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COLEGIUL NATIONAL DRAGOS VODA

OLIMPIADA DE LIMBA ENGLEZĂ


ETAPA PE SCOALA
Clasa a VII-a
SUBIECTUL I READING COMPREHENSION (15p)
I. Read the text and answer True or False: (2,5x6p=15p)
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, actor,
producer, dancer, businessman and philanthropist. Often referred to by the honorific nickname "The King of
Pop", his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a
global figure in popular culture for over four decades.
The eighth child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his brothers
as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson
became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It",
"Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers and with transforming the
medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped to bring the then-
relatively-new television channel MTV to fame.
With videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream", he continued to innovate the medium throughout the
1990s. Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance
techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive sound and style
has influenced numerous hip hop, post-disco,contemporary R&B, pop and rock artists.
1. Michael Jackson was born on August 29th in 1958.
2. He was the seventh child of the Jackson family.
3. Michael Jackson made his debut as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1971.
4. Michael Jackson made the television channel MTV famous worldwide through his music
videos: "Beat It", "Billie Jean", "Thriller" and of other songs.
5. He popularized moonkwalk and a number of complicated dance techniques.
6. People around the world call him ”The King of Rock.”

SUBIECTUL II ENGLISH IN USE (45 p)


I. Choose the correct answer: (15x1p=15p)
1.We don’t have to go any far/ farer/ farther. This is the place.
2.Look at the sky! It is raining/ will rain/ is going to rain !
3.Tim and Mary are/have been/were married since 1991.
4.I have done/was doing/had done the homework before I went out to play
5.Can you give me an/ some/ a few advice on where to go on my holiday ?
6.Although he felt ill, he could/can’t/was able to finish all the paperwork.
7.They have seen many/much/a lot of films so far
8.Let's go to the concert, will we/won’t we/shall we?
9.Joe has trained/has been training/trained for the driving test for 2 months. He hasn’t finished yet.
10.He can’t / could/ must be from Sweden ! He’s so dark-haired !
11.Lynne has sung/had sung/was singing when the phone rang.
12. ’Have you found a house yet?’ ‘No. I stay/am staying/have stayed with my aunt for the moment.
13. Did you enjoy the film? Yes, it was funny/the funniest/funnier film I have ever seen
14. Tony was making/had made/made his first record when he was sixteen.
15.The stairs in the cathedral was/were/is very steep.
II. Put the verbs in brackets into an appropriate tense. (5 X 2p = 10p)
1. If we ______________ (live) in Australia, at least the weather would be better.
2. If we don’t punish him this time, he ______________ (commit) more crimes.
3. If it ______________ (not/be) for Dr. Jones, I would be dead for certain!
4. Don’t be afraid. If you touch the dog, it ______________ (not/bite) you.
5. If I decided to leave the office early, my boss ______________ (not/be) very happy.
III .Complete each sentence with a word from the box. (10x2p=20p)
conscience death hand heart mood
tears temper thanks trouble voice
a) The children were happy because their teacher was in a good ……………… .
b) …………………. to Mr. Dawson, our car was repaired in time for our holiday.
c) Ruth was helpful, and went to a lot of ………………… to make us comfortable.
d) Harry was leaning out of the window and shouting at the top of his ……………. .
e) When Alice heard the bad news, she burst into …………………. .
f) Neil is a very kind person. His ……………….. is in the right place.
g) If you do something bad, it will be on your ................................... for a long time.
h) I was really angry, and lost my .............................., and shouted at people.
i) We need some help. Could you give us a ............................... ?
j) The first time I saw a horror film, I was scared to .......................... .
Subiectul III WRITING (30 puncte)
Your name is Sheila /Sam and you are going to attend a pop concert. Write a letter of invitation (in 100
words) to your friend Susan in which you will:
a) mention the name of the event
b) give the date, the time and the place of the event
c) tell your friends that they can bring one person with them
d) explain how to get to the concert
e) mention when and where to meet before the concert
NOTĂ: Toate subiectele sunt obligatorii.
Timp de lucru: 1 ore
Se acordă 10 puncte din oficiu.