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How much food is wasted by the British every year? [1]

How much does it cost to get rid of wasted food? [1]

How much food is thrown away by an average supermarket every year? [1]

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How much food is wasted by the British every year? [1].

How much does it cost to get rid of wasted food? [1]

How much food is thrown away by an average supermarket every year? [1]

A1

  1. This question tests the ability to identify explicit information. Award one mark for each correct response.
    1. 500,000 tons
    2. £50 million
    3. 50 tons

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What does the writer mean by “Time is money” in line 2? [1]

What does the writer suggest family members should do to help in the house? [2]

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What does the writer mean by “Time is money” in line 2? [1]

What does the writer suggest family members should do to help in the house? [2]

A3

  1. Award one mark for a correct response/valid alternative: If you sit around doing nothing, you're wasting time when you could be making money / Time and money are both precious things and shouldn't be wasted / If we don't use our working time to earn money, we are in effect losing money. Do not reward, “It is a metaphor” without an explanation of what this phrase means.
  2. Award one mark for a correct response, to a maximum of two: *earn money *save money *knitting