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National ExamsBaccalaureate National Exam 2017 June Arts

Baccalaureate National Exam 2017 June Arts

Baccalaureate National Exam 2017 June Arts

[1] There are 632 million internet users in China and 24 million Chinese children are thought to be addicted to the internet. Desperate parents are trying hard to help their children by sending them to addiction treatment centers.

[2] Chen Fei, one of these children, is nervous. His parents had told him that they would be traveling to Beijing for the summer, but that would not be a holiday. He has found himself in the Internet Addiction Treatment Centre in Daxing, south of Beijing. In a small room inside the center, while her son waits outside, Chen’s mother is crying as she explains to a psychiatrist why they have traveled more than 600 miles from their home.
Our son’s addiction to the internet is destroying the family, she says. About two years ago, he started going to cyber cafés to play online, but we gave it little thought.
He was a good student and we knew that he had to relax. Yet the sessions became longer and he began to play every day. His schoolwork suffered, so we tried to convince his teachers and classmates to distance him from that scene. Six months ago, he completely lost control and started spending more than 20 hours in front of a computer.

Internet Addiction Treatment Centre

[3] “ We can’t control him anymore. We want him to understand what is happening to him, to get better, and for this nightmare to be over, his father adds. It is decided that Chen will be committed to the center for a period of three to six months – perhaps longer if he does not respond positively. He will undergo a therapy treatment designed by Dr. Tao Ran, a psychiatrist and colonel in the army, who combines military discipline with traditional techniques to overcome addiction. A doctor explains to Chen’s parents that their son will have no access to any electronic device, no contact with the outside world, and he will have to follow all orders. It will be a difficult process, the doctor warns.

[4] “ Internet addiction leads to problems in the brain similar to those caused by drug consumption, Dr. Tao says: “ But, generally, it is even more damaging. It destroys relationships and harms the body. All our patients have eyesight and back problems and suffer from eating disorders. If someone is spending six hours or more on the internet, we consider that to be an addiction. It’s true that a month of treatment costs a lot, but most parents consider it a necessary financial sacrifice, he adds.

[5] Dr. Tao Ran wants his treatment to become standard practice for internet addiction. He claims a success rate of 75% since 2008. There are already about 300 clinics in China that adopt elements of his model- mainly the military discipline.

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

A. ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS. (3 pts)

  1. What do Chinese parents do to help their internet addicted children?
    . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  2. Why did Chen’s parents accept to let him go to cybercafés?
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  3. What are the things that Chen won’t be allowed to do in the treatment centre?
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

  1. Chen was with his mother while she was talking to the psychiatrist.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  2. Chen might stay in the centre for more than six months.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  3. Dr. Tao Ran’s treatment model is used only at Daxing centre.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

C. PICK OUT FROM THE TEXT SENTENCES OR PHRASES WHICH SHOW THAT: (3 pts)

  1. At the beginning, Chen’s parents didn’t take their son’s addiction seriously.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  2. Patients at the treatment centre suffer from health problems.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  3. The treatment at the centre is expensive.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

D. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES. (2 pts)

  1. Chen’s parents decided to take him to the treatment centre when they noticed . . . . . . . . . . .
  2. Dr. Tao Ran’s treatment programme involves the use of traditional techniques as well as . . . .

E. FIND IN THE TEXT WORDS THAT MEAN ALMOST THE SAME AS: (2 pts)

  1. obey (paragraph 3): . . . . . . .
  2. harmful (paragraph 4): . . . . . . .

F. WHAT DO THE UNDERLINED WORDS IN THE TEXT REFER TO? (2 pts)

  1. she (paragraph 2): . . . . . . . . .
  2. It (paragraph 4): . . . . . . . . .

II. LANGUAGE (15 POINTS)

A. FILL IN THE GAPS WITH THE APPROPRIATE PHRASAL VERBS FROM THE LISTS. (2 pts)

  1. As the school bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ., the students had to walk 5 km to school.
    turned down – broke down – found out
  2. Jamal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jogging after having broken his leg.
    looked up – made up – gave up

B. GIVE THE CORRECT FORM OF THE WORDS IN BRACKETS. (2 pts)

  1. Hassan El Fad is a famous comedian. He has a good sense of . . . .(humorous).
  2. The aim of this competition is to encourage talented and (creativity) . . . . . . students.

C. FILL IN THE GAPS WITH THE APPROPRIATE WORDS FROM THE LIST. (1 pt)

where – which – when – whose – who

Julio, . . . . . . . . . is my Facebook friend from Spain, has just shared some beautiful
pictures . . . . . . . show different aspects of the Spanish culture.

D. PUT THE VERBS IN BRACKETS IN THE CORRECT FORM. (3 pts)

Mr. Sadiki (teach) . . . .. . English for twenty years before he (become) . . . . . . our headmaster six years ago. By this time next year, he (work) . . . . . . . . . . . . in this school for seven years.

E.CORRECT THE UNDERLINED MISTAKES. (3 pts)

  1. I will invite Kamal to the party if I had known he was in town.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  2. A new president is electing every five years.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
  3. My brother really enjoys to read sports magazines.
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Expressions

  1. “Could you help me with my luggage, please?”
  2. “I’m terribly sorry for the mess I’ve made in the kitchen.”
  3. “For me, hard work always pays off in the end.”
  4. “I definitely share your opinion on this problem.”

Functions

  • a. Expressing opinion
  • b. Apologizing
  • c. Making a request
  • d. Complaining
  • e. Agreeing

G. COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING EXCHANGES. (2 pts)

II. WRITING (10 POINTS) DO TASKS 1 AND 2

TASK 1: Complete the following paragraph. (4 pts)

  • Founder: Mark Zuckerberg
  • Date: February 2004
  • Active users: over 600 million
  • Use :
    • a. create a personal profile
    • b. make online friends
    • c. exchange message
    • etc. . .

Facebook is a social networking website. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

TASK 2: Write an email to your English-speaking friend about the best holiday you have ever had. (6 pts)
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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I. COMPREHENSION (15 POINTS)

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

  1. They send them to addiction treatment centres.
  2. Because he was a good student and/or they knew he had to relax.
  3. He will not be allowed to use any electronic device, or have any contact with the outside.

B. TRUE OR FALSE: (3 pts)

  1. False. Chen was waiting outside while his mother was talking to a psychiatrist.
  2. True. perhaps longer if he does not respond positively.
  3. False. It is used in 300 clinics in China.

C. PICK OUT SENTENCES: (3 pts; 1 pt each)

  1. we gave it little thought.
  2. All our patients have eyesight and back problems and suffer from eating disorders.
  3. a month of treatment costs a lot

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

  1. ….that he spends 20 hours or more on the internet/sessions become longer/began to play everyday
  2. ….. military discipline

E. WORD MEANING: (2 pts; 1 pt each)

1. follow
2. damaging

F. WORD REFERENCE: (2 pts; 1 pt each)

1. Chen’s mother
2. Internet addiction/addiction

II. LANGUAGE (15 POINTS)

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

1. broke down
2. gave up

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

1. humour
2. creative

C. GAP FILLING: (1 pt; 0.5 pt each)

who – which

D. VERB FORM: (3 pts; 1 pt each)

had taught/ had been teaching – became – will have worked

E. ERROR CORRECTION (3 pts; 1 pt each)

1. would have invited
2. is elected
3. reading

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

1. c – 2. b – 3. a – 4. e

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