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‫ دريد هيهىب‬:‫الودرس‬

] ‫ [ الصفحة األولى‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬0( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

A- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

B- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

“When I was a child, my mother was a

Tareq was studying a book in the school

carpet weaver, and I used to help her. I’d get the

library when somebody spoke to him.

coloured wool ready for her. I used to watch her

Hussein: Hello. I’m Hussein. I think we’re in the

weave the traditional patterns. Her carpets were

same classe.

beautiful. She taught me how to weave – my first

Tareq: Oh, hello. My name’s Tareq.

piece was a belt. We didn’t use to have a TV, and in

Hussein: What are you reading?

the evening we’d often sit and tell traditional stories

Tareq: It’s a book about Bosra. I’m reading lots of

and

sing

folk

songs.

But

nowadays,

my

books about ancient history at the moment. I

grandchildren watch TV and play computer games. I hope they don’t forget the old traditional ways.”

love it. Hussein: I quite like it. But I prefer science. Where was your old school?

Faten

Tareq: I went to school in Canada. My dad’s a university professor and he taught Arabic

---------------------------------------------------------------- Choose the right answer (a, b or c) to complete the following: (6 marks) 1. Faten’s mother used to ………………….. carpets. a- weave

b- weaves

c- weaved

2. She helped her mother by ………………….. the coloured wool ready for her. a- geting

b- getting

c- get

3. Her mother used to ………………….. her weave. a- teach

b- taught

c- teaches

-------------------------------------------------------------- Choose two of the underlined words in the text to suit their definitions below: (4 marks) 4. A thick woven material made of wool. 5. Sons of sons.

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literature in Montreal. Hussein: How long did you live there? Tareq: for six years. -------------------------------------------------------------- Write true (T) or false (F):

(6 marks)

6. Tareq used to study at school in Canada. 7. Tareq’s father was a teacher at university in Canad. 8. Hussein is very interested in reading books about ancient history. ------------------------------------------------------------- Answer the following questions: (4 marks) 9. What did Tareq’s father use to do in Canada? 10. What was Trareq reading when Hussein spoke to him?

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‫ دريد هيهىب‬:‫الودرس‬

] ‫ [ الصفحة الثانية‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬0( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

C- Read the following sentences and choose the correct answer: (8 marks)

G- Choose the correct tense between brackets: (10 marks)

11. Abbas used to walk home (through, while) the old market. 12. The fruit used to taste (better, best) than today. 13. I (don’t work, not work) any more. 14. Loubna felt (nervous, excited) when she lost her schoolbook. -------------------------------------------------------------D- Choose the correct answer (a, b or c) to complete the following dialogue: (8 marks)

26. I didn’t always (use to, would) live in Canada. 27. It (used to, would) be very cold in the winter – it snowed nearly every day! 28. We (use to, would) go there every weekend and swim, fish or sail. 29. After dinner, Grandfather (didn’t would, would) sit and tell us all stories from long ago. 30. My best friend (didn’t use, used) to live on a farm too. -----------------------------------------------------------------

15. Amer: What did you use to …………………..? a- are b- be c- were 16. Abbas: I ………………….. a doctor. a- am b- was c- were 17. Amer: ……………… hospitals different from today? a- Are b- Were c- Was 18. Abbas: Yes, they …………….. have the same equipment . a- didn’t use to b- wouldn’t c- would -------------------------------------------------------------E- Write the missing word in each space: (6 marks) 19. He heard a noise in the middle ……………… the night! 20. He moved to Canada ………………….. he was five. 21. Our mother used to get very angry ………………….. us because our clothes were always dirty! ----------------------------------------------------------------F- Complete each item in column (A) with the correct choice from column (B): (8 marks) A 22. He felt so embarrassed 23. We didn’t use to have a TV, 24. I was waiting for the bus, 25. Nadia used to write articles

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B a) when it started to rain. b) for her school Internet magazine. c) when he fell into a box of fruit. d) but I didn’t agree with them. e) so we listened to the radio or read.

H- Complete the following dialogues:  Write the questions: (6 marks) 31. Interviewer: ………………………………………………..? Abbas: I used to work in a hospital. 32. Interviewer: ………………………………………………..? Abbas: Yes, hospitals were different from today. 33. Interviewer: ………………………………………………..? Abbas: I always felt happy when my patients got well again. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Write the answers: (4 marks) 34. Interviewer: How often do you go to the school library? Student: …………………………………………………….. 35. Interviewer: What books are you interested in? Student: ……………………………………………………… ---------------------------------------------------------------I- Write a 50-word composition about ONE of the following topics: (10 marks) Topic one: Write a story about a day in your life that you will always remember. Topic two: (………………………………………………....)

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‫ دريد هيهىب‬:‫الودرس‬

] ‫ [ الصفحة األولى‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬1( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

A- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

B- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

People who write articles for a newspaper are

Newspaper contain news, information and

called ‘journalists’. But no newspaper can afford to

advertising, and are printed on low-cost paper. They

send journalists to report on all events, so they buy

can be daily or weekly, national or local. Newspaper

stories from news agencies around the world. And

began about 500 years ago – the first ones were in

no newspaper has room for all the stories that

Germany.

happen every day. So the news editor holds a

handwritten and used to be passed from person to

meeting where they decide what stories to publish.

person. But they weren’t very different from today!

They

They

also

decide

where

the

photos

and

had

In

those

information

newspapers

about and

economic

conditions,

are cheap because half the cost is paid for by

features. Newspapers used to be very expensive.

advertising. A lot of people used to read a paper

Poor people couldn’t afford them. But in the 1800s,

every day. But today fewer people are reading

printing became cheaper and ordinary people could

newspapers than before. Instead, they go online an

afford to buy them.

printed only once a day.

customs

wars,

were

advertisements will go. These days, newspapers

get their news on TV and online, newspapers are

social

days,

human-interest

-------------------------------------------------------------- Write true (T) or false (F):

(6 marks)

---------------------------------------------------------------- Choose the right answer (a, b or c) to complete the following: (6 marks)

6. Newspapers can appear every day or once a week.

1. There ………………….. enough space for all events

7. Ordinary people could buy newspapers thanks to printing.

in a newspaper. a- isn’t

b- is

c- are

2. Advertising makes newspaper ………………….. a- costly

b- cheap

c- easy

3. Because of internet, people read newspapers ………………….. before. a- more than

8. In the past, newspapers used to be very different from today. ------------------------------------------------------------- Answer the following questions: (4 marks) 9. How long have newspapers existed?

b- less than

c- as much as

-------------------------------------------------------------- Choose two of the underlined words in the text to suit their definitions below: (4 marks)

10. Where did the first newspapers appear?

4. People who work for a newspaper. 5. Pictures of products and explanations about them.

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‫ دريد هيهىب‬:‫الودرس‬

] ‫ [ الصفحة الثانية‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬1( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

C- Read the following sentences and choose the correct answer: (8 marks)

G- Choose the correct tense between brackets: (10 marks)

11. You can find out the main news quickly by (reading, reads) the headlines. 12. Al-Ahram is the (old, oldest) newspaper in the Arab world. 13. Are you (afraid, interested) of spiders? 14. Nadia sings (beautiful, beautifully). -------------------------------------------------------------D- Choose the correct answer (a, b or c) to complete the following dialogue: (8 marks)

26. Yesterday we (went, were going) to Covent Garden Market. 27. Here, you always (see, was seeing) lots of interesting actors. 28. I (was thinking, thought) the man was a statue. 29. I was walking away, when suddenly he (put, was putting) his hand on my shoulder. 30. I screamed then I (saw, see) everyone laughing. -----------------------------------------------------------------

15. Nada: …………… holds meetings in a newspaper? a- Where b- Why c- Who 16. Huda: The editor …………………... a- hold b- does c- did 17. Nada: What else does he …………………... ? a- does b- do c- doing 18. Huda: He decides ……………… stories to publish . a- when b- where c- what -------------------------------------------------------------E- Write the missing word in each space: (6 marks)

H- Complete the following dialogues:  Write the questions: (6 marks)

19. I’m really excited ………………… the basketball match tomorrow! 20. I used ………………… live on a farm in the countryside. 21. Naser was riding his bike ………………… he fell off. ----------------------------------------------------------------F- Complete each item in column (A) with the correct choice from column (B): (8 marks) A 22. The windscreen wiper broke, 23. Nowadays, our grandchildren watch TV 24. The doctors were very happy 25. He used to walk home.

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B a) He didn’t use to have a car. b) she would help her mum. c) so the bus driver had to fix it himself. d) and play computer games. e) when their patients got well again.

31. Interviewer: ………………………………………………..? Faten: My mother was a carpet weaver. 32. Interviewer: ………………………………………………..? Faten: Her carpets were beautiful. 33. Interviewer: ………………………………………………..? Faten: To help her, I would get the coloured wool ready for her ----------------------------------------------------------------- Write the answers: (4 marks) 34. Interviewer: Where did you use to work? Abbas: …………………………………………………….. 35. Interviewer: How were hospitals different from today? Abbas: ……………………………………………………… ---------------------------------------------------------------I- Write a 50-word composition about ONE of the following topics: (10 marks) Topic one: Write a story about a day in your life that you will always remember. Topic two: (………………………………………………....)

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‫ دريد هيهىب‬:‫الودرس‬

] ‫ [ الصفحة األولى‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬2( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

A- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

B- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

In the days before television, radio and films,

A king wanted his kingdom to be famous for

people told stories. And with these stories they

making new scientific discoveries. So he sent his

managed to entertain their audience, teach them and

servants out to faraway towns and cities to look for

give them moral lessons. In Arabic, traditional stories

the best scientist possible. They found the most

often start ‘kan ya ma kan’. But ‘Once upon a time’ is

respected scientists in the kingdom – each one an

the traditional beginning of folk tales in English. In

expert. The king welcomed them to his palace. He

the past, people weren’t able to travel easily.

said, ‘As you know I am looking for a top scientist. I

Journeys were long and slow. So each village was

want him to make exciting new discoveries that will

isolated and told different versions of the same

change the world. So he must be imaginative,

stories. Amazingly, many of these traditional stories

decisive and courageous.’ Then the king looked at all

are very similar across the Arab World. There are

the scientists and said, ‘You have to prove that you

stories about princes and princesses, animals and

are the right person for the job. The person who

ghosts, thieves and robbers, hidden treasures, rich

does this will work in a fabulous laboratory, with all

sultans and poor men.

the book, equipment and riches.’ He pointed to an

-----------------------------------------------------------------

enormous door in the wall behind him. ‘You must open it without any help.’

 Choose the right answer (a, b or c) to complete the following: (6 marks)

---------------------------------------------------------------

1. The purpose of storytelling was to ………………….

 Write true (T) or false (F):

a- teach moral lessons

6. The king sent his men to look for the scientists.

b- make money

7. The scientists were asked to destroy an enormous door in the palace.

c- pass the time. 2. It was …………………. to travel in the past. a- easy

b- difficult

c- impossible

3. Telling the same stories was really …………………. Because the villages were isolated. a- normal

(6 marks)

b- wrong

c- amazing

-------------------------------------------------------------- Choose two of the underlined words in the text to suit their definitions below: (4 marks)

8. The successful scientist will work in a fabulous laboratory. ------------------------------------------------------------- Answer the following questions: (4 marks) 9. What sort of scientist is the king looking for? 10. What is the task the king has for the scientists?

4. far from each other 5. people who steal other people’s money

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‫ دريد هيهىب‬:‫الودرس‬

] ‫ [ الصفحة الثانية‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬2( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

C- Read the following sentences and choose the correct answer: (8 marks)

G- Choose the correct tense between brackets: (10 marks)

11. You (mustn’t, don’t have to) be late, because the bus won’t wait for you. 12. When you write a story, you (must, shouldn’t) remember to use the correct punctuation. 13. When you finish your story, you (should, shouldn’t) always read to check for mistakes. 14. Some people were discussing the things they (should, could) do when they were young. -------------------------------------------------------------D- Choose the correct answer (a, b or c) to complete the following dialogue: (8 marks)

26. I didn’t always (use to, would) live in Canada. 27. ‘How did you (found, find) the village in the mountains?’ 28. My brother (is studying, studies) at Damascus University this year. 29. As we (were walking, walked) around, we met a group of tourists. 30. Crowded underground trains (carry, carrying) people to factories. -----------------------------------------------------------------

15. Sami: What ………………… your father do? a- do b- dos c- does 16. Ali: He is a newspaper ………………… a- teacher b- reporter c- doctor 17. Sami: How………………… does he appear on TV? a- long b- much c- often 18. Ali: He …………………on TV twice a week. a- appear b- appeared c- appears -------------------------------------------------------------E- Write the missing word in each space: (6 marks) 19. This apartment is not big ………………… for us. 20. If you eat too much before you do exercise, you ………………… feel ill. 21. In the past, we didn’t …………… to have a cinema. ----------------------------------------------------------------F- Complete each item in column (A) with the correct choice from column (B): (8 marks) A 22. How could a single man 23. Men used to meet around a fire after dark 24. The printed news will only have 25. In the past the fruit

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B a) using computers and internet. b) articles with opinions and comments. c) used to taste better than today. d) open such an enormous door e) and tell stories

H- Complete the following dialogues:  Write the questions: (6 marks) 31. Marah: ……………………………………………………..? Fadia: I went to Damascus. 32. Marah: ……………………………………………………..? Fadia: I got there by train. 33. Marah: ……………………………………………………..? Fadia: I met my old friends there. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Write the answers: (4 marks) 34. Zeina: What could you do when you were 10? Salma: …………………………………………………….. 35. Zeina: When were you born? Salma: ……………………………………………………… ---------------------------------------------------------------I- Write a 50-word composition about ONE of the following topics: (10 marks) Topic one: Write a fact file about a tourist site in Syria. Topic two: Write an email to a friend. Tell your friend about something that happened to you, or someone in your family.

School year 2012 – 2013

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‫ دريد هيهىب‬:‫الودرس‬

] ‫ [ الصفحة األولى‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬3( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

A- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

B- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

In developing countries, women and girls,

Our paper is studying problems with traffic in

who are usually responsible for water, waste time

our town. Every day when we travel to work or

and energy carrying water instead of working to

school, we experience too much traffic and noise.

improve their lives. On average, they walk a distance

We sit in traffic jams getting stressed or we can’t

of six kilometres each day, which takes three hours,

hear people speak because of car horns and traffic

and they carry 20 litres of water home. If water is

noise. One problem is that there are too many cars

nearer their homes, girls have time to go to school.

and lorries in the town centre. The streets are too

Women also suffer, because they need clean water

crowded, and the air is too dirty because of all the

when they are pregnant or looking after young

traffic. Mr. Martin, a shopkeeper, said, ‘There is too

babies. Diseases carried in water kill up to ten

much noise. I can’t hear myself think! Mr. Wood, a

million children a year, putting mothers and their

policeman, said, ‘There are also too many parked

unborn children at risk.

vehicles. It’s difficult to walk along the streets.’ But

-----------------------------------------------------------------

the biggest problem is that there is too much air pollution.

 Choose the right answer (a, b or c) to complete the following: (6 marks)

---------------------------------------------------------------

1. In developing countries, usually women and

 Write true (T) or false (F):

…………………. are responsible for water.

6. The newspaper is studying the problem of noise in the town.

a- children

b- boys

c- girls

2. …………………. Women need clean water. a- beautiful

b- pregnant

c- African

3. Diseases carried in water are …………………. for children and mothers. a- healthy

b- dangerous c- good

-------------------------------------------------------------- Choose two of the underlined words in the text to suit their definitions below: (4 marks) 4. A woman or female animal having unborn baby growing inside her body.

(6 marks)

7. The people they interviewed are happy with traffic in the town. 8. The newspaper believes that the biggest problem is dirty air. ------------------------------------------------------------- Answer the following questions: (4 marks) 9. Why air is too dirty? 10. Why can’t Mr. Martin hear himself think?

5. Illnesses which affect people, animals or plants.

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] ‫ [ الصفحة الثانية‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬3( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

C- Read the following sentences and choose the correct answer: (8 marks)

G- Choose the correct tense between brackets: (10 marks)

11. I want (to, in) visit Tal Shihab waterfalls. 12. I (receive, received) an email from my uncle ten minutes ago. 13. The charity (which, who) is based in France, has several projects in Africa too. 14. I’m (interested, interesting) in seeing animals in their natural habitat. -------------------------------------------------------------D- Choose the correct answer (a, b or c) to complete the following dialogue: (8 marks)

26. Who (eats, has eaten) the biscuits? The packet is empty. 27. Before she went to school, Carol (learns, had learnt) to speak English. 28. What (will, would) happen if you go to London? 29. A few weeks ago, a woman (buys, bought) some bananas. 30. I (spend, spent) a week by the sea. It was wonderful. -----------------------------------------------------------------

15. Doctor: Hello, Saleh ………………… the problem? a- What b- What’s c- Why 16. Saleh: Well, doctor, I’ve ……………… this terrible throat. a- got b- get c- have 17. Doctor: How………………… have you had it? a- long b- tall c- bad 18. Saleh: …………………a week. It started last Saturday. a- Since b- For c- After -------------------------------------------------------------E- Write the missing word in each space: (6 marks)

H- Complete the following dialogues:  Write the questions: (6 marks)

19. I was playing tennis …………… I fell and sprained my ankle. 20. I haven’t got …………… news about my exam results yet. 21. Too …………… rain will damage the crops. ----------------------------------------------------------------F- Complete each item in column (A) with the correct choice from column (B): (8 marks) A 22. Many people move to the city, 23. I often listen to music while I study, 24. I come from Canada 25. There is too much pollution in the city.

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B a) but not all the time. b) but my parents are Chinese. c) I felt so terrified. d) because there are too few jobs I smaller towns e) We need to find a solution to this problem.

31. Fadi: ……………………………………………………..? Malek: I’ve got a broken leg. 32. Fadi: ……………………………………………………..? Malek: I broke it last week. 33. Fadi: ……………………………………………………..? Malek: I fell down while playing football. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Write the answers: (4 marks) 34. Lama: how many languages do you speak? Suha: …………………………………………………….. 35. Lama: Where did you learn them? Suha: ……………………………………………………… ---------------------------------------------------------------I- Write a 50-word composition about ONE of the following topics: (10 marks) Topic one: Write a website page for tourists about your town/city. Topic two: Write an email to a friend. Tell your friend about something that happened to you, or someone in your family.

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] ‫ [ الصفحة األولى‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬4( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

A- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

B- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

Ibn Sina (often called Avicenna), Muslim philosopher and scientist. Born 980 CE.

Hippocrates, Ancient Greek doctor. Born 460 BCE.

He is considered to be the ‘father of modern

He is known as the ‘father of medicine’. He

medicine’ and wrote over 450 books, including the

based his work on observation, the description of

14-volume Canon of Medicine, which is a book that

symptoms, the study of the human body and talking

includes Arabic medical lore and personal experience.

to patients. He treated the body as a whole, and

It’s considered one of the most famous books of

believed in the importance of rest, a good diet, fresh

medicine. He wrote about the human body, surgery

air and hygiene. He was the first doctor to say that

and treatments. As a young man, he studied

thoughts and feelings came from the brain. Medical

medicine and treated the sick, often not asking for

students today take the Hippocratic oath and

payment. He was the first to accurately describe the

promise to treat the sick, keep patients’ secrets and

symptoms of illnesses, including diabetes. Until the

teach medicine to the next generation.

16th century, the teaching of medicine was based on his work. Even today, doctors still study his works.

-------------------------------------------------------------- Write true (T) or false (F):

---------------------------------------------------------------- Choose the right answer (a, b or c) to complete the following: (6 marks) 1. Ibn Sina used to treat the sick for ………………….. a- free 2.

b- money

c- freedom

Canon of Medicine is one of the most

…………………. Books in the history of medicine. a- expensive

b- well-known c- modern

3. He accurately …………………. about the symptoms b- made

6. Hippocrates said that the heart was the source of thoughts and feelings. 7. According to Hippocratic oath, medical students should treat sick people. 8. For Hippocrates, a good diet, fresh air and hygiene were very important. ------------------------------------------------------------- Answer the following questions: (4 marks) 9. What did Hippocrates base his work on?

of illnesses including diabetes. a- talked

(6 marks)

c- forgot

10. What is Hippocrates known as?

-------------------------------------------------------------- Choose two of the underlined words in the text to suit their definitions below: (4 marks) 4. something wrong with your body or mind which shows that you have a particular illness. 5. an operation, when doctors cut your body.

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] ‫ [ الصفحة الثانية‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬4( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

C- Read the following sentences and choose the correct answer: (8 marks)

G- Choose the correct tense between brackets: (10 marks)

11. There is still (some, any) water left in the jug. Do you want any more. 12. It is (the, a) beautiful place to visit. 13. Titanic, (who, which) was made a few years ago, is one of my favourite films. 14. Tarek didn’t (came, come) back on time yesterday. -------------------------------------------------------------D- Choose the correct answer (a, b or c) to complete the following dialogue: (8 marks)

26. Clean water (is, was) essential for healthy living. 27. It’s (gets, getting) late. Have we seen it all yet? 28. When I arrived, my friends (leave, had left) 29. Come in! I (just made, have just made) tea. 30. No, I didn’t (rode, ride) my new bike yesterday. -----------------------------------------------------------------

15. Journalist: What do you ………………….? a- does b- did c- do 16. Saleem: I’m a mud ………………….. a- architect b- engineer c- reporter 17. Journalist: Why ………………… your job important? a- is b- are c- was 18. Saleem: Because I have to check that the right mud is …………………. for the drill hole. a- using b- used c- use -------------------------------------------------------------E- Write the missing word in each space: (6 marks) 19. Oil is formed …………………. plants and animals buried millions of years ago. 20. I am responsible …………………. the planning and managing of the actual drilling. 21. I ate too …………………. . I’ve got a stomachache now. ----------------------------------------------------------------F- Complete each item in column (A) with the correct choice from column (B): (8 marks) A 22. We can’t be sure there’s oil 23. If I make a mistake, 24. The museum, which is in the city centre, 25. You turn on the tape,

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H- Complete the following dialogues:  Write the questions: (6 marks) 31. Teacher: ……………………………………………………..? Student: We use oil to give us energy. 32. Teacher: ……………………………………………………..? Student: It is formed from plants and animals buried millions of years ago. 33. Teacher: ……………………………………………………..? Student: I use satellites and computers in my job. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Write the answers: (4 marks) 34. Lama: What did you do to improve your English? Suha: …………………………………………………….. 35. Lama: How long does it take to learn a new foreign language? Suha: ……………………………………………………… ---------------------------------------------------------------I- Write a 50-word composition about ONE of the following topics: (10 marks) Topic one: Write a healthy diary for a week. Topic two: Write an email to a friend. Tell your friend about something that happened to you, or someone in your family.

B a) is very interesting. b) so we have to look after water. c) until all our different tests are done. d) and water comes out. e) there could be an exploison.

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‫ دريد هيهىب‬:‫الودرس‬

] ‫ [ الصفحة األولى‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬5( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

A- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

B- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

Brian is a nurse anaesthetist. He did this

Here’s what Brian says about his job: ‘I give

specialized course after he qualified as a nurse. First,

the patient a drug to make them fall asleep before

he had to get several years’ experience working in a

we start operating, and it works after about half a

critical care unit, such as an emergency department

minute. They won’t feel anything or know anything

or heart care department. But what does a nurse

from this moment on, until they wake up after the

anaesthetist. A very important first part of the job is

operation. In order to keep the patient breathing

getting everything ready, long before the patient

during the operation, we put a tube in their lungs,

comes in for the operation. We have to prepare all

and a machine does the breathing for them. While

the things we are going to need – needles, syringes

the surgeon is operating, we keep a constant check

and supplies for breathing. I even bring a CD player! I

on the patient’s heart rate, blood pressure and

play music to help the patient relaz.’

breathing. And our role doesn’t end after the

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operation, we have to wake the patient up, and make sure we give the right painkillers and care in

 Choose the right answer (a, b or c) to complete the following: (6 marks)

the ward, while they are recovering. So really, we

1. Brian should ………………….. everything before the

hospital treatment.’

operation. a- prepares

b- prepare

c- prepared

are there at the beginning and at the end of their

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2. Needles, syringes and supplies for breathing are

 Write true (T) or false (F):

…………………..

6. Within less a minute the drug makes the patient fall asleep.

a- need

b- needed

c- needs

3. The main task of a nurse anaesthetist is to …………………. the anaesthetist. a- teach

b- order

c- help

-------------------------------------------------------------- Choose two of the underlined words in the text to suit their definitions below: (4 marks) 4. the person who puts people to sleep before an operation.

(6 marks)

7. A tube and a machine help the patient breath. 8. The patient’s blood pressure is checked during the operation. ------------------------------------------------------------- Answer the following questions: (4 marks) 9. Why does Brian give the patient a drug? 10. What does Brian have to do after the operation?

5. a person who needs an operation in hospital.

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] ‫ [ الصفحة الثانية‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬5( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

C- Read the following sentences and choose the correct answer: (8 marks)

G- Choose the correct tense between brackets: (10 marks)

11. I went to the dentist, (which, who) told me I should eat less sugar. 12. you can ask any of (a, the) local questions. 13. I’m sorry, I haven’t got (any, some) money. 14. The charity (is, are) based in France. -------------------------------------------------------------D- Choose the correct answer (a, b or c) to complete the following dialogue: (8 marks)

26. The new town (has been, been) built in three months. 27. Hussein has a stomachache because he (eats, had eaten) too much. 28. I (already pack, have already packed) my suitcases for the trip. 29. He (did, does) well in the exam, it was really easy. 30. By the time she (got, gets) to hospital, she had become very ill. -----------------------------------------------------------------

15. Father: What …………………. Al Razi make? a- dos b- did c- do 16. Son: He ………………….. many important medical discoveries. a- maks b- were c- made 17. Father: Who did he work …………………? a- about b- for c- with 18. Son: He worked for princes and …………………. . a- rulers b- doctors c- surgeons -------------------------------------------------------------E- Write the missing word in each space: (6 marks) 19. With the moon low …………………., a firework could fly up several kilometres. 20. People usually stand and wait …………………. the train in the station. 21. Sea-sal crystals in the air help clean …………………. atmosphere. ----------------------------------------------------------------F- Complete each item in column (A) with the correct choice from column (B): (8 marks) A 22. Water isn’t only necessary for drinking 23. Most freshwater is in the form of ice, 24. He worked as a surgeon, 25. He wrote many books

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B a) in a gladiator school. b) but he couldn’t call his dad on his mobile phone. c) but also for cooking, washing….etc. d) so we have to look after it. e) including a 17-volume book on medicine and anatomay.

H- Complete the following dialogues:  Write the questions: (6 marks) 31. Nizar: ……………………………………………………..? Faez: My friend is a drilling engineer. 32. Nizar: ……………………………………………………..? Faez: He starts work when a possible reservoir of oil has been found. 33. Nizar: ……………………………………………………..? Faez: The only way to be sure there is oil is drilling. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Write the answers: (4 marks) 34. Adel: What do you do to keep fit? Wael: …………………………………………………….. 35. Adel: Why did your team lose the match yesterday? Wael: ……………………………………………………… ---------------------------------------------------------------I- Write a 50-word composition about ONE of the following topics: (10 marks) Topic one: Write about a charity in your country explaining how they help poor people. Topic two: ………………………………………………………....

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] ‫ [ الصفحة األولى‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬6( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

A- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

B- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

Oil (petroleum) gives us a lot of the energy

After the geologists find a likely area, I can

we use every day. It also provides materials for

start my work. I’m a seismologist – someone who

chemicals, medicines and plastics. Oil is formed from

understands earth movement. I send vibrations

plants and animals buried millions of years ago. It can

underground and use the information to make

be thousands of metres under the ground. So have

models on my computer. I also use microphones to

you ever thought about how we actually find the oil

listen for vibration. When there is oil underground,

and then get it out of the ground? It’s an incredible

the vibrations are different.

achievement! Before drilling begins, we have to do a lot of work. I’m a petroleum geologist. I study the area carefully to see if it is likely there is oil. I’m a photo-geologist and I look at photos taken from aeroplanes. The photos tell me where there could be oil.

1. Getting oil out of the ground is …………………... b- great

c- impossible

2. When plants and animals are buried for millions of years, ………………….. form oil. a- the

b- it

c- they

3. The photos provide information about the ………………….. of having oil in the ground. a- impossibility

a possible reservoir of oil has been found. I have to think of the best way to get the oil out of the ground. In the end, there is only one way to be sure there is oil – drilling. ---------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------- Choose the right answer (a, b or c) to complete the following: (6 marks)

a- bad

I’m a drilling engineer. I don’t start work until

b- misfortune c- possibility

-------------------------------------------------------------- Choose two of the underlined words in the text to suit their definitions below: (4 marks)

 Write true (T) or false (F):

(6 marks)

6. Thinking about the best way to get the oil out of the ground isn’t the drilling engineer’s responsibility. 7. When a reservoir of oil is found, the drilling engineer starts work. 8. When vibrations are different, this means there isn’t any oil underground. ------------------------------------------------------------- Answer the following questions: (4 marks) 9. Why does a seismologist use microphones? 10. What is the best way to be sure there is oil?

4. Something important that you succeed in doing by your own efforts. 5. Someone who studies the rocks and soil that make up the earth.

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] ‫ [ الصفحة الثانية‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬6( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

C- Read the following sentences and choose the correct answer: (8 marks)

G- Choose the correct tense between brackets: (10 marks)

11. Next summer I’m going (to, for) visit my aunt. 12. The new restaurant, (which, who) was once a cinema, is very good. 13. I did very well this term, which made (my, their) parents proud. 14. The snake comes out of (a, the) egg. -------------------------------------------------------------D- Choose the correct answer (a, b or c) to complete the following dialogue: (8 marks)

26. The snake (lose, loses) the outer layer of its skin. 27. If you store water in a closed container, it (will, would) go bad. 28. I would go the zoo if I (had, have) some money. 29. We would improve if we (speak, spoke) English outside the classroom. 30. If I left my homework at home, I (will, would) get into trouble. -----------------------------------------------------------------

15. Yaser: …………………. is sea air good for you? a- When b- Where c- Why 16. Hani: Because it helps …………… the atmosphere. a- delete b- clean c- wash 17. Yaser: What does fire ………………… ? a- needs b- needed c- need 18. Hani: It needs …………………. . a- oxygen b- carbon c- nothing -------------------------------------------------------------E- Write the missing word in each space: (6 marks)

H- Complete the following dialogues:  Write the questions: (6 marks) 31. Fadi: ……………………………………………………..? Hadi: Coffee was first grown in Yemen. 32. Fadi: ……………………………………………………..? Hadi: The Yemenis created coffee by boiling the beans. 33. Fadi: ……………………………………………………..? Hadi: Coffee reached Turkey in the 15th century. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Write the answers: (4 marks)

19. Mobile ………………….. contain gold, silver and copper. 20. Don’t throw your old phone in the bin. Recycle ………………….. ! 21. Even identical twins ………………….. have the same fingerprints. ----------------------------------------------------------------F- Complete each item in column (A) with the correct choice from column (B): (8 marks)

34. Brother: What will you buy if you go shopping? Sister: …………………………………………………….. 35. Brother: how will you get home if you miss the train? Sister: ……………………………………………………… ---------------------------------------------------------------I- Write a 50-word composition about ONE of the following topics: (10 marks)

A 22. Text messages use

Topic one: Write a letter giving advice to a student preparing for his final exams.

23. If you send a message out of range 24. The hard centres contain an enzyme 25. Fingerprints are formed while

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B a) so the metal can be extracted. b) the unborn baby is developing. c) a very small amount of data. d) that causes a chemical reaction. e) the network resends it later.

Topic two: (………………………………………………....)

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] ‫ [ الصفحة األولى‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬7( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

A- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

B- Read the following text then do the tasks below:

A volcano is a hole in the Earth’s surface

Hurricanes are storms. Air rises over warm,

which pushes out hot, liquid rock. There are about

tropical seas, such as the Pacific, and starts going

800 active volcanoes in the world. A volcanic eruption

round in circles. It then blows over the Philippines,

is very powerful, as hot ash and gases are blown into

China, Japan, Australia and the USA. A hurricane can

the air. The liquid rock flows out of the volcano

reach 500 kilometres across. The centre of the storm

towards towns and villages. The gas and ash can

is called the ‘eye’ – fast winds go round the eye at

blow all over the globe, causing changes to the

speeds of over 120 kilometres per hour. They are

weather. After volcano erupts, sunlight can be

very dangerous – trees and buildings are destroyed,

reduced and crops can die. Volcanic eruptions can

and towns are flooded by the rainfall. Hurricanes can

be predicted by scientists, which helps save lives.

be tracked by satellites, and warnings can be sent to

---------------------------------------------------------------- Choose the right answer (a, b or c) to complete the following: (6 marks) 1. A volcanic eruption is very ………………….. a- weak

b- strong

weather can take place. b- clouds

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 Write true (T) or false (F):

(6 marks)

c- in between

2. When a volcano erupts, ………………….. to the a- rocks

people.

c- changes

6. Hurricanes can’t destroy trees and buildings. 7. It is possible to track down the hurricanes.

3. ………………….. people die when scientists predict

8. People can receive warnings about hurricanes.

volcanic eruption.

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a- Less

b- More

c- A lot of

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 Answer the following questions: (4 marks)

 Choose two of the underlined words in the text to suit their definitions below: (4 marks)

9. Describe the centre of the storm which is called the eye? 10. What is a hurricane?

4. A place from which a hot liquid rock comes out. 5. Become smaller in size.

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] ‫ [ الصفحة الثانية‬2013 – 2012 ‫) لشهادة التعلين األساسي للعام الدراسي‬7( ‫نوىذج اهتحاني‬

C- Read the following sentences and choose the correct answer: (8 marks)

G- Choose the correct tense between brackets: (10 marks)

11. If you get hungry, you can get snacks (on, at) the shop. 12. There has been no rain (for, since) over three months. 13. The water in the ocean is heated (by, in) the sun. 14. After the hurricane, the buildings were (bad, badly) damaged. -------------------------------------------------------------D- Choose the correct answer (a, b or c) to complete the following dialogue: (8 marks)

26. This painting (is being, was) painted by Monet in the 19th century. 27. The ancient pyramids (are, were) built by the Egyptians. 28. Traditionally, on this day, special food (was, is being) eaten, and this is still the case today. 29. Today millions of mobile phone calls (are, are being) made every second. 30. Exams in Syria (were, are) usually done at the end of each school semester. -----------------------------------------------------------------

15. Journalist: What can be …………………. to resist earth movements? a- build b- builded c- built 16. Scientist: Buildings ……………… be built a- should b- can c- would 17. Journalist: What tsunamis …………… caused by? a- is b- are c- were 18. Scientist: …… are caused by a volcanic eruption. a- The b- Its c- They -------------------------------------------------------------E- Write the missing word in each space: (6 marks) 19. An earthquake is detected ………………….. special stations. 20. Warnings can be sent ………………….. people. 21. The liquid rock flows out of the volcano towards towns ………………….. cities. ----------------------------------------------------------------F- Complete each item in column (A) with the correct choice from column (B): (8 marks) A 22. The children left the door open, 23. It takes five minutes to get there, 24. We have to wear sports shoes, 25. It’s not time to go home yet,

H- Complete the following dialogues:  Write the questions: (6 marks) 31. Teacher: ……………………………………………………..? Student: Volcanic eruptions cause changes to the weather. 32. Teacher: ……………………………………………………..? Student: Yes, volcanic eruptions can be predicted. 33. Teacher: ……………………………………………………..? Student: Scientists can predict volcanic eruptions. ----------------------------------------------------------------- Write the answers: (4 marks)

B a) don’t they?

34. Lama: What do you usually do before you go to bed? Suha: …………………………………………………….. 35. Lama: What time do you wake up in the morning? Suha: ……………………………………………………… ---------------------------------------------------------------I- Write a 50-word composition about ONE of the following topics: (10 marks)

b) is it?

Topic one: Write about a journey you have made.

c) didn’t they?

Topic two: (…………………………………………………)

d) doesn’t it? e) don’t we?

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English for Starters 9 Seven Tests