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iGCSE Directed Writing: Informal Letter

How to approach question 1 of the Cambridge iGCSE exam.
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Amielah Kasmani

on 14 October 2013

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Transcript of iGCSE Directed Writing: Informal Letter

Directed Writing
How to approach question one of the exam.

1 Imagine you are the writer’s friend, Lary. Write a letter to a member of your family after your visit to the gorilla sanctuary.
In your letter you should:

• make the chimps and gorillas sound interesting and lovable;
• give your impressions of Mark and of Madame Yvette;
• persuade your family to support the work of the sanctuary.

Base your answer on what you have read in Passage A.

You should write between 1½ and 2 sides, allowing for the size of your handwriting.
Up to fifteen marks will be available for the content of your answer, and up to five marks for the quality of your writing.
[Total: 20]
1 Imagine you are the writer’s friend, Lary. Write a letter to a member of your family after your visit to the gorilla sanctuary.
In your letter you should:

• make the chimps and gorillas sound interesting and lovable;
• give your impressions of Mark and of Madame Yvette;
• persuade your family to support the work of the sanctuary.

Base your answer on what you have read in Passage A.

You should write between 1½ and 2 sides, allowing for the size of your handwriting.
Up to fifteen marks will be available for the content of your answer, and up to five marks for the quality of your writing.
[Total: 20]
1 Imagine you are the writer’s friend, Lary. Write a letter to a member of your family after your visit to the gorilla sanctuary.
In your letter you should:

• make the chimps and gorillas sound interesting and lovable;
• give your impressions of Mark and of Madame Yvette;
• persuade your family to support the work of the sanctuary.

Base your answer on what you have read in Passage A.

You should write between 1½ and 2 sides, allowing for the size of your handwriting.
Up to fifteen marks will be available for the content of your answer, and up to five marks for the quality of your writing.
[Total: 20]
1 Imagine you are the writer’s friend, Lary. Write a letter to a member of your family after your visit to the gorilla sanctuary.
In your letter you should:
• make the chimps and gorillas sound interesting and lovable;
• give your impressions of Mark and of Madame Yvette;
• persuade your family to support the work of the sanctuary.
Base your answer on what you have read in Passage A.
You should write between 1½ and 2 sides, allowing for the size of your handwriting.
Up to fifteen marks will be available for the content of your answer, and up to five marks for the quality of your writing.
[Total: 20]

A small chimpanzee, wearing a nappy, clung to his chest.
Max. He’s a young pygmy chimp.’
delicate fingers of a dark-brown hand, tousled Mark’s hair.
very rareAnd gorillas are sensitive, full of emotion
‘See – pygmy chimps have a web between their second and third toes, they weigh twenty per cent less than common chimps, their hair is blacker, their faces are rounder, their ears are smaller and they don’t go bald.’
a very small, very still gorilla snuggled against her stomach.
Magne
‘He’s jealous of my new babies.’
had improved my manners and taught me not to stare
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