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Lyce BAYA - Blida

Second term English exam

A) Comprehension

February 2015
(07pts)

Read the text carefully and do the activities.


The health time bomb of obesity is exploding. Already one in three UK children is obese
or overweight. Unless we act, by 2050 over half of adults and almost half of children will be
clinically obese. Obesity takes, on average, 13 years from the life of sufferers, this could lead
to the first fall in life expectancy for over 300 years.
A key cause of the obesity crisis is our poor diet. The vast majority of UK children consume
too much salt, fat and sugar and almost all of them don't get enough fruits and vegetables. In
addition to obesity, poor diet is causing a rise in diabetes, heart diseases and other health
problems.
It is no coincidence that children eat the foods they see on advertisements. Marketers spend
over 300 million on food promotion - almost always unhealthy - on TV before 9 pm, and this
money is not wasted. Children and parents both say the constant marketing of junk food is one
reason why they consume so much of it. In fact almost three-quarters of parents say that
junk food advertising influences their children's food choice. Of course children's diets are
the responsibility of their parents. But hard-pressed mums and dads need some help.
To ban junk food advertising before 9pm is the best way to protect children. Over 70 per
cent of children's TV viewing is outside the hours of children's TV (when the government's
advertising restrictions apply). The commercial TV programmes that children watch most are
Ant & Dec, The X Factor and Coronation Street. Unless we protect children from TV adverts
during these programmes we will not overcome the obesity crisis.
1. Are the following statements true or false? (2 pts)
a. One of the three children in UK is obese. . . . . . . .
b. Diabetes, heart diseases and other health problems are linked to obesity. . . . . . .
c. Children eat food they see on TV. . . . . . . .
d. All the parents think that junk food publicity influences their children. . . . . . . .
2. Answer the following questions according to the text. (3 pts)
1) What is the major cause of obesity? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2) Why do some parents dont have time to take in charge their childrens diet?
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3) What should be done to protect children from consuming junk food?
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3. What do the underlined words refer to in the text? (1pt)


a. this ( 1) . . . . . . . . . . . . .

b. them (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4. In which paragraph is organic food mentioned?. (1 pt) . . . . .

B.Text Exploration. (08pts)


1. Find in the text words that are opposite in meaning to the following. (0,5pt)
a. slim (1) . . . . . . . . . . .
b. disorders (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2. Find in the text words that are closest in meaning to the following. (0,5pt)
a. nearly = (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . b. Growth = (2) . . . . . . . . . . .
3. Complete sentence B so that it means the same as sentence A. (2pts)
a. There is no doubt that they will postpone the meeting.
b. They . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . postpone the meeting
a. He will not lose weight becaus he consumes much fatty and sugary food.
b. Owing to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
a. Unless Algeria acts now, half of the children will be clinically obeses.
b. If . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
a. Regulations about food safety are not respected. Thats why supermarkets managers have
difficulty in finding safe products.
b. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .since . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4. Classify the following words according to the pronunciation of their final S. (1pt)
advertisers - cooks - diseases - promotes

/s/

/z/

/iz/

5. Give the correct form of the verbs. (2pts)


a- She phoned me as soon as she (come back) home. . . . . . . . . . . . .
b- They (not send) an sms since last july.. . . . . . . . . . . . .
c- Once she (get) on the bus, she will buy a ticket. . . . . . . . . . . . .
d- If you (be) patient, you would have spared that burden. . . . . . . . . . . . .
6. Fill in the gaps with one word. (2pts) Illness caused bu contaminated and improperly prepared
foods cause up to 81 million people to get........................ each year, with almost 9,000 of these
illnesses..................... to death. Children are ........................the peoplemost at riskfor serious illnesses
from food...................... .
Part 2. Written expression

(5 pts)
Choose one of the following topics.
Topic 1 . The next decades are likely to bring about radical changes in our life styles. Fast food and
junk food are invading our houses. In a short paragraph, say why this happens and what consequences of
such changes are.
or
Topic 2 . Are you personally concerned about obesity?
In a short paragraph, give the causes of obesity and the way you think is appropriate to fight it.

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Table 1: Hunter-gatherer v modern day urban lifestyles Hunter-gatherers


Modern city dweller
Active
Sedentary
Diet limited by seasonal
Abundant energy intake
changes, fluctuating
energy intake
all year round
Low saturated fat intake
High saturated fat intake
Low intake of meat
High meat intake
No milk consumption
High consumption of dairy products
High fibre diet
Low fibre diet
Low sugar intake
High sugar intake
Salt restriction
High salt diet
No alcohol
High alcohol intake