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MINISTERUL EDUCAŢIEI , CERCETĂRII SI


INOVARII
INSPECTORATUL ŞCOLAR JUDEŢEAN MUREŞ
TÂRGU-MUREŞ ,540097 ,str.VICTOR BABES nr.11
Tel:0265/213779,FAX:0265/218473
www.edums.ro; e-mail: isjmures@edums.ro

OLIMPIADA LA LIMBA ENGLEZĂ

clasa a VIII-a
Faza județeană 4 aprilie 2009 Varianta 1

SUBIECTUL I
Fill in the gaps with words connected with travel. Choose from the box:

departure lounge platform cruise trip terminal tour

timetable check in passport customs

1. Max is going on a business next week.


2. I'll just check the ________________ to see when the next train goes.
3. Go and wait in the _______________ for your flight.
4. I think my flight leaves from _________________one.
5. Please _______________two hours before your flight.
6. You'1l need your ________________if you want to get a visa.
7. I can't swim so I'd hate to go on a __________________in case the boat sank.
8. The train leaves from ________________ten.
9. William was stopped at ________________and they found 5 litres of whiskey in his luggage.
10. We went on a very interesting __________________of Buckingham Palace yesterday.

(10 x 1 points)

SUBIECTUL II
Complete the text. Use the correct forms of the verbs in brackets:

Do you remember your first love? Mine (l) _______________(be) a boy who lived in our block of flats . His name
was Michael and he was really good-looking!
We (2) ___________(meet) every morning and walk to school together . After school we often (3) (go) to the park to talk
about our day.
Then one day he asked me if (4) ( go) on holiday with him. Of course I wanted to, but my parents
were very strict and they said that I (5)______________ (can) go unless Michael's parents were going too. So that
was that!
Soon afterwards Michael's family (6) ___________________(move) to a new house which was a long way from our
neighbourhood. He went to a different school too so we stopped (7) ______________(see) each other. I (8) _________(make) any effort
to see him, unfortunately.
If only I had been older, maybe things (9) ________________(be) different. Now I'm used to (10)___________ (live)
with my regrets !
(10 x 1 points)

SUBIECTUL III
Read the text and choose a word which best fits each space. Use only one word in each space:

good bye go that up if missed for first enjoy forget


When John was 12, his father was offered a good job in Sydney, Australia, so the whole family emigrated.
At (1) ____________John was homesick because he (2) ________________his friends. They had left so quickly
(3) _______________he hadn't had time to say (4) to everyone. But slowly he started to (5) ______ his new life. He used to (6)
____________swimming in the sea every day and he took (7) __________surfing too.
He made lots of new friends and he (8) ___________about his old life.
Now he's been there (9) __________ 20 years and he's very happy. He says: '(10) ____________my father hadn't had the job offer we
wouldn't have moved here and I would have had a very different childhood. I used to think that I would go back to England, but now I
think differently' .
(10 x 1 points)

SUBIECTUI IV
Make nouns from the adjectives in brackets to complete the sentences:

1. I value my ....................highly, and so I enjoy living alone (independent).


2. The ....................was a great success and the audience enjoyed themselves (perform).
3. The noise from outside spoilt his ..........................of the concert (enjoy).
4. Scenes of. ....................on television can have a negative effect on children (violent).
5. The invention of personal computers was one of the greatest. ..............................of the 20th century (achieve).
(5 x 2 points)

SUBIECTUL V
Choose the correct answer:

I . "Where ….... ? In a village near London."


a) lives your uncle b) does your uncle live c)your uncle lives
2. I speak Italian but ... French.
a) I speak not b) I'm not speaking c)I don't speak
3. "Can you drive?" "No, …... a car but I want to learn.
a) I never drove b) I'm never driving c) I've never driven
4. I saw Lisa at the station when I was going to work this morning but she ... me.
a) didn't see b) don't see c) hasn't seen
5. How long …... English?
a) are you learning b) do you learn c) have you been learning
6. …., a party next Sunday.
a) We're having b) We have c) We'll have
7. There's a programme on television that I want to watch …... in five minutes.
a) It starts b) It's starting c) It will start
8. There's a swimming pool near my house. I go ..... every day.
a) to swim b) to swimming c) swimming
9. That bag is too heavy. Let me ….. you.
a) help b) to help c) helping
10. Would you like …. ice cream?
a) some b) any c) no
(10 x 1 points)
SUBIECTUL VI
Rephrase the following beginning as shown:

1. "This is our house."


They said .....................................................................................................................................................................
2. "I have finished my work here."
She said ....................................................................................................................................................................... .
3. "Is anybody at home?"
He asked ...................................................................................................................................................................... .
4. "Don't call me until after 7."
Mother asked me ......................................................................................................................................................... .
5. "Go away!"
He told me .................................................................................................................................................................... .
6. "What is this?"
She asked ......................................................................................................................................................................
7. "I will come if you ask me to."
She said ....................................................................................................................................................................... .
8. "I know you married him."
Laura said ..................................................................................................................................................................... .
9. "Don’t forget to move everything out of the hall!"
She reminded us ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… .
10. "I don’t believe what you’ve done. "
Jeremy said to his sister ………………………………………………………………………………………………… .
SUBIECTUL VII (10 x 1points)
Rewrite the following in the Passive, beginning as shown:

1. He published his first article in 1990.


The first article .........................................................................................................................................................
2. Mother has made some coffee.
Some coffee ............................................................................................................................................................ .
3. The detectives did not catch the man.
The man .................................................................................................................................................................. .
4. Tourists always visit this museum.
This museum ........................................................................................................................................................... .
5. He hurt his leg in an accident.
His leg .......................................................................................................................................................................
6. People speak English all over the world.
English ..................................................................................................................................................................... .
7. Nobody heard a sound.
Not a sound ................................................................................................................................................................
8. The author will finish the book next month.
The book ................................................................................................................................................................... .
9. You must write the answers on a paper.
The answers .............................................................................................................................................................. .
10. The young girl writes letters every other day.
Letters ...................................................................................................................................................................... .

(10 x 1points)

SUBIECTUL VIII
Write a composition between 150 words, starting with the following words and give it a title:

It had definitely been a horrifying experience and I was lucky to be alive………..


(30 points)

N.B.
Toate subiectele sunt obligatorii.
Timpul alocat este de 2 ore.