Sample Paper 1 and Paper 2

Paper 1 HL Past Exam Question

Try commenting upon one of these extracts from the May 2010 HL paper

Englis A1 HL Paper 1 May 2011

English A1 HL Paper 1 May 2010

Paper 2 HL Past Exam Questions

English A1 HL Paper 2 2011 TZ1

English A1 HL Paper 2 2011 TZ2

English A1 HL Paper 2 2009 TZ1

English A1 HL Paper 2 2009 TZ2

Other Random Paper 2 Questions

Repeated references to objects, actions or other features of literary works often lead to such aspects becoming symbolic in that work. Explain the ways at least two of the writers you have studied have employed such symbolism to enhance their works. (Nov. 2009)

The description of people or places or events in literary works is likely to be more than just decoration. Compare several instances in at least two of the works you have studied where description has had a crucial effect on the work. (Nov. 2008)

“Mirror or X-Ray or lamp?” Which of these terms do you think best describes the way writers in your study have represented the world? In each case examine how this effect is achieved, using two or three works you have studied. (Nov. 2006)

In what ways and to what effect have writers in your study made it possible for you to choose more than one interpretation of their works? Use two or three works you have studied in your answer. (Nov. 2006)

A writer speaks of being “surprised by joy.” In two or three works you have studied, discuss some moments which have surprised and/or delighted you and consider the ways writers have achieved those particular effects. (Nov. 2005)

Literature frequently “challenges the barriers that prejudice erects”. How convincingly have at least two writers in your study presented such barriers and with what effect have they been opposed? (Nov. 2008)

Paper 1 SL Past Exams

English A1 SL paper 1 TZ2 2009

English A1 SL paper 1 TZ1 2009

English A1 SL paper 1 TZ1 2008

Paper 2 SL Past Exams

English A1 SL paper 2 TZ1 2008

English A1 SL paper 2 TZ2 2008

English A1 SL paper 2 2006

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5 Responses to “Sample Paper 1 and Paper 2”

  1. samwel January 27, 2016 at 11:19 AM #

    thanx ts easier to modify the papers to suit the current trend of setting papers

  2. Jasmine April 18, 2016 at 8:11 AM #

    Hi, I attend an IB school in China, this is so helpful!

    • CHINGCHONG March 3, 2017 at 1:32 AM #

      Ching Chong China BING BONG

      • WOW April 30, 2017 at 9:28 AM #

        ^Racist comment

  3. Sakhi September 15, 2016 at 9:16 AM #

    I to attend an IB school in Dubai, it so helpful and I could even remember the question’s now also

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