4english tests11

The desert used to be a green land. Itused to have big lakes and rivers whichcontained a lot of fish.

     Life used to be dangerous in the Sahara. You know, tigers, bears and lions, which lived near the caves, used to attack cave people. Today all you can see are these beautiful camels, which have carried you here from the hotel. Life was even more dangerous for children. The children whoused to stay close to the open fire often got burnt. The children who often fetched water to drink fell into the deep lakes and died

PART ONE

  READING COMPREHENSION:    a– Answer the following questions—-( 3pts ) 

  1) –What did the desert use to be like?    *  ………………………………………

  2) –Were there any wild animal there?  * …………………………….

  3) –Did they use to attack people?      * …………….

      b – Find n the text word that are closest in meaning to :     (1.5pt)

many = ……………    looked for= ……………..      near =…………

         – Find n the text word that are closest in meaning to :     (1.5pt)

safe ……………      far from ……………..   survived …………

       c- What do the underlined words in the text refer to?       (1 pts)

  whichE………………..                 whoE…………………

MASTERY OF LANGUAGE:   a –Give the right form of the verbs in brackets.(2pts)

    John and Bob ( already to go) ……………………. to many places in the world. Last year, they (be) ………. in the Algerian Sahara. They (spend) …………….. a week in Tamenrasset. They (to see) …………… many beautiful places there.

    Next year, John and Bob (to go) …………….. to Ain Salah. It (be) ……..

the centre of the Sahara. If they (to go) ………………….. there, they (to see) ………………………….. ski on the sand and ride camels.

b- Classify these words according to the pronunciation of the underlined letters.(1.5pt)

green – south – stay – about – know – deep – cave – hotel

/aU/

/ei/

/i:/

/@U/

c- Complete the table. (1.5pt)

Adjective

Comparative

                 superlative

Big

………….

the …………..

Expensive

……………….

…………………….

……………..

better

……………………..

……………..

……………

the heaviest

c- Complete the table. (2pt)

The infinitive

Simple Past

Past Participle

to buy

………………..

…………………..

……………

……………….

fallen

to learn

……………….

………………….

to speak

………………..

………………….

………………

carried

…………………

……………..

……………..

cut

SITUATION OF INTEGRATION: (6pts)

One of your pen friends wanted to know about the Algerian Sahara as he/she intends to visit it one day.

                       * Send him/her a letter informing him/her, in a few lines about the Algerian Sahara as it is now.

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