English Test with Answers: Literacy and Health

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English Test with Answers: Literacy and Health

English Test with Answers: Literacy and Health

Educate a boy you educate a man. Educate a girl you educate a generation.


Of the one billion people worldwide who are unable to read, 2/3 are women. In most societies, girls are given less chance to complete their schooling. If money for school fees is short, priority will nearly
always go to boys. Parents reason that boys are more likely to find work and continue working than girls, who are expected to marry and have children.
However, surveys have shown that in fact, it is the mother’s education rather than the father’s that has a greater long-term effect both on her own health and that of her family. Research shows that educated
mothers are more likely to use health clinics and are more likely to return to the clinic if their children’s health does not improve. Educated women tend to have fewer, healthier children. They also tend to begin
their families at a later age. Researchers for the United Nations, studying 46 countries, found that a 1 % rise in women’s literacy is three times more likely to reduce deaths in children than a 1 % rise in the number of doctors. They also found that four to six years of education for women led to a 20 % drop in infant deaths.
A girl who grows up healthily and confident in her own ability has a much better chance of safe motherhood, and of raising her own children to meet their full potential. Women with more education have
better health and nutrition. They feel they can influence their own lives and those of their children. The families of women with some education tend to have better water and sanitation, income, housing, and clothing.
Literacy programmes can, therefore, have far-reaching effects on health. If women are given access to literacy and better education, they will be able to make their own choices to improve their lives.

COMPREHENSION

A// Answer these questions :

1- Why do parents in most countries give priority to boy’s education?
………………………………………………………………………………………
2- According to the United Nations researchers, which is more important, educating women or having more doctors?
…………………………………………………………………………………………
3- What should we do to improve families’ health and nutrition?
………………………………………………………………………………………..

B/ Are these sentences true or False? Justify:

1- 50 % of people all over the world who can’t read are women.
………………………………………………………………………………………..
2- Educated women get married at an early age ?
………………………………………………………………………………………..
3- Women’s education reduces infant deaths.
………………………………………………………………………………………..

C/ Find in the text words or expressions meaning the same as the following:

1- not enough (paragraph 1): ………………………………..………….
2- Get better ( paragraph 2): ……………………………………………

D/ What do the underlined words in the text refer to?

1- Who: …………………………………….
2- They: …………………………………….
3- Those: ……………………………………

II- LANGUAGE

A/ COMBINE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES USING THE APPROPRIATE “wh” WORDS :(5pts)

a) That woman lives in my neighborhood. She’s too nosy and talkative.
…………………………………………………………………………………….
b) This is the beautiful field. We had a picnic here last Spring.
…………………………………………………………………………………….
c) I gave her a ring. She put it in her finger.
…………………………………………………………………………………….
d) This is the time of day. The postman comes at this time.
…………………………………………………………………………………….
e) I like this film. I saw it at the cinema with my dad.

B/ REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES AS SUGGESTED: ( 4 pts)

a) Somebody rings the bell at the end of every lesson.
The bell ……………………………………………………………………………
b) They are considering my application.
My application ……………………………………………………………………
c) The students should give their assignments to the teacher.
the assignments ………………………………………………………………….
d) They are going to build a mosque near our house.
A mosque …………………………………………………………………………

C/ WRITE THE VERBS BETWEEN BRACKETS IN THE CORRECT TENSE : (4pts)


a) I (see) ………………….. Angela at the theater four days ago.
b) If they find a transport, they (come) …………………….. to the party.
c) It’s 11:00 o’clock; I (do) ……………………. three exercises until now this morning.
d) They live in Glasgow. They (be) ………………………… there since 1990.
e) When I (get) …………. ….up, my brother (already go)…………………to school.
f) By the time I (arrive) ……………home, they (eat) ……………………. everything.

III- WRITING: (5pts)

Develop a paragraph with the topic sentence given. Your detail sentences should support the topic sentence. Use logical linking words.
The world has always suffered from the problem of racism which is caused by so many reasons……………………

ANSWERS

COMPREHENSION

A/ Answer these questions:

1- Because boys are more likely to find work and continue working than girls / Because are expected to marry and have children
2- Educating a woman is more important.
3- Grant/give women more education.
– Educate women

B/ Are these sentences true or False? Justify:
1- False. Because ” Of the one billion people worldwide who are unable to read, 2/3 are women”.
2- False. Because “They also tend to begin their families at a later age”.
3- True. Because ” 1 % rise in women’s literacy is three times more likely to reduce deaths in children”

C/ Find in the text words or expressions meaning the same as the following:
1- Less
2- Improve

D/ What do the underlined words in the text refer to?
1- Girls
2- Researchers
3-Lives

LANGUAGE

A/ COMBINE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES USING THE APPROPRIATE “wh” WORDS :(5pts)
a- The woman who lives in my neighborhood is too noisy and talkative.
b- This beautiful field is where we had a picnic last spring.
– This is the beautiful field where we had a picnic last spring
c- I gave her a ring which she put in her finger
d- This is the time of the day when the postman comes.
e- I like the film which I saw at the cinema with my dad.

B/ REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES AS SUGGESTED
a- The bell is rung at the end of every lesson.
b- My application is being considered by them.
c- The assignment should be given to the teacher by the students.
d- A mosque is going to be built near our house.

C/ WRITE THE VERBS BETWEEN BRACKETS IN THE CORRECT TENSE
a- Saw
b- Will come
c- Havebeen doing
d- Have lived
e- I got – Had already gone
f- Arrived – had eaten




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