امتحانات دور ثان الثانوية العامة 2005
ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT
Ministry of Education
General Secondary Education Certificate Examination 2005
[Second Stage - Second Session]
First Foreign Language: ENGLISH (2) Time : 3 hours
A - Language Functions
1. Supply the missing parts in the following dialogue between Ahmed and his friend Magdy who are talking about spending a day outdoors:
Ahmed : What about spending a fun day outdoors next Friday ?
Magdy : .(1) ., shall we go to the club ?
Ahmed : No, we always go there.
Magdy : Well, what do you suggest ?
Ahmed : .(2) the Media Production city.
Magdy : Good, that's a wonderful suggestion. Have you ever been there ?
Ahmed : Yes, it is a lot of fun.
Magdy : (3) . ?
Ahmed : Of course, there is a dolphin show, entertainment stages, restaurants and plenty
Magdy : Ok, I hope ..(4) .. .
2. Supply the missing parts in the following mini-dialogues:
a) Mona is at the school library.
Mona : Where can I find the dictionaries ?
Librarian : .(1) .. .
b) The bus window is open and you ask the man sitting next to it to close it.
You : ..(2) . .
Man : Certainly.
c) Your friend Heba is not feeling well and asks for your advice.
Heba : (3) .. .
You : .(4) . .
B- Vocabulary and Structure
3. Choose the correct answer from a .b.c or d :
1-Scintists are still ..to find out what happens when we sleep.
a) try b) trying c) have been trying d) tried
2-We .a plan to solve the problem of slow learners.
a) drew on b) drew out of c) drew up d) drew in
3-If she hadn't learned how to type, she so many books.
a) would have written b) will write c) wouldn't have written d) would write
4-We can benefit from newspapers by .. .
a) recycling b) making c) using d) cleaning
5-She is very keen swimming.
a) in b) on c) of d) about
6-In March 1919, five hundred women organized a .against the British
a) collaboration b) nationalization c) demonstration d) revolution
7-Aly said that he was .sorry to be late for the meeting.
a) easily b) awfully c) slightly d) hardly
8- I spent a lot of money, I didn't get what I wanted.
a) However b) Because c) Although d) so as to
9-I regretted .her in public.
a) criticize b) to criticize c) criticizing d) to criticizing
10-My sister got before she was accepted for the job.
a) a meeting b) a conference c) a visit d) an interview
11-I don't know which team will win the match, we'll have to . .
a) wait and say b) see and wait c) wait and see d) wait and play
12-Salwa is not at school today, ?
a) isn't she b) is she c) does she d) doesn't she
13-Hany got a ..quickly because he was very good at his job.
a) promotion b) production c) provision d) protection
14-There is no oxygen in space, so you breathe normally.
a) must b) mustn't c) can d) can't
15-In the future, most of our work by machines.
a) will be doing b) has been done c) will be d) will be done
16-Coa, oil and natural gas are all ..fuels.
a) renewable b) fossil c) nuclear d) energy
4. Rewrite the following sentences using the word(s) in brackets to give the same
1-They don't read English novels very often. (hardly)
2-You won't leave until we arrive. (when)
3-The thief said that he hadn't stolen the bag. (denied)
4-He will buy a car if he has enough money. (provided that)
5-People say he is genius. (It)
5. Read and then write notes on the passage:
The story of English in England begins in the first half of the fifth century when the invaders came. The language they spoke belonged to the Germanic speech family. After that the language spoken had developed and changed, then English emerged as the langrage of England. The history of English is divided into three sections: old English, Middle English and Modern English. It is a rich language with a vocabulary of about a million words and is growing daily.
-Date of the beginning of English (1) ..
-Language of the invaders (2) ...
-Language of England (3) ..
-Number of words in the English language (4) ..
-The divisions of the history of English (5)
-The vocabulary grows (6)
6. Read the following passage then answer the questions:
The Need to Remember
Some people say they have no memory at all. But of course we all have a memory. Our memory tells us who we are and helps us to make use in the present of what we have learnt in the past.
In fact we have different types of memory. For example, our visual memory helps us recall faces and places. Some people have a strong visual memory, they can remember exactly what they have seen, for example, pages of a book, as a complete picture.
Our verbal memory helps us remember words and figures we may have heard but not seen written: items of a shopping list, a chemical formula, dates or recipe.
With our emotional memory, we recall situations or places where we had strong feelings, perhaps of happiness or unhappiness. We also have special memories for smell, taste, touch and sound, and for performing physical movements.
We have two ways of storing any of these memories. Our short-term memory stores items for up to thirty seconds. Our long-term memory, on the other hand, may store items for a lifetime. Older people in fact have a much better long-term memory than short-term. They may forget what they have done only a few hours ago, but have the clearest remembrance of when they were very young.
You might assume that the more we remember the better. How wonderful never to forget anything! But in fact we need to forget. If we remember all our unhappy times, we would become mentally ill. Indeed, a few people do become ill because of this. A case recorded of one man whose memories were so strong that he sometimes did not know whether he was really experiencing something, such as looking at an alarm clock in the morning or crossing the road, or just remembering having done it in the past.
A) Answer the following:
1-Expain in your own words why we could not survive without a memory ?
2-What kinds of memory are used when we do the following:
a) play the guitar. b) feel alarmed when we smell burning.
3-Why is forgetting as essential as remembering ?
4-According to the text, older people have a much better long-term memory than short-
B) Choose the best answer from a , b . c . or d:
5- ..is a word in the last paragraph that means accept as true.
a) Remember b) Record c) Assume d) Forget
6-Our short-term memory stores items for up to .. .
a) 80 seconds b) 50 seconds c) 40 seconds d) 30 seconds
7-When we spell English words, we use mainly:
a) our emotional memory b) our visual memory
c) our verbal memory d) our memory for touch
D-The Novel (9M)
7. a) Answer the following questions:
1-Why is the laser machine a secret ?
2-Although they are sisters, Leila and Samira are two different characters. Discuss.
3-How did Leila discover the mask of gold ?
b) Read the following quotation and then answer the questions:
He might have been killed
1-Who said this to whom ?
2-Why did he/she say this ?
3-What other possibility was there ?
c) Complete the following:
1-People think that Dr Hafez is giving Leila a special treatment because .. .
2-Amalia's father had been persuaded by Martin Lander to . .
3-If the gold mask was lost or stolen, .
8. Write two paragraphs of five sentences each about:
A lot of things we use every day like electric lights, television, computers, telephones and mobile phones, etc .are so much a part of our daily lives that we take them for granted. Write about:
* What would life be like if they hadn't been invented ?
* Which one would you miss most ?
9. a)Translate into Arabic:
Most of the energy we use today comes from coal, oil and gas. But these will not last for ever, and burning them is slowly harming the environment. So, we need to look for other ways of supplying energy.
b) Translate info English (1M):
لقد أصبح متاحا لكل طالب اقتناء حاسب آلي.