Items Exetat Anglais 2019

TEXT.

Cities usually have a logical reason for being where they are, like a nearby port or river. People settle in these places because they easy to get to and naturally suited to communications and trade. New York City, for instance, is near a large harbor at the mouth of the Hudson River. Over three hundred years its population grew gradually from 800 people to 8 million. But not all cities develop slowly over a long period of time. Boom tows grow from nothing almost overnight. In 1896 Dawson, Canada, was unmapped wilderness. But gold was discovered there in 1897, and two years later, it was one of the largest cities in the west.

Dawson didn’t have any of the natural conveniences of cities like London or Paris. People went there for gold. They traveled over Snowcovered Mountains and sailed hundreds of miles up icy rivers. The trail to Dawson was covered with thirty feet of wet snow that could collapse without warning. Of the first 20,000 people who dug for gold, 4,000 got rich. About 100 of these stayed rich men for the rest of their lives.
But no matter how rich you were, Dawson was never comfortable. The instant city of tents and cabins offered few luxuries. And necessities like food and wood were very expensive. But soon, the gold that Dawson depended on had all been found. The city was crowded with disappointed people with no interest in settling down, and when they heard rumors of new gold discoveries in Alaska, they left Dawson city as quickly as they had come. One third left the first week, and the rest soon followed. Today, people still come and go – to see where the Canadian gold rush happened. Tourism is now the chief industry of Dawson city.

Série 1

QUESTIONS BASED ON THE TEXT.

1. Indicate the idea that the text doesn’t contain. (EXETAT 2019)
a. New York city is a boom town.
b. Dawson city grew only because of gold.
c. Cities often grow up where there is good transportation.
d. Rivers and ports don’t attract people.
e. The cost of living in Dawson city high.

2. Match the words in column (A) with their meanings in column (B) to make a good association in (C). (EXETAT 2019)
A. (1. Boom; 2. Crowd; 3. Harbor; 4. Rumor; 5. Wilderness)

B.
a. Cause sorrow because of failing to do what expected.
b. Common talk, probably untrue.
c. Large sandy piece of land where nothing grows because there is no rain.
d. Large number of people.
e. Place of safety in which ships take protection.
f. Time of quick money-making in business.

C. 1. 1f, 2c, 3e, 4b, 5d; 2. 1a, 2d, 3b, 4e, 5c ; 3. 1d, 2c, 3e, 4b, 5f; 4. 1d, 2c, 3b, 4a, 5e; 5. 1f, 2d, 3e, 4b, 5c

3. The natural conveniences of cities underlined in the paragraph 2 are referring to: (EXETAT 2019)
a. Forests and schools.
b. Lakes and rivers.
c. Soil and weather.
d. Streams and ports.
e. Weather and hospitals.

4. The idea that 20% people of those who started in Dawson became moneyful can be found in paragraph(s): (EXETAT 2019)
a. 2
b. 1 and 2
c. 1
d. 1 and 3
e. 3

5. According to the passage, people settled down in New York because: (EXETAT 2019)
a. Of its precious metal.
b. The weather was very rude.
c. Of its geographical position.
d. Its reserve of gold came to the end.
e. It wasn’t well-organised.

6. The title which suits the second paragraph is: (EXETAT 2019)
a. People bad living conditions.
b. The discovery of Alaska.
c. Choice of Towns Sites.
d. Dawson Lack of Commodity.
e. The Birth of Boom Cities.

QUESTIONS OUT OF THE TEXT.

7. People don’t travel over snowcovered mountains, …?
The expression to finish this sentence is: (EXETAT 2019)
a. Won’t they
b. didn’t they
c. don’t they
d. do they
e. didn’t he

8. As Derrickson was going to Dawson city, our mother waved “Good bye” to … and said “Take care of …”. The words that are missing to complete the sentence are: (EXETAT 2019)
a. Us/yourselves
b. him/ourself
c. them/yourselves
d. her/yourself
e. him/yourself

9. The man … comes at the gate is my friend. The missing word to make a full sentence is: (EXETAT 2019)
a. What
b. who
c. whom
d. which
e. whose

Série 2

QUESTIONS BASED ON THE TEXT.

  1. Indicate the idea that the text doesn’t contain. (EXETAT 2019)

a) Only gold prospectors ever went to Dawson city.
b) Dawson city grew only because of gold.
c) New York city is a boom town.
d) Cities often grow up where there is good transportation.
e) People who started in Dawson city were disappointed.

  1. Match the words in column (A) with their meanings in column (B) to make a good association in (C). (EXETAT 2019)

A. (1. Boom; 2. Crowd; 3. Harbor; 4. Rumor; 5. Wilderness)

B.
a. Cause sorrow because of failing to do what expected.
b. Common talk, probably untrue.
c. Large sandy piece of land where nothing grows because there is no rain.
d. Large number of people.
e. Place of safety in which ships take protection.
f. Time of quick money-making in business.

C. (1. 1f, 2c, 3e, 4b, 5d.; 2. 1a, 2d, 3b, 4e, 5c. ; 3. 1d, 2c, 3e, 4b, 5f.; 4. 1d, 2c, 3b, 4a, 5e.; 5. 1f, 2d, 3e, 4b, 5c)

3. The natural conveniences of cities underlined in the paragraph 2 are referring to: (EXETAT 2019)
a. Forests and schools.
b. Lakes and rivers.
c. Soil and schools.
d. Streams and soil.
e. Weather and hospitals.


4. The idea that Dawson became a prosperous city at the end of 19th century can be found in paragraph(s): (EXETAT 2019)
a. 2
b. 1 and 2
c. 1
d. 1 and 3
e. 3

5. According to the passage, people made a difficult trip to Dawson because: (EXETAT 2019)
a. Of its precious metal.
b. The weather was very rude.
c. Of its geographical position.
d. Its reserve of gold came to the end.
e. It wasn’t well-organised.

6. The title which suits the whole text is: (EXETAT 2019)
a. People bad living conditions.
b. The discovery of Alaska.
c. Choice of Towns Sites.
d. Dawson Lack of Commodity.
e. The Birth of Boom Cities.

QUESTIONS OUT OF THE TEXT.

7. People will travel over snowcovered mountains,…?
The expression to finish this sentence is: (EXETAT 2019)
a. Won’t they
b. didn’t they
c. don’t they
d. do they
e. didn’t he

8. As Elisabeth was going to Dawson city, our mother waved “Good bye” to … and said “Take care of …”.
The words that are missing to complete the sentence are: (EXETAT 2019)
a. Us/yourselves
b. him/ourself
c. them/yourselves
d. her/yourself
e. him/yourself

9. The man to … the dictionary was given is my friend. The missing word to make a full sentence is: (EXETAT 2019)
a. What
b. who
c. whom
d. which
e. whose

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