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Writing a Comment — 13

Comment on the following statement:

«Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference»

(Sir Winston Churchill)

Источник (по ссылке загрузится .zip):

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

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Writing a Comment — 3

Comment on the following statement:

«Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth»

(Aristotle)

Источник (по ссылке загрузится .zip):

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

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Writing a Comment — 8

Comment on the following quotation:

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens

(Jim Hendrix)

Источник (по ссылке загрузится .zip):

СПбГУ, финал 2018/19, 10–11 классы.

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Writing a Story — 12

You decided to write a story for an international student magazine. The story must containthe following sentence:

"For sale: baby shoes, never worn."*

You can use this sentence in any part of your story, but you cannot make any changes to the sentence itself.

Write 200–250 words.

*This “six-word novel” is often attributed to Ernest Hemingway. They say that sometime in the ‘20s Hemingway was having lunch with some other writers and made a ten-dollar bet that he could write a novel in six words. After penning the famous line on a napkin, he passed it around the table, and collected his winnings.

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Writing an Article — 14

Writing

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

You have seen this advertisement in an international youth magazine:

Tell us about a successful person you know and admire. What does success really mean? What helps people to be successful?

We will publish the most interesting articles next month.

Write your article in 300–350 words (including the title) in an appropriate style.

In your article:

  • Make sure the following picture illustrates the main idea of your article:
  • Use 1–2 quotations from the list of quotations:

The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting. (Walt Disney)

I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have. (Thomas Jefferson)

It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong.  (Abraham Lincoln)

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. (Oscar Wilde)

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.(George Bernard Shaw)

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Writing an Article — 15

You have seen this advertisement in an international youth magazine:

Tell us about a person you know who risked and gained a lot (or lost a lot). What drives people to risk? When is risk justified?

We will publish the most interesting articles next month.

Write your article in 300–350 words (including the title) in an appropriate style.

In your article:

  • Make sure the following picture illustrates the main idea of your article:
  • Use 1–2 quotations from the list of quotations:

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. (T. S. Eliot)

Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down. (Ray Bradbury)

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all. (Jawaharlal Nehru)

You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore. (William Faulkner)

A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for. (William G.T. Shedd)

The scars of others should teach us caution.(St.Jerome)

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Writing an Article — 18

Writing

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

You have seen this advertisement in an international youth magazine:

Tell us about a person you consider a failure. What does failure really mean? How does failure influence people’s lives? We will publish the most interesting articles next month.

Write your article in 300–350 words (including the title) in an appropriate style.

In your article:

  • Make sure the following picture illustrates the main idea of your article:
  • Use 1–2 quotations from the list of quotations:

Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be. (John Wooden)

Giving up is the only sure way to fail. (Gena Showalter)

If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough. (Elon Musk)

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. (Thomas A. Edison)

We are all failures — at least the best of us are. (J. M. Barrie)

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Writing an Essay — 15

Comment on the following quotation.

"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.".

Wayne Gretzky, ice hockey player

Write 200–250 words.

Use the following plan:.

  • explain how you understand the author's point of view;
  • express your personal opinion and give 2–3 reasons in its support;
  • give examples to illustrate your reasons, using your personal experience, literature or background knowledge;
  • make a conclusion.
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Writing an Essay — 16

Блок 2. Творческое задание

Task 4.Read a part of a haiku poem below. Write an essay (150–200 words) speculating on its meaning.

Do follow the plan of an opinion essay and include an introduction, a body and a conclusion into your work. Your correct answer gives you 30 points.

Courageous frog holds on tight

To the neck of a hungry heron

Trying to swallow him...

(Yuki: Courage)

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Writing an Essay — 17

Блок 2. Творческое задание

Task 4.Read a part of a haiku poem below. Write an essay (250–300 words) speculating on its meaning.

Do follow the plan of an opinion essay and include an introduction, a body and a conclusion into your work. Your correct answer gives you 30 points.

I wonder why

Large ears only listen

To; worthless gossip...

(Kiku: To listen)

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Writing an Essay — 18

Блок 2. Творческое задание

Task 4.Read a part of a haiku poem below. Write an essay (250–300 words) speculating on its meaning.

Do follow the plan of an opinion essay and include an introduction, a body and a conclusion into your work. Your correct answer gives you 30 points.

Today; few strangers see

The first step of friendship

Is mutual respect...

(Sonkei: Respect)

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Writing an Essay — 4

WRITING

Time: 60 minutes

(30 scores)

Comment on the following quotation.

"All that glitters is not gold.".

William Shakespeare

Write 200–250 words.

Use the following plan:.

  • explain how you understand the author's point of view;
  • express your personal opinion and give 2–3 reasons in its support;
  • give examples to illustrate your reasons, using your personal experience, literature or background knowledge;
  • make a conclusion.

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Writing an Essay — 44

You will have to comment on the following quotation:

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

(Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer)

Write about 180–200 words in the lines provided below.

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Writing an Essay — 50

You will have to comment on the following quotation:

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”

(Aristotle)

Write about 180–200 words in the lines provided below.

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