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					 State Of Kuwait
A l Jahra Educational zone              End of the First Term Exam
Wara Intermediate School                January, 2008
Time allowed: 1 1/4hours                 Grade: Eight
Name : ………………….                             Class : …………
                       Paper One (29 Marks)
                 I. Language Exercises (22 marks)
                          1. Vocabulary (5m )
A- Fill in the spaces with the suitable words from the list:(6x ½=
3m)
[interview – robbery- huge –ruins –cultural––orbits –
expensive]

1. A: Why did the police arrest the boy?
   B: He was wanted for a/an …………….. .

2. A: Have you ever seen the World Trade Centre in Dubai?
   B: Yes, it's a/an ………………building.

3. A: An astronaut ………………….. the earth .
   B:I don't believe it .

4. A: Why don't you buy the red car? It's a nice car.
   B: It's too…………… to buy. I don't have enough money .

5. A: Our manager agreed to give a/an…………...to TV men tonight.
   B: Great! Let's watch it.

6. A: I like to go to the ……………………..centre to read books.
   B: It's an interesting place .
B- Match the related words : (4x ½ = 2)

7. wing            (   )      school.

8. uniform         (   )      Salty water

9. lagoon          (   )      diamond.
10. jewel          (   )      words.
                   (   )      birds .
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                             II. Structure ( 6 m)
   C- Choose the right answer from a, b, and c: (4x ½= 2)

   11. A: Mona made the cake …………………….. .
       B : It was delicious .
   a. himself            b. yourself c. herself

   12. A: The River Nile is the …………………………
        B : I wish I could to go sailing there.
   a. longer              b. longest            c. long

   13. A: I haven't seen my friend Sara……………………… 2002.
       B: Oh That's a long time.
   A .since              b. yet           c. for

   14. A: How ………………….. is this jacket ?
       B: It's 20 KD .
   a. far              b. much       c. long

   D- Do as shown between brackets: (4x1= 4)

15. He was driving very fast. I couldn't catch up with him. (Use: so…that)
……………………………………………………………

16. When I went to the cinema , the film ( start ) .      (Correct the verb )
……………………………………………………………

17. They build new factories every year.                  (Passive voice)
…………………………………………………………

18. The teacher said , “ the lesson is easy .”            (Reported Speech)
……………………………………………………………



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                        III. Language Functions ( 7 m)
    E- Match the utterances in (A)with their reactions in ( B): (4x ½= 2)

               (A)                                    ( B)
19. Ibn Fernas could fly for a long    ( ) You have to study your lessons
distance.                                    day by day.
20. I want to be the top pupil in my   ( ) Certainly. Here you are.
class.
21. Kuwait works hard for peace.       ( ) It was boring. I didn't enjoy it.
22. How was your holiday?              ( ) Wrong , he died .
                                       ( ) You're right. It also helps the
                                             poor
    F- What would you say or do in the following situations ? (2x1= 2)

    23. You want your teacher to help you with a maths problem.
    ……………………………………………………………………………

    24. A friend of yours always feels tired.
    ……………………………………………………………………………
    G- Fill in the missing parts of the following dialogues: (3x1= 3)

    25.Amany : I always repair my computer myself.
       Sara  :……………………………………………………………

    26.Huda     : You didn't come to my party .
       Salma    :
                ……………………………………………………………

    27. Aisha   : My sister passed her driving test.
       Fehda    :
                ……………………………………………………………


                                          -3-
                      IV. Set Book ( 4 m)
H- Answer “ONLY FOUR” of the following questions: (4x1= 4)

28. To be a good sailor, you should learn many things. Mention two of these
things:
……………………………………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………………………………..

29.Which places can a tourist visit in Kuwait ?
……………………………………………………………………………..

30.Why are people , animals and things pulled to the earth ?
……………………………………………………………………………..

31.Why is water important ?
……………………………………………………………………………..

32. There are many designs . Mention two .
……………………………………………………………………………..

33.What's Arabsat ? What does it do ?
…………………………………………………………………………….

          II. Handwriting, Punctuation & Translation: (7 Marks)

A- Copy the following sentence in good cursive handwriting:(2 M)
In Kuwait, women can do all types of work.
……………………………………………………………………………..

B- Punctuate the following sentence: (4x ½= 2)
1 - surfing is a very dangerous sea sport
……………………………………………………………………………..
2 - I don t like it
……………………………………………………………………………
C- Translate the following sentence into good Arabic: (1x3= 3)
The police will offer a reward of $1000 for information about the dangerous
criminal.
……………………………………………………………………………..
……………………………………………………………………………..
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 State Of Kuwait
 Ministry Of Education                      End of The First Term Exam
 Al Jahra Educational Area‫‏‬            Grade Eight
 Wara Int . School for girls          Jan 2008
                                   Time Allowed : 1 1/4 hours
 Name : ……………………………                      Class : 8 / ……..


                         Paper Two ( 21 M )
                             1. Composition ( 5 M )

 With the help of the following the words write a paragraph about   oil (
 5M)

 Oil - treasure – important - Kuwait - produces - found – desert - under
 - Gulf – exports - Many countries - without oil - machines - stop




                                  Oil
 ……………………………………………………………………………………….
…………………………………………………………………………………………
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                       Reading Comprehension ( 10 marks )
Read the following passage, then answer the questions below :
        Once , a king decided to give a big present to the one who had served his
country most . A lot of people went to the king’s palace to watch that . A very rich man
gave the king a gold gun . Another man gave him a box full of jewels . A third man
brought him a beautiful Arabian horse . The king didn’t like those people because they
didn’t serve their country at all . They wanted to serve the king only . He thanked them ,
but he didn’t give them anything .
       After thinking and searching for a long time , the king found three good men .
They served their country for a long time . The first man was a doctor who helped many
sick people in the country . The second one was a good teacher who taught a very big
number of pupils . The third one was a great scientist who had many useful discoveries
.The king decided to give the present to one of them .
       While the king was thinking which one of the three men would get the present , an
old woman came near him . She told the king that the doctor , the teacher and the
scientist were her sons and that she came to see which one would take the present .
The king was very surprised . He thought and thought and finally he discovered that the
old lady was the one who deserved the big present .
A ) Choose the correct answer from a , b and c : ( 2 X1= 2 m )
1 ) The three men who went to the king in the beginning
 were ………………… .
       a ) very rich       b )very surprised c ) useful to the country
2 ) Finally the …………………... got the present .
       a ) good teacher b ) old woman                c ) great scientist
B ) Answer the following questions : (3X 2 = 6 m )
3 ) What did the king want to do ?
____________________________________________________
 4 )How did the doctor serve his country ?
____________________________________________________

5 ) Why didn't the king give the rich men anything ?
________________________________________________________
C ) What do the underlined words refer to ? ( 2x1 = 2m )
6) him ( in line 4 ) = …………………….
7 ) she ( in line 16) = …………………….
End of The First Term Exam 2008                             grade 8
                      Spelling ( 6M )

     A) Fill in the missing letters: ( 4x1/2 =2)

       1) sh -- rpe -- e r                          ‫براية‬

      2) na _ _ ral                                ‫طبيعى‬

      3) d – sco - er                    ‫يكتشف‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‬

     4) d - lla -                                  ‫دوالر‬

     B ) Give the short & long form ( 4x1/2=2)


     5) does not = ………………………

     6) They are = ………………………

     7) I ` d     = ………………………

     8) you ` re =………………………

     B) Combine the following : ( 4x1/2 =2 )

    9) wonder + full = ………………….

    10) make + ing = …………………..

    11) stop+ ed       = ……………………

    12) heavy+ er       = ………………..
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