IGCSE English (First Language): Specimen Questions with Answers 28 - 30 of 34


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


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 28 (3 of 9 Based on Passage)


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What was her father’s advice to Rani? (Marks 1)


  • Rani’s father advised her not to respond to his message.

  • He said that he would talk to the boy’s parents or complain to the cyber police if he continued to bother her.

Question 29 (4 of 9 Based on Passage)


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What happens if someone is addicted to mobile phones? (Marks 4)


  • Some people are addicted to the mobile phone. Nowadays a large number of children use the mobile phone for a long time.

  • It causes serious problems as headache and weakened eyesight. It also causes sleep disorders, depression and stress.

  • People who are addicted to the mobile phone face social isolation and financial problems. Their relationships gel ruined. Above all it causes no or low professional growth. So we should limit the usage of mobile phones.

Question 30 (5 of 9 Based on Passage)


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What are the benefits of computer? A computer is useful to us educationally and socially. Along with the internet it helps us to gain knowledge. How should one use the technology of the present world? (Marks 4)


  • The technology of the present world should be used carefully. We can use devices like internet to gain knowledge.

  • We can chat with known people like classmates, friends and family members. At the same time we should not chat with unknown people.

  • We should not disclose our personal details to them. Modern technology should be used educationally and socially.

  • If we do so it will help us a lot. If we use modern technology carelessly, it will land us in trouble.