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Part One: Read the following passage about the main causes of fires and some

safety tips, then answer the following questions: (13 pts.)


Fires !!
1- Every year thousands of people die in fires. They die from being burned, and
they die from breathing in smoke. More people die in the United States from
any other disaster. Most of those fires are “home fires”; fires that are
started inside the home. Most home fires are caused by cigarettes. Many
other home fires start in the kitchen.
2- It is possible to prevent almost all home fires from being deadly, just by
following a few sample rules:
- Nobody should smoke in the house; or, if they do, they should be absolutely
certain that every cigarette and all of the ashes are distinguished.
- Food that is cooking should be carefully watched. Food should never be left
cooking on the stove top.
- Every home should have smoke alarms and fire extinguishers or automatic
sprinklers.
- Everybody in the home should know basic fire safety.

A. Answer each of the following questions in complete sentences:


1- According to the passage, how do most fires start? (1 pts.)
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2- How can we prevent fires? (1 pt.)


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3- What did you learn about fire safety that you didn’t know? How might this be
useful to you? (1 ½ pts.)
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4- Do you know what to do if there is a fire in your home? Give two suggestions. (1
½ pts.)
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B. Refer to the passage; pick up words that nearly have the meanings. (2 pts.)
1. An event resulting in great loss (paragraph 1) :
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2. Keep (paragraph 2) :
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3. Put off (paragraph 2) :
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4. A machine that is used for watering (paragraph 2) :
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C. Complete this chart with a cause-effect relationship. (1 pts.)

Causes Effects
1. Cigarettes 1.

2. 2. using extinguishers

D. Form questions for the following answers. (2pts.)


1. Home fires start in the kitchen.

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2. Every home should have smoke alarms.

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E. Join the following sentences using a relative pronoun (who, whose, whom,
that, which): (3 pts.)

1. He is the person. He wanted to buy your house.


He ________________________________________________________.
2. I threw out my computer. It never worked properly.
I_________________________________________________________.
3. We saw the boy. His father was a writer.
We saw
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Part Two: Writing:
Choose one fire accident. In a short story, describe the accident: Who was involved?
How did it happen? What was the result? Fill in the chart and then develop your
ideas into a short paragraph. Don’t forget to write a title. (7 pts.)
Title

Who was involved? ______________________________________________

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How did it happen? ______________________________________________

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What was the result? ______________________________________________

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Title: (1 pt.) Good Work


Organization: (1 pt.)
Ideas: (2 pts.)
Language: (2 pts.)
Handwriting and neatness: (1 pt.)

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