Saturday, December 29, 2012

Language Drills Exam: Third Year (Basic Education) - Final Term 2006/2007


University of Alexandria                         Final Term Exam
Faculty of Education (Matroub Branch) Academic year: 2006-2007
Department of English                         Subject: Language Drills
Third year (Basic Education)                 Time : 3 hours (First paper)

I- Read the following passage then answer the following questions:

When children are two or three years old, they sometimes go to a nursery school where they learn simple games and songs. Their first real school is called primary school. In Britain children start this school at the age of five. The academic year in Britain begins in September and is divided into three terms. Schools break up for the summer holiday in July. Secondary education begins at the age of about eleven, and most schools at this level are co-educational,which means boys and girls study together in the same class. In Britain education is compulsory' from five to 16 years of age, but many children choose to remain at school for another two or three years after 16 to take higher exams.

Most children go to state schools, which are maintained by the government or local education authorities, but some children go to private schools, which can be very expensive.University courses normally last three years and then students graduate which means they receive their degree. At university, teaching is by tutorial (an individual lesson between a teacher and one or two students), seminar (a class of students discussing a subject with a teacher), lecture (when a teacher gives a prepared talk to a number of students) and of course private study. Most people who receive a university place are given a grant by the government to help pay their fees and living expenses.

Questions
  1. Select at least 3 verbs, 3 nouns, 3 adjectives in the passage. (3 only)
  2. State if the 3 chosen verbs are:
    • a- (R) regular or (IR) irregular, 
    • b- (T) transtive or (IT) intranstive.
  3. State if the 3 chosen nouns are (C) countable or (UN) uncountable.
  4. Put one of the chpsen adjectives in a sentence.
II- Add the suitable suffix to describe the person who does any of the following:
1 Act         6 Donate 11. Teach 16. Murder
2 Manage         7 Magic 12.. Sail 17. Employ
3 Drive         8 Operate 13. Beg 18. Archaeology
4 Economy 9 Rob 14. Art 19. Science
5 Translate 10 Lie 15. Edit 20. Create

III- Complete the following sentences with the opposite of the words listed below:
(convenient, polite, correct, legal, honest)
  1. She did not say ‘please’ or ‘thank you’. She was very...............
  2. The use of certain dangerous drugs is.....................It is against the law.
  3. His house is not near the shops, transport or his work. It is in a very..............place.
  4. She steals. She tells lies. She is completely..............
  5. This information is................The train leaves at 3.20, not 3.10.

Complete the following sentences by forming § noun from the words in brackets:

  1. You need more.................before you can play the violin in public, (practise)
  2. ...................is one of the world's great problems. (Poor)
  3. I must eat something .1 sun dying of..................(hungry)
  4. We can only get there by plane. There’s no.....................(choose)
  5. To be a solider you need to be brave and in good...................(healthy)
  6. I have to make a...............about the rudeness of your staff. (complain)
  7. The police think that she committed the crime but they have no ..............(prove)
  8. He left his town to find.....................in a big city.(famous)
  9. The company has shown rapid................in the last two years.(grow)
  10. The...........of the bridge is about two kilometers.(long)

IV- Put the following phrases in their appropriate place to form a correct sentence:

out of breath, keep a record, take a seat, out of date, take place

  1. Mr. jack will be here in a minute. Please.......................
  2. Teachers must.....................of students' attendance by filling in the class register every day.
  3. This timetable is no good. It is last year’s. It is...........................
  4. The meeting will......................in the director's office at 11 a.m.
  5. He has been running for ten hours and arrived...........................

VI - Rewrite the following sentences by replacing the underlined informal words with their formal ones:

  1. I will go there by the tube.
  2. This chap is strong and brainy.
  3. When I was a kid I went everywhere by my bike.
  4. You can not believe everything you read in the paper.
  5. She lives in just one room and has to share the kitchen and the Loo with her pals.
  6. Put the spuds in the fridge, ta.

VII- Write the name of the punctuation mark in the following sentences:

1- Look out! He Shouted.
     (a) (b)              (c)

2- Whats the matter?
            (d)              (e)
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