The United States has 50 states. The most famous state is that of California. Its area is 411,100 sq km. Its capital is Sacramento. It is situated in the West, bordering the state of Oregon to the north, those of Nevada and Arizona to the east, Mexico to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
California is the most populous state in the USA with a population of about 32 million inhabitants. Its important cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San José, Fresno and Santa Barbara.
California has important features. Yosemite Falls is the highest waterfall in North America. It has the tallest type of tree in the world, the sequoia. These features have made California famous, but it is best known for its cinema city Hollywood, with universal studios.
I - READING COMPREHENSION:
a- Answer the following questions----( 3pts )
1) – Where is California situated? - It is situated in the west of the United States.
2) – What is the country that borders California? - It is Mexico
3) – Give two of its important cities? -.Los Angeles . - San francisco
b- Write true or false: ----( 2pts )
1) – There are more than 50 states in the USA. (False)
2)- Los Angeles is one of the 50 states. (False)
c- 1- Find in the text words that are closest in meaning to : (1pt)
well known = famous town = city
2- Find in the text words that are opposite in meaning to : (1pt)
the least =/= the most unknown =/= famous
II- MASTERY OF ********:
a -Give the right form of the verbs in brackets.(3pts)
John and Bob ( already to go) have already gone to many places in the world. Last year, they were in the USA. They (spend) spent a week in California. They saw many beautiful places there. They (to have) had a very nice time.
Next year, John and Bob (to go) will go to New York. If they (to go) go there, they (to see) will seeThe Statue of Liberty.
b- Put punctuation and capitalization where necessary: . (2pts)
- washington and nevada do not have borders with mexico
- Washington and Nevada do not have borders with Mexico .
c- Classify these words according to the pronunciation of the underlined letters. (2pts)
south –type – made – known
/au/ /ei/ /ai/ / u/
south made type known
Part Two: Target Situation: (6pts)
Your pen friend wanted to know about one of the Algerian cities. Send him a letter informing him/her about one of the Algerian cities.
(Algiers , Constantine or Setif, . . . ) ( Use the text as a mode