PAPER 1: READING Answer keys
PAPER 1: READING Test 2 Part 1 (questions 1–2)
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Part 1 You are going to read three extracts which are all concerned in some way with communication. For questions 1 – 6, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text. Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. _________________________________________________________________________________ What’s it like being a reporter on a student newspaper? Student reporter Darren Benton tells us
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It's in the uncovering and investigative bits that student hackery really comes into its own. We have no budget, very little time and no library of resources at our disposal. But then, all you really need is a hunch, a telephone and an abundance of
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Being a reporter on a student newspaper can be a daunting task you are, after all, faced with ensuring that students on the college campus are aware of everything they need to know, especially the stuff that others would rather they didn’t. All this, as well as keeping a social life, a circle of friends, and, of course, doing the degree.
patience. The more people who know you're a reporter the better. Everyone has a story, whether they know it or not. One little off-the-cuff comment line 21 can lead to all manner of revelations, line 23 maybe even a real scoop. There is one piece of advice that someone once gave me which has proved pretty useful. Always, always make a backup of your work and carry it round with you 24/7. I have never known computers to crash as much as the ones in student newspaper offices.
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What is the writer emphasising in the first paragraph? what a responsible job a student reporter has things that a student reporter needs to bear in mind how mundane much of the work of a student reporter is things that prevent a student reporter from doing a good job
Which word or phrase from the text is used to express the goal of the investigative journalist? hackery (line 12) a hunch (line 16) off-the-cuff comment (line 21) a real scoop (line 23)
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PAPER 2: WRITING Test 2 Question 1 (sample script)
Mark scheme and sample script with examiner comments QUESTION 1: CANDIDATE G ■ Content
For Band 3 or above, the candidate’s proposal must: • describe the two venues • recommend one of the venues • give reasons for choice.
■ Organisation and cohesion
Clearly organised, possibly with headings.
Language of description, recommendation and persuasion.
■ Appropriacy of register and format
Formal to unmarked. Must be consistent.
■ Target reader
Would be informed.
The aim of this proposal is to suggest a suitable venue for the weekend trip the social committee is organising. The people taking part of this weekend activity attend college, therefore the activities involved should be proper. One of the first suggestions given was mainly about phisical exercise. It would be a great opportunity for them to keep fit and relax doing a sport. Second, the students expressed their wish for quiet and peace, are also concerned about the food they will receive and also about going shopping for presents. The last comment was related to entertainment, either a film or a concert. Regarding the students’ opinions and wishes for the trip but also taking into consideration the two choices of locations, I recommend that the ‘Briar Park Hotel’ Although ‘Lakeside...
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