Олимпиада по английскому языку для студентов 2-5 курсов
Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего 1 – 5 и утверждениями, данными в списке A – F. Используйте каждую букву, обозначающую утверждение, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу.
Her job gives her the chance to meet people.
She thinks she should be paid more for the work she does.
Her job doesn’t leave her with much free time.
She’s thinking of trying to find a completely different job.
She doesn’t have a good relationship with the people she works with.
She has to travel a lot for her job.
Говорящий 1 2 3 4 5
Установите соответствие между заголовками 1 — 6 и текстами A — E. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании один заголовок лишний.
1. Global language2. How it all began 3. Great borrower 5. French influence4. The language of computers 6. English in other languages
A. So many Japanese, French, Spanish and Germans mix English words with their mother tongues that the resulting hybrids are called Japlish, Franglais, Spanglish and Denglish, In Japanese, for example, there is a verb Makudonaru, to eat at McDonald’s. B. Have you ever wondered why the English language has different words for animals and meat? When William the Conqueror invaded England in 1066, French became the official language of the court. The English would look after the animals and cook the meat, still calling the animals pig, sheep and cow. The Normans, when they saw the cooked meat arrive at their table, would use French words — pork, mutton and beef.C. English is mixing with other languages around the world. Words newly coined or in vogue in one language are very often added to English as well. There are words from 120 languages in its vocabulary, including Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish. 70 per cent of the English vocabulary are loan words and only 30 per cent of the words are native. D. Have you ever wondered how many people speak English? It’s around 400 million people. Geographically, English is the most wide-spread language on earth, and it’s second only to Chinese in the number of people who speak it. It’s spoken in the British Isles, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and much of Canada and South Africa. English is also a second language of another 300 million people living in more than 60 countries.E. In Shakespeare’s time only a few million people spoke English. All of them lived in what is now Great Britain. Through the centuries, as a result of various historical events, English spread throughout the world. There were only 30,000 words in Old English. Modern English has the largest vocabulary in the world — more than 600,000 words.
A B C D E
ГРАММАТИКА И ЛЕКСИКА
Раскройте скобки, употребив нужную форму глагола
lavatory, loo – туалет; former - бывший
Frank Webb________ (have) a most unusual house, a former ladies’ lavatory in Kew, south-west London.
As soon as Frank heard that someone _________________ (try) to sell the ladies’ loo, he wanted it. He ________ (be) sure that he could make the building, which ________________(situate) next to the famous gardens in Kew, into a beautiful home. Now he’s very busy – he _________ (convert) it into a one bedroom house.
“It might seem rather strange to want ________ (live) in a place which was a lavatory,” he said, “but I think it’s really beautiful.”
His daughter, Kathy, __________ (love) the place, too. She ___________(help) her father for the past few weeks. She asks visitors not to go into the kitchen because it __________________ (decorate) at the moment and it looks awful.
Since he _____________ (buy) the lavatory, several ladies ___________________ (knock) on the door, wanting to use it. He lets them use his own bathroom.
The building ______________(build) in 1905. When he first _________(see) the house, it __________________(not use) for several years. Frank ___________ (pay) $60,000 for it a year ago, and since then he ________________ (spend) an extra $20, 000.Выберите правильный вариант
The news _____ so shocking!
are b) was c) were d) have been
The police haven’t got ______ information to arrest the criminal,
some b) enough c) another d) these
I hope I’ve got _____ mistakes in my test today.
little b) less c) fewer d) smaller
Something is wrong with my watch. Can you repair _____?
they b) them c) it d) its
We couldn’t find the cat _________ .any b) nowhere c) everywhere d) anywhere
Have they finished it _____?
yet b) ever c) never d) just
He is fond _____ making speeches in public.
on b) in c) of d) with
It’s so kind ____ you to call me.
for b) with c) on d) of
It’s nearly 10 p.m. and you’re_______ working!
yet b) also c) still d) else
Can you tell me what time ______?
it is b) is it c) is there d) there is
Переведите на английский
Если ты скажешь кому-нибудь об этом, я рассержусь.
Мы спросили их, купили ли они словарь.
Какая река длиннее: Волга или Миссисипи?
Говорят, что он плохо знает английский язык.
Мы ожидали, что они придут вовремя.