At Batta Secondary School- Timizart-                          April, 2012

Class: 3 lph/LE  

 

THIRD TERM TEST -1-

Part I: Reading: Read the text carefully then answer the following questions

There’s an old prayer that goes; “Lord, protect me from my friends because I know who my enemies are.” Many of us don’t recognize their friends from their enemies until the knife is sticking out of our backs.  One of the neat things about friendship is that it is pretty unconditional. It isn’t, “I’ll be your friend if you loan me your iPod”, or “I’ll love you if you do all I want.” 

A true friend doesn’t need you to justify your behavior.  You don’t  have to ‘prove’ to him or her that you are ‘right’ or that the reason you did or said was because of…someone who is not a real friend  will demand your explanation; “Why did you say that?” or  “X told me you did…. and I want you to tell me your ’version’.”

A real friend might hear you did or said something and if you want to tell them the why, he just would not listen to your explanation. After all, a real friend automatically assumes you had a good reason why you did/said things and knows that you’ll tell them at some point.

Friends care about your feelings. Your feelings are the first thing in their minds, hence they don’t say things to hurt you, and they don’t construct events to make you the villain.  People, who don’t care about your feelings, are enemies. Those who are your friends surely wouldn’t stand up in the crowd and say; “I’m not surprised”, or go on in some avid manner as if they have lived all their lives to see you fall on your face. So, don’t feel sad when your best Friend proves to be an enemy, consider yourself lucky to discover him/ her so early, and be thankful the knife isn’t sticking out of your back.

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     I/ READING COMPREHENSION

A-What is the type of the text? (1pt)

 

B/ Say whether these statements are True or False according to the text:( (2pts)

1-      It is easy to recognise a friend from an enemy.

2-      Real friends are always waiting for your explanations.

3-      Friends give little importance to your feelings.

4-      Your friends wouldn’t tell others that you have the habit to harm people.

 

 

C/ Answer the following questions:( 3pts)

1-      How can we recognise a real friend?

2-      What kind of behaviours that you don’t expect your best friend to do?

3-      According to you why does the writer pray God to protect him from his friends?

 

 

D/Find in the text words or expressions that are closest in meaning to the following:(1.5)

 1-distinguish=………..     2-aim=……………….      3- Therefore=........................                      

                          

   II/ MASTERY OF LANGUAGE

 

A/ Find opposite to the following words keeping the same root: (1.5pts)

1-Behaviour=................ 2-real=............................       3- appoint =.........................

 

B/ Complete the table below(3pts)

Verb

Noun

Adjective

...................

To remind

.................

Slaves

…………………

…………………

.....................

.....................

careful

 

 

C/ Rewrite the second sentence so that it means the same as the first one: (3pts)

1-      My father taught me: “keep your friends close, but make your enemies closer.”

-          My father taught me …………………………..

2-      Your freinds don’t construct events to make you the villain. 

-Events……………………….........................................................................

3- Basic emotions can be modified in some way to form a complex emotion.

-Circumstances…………………………………………………………………

 

D/ Put the verbs between brackets in their right tense: (3 pts)

1-      I'm going to take a nap. When I wake up, if the money( to be) on the table, I (to know) I have a real partner.

2-      I gave too much confidence to my friend, but he destroyed it. I wish I (to be) wise enough to discover this earlier than now.

3-      Everyone (to feel) happiness when he (to know) that some one is very caring about his feeling.

 

E/ Fill in each blank with one word only: (5pts)

 

To me a true friendship is nothing less, but two people who stick to each other no matter what ….1…... Their friendship is unconditional and both share almost everything. So, a true friend is really the kind of….2….. to whom you can knock at the door all the time, with anything in your mind. Someone you can truly talk to and …3…. respects you for the person you truly …4…. Today, only one or two of our friends fit this description. having five or four close friends would rather create much ….5…….

 

Good LUCK