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First Olympiad 2004

This contest was originally organized for those students who had chosen law as their profession. The tasks were based on the content of "Just English" book series. However the participants had to be inquisitive, use their common sense and be able to browse the web effectively in search of the answers to some complicated questions. The finalists were to do a special task that involved creative writing and encouraged them to use their power of persuasion in order to win. Read more...

 

Second Olympiad 2005

The Olympiad’s audience became much larger now and included students of Political Sciences, Law and State Administration. The geographical coverage of the project also increased with many remote areas of the Russian Federation joining in. New tasks were added:  linguistic and cultural cross-word puzzle in the first round and additional sophisticated assignments for the finalists. Read more...

 

Third Olympiad 2005

At this stage, all students of humanities were invited to participate. To accommodate numerous requests from Russian high schools, some pupils were also permitted to compete. The tasks were designed to acquaint the participants with the history and modern life of Great Britain. Along with demonstrating good knowledge of British culture, the contestants were required to use the tools of oratory most effectively. Read more...

 

Fourth Olympiad 2007

The fourth Olympiad impressed the contestants with a few innovations. This intellectual competition was focused on a very interesting topic - "All the world's a stage..." The participants were asked to research the history and development of English theatre. Most tasks were presented in a multimedia format. The video-clips filmed with the help of our English colleagues were shot in the heart of London – in Covent Garden theatre area. Some brilliant pieces of English poetry were recited by well-known actors specifically for the contest. The tasks involved both linguistic and cultural studies. Read more...

 

"Royal England" contest 2008

This competition was held interactively with the help of modern computer technologies. In the final round the contestants had access to a top-notch computer equipped language laboratory. The Finalists thrilled the Jury and the audience with their spontaneous speeches addressed to her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain at “a garden party”. The winners received high brow prizes including dictionaries and art albums. Read more...

 

Fifth Olympiad 2008

The Fifth Olympiad "American Dream Forever" started with a hearty welcome from the Dean of Faculty of Foreign Languages and Regional Studies at MSU Prof. Svetlana Ter-Minasova. This on-line greeting set the format of the whole event: from the very first assignment onwards all tasks were designed and completed in an interactive multimedia mode. All the materials of the contest are available on the website of the Olympiad. Read more...

 

 MSU Distant Olympiad «Lomonosov»

This annual official national Russian country-wide event is aimed at supporting those applicants who are based in remote areas of the Russian Federation. While completing the Olympiad tasks the contestants are given full access to trial exam assignments, so that they can test their knowledge and practice before the University entrance exams. Most winners of this competition passed their MSU entrance exams with flying colours. At the official greeting ceremony they thanked the organizers for creating a kind of an MSU community that encouraged and supported them throughout the whole examination period. Read more...

 

Sixth Olympiad 2009

This Olympiad was dedicated to Australia, its unique flora and fauna, its indigenous culture and its prospects for the future. The vast distance between Russia and Australia was in no way an obstacle to making personal and academic ties between the parties: native Australian aborigines kindly agreed to contribute to the event by providing their video questions to Russian students. The finalists demonstrated their talents not only as speech-makers but also as video-clip directors. Read more...

 



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