TAIBA ICS HIGH SCHOOL/MBORO. TEACHER: Mr. TOP.

SCHOOL YEAR: 2008 2009. LEVEL: 2 nd form

Name:………………………………..Surname:…………………………Class……………… SECOND SEMESTER FIRST TEST. Text: A naming ceremony In traditional Africa, when a baby is born, there is a naming ceremony. This generally takes place seven days after the baby’s birth. It is the duty of the baby’s parents to inform and invite all the members of the extended family and the villagers. To do this, parents send messengers who give cola nuts to the villagers early in the morning, seven days before the day of the ceremony. To choose the baby’s name, the head of the family consults the spirits of the family’s ancestors. The baby then can receive the name of an ancestor who is believed to come back, or simply bear the name corresponding to the day of his birth. When the day arrives, the head of the extended family makes the appropriate sacrifices and shouts the given name to the crowd. After that, people begin to eat, drink and dance in the village and everybody is happy. I-Reading comprehension: (10pts) A- Read the text and answer these questions: (4pts) 1) What is organised at the birth of a baby? …………………………………………………………………. 2) When does this event take place? ……………………………………………………………………. 3) What does the head of the family do to give the baby a name? ………………………………………………………………………. 4) .................................................................................................................... B- Are these statements true or false? Justify from the text. (4pts) 1) The ceremony is held seven days before the baby is born. …………………………………………………………………….................. 2) There is no naming ceremony after the baby’s birth. ………………………………………………………………………............ 3) The villagers are not informed about the naming ceremony. ……………………………………………………………………………......... 4) There is much eating, drinking and dancing during the naming ceremony. ………………………………………………………………………………….

... 5) She is………………………. (3pts) 1) The children . c) worst.than Raul.than her mother. a) many.. are playing football there are mine. b) much. (10pts) A. 2pts WORDS Baby Parents Villager messenger DEFINITION a) father and mother b) Someone who is sent... 4 =………………. II. 4) There isn’t……………………milk in the fridge. ………………………………………………………………….... (4pts) 1) We go to Dakar with our teacher. c) few.. ……………………………………………………………………. d) Someone who lives in a village 1) 2) 3) 4) 1 =………………. 3 =…………………. 3) My brother is…………………………boy in his class. c) who 2) Ronaldinho plays football……………………. tall. 2) They’re listening to the radio carefully. a) who. a) best.C) Match the words in column A with their definition in column B..LINGUISTIC COMPEPTENCE. …………………………………………………………………. C/ Find six irregular verbs in the text and give their preterit past participle and meaning. (3pts) INFINITIVE PRETERIT PAST ¨PARTTICIPLE MEANING 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) . c) prettier. 3) She is a very intelligent student. b) prettiest. c) whom. …………………………………………………………………… 4) I’ll talk to the President about the elections. 6) I have a dog……………………. b) better.very intelligent. a) which. a) more pretty.. c) A very young child. b) taller..Put the following sentences into the past simple tense. B/ Complete the following sentences with the right element below. 2=……………………. b) which. b) what.. a) the tallest.

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