English Practise Paper

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M12/1/A1ENG/SP1/ENG/TZ2/XX

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ENGLISH A1 – STANDARD LEVEL – PAPER 1
ANGLAIS A1 – NIVEAU MOYEN – ÉPREUVE 1
INGLÉS A1 – NIVEL MEDIO – PRUEBA 1
Wednesday 2 May 2012 (morning)
Mercredi 2 mai 2012 (matin)
Miércoles 2 de mayo de 2012 (mañana)
1 hour 30 minutes / 1 heure 30 minutes / 1 hora 30 minutos
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
 not open this examination paper until instructed to do so.
Do

Write a commentary on one passage only. It is not compulsory for you to respond directly to the guiding questions provided. However, you may use them if you wish.
 The maximum mark for this examination paper is [25 marks].
INSTRUCTIONS DESTINÉES AUX CANDIDATS

N’ouvrez pas cette épreuve avant d’y être autorisé(e).
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Surely the arm of coincidence could not be that long? But what was the alternative? Percy shifted uneasily and a dour-faced woman to his left shot him a suspicious glance. A Doris-ghost on a rush-hour train? An apparition on the five-forty-five? Percy giggled and the dour-faced woman tried to edge away.
When he alighted at Richmond he had to have a second look. His heart once again began to beat unnaturally fast and anticipation made icy fingers to trail down his spine – but he had to seek reassurance. Surely a second look would prove beyond doubt that he had been mistaken.
Been deceived by a trick of light. Deluded by a quirk of imagination.

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He walked slowly along the platform, daring to look into each window, and disinterested faces stared back at him. Newspapers were rustled, one saucy-eyed girl winked at him, but so far there was no sign of the face. A whistle blew, a voice shouted: “Right, Charlie!” and the train began to draw away. Percy stopped and faced the train as the carriages flashed by. Then, just as hope was maturing into blessed relief, he had a glimpse of Doris’s face. Blue hat, steel-rimmed glasses, wen and all. He had the impression that just as the carriage tore out of his line of view, she turned her head so as to get a last look at him.
It really was too much. He fainted on the platform and a porter revived him with a cup of tea from the station buffet.

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