FIRST MIDTERM EXAMINATION

ENGLISH – 1             NGR-110 


READING PASSAGE

Read the passage and answer the questions that follow:           

      The camel can go without water for a long time. Some people think it stores water in its hump. This is not true. It stores food in its hump. The camel's body changes the food into fat. Then the fat is stored in the hump. A camel cannot store the fat all over its body. Fat all over an animal's body keeps the animal warm during the day.

      The desert is very hot. The camel gets hotter and hotter during the day. It stores this heat in its body because the nights are cool.

      The Arabian camel has one hump. The Bactrian camel of Central Asia has two humps. It also has long, thick hair, because the winters are cold in Central Asia.

      There is a lot of sand in the desert. The camel has long eyelashes. The eyelashes keep the sand out of the camel's eyes.

      Arabic has about 150 words to describe a camel. Many people who speak Arabic need all these words because the camel is very important to them.

  1. What is the weather like in Central Asia?

 

  1. What does a camel store in its hump?

 

  1. Why do the Arabs need so many words to describe a camel?

 

  1. How do the Bactrian camels keep themselves warm?

Correct the following sentences

  1. The Arabian camel has more humps than a Bactrian camel.

 

  1. The hump protects the eyes of the camel from the sand.

 

GRAMMAR

Choose the correct option to complete the following

 

  1. Is the manager there in his office?
    1. Yes, he is.
    2. No, he is.
    3. Yes, he isn’t.

 

  1. Are there ……..chairs in the room?
    1. much
    2. a
    3. any

 

  1. Robin is John's uncle. John is his……. .
    1. niece
    2. nephew
    3. aunt

 

  1. My elder brother is ……..English teacher.
    1. any
    2. a
    3. an

 

  1. Take ……..books with you.
    1. this
    2. these
    3. that

 

  1. There are many……. in the room.
    1. child
    2. childs
    3. children

 

  1. Their ……..name is Rayan.
    1. son's
    2. sons'
    3. sons

 

  1. The door is open. ……..you close it, please?
    1. Have
    2. Can
    3. Are

 

  1. A: …….. your Science teacher?

      B: Mr. Jackson.

    1. Who's
    2. Whose
    3. Which

 

  1. This book is ……..and that is ….. .
    1. my / her
    2. mine / hers
    3. me / hers

 

  1. A tiger has got sharp ……… .
    1. tail
    2. whiskers
    3. claws

 

  1. My sister was born ……21st June ……1998.
    1. on / in
    2. in / on
    3. at / in

 

  1. I usually ……..to bed at 11:00PM.
    1. goes
    2. went
    3. go

 

  1. A quarter to four means ……. .
    1. 3:15
    2. 3:45
    3. 4:15

 

ENGLISH – 2            NGR-102                                 

 

R E A D I N G    P A S S A G E 

Read the passage and answer the questions that follow:         

Film stars are everyone’s favourite subject. People love to talk about what they’re wearing, who they’re dating, and how much money they make. But have you ever wondered about what they eat?

Chefs and caterers on film sets have the answers. “Every actor has different eating habits,” says chef John Sharp. “Some stars love meat, while others are strict vegetarians who don’t eat meat, eggs, or fish. Some stars love junk food, while others are constantly on a diet and eat only healthy foods.”

Ninety-nine percent of the time, actresses are on a diet and insist on eating only low-fat foods. During the filming of Now and Then, Demi Moore ate nothing but Basmati rice, steamed baby spinach, green beans with lemon, and turkey sandwiches on wholemeal bread. During the filming of Twister, Helen Hunt only ate low-calorie foods, including poached eggs, dry toast, and steamed brown rice with vegetables.

  1. What do people like to know about film stars?
  1. What is John Sharp’s job?

  Strict vegetarians are people who…….

    1. sell vegetables  
    2. eat meat, eggs or fish  
    3. don’t eat meat, eggs or fish

 The word “wondered” in the paragraph means…

    1. asked yourself
    2. read  
    3. heard

  1. Do all the film stars follow the same diet?

 

Circle True/ False

 

  1. A chef is a person who serves food in a restaurant.                              True     /           False

  1. Poached eggs and dry toast are low calorie foods.                    True     /           False

  1. All actors have the same eating habits.                                    True     /           False

 

G R A M M A R


  1. Helen doesn’t have a car. Whenever she wants to go out, she calls the local ______service.
    1. tax
    2. taxi
    3. textile

 

  1. My teacher insists ______bringing the text book daily to the class.
    1. for
    2. in
    3. on

 

  1. Ali is looking______ his car keys.
    1. for
    2. in
    3. with

 

  1. She ______ food when the guests arrived.
    1. is cooking
    2. cooks
    3. was cooking

 

  1. He spoke______at  the interview.
    1. good
    2. well
    3. best

 

  1. Great party Pam! By the way what ______do after graduation?
    1. will you
    2. are you going to
    3. is going

 

  1. If my car breaks down,______.
    1. I phoned for help
    2. I’m phoning for help
    3. I’ll phone for help

 

  1. There are ______apples in the fridge.
    1. any
    2. a little
    3. some

 

  1. How ______butter do you need?
    1. much
    2. a few
    3. many

 

  1. He brought three ______of bread.
    1. loaves  
    2. bars  
    3. bottles

 

  1. Teachers expect that boys ______be late to the class.
    1. should 
    2. shouldn’t 
    3. should have

 

  1. The policeman shouted ______
    1. loudly
    2. louder
    3. loudness   

  

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