INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION 1. This question paper consists of THREE sections. Answer ONE question from EACH section: SECTION A: Creative Writing (50 marks) SECTION B: Longer Transactional Texts (30 marks) SECTION C: Shorter Transactional Texts (20 marks) 2. 3. 4. Start EACH section on a NEW page. Number the answers according to the numbering system used in this question paper. You must plan (e.g. a mind map/diagram/flow chart/key words, etc.), edit and proofread your work. The plan must appear BEFORE the essay.
5. Plan your responses and make rough drafts before writing out the final versions of your answers. 6. All planning must be clearly indicated as such. Neatly cross out all plans and rough drafts 7. Re-read your work carefully and correct any errors before you hand in the answer book. 8. You are strongly advised to spend approximately 80 minutes on section A, 40 minutes on section B and 30 minutes on section C. Do NOT use memorised responses. Pay attention to spelling, choice of words, grammar, punctuation and paragraphing. Write neatly and legibly. Write in the language in which you are being assessed.
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SECTION A: CREATIVE WRITING
QUESTION 1 • Write an essay of between 250 and 300 words (approximately 1 to 1½ pages) on ONE of the following topics. • Write down the number and title of your essay correctly. Supply your own title if one has not been given. • You are advised to spend approximately 80 minutes on this section. 1.1 It has been said that a young person in Grade 12 can make no contribution to his or her community. Write your response to this suggestion. OR 1.2 The coldest day of the year. OR 1.3 I remember. OR 1.4 I am inspired by … OR 1.5 Technology has taken over my life! OR 1.6 If you do nothing else in life, you should … OR
1.7 Choose ONE of the...