الجمهوريــة الجزائريـــة الديـمقراطية الشعبيــة

وزارة التربـيـة الوطـنـيـة

ثانوية الشيخ إبراهيم بيوض القرارة

مديرية التربية لولاية غرداية                                                                            

Level : Scientific  Streams

Duration : 2 Hours

Date   : December 02nd  , 2008

The First Term Exam

 

PART ONE : Reading and Interpreting

         OSLO: The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its 2008 Peace Prize on Friday to Martti Ahtisaari, the former Finnish president who has been associated over decades with peace efforts and quiet, cautious diplomacy from Asia to Africa and Europe. Out of 197 people nominated for the annual prize, the committee said, Ahtisaari had been chosen "for his important efforts in several continents and over three decades to resolve international conflicts."

      He has played a central role in ending conflicts that took root in the late 20th century and threatened the early 21st century with conflagrations in many places. Specifically, the committee mentioned his work in ending South African domination of Namibia, the former South-West Africa, from the 1970s to the late 1990s , and peace efforts in the Indonesian province of Aceh, Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Central Asia, the Horn of Africa and, most recently, in Iraq.

       In an initial response, Ahtisaari said he was "very pleased and grateful" at receiving the prize, which is worth $1.4 million. It will be awarded to him at a ceremony inOsloon December 10.

In a television interview after the award was announced, Ahtisaari indicated that he might slow the pace of his travels, which, he said, had kept him away fromFinlandfor 200 days a year. "I want to spend more time with my wife," he said.

                                                              ( Adapted from Herald Tribune International Website www.iht.com )     Comprehension

1/ The text is : (1pt)
                  a- a newspaper article.             b- an address .       c- a radio news report

2/ Say if these statements are true or false. (2pts)
a- Martti Ahtisaari is from China .
b- The winner's achievements were over different continents.
c- There were only three candidates  to 2008 Peace Prize .
d- The winner of the award will get more than one  million Dollar.

3/ Answer these questions according to the text: (3pts)
a- When will the ceremony happen ?
b- Was he happy after the announcement? Justify .
c-  "for his important efforts in several continents '' Explain by illustrating  examples.

B. Exploring the Text

  1. Vocabulary   (3 pts)  

  a. Find in the text words that are  closest in meaning to the followings    (1,5pt)

  1- selected =…….….(§1)            2-  getting=……...(§3)    3- declared=……...(§4)     

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 b. Find in the text words that are  opposite in meaning to the followings       (1,5pt)  

              1- punished ≠…….….(§1)            2- war ≠……...(§2)    3- sad ≠……...(§3)    

2.Grammar  (4.5 )pts

    a. Fill in the blank with : Mustn't / Must / should / shouldn’t  (2pts)     

       1. Ahtisaari has been rewarded ; the other candidates  ……. be unpleased.

       2. To get the prize , you ……promote the culture of peace whenever and wherever.

       3. The Herald Tribune Newspaper's reporter said, “ The winner ……… be an ordinary person .”

       4. The Committee ………….have chosen  the winner without studying all his achievements.

    b.  Fill in the gaps with words from the following list    (2.5 pts)     

                in  - Officer -  was  - Norway -  after

         Martti Ahtisaari …….born on June 23, 1937, ……the city ofViipuri, which is now on the Russian side of the border in territory ceded to theSoviet Union…...World War II. His father,a naturalized Finn born in ……….., was a noncommissioned army……...

 3. Sound System : Mark the intonation  ( /  ,  \  )on the  following sentences   ( 1.5 pts)   

          

-         Would you please tell me, on which base they have chosen him ?

-         Who is  the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for this year?

-         Could The UNO put an end  to the war inSomalia?

 

Part two: Written expression: (5pts)    Choose  one topic

   Topic 01:    Suppose that you were a reporter  , and you had to write an article about the successful achievements of a Nobel Peace Prize winner. In no more than 10 lines , write an article about this winner.

  Topic 02:  Imagine you were Mr.Martti Ahtisaari. Write an address, in which you thank the committee , and you ask others to spread the culture of peace.        

                                                                                  Good luck

                                                                      Your teachers of English language       

                                                                                                Mr. Hamaimi

              

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