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    English Exam eng

    Post by Admin on Sat May 30, 2015 11:01 pm


    PART ONE: Reading and Interpreting (15 points) Read the text carefully then do the activities.
    The severe earthquake that struck near the city of Kathmandu in central Nepal on April 25, 2015. Several thousand people were killed; many thousands more were injured; and thousands of structures in Kathmandu and other nearby towns were destroyed. The initial shock, which registered a moment magnitude of 7.8, struck shortly before noon local time (about 06:11 AM Greenwich Mean Time). .............(§1)
    Initial reports of casualties following the early-morning earthquake put the death toll in the hundreds, but as the day wore on reports of the total number of fatalities surpassed 1,000 and neared 1,900 by the end of the day. By April 28 the number of confirmed deaths had reached at least 7,000 (which included fatalities in nearby parts of India, China, and Bangladesh), with approximately 7,000 more injured and additional tens of thousands left homeless. .......................(§2)
    Immediately after the quake, the Nepalese government declared a state of emergency, and soon nearly the entire Nepalese army was assisting in rescue and recovery work. Nepal also called on the international community for aid. India, China, and several other countries quickly responded by sending in aid and rescue teams through Kathmandu’s international airport; however, congestion at the airport caused some relief flights to be turned away or diverted to alternate locations. In addition, earthquake debris, along with “tent cities”—erected in streets and other open areas by Kathmandu residents who feared going back to their homes—contributed to making many of the city’s streets virtually impassable, hampering efforts by rescuers to reach people still trapped in the rubble... ...............(§3)


    A/ COMPREHENSION / INTERPRETATION.
    1) Choose the right answer.
    - The aim of the author is a) to inform b) to entertain. c) To argue.
    - The aim of the author is……………………………………………………………………………………………………
    2) Answer these questions according to the text:
    a) Where and when did the earthquake occur?
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    b) What is the total damage registered by the Nepalese authorities after the earthquake? Give statistics.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    c) Why did the Nepalese authorities call the international community?
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    d) Which country or organization that first interfere in helping Nepalese during earthquake?
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    3) What or who do the underlined words in the text refer to?
    a) Other …..……………………………. (§1) b) which ….….…………………………(§1)
    c) which ………..………………………….(§3) d)their ….……………………………..(§3)


    B/Text exploration:
    1. Find in the text words that are synonyms to:
    a) Destructed=………………………......... (§1) b) reacted =…………………………………(§3)
    2. Find in the text words that are opposites in meaning to:
    a) Previous=/=…………………………………..(§2) b) final =/=……………………………………(§2)
    a. Complete the following table.
    verb Noun Adjective
    …………………….
    report ……….......................
    To alternate ………………………. …………………………..

    b. Rewrite sentence « b » so that it means the same as sentence « a »:
    a- EU Commissioner declared "We are deeply saddened by the destruction and loss of life caused by the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal”
    b- UN commissioner…….…………………………………………………………………………………………
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    a- UNICEF officials announced that at least 940,000 Nepalese children in areas affected by the earthquake are in urgent need of humanitarian attention.
    b- UNICEF officials announced:”…………………………………………………………………………………
    …….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………”
    a- The capital city of Katmandu, home to 1.2 million people, has been devastated.
    b- A terrible earthquake.............................................................................................................................................
    b/ Written Expression:Choose one of the following topics.(5pts)
    Topic one: You did a survey about common people‘s contribution in situation of disasters . Write a report using the questionnaire below:
    • Number of informants: - 40(male and female)-Age: between 25 and 50 years old
    • Have you experienced situation of earthquake? 40 informants = yes.
    • Have you provided help? 40 informants =yes.
    • What kinds of help did you provide?
    - 20 informants =grant money.
    - 10 informants =donate food, water, shelters.
    - 10 informants =give the first aids for the injuries.
    Topic two: They said: “we can reduce illiteracy in poor nations by building more schools”
    • Write an article in which you express your opinion.
    NB: Use the suitable expressions and reporting verbs



    Good Luck & Best Wishes




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