English Language Paper 1, May/June 2012  
Questions:   1 2 3 4 5 6 & 7 8   Main
General Comments

Question 6&7

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the passages and questions. Many candidates wrote a lot for answers that require one or two lines. Questions on the ‘function’ of clauses and phrases demand precision. It is not enough to say ‘it modifies the verb’ or ‘a verb’. The verb modified must be stated; otherwise, the answer has no merit.
The vocabulary test (6(h) and 7(h)) looks for synonyms that can replace the set word perfectly in the passage. Thus, if a verb is set, the suggested synonym must be a verb. If the set verb is in the past tense, the suggested replacement must be in the past. Other parts of speech are treated in the same way.

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