Level :1st years Scientific Stream . name:
I am glad to write my first letter. My name is Lamia. I am from London but I reside with my grandmother in Chi Chester. I am a pretty teenager of medium height with a fair complexion. I study at King Charles school. Every morning, I go to school on foot because it is not far from home. After school I usually go to the super cafι to check my e-mail. By the way, I have just received a letter from an English young girl of 16. She is looking for pen friends. Her name is Linda. She is tall but rather slim. Linda says that she has a lot of hobbies, including painting and reading books. She is interested in other peoples culture and customs.
Linda and her friend generally spend their leisure time in the youth club in
Manchester. They often rehearse plays they have written. Linda's family is quite large.
She has three sisters and two brothers. Her father is a manager in a small chocolate
factory and her mother is a secretary in the same factory. The Olivers are a well known
family. They regularly give parties and invite many people. So Linda and her sisters
have much to do on such occasions. Email Linda if you want to be her pen friend.
Please answer me soon and tell me about you and your family.
Section one: Reading Comprehension
1. The text is: (choose the right answer):
a- a story b-an e-mail c-a conversation
2- Are these statements true (T), false(F) or not mentioned(N)?
a- Lamia and Sonia are new pen friends.
b- Lamia usually goes to school by bus.
c- Linda likes painting and reading books.
d- She is thinking of becoming a teacher.
e- Her parents work in the same company.
F- The Olivers are a poor family.
3- Answer the following questions according to the text.
a-Who are the sender and the receiver of the letter?
b- Does Linda like corresponding with new pen friends?
4- Find in the text words or phrases that are opposite in meaning to the following :
. . different=/=
5- Pick out from the text two sentences have frequency adverbs and two sentences have degree adverbs.
Section two: text exploration :
1- Supply punctuation and capitalization.
anne is an english girl of 23 she has blue eyes and fair hair
2- Classify the following words according to which syllable is stressed:
Review sailor - hotel - ignore - return
Stress on the 1st syllable
Stress on the 2nd syllable
3- Reorder the following sentences to make a coherent paragraph .
a- Amina has a cheerful personality.
b- She is a Tunisian girl.
c- She has brown eyes and long black wavy hair.
d- My friend Amina is about 21 years old.
4- Rewrite these words using the letters of the alphabets
/ p l e I n/ _ / h ae n d/ _ / t r i: /
Section three: Write an e- mail to a pen friend using the following notes:
1- Introduce yourself briefly ( name , age
2- Describe your regular activities using frequency adverbs .
3- Introduce your family briefly.
4- Introduce your country using degree adverbs.