Ait Iazza Mock Exam

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Ait Iazza Mock Exam

Post  Teacher_Abdelkrim on Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:57 pm


Ait Iazza Mock Exam


A newly announced government initiative in Morocco offers preventative and corrective measures to reduce the number of students who withdraw from school. The initiative will enlist the help of current students to compile a list of dropouts and to meet with their families.

The State Secretariat for Literacy and Informal Education launched an initiative last week to draw up a comprehensive roster of children who have dropped out of school. The initiative is part of an awareness campaign targeting parents. Dropping out is a serious problem in Morocco, as each year nearly 200,000 children withdraw from school before completing their primary education.

Researchers and government officials largely attribute the phenomenon to the ignorance of poor parents who do not realise the importance of education. Noureddine Hraiche, president of the Association for Reform and Development, says that some parents withdraw their children from school due to the competing demands for household income which often require children to work.

El Hbib Nadir, the government’s Director for Literacy, told Magharebia that drop-out rates are higher among children of illiterate parents. "The same social pattern repeats itself," he said. On a more optimistic note, he suggests, "The vicious circle can be broken if we teach parents about the importance of putting their children through school." He believes the initiative is a logical one because it will get children who have dropped out back into the school system and it will act as a preventative measure because it raises students' awareness of the consequences of dropping out.

The initiative was tested last year in a few provinces. Fatima Lharti, a 12 year-old schoolgirl from Tangier, says she managed to stop approximately one dozen children from dropping out and persuaded a number of others who had already dropped out to come back to school. The most difficult part of the work is convincing parents. However, "when they hear children the same age as their own talking about the consequences of taking their children out of school, most come around within a few minutes," Lharti proudly told Magharebia.

Samir El Garoumi missed a year of school to work for his family. He is now back in school and has struck a healthy balance between work and studies. In the morning he goes to school and in the evening he helps his father manage an apartment building. This year he is taking part in the initiative to make a list of pupils who are not in school and he advises parents in his family circle to allow their children to finish their education.
By Sarah Touahri for Magharebia in Rabat -- 04/04/07



I. COMPREHENSION : (15 POINTS)
BASE ALL YOUR ANSWERS ON THE TEXT

A. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING WOULD BE THE BEST TITLE FOR THE PASSAGE? (2pts)
a- Education is a key to development.
b- Students cheat in exams.
c- An initiative to reduce dropout rate.

B. ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS. (3pts)
1- What is the aim of the new Moroccan initiative?
…………..........................................................................................................................................

2- How many students drop out before finishing their primary education?
…………..........................................................................................................................................
3- Why will the initiative play a preventive role?
…………..........................................................................................................................................

C. ARE THESE SENTENCES TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY. (3pts)
1- The new initiative was launched on the fourth of April, 2007.
…………..........................................................................................................................................
2- Fatima Lharti succeeded in stopping about one dozen children from dropping out.
…………..........................................................................................................................................
3- Now, Samir El Garoumi can go to school as well as help his father.
…………..........................................................................................................................................

D. COMPLETE THESE SENTENCES. (3pts)
1-According to Noureddine Hraiche, children drop out of school because of ….…………….........
…………..........................................................................................................................................
2- Persuading parents to send back their children to school is .……………………………………..
…………..........................................................................................................................................
3- Samir El Garoumi dropped out of school in order to …………………………………………….
…………..........................................................................................................................................

E. FIND IN THE TEXT WORDS OR EXPRESSIONS THAT MEAN THE SAME AS: (2pts)
1- aiming (paragraph2): …………………………………….………….
2- permit and let (paragraph6): ………………………………………...

F. WHAT DO THE UNDERLINED WORDS IN THE TEXT REFER TO? (2pts)
1- their (paragraph2): …………………………...……………...
2- it (paragraph4): ………………………………………......

II. LANGUAGE : (15 POINTS)

A. MATCH THE WORDS WITH THE CORRESPONDING ANTONYMS. (2pts)
word
antonym

a- encourage
1- discourage

b- absence
2- temporary

c- lasting
3- increase

d- reduce
4- attendance


B. FILL IN THE GAP WITH AN APPROPRIATE WORD OR EXPRESSION. (2pts)
compulsory - human rights - altruism – priority – equal

1- ……………………….. opportunities means the right to have the same chances for employment
regardless of race or colour or sex or national origin.
2- Unless ……………………….. is given to scientific research, the economic development of the
country will be hindered.

C. GIVE THE CORRECT FORM OF THE WORDS BETWEEN BRACKETS. (2pts)
1- Muscle (strong) ……………..……… is one of the four components of physical fitness.
2- Marijuana is generally an (law) ………………………… drug, but some states allow doctors to
prescribe it to adults for certain illnesses..

D. PUT THE VERBS BETWEEN BRACKETS IN THE CORRECT TENSE. (2pts)
1- By next November, I …………………….. (receive) my promotion..
2- Kristine …………………….. (never - be) to an opera before last night.

E. REWRITE THE SENTENCES BEGINNING WITH THE WORDS GIVEN. (2pts)
1- They were painting the house when I arrived.
- The house ………………………………………………………………………………..
2- James: "Did you buy a new iPod?"
- James asked ……………………………………………………………………….……..

F. FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH THE INFINITIVE OR GERUND. (2pts)
1- I can’t resist …………………… (eat) sugary food.
2- They agreed ………………… (build) a new mall in Taroudant.

E. MATCH THE SENTENCE WITH ITS FUNCTION. (3pts)
1- As far as I’m concerned, the Internet is an important source of information.
a- request

2- Could you bring me a glass of milk, please?
b- advice

3- You ought to avoid eating too much fast food.
c- opinion


III. WRITING : (10 POINTS)
Use your imagination to complete the story.

When I was a little boy spending the summer holidays at my grandmother’s in the countryside, I used to play with another boy whom my grandmother disapproved of but could not actually forbid me to see......................................................................................…………..........................................................................................................................................…………..........................................................................................................................................…………..........................................................................................................................................…………..........................................................................................................................................…………..........................................................................................................................................…………..........................................................................................................................................…………..........................................................................................................................................…………..........................................................................................................................................…………...............................................................................................................................…………..........................................................................................................................................……………………..........................................................................................................................................……………………..........................................................................................................................................……………………..........................................................................................................................................……………………..........................................................................................................................................……………………...........................................[table]
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