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  • 1. IGCSE Spanish
    Paper 4
  • 2. Paper marked out of 50
  • 3. Two Questions
    25 Marks per question
    Maximum of 140 words
  • 4. Word Count
    No marks are awarded after 140 words
  • 5. CommunicationAn example of context
    El año pasado tu amigo/a te invitó a pasar unos días en su casa y aceptaste la invitación. Ahora, tus padres dicen que no puedes ir. Escribe una carta a tu amigo/a.
  • 6. Communication5 Relevant Points
    a. Explicar por qué tus padres no te dejan ir
    b. Explicar cómo te sientes
    c. Decirlo cómo vas a pasar estos días
    d. Invitar a tu amigo/a a visitarte
    +1 mark for detail relevant to a, b, c, or d
  • 7. CommunicationMarking Principles
    Inappropriate tense = 0 marks
    El añopasadoyoviajo en Costa Rica.
    • *Use of present tense when future context is understood = 1 mark
    -- El añoquevieneviajo en Costa Rica.
    Inappropriate use of infinitive or present participle = 0 marks
    Yoviajar en Costa Rica.
    Preterite used instead of imperfect = tolerated
    Future used instead of conditional = tolerated
  • 8. Language
    The positive marking scheme awards accuracy and ambition
    Ticks are awarded for a marking unit in which all elements are correct
  • 9. LanguageMarking Units
    Noun/pronoun + verb
    A verb used as an infinitive with or without a preposition
    A noun/pronoun + adjective or adjectival phrase or partitive
    A noun/pronoun + preposition or prepositional phrase
    All pronouns except subject and reflexive
    All adverbs (except muy)
    All conjunctions except y (except where appropriately changed to e) and pero
  • 10. LanguageSpelling and Accents
    The spelling and accents of verbs must be absolutely correct in order to be awarded a tick.
    Otherwise inaccuracies in the use of accents are tolerated except where they are used to distinguish between two words of different meaning or function
    ¿Cuándo? vs. Cuando
    Misspelling of proper nouns in the case of names, cities, or towns (not countries) is tolerated.
    con Guilermo = 1 tick
    en Inglatera = 0 ticks
  • 11. LanguageLetters
    Both tú and usted are allowed in informal letters. In the case of inconsistencies, the most frequent will be rewarded.
    Túwill not be allowed in formal letters
    Only appropriate greetings will be awarded
    Querido Juan,
    A maximum of 3 ticks are awarded for memorized greetings
    Siento mucho habertardadotanto en escribirte.
    A maximum of 5 ticks are awarded for memorized closings
    Esperandosurespuesta le quedamuyagradecido
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