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First English Exam -2am-

on 2013-01-29, 03:43
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Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison was born on November 2nd, 1847 in Ohio, USA. He was a great American
inventor. As a boy, he loved adventures. Later, he worked as a telegraph operator. At the age of
twenty-two, he went to New Jersey, where he set up a factory. He was interested in electrical
problems. During his carrier, he patented more than 1.000 inventions, including the electric light,
the phonograph (talking machine) and the motion picture camera. Form 1879 to 1900, Edison
produced most of his devices. The American call this period ‘’the age of Edison’’. Thomas
Edison died in 1931.
Part One
Section one: Reading comprehension: (7pts)
A/ write True or False
1/ Edison was born in New Jersey. (……………..)
2/ He was interested in submarines (…………....)
3/ He died in 1931. (……………..)
B/Answer these questions:
When was Thomas Edison born? ……………………………………………………
How many inventions did he patent?...............................................................................
C/ lexis:
1/ Find In the text, words having the same meaning with the following ones.
name = ……………………. Photo = ………………
2/ Find in the text, words opposed in meaning to the following ones.
Was born ………………….. Disliked ………………….
Section two : Mastery of the language. (7pts)
Activity one : Ask questions on the underlined words
1/ Thomas Edison was born in Ohio. *………………………………………………….
2/ Emil Berliner invented the microphone. *………………………………………………….
3/ Thomas Edison died in 1931. *………………………………………………….
Activity two: Complete the following table.
Infinitive be born ………………. work ……………..
Past Simple …………………… went …………………. died

Activity three: Give the plural of the words. ………………………………….(2pts)
singular factory picture Boy foot
Plural …………………… …………….. …………………. ……………………
Part two : Situation of integration : ………………………………(6 pts)
Your teacher of biology asked you to make researches about inventors.
Use these information to write a paragraph.
Name: Louis Pasteur.
Nationality: French
Date of birth: 1822
Date of death: 1895
Discovery : - The process of pasteurization. / -Vaccine against rabies.
……………………………………………………………………………………………………
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