Олимпиада по английскому языку 8 класс

Use of English (29 points) – 30 минут
Open the brackets and put the verbs in to the proper tense form.
Once, while I 1__________ (walk) in a park in London, I 2_________ (see) an old strange-looking man. He 3_______ (sit) on a bench 4________ (hold) a closed book in his hands. I 5_______ (sit) down on the bench and 6________ (look) at the book. I 7 (see) that the book 8_______ (be) of great interest. It 9________ (be) a very old copy of early Byron's works. I 10_________ (look) at the old man in surprise and 11__________ (understand) that he 12_________ (know) I 13_____________ (sit) on the bench because of him and the book he 14__________ (hold) in his hands. I 15______ (smile). "It is the last I 16_______ (have)," he said and 17________ (stretch) it out to me. I 18_______ (take) with the words, "I 19________ (be) a lover of old books."
I 20 (open) this small book and 21_______ (look) at the date. "Oh," I said. "It 22_________ (be) a remarkable book." "Yes," he 23________ (sigh). "I 24________ (have) to sell it to buy the necessities of life. I 25__________ (have) a hard life and this book 26________always (be) a comfort to me."
I 27 (nod) and 28 (think) that I 29_______never______ (see) such a remarkable book.

Reading (21 points) – 45 минут
Read the magazine article and do the tasks below.
Every good climber wants to climb mountain Everest, 8, 848 metres above the sea level, the highest mountain in the world. It stands between Nepal and Tibet, in the Himalayas. It is, in fact, quite a "young" mountain — only about two million years old. The Tibetans call it Chomolungma, the "Moth­er of the World".
Only just over 600 people have ever climbed to the top of Everest. You cannot climb the mountain without special per­mission from the government of Nepal; you can only climb it in May or October every year; you must have a booking for your expedition — and at the moment there are no more book­ings for the next ten years!
The expeditions which have climbed Everest have all used tents, oxygen bottles and other climbing equipment. Many expeditions have left their old equipment behind them — empty oxygen bottles, old food containers, etc — so there is now a serious litter problem high up on the mountain.
The government of Nepal is now trying to clean up the mountain. In May 1993 they gave permission to a team of young Americans to climb the mountainbut they asked them to bring back the litter on their way down again. The expedition brought down 2, 850 kilos of litter from the high­est slopes of the mountain. This was the start of a plan to clear all the litter from Mountain Everest.
A Write down whether the following statements are true or false.
Everest is less than 1, 100 metres high.
It is in the Alps.
500 people have climbed it.
People can climb it from May to October.
B Answer the following questions.
Can you book an expedition to Everest now?
Why is there a serious litter problem?
How did the government start to exercise their programme?

Writing (20 points) - 30 минут
You have just come from an exciting trip in the mountains. Write a letter (100 words) to your friend in the United States and share your impressions. Mind the rules of letter writing.

Speaking (30 points) – 10-12 минут
Introduce yourself to the teachers.
You are going camping with a group of school mates. Talk it over with your partner. Discuss the things you are going to take with you and your itinerary.

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