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I did the same thing😩 Apparently a harsh marker would remove up to two marks for that mistake
No! don't worry it really won't have an effect - it's a very minor detail
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That is pretty much everything that I put too, don't forget it was a pretty tough exam too! If lots of people are getting the general gist of question 1 then I suppose it's probably the right answer? The one about plans being boring during dinner was definitely one I'll put the down now. At a quick look at it id say we both probably got about 9-11 excluding spag, which isn't too bad.
Haha okk trusting your judgement hahaha!

I told everyone in my school today that I know something bad will happen today and its going to throw us off completely because its the last paper of this syllabus and all over the news they've been saying how they're going to increase the difficulty!

Guys I am warning you now that all your other exams can end up like this so please seriously revise!


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Did anyone talk about how honeybees were one of the oldest forms of animal life on earth and so they are a part of our history
No but thats really good! However, that doesn't tell us why they're important for humans or what's threatening their well being?


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don't stress that's a great response, i'd say a 17/20 at least
Hahaha thank you honestly though if I did get 17/20 I'd probs flop like a fish everywhere because after today I think I'd be lucky to even get a 6/20 hahaha!


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For bullet point 3 I put

(without mr head)
•visit the animal sanctuary
•talk to the gardner about bees etc
•revisit the market town (because her husband ruined it last time)
•go hiking up and around the landscape
•visit museums about classical architecture etc

anyone else really struggle with finding the 15 bulletpoints? I defo repeated some.


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Why would she go rafting if her husband went to hospital doing it lol?
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Future plans: going to the sanctuary
Going rafting
Romantic journeys
Visiting classical architecture
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if i got 23 for example on paper two, rubbish coursework ( i had a pic attack mid way) and i try my best for paper 3 considering i'm predicted an A* is an A even a possibility or is a bee more like or is that chance completely extinct (aside from the banter) can i still get an A?
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No way you have a paper 3? Lucky we only had this one exam and that's it. Probably because of the coursework and speaking and listening? Good luck
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if i got 23 for example on paper two, rubbish coursework ( i had a pic attack mid way) and i try my best for paper 3 considering i'm predicted an A* is an A even a possibility or is a bee more like or is that chance completely extinct (aside from the banter) can i still get an A?
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(Original post by ducks_sd)
For bullet point 3 I put

(without mr head)
•visit the animal sanctuary
•talk to the gardner about bees etc
•revisit the market town (because her husband ruined it last time)
•go hiking up and around the landscape
•visit museums about classical architecture etc

anyone else really struggle with finding the 15 bulletpoints? I defo repeated some.


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I put:
1) 30% thing
2) global starvation
3) loss of healthy foods
4) no need to pay farmers to find alternative less efficient ways of pollinating
5) 500 medicines thing
6) a bees health tells us a lot about the environments health
7) pesticides distort their behaviour fatally
8) local weather systems threaten them
9) change in weather threaten them
10) transporting beehives to diff countries cause them to stress out
11) Increase in bees in the city will lead to less nectar available for wild bees
12) immune system becoming less efficient
13) fungal infections/known bee viruses
I had two more but forgot what I wrote!


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Hahaha thank you honestly though if I did get 17/20 I'd probs flop like a fish everywhere because after today I think I'd be lucky to even get a 6/20 hahaha!


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well were you back at it again with the white washed walls for question two (i'm sorry i'm currently contemplating a full time job as the archbishop of banterbury after that paper) i reckon i got 23 out of 50 on the whole paper so i'm pretty sure you've got an A* !
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[This is only a guideline on what most people put, please be free to add any other points]

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
  • The Gardners discussion was nice
  • Al seemed to care about her neck pain
  • 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?
  • .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
  • .Rubble on top of the hill- rude
  • Refused to go to the animal sanctuary
What were her plans for the remaining week?
  • To collect him from hospital
  • 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
And a signed off letter with anything like 'Lots of Love'

Question Two
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Some examples:

a) . Sandy Roads
. Orange tree laced with sunlight
. forgot
. forgot

b) straggled stalls
bits of cloth
tattered...
rainbow of produces

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
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

And more forgotten points...

b) Summary
/5 if you wrote 200-250 words, used all the points and was concise.
Here are the passages to help jog your memory
https://m.imgur.com/a/zHXfq#qAU67nG
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No way you have a paper 3? Lucky we only had this one exam and that's it. Probably because of the coursework and speaking and listening? Good luck
yeah, it's descriptive writing and more directed writing so i don't know who the lucky one is! thanks, hope you get an A*
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Here are the passages to help jog your memory
https://m.imgur.com/a/zHXfq#qAU67nG
makes me want to be sick )))
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well were you back at it again with the white washed walls for question two (i'm sorry i'm currently contemplating a full time job as the archbishop of banterbury after that paper) i reckon i got 23 out of 50 on the whole paper so i'm pretty sure you've got an A* !
Hahaha I need 48/50 for an A*! So doubt it. I was aiming for an A* and was so confident as I revised so many past papers and started getting full marks in question 2 and 3 and dropped 3-4 marks in q1! So was so close! Now I am praying for an A


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makes me want to be sick )))
Why haha
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I didn't count how long my summary was, ffs what if I was under 200 words I wrote a page and like 4 lines, do you think that is enough??
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Why haha
i did so awful and english is my best subject
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I didn't count how long my summary was, ffs what if I was under 200 words I wrote a page and like 4 lines, do you think that is enough??
More than enough! I wrote the exact same amount and I got 250 words or a bit less I think. My handwriting is small so depends on your handwriting!


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i did so awful and english is my best subject
Damn, sorry to hear that! Hope that grade boundaries are really low and that everyone else struggled more than you did.
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Hahaha I need 48/50 for an A*! So doubt it. I was aiming for an A* and was so confident as I revised so many past papers and started getting full marks in question 2 and 3 and dropped 3-4 marks in q1! So was so close! Now I am praying for an A


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you've got to be kidding me !! im probably gonna get a C knowing that and english is my best subject that gives me no hope for my other exams !! hope you get your A at least
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