IGCSE English (First Language): Specimen Questions with Answers 27 - 28 of 179

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Read the Passage A carefully, and then answer the following Questions.

Cyber Safety

Gladin asks his mother about the mechanism of a screw gauge. His mother advises him to browse the internet. She adds that internet is great tool to gather information and gain knowledge.

The fighter asks mother about their children Gladin and Rani Mother says that Gladin is gathering information in the internet for his science project. She adds that Rani seems to be afraid of something.

Now the father calls her and asks her why she seems dull. Rani tells him about an online friend who used to chat with her. Of late he uses bad words. He threatens to harm her family members if she tells them about the online chatting

Rani՚s father advises her not to respond to his message. He would stop chatting in course of time. However if he continued to disturb her.

The father came forward to talk to his parents. Or he would take it up with the cyber police

Then he tells his children about cyber safety. We can share messages with known members only. We should never chat with unknown people. Our personal details like photos, phone number, and Aadhaar number should be kept secret. Strangers might misuse our information without our knowledge.

Internet is a useful device to connect with people around the world. It allows us to watch movies, listen to music, play games and enjoy various other activities.

At the same time there is a risk of getting addicted to mobile phones and internet. Mobile addiction causes headache, weaken eyesight, sleep disorders, depression, stress, social isolation, aggress behavior, financial problems, ruined relationships and no or low professional growth.

The internet and the mobile phone are beneficial to us educationally and socially. But we should limit their usage. We should always remember ‘Too much of anything is good for nothing’ .

(Marks 20)

Question 27 (2 of 9 Based on Passage)


Write in Brief

One Liner▾

What was Rani afraid of? (Marks 1)


Rani was afraid of an online predator who used bad words and threatened her.

Question 28 (3 of 9 Based on Passage)


Describe in Detail


We can՚t ignore the benefits of internet and mobile phone. Justify. Write around 180 - 200 words. (Marks 6)


  • It is true that we can՚t ignore the benefits of internet and mobile phone. The internet helps us to gain knowledge. It also helps us the gather information. The mobile phone connected to the internet brings to us wonderful things. We can chat with anyone anywhere we can convey messages in a fraction of a second. We can watch movies and listen to music. We can play games. We can involve ourselves in various other activities using mobile phone and internet.
  • Imagine a world with no books, but only e-books. How would you find such a world? Deliver a two-minute talk.
  • Nowadays e-books have become very common. Using an android phone we can find access to e-books. If we type the name of a book the book appears on the screen and we can read the pages easily.
  • The use of e-books has many advantages. We need not buy a large number of books. We need not store them in shelves and dust them every now and then. Thus e-books become economical. We need not store and carry heavy printed books. E-books save us a lot of time and space. A simple command brings the book to our view.
  • Thus e-books are easy to access. They are economical. We need not worry about storing and safeguarding such books. We can go to the desired page quickly. Thus e-books remain a great boon to the modern reader.

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