4english tests7

The United States has 50 states. The most famous state is that of California. Its area is 411,100 sq km. Its capital is Sacramento. It is situated in the West, bordering the state of Oregon to the north, those of Nevada and Arizona to the east, Mexico to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently its governor.
   California is the most populous state in the USA with a population of about 32 million inhabitants. Its important cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San José, Fresno and Santa Barbara.
    California has important features. Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in North America. It has the tallest type of tree in the world, the sequoia. These features have made California famous, but it is best known for its cinema city Hollywood, with universal studios, Sunset Strip and Beverly Hills

READING COMPREHENSION:  a– Answer the following questions—-( 4pts ) 

………………………………………   1) – Where is California situated?    *

…………………………….  2) – What is the country that border California?  *

……………… * …………….  3) – Give two of its important cities? *

      b – Find n the text word that are closest in meaning to :     (3pts)

well known = …………… interesting= ……………..located =…………

MASTERY OF LANGUAGE:  a –Give the right form of the verbs in brackets.(4pts)

    John and Bob ( already to go) ……………………. to many places in the world. Last year, they (be) ………. in the USA. They (spend) …………….. a week in California. They (to see) …………… many beautiful places there. They (to have) ……………. a very nice time.

  Next year, John and Bob (to go) …………….. to New York. If they (to go)  

…………….. there, they (to see) ……………… The Statue of Liberty.

b- Classify these words according to the pronunciation of the underlined letters. (3pts)

 most – state – south  – about – type – made – known

/aU/

/ei/

/ai/

/@U/

SITUATION OF INTEGRATION: (6pts)

     Your pen friend wanted to know about one of the Algerian cities. Send him a letter informing him/her about oneof the Algerian cities.

(Algiers , Constantine or Setif, . . . ) ( Use the text as a model).

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