CXC CSEC English A Summary writing: sample exercises

Sample summary writing passages

Here are a list of summary writing exercises that may be useful for you to review.

In these exercises, a passage is given and a written summary is required in less than 120 words (same as the CXC CSEC English A exam). A sample summary answer is provided at the end of each passage.

These exercises can be used as practice for answering the summary question in paper 2 of the CXC CSEC English A exam.

These exercises will be most useful to you if,

1) You read the passage first, and

2) Attempt to write a summary of your own.Then,

3) Check your written summary against the model answer that they have provided.

Here are the summary exercises:

Exercise 1 Exercise 2 Exercise 3

Exercise 4 Exercise 5 Exercise 6

Exercise 7 Exercise 8 Exercise 9

Exercise 10 Exercise 11 Exercise 12

Exercise 13 Exercise 14 Exercise 15

Exercise 16 Exercise 17 Exercise 18

Exercise 19 Exercise 20 Exercise 21

Exercise 22 Exercise 23 Exercise 24

Exercise 25 Exercise 26 Exercise 27


lora_pat (not verified) 10 March 2010 - 6:04pm

Did CXC seem to mark the January 2010 exams harder or is it just my interpretation?

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Antony (not verified) 13 February 2013 - 1:55am

Wonderful articles.

Melissa jones (not verified) 12 March 2013 - 9:36pm

I hope that for 2013 the questions will be much easier for us student so that we can pass it to get a good job

Omie_guest (not verified) 18 May 2014 - 12:54pm

Cxc English language is Tuesday. Goodluck :)

Student (not verified) 29 September 2014 - 8:49am

In reply to by Omie_guest (not verified)

I hope I can examination tomorrow by looking this today.

Student (not verified) 29 September 2014 - 8:47am

I hope this will help in my EXAM.
I hope this is the time I could answer well

guest (not verified) 11 November 2014 - 4:28am

I think this help me in my summary writing, as well as in examination.

نقي (not verified) 16 June 2015 - 9:31pm

This summary helps نقي

nadee (not verified) 17 September 2015 - 2:16am

thanks lot. i learnt lot.

guest (not verified) 12 March 2018 - 9:48pm

it was a little helpful

guest (not verified) 1 May 2018 - 8:57pm

i hope they wont mark this one harder

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