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International General Certificate of Secondary Education



Paper 2 Reading and Writing (Extended)

October/November 2009
2 hours

Candidates answer on the Question Paper.
No Additional Materials are required.
Write your Centre number, candidate number and name on all the work you hand in. Write in dark blue or black pen.
Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid. DO NOT WRITE IN ANY BARCODES.
Answer all questions.
Dictionaries are not allowed.
At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together. The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question. For Examiner's Use
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5
Exercise 6
Exercise 7

This document consists of 15 printed pages and 1 blank page. IB09 11_0510_21/3RP
© UCLES 2009

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Exercise 1
Read the following information about a Space Camp Competition, and then answer the questions on the opposite page.

Space Camp Competition
This is a chance for you and your friends to win
a place at next year’s Space Camp where you
will spend time learning more about outer space
and having wonderful space-like experiences. It
also includes a visit to the National Space
Centre. The camp will run from 5th to 10th May
2010 and will include accommodation, food and
a host of fun and educational activities. All this is
free to the winning teams but would normally
cost you $450 per team.

At the camp
When you reach the camp there will be
experts showing you how it all works. You will
also get the opportunity to experience what
weightlessness in space can be like by scuba
diving. Once you can do this well you will have
to try to build a satellite under water!

The competition task
Imagine that man has returned to the moon and
set up a base there. The ‘lunanauts’ live on the
moon for months at a time, conducting
experiments in what is a very hard and
inhospitable environment. Life on the moon is
much more difficult than anyone thinks. Your job
is to help the scientists on the moon with a new
and useful device which will make their
everyday lives easier or safer. You and your
team must invent something which will do this.
You have to be between 14 and 17 years old to
enter and there must be no more than 4 people
in each team. The ten best teams that come up
with the most original and practical design will
win five whole days of fun at the Space Camp,
learning about astronomy and space science.

At the end of the week you will build a rocket
ready for its launch. The most successful launch
team that sends the rocket highest will get a
certificate. But that’s not all…

And more...
The rocket-launch winning team gets the
chance to visit the National Space Centre where
the simulators will take you on a ride you have
never experienced before. There will be real
astronaut training in the gym. On the second
day you will be able to learn about satellites and
have a chance to design your own. The last visit
is to the Planetarium where you can photograph
the stars and planets and use the telescopes to
see into the further reaches of space.

How to enter
You have until December 10th to enter your
team which must have a team name and
contact number. Enter by logging onto our
by 8 pm at the latest.

© UCLES 2009


(a) When will the Space Camp take place?


(b) How much is the Space Camp prize worth?

(c) What does each team have to produce for the ‘lunanauts’? [1]

(d) What is the age requirement for team members?

(e) Which two water-based activities will you be able to do at Space Camp?


(f) What creative activity can you enjoy at the National Space...
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