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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS International General Certificate of Secondary Education
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FIRST LANGUAGE ENGLISH Paper 3 Directed Writing and Composition Additional Materials:
October/November 2010 2 hours
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 two questions: Question 1 (Section 1) and one question from Section 2. Dictionaries are not permitted. 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. All questions in this paper carry equal marks.
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2 Section 1: Directed writing
A documentary on television captures your attention. In this programme two families have recently taken part in a research project looking into the positive and negative effects of television on family life. Family X agreed to the removal of all television programmes and film for a period of three months. Family Y were asked to carry on as normal. The views of the eldest teenager in each household are given in the transcripts on the opposite page. Makers of the documentary have invited responses on their website. Write an article for the website on the subject of television and family life. In your article you should: • • identify the positive and negative aspects of television in the home evaluate the role played by television in family life.
Base what you write on the ideas found in the transcripts on the opposite page. You should write between 1½ and 2 sides, allowing for the size of your...