ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT
Ministry of Education
General Secondary Education Certificate Examination, 2011
[Second Stage - Second Session]
First Foreign Language: ENGLISH (2) Time: 3 Hours
A- Language Functions
1) Respond to each of the
1- A tourist wants to visit some places of interest in Egypt.
2- A friend asks about your plans for the next holiday.
3- Your father wants to know your opinion about the TV serials.
4- The teacher asks Samia which language skill she would like to improve.
2-Mention the place,
the speakers and the language function in each of the following two
1- A: What do you think this word means?
A: Well done.
A: How much is this cream?
B: Only LE. 12.
A: Here you are. How often should I use it?
B: Once before bedtime and once more in the morning.
Place : Speaker A: Speaker B: Function : .
B- Vocabulary & Structure
3) Choose the correct
answer from a. b. c or d:
1- In 1954, the government decided . The High Dam .
a) built b) building c) to build d ) had built
2- July 2010 was the 41st . of man's first landing on the moon.
a) anniversary b) anonymous c) anomalous d) advisory
3- Yehia Haqqi .. of as the father of the Egyptian modern short story and novel.
a) still is thinking b) still is thought
c) is still thought d) is still thinking
.. is the
entertainment that helps people to forget about their worries.
a) Euphemism b) Escapism c) Publication d) Presentation
5- Monira has just told Amira
...to their friend's wedding tonight.
a) would go b) have gone c) were going d) are going
6 - A / An .is a set of books dealing with every branch of human knowledge.
a) encyclopedia b) brochure c) literature d)anti-media
7- ..his old age, my uncle is very energetic.
a) Although b) Despite c) Because of d)In spite of
8- Lightning is a natural, but dangerous ..
a) sight b) view c) phenomenon d) eclipse
9- Name the actor ..plays Salah El Deen.
a) which b) whose c) whom d) who
10- I think that the new skills in this course will make you more ..
a) employment b) employer c) unemployed d) employable
11 - I wish I ..my time last weekend.
a) didn't waste b) hadn't wasted c) wasted d) had wasted
12 - A good director is the one who .. his employees' efforts.
a) neglects b) degrades c) communicates d) appreciates
13 - I traveled by train, but I ..by car.
a) might have travelled b) could travel
c) could have travelled d) can travel
14 - Many teenagers think that they have the .to understand life properly.
a) maturity b) mortality c) majority d) morality
15 - It began to rain and there were no taxis. At last I ..arrive home.
a) was able to b) couldn't c) wasn't able to d) managed
16 - Folk songs were made up to describe important events.
a) historian b) historic c) history d) historical
4-Find the mistake in each of the following sentences, then write them correctly:
1- Most girls I know like music.
2- A space job can take several years.
3- Ten minutes are not long for you to wait for the train.
4- Teachers and supervisors belong to the teaching confession.
5- He sends to prison for his crime.
6- The winners feel ashamed when they receive medals
) Read the following passage, then answer the questions:
A scientific principle is often understood long before it is made into an invention. This was the case with the power of steam and steam engines, but not with laser. The word laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Simply laser is a device that produces a very strong light called coherent light or laser beam. The light derived from electric bulbs or the sun - incoherent light - moves in all directions. Laser beam moves in only one direction and is much stronger.
Laser uses are countless. One of its earliest uses was measuring distances and speeds and it was amazingly accurate. For example, the exact speed of light was determined to be 186, 282. 397 miles per second. Now laser is used in the military field, surgery, factories, supermarkets, telephone work, video disc players and so many others. The laser can truly become the light of the 21st century.
A. Give short answers to the following questions:
1- Prove that laser is a very accurate device.
2- What does the underlined word refer to?
3- Laser light is different from the familiar light. Explain.
B. Choose the correct answer from a. b. c or d:
4- Laser is used in video disc players to
a) establish exhibitions b) show pictures on TV
c) record sound waves d) publish magazines
5- is more concentrated than electric light.
a) Laser beam b) Incoherent light
c) Sun beam d) Speed of light
6) Read the following passage, then answer the questions:
What does it mean to be lucky? It commonly means someone who gets something valuable without really trying, someone who is in the right place at the right time. The person who buys a winning lottery ticket or who discovers a lost painting by a famous painter - these are lucky people. Yet, luck does not guarantee happiness.
Accepting ourselves exactly as we are at this present moment provides the courage to move forward. Believing that all our choices in the past were the best we could have made frees us from regret. It also reinforces our belief that we are as good as we can be now.
The best preparation for the future is self-acceptance in the present. Self-acceptance and trust in people are the foundations of confidence and courage. Added to action, they lead to more opportunities for unexpected events - which people call luck - that can enrich our lives.
A) Give short answers to
the following questions:
1- Why is self-acceptance important?
2- How can we best prepare for the future?
3- What does the underlined word refer to?
B. Choose the correct
answer from a. b. c or d:
4- Trust in people
a) leads to unexpected events b) reminds us of the past
c) means a good choice d) leads to confidence and courage
5- A person who is a lucky person.
a) passes a final exam b) breaks a record
c) runs into an old friend d) buys a car of the latest model
) A. Answer the following questions:
1- Why did Leila regret going to Peru?
2- How did the workmen close the tomb entrance?
B. Read the following
quotation and then answer the questions:
"Yes, a person's life did not have much value for the Incas."
1 - Who said this? To whom?
2- What horrible thing did the Incas use to do? Why?
C) Complete the
following to make meaningful sentences:
1- Dr. Hafez made Amalia in charge ..
2- Martin Lander had an American passport, but .
8- Write a paragraph of about 100 words about:
A day you will never forget
9) A. Translate into
I am busy looking after thirty distributors in my area. Therefore, I continually contact them. I also attend conferences and do presentations to explain to clients about the industry.
B. Translate into English:
علينا بترشيد استخدام المياه العذبة وإلا سنواجه الظمأ مستقبلا
لكي تزدهر السياحة - يجب أن يعتبر كل مصري نفسه مرشدا سياحيا