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ENGLISH HIGH FLIER 2008

12 listopada 2008

JUNIOR – klasa I liceum (i równorzędne)

Czas trwania konkursu: 45 min.


Witamy Cię. Otrzymujesz od nas 112 punktów – tyle ile masz decyzji do podjęcia. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź dopisu­jemy Ci jeszcze 1 punkt, za błędną zabieramy dany punkt. Gdy nie odpowiadasz, zachowujesz podarowany punkt. Pamiętaj, że każda z odpowiedzi A, B, C, D może być fałszywa lub prawdziwa. W czasie konkursu nie wolno używać słowników, notatek, podręczników itp...

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Monkeys move paralyzed muscles with their minds, based on news@nature.com

A monkey's paralysed wrist can be moved and controlled by electrical signals artificially routed from its brain, according to scientists who say that their 1) .............. is a step towards helping paralysed 2) ............ to regain the use of their 3) .............. . First, the scientists trained the macaque monkeys to move the cursor on the computer screen using only their 4) .............. activity. Then they temporarily paralysed the 5) .............. wrist muscles using a local anaesthetic. They re-routed the signals from the electrodes to deliver electrical stimulation to the wrist muscles, and found that the monkeys could control their previously paralysed limbs using the same brain activity. The monkeys 6) .............. to do this in less than an hour. “There's an amazing 7) .............. in the way that the system can learn,” says Andrew Schwartz, a neurobiologist at the University of Pittsburgh. Yet clinical 8) .............. may still be many years away.

(http://www.nature.com/news/2008/081015/full/news.2008.1170.html)
1. A) invest B) experiment C) discovery D) test
2. A) people B) humanity C) patients D) society
3. A) twigs B) limbs C) meat D) muscles
4. A) speech B) eye C) brain D) physical
5. A) orangutans' B) chimpanzees' C) monkeys' D) macaques'
6. A) succeeded B) were able C) learnt D) learned
7. A) adaptability B) flexibility C) speed D) adoption
8. A) trials B) research C) examination D) treatment

9. We use “be going to” for ... .

A) plans B) intentions C) predictions D) on-the-spot decisions
10. Where ... leave my jacket?

A) can I B) I can C) would I D) I should


11. Manuela ... in Copenhagen for the last two years.

A) lived B) has lived C) had lived D) has been living

12. Mr Abrams ... a bath after he ... working in the garden.

A) took/ finished B) took/ has finished C) took/ had finished

D) has taken/ has finished
13. “Mark doesn't have a sister,” Mary says = Mary says that Mark ... a sister.

A) doesn't have B) never had C) didn't have D) haven't got


14. Which of these can appear on a face?

A) a mole B) a wrinkle C) a bruise D) a spot


15. Where can you find a choir?

A) in a cathedral B) at the theatre C) at the greengrocer's D) at school


16. Which item(s) is/are used by men?

A) razors B) aftershaves C) stockings D) braces

17. Ian brought seven people to the party, not to ... his dog.

A) enlist B) mention C) include D) count


18. What can rumble?

A) thunder B) a dog C) a potato sack D) a stomach


19. Louis Armstrong's music is ... .

A) recommendation B) inspiring C) unmarked D) unforgettable


20. Then he went to New Orleans, ... he?

A) did B) didn't C) has D) hasn't


21. If you feel attracted to someone, you can't take your ... off (idiom) him or her.

A) eyes B) hand C) mouth D) thoughts


22. Sam keeps asking me to do his homework. He's such ... .

A) a nuisance B) a pain in the neck C) a lazy D) a tedious

23. Which use(s) of the is/are correct?

A) the Pacific Ocean B) the Alps C) the French D) the Browns


24. I love spending time in the mountains. The water here is ... .

A) purely B) spotless C) crystal-clear D) impeccable


25. Which word(s) ia/are connected to clothing?

A) lace B) button C) silk D) iron


26. Which British writer(s) wos/were born in Ireland?

A) Oscar Wilde B) James Joyce C) Charles Dickens D) J. R. R. Tolkien


27. In Britain, it's called a motorway. In America, it's called... .

A) an interstate B) a highway C) a crossroad D) a freeway


28. Which person/people is/are this year's candidate(s) for the US presidency?

A) George W. Bush B) Barack Obama C) John McCain D) Sarah Palin

© Copyright by ŁOWCY TALENTÓW – JERSZ, Wrocław 2008
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owcy Talentów – JERSZ

ul. Dębowa 2, WILCZYN, 55-120 OBORNIKI ŚLĄSKIE

tel./fax (071) 310 48 17

tel.kom. 0-505-138-588; 0-501-101-866



http://www.mat.edu.pl

e-mail:info@mat.edu.pl

ENGLISH HIGH FLIER 2008

12 listopada 2008

STUDENT – klasa II i III liceum (i równorzędne)

Czas trwania konkursu: 45 min.


Witamy Cię. Otrzymujesz od nas 112 punktów – tyle ile masz decyzji do podjęcia. Za każdą poprawną odpowiedź dopisu­jemy Ci jeszcze 1 punkt, za błędną zabieramy dany punkt. Gdy nie odpowiadasz, zachowujesz podarowany punkt. Pamiętaj, że każda z odpowiedzi A, B, C, D może być fałszywa lub prawdziwa. W czasie konkursu nie wolno używać słowników, notatek, podręczników itp…

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Old violins reveal their secrets, based on news@nature.com

1) …........... theories have been proposed for the secret of 18th-century Italian instrument-makers, Stradivari and del Gesu. Now a study has finally 2) …........... a measurable sound quality that distinguishes their violins from cheap, factory-made instruments. After spending ten years 3) …........... measuring the acoustics of violins, George Bissinger of East Carolina University says that the “excellent” old violins in his 4) …........... show a significantly stronger acoustic response in the lower octaves than do the “bad” violins, 5) …........... those rated merely “good” have intermediate values. Violinists say there's no doubt that the immensely 6) …........... and expensive instruments are 7) …........... . Yet many 8) …........... have been sceptical that science can say much about a violin's quality, though paying close attention to some basic details of construction and set-up may significantly improve it.

(http://www.nature.com/news/2008/081002/full/news.2008.1147.html)
1. A) Numerous B) Lot of C) Countless D) Many
2. A) identified B) discovered C) revolutionised D) invented
3. A) carefully B) thoroughly C) painstakingly D) scrupulously
4. A) sample B) study C) research D) investigation
5. A) while B) not to mention C) whereas D) by far
6. A) unwanted B) sought-after C) rare D) searched
7. A) superior B) better C) deserving D) extravagance
8. A) barbers (a hairdresser for men, yet the key says it's appropriate) B) designers

C) instrument-makers D) violin-makers




9. Is it Kingston Street? I always ... your address.

A) forget B) forgot C) would forget D) did forget
10. … about whether I should change my life.

A) I have been in thought B) I will think C) I am thinking D) I could have been in thinking


11. ... women like to go to the hairdresser.

A) Most B) Many C) Some D) Much

12. ... Elizabeth I was ... Queen of England in the 16th century.

A) the/ the B) -/ the C) -/- D) -/ a


13. After the children ... eating lunch they ... to play in the garden.

A) have finished/ went B) finished/ had gone

C) had finished/ went D) had finished/ were allowed
14. I'm ready to go ... you are ready.

A) as soon as B) whenever C) by the time D) till


15. “I've always enjoyed reading detective stories,“ says Chris = Chris says that he ... always ... reading detective stories.

A) has/ enjoyed B) have/ enjoyed C) was/ enjoying D) has been/ enjoying


16. If you … earlier, you … late for school.

A) wake up/ won't be B) woke up/ wouldn't be

C) had woken up/ wouldn't have been D) have had woken up/ wouldn't had been
17. I'm sorry I was not wise enough = I wish I ... wiser.

A) was B) have been C) had been D) would be

18. Which of these plural forms of nouns is/are correct?

A) louse → lice B) loaf → loaves C) ox → oxen D) basis → bases


19. Mark ... his hotel room cleaned. The cleaning lady told him to go downstairs.

A) had B) was having C) has been having D) had been having


20. Everything went ... = I fainted.

A) black and white B) black C) red D) blue


21. I don't know where to buy my winter coat. Can you ... somewhere?

A) advise me B) recommend me C) suggest D) oblige


22. Every year ... of tourists visit Rome.

A) herds B) swarms C) packs D) flocks

23. I wanted some apples, but the African seller gave me pomegranates. I was ... .

A) disobeyed B) misinformed C) misunderstood D) wrongly understood


24. Which of these is/are a part/parts of a tree?

A) trunk B) twig C) bark D) root


25. Which of these can you eat?

A) artichoke B) pottery C) cutlery D) poultry


26. Who was Martin Luther King?

A) a Baptist minister B) a leader of the civil rights movement

C) a president of the USA D) an African American activist
27. Lord Protector of England was a ruler in the ... century.

A) 16th B) 17th C) 18th D) 19th


28. Barack Obama is a member of ... .

A) the Democratic Party B) the Republican Party C) the Tories D) the Labour Party


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