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


English 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.

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

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Jahvz (not verified) 17 February 2010 - 11:06pm

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

August 14th

Dear Villagers,

The Denby Sports Club is expecting six Guadeloupean students, both male and female on September 15th. However, there is no available accomodation at the hotel. On behalf of the club, I am writing to you to seek your assistance in housing these individuals for the period, september 15th-30th. If interested, you may reply to this letter stating your charge and if it is possible where you could house more than one student.
Volunteers must be able to provide breakfast and dinner Mondays through Saturdays and include lunch on Sundays. Volunteers must also be able to speak French, the language of Guadeloupe. Responses must be sent in no later than August 26th so that two of our inspectors may come to interview you and inspect the area on August 28th after 6:00 pm.

Your’s Truly,

Susan Charles
Secretary

(word count:149)

Eddison (not verified) 15 March 2010 - 2:03am

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

Dear Villagers,
The Denby’s Sports Club is expecting six students from Guadeloupe arrive on September 15th, both boys and the girls. At that time the hotel say there won't be any room available. As secretary am writing seeking arrangements for them to stay in private homes, for two weeks, they will be leaving on the 30th of September. Interested persons are asked to provide. Breakfast and dinner, except on Sundays when they must include lunch as well. Must be able to speak French also two club members will want to inspect homes and chat with the applicants before making the selection. Letters including rates from those who are interested should reach us by August 26th so our members can visit them on the 28th around 6 p.m.

Yours sincerely
The Secretary
Susan Charles.

Word count (144)

Challengea2009 (not verified) 20 March 2010 - 3:32pm

In reply to by Eddison (not verified)

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

Dear villagers,

On behalf of the Denby Sports Club, I have send this letter to inform you, that we are expecting a group of female and male students from Guadeloupe on the 15th September. However we are requesting all french speaking villagers to kindly participate in the provision of rooms, until the 30th of September. In addition breakfast and dinner must be provided except on Sunday which lunch is inclusive. Interested persons are asked to post their letters stating the rates before the twenty-sixth, afterwards two of our members would check homes for interviews and inspections on the 28th approximately 6.p.m.

Yours respectfully.
Susan Charles
Secretary.

niceboy_cornelius (not verified) 26 March 2010 - 9:03pm

In reply to by Challengea2009 (not verified)

this summary can be summarized further,for example, instead of saying "male and female students" just say "students" there are also some other errors but i think you already know.

bilz (not verified) 28 March 2010 - 4:50pm

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

28th March 2010

Dear villagers,

The Denby Sports Club intends to host 6 Guadeloupe Students from September the 15th to the 30th. Unfortunately, hotels are booked for the indicated time period. Thus we solicit your assistance in housing our foreign students.

Villagers who accept should know that they re expected to speak french and provide breakfast and dinner for students. On Sundays, lunch should be included as well.

Interested villagers should respond to the Sports Club through this address by August 28th. Please indicate the rate that you are willing to accept for the accommodating of students. Villagers may choose to host more than one student.Two club members would need to converse and evaluate the homes of villagers prior to selecting homes. Home inspections would occur on August 28th.
Denby Sports Club thanks you in advance and invites your response as quickly as possible.
The Secretary,
Susan Charles
(158 words)

p.s. is the address included in the word count?

admin 5 July 2010 - 2:22am

In reply to by bilz (not verified)

Hi, yes the address is included in the word count.

ElizabethStacey (not verified) 3 July 2010 - 2:46pm

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

Hello,
I am seeking homes for 6 Guadeloupians, all hotels are presently full. I would like to ask if some of you villagers would be interested in looking after (feeding) a few of them (of course you'll get paid).

Guadeloupians speak no English, so you will need to be able to speak French for two weeks starting on the 15th and finishing on the 30th of September. There are 6 Guadeloupians coming; so if you want more than one person you'll have to be first to reply.

I will need the applications in by the 26th of august so we are able to come and view your house on the 28th after 6pm. Please could you also include the rates of pay.

Thank You
Susan Charles
Secretary

P.S: Please contact and send the applications to the address above.

I have used 148 words including address.

guest (not verified) 31 August 2010 - 3:08pm

hey every1 is there some1 who can help me in my english A? i dont know why is it that i can never pass my english test its so difficult for me
so can some1 help me? out there?

juelz (not verified) 1 September 2010 - 9:24pm

In reply to by guest (not verified)

hey. i did english this year and trust me it's not my strongest subject ( thought i would have gotten a 3 but some how manage to obtain a 1 XD).
YOU NEED TO PRACTICE ENGLISH IN ORDER TO PASS JUST LIKE YOU WOULD WITH ANY OTHER SUBJECT.

I know this phrase is used so often but it is often the truth, " if i can get a 1 in english so can you". trust me even after cxc english is still not my best subject but i've gotten better at it and applied the following techinque
with other subjects ( with a few changes depending on the subject) and saw improvements. it just shows that hard work pays off.

Just take a few minutes out off your weekend and :

**pactice past paper questions ( either purchase or search for free ones online --->http://www.cxcpastpapers.com/
and check the cxc offical website for answers to them by looking at the exam results reports

**get tips, notes and practice quizzes from a local newspaper like the youthlink ( they have a online website if your unable to obtain 1 --> http://www.youthlinkjamaica.com/ )

**read as much as your able to( reading builds your vocabulary and helps with your creativity in writing your stories).

** ask your teacher if she can give you past papers, extra help or look at some of the work you have done on your own.

** if you think you need extra help and attention your teacher cant give you, then simply enroll in a class. classes are very helpful and sometimes it helps to re-enforce what you learnt in school.

Not to ramble, but i remember coming on this website and reading the notes and doing some of the practice exercises and practicing past paper questions.

Good luck with you exams =)

Hey this is my 5th time doing English and i Keep on ending up with the same grade the last 2 times.i don't knw what else to do i've done all i can.i feel frustrated at times. so maybe you can help me understand what i'm doing wrong

Kadsn (not verified) 4 January 2011 - 9:40pm

In reply to by guest (not verified)

Hey Guess i'm kerry-Ann, the first step to passing your english is to not view it as hard or difficult.
Put your mind to it and try to sink yourself into it.
Revise daily, Speak properly daily(cut out slang from your speech) and go to your classes or extra lessons etc and pray. You will pass!!! Dont worry and Dont forget to pray to JAH!!! ok honey:-)

hacks (not verified) 20 September 2010 - 5:30pm

the secretary
denby sports club
p.o.box 63
arroyo village

to all villagers

Dear Villager
The Denby sports club is inviting suitable applicants to host Guadeloupeian Visitors (boys and girls) from September 15th to the 30th.
Interested persons should be able to speak french, as well as provide breakfast and dinner (lunch on sundays).Persons that can accommodate more than one person please indicate so
Please submit your rates for accommadation on or before the 26th of September.
Persons from the club would be inspecting homes on the 28th of September for eligibilty.
yours respectfully
Susan Narcis
club secretary

Kris-Ann Seaton (not verified) 4 November 2010 - 3:29pm

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

october 27 2010

The villagers
Arroyo villages
Denby P.O.

Dear villagers,
I am writing this letter of informery to inform you about the urgent happenings.
Guadelopians students are coming here on the 15th of september, currently we have no accomadation, however, the villagers who have been here before we would like to know if they could accomadate them for two (2) weeks.if the villagers do accept ther are some information they need to be aware of. the accomadators must be able to speak french because guadelopians do not speak english,they are to be served brekfast and dinner each day and on sundays lunch will be included we would like to have the letters of acceptance by the latest august 26,so we can make the necessary preparations.

yours sincerely

_______________
Susan Charles

shanique baker (not verified) 24 December 2010 - 12:18am

The Secretary
Denby Sports Club
P.O. Box 63

August 15, 2010

The Vlliagers
Arroyo Village
Denby P.O

Dear Villagers,

This letter is to inform you that Guadeloupian students from the Denby Sports Club will be visiting your community on September 15 and are expected to leave on September 30. However, there are no accommodations at the hotels. We therefore, request your permission to accept them in your homes for their short visit. Persons who are interested be able to speak French, and also provide breakfast and dinner. On sundays lunch must be included as well.
Letter of acceptance from those who are interested, must be sent to us on the 26th of August. The club members will want to inspect the homes and find out more about the applicants on the 28th. If a fees will be charged, please include it in the letter so necessary preparations can be made.
Thanks for your coopertation.

Yours Respectfully
__________________

Susan Charles.

guest (not verified) 30 December 2010 - 2:53pm

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

Dear Villagers,
The Denby Sports Club will act as host to six Guadelopan students of both genders. We are therefore asking if it is possible for you, the villagers, to accommodate one are more of these students, between the period of September 15 to September 20.

Villagers who are interested must be fluent speakers of French and must be able to provide breakfast and dinner for the students, lunch inclusive on Sundays.

If you are interested and meet our requirements please write to me at the above address, no later than the 26 of August. You must include the rate you of charge within your letter, bear in mind that the Denby Sports Club will assist. Upon receiving your letter members of the club will visit your residence for needed inspections on the 28 of August after 6pm. Thank you for you're cooperations.

Yours truly,
Susan Charles

andrew forever (not verified) 4 January 2011 - 12:07am

The Secretary
Denby Sport Club
P.O. Box 63
Arroyo Villiage

August 15,2010

Dear Villiagers

Denby Sport Club will be hosting some students from Guodelope.They will be arriving on September 15th and will be departing on the 30th. Villagers who are able to accommodate as many as 6 students, males and females.Applicants must be able to speak french fluently.
You should also be able to provide breakfast and dinner however on sundays you will be expected to provide lunch.

If interested? Applicants must reply by the 26th of august to the address above. Please include a contact number and an estimate of cost.Two of our club members will be visiting the homes of successful applicants on the 28th of august at about 6pm to inspect dwellings and to conduct interviews before a final decision is made.

Thank you for your consideration.

Yours truly,

_________________
Susan Charles
Secretary.

guest (not verified) 5 January 2013 - 12:13pm

In reply to by andrew forever (not verified)

I think this is the best one i have read so far, because of the details and selection of words used, but for the lunch part you could of wrote and said that breakfast and dinner should be provided but on sundays all three meals must be provided

jay120 (not verified) 3 February 2011 - 4:06pm

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

admin 3 February 2011 - 10:03pm

In reply to by jay120 (not verified)

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...

guest (not verified) 6 February 2011 - 3:07pm

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

Shem_A_Henry (not verified) 22 March 2011 - 8:58pm

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

guest (not verified) 18 April 2011 - 9:40pm

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

guest (not verified) 17 May 2011 - 6:58am

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

Tana (not verified) 19 September 2011 - 1:42pm

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

guest (not verified) 18 December 2011 - 1:53pm

I'm preparing myself for January exams so check out mine dey!

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

Ambeautifullymade (not verified) 21 December 2011 - 9:09pm

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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