Ministry of Education
General Secondary Education Certificate Examination, 2013
[Second Stage - First Session]
First Foreign Language: ENGLISH (2) Time: 3 Hours

A- Language Functions

Respond to each of the following situations (4 marks)

 1- Give advice to your friend who is going out while it is raining outside.

2- Your uncle was very sick last week, You regret not visiting him.

3- One of your sisters looks upset. You want to know if she has a problem.

4- A friend suggests that you go to the book fair next Friday. Suggest something else.

2) Mention the place, the speakers and the language function in each of the following two mini-dialogues: (4 marks)

1- A: Excuse me. I need an encyclopedia about Egyptian novelists

B: You can find this on the shelf over there.

A: Thank you. Can I take it out?

B: I'm afraid you can't.

Place:......        - Speaker A:..               Speaker B:..                      function:....

2-A: Does this tooth ache?

B: Not the upper tooth, but the lower one.

Place:......        - Speaker A:..               Speaker B:..                      function:....



3) Choose the correct answer from a, b, e or d: (8 marks)

1- The teaching ....................requires good education and training.

       a) proficient   b) profile  e) procession  d) profession

2- My elder brother is a Nile TV channel ............... whose job is to report news from London. .

        a) agent  b) client  c) correspondent  d) representative

3- Military soldiers usually wear .................... uniforms.

        a) distinctive  b) destructive c) detective d) distributive

4- If Mona had come ten minutes earlier, she .......... her boss.

         a) would meet    b) would have met   c) will meet   d) meets

5- Naguib Mahfouz's books ......... into many languages.

         a) have translated   b) had translated   c) were translating    d) have been translated

6- When we were children, we didn't have e-mails so we ......... write letters.

        a) must     b) had to     c) have to     d) has to

7- Five litres of petrol........ not enough for the trip from Cairo to Alexandria.

        a) is   b) are   c) were   d) had

8- Dr. Aisha Abedelrahman used to go with her father to meetings at ...... ..she learned to read and write.

       a) which b) where c) who d) whom

9- The astronauts went on a replace a broken fuel pump.

        a) tour b) suit c) station d) walk

10- At the beach, people's skin can become darker because they are exposed to .............. rays.

      a) electromagnetic   b) ultraviolet   c) heat   d) laser

11- Yehia Haqqi is one of the most .............writers in the Egyptian literature

       a) innocent   b) influential   c) medical   d) scientific

 12- Coal, oil, and gas are.........fuels, which have been formed under the ground millions of years ago.

        a) energy - b) electricity c) fossil d) waste

13- ............occurs when the moon disappears, and passes between the sun and the earth.

        a) An eclipse   b) Wind   c) Thunder   d) Lightening

 14- We expect .......... the English test this year.

       a) pass     b) to passing   c) passing   d) to pass

15- Salwa is penniless. She wishes she .......... spent all her money yesterday.

      a) hasn't    b) hadn't    c) didn't   d) doesn't

16- Its my mother's birthday, ......... I want to buy her a present.

      a) because      b) although    c) despite   d) so


4) Find the mistake in each of the following sentences, then write it correctly:  (6 marks)

1- He wanted to know how would I feel about working in Luxor.

2- When I have nothing to do, I feel really boring.

3-At night, bright lights always illustrate the front of the palace.

4- The doctor advised my aunt not to eat sweets because she is chronic.

5- Despite grandfather is 72, he is still working .

6-Today, paper, plastic and glass can all be replaced to be used again.


5) Read the following passage, then answer the questions: ( 4 marks)

    Many people like to take part in extreme sports. These sports are thrilling but can be dangerous. They require skill and technique and a sense of adventure. Extreme sports started long ago. Hang-gliding, skydiving and hot-air ballooning are just three of the many extreme sports practised.

    Hot-air Ballooning is recognised as a sport in 1960. The huge multicolour balloon have been made from nylon and are lifted into the sky by controlling the air inside the balloon. To make the balloon go higher, the balloon pilot blasts hot air inside the balloon. Bottled Propane gas is used to heat the air. This fuel can be turned off and on by the balloonist. To make the balloon descend, the air has to be left to cool . A basket, which holds the balloonist and passengers, is attached to the balloon by wires.

A. . Give short answers to the following questions:

L Do you like extreme sports? Why/Why not?

2- What does a balloonist do to lift or descend a balloon?

3- Why is hot-air ballooning one of the extreme sports?

B. Choose the correct answer from a, b. cord:

4- The air gets hot or cool b the . ..........

  a) skill   b) wires c) balloonist d) basket

5- According to the passage, the basket carries................ ..

  a) balloon pilot   b) passengers   c) passengers and pilots d) multicolour balloons


6) Read the following passage, then answer the questions: ( 4 marks)

  Many unusual weather phenomena include lightening, droughts , and floods. Lightening occurs when thunderstorms form in clouds These contain drops of water and fragments of ice which rub and hit to form electricity which travels through  the air causing lightning. The temperature of lightning can be hotter than that of the sun. Lightning is very dangerous. It may strike mountains, people, and buildings. It also causes trees to fall, or catch fire.

   A drought occurs when not enough rain falls. It happens when weather is hot and water is quickly evaporated in dry areas of land. Droughts can cause loss of topsoil and damage of crops. They can result in famine, diseases and wildfires. Floods are formed when big waves are rolled on dry places. They occur when it rains more than the land can handle. Floods can make people drown and die, and may destroy many homes.

A. Give short answers to the following questions

1- What causes droughts? Give two reasons.

2- Mention three effects of a drought on man and environment.

3- According to the passage, how is electricity formed?

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

4- Floods are caused when ..... ......... ........ .

    a) dry areas of land roll   b) not enough rain falls   c) people drown and die   d) land cannot absorb rain

5- The underlined word that  refers to the . ...........

      a) lightning b) temperature e) air d) electricity



7) A. Answer the following questions: (4 marks)

1- What reason did Rassendyll give Princess Flavia for leaving Strelsau?

2- Why did Rassendyll kill Max Holf?

3- What did Sapt plan to do if the real king died?

4- Rassendyll and Sapt needed a permit to leave the city. Why?

B. Read the following quotation and then answer the questions: ( 3 marks )

 "It's good to meet your cousin! You must forgive me if I seemed surprised, as it isn't every day that you see your double!"

1- Who said this to whom?

2- Where was it said?

3- Why was the speaker surprised?

C. Find the mistake in each sentence and correct it: .  (2 marks)

 1 Michael rides through the poor part of town without a close guard.

 2- Rassendyll asked Strakencz to kill Flavia and not to allow any of the Duke's men to visit her.


8)  'Write a paragraph of about 100 words about:         ( 6 marks )

     The different ways people can do to save energy

A. Translate into Arabic (3 marks)

To make paper from wood, logs are broken into small pieces which are mixed with chemicals and then bleached. Water is removed from the mixture, which then passes through hot rollers to produce dry paper.

B. Translate into English

1-تستخدم الطاقة الشمسية لتوليد الكهرباء في بعض محطات الطاقة العملاقة.

2- عفوا هل يمكنك أن ترشدني إلى اقصر طريق للوصول إلى إستاد القاهرة؟







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