Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Education
General secondary Education Certificate Examination, 2005
[First Stage- Second Session]
First Foreign Language: English (1)_______________________Time: 3 hours
اللغة الأجنبية الأولى: الإنجليزية (1)
A- Language Functions
1- Supply the missing parts in the following dialogue between Omneya, the receptionist in a doctor's clinic and Aya:
Omneya : Good afternoon. Can I help you ?
Aya : Oh yes, I'd like .(1) .
Omneya : I'm afraid Dr Ezz is on holiday. Would you like to see Dr Ehab instead ?
Aya : Ok then, that would be fine.
Omneya : Right. The first available appointment is on Thursday (2) .. ?
Aya : Yes, that's all right.
Omneya : .(3) . .
Aya : Aya Usama El Baz.
Omneya : What seems to be a problem ?
Aya : .(4) .. .
Omneya : Right. We'll see you then on Thursday.
2- Supply the missing parts in the following mini-dialogues:
1-You are at a railway station and are looking for platform 5.
You : Could you tell me where platform 5 is, please ?
Man : .(1) .
2-You are at a restaurant.
Waiter : .(2) .
You : French fries and chicken, please.
3-You are phoning Sameh who is not there. His son Ahmed answers the phone.
You : Can I speak to Mr Sameh, please ?
Ahmed : ..(3) .. .
You : ..(4) . ?
Ahmed : Certainly.
B- Vocabulary and Structure
3-Choose the correct answer from a, b, c or d:
1-It is certain that smoking to fatal diseases.
a) causes b) results c) leads d) allows
2-We haven't seen him .over a year.
a) since b) for c) from d) in
3-By the time I arrived at school, the bell .
a) rang b) rings c) would ring d) had already rung
4-They are neighbours from Hell! This means that they are .people.
a) rude b) nice c) pleasant d) pleasing
5-The function of the valves in the heart is to the blood from getting back into arteries.
a) protect b) bypass c) push d) stop
6-He was sent to prison for a crime he didn't . .
a) act b) make c) give d) commit
7-Roofs which ..steeply allow the rain to fall off easily.
a) slope b) spell c) split d) slept
8-They didn't play the match ..of the bad weather.
a) due b) owing c) through d) because
9-Yesterday, he spent 10 hours in bed.
a) lying b) lie c) laying d) lies
10- been to Aswan ?
a) Had you ever b) Have you ever c) Have you never d) You have never
11-Sterling pound is the currency of ..United Kingdom.
a) a b) an c) no article d) the
12-After the .of the Roman Empire, world trade declined.
a) break up b) break off c) break in d) break down
13-They do not work to a .
a) plain b) plane c) plan d) plant
14-What would discourage tourists coming to Safaga ?
a) to b) from c) of d) on
15-I don't have a .how this machine works.
a) glue b) clue c) blue d) true
16-He won't do any work you pay him first.
a) without b) unless c) so d) in order to
4-Rewrite the following sentences using the word(s) in brackets without changing the
1-Cairo is bigger than Aswan. (as .as)
2-I have to repair my car. (needs to ..)
3-Alexandria is the birth place of Sayed Darweesh. (where)
4-The classroom isn't big enough to hold all these pupils. (too ..to)
5-He said that they had played a trick on him. (accused)
5-Read and then write notes on the passage:
It's hard to know where and when superstitions started. Many superstitions are connected to the idea of evil spirits and the devil. Take, for example, the idea of "touching wood". In ancient times, a lot of people believed that evil spirits lived in trees and that they could come down to the ground. But if someone touched the tree, then the spirit would not come down. That's why people "touch wood", to keep the evil spirits away.
1-Superstitions are connected to . .
2-People's old belief is . .
3-The reason for touching wood . .
6-Read the following passage and then answer the questions:
With the introduction of the Internet into our daily lives, we have changed from a society of eight to towers (that works from 8 am to 2 pm) into a twenty four-hour society. Everything in this lifestyle is open all hours. You can buy your grocery at midnight, book your holiday on the Internet at 3 am and do business online at dawn.
Before you join the 24-hour revolution, take a minute to listen to what your body is trying to tell you. This "round the clock" lifestyle is not what the Great Creator intended for us.
In an area of our brains, we have a "body clock" that controls our body's natural rhythms. It tells us when it is the right time to eat, sleep, work or play. It plays an important part in our physical and psychological well-being. It is, in fact, what makes us control many thing including our hormones, temperatures, immune system and activity. It regulates the tempo and brings in all the different instruments on time to make music rather than noise. If we try to ignore our body clocks, or even to switch them off for a while, we not only deprive ourselves of much needed rest, but we also run the risk of seriously damaging our health. Accordingly, we need to have a daily routine.
A) Answer the following questions:
1- Which lifestyle does the writer prefer ?
2- Are you for or against the daily routine ? Why ?
3- What does "It" in the third paragraph refer to ?
4- Mention TWO only of the functions of the "body clock".
B) Choose the correct answer:
5- A 24-hour society means a society that works .. .
a) day and night
b) day only
c) night only
d) from 8 am to 2 pm
6- If you switch off your "body clock", .
a) you'll miss the train
b) you'll damage your health
c) you won't attend the match
d) you'll be late for school
7- A suitable title for the passage is: . .
a) Business on line b) Free Time c) Music in Our Life d) Body Clock
7-A) Answer the following questions:
1-Why did Ayman feel like a person with a new future ?
2-What did professor Malcolm Jones warn of ?
3-Why couldn't Wafaa Sultan take the helicopter back with the Echinacea Negra plants ?
B) Read the following quotation and then answer the questions:
I have just seen a large black and yellow spider which I can't identify".
4- Who wrote that statement and to whom was it written?
5- What did the writer do to get information about the spider ?
6- Did the writer succeed in finding out that information ?
C) Complete the following sentences:
7-The spider enclosed its eggs in . .
8-Dr Shereen Fakhry advised Ayman to .
9-Wafaa Sultan pressed the horn of the car when .. .
8- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about:
"The most important person in your life"
- introduce the person Give some information about his/her birth, education and position How the person achieved his/her goals How he/she affected you.
9- A) Translate into Arabic:
Great efforts have been made towards equality between men and women. Women are offered the same jobs and get equal pay for equal work. Although women have gained many of many of their rights, they still have some demands to reach complete equality.
B) Translate into English:
لقد تقدمت جراحة زرع القلب في مصر تقدما ملحوظا.