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Cambridge International Examinations
Cambridge Ordinary Level

Paper 1 Writing

May/June 2015
1 hour 30 minutes

No Additional Materials are required.
* 4 6 4 0 7 6 8 9 2 9 *

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 (LEG) 92175/1
© UCLES 2015

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Section 1: Directed Writing

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


Your class has decided to celebrate the end of the school year by visiting a place of interest. You
are the class prefect. Your teacher has asked you to write a letter to the parents of your classmates
to explain your plans.
Write your letter. You must include the following:

when and where you are going and details of your travel arrangements

why your class has chosen this place and what you will do there

how the students in your class will benefit from the trip.

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

© UCLES 2015


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

Describe something that your family owns that you really value and love and one thing that you
would like to get rid of. Explain why you like or dislike these things.


‘All the problems in the world, large or small, are caused by selfishness.’ Do you agree? Give
reasons and examples to support your view.


Write a story which includes the sentence: ‘Because of what I discovered, the return journey
seemed a lot shorter and happier.’




Write a story in which meeting a total stranger changed someone’s life.

© UCLES 2015



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To avoid the issue of disclosure of answer-related information to candidates, all copyright acknowledgements are reproduced online in the Cambridge International
Examinations Copyright Acknowledgements Booklet. This is produced for each series of examinations and is freely available to download at www.cie.org.uk after
the live examination series.
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.

© UCLES 2015


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