiency, samovars were always valued for their sound. When the water starts boiling a samovar would announce it with its own unique “song” that would add to the cosiness and intimacy of the occasion.

When you’re invited for tea in Russia, you can almost always expect to eat. Guests are offered several types of jam, honey, cakes, pies, chocolates and other sweets. Often you also get sandwiches, light salads, and fresh fruit and vegetables. Everything is served on ornate plates and dishes.

It is almost an insult not to offer tea to someone who came by your house, as it is an insult to refuse it when offered. In some parts of the former Soviet Union, especially in the North Caucasus region and Central Asia, the amount and quality of the food served when drinking tea indicates a level of respect that a host has for a guest, and it’s not uncommon for relationships to go sour just because only jam and sugar were served during tea.

There is a story about how in 1802 Prince Shakhovskoy met J.W. Goethe in a hotel in Munich. The famous German poet invited the Prince for tea. Having arrived and seeing that there was nothing but tea on the table, the Prince ordered sandwiches and some pastries without further ado. The two spent a most pleasant evening talking about German and Russian literature. To Shakhovskoy’s surprise, the next day he got a bill for the food he had ordered, which J.W. Goethe refused to pay, since he had only invited the Prince for tea.

There is another tradition that foreigners often fail to understand: Russians drink tea from glasses, which they put in special glass holders. This tradition dates back to the 17th and 18th century teahouses and it was only in the early 19th century that it was picked up by the commoners. Expensive glass holders were usually made from silver, the more commonplace glass holders were made primarily from alloys of nickel and silver. The finely decorated holders were used both for esthetic and practical purposes preventing the palms from direct contact with hot tea. Today almost nobody will drink tea from glasses at home and yet it has still survived on trains. It is a special unique kind of pleasure to drink hot tea from a glass in a glass holder sitting in the car of a long distance train and looking out at the landscapes speeding past outside!

Task 1. Questions 1–8

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In boxes 1–8 on your answer sheet, circle: A (TRUE) if the statement agrees with the information given in the text; B (FALSE) if the statement contradicts the information given in the text or if there is no information given in the text.

  1. Tea and coffee are equally favoured by the Russian people.
  2. Russians indulge in having tea whenever the opportunity affords itself.
  3. The Russians instantly favoured the peculiar flavour of the new beverage.
  4. Envoys introduced the new beverage to Russia twice.
  5. Tea drinking gradually evolved into a kind of social ceremony.
  6. The Russian samovar was a symbol of prosperity, well-being, and comfort.
  7. Water in samovars is boiled ahead of time and just warmed up afterwards.
  8. Glass holders were made to help the tea cool quicker.

Task 2. Questions 9 – 15

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Choose option A, B, C which best fits according to the text. Circle the correct letter in boxes 9–15 on your answer sheet.

9. For the Japanese the idea of having tea parties in Russia seems

  • A. perplexing.
  • B. explicable.
  • C. evasive.

10. The word “incessant” in the first paragraph means

  • A. constant.
  • B. temporary.
  • C. irregular.

11. The Russians did not welcome the new drink as

  • A. they were forced to drink it.
  • B. it took long to make it.
  • C. it was totally alien to them.

12. In the North Caucasus region and Central Asia

  • A. sour fruit and vegetables are commonly served during the tea party.
  • B. lavish snacks are served at the tea party if the guest is highly honoured.
  • C. traditionally only jam and sugar are served during the tea party.

13. Samovars placed in the middle of the table usually

  • A. warmed the water quicker and more economically.
  • B. helped gather the guests by their special “song”.
  • C. added to the calming atmosphere round the table.

14. The story about Prince Shakhovskoy’s meeting with J.W. Goethe

  • A. demonstrates Russian hospitality and generosity.
  • B. illustrates the different national tea-drinking habits.
  • C. shows a way to build cross-cultural connections over a cup of tea.

15. The tradition of having tea from glasses in glass holders

  • A. is completely forgotten now.
  • B. has survived on railroads.
  • C. has become a family tradition.


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Time: 20 minutes (20 points)

Task 1. Questions 1–10

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For items 1–10, read the text below. Use the word given in 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).


0 development



Impressionism is a very natural stage of art’s (0)… . DEVELOP
Russian painters had started their (1) of experiments with light and modified colour schemes before they visited France and got acquainted with French impressionism. HEARD
And yet, there is a difference between Russian and French impressionistic (2) in terms of their subject matter, light and colour scheme . DEPICT
As far as French artists were concerned, they portrayed life differently in (3) to Russian painters. COMPARE
However, Russian impressionists never attempted to break away from (4) REAL
Strictly speaking, Vasily Polenov can be regarded as a path (5) in this field. BREAK
He was one of the first Russian painters who visited Paris in the 1870s and became (6) fascinated by impressionism. ENORMOUS
He didn’t abandon his own distinct painting style, but he made every effort to (7) his students in Russia with his French findings and encouraged their own artistic explorations. FAMILIAR
Thanks to his (8) support, his like-minded contemporary artist Konstantin Korovin felt confidence to work differently. ENTHUSIASM
The Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and (9) had never had landscape painting classes as this genre was seen as the one for amateurs. ARCHITECT
V. Polenov was the first to introduce such classes and he was (10) besieged by students who wanted to paint nature. VIRTUAL

Task 2. Questions 11–20

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For items 11–20, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. Use from three to five words. The number of words you should put in the gap is specified in each case. Do NOT use contracted forms. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Example: 0. “Let’s go to the cinema on Sunday,” said Ann.


Ann_____ _____ ____ ____ to the cinema on Sunday. (4 words)

0 wanted us to go


  1. Betty was the only one who didn’t enjoy the performance.


Everyone enjoyed the performance ____ ____ ___. (3 words)

  1. The price of the meal includes dessert.


The dessert ___ ___ ___ the price of the meal. (3 words)

  1. My sister is too short to be a basketball player.


My sister ____ ___ ___ ___ to be a basketball player. (4 words)

  1. I have to clean up the studio before I can leave.


I cannot _____ ____ ____ ____ cleaned up the studio. (4 words)

  1. She regrets not having gone to university.


She ___ ___ ___ ___ to university. (4 words)

  1. She isn’t repainting the kitchen until Monday.


The kitchen ___ ___ ___ ___ until Monday. (4 words)

  1. Everyone left except for Mike.


With ___ ___ ___ ___ , everyone left. (4 words)

  1. The fridge is completely empty.


There ___ ___ ___ ___ the fridge. (4 words)

  1. They’ve only got half the boys they need to make up a team.


They need ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ they’ve got to make up a team. (5 words)

  1. I’m certain she wrote the article herself.


She ___ ___ ___ the article herself. (3 words)


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Time: 30 minutes (15 points)

Write a short review of your favourite book you have read in English for your school library.

Write the name of the author and the title of the book at the beginning on a separate line (words are not counted in this line). The title and the author should be real, not imaginary.

Remember to mention in your review:

  • why you like the book;
  • why you have read it in English and not in the Russian translation;
  • why your school library should have this book.

Write 100–140 words


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Listening comprehension

For items 1–10 listen to a dialogue between a famous actor and his woman colleague and decide whether the statements 1–10 are TRUE according to the text you hear (A), or FALSE (B), or the information on the statement is NOT STATED in the text (C). You will hear the text twice. You have 20 seconds to look through the statements.

(pause 20 seconds)

Now we begin

She: I’ve never met anybody who enjoys every moment of making a movie as muchas you. You don’t stress out too much, you’re always in a good mood. And you havelittle rituals throughout the day, which you do with a lot of style – almost like you arecelebrating life, not just the work. You have to have your special cup of tea, in nicechina, not Styrofoam.

He: What are you saying, please?

She: [laughs] It’s lovely! You don’t drink it as you’re walking, like the rest of us. Youfind a nice corner to read in.

He: That’s true. You’ve got to find your camp. We set up homes constantly – a newtrailer, a new set, a new country – so you have to find that space. I suppose there arerituals, but I think that comes from the theater. Before all of this started, I wasworking in the theater. I ended up in Los Angeles for two weeks and stayed alifetime.

She: A lot of people in our business get jaded, but you don’t. Why not?

He: Because, for me at least, it doesn’t get any easier. I have The Daughter comingout, and we’re getting close to showing the world what we did last year in Texas. Thatside of it is out of my control, but this is always an anxious time for me.

She: Tell me about The Daughter.

He: I play Colonel Eli McCullough, a man born out of violence. His parents werepioneers, annihilated by the Comanche. He was kidnapped and brought up by theComanche. So there’s a duality to the man’s psyche, a fractured mind and heart. Wefind him as a man in 1915 in Texas.

She: When you were doing theater in London as a young Irish lad, did you everimagine you’d be playing a Texan?

He: I grew up in an Irish farming town, but cowboys and Indians were the fabric of mylife as a young lad. My grandmother used to have this family come around to the house,Ma Butchey and her two sons. She would sharpen the knives and fix the pots, and hersons would teach me how to make the best bows and arrows and catapults. So it’s alwaysbeen in my heart to play in a western. But this is not really a western; it’s a family saga.

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You have 20 seconds to check your answers. (pause 20 seconds)

Now listen to the text again. (text repeated)

This is the end of the listening comprehension task.



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Item Answer
1 A
2 C
3 A
4 B
5 A
6 A
7 C
8 B
9 A
10 B



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Item Answer
1 B
2 A
3 B
4 A
5 A
6 B
7 B
8 B
9 A
10 A
11 С
12 B
13 C
14 B
15 B



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Item Answer


11 apart from Betty
12 is included in/is included into
13 is not tall enough
14 leave until I have
15 wishes she had gone
16 is not being repainted
17 the exception of Mike
18 is nothing left in
19 twice as many boys as
20 must have written


Подсчёт баллов за все конкурсы

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Listening. Максимальное количество баллов – 10. Задания проверяются по ключам. Каждый правильный ответ оценивается в 1 балл. За неверный ответ или отсутствие ответа выставляется 0 баллов.

Reading. Максимальное количество баллов – 15. Задания проверяются по ключам. Каждый правильный ответ оценивается в 1 балл. За неверный ответ или отсутствие ответа выставляется 0 баллов.

Use of English. Максимальное количество баллов – 20. Задания 1–20 проверяются по ключам. Каждый правильный ответ оценивается в 1 балл. За неверный ответ или отсутствие ответа выставляется 0 баллов. Орфография учитывается. Если допущена орфографическая ошибка в ответе, балл не начисляется.

Writing. Максимальное количество баллов – 15. Задание оценивается по Критериям оценивания.

При подведении итогов баллы за все конкурсы суммируются.

Максимальное количество баллов за все конкурсы – 60.

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».

БАЛЛЫ за Р КЗ Решение коммуникативной задачи (максимум 3 балла) ОФОРМЛЕНИЕ (максимум 12 баллов)
Организация текста (максимум 3 балла) Лексика (максимум 3 балла) Грамматика (максимум 3 балла) Орфография и пунктуация (максимум 3 балла)
3 Задание выполнено полностью: правильно указаны автор и название произведения1; содержание отражает все аспекты, указанные в задании (3 аспекта); стилевое оформление речи выбрано правильно (нейтральный стиль).

Объём работы либо соответствует заданному, либо отклоняется от заданного не более чем на 10 % в сторону увеличения (не больше 154 слов2) или на 10 % в сторону уменьшения (не меньше 90 слов).

3 балла Высказывание логично; средства логической связи использованы правильно; текст правильно разде лён на абзацы. 3 балла Работа не имеет ошибок с точки зрения лексического оформления. 3 балла Работа не имеет ошибок с точки зрения грамматического оформления. 3 балла В работе нет орфографи ческих и/или пунктуационных ошибок.
2 Задание выполнено: есть фактическая ошибка в указании имени автора или названия произведе ния; И/ИЛИ некоторые аспекты, указанные в задании, раскрыты не полностью3 (1–2 аспекта раскрыты не полностью или 1 аспект не раскрыт); И/ИЛИ имеются отдельные нарушения (1-2) стилевого оформления речи. 2 балла Высказывание в основном логично (допус кается 1 логиче ская ошибка); ИЛИ имеется 1 ошибка в исполь зовании средств логической связи; ИЛИ имеется 1 нарушение при делении текста на абзацы. 2 балла В работе имеются 1–2 лексические ошибки. 2 балла В работе имеются 1–2 грамма тические ошибки. 2 балла В работе имеются 1–2 орфографи ческие и/или пунктуационные ошибки.
1 Задание выполнено не полностью: содержание отражает не все аспекты, указанные в задании (3 аспекта раскрыты не полностью или 2 аспекта не раскрыты или 1 аспект не раскрыт и 1–2 аспекта раскрыты не полностью); И/ИЛИ нарушения стилевого оформления речи встречаются достаточно часто (3 – 4 нарушения). 1 балл Высказывание не всегда логично (допускаются 2-3 логические ошибки); И/ИЛИ имеются 2-3 нарушения в использовании средств логической связи; И/ИЛИ имеются 2-3 нарушения при делении текста на абзацы. 1 балл В работе имеются 3–4 лексические ошибки. 1 балл В работе имеются 3–4 граммати ческие ошибки 1 балл В работе имеются 3–4 орфографи ческие и/или пунктуационные ошибки.
0 Задание не выполнено: автор и название произ ведения не указаны или являются придуманными; И/ИЛИ содержание не отражает тех аспектов, которые указаны в задании (2 аспекта не раскрыты и 1 аспект раскрыт не полностью или 3 аспекта не раскрыты); полностью нарушено стилевое оформление речи (5 и более нарушений). И/ИЛИ Объём менее 90 слов. 0 баллов Отсутствует логика в построении высказывания (имеются 4 и бо лее логических ошибок); И/ИЛИ имеются 4 и бо лее ошибок в ис пользовании средств логиче ской связи или средства логической связи не используются; И/ИЛИ отсутствует абзацное членение текста. 0 баллов В работе имеются 5 и более лексических ошибок. 0 баллов В работе имеются 5 и более грамматических ошибок. 0 баллов В работе имеются 5 и более орфогра фических и/или пунктуационных ошибок.


1 Орфографические ошибки в названии произведения и имени автора не учитываются, название и имя автора не учитываются при подсчете слов.

2 При превышении объема более чем на 10 % от заданного (155 слов и более), проверяются первые 140 слов. При превышении объема менее чем на 10% от заданного, баллы за содержание не снижаются.

3 Аспект считается раскрытым не полностью, если у эксперта есть замечания по приведенным аргументам. Аспект считается нераскрытым, если аргументация отсутствует.


Протокол оценки конкурса «Письмо»

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Максимальное количество баллов, которое можно получить за конкурс

«Письмо» – 15.

Эксперт № _______.

ID участника К1

 Решение КЗ (максимум 3 балла)


Организация текста (максимум 3 балла)


Лексика (максимум 3 балла)


Грамматика (максимум 3 балла)


Орфография и пунктуация (максимум 3 балла)

Сумма баллов

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