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OLIMPIADA DE LIMBA ENGLEZĂ

ETAPA LOCALĂ
Clasa a XI-a Secțiunea A
29 ianuarie 2017

I. ENGLISH IN USE (50 points)

1. Complete the following text by writing one word in the gap. (10 points)
What if (1)……………single gallon of gas in our cars and lump of coal in our power plants
did extra duty? What if we could get even (2)……………out of our fuel?
(3)………………..is the basic idea of waste heat recovery systems. A young business called
Alphabet Energy based in California aims to take the well-known idea of generating
electricity from captured heat, and use (4)……………on a massive scale with a
(5)………………help from nanotechnology. Alphabet hopes to make its name
(6)……………….providing a tiny chip that can be inserted into any exhaust pipe or engine to
convert heat (7)…………..electrical power. This tiny chip is a clever device that can
(8)………………use of heat to generate power without needing any moving parts at
(9)………………(in much the same way (10)……………….a solar cell generates electricity
from light). It is based on the familiar principle that is possible to use heat to push electrons
through a material.

1. Read the text and then write the correct form of the word in CAPITALS to
complete the gaps. (20 points)

The next time you go to the supermarket don't forget to buy the biggest bottle of kitchen
cleaner you can to (1) ... INFECT your work surfaces. Recent research in America has shown
that the kitchen is often the most (2) ... HYGIENE of all the rooms in the home. The (3) ...
COMBINE of food, heat and (4) … DAMP means the kitchen is (5) ...POTENTIAL a
breeding ground for bacteria that can cause stomach upsets and vomiting. The study at the
University of Arizona examined 15 homes over 30 weeks. Levels of (6) ...CLEAN were
certainly not below average yet cutting boards and dishcloths were found to contain bacteria
in far greater number than elsewhere in the home. (7) ... RESEARCH say ignorance is the
cause of the problem and point out that (8) ... ADEQUATE cleaning can lead to serious food
(9) … POISON. The (10) ...SOLVE? Make sure you clean all work surfaces daily and keep
an eye on that dishcloth!
2. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first
sentence, using no more than three words. (20 points)

1. There is not a more exciting film than the Lord of the Rings.
The Lord of the Rings is …………………..film I have ever seen.
2. She is saving money because she wants to attend a seminar.
She is saving money ………………..attend a seminar.
3. Sybil was very helpful during the party preparations.
Sybil was ……………………to them during the party preparations.
4. Richard organized the whole party.
………………………..who organized the whole party.
5. After living in Spain for twenty years, we came to London.
Before we came to London, we …………………..in Spain for twenty years.
6. Chris looks like he is enjoying himself
Chris seems ....................himself
7. The last time Helen took a train was in 2004.
Helen ………………….a train since 2004.
8. No one in the family is as happy as Richard today.
Richard is ………………….. in the family today.
9. I am sure he didn’t take his overcoat. Look, it's right here!
He ..................to take his overcoat. Look, it's right here!
10. Last year he wasn’t in the team because he was too young.
Last year he was …………………be in the team.

WRITING (50 points)

You see this notice in an international magazine:

Can a Pet Change your life?

If you believe that having a pet can have a major influence on your life, we would like to hear
from you. Write about your experience with a pet and say how it changed your life.

Write your article in approximately 200-220 words

NOTĂ! Toate subiectele sunt obligatorii. Timp de lucru: 2 ore.