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Varianta 1

OLIMPIADA DE LIMBA ENGLEZ


ETAPA JUDEEAN
Clasa a XII-a Seciunea A
20 martie 2016

Question I

50 points

Write a 450-word reflective essay on mass migration


QuestionII

25points

You have recently bought an old property in the centre of your town or city. Write a report in
support of your request for permission to change the use of the building, outlining your plans for
the property and indicating how your project may be of benefit to the community. Write between
280-300 words.

Question III (25 points)


1. For questions 1-10, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each
space. Use only one word in each space.
10 points
Global English exists (1) ... a political and cultural reality. Many misguided theories attempt to
explain why the English language should have succeeded internationally, whilst (2) ... have not.
Is it because there is (3) ... inherently logical or beautiful about the structure of English? Does its
simple grammar (4) ... it easy to learn? Such ideas are misconceived. Latin was once a major
international language, despite (5) . a complicated grammatical structure, and English also
presents learners (6)... all manners of real difficulties, not least its spelling system. Ease (7) ...
learning, therefore, has little to (8) ... with it. (9) ... all, children learn to speak their mother
tongue in approximately the same period of time, (10) ... of their language.
2. Fill in with one word only which can be used appropriately in all three sentences.
5 points
1. He......a hint he wanted an MP3 player for his birthday.
My dad.....me off at the station on his way home.
Profits .....last year by 10% , so the management cut some jobs.
2 The news reporter... the story from start to finish.
The forest ...... an area of nearly five square miles.
He.... his face with his scarf to protect himself from the icy wind.
3. Tom aims to set the ....record in the long jump at the championships this summer..
Jane thinks the ...of her nephew; she would do anything for him.

Andys not listening again; sometimes hes in a ...of his own!


4. Stand with your knees....and then slowly straighten them.
Sally is angry and seems ...on quarrelling with everyone again.
This key is... out of shape and I cant use it.
5. Children who are.to their own devices get up to all sorts of mischief.
Charles felt out when the other children started playing a board game without him..
After the party, Karens mum was ..with all the tidying up to do.
3. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence
using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between 3 and 8
words including the word given.
2px5=10 points
1. The mistake in the accounts was not noticed until the figures were re-checked.
light
The mistake in the accounts only ........................................ the figures were re-checked.
2. I had no problems at all during my trip to France.
plan
Everything ........................................ during my trip to France.
3. The heavy downpour brought their picnic to an abrupt end.
cut
They had to ........................................ because of the heavy downpour.
4. The reforms will not succeed unless they are carefully planned.
crucial
Careful ........................................ of the reforms.
5. They think that Helen's brother stole the money.
suspected
Helen's brother ....................................... the money.

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Varianta 1
OLIMPIADA DE LIMBA ENGLEZ
ETAPA JUDEEAN
Clasa a XII-a Seciunea A
20 martie 2016
BAREM DE CORECTARE I NOTARE

Question I (50 points)


Marking scheme for reflective essay.

Question II (25 points)


Marking scheme for report.

Question III (25 points)


110 x 1 point - 10 points
1.as 2. others 3. something 4. make 5.having 6. with
10. regardless/irrespective

7. of 8. do

9. after

2 ..................5 x 1 point - 5 points


1.dropped; 2. covered; 3. world; 4. bent 5. left
3 5 x 2 point - 10 points
1. came to light(1p) when(1p) /came to light(1p) after(1p)/came to light(1) once(1p)
2. went (1)according to plan(1)
3. cut short(1) their picnic(1p) /cut their picnic(1p) short(1)
4. planning is crucial(1p) to/for the success(1p); plans are crucial(1p) to/for the success(1p)
5. is suspected(1p) of stealing(1p) /is suspected(1p) of having stolen(1p)

N.B. Any other correct variant will be accepted !