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SP (SJF3901) T02642/2
© UCLES 2006
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS
General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level
1115/02, 1120/02, 1123/02
Paper 2 Comprehension
1 hour 30 minutes
READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST
This insert contains the passage for comprehension.
(Anna has travelled to another country to take up a college place. The passage describes her arrival in
her new surroundings.)
‘Just remember, Anna, your father and I are very proud of you.’ Her mother’s words to her
before she left rang in Anna’s ears and she felt tears prick her eyes. She forced herself to
stop thinking about her mother, afraid of making a spectacle of herself in such a public place
as an airport.
Her heart sank when she realised that there were crowds of people waiting to have their
passports checked. In a state of great anxiety, she chose what seemed to be the shortest
queue, and fished in her overloaded handbag for her passport. Panicking, she was
convinced she had lost it, only seconds later to find it. All around her were people of different
nationalities, united in their common purpose – to have their passports checked as soon as
possible, leave the bustle of the airport and enter the country. Anna smiled at the young
mother behind her who, with a squalling baby tucked under one arm, was simultaneously
trying to hold the hand of a wriggling toddler. Clearly exasperated, the mother merely stared
angrily back at her. Anna stretched out a hand to the little girl, but the startled and hostile
look she received in exchange discouraged further contact.
Despondently, Anna soon realised that she had picked the wrong queue; the young man
being dealt with at the passport desk for which she was queuing apparently had a problem
which could not be solved, and passengers in other queues were checked through much
more quickly. When she eventually reached the desk, Ann