Second Term English ExaminationText:
Charles Dickens was born in 1812. Very early, he enjoyed reading a lot, walking and going to the theatre.
His father was very nice but he always had very serious problems with money. So, in 1824, Charles has to stop going to school and he worked in a factory for 3 months. He has never forgotten this terrible experience. But soon, his father's situation became better and Charles went back to school. He left school at the age of 15 and worked as a journalist.



He got married in 1836. During the following 20 years, he wrote 20 famous books, such as: "David Copperfield" and "Oliver Twist". He died rich and famous in 1870.
PART ONE:
Section One: Reading Comprehension ( 07 Pts)
A) Read the text and answer the following questions ( 03 Pts)
1- When was Charles Dickens born?
2- Whose book is "Oliver Twist"
3- How long ago did Charles Dickens die?
B) Say: True or False ( 02 Pts )
1- Charles Dickens liked reading. 2- Charles never returned to school.
3- His father was rich. 3- He wrote a few books.
C) 1- Find in the text words or phrases have the same meaning to ( 01 Pt )
well-known = ………………………. went back = …………………….
2- Find in the text words or phrases have an opposite meaning to ( 01 Pt )
worse ≠ ……………………………. poor ≠ ……………………….
Section Two: Mastery of Language ( 07 Pts)
A) Order these words alphabetically ( 02 Pts ) factory – forgot – father – famous
B) Write the correct form of the verbs in brackets ( 01.5 Pts )
Mrs. Wilson (like ) …………… reading books written by Dickens. She ( read ) ……………… "David Copperfield" a long time ago. Yesterday, she ( buy ) ………………….. "Oliver Twist".
C)Classify the following words according to their final "ED"(01.5Pts)
ended – died – worked – stopped
/ T /
/ D /
/ ID /
…………
…………
…………
D) Ask questions on the underlined words. ( 02 Pts )
1- Charles got married in 1836.
2- He wrote 20 famous books.
PART TWO: Integration Phase (written expression) ( 06 Pts)
Order the following sentences to get a coherent paragraph
1- and visited Italy, France and Switzerland.
2- Charles Dickens married Catherine Hagarth in 1836.
3- He died at the age of 58.
4- He spent 6 months in America.
5- He wrote his famous book "Oliver Twist", 2 years later.

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