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Готовимся к муниципальной олимпиаде. 8 класс. Часть 1.
I. Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the words in brackets.

       Since ancient times, people have practiced the art of physiognomy, 1 _______ (read) character from physical feature. The ancient Greeks compared the human face to 2 _______ (vary) animals and birds, such as the eagle and the horse. They believed people shared certain character traits with the animals they resembled. A person with a horse-like face was thought to be loyal, brave and stern. A person with an eagle-like nose was believed to be hold and 3 _______ (courage).
       Physiognomists study such features as the shape of the head, the 4 _______ (long) and 5 _______ (thick) of the nose, mouth, eyes and chin. They believe that round-faced people are 6 _______ (self-confidence). Prominent cheek-bone show the the 7 _______ (strong) of character while a pointed nose reveals 8 _______ (curious). Heavy, arched eyebrows belong to a 9 _______ (decide) individual while thin, arched eyebrows single a 10 _______ (no rest) and active personality . Almond-shaped eyes reveal an 11 _______ (artist) nature. Pound, soft eyes belong to 12 _______ (dream). Down-turned lips reveal a 13 _______ (pride) character while a long, pointed chin indicates someone who likes to give orders.

II. Complete the sentences with the correct articles if necessary.


1.
When will they have _______ dinner?
A. a
B. the
C. an
D. -
2.
Most people prefer to have their holidays in _______ summer.
A. a
B. the
C. an
D. -
3.
I live in _______ Queen Street.
A. a
B. the
C. an
D. -
4.
It's _______ delicious lunch!
A. a
B. the
C. an
D. -
5.
I want to enter ______ Moscow State University.
A. a
B. the
C. an
D. -
6.
Will  you meet me in ______ afternoon?
A. a
B. the
C. an
D. -
7.
Russian nature is very beautiful in _______ winter.
A. a
B. the
C. an
D. -
8.
How many guests will come for _______ supper?
A. a
B. the
C. an
D. -
9.
_______ Alaska is one of the states in ______ USA.
A. a, the
B. the, a
C. a, a
D. -, the
10.
Where does _______ Volga flow into?
A. a
B. the
C.anD. -

III. Complete the sentences with the correct words.


1.
We have _______ new friends. Have you _______?
A. any, some
B. some, any
C. any, any
2.
Are there _______ pupils from London High School?
A. anybody
B.  somewhere
C. any
3.
'Is _______ you were telling him true?' 'Yes, of course.'
A. what
B. whom
C. who
D. which
4.
'_______ are you?' 'Don't you recognize me, my friend?'
A. What
B. Which
C. Who
D. Whom
5.
There is always _______ I don't understand.
A. someone
B. something
C. anyone
6.
_______ advises me to stay at home.
A. Everybody
B. Everything
C. Anybody
7.
_______ road shall we take? There are two of them.
A. Who
B. Whom
C. What
D. Which
8.
The man ______ is reading a book is my cousin.
A. who
B. what
C. which
D. whom
9.
'Can you help us?' '______ problem.'
A. No
B. None
C. Nothing
10.
'_______ have you given the letter to?' 'To his mother, I suppose.'
A. Who
B. What
C. Which

IV. Choose the correct variant of the conditional sentence.


1.
A.
Before she comes I shall have a bath.
B.
Before she will come I have a bath.
2.
A.
If you will work hard you get good results.
B.
If you work hard you will get good results.
3.
A.
If you put salt on ice it will melt.
B.
If you will put salt on ice it melts.
4.
A.
If he had come yesterday, he will help us.
B.
If he had come yesterday, he would have helped us.
5.
A.
I would have prepared everything yesterday if I had received tour message on Tuesday.
B.
I would have prepared everything yesterday, if I have received your message on Tuesday.
6.
A.If you met the president, what would you do?
B.
If you met the president, what you would have done?
7.
A.
She would play tennis if it was not so hot.
B.
She would have played tennis if it was not so hot.
8.
A.
Unless he will do his homework, he stays at home.
B.
Unless he does his homework, he stays at home.
9.
A.
If he was a good musician, he will take part in yesterday's concert.
B.
If he were a good musician, he would have taken part in yesterday's concert.
10.
A.
If they didn't liked each other, they wouldn't spent so mush time together.
B.
If they didn't like each other, they wouldn't spend so much time together.

V. Complete the text with the correct forms of the verbs in brackets.

       A grasshopper 1 _______ (spend) the summer 2 _______ (sing) and 3 _______ (dance) in the sun. One day he 4 _______ (see) an ant 5 _______ (hurry) by. She 6 _______ (look tired) and hot.
       'Why 7 _______ you ______ (work) on such a lovely day?' asked the grasshopper.
       'I 8 _______ (collect) food for the winter,' the ant said and 9 _______ (go) on her way. She 10 _______ (join) all the other ants 11 ______ (carry) food to their store. The grasshopper 12 _______ (sing) another song and 13 _______ (go) on dancing.
       When winter 14 _______ (come) and there 15 ______ (be) snow on the ground, the grasshopper 16 _______ (have) nothing to eat. He 17 _______ (be hungry) so he 18 _______ (go) and 19 _______ (ask) the ants 20 _______ (give) him some food.
       'We 21 _______ (work) all summer 22 _______ (collect) our food. What 23 _______ you _______ (do)?' said one of the ants.
       'I 24 _______ (be busy) 25 _______ (sing) and 26 _______ (dance),' replied the grasshopper.
       'Well, if you 27 _______ (sing) and 28 _______ (dance) all summer and 29  _______ (do) no work,' said the ants, 'then you must 30 _______ (starve) in the winter.'
       Moral: Always 31 _______ (prepare) for difficult times in the future.

VI. Singular or Plural?

1.
I don't want your _______.
A. advices
B. advise
2.
Knowledge _______ power.
A. are
B. is
3.
The scissors _______ in the table. Look!
A. are
B. is
4.
Their progress in English _______ good.
A. were
B. was
5.
He knows well the _______ of the Black Sea.
A. fish
B. fishes
6.
The police here _______ helpful.
A. is
B. are
7.
My trousers _______ torn.
A. is
B. are
8.
There _______ some money on the shelf.
A. are
B. is
9.
The furniture _______ rather old.
A. was
B. were
10.Did you catch many _______?
A. fish
B. fishes

Информационные ресурсы:

Готовимся к олимпиадам по английскому языку 8-11 кл. / Т.Г. Сигал. - 2-е изд. - М.: Айрис-пресс, 2006. - 240с. - (Школьные олимпиады)

Автор: Сигал Татьяна Константиновна

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