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Devoir De Synthse Du 3ime Trimestre Mai2010

Matire : Anglais 4ime Math ; SC Ex ; EG ; SC Info

Families escape to the countryside for the good life


-1- Families are moving to the countryside to bring up their children away from city life and using broadband connections to work from home. Ten years ago the Commission for Rural Communities had reported that the search for a better quality of life in the countryside was being led by the newly retired and those planning retirement. There were concerns that rural areas could soon become enclaves of the elderly and infirm, with insufficient people to help with their care or take on domestic chores. The State of the Countryside, two years ago, showed by contrast that most people moving to villages are aged from 40 to 54, and have children. -2-The favourite destination for families to build a new life is the South West - rural and seaside areas of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Families are also choosing to move to the South Coast, to villages within 37 miles of London, and rural areas within commuting distance of other cities. The prospect of better education is among the attractions. More 11-year-olds and 13-year-olds at rural schools scored Level 4 and above in Key Stage tests in English, mathematics and science than those in urban schools. Although the house prices are higher, on average, than in urban areas and there is a lack of public services, newcomers are not deterred. -3- Stuart Burgess, chairman of the commission, said: I think this trend is having a positive impact. These are people with jobs and children who are leading full lives in the community. Many are also entrepreneurs and are using improved technology to create new businesses or work from home. They are bringing jobs with them. Newcomers have been pricing local young people and families out of the property market, and Mr Burgess said that the lack of affordable housing remained the most pressing issue facing the countryside. He argued that this could be mitigated if the Government made the building of cheap homes for key workers a priority. -4- The sound of police helicopters above their home near Manchester reminded Kevin and Christine Sadler of the danger their son faced on the streets. It was one reason why they began seeking a new life in the countryside to share with Ben, now 13. Mr Sadler left his job at the Lowry arts centre in Salford and the couple bought a converted chapel in the village of Dunster, near Exmoor, in Somerset. They have built up a thriving caf and arts and crafts shop and, while they miss the cultural aspect of city life, Ben has a freedom that they never could have envisaged in a city. Here he can get on his bike and go to the beach or to the woods. You dont worry about it in a village, Mr Sadler said. Everyone knows him and the schools are fantastic. If I hear a helicopter these days its for a local air show or, sadly, a sea rescue. Adapted, The Times. July 16, 2008.

Devoir De Synthse Du 3ime Trimestre

Mme A.M. Matire : Anglais 4ime Math ; SC Ex ; EG ; SC Info

Mai 2010
Dure : 2 heures

Nom et prnom : Classe : 4ime A-Reading Comprehension: (12 marks)


1- Complete the following table with cause-effect relationships. (2 marks)
Cause a- There are now wider prospects of a better education in the countryside. b-..................................................................... Effect

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-Many new jobs are created in the countryside.

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2- Correct the false statements below with direct justification from the text. (2 marks) a- T he majority of the people moving to the countryside are the newly retired and those planning retirement. (prgh1) ... ... b- Despite the flow of city people, the villagers have no difficulty buying houses. (prgh2) ... ... 3- Fill in the blanks with words from paragraph 4. (3 marks) Kevin and Christine Sadler decided to move to the countryside because they were mainly afraid of the constant . threatening their son life in the .. of Manchester. Despite setting up a . business in the village of Dunster, the couple couldnt help feeling nostalgic for the cultural richness of the urban life. 4- Tick the correct explanation.(1 mark) this could be mitigated (prgh3)means: this could be avoided this could be made less severe and intense this could be increased 5-What do the underlined words in the text refer to? (2 marks) a- those (prgh2): .. b- them (prgh3): ..

6- Find in the first paragraph a word opposite in meaning to: (1mark) - enough, satisfactory . 7- Find in paragraph 2 a statement expressing contrast. (1mark) ....................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................

B-LANGUAGE(6 marks)
1- Supply the correct tense or form of the bracketed words.(4 marks) From our start in 1961, WWF has worked toward the protection of endangered species. Our mission is to use the (late) conservation science available and work with people to find solutions to save the marvellous array of life on our planet. WWFs experience over (near) half a century has shown species conservation is vital and it does work. Already, conservation efforts have brought many animals back from the brink of (extinct) . It has helped to not only conserve rich and varied ecosystems but also (deliver) real benefits to local people through new livelihood opportunities and sustainable development. But our work is far from done. Destructive human activities (lead) to the current bad situation, which is at least 100 to 1,000 times higher than the expected (nature) rate. Species and the ecosystems they are part of provide essential goods and services that make human life possible and contribute enormously to our health and (good) -being breathable air, clean water, food, fibbers, (build) materials, medicines, energy, fertile soils, climate regulation, transport, and recreational and spiritual values. 2- Match a word in A with another in B to make meaningful expressions. (2 marks)
A 1- Respiratory 2- Life 3- Greenhouse 4- Bio

B
abcdeeffect data offer expectancy disease

Answers
1+ .. 2+ .. 3+ .. 4+ ..

C- WRITING (12marks)
1- Complete the following dialogue. (4 marks) A: Doctor, can you give me some suggestions on how to stay healthy? B: Well, first of all, you need to ...................... ...... A: What are the best foods to eat? B: You should .. ...... A: What should I avoid? B: You need to avoid ... ...... A: ? B: You need to get plenty of exercise every day. If you smoke, you need to stop.

2- Essay:( 08 marks) One of your closest friends is a heavy smoker. So, you decided to write him an e-mail in which you warn him about the negative effects of such a bad habit and give him pieces of advice to help him quit it.

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Suggested Grading Scheme: 1. Adherence to task and content adequacy: ./3 2. Lexical appropriacy and grammar accuracy: ./3 3. Mechanical accuracy (punctuation, capitalization, spelling): .../2 Total: ./ 8