UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAMINATIONS International General Certificate of Secondary Education FIRST LANGUAGE ENGLISH 0500/01 Paper 1 Reading Passage May/June 2006 1 hour 45 minutes Additional Materials: Answer Booklet/Paper READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST If you have been given an Answer Booklet, follow the instructions on the front cover of the Booklet. Write your Centre number, candidate number and name on all the work you hand in. Write in dark blue or black pen. Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid. Answer all questions. Dictionaries are not permitted. At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together. The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question. This document consists of 3 printed pages and 1 blank page. IB06 06_0500_01/3RP UCLES 2006 [ Turn over
2 © UCLES 2006 0500/01/M/J/06 Read the following extract carefully, and then answer all the questions. The setting is a remote jungle in South America. The character in the story is being hunted by the authorities. MAN ON THE RUN Now as the storm broke and he scurried for shelter he knew quite well what he would find – nothing. The huts leapt up in the lightning and stood there shaking – then disappeared again in the rumbling darkness. The rain hadn’t come yet: it was sweeping up from Campeche Bay in great sheets, covering the whole state in its methodical advance. Between the thunder- breaks he could imagine that he heard it: a gigantic rustle moving towards the mountains which were now so close to him – a matter of twenty miles.
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