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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 and a few others.
    COMPLETE


    Question One
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    Letter beginning with Dear friend...

    What were her first impressions of the hotel and the staff?
    • 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
    What was her husband's attitude and behaviour like? And what were her feelings towards it?
    • Child like immature/irresponsible
    • Refused to go to the animal sanctuary
    What were her plans for the remaining week?
    • Spend remaining days writing notebook
    • Spend remaining days with bees and seeing how she can help
    • Visit the animal sanctuary
    And a signed off letter with anything like 'Lots of Love'

    Question Two
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    Some examples:
    a)
    • 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
    • White-washed walls: alliteration highlighting how perfectly painted they are. Purity due to connotations of white and sense of religion/spiritual.
    B)
    • Straggling market stalls - slow, like someone losing a race
    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
    14. Transportation of hives which causes stress
    16. Climate change and bizzare local weather



    b) Summary
    /5 if you wrote 200-250 words, used all the points and was concise.
    For question 1, I wrote Yours faithfully insetad of lots of love. Will I get marked down for that ?
    For question 3 I wrote 1 and a half sides.
    For question 2, I got most of the meaning wrong and the connotation wrong. I think I got one right.
    With the bullet points I got from above, how much do you think I will get in total?
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    What about paper 3?
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    What's paper 3? I only did 1 paper.
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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 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
    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)
    • 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 bizzare 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.

    Can you create a unifficial mark scheme for IGCSE Enlgish Language but Core and also for the two papers for Economics?
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    Can anyone create an Unofficial Mark Scheme fot IGCSE CIE English Language Core from 2016 May.
    It is important and will be really helpful!
    Thanks!
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    Cant believe this was over two months ago!! Wish i could go back and revise some more lol.
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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 and a few others.
    COMPLETE8


    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
    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)
    • 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 bizzare 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.
    For Question 1 on the third bullet point for plans for the rest of the trip, if I put that Mrs Head was embarassed and ashamed to show her face around the hotel because of her husband, would I get any marks for that?
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    How did wveryone do in the end? I got a C on the paper when I was predicted an A, giving me an A* overall with my coursework.

    My answers were good compared to the mark scheme on here, so how I got a C I don't know. I will be having it re-markd but just wondering if anyone else is disappointed too?
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    (Original post by complain4English)
    I think we should COMPLAIN of Cambridge they made the exam soooooooo confusing here is a link to complain ..........I complained join with me to lower the grade boundaries.
    Last year my friend she had her maths exam and alot of student complained to the exam board and they lowered the grade boundaries
    I BELIEVE WE SHOULD DO THE SAME!!!
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...dence_concerni
    CIE don't budge.
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    I think this is so wrong.. My daughter has now completely broken down and believes she has failed. Well done.. Even if she has this should be disclosed in her results not on Facebook. I hope you are happy that I have her now thinking she will fail all the rest of her exams. And to think she thought it actually went well. I'm already concerned about her mental health and you have now made it worse. Hope you are happy and hope you can sleep tonight.
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    (Original post by Unhappy3675)
    I think this is so wrong.. My daughter has now completely broken down and believes she has failed. Well done.. Even if she has this should be disclosed in her results not on Facebook. I hope you are happy that I have her now thinking she will fail all the rest of her exams. And to think she thought it actually went well. I'm already concerned about her mental health and you have now made it worse. Hope you are happy and hope you can sleep tonight.
    This is not Facebook, it is a pupil and student discussion forum. It is where real issues are discussed and suggestions and help is offered.
    The exams system is opaque, however, it is only questioned by some students, when the final grade just doesn't make sense. Most would not realise any error and happily go on their way with the grade awarded to their local college.
    This forum is not intended for little girls whining on FB. Is she applying to medical school this week? She would also have her May results now anyway.
 
 
 
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