امتحانات دور أول الثانوية العامة 2003
Arab republic of Egypt
Ministry of Education
General secondary Education Certificate Examination. 2003
[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 Mrs Mubarak
and an interviewer from Nile Sat:
Interviewer : It is an honour for me to interview such a great lady as you, Mrs
Mrs Mubarak : .(1) . .
Interviewer : Youve opened many wonderful libraries all over the country.
(2) . ?
Mrs Mubarak : Because libraries are very important for every citizen. We should
encourage our children to read.
Interviewer : (3) ?
Mrs Mubarak : Alexandria library was the last.
Interviewer : .(4) ?
Mrs Mubarak : Sure, there are other projects, but they will be officially announced in
Interviewer : Thank you very much, Mrs Mubarak.
2. Supply the missing parts in the following mini-dialogues:
a- You suggest going to school on foot. Your friend likes the idea.
You : How about walking to school today ?
Your friend : .(1) .. .
b- You regret travelling by car to Aswan. Your sister has a different opinion.
You : .(2) .
Noha : But it is fun to travel by car and enjoy the wonderful scenery.
c- Hany noticed that Ahmad is unhappy. Ahmad gives reasons for this.
Hany : (3) .. ?
Ahmad : (4) . .
B- Vocabulary and Structure
3. Choose the correct answer from a .b.c or d :
1- is a way to reuse materials such as paper and glass rather than
throwing them away.
a) Returning b) Restoring c) Recycling d) Removing
2-When I heard the good news, I was .the moon.
a) under b) at c) above d) over
3-I read a very interesting novel War and Peace.
a) enhanced b) entitled c) enlarged d) encouraged
4-People in different countries ..protest marches against the American attack
a) made b) gave c) held d) did
5-When he arrived at the bus stop, he saw a number of people ..to take the bus.
a) queuing b) creeping c) crawling d) quarrelling
6-She is a very efficient professor. She must ..a very good university
a) be b) have been c) have d) had been
7-It is advisable to use special .glasses when you watch an eclipse.
a) protected b) protect c) protection d) protective
8- .he understand the lesson if he read the summary ?
a) Will b) Did c) Would d) Can
9-Astronauts float in space because of zero .. .
a) degree b) gravity c) density d) humidity
10-I am really late, .I ?
a) am b) dont c) have d) arent
11-Sometimes farmers have to .infected trees to protect other plants.
a) grow b) prune c) browse d) fertilize
12-She ..to London next spring.
a) is travelling b) travels c) travelled d) has travelled
13-We all noticed that she avoided ..at us.
a) looks b) to look c) looking d) to be looked
14-He went out early, .he arrived late.
a) however b) despite c) as d) but for
15- .can fly without engines.
a) Shuttles b) Aircrafts c) Gliders d) Orbits
16-The teacher frequently asked them .speak during the lesson.
a) that b) not to c) whether d) for
4. Rewrite the following sentences using the word(s) in brackets to give the same
1-He has seen the men who robbed the bank. (have been)
2-If she had studied hard, she would have passed the exam. (because)
3-My friend Noha was ill. She did not go to school. (cant have)
4-Hala said, I am really happy for your success, Samer. (Hala told)
5-I had stayed for two hours in the clinic, then the doctor arrived. (after)
5. Read and then write notes on the passage:
Scienceworks is a museum with a Scinceworks
difference. It is an educational adventure . The museums aim is
playground that aims to explain to visitors (1) ... . .
the workings of science and technology . People who visit the museum
by allowing them to look, touch and play can .(2) whatever
with the exhibits. One of the differences, is exhibited.
between Scienceworks and other . The location of Scienceworks
museums, is its location. While most is in ..(3) ..
museums are generally located in the city,
this one is in a working class suburb in
Melbourne. Factories surround the
museum like an industrial theme park.
6. Read the following passage then answer the questions:
Walking along the colourful street market, I realized it would be impossible to leave this place empty-handed. Dozens of brightly-dressed traders were selling various goods. There were imported fruits and vegetables, handmade clothes, beautifully crafted jewellery and much more. Cafιs offered freshly ground coffee and were playing loud music. After I had finished my shopping for the day, I had to drag myself away carrying lots of heavy bags but feeling quite pleased with myself. Should you ever find yourself in Amesterdam, make sure you visit this fantastic European market. The combination of a lively atmosphere, delicious food and traditional goods makes this an experience not to be missed. When I arrived in the early morning, the market had just opened, but the hustle and bustle of shoppers, tourists and street musicians had already started. The place was jumping with life. The fragrance of freshly cut flowers made the place look bright and festive. As I wandered along, looking at the freshly baked cakes and smelling the mouth-watering aromas of the different pies, I suddenly realized how hungry I was. When I tried one, it tasted delicious. One hour later, I discovered an amazing traditional market, the Albert Cuyp market. With its huge variety of goods and its lively atmosphere, it stands out from all the other street markets.
A) Answer the following:
1-Why is shopping in the street market a unique experience, according to the writer ?
2-How many days did the writer spend in the street market ?
3-What advice did the writer give his readers ?
4-When did the writer realize that he was hungry ?
B) Choose the best answer from a , b . c . or d:
5-The writer of the passage was in .
a) Canada b) Holland c) Somalia d) Syria
6-The market looked very bright because of . .
a) freshly baked cakes b) fresh food
c) freshly cut flowers d) freshly ground coffee
7-The expression hustle and bustle means:
a) energetic movement b) awful quarrels
c) terrible smell d) good foods
D-The Novel (9M)
7. a) Answer the following questions:
1-What do you know about the Inca empire ? (Two sentences)
2-Why did Pablo work with Lander ?
3-What would happen if the excavation team did not find something important in Peru ?
b) Read the following quotation and then answer the questions:
Yes, we think so. But we wont know until we make a hole in the wall and see
what lies behind it.
1-Who said these words ?
2-What did he/she expect to find behind the wall ?
3-Did the speaker and the addressed person find anything behind the wall ?
c) Complete the following:
1-Leila realized that Lander was a liar when .. .
2-The police put a special kind of powder on the safe in order to .
3-Amalia was jealous of Leila because .
8. Write two paragraphs of five sentences each about:
You have received an invitation from an international space agency to travel in space. The trip will take one month, however you can only take four things with you. Describe your feelings, tell us about the four things you would take and why they are so necessary for you. Tell us about the first person you would tell about your trip and why you chose him/her.
9. a)Translate into Arabic (3M):
The government is trying to solve traffic problems by constructing new roads and flyovers. The numbers of vehicles is increasing everyday. Roads are becoming too crowded for drivers to use.
b) Translate info English (1M):
نفخر بأن التعليم هو المشروع القومي الأول في مصر.