Mock exam paper D Foundation Level

PRE- JUNIOR CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2014

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ENGLISH – FOUNDATION LEVEL

360 marks

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Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

YOU MUST ANSWER SECTIONS 1, 2, AND 3

YOU MUST ANSWER SECTIONS 1, 2, AND 3

YOU MUST ALSO ANSWER ANY THREE OF

SECTIONS 4, 5, 6, AND 7

YOU MUST ALSO ANSWER ANY THREE OF

SECTIONS 4, 5, 6, AND 7

SPEND A LITTLE OVER 20 MINUTES

ON EACH SECTION

SPEND A LITTLE OVER 20 MINUTES

ON EACH SECTION

SECTION 1: READING [60]

The following is an excerpt from Suzanne Collin’s The Hunger Games

I'm fast. I can sprint faster than any of the girls in our school, although a couple can beat me in distance races. But this forty-yard length, this is what I am built for. I know I can get it, I know I can reach it first, but then the question is how quickly can I get out of there? By the time I've scrambled up the packs and grabbed the weapons, others will have reached the horn, and one or two I might be able to pick off, but say there's a dozen, at that close range, they could take me down with the spears and the clubs. Or their own powerful fists.

Still, I won't be the only target. I'm betting many of the other tributes would pass up a smaller girl, even one who scored an eleven in training, to take out their more fierce adversaries.

Haymitch has never seen me run. Maybe if he had he'd tell me to go for it. Get the weapon. Since that's the very weapon that might be my salvation. And I only see one bow in that whole pile.

I know the minute must be almost up and will have to decide what my strategy will be and I find myself positioning my feet to run, not away into the surrounding forests but toward the pile, toward the bow. When suddenly I notice Peeta, he's about five tributes to my right, quite a fair distance, still I can tell he's looking at me and I think he might be shaking his head. But the sun's in my eyes, and while I'm puzzling over it the gong rings out.

And I've missed it! I've missed my chance! Because those extra couple of seconds...

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