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

~ Reading Test ~

            Cell phones have become the source of trouble number one for students. They have a bad effect on the majority of them. These devices which are designed primarily to be used in case of emergency, perturb the learners and annoy the teachers in class; therefore, schools don’t tolerate them. The learners cannot focus any more. They either check messages and play games or even listen to music via the Bluetooth headsets. Only very few serious students are aware of the danger that the mobile phone represents for them, so they simply turn it off during classes.
            Nobody can deny the amount of assistance that smart phones can offer the students so as to carry on with their studies. There are various learning software types inside them like dictionaries, calculators and a lot more options including internet connection; still, the students use them simply for texting, chatting or cheating. In brief, do those students actually know the benefits of their cell phones? If yes, do they exploit them wisely? That's the question.


            A.     Answer these questions                 [ 5 pts ]

  1. Give a title to the text.

  2. What is the major function of cell phones?

  3. Why are cell phones forbidden in schools?

  4. Why cannot the students concentrate in class?

  5. How can the mobile phone be helpful in studies?

            B.     Are these sentences True or False? Justify                  [ 4 pts ]

  1. The cell phone influences the students positively.

  2. All the students know the danger of cell phones.

  3. Cell phones have some positive sides.

  4. The students use their smart phones constructively.

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

  1. " These devices " (line 2)  
  2. " they " (line 4)  
  3. " it " (line 6)  
  4. " them " (line 9)  

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

  1. urgent situation  

  2. conscious

  3. help  

  4. intelligently

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


II.     WRITING   

            Write about only one Topic.              [ 6 pts ]


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