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Олимпиада по английскому языку. 7 класс.
ФИО ученика _________________________ 7 класс
Part 1. Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space.
For each question 1-10, mark the correct letter A, B, C or D.
0 A last B earlier C following D late
People’s sleeping habits have changed over the (0) … 500 years. Before electric lights (1) … invented,
most people went to bed soon after it got dark. Today, we can sleep whenever we want to. Most people
(2) … to sleep between six and eight hours per night during the week and (3) … to ten hours per night at
weekends. The problem is that if we (4) … getting up at the weekend, then we don’t want to get up on
Monday morning either! Many of us (5) … like sleeping after lunch and in some hot countries people do
sleep in the afternoon. In (6) … countries however, people (7) … to keep working all day with only a short
break. We all have dreams (8) … most of us fail to remember them. Some people find it difficult to (9) …
asleep. The advice for them is to (10) … taking more exercise and remember not to drink in the evening.
1 A have B had C were D are
2 A encourage B choose C consider D advise
3 A beyond B above C over D up
4 A delay B refuse C fail D force
5 A wish B enjoy C prefer D feel
6 A any B every C another D other
7 A might B have C should D must
8 A because B so C but D therefore
9 A make B fall C get D go
10 A prepare B try C decide D manage
Part 2. Read the text and questions 11-15 below.
For each question, mark the correct letter A,B,C or D.
Last week I visited the village of Portmeirion in north Wales. During my childhood, I’d enjoyed holidays in
the area, which is one of the most beautiful parts of Britain. However, I’d never been to village and I had
always wanted to. I visited the village in the autumn, which was a good choice as it was less crowded
than in the summer. I’d read about its history and knew that the buildings were from many different styles
and periods but hadn’t realised how colourful they would be.
Portmeirion didn’t exist in the nineteenth century. The first building didn’t go up until 1926 and the last in
1976. It was built by Sir Clough Williams. From the age of 5, he dreamed of building his own village. He
wanted to show that it was possible to build a village in a lovely area and not spoil it. In 1919 he sailed
around the British coast for several months looking for a suitable spot. He visited 22 possible sites before
he found the place of his dreams at last, just 8 km away from his family home.
Sir Clough had to build cheaply and quickly and I discovered that some of the buildings even have
painted windows which were cheaper than putting in real windows! Some were built so that they look
grander than they are. The windows in the bell tower, for example, are smaller as you go up the tower, so
it seems taller from the ground than it really is.On my second day there I stood on the balcony of my hotel at dawn. As I looked over the Austrian-style
houses and Italian piazzas with the wonderful view of the Welsh coastline in the background, I realised
what Clough Williams was trying to do.
11 What is the writer trying to do?
A give information about where to stay in Portmeirion
B compare Portmeirion to other similar villages
C describe a visit to Portmeirion
D suggest what improvements could be made to Portmeirion
12 What surprised the writer about the village?
A the mixture of buildings
B the beauty of the area
C the number of visitors
D the different colours used
13 What was the aim of Clough Williams in 1919?
A to build a village without damaging the natural surroundings
B to make an existing village more beautiful
C to build a village as close to his home as possible
D to visit as many villages as possible before building his own
14 What did the writer find out about some of the buildings?
A They cost more to build than expected.
B They aren’t as big as they look.
C There was a mistake in their design.
D Some of the windows need replacing.
15. Which of these postcards did the write send form Portmeirion?
A It’s my first visit to the area, and I hadn’t realised how lovely this coast if. We hould have a holiday
together in Portmeirion.
B I discovered Portmeirion by chance. I’ve really enjoined finding out about its history and looking at the
C I hadn’t been to Portmeirion before but I’m pleased I came. I now realise what a special place it is.
D Portmeirion village is getting bigger all the time. I don’t think they should add any more new buildings.
Part 3. Look at the sentence about a race in Canada called The Adventure Race.
Read the text to decide if each sentence 16-25 is correct or incorrect according to the text.
If it is correct, mark A.
If it is incorrect, mark B.
16 The Adventure Race takes place in different countries at the same time.
17 Unless you succeed in a special test, you won’t be able to do the race.
18 You should bring all the equipment on the list you’re sent.
19 Everyone in your team should have the same nationality.
20 Teams need to have their routes planned at least one day before the race begins.
21 There’s a limit on the time allowed between each checkpoint.
22 It won’t matter if you miss one checkpoint.
23 If someone in your team can’t continue, you’ll have to stop too.
24 All four members of a team must cross the finishing line at the same time
25 You’ll receive 500$ to spend on whatever you choose if your team wins.THE ADVENTURE RACE.
The Adventure Race takes place in a different part of the world every year. This year, the race is in
Canada and cover 300 miles. If you take part, you’ll see some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
The race begins on 14 July. Part of the race is by horse, part by mountain bike and part by boat. You also
walk and run so you need to have a wide range of outdoor skills.
Everyone must pass a skills test before they’re allowed to start the race.You’ll receive an equipment list
when you apply for the race. This changes from year to year and you need to remember that everything
on that list is essential. You supply your own food and drink so make sure you bring enough. If you don’t
bring plenty of food, you’ll be hungry! Each team consist of four members, men and women and you must
all come from one country. You need to be very fit but you also need to be able to work as part of a team.
The starting and finishing points of the race remain secret to all those taking part until approximately 24
hours before the start. Teams can then choose their route as long as they pass certain checkpoints. The
race takes between six and twelve days to complete. You won’t be allowed to continue if you fail to reach
each checkpoint by a certain time. Each team has a “passport” which will be stamped at each checkpoint
with the date and time of arrival. If one person is injured or decides not to carry on, the rest of the team
won’t be allowed to either.
The first team to cross the finishing line are the winners. You can’t win as an individual, only as one
member of the team you start with. There must be no more than 150 metres between the first and the last
member of the team reaching the finishing line. All four members receive a plane ticket worth 500$ to the
place of their choice anywhere in the world. The second team to cross the line receive climbing
The races usually attract the attention of the local press so you should be willing to be photographed and
possibly interviewed. This is all good publicity for the next year! If you’re interested, we’ll send you an
application form as soon as we hear from you. Write to the address at the bottom of this page or look at
our website on www. adventurerace.com.
PART 4.The people below all want to do a sports course. There are eight sports courses available.
Decide which course would be the most suitable for the following people.
For questions 26-30 mark the correct letter (A-H)
Joe wants to go horse-riding every day and also do some other sports. He wants to do a course which
provides organised social activities in the evening.
Rob wants to have some fun and meet people while he does a sports course for a few days. He’d like to
learn to swim and have the chance to play football and rugby.
Claudia is looking for a tennis course in the morning only so she has the rest of the day to relax and
explore in her own.
Norman Is keen on surfing and wants a chance to improve his skills. He would also like to play some
Ellen wants to go mountain-biking or climbing. She doesn’t want any other sports and hates cooking. She
would like to spend her evenings with other people.
A The sports Institute runs courses in squash, tennis, dancing and gymnastics. Choose between a
morning or afternoon course. Visits to places of interest are also arranged for anyone interested. All
students are given a free ticket to use at the local swimming pool.
B Courses in climbing and horse-riding are available at the Hillside Centre. Groups are also taken on
mountain-bikes into the hills by guides. Every helps to make the meals and transport in provided into the
evening for entertainment.
C Action Sport was started twenty - five years ago and offers several courses. Choose form mountainbiking, climbing and horse-riding in the morning and in the afternoons everyone is expected to take part
in a team sport like basketball, volleyball, football or rugby. A different event is organised every evening
such as a theatre visit, a quiz night or disco.
D. At Brookside there are watersports courses on the lake and swimming lessons in the indoor pool.
Horse-riding lessons are also available. They don’t provide food but the accommodation has modern
E Sports for All offers courses during which you can learn new skills ad make new friend at the
organised social events. Lessons are offered in swimming, diving. or athletics. There are several free
hours every afternoon when everyone is encouraged to play football, hockey, rugby or tennis together.
F If you want to get away from the city for a week, the Activity Centre is the place for you. Group go
climbing, walking, mountain-biking or running in the surrounding mountains. You stay in a hostel where
you have all your meals cooked for you. In the evening social events are organised.
G Sun Sports is based in a large hotel on the cost. Book for one day or several days up to one week. A
wide range of watersports’ is offered at the beach centre, both for beginners and those who are more
experienced. Golf, tennis , swimming and volleyball are also available in the hotel.
H At the Carlton Centre you can have personal training in the sport of your choice. It is well-known for
its football and rugby but also offers courses in sailing and water-skiing. It is close to nightclubs and
restaurants for evening entertainment
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