Mock exam paper B Ordinary Level Marking Scheme

PRE-JUNIOR CERTIFICATE, 2012

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MARKING SCHEME

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ENGLISH PAPER

ORDINARY Level

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SECTION 1: READING [60]


Gary Neville's biography!

Find answers to the following:

  1. Why was Neville called the most hated footballer in the country ? (5)

-Blamed for the English team threatening to go on strike.

  1. When did the English team threaten to go on strike? (5)

-Before Euro 2004 qualifier against Turkey

  1. At 28 why does Neville think he wont play football again? (5)

-Too old

  1. Why is Gary Neville nicknamed ‘Red Nev’? (5)

-Because he played for Manchester United ‘red’ nickname

  1. What was the role of the media in this event according to Neville? (10)

-Front page news, branded him ‘most hated footballer in the country’, made him a scapegoat

  1. Why does Neville feel that the Football Association ‘mishandled Rio Ferdinand’s case’? (10)
    • We must wait until the hearing to punish him – judging before evidence has been heard is wrong
  2. What was his reaction to Rio Ferdinand being dropped over a missed drugs test? (10)
    • Initial reaction thought it was a joke, felt Ferdinand was wrong to miss the drugs test
    • Daft and forgetful- going to get punished for it
  3. Explain any TWWO of the following in your own words:
  4. On field achievements- he performed a great accomplished task/ was successful on the pitch
  5. Consequences would be drastic- end results would be severe
  6. Someone had to stick up for a point of principle- someone has to defend a point of view
  7. Off the hook- freed from blame (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 pe...

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