H 1st year literary/ scientific stream FIRST-TERM EXAMINATION
H 1st year literary/ scientific stream
PART ONE : READING
I found your address in a magazine. I want to have an Algerian penfriend; that is why I am writing to you.
My name is Jenny Smith. I am seventeen and I am English. I am a tall thin girl with long fair hair and blue yes. I live with my parents and mmy sister Joan in Liverpool, a big town near the sea. Our house is big. It has a garden round it, like most of the English houses. I go to a comprehensive school. The Subjects I prefer are history and Maths; I am not very good at physics and French. At school, we can practise a lot of sports; twice a week, We go to the swimming pool. I like camping with my friends, but only when it is fine. The other days, I like listening to music, taking photos and playing tennis.
I will send you a photo of my self in my next letter.
I hope I will receive a letter from you very soon.
1. The text is:
a- A enquiry letter
b- A friendly letter
c- An application letter
2. Are these statments true or false? Quote from the text to justify your choice about the false ones.
a) Jenny found the address in a newspaper.
b) Jenny is from England.
c) Jenny like history and maths.
3. Answer the questions according to the text.
a) Is Jenny’s house in liverpool?
b) What are her favourite subjects?
c) How many people live in Jenny’s house? Who are they?
4. find in the text words whose definition are the following:
A. A friend made through letter-writing
B. Living outdoors in a tent while on holiday
5. Combine the following pairs of sentences using:
Either ... or In order to Neither ... nor
A. Jenny doesn’t like camping in bad weather. Her friend doesn’t like camping in bad weather.
B. Jenny practice swimming. Her purpose is to be healthy.
6. Fill in with the right article: a, an, the or ¢
Jenny has …. uncle . His name is …. Tom. He’s quite old, about fifty. He’s …. Policeman. He is ….. small man with …. long face and …. black hair. He lives in …. Manchester. It’s …. Beautiful town .
7. Underline the stressed syllable in each word.
garden prefer receive Nation
8. Fill in the gaps with so that the text makes sense.
Jenny’s father works …. an office. He …. an accountant. …. mother does not work. …. takes care of the house. She always wakes up at 6.30 to ….. Breakfast. My father and brother, Ted, never wake before 7. Ted who is a student at the department of economics usually takes the bus to University. My father goes downtown …. foot. He works hard all day.
PART TWO: WRITTEN EXPRESSION
Topic1: Write a short paragraph to describe your home town. You can follow the following points.
- Its location.
- Its population.
- Its area.
- Its fame (reputation)
Topic2: write a message to your friend in which you tell him that you are sorry for a mistake you have done.