I. Прочитай текст и выполни упражнение.
The Rich Man and the Gold
There was once a very rich man. He had three cars and two houses and many other things.
One day he said, «I am getting old. I’m going to sell everything and buy a big piece of gold. »
He sold his houses and his cars and everything and he bought a very big piece of gold. He dug a hole near a tree, and he put the piece of gold into the hole. «No one will find my gold here», he said.
Every day he went back and dug up the gold. He looked at it and said, «Good! My gold is there». Then he put the gold back into the hole and put the earth back on top of it.
But one day there was a man behind the tree. He was a thief and he was asleep. The rich man didn’t see the thief. He dug up the gold and looked at it. «Good! » he said, «My gold is there». The thief woke up and looked round the tree. «What is the man putting into the hole? » he thought. «I’m going to find out». The rich man put the gold back into the hole and went away. Then the thief went to the hole and dug up the gold. «A big piece of gold! » he said. «It’s my gold now. I am a rich man. » He ran off with the gold and never came back. The next day the first man came back and began to dig. He dug and he dug but he did not find the gold. «My gold is not here», he said. «I am not a rich man now. I have no gold! » and he began to cry. Then he went home and told one of his friends. His friend said, «Don’t cry. Here is a big stone. Take it and put it in the hole. Then every day you can go and dig it up and look at it». A piece of gold in a hole is no better than a stone.
Exercise 1. Choose the correct answer.
At the beginning of the story the rich man had.......( two cars, a bicycle, a horse, two houses, three cars, a boat , a cow)
The rich man decided to sell......( nothing, everything, only a cow, only a horse)
The man bought a big piece of gold and put it into........( his desk, his pocket, the hole in the ground , his suitcase)
One day the rich man became poor because......( he lost his gold, the thief took his gold, his friends took his gold and sold it)
One of his friends advised him...... (to put a big stone in the hole and look at it, to buy another piece of gold and put it in another place, to cry all day, to ask other people for help)
II. Прослушай текст и выполни задания.
Выбери окончание предложения, выражающее основную идею текста.
The text is about
1. the small bird with magic feathers.
2. the silly woman who was so greedy that killed the bird that gave her food.
3. the old man who was a bad hunter.
Выбери правильные ответы на вопросы.
1) Why were the old man and his wife always hungry?
a) Because they were bad hunters.
b) Because the old man was a bad hunter.
c) Because the man's wife was a bad cooker.
2) What did the old man see in the forest?
a) a small fox
b) a small bird
c) a big bird
3) What did the bird give to the old man?
c) a feather
4) What did the man's wife want to have?
a) the whole bird
b) one feather
c) five feathers
5) How did the woman kill the bird?
a) with a stick
b) with a stone
c) She shot it with a gun.
1) The man was a bad _____.
2) Suddenly he heard a __ song of a bird.
3) Come to me every day for another _____.
4) The woman took a stone and __ the bird.
5) The woman __ one red feather off the bird.
6) From that day they were __ became again.
Выполни тест на понимание прослушанного текста. Если утверждение верно, то рядом с номером поставь знак «+», если нет, то знак «-».
a) There lived an old man with his wife and his daughter.
b) The daughter was a bad hunter.
c) The man heard a sweet song of a bird.
d) The bird had green and red feathers.
e) The fox gave the old man some food.
f) The woman went to the forest to kill the bird.
g) The woman pulled one red feather off the bird and threw it away.
h) The feather was just a feather.
i) From that day they were hungry again.
III. Раскрой скобки.
You (to go) with us now. (Where)
He (to travel) a lot last year. (+, -)
They (to fly) in 3 weeks. (Who)
Bob (to buy) a car recently. (What)
Mum already (to visit) me. (When)
Jack never (to see) a real bear. (What bear)
Billy carefully (to look) after his pet. (-, +)
Children (to help) Mum 2 hours ago. (Whom)
Sam seldom (to read) books. (How often)
Jill (to take) a ticket at the moment. (What … do)
IV. Напиши письмо другу о том как ты провел лето.
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The Red Feather.
There lived an old man with his wife. They were very poor and had no food. The man was a bad hunter and never brought anything from the forest.
One day he went to the forest again but didn't find even a small bird for dinner. Suddenly he heard a sweet song of a bird. He looked up and saw a small bird with red feathers.
“Don't kill me. I'll help you. Take one of my feathers and cook it. You'll have a good dinner then. Come to me every day for another feather,” said the bird.
The man thanked the bird and went home. He put the feather into the pot and began to cook it. “You, silly! How can the feather be our food? Go to the forest and catch the bird. Then we can cook it,” said his wife.
The man didn't answer but looked into the pot and saw there a good dinner.
Every day he went to the forest and the bird gave him a feather. Every day they had a good dinner.
But his wife was very greedy. She wanted to have the bird at home. She went to the forest alone, heard the sweet song of the red bird and killed it with a stone. Then she took it home, pulled one red feather off the bird and began to cook it. But the feather was just a feather.
From that day they were hungry again.
Данные олимпиадные задания разработаны для обучающихся общеобразовательных школ города. В данную работу включены задания на аудирование, чтение, знание грамматического материала: настоящее совершённое время, типы вопросов (общий, специальный, разделительный, альтернативный). Их можно использовать на школьном или городском этапе олимпиады.
Задания разработаны с учётом того языкового и грамматического материала, который обозначен в школьной программе. Содержание текста для аудирования так же носит воспитательный и поучительный характер.
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