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    1st year (Eureka !)

    med kamel

    Date d'inscription : 24/01/2012
    Age : 38
    Localisation : Algeria

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    Message par med kamel le Mer 24 Sep - 19:22

    Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist, although most people probably know him as the most intelligent person who ever lived. His name has become part of many languages when we want to say someone is a genius, as in the phrase, “He’s a real Einstein”. He must have been pretty brainy to discover the Theory of Relativity and the equation E=mc2.

     In 1999, ‘Time’ magazine named Einstein as the Person of the Century. No one could have guessed this would happen when he was at school. He was extremely interested in science but hated the system of learning by heart. He said it destroyed learning and creativity. He had already done many experiments, but failed the entrance exams to a technical college.

     He didn’t let this setback stop him. When he was 16, he performed his famous experiment of imagining traveling alongside a beam of light. He eventually graduated from university, in 1900, with a degree in physics. Twelve years later he was a university professor and in 1921, he won the Nobel Prize for Physics. He went on to publish over 300 scientific papers. Einstein is the only scientist to become a cult figure, a household name, and part of everyday culture.  

    A.    COMPREHENSION (7 pts)

    1.       Are the following statements true or false?
    a.       Albert Einstein was an excellent student at school.
    b.      He performed his famous theory at the age of 16.
    c.       He liked the system of learning by heart

    2.       Answer the following questions according to the text.
    a.       When did Einstein  graduate from university?
    b.      What was his most important theory?
    c.       For which subject was he awarded the “Nobel Prize”?

    3.      What do the underlined words refer to in the text?
    a.       Who (§1)                                        b.     it (§2)

    B.    Text Exploration (8pts)
    1.      Find in the text words opposite in meaning to:
    a)   succeeded §2#......                          b) darkness §3  #..........

    2.Find in the text the synonyms  of the following :
    a) inventiveness§2 =………                           b)well-known §3=……    

    2.Join the sentences below using the correct relative pronoun(who, whom, or that):
    a.James King is a discoverer .He invented the first washing machine.
    b.John found the man .He was looking for him.
    c.This is the book. The teacher told us about it yesterday.

    3.Join the pairs of sentences below with the words in brackets .Make any necessary changes.
    a.Einstein discovered an important theory. Einstein was not excellent at school.(although)
    b. It led to the development of the Atom Bomb. Einstein’s theory revolutionized physics . (however)

    4.Fill in the blanks in the passage  below with : allow, better, means ,solved,history , invented, distant ,

    Throughout  ………….,.man has ………………many instruments to help him see………..and understand the universe. The telescope, for example was invented to…………..him to observe  …………planets.
    The  Radio, telephone and telegraph are also………….by which man has …….the problem of
    long-distance telecommunication .

    5.Sound system : Underline the stressed syllable in each word :   relativity- invention – discovery – systematic

    PART TWO : Written expression .Choose one topic only .
    Topic 1: Use the notes below to write a short biography of Alexander Fleming .
    (1881-1955)- Scotland- (1928)- penicillin- vaccine –a group of antibiotics- cure- serious –diseases-infections .

    Topic 2:  Write a short concessive  paragraph about the advantages and drawbacks of the television set.

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