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Олимпиада по английскому языку 10 класс с ответами школьный этап
Reading.

Read the following passage. For Questions 1-7, choose the answer (A, B, C or D )which you think fits best according to the text. Write the appropriate letters A-D in boxes 1—7 on your answer sheet.

Napoleon Bonaparte’s ambition to control all the area around the Mediterranean Sea led him and his French soldiers to Egypt. After losing a naval battle, they were forced to remain there for three years. In 1799, while constructing a fort, a soldier discovered a piece of stele (stone pillar bearing an inscription) known as the Rosetta stone. This famous stone, which would eventually lead to the deciphering of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics dating to 3100 B.C., was written in three languages: hieroglyphics (picture writing), demotic (a shorthand version of hieroglyphics), and Greek. Scientists discovered that the characters, unlike those in English, could be written from right to left and in other directions as well.

Twenty-three years after discovery of the Rosetta stone, Jean Francois Champollion, a French philologist, fluent in several languages, was able to decipher the first word – Ptolemy – name of an Egyptian ruler. This name was written inside an oval called a “cartouche”. Further investigation revealed that cartouches contained names of important people of that period. Champollion painstakingly continued his search and was able to increase his growing list of known phonetic signs. He and an Englishman, Thomas Young, worked independently of each other to unravel the deeply hidden mysteries of this strange language. Young believed that sound values could be assigned to the symbols, while Champollion insisted that the pictures represented words.

1

How many years elapsed between the date of the oldest hieroglyphics deciphered by means of the Rosetta stone and the stone’s discovery?

A 1 301

B 1 799

C 3 100

D 4 899

2

Which of the following languages was NOT written on the Rosetta stone?

A French

B demotic

C Greek

D hieroglyphics

3

Which of the following statements is NOT true?

A Cartouches contained names of prominent people of the period.

B Champollion and Young worked together in an attempt to decipher the hieroglyphics.

C One of Napoleon’s soldiers discovered the Rosetta stone.

D Thomas Young believed that sound values could be assigned to the symbols.

4

When was the first word from the Rosetta stone deciphered?

A 3 100 B.C.

B 1766

C 1799

D 1822

5

What was the first word that was deciphered from the Rosetta stone?

A cartouche

B Ptolemy

C demotic

D Champollion

6

Why were Napoleon’s soldiers in Egypt in 1799?

A They were celebrating a naval victory.

B They were looking for the Rosetta stone.

C They were waiting to continue their campaign.

D They were trying to decipher the hieroglyphics.

7

Who was responsible for deciphering the first word?

A Champollion

B Young

C Ptolemy

D Napoleon

TRANSFER ALL YOUR ANSWERS TO YOUR ANSWER SHEET

SECTION 3

21 балл

Use of English.

Task 1

7 баллов

For questions 1 -7, decide which answer A, B, C or D fits best each space.

SOCIALIZING

1. … I would like to say how pleased I am to be here.

A Earliest


B First


C Foremost


D Primarily

2. The … from last week’s charity ball were far more than expected.

A acquisitions


B earnings


C proceeds


D winnings

3. I am never free on Sunday evenings as I have a … arrangement to meet my school friends.

A long-lasting


B long-lived


C long-range


D long-standing

4.The organization is mainly staffed by … workers.

A free


B unsolicited


C voluntary


D willing

5. He made a very … excuse for not attending the meeting.

A faint


B feeble


C fragile


D frail

6. He has a wide circle of friends and so leads a fairly … social life.

A fast


B furious


C hectic


D speedy

7. … of all of us, I would like to thank you for accepting our invitation.

A In person


B Instead


C On account


D On behalf

Task 2

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For Questions 8-14, read the text and then write the correct form of the word in CAPITALS to complete the gaps.

Example: 0 __favourite__

TALENT

My (0) … composer is Chopin and I am fortunate enough FAVOUR

to have a friend who is also a very gifted (8) … . PIANO

As a (9) … musician, she believes strongly that PROFESSION

(10) … ability is mostly something you learn, not a MUSIC

(11) … that you are born with. She thinks that CHARACTER

(12) … students can improve their ability enormously. INDUSTRY

I feel really (13) … when I hear my friend perform and the ecstatic response ENVY

that she gets from her audiences at the end of a (14)… . PERFORM

8_______________________

9_______________________

10_______________________

11_______________________

12_______________________

13_______________________

14 _______________________

Task 3. 7 баллов

For Questions 15 – 21, match the words on the left with their collocations on the right:

15. crisp

16. patches of

17. strong

18. a biting

19. a hard

20. torrential

21. unbroken




A rain

B cloud

C fog

D snow

E sun/winds

F wind

G frost



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SECTION 4. 8 баллов.

Socio-Cultural Competence.

For Questions 1-8, give Russian equivalents to:

Little Red Riding Hood 4. Athens 7. The Arctic Ocean.
The Hermitage (in St Petersburg) 5. Dover. 8. The Strait of Gibraltar.
Lisbon 6. Brussels.

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SECTION 5

20 баллов

WRITING

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Discursive Composition

You have 40 minutes to do this task.

Comment on the following statement.

Popular events like the football World Cup and other international sporting occasions are essential in easing international tensions and releasing patriotic emotions in a safe way.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Write 200 – 250 words.

Use the following plan:

make an introduction (state the problem)
express your personal opinion and give reasons for it
give arguments for the other point of view
draw a conclusion

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