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ghallahan | Monday October 19, 2015

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Paper 1 Explorations in Creative Reading and Writing

Edusites English Practice Paper


Time Allowed: 1 hour 45 minutes

Materials


For this paper you must have:

  • Source A
  • Source B

Instructions

  • Answer all questions
  • Use black ink or ball-point pen
  • You must answer the questions in the spaces provided
  • Do not write outside the box around each page or on blank pages
  • Do all rough work in this book. Cross out any work you do not wish to be marked
  • You must refer to the insert book provided
  • You must not use a dictionary

Information

  • The marks for the questions are shown in brackets
  • The maximum mark for this paper is 80
  • There are 40 marks Section A and 40 marks for Section B
  • You are reminded of the need for good English and clear presentation in your answers
  • You will be assessed on your reading in Section A
  • You will be assessed on your writing in Section B

Advice

  • You are advised to spend about 15 minutes reading through the source and the five questions you have to answer
  • You should make sure you leave sufficient time to check your answers


Section A: Reading

  • Answer all the questions in this section.
  • You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Question 1

Read lines 1-5 and write four things you learn about Ciaran.

Question 2

Read lines 6- 12 How does the writer use language here to describe Niall?

You could include the writer’s choice of:

  • words and phrases
  • language features and techniques
  • sentence forms

Question 3

You now need to think about the whole of the source.

  • The text is an entire novella.

How has the writer structured the text to interest you as a reader?

You could write about:

  • what the writer focuses your attention on at the beginning of the source
  • how and why the writer changes this focus as the source develops
  • any other structural features that interest you

Question 4

Focus this part of your answer on the end of the source, from line 19 to the end.

A student said, ‘This part of the story, where Ciaran falls overboard and Niall doesn’t help him makes you think Niall is justified in his actions and is right to not save him.’

To what extent do you agree?

In your response you could:

  • consider your own impression of the characters
  • evaluate how the writer creates the impressions of the characters
  • support your response with references to the text

 

Section B: Writing

You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.

Write in full sentences.

You are reminded of the need to plan your answer.

You should leave enough time to check your work at the end.
You are going to enter a creative writing competition.
Your entry will be judged by a panel of people of your own age.

Question 5

You are going to enter a creative writing competition.
Your entry will be judged by a panel of people of your own age.

Either:

  • Write a description suggested by this picture

Or

  • Write a story about a person who is lost and cannot find their way home