Describe the people waiting for an important visitor to arrive.

IGCSE First Language English 0500, October-November 2023 Variant 3 – Paper 2, Question 2.

Prompt: Describe the people waiting for an important visitor to arrive.


The air buzzed with anticipation, thick with the weight of countless emotions converging in a single, shared moment of waiting. A small, diverse crowd had gathered, their faces a mosaic of hope, anxiety, and excitement, each person’s story etched into the lines of their expressions, all eyes fixed on the horizon for the first sign of the anticipated arrival.

In the heart of the throng, a young woman stood slightly apart, her gaze piercing the distance as if she could summon the visitor with the sheer force of her will. Clad in a dress that danced with the gentle breeze, her posture was a blend of nervous energy and determined patience, a living testament to the complexity of human emotion. Her hands, clasped tightly in front of her, betrayed the only sign of her inner turmoil, fingers intertwined in a silent prayer for the moment she had been dreaming of.

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