ЦВЕТНА ОЛИМПИАДА – АНГЛИЙСКИ ЕЗИК

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ЦВЕТНА ОЛИМПИАДА – АНГЛИЙСКИ ЕЗИК

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    You will read an article from The Observer by Dan Glaister entitled “Laurie Lee's 'tangled woods and sprawling fields' at risk from Cotswold homes plan” about a plan to build a housing complex on the land which Laurie Lee, a British writer, described with such poignancy in his famous autobiography “Cider with Rosie”. Read  sentences 1 to 10  and decide which answer 1, 2, 3, or 4 best fits the gap. Laurie Lee's 'tangled woods and sprawling fields' at risk from Cotswold homes plan The  ………… man made sure I was paying attention, fixing me with one eye, with his back bent to the sky.
    • A. 

      Oldly

    • B. 

      Olderly

    • C. 

      Elderly

    • D. 

      Elder

  • 2. 
    You will read an article from The Observer by Dan Glaister entitled “Laurie Lee's 'tangled woods and sprawling fields' at risk from Cotswold homes plan” about a plan to build a housing complex on the land which Laurie Lee, a British writer, described with such poignancy in his famous autobiography “Cider with Rosie”. Read  sentences 1 to 10  and decide which answer 1, 2, 3, or 4 best fits the gap. "There was a time," he said, "anything like this happened, Laurie would write a letter to the Times and it would all disappear." The words felt a little like an/a …………...
    • A. 

      Approval

    • B. 

      Caution

    • C. 

      Admonition

    • D. 

      Consent

  • 3. 
    You will read an article from The Observer by Dan Glaister entitled “Laurie Lee's 'tangled woods and sprawling fields' at risk from Cotswold homes plan” about a plan to build a housing complex on the land which Laurie Lee, a British writer, described with such poignancy in his famous autobiography “Cider with Rosie”. Read  sentences 1 to 10  and decide which answer 1, 2, 3, or 4 best fits the gap. Laurie was Laurie Lee, who wrote Cider with Rosie, his memoir of a prewar childhood in the Slad Valley, a modern classic that has been  ………..since its publication in 1959.
    • A. 

      In print

    • B. 

      Of print

    • C. 

      Off print

    • D. 

      Out of print

  • 4. 
    You will read an article from The Observer by Dan Glaister entitled “Laurie Lee's 'tangled woods and sprawling fields' at risk from Cotswold homes plan” about a plan to build a housing complex on the land which Laurie Lee, a British writer, described with such poignancy in his famous autobiography “Cider with Rosie”. Read  sentences 1 to 10  and decide which answer 1, 2, 3, or 4 best fits the gap. Seventeen years after his death, however, and a month from the centenary of his birth, the threat that Lee would make disappear is  …………..of permanently changing the landscape he so treasured.
    • A. 

      On edge

    • B. 

      On the brink

    • C. 

      On the rim

    • D. 

      On brink

  • 5. 
    You will read an article from The Observer by Dan Glaister entitled “Laurie Lee's 'tangled woods and sprawling fields' at risk from Cotswold homes plan” about a plan to build a housing complex on the land which Laurie Lee, a British writer, described with such poignancy in his famous autobiography “Cider with Rosie”. Read  sentences 1 to 10  and decide which answer 1, 2, 3, or 4 best fits the gap. Gladman Developments, which specializes in finding edge of town greenfield sites, buying them,   ……….planning permission and then selling them on to builders, has come to one of the most idyllic spots in England with a plan to build houses where there are now fields, and to create an artificial park where there is now natural woodland.
    • A. 

      Pledging

    • B. 

      Obtaining

    • C. 

      Assuring

    • D. 

      Locating

  • 6. 
    You will read an article from The Observer by Dan Glaister entitled “Laurie Lee's 'tangled woods and sprawling fields' at risk from Cotswold homes plan” about a plan to build a housing complex on the land which Laurie Lee, a British writer, described with such poignancy in his famous autobiography “Cider with Rosie”. Read  sentences 1 to 10  and decide which answer 1, 2, 3, or 4 best fits the gap. I moved to the Slad Valley three years ago,  …………. by the  sweep of its landscape, the fall of the light through the woods in the summer, seduced by the myth and memory of the place, the sense that I was stepping back in time.
    • A. 

      Entrenched

    • B. 

      Repelled

    • C. 

      Spelled

    • D. 

      Enchanted

  • 7. 
    You will read an article from The Observer by Dan Glaister entitled “Laurie Lee's 'tangled woods and sprawling fields' at risk from Cotswold homes plan” about a plan to build a housing complex on the land which Laurie Lee, a British writer, described with such poignancy in his famous autobiography “Cider with Rosie”. Read  sentences 1 to 10  and decide which answer 1, 2, 3, or 4 best fits the gap. Two miles from Slad, where I live, is the market town of Stroud, the two separated by a sliver of green, like a finger pointing from   …….. of the countryside to the heart of the town.
    • A. 

      The wilds

    • B. 

      Wilderness

    • C. 

      The jungle

    • D. 

      Wild

  • 8. 
    You will read an article from The Observer by Dan Glaister entitled “Laurie Lee's 'tangled woods and sprawling fields' at risk from Cotswold homes plan” about a plan to build a housing complex on the land which Laurie Lee, a British writer, described with such poignancy in his famous autobiography “Cider with Rosie”. Read  sentences 1 to 10  and decide which answer 1, 2, 3, or 4 best fits the gap. It is along this  …………  of land,  bordering the Cotswold area of outstanding natural beauty, that Gladman wants to build 112 homes. And a park. The only thing the plan lacks is concrete cows.
    • A. 

      Strip

    • B. 

      String

    • C. 

      Sheet

    • D. 

      Site

  • 9. 
    You will read an article from The Observer by Dan Glaister entitled “Laurie Lee's 'tangled woods and sprawling fields' at risk from Cotswold homes plan” about a plan to build a housing complex on the land which Laurie Lee, a British writer, described with such poignancy in his famous autobiography “Cider with Rosie”. Read  sentences 1 to 10  and decide which answer 1, 2, 3, or 4 best fits the gap. Last week the application went to a public  ………..after its rejection by Stroud district council.
    • A. 

      Inquiry

    • B. 

      Quiz

    • C. 

      Pole

    • D. 

      Interrogation

  • 10. 
    You will read an article from The Observer by Dan Glaister entitled “Laurie Lee's 'tangled woods and sprawling fields' at risk from Cotswold homes plan” about a plan to build a housing complex on the land which Laurie Lee, a British writer, described with such poignancy in his famous autobiography “Cider with Rosie”. Read  sentences 1 to 10  and decide which answer 1, 2, 3, or 4 best fits the gap. Gladman appealed, as it usually does, and so we found ourselves, 50 or 60 local people, a  ………… of lawyers and the representatives of two pressure groups, sitting in the ballroom of Stroud's Subscription Rooms.
    • A. 

      Pan

    • B. 

      Pot

    • C. 

      Crock

    • D. 

      Cauldron

  • 11. 
     For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4.    After further [1] delays, the new bridge was delivered nearly a year late [2], leading to legal disputes between the contractors, who  ultimately [3] incurred significant losses. No error [4]
    • A. 

      Further

    • B. 

      Late

    • C. 

      Ultimately

    • D. 

      No error

  • 12. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. While [1] at the camp, guests can participate in [2] a variety of activities, including exploring nearby caves, visiting a Stone Age sanctuary or to watch [3] a colony of rare mountain  goats. No error. [4]               
    • A. 

      While

    • B. 

      In

    • C. 

      To watch

    • D. 

      No error

  • 13. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. Despite completing [1] university, Edward was looking after [2] work in the coal mines near his hometown to be able to support [3] his family. No error [4]                                                   
    • A. 

      Completing

    • B. 

      After

    • C. 

      Support

    • D. 

      No error

  • 14. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. One of the new railway line’s [1] goals was to help divert [2] freight traffic from the heavily [3]  congested motor highway.  No error [4]
    • A. 

      Line’s

    • B. 

      Divert

    • C. 

      Heavily

    • D. 

      No error

  • 15. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. When playing [1] roulette in a casino, stand up and leave after you won [2] twice, because if you don’t, you’ll end up losing it all back – with interest [3]No error [4]            
    • A. 

      Playing

    • B. 

      Won

    • C. 

      With interest

    • D. 

      No error

  • 16. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. Taking [1] from “world’s best” [2] lists, these seven cities combine fantastic beaches with immaculate parks, bustling café and cultural musts [3]No error [4]                                
    • A. 

      Taking

    • B. 

      “world’s best”

    • C. 

      Musts

    • D. 

      No error

  • 17. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. Not only is spending [1] a night up on a tree a childhood dream come [2] true, but also it can be done in style at a “tree house” hotel in French Alps,[3] designed as a miniature castle. No error [4]          
    • A. 

      Spending

    • B. 

      Come

    • C. 

      French Alps

    • D. 

      No error

  • 18. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. And yet, we still look for something outside [1] ourselves, not having known [2]  how priceless what we already have is [3]No error [4]                                                        
    • A. 

      Outside

    • B. 

      Having known

    • C. 

      Is

    • D. 

      No error

  • 19. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. While John may already save [1] money for university tuition, he should also consider [2]  travel and housing [3] expenses, application fees, upgrading his laptop. No error [4]       
    • A. 

      Already save

    • B. 

      Consider

    • C. 

      Housing

    • D. 

      No error

  • 20. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4.  You can also part with [1] unnecessary possessions by passing them along [2], via local charities, to someone else’ [3] who can use them.  No error [4]
    • A. 

      With

    • B. 

      Along

    • C. 

      Someone else’

    • D. 

      No error

  • 21. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. Gone [1] are the days when cracking a joke at one’s own expense [2] was looked upon [3]  as the ultimate sin of the aspiring teacher. No error [4]                                   
    • A. 

      Gone

    • B. 

      At one’s own expense

    • C. 

      Looked upon

    • D. 

      No error

  • 22. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. One of the most common stumbling block [1] to making [2] a dramatic career change is the self - imposed barrier of what ifs [3]No error [4]                               
    • A. 

      Stumbling block

    • B. 

      Making

    • C. 

      What ifs

    • D. 

      No error

  • 23. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. Our new boss loses no sleep [1] over fired stuff [2] and takes credit for others’ [3] ideas while passing her own failures off as colleagues’ mistakes! No error [4]
    • A. 

      Loses no sleep

    • B. 

      Fired stuff

    • C. 

      Others’

    • D. 

      No error

  • 24. 
     For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. As an interesting coda, the soap skills evolved on British TV and radio are now been used [1] in the developing world, in order to[2] create engaging soaps which also have[3] important messages around health and civic society. No error [4]         
    • A. 

      Been used.

    • B. 

      in order to.

    • C. 

      Which also have.

    • D. 

      No error.

  • 25. 
    For each sentence from 11 to 35 select the one underlined section (1, 2, 3) that contains an error. If the sentence is correct, choose 4. Sometimes you may find aspects of your colleges’ [1] personal lives distasteful, yet you can’t let that have [2] any bearing on how you interact with them in a work context [3]No error [4]
    • A. 

      Colleges’

    • B. 

      Have

    • C. 

      Work context.

    • D. 

      No error

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