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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 overhear Shai and Lavie discussing what they want to do today. Shai says to Lavie:


Where do Shai and Lavie want to go today?
(1) the movies
(2) a restaurant
(3) the beach
(4) the theater
3

2. You hear this news report on “Kol Yisrael”:


How did Wallenberg help the Jews of Hungary?
(1) He gave them food and drink.
(2) He gave them medicine.
(3) He gave them Swedish passports.
(4) He gave them clothing.
3

3. Your Israeli friend tells you something interesting. She says:


Which meat is very inexpensive in Israel?
(l) beef
(2) turkey
(3) veal
(4) lamb
2


4. Your friend tells you about a beautiful new attraction that she visited in Tel Aviv:


What does your friend like about this new attraction?
(1) You can go swimming.
(2) You can hear great music.
(3) You can watch exciting sporting events.
(4) You can see a beautiful view.
4

5. You arc in Ben-Gurion Airport waiting to board your flight from Tel Aviv to New York. You hear this announcement:


What does this announcement suggest that you do?
(1) have dinner in the airport restaurant
(2) go shopping in the duty-free shop
(3) check your oversized luggage
(4) exchange your ticket for another flight
1

6. While in Israel you hear this news report on the radio:


What did they build in Disney World for the Millennium?
(1) a new roller coaster
(2) a toy factory
(3) an international exhibition
(4) a movie theater
3

7. Your Israeli friend Danny, who lives in Ashkelon, tells you this story:


What reason does Danny give for using his bicycle?
(1) He gets around the city faster.
(2) He gets sick on the bus.
(3) He likes to ride with his friends.
(4) His parents do not own a car.
1

8. You are touring the southern part of Israel with a group. The tour guide says:


What did Ben-Gurion do after he retired?
(1) He moved to the United States.
(2) He took a trip around the world.
(3) He became a university professor.
(4) He returned to his kibbutz in the Negev.
4

9. You are eating dinner at a restaurant in Netanya. You overhear a woman at the next table say to the waiter:


Why does the mother order fruit for the whole family?
(1) That is what the children want for dessert.
(2) That is the healthiest choice.
(3) That is the only dessert on the menu.
(4) They are too full to eat anything else.
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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 are listening to the news on “Kol Hsrael.” You hear the announcer say:


1

11. Your Israeli neighbor tells you about his shopping preference:


4

12. You overhear your Israeli friends discussing their plans. Etan says:


1

13. You are playing ball with your friend llan in his yard. Suddenly, his sister comes over and says:


3

14. Your friend has spent the whole day touring in Jerusalem. He tells you about something interesting that he noticed:


2

15. You hear this report on Israeli television:


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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.

3

17.

4

18.

2

19.

2

20.

1


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.


Who would be interested in this advertisement?
(1) a secretary
(2) a salesperson
(3) a painter
(4) a pilot
1

22.


According to this notice, what should the students bring along on their class trip?
(1) tennis rackets
(2) gloves
(3) skis
(4) bathing suits
4

23.


What does this postcard tell Aunt Tsipora about her nephew Aharon?
(1) He is seven years old.
(2) He has a job in a grocery store.
(3) He gets good marks on his tests.
(4) He likes sweet desserts.
3

24.


What is special about this dress?
(1) It was made in Paris.
(2) It is made of chocolate.
(3) It has real diamonds on it.
(4) It was designed for the Princess of Japan.
2

25.


The temperature at the Dead Sea is between
(1) 27-16
(2) 29-21
(3) 30-22
(4) 33-23
4


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, choose the completion that makes the best sense. [10]






26.

1

27.

2

28.

4

29.

3

30.

1



Part 4

Write your answers to Part 4 according to the directions below. No credit will be given for a response that is copied or substantially the same as material from other parts of this examination. [16]

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. While your Hebrew-speaking neighbor was away from home today, you accepted a delivery on his/her behalf. Write a note in Hebrew to your neighbor informing him/her that you have something for him/her.
In your note, you may wish to mention: what you did and why; who made the delivery and where it was from; what time the delivery was made; something about the nature of the delivery; and/or where you are keeping it. You may also want to include whether you will be home later or where or how you can be contacted when your neighbor returns home.
Be sure to accomplish the purpose of the note, which is to inform your neighbor that you have something for him/her.

The salutation and closing will not be counted as part of the six required clauses.
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32. You do not want your Hebrew teacher to give a homework assignment tonight. Write a note in Hebrew to your teacher to ask your teacher to not give a homework assignment for tonight.
In your note, you may wish to mention reasons for this request (other homework, plans for tonight, family obligations, party, sports event); and suggested options for your teacher (postpone the homeworkto another day, not give any homework at all for tonight). You may want to express your appreciation for considering your request.
Be sure to accomplish the purpose of the note, which is to ask your teacher rmt to give a homework assignment for tonight.

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. You would like to invite a former exchange student from Israel to spend some time with you this summer. In Hebrew, write a letter to the former exchange student inviting him/her to spend some time with you this summer. You must accomplish the purpose of the letter, which is to invite the farmer exchange student to spend some time with you this summer.
In your letter, you may want to mention when you would like him/her to come; travel arrangements; amount of time; what you have been doing since you last saw him/her; activities planned; special clothing needs; money needed; arrangements to see old friend s; possible travel plans; how your family feels about the invitation; and how soon you need to know his/her answer.
You may use any or all of the ideas suggested above or you may use your own ideas. Either way, you must invite the former exchange student to spend some time with you this summer.

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