الأحد، 25 مارس، 2012


PART ONE: READING:   
READING COMPREHENSION:  
Read the following text carefully, then answer the all the questions that follow. Your answers should be based on the text:
       When large numbers of people move from their homes in country areas to find better-paid jobs in towns and cities, the villages and farms they once lived in are often left empty. No one wants to buy homes there because they cannot make money out of them. This phenomenon, which   is   called rural depopulation, can lead to overcrowding in cities as well as for fewer people in country areas.
       One example of this phenomenon  is  the Garrigues area of Spain, about one hour’s drive from Barcelona. The area has a Mediterranean climate, but because it  is  high  and  not  close  to  the  sea,  winter  temperatures  are  quite  low. The area has an annual rainfall level of 482mm which falls in only 47 days of  the year, during the autumn and spring. Historically, this  was  a successful agricultural area; on the higher ground, the farmers  grew  almonds and vines,  while  in the river valleys, wheat, corn, beans and sunflowers were  the  traditional  crops. The area was particularly well-known for its high-quality olive oil which was grown mainly for export.

       The population of the area  was at its highest about 150 years ago, when a typical village might have 500 inhabitants, whereas now some villages have as few as 100 permanent inhabitants. But as farming became less and less profitable, and unemployment grew, the population began  to  move to the cities to find work. This trend started in 1860 and has continued to this day.  Now  some  villages  consist  mainly of elderly people. The area is suffering from the  effects  of  depopulation,  such as poor public services and deserted farms.
      In some parts of Europe in recent years, however, the move from the country to the city has been reversed as wealthy people move to the countryside to escape from the overcrowding, pollution and stress of city life.  Some are moving permanently, but many are buying holiday or weekend homes which are empty for much of the year.

A. Answer the following questions based on the text:
1. According to paragraph 1, what are the effects of rural depopulation on
    cities and villages?
2. According to paragraph 2, what happened in Garrigues area?
3. The writer says “Historically, this was a successful agricultural area” Is
     the writer justified? Explain your answer.
4. According to the third paragraph, why did large number of people leave
    Garrigues area? Write down two reasons.
5. Write down two bad effects of rural depopulation on Garrigues area?
6. What does the underlined pronoun “they” in the first paragraph, refer to?
7. Find a word in the first paragraph, which means “having too many
    people”.

Critical Thinking:
Rural depopulation has a great effect on both environment and economy. In two sentences suggest some solution to this problem.

PART TWO :VOCABULARY:
A: Choose the suitable item from those given to complete each of the following  sentences:  there are more words than you need :
embassy      institution     do     irritable      shallow   make
1. Big financial…………………are usually found in the capital.
2. I am a………….sleeper. I can’t sleep more than 4 hours every night.
3. The Jordanian ……………..in London can help you solve this problem.
4. Lack of sleep can make you…………..and very moody.
5. You will have to……… a big effort if you want to pass your exams.

B. Completes the following sentences by giving the correct form of the words in brackets:
 1.  Under the ………………………. of death , he did as they asked.
                              ( threaten , threat , threatening)
 2.   I decided to leave London for ……………………………. reasons.
                           (vary , various , variety)
 3.   Ajloun is one of the most …………………………. towns in Jordan.
                                  (peace , peaceful , peacefully)
 4.   Don’t ….. the baby too much or we'll never get him off to  sleep.
                                                       (excitement , excite , exciting)
                  
 C: Study the following dictionary entry and answer the question that follows:
    What does the multi-part verb do up  mean in the following sentence?

Do up
      1. fasten , tie .
      2. tidy , redecorate.                    
He can’t do up his shoelaces yet.



PART THREE: STRUCTURES AND FUNCTIONS: 
Question number four:
A. Complete the following sentences by correcting the verb in brackets:    
1. Manal said that she ………..well in her exams. (do)
2. “Are you watching a film now?”
Huda asked me if I………….watching a film then. (be)
                        
B. Choose the correct item in brackets to complete the following sentences.
1. ………….hard-working students, lazy students don’t do much homework.
                (Instead of, Whereas, In comparison with)
2. Maha: “I am looking after my little brother.”
Maha said that she……..after her little brother. (look, looked, was looking)
3. Life in the city is very busy,……….it is quiet and calm in the country.
              (instead of, whereas, in comparison with)
4. A horrible earthquake ………..a big damage to Japan last year.
                                           (made, did, encouraged)
5. The old man wanted to know where ………………………
       ( is the hospital , was the hospital , the hospital was)
6. ……….flying, driving is quite slow and dangerous.
(Whereas, On the other hand, In comparison with)
7. ……supermarkets, small shops offer customers a very personal service.
                        (Whereas ,On the other hand , In comparison with)
8.  He wanted to know …. I had passed my driving test. (who, what, if)
9. Could I have tea……..coffee, please?
(whereas, instead of, in comparison with)
10. Fadi said that he………..a letter to his friend.
    (write, writes, was writing)
Question number five
A: Complete each of the following items so that the new item has a similar meaning to the one before it:
1. We went to a restaurant. We didn’t eat at home.
    In stead of ………………………………………………………………..
2.  " Do you have any information which will help the police, Ahmad?"
     She asked Ahmad……………………………………………………….
3. “Can you check the prices of the goods?”
The manager asked Rashed…………………………………………. .
4. “We met the new Minister of Education last week.”
The children told me…………………………………………………… .

PART FOUR ; EDITING , GUIDED AND FREE WRITING:
A. Editing: (3 points)
Imagine you are an editor in the Jordan times. You are asked to edit the following lines that have three mistakes. Correct the mistake:
rural(1) depopulation is a phenomenen(2) which can lead to overkrowding(3) in cities as well as for fewer people in country areas.

B. GUIDED WRITINGالكتابة الموجهة     
Read the information in the table below, and then in your ANSWER BOOKLET, write two sentences about successful people. Use the appropriate linking words such as: and, too,also………etc.
اقرأ المعلومات التي في الجدول، واكتب جملتين عن الأشخاص الناجحين. واستعمل كلمات ربط مناسبة مثل :and, too
Successful People
-         work hard.
-         Communicate openly.
-         Welcome change.
-         Learn new skills.
 





C. FREE WRITING :
Write a composition of about 80 words on ONE of the following :
1.  Write an article giving advice to people of your own age about how to do
     well at school .
2. Write a letter to a friend describing your own house. Write about the following:
- The location of the building                                                                 
- The appearance of the outside of the building                        
- Parts of the building                                                                        
- Information about any natural features near the building
The End


سيتم تنزيل الإجابات النموذجية لهذا الامتحان لاحقا إن شاء الله
يفضل الدراسة ثم تقديم هذا الامتحان الذاتي قبل قراءة الاجابات النموذجية
مع أطيب الامنيات لكم أجمعين بالتقدم والنجاح في مادة الانجليزي
جلال أبو حشيش           رأفت أبو فارس