Two friends, Nick and Jenny, are
talking on the phone about going out in the evening. Listen carefully and
answer the questions 1-6.
1. Why didn’t they see Castaway?
a) Nick knows the film is stupid.
b) He didn’t like the book.
c) Jenny didn’t want to.
2. Why didn’t they see Room With A
a) Nick didn’t want to.
b) Jenny didn’t want to.
c) It had finished.
3. Why didn’t they see Colour of Money?
a) Jenny doesn’t like Paul Newman.
b) Nick didn’t want to.
c) It wasn’t on.
4. Why did they decide to see Mona
a) Nick wanted to see it.
b) Jenny had never seen it.
c) Both of them were happy to see it.
5. What time did they decide to go to
6. What was the telephone number for
Part II (25 minutes)
Reading (9 points)
Read the text and questions below.
For each question, mark the letter next to
the correct answer - A, B, C, or D.
journalist went to interview Jack Parrish in an expensive New York restaurant.
was late, but fortunately when hecame, he found the great man was not there
yet. Some time later, a waiter came to him and said that there was a young man
at the door who said that he was supposed to be having lunch with the
journalist. The waiter thought that the young man was just trying to be funny,
because he said that his name was Jack Parrish.
And it really
was. The twenty-four- year-old is becoming famous for the fact that he does not
look like the owner of one of the world's most successful computer companies.
His manner is polite, his voice is quiet and his clothes are fashionable and
expensive. Two years ago, when he started his own company nobody heard of him.
Friends say that he has not changed at all. He has not even moved out of his
So what does
he do with his money? It is all in his company. But some people in the computer
nervous — and they are right. It won't be long before someone in another
company picks up the
phone to hear
that quiet voice saying that he's the new boss.
1. What is the writer trying to do
in the text?
A To explain how to make a lot of
B To give some information about a
C To give some information about a
D To explain how to interview
2. The waiter thought the young man
at the door
A was a journalist.
B was behaving rudely.
C was not as old as he said he was.
D was pretending to be someone else.
3. What is the writer's attitude
to Jack Parrish?
A He is more important than he appears.
B He isnot a good example for young
C He should be more careful how he
runs his business.
D He would be an interesting person
to work for.
4. Which of these headlines does the
writer expect to see soon?
A Too much success too fast — was
that the end of Parrish's luck?
B Jack Parrish doesn't worry about
money to old friends.
C And the new owner of our top
computer company is Jack
D Spend, spend, spend — how Jack
furnishes his new million-dollar home.
Read the text. Match the information
(1-5) with the titles (A – F). One title is extra.
A. Olympic flag B. Games
restarted C. The first Olympics
D. The winners E. The
games stopped F. Modern Olympics
knows exactly when the Olympic Games began, but historians think that the
first games were in 776 ВС. Athletes from all over Greece
came to compete in a town called Olympia. There was only one event. It was a
2. The games
were very popular. Soon there were more events, for example, wrestling and
horse racing. The games took place every four years, for a thousand years. In
AD 394 the Roman Emperor stopped them for religious reasons.
3. In 1887, the Frenchman Pierre de
Coubertin decided he wanted to restart the Olympic Games. It took a long time
but finally the first modern Olympic Games began in Athens in April 1896.
There were nearly 300 competitors in nine different sports.
4. Pierre de
Coubertin also designed the Olympic rings. Each ring represents one of the
five continents and the Olympic flag contains at least one colour from every
5. Today the
Olympic Games are the world's most famous sports competition. The modern
Olympics take place every four years in a different city. In 2004 they were
again in Athens. Over 11,000 athletes from 203 countries competed in 28
sports, 3,000 years after the first Olympic Games.
Part III (25 minutes)
Use of English (21 points)
For questions 1- 11, read the text
below. Fill in the gaps with the correct form of the word in
The (1) (CALIFORNIA) people we see on
television are (2)_____________ (USUAL) tall, blond and slim. But California is an (3) _____________ (NATION) place and many (4)_____________ (DIFFER) kinds
of people live here. Lots of people are from (5)____________ (JAPAN)
and (6)______________ (EUROPE) families. California is the place to find
(7)_____________ (SUN) beaches and film stars.Themost(8)_________ (FAME) beach
in California is Venice Beach. It’s a lively place. Many (9)_________
(TOUR) visit Rodeo Drive (a place for
shopping), but they don’t want to buy clothes – they want to see
American actors, actresses and
film-makers. They live in big houses and go to (10)____________
(GLAMOUR) parties and film and film
And California is the (11)__________ (ORIGIN)
home of the hippies. There is a special hippie part of
town where you can buy clothes and music
from the 1960s.
Choose the correct answer. Only one
variant is correct.
What do you
do at weekends? Some ..A ..like to stay at home, but.. В .. like to go for a walk or to play football. My friend Jack works
..С .. a factory during a week. At the weekend he D
..the same thing. On Saturday he ..E ..his car and on Sunday he goes with his
family to a village .. F ..the country. His uncle and aunt have a farm
there. It isn't..G ..but.. H ..so much to do on a farm. The children help
with the animals and give ..I.. food. Jack and his wife help in the fields. At
the end of the day, they .. J hungry and Jack's aunt gives them a big meal.
A 1) one 2) ones 3) people 4)
В 1) another 2) other 3) others 4)
С 1) hard in 2) hardly in 3) hard on
4) hardly on
D 1) makes 2) does 3) always 4)
always always makes does
E 1) wash 2) watch 3) washes 4)
F 1) into 2) on 3)in 4) at
G 1) a big 2) one big 3) big one 4)
a big one
H 1) it's 2)there's 3) always it's
always always there's
I 1) it his 2) its there 3) they its
4) them their
J 1) all have 2) have all 3) all are
4) are all
Part IV (30 minutes)
Writing (20 points)
You’ve got a letter from your English
…Last weekend all our family gathered
together to have a barbeque party. We had a lot of fun: played
games, talked to each other, sang songs,
and my cousin played the guitar! How does your family usually
spend free time? Do you do something
Write him a letter and answer his
questions. Write 90-100 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.
Part I LISTENING
1 2 3 4 5 6
B C B C 8.45 352001
Part II READING
B D A C
1 2 3 4 5
С E B A F
Part IIIUSE OF ENGLISH
Task I 1
Californian 2 usually 3 international 4 different 5 Japanese 6 European
8 famous 9 tourists 10 glamorous
A В С D E F G H I J
3 3 1 23 3
4 2 4 3
ВСЕРОССИЙСКАЯ ОЛИМПИАДА ШКОЛЬНИКОВ
Friends say that he has not changed at all
SUN) beaches and film stars.Themost(8)_________ (FAME) beach in is