IGCSE English (First Language): Specimen Questions with Answers 141 - 142 of 179

Question 141


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Bring out the benefits and challenges of living as a nuclear family and joint family.


Benefits and challenges of living in a nuclear family the number of members is very few in a nuclear family.

  • Children are closer to the parents.
  • Mother gets enough time to look after her children.
  • Husband can devote more attention to the wife and children.
  • Guidance of elders is absent here.

Benefits and challenges of living in a joint family.

  • In Joint family system, the number of dependents living under one roof is much larger.
  • The eldest male member is usually the head of the joint family.
  • He is entitled to take economic and social decisions on behalf of the family.
  • Every member is expected to make some financial contribution to the common fund
  • Every member should make their daily expenditure from common fund.
  • Helping each other, adjustment, selflessness, and sacrifice are commonly seen in the joint family.
  • Children get more affection and guidance from the elders of the family.

Question 142


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Build a conversation of eight to ten sets of exchange, with your grandmother discussing the incidents that happened in your school that day.


Grandma: Hay Vishnu. Where are you?

Vishnu: I am here grandma.

Grandma: You look so tired today.

Vishnu: Just now I have returned from school.

Grandma: Refresh yourself and have some snacks first.

Vishnu: Today, we planted trees in our school campus.

Grandma: Very good. That is the need of the hour.

Vishnu: I planted a neem tree there.

Grandma: The tree will tell your name in future.

Vishnu: Ok grandma, I have a lot of homework today.

Grandma: Can I help you in doing homework?

Vishnu: No need grandma, my friend will come now and he will help me.

Grandma: Good. Is he an outstanding student?

Vishnu: Yes, He is one of the toppers like me.

Grandma: Very good. Go and get ready.