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Summary answer: Interview with Ms. Grant and Mr. Persaud


                                                                   This is one potential response to this summary question on an interview with Ms. Grant and Mr. Persaud



CXC CSEC English A Summary question


Dr. Tristan summary answer


                                                                 This is one potential response to this summary question on Dr. Tristan




CXC CSEC English A Summary question


Sample summary answers: CXC CSEC English A exam May/June 2009

Sample summary answers: CXC CSEC English A exam May/June 2009


The main ideas in the summary passage were identified by CXC examiners to be the following:

1.  Sugar remained the English-speaking Caribbean‟s premier export crop because of high prices and preferential     treatment.

CXC English A practice exams vol 4


Here are are a list of reading comprehension exercises that you may complete to help you practice for your CXC CSEC English A exams. Please do not forget to click on "check" or "submit" to check how many questions you answered correctly.

Please carefully read and follow the directions given.


1)  Reading comprehension exercise 1

2)  Reading comprehension exercise 2

3) Reading comprehension 3

4)  Multiple choice reading comprehension exercise 4

5) A second multiple choice reading comprehension 5 exercise

6)  Another reading comprehension exercise 6. Please read the directions carefully

7)  A reading comprehension exercise to fill in the missing paragraphs

8) This is an advanced level comprehension exercise in which you must fill in the missing paragraphs.


CXC English A exam: Past paper type summary writing question 6

                                                          This is another CXC past paper type summary writing question.

                                                                              (with suggested answer)


                                                                           These are the types of summary writing questions that appear on section 1, Paper 2
                                                                                                              of the CXC English A exam

                                                                                                         (Suggested time: 35 minutes)


1. Read the passage below then write a summary of it in not more than 120 words. Your answer should be in continuous prose and in paragraph form. It should NOT be in note form.


CXC English A exam: Past paper type summary writing question 5

CXC English A exam: Past paper type summary writing question 2

                                               Here is another CXC past paper type summary writing question.
                                        (with suggested answer)

                                       This is the type of summary writing question that has been on
                                      CXC English A past papers


Read the following passage and then, in not more than 80 words, summarize Dr. Tristan's views about man's treatment of the oceans.

NB: CXC suggests spending no more than 35 minutes to answer a summary writing question.




Today is my very great pleasure to welcome Dr.

Tristan, the famous underwater explorer. His views

on man's treatment of the ocean are well

known. Dr. Tristan, you have expressed very

strong views about the way man treats the ocean.

Let us begin with this - What do you mean?



Simply that man still has the same approach to

fishing as he had to hunting in early times. For

example, man has indiscriminately slaughtered

whales and certain other species. We need to ask

ourselves, is man killing more fish than he needs?



Surely you don't expect us to treat the sea as we

treat the land?



I certainly do. We must use the sea, too, as

farmers instead of hunters. We must plant the sea and herd its animals.



Why is this so important? I'd always believed that

the ocean had endless resources, that it held

unlimited reserves of food which could last until

the end of the world.



That is a false concept which unfortunately,

many people share. The truth is that it is only in

the upper zone that the seas are productive of

life. This zone is very limited. We are rapidly

digging into a food reserve that is limited and

vulnerable, despite what most people think.



But even in the upper zone there must still be

several billions of fish in the open sea?



That's what you think. The fact is that the annual

tonnage of fishing has decreased by a great deal

in the past five years. However, I am not as

concerned about fishing in the open seas as about

fishing on the spawning grounds. Take, for

example, salmon. We catch these when they

gather for breeding. We do the same thing with

tuna and mullets, catching them near the shore

during mating season.



I suppose we're in danger of seriously depleting

our supply of food from the ocean?



The risk in our food supply is not the only

problem. The depleting of our resources from the

ocean is not merely a matter of fishing, you know.

Don't forget oil pollution. Ships frequently spill oil

along our coasts, wiping out millions of fish and

destroying plant life.



I am sure that there is a great deal more that you

can say on this topic, and I hope we will be able

to continue another time. Thank you very much for

coming. Good-bye.

30 marks



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CXC English A exam : Past paper type reading comprension questions (with suggested answers)


CXC past paper type reading comprehension questions (with suggested answers)

Here are CXC past paper type reading comprension questions with suggested answers. These are the types of questions that will appear in section 2, paper 2 of the English A exam.


CXC CSEC English A grammar quiz


multiple choice

English Grammar quizzes

Here are some quizzes to test your English grammar knowledge. These are words that are commonly confused by students when writing essays. This exercise is to help you practice recognizing the difference between the words. Also, please practice reading the directions carefully. Directions: In the quizzes coming up, write the correct answer in the space provided and click 'submit answer' at the end of the page when you are finished.


English grammar quiz 1


English grammar quiz 2


English grammar quiz 3


English grammar quiz 4


English grammar quiz 5


English grammar quiz 6


English grammar quiz 7


50 item math practice test for CXC CSEC math exam

                                                                            50 item math practice test to help you prepare for the CXC CSEC math exam




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