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    Bullet pint 3 for one talk about the visiting of the market agian and the animal sanctuary also she might want to go onto the party coach with the other visitors at the hotel
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    Yeah probably, these are only a few points but there's bound to be more on the official one.
    (Original post by Tom fox)
    For bullet point 3 I included ones that aren't on mark scheme so will I still get the mark or not. Also I haven't identified all the ones on the question 2 as I also talked about mr head and he's behaviour as well as three on marks scheme I talked about him being loud
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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 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.
    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
    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
    • 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
    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.
    ugh I put
    'Fungal infections so viruses'
    as serperate as I thought that a Fungus infection can wipe out the bees but also a virus can as two separate problems as a fungus and virus are completely different.... You sure they can't be seperate?
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    But they're still diseases, I just put it down as disease but I see your point. This isn't close to the official mark scheme and who knows what could be on it?
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    ugh I put
    'Fungal infections so viruses'
    as serperate as I thought that a Fungus infection can wipe out the bees but also a virus can as two separate problems as a fungus and virus are completely different.... You sure they can't be seperate?
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    (Original post by Rhianmaghie)
    Guys this is what im talking about, petition, so that we can argue for lower grade boundaries, then we gonna give em some English...
    I think you're the perfect person to start it! please let me know as soon as you've made it and let's spread it as if we're pollinating bees for picnic foods hahaha
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    Probs between 95 and 105 for A*
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    Casama9 would you be able to add animal sanctuary and re visit the market for bulle point 3 on question1
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    Would I get credit for saying I'm going to write a glowing review of the hotel and in the review say about How great al was as an owner etc
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    (Original post by SunnyBoys)
    ugh I put
    'Fungal infections so viruses'
    as serperate as I thought that a Fungus infection can wipe out the bees but also a virus can as two separate problems as a fungus and virus are completely different.... You sure they can't be seperate?
    No cos infection and virus are sort of the same in a way so adding it in two diff bullets will be like repetition. But u never know. The official mark scheme may put it as different bullet points!


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    (Original post by failure543)
    I think you're the perfect person to start it! please let me know as soon as you've made it and let's spread it as if we're pollinating bees for picnic foods hahaha
    Guys one route in complaining or petitioning to the exam board is this, not really sure, but..you can tell me if this would work..

    https://www.facebook.com/cie.org.uk

    and
    https://twitter.com/cie_education


    bombard them with horror!!!! #beestings
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    When does the official mark scheme come out does anyone know ?
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    I haven't signed off on question 1, should I worry? :s
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    (Original post by HannahGoodman)
    I haven't signed off on question 1, should I worry? :s
    No it shouldn't matter as long as you addressed the bullet points
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    (Original post by Perfection Ace)
    Holy smack I ain't got none of that on bullet point 3. DAMMIT!
    it's unofficial don't worry about it!
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    For question 1 bullet point three, for where it says how you will spend the remaining days, is it good that I said " I plan on helping the re paying the staff in one way or another for having to put up with my husband while we were in their company"?
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    guys in previous mark schemes it says additional incorrect points for the 15 mark bulletpoints will negate. Does that mean tht if you write more than 15 and some of them are wrong will they deduct marks? What does negate actually mean? I didn't write more thn 15 myself cos I couldn't actually find more and ended up blagging some but some of my friends wrote 21?! Will they get marks taken off if theyre wrong?


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    Yeah seems pretty good to me, seems sophisticated and seems like a reasonable opinion. Besides bullet 3 is all about opinion, so I think you should be fine
    (Original post by Reece H)
    For question 1 bullet point three, for where it says how you will spend the remaining days, is it good that I said " I plan on helping the re paying the staff in one way or another for having to put up with my husband while we were in their company"?
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    On question 1 for bullet point 3 I mentioned the idea that Maria could possibly go rafting (if her neck got better) then said it may not be the best idea as she could injur herself like her husband did. Do you think this would get any credit??
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    (Original post by Reece H)
    it's unofficial don't worry about it!
    Ahhhh, I really needed an A* on this to make my older bro proud! >.< Ahhh well,
 
 
 
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