Timing : 1h,30mn
level : 4 AM BEM 2013 Second Term English Exam
The Algerian sahara is not sun and sand only, but it’s a world peopled of immense shadows and nise
oases, too. it’s also the memory talented artists who left a true treasure in the tassili caves in the south-esat of Algeria, for every fond of discovering prehistory.
Numerous fresces are found there.They represent wild beasts, farm animals and a lot of men.
They were done buy our ancestors in colossal and tiny shapes, naturalistic figures or schematic forms. They narraate the human life from the dim past, abour 6000 B.C, in scenes of housing, hunting, sowing and fighting.
Anthropologists have classified them into four periods to show the evolution of mankind. At the end
of the period of the camel, the last era, early people started to use the writing symbols.
These nice pinting are now within the list of the world heritage committee that helps to protect,
maintain and restore the historical sites all over the world
well, if you want to know more and more about the Tassili, you have just to book a ticket and I’m sure you will spend agreeable moments with the old times.
Adapted from ” Atlas ” magazine.
Part one : A/Reading comprehension and lexis :
Act one : Read the text and say “true” or “false” , correct if it’s false : 3pts
The Tassili caves are in the south-west of algeria.
The Tassili frescoes were painted by very early people.
Activity two : read the text and answer the following questions : 3pts
What is there in the Tassili caves ?
What scenes do the Tassili frescoes represent ?
Are the Tassili paintings under protection ?
Activity three : a/ Find in the text words that are closesr in meaning to : 2pts
1- Several = …. ? / pleasnt = … ? b/ Find in the text words that are opposites in meaning to
1- Domiestic =/= … ? / Very small =/= … ? B/ Master of language :
Activity one : write the correct form of the verbs in brackets : 2pts
A few days ago, Some German researchers (land) in Algeria. Now, They (be) in the Tassili-n-Ajjer resort, They (visit) the frescoes caves. All of them are excited. Next year, they (film) this wonderful world. Activity tow : Supply the punctuation and capital letters where necessary : 2pt
if you visit The Tassili you will discover a wanderful open-air museum Activity three : Combine the sentences using the correct relative pronoun : 2pts
a- The Tassili contains a natural park.
b- We find cave painting and drawing there.
a- Tourist visit the Tassili in cold seasons.
b- Tourists come from diffrent countries.
Part two : Written expression : 6pts
Write a paragraph in which you compare how life used to be in the Tassili and How it is now. (clothes-food-work..)
كان معكم فؤاد جلاد، في موضوع إختبار اللغة الإنجليزية للسنة الرابعة متوسط الفصل الثاني ، لتحظير شهادة التعليم المتوسط 2013