CIE IGCSE English Language
Section A: Directed Writing
Imagine there is to be a referendum on whether to re-introduce the death penalty.
Write a newspaper article, giving your views on whether or not to re-introduce the death penalty in the UK.
In your article you should:
- evaluate the views given in both texts about the death penalty.
- give your own views, based on what you have read, about whether re-introducing the death penalty would be good for the country.
Base your article on what you have read in the text, but be careful to use your own words. Address both of the bullet points.
Begin your article: “Let me clear…”
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 busy concert.
Describe an occasion where people are shouting.
Write a story that starts “The smell reminded her of…”
Write a story that involves a character getting betrayed.