Олимпиадные задания по английскому языку. 7 - 8 классы.

I. Переведите стихотворение с английского на русский, сохраняя рифму:

So he traveled here and there,

But never content was he,

Though he saw in lands most fair

The costliest homes there be.


He something missed from the sea or sky,

Till he turned again with wistful sigh


To the little brown house,

The old brown house,

Under the apple-tree.


Then the mother saw and smiled,

While her hart grew glad and free;

“Hast though chosen a home, my child?

Ah, where shall we live?” said she.


And he said,

“Sweet mother, from east to west,

The loveliest home,

And the dearest and best

Is the little brown house,

An old brown house,

Under the apple-tree.

Eudora Bumstead


II. Переведите фразы с русского на английский, сохраняя смысл:

  1. Зри в корень.
  1. Для творца жизнь бесконечна.
  1. Человек может все, пока он ничего не делает.
  1. Так вот где собака зарыта!
  1. Мысль есть все.
  1. Я мыслю, следовательно я существую.
  1. От добра  добра не ищут.
  1. Нам нужен кнут и пряник.


III. Выберите правильное слово и поставьте его в правильную форму.

  1. After the (accident, incident, case, occasion) the boy had to stop skating for some time, as his right foot hurt him badly.
  1. The (accident, incident, case, occasion) was so amusing that the boys couldn’t stop laughing in spite of the teacher’s angry remarks.
  1. The newspaper published a short article about a brave engine-driver who courageously saved the passengers from a bad (accident, incident, case, occasion) at the risk at his own life.
  1. In the course of his long service at the hospital the doctor had to deal with many interesting (accident, incident, case, occasion) and some of the (accident, incident, case, occasion) he told us about were really quite remarkable.
  1. For a whole fortnight the family had been looking forward to the outing and Mary even made a new dress for the (accident, incident, case, occasion).
  1. If you had told me about the (accident, incident, case, occasion) before, I (to attract once attention, to pay special attention to) the man. He seemed quite ordinary. If you hadn’t pointed him out to me, he never (to attract once attention, to pay special attention to).
  1. When my daughter (to practice, to be trained) to become a French teacher, she had (to practice, to be trained) sounds for hours, as there teacher (to attract once attention, to pay special attention to) good pronunciation.
  1. A wall down the middle would be a good way of (to share, to divide) the exhibition hall into two parts.