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    Question One
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    Letter beginning with Dear friend...

    What were her first impressions of the hotel and the staff?
    Al was generous as he waited in the airport for the guests to arrive, quite unusual.
    The Gardners discussion was nice
    Pre-arranged journey after airport
    Al seemed to care about her neck pain and tried to improve stay whenever Al could
    Hotels dining room was good
    The landscape and artwork
    But impression that it was all 'put on' by Al.
    And perhaps a problem staff wise due to the half full booking...
    What was her husband's attitude and behaviour like? And what were her feelings towards it?
    Threw a tantrum at market at her
    Child like immature/irresponsible
    Pressured Al into putting him in group
    During dinner said that Als plans were boring
    Refused to hike due to rubble on top of the hill- rude
    Refused to go to the animal sanctuary
    Arrogance lead to injuries in rafting
    Mr. Head was the actual 'pain in the neck' with his annoying, loud, embarrassing interjections
    What were her plans for the remaining week?
    To collect him from hospital
    Fill out any medical forms
    To persuade him not to file a complaint
    To go to the airport by Friday to go home
    Spend remaining days writing notebook
    Spend remaining days with bees and seeing how she can help
    .Explore the history and area of the place
    Leave a good reputation after her husband, before she leaves
    Visit the animal sanctuary
    Hike on the hill that her husband refused to go
    And a signed off letter with anything like 'Lots of Love'

    Question Two
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    Some examples:
    a)
    Entranced: caught Al's attention with her entry, cast a spell on him, shows M.R. Head's competence as a writer
    Staged scenes: carefully put together, dramatic like a play.
    Laced with sunlight: lit beautifully, lace is something fine and expensive, special, high quality, romantic...But also pure and spiritual due to connotations of light
    Half-forgotten sandy roads; like a picture book - nostalgic - movie like and also old/ ancient due to sand gathering on it
    Conjuring a charming mirage - skillfully constructed, like a wizard; impressive,magical
    White-washed walls: alliteration highlighting how perfectly painted they are. Purity due to connotations of white and sense of religion/spiritual.
    Embroidered gowns: fine detail, links to silk.Imagery of a fairytale kingdom
    b)
    Bits of cloth - cheap, incomplete material, poverty
    Rainbow of produce - varied, colourful, wide range of produces/ dishes
    Beehive that was the old town - busy, all working hard and quickly going their separate ways
    Straggling market stalls - slow, like someone losing a race
    Tatty trinkets - useless bits, cheap and cheesy, badly made
    Question 3
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    Examples:
    1. 30% of crops rely on bees like apples cherries
    2. They use natural pollination
    3. Without them could be global starvation
    4. They help grow and produce healthy foods
    5. The honey they produce is used in medicines
    6. They can show us our environmental health
    7. Help make costs for farmers steady/ under control?
    8. Bees are essentially free labour for the food industry
    9. CCD
    10. Chemicals and pesticides which alter their behavior fatally
    11. Lack of genetic pool- susceptible to diease
    12. The blood-sucking mite (Varroa Destructor)
    13. Lack of nutritious bee friendly flowers
    14. Transportation of hives which causes stress
    15. Putting bees in cities will leave wild bees with less nectar
    16. Climate change and bizzare local weather
    17. Fungal infections and viruses

    And more forgotten points...

    b) Summary
    /5 if you wrote 200-250 words, used all the points and was concise.
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    For q1 bullet point 3 is it okay if I put:

    - continue to relax
    - continue to study architecture and be awed by landscape
    - worry about husbands health
    - continue to follow the itinerary
    - continue to learn about wildlife from the locals
    - continue to be immersed in culture
    -collect husband from hospital

    Opinions?
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    Do they focus the most on the number of bullet points written or the overall structure? Because writing a proper letter addressing all those 15 points will be more than 350 words. The time is a problem also.
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    Is it okay if I didn't sign off the letter? How many marks would I lose for that?
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    (Original post by Moe3)
    Is it okay if I didn't sign off the letter? How many marks would I lose for that?
    You wont lose any providing you addressed all the bullet points
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    what would you assume a b grade is on the paper
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    Mrs Head had an affair with the gardener and Al.
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    https://www.change.org/p/cambridge-i...-0500-and-0522
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    Wtf this petition already has 9000 signatures hahaha!

    http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petition...-language-2016


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    I don't know if anyone answered before but I signed off the letter yours faithfully will I lose marks for this?
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    http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petition...-language-2016 we're almost at 10k !! sign this
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    What does it mean by question one, two and three? Isn't there 4 questions? And what exam board is thos for? Last question, if this is IGCSE do you know what the section B questions were?

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Jem16)
    What does it mean by question one, two and three? And what exam board is it
    CIE First Language English - paper 2, extended
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    Is a B in the paper 25/50?

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    For bullet point 3, I said something along the lines of

    - I will stay at the hostel until Friday until I go to the airport
    - I may even book my husband a ticket early for a flight
    - I may let my husband stay at a different hotel

    I probably won't get mark's for these right?
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    [QUOTE=Hsevras;64606821]Is a B in the paper 25/50?

    It depends on what the grade threshold will be for this session. For Winter 2015 it was 25-27. For the summer exams last year it was 27-29.
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    (Original post by CaSama9)
    [Keep checking! I will be updating. This is only a guideline on what most people put, please be free to add any other points]

    With the help of Kryll, j_ball_99, KingD! and a few others.
    COMPLETE


    Question One
    -----------------------
    Letter beginning with Dear friend...

    What were her first impressions of the hotel and the staff?
    • Al was generous as he waited in the airport for the guests to arrive, quite unusual.
    • The Gardners discussion was nice
    • Pre-arranged journey after airport
    • Al seemed to care about her neck pain and tried to improve stay whenever Al could
    • Hotels dining room was good
    • The landscape and artwork
    • But impression that it was all 'put on' by Al.
    • And perhaps a problem staff wise due to the half full booking...
    What was her husband's attitude and behaviour like? And what were her feelings towards it?
    • Threw a tantrum at market at her
    • Child like immature/irresponsible
    • Pressured Al into putting him in group
    • During dinner said that Als plans were boring
    • Refused to hike due to rubble on top of the hill- rude
    • Refused to go to the animal sanctuary
    • Arrogance lead to injuries in rafting
    • Mr. Head was the actual 'pain in the neck' with his annoying, loud, embarrassing interjections
    What were her plans for the remaining week?
    • To collect him from hospital
    • Fill out any medical forms
    • To persuade him not to file a complaint
    • To go to the airport by Friday to go home
    • Spend remaining days writing notebook
    • Spend remaining days with bees and seeing how she can help
    • .Explore the history and area of the place
    • Leave a good reputation after her husband, before she leaves
    • Visit the animal sanctuary
    • Hike on the hill that her husband refused to go
    And a signed off letter with anything like 'Lots of Love'

    Question Two
    -----------------
    Some examples:
    a)
    • Entranced: caught Al's attention with her entry, cast a spell on him, shows M.R. Head's competence as a writer
    • Staged scenes: carefully put together, dramatic like a play.
    • Laced with sunlight: lit beautifully, lace is something fine and expensive, special, high quality, romantic...But also pure and spiritual due to connotations of light
    • Half-forgotten sandy roads; like a picture book - nostalgic - movie like and also old/ ancient due to sand gathering on it
    • Conjuring a charming mirage - skillfully constructed, like a wizard; impressive,magical
    • White-washed walls: alliteration highlighting how perfectly painted they are. Purity due to connotations of white and sense of religion/spiritual.
    • Embroidered gowns: fine detail, links to silk.Imagery of a fairytale kingdom
    b)
    • Bits of cloth - cheap, incomplete material, poverty
    • Rainbow of produce - varied, colourful, wide range of produces/ dishes
    • Beehive that was the old town - busy, all working hard and quickly going their separate ways
    • Straggling market stalls - slow, like someone losing a race
    • Tatty trinkets - useless bits, cheap and cheesy, badly made
    Question 3
    ----------------------------
    Examples:
    1. 30% of crops rely on bees like apples cherries
    2. They use natural pollination
    3. Without them could be global starvation
    4. They help grow and produce healthy foods
    5. The honey they produce is used in medicines
    6. They can show us our environmental health
    7. Help make costs for farmers steady/ under control?
    8. Bees are essentially free labour for the food industry
    9. CCD
    10. Chemicals and pesticides which alter their behavior fatally
    11. Lack of genetic pool- susceptible to diease
    12. The blood-sucking mite
    13. Lack of nutritious bee friendly flowers
    14. Transportation of hives which causes stress
    15. Putting bees in cities will leave wild bees with less nectar
    16. Climate change and bizarre local weather
    17. Fungal infections so viruses
    18. Increase in bees in city restricting nectar available for wild honeybees

    And more forgotten points...

    b) Summary
    /5 if you wrote 200-250 words, used all the points and was concise.
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    What time did you guys take this exam on Tuesday?
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    (Original post by Johntheo670)
    What time did you guys take this exam on Tuesday?
    1.30pm

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    Please respond to my question. In my school coursework, I got a C1,B2 and A3. In my Speaking and Listening I got an B1. How many marks will I need to get at least and C or B grade? I'm quite worried, so I would appreciate a response to my question. (By the way, the C1 was in year 9)
 
 
 
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