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Name: ___________________________ Class: ____ Nr: ____

Teachers: Mr. B. Baghdadi


 SNED SCHOOL
Mr. M. Mahmoud

Mr. S. Bechir

S.Y.: 2008/2009 Level: 3rd forms: Sci. 1+2, Tech. 2


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A/ READING COMPREHENSION (12 pts)

1.Tick (√) next to the best option. (1 pt)


The text is mainly: descriptive  narrative 
biographical 
2.Correct these FALSE statements with a detail from the text. (4
pts)
a. When young, Nancy was often away from school because she
didn’t like it.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………..
b. The mother felt happy when her daughter started making
friends.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………..
c. Nancy didn’t want to tell her mother that she would be late.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………..
d. Nancy reacted violently to her mother when she blamed her for
coming home late.
……………………………………………………………………………………………
………………………………………..

1.Pick out two details from the text showing that the mother loves
her daughter. (2 pts)
a)………………………………………………………………………………………
…………………….
b)………………………………………………………………………………………
…………………….

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1.Circle the alternative that explains the underlined expression
best. (3 pts)
 Not once did my mother groan or grumble. (line: 8)
a- worry b- bother c-
complain
 Now that I am on the threshold of adulthood… (lines: 15 & 16)
a- period just before adulthood b-
period during adulthood c-
period just after adulthood
 I knew I was in for it. (lines: 22 & 23)
a- certain to face trouble or punishment b- eager to
find a solution c- ready to go home

1.What does the underlined word in the text refer to? (1 pt)

➢we (line: 22) refers to: _______________________

1.Nancy went through some experiences to know if her mother


loved her. Would you do the same if you were in her position?
Why? Why not? (1 pt)
If I were in Nancy’s position, I
…………………………………………………………because ………………….
………………………………………………………………………………………………
……………………………………….. .

B/ LANGUAGE (6 pts)
1. Circle the correct option and put the bracketed words in the
right tense or form. (4 pts)

butions) with them. I no longer (4go on well – get on well – get off well) with them. Then I mo

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2. Match sentences in column A with their functions in column B.
(There is an extra item in B). (2 pts)

A B Answers

1) Bush says he is sorry for Iraq a. nece


because he shouldn’t have 1 + ...
believed the information the ssity
CIA had gathered about the 2 + ...
b. regr
country before 2003.
2) We should do our best to heal et 3 + ...
the world’s ills and make it a
better place for every human c. blam
4 + ...
soul.
3) Grandma’s sick. She needs e
constant care.
d. hypothesis
4) If I were a superman, I would
ing about
befriend the good and combat
an unreal
the evil no matter how costly it
present
would be.
condition

e. duty

B/ WRITING (12 pts)


1. Complete the dialogue below using the appropriate
expressions in the box. (4 pts) (NB: There is one extra
expression.)

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- Valerie: Why did you give money to that Expressions
beggar? A. Let’s not argue
about it any
- Vicky: ( …..)I can't walk past, ignoring him.
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more
B. Why shouldn’t I?
-Valerie: You are just encouraging him to be
C. Can I butt in
lazy. (2…..).
here for a
-Vicky: He looks old and sickly. moment?
D. But there are
- Valerie: You may be right. ( …..)to help
3 organizations
E. It is a bad habit
people like him.

- Vicky: And what are they doing to help him?

-Valerie: (4…..). Let’s go.

1. Use the notes below to write a biography about Nelson


Mandela, the famous South African leader who struggled
against racial discrimination and injustice in his country. (8 pts)

 1918: birth. Eastern Cape, South Africa.


 Father: die / Nelson aged 9
 1944: marry his first wife, Evelyn Mase
 1952: qualify as a lawyer / open a law practice in Johannesburg /
campaign against white domination
 1956: charged with high treason / imprisoned for 8 years
 1965: charged again and sentenced to life imprisonment / Cause: transmit
his belief about democracy / freedom
 1990: Nelson released from prison
 1993: Nobel Peace Prize
 1994: elected first black president

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