Mock exam paper C - P1 Ordinary Level
PRE – LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION, 2013
English – Ordinary Level – Paper 1
Total Marks: 200
Time: 2 hours, 50 minutes
This paper is divided into two sections,
SECTION I – COMPREHENDING
text. Candidates must answer only one Question A and only one Question B.
SECTION II – COMPOSING
Diary of a Tsunami Survivor
Though it's been three months since the tsunami, people are still terrified of the sea. They are convinced another wave could hit at any time since the sea has become rougher since the disaster.
Children think it's a bad omen, despite their elders' reassurances. There have been other odd changes. Near my work in Matara, a giant crack has opened in the ground next to my friend's house, and she fears her home could be swallowed up. University geologists are investigating. Another friend says a lake near his home in Galle used to be brown and muddy and full of rubbish - but now it's a perfect blue, and at night you can see the reflection of the moon. People are coming from all around to see it, and there are new types of fish living there.
Since the tsunami, people have been really paranoid about any changes in their environment, and ready to believe anything they read in the newspapers. But the story of the lake shows the event was not all about damage. It's changed some things for the better.
The hot, dry weather of...