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

~ Reading Test ~

            If we could just answer the question about the exact role of school in our life! We all understand that school is very important, but only a few of us can tell how. When little Jenny was asked why she went to school, she replied, "Because my dad and mom want me to go there". Kids go to school without a defined goal. Most of them hate it because of that; but later on, when they grow old, they get aware that school is the most precious present their parents have ever offered them. It is the window through which children can observe and identify with the world around them. School prepares the children for tomorrow. It teaches them how to think positively and inventively. It also teaches them good manners. Moreover, it trains them to solve tough problems because life is full of them. School is a fantastic place to make friends and to train for sociability and discipline so as to be a good citizen. In brief, school is the basis of all the fundamental ingredients of a successful life.



            A.     Answer these question                 [4 pts]

  1. Give a title to the text.    

  2. Why do children hate school?

  3. What is the best gift can parents offer their children?

  4. What is school compared to in the text?

            B.     Are these sentences True or False? Justify                  [5 pts]

  1. We all know how important school is.

  2. Jenny knows why she goes to school.

  3. At school children get ready for the future.

  4. School represents a small community.

  5. Success in life starts at school.

            C.     What do the underlined words in the text refer to ?                  [2 pts]

  1. " it " (line 4)  
  2. " they " (line 4)  
  3. " them " (line 5)  
  4. " them " (line 8)  

            D.    Find in the text words or phrases which mean the same as.                  [2 pts]

  1. purpose  

  2. valuable

  3. imaginatively  

  4. friendliness

            E.    Pick out from the text a sentence expressing purpose.                  [1 pts]


II.     WRITING   

            Write about only one Topic.              [6 pts]


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