Nature de l’épreuve d’Anglais au BEM
L’épreuve comporte deux
parties et commence à partir d’un support qui peut être :
ou deux textes courts
Une lettre de type formel ou informel
Un panneau publicitaire/ d’orientation
Des coupures de journaux
Non verbal/verbal input (
drawings, pictures )
I / Evaluation des apprentissages en terme
de ressources (14points)
La première partie est relative à la
compréhension et au lexique. Deux propositions sont suggérées .
suggestion : Elle comporte :
o une activité de compréhension notée
sur 5 points.
o une activité portant sur le lexique noté sur 2
2eme suggestion : Elle comporte :
o deux activités
de compréhension notée sur 5 points
o une activité portant sur le
lexique noté sur 2 points.
La deuxième partie porte sur le
fonctionnement de la langue
1ere suggestion : Elle comporte:
Deux activités relatives à la syntaxe (5points).
o Une activité sur
la prononciation (2 points).
2eme suggestion : Elle comporte:
une activité de syntaxe (3points)
o une activité de morphologie
o une activité de prononciation (2 points).
Situation d’intégration (réinvestissement des ressources) (6 points)
candidat réinvestit ses ressources en terme de savoirs et de savoir
faire, pour produire un message écrit appartenant à la même famille de
situations que la situation initiale.
Proposition de Typologie
des Activités de l’Epreuve d’Anglais au B.E.M.
A. Compréhension (
information transfer ,no production )
True /false activity with a
quote from the text.
Matching ( questions and answers related to
reference and inference)
Text identification.( type of discourse/ how many paragh/ indirect Qs/
select the suitable title…).
Identify linking words in a text (
Discrepancies ( similarities & differences).
Identify and match( text with topic sentence,
Match headings with paragraphs.
questions( 4 items, 1 distractor).
Match sentences with
Provide appropriate title.
B. Lexis ( tasks
should target lexical items .
Mcq ( items selected should only deal
Cloze passage ( 4 items deleted).
attack ( ability to infer meaning from context, synonyms, antonyms,
Read and pick out words related to feelings, honesty,
violence, good deeds) recognition.
Word association technique.
Gap filling ( select 4 items from 8 provided).
C. Grammar .
Mcq ( tenses, prepositions…..).
Word sequencing ( focus on
question word order and complex sentences.
Transformation ( rewrite the passage using the 3rd person singular,
rewrite the passage using the simple future…..).
Editing ( correct
Sentence completion ( creative aspect expansion…).
Combine sentences using provided connectors.
Supply punctuation and capitalization ( contextualized ) .
Sound recognition (words that
rhyme , identification of vowel sounds, consonants, silent letters)
Grammatical endings (‘ed’ past and final ‘s’
E. Situation of integration.
phase is devoted to the reinvestment of the resources in terms of the
“knows” and the “know how”
The activities suggested in the previous
phases should build up towards the final output and help the pupils to
produce a piece of writing in accordance with the situation of
1.Writing of a paragraph:
a- a report
b- a paragraph of different types (descriptive, narrative,
c. story ending
a letter to a penfriend / an e.mail ( informal).
b- a letter to the
authorities, to the local newspaper .... ( formal).
3. a tourist
guide to praise one’s area.
4. a listing of do’s and don’ts.
b. arguing against /or for something.
slogans( with or without drawings.)
Sample B.E.M. Paper.
Text: Yesterday morning at 9.30a.m. two
bikers died in a tragic accident on a sharp bend on Airport Road. The
bikers were talking to each other while they were overtaking a lorry
which was travelling in the direction of Heathrow Airport. Apparently
they were having morning exercise in preparation for the Tour de France.
Two motorcyclists were coming from Heathrow Airport while looking at a
low-flying landing airplane. “ They were riding very fast”, an
eyewitness said. The collision between the motorcyclists and the bikers
blocked the traffic for more than two hours. Two policemen were
investigating the accident when we arrived on the scene.
From On the Move , student’s textbook MS4, ONPS ,ed.2006)
Reading Comprehension ( 7 points )
a) Read the text .Write –
true or false – and justify your answers.(3pts)
at 9.30a.m, two bikers died in a deadly accident.
They were riding
The bikers were hit by a lorry.
b) Answer the following
questions according to the text.( 2pts)
Did the two bikers die
yesterday afternoon ?
Did the traffic block last more than two
c) Lexis ( 2pts)
1) Find synonyms to the following words
from the text.
* accident = ……… * stopped = ………..
antonyms to the following words from the text.
* high ………… *
taking off ……..
II. Mastery of language.(7points)
Syntax (5 pts)
1) Put the verbs in brackets in the correct form.(
a) What ( to happen ) while it ( to rain) ?
b) After they
heard about the accident, the policemen ( to arrive).
Supply punctuation and capitalization where necessary.(2pts).
driver john had a terrible accident .
Classify the following words according to the
pronunciation of the final – ed - :
blocked – died – finished – ended
/ d / / t / / Id /
III. Written production
.( 6 points) .
You have recently witnessed a road accident
and you have been shocked .
First suggestion: Write a letter to
the local authorities. Express your worries about the increasing number
of road accidents in Algeria .
Second suggestion: Suggest a
series of measures to prevent road accidents.
Angry Holiday Makers
A group of tourists who
recently visited Algeria after reading an ad brochure on a web-site
complained about the unsatisfactory conditions. They said there was no
water in their rooms, bad accommodation , lack of transport… The food ,
they had was not as delicious as promised in the ad. The service was
They said if they did not have their money back ,
they would write an official complaint to the authorities .
From On the Move , student’s textbook MS4, ONPS ,ed.2006)
Comprehension ( 7 points )
A . Read the passage and
answer the following questions
1. Did the tourists
have an enjoyable stay in Algeria ?
2. Did the travel
agency respect its promise ?
3.Was the food delicious
B/ Choose a ,b or c to complete the following
1. There are …….interesting sites to visit in Algeria
a. not any
2.The group of
tourists found the ad in ……
a. Find in the text two
adjectives with a negative meaning
Find in the text two words that are closest in meaning to
Tasteful …………… ……………..
GRAMMAR ( 7points )
Spot the mistake and correct it .
tourists buyed souvenirs from Algeria .
2.The ad stated that the
tourists would visit the goodest sites .
1.Rewrite the following sentence using “he”
I always behave
well with tourists who visit my country .
following sentence into the negative form
The tourists enjoyed
their stay in Algeria .
2. Turn into plural
The tourist is
taking photos .
Classify the following words
according to the pronunciation of the final “ s” sound
2. services 3. rooms
Writing ( 6points)
Few tourists come to visit Algeria .
You have good ideas on how to improve tourism. You can make a
leaflet or a cartoon to encourage tourists to come to our country