Exam: 14

امتحانات دور أول الثانوية العامة 2008

ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT

Ministry of Education

General Secondary Education Certificate Examination 2008

[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 the father and his son Ahmed who is asking for a loan:

Ahmed : Good morning dad. Would you mind doing me a favour?       

Father  : ...............(1)................ ?

Ahmed : I am wondering if you could lend me fifty pounds.

Father  : Why do you need this money ?

Ahmed : ...............(2)........... .... and I want to buy her a present.

Father  : But I gave you some money last week, ...............(3)...............?

Ahmed : No, but I don't have enough money to buy a good present.

Father  : ...............(4)............... .

Ahmed : Thanks dad.

 

2. Give the situation for the following mini-dialogues:

1-A : How old is this mummy ?

   B : It's about 4000 years old.

Place         :...........................

Speaker A:...........................................

Speaker B:...........................................

 

2-A : How would you like to pay for this suit, sir ?

   B : By credit card.

   A : Well. Shall I put it in a bag for you, sir ?

   B : Yes, please.

Place         :...........................

Speaker A:...........................................

Speaker B:...........................................

 

B- Vocabulary and Structure

3. Choose the correct answer from a .b.c or d :

1. The ............... who replaced the main actor broke his leg.

    a) horseman       b) agent           c) stuntman           d) professional

2. In Egypt, people ............... the 23rd of July.

    a) survive            b) commemorate          c) invite         d) ignore

3. I wouldn't have reached this stage unless she...............

    a) was helping '    b) helped           c) would help         d) had helped

4. ............... the bad weather, the match was played.

    a) Although        b) Despite         c) However             d) Because

5. She is ............... . She speaks both Arabic and English.

    a) monosyllabic     b) literate           c) bilingual     d) monolingual

6. All the efforts ............... to increase our products;

    a) would be making      b) will have made        c) will make      d) will be made

7. The function of the root............... the tree in the ground.

    a) be hold          b) is to hold         c) holding      d) holds

8. The village was ............... when the river flooded.

    a) supposed       b) delighted        c) subjected   d) submerged

9. I could see the general outline, but it was too far away to see the ..........

    a) forms           b) details           c) frames     d) shapes

10. The breadwinner is a person who ............... .

      a) earns money        b) buys bread          c) sells bread           d) eats bread

11. Young people need to understand that learning must be ............... .

      a) limited          b) temporary           c) temperate         d) lifelong

12. He ............... his father. They look very much alike.

      a) takes after         b) takes up              c) takes to           d) takes in

13. ............... forests lose their leaves in winter.

      a) Deciding          b) Deciduous       c) Dangerous          d) Decisive

14. All his dreams and ............... came true.

      a) promotion          b) protection           c) ambitions          d) ambiguity

15. He doesn't look very happy, he ............... failed the exam.

      a) must have          b) can't have          c) had        d) could

16. She wouldn't mind if I didn't go................ ?

      a) hadn't she         b) would she           c) wouldn't she          d) did she

4. Rewrite the following sentences using the word(s) in brackets to give the same 

    meaning:

1. You'll just have to wait.                                                                            (patient)

2. How about paying Mona a visit today ?                                                     ( Let's )

3. When Mother Teresa became ill, she handed over most of her duties.       ( Most..)

4. He borrowed some money from his elder brother to buy a new car.                (lent)

5. It was cloudy yesterday so I didn't see the eclipse.                                            (If)
 

C - Reading Comprehension

5. Read and then complete the table:

         A considerable number of people are against mobile phones. It is said that mobile phones are dangerous. There is no way that we can be sure that mobile phones are safe. Even if we take all the precautions available, we don't know what to expect in the future. What will happen if, for example, they discover a link between mobile phones and cancer? If we wait until then. the damage will have been done and it will be too late to act.

-There is no way                                         : (1)

-It will be too late if                                    : (2)

-Even if we take all the precautions           : (3)

 

6. Read the following passage then answer the questions:

     Picture the scene: a young woman is walking to her car in a multi - storey car park late at night. Suddenly, a man jumps out at her from behind a column. She performs some fancy moves, kicks him and while he is on the floor, she jumps into her car and drives away unharmed.

    This scenario should teach you three important things: real life is nothing like in films; never walk alone at night whether you are a man or a woman, and most importantly use your brain and not your body to defend yourself against an attack.

    Staying safe is all about not putting yourself in a dangerous situation. Avoid a potential attack before it happens by using your common sense. This means don't go out alone at night, stay in well lit areas, make sure someone always knows where you are. walk with confidence and carry a mobile phone with you. Basically, don't make yourself a target. Attackers look for people who are vulnerable.

    If you do find yourself in a dangerous situation, where you are being threatened, try and defuse it. That is, try not to make the situation worse by trying to fight. The best defence is to remove yourself from the situation. Calmly walk away, run as fast as you can, or eventually you can use your force.

 

A) Answer the following:

1. What is the writer's purpose in writing this text ?

2. What precautions should we take to avoid dangerous situations ?

3. What does the writer mean by: "common sense"

4. How should a person react when he feels threatened ?

   

B) Choose the best answer from a , b . c . or d:

5. Attackers look for people who .................

        a) have mobile phones.                             b) are confident.

        c) are aware of their surroundings.           d) are easy targets.

6. You may use your physical force ............... .

       a) at the beginning of the attack    b) as a second solution

       c) at the end of the attack              d) after you run away

7. A person who is unable to protect himself is ............... .

       a) potential        b) lazy        c) defenceless    d) unharmed

D-The Novel

7. a) Answer the following questions:

1. The ancient Egyptian civilization was more humane than the Inca's. " Illustrate"

2. What does finding a gold Llama in a tomb mean ?

3. Show how Amalia had good conscience .

  b) Read the following quotation and then answer the questions:

" You'll get along better when you start working with her properly."

1. Who said these words and to whom ?

2. Why did the speaker say so ?

3. What does the speaker mean ?

c) Complete the following:

1. Martin Lander persuaded Amalia's father to ............... .

2. Leila couldn't get out of the cave because ............... .

3. Dr Hafez considers the Lazar Machine as a sort of secret because ....... .

E-Writing (6M)

8. Write two paragraphs of five sentences each about:

The various ways through which people can keep good health and fitness.

You may use the following ideas:

- The value of exercising a sport regularly.

- Going on a diet and eating healthy food.

- Walking as a priceless and easy exercise.

F- Translation

9. a)Translate into Arabic:

Egypt aims at attracting Arab and foreign capital for investment. So, the Egyptian government should encourage setting up new factories for modern industries. It should also develop the existing ones.

b) Translate info English:

 

نحن نعيش الآن عصر الاتصالات الذي جعل العالم عالما مفتوحا.

 

 

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