Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Education
General secondary Education Certificate Examination, 2002
[First Stage- Second Session]
First Foreign Language: English (2) Time: 3 hours
اللغة الأجنبية الأولى: الإنجليزية (1)
A - Language Functions
1- Supply the missing parts in the following dialogue: Sarah has just
finished a driving test to get a drive license (4.M).
Sara : Not so well, I'm afraid.
Ali : Didn't you get your license.
Sara : ..............(2)...................
Ali : Of course the officer should be so strict. It's not an easy test
Sara : I forgot how to use the handbrake, so the car rolled back and hit the one
Ali : Was anybody hurt?
Sara : .................(4)...............
Ali : Oh! Yes, thank God.
2- Supply the missing parts in the following mini-dialogues (4.M):-
a- Amr meets Sameh in the street. Amr was running.
Sameh : Why are you in a hurry?
Amr : ............(1)..................
Sameh : I hope you find it open.
b- Salwa has bought a new camera. She is showing it to Jehan.
Salwa: I paid LE 50.
Jehan : That's a good price.
c- Hamid and Salem. are at school.
Hamid : ...................(3)..... ....?
Salem : By bus.
Hamid : But buses are so crowded.
Salem : ................ (4)................
B Vocabulary and Structure
3. Choose the correct answer from a,b,c or d (8.M):
1. people were ...........to see a giraffe in the street.
a) exotic b) adored c) amazed d) proud
2. I'm not very good at most sports, ............I can swim very well.
a) despite b) however c) because d) whatever
3. The man was taken to court and charged . breaking his neighbour's window
a) about b) of c)with d) at
4.I said " Hello" to my uncle, but he couldn't hear me because he ..........to the radio.
a) has listened b) was listening c) is listening d) would listen
5. We never see each other these days. Let's get .......more often.
a) up b) over c) together d) away
6. She liked the diamond ............... but not the setting.
a) herself b) ourselves c) themselves d) itself
7. A ..........ago, nobody had home computers.
a) generation b) generator c) genetics d) government
8. Maher is interested ..............English.
a) at b) of c) in d) for
9. The Giza Pyramids are ......... buildings.
a) historically b) history c) historian d) historic
10. Population increase is the main stumbling ........to development.
a) block b) boot c) blood stream d) balance
11. We should do our best to ..................our living.
a) win b) gain c) conquer d) earn
12. The town was ...........in arms when they closed the factory.
a) of b) down c) out d) up
13. Last week, it............that the exam will be postponed until next month.
a) was agreed b) agreed c) had agreed d) agreeing
14. When Noura heard the bad news, she broke ...... .and cried.
a) off b) down c) up d) out
15. Although Mervat didn't read every word of the story, yet she got the ...........
a) drought b) dressing c) drift d) deck
16. Why ......... away last week-end?
a) didn't you go b) won't you go c) are you going d) haven't you gone
4. Rewrite the following sentences using the word(s) (5.M)
1- Without having a proper study plan, it is easy to waste time. (If)
2- When I was a child, I made sand castles on the beach. (used to)
3- He hasn't been in this country for the last two years. (ago)
4- What had been achieved, wasn't expected. (we)
5- You must answer these questions whether you are ready or not. (even though)
C - Reading Comprehension
Read and complete the table (3.M):
Socolosky, 40 years old, has been a blood donor for half of his life. He began donating blood when he worked in a machine shop. Socolosky read in the newspaper about a local blood drive and decided to participate. Now he encourages his students to donate blood. Socolosky recently receive the 2000 award for donating 13 gallons of blood over a 20-year-peroid Socolosky donates blood in front of his class to get rid of students fears that giving blood is painful.
1-Socolosky started donating blood at the age of .(1)
2- In a period of 20 years, he donated .(2)
3- In order to get rid of students' fear, he (3)
Read the following passage, then answer the questions (7 M):
Samer lived with his parents until he was twenty four years old, and then he got a job in an office of a big factory in another town, so he left home. He found a little flat and lived there on his own. At first he cleaned it himself, but after a few weeks he asked Mrs Laila to help him. She promised to come to clean his flat for an hour every morning. After she had been working for Samer for two weeks, one evening, he looked at the mirror in his bedroom and thought, That mirror looks very dusty. Mrs laila's forgotten to clean it. I can write on the dust with my finger.! Before he left for work in the morning he wrote this message on the dust I cough whenever I breathe because everything in this room is very dusty! When he got home that evening, he looked at the mirror and wondered why she hadn't cleaned it. Then he bent down and saw a bottle in front of the mirror. He picked the bottle up and looked at it carefully Mrs laila had written some words on it. He read the words cough Medicine and he couldn't make head nor tail.
A) Answer the following questions :
1- Why did Samer leave his parents' home?
2- What caused Samer to cough?
3- How did Samer know that Mrs Laila had read his message?
4- What do you think of Mrs Laila? Why?
B) Choose the correct answer :
5- Samer found the mirror dirty, after Laila had been working for .
a- a fortnight b- a year c- a month d- fifteen days
6- To ask Mrs laila to clean the mirror, Samer ..... ..
a- wrote a letter b- telephoned her
c- wrote what he thought on the mirror d- spoke to her
7 When Samer read the words on the bottle he .....
a- took the medicine b- was happy
c- was interested d- was confused
D- The Novel (9.M)
7.1) Answer the Following questions:
1- Why did the robbers fail to steal the gold, although they used modern technology ?
2- How did Ayman save his sister?
3- How did science and nature help to save Ayman s life ?
2) Read the following quotation and then answer the questions:
I don't know much about plants. This botanist is the person to ask.
a- Who said these words? To whom?
b- What plants is the speaker referring to?
c-Who is the botanist?
3) Complete the sentences:
1 - Stories about dangerous spiders are not good for business in Hamdayya because ..
2- All spiders can not be destroyed because . .
3- Because of the spiders the whole world was in danger as
E- Writing (6.M)
8. Write a paragraph of eight sentences about:
We are in the age of information and smart machines which
will change the way people work, travel and even think.
You may use the following guiding points:
Importance of information
The use of smart machines such as computers, satellites
How those machines affect our life
The way people think now and in the past.
9- a) Translate into Arabic: (3.M)
Mrs Suzanne Mubarak admired the Cairo International Childrens Book Fair. It is one of the main channels of our cultural work The past few years have witnessed a great shift in the cultural development of the Egyptian child.
B) Translate into English: (1.M)
إن المعرفة و الابتكار هما قاعدتا التقدم في المستقبل.