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Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge Ordinary Level

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Paper 1 Writing

1123/11
May/June 2014
1 hour 30 minutes

No Additional Materials are required.
* 5 4 3 7 2 4 7 7 4 3 *

READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST
An answer booklet is provided inside this question paper. You should follow the instructions on the front cover
of the answer booklet. If you need additional answer paper ask the invigilator for a continuation booklet.
NB: Remember that Section 1 and Section 2 of this paper are worth the same number of marks, so you
should divide your time carefully between them.
Answer both Section 1 and Section 2.

This document consists of 3 printed pages, 1 blank page and 1 insert.
DC (CW) 79783/2
© UCLES 2014

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Section 1: Directed Writing

You are advised to write between 200 and 300 words. Total marks for this part: 30.

Task
1

You recently enjoyed a performance given by your favourite singer or group. A newspaper published
an article saying that the concert was very poor for several reasons. You decide to write a letter to
the Editor of the newspaper to disagree with this view and to explain how much you enjoyed the
performance.
Write your letter. You must include the following:


the name of the singer or group and where and when the performance took place



details of what the newspaper criticised



why you thought the performance was so enjoyable.

Cover all three points above in detail. You should make sure your letter is polite but persuasive.
Start your letter ‘Dear Editor,’ and remember to add an appropriate ending.

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Section 2: Creative Writing
Begin your answer on a fresh page.
Write on one of the following topics.
At the head of your essay put the number of the topic you have chosen.
You are advised to write between 350 and 500 words. Total marks for this part: 30.

Topics 2–6
2

Describe the life you expect to be living five years from now.

3

What do you think has been the greatest achievement in your country during the last ten years?
Give reasons to support your view.

4

Write a story which includes the sentence: ‘When the driver heard the words, he clearly lost all his
concentration.’

5

Classrooms.

6

Write a story in which forgiving someone plays an important part.

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publisher will be pleased to make amends at the earliest possible opportunity.
Cambridge International Examinations is part of the Cambridge Assessment Group. Cambridge Assessment is the brand name of University of Cambridge Local
Examinations Syndicate (UCLES), which is itself a department of the University of Cambridge.

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