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Cambridge IGCSE * 9 4 2 6 0 3 5 2 1 0 *FIRST LANGUAGE ENGLISHPaper 2 Directed Writing and Composition0500/23May/June 20202 hoursYou must answer on the question paper.You will need:Insert (enclosed)INSTRUCTIONS Answer two questions in total:Section A: answer Question 1.Section B: answer one question. Use a black or dark blue pen. Write your name, centre number and candidate number in the boxes at the top of the page. Write your answer to each question in the space provided. Do not use an erasable pen or correction fluid. Do not write on any bar codes. If additional space is needed, you should use the lined pages at the end of this booklet; the questionnumber or numbers must be clearly shown. Dictionaries are not allowed.INFORMATION The total mark for this paper is 80. The number of marks for each question or part question is shown in brackets [ ]. The insert contains the reading texts.This document has 12 pages. Blank pages are indicated.DC (JC) 181571/1 UCLES 2020[Turn over

2Read Text A and Text B in the insert and then answer Section A, Question 1 on this question paper.Section A: Directed WritingQuestion 1Write a speech to give to an audience of young people about what they need to consider whentaking part in an extreme sport.In your speech you should:evaluate the benefits and risks outlined in both textsgive your own views, based on what you have read, about whether participating in an extremesport is worthwhile. Base your speech on what you have read in both texts, but be careful to use your own words.Address both of the bullet points.Write about 250 to 350 words.Up to 15 marks are available for the content of your answer, and up to 25 marks for thequality of your writing. UCLES 20200500/23/M/J/20

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6Section B: CompositionAnswer one question from Section B.Write about 350 to 450 words on one of the following questions. Answer on this question paper.Up to 16 marks are available for the content and structure of your answer, and up to 24 marksfor the style and accuracy of your writing.EITHERDescriptive Writing2Describe what you see, hear and feel as you board a crowded bus.ORDescriptive Writing3Write a description of an object you own which is important to you.ORNarrative Writing4Write a narrative about preparing for an important event.ORNarrative Writing5Write a narrative with the title, ‘The Spiral’. UCLES 20200500/23/M/J/20

7Please write your chosen question number here (2, 3, 4, 5): . UCLES 20200500/23/M/J/20[Turn over


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