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    The 3rd Exam of English

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    The 3rd Exam of English

    Post by Admin on Sat May 30, 2015 10:59 pm

    Read the text carefully then do the activities:
    On May 21st, 2003, a strong earthquake shook Algeria and cause damage in the North of the country. The epicenter was located in the province of Boumerdes about 50 km east of the capital city of Algiers. Boumerdes and the eastern district of the capital city of Algiers were most impacted by the earthquake. The earthquake generated a tsunami, which was observed on southern coast of Spain.
    Fisherman in the port of Zemouri-El Bahri reported that the water depth in the port dropped to a height of less than one meter. The Boumerdes earthquake affected a total population of about 3,5 million. Security forces were deployed in all the affected areas immediately after the earthquake to start the process of identifying the heavily affected ones, providing search and rescue teams and ensuring safety of the population. However, initial efforts to search for victims were done by the local population teams. Several countries around the Mediterranean Sea mobilized rescue and first aid teams soon after the earthquake.
    The Algerian Red Crescent society supported by several international humanitarian assistant organizations started the process of providing food, water, sanitation and health care to the victims just a few hours after the disaster. Donations poured in from all parts of the country and unplanned process for distribution of basic needs took care of the immediate demand.
    Source : Internet
    A/Comprehension: (8pts)
    1) The text is taken from: a/ a book b/ a magazine c/ a web page. (0,5pt)
    2) Say whether the following statements are true or false according to the text? (2pts)
    a) a Tsunami was observed on the southern coast of Spain.
    b) Boumerdes and the eastern district of Algiers were less impacted by the earthquake.
    c) Water depth in a port rose more than 100 meters.
    d) Only civil protection teams gave assistance to the injured.

    3) Answer the following questions according to the text: (3pts)
    a) How many people were affected by the earthquake?
    b) Who were the volunteers to help victims?
    c) What kind of help did the victims need after the catastrophe?
    4) In which § it is mentioned that the Algerians were charitable after the catastrophe? (0,5pt)
    5) What or who do the underlined words refer to in the text: (1pt)
    Which §1=…… ones §2 =…….
    B/ TEXT EXPLORATION:
    1/ Find in the text:
    a)Words which are closest in meaning to the following (1,5pts)
    a) Destruction §1=….. b) Casualties §2=…… c) Calamity §3=……
    b)Words which are opposite in meaning to the following (1,5pts)
    a) Weak §#....... Increased §2#...... b) finished §3#......

    2/ Complete the following table: (1,5pts)
    Verbs Nouns Adjectives
    ……………..
    To save
    ……………….. Destruction
    …………………
    ……………………….. ……………………
    ……………
    Lost

    3/ Re-write sentence B so that it means the same as sentence A: (1,5pts)
    1-a- The United Nations said:” It was the most expensive natural disaster ever.”
    b- The United Nations said that……………………………………………………………
    2- a- We should prepare ourselves for such a disaster.
    b- We ……………………………………………………………..
    3- a- Many countries sent food and medicines to the victims.
    b- Food and medicines……………………………………………………
    4/ Put the verbs in brackets in the correct tense: (1pt)
    a) If we knew how to avoid disasters, we (to have) less damage.
    b) People had better (not to panic) during a disaster.
    5) Classify the following words according to the pronunciation of the final “s”:
    Damages – calamities – disasters – earthquakes.
    /s/ /z/ /iz/




    Part two: Written expressions Choose one of the following topics: (05pts)
    Topic one: write a short composition talking about the important role played by the charity organizations such as the Red Crescent and the Red Cross in times of natural disasters.
    Topic two: you have heard about or experienced an emergency situation (earthquake,flood, cyclone….) narrate what happened in a composition.
    Use the answers to the following questions to write your composition:
    Where did it happen? What happened? When did it happen? How did people react?
    Who contributed in the aid? Casualties ………;
    Give examples of solidarity cases? Your impressions / your feelings.




    God helps those who help themselves
    Good luck

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