1- The United Nations Children’s Fund is a United Nations Program headquartered in New York City that provides long term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries. It is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee.

2- UNICEF was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. In 1954, UNICEF became a permanent part of the United Nations System and its name was shortened from the original United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund but it has continued to be known by the popular acronym based on this old name.

3- UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors and UNICEF’s total income for 2008 was $3, 372,540,239. Governments contribute two-thirds of the organization’s resources; private groups and some 6 million individuals contribute the rest through the National Committees. It is estimated that 91.8% of their revenue is distributed to Program Services.UNICEF’s programs emphasize developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children. UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 and the Prince of Asturias Award of Concord in 2006.unicef

4- Most of UNICEF’s work is in the field, with staff in over 190 countries and territories. More than 200 country offices carry out UNICEF’s mission through a program developed with host governments. Seventeen regional offices provide technical assistance to country offices as needed.

5- Overall management and administration of the organization takes place at its headquarters in New York. UNICEF’s Supply Division is based in Copenhagen and serves as the primary point of distribution for such essential items as vaccines, antiretroviral medicines for children and mothers with HIV, nutritional supplements, emergency shelters, and educational supplies, among others. A 36-member Executive Board establishes policies, approves programs and oversees administrative and financial plans. The Executive Board is made up of government representatives who are elected by the United Nations Economic and Social Council, usually for three-year terms.

6 – following the reaching of term limits by Executive Director of UNICEF Carol Bellamy, former United States Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman became executive director of the organization in May 2005, with an agenda to increase the organization’s focus on the Millennium Development Goals. She was succeeded in May 2010, by Anthony Lake.UNICEF is an intergovernmental organization (IGO) and thus is accountable to those governments. UNICEF’s salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System.

Comprehension ( 15 points)
1-Answer these questions from the text (5 points)
•What is the main concern of UNICEF ?
………………………………………..
•When did UNICEF become a member of the UN system ?
………………………………………..
•Who sets policies and programs of UNICEF ?
…………………………………………
•where is the headquarter of the organisation ?
………………………………………..
•How does UNICEF get its funds ?
……………………………………….

2-Are these sentences true or false (4 points)
•UNICEF is a human rights organisation
…………………………………………….
•The major contribution of UNICEF comes from individuals
……………………………………………..
•UNICEF was given the concord price in 1965
……………………………………………..
•The Executive Board of UNICEF continues for 5 years
……………………………………………..

3-find in the text words meaning the same as: (3 points)
• set up (paragraph 2):………
•to make better (paragraph 3):…………..
•previous (paragraph 6):………………

4-what these words refer to : (3 points)
• It (paragraph 1):………….
• who (paragraph 5):…………
•she (paragraph 6):………..

Language ( 15 points)
1-give the correct form of the words in brackets (3 points)
•……………………………………(legal) immigration is a serious phenomenon that needs urgent solutions.
•the government is working towards a greater ( integrate )……………..……..of women in all aspect of life.
•he has a great (art)………………talents. He acts like great actors.

2-Fill in the gaps with the right phrasal verb from the list Make any necessary changes in tense if needed (4 points)

set up – deal with – kick out – drop in – look for

•We …………. to see Amal when we were in kenitra yesterday
•Sarah was …………… of the exam room because she ‎tried to cheat
•I’ve ………….. my purse everywhere, but I still haven’t found it
•The best person to …………….. a medical emergency would be a doctor

3-Rewrite the sentences with the words given (4 points)
•“Why don’t you ask Paul to run the Marathon next week?”
He suggested…………………………………………
•It’s a pity Leila always misses such ceremonies
If only………………………………………………
•I saw a film yesterday. The film was fantastic
The film…………………………………………………
•I lost my purse and I had to walk all the way
I wish…………………………………………………..

4- Put the verbs into the right tense(2 points)
Kamal (want) _____________to succeed this year, because he (repeat) ______________ the last year, He_______________ (never/repeat) before.by next July he (finish) ____________________ his exams.

5- What would you say in the following situations? (2 points)
1- “I think I am ill these days, what do you advise me to do? “
You: “…………………………………….”
2- “Sustainable development is a must these days, do you agree?”
You:”………………………………………”

Writing ( 10 points )

Write a formal letter to UNICEF where you suggest some ideas to promote the education of children In your area.


KEY ANSWERS TO UNICEF

Comprehension ( 15 points)
1-Answer these questions from the text (5 points)
•What is the main concern of UNICEF ?
“provides long term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries” or “developing community-level services to promote the health and well-being of children.”
•When did UNICEF become a member of the UN system ?
In 1954
•Who sets policies and programs of UNICEF ?
A 36-member Executive Board
•where is the headquarter of the organisation ?
in New York
•How does UNICEF get its funds ?
UNICEF relies on contributions from governments and private donors

2-Are these sentences true or false (4 points)
•UNICEF is a human rights organisation
False . it is a humanitarian and developmental organisation
•The major contribution of UNICEF comes from individuals
False . “Governments contribute two-thirds of the organization’s resources; private groups and some 6 million individuals contribute the rest”
•UNICEF was given the concord price in 1965
False .”UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 “
•The Executive Board of UNICEF continues for 5 years
True because the Executive Director of UNICEF Carol Bellamy became Executive Director in May 2005 and was succeeded in May 2010, by Anthony Lake.

3-find in the text words meaning the same as: (3 points)
• set up (paragraph 2): created
•to make better (paragraph 3): to promote
•previous (paragraph 6): former

4-what these words refer to : (3 points)
• It (paragraph 1): The United Nations Children’s Fund
• who (paragraph 5): government representatives
• she (paragraph 6): Ann Veneman

Language ( 15 points)
1-give the correct form of the words in brackets (3 points)
• illegall (legal) immigration is a serious phenomenon that needs urgent solutions.
•the government is working towards a greater ( integrate ) integration of women in all aspect of life.
•he has a great (art) artistic talents. He acts like great actors.

2-Fill in the gaps with the right phrasal verb from the list Make any necessary changes in tense if needed (4 points)

set up – deal with – kick out – drop in – look for

•We dropped in to see Amal when we were in kenitra yesterday
•Sarah was kicked out  of the exam room because she ‎tried to cheat
•I’ve looked for my purse everywhere, but I still haven’t found it
•The best person to deal with a medical emergency would be a doctor

3-Rewrite the sentences with the words given (4 points)
•“Why don’t you ask Paul to run the Marathon next week?”
He suggested asking Tom to run the marathon the coming week 
•It’s a pity Leila always misses such ceremonies
If only Leila didn’t miss such ceremonies
•I saw a film yesterday. The film was fantastic
The film which I saw yesterday  was fantastic .
•I lost my purse and I had to walk all the way
I wish I hadn’t lost my purse .

4- Put the verbs into the right tense(2 points)
Kamal (want) wants to succeed this year, because he (repeat) repeated the last year, He had never repeated  (never/repeat) before.by next July he (finish) will have finished  his exams.

5- What would you say in the following situations? (2 points)
1- “I think I am ill these days, what do you advise me to do? “
You: “You should see a doctor as soon as possible ”
2- “Sustainable development is a must these days, do you agree?”
You:”Yes , I totally agree with you ”

NB : for exercise 5 in language , any answers which expresses advice in 1 and agreement or disagreement in 2 are accepted

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