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I-Reading Comprehension: (15 points)

Awatif Morsy will never forget the day she heard that a new school was open in her village. “Someone came
to the house asking for the names of the children who weren’t attending class,” she recalls. “My mother gave
them my name. I was so excited.” Like most eight year-olds in the village of Beni Shara’an, Awatif’s life until
that important day was divided between back-breaking work in the fields or at home. To girls like her, the
new school- a single classroom on the ground floor of a converted house- was a dream come true.

Not everyone in the village was so enthusiastic, at least initially. Some farmers complained that the school
would deprive them of the cheap labour the children provided. Even Awatif’s own step-father, Abdelwadoud,
was unconvinced. “What does a girl need to study for?” he would ask. Happily, that wasn’t the view of
Farouk Abdel Naim, the elderly merchant who was persuaded to donate the premises for the school to use.
“I’ve come to believe that a girl’s education is more important even than a boy’s,” Mr. Abdel Naim says. “A
man can always make something out of his circumstances, but a girl can’t. She needs to be educated in
order to get on in life”.

Ten years on, it’s hard to find anyone in Beni Shara’an who doesn’t share that opinion. The school- which
has now expanded into three classes- is today seen as a wise investment from which the community is
getting tangible rewards. Take the example of the shopkeeper Ahmed Abdel Jabar, himself illiterate. “Until
Rawia went to school, my store accounts were in a complete mess,” he recalls. “But before long, she was
taking care of all the books for me, as well as helping her elder sister to read and write.” Rawia is disabled,
but her father says she’s the most capable of his four daughters. “I can say that to me, Rawia is no longer
just a girl; she’s more precious than ten sons.”

While the drive to get more Egyptian girls into school is bringing benefits in places like Beni Shara’an, the
impact has been felt nationally. From 227 community schools set by UNICEF and its partners since 1990 has
emerged a campaign setting girls’ education as one of Egypt’s top development priorities.

Base all your answers on the text

A-Choose the right answers from the list given (2pts)

1. This text is probably taken from

a. an interview.
b. a play.
c. a newspaper.

2. The text is about

a. The Egyptian project for building schools in Beni Shara’an


b. The importance of the education of girls in Beni Shara’an
c. Daily life of girls in Beni Shara’an

B.Are these sentences true or false? Justify (4 pts)

1. Awatif was 8 years old when the new school opened.

2. All the people in Beni Shara’an were happy about the school at first.

3. The Egyptian government built the new school in Beni Shara’an.

4. The shopkeeper sent his daughter to school.


C. Answer these questions (4pts)

1. How did Awatif spend her days before the school opened?

2. What was Abdelwadoud’s reaction to sending girls to school?

3. Why does Rawia’s father consider her more precious than 10 sons?

4. What was the effect of schools like Beni Shara’an’s on girls’ education in Egypt?

D. Find in the text words or phrases that mean the same as: (3pts)

1. convinced (paragraph 2)
2. real (paragraph 3)
3. advantages or profits (paragraph 4)

E. What do the underlined words in the text refer to? (2pts)

1. them :
2. his:

II-LANGUAGE: (15points)

A-Rewrite the following sentences as suggested: (4 points)

1. The driver wasn’t careful. That was why he had that terrible accident.
If ...
2. People should take care of the environment.
The environment ...
3. What a pity! I can’t visit your country.
If only ...
4. The weather was bad. Nevertheless, the football match wasn’t stopped.
Despite ...

B-Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrasal verbs from the list: (2 points)
Turn down – get on well with – come across- pass out –

1. I ........................................................ an old friend while I was walking down the street the other day.
2. She ………………………………………….. when she heard of her father's death.
3. The company will certainly …………………….. your application if you don’t have the required
qualifications.
4. All Leila's colleagues respect her because she ……………………………………………….. everybody.

C- Put the words between brackets in the correct form using these affixes: (3points)
-able/dis-/mis-/re-/anti-/under-/ex-

1- (Developed) ... …………………. countries usually have problems with education.


2- The teacher asked us to (read) ………………………….. the text to check our answers.
3- (Globalisation) activists ... are against any (use) .................... of the world’s economy to exploit poor
countries
4- He met his (wife) ........................ at the super market.
5- Some of our children's mistakes are (forgive) ...............................
D-Put the verbs in brackets in the correct form: (2points)

Ahmed: “I (not see) ... kamal for ages. What’s up with him?”
Jamal: “Oh yes. He finally (get) ... a visa to Canada and (buy) ... a plane ticket last week. I think by the end of
this month, he (fly) ... to Montreal”

E-What do these sentences express: (4 points)

Statements: What they express:

1- I'm sorry to say this, but the coffee that you brought me is too cold to ...
be drunk.

2- Could you possibly help me with my homework? ...

3- That's exactly what I think. ...

4- You must be my Barbara's new friend. I saw you with her yesterday. ...

III- WRITING: (10points)


Some people think that surfing the net is just a waste of time while others believe that
the internet is a source of valuable information. Write an essay talking about the
positive and the negative effects of the internet.
Answers - Global English Test N° 1
I-Reading Comprehension: (15 points)
A- Choose the right answers from the list given (2pts)
1. c
2. b

B.Are these sentences true or false? Justify (4 pts)

1. T = " Like most eight year-olds"


2. F = " Not everyone in the village was so enthusiastic"
3. F = The UNICEF and its parteners set the commmubity schools in Egypt
4. T = “Until Rawia went to school, my store accounts were in a complete mess”

C. Answer these questions (4pts)

1. She spent her days in back-breaking work or at home.


2. He was unconvinced.
3. Because she takes care of all his book and helps her elder sister to read and write.
4. It brought benefits and had a great impact on the national level.

D. Find in the text words or phrases that mean the same as: (3pts)

1. Persuaded
2. Tangible
3. Benefits

E. What do the underlined words in the text refer to? (2pts)

1. them : some farmers


2. his: Rawia's father / the shopkeeper

II-LANGUAGE: (15points)
A-Rewrite the following sentences as suggested: (4 points)

1. If the driver had been careful, he wouldn't have had that terrible accident.
2 The environment should be taken care of.
3. If only I could visit your country.
4. Despite the bad weather the football match wasn't stopped./ Despite the fact that the weather was bad, the
football match wasn't stopped.

B-Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrasal verbs from the list: (2 points)

1. came across
2. passed out
3. turn down
4. gets on well.

C- Put the words between brackets in the correct form using these affixes: (3points)

1. Underdeveloped
2. re-read
3. anti-globalisation – misuse
4. ex-wife
5. forgivable
D-Put the verbs in brackets in the correct form:
Answers (2points)English
- Global Test N° 1
II-Reading
haven't seen - got - bought - will have
Comprehension: (15 flown
points)
E-What
A- Choosedo these sentences
the right answersexpress:
from the(4list
points)
given (2pts)
1. c
1.
2. Complaint.
b
2. Request.
3. Agreement.
B.Are these sentences true or false? Justify (4 pts)
4. Certainty
1. T = " Like most eight year-olds"
III-
2. FWRITING: (10points)
= " Not everyone in the village was so enthusiastic"
3. F = The UNICEF and its parteners set the commmubity schools in Egypt
4. T = “Until
These Rawia
are just went
guiding to school, my
suggestions store
which youaccounts
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develop complete mess”

C. Answer these questions (4pts)


Definition of the internet: the internet is a collection of various services and
1. Introduction:
She spent her daysresources: chatrooms,
in back-breaking worke-mail, business tools.....
or at home.
2. He was unconvinced. Thesis:Almost all households have access to the internet; however, before people
3. Because she takesconnect
care of to
all the
his internet,
book andthey
helpsneed
her to
elder
be sister
awaretonot
read and
only of write.
its advantages but also its
4. It brought benefits and had a great impact on the national level.
disadvantages.
D. Find in the text words or phrases that mean the same as: (3pts)
Disadvantages: Many people fear the internet because of many reasons.
1. Body:
Persuaded 1.It might be dangerous to children especially in chatrooms where you are pretty
2. Tangible uncertain about the person they are chatting with.
3. Benefits 2. Artists are also concerned with the disadvatages of the internet as their work is
easily plagiarized by hackers
E. What do the underlined wordsmajor
3. Another in thedisadvantage
text refer to? of
(2pts)
the Internet is privacy. Electronic messages sent
over the Internet can be easily snooped and tracked, revealing who is talking to whom
1. them : some farmers
and what they are talking about
2. his: Rawia's father / the shopkeeper
4. Viruses are another problem for surfers of the internet.Today, not only are humans
II-LANGUAGE: (15points) getting viruses, but computers as well. Computers are mainly getting these viruses
A-Rewrite the following from the Internet
sentences as suggested: (4 points)
Advantages:Despite all of the terrible disadvantages of the Internet, there are
1. If the driver had beennumerous
careful,advantages.
he wouldn't In fact,had
have thethat
advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
terrible accident.
2 The environment should 1. A great deal of
be taken elders
care of. are shut in their homes due to health problems.
3. If only I could visit 2.
your
Thecountry.
most common thing the Internet is used for is research. Children and students
4. Despite the bad weather
are amongfootball
the the topmatch
peoplewasn't stopped./
who use Despite
the Internet forthe fact that the weather was bad, the
research.
football match wasn't stopped.
3. Entertainment is another popular reason why many people surf the Internet.
B-Fill in the blanks withDownloading games,
the appropriate goingverbs
phrasal into chat
fromrooms,
the list:or(2just surfing the Web are some of the
points)
uses people have discovered.
1. came across 4. Another popular thing to do on the Internet is to check out the news
2. passed out 5. Shopping online has also become a huge success and is considered a great
3. turn down advantage of the Internet.
4. gets on well.
In conclusion, today society is in the middle of a technological boom. People can
C-Conclusion:
Put the words between brackets in the correct form using these affixes: (3points)
either choose to take advantage of this era, or simply let it pass them by. The Internet
is a very powerful tool. It has many advantages; however, people need to be
1. Underdeveloped
2. re-read extremely aware of the disadvantages as well.
3. anti-globalisation – misuse
4. ex-wife
5. forgivable

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