The examiners can use common words in strange ways – but they will expect you to understand precisely what they mean.
Don’t assume your understanding is the same as the examiner intends – check.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Using black ink, writing at a normal size and inside the designated areas is FAR more important than many people realise – a low resolution photocopy of one part of the page is all that examiners will see. Coloured ink and small writing may be perfectly clear on the paper but is often illegible when being marked on the computer screen. Examiners only see PART of the question, the same part, one after another, in blurred writing. If your writing can’t be read or is not in the correct place then you won’t get the marks!