Minia Govemorate Directorate Of Education
Basic Education Certificate Examination
Second Term (2008 / 2009 )
Time : 2 lA hours
A- Language Functions [7 Marks ]
1- Finish the following dialogue
Ali and Many are talking on the phone the evening before the English exam :
Ali : Hello.
Hany : Hi. It's Hany here .
Ali : Hello,Hany (I) ?
Hany : I'm very busy and worried.
Ali : Oh,dear (2) ?
Hany : Because it is the English exam tomorrow.
Ali : I know.
Hany : You told me that you revised well. Can you come and help me?
Ali : Don't worry, Hany . I'll (3 ) .
Hany : Great! Thanks .
Ali : No problem . See you .
2- Write what you would say in each of the following situations 4
A friend of yours thinks that English is difficult but you disagree .
Your brother stayed up late and was too tired when he got up . Give him advice
You tell your family what you think about Toshka Valley Project.
Your friend invites you to his birthday party and you accept it.
1- | B - Reading Comprehension | [ 10 Marks 1
3- Read and match :
(2 1/2 Marks)
(A) (B) •
1- Ay a advises me to a - so that it looks nice .
2- Weak is the opposite of b - No. Fridays are free .
3- Clean your room c - to sink .
4- Take off means d - to go up in the air
5- Do you go to school seven e - study hard to succeed in the exam.
days a week ? f - strong.
4- Read the following text, then answer the questions : ( 7W Marks)
People use computers for different things; communications, study, trade and so on . They say that computers change our life for the better. But do they do ?
Many people who use computers a lot, can have health problems . Their eyesight gets worse if they look at the screen for too long. You can get problems with your hands or arms if you often make the same movements with the mouse . Computer users spend more time sitting down and less time exercising, so many of them become too fat.
A lot of people spend a long time using the internet. Studies have shown that children and young people who spend many hours on computers become lonely and sad . Computers can be a really good part of children's lives . But, parents and teachers have to help children learn how to use the computers well.
A - Answer the following questions : (4W Marks)
I - What things do people use computers for ?
How can parents and teachers help children with computers ?
What docs the underlined word ' them ' refer to ?
B-choose the right answer from a_,_b.,_c or d :" (3 Marks)
4-Computer users become fat because they
a) exercise more b) study more c) sit down for long d) make the same movements
5- Health problems are problems we have in
a) trade b) study e)work d) body
6- Eyes get worse when people
a) use the mouse a lot b) look at the screen for long
c) become lonely and sad d) spend less time exercising
C-Usage and Writing [17 Marks]
5- Choose the best answer from a , h , c or d
: ( 4 Marks )
1- Scientists do researches and tests in
a) libraries b) yards c) gardens d) labs
2- The desert land by a new canal .
a) will irrigate b) is irrigating
c) will be irrigated d) has been irrigating
3- There are many factories in cities .
They cause to the environment.
a) population b) planting c) pollution d) production
4- Mona been to school. She was ill in hospital
a) must have b) may have c) might have d) can't have
5- Teams turns to serve lunch to their classmates .
a) take b) make c) work d) clean
6- Mum asked Sally how much for her new bag .
a) did she pay b) she paid c) had she paid d) would she pay
7- land produces plenty of good crops .
a) Poor b) Fertile c) stony d) Infertile
8- This is the place historians found the tomb
a) where b) when c) which d) whose
6- Rewrite the following using the word(s) in brackets to give the same
: (4 Marks)
-No other girl in our class is better than Elham . (the best)
-It is probable that Dad will leave for London tomorrow. ( may )
-William doesn't have a car or a mobile . ( neither)
- It is necessary for pupils to study hard to pass the exams ( have )
7- Read and correct the underlined words :
- Barakaat is clever in playing football.
- We used to getting high marks .
- My father agreed to buy the car because it was too expensive .
- I like the country life. It is quite and comfortable .
1 8- Write a paragraph of 5 sentences on :
■ A school trip you enjoyed much
Guiding points :
Where you went.
Who you went with .
How you went there .
How you spent your time there .
How you felt.
D-The Reader [6Marks]
9- A) Answer the following questions :
How did Hans make a raft ?
Why wasn't Axel worried about losing their food and supplies ?
Why did the Professor think that being inside an active volcano was the best thing to them ?
Which character do you like best in the story ? Why ?
B) Complete the following sentences
: (2 Marks)
The giant mammoths, Axel saw, looked like elephants, but
The explorers entered the Earth through the extinct Volcano of Sneffels and returned through …......