Global English Test MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières

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Global English Test MSF

Global English Test MSF

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Which means « Doctors without Borders, » was established in 1971. It is now the world’s largest independent organization that provides emergency medical relief. The aim of the organization is to help people who have suffered badly in wars or natural disasters, such as earthquakes or floods.

Each year, about 3,000 people are sent abroad to work in over seventy different countries
worldwide. MSF relies on volunteer professionals but also works closely with local professionals; in most projects, there are seven local staff members to every one foreigner. Volunteers are paid about $800 a month and receive travel expenses. They usually work for nine months to a year on a project and then go home; however, about 50% of volunteers go on more than one mission. One volunteer reports, “Working in politically sensitive areas with limited resources can be frustrating, but there is huge satisfaction in making even a small or temporary difference to people. What better recommendation than to say I am about to leave on a third mission!”

What qualities and skills do you need to become a volunteer? You have to be able to deal with stress. And you need to be able to work independently as well as in a team. You are not required, however, to have medical qualifications. Besides medical professionals, MSF needs the skilled support of technical staff such as building engineers and food experts.

The reaction of volunteers returning from MSF speaks for itself. “One of my biggest challenges was organizing a team to open a new hospital in a town that had had no medical care for three years,” one volunteer said. This volunteer concluded that the project was a success for two reasons: the reduction of deaths and the fact that the local people were so thankful. Another volunteer says, “With MSF, I have had the chance to travel and test my skills to the limits both professionally and personally. The rewards can be enormous.”

COMPREHENSION: 15pts

A- Are these sentences True or False? Justify.

1. Médecins Sans Frontières provides worldwide emergency medical relief.
2. There are more local people than foreigners working on most MSF projects
3. most volunteers work on only one project
4. You have to be a medical professional to volunteer for MSF

B- Answer these questions: 4pts

1- How does a volunteer feel in his job?
2- What are two challenges the volunteers mention in the article?
3- What the two rewards?
4- What qualities you need to have to be a good volunteer?

C-What do the underlined words refer to? 4pts

1- I (2nd Paragraph)
2- they (2nd paragraph)

D-Find in the text words or expressions meaning almost the same as 3pts

1-workers (parag 2)
2-a person with a particular knowledge or skill (parag 3)
3-without being helped (parag 3)
4-reduction of sufferings (parag 1)

LANGUAGE 15 PTS

A -Fill in the blanks with the appropriate words from the list ( 5pts)

Made up- given up -put out -pulled down- fill in – turned down

1-The hotel fire was soon ………….
2-The old theatre has been ………………
3-They have ………my application for the job.
4-He ……….a fabulous story.
5-They have ……….the idea of moving house.

B- Rewrite these sentences beginning with the words given. 4pts

1-You‘ll save more land if you plant trees.
The more ………………….
2-Children in dry areas are regarded as the victims of great poverty.
People ………………………………………………….
3-“shall we sponsor a child “
The president ‘s wife suggested …………………………..
4-If you don’t tell me the truth, I will punish you.
The mother ………………………………

C- Give the correct form of the words between brackets .4pts

1-It’s (meaning) to be in Rabat tomorrow. The offices will be closed.
2-She has got a superb voice. She sings in a (beauty) way.
3 Breakdancing has become very (popularity) with young people.
4-The policeman was rewarded for his( heroism).

D-What do you say in the following situation 2pts

Your friend: why do you think Anas is late for class this morning?
Express your opinion about it: …………………………………..

WRITING 10pts

With a large number of channels that satellite services provide, people have become more and more addicted to TV. Write an article for your school magazine, in which you explain the negative effects of TV on teenagers.

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