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Writing a Comment — 14

Comment on the story in pictures.

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Источник (по ссылке загрузится .zip):

Финал олимпиады СПбГУ 2019/20, 10–11 классы, вариант 1.

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Writing a Comment — 2

Comment on the story in pictures.

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Источник (по ссылке загрузится .zip):

Финал олимпиады СПбГУ 2017/18, 10–11 классы, вариант 1.

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Writing a Comment — 20

You are going to read an encyclopedic article on a famous artist. Using the information from the text or your background knowledge, explain why the works of art following the text could (or could not) be created by the said artist.

Banksy is an anonymous British graffiti artist known for his antiauthoritarian art, often done in public places.

Though Banksy’s identity was well guarded, he came to notice as a freehand graffiti artist in 1993. Using stencils since 2000 to enhance his speed, he developed a distinctive iconography of highly recognizable images, such as rats and policemen, that communicated his antiauthoritarian message. With wry wit and stealth, Bansky merged graffiti art with installation and performance. In the 2003 exhibition Turf War, Bansky painted on the bodies of live pigs. At his Crude Oils exhibition in London in 2005, which featured altered replicas of the works of Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Edward Hopper, he released 200 live rats in the gallery.

In 2005 Banksy painted a wall on the Palestinian side of the West Bank; on the viewer’s side, children play on a forelom patch of earth, while through an apparent hole in the wall there is a scene of a perfect tropical beach. Banksy described himself as a “quality vandal,” challenging the authority of political and art institutions on both the right and the left. In September 2006 his one-weekend Los Angeles warehouse installation Barely Legal, for which he decorated a live elephant, attracted large crowds despite a lack of publicity. In Bristol, Eng., in 2006 he depicted a naked man clinging to a windowsill on the side of a public family-planning clinic; local residents voted to keep the mural. In 2009 he staged a surprise show at the City Museum and Art Gallery in Bristol. It featured animatronics, oil paintings, and an old ice-cream truck.

Banksy’s books—which include Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall (2001), Existencilism (2002), and Wall and Piece (2005)—document his projects; iconic examples of his work, including a life-size image of two policemen kissing, were featured in the bleak futuristic film Children of Men (2006). Banksy directed the 2010 film Exit Through the Gift Shop, a documentary that ostensibly profiled the lives and work of the world’s most talented graffiti artists. Critics were divided on the film, though, as some chose to accept it at face value while others saw it as a satire, with documentary subject and filmmaker-turned-street artist Thierry Guetta (who some theorized was an actor paid by Banksy or was, perhaps, Banksy himself) serving as a commentator on the commercialization of art.

 Peter Gibson, a spokesman for Keep Britain Tidy, asserts that Banksy’s work is simple vandalism, and Diane Shakespeare, an official for the same organisation, was quoted as saying: ”We are concerned that Banksy’s street art glorifies what is essentially vandalism.”

Banksy has also been long criticised for copying the work of Blek le Rat, who created the life-sized stencil technique in early 1980s Paris and used it to express a similar combination of political commentary and humorous imagery. Blek has praised Banksy for his contribution to urban art, but said in an interview for the documentary Graffiti Wars that some of Banksy’s more derivative work makes him "angry”, saying that "It’s difficult to find a technique and style in art so when you have a style and you see someone else is taking it and reproducing it, you don’t like that."

Some have criticised the "obviousness" of Banksy’s work and accused it of being "anarchy-lite" geared towards a middle class "hipster" audience. Much of this criticism came forward during his series of works in New York in 2013. Many New York street artists, such as TrustoCorp, criticised Banksy, and much of his work was defaced.

There exists a cult-like following for the artist. The ambiguity of his identity has drawn this group of followers. A concept, the "Banksy effect" has developed as a result of Banksy’s artistic innovation. This term is in reference to the artist’s ability to turn outsider art into the cultural mainstream. It was coined to reference the way in which Banksy’s work has led to an increased interest in street art. Street art has been incorporated into being a part of culture and daily life. His work in turn, has questioned the authenticity of art and its creators, furthering the cultural debate that has existed for centuries.

In January 2011, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary for Exit Through the Gift Shop. In 2014, he was awarded Person of the Year at the 2014 Webby Awards. In 2014, young adults from abroad named Banksy a British cultural icon in a list that included William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth II, David Beckham, The Beatles, Charlie Chaplin, J. K. Rowling, Elton John, and Adele.

Although he was increasingly famous, Banksy remained anonymous; his rare interviews were conducted via e-mail or with responses delivered by an altered voice on tape. He remained committed to street art, declaring that life in a city in which graffiti was legal would be “like a party where everyone was invited.”

Look at the following works of art. Could they be created by Banksy? Explain why/why not. Pay special attention to the message of the artwork. Write 100-120 words.

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Writing a Comment — 9

Comment on the story in pictures.

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Источник (по ссылке загрузится .zip):

Финал олимпиады СПбГУ 2018/19, 10–11 классы, вариант 1.

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Writing a Description — 3

The picture below is “Wellington at Waterloo” by Robert Alexander Hillingford. Describe the picture. Your writing must contain:

  • a detailed description of the people and objects you see;
  • a brief description of the battle (date, location, participants, result).

Use and underline the following words in your writing: infantry, canon, equipped, invade, emperor. You can change the given words to make them grammatically suitable. 

Write your answer in 120–150 words.

 

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Writing a News Report — 10

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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Writing a News Report — 2

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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Writing a News Report — 3

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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Writing a News Report — 4

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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Writing a News Report — 5

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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Writing a News Report — 6

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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Writing a News Report — 7

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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Writing a News Report — 8

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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Writing a News Report — 9

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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Writing a Report — 16

(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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Writing a Report — 17

(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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Writing a Report — 18

(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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Writing a Report — 19

(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 a Report — 20

(60 minutes, 250–300 words)

An English magazine has a weekly column called “Exploring the UK”. As part of their new investigation, they have asked you to write a report based on your own research of the purposes of visiting the UK by Russian schoolchildren in 2000–2014.

In your report:

  1. Compare the purposes of visiting 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 20 Chart 1

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Writing a Report — 21

(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 Biology, Computer Studies and Foreign Languages in 2000 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 21 Chart 1

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