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NB: CXC suggests spending no more than 35 minutes to answer the summary writing question in Section one, paper 2 of the English A exam.

Read carefully the following conversation between Ross and Susan and then answer the question below it.

 

Ross:
Susan Charles, a fine secretary you are! Don't you know that the students from Guadeloupe arrive on September 15th?
   
Susan:
Both the boys and the girls. So what else is new?
   
Ross: None of your wisecracks. That's only a month away and we haven't found accommodation for them as yet. The hotel says there won't be any room at that time. As secretary of the club, it's your responsibility...
   
Susan: I know, I know. I'll arrange for them to stay in private homes. I'm sure the villagers won't mind taking them in for a small charge. It's only for two weeks. Our visitors are booked to leave on the 30th.
   
Ross: Not a bad idea. Why don't you write to all the villagers asking them to write to us if they are interested in putting up these students? I wonder how much they'll charge.
   
Susan: I'll ask them to give their rates. We'll have to insist, though, that the villagers who are interested must be able to speak French. The Guadeloupans speak no English.
   
Ross: At least not the six who are coming. Should the villagers provide meals?
   
Susan: Breakfast and dinner, except on Sundays when they must include lunch as well.
   
Ross: I think we should let the villagers know that two club members will want to inspect homes and chat with the applicants before making the selection.
   
Susan: Agreed. Letters from those who are interested should reach us by August 26th. Then our members can visit on the 28th.
   
Ross: After six p.m., I suppose? Should the villagers write to you as secretary?
   
Susan:

Right on both counts; I'll tell them to write to:

   The Secretary
         Denby Sports Club
P.O. Box 63
   Arroyo Village.

   
Ross: But suppose a villager can put up more than one student?
   
Susan: All the better, my friend, all the better.
   
 

Imagine that you are Susan. In not more than 150 words, write the letter to the villagers.

Marks will be given for (1) content, (2) organisation and (3) expression

 
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The secretary
Denby Sports club
P.O.Box 63
Arroyo Village

Dare,Villagers
Good day to you villagers,Denby sports club is in a bit of trouble and I the secretary will represent all the members of the club by asking for help.Six Guadeloupan students both male and females are exspected to arrive at your village because at that time the hotels will be booked out and they need a place to stay for two weeks(September,15-30),IF you are Interested write back.The Interested (he/she) must be able to speak fluent french.Meals of breakfast and dinner should be provided and lunch on Sundays.Interested villager can write to the secretary by August 28 to tell of the cost for such accommodation.

Yours Sincerely
Susan Charles

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The Denby Sports Club

The Secretary
Denby Sports Club
P.O.Box 63
Arroyo Village

Dear Villagers
The club is seeking assistance for accommodation of six Guadeloupan students both male and females they will be here from September 15 to September 30.At this time the hotels in the area are filled to capacity.
Interested villagers should speak fluent French. Meals of breakfast and dinner should be provided and lunch on Sundays.
Interested villager can write to the secretary by August 26 to tell of the cost for such accommodation, a routine inspection of the premises will be carried out by two members of the club on August 28,at 6pm.

Yours Sincerely
Susan Charles

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darrean (not verified)
english language

The secretary
Denby Sports club
P.O.Box 63
Arroyo Village

Dare,Villagers
Good day to you villagers,Denby sports club is in a bit of trouble and I the secretary will represent all the members of the club by asking for help.Six Guadeloupan students both male and females are exspected to arrive at your village because at that time the hotels will be booked out and they need a place to stay for two weeks(September,15-30),IF you are Interested write back.The Interested (he/she) must be able to speak fluent french.Meals of breakfast and dinner should be provided and lunch on Sundays.Interested villager can write to the secretary by August 28 to tell of the cost for such accommodation.

Yours Sincerely
Susan Charles

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My Letter

The Secretary
Denby Sports Club
P.O. Box 63
Arroyo Village

Dear Villagers,
A pleasant day to you. The Denby Sports Club is seeking your help on accommodating six (6) Guadeloupan students both male and female for two weeks. The reason for this is of the inconvenience with the hotels being filled at this time. The students will be arriving on September 15th and departing on the 30th.

Villagers interested must be able to speak French fluently, to provide breakfast and dinner daily except on Sundays where lunch should be included. Please state your fees of accommodation and write back to us by August 26, where as an inspection by two (2) members of the club to select appropriate homes and chat with applicants will be done on August 28 after 6pm. Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Susan Charles.

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The Secretary Denby Sports

The Secretary
Denby Sports Club
P.O Box 63
Arroyo Village

15th August, 2015

Dear villagers,
this letter is to inform you that on September 15th, 2015, six male and female Guadeloupan students are expected to visit the village. They will be staying until September 30th and on behalf of the Denby Sports Club, I will like to ask if any of you are willing to, at a fee of your choice, house these guests for the duration of their stay. Persons must be able to speak french fluently and are expected to provide breakfast and dinner daily, along with lunch on Sundays. If you are interested, a letter including rates and if more than 1 student can be housed,must be sent to the address on the top left-hand corner by August 26th. Around 6pm on August 28th, members of the club will visit to inspect homes and discuss with applicants before making the selection.

Yours respectfully,
Susan Charles.

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damonsalvotore (not verified)
english

THE SECRETARY
DENBY SPORTS CLUB
P.O. BOX 63
ARROYO VILLAGE

dear villager,
i am writing this letter seeking your humble assistance in accommodating 6 students from guadeloupe,because all our hotels are full and we'r asking you if you can accommodate these students in your home.Applicants that are interesting must be able to speak french and must provide breakfast and dinner,except on sunday where lunch must be included.if interesting please reply us by august 26, we are willing to pay for this service so kindly tell us your fee and if selected two of our members will be visted your home to conduct an interview.students will be arrive at september 15th and depart on september 30th thank you
YOUR RESPECTFULLY
SUSAN CHARLES

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lisa (not verified)
my summary

The secretary
Denby sports club
P.O.box63
Arroyo village

Dear villagers

I am writing to inform you that we are expecting six foreign students from Guadeloupe ,all of our hotels are full we are requesting private homes they will be arriving on the 15th of September and leaving on the 30th
We are asking if anyone is interesting in putting up with these students .requirements are you need you must know how to speak French due to the fact that the students don't speak English ,and lunch must be serve include Sundays .
If you are interested let us know the charge rate ,letters should reach us at august 26th .Two (2) of our club members will need to inspect the homes and interview the applicants making the selection if by any chance you can take more than one (1) students state in your letter .

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The Secretary Denbay Sports

The Secretary
Denbay Sports Club
P.O. Box 63
Arroyo Village

Dear villagers,
I will like to inform you that we are expecting six foreign exchange students from Guadeloupe. They should be arriving on September 15th and leaving September 30th.

All hotels are full and we are requesting private homes for you to accommodate the students. Villagers that are interested must be able to speak fluent French because the students do not know English.

Interested villagers should reply to us by August 26 and include in the letter the amount you would be charging. If you are selected there will be two of our club members visiting your home on August 28 and having an interview.

Yours sincerely,
Susan Charles
Secretary

(123 words)

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Deborah-Dale (not verified)
info.....

Great use of information given, but simple grammar mistakes such as in the second to last paragraph. What could have been stated:

Our hotels are filled and so we request the accommodation of our foreign students into your homes. We anticipate the eager interest of you, our villagers, but one must be able to fluently speak French for our students are not able to speak English.

your purpose here is to make the villagers feel needed not commanded. The use of 'our' brings a closeness causing one to jump at the opportunity. the info concerning them being able to speak French is a let down so the way one gives the info lets them down easily instead of causing the villagers to murmur and might encourage them to learn French as to be apart of this venture next time.

that is just one paragraph I worked on, but the last one needed working on as well.

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Dane (not verified)
RE: Letter to Villagers

Secretary
Denby Sports Club
P.O Box 63
Arrayo Village

January 2,2011

Dear Villagers,
This letter serves to inform you of six (6) students from Guadeloupe both boys and girls who due to inconvenience at our hotel, are seeking accommodation in your village from the period September 15 to September 30. Please be inform that the arrivals only speak French, however, persons who wishes to accommodate these students must be able to speak French fluently.

Please note that breakfast and dinner except for Sundays when lunch is required must be serve to the guests during their time stay. if agreed to the aforementioned, please feel free to send in your application to the return address before the deadline "August 26, 2011". letter must include your service charge for accommodation. Following our deadline date,two of our personnel will be visiting selected applicants homes for routine inspections.

We await your kind response.

Yours respectfully,

Susan Charles,
Secretary

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saeed (not verified)
English A

A very good letter to the villagers, for accommodating the guest.

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my summery

The secretary,
Denby Sports Club,
P.O.Box 63,
Arroyo Village,

May 22,2013,

Dear Villagers,
We are seeking your assistance in accommodating of 6 students from Guadeloupe , both boys and girls. we are lacking in space to shelter these students.These 6 students will be arriving on September 15th and will be leaving on the 30th. if you are interested in doing the Denby club this favour you will need to give them breakfast and dinner, expect on Sunday when you need to provide lunch. Those who are interested please send your letters to me on August 26th and two of our club members will be coming to inspect your house on august 28th.you must be able to speak french well because these Guadeloupe students won't speak English. we will be accepting any charge you make so please consider this request.

yours sincerely,
Susan Charles

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English

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english

The secretary
Denby sports clubs
P.O. box 63
Arroyo village

Dear,Villagers
Pleasant day,This is sandy from the Denby Sports clubs.Am asking for your permission to accommodate some student from the Guadeloupe, both bot's and girls. villagers who are interested must be able to speak French. These student will only spend two week.breakfast and dinner should include, except on Sunday's when they include lunch as well. stay alert of the few club members who will want to inspect homes and elaborate with the applicants before making selections. the day on the 28th after six pm in appropriated day I suppose. you can kindly present your rates when writing a letter back to us.
Yours sincerely
Sandy

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guest (not verified)
Summary

The Secretary
Denby Sports Club
P.O Box 63
Arroyo Village

Dear Villagers
Our sports club is seeking accommodation for 6 guadalupian students both male and female for two weeks. The students will be arriving on September 15th and departing on the 30th. During this time the hotels in this area will all be full. That's why we are seeking your help,we would like those students to stay in your village. Interested villagers must be able to speak french , very well and must be able to provide breakfast and dinner everyday. Except on sundays when they will be expected to provide lunch as well. Additionally interested villagers will have to be inspected and interviewed on August 28th at 6pm before any final decisions are made. As a result all letters from interested villagers should be in by August 26th to the address stated above. This letter must include contact info and estimate cost.

Yours Tuly
Susan Charles

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