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First year 1+2+3+4 Reading Text : Henry’s £4.5 million Secret The villagers in Middleton , Yorkshire often worried about poor old Henry Wardle. Henry ,68 , lived alone except for his ancient cat , Tiddles, in a tiny , one-bedroom cottage , and always asked for credit when buying cat food in the local shop .Then last month Henry died leaving 4.5million pounds in his will .The truth was that Henry was a multi-millionaire, and he owned houses all over the country from which he made a fortune in rent .All this came as a complete shock to his neighbours. They believed that Henry was a poor window cleaner , and indeed he often entertained them with tales from his windowcleaning days. However , his brother , Mr Sam Wardle , 82 , said that this was all nonsense . Henry had never been a window cleaner but had started work at the age of fourteen as a bricklayer. Then when he was 30 , he bought his first house , and after that he frequently bought and sold houses . Sam says that his brother’s only interest was making money , but he hated spending it. He didn’t spend a penny of his own money unless he had to . Henry never had a holiday , but for many years he had a girlfriend , a lady called Betty Barraclough , but he decided not to marry her because a wife was too expensive . Henry left his £4,500,000 to Tiddles and a local cat charity . His friends and family received nothing .


Bourguiba Secondary School H-Ghezaz 2009-2010

T:Mrs.Romdhani Faten Level:First year1+2+3+4. March2010 Time:2hours

Name:…………………………………………………….Class:………………………Number:………………………….

Reading Comprehension Questions (15 mks) 1-Read and fill in the table with appropriate information from the text (2) Main Character Topic Type of the text Marital Status -………………………….. -…………………………. -………………………….. -……………………………. 2-Read and complete the following paragraph with information from the text .(2mks) Henry’s neighbours felt ……………………..about him because they thought he was a …………………………window-cleaner but when he died , they were …………………………… because they discovered he was a ………………………………… 3-Say whether the following sentences are “True” or “False” and justify with details from the text .(4mks) a) Henry started to work as a window-cleaner.(………………..) -………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… b) He was well-educated.(…………………..) -………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. c) He made his money only in selling and buying houses .(………………..) -…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. d) He didn’t marry his girlfriend because he didn’t love her .(………………) -………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4-Answer the following questions : a-Who profited from Henry’s fortune after his death ? (1mark)


-………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. b- Would you do the same thing if you were in his place ?(to leave your wealth to your cat charity organization instead of your family ) ( 1mark ) -…………………………………………………………………………………………………............................................... ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 5-What do the underlined words in the text refer to ? ( 2 marks ) -he (refers to )……………………………………. -this(refers to )………………………………….. -them(refers to)…………………………………. -it (refers to)………………………………………. 6-Find synonyms or words meaning the same as : ( 2 marks ) -A testament ( a legal document ) in which one advises his/her wealth to be granted to a person or an organization = ………………………………………………………….. - needy =…………………………………. - a wealth =…………………………….. - an extremely wealthy person =………………………………………………… 7- How did you find the story ? ( 1 mark ) -…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… II-LANGUAGE : ( 10 marks ) Task 1: Fill in the blanks with 7 words from the box .(3.5 marks ) Breakdown - dark – grew – appeared – set – tube – road – worry – out I jumped into the car and ……………………..1off for home . It was very ……………………….2 I started to ………………………..3, what if I run …………………………4 of petrol ? What if I have a ………………………………5? Then car headlights ………………………………6 in my rear-view mirror and they ………………………….7closer . I slowed down . The car overtook me, braked suddenly and pulled into a lay-by .


Task2: Put the bracketed words/verbs in the right tense/form .(4 mks) My husband and I ( wait ) ………………………………for the painters to finish painting our house because we wanted to move in. They were taking a long time that we ( decide )…………………………..to do some of the work (myself)………………………… . We (know) ………………………nothing about painting a house but we thought it would be easy . We didn’t do (good)…………………….. My husband (fall off) ……………………….. the ladder and ( break)…………………….. his arm . While my husband’s arm got better , the painters finished the work and we were able to move in .We didn’t actually move in until two weeks later as my husband’s arm (still/break)………………………………. Task 3 : Circle the appropriate word .(2.5marks) If someone offered me a month’s holiday , I (will visit / would visit / would have visited ) India . It’s a country which has always interested me . I’m sure it has many beautiful buildings and monuments . If only I were there now , I’d like to know how the people live (and / so / but ) what they think . If I (can / could / could have ) stop in one (or / thus / however ) two places on the way (to / by / from ) India , I would stop in Cairo and Tehran.

III- WRITING ( 15 marks ) 1-Match a sentence part from “A” with its corresponding part from “B” to get a coherent paragraph .(3marks) A

B 1- What else can music do for us a-protect you from a number of 2- According to studies made in U.K illnesses. 3- Barbara Young , who is a music b-music can improve one’s expert claims memory. 4- Furthermore , children who take c-that music encourages the extra music lessons , do development of a baby’s mind. 5- What is also incredible is that d-apart from entertaining us and music helps people who have


trouble 6- It has been suggested that listening to songs can 7- So next time , you listen to your favourite song , remember that it can do

helping us to relax. e-better in maths and science. f-more for you than just put a smile on your face . g-sleep better than before.

1-d 5-…………………. 2-…………………..6-…………………. 3-…………………..7-…………………. 4-………………….. 2- Correct the underlined mistakes in the space provided (2 marks ) Doctors have learnt how to use body parts to safe lives . 1954 was the year of the kidney successful transplantation . Richard Herrick’s case seemed hopeful and his death was certain . Doctors thought at using one of his brother’s kidneys . Ronald , his brother was ready to donate his kidney because doctors told him he could lead a healthy life with one kidney . (A kidney = is an organ in the body ) Mistakes 1-safe 2-kidney successful 3-hopeful 4-at

Correction -…………………………………………………………. -…………………………………………………………. -…………………………………………………………. -…………………………………………………………

3- Read the following problem and write a reply .(10 marks ) I have always found it difficult to communicate with the persons I love best , that is to say my parents . They often reproach me for not talking about my problems with them . I always answer that I have no problems but it is untrue .It is


difficult to explain why I shake with fear whenever they ask me a question. I feel desperate and lonely , what should I do ? Mariam ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Content/Appropriacy……………/3 Language ……………/3 Mechanics …………/3 Layout……………/1


Fourth Forms : Maths+Sciences ( Reading text ) 1- Once Mr.Meadows had been a teacher . Thirty years in the classroom , in the smell of chalks and socks .In this year of 2025 there were no more teachers . Computers were safer and more efficient . But the school still looked so familiar , so real in the sweet October light that he could almost ignore the warning “School – No Unaccompanied Adults” written above the school electrified fence and he ran all the way around the playground . 2- Mr.Meadowes was remembering his own classrooms , the wooden floors stained purple with ink and polished by generations of young feet , the pile of books on his desk , the worksheets , the copied homework , the confiscated little objects and other facts of the good old days . 3- Of course , it wasn’t really like that nowadays : each pupil had a workstation with a plastic desktop , a voice-activated monitor , an electronic pen and a computer generated tutor with an ageless face . All the lessons were taken from the workstation , even practical lessons were performed under virtual conditions . In the old days , children had been acid-burned in chemistry , had their bones broken in various sports and were bullied in many ways by their human teachers . Nowadays all children were safe . And yet they all looked much the same , thought Mr.Meadowes .They sounded the same . What , then , had changed ? 4- Mr.Meadowes was so deep in his thoughts that he didn’t notice the sound of a security van approaching him or hear the recorded alarm signal “Children ! Danger ! Children !” It was only when the vehicle stopped right in front of him that he was startled from his thoughts . “Don’t move ! Stop right here !” said a metallic voice from inside the van . Mr.Meadowes quickly took his hands out of his pockets .Beyond the fence, the children were coming quietly out of the school buildings , some huddled over electronic game sets , others staring at the security vehicle.


-“Your name ?” demanded the vehicle loudly . -“John Meadowes . I’m a teacher .” -“Can you explain to me , Mr.Meadowes , your purpose in wandering outside a clearly – marked restricted area ?” -“I was just walking , I like to walk” , explained Mr.Meadowes, “I like to watch the children playing .” -“And have you ever done this before ?” said the machine . -“Everyday ,” he replied “for thirty years .” -“And are you aware , Mr.Meadowes , that personal contact between an unsupervised adult and a child is strictly prohibited ?” -“I like to hear their voices” , said Mr.Meadowes , “it makes me feel young.”

Bourguiba Secondary School H-Ghezaz 2009-2010

T:Mrs.Romdhani Faten Level:Bac maths+Sci. March2010 Time:2hours

Name:…………………………………………………….Class:………………………Number:…………………………. I-Reading Comprehension Questions : ( 12marks) 1-Fill in the table with information from the text .(2marks) The main character ………………………………

His job

The time of the The place of the story story ……………………………… ………………………………. ………………………………. . 2- The statements below are “True”. Pick out details from the text. (4mks) 1-Mr.Meadowes is trying to convince himself that things have not changed so much. -…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….


2-The old school is described as a place of human life and feelings. -……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3-The new school is depicted as de-humanized environment . -………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4-At school , the pupils are no longer faced with risks . -………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 3-Circle the correct option.(3marks) 1-When Mr.Meadowes looks upon the past he is : a/indifferent

b/ critical

c/ nostalgic 2-practical lessons were performed under virtual conditions , means that pupils no longer :a/study b/ make experiments c/ communicate 3- … “and other facts of the good old days” expresses Mr.Meadowes’ : a/ opinion

b/ desire c/ feeling

5-Complete the paragraph with information from the text .(2 marks) -In 2025 , two main things have taken place in the school : first teachers ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Second

adults

aren’t……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 6-Find words that mean : (1 mark) -…………………………………………………….(parag4) = looking with fixed eyes -………………………………………………………(parag4)=forbidden II- LANGUAGE : (6marks) 1-Circle the right option .(3marks) Alfred Nobel was a very wealthy man . He left nine million dollars to ( make/ break/ set ) up the Nobel Prize . He specified a prize in each of five fields : physics , chemistry , physiology , literature and peace .The Nobel Foundation is


the legal owner and administrator of the prize funds but avoids involvement in ( award/awarded/ awarding ) the prizes .A list of rules , drawn up after Nobel’s death , has interpreted and ( carrying / carry / carried ) out his will over the years . A prize may be omitted most frequently .The (prize-awarding/ prize-awarded / awarded-prize ) bodies receive nominations of candidates before 1 february each year .Individuals and institutions qualified (in addition to / according to / so as to ) regulations of the appropriate awarding body make the nominations . No person may apply directly .Besides the cash prize , each award includes a gold medal and a diploma bearing a citation . Prizes (had given / are given / was given ) on the anniversary of Nobel’s death when possible .The peace prize in Oslo , the others in Stockholm. 2-Fill in the blanks with words from the box . There are two extra Affect – more – equality – who – more –increasing – effect – any words .(3ks) Women in America have made substantial gains in terms of social and economic ……………………………1 with me , particularly in the present generation . Statistically They outnumber men and they live longer . An American woman can choose ……………………………2 career she wants , and …………………………….3 numbers of them are entering the field of law , medicine and government .Politics is especially appealing to women …………………………..4 wish to ………………………………...5 changes . Since 1916 , …………………………6 than 120 women have served in the congress of the US and nine have been presidential cabinet officials. III- WRITING : (12 marks ) Task 1 :Express the following sentences differently .(4 marks) 1-He often receives personal phone calls . -He is used ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2-When you wait too long , you feel nervous . -The …………………………………………….., the ……………………………………………………………………………


3-People over 40 as well as younger people should take care when doing regular exercise . -Not only ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 4-If skills are not practiced , they’re quickly lost . -Unless………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Task 2: ESSAY : (8 marks ) Will people still read books 100 years from now ? In a conference held in the Middle East in 2009 , Bill Gates called on people to end the “paper era” and enter “the era of the personal computer” so that mankind should no longer use paper but rather their PC from childhood to adulthood . Do you agree with him? State our point of view and justify with logical details . The following hints may help you : Books : cheaper / no energy / more comfortable / beneficial ….. Computers : digital age / need to improve / tiring to the eyes ….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………


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