Олимпиадные материалы для одиннадцатиклассников. Задания олимпиад, проводившихся среди учащихся 11-х классов, начиная с 2012 года. 

Compose a fairy tale based on oneof the given sayings:

  • A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
  • Revenge is a dish best served cold.
  • Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Use your imagination. Your fairy tale must have:

  • Title
  • Good and bad characters
  • Setting (when and where the story is taking place)
  • Plot (sequence of ordered events)
  • Morale (which supports the saying)

You should write 200–250 words.

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Compose a fairy tale based on oneof the given sayings:

  • A stitch in time saves nine.
  • You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
  • Rob Peter to pay Paul.

Use your imagination. Your fairy tale must have:

  • Title
  • Good and bad characters
  • Setting (when and where the story is taking place)
  • Plot (sequence of ordered events)
  • Morale (which supports the saying)

You should write 200–250 words.

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Compose a fairy tale based on oneof the given sayings:

  • When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
  • Once bitten, twice shy.
  • Every cloud has a silver lining.

Use your imagination. Your fairy tale must have:

  • Title
  • Good and bad characters
  • Setting (when and where the story is taking place)
  • Plot (sequence of ordered events)
  • Morale (which supports the saying)

You should write 200–250 words.

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Compose a fairy tale based on oneof the given sayings:

  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
  • Two blacks don’t make a white.
  • The darkest hour is just before the dawn.

Use your imagination. Your fairy tale must have:

  • Title
  • Good and bad characters
  • Setting (when and where the story is taking place)
  • Plot (sequence of ordered events)
  • Morale (which supports the saying)

You should write 200–250 words.

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Compose a fairy tale based on oneof the given sayings:

  • There’s no smoke without fire.
  • Waste not want not.
  • People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Use your imagination. Your fairy tale must have:

  • Title
  • Good and bad characters
  • Setting (when and where the story is taking place)
  • Plot (sequence of ordered events)
  • Morale (which supports the saying)

You should write 200–250 words.

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Task A: Advertisement

Choose one of the products from the pictures below and write an advertisement describing this product. In your advertisement:

  • mention at least 3 special features of the product;
  • make the product look attractive for the potential customer.

Make sure that your description matches the picture you have chosen. 

Write 100–120 words.

Product 1: Pyjamas

Product 2: Electric Toothbrush

Product 3: Wireless Headphones

Task B: Letter of Complaint

Now imagine that you are a customer who read the advertisement written in Task A. You got interested in the product and bought it. However, the purchase was disappointing. Write a letter of complaint to the manager of the company. In your letter:

  • complain about the quality of the product, comparing its real qualities with those listed in the advertisement;
  • ask for a solution that will suit you.

Write 150–180 words.

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The newspaper you work for has asked you to cover the recent arrival of an alien ship. Write a news report in about 200–250 words.

Your news report should:

  • name the date and the place;
  • describe the event;
  • signify the importance of the event.

Make sure that all your descriptions match the picture below.

News Report встречался на олимпиадах «Покори Воробьёвы горы!» и «Ломоносов».

Образец ответа

Seattle receives extraterrestrial guests

A large alien spaceship appeared in the sky above Seattle, Washington, yesterday evening. After remaining stationary for several hours, it flew away, leaving no trace behind. More than 300,000 people witnessed the event.

Mr Cruncher, one of the first witnesses, reported having seen the spacecraft at about 6:15 p.m.: "It was an unusual shadow that caught my attention. I looked up — and there it was, enormous and intimidating!". The object, a grayish-white disc, about 200 meters in diameter, hung still in the air for nearly 5 hours. It was monitored constantly by 9 helicopters, sent by the local government.

In spite of close surveillance, very little information was gathered, since the interior of the ship was impenetrable. Neither was it possible to take samples of the materials composing the vessel (presumably, they are an alloy of steel and nickel). The ship showed no signs of working engines, therefore it remains unclear what kind of power it uses to travel throughout space. Another grey area is whether the spaceship was manned or controlled automatically.

The event received worldwide attention both in scientific communities and among ordinary people. This is the first time that the existence of aliens has been publicly witnessed and carefully documented. Scientists predict further visits which will throw new light on the event. "We finally know that we're not alone in the Universe, and further contacts are bound to be established", commented Mr. Daniel Flumpengo, a paranormal research expert in Stanford University.

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Imagine that this is the year of CULTURAL HERITAGE in Russia and all over the world and you, being a news reporter, have to write a news article (200–250 words) describing the two pictures below. Your correct answer gives you 40 points.

Follow the plan:

  1. Name the date and the places.
  2. Describe the places in the pictures.
  3. Signify the importance of these places.
  4. Make up some special events held there.

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Imagine that this is the year of CULTURAL HERITAGE in Russia and all over the world and you, being a news reporter, have to write a news article (200–250 words) describing the two pictures below. Your correct answer gives you 40 points.

Follow the plan:

  1. Name the date and the places.
  2. Describe the places in the pictures.
  3. Signify the importance of these places.
  4. Make up some special events held there.

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TASK 4. WRITING (60 points)

(40 minutes, 250-300 words)

Your school magazine has a weekly column called "Get to Know Teenagers Better". As part of their investigation into behaviour, habits and preferences of modern teenagers, they have asked you to write a report based on the results of your own survey demonstrated in the graph below.

Write your report. Follow the format and the style of report writing.

In your report say:

  1. how you conducted the survey;
  2. if there have been any changes since 2010;
  3. what could cause such changes;
  4. how the situation might develop in the future.

Report 8 Chart 1

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TASK 4. WRITING (60 points)

(40 minutes, 250-300 words)

Your school magazine has a weekly column called "Get to Know Teenagers Better". As part of their investigation into behaviour, habits and preferences of modern teenagers, they have asked you to write a report based on the results of your own survey demonstrated in the graph below.

Write your report. Follow the format and the style of report writing.

In your report say:

  1. how you conducted the survey;
  2. if there have been any changes since 2010;
  3. what could cause such changes;
  4. how the situation might develop in the future.

Report 8 Chart 1

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TASK 4. WRITING (60 points)

(40 minutes, 250-300 words)

Your school magazine has a weekly column called "Get to Know Teenagers Better". As part of their investigation into behaviour, habits and preferences of modern teenagers, they have asked you to write a report based on the results of your own survey demonstrated in the graph below.

Write your report. Follow the format and the style of report writing.

In your report say:

  1. how you conducted the survey;
  2. if there have been any changes since 2010;
  3. what could cause such changes;
  4. how the situation might develop in the future.

Report 12 Chart 1

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Imagine that your colleague has conducted an experiment on people's ability to detect changes. 50 people participated, and their results are presented in the chart below. 

Study the chart, watch the video and write a report about the experiment in about 250–300 words. In your report speak about:

  • what the experiment was like and how it was conducted;
  • the purpose of the experiment;
  • the results of the experiment. 
Source of the video: Colour Changing Card Trick.

Report 13 Chart 1

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You won the most prestigious English Language Olympiad and came back home with an idea of organising a training course for those who want to prepare for language competitions.

Write a proposal report to the local authorities, outlining your project. Make sure to include the following points:

  • what you intend to do;
  • what kind of support you expect from the authorities;
  • why your project will benefit the local area.

Write about 250–300 words.

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You have 45 minutes to complete the task.

You recently attended an English language course. At the end of the course you were given the following letter:

We hope you have enjoyed studying with us. In order to plan future courses we would be grateful if you could write a short report giving us your views of the course covering:

  • the quality of teaching;
  • the use of modern technological equipment;
  • the variability of textbooks;
  • dining facilities;
  • the convenience of the timetable.

We would also like to hear your suggestions on the possible changes and improvements to be made.

Thank you in advance.

Mrs Galway

The Principal

Write your report for the Principal (around 200–250 words).

Remember to:

  • include a title and subtitles;
  • use appropriate style;
  • organize the information logically.

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(60 minutes, 250–300 words)

An English magazine has a weekly column called “Discovering the world”. As part of their new investigation into cultural issues, they have asked you to write a report based on your own survey of the top popular tourist spots in London in2010among teenagers from different countries.

In your report say:

  1. What counties do the teenagers taking part in the survey represent?
  2. What does the survey demonstrate?
  3. Have there been any changes since 2010?

Do not forget to follow the rules of report writing and use an appropriate style.

 

Report 16 Chart 1

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(60 minutes, 250-300 words)

An English magazine has a weekly column called “Education in the 21st century”. As part of their new investigation into educational issues, they have asked you to write a report based on your own research of the modern preferences of British students who take national exams in secondary education (GCSE).

In your report:

  1. Compare the rates of Chemistry and Foreign Languages in 2005, 2010 and 2014.
  2. Explain the changes in rates.
  3. Name the possible future changes in the education of the UK.

Do not forget to follow the rules of report writing and use an appropriate style.

Report 17 Chart 1

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(60 minutes, 250–300 words)

An English magazine has a weekly column called “Education in the 21st century”. As part of their new investigation into educational issues, they have asked you to write a report based on your own research of the second language rates among students in 2005-2014 in the UK.

In your report:

  1. Compare the rates of German, French, Spanish and Polish in 2005 and 2014.
  2. Explain the changes in rates.
  3. Name the possible future changes regarding the choice of a second language in the

UK.

Do not forget to follow the rules of report writing and use an appropriate style.

Report 18 Chart 1

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(60 minutes, 250–300 words)

An English magazine has a weekly column called “Family values in the 21st century”. As part of their new investigation into issues of family building, they have asked you to write a report based on your own research of the average age to get married in Russia and the UK in the 21st century.

In your report:

  1. Compare the average age to get married in Russia and the UK in 2000–2014.
  2. Explain the changes reasoning your suggestions.
  3. Name the possible future changes.

Do not forget to follow the rules of report writing and use an appropriate style.

Report 19 Chart 1

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Writing

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Imagine that you are doing a project on how students in the USA spend their time on an average weekday. You have collected some data on the subject (see the charts below). Write a brief report describing the data. Try to use all the information given and compare the data for 2014 and 2015.

Use the following words in your report (put them in the correct grammar form if necessary):

  1. assess
  2. extracurricular
  3. catch on
  4. pursuit
  5. substitute

Underline the required words when used in your report.

Write 220–250 words.

Use the following plan:

  • make an opening statement
  • give some general information and outline most significant trends – compare the information given in the charts
  • make a conclusion

USE YOUR OWN WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS in your report.

2014
2015

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