The 3rd English Exam for 2nd year
Part One: Reading & Interpreting
Read the passage carefully then answer the
-At tow minutes to noon on 1 September 1923,
the great clock in Tokyo stopped. Tokyo Bay shook as is a huge rug had been
pulled from under it. Towering above the bay, 4,000-metre Mount Fuji stood
above a deep trench in the sea. It was from this trench that the earthquake
came, at a magnitude of 8.3 on Richter scale.
-The sea drew back for few moments. Then, a
huge wave swept over the city. Boats were carried inland, and buildings and
people were dragged out to sea. The tremors dislodged part( of a hillside which
gave way , brushing trains, statoins and bodies into the water below. Large
sections of the sea-bed sank 400 metres; the land rose by 250 metres in some
places and sank in others. Three massive shocks wrecked the cities of Tokyo and
Yokohama and, during the next six hours, there were 171 aftershoks.
-The casualties were enormous, but there were
also some lucky survivors. The most remarkable was a woman who was having a
bath in her room on Tokyo Grand Hotel. As the hotel collapsed, she and her bath
gracefully descended to the street, leaving both her and the bathwater intact.
(frome earthqaukes and volcanoes: S.Steel)
1- How many sentences are there in 2nd
2- Are these statements true or false?
a- the earthquake happened during the day.
b- The earthquake started in the city.
c- The first three shocks were followed by
great number of aftershoks.
d- there were few victims.
3- Answer the following quetions according to
a- Which cities were damaged by the earthquake?
b- What happened to the land and the sea-bed?
4- Whach title is the appropriate?
a- A Lucky Woman.
b- A Devastating Earthquake.
c- A Storm in Tokyo Bay.
5- Find in the text words that are closest in
meaning to the following:
1- Supply punctuation and capitals where
the pollution of our enviroenment by industial
wastes solid wastes and oil spills is worrying many scientists
2- Spot the mistakes and correct them:
a- If she missed the bus, she will not attend
b- I can't preventing you from refusing.
3- Complete sentences "b" so that it
means the same as snetence "a" .
a- Atomic energy is replacin oil.
a- " Do you study hard this year?" ,
he said to me.
b- He asked me if
a- If he didn't forget his cheque, he would
withdraw money from the bank.
4- Reorder the following sentences to make a
a- Important measures were taken by the
b- It destroyed the whole town.
c- At midnight a violent earthquake awakened
d- to rescue and help the victims.
5- Classify the following word accordin to the
pronunciation of their finel "ed" :
Stopped - pulled - wrecked - collapsed -
descended - dragged
Part Tow: Situation of Itegration
Use the guide lines below to tell a story about
a disaster (an earthquake, fire, a gas, explosion...) you witnessed in your
*It was in (year, month, season)
* where were you?
*describe what you've seen aroud you when the
disaster had happened (use the past simple an past perfect)
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