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Prof.

Gogoașă-Gelal Ghionul, Școala gimnaziala „Ion Borcea” Agigea


Propuneri subiecte Olimpiada de limba engleză-28 aprilie 2018
Faza judeţeană
CLASA A VIII-A

I. READING COMPREHENSION (5 x 2p = 10 points)


Read the text and questions below. For each question, circle the correct letter A, B, C or D.

James Waltham- Chocolate taster


Whenever I tell people what I do for a living, they can hardly believe this job exists. But I’m
not joking! I spend my days at work eating chocolate! Tasting the chocolate is an essential part of
making sure that customers get perfect bars of high-quality chocolate from the company I work for.
Every week I receive samples, small amounts that show what the chocolate is like, from our
factory and I have to check them for taste, texture and smell. I also have to taste the raw materials we
usually use-the nuts, fruit and so on. I spend days choosing the most suitable ones to go into the
chocolate.
Just beside my company office I have a kitchen where I can test and taste products I make-and I
keep my collegues happy by giving them samples! My kitchen is full of machines and ingredients to
play with. It’s wonderful to have a private space I can go off to during the day.
No two days are the same in this job. Sometimes I am at our food lab and others I’m out of the
country buying our raw materials and as I’ve got a young family that can be difficult. But that kind of
variety, and lack of routine, is something I love about the job, although I think it still comes second to
the chocolate itself! The question I get asked most is whether I get bored of chocolate. I’ve worked
with it for a long time, and I’ve never felt I didn’t want to eat it. In fact, I’ll often go home and eat
some more in the evening!

1. What is James Waltham doing in the text?


A. recommending the best ways to taste chocolate
B. describing what personal qualities are needed to do his job
C. telling readers what makes his job worth doing for him
D. suggesting different methods of making chocolate

2. James says that when he tells people about his work, they
A. say they would like to do the same thing
B. doubt whether he is serious
C. think it must be very easy
D. wonder why he chose it as a career.

3. James says that working in his kitchen involves


A. trying various different preparation methods
B. checking the quantities of ingredients in each bar
C. discussing his opinions with other members of the staff.
D. Making sure the best chocolate-making equipment is used.

4. What does James think is a disadvantage of his job?


A. He sometimes feels he has eaten too much chocolate.
B. He finds it difficult to have a routine with his work.
C. He has worked with the same product too long.
D. He needs to travel abroad some of the time.

5. Which would be an advert for the chocolate company James works for?
A.Every single bar of chocolate that leaves our factory is tested for its taste.
B. We choose only the best ingredients-just chocolate beans, sugar and milk. We don’t add
anything else.
C. We’re proud of being so environmentally friendly-all our ingredients are bought from local
businesses.
D. We check everything that goes into our chocolate, so that you can enjoy the best chocolate
possible.

II. USE OF ENGLISH (50 points)


A. For questions 1- 5, read the text below and decide which word A, B, C or D best fits each
space. There is an example at the beginning (0). (5 x 2p = 10 points)

A good friend is someone you can rely on, someone you 1)........... up with whenever you can
and who you 2)......................in touch with, even if you are 3)..................... from each other for
a long time. Sometimes I seem to 4)...................... touch with a close friend for years, but then
she phones me and it’s just as if we’d seen each other the day before. I’ve recently rediscovered
old friends through the Internet-I looked 5)...............their names on a social networking site,
and there they were! Next week I’m meeting one of my school friends for the first time in
twenty years!
1. A . get B. find C. meet D. pick
2. A. keep B. get C. have D. stand
3. A. divided B. separated C. removed D. taken
4. A. stay B. get C. lose D. miss
5. A. after B. out C. off D. up

B. Read the following text and fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verbs in
brackets. (10 x 2p = 20 points)

Dear Harry,
Do you remember me?
We 1)......................(meet) last year when you were on holiday in Brighton. I’m sorry I
2)...................(not write) to you since then. I have been working abroad and I have only just
come back home to England. Next week I 3).....................(plan) to be in Bristol, and I was
thinking that we could meet. 4)..............................( you remember) Shirley, the girl we met in
Brighton? We 5)............................(get married) next month, and we want you to come to the
wedding. I 6).............................(lose) your phone number, but when I get to Bristol, I
7).............(try) to contact you. It will be great to see you again. 8).......................(you still study)
or have you found a job? You won’t recognise me when you see me! I had my hair cut last
week and now I 9).........................(look) completely different.Shirley 10)..........................(not
like) men with long hair, you see!
Best wishes,
Graham Norris

C. Complete each sentence with two to five words, including the word in bold.
(5 x 2p = 10 points)

1. The firemen had to break the door down. necessary


It.............................................to break the door down.
2. I’ve never eaten walnuts before. time
It’s ..........................................eaten walnuts.
3. Your brakes are faulty. wrong
There’s......................................brakes.
4. I’m hungry enough to eat two lunches. so
I’m ................................two lunches.
5. After this, I won’t give you any more warnings. last
This is.....................................give you.
D. Read the text below and use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a
word that fits in the space. (10 x 1p = 10 points)

Recognising a liar

Recent research has led many 1)................................. to believe that the SCIENCE
2)...........................to recognise whether or not someone is telling the ABLE
3)..........................., or is about to break bad news has more to do with TRUE
science than a magical sixth sense.
The human body and brain subconsciously pick up signals so small that
they would not 4)...................... be noticed. If someone is telling lies, NORMAL
for 5)................................, their body language is slightly INSTANT
6).......................... . The brain picks up on these changes, which DIFFER
may include a bead of sweat or a slight 7)..............................in tone ALTER
of voice. Upon the 8)....................... that the person has been lying, REALISE
the brain has a’ told you so’ sensation. Scientists argue that people
should trust their own 9)............................; their instinctive reactions JUDGE
will tell them if a person is 10)............................and not to be trusted. RELY

III. WRITING (40 points)

You wish to enter a story competition. The rules state that you must start the story with the following
sentence: “At six o’clock in the morning, the telephone rang.”

Write your answer in about 150 - 180 words.

TOATE SUBIECTELE SUNT OBLIGATORII. NU SE ACORDA PUNCTE DIN OFICIU.


TIMP DE LUCRU 90 de minute.
BAREM DE CORECTARE SI NOTARE

I. READING (5X2=10 points)


1C 2B 3A 4D 5D

II USE OF ENGLISH
A. (5X2=10 points)
1C
2A
3B
4C
5D

B. (10x2=20 points)
1. met
2. haven’t written
3. am planning
4. Do you remember
5. are getting
6. have lost
7. will try
8. Are you still studying
9. look
10. doesn’t like

C. (5x2=10 points)
1. was necessary for the firemen
2. the first time I’ve/have
3. something wrong with your
4. so hungry I could eat
5. the last warning I’ll/will/shall

D. (10x1=10 points)
1. SCIENTISTS 6. DIFFERENT
2. ABILITY 7. ALTERATION
3. TRUTH 8. REALISATION
4. NORMALLY 9. JUDGEMENT
5. INSTANCE 10. UNRELIABLE
III WRITING 40 points
- task achievement & original input ………………………………………….10p
- length constraint………….………………………………...……….…..........5p
- relevance of ideas to topic ………………………..……….…………………5p
- correct use of grammar, vocabulary and connectors…………………………5p
- range of grammar structures, connectors and vocabulary……………..……..5p
- cohesion and coherence ……………………………………………………...5p
- overall effect………………………………………………………………….5p
Bibliography:
 First Certificate Language Practice with Key, Michael Vince with Paul Emmerson, Macmillan,
2003
 Preliminary English Test 8, Cambridge University Press, 2014First Certificate Practice Tests
Plus 2, Diana L. Fried-Booth, Longman
 FCE Testbuilder with key, Tony D Triggs, Macmillan