ENGLISH HOME LANGUAGE P1
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English Home Language (HL)/P1
NSC – Memorandum
This marking memorandum is intended as a guide for markers.
It is by no means prescriptive or exhaustive.
Candidates’ responses should be considered on merit.
Answers should be assessed holistically and points awarded
where applicable in terms of decisions taken at the
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• Raw scores must be transferred to the cover page, i.e. half marks
to be converted only in the final total.
SECTION A: TEXT A AND B
Sharing an important event in his life / reflecting on a momentous occasion,
namely the democratic elections / the first time he was allowed to vote in his
land of birth / sense of the first democratic election.
Exclamations of delight / uses direct speech to recall how elated he
felt / impact of direct speech appeals to the sense of hearing.
‘giddy, like falling in love’ – comparison that expresses the feeling
of intense happiness, excitement / euphoria / positive, to such an
extent that one feels dizzy from the intensity of the emotion
(Any ONE response)
Elated and finds the whole event something to celebrate / happy to be
liberated from what was a life that had nothing positive to celebrate /
aware of the wonder of the moment in contrast to the sadness of the past.
General atmosphere / mood of voters in queues, etc.
Disaster / queues were long / people may have become frustrated / people
may have fought with people of other races. As it was, people happy to vote /
got to know each other in the queues / sharing with one another...