OLIMPIADA DE LIMBA
CLASA a IX a
SUBIECTUL I- 15
which answer (A,B,C or D) best fits each space.
Breakfast is one
of those (1)
. that varies from person to person, and country to country. For
. it means a (3)
. of toast and some coffee. In various places Ive
also been offered (4)
. or fruit. (5)
. executives might eat breakfast at the
. , while
for many schoolchildren breakfast is a (7)
. of milk at home, and then a long
. the first break of the morning , when they eat (9)
. or (10)
chocolate bar. Some families sit down and eat together (11)
. the morning, and
listen to (12)
. news on the radio or (13)
. early morning television. For
other people, the early morning is a rush (14)
.work or school, and there just simply isnt (15)
times B meals C foods D plates
people B persons C breakfasts D us
3) A sheet B loaf C slice D sandwich
4) A a cheese B the cheese C cheese D cheeses
5) A Business B A business C Businesss D Businessmen
6) A train B street C morning D office
7) A glass B piece C warm D box
8) A to B is C until D which
9) A sandwich B the sandwich C a sandwiches D sandwiches
10) A a B some C a piece D a glass of
11) A for B in C at D while
12) A a B what C some D the
13) A look B watch C see D regard
14) A to B from C at D and
15) A there B it C enough D time
SUBIECTUL II 20
Find the unnecessary word in each line and write it
in the space provided on the right. Some lines are correct. Indicate these
lines with a tick (√ )
0 The London underground has been much
in the news recently, first when
1 access to the line to the Millennium Dome
was restricted at the opening 1..
2 ceremony to the Prime Minister and his
entourage, and so afterwards when it 2
3 became a bone of contention between
candidates in an election that took the 3
4 place for the post of Mayor. Despite of
travellers' complaints, the fact remains 4
5 that with road traffic in the city is hardly able to
move, there is no better way of
6 getting out from one place to
first line was opened in 1863 but the 6
7 system soon grew up to be the second
largest in the world, after the New
8 Metro. The trains ran along tunnels constructed by
digging a deep trench, filling 8
9 the sides with a brick and then
covering it over. Perhaps the most exciting innovation 9
10 on the underground, though, there was the first
at Earls Court
in 1911. 10
SUBIECTUL III- 15 puncte
Use the words in capitals at the end of the lines to form
a word that fits in the space in the same line.
1. Everybody that between Daisy and the
Duke there was a mutual KNOW
2. feeling of . Now, Daisy could see
that she had an opportunity
3. to revenge herself
by marrying off the Dukes
son to the SMART
4. American . She now simply
smiled at herself! How
5. if she could bring of Wokinghams son to the altar and SATISFY
6. marry him off to
someone of her .
It would be the equivalent CHOOSE
7. of winning the Gold Cup. Few could continue
8. without the influx of American money. The
English had ARISTOCRAT
9.gone for American money in the hope of maintaining their ANCESTRY
homes. It was a fact that the of such large
had become a worry rather than
a comfort. Unless they INCREASE
were wilful and determined to marry off their sons to girls. WEALTH
Of course, some of these girls were English, fact which would DEAR
them to someone such as the Duke than any American girl MUCH
however charming and well up.
IV- 20 puncte
Complete the second sentence
so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence using the word given.
You must use between three and eight words, including the word given.
1. I dont see how the accident was anybodys fault
I dont really think
that _____________________________the accident.
2. It was only because of Sarahs quick reactions that we
werent injured. IT
If__________________________Sarahs quick reactions, we would have been
3. I would prefer you not to come, if you dont mind. RATHER
I__________________________if you dont mind.
4. Hes agreed to help the police as long as his name is not
made public. CONDITION
Hes agreed to help
the police_________________________not reveal his name.
5. Things have got worse since he started to interfere. MATTERS
us by interfering.
6. The committee did not consider how we would feel about
the proposal. ACCOUNT
views on the proposal_____________________________by the committee.
7. The cream she recommended really improved my
cream she recommended_______________________my complexion.
8. There seems to be hardly any similarity between our lives
any more. COMMON
9. How fortunate that you were able to give me a lift! STROKE
What___________________________that you were able to give me a lift!
10. They havent got used to the new system yet. TERMS
_______________________________the new system yet.
V- 10 puncte
For each of the
sentences below, write a new sentence as
similar as possible in meaning to the original sentence, but using the word
given. This word must not be altered in
- I really
dont know what youre talking about.
you watch my bag while Im away, please?
- He is
unlikely to carry out the plan. practice
people who used to do this kind of work have been replaced by machines. place
far more practical than I am. nowhere
and his mother are very similar. after
dont have enough money for a new coat.
8. You should change your bad habit. high
9. I am certain I passed my exam this time. have
The police are examining the case carefully. into
SUBIECTUL VI- 10 puncte
Put the verbs in
brackets in the right tense and voice:
As it happens, a few
weeks ago, I (watch)
an episode where Michelle-my favourite character-had just been shot in the leg.
It was very dramatic and I ( glue) to the set. After it (finish) I was absolutely exhausted from the stress of
it all. Nevertheless, Id promised my friend Joe that I (go)
out without her to see a movie that she (want)
to see for ages.
It (pour) with rain and we splashed
through the puddles until finally we
(arrive) at the cinema. To our
intense annoyance there was an extremely long queue and we (wait) in line for over 20 minutes.
Finally, we got
in , (buy) an enormous box of popcorn and stumbled through the darkness until
we gratefully discovered two seats together.
a minute though I suddenly thought that I was hallucinating. I could quite definitely hear Michelle talking.
I listened harder. It was definitely her. Slowly I looked around and there she
right behind me.
SUBIECTUL VII-10 puncte
Read the following text and then choose from
the list A-J the best phrase given below to fill each of the spaces. Each
correct phrase may be used only once. Some of the suggested answers do not
fit at all.
Some Amazing Facts About Lightning
Did you know that lightning
travels up and down many times between the earth and the sky? It just looks as
.because it happens so fast.
Travelling at the speed of
light and carrying as much as one million volts, a stroke of
lightning can do tremendous damage to buildings and often causes fires which
lead to the destruction of thousands of trees. Lightning always seeks out the
longest objects, especially if they are made of metal, so (1)
get rid of golf clubs, ice-axes and similar objects.
The next time you are caught in a
, you should kneel on to the ground with your feet close
together and your hands on your knees. With luck, the lightning,(3)
..,will roll over your back and into the ground. It
is better (4)
but even being indoors may not protect you. In 1990, a family in a house in Lincolnshire,
astonished when lightning came down their chimney, bounced off the fireplace
across the living room and into the kitchen where it melted saucepans together
and roasted instantaneously a leg of lamb they were going to have for dinner.
They could have been killed (5)
more astonishing is the case of Edwin Robinson, a blind man struck by lightning
and knocked unconscious. When he came to, he realized that he could see again.
A if you are in the open during a
B if you what you are doing
C if you can get to shelter
D if you are not prepared
E if they had been in the kitchen
F if there is no shelter
G if it hits you
H if care isnt taken
I if it hadnt been avoided
J if it is going down