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PAPER 1 Wednesday 2 JUNE 2010
Additional materials: Answer booklet


1 hour 30 minutes

1 hour 30 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES Do not open this booklet until you are told to do so. Write your name, Centre number and candidate number in the spaces provided on your answer booklet and on any separate answer paper used. Complete all tasks. Write your answer in the separate answer booklet. Use a pen. You may write on the question paper, but you must write your answer in pen in the answer booklet. You will have no extra time for this, so you must finish in one hour and thirty minutes. At the end of the test, hand in both the question paper and the answer booklet and ensure that any separate paper used is placed inside the back cover of the answer booklet. INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES This paper consists of five tasks. Suggested timings are indicated for each task.

© UCLES 2010

Delta Module One

2 Task One (5 minutes)

Provide the term for each definition. Write your answers in your answer booklet. Provide only one answer per question. a b c d e f the use of grammatical and lexical means to achieve connected text, either spoken or written. These include: reference words e.g. this, the, it; linkers e.g. However, and topic-related lexis a grammatical category which is used to indicate the time at which an action happens by changing the form of the finite verb. English has two: past and present e.g. he walked and he walks a test employing tasks which replicate real-life activities e.g. role-playing a job interview, writing a letter of complaint, or reading and completing an application form two words which differ from each other in pronunciation by only one phoneme e.g. met, mat; pin, bin a term for an ‘umbrella’ item of lexis which subsumes a range of more specific items e.g. fruit in relation to apple, orange, pear an approach to developing learners’ writing skills that is informed by the belief that creating a written text is purely a matter of imitating elements that are provided in a model

Task Two

(15 minutes)

Provide a definition and an appropriate brief example or illustration for four of the terms below. Write your answers in your answer booklet. a b c d e f idiom coordinating conjunction modal auxiliary verb direct method allophone formative assessment

3 Task Three (15 minutes)

The extract for this task is a writing activity for pre-intermediate level (CEFR level A2/B1) learners.

Identify a total of five key language features learners at this level would need to use in order to complete the activity successfully. Provide an example specific to this activity to support each choice. General advice about what to include in the leaflet is given in the extract. Do not repeat the features mentioned in this general advice in your answer.

Write your answer in your answer booklet.

The extract is taken from Solutions Pre-Intermediate Student’s Book, Tim Falla and Paul A. Davis, Oxford University Press, 2007, page 31.

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4 Task Four (30 minutes)

The text for this task is reproduced on the opposite page. a The text is the home page of a website. It is designed to introduce and promote the organisation Bookcrossing. Identify five features of the text that are characteristic of its genre. Give one example of each feature you identify. Identify no more than one feature of layout.


Look at the following extracts from the text. Comment on the form and meaning/use of the words in bold as they are used in the text. Do not write about the lexical meaning of read (i.e. to decode written text). • • • • our unique method of recycling reads (line 9) a new reader (line 13) Reading becomes an adventure (line 20) to be picked up and read by others (lines 40-41)


Comment on the use of relative clauses and relative pronouns in the following extracts. • • • Bookcrossing, where 791,837 people in over 130 countries come to share their passion for books (lines 1-2) A book registered on BookCrossing is ready for adventure. (line 10) …by others, who then do likewise. (lines 41-42)


Look at the following extracts from the text. • • • • i. ii. Used Books (title bar) Found a BookCrossing book? (lines 24-25) with like-minded people (line 35) as it is passed on (lines 14-15) Comment on the form and meaning/use of the words in bold. What problems of pronunciation might learners have with the following? • Used books • as it is passed on

Write your answer in your answer booklet.


BookCrossing – The World’s Biggest Free Book Club – Catch and Release Used Books

Welcome to BookCrossing, where 791,837 people in over 130 countries come to share their passion for books with the world. Where books take on a life of their own. How? It’s easy.

Found a BookCrossing book? Enter the BCID# here BCID: -



Simply click on the link below and sign up for free in less than 1 minute – that’s it! BookCrossing is earth-friendly, and gives you a way to share your books, clear your shelves, and conserve precious resources at the same time. All my life I have been a lonely Through our own unique method of recycling reads, BookCrossers give life to 30 reader, constantly immersed in books. A book registered on BookCrossing is ready for adventure. Leave it on a park bench, a coffee shop, at a hotel on vacation. Share it with a friend or tuck it into a bookshelf at the gym - anywhere it might find a new reader! What happens next is up to fate, and we never know where our books might travel. Track the book’s journey around the world as it is passed on from person to person. Join hundreds of thousands of active BookCrossers daily in our many forums to discuss your favorite authors, characters and books in every genre throughout history right up through current releases.
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books. Bookcrossing has widened my horizons, it is so exciting to be able to share one’s books, one’s thoughts and cares, even recipes, with like-minded people. The site has enormous potential for fostering peace and understanding Bookcrossing: n. the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up and read by others, who then do likewise.
(added to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary in August 2004)


Join BookCrossing. Help make the world a library and share the joy of literacy. Reading becomes an adventure when you bookcross. Help spread the word and bookmark us at StumbleUpon,, Digg and more!


RSS Feeds I About I New I FAQs I Privacy Policy I Contact & Support I Link to Us I Team I Jobs © 2001-2009 All Rights Reserved (new)

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6 Task Five (25 minutes)

The text for this task is reproduced on the opposite page. It was written by a learner in a preintermediate class (CEFR B1) in response to the following task: You travelled by plane last week and your suitcase was lost. You have still heard nothing from the airline company. Write to the airline and explain what happened. Describe your suitcase and tell them what was in it. Find out what they are going to do about it. You should write at least 150 words. You do NOT need to write your address. Begin your letter as follows; Dear ………………………… a Identify three key strengths and three key weaknesses of the text. Provide an example of each strength and each weakness. Your answer should focus on some or all of the areas listed below: • • • • • b Task achievement / effect on the target reader Organisation and cohesion Accuracy of grammar Complexity of grammar Accuracy of spelling

Which one of the weaknesses identified above would you choose to prioritise? Give three reasons for your choice.

Write your answers in your answer booklet.


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