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2ème Bac. => Reading => March => 55 minutes.

Reading Test

            You start to learn language from the day you were born. You learn to use language to express your feelings and communicate with others. During early speech and language development, you learn skills that are important to the development of literacy. Literacy is a person's ability to read and write. Reading and writing are important to help function in school, on the job, and in society. In school, children with communication disorders are more likely to struggle with literacy skills. They often perform poorly in school, have problems reading, and have difficulty understanding and expressing language. Adults may also have literacy problems. Some adults continue to struggle with reading and writing from childhood. Others have trouble reading and writing after a stroke or brain injury.

            Speech-Language Pathologists assess and treat children and adults with communication disorders. SLPs work with teachers and other professionals to help people become effective communicators, problem-solvers, and decision-makers.




            A.     Answer these questions    

  1. Give a title to the text

  2. When do we start learning literacy skills?

  3. How is Literacy defined in the text?

  4. How important is literacy?

  5. Who struggles with literacy skills?

  6. What does S.L.Ps stand for?

  7. What's the role of S.L.Ps?

            B.     What do the underlined words in the text refer to ?    

  1. "they" (line 5) refers to  
  2. "others" (line 7) refers to  

            C.     Are these sentences True or False? Justify    

  1. The development of literacy needs skills.

  2. Only children have Literacy problems.

  3. Some people have literacy troubles after an accident.

  4. People with communication disorders are good problem solvers.

            D.    Find in the text words or expressions which mean the same as:    

1. make great efforts (paragraph 1)   2. evaluate (paragraph 2) 

            E.    Pick out from the text a sentence expressing purpose.    

II.     WRITING    

     Write about One Topic only

  1. Every student has dreams to achieve in life. What’s yours?
  2. You did something good for your community. Tell what happened in a paragraph.
  3. Write a descriptive paragraph about a person you love.


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