Mock exam paper A Ordinary Level

PRE–JUNIOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2011

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ENGLISH - ORDINARY LEVEL

360 marks

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Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

YOU MUST ANSWER SECTIONS 1, 2, 3, AND 4

YOU MUST ALSO ANSWER ANY TWO OF

SECTIONS 5, 6, AND 7

EACH SECTION CARRIES 60 MARKS

YOU HAVE, ON AVERAGE, 25 MINUTES

FOR EACH SECTION

SECTION 1: READING [60]

Read this passage carefully and answer the questions which follow it.

Travel Health in Europe

Make sure you are healthy before you start travelling. If you are going on a long trip make sure your teeth are OK. If you wear glasses take a spare pair and your prescription. If you require a particular medication take an adequate supply, as it may not be available locally. To avoid any problems, it’s a good idea to have a legible prescription or letter from your doctor to show that you legally use the medicine.

Salads and fruit should be safe throughout Europe. Ice cream is usually OK, but beware if it has melted and been refrozen. Take great care with fish or shellfish (cooked mussels that haven’t opened properly can be dangerous, for instance), and avoid undercooked meat. If a place looks clean and well run, and if the vendor also looks clean and healthy, then the food is probably safe. In general, places that are packed with travellers or locals will be fine. Be careful with food that has been cooked and left to go cold.

Tap water is almost always safe to drink in Europe, but it’s best to stick to bottled water in parts of southern Italy. Tap water is usually not safe to drink in Morocco or Turkey (although probably OK in Istanbul and major Moroccan cities), so stick to bottled water and avoid ice cubes and even fruit juice, as water may have been added to it. In these areas, use purified water rather than tap water to brush your teeth.

If you’re going to spend some time in Morocco or Turkey, or are planning extended hikes where you have to rely on water from rivers or streams, you’ll need to know a...

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