The 3rd English Exam for 2nd year
Part One: Reading &
Read the passage carefully then answer the questions.
tow minutes to noon on 1 September 1923, the great clock in Tokyo
stopped. Tokyo Bay shook as is a huge rug had been pulled from under it.
Towering above the bay, 4,000-metre Mount Fuji stood above a deep
trench in the sea. It was from this trench that the earthquake came, at a
magnitude of 8.3 on Richter scale.
-The sea drew back for few
moments. Then, a huge wave swept over the city. Boats were carried
inland, and buildings and people were dragged out to sea. The tremors
dislodged part( of a hillside which gave way , brushing trains, statoins
and bodies into the water below. Large sections of the sea-bed sank 400
metres; the land rose by 250 metres in some places and sank in others.
Three massive shocks wrecked the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama and,
during the next six hours, there were 171 aftershoks.
casualties were enormous, but there were also some lucky survivors. The
most remarkable was a woman who was having a bath in her room on Tokyo
Grand Hotel. As the hotel collapsed, she and her bath gracefully
descended to the street, leaving both her and the bathwater intact.
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1- How many sentences are
there in 2nd paragraph?
2- Are these statements true or false?
the earthquake happened during the day.
b- The earthquake started in
c- The first three shocks were followed by great number of
d- there were few victims.
3- Answer the following
quetions according to the text:
a- Which cities were damaged by the
b- What happened to the land and the sea-bed?
title is the appropriate?
a- A Lucky Woman.
b- A Devastating
c- A Storm in Tokyo Bay.
5- Find in the text words
that are closest in meaning to the following:
1- Supply punctuation and capitals where necessary.
pollution of our enviroenment by industial wastes solid wastes and oil
spills is worrying many scientists
2- Spot the mistakes and correct
a- If she missed the bus, she will not attend the meeting.
I can't preventing you from refusing.
3- Complete sentences "b" so
that it means the same as snetence "a" .
a- Atomic energy is replacin
a- " Do you
study hard this year?" , he said to me.
b- He asked me if
a- If he didn't
forget his cheque, he would withdraw money from the bank.
Reorder the following sentences to make a coherent paragraph.
Important measures were taken by the government.
b- It destroyed the
c- At midnight a violent earthquake awakened people.
to rescue and help the victims.
5- Classify the following word
accordin to the pronunciation of their finel "ed" :
Stopped - pulled -
wrecked - collapsed - descended - dragged
Part Tow: Situation of
Use the guide lines below to tell a story about a
disaster (an earthquake, fire, a gas, explosion...) you witnessed in
*It was in (year, month, season)
* where were you?
*describe what you've seen aroud you when the disaster had
happened (use the past simple an past perfect)
Good luck and