CIE IGCSE English Language
Section A: Directed Writing
Imagine you are a citizen of the UK.
Write a newspaper article, giving your views on whether to keep or abolish the British monarchy.
In your article you should:
- evaluate the views given in both texts about the British monarchy
- give your own views, based on what you have read, about whether abolishing the British monarchy would be good for the UK.
Base your article on what you have read in both texts, but be careful to use your own words. Address both of the bullet points.
Begin your article: ‘Is It All Over for the British Monarchy?’
Write about 250 to 350 words.
Up to 15 marks are available for the content of your answer, and up to 25 marks for the quality of your writing.
Section B: Composition
Answer one question from Section B.
Write about 350 to 450 words on one of the following questions.
Up to 16 marks are available for the content and structure of your answer, and up to 24 marks for the style and accuracy of your writing.
Describe a person who works outdoors.
Describe a loud noise.
Write a story that involves an elderly character.
Write a story that involves a character with a secret.