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GRADE 12
GRAAD 12

NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE

GRADE 12

ENGLISH FIRST ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE P3 NOVEMBER 2010 MEMORANDUM MARKS: 100

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INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION This memorandum must be used together with the attached English FAL assessment rubrics for SECTIONS A, B and C. SECTION A: ESSAY QUESTION 1 Instructions to Markers: • • • • Candidates are required to write an essay of 250 to 300 words (1 to 1 ½ pages) on ONE topic only. Full credit must be given for the candidate’s own interpretation. Marking must be objective. Consider the background of the candidate and give credit for relevant ideas. Use the 50-mark assessment rubric to mark the essays. The texts produced by candidates must be assessed according to the following criteria as set out in the attached rubric: o Content and planning (32 marks) o Language, style and editing (12 marks) o Structure (6 marks) NOTE: Do not impose additional penalties as any deviations are addressed by the rubric. 1.1 Write an essay that includes the following words: This was truly money well spent. • • • Narrative/Reflective essay The words given in the topic MUST be included somewhere in the essay. The candidate has to indicate what the money was spent on and why it was worthwhile.

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Write an essay that includes the following words: This experience has made me realise that … • • • • • Reflective/Narrative essay The words given in the topic MUST be included somewhere in the essay. The essay must be written in the first person. The candidate must relate the experience and say what the realisation has been. The experience may be an observed one or one about which the candidate may have read. The experience must be personalised to indicate what the candidate has realised. Please turn over

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Should alcohol and cigarettes be advertised in the mass media? Discuss your views. • • • Argumentative/Discursive essay The candidate must express his/her point of view and provide substantiation/motivation. The essay must be written in the first person.

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An amazing performance! • • • Descriptive/Reflective/Narrative essay The essay may be about ANY performance. The essay must indicate why the performance is/was amazing.

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A truly remarkable person • • • Reflective/Descriptive essay The person described in the essay may be well-known or known only to the candidate. The essay must focus on what makes the person remarkable in the candidate’s view.

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We are destroying our planet. • • Discursive/Descriptive/Argumentative/Reflective essay The candidate may agree/disagree with the statement and provide motivation or describe/reflect on how the planet is being destroyed.

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That smile really changed my day. • • • Descriptive/Narrative essay Description/Narration of the candidate’s day before and after the smile. The candidate’s thoughts and feelings after the smile.

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1.8

Interpretation of pictures. • • • • • The candidate may interpret a picture in any way. The candidate may choose to write ANY type of essay. The interpretation should be linked to the pictures. The candidate should give the essay a suitable title. The candidate may write in any appropriate tense. TOTAL SECTION A:

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SECTION B: LONGER TRANSACTIONAL TEXT QUESTION 2 Instructions to Markers: • • • • Candidates are required to answer ONE question. The body of each response must be between 120 and 150 words (about 12 to 15 lines) in length. Marking must be objective. Consider the background of the candidates and give credit for...
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