English 2013 May June Past Paper

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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level

* 2 1 9 4 9 5 3 2 4 3 *

1123/21

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Paper 2 Reading

May/June 2013

Candidates answer on the Question Paper.
Additional Materials:

1 hour 45 minutes

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READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST
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, glue or correction fluid.
DO NOT WRITE IN ANY BARCODES.
Answer all questions in both Section 1 and Section 2.
The insert contains the two reading passages.
Mistakes in spelling, punctuation and grammar may be penalised in any part of the Paper. Dictionaries are not permitted in this examination.
The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the beginning or end of each question or part question.

This document consists of 7 printed pages, 1 blank page and 1 Insert. DC (LEO) 57476/9
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Section 1: Reading for Ideas
Read Passage 1 in the insert and answer all the questions below in the order set. 1

(a) Notes [15 marks]
Identify and write down the points in the passage which tell us the advantages and disadvantages of the internet.
USE ONLY THE MATERIAL FROM PARAGRAPH 2 TO PARAGRAPH 8 INCLUSIVE. At this stage, you need NOT use your own words. To help you get started, the first point in each section of notes is done for you. You will be awarded up to 15 marks for content points.

MAIN POINTS
Advantages of the internet



Speed at which information can be accessed

Disadvantages of the internet


Online shopping takes customers away from shops

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(b) Summary [5 marks]
Now use your notes to write a summary in which you state the advantages and disadvantages of the internet, as outlined in the passage.

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This time, you will be awarded up to 5 marks for using your own words wherever possible and for accurate use of language.
Your summary, which must be in continuous writing (not note form), must be no longer than 160 words, including the 10 words given below. Begin your summary as follows: It is clear that the internet has many advantages because .............................................. .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................... .............................................................................................................................................
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