Experimental Exam for the GSC Third Year Secondary 2016 \ 2015
English: (First Foreign Language) Mr. Said Amer Desouk KFS
A- Language Functions
1-Respond to each of the following situations (4 Marks ) 1- You think that your friend is conscientious. Give reasons 2- A friend suggests that swimming is a good way to keep fit. State another way. 3- Your friend tells you that there will be an extra person for dinner. 4- You are asked about the importance of lifelong learning.
1 - I think my friend is conscientious because he is so careful and he studies very hard. 2- Running is also a good way to keep fit. 3- Don't worry. We have enough food. 4- Lifelong learning helps people to learn new skills. 2- Mention the place, the speakers and the language function of each of the following mini dialogues: (4 Marks)
a. A. I have also new designs of armlets.
B . Although they are fantastic, I adore this pearl locket .
A. Ok, it’s only five thousand pounds.
Place : ……………………SA:……………..SB:……………Function:…………
b. A. Let’s do some weightless sport. .
B. But we need to collect some information about this planet.
A. Ok- we still have some more time to do that.
Place : ……………………SA:……………..SB:……………Function:…………
1 - Place: A jeweller's / A jewellery shop Speaker A: A jeweller Speaker B: A customer Function: giving information – expressing admiration
2- Place: A spaceship / A spacecraft / A space shuttle Speaker A: An astronaut / A spaceman Speaker B: A fellow astronaut/Another astronaut Function: making a suggestion – disagreeing and giving a reason
B- Vocabulary & structure
3-Choose the correct answer from a, b, c or d: (8 Marks)
1- If you want to get the job, please apply……….writing to the personnel manager.
a) for b) to c) in d) over
2-I was……..by Nelson Mandela as he was a great man.
a) prescribed b) described c) interested d) inspired
3- The play is so popular, you'd better check the …… ……… of tickets.
a) capability b) availability c) visibility d) credibility
4-The famous gardens of Babylon and……..gardens were built by the Aztecs in Mexico.
a) flying b) floating c) flowing d) flooding
5- A-What ………..falling from the sky? B- I'm not sure, perhaps it is a ball.
a) has seen b) has been seen c) have seen d) are seen
6-He said that he ……….. be able to sleep until he had finished the story.
a) won't b) didn't c) hasn't d) wouldn't
7- They gave a ………….report about the company's problems.
a) signing b) stinging c) bringing d) reading
8- We ………. that this is the right time to test yourselves before the final exam.
a) suggest b) offer c) show d) express
9- He lives a very …………..life.
a) conventionally b) conventional c) convention d) convene
10- Who is ………. the orchestra this evening?
a) behaving b) running c) directing d) conducting
11- ……….to be patient and efficient.
a) It is sad b) She is said c) She says d) She is saying
12- I don’t have a mobile phone. I wish I …..one.
a) have b) am having c) had d) had had
13- Omar wondered where the charger …...
a) puts b) is putting c) was put d) is put
14- You ……take that bus. There’s another one in ten minutes.
a) don’t have to b) mustn’t c) can’t d) don’t need
15- He lost his job …..his good record.
a) in spite of b) although c) because d) so that
16- ………… writing his own novels and stories, Haqqi also translated Russian and French literature into Arabic.
a) As well as b)Not only c)Despite d) Although
4-find the mistake in each of the following sentences, then write it correctly: (6 marks)
1- Last year, I spent a month in France. I had dreamt of going their since I was a child. there
2- He's known to come, if he hadn't been, he wouldn't have to complain. didn't
3- Soha shouldn’t eat too many sweets because she is chronic.diabetic
4- I fixed the lake in the petrol tank. leak
5- Some people believe that in the future, water will use as a fuel for cars .will be used
6- I wish the school holidays are longer. were
5-Read the following passage, then answer the questions: (4 Marks)
There is increasing evidence that the impacts of meteorites have had important effects on Earth, particularly in the field of biological evolution. Such impacts continue to create natural dangers to life on Earth. Twice in the twentieth century, large meteorite objects are known to have collided with Earth.
If an impact is large enough, it can disturb the environment of the entire Earth and cause an ecological catastrophe. The best- documented such impact took place 65million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous period of geological history. This break in Earth's history is marked by a mass extinction, when as many as half the species on the planet became extinct. While there are a dozen or more mass extinctions in the geological record, the Cretaceous mass extinction has always intrigued paleontologists because it marks the end of the age of the dinosaurs. For tens of millions of years, those great creatures had flourished. Then, suddenly, they disappeared .
A- Answer the following questions: 1- What are the impacts of meteorites on earth?
-Meteorites have important effects on Earth. They create natural dangers to life on Earth. They affect biological evolution. 2- Why are meteorite objects dangerous?
They can disturb the environment of the entire Earth and cause an ecological catastrophe. They can cause mass extinctions. 3- When did the last documented impact happen?
65million years ago. B- Choose the correct answer from a , b , c , or d 4-The best title of this passage is……….
a) meteorites impacts b) dinosaurs extinction c) both A and B d) extinction of species 5- The underlined word intrigued means……….
a) rise b) raise c) interested d) arise 6. Read the following passage, then answer the questions: (4 Marks)
After returning to the surface, the diver told the captain that he had at last found a metal safe in the sunken ship, but it would be impossible to cut it open under the water. The captain, then, decided to blow the safe up. The diver went down again with a number of explosives which he fitted to the door of the safe and then he came up immediately. After a few minutes, the explosives were set off electrically, sending up a shower of water. When the water settled again, the diver descended to examine the contents of the safe. The explosion had turn away the door. In the lamp light, he caught sight of shining metal. Closer examination showed that there were neat piled of gold bars inside the safe. Very excited now, the diver took one of the bars and returned once more to the waiting ship above. A: Answer the following questions: 1. How was the door of the safe opened?
by using a number of explosives which were fitted to the door of the safe. 2. Why was the diver excited?
because he saw piles of gold inside the safe. 3. What do the underlined words "at last" show?
The words "at last" show that a lot of efforts were exerted before finding the safe in the sunken ship. B: Choose the correct answer from a , b , c , or d : 4. In the lamp light, the diver ……..the contents of the safe.
a. saw b. caught c. carried d. waited 5. The sunken ship was visited ……..after finding the safe.
a. once b. three times c. twice d. in no time
D- The Novel (9 Marks)
7-A-Answer the following questions 1- Why did Sapt's face suddenly appear in the French window? 2- Why did Rassendyll think it wouldn't be a good idea to work with Sir Jacob? 3- What were the mistakes Rassendyll made that showed he wasn't a real king? 4- Why didn't Rassendyll tell George that he was going to Ruritania?
1 -Sapt appeared suddenly to stop Rassendyll from telling Princess Flavia that he was not the real King. 2-He thought so because he looked exactly like the King of Ruritania and going there again would cause problems as people would mistake him for the real King. 3- a) After the ball, he told Flavia that when he was younger, he didn't think he needed to worry about society as he believed it was someone else's job. b) At Flavia's house, he kept Michael waiting for a long time without giving him permission to get into the guest room as he didn't know the rules. 4-..because if he had told him, the news would have gone immediately to Bertram and then it would have been in all the newspapers within days. He didn't want his family to know about it. B- Read the following quotation and then answer the questions: "As you know, his mother was not royal and he can only be legally become King if he marries the Princess" 5- Who said this and to whom was it said? 6- Whose mother were they talking about? 7- What did the addresser ask the addressee to do when the addresser left the capital?
1 -Rudolf Rassendyll said this to Marshal Strakencz. 2-They were talking about Michael's mother. 3-Rassendyll asked the Marshal to protect Princess Flavia from the Duke and his men. C-Find the mistake in the following sentences and correct them: 8- The real king thought that play is less important than sleep. food - more 9- The mansion is surrounded by a moat. castle
E- Writing (6 Marks)
8-Write a paragraph of about 100 words about: “Pros and cons of social media”
Because of the way the internet has changed the way we communicate and interact with one another on so many levels; it’s become necessary to explore the pros and cons of social media and its effects on our society. First of all Social networking creates new social connections Statistics show that 70% of adults have used social media sites to connect with relatives in other states, and 57% of teens have reported making new friendships on social media sites. If you want to talk about the pros and cons of social media, take a close look at all the support groups on Face book. Members of these groups discuss their health conditions and share important information. On the other hand Social media like Face book and Twitter are a direct cause for lost productivity at the workplace. In a survey 36 % of people said that social networking was the biggest waste of time in comparison to activities like fantasy football, shopping, and watching television.
9- A-Translate into Arabic: (3 Marks)
The New Suez Canal Project involves digging a canal parallel to the Suez Canal. The project will transfer the canal cities into globally trading centers. New centers for logistics and ship services will be built.
يتضمن مشروع قناة السويس الجديدة حفـر قنــاة موازية لقناة السويس، وهذا المشروع سوف يحول مدن القناة إلى مراكز تجاريه عالمية وسوف يتم إنشاء مراكز جديدة للإمداد والتموين ( مراكز لوجيستسة ) والخدمات الملاحية
B-Translate into English: (2 Marks)
-1تتمتع مصر بسحر الطبيعة وجوها البديع ومناظرها الخلابة وتراثها الحضاري العريق . -2 لكي نتجنب انقطاع الكهرباء يجب علينا أن نرشد من استهلاك الطاقة .
1 -Egypt has charming nature, wonderful weather, stunning views and an ancient (deep-rooted) cultural heritage.
2-To avoid a power cut (power failure), we have to rationalize energy consumption.