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Part 2
a Directions (1-9): For each question, you will hear some background information in English once. Then you will hear a passage in Hebrew twice and a question in English once. After you have heard the question, the teacher will pause while you read the question and the four suggested answers. Identify the best suggested answer. Base your answer on the content of the passage, only. [18]

1. You hear this report on the Israeli radio:


What did the bus driver find on the bus?
1 a suitcase
2 a baby
3 a dog
4 a violin
2

2. Your friend invites you to travel with him to the Dead Sea. He says:


Why do people travel to the Dead Sea?
1 It is known for helping sick people.
2 It is cool there.
3 It is a good place to go boating.
4 It is surrounded by trees and gardens.
1

3. Your Israeli friend is talking to you about his family He says:


Why is your Israeli friend so happy?
1 He received several presents from his uncle.
2 He is going to see his new nephew.
3 His sister is coming to visit him in the United States.
4 His grandparents have invited him to Israel.
2


4. You hear a radio report on “Kol Yisrael” about a person in Israel. The announcer says:


What happened to Moshe Yechiel last week?
1 He married his fourth wife.
2 He had a new child.
3 He died at the age of 130.
4 He opened a fruit stand.
3

5. You are listening to the radio in Haifa. The newscaster provides this information:


What was one of the features of this broadcast?
1 a theater review
2 a political debate
3 a school closing announcement
4 a weather report
4

6. Your Hebrew teacher talks about a season of the year. She says:


Which season is your teacher discussing?
1 spring
2 summer
3 fall
4 winter
2

7. You overhear Shai talking to his Israeli friend:


What does Shai like to do on weekends?
1 enjoy the snow
2 play computer games
3 go to a concert
4 go to the movies
1

8. You overhear your Israeli friends mother talking to the doctor. She says:


What does Lavie eat for breakfast?
1 eggs
2 cereal
3 cheese
4 pizza
4

9. You hear this public service announcement on Israeli radio:


What is this radio announcement about?
1 a medical course taught by a doctor
2 a course on the geography of the city of Tel Aviv
3 a course on modern Hebrew literature
4 a computer course taught in Hebrew
3


b Directions (10-15): For each question, you will hear some background information in English once. Then you will hear a passage in Hebrew twice and a question in Hebrew once. After you have heard the question, the teacher will pause while you read the question and the four suggested answers. Identify the best suggested answer. Base your answer on the content of the passage, only. [12]

10. You hear this news report on Israeli television:


1

11. You hear the radio announcer on “Kol Yisrael” reporting on an event. She says:


3

12. A student in your Hebrew class says to the teacher:


2

13. You are an exchange student in Israel. Your teacher tells about a trip that the class is going to take. She says:


4

14. Your Israeli classmate tells you what she does after school. She says:


1

15. When you were in Israel last year, you heard this report on Israeli television:


3



Part 3
a Directions (16-20): After the following passage, there are five questions or incomplete statements. For each, choose the word or expression that best answers the question or completes the statement according to the meaning of the passage, and write its number in the space provided below. [10]



16.

4

17.

3

18.

1

19.

4

20.

3


b Directions (21-25): Below each of the following selections, there is either a question or an incomplete statement. For each, identify the word or expression that best answers the question or completes the statement according to the meaning of the selection. [10]

21.


What warning appears on the front of this compact disc (CD)?
1 The songs belong exclusively to the composer.
2 The CD must be used for educational purposes, only.
3 The accompanying video and book must also be purchased.
4 An exchange can be made only it the CD is not opened.
4

22.


The flights described in this advertisement originate from
1 the United States
2 Canada
3 Israel
4 France
2

23.


What is being oftered in this advertisement?
1 a new telephone service
2 office supplies
3 Hebrew books
4 membership in the Histadrut
3

24.


What claim does this company make?
1 Their sandwich is the tastiest.
2 Their sandwich is the cheapest.
3 They sell the most sandwiches.
4 They sell only kosher food.
1

25.


In this card, the parents are announcing the
1 graduation of their son
2 birth of twins
3 engagement of their daughter
4 wedding reception of Rachel and her husband
2


c Directions (26-30): In the following passage, there are five blank spaces numbered 26 through 30. Each blank space represents a missing word or expression. For each blank space, four possible completions are provided. Only one of them makes sense in the context of the passage.

First, read the passage in its entirety to determine its general meaning. Then read it a second time. For each blank space, identify the completion that makes the best sense. [10]




26.

3

27.

4

28.

2

29.

1

30.

3



Part 4
a Directions: Write one well-organized note in Hebrew as directed below. [6]
Choose either question 31 or 32. Identify the number of the question you have chosen. Write a well-organized note, following the specific instructions given in the question you have chosen. Your note must consist of at least six clauses. To qualify for credit, a clause must contain a verb, a stated or implied subject, and additional words necessary to convey meaning. The six clauses may be contained in fewer than six sentences if some of the sentences have more than one clause.

31. A Hebrew-speaking classmate is recovering from an illness and will not he at school for several days. Write a note in Hebrew to your classmate offering your help to him or her.
In your note, you may wish to include an expression of sympathy and/or hope for a quick recovery. You may wish to make a general offer to help or you may wish to suggest something specific, such as taking notes in class, providing homework assignments, or performing some errands that he or she needs to have done. Be sure to accomplish the purpose of the note, which is to offer to help your classmate.

The salutation and closing will not be counted as part of the six required clauses.
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32. Your pen pal is visiting from Israel. You would like to bring him or her to your Hebrew class. Write a note in Hebrew to your Hebrew teacher about bringing your pen pal to class.
In your note, you may wish to include where your pen pal is from, when he or she is coming, and what he or she can contribute to the class. You may also wish to tell your teacher other details about your pen pal. Be sure to accomplish the purpose of the note, which is to write about bringing your Israeli pen pal to Hebrew class.

The salutation and closing will not be counted as part of the six required clauses.
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b Directions: Write below one well-organized composition in Hebrew as directed below. [10]
Choose either question 33 or 34. Identify the number of the question you have chosen. Write a well-organized composition, following the specific instructions given in the question you have chosen. Your composition must consist of at least 10 clauses. To qualify for credit, a clause must contain a verb, a stated or implied subject, and additional words necessary to convey meaning. The 10 clauses may be contained in fewer than 10 sentences if some of the sentences have more than one clause.

33. In Hebrew, write a story about the situation shown in the picture below. It must be a story relating to the picture, not a description of the picture. Do not write a dialogue.

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34. Schools are sometimes the subject of criticism. Your Hebrew teacher would like to know your ideas about what is positive and/or good about your school. In Hebrew, write a letter to your Hebrew teacher discussing what is positive and/or good about your school.
You must accomplish the purpose of the letter, which is to discuss what is positive and/or good about your school.
In your letter, you may wish to mention and give some examples of how certain teachers, friends, classes, sports, art, music, drama, clubs, and/or atterschool activities make attending your school a good and positive experience.
You may use any or all of the ideas suggested above or you may use your own ideas. Either way, you must discuss what is positive and/or good about your school.

The dateline, salutation, and closing will not be counted as part of the 10 required clauses.
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