XI Всероссийская олимпиада школьников по английскому языку 2010 г. заключительный этап Лексико-грамматический тест Use of English

XI Всероссийская олимпиада школьников по английскому языку

2010 г.          заключительный этап


Методические рекомендации


Лексико-грамматический тест

Use of English


В комплект материалов, необходимых для проведения лексико-грамматического теста, входят:

1. Методические рекомендации

2. Описание процедуры проведения лексико-грамматического теста

3. Текст задания

4. Ключи (для членов жюри)

5. Лист ответа (для каждого участника)


Лексико-грамматический тест состоит из пяти заданий.  Всего в тесте 40 вопросов. На выполнение всех заданий отводится 45 минут, в которые входит и внесение ответов в ответные листы.

Эта часть теста проверяет знание английского языка как целостной системы. Задания соответствуют продвинутому пороговому уровню сложности В2-С1 по шкале Совета Европы.

Задание 1 основано на тексте Models for you и  нацелено на проверку знания грамматики и лексики. Учащиеся должны продемонстрировать умение практически использовать эти знания не только на уровне отдельного предложения, но и в более широком контексте связного текста.

Задание 2 проверяет знание фразовых глаголов.

Задание 3 проверяет знание идиоматических выражений.

Задание 4 представляет собой кроссворд и направлено на проверку социокультурных  знаний учащихся.

Задание 5 нацелено на проверку социокультурных знаний, а именно языка обращений, и, кроме того, умения интерпретировать обращения, переводя их в косвенную речь.



Критерии оценивания

Задания 1-5: Каждый правильный ответ оценивается в 1 балл. Орфографические ошибки в заданиях учитываются, при наличии орфографической ошибки в листе ответов балл за правильный ответ не начисляется.

Максимальное количество баллов, которое можно получить за конкурс Use of English - 40 (сорок):

задание 1 - 10 баллов,

задание 2 - 5 баллов,

задание 3 - 5 баллов,

задание 4 - 9 баллов,

задание 5 - 11 баллов.



Use of English

Time: 45 minutes


Task 1

For questions 1-10, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each space. Use only ONE WORD in each space. In the first sentence (0) is done for you as an example.


Models for you

If you are a student, unemployed or retired (0) with time on your hands and fancy doing something you have always wanted to do but never had the confidence, a bit of modelling, perhaps,  or appearing in your favourite soap opera, this could be the right time. (1).......... glamour nor good looks are necessary to (2)…….. a go of it. Modelling agencies aren't just looking for beauty; they also need normal models to appear (3)............ TV aids, while similar candidates (4)............ wanted by casting agencies as extras for film and TV. (5)............ you are exceptionally lucky, you won't earn a huge amount, but it can provide the extra you need to get (6)……. on. Nor, as some may hope, (7)……… it likely to lead to a new career as an actor. But most people, though, do find it enjoyable and appreciate the chance to meet people.

Since you don't need experience or training, anyone has the potential to become an extra as (8).......... as you are reliable, available (9).............. short notice and are prepared to do any work that comes your way. If you think modelling is more your style, then your best bet is to approach one of the big model agencies that have real-looking people in their books. You'll be surprised at how much demand there is (10)........... “the average person” from the advertising world.

Task 2

For questions 11 – 15 fill in the gaps by finding one verb which FITS IN THREE SENTENCES. (0) is done for you as an example.

0. Why does the teacher always _______ on me? I’m not the only one who comes late.

She decided to _______ out a red scarf to go with her dress.

Could you _______ them up from school tonight?



11. In the afternoon the rain really _______ in and we had to cancel our trip.

I took my bike to the shop because I’ve got no idea how to  _______ about repairing a puncture.

I have a small trust fund, which was _______ up by my grandfather.


12. I think our plan to build an extension on the house is going to _______ off.

It was too hot in the shops, I fainted and it took me a minute or two to _______ round.

Don’t let one little quarrel _______ between you.



13. He stole thousands of pounds from the company and managed to  _______ away with it.

The idea is good, but now you should try to _______ it across to the boss. Persuade him to talk to investors.

The new machine has not arrived yet. So we’ll have to _______ by without it.



14. The fire brigade couldn’t  _______  out the fire for five hours.

Don’t tell him all the unpleasant aspects of the work – you’ll _______ him off.

It’s a good idea to _______ aside a sum of money to cover unexpected expenditure.




15. Look at the photo. She really seems to ________ after her mother.

He watched the plane _______ off and disappear in the sky.

I won’t ________ up any more of your valuable time.



Task 3

For questions 16-20 combine the beginnings of the idioms (A-F) with their endings (a-h) from the box below. There are two endings that you do not need. Then match the meaning of the phrases (16-20) to corresponding idioms. (0) is done for you as an example.

Example: 0. To cost a fortune Bh


a one’s head round something

A to stay on

b hand to mouth

B to cost

c the back

C to get

d your own two legs

D to stab someone in

e one’s toes

E to get out of

f the back of your hand

F to live from

g hand


h an arm and a leg

16. To understand the reasons - _______________________________________

17. To become difficult to control - ____________________________________

18. To be on the alert - ______________________________________________

19. To earn only just enough money for food - ___________________________

20. To betray someone - _____________________________________________


Task 4

For questions 21 – 29 read the text about computers and solve the puzzle by putting the missing words into the crossword below. The first word (0) is done for you as an example.


The main advantage of computers is that it’s easy to find out 0 (across) like how to travel somewhere. This means that people don’t need to look in books or newspapers. However, there is too much information 21 (down). The further disadvantage is that people 22 (down) their computers away after a few years. This results in a lot of 23 (across).

At the 24 (down) time there are a 25 (across) of advantages for children such as being able to play games. In addition computers make learning more fun. But this leads to children spending too much time on the computer. It is easier to stay in 26 (down) with friends by emails. Another advantage is that you can send photos. It leads to people sending emails rather than talking to each other. I sometimes think people 27 (across) on computers too much and if a computer goes 28 (down), for instance in a hospital, it might be 29 (down).

In conclusion, I think computers 30 (across) our lives in lots of ways and the advantages are more important than the disadvantages.

































































































































































































































Task 5

For questions 31 – 35 match the utterances (31-35) on the left to their actual meaning (A-L) on the right. The first utterance (0) is done for you as an example. There are SIX EXTRA VARIANTS IN THE RIGHT-HAND COLUMN, which should not be used.

Example: 0. L.




0. “Don’t forget you have to do it”.


31. “You really must do at least four hours’ training a day”.


32. “Please do it. It will help us to improve the atmosphere in the office”.


33. “Come on – you can do this. You are just as good as we are”.


34. “I’d do it if I were you.”


35. “Could you do it, please?”


A. She reassured to do it.

B. She encouraged to do it.

C. She warned not to do it.

D. She asked to do it

E. She announced not to do it.

F. She promised to do it.

G. She persuaded to do it.

H. She advised to do it.

I. She urged to do it.

J. She suggested doing it.

K. She decided to do it.

L. She reminded to do it.

Task 6

For questions 36-40, complete a CHAT OF BRITISH TEENAGE FRIENDS with the phases from the box below. There are SIX EXTRA VARIANTS in the box, which should not be used.  (0) is done for you as an example.


Are you alright?


do me a favour


falling on my face




How is your night treating you?


netflixed it


not doing well


What’s up?


save me a lot of grief


had a unique opportunity to rent it online


What are you doing today?


easily spot


A: Hi, Mike! You look tired. (0) H?

B: Hey Matt. Completely worn out after my History exam. (36)_______________________ ?

A: The same old story. I have an exam tomorrow in my Literature course and I need a final cram session so as to avoid (37)______________________ in the test.

B: What book do you have there?

A: Oh, it’s the Da Vinci Code.

B: The Da Vinci Code? I just (38)_________________ last week.

A: Really? So you can (39) ___________________ by letting me watch it instead of reading it!

B: You’d better read it. Your professor will (40)______________ which students took the easy way out by renting the film.





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