UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary Level and Advanced Level
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE Paper 2 Composition Additional Materials:
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October/November 2012 2 hours Answer Booklet/Paper
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST If you have been given an Answer Booklet, follow the instructions on the front cover of the Booklet. 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. Answer one question from Section A and one question from Section B. You are reminded of the need for good English and clear presentation in your answers. At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together. All questions in this paper carry equal marks.
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2 Answer one question from Section A and one question from Section B. You should write between 600 and 900 words for each composition.
Section A: Narrative/Descriptive/Imaginative Writing 1 Write two pieces (between 300–450 words each) that contrast with each other: the first about a salesperson at the start of her or his career, and the second about the same salesperson at the end of this career. The person you write about can be real or imagined. In your writing create a sense of character and motivation.
Write the opening to a short story called A Winter’s Tale. In your writing create a sense of mood and place.
Write a descriptive piece called Darkness. In your writing create an atmosphere of tension and suspense.
Write a short story which ends with these words: ‘… and the recording revealed that the prediction had been right after all.’
Section B: Discursive/Argumentative Writing 5 ‘Teachers should be paid according to the results their students...