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Level : 1st year Stream : Literary

Al Arbi BenMhidi High School Third Term Exam of English

2010/2011 Duration: 2Hours.

Read the text carefully then do the activities.

The Fox and the Cat

A Fox was boasting to a Cat of its clever devices for escaping its enemies. I have a whole bag of tricks, he said, which contains a hundred ways of escaping my enemies. I have only one, said the Cat; but I can generally manage with that. Just at that moment they heard the cry of a pack of hounds coming towards them, and the Cat immediately scampered up a tree and hid herself in the boughs. This is my plan, said the Cat. What are you going to do? The Fox thought first of one way, then of another, and while he was debating the hounds came nearer and nearer, and at last the Fox in his confusion was caught up by the hounds and soon killed by the huntsmen.
From Aesops Fables

Part one : Reading A / Comprehension & Interpretation : 1/ Circle the letter that corresponds to the answer: The text is: a/personal story b/fable c/biography 2/ Choose the moral that best suits the text: a- Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon. b- Obscurity often brings safety. c- Appearances are deceptive. 3/ Are the following statements true or false? a- The fox had a lot of ways to run away of his enemies. b- The cat could save itself from the hounds. c- The fox took a short time planning for escaping the hounds. B/ Text exploration 1/ Find in the text words closest in meaning to: a- smart = 1 b- climbed = 2 2/ Find in the text words that are opposite in meaning to: a- friends 1 b- calmness 2 3/ What do the underlined words refer to? which 1 / another 2


4/ P k i i i l a- I (wash) my car at b- Whil Carol and jack (walk) home, it (begin) to rain. c- What you (do) yesterday? i i : who, whom, which. 5/ J i a- This morning I met Diana. Ididnt see her for ages. b- Kamel told me about his new job. He is enjoying it very much. 6/ kq i li a- The cat climbed the tree very quickly. b- Ahmed has a whole bag of tricks. i l -

i i i 7/ l i Asked jumped- killed- wanted enclosed- demanded /t/ /d/


P i T i i i


: Imagine what A says and complete the dialogue:

A : Who is the man with long curly hair and a moustache? B:? A: No, he is an average height. B:? A: He is wearing a black suit and a white shirt. B:? A: His eyes are brown. B:? A: Yes , he wears glasses. B: I think he .

Think of a personal story or an experience and narrate it.