2014 National exam – Istidrakiya- Grammar – Scientific streams

Below are exercises extracted from the 2014 National Exam for Scientific Streams – makeup session (Istidrakiya). They consist of Grammar and Writing tasks. The objective is to help students get used the questions asked in the exam and to do some practice as well.

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GRAMMAR (15 pts)

A- FILL IN THE GAPS WITH THE APPROPRIATE WORDS FROM THE LIST (2 pts)

Bringing – paying – taking – having – looking

  1. Judy is………………Forward to her sister’s marriage ceremony.
  2. The kids are……………………a lot of fun in the zoo

B- GIVE THE CORRECT FORM OF THE WORDS IN BRACKETS. (2 pts)

  1. If you need any (clarify)………………………… please ask the librarian.
  2. Hassan El Fad has acted in many (humour)…………………. sitcoms.

C- FILL IN EACH GAP WITH AN APPROPRIATE WORD FROM THE LIST. (2 pts)

where – whose – who – which – when

  1. I can’t remember……………………..received the Noble Prize in physics last year.
  2. The Souss valley in Morocco is the area…………………….……Argan trees grow

D- REWRITE THE SENTENCES AS INDICATED. (3 pts)

  1. I will take the tram to work, Youssef said.
    Youssef said…………………………………………………………
  2. Candidates mustn’t use mobile phones during the exam.
    Mobile phones…………………………………………………………………………………
  3. Badr didn’t get a bank loan; so he wasn’t able to set up his business
    If Badr…………………………………………………………………………….

E- FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH THE CORRECT WORDS FROM THE LIST (2 pts)

  1. You……………………carry this suitcase; the porter will take care of it

Needn’t – couldn’t – wouldn’t

  1. Oliver enjoys……………………….to rap music

To listen – listen – listening

F- MATCH EACH EXPRESSION WITH ITS APPROPRIATE FUNCTION. (4 pts)

Expressions Functions
1.      What about creating a new blog?

2.      Sorry, I didn’t mean to disturb you.

3.      Although video games are exciting, they may be harmful to children.

4.      Many natural disasters are the result of climate change.

a.       cause and effect

b.      suggesting

c.       apologising

d.      concession

 

WRITING (10 pts)

Write an article for a health magazine about the advantages and disadvantages of using bicycles as a means of transport

These cues may help you.

Advantages

Disadvantages

·  inexpensive means of transport

·  good for health

·   protects the environment.

·  not practical in bad weather

·   may not be safe on busy roads

·   not practical for a long distance

 

 

 

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