Олимпиадные материалы для девятиклассников. Задания олимпиад, проводившихся среди учащихся 9-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.

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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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TASK 4. WRITING (60 points)

(40 minutes, 200–250 words)

Your school magazine asked you to write a news report on the recent CHARITY event in your town called “Let Children Study” the aim of which was to raise money for building schools in poor villages.

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

Follow the plan:

  • Name the date, the place and the event;
  • Describe what people are doing in the picture;
  • Signify the result and importance of this event;
  • Introduce peoples’ opinions.
Источник:

Олимпиада «Покори Воробьёвы горы!» 2015/16, финал, 5–9 классы.

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TASK 4. WRITING (60 points)

(40 minutes, 200–250 words)

Your school magazine asked you to write a news report on the recent CHARITY event in your town called “Let Children Study” the aim of which was to raise money for building schools in poor villages.

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

Follow the plan:

  • Name the date, the place and the event;
  • Describe what people are doing in the picture;
  • Signify the result and importance of this event;
  • Introduce peoples’ opinions.
Источник:

Олимпиада «Покори Воробьёвы горы!» 2015/16, финал, 5–9 классы.

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TASK 4. WRITING (60 points)

(40 minutes, 200–250 words)

Your school magazine asked you to write a news report on the recent CHARITY event in your town called “Let Children Study” the aim of which was to raise money for building schools in poor villages.

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

Follow the plan:

  • Name the date, the place and the event;
  • Describe what people are doing in the picture;
  • Signify the result and importance of this event;
  • Introduce peoples’ opinions.
Источник:

Олимпиада «Покори Воробьёвы горы!» 2015/16, финал, 5–9 классы.

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TASK 4. WRITING (60 points)

(40 minutes, 200–250 words)

Your school magazine asked you to write a news report on the recent CHARITY event in your town called “Let Children Study” the aim of which was to raise money for building schools in poor villages.

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

Follow the plan:

  • Name the date, the place and the event;
  • Describe what people are doing in the picture;
  • Signify the result and importance of this event;
  • Introduce peoples’ opinions.
Источник:

Олимпиада «Покори Воробьёвы горы!» 2015/16, финал, 5–9 классы.

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TASK 4. WRITING (60 points)

(40 minutes, 200–250 words)

Your school magazine asked you to write a news report on the recent CHARITY event in your town called “Let Children Study” the aim of which was to raise money for building schools in poor villages.

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

Follow the plan:

  • Name the date, the place and the event;
  • Describe what people are doing in the picture;
  • Signify the result and importance of this event;
  • Introduce peoples’ opinions.
Источник:

Олимпиада «Покори Воробьёвы горы!» 2015/16, финал, 5–9 классы.

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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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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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You work in the Customer Services Department of an internet-shop. You have been asked to prepare a short report for your manager on customers’ complaints. Look at the information below, on which you have already made some handwritten notes. Then, using all your handwritten notes, write your report. Write 180–200 words.

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ILang Language School is going to launch a new course in the Russian language for English-speaking students. There are two branches of the course: Russian Energy (target audience — young people aged 18–24) and Russian Relax (target audience — pensioners, aged 60–70). Head of the school has asked you to prepare a report on how to organize the advertising campaign for the course.

Study the chart below and write a report (200–250 words) giving your recommendations on how to promote the course. In your report:

  • give precise instructions / recommendations;
  • explain why you recommend this course of action.

Report 28 Chart 1

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Write a reportabout young people volunteering. Your report should be based on the diagrams below and comment on the popularity of volunteering among students, on the popularity of its different spheres and on motivational aspects of volunteering.

Use the following words in your report:

  • source
  • under
  • percent
  • percentage
  • serve

Underline the required words when used in your report.

Remember to:

  • make an introduction;
  • summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features of all the three diagrams;
  • make comparisons where relevant;
  • make a conclusion.

USE YOUR OWN WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS in your report.

Write 200–250 words (the words in the title are not counted).

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

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Writing

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Computer Based Games for English Learners, produced by the ABC Company, were offered to the students of your school for a free trial in October 2014. Prepare a report on the results of the experiment to your school headmaster. Use the information from the table below.

Remember to:

  • include a title and subtitles;
  • use an appropriate style;
  • organise the information logically and clearly;
  • make a critical evaluation and analysis of the experiment;
  • recommend what should be done.

Write 220–250 words.

USE YOUR OWN WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS in your report.

2014

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