ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
International General Certificate of Secondary Education
Paper 2 Reading and Writing (Extended)
Candidates answer on the Question Paper.
No Additional Materials are required.
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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 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.
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This document consists of 15 printed pages and 1 blank page. IB06 11_0510_02/5RP
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Read the following advice leaflet about how to maintain a car, and then answer the questions on the opposite page.
✓ DO washer to get that salt and DON’T outside. Repair holes consider buying a pressure
just look after the
dirt off the underside of the car before it
starts to eat away your metal. Cars are
more at risk underneath than on top.
in the seats before they grow and split. If
your car has leather seats, you’ll need to
treat the leather with a moisturiser to
prevent it cracking.
wax your car regularly – not
✓ DO only does it make your car
shine, it also forms a strong barrier
between the paintwork and elements
that can destroy it.
✓ DO water can collect and keep
use strong household
cleaning paintwork, as these will
actually eat into the layers you are trying
look out for areas where
them clear, especially if your car is left
standing outside for any length of time.
This will help prevent rust forming.
DON’T tyres regularly. Tyres in
forget to check your
bad condition can be dangerous and can
cost you money by increasing fuel usage.
✓ DO driving your car, and use the DON’T standing
brake gently when you are
gears to slow the car down. This will
help look after the engine and will
extend the life of your brake pads and
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for a long
time without starting the engine. While
the oil is sitting at the bottom of the
engine, it isn’t doing much to protect it.
So start your car once a week and get it
warm to make sure that all its moving
parts are oiled.
(a) What would be useful to help remove salt and dirt from the underside of a car? 
(b) Why are we advised never to use strong household detergents while cleaning our cars?
(c) Why is it important to repair holes in seats and leather at an early stage? 
(d) Give one example of how to make your brake pads and discs last longer. 
(e) Why is it a good idea to start a car once a week?
(f) What may happen if your car is left standing outside for long periods? 
(g) Give two reasons why it is essential to monitor the condition of tyres regularly. (i)
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Read this article carefully, and then answer the questions on the opposite page.
India’s Snake Charmers
One of the world’s most fascinating and individual traditions is under threat. India’s snake charmers, who once captivated generations of small children by playing music to cobras to make them rise out of baskets, have admitted that they have fallen on hard times. The Sapera people, India’s traditional snake charmers, no longer manage to attract big crowds and are finding it difficult to...
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