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ENGLISH FIRST ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE PAPER 3 GRADE 12 QUESTIONS - NSC EXAMS PAST PAPERS AND MEMOS NOVEMBER 2018

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ENGLISH FIRST ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE
PAPER 3
GRADE 12  
NSC EXAMS PAST
PAPERS AND MEMOS NOVEMBER 2018

INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION 

  1.  This question paper consists of THREE SECTIONS:
    SECTION A: Essay (50) 
    SECTION B: Longer Transactional Text (30) 
    SECTION C: Shorter Transactional Text (20) 
  2. Answer ONE question from EACH section. 
  3. Write in the language in which you are being assessed. 
  4. Start EACH section on a NEW page.
  5. You must plan (e.g. using a mind map/diagram/flow chart/key words), edit and  proofread your work. The plan must appear BEFORE each text.
  6. All planning must be clearly indicated as such. It is advisable to draw a line  through all planning.
  7. You are strongly advised to spend approximately:
    • 80 minutes on SECTION A
    • 40 minutes on SECTION B 
    • 30 minutes on SECTION C
  8. Number the answers correctly according to the numbering system used in this  question paper.
  9. Give each response a suitable title/heading. 
  10. Do NOT consider the title/heading when doing a word count.
  11. Write neatly and legibly.

QUESTIONS

SECTION A: ESSAY 
QUESTION 1 

  • Write an essay of between 250 and 300 words in length on ONE of the following  topics.  
  • Write down the NUMBER and TITLE of the essay you have chosen correctly,  e.g. 1.1 Everything was going according to plan when … 
  • Give your own title if your choice is QUESTION 1.7.1 OR 1.7.2. 
  • Spend approximately 80 minutes on this section. 

1.1 Everything was going according to plan when … [50] 
1.2 'We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to  make a difference.' – Nelson Mandela [50] 
1.3 Hidden treasure [50]
1.4 'Go for it now. The future is promised to no-one.' – Dr Wayne Dyer [50]
1.5 You do not need someone else's approval to feel good about yourself. [50]
1.6 Beyond these walls [50] 
1.7 Choose ONE of the following pictures and write an essay on a topic that  comes to mind. Write the question number (1.7.1 OR 1.7.2) and give your  essay a suitable title.  
NOTE: There must be a clear link between your essay and the picture you have chosen. 
1.7.1 
1 uyguyga
 [Source: Equinox, April/May 2018] [50]
1.7.2 
2 uygyugad
[Source: Private Edition, Issue 39, 2018] [50] 

TOTAL SECTION A: 50

SECTION B: LONGER TRANSACTIONAL TEXT 
QUESTION 2 

  • Respond to ONE of the following longer transactional writing texts.
  • The body of your response should be between 120 and 150 words in length.
  • Write down the NUMBER and the HEADING of the text you have chosen,  e.g. 2.1 DIALOGUE. 
  • Pay particular attention to format, language and register. 
  • Spend approximately 40 minutes on this section. 

2.1 DIALOGUE 
Your older sister wants to leave university without completing her studies to follow a career as an actress. You have decided to talk to her about her  decision. 
Write the dialogue that takes place between you and your sister. 
NOTE: Use the dialogue format. [30]

2.2 OBITUARY 
A learner in your class has passed away. The principal of your school has  asked you to write an obituary, paying tribute to him/her. 
Write the obituary. [30]

2.3 NEWSPAPER ARTICLE 
Members of your community would like to promote recycling. They have  asked you to write an article for publication in your community newspaper, on  how recycling can be done at home. 
Write the article. [30]

2.4 FORMAL LETTER 
You recently purchased an item of clothing on sale at a department store.  You later discovered that the garment was damaged. The store refuses to  exchange the item because it was bought on sale.  
Write a letter to the manager of the store, expressing your dissatisfaction with  their refusal to exchange the garment. [30] 

TOTAL SECTION B: 30

SECTION C: SHORTER TRANSACTIONAL TEXT  
QUESTION 3 

  • Choose ONE of the following topics and write a short transactional text. 
  • The body of your response should be between 80 and 100 words in length. 
  • Write down the NUMBER and the HEADING of the text you have chosen,  e.g. 3.1 FLYER. 
  • Spend approximately 30 minutes on this section. 

3.1 FLYER 
The elderly in your community require assistance with shopping and other  chores. You have decided to create a flyer for distribution in your community, offering your services to the elderly. 
Write the content of the flyer.  
NOTE: Do NOT include illustrations or drawings. [20]

3.2 DIARY ENTRIES 
You have decided to work overseas and must inform your family about your  decision. 
Write TWO diary entries expressing how you felt. One entry must reflect how  you felt BEFORE and the other AFTER you informed them of your decision. [20] 

3.3 DIRECTIONS 
Your neighbour needs to visit a new clinic that has been built in your area.  Write the directions that he/she will need to get to the clinic from his/her  home. 
You must include landmarks, distances and specific directions in your  response. 
NOTE: Do NOT include illustrations or drawings. [20] 

TOTAL SECTION C: 20
GRAND TOTAL:  100

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