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  • 1. 6 5 4 3 2 116 B B C C A D Part 1 Test 1 PART ONE You are going to read three extracts which are all concerned in some way with communication. For questions 1 – 6, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text. Mark your answers on the separate answer sheet. _________________________________________________________________________________ Answer keys What’s it like being a reporter on a student newspaper? Student reporter Darren Benton tells us Being a reporter on a student patience. The more people who know newspaper can be a daunting task - youre a reporter the better. Everyone PAPER 1: READING PAPER 1: READING you are, after all, faced with ensuring has a story, whether they know it or 9 8 7 12 11 10 that students on the college campus not. One little off-the-cuff comment line 21 are aware of everything they need to can lead to all manner of revelations, F E B A G D know, especially the stuff that others maybe even a real scoop. line 23 would rather they didn’t. All this, as well as keeping a social life, a circle There is one piece of advice that PART TWO of friends, and, of course, doing the someone once gave me which has degree. proved pretty useful. Always, always Test 2 Part 1 (questions 1–2) make a backup of your work and Its in the uncovering and carry it round with you 24/7. I have line 12 investigative bits that student hackery never known computers to crash as really comes into its own. We have no much as the ones in student budget, very little time and no library newspaper offices. of resources at our disposal. But line 16 then, all you really need is a hunch, a telephone and an abundance of 18 17 16 15 14 13 19 B B B C A A D 1 What is the writer emphasising in the first paragraph? A what a responsible job a student reporter has PART THREE B things that a student reporter needs to bear in mind C how mundane much of the work of a student reporter is D things that prevent a student reporter from doing a good job Which word or phrase from the text is used to express the goal of the investigative 2 journalist? A hackery (line 12) B a hunch (line 16) C off-the-cuff comment (line 21) D a real scoop (line 23) 34 33 32 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 F F E E E E B B B C C A D D D PART FOURc a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 1 : r e a d i n g | a ns w e r k e ys f o r te s t 1 a n d sa m p l e pa p e r – te s t 2 Turn over
  • 2. PAPER 2: WRITING Test 2 Question 1 (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 1: CANDIDATE G■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clearly organised, possibly with Language of description,proposal must: headings. recommendation and persuasion. · describe the two venues · recommend one of the venues ■ Appropriacy of register and ■ Target reader format Would be informed. · give reasons for choice. Formal to unmarked. Must be consistent.Candidate G Examiner commentsThe aim of this proposal is to suggest a suitable venue for the weekend trip ■ Contentthe social committee is organising. All points addressed, though last paragraph needs more expansion.The people taking part of this weekend activity attend college, therefore theactivities involved should be proper. ■ Organisation and cohesion Well organised into paragraphs but weakerOne of the first suggestions given was mainly about phisical exercise. It would internal cohesion e.g. ‘also … also’ in thebe a great opportunity for them to keep fit and relax doing a sport. Second, third paragraph. The proposal would benefitthe students expressed their wish for quiet and peace, are also concerned from a title and headings.about the food they will receive and also about going shopping for presents. ■ RangeThe last comment was related to entertainment, either a film or a concert. Reasonable range of vocabulary but good range of structure.Regarding the students‟ opinions and wishes for the trip but also taking intoconsideration the two choices of locations, I recommend that the „Briar Park ■ AccuracyHotel‟. Although „Lakeside Activity Centre offers a peaceful setting in woodland Several non-intrusive errors.and opportunities for walking, canoeing and sailing, „Briar Park Hotel‟ best ■ Appropriacy of register and formatmeets all the demandings. It has beautiful grounds outside Leightonbury, a Generally consistent.swimming pool and also tennis courts for sports. The free bus to and from citycentre is perfect for going shopping and the international menu has good food. ■ Target reader Would be informed.As a conclusion, I believe that Briar Park Hotel is a good option which the ■ Marks awardedsocial committee should choose for the weekend trip Band 3. c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 2 41
  • 3. PAPER 1: READING Answer keys Test 2PART ONE PART TWO PART THREE PART FOUR1 A 7 D 13 C 20 C2 D 8 F 14 D 21 F3 D 9 A 15 B 22 D4 D 10 C 16 B 23 B5 A 11 G 17 D 24 E6 C 12 B 18 A 25 G 19 C 26 E 27 A 28 C 29 A 30 G 31 F 32 D 33 F 34 C Candidate answer sheet c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 1 : r e a d i n g | a ns w e r k e ys f o r te s t 2 a n d c a n d i date a ns w e r s h e e t 21
  • 4. PAPER 3: USE OF ENGLISH Answer keys Test 1PART ONE PART TWO PART THREE PART FOUR PART FIVE1 C 13 followed 28 increasingly 38 point 43 were obliged to ][ take into2 B 14 little 29 sufficient 39 fair 44 was wondering if/whether ][ you could/would/might3 B 15 the 30 undoubtedly/ 40 engaged lend/give doubtlessly4 D 16 for 41 working 45 not have raised ][ my voice 31 maintenance5 A 17 to 42 charge 46 don’t/do not hesitate ][ to 32 stability6 D 18 Though/Although/ call While/Whilst 33 intentions 47 slightly less ][ than it7 A 19 why 34 readily 48 (any) better ][ it will mean8 A 20 their 35 diversity 49 make any/much difference9 C 21 another 36 removal ][ to me10 B may/might/will unattractive 50 have broken ][ into 22 3711 A 23 not/never ][ shows where the answer is12 D split into two parts for marking 24 out purposes. 25 off 26 so 27 being c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 3 : use o f e n g l is h | a ns w e r k e ys f o r te s t 1 55
  • 5. PAPER 3: USE OF ENGLISHAnswer keysTest 2PART ONE PART TWO PART THREE PART FOUR PART FIVE1 A 13 as 28 worldwide/ 38 common 43 can be reserved ][ by calling/ world-wide if you call2 C 14 every/any 39 field 29 infancy 44 little/not any/no point (in) ][3 D 15 for/by/from/through 40 torn (our/us) staying 30 beginnings4 B 16 who/that 41 favour/favor 45 what/which method ][ Mark 31 increasingly5 A 17 over 42 gathered adopts to/follows to/employs 32 unimaginable to/uses to6 A 18 to 46 buying/having bought 33 consequently7 C 19 yet/but/although/ the/a/his car ][ without though 34 archaeologists/ getting/having8 C archeologists 20 in 47 has taken everyone/9 A 35 expansion everybody/us (all)/people ][ 21 are by10 B 36 accuracy 22 what 48 any taller ][ he would11 D 37 influential How/how not/wouldn’t 2312 B 49 though he + (had) ][ turned 24 than up 25 whether/either 50 have a discussion ][ about 26 your/an when 27 which ][ shows where the answer is split into two parts for marking purposes.60 c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 3 : use o f e n g l is h | a ns w e r k e ys f o r te s t 2
  • 6. PAPER 4: LISTENING Answer keys Test 1PART ONE PART TWO PART THREE PART FOUR1 C 7 planning 15 B 21 B2 B 8 drawings 16 D 22 G3 B 9 equipment 17 C 23 C4 A 10 creative 18 B 24 A5 A 11 permission 19 C 25 E6 C 12 storms 20 A 26 C 13 food 27 H 14 magazines 28 F 29 D 30 B c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 4 : l is te n i n g | a ns w e r k e ys f o r te s t 1 73
  • 7. PAPER 4: LISTENING Answer keys Test 2PART ONE PART TWO PART THREE PART FOUR1 C 7 newsagent(’)s (shop) 15 B 21 E2 C 8 botany 16 D 22 H3 C 9 management/managerial 17 A 23 C4 A 10 landowners 18 D 24 A5 B 11 (visible) benefits 19 A 25 F6 C 12 (farmland) birds 20 C 26 E 13 forest areas/forests 27 F 14 seasonal 28 D 29 H 30 A c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 4 : l is te n i n g | a ns w e r k e ys f o r te s t 2 81
  • 8. PAPER 2: WRITING Test 1 Question 1 (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 1: CANDIDATE A■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clearly organised into paragraphs with Language of description, evaluationletter must: appropriate linking devices. and recommendation.· describe the job· say whether or not they would ■ Appropriacy of register and ■ Target reader format Would be informed. recommend it Consistently informal to unmarked.· give reasons for their opinion.Candidate A Examiner commentsDear Jan, ■ Content All points covered with some expansion.I was happy to hear from you again after such a long period of time. So Isend you the information you wanted. ■ Organisation and cohesion Clearly organised into paragraphs, withFirst, the job with this international company organizing music festivals has attention paid to use of cohesive devices.two sides. ■ RangeI had days where I sat behind a desk in an unfriendly office giving information Evidence of a range of appropriateto people who called. I had to do nothing important except making coffee for vocabulary.the organising committee during their long hours of talk. But, those few days ■ Accuracywere soon forgotten, because after I had shown my ability to work hard I Generally accurate with occasionalwas responsible for more important tasks. I worked as an interpreter several awkwardness in choice of structuretimes, but also had to advise and help English visitors. So I improved my (e.g. ‘I send you’).English skills and learned a lot about official and politically correct language. ■ Appropriacy of register and formatThe next important point is that you will be able to make a really Consistently informal with successful attemptextraordinary journey. Really, there is not need to worry about money. at a friendly tone appropriate for the target reader.As I know your interest in music I especially point out the fact that one gets ■ Target readerfree entry to several festivals and sometimes even the change to meet one of Would be fully informed.the performing stars face to face. ■ Marks awardedI believe this job to be perfect for you and might even affect your future Band 4.career.Cheers, c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 1 35
  • 9. PAPER 2: WRITINGTest 1 Question 2 (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 2: CANDIDATE B■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clearly organised into paragraphs with Language of description, explanationreference must: appropriate linking devices. and recommendation. · describe character/qualities and Vocabulary related to personality. skills ■ Appropriacy of register and format · describe previous experience ■ Target reader Consistently formal to unmarked. · explain why the person should Would be informed. be selected.Candidate B Examiner commentsTo whom it may concern: ■ Content Good realisation of the task.Michelle Wong ■ Organisation and cohesionMichelle and I have been working for seven years for ACB Ltd, an international The task is well organised and there iscompany specialised in the use of plastics engineering. evidence of use of a range of cohesive devices.During the time we have worked together she proved herself to be a verycompetent and efficient receptionist. She is undoubtedly a trustworthy and ■ Rangepunctual person, rarely absent from work. She has a level-headed approach to A very good range of vocabulary and structure.problems and is never daunted when things go wrong, remaining self-possessed. She is extremely dedicated to her job and she is known to be a ■ Accuracyhard-worker, working overtime should the need arise. Minimal errors; controlled and natural use of language.As a colleague, she is a friendly person who is always on hand to help.Therefore, she is liked and respected by everyone. ■ Appropriacy of register and format Consistently appropriate.Regarding dealing with customers, she has a great deal of experience, and her ■ Target readerpolite and tactful manner is vital in customer relations. Very positive effect on target reader, whoWhen she started work in the company, due to her organised manner, she would consider Ms Wong’s application.used to get a little nervous when she was under stain. Nevertheless, she ■ Marks awardedsoon changed drastically and became more self-assured. Band 5.It is undeniable that Michelle has a talent for foreign languages, and she isfluent in English, French and Chinese. This is a great advantage when workingin an English language college. Despite being such an intelligent person shekeeps a low-profile.For all these reasons, I strongly believe that Michelle would have much tocontribute, and therefore I have no hesitation in supporting her applicationwholeheartedly. 36 c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 1
  • 10. PAPER 2: WRITING Test 1 Question 3 (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 3: CANDIDATE C■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clearly organised into paragraphs with Language of description, explanationcompetition entry must: appropriate linking devices. and justification. · nominate a scientist Vocabulary related to science. · describe their achievement(s) ■ Appropriacy of register and format · justify their nomination. ■ Target reader May mix registers if appropriate to Would be informed. approach taken by candidate.Candidate C Examiner commentsDear to whom it may concern,I am writing to you to express my delightness about the planned series of TVprogrammes about science, and paralelly I do so, because I would like to ■ Content All points covered with some expansion.nominate one person, who is in my opinion, the most important scientist of alltimes – Albert Einstein. ■ Organisation and cohesion Clearly organised into paragraphs. LetterI am convinced about this because of three main reasons: the impact of his format is natural for competition entry.discoveries on our lives, the effect of his theories on a modern science andfinally the extraordinary charisma and attitude of Einstein, who became an ■ Range A good range of appropriate vocabulary andeternal symbol of free-thinking. structure.Firstly, the discoveries of this man changed our lives more than we think. His ■ Accuracywork led to constructing such devices as nuclear bomb or laser. Today we know Ambitious attempt at task with some errors,that all history of human mankind from 1940s is deformated by the threat of particularly with word choice (e.g.nuclear war. A technological progress of mankind is based on abilities that laser ‘delightness’, ‘deformated’, ‘refused’), which,offer to us. This man influenced the way of our lives more than anybody else, however, do not impede communication.beyond the shadow of a doubt. ■ Appropriacy of register and formatWhat is more, the ideas of Einstein are somehow even more powerful than Consistent and appropriate.their application in our life. The three papers on photoelectric effect he ■ Target readerpublished in 1920‟s shaped science in every aspect. E-mc2 has become the Achieves the desired effect.symbol of a modern science and despite the fact that only few people are ableto understand to it, we have it all of us in our minds. I think that the level of ■ Marks awardedour understanding of phenomenons and questions as a speed of light, how the Band 3.time works, what is space, what are black holes about, and so on, still haven‟treached the level of Einstein‟s mind.The last reason of my nomination lies in the charisma of Einstein‟s personality.He is the father of free-thinking. „The rebel‟, who was almost all his life refusedby “science authorities” He is the one who opened the gates of that, what weknow now as a „NEW-AGE”. But he managed to prove to everyone that he isthe biggest genius ever born and I think that he would definetly deserve thehighest position in your ranking.Yours faithfully c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 1 37
  • 11. PAPER 2: WRITINGTest 1 Question 4 (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 4: CANDIDATE D■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clearly organised into paragraphs with Language of description, comparisonletter of application must: appropriate linking devices. and explanation. · outline the advantages of staying in a host family rather than in ■ Appropriacy of register and ■ Target reader college accommodation format Would be informed and consider Formal to unmarked. application. · describe what qualities are necessary to be a host family · explain why they are interested in hosting students.Candidate D Examiner commentsDear Mr S. Martin, ■ Content Some attempt at task but with notableMy name is Holly Parker and I‟m writing this letter as a response to your omissions in the response. The candidate haslatest add in the „Student International Magazine‟. not explained the advantages to students of host family accommodation, nor describedWe are a family of four: my husband Gregory, forty-five, working as a the qualities a host family needs to have.consultant manager for a tourist agency; our two sons Eric, 18 years old, andJohn, 16 years old; both students; and of course myself, 43 years old and ■ Organisation and cohesionworking as an account manager. We have a 5 bedroom and 4 bathroom Slightly over paragraphed.cottage and we live at a short distance from the best tourist attractions in ■ Rangethe region and within walking distance from the nearest bus and rail-way Satisfactory for the task.station. ■ AccuracyWe would be more than happy to wellcome amongst us a male foreign Mostly accurate with very few errors.student, to live with us as a part of our family, for the duration of two years. ■ Appropriacy of register and formatBesides lodging we offer three meals per day and he would be more than Satisfactory.wellcome to any family outings and activities. ■ Target reader Would be partially informed.We are making this application because we would like to experience living withsomeone coming from another culture and also because my boys are going to ■ Marks awardedleave soon to France as exchange students and I would like to know what Band 2.would be the best option for us as parents, to send them to collegeaccomodation or to families like us.I sincerely hope my letter of application will be accepted and that we arefound suitable to host an international student.Best regards 38 c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 1
  • 12. PAPER 2: WRITING Test 1 Question 5a (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 5A: CANDIDATE E■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clearly organised into paragraphs with Language of description,review must: appropriate linking devices. recommendation and explanation. · briefly describe the plot of The Pelican Brief ■ Appropriacy of register and ■ Target reader format Would be informed. · say whether or not they would May mix registers if appropriate to recommend it approach taken by candidate. · give reasons for their opinion.Candidate E Examiner commentsPelican Brief is very exciting story. It is writen by John Grisham, who wrote ■ Contentlot of thrillers. The book begins when two judges are murdered. Darby Shaw is Content points are addressed, though there isheroine of book and she tries to find reasons of the murders. She believes that a lack of balance between description of theoil tycoon Victor Mattiese guilty, because he want to get oil on land where live plot and opinion/recommendation.special pelicans. He has to make legal process for permission to work on that ■ Organisation and cohesionland. Two murdered judges protected the environment. Darby understands Broadly organised into two paragraphsthat Mattiese, who made business before with President of USA thinks though there is little attention to cohesion.President can now make new judges who will let him to use land. Darby tells ■ Rangeto her boyfriend her idea that tycoon is corrupt and he tells other person. Attempt to use a range of vocabularyBoyfriend and that other also murdered. Darby knows she correct. Journalist, (e.g. ‘I bit my nails’). However, little evidenceGray Grantham, helps to Darby to prove she is right. The bad guys try to kill of successful use of a range of structure.Darby and Gray. Of course, all well that ends well. Darby is not murdered and ■ Accuracyfalls in love again. Lack of control of basic structure.I liked very much this book and recomend to read it to other readers on your Language issues obscure message in placeswebsite. Is very good film too but book is better, from my point of view. I bit (e.g. ‘Boyfriend and that other alsomy nails when I read the book because it so exciting and thrilling. murdered.’). ■ Appropriacy of register and format Not inappropriate though little discernible adaptation to audience. ■ Target reader Very negative effect. ■ Marks awarded Band 1. c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 1 39
  • 13. PAPER 2: WRITINGTest 1 Question 5b (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 5B: CANDIDATE F■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clearly organised into paragraphs with Language of description and opinion.essay must: appropriate linking devices. · describe the most interesting ■ Target reader character in Lucky Jim ■ Appropriacy of register and Would be informed. format · give reasons for their opinion. Consistently formal to unmarked.Candidate F Examiner commentsThere are many interesting characters in Lucky Jim but as for me the most of ■ Contentthese is the protagonist Jim Dixon. The content of the task is covered.Jim is a young professor at university in England just after the WW2. He says ■ Rangethat he became it because he doesn‟t know what to do in his life and is not at Attempts to use a range of language are not always entirely successful (e.g. ‘burns down’).all happy to work there. He doesn‟t like teaching and he doesn‟t like his bossthe professor Welch. Instead he imagines to work for a rich man to help him ■ Organisation and cohesionnot to be bored and this happens in the end of the story. In fact Jim doesn‟t Clearly organised and paragraphed with somelike a lot of the other personages in the book and the story is mainly about attention paid to cohesion.his life in battle with them. ■ Accuracy A number of non-impeding errors.Another reason Jim is the most interesting is that funny things happen tohim, especially when he had drunk. For example at Welch‟s house he runs ■ Appropriacy of register and formataway from singing and goes to the pub. When he returns he by accident burns Consistent and appropriate.down his bed. Also he drinks to give him courage before his speech and finishes ■ Target readerby mocking the university stuff. Would be informed.Though Jim is not always a good man I find him interesting and am very ■ Marks awardedhappy when in the end of the story he gets a good job and Christine at the Band 3.same time. 40 c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 1
  • 14. PAPER 2: WRITING Test 2 Question 1 (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 1: CANDIDATE G■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clearly organised, possibly with Language of description,proposal must: headings. recommendation and persuasion. · describe the two venues · recommend one of the venues ■ Appropriacy of register and ■ Target reader format Would be informed. · give reasons for choice. Formal to unmarked. Must be consistent.Candidate G Examiner commentsThe aim of this proposal is to suggest a suitable venue for the weekend trip ■ Contentthe social committee is organising. All points addressed, though last paragraph needs more expansion.The people taking part of this weekend activity attend college, therefore theactivities involved should be proper. ■ Organisation and cohesion Well organised into paragraphs but weakerOne of the first suggestions given was mainly about phisical exercise. It would internal cohesion e.g. ‘also … also’ in thebe a great opportunity for them to keep fit and relax doing a sport. Second, third paragraph. The proposal would benefitthe students expressed their wish for quiet and peace, are also concerned from a title and headings.about the food they will receive and also about going shopping for presents. ■ RangeThe last comment was related to entertainment, either a film or a concert. Reasonable range of vocabulary but good range of structure.Regarding the students‟ opinions and wishes for the trip but also taking intoconsideration the two choices of locations, I recommend that the „Briar Park ■ AccuracyHotel‟. Although „Lakeside Activity Centre offers a peaceful setting in woodland Several non-intrusive errors.and opportunities for walking, canoeing and sailing, „Briar Park Hotel‟ best ■ Appropriacy of register and formatmeets all the demandings. It has beautiful grounds outside Leightonbury, a Generally consistent.swimming pool and also tennis courts for sports. The free bus to and from citycentre is perfect for going shopping and the international menu has good food. ■ Target reader Would be informed.As a conclusion, I believe that Briar Park Hotel is a good option which the ■ Marks awardedsocial committee should choose for the weekend trip Band 3. c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 2 41
  • 15. PAPER 2: WRITINGTest 2 Question 2 (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 2: CANDIDATE H■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clearly organised into paragraphs with Language of description and opinion.article must: suitable linking. Film-related vocabulary. · describe essential ingredients of good science fiction film ■ Appropriacy of register and ■ Target reader format · explain why science fiction films Would be informed and consider May mix registers if appropriate to the are popular. publishing the article. approach taken by candidate.Candidate H Examiner commentsX-Files, Men in Black, Starship Troopers, Gattaca and Co ■ Content All points covered with suitable development.Everybody knows about these names. You don‟t? Then ask a teenager and youwill quickly get the answer. They are all titles of famous science fiction films or ■ Organisation and cohesionseries. Clearly organised with attention paid to cohesion.All science fiction movies share several characteristics, the necessary ■ Rangeingredients which will draw the viewer‟s attention. One of them is the presence Good range of vocabulary and structure.of real characters, normal people in an unreal environment. It allows theviewer to identify himself/herself to his/her hero. It is not by chance that the ■ Accuracymain character is always a human. It is only the world which he/she evolves Generally accurate with occasional slips (e.g. ‘impossible to happen’, ‘reluctant toin that is strange, either completely futuristic or crowded with aliens or giant saying’) where more complex languageinsects. That way, the person who watches the film can imagine that he/she is attempted.actually saving the world from an alien invasion or fighting enormous spiders. ■ Appropriacy of register and formatAnother essential feature of a good science fiction movie is mystery. Have you Appropriately engaging.noticed that, after watching any science fiction film, there is alwayssomething that you don‟t completely understand? It is done on purpose to let ■ Target readeryour imagination run wild. The fact that there is no answer makes you think Would be informed and interested.that, after all, what you have seen is not totally impossible to happen one ■ Marks awardedday or another. Band 4.And that is why this kind of movies is so popular among young people. Theirimagination is generally much bigger than the imagination of older people. Theyare often less reluctant to saying “this is impossible, it can‟t happen”,compared with adults whose rational mind is an obstacle to enjoying thistype of movies. 42 c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 2
  • 16. PAPER 2: WRITING Test 2 Question 3 (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 3: CANDIDATE I■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clearly organised with suitable Language of description andcontribution must: paragraphing. speculation. · identify and describe one Vocabulary related to places and specific place/area ■ Appropriacy of register and lifestyles. format · explain what visitors could learn Any as long as consistent. ■ Target reader about traditional ways of life Would be informed. · suggest why they are an important part of local or national culture. (May be embedded in previous points.)Candidate I Examiner commentsCOME TO SPAIN, YOU WON‟T REGRET THAT! ■ Content The points are addressed but there is notableIf you come to Spain, you will discover so many interesting things about irrelevance in content (e.g. trip to Sandifferent topics: music, sport, dance, food, holidays in the beach .... Sebastian).You will realize all these experiences just by the mere fact of living during tendays in July in Pamplona. We have a lot of Hotels, Residences, Hostels .... ■ Organisation and cohesion Clearly organised.which you can book for the summer from now. You can make your reservationsin www.spainhotel.es. ■ RangeThe 7th of July is the typical day of Pamplona: Sanfermin, and you can see the Limited.bulls running in the streets. There are so many events programmed around ■ Accuracythat day: the Pablo Sarasate‟s Orchestra plays a very emotive performance A number of errors, some of which impede.which consists on Spanish Composers, there is a football match between Real ■ Appropriacy of register and formatMadrid and Barcelona every year, the Government of Navarra organises a More appropriate to advertising than tofestival where dancers from every cities of Spain are invited to dance with the required genre.„regional‟ music of each city, restaurants have their best cookers and theyprepare delicious typical menus for people from other countries…. ■ Target readerYou can learn costumes from all different places of Spain if you come to Would be partially informed.Pamplona in July! ■ Marks awardedIt is possible also to rent a car and to go to San Sebastian just for a day. It Band 2.is wonderful! You will be able to swim in the sea while seeing the snow in thePyrinees Mountains.These ways of life in Pamplona are very important because it is known in allthe World. People from America, Europe, Asia .... everywhere use to come, andPamplona becomes the „centre point‟ in the news.Don‟t forget to be dressed in white and red colours.You will enjoy yourself so much at the same time as you will learn ourcostumes, history, etc ....(For further information www.navarrasummer.com) c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 2 43
  • 17. PAPER 2: WRITINGTest 2 Question 4 (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 4: CANDIDATE J■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clear organisation with appropriate Language of description andreport must: paragraphing. Headings may be an recommendation. · outline positive aspects of advantage. airport ■ Target reader ■ Appropriacy of register and Would be informed. · describe problems format · suggest improvements. Formal or unmarked.N.B. personal aspect may be implicit.Candidate J Examiner commentsAIRPORT SURVEY: AIRPORT OF OSLO, NORWAY ■ Content All points addressed.The aim of this report is to evaluate the facilities and services of Oslo Airport,Gardemoen. ■ Organisation and cohesion Organised in report format with good use ofThe history of Oslo Airport Gardemoen: headings.Oslo Airport Gardemoen was first open in 1996 and was and still are the mainairport of Norway. it is located about half an hour north of the capital and can ■ Range Sufficient range of languageeasily be reached by the airport-train from the city centre. You will find a large (e.g. ‘… information can easily be found onnumber of different aircraft-companies, which can take you to any parts of the the information screens.’).world. ■ AccuracyThe silent, clean airport: Some basic but non-impeding errorsIn addition to many other airports Gardemoen is known as an silent airport. (e.g. ‘Oslo airport was first open … and stillThe idea is not to make the travellers stressed, so you will therefore never are the main airport …’, ‘… an silent airport.’).hear a voice speaking over the speaking system. However, information can ■ Appropriacy of register and formateasily be found on the information screens. Appropriate.The airport is also clean at any time of the day, because of the large number of ■ Target readercleaners who look after the buildings. Would be informed and the report achievesThe weather of the North can make trouble: the required effect.Norway is located up in the North so snow and cold temperatures do often ■ Marks awardedappear. That is Gardemoen‟s main problem. As a traveller be always awared of Band 3.this and do not become angry if your plane is delayed because of the snow.What can be done?It is difficult to handle the weather because of the fact that we are justhuman. Anyways, it is important to always be awar of snow and coldtemperatures and have a staff which take action at the first sign of snow.Conclution:Oslo Airport Gardemoen is a nice place to start or end your journy. it is apeaceful, clean airport, but be prepeared that the weather can give you sometrouble. 44 c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 2
  • 18. PAPER 2: WRITING Test 2 Question 5a (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 5A: CANDIDATE K■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clearly organised into paragraphs with Language of description, opinion andessay must: appropriate linking devices. explanation. · outline the main strengths of Vocabulary related to commenting on Darby Shaw’s personality ■ Appropriacy of register and character. format · say which aspect of her Formal to unmarked. Must be personality the candidate most ■ Target reader consistent. admires Would be informed. · explain why this aspect of her personality is the one they most admire.Candidate K Examiner commentsThe main character in The Pelican Brief is Darby Shaw. At the beginning of the ■ Contentnovel she is studying law and having a relation with Thomas Callahan, one of All the points are fully covered and suitablyher professors. Together they become interested in the suspicious deaths of expanded.two Supreme Court judges. Darby writes a report about it and this document ■ Organisation and cohesionleads to Callahan‟s violent death. Darby knows she is in great danger but this The essay is well organised in clearlydoes not prevent her to continue the investigation. connected paragraphs.As this brief description suggests, Darby is a very brave person. She was very ■ Rangelucky that she did not die with Callahan. She knows that her actions are The candidate uses a good range of relevantmaking dangerous men become angry, she tries to hide from them but she vocabulary effectively.does not stop her investigation. She is afraid but she still wants to find the ■ Accuracytruth. The language is generally very accurate. The few errors (e.g. ‘prevent her to continue’, ‘inDarby also possesses many other strengths. She is a very intelligent person, threat’ and ‘environement’) do not in any wayfor example she is able to work out the connection between the two judges. impede the reader’s understanding.In addition, she has very deep principles. She realises that very importantpeople are involved in the situation but she is still determined to make the ■ Appropriacy of register and formattruth public. She knows that the environement is in threat and this is very Consistently appropriate.important for her. ■ Target reader Would be fully informed about Darby’sSo, I hope I showed that Darby has many strengths. The aspect of her character and what the writer admires aboutpersonality that I most admire is her braveness. However this does not mean her.that she is not afraid. Instead, it means that she acts with courage despiteher fear. ■ Marks awarded Band 5. c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 2 45
  • 19. PAPER 2: WRITINGTest 2 Question 5b (sample script)Mark scheme and sample script with examiner commentsQUESTION 5B: CANDIDATE L■ Content ■ Organisation and cohesion ■ RangeFor Band 3 or above, the candidate’s Clearly organised into paragraphs with Language of description, explanationreview must: appropriate linking devices. and opinion. · briefly outline the plot Vocabulary related to description of · explain why the book is called ■ Appropriacy of register and plot, comment on character and format Lucky Jim recommendation of a book. Formal to unmarked. Must be · say whether the candidate consistent. would or would not recommend ■ Target reader the book to other students. Would be informed.Candidate L Examiner commentsLucky Jim is the story of a university professor. Lucky Jim is Jim Dixon. He ■ Contentteaches history and he doesn‟t like very much his job. He doesn‟t like the The candidate devotes too much space toanother teachers, especially the chief professor, and even he doesn‟t like very outlining the plot and omits to say anythingmuch his girlfriend Margaret. Sometimes she is his girlfriend and sometimes about the reason for the novel’s title.she isn‟t. She teaches also history in the university. He particularly not like ■ Organisation and cohesionBertrand the chief professor‟s son and he try to steal his girlfriend. He does a The review is not well organised as it has onelot of stupid and embarasing things and he has often drank very much. When very long and one very short paragraph. Thehe stays at the professor‟s house one weekend he smokes in bed and makes summary of the plot is not very coherent as it provides too much irrelevant detail.fire. He burns his bed. Then he has to make a very important lecture calledMerrie England and he nervous about it so he becomes too drunk. He looses ■ Rangehis job. Then he also gets another job in London and the girlfriend of the son of The candidate displays a slightly narrowthe chief professor. One day they see that same professor and his wife and range of language here.Bertrand in London and they can just laugh at them. ■ Accuracy There are a number of errors in the writingThis story is quiet funny. The people are all too stupid and not one is nice or (e.g. ‘the another’, word order in ‘he doesn’tkind but the book make me laugh. It make a good film. I certainly recommend like very much his job’, ‘looses’ rather thanthe story to the other students. loses, ‘quiet’ instead of quite and so on). Although some errors are quite basic for the level (‘try’ instead of tries, for example), they do not prevent the reader from understanding the writer’s intention. ■ Appropriacy of register and format Not consistent. ■ Target reader Would be informed about the plot of the play but would not be informed about the reason for the title. ■ Marks awarded Band 2. 46 c a e h a n d b o o k f o r te ac h e r s | pa p e r 2 : w r i t i n g | sa m p l e sc r i p ts a n d m a r k sch e m e s – te s t 2

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