UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level
Paper 1 Writing
1 hour 30 minutes
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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 both Section One and Section Two.
At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together.
This document consists of 3 printed pages and 1 blank page.
DC (SM) 33871/2
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Section 1: Directed Writing
You are advised to write between 200 and 300 words. Total marks for this part: 30.
You have decided to write a letter to the local newspaper about the problems of traffic in your area.
Write your letter. You must include the following:
details of the traffic problems (such as names of specific locations, times of day, types of vehicles and other relevant details) so that the Editor and the readers will know what you are concerned about
what should be done to solve the problem
what benefits would come to the community.
Cover all three points above in detail. You should make your letter informative and persuasive for the Editor and the readers. Start your letter ‘Dear Editor,’ and remember to provide a suitable ending.
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Section 2: Creative Writing
Begin your answer on a fresh page.
Write on one of the following topics.
At the head of your essay put the number of the topic you have chosen. You are advised to write between 350 and 500 words. Total marks for this part: 30.
Describe and explain some of the ways in which you have changed since you...
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