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PostSubject: Third Term Test 2Y LPH (2013/2014)   Sun 20 Apr - 19:49

Here is a Test Shared on the Net by a colleague:Asma Mouici.I think it's also suitable for first year students ( Eureka).I would also add a grammar activity.

Thank you Asma Mouici

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Level:2ndyearPh&L stream                                                    Class: 2nd Ph 1 L ….
Third Term Test
Alexander Fleming, a Scottish [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], discovered penicillin by mistake when he was trying to study Staphylococcus bacteria in 1928. He was running experiments with the bacteria in his laboratory at London's St. Mary's Hospital, and set a laboratory dish containing the bacteria near an open window. Upon returning to the experiment, he found that some mold blown in through the open window onto the dish, contaminating the bacteria.
Instead of throwing away his spoiled experiment, Fleming looked closely at it under his microscope. Surprisingly, he saw not only the mold growing on the bacteria, but a clear zone around the mold. The Penicillium mold, the precursor to penicillin, was dissolving the deadly Staphylococcus bacteria.
Fleming was originally optimistic that penicillin would be useful as an antibacterial agent, as it was safe for the human body, yet potent. Later, in 1931, he changed his mind and decided that it would not last in humans for the duration needed to kill [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], and stopped studying it. In 1934, he began another few years of clinical trials and tried to find someone else to purify it.
Researchers at Oxford University in England, including Howard Florey, Ernst Chain, and Norman Heatley, experimented with Fleming's discovery. They proved that penicillin would be both harmless and effective in mice, but did not yet have the volume needed to treat people. Orvan Hess and John Bumstead were the first people to use it to successfully treat a patient.
Read the text carefully then do the activities that follow:
Part 1: Reading (15pts)
A: Comprehension:
1-      Are the following statements “true” or “false”                   (3pts)
a-      Fleming threw his spoiled experiment.
b-      The penicillin mold dissolved the staphylococcus bacteria
c-      Fleming used the penicillin to treat a patient. 
2-       Answer the following questions according to the text:       (2pts)
a-      How did Fleming discovered penicillin?
b-      Why did Fleming stopped studying Penicillin?
3-      In which paragraph is it mentioned that Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin by accident. § …
4-      What or whom the underlined words refer to:  It =        
                                                                                He =                                           (1pt)
B: Text Exploration:
5-      Find in the text words that are synonym to:                   (2pts)
Error = § 1 ……………………..               make clean = §2 ……………….
6-      Put the verbs between brackets in the correct form:              (2pts)
It (to be) …………….. argued that without Fleming, penicillin might still be undiscovered and the antibiotic age would never have dawned. If Alexander Fleming didn’t discover the Penicillin, many of the recent development in medicine (be delayed)…………….
7-      Complete the chart as shown in the example:            (2pts)
Eg: to invent
To discover
To study
8-      Classify the following words according to the pronunciation of the final “ed”:          (2pts)
Discovered – spoiled – looked – decided
Part II: Written Expres​sion(5pts)
Use the following notes to write a short biography about Alexander Fleming
Name : Alexander Fleming
Nationality: Scotish
Date and place of Birth: 06 August 1881, Scotland
Education: enrolled at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Job: assistant bacteriologist to Sir [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] 1900.
        lecturer at St Mary's until 1914
Marriage: marry/ Sarah Marion McElroy, a trained nurse
Death: 11 March 1955
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