Arab Republic of Egypt
Ministry of Education
General secondary Education Certificate Examination. 2003
[First Stage- First 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:
Nagwa and Hind are talking about using computers and the internet.
Nagwa : .(1) .. ?
Hind : Of course I do. Dont you use it ?
Nagwa : (2) ..but my parents promised to buy
me one when I pass my exams. Are you ready to teach me
how to use the net when I get the computer ?
Hind : With pleasure.
Nagwa : (3) . ?
Hind : Ive been using the internet for about a year now.
Nagwa : Is it difficult to log onto the internet ?
Hind : ..(4) Ill show you when you get the
Nagwa : Thanks a lot.
2- Supply the missing parts in the following mini-dialogues:
1-Salem asks Ali about his summer holiday last year.
Salem : How was your summer holiday ?
Ali : (1) . .
2-You are at a restaurant.
Waiter : .(2) . ?
You : Fried potatoes and chicken, please.
3-You ask for an appointment to meet the manager.
You : ..(3) . ?
Secretary : ..(4) . .
B- Vocabulary and Structure
3-Choose the correct answer from a, b, c or d:
1-Geology is the study of .
a) skin b) rocks c) living things d) insects
2-The water in the pot boiled and it .steam.
a) erupted b) emitted c) increased d) enabled
3- What was the reason ..his absence ?
a) with b) of c) for d) to
4-I havent seen Mr. John .
a) long time b) recently c) sometimes d) lately
5-Samer hit the when I told him that I lost his camera.
a) door b) floor c) roof d) room
6- .you are an amateur, you cant take part in the Olympic Games.
a) Unless b) Because c) So d) As
7-These old houses need first.
a) demolish b) to demolish c) have demolished d) to be demolished
8-Ayman asked his brother to him some money.
a) borrow b) lend c) spend d) ask
9-If he had remembered to set the alarm clock, Hani .woken up late.
a) would have b) wouldnt have c) have been d) would be
10-Mary needed to change some ..when she arrived in Egypt.
a) trade b) currency c) credit card d) train
11-Yesterday, I watched .film. I couldnt stay till the end.
a) an interested b) a bored c) an interesting d) a boring
12-Have you got Nouras phone number ? Ive got Mageds but I havent got . .
a) her b) hers c) its d) his
13-People who have no goals are . successful.
a) seldom b) ever c) usually d) always
14-The Red Sea resorts will be popular ..they remain unpolluted.
a) if not b) provided that c) so as d) unless
15-The dog barked .it saw itself in a mirror.
a) which b) what c) who d) when
16-A young female giraffe was ..in the Sudan.
a) constructed b) conducted c) captured d) circulated
4-Rewrite the following sentences using the word(s) in brackets to give the same
1-She opened the window to have a look at the garden. (so that)
2-It is unfortunate that computers sometimes waste time. (One disadvantage)
3-My sister studied in France. She got her PhD from France. (where)
4-What had been said wasnt accepted. (Begin with: We )
5-I like playing basketball better than squash. (prefer)
5-Read and then complete the notes on the passage:
Tutenkhamon was an Egyptian king who ruled from the age of nine until his death at the age of eighteen. During his rule, he brought peace to his kingdom. But he is best known today because of his tomb, which Howard Carter and George Herbert discovered in 1922. When they found the tomb, it was filled with magnificent treasures, that are now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and it is considered one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century.
1-The number of years Tutenkhamon ruled was .
2-The reason hes famous today is . .
3-Tutenkhamons treasures are now found in .. .
6-Read the following passage and then answer the questions:
During a recent car trip, I pulled into a rest area and was approached by a dirty man who asked for money to get petrol for his car. I rejected his appeal rationalizing that to give money to beggars would be to encourage a practice already on a disturbing rise in our country.
Later, I had a change of heart, I handed the man ten pounds and wished him well, but I couldnt bring myself to grasp the outstretched hand he offered in appreciation. People begin and end almost every interaction with handshakes. Handshaking has become a thing of the past and increasingly dangerous, too. Risks associated with handshaking have become more threatening than the mere passing of germs from one person to another. It is true that diseases such as hepatitis cannot be passed from one person to another through a simple handshake. But what about cold viruses ? Rather than risk our health unnecessarily, we might adopt an alternative to handshaking. The namaste- placing your two palms together with fingers pointed upward is used throughout much of the world as a display of respect when greeting someone. Similarly, the military salute would permit us to greet each other without touching. As a possible compromise between the namaste and the salute, we might consider the familiar Japanese bow.
A) Answer the following questions:
1- Why does the writer think handshaking is a bad habit ?
2- Why did the writer hesitate to give money to the man ?
3- What is the advantage of a military salute ?
4- Are you with or against handshaking ? Why ?
B) Choose the correct answer:
5-According to the writer, we get cold viruses by handshaking.
a) can b) can never c) couldnt d) never
6-I couldnt bring myself to grasp the outstretched hand means that the
a) stretched his b) shook c) didnt shake d) was able to shake
7-There are .alternatives to handshaking.
a) no b) two c) three d) four
7- A) Answer the following questions:
1- How did the internet play an important part in the fight against the spiders ?
2- Why was the female spider much more dangerous than any male one ?
3- Why did Ayman and the officers wear protective clothes when they entered the tomb ?
B) Read the following quotation and then answer the questions:
We must find what we want and get out before morning.
1- Who said these words ? To whom ?
2-What was the thing they wanted ?
3-Why did they want to get out before morning ?
C) Complete the following sentences:
a. Professor Jones decided to go to Egypt because . .
b. Echinacea Negra is a .
c. After crossing the second Wadi in Sinai, Osama drove very fast in order to .
8- Write a paragraph of eight sentences about:
All students in secondary schools should study science. What do you think ?
Give reasons for what you say.
You can use the following guiding points:
Agree : Why prefer science : interesting useful / age of science modern
technology inventions discoveries / faculties & jobs available.
Disagree : Why disagree: difficult needs equipment costs money / more interesting
subjects: Arts, Literature, History, Geography, Psychology, Philosophy /
faculties & jobs available.
9- A) Translate into Arabic:
A famous German university has awarded Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak a medal of honour. This award was given in recognition of her efforts in Egypts social issues. Through her intelligence, she was able to establish for herself and for Egypt an important position in the world.
B) Translate into English:
تتأثر السياحة تأثرا كبيرا بالأحداث الجارية في العالم.