امتحانات دور ثان الثانوية العامة 2003
ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT
Ministry of Education
General Secondary Education Certificate Examination 2003
[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 you and the representative of the Green Party (GP):
Representative of GP: Good morning, sir. Could I talk to you for a moment ?
You : ..(1) .
Representative of GP: I represent the Green Party. Have you heard about it before ?
You : (2) . Give me an idea about its activity, please.
Representative of GP: The Green Party is concerned with the environment.
You : So you are trying to keep the environment healthy, ?
Representative of GP: Exactly! Were looking for new members, sir. .(4) . ?
You : Id love to. Its an honor to be a member of the Green Party.
2. Give the situation for the following mini-dialogues:
1-A : What do you think of university life, so far ?
B : To tell you the truth, everything here is so big in comparison with school.
A : You are good at rowing. Why dont you join our rowing team ?
Place : ...........................
2-A : Many of the robot toys we have can respond to your voice.
B : What age area are they ?
A : From 5 to 14 years.
Place : ...........................
B- Vocabulary and Structure
3. Choose the correct answer from a .b.c or d :
1-Hydroelectric power does not .the atmosphere.
a) purify b) pollinate c) pollute d) promote
2-The young man .his birthplace and lived in a desert town.
a) deserted b) deserved c) desired d) deprived
3-I usually watch the TV programme ..to the Age.
a) Wits b) Witches c) Watches d) Witness
4-The man they arrested last night has been charged ..murder.
a) on b) with c) for d) about
5-This map shows the exact ..of the project.
a) existence b) destination c) location d) generation
6-She couldnt have gone out during the eclipse if she .superstitious.
a) was b) had been c) were d) is
7-The job advertisement said that all .should have a BSc in Chemistry.
a) cannibals b) craftsmen c) correspondents d) candidates
8- .is a sum of money you need to start a business.
a) Capital b) capitals c) Capsule d) Capes
9-The food smelt wonderful, ..she did not even try it.
a) despite b) however c) so d) because
10-It was . that Egypt should lose one of its most important monuments, Abu Simble.
a) Advisable b) justifiable c) unthinkable d) unsafe
11-The surgeon operated the ill man.
a) at b) into c) over d) on
12-Noha did not take her keys. She seen them on the desk.
a) couldnt have b) must have c) didnt have d) shouldnt have
13-I go to the theatre I can not go more often.
a) as for now b) now and again c) for now d) up till now
14-Most of our shopping ..done on the internet in the coming few years.
a) will b) will have c) shouldnt be d) will be
15-There is a layer of cells surrounding the trunk of a tree.
a) damp b) dull c) due d) dumb
16-Can you kindly tell me where .. ?
a) is the manager b) the manager c) the manager is d) is
4. Rewrite the following sentences using the word(s) in brackets to give the same
1-The man is too weak to go for a walk alone. (so that)
2-She will have finished her work by eight oclock in the evening. (have been)
3-My mother said to me, Dont interfere in other peoples affairs. (advised me)
4-Ahmed must be sick. That is why he is absent. (the reason)
5-A friendly character helps a person especially at interviews. (for your favour)
5. Read and then write notes on the passage:
Thatching, which is the use of straw, reeds or grasses to make a roof for a building, goes back to the Bronze Age. In Britain especially, thatched cottages and farmhouses were a common sight in rural areas. Thatch was used because it was cheap and light. The materials used varied from region to region according to what was available in the area. Thatched houses were at their most fame in the late 18th century.
Definition: ........(1) .. .
It dates back to: .(2) .. .
Examples from Britain: ..(3) .. .
Reasons for using thatching: (4) . / ..(5) .
Why the materials differed: ..(6) . .
6. Read the following passage then answer the questions:
It must be said that the majority of those who are against Genetically Modified (GM) foods are neither living in countries which suffer from food shortages, not facing starvation. Many scientists believe that without GM foods, the Third World will never overcome its food problems. At present, over one billion people live on less than one dollar a day. The United Nations hopes this number will be cut in half, within fifteen years. This will not happen if food continues to be produced in the conventional manner. Foods produced by traditional farming methods do not last very long and often spoil during transport. Very often, food sent by the West to countries suffering from famine, rots before it reaches its destination. Now, scientists have found ways to preserve foods for much longer time. For example, they have developed a preservative made from vitamins and minerals which keeps even cut fruit fresh for up to ten days if refrigerated. Despite this, there are still people who believe agricultural research should be moving in a different direction. They accept that there is no real proof that GM foods are dangerous. However, they believe that the solutions that GM foods provide are short-term and that it is necessary to find longer-lasting and natural means to solve the worlds food problems.
A) Answer the following:
1-How do scientists preserve foods for a long time ?
2-Mention one disadvantage of food grown by conventional methods.
3-Give a title to the passage.
4-Do you agree with the scientists who believe that without GM foods, the Third World
will never overcome its food problem ? Why ?
B) Choose the best answer from a , b . c . or d:
5-The expression cut in half means . .
a) cut into pieces b) add one half c) decrease by half d) become one and a half
6-Most of the food sent to starving countries . .
a) never decays b) decays after it reaches them
c) decays on the way d) does not decay until it is eaten by them
7-People are .. .
a) not sure GM foods are dangerous b) sure GM foods are safe
c) sure GM goods are dangerous d) ignorant of GM foods
D-The Novel (9M)
7. a) Answer the following questions:
1-What made Leila take up archaeology ?
2-What was Dr Hafezs opinion about Amalia ?
3-Why were there many photographers at Cairo airport when Leila arrived ?
b) Read the following quotation and then answer the questions:
Of course we need to find a gold mask to be sure its the tomb of a king. But this is still a
1-Who said these words ?
2-What was the great discovery he referred to ?
3-Who discovered it ?
c) Complete the following:
1-Most Inca gold work was made by .. .
2-Amalia placed the gold rabbit among Leilas clothes to . .
3-Ramon was lowered inside the tomb where he found .
8. Write two paragraphs of five sentences each about:
Some people like life in the countryside because it is calm, peaceful and away from pollution. Others like life in the city because it is more lively, more entertaining and faster. Which kind of life do you prefer ?
9. a)Translate into Arabic (3M):
Exercise is a good way to get rid of the stress and frustration of the workplace. Consequently, people who exercise regularly feel better and do not get sick so often. This would benefit the company as a whole.
b) Translate info English (1M):
أحب الذهاب إلى الأوبرا للإستمتاع بالموسيقى الراقية.