English Paper 1 2017, Section I, Question B

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Text 3, Question B – The World of Childhood 4

You have been asked to participate in a radio programme entitled Reflections on the World of Childhood. Write the text to be broadcast on radio, in which you reflect on the world of your childhood, discuss what captured your childish imagination, and recall a selection of the songs or sounds or stories that live on in your memory. 4

Text 3, Question B – The World of Childhood

You have been asked to participate in a radio programme entitled Reflections on the World of Childhood. Write the text to be broadcast on radio, in which you reflect on the world of your childhood, discuss what captured your childish imagination, and recall a selection of the songs or sounds or stories that live on in your memory.  

Continuity Announcer:  In tonight’s Documentary on One broadcast, Reflections on the World of Childhood, novelist Mark Dunphy reflects on his youth…

Mark Dunphy: Good evening, all. Childhood is a wonderful time, one of imagination and mystery. What’s even more mysterious is our recollection of it – what we remember, and what we forget. Not to mention the reasons why…

Tonight I will reflect on the first five years of my life; a time spent mostly in the company of my mother, living abroad, while my father worked long hours, and before my brother arrived to steal my thunder!

My first, perhaps abiding memory is that of Mum and I skipping down the road as we walked to the park. I was a huge fan of Winnie-the-Pooh, so...

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