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ANGLO-CHINESE JUNIOR COLLEGE JC2 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION 2011

GENERAL PAPER
Paper 1
Additional Materials: Answer Paper

8806/01
1 hour 30 minutes

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Write your index number and name on all the work you hand in. Write in dark blue or black pen on both sides of the paper. Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid. Answer one question. Note that 20 marks out of 50 will be awarded for your use of language. At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together. All questions in this paper carry equal marks.

This document consists of 2 printed pages. GP 8806_1 ACJC 2011


Anglo-Chinese Junior College General Paper Department

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Answer one question.

Answers should be between 500 and 800 words in length.

1.

Age is nothing but a state of mind. Is this a fair comment?

2.

Environmentalism is a lost cause in our consumerist world. Discuss.

3.

Social media divide more than unite. To what extent is this true?

4.

Patience is no longer a virtue in our fast-paced society. Do you agree?

5.

Political apathy is preferred over political activism. Discuss.

6.

Has modern technology made people lose sense of their priorities?

7.

Is spending public funds on the Arts an extravagance? Discuss this in relation to your society.

8.

The need to win has led to the death of sportsmanship. Comment.

9.

To what extent do crises hinder progress in the modern world?

10.

Should the young be left to educate themselves?

11.

Foreign talent is a necessary evil in this globalised world. How far is this true in your society?

12.

There is no value in nostalgia. Comment.