امتحانات دور أول الثانوية العامة 2006
ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT
Ministry of Education
General Secondary Education Certificate Examination 2006
[Second Stage - First Session]
First Foreign Language: ENGLISH (2) Time : 3 hours
A - Language Functions
1. Supply the missing parts in the following dialogue between a Reporter and a Professor during a press conference about a new drug:
Reporter : Can this new drug prolong human life ?
Professor : Yes, we believe it can.
Reporter : (1) .?
Professor : Of course, further tests will be done soon.
Reporter : (2) ., please.
Professor : It is quite a complex subject to research and our process depends on
Reporter : Can people buy the drug now ?
Professor : (3) .the public yet.
Reporter : What about its side-effects ?
Professor : We hope (4) .
2. Supply the missing parts in the following mini-dialogues:
a) Kareem apologizes for making Magdy wait for too long.
Kareem : I'm sorry you had to wait all that time.
Magdy : .(1) .. .
b) Amira is trying to move the cupboard but it's very heavy. She asks for your help.
Amira : ..(2) . .
You : Certainly.
c) Fady wanted to go to the concert but unfortunately his friend Wagdy failed to
Fady : (3) .. ?
Wagdy : .(4) . .
B- Vocabulary and Structure
3. Choose the correct answer from a .b.c or d :
1-This place is not a suitable for a supermarket.
a) extraction b) location c) destination d) station
2-She decided to go on a diet as she put a lot of weight.
a) up b) out c) on d) off
3-A .helps women in childbirth.
a) dentist b) midwife c) vet d) housewife
4-If he had studied well, he .the best mark.
a) would get b) will get c) would be got d) would have got
5-It's a to believe that an owl brings bad luck.
a) competition b) procession c) superstition d) petition
6-The telephone rang, but I didn't hear it; I .asleep.
a) must be b) must have been c) can't have been d) can have been
7-Opening a new branch to the bank is not an easy thing; there will be a lot of .
a) give and take b) give or take c) by and large d) now and again
8-It .for the past three hours.
a) had rained b) has rained c) was raining d) has been raining
9-The ancient Egyptians held several festivals to their ancestors.
a) believe b) honour c) receive d) harvest
10-The glass window ..when the boy hit it with the ball.
a) is breaking b) was breaking c) was broken d) had broken
11-We face .problem which we are unable to solve.
a) a tough b) a simple c) an easy d) a facile
12-He practices ..the guitar everyday.
a) to play b) to be played c) to have played d) playing
13-The person who earns all the money to support a family is called the .
a) earner b) bread-winner c) winner d) loser
14-Whe won't mind if I leave early, ?
a) has she b) can she c) will she d) is she
15-Last week, he .on an evening course to improve his language.
a) enrolled b) entitled c) entered d) employed
16-Safiya Zaghlul held a protest march the British authorities.
a) for b) on c) against d) with
4. Rewrite the following sentences using the word(s) in brackets to give the same
1-Poverty drove them into a life of distress. (They )
2-If the team do not improve their game, they are going to lose the match. (unless)
3-You mustn't talk during the test. (supposed to)
4-I'm sorry I didn't phone him. (wish)
5-Samir told me that Ali had had an accident, and I telephoned the hospital at once.
(as soon as)
5. Read and then complete the table:
The word "jeans" comes from Italy. Over three hundred years ago, the people of Genoa in Italy wore cotton clothes, and the cloth was known as "jean". The first jeans was made in the USA as early as 1638. People who worked in mines wanted strong clothes when a man from California called Levi Strauss found it a great chance to make a company for selling the famous Levi jeans. It is used now by people all over the world, and millions of pairs of jeans are bought daily.
-The origin of the word "jeans" : (1) ..
-Jeans is made of : (2) ...
-The first jeans was made in : (3) ..
-miners should wear : (4) ..
-The Levi Strauss company sells : (5)
-The number of pairs of jeans bought daily : (6)
6. Read the following passage then answer the questions:
Count me out
Call me old-fashioned. Call me old. Call me what you want, but I refuse to become part of this new Internet world. I don't possess a computer at home or at the office. Actually, I stopped going to an office 35 years ago, when all communications were done in a relaxed manner, with a pen, a typewriter, or, if the matter was of world-shaking importance, over the telephone. Tell me what you think of the following ad that appeared the other day in the newspaper. It was for a cure for cancer and this is what it said: "Awareness is the key. Visit spfulford.com at the awareness site." There was no address or telephone number for the site. So what do unfortunate people without a computer do if they are seeking a cure for their illness ? There are, I am told, certain advantages in having access to the latest marvel of the age, the Internet. There are activities for Internet users besides having fun. They can pay bills, order groceries, or discuss illness with their doctor. In the future the Internet may develop "consciousness." In other words, the Internet will be able to think, have feelings, and may well be able to act on its own. If this is right, I may change my attitude about computers. As I grow older each day, I would like a gadget that not only thinks for me but also accepts responsibility for all my mistakes.
A) Answer the following:
1-What did the writer think was wrong with the Internet ad for a cancer cure ?
2-What are three things that people do on the Internet ?
3-Which of the writer's point of view do you disagree with ? Explain your reason in one
sentence of your own.
4-What would the writer like a computer to do for him ?
B) Choose the best answer from a , b . c . or d:
5-The Internet may develop "consciousness" means it will be able to . .
a) cure diseases b) take responsibility for our action
c) cure diseases d) think for the writer
6-When the writer was younger, people communicated with each other by .. .
a) advertising on the web. b) writing letters or talking on the phone.
c) communicating with computers. d) using mobile telephones.
7-"Count me out" means "Don't include me." Which do you think best expresses the
writer's opinion ?
a) There are many things people can do on the Internet.
b) People will be able to do more things on the Internet.
c) There is nothing good about the Internet.
d) The writer can live without the Internet.
D-The Novel (9M)
7. a) Answer the following questions:
1-Why did Dr Hafez send for Leila to work with him in Peru ?
2-How did Amalia feel towards Leila ? Why ?
3-To what extent was Leila lucky in the story ?
b) Read the following quotation and then answer the questions:
I'm very shocked and upset. The police found this among your work clothes.
1-Who said these words to whom ?
2-What does the word this refer to ?
3-Why was the speaker shocked and upset ?
c) Complete the following:
1-The Incas conquered the Chimu who .. .
2-Martin Lander was lying when . .
3-Dr Hafez hoped the local UNESCO representative .
8. Write two paragraphs of five sentences each about:
"Thinking about the future". What will life be like then ? Will it be better, worse or the same as now ? What do you hope about the future ? Think about: technology, medicine, education, war and peace, food, work, people, and other things of your choice.
9. a)Translate into Arabic:
In her speech, entitled, "Culture: The Most Effective Language of Peace," Mrs. Mubarak assured that definitions of peace vary. For many, it means absence of war and violence, while others see that it represents the quest for inner peace and security. But for many more peace is a prerequisite for development and democracy.
b) Translate info English (1M):
حصلت مصر على كأس الأمم الأفريقية هذا العام محققة بذلك إنجازا عظيما.