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0990 IGCSE Paper 1 Reading (examination from 2020)

Chris Barcock | Friday October 18, 2019

Categories: KS4, Cambridge iGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE, 9-1 IGCSE English Language , IGCSE English Language CIE 0990

Paper 1 Advice

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Read Text A carefully before you answer any of the questions.

  • As you deal with each question, look back at the section of the text it is asking about to work out your answer.
  • Make sure you use your own words where the question tells you to do so.
  • Pay attention to the specific evidence the question is asking for, e.g. if the question asks for two examples make sure you give two.
  • Where a question asks you to explain how or why, make sure you explain ideas fully.
  • You can use ‘because’, ‘as’ and ‘since’ to help you to do this.

As you read Text B, underline ideas that will help you answer the focus of the summary task.

  • Use your own words where possible when writing your summary.
  • Do not use quotations or copy phrases or longer sections from Text B.
  • Keep your summary objective – do not include personal experiences, comments or opinions.
  • Only include ideas that directly answer the question, any redundant material or extra information…

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