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ARABIC Paper 2 Translation and Reading Comprehension Additional Materials:
October/November 2009 1 hour 30 minutes 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 allquestions. 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 4printed pages.
DC (NF/TL) 16473/3 © UCLES 2009

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2 Section A – Translation


Translate into English.



Translate into Arabic. It was twoo’clock in the morning and Khalid had still not been able to sleep. He kept on thinking about his examination that day. Even if he had revised his lessons more than necessary, he was scared of the paperhe would have that day. Mathematics … He liked the subject. He found it interesting but he was not very good at it. Khalid knew his friends Ali and Nabeel would, no doubt, score better marks inmathematics. As for him, he kept on trying but had always scored average marks. But, this time, it would be different, said a small voice deep inside him. Determined to better himself, he had been putting alot into it for more than two weeks to prepare himself for the examination. [20]

© UCLES 2009



3 Section B – Reading Comprehension

Do not translatethe passage below. First read it carefully and then answer, briefly and in Arabic, the questions that follow.

Now answer the following questions in complete Arabic sentences, using your own...