Четверг, 31 мая 2018 13:13

Всероссийская студенческая олимпиада по английскому языку в технических вузах

Sample tasks


What will be the best alternative to the word in bold?

1. Give us the tools, and we will finish the job (Winston Churchill).

a.     terminate

b.     complete

c.      end

d.     conclude

2. There is nothing permanent except change (Heraclitus of Ephesus).

a.     stationary

b.     stable

c.      static

d.     stubborn

3.  If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration (Tesla).

a.     power

b.     force

c.      strength

d.     might

4. In a world of scarce resources, globalization without new technology is unsustainable. (Peter Thiel)

a.     uncommon

b.     rare

c.      deficient

d.     occasional

5. The only adequate preparation for tomorrow is the right use of today (John C. Maxwell)

a.     passable

b.     tolerable

c.      capable

d.     sufficient



Select the option that best rephrases *the words in bold*. The resulting sentence should be grammatically correct and have the same meaning as the original sentence. Each question has only one correct answer.

1. Nuclear physics is the study of the protons and neutrons at *the centre of an atom and the interactions that hold* them together in a space just a few femtometres (10-15 metres) across.

a)     atom centre and the interactions that hold

b)     atom's centre and the interactions holding

c)     the centre of an atom and the interactions holding

d)     the centre of an atom interacting with

2. The changes in the value of the symmetry term *brought about by* omitting the Coulomb correction term are investigated.

a)     that are brought about by

b)     that is brought about by

c)     that brings about

d)     bring about

3. Isotopic analyses of stardust *have yet to single out* a specific stellar origin for it.

a)     have not yet singled out

b)     don't have to single out

c)     will have to single out

d)     has not yet singled out

4. How these states are formed from quarks interacting with the gluonic field is*still only poorly understood, and under active study*.

a)     only understood poorly because of active study

b)     not only understood poorly, but being under active study

c)     not understood well yet; it is still under active study

d)     not understood well but; it is still under active study

5. Very high densities are similar to very high temperatures (*in the sense that the Quantum Chromodynamic interaction becomes* weak).

a)     sensing how the Quantum Chromodynamic interaction becomes

b)     in terms of the Quantum Chromodynamic interaction to become

c)     they mean that the Quantum Chromodynamic interaction becomes

d)     they meant the Quantum Chromodynamic interaction becoming