TEXT A happy end
Mark Tatcher , a buisness man and a sport car driver .He participated in the automobile rally (Paris-Algiers-Dakar) -On January 1982-His teammates were Charlotte Verney (a codriver) and Claude Garnier (a mechanic).Unfortunately,they didnt reach Dakar because they had a break down in the Algérien sahara.
Mark described the events to journalists.We were a convoy of six Peugeot cars,we were driving towardsthe Mali border,suddenly,the rear axle of the car broke at a place called –Tindert- (400 km South West Tamanrasset and the car became immobile,we moved it to the top of the hill .It took us one day. We couldn't go further .We had a tent .We were comfortable.We had bags of food and water.We spent six days at ease .We never got frightened.The next day, we saw an Algérian army spotter plane,flying over the place,they were looking for us.we waved a sweater to attrack attention.Finally ;they sighted us saved us...really ,its the happiest day in my life.. its a miracle !!.. said Mark Tatcher.
SECTION ONE/ READING COMPREHENSION
A/ Read the text carefully and match the pairs (who did what,):
-Mark Tatcher -didn't reach Dakar.
-Mark and his teammates -was flying over the place.
-An Algérian army spotter plane -participated in the automobile .
B-Answer the questions below from the text :
1-What happened to mark and his teammates?
2-Were they safe and well at the end,
C-Find in the text two expressions which describe that Mark and his companions didnt worry when they were lost in the desert
SECTION TWO /MASTERY OF LANGUAGE
A-Order these words alphabetically :
- attrack search attention save
B-Write the verbs between brackets correctly :
-Last week , I(walk/…………….),when I (see/……….) a terrible accident.
-While Mark (narrate/…………….)his adventure,journalists (take/…………….)notes.
C-Mark the intonation (rising or falling) and then,write (WF) or(SF) of the auxillary" was":
A:Hi ! Was the trip exciting,)
B :Yes ;it was really fantastic !
SECTION THREE/WRITTEN EXPRESSION/
Suppose you are a journalist and you are interviewing Mark Tatcher after his adventure in the Algerian sahara.So,imagine a dialogue with him ,in which you ask him about :food –climate and his feeling while they were lost and .( you can use information from the text)