Mock exam paper B Ordinary Level

PRE–JUNIOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2012

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ENGLISH - ORDINARY LEVEL

360 marks

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TIME: 2 ½ HOURS

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.

OL Jc English comprehension 001

Find answers to the following:

A 1 Where was the ambush site? (5)

2 How many grenades did he line up in front of him ? (5)

3 What problems od the mosquitos give the young soldierr? (5)

4 Why is the solider afraidr? (5)

B What happened when he moved into ambush outside My Khe? (10)

C Describe the enemy soldier ? (10)

D Is the enemy sol.dier badly injured at the end of the extract ? (10)

E Explain any TWO of the following in your own words:

1 I did not ponder issues of morality.

2. I had come up to a crouch.

3. I remember ducking down and holding my breath.

4 It was not a matter of live or die. . (10)

SECTION 2: PERSONAL WRITING [60]

Write a composition on ONE of the following topics.

PICK ONLY ONE TOPIC

A Write an essay on your important possession.

B Why I would like to be President of Ireland.

C There is more to life than having money.

D Write a story inspired by the following: ‘ The limo was outside, but inside the house ….’

E My mobile phone

F A person who I admire

G Write about a time when a sporting moment affected you.

H ‘The award lay on my desk. I stared at it and thought ….. Write a story suggested by this idea.

SECTION 3: FUNCTIONAL WRITING [60]

Answer ONE of the following, EITHER A OR B.

PICK ONLY ONE TOPIC

A. FOR OR AGAINST

You have been chosen as a member of your class debating team.

The debate motion is: Young people watch too much television.

You need to decide whethe...

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