On the western side of Britain lies one of the most beautiful parts of the British Islands: The
principality of Wales .The welsh mountains are of a rare beauty. The valleys are green and fertile.
In central and North Wales, farming is the main occupation but the valleys are greatly
Wales is very popular for holidays. Every year, thousands of people spend their summer far
from town life. Those who like climbing and walking go to the Welsh mountains.
Wales is called” the land of songs”. The Welsh people are famous for their beautiful voices.
There are festivals all around Wales and the Welsh girls participate in these festivals with their
national dress: a tall black hat, a red shirt and a white apron. Singers, dancers, musicians and
poets come from many parts of the world often wearing colorful national costumes.
SECTION ONE :
A- READING AND INTERPRETING : (8pts)
READ THE TEXT CAREFULLY THEN DO THE ACTIVITIES.
1-How many sentences are there in the first paragraph?
2- Are the following statements true or false?
a- Wales is part of Great Britain.
b- The Welsh mountains are not beautiful.
c- Many people visit Wales in summer.
d- Welsh girls wear special clothes in festivals.
3- Answer the following questions according to the text.
a- Where is Wales situated.
b- What is the most important occupation in Wales?
c- Why is Wales called “the land of song”?
4- Find in the text words that are closest in meaning to the following.
a- principal =……….. b- take part =……………
5- Find in the text words that are opposite in meaning to the following.
a- eastern #..................... b-hate #.................
B- TEXT EXPLORATION: (7PTs)
1- Reorder the following words to get a coherent sentence.
Which a Algiers of town Algeria is the is seaside capital is .
1/2 - Give the correct form of the verbs in brackets.
a- Where (do) he live?
b- They (not go) to Paris last year.
c- When I (read) a book, my sister (watch) a documentary about England.
3- Ask questions about the underlined words.
a- Jill went to the U.S.A. last summer.
4- Classify the following words according to the pronunciation of their final “s”.
Likes Algiers Houses Wales Works
“s” “z” “iz”
SECTION TWO: WRITTEN EXPRESSION: (5pts)
Describe your hometown. Use the following notes and write a paragraph of about 50 words.
Location: East / south / North / West of ………..
Number of population / amenities / places of interest / …etc….