Sample of the BEM Paper
Sample of the BEM Paper
There are so many cars on the roads nowadays that driving in big towns is not pleasant at all.
Some time ago, a friend who works in a part of the city I do not know very well, invited me. It took me hours to get there and find a place to park. As I was late, I hurried off on foot, thinking that these days it is much easier to walk than to drive. At noon, just as I was leaving my friend’s office, I suddenly realised that I had no idea where I had parked my car. I walked down street after street, examining each car closely but without any result. Feeling quite tired, I gave up the search and went off for lunch. Some time later, I left the restaurant and walked slowly down the street. I turned the corner, and there was my car, right in front of me but on the window was a little ticket. It was a fine for bad parking.
Next time I visit my friend, I’ll take a taxi.
From “Pass your Exam” by A. Djazouli
Part One (14pts)
Section One : Reading Comprehension (7pts)
Activity one : What do the underlined words refer to in the text (1pt)
Activity two : Copy the table on your answer sheet and match one question in column (A) with one answer in column (B) (4pts)
When did he stop looking for his car? In his friend’s office.
Where was the writer just before noon? There are too many cars.
Why did he intend to go by taxi next time? There is a serious parking problem.
Why did it take him a long time to park his car? At lunch time.
Activity three :Lexis (2pts)
The following words or sentences appear in the text. Of the four explanations suggested, only one is correct in the context. Copy it down on your answer sheet.
1- I gave up the search.
a) I continued to search.
b) I was successful in my search.
c) I stopped the search.
2- A fine.
a) a penalty.
b) an invitation.
c) an advert.
Section Two : Mastery of Language (7pts)
Activity one : (2pts) Write one word which can be derived from :
Activity two : Copy the table on your answer sheet. Classify the following words according to the number of their syllables. (2pts)
pleasant - suddenly - quite - tired
One syllable Two syllables Three syllables
Activity three : Give the correct form of the verbs in brackets (3pts)
As soon as I (read) the ticket, I (drive) to the police station. While I (talk ) to the policeman, an old
1 2 3
friend of mine (enter).I asked him :” what (do) you here?” He answered :”somebody (steal) my car! “
4 5 6
1- / 2- / 3- / 4- / 5- / 6-
PART TWO ( 6pts)
Your neighbour / friend lost his car. Write a composition of about six to ten lines saying what happened.
Here are a few hints to help you :
- describe the car.
- Where did s/he go for help?
- Did he finally find his/her car? How?
- What was his /her reactions?