Baccalaureate National Exam 2021 July Arts

Baccalaureate National Exam 2021 July Arts

[1] The year 2020 was a school year like no other. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of students and thousands of classes moved to online learning. This shift was not easy as teachers and students faced technical and logistical difficulties. Despite these challenges, students and teachers have found opportunities for innovation, social connection, and growth.

[2] Minnesota Virtual Academy in the USA is entirely online since 1999, The academy is a public school that serves about 2,800 students. Shelley Gates, assistant principal, said that the academy is unique because many students can avoid bullying, misbehavior, lack of concentration, and any other barriers that can prevent learning. “We have noticed that this online experience is successful. When students eliminate outside distractions from their learning environment, they focus more and do well,” she added.

[3] Ted is now a student at the academy. “In my previous school, I found it hard to stay engaged and I didn’t feel supported by my teachers. My family and I knew we had to do something about it. My sister had already joined Minnesota Virtual Academy, and she was doing well academically and mentally throughout the pandemic. So, I decided to move to the same school. It’s been great so far. I feel secure, healthy, and I’m learning better.” he said.

[4] Indiana Digital Learning School (IDLS) is another online public school, serving primary and secondary school students. This year, an additional 2,000 students enrolled because of COVID-19. “Our students have a full-time schedule from Monday to Friday and they attend a minimum of five classes a day,” said Lewis, the school principal. The school also provides
students with all the supplies they need to ensure they learn at no cost. All students get a laptop, a printer, books, and a science kit. Diana, a university teacher, has just moved her daughter Ann to the school. Ann was uncomfortable wearing a mask all day, sometimes even developing a rash on her face. Things have changed a lot for her. “I like it more because I learn better,” said Ann.

[5] Steven Morris, a math teacher at IDLS, has started his own YouTube channel to offer online lessons to his students. In an interview with Fox TV, Morris said he created the channel shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I remember how lost | was when I first started online learning. Thanks to our teacher’s channel, things are different now. My friends and | enjoy online learning a lot. It’s more autonomous, flexible, and fun,” said Tom, one of Steven’s students.

I. COMPREHENSION (15 POINTS) BASE ALL YOUR ANSWERS ON THE TEXT.

A. CHOOSE THE RIGHT ANSWER. (1 pt)
The text is about
a. the technical problems of online learning.
b. the disadvantages of online learning.
c. people’s experiences with online learning.

B. ARE THESE SENTENCES TRUE OR FALSE? JUSTIFY. (3 pts)

  1. Students at Minnesota Virtual Academy study both online and face-to-face.
  2. The number of students zone in Indiana did you learn in school increased during the pandemic.
  3. Service at Indiana digital learning school studied the whole week

C. ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS. (3 pts)

  1. What difficulties did Ted face in his previous school?
  2. Why does Indiana Digital Learning School offer students school supplies?
  3. What does Tom like about online learning?

D. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH INFORMATION FROM THE TEXT. (2 pts)

  1. ……….. are some of the problems students can avoid by joining Minnesota Virtual Academy.
  2. Steven Morris created a YouTube channel because he wanted to ………..

E. FIND IN THE TEXT WORDS THAT MEAN ALMOST THE SAME AS: (3 pts)

  1. obstacles (paragraph 2): ……………..
  2. safe (paragraph 3): …………….
  3. guarantee (paragraph 4): …………….

F. WHAT DO THE UNDERLINED WORDS IN THE TEXT REFER TO? (3 pts)

  1. This shift (paragraph 1): ……………..
  2. the academy (paragraph 3): …………..
  3. her (paragraph 4): ……………..

Il. LANGUAGE (15 POINTS)

A. FILL IN THE GAPS WITH THE CORRECT WORDS FROM THE LISTS. (2 pts)

  1. … Ball managed to Climb the Nelson ………. his old age.
    however – due to – in spite of
  1. It’s very cold today. Do you think it ………… snow?
    will – must – should
  2. NANCY ……….. her mother. They look exactly the same.
    looks after – takes after – puts on
  3. What did you do with the money ……………… I gave you?
    who – which – whose

B. FILL IN THE GAPS WITH THE CORRECT WORDS FROM THE LIST. (2 pts)
equal – gender – generation – civil- high

  1. Misunderstanding between old and young people is often due to ………….. gap.
  2. Encouraging small businesses is a ………….priority for the ministry of finance.

C. PUT THE WORDS IN BRACKETS IN THE CORRECT FORM. (2 pts)

  1. The presentation was about management and (leader) …………… skills.
    2; The number of (unemployment) …………… people has increased all over the world due to COVID-19.

D. PUT THE VERBS IN BRACKETS IN THE CORRECT TENSE. (2 pts)
1. Peter (write) ………….. the report when the boss (call) ………. him
for an urgent meeting yesterday.
2. Lina: I (just/receive) …………. a message from Kate. She is on the plane. We need to hurry up.
3. Ted: Don’t worry, by the time her plane lands, we (arrive) …………. at the airport.

E. REWRITE THE SENTENCES AS SUGGESTED. (3 pts)

  1. Computer engineers are designing more sophisticated robots.
    More sophisticated robots ………………..
  2. “The number of foreign students in Morocco has increased,” said the minister.
  3. The tnmister Said ……………
  4. Alberto is saving money. He wants to buy a new car.
  5. Alberto ………….. so that ……………

F. MATCH EACH EXPRESSION TO ITS APPROPRIATE FUNCTION. (2 pts)

Expressions

  1. “You’re right! | was wrong about it. Sorry.”
  2. “What do you think about experimenting on animals?”
  3. “Why don’t you consult a lawyer about this problem?”
  4. “Would you mind opening the window, please?”

Functions

  • a. making a request
  • b. giving advice
  • c. asking for opinion
  • apologising
  • e. complaining

G. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IN THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS? (2 pts)

  1. You are in a conference room. The person next to you is talking aloud on the phone.
    You: (Comiplain about it) ……………….
  2. Your friend cannot decide on what to buy for his brother’s birthday.
    You: (Make a suggestion) ……………….

I. WRITING (10 POINTS) DO TASKS 1 AND 2
TASK 1:
Complete the following paragraph. (4 pts)

There are a lot of things I like to share with my friends on WhatsApp …………

TASK 2: (6 pts)
Nowadays, fast food is becoming more and more popular.

Write a short article for your school magazine explaining why many people prefer to eat fast food. Give your opinion about this eating habit.

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I. COMPREHENSION (15 POINTS)

Testees should not be penalized for spelling and grammar mistakes in the comprehension section,

A. CHOOSE THE RIGHT ANSWER. (1 pt)

c. people’s experiences with online learning.

B. TRUE OR FALSE: (3 pts)

1. False. Minnesota Virtual Academy (MVA) in the USA is entirely online since 1999.
2. True. This year, an additional 2,000 students enrolled because of COVID-19.
3. False. students study from Monday to Friday.

C. WH QUESTIONS: (3 pts; 1 pt each)

1. He found it hard to stay engaged and he didn’t feel supported by his teachers.
2. to ensure they learn at no cost.
3. it’s more autonomous, flexible, and fun.

D. SENTENCE COMPLETION: (2 pts; 1 pt each)

1. Bullying, misbehavior, lack of concentration .–(0,5pt for one problem; 1 pt for two or more).
2. ……. offer online lessons to his students.

E. WORD MEANING: (3 pts; 1 pt each)

1. barriers
2. secure
3. ensure

F. WORD REFERENCE: (3 pts; 1 pt each)

1. Moving to online learning
2. Minnesota Virtual Academy (MVA)
3. Ann

Il. LANGUAGE (15 POINTS)

A. GAP FILLING: (2 pts; 0.5 pt each)

1. in spite of
2. will
3. takes after
4. which

B. GAP FILLING: (2 pts; 1 pt each)

1. generation
2. high

C. WORD FORM: (2 pts; 1 pt each)

1. leadership
2. unemployed

D. VERB TENSE: (2 pts; 0.5 pt each)

  1. was writing – called
  2. have just received – will have arrived

E. SENTENCE REWRITING: (3 pts; 1 pt each)

1. … are being designed (by computer engineers).
2. … that the number of foreign students in Morocco had increased.
3. Alberto is saving money so that he could/can buy a new car.

F. MATCHING: (2 pts; 0.5 pt each)

1. d
2. c
3. b
4. a

G. RESPONDING TO SITUATIONS: (2 pts; Ipteach) Accept any correct and appropriate answer.

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