Кто не знает чужих языков, не знает ничего о своем. Иоганн Вольфганг Гёте

пятница, 27 января 2012 г.

Внимание!!! Задания I Всероссийской дистанционной олимпиады по английскому языку. Страноведение.

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5 – 7 класс

Task 1.  Изучая английский язык, мы не только учимся говорить на иностранном языке, но и узнаем много новых и интересных фактов о стране изучаемого языка. Вашим первым заданием будет написать, верны ли следующие утверждения:
1.      Postage stamps appeared first in England.
2.      The people of England speak over 100 languages
3.      The flag of England is called the Union Flag when it is flown over land and the Union Jack when it is flown aboard a ship
4.      The world’s first Olympic games were held in England in the 1860s
5.      Robin Hood existed
6.      Cinderella is officially the UK nation's most favourite fairy tale, followed by Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel
7.      ‘Big Ben’ in London is not the name of the clock or the tower, but a 13-ton bell inside the clock. The tower is known as St. Stephen’s Tower
8.      All Englishmen celebrate only Christmas and ignore the celebration of the New Year.
9.      Englishmen love tea but they drink less tea than Chinese people
Task 2. Изучая Великобританию, мы не можем не познакомиться с ее литературой. Вашим третьим заданием будет угадать отрывок из какого произведения приведен ниже. Напишите название произведения и его автора и нарисуйте иллюстрации к каждому абзацу.

When Dorothy was left alone she began to feel hungry. So she went to the cupboard and cut herself some bread, which she spread with butter. She gave some to Toto, and taking a pail from the shelf she carried it down to the little brook and filled it with clear, sparkling water. Toto ran over to the trees and began to bark at the birds sitting there. Dorothy went to get him, and saw such delicious fruit hanging from the branches that she gathered some of it, finding it just what she wanted to help out her breakfast.
Then she went back to the house, and having helped herself and Toto to a good drink of the cool, clear water, she set about making ready for the journey to the City of Emeralds.
Dorothy had only one other dress, but that happened to be clean and was hanging on a peg beside her bed. It was gingham, with checks of white and blue; and although the blue was somewhat faded with many washings, it was still a pretty frock. The girl washed herself carefully, dressed herself in the clean gingham, and tied her pink sunbonnet on her head. She took a little basket and filled it with bread from the cupboard, laying a white cloth over the top. Then she looked down at her feet and noticed how old and worn her shoes were.
"They surely will never do for a long journey, Toto," she said. And Toto looked up into her face with his little black eyes and wagged his tail to show he knew what she meant.
At that moment Dorothy saw lying on the table the silver shoes that had belonged to the Witch of the East.

8- 9 класс

Task 1. While studying any foreign language you can’t but learn a lot of information about the country this language is spoken, about its people, its customs and traditions. So, your first task is to say is these statements about England true or false.
1. French was the official language of England for about 300 years.
2. England takes its name from the Germanic tribe
3. The River Thames which flows through London has over 500 bridges and 50 tunnels.
4. The first public theater built in England was called The Globe.
5. About 80,000 umbrellas are lost annually on the London Underground.
6. There are over 30,000 John Smiths in Britain.
7. The Warwick Castle is the oldest royal residence in the world and it is still being used by the royal family.
8. The Queen is the only person in Britain with two birthdays. Her real birthday is on April 21st, and her “official” birthday is on the second Saturday in June.
9. Before 19th century in Ireland and Britain Halloween lanterns were made from turnip, beet-root and rutabaga.

Task 2. Speaking about Great Britain we can’t but mention its literature. Your third task is to read the extract from the story of the famous British writer, to guess the name of the story, the name of the author and to illustrate each passage of the extract given.
At last the General, who was one of the least patient of military commanders, arose from his place in a violent access of passion, and indicated to his secretary that he had no further need for his services, with one of those explanatory gestures which are most rarely employed between gentlemen. The door being unfortunately open, Mr. Hartley fell downstairs head foremost.
He arose somewhat hurt and very deeply aggrieved. The life in the General's house precisely suited him; he moved, on a more or less doubtful footing, in very genteel company, he did little, he ate of the best, and he had a lukewarm satisfaction in the presence of Lady Vandeleur, which, in his own heart, he dubbed by a more emphatic name.
Immediately after he had been outraged by the military foot, he hurried to the boudoir and recounted his sorrows.
Task 3. Выполняя задания олимпиады, вы успели узнать много интересных фактов о Великобритании, познакомились с ее достопримечательностями и литературой. Пришло время для творческого задания. Вашим последним заданием будет написать синквейн на тему «Great Britain».
Алгоритм составления синквейна:
• На первой строчке – написать выбранное существительное.
• На второй строке - придумать к этому существительному два прилагательных, описывающие основную мысль.
• На третьей – придумать три глагола, описывающие действия в рамках темы.
• На четвертой – придумать фразу из нескольких слов, показывающую отношение к теме.
На пятой строке – сделать обобщающий вывод.

Пример синквейна на тему «Great Britain».

Great Britain
Wonderful, beautiful
I love you
You are great!

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