Sheik Braham High School First Term English Examination
Form: Exp Sciences Classes. Year one Date: 22 December 2010
Here is an email sent by Eliza, a South-African girl to an Algerian key- pal. Read it carefully then do the tasks that follow:
I have found your email address on the internet this morning, and I am so pleased to correspond with an Algerian key- pal. Your country is getting more and more popular these days among the South- Africans, and we are proud of the qualification of your national squad for 2010 World Cup. I am eager to know more about you and your country. But I have to introduce myself first.
My name is Eliza. I am named after my grandmother who passed away seven years ago. Her death caused a terrible shock to me. I am 15 going on 16. I am a first- year student of Experimental Sciences at Nelson Mandela High School. I am quite tall and plump. I look a bit like my father. I have got his fair hair and dark brown eyes, but I have got my mother’s personality. I live in a so small, healthier, and mutually supportive family.
On weekdays, I always wake up early in the morning to do ablution and prepare myself for the Dawn prayer. I often take my breakfast at seven. After finishing the breakfast, I dress and go to school. I generally take the bus because it is a little bit far. I have classes from 8 to 11 in the morning and from 2 to 4 in the afternoon. I would like to be important in the near future. I want to get a job consistent with my speciality. I have a dream. I want to be a video-photographer for weddings and social ceremonies.
I live, together with my family, in Johannesburg, the richest city in South Africa. It is undergoing renovation since the early 2000‘s, motivated in its approach by the next World Cup Football championship. Johannesburg has about 710 000 inhabitants, a density of 1 962 inhabitants / km ². The city is known for hosting the Earth Summit2002 and the final FIFA World Cup to be held on Sunday, July 11. I hear a great number of Algerians will arrive in Johannesburg to support their national team. It would be a great surprise to see you among them. Never mind, the weather will be beautiful. Welcome! Eliza
1. Choose the items that best complete these sentences: (2pts)
a. Eliza found Yasmine’s email address …a) in a daily newspaper. b) in a magazine. c) On the internet
b. Eliza feels: a) quite delighted b) not at all delighted to correspond with Yasmine
c. Eliza usually gets up: a) early b) late c) around 8 in the morning.
d. Eliza hopes to be: a) a dentist b) surgeon c) a video-photographer.
2. Mark the statements below as True or False. Quote from the email to correct the false ones.(3pts)
a. Eliza is a sixteen-year-old girl, with fair hair and light brown eyes
b. She resembles her mother, but she has got her father’s personality
c. With her small supportive family, she resides in Johannesburg, South Africa
3. Read paragraph 3.Pick out all the activities Eliza does on weekdays. List them from the most to the least frequent one: (2pts)
3. Read paragraph 4, then answer the questions below 2pts)
a. How many inhabitants are there in Johannesburg?
b what is it famous for?
c. a great number of Algerians are expected to travel to Johannesburg .state the reason .
When will the Final FIFA World Cup 2010 take place
B: Text Exploration
1. Find in the text words or phrases that mean nearly the same as: (0.5pt)
a. exchange letters and messages= …………(&1) b. very happy =……………(&1)
2. Find in the text words that are opposite in meaning to0.5pt)
b. late=……………..(&3 ) a. Unknown#......................(&4)
3. Where appropriate, insert in the sentences below, the adverbs provided in parentheses: (1.5Pt)
a. Eliza is a familiar name in South Africa ( quite )
b. The school where she studies is far ( a bit )
c. she goes to school by bus (frequently )
4. Ask the question that the underlined item answers: (1pt)
a. She studies from 8 to 11 in the morning
5. Fill in each gap with one word so that the text makes sense: (2pts)
temperature - located - summer - east
The Republic of South Africa is …….. in the south of Africa, with a 2,798 km coastline on the Atlantic and Indian oceans. To the north, it is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe; to the……. are Mozambique and Swaziland. Its average ……….. during the day is about 28 ° to 30 ° in……… and 10 ° to 20 ° in winter.
6. Write the phonetic symbols for the consonants in the following words: (1.5pt)
a. country/……………/ b. family/…………../ c. known/……………../
c. Writing (Choose one topic) (4pts)
1. Translate into Arabic from ‘ I live together …’’ to ‘.. the weather will be beautiful’’. ( paragraph 4)
2. Imagine you are Eliza‘s key pal. Write a short reply to her email following the plan below:
a .introduce your self briefly b. Describe your regular activitiesc. Introduce your town
Good luck Teacher: Mr. Zaitri