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PostSubject: Tsunami 2004 Exam   Tue 2 Feb - 22:22

Ahmed Kadi Middle School Sidi Lakhdar

Teacher: Mrs. FB Kh

Exam Topic

The Text:

Tsunami 2004

A magnitude 9.15 under seaquake occurred north of Simeulue island, off
Indonesia’s Sumatra island on the morning of December26th, 2004.It was at a depth of 30Km, extended over about 1.200 Km, and caused a sudden rise in the seabed by several metres. The total energy released was equivalent to about 500 mega tons of TNT. This was more than 200
times the total explosives used during World War 2 including the two nuclear bombs.

The South Asian Tsunami was one of the deadliest disasters in modern history. As of late March 2005, as many as 280.000 persons are believed to have died half of them in Indonesia. The dead are mainly composed of local citizens and about 9.000 vacationing foreigners. Over a million were left homeless. Massive devastation was caused to coastal areas from Indonesia to South Africa, including: Bangladesh, Srilanka, South India, Thailand, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania and Madagascar.

Part One: 14 pts
1: Reading Comprehension

A: Choose the correct letter a- b- c to complete the sentences
The text is about ……………………
a- The Canari Island Tsunami.
b- The South Asian Tsunami.
c- The Katarina Hurricane.

The tsunami was caused by ……………….
a- an under seaquake.
b- an earthquake.
c- a volcanic activity.

Half of the victims were ………………….
a- Africans.
b- Thais
c- Indonesians.

B: Read the text again and answer the following questions
- When did The South Asian Tsunami happen?
-What do the underlined words in the text refer to?



C: Lexis - Fin in the text words that are closest in meaning to:
most mortal = …………. / appeared =……………

- Find in the text words that are opposite in meaning to :
lived =/= ……………. / less =/= ……………….

B- Mastery of Language 7pts

Supply the right punctuation and capitals (2pts)
a big tsunami hit a part of thailand and indonesia

B: Reorder the words to get a coherent sentence (1pt)
Asia / killed / people / Many / were / in /.

C: Combine the following statements into a new one. Use the linkers between ( ) (2pts)
- Tsunami hit South Asia. Some African coastal areas were also effected. ( although)

- The destruction would not be so tragic. Scientists could forecast the seaquake. (if)

D: Pick out from the text words that have the following sounds






Part Two: Written Expression

Write a composition of about 4 to 6 lines on the following:

You are a journalist. Write an article about the recent earthquake that hit Algeria

Use the following note
The earthquake / happened / May 2003 Hit Algiers / Blida / Boumerdes
Great disaster / destruction / buildings / hotels
Thousands of victims / people killed / many homeless

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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami 2004 Exam   Tue 9 Feb - 13:28

The text is so interesting . I think it can be used for second year SE. Thank you, Mr. RED1, for the huge efforts.

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PostSubject: Re: Tsunami 2004 Exam   Tue 9 Feb - 18:27

Thank you Mr.Red1.It can also be used for literary and languages streams.
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