Answers for 2019 Specimen Paper

The main aim of this booklet is to exemplify standards for those teaching Cambridge IGCSE English as a Second Language (0510/11), and to show examples of very good answers. We have selected questions from Specimen Paper 2, Exercises 3, 4, 5 and 6, for examination from 2019. This is the Extended syllabus content for reading and writing which is for candidates aiming for grades A* to B. There are six exercises in Paper 2 and candidates must answer all of the questions and sub-questions in each exercise.

In this booklet, we have provided answers for Exercises 3, 4, 5 and 6 along with examiner comments. These exercises require candidates to write notes, a summary and continuous prose and candidates are awarded maximum of 9 marks for Exercise 3 and 16 marks for Exercises 4, 5 and 6, based on the listed Content points, and Marking criteria. For Exercises 1 and 2 the answers are awarded 1, 2 or 4 marks and the mark scheme provides the answers required to gain the marks.

Each response is accompanied by a brief commentary explaining the strengths and weaknesses of the answers.


2019 Specimen Answers

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