Part One: Reading & Interpreting
Read the passage carefully then answer the
-At tow minutes to noon on 1 September 1923, the
great clock in Tokyo stopped. Tokyo Bay shook as
is a huge rug had been pulled from under it.
Towering above the bay, 4,000-metre Mount Fuji
stood above a deep trench in the sea. It was from
this trench that the earthquake came, at a
magnitude of 8.3 on Richter scale.
-The sea drew back for few moments. Then, a huge
wave swept over the city. Boats were carried
inland, and buildings and people were dragged out
to sea. The tremors dislodged part( of a hillside
which gave way , brushing trains, statoins and
bodies into the water below. Large sections of the
sea-bed sank 400 metres; the land rose by 250
metres in some places and sank in others. Three
massive shocks wrecked the cities of Tokyo and
Yokohama and, during the next six hours, there
were 171 aftershoks.
-The casualties were enormous, but there were
also some lucky survivors. The most remarkable
was a woman who was having a bath in her room on
Tokyo Grand Hotel. As the hotel collapsed, she and
her bath gracefully descended to the street,
leaving both her and the bathwater intact.
(frome earthqaukes and volcanoes: S.Steel)
1- How many sentences are there in 2nd
2- Are these statements true or false?
a- the earthquake happened during the day.
b- The earthquake started in the city.
c- The first three shocks were followed by great
number of aftershoks.
d- there were few victims.
3- Answer the following quetions according to the
a- Which cities were damaged by the earthquake?
b- What happened to the land and the sea-bed?
4- Whach title is the appropriate?
a- A Lucky Woman.
b- A Devastating Earthquake.
c- A Storm in Tokyo Bay.
5- Find in the text words that are closest in
meaning to the following:
1- Supply punctuation and capitals where
the pollution of our enviroenment by industial
wastes solid wastes and oil spills is worrying many
2- Spot the mistakes and correct them:
a- If she missed the bus, she will not attend the
b- I can't preventing you from refusing.
3- Complete sentences "b" so that it means the
same as snetence "a" .
a- Atomic energy is replacin oil.
a- " Do you study hard this year?" , he said to me.
b- He asked me if ...............................................
a- If he didn't forget his cheque, he would
withdraw money from the bank.
b- unless............................................ .........
4- Reorder the following sentences to make a
a- Important measures were taken by the
b- It destroyed the whole town.
c- At midnight a violent earthquake awakened
d- to rescue and help the victims.
5- Classify the following word accordin to the
pronunciation of their finel "ed" :
Stopped - pulled - wrecked - collapsed - descended
Part Tow: Situation of Itegration
Use the guide lines below to tell a story about a
disaster (an earthquake, fire, a gas, explosion...)
you witnessed in your lifetime
*It was in (year, month, season)
* where were you?
*describe what you've seen aroud you when the
disaster had happened (use the past simple an past
Good luck and thnxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx