IGCSE English (First Language): Specimen Questions with Answers 1 - 2 of 179

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Question 1


Describe in Detail


You forget to wish your best friend on his/her birthday. He gets very angry. How will you try to pacify him/her? Construct a dialogue of about 4 to 5 exchanges.


Sheeba: Hi! Louise, how are you?

Louise: Fine. But I am angry with you.

Sheeba: Why Louise?

Louise: You՚ve forgotten my birthday party,

Sheeba: Oh! I am very sorry, Louise. I was in the hospital with my brother who was ill. I՚ve forgot to send you greetings.

Louise: I am sorry. Is your brother all right?

Sheeba: Yes, he is all right now.

Louise: Couldn՚t you make a call on that day?

Sheeba: Sorry, Louise. I left my phone at home.

Louise: its okay, Sheeba. I can understand your position. No problem.

Sheeba: Thank you Louise. You are my true friend.

Question 2


Describe in Detail


Imagine you are John. Write a letter of apology and regret to your friend. (Marks 20)


  • In your letter you should describe;
  • You have borrowed a branded cricket bat from your reluctant friend for an out station match.
  • After returning home you realize you have absent-mindedly left it in the hotel room.

Tanjore - 6.

5th July 2018.

My dear Arun,

Well and wish to hear the same from you. I am glad to share our team՚s victory in the match held at Pune. I regret that you are unable to participate in the match on account of your leg sprain. But mere thanking words are not enough for you for lending me your branded cricket bat. Anyway I express my sincere gratitude here to you. I scored a century with the help of your bat. I am sorry to tell you that I have absent mindedly left your bat in the hotel room. I really regret for the loss of your precious bat. Anyway I will replace your bat with a new branded one.

Convey my regards to your parents.

Your lovable friend,


Address on the envelope:

ToS. Arun,

4. Thendral Nagar,

Vallam- Post, Tanjore.

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