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    achwak

    Date d'inscription : 05/01/2010
    Age : 25
    Localisation : béjaia

    English examination

    Message par achwak le Mer 31 Mar - 23:13

    PART1: READING (15points)
    Eight of the nine planets in our solar system fall into two groups called the inner planets and the outer planets. The four planets closest to the Sun are called the inner planets. They are Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. The inner planets are also called the rocky planets, because they are made mainly of rock and iron. There are four outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The outer planets are also called the gas giants because they are huge and made mainly of gas. Pluto, the farthest planet from the Sun is a small ball of ice. Some astronomers wonder whether Pluto should be called a planet. Mercury is the planet that is closest to the Sun. It has a large core, or center, that is made of iron. Venus, the next planet from the Sun, is the hottest of the planets. The temperature on Venus is about 890° Fahrenheit (about 477° Celsius). Earth is the only planet known to have life. It also has plenty of liquid water. There are signs that liquid water may once have flowed on Mars, but now Mars is cold and dry. What happened to the water on Mars is a great mystery that scientists are trying to solve. Jupiter is the largest of the planets. A thick atmosphere made of hydrogen and helium surrounds it. Jupiter’s clouds look like white, brown, and orange stripes going around the planet. There is an oval-shaped red spot in the clouds. Astronomers think this spot is a big storm that has been raging for hundreds of years! Saturn is the second largest planet and the sixth planet from the Sun. It has bright rings around it. Uranus and Neptune look like smooth blue balls. Methane gas gives these planets their blue color. Pluto is the smallest planet in our solar system. It is far from the Sun and very cold. Temperatures on Pluto can drop down to -387° Fahrenheit (-223° Celsius). Microsoft ® Encarta ® 2008. A.COMPREHENTION/INTERPRETATION(8 points) 1-The text is about: (1point)
    a- The planet Earth
    b- The different planets of the solar system.
    2- Say whether the following statements are true or false. (2 points)
    a- The nine planets of the solar system fall into one single group.
    b- Earth is a rocky planet.
    c- Mercury is the nearest planet to the Sun.
    d- The atmosphere around Jupiter is thin.
    3- What do the underlined words in the text refer to? (1point)
    a- They are (§1)
    b- that is (§2)
    4- Answer the following questions according to the text above? (2.5 points)
    a- What is the other name given to the inner planets? Why?
    b- What makes Earth different from the other planets?
    c- What does the atmosphere of Jupiter consist of?

    5- Complete the sentences with superlative adjectives taken from the text. (1.5 points) Mercury is the ………..to the sun. Venus is the ……….planet of all the planets. Jupiter is the ……..planet in the solar system.
    B.TEXT EXPLORATION1-Find in the text words that are synonyms to (1point) a-named= (§1) b- approximately = (§2) 2-Find in the text words that are opposite to (1point) a-tiny= (§1) b- thin = (§3) 3- Give the opposites of the following words keeping the same root. (1point) a- To like, b- easy, c- to understand, d- normal. 4-Classify the following words according to the pronunciation of the final‘ed’(1point) Believed-photographed-pleased-decided
    /id/
    /t/
    /d/
    5- Fill in the gaps with words from the list. (2 points)
    any, known, natural, least
    Seven of the planets
    have … (1)…. satellites, or moons. Mercury and Venus do not have … (2)... moons. Earth has 1 moon and Pluto has 3. Mars has 2 moons. Neptune has 13 … (3)…. moons; Uranus has at … (4)…. 27 moons; Saturn has 47 moons; Jupiter has at least 63 moons. Jupiter’s moon Io has active volcanoes.
    PART2: WRITING (5 points) Choose ONE of the following topics: Topic one In the olden times people believed that the Sun turned around the Earth. Do they still believe so? Justify your answer Topic two People purchase products taking into account many criteria. What do you give importance to when buying a product?
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    rahma

    Date d'inscription : 15/03/2010

    Re: English examination

    Message par rahma le Jeu 1 Avr - 11:35

    Thank you very much.

    FARIDA26

    Date d'inscription : 18/11/2013
    Localisation : ALGER

    Re: English examination

    Message par FARIDA26 le Jeu 21 Nov - 22:24

    I dont like the form of the exam.

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