CXC English A exam: Past paper type summary writing question 1


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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.

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

Dear Villagers,
The Denby Sports Club sees your generous assistance in accommodating 6 of our Guadeloupan students (male and female) on the 15th of September. This is due to the lack of available at the Hotel at that time. However with a small charge of your amount in exchange to small responsibilities of you being able to provide Breakfast and dinner each day except on Sundays which include lunch and being able to speak French as the Guadeloupans speak only English.
It is important to establish that two of our members will have to inspect homes and converse with our applicants before selections. Interested persons may contact us at the above address by the latest AUGUST 26TH so our members may visit on the 28th.
Looking forward to your assistance. THANK YOU

Sincerely
S.Charles
Secretary

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The Denby Sports Club

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

Dear Villagers,
The Denby Sports Club is seeking assistance with the accommodation of six Guadeloupans Students both male and female for two weeks.The students will be arriving on September 15th and departing on the 30th.during this period the hotels in the area will not be able to accommodate them, as a result we are kindly seek your assistance.

Interesting villagers must be able to speak French and the ability to provide Breakfast and Dinner with the exception of three meals on Sunday.In addition,selected villagers will under go a routine inspection by two club members on August 28th at 6pm before any approval is granted.Therefore all letters must include any fees associated with your services and should be delivered by August 26th address to the information above.

Sincerely,
Susan Charles

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Re: The letter

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

Dear Sir/Madam
I am writing this letter to you asking for a big favour, there are six students who will be visiting our village from Guadeloupe for two weeks which includes both males and females. Their arrival and departure will be between the starting of September and will depart at much later date within that same month. There wouldn't be any available rooms to accommodate those students in a hotel during that period. Letters will be provided to those who seek interest in accommodating those students. We will surely be grateful if you are able to accommodate more than one student and also be French literate. Also, provide them with breakfast and dinner except on Sundays where lunch is provided but before we can come to a conclusion two of our members will want to inspect your homes coming down to the end of august. All interested members are free to contact us at the address written above at no later date coming down to the end of August with a fixed price.

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The Secretary Dendy Sports

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

Dear Sire/Madam
I am writing this letter to ask you for a favor, there are six students from Guadeloupe both males and females will be visiting our village for two weeks, they will be coming on September 15 and leave on September 30th. There won't be any available room in the hotel to accommodate those students during that period.

We are seeking for applicant that will be able to accommodate those students, we will be very grateful if you are able to accommodate more than one student, you must be able to speak french, and provide them with breakfast and diner except on Sundays where lunch is included but before we make any selection two of our members will want to inspect your homes on the 28 of August.

If you are interested, please feel free to contact us using the address below no latter than August 26 at 6 p.m with service charge.

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The secretary Denby sports

The secretary
Denby sports club
P.o.Box 63
Arroyo village

Dear villager,
I am writing this letter to ask you a small favor. Six students will be arriving from guadeloupe and there is no accomodation for them to stay because all the rooms in the hotels are full. They will be arriving on the 15th of september and depart on the 30th. If you can accomodate us atleast two rooms that would be a pleasure. and if ur interested you must be able to speak flunt french. You will need to provide breakfast and dinner for them with the inclusive of lunch on sundays. Interested villagers should send me a reply by the 26th of august to above address. I should also inform you that Member's of the denby sports club will want to inspect homes and speak with applicants before making selection. write us a reply including your charge, remember its just two weeks. Thanks for your kind appreciation and valued time.

Yours truly
Susan

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

Dear Villager,
There will be six students from the country of Guadeloupe both boys and girls, coming to stay in the country for two weeks; students will be arriving on September 15th. The denby sports club members are having a problem accommodating them in hotels. I’m kindly asking if you could accommodate them in your homes. We are expecting that you speak French and can provide them with breakfast and dinner expect on Sundays where you’re required to provide three meals, also enclose your service charges. And if you could accommodate more than one student this will even be better. If you are interested please write back to us at the above address.
Please ensure you write to us by the 26 of august and members of the club will visit your homes by 28 of august,

Yours truly,
Suzan Charles

(150words)

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The Secretary
Denby Sports Club
P.O. Box 63
Aroyo Village
1 August, 2010.

Dear villagers

I would like to inform you that we are expecting six male and female students from Guadeloupe. They arrive on September 15th and is schedule to depart on September 30th.

All hotels are full we are requesting private homes from you to accommodate these students.Applicants interesting must be able to speak French fluently,provide breakfast and dinner, except for Sundays where lunch must be included.

Interesting Applicants must reply to us by August 26 at above adress with fees for this service. Should you be selected two of our club members will visit your home to conduct an interview.

Yours Respectfully
Susan Charles
(100 words)

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

Dear Sir/Madam,
As the secretary of the Denby sports club i was informed that students from Guadeloupe both boys and girls will be arriving on 15 September and departure on 30th unfortunately the hotel said there will not be accommodating them at that time. We are kindly asking generous villagers to accommodate these students for two weeks. Interested person must be able to speak french and provide meal for them which includes breakfast and dinner, except on Sundays when they must include lunch. Two club members will be inspecting and visiting applicants,interested person should reach to us by the 26 August.

Yours truly
Susan Charles
Secretary
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The Secretary Denby Sports

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

Dear Sir/Madam,

The Denby Sports Club is interested in applicants for housing six Guadeloupe students during the week of August 26th to the 30th. The students’ primary language is French, and applicants must be fluent in other to be considered.

Proposal for accommodations are being accepted from August 26th with a view in mind members can inspected the homes by the 28th in preparations for the students.

In your proposal kindly include a rate for breakfast and dinner with an exception on Sunday to include lunch.

Only appliacants who met the cirteria will be acknowledged. Plase send mail to The Secretary, Denby Sports Club
P.O. Box 63,Arroyo Village

A favourable response is appreciated.

Yours truly,
Susan Charles

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The Secretary
Denby Sports Club
P.O. Box 63
Aroyo Village
5 August 2011

Dear Villagers,

I would like to inform you that the Denby Spots Club would be hosting six foreign exchange students from Guadeloupe during the period of September 15 to September 30. We are asking for your assistance in housing these students.

Since the students cannot speak English, the ability to speak French is must. You are also required to provide breakfast and dinner except on Sundays in which case lunch must also be provided.

Interested persons can send their letters stating how much they are willing to charge for their service, no later than August 26. Please note that we would be sending two club members to inspect homes as well as interview potential candidates.

Yours Respectfully
Susan Charles

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The Villagers
P.O. Box 63
Arroyo Village
March 15, 2010

September 19, 2011

Dear Sirs/Madam,

The Denby Sports Club will be hosting six students both males and females from Guadeloupe.They arrive on September 15th and is schedule to depart on September 30th.

We would be most grateful if you would be so kind to accommodate these students.Villagers may choose to accommodate two students. However interesting persons must be able to speak French fluently and is willing to provide breakfast and dinner, except for Sundays where lunch must be included.Interesting Applicants must reply to us no later than August 26 at Denby Sports Club, P.O. Box 63, Arroyo Village, and should enclose their fees for this service. Should you be selected two of our club members will be visiting your home to conduct an interview.

yours sincerely,

Susan Charles (Ms)
Secretary

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secretary
Denby Sports Club
P.O Box 63
Arrayo Village

02 January 2010

Dear Villager,
of Arrayo village am the secretary of the denby sports club and we are expecting six students to arrive from Guadeloupe soon. I am begging your permission to allow them to shelter at your house for 2 weeks for a small fee. the students speak french an will need food. if you are interested write back to the above address and the club will someone over to see to it that you can handle the task at hand. All letters should be submitted by January 26th.

Yours respectfully,

Secretary,
Susan Charles

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Denby Sports Club P.O Box

Denby Sports Club
P.O Box 63
Arrayo Village

18 April 2011

Dear Villagers,
On September 15th six Guadeloupan boys and girls will be arriving in the country for two weeks and scheduled to leave September 30th. We are kindly requesting your assistance in housing these students. Please note should you be interested in housing these students a pre-requiste is your ability to speak french. It is also a requirement that you provide a daily breakfast and lunch for these students with the exception of Sundays where you are required to provide lunch.
Interested applicants should reply to the fore-mentioned address before August 26th indicating the maximum number of students which can be accommodated and their rates. Please note two club members would visit the homes of the applicants on August 28th prior to making the selection.
Thanking you for your usual cooperation in this matter.

Yours truly,
Susan Charles

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The secretary
Denby Sports Club
P.O. Box 63
Arroyo Village
15th August 2011

Dear Villagers ,
The Denby Sports club is hosting students from Guadeloupe who would arrive September 15th for two weeks and due to leave on the 30th.
I hereby ask your permission in putting up these students who only speak French, along with providing breakfast and dinner except on Sundays lunch would be provided.
If its OK with you , two members from the club would like to have a look at the homes and have a discussion with applicants before making selections.
If by chance more than one student could be accommodated , we would appreciate it. If interested, please return letters by August 26th , so members would visit on the 28th.

Thank you in advance.

Your sincerely,
Susan Charles

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

August 1st 2009,

Dear Villagers,

I am the secretary for the denby sports club. Students from Guadeloupe will be arriving on September the 15th and will be leaving on the 30th. They will be spending a period of two weeks. We will like to know if you can accommodate for them. If you are interested please inform us before the 26th of August with rates you will charge.
For persons who are interested I will like to inform you that two members from the club will be visiting your homes before making selections. Villagers are welcome to more than one student in your homes but you must be able to speak french fluidly and you must also provide breakfast and dinner, except Sundays when they must include lunch as well.

Yours respectfully,

Susan Charles
The Secretary

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The Secretary
Denby Sports Club
P.o. box 63
Arroyo Village
feburary 3rd 2011

Dear Villagers,
i am please to inform you that six Guadeloupean students will be arriving here at arroyo village on the 15th of September after 6pm for a period of two weeks where they will depart on the 30th.I would like interested persons to inform me bout the decision no later than the 26th of august with the cost.
I would also like to inform you that two members from our club will visit the homes before making the selection.Villagers are welcomed to entertain more than one student in your homes and must be able to fluently speak french and also provide lunch and dinner except on Sundays where you must provide lunch.

yours respectfully
__ Susan charles_
the secretary

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You wrote: "would like interested persons to inform me bout the decision no later than the 26th of august with the cost."

What decision do you mean? This is not clear. And cost of what? You do not say...

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