|موضوع: امتحان تجريبي الانجليزية الثلاثاء 16 فبراير 2010, 11:18|| |
THE FAO :
The United Nations (UN) was started in 1945 at the end of the Second World War in
order to try to prevent wars and to develop friendship between the countries of the world.
Today, the UN has many different organisations which help to solve the world’s many
problems. One of these organizations is the United Nations Food and Agriculture
Organisation (FAO). It works with the governments of many developing countries to
reduce hunger, improve food production and distribution and improve also the lives of
people in agricultural areas.
Most people who live in richer countries know where their next meal is coming from,
but throughout the world there are about 950 million people who don’t. These people,
who live mostly in Africa and Asia, don’t get enough food to enable them to work
properly. Although these statistics are very worrying, the situation has improved a lot
over recent years thanks to the work of the FAO. Food production around the world has
increased by 300% since the 1950s. This is not because more land is used for agriculture
but because improved farming methods have resulted in increased agricultural
production. Better fertlisers, better pesticides and better irrigation systems have helped to
boost food production. So, why is there still so much hunger in the world?
The reason for this is that most of the world’s food is eaten by people who don’t need
it. Although 80% of the world’s population lives in the developing world, they eat only
30% of the world’s produce. According to the FAO, the world produces enough food to
feed everyone, but hunger will continue until the food is distributed more fairly.
COMPREHENSION ( 15 Marks)
A.Find in the text words that mean the same as . (3 Marks)
1. make better (paragraph 1)
2. grown ( paragraph 2)
3. develop rapidly (paragraph 2)
B. What do the words in bold type refer to? (3 Marks)
C. Answer these questions Use your own words as far as possible.(6 Marks)
1. Why can’t people in developing countries work very well?
2. Why has food production increased in the 1950s?
3. Why is still there hunger today in developing countries, according to the writer?
D. Fill in the blanks, according to the text. (3 Marks)
We know that only 20% of the world’s population lives in ------------- . However, they
eat 70% of the world’s agricultural ----------------. This is not ----------!
LANGUAGE ( 10 Marks)
A. Rewrite the following sentences beginning with the words given . (3 Marks)
1. They didn’t travel because it was snowing.
2. You’ll get fat if you eat a lot.
The --------------------- , the ------------------
3. “Why didn’t you come here yesterday?”
He wanted to know ----------------------
B. Put the verbs in brackets in the correct tense. (2 Marks)
1. By 2008, Palestine (occupy) for 60 years.
2. I told her as soon as she (come) yesterday.
C. Put the correct form of the words between brackets. (3 Marks)
1. According to (legal), we must put seat belts outside and inside the city.
2. In Casablanca, buses are never (rely).
3. Farmers in Guigou (production) the best quality of potatoes.
D. Insert the appropriate preposition. Choose from the list. (2 Marks)
( for , up , with , of , on , at)
1. Pakistan is famous --- the best qualities of rice.
2. He was accused --- killing a policeman.
3. The old and the young will never agree --- each other.
4. You should be good --- French if you want to study in France.
WRITING ( 15 Marks)
Nobody denies the fact that very hard weather conditions push many farmers to
leave their lands and go to settle in the city.