CXC English A exam: Past paper type descriptive essay questions 1

CXC past paper type essay questions: descriptive essay questions

Here are CXC past paper type descriptive essay questions.

Here are the directions that are normally placed at the start of section three, the short story/descriptive essay writing section:


(Suggested time: 45 minutes)

Answer one question in this section.

Your answer in this section should be approximately 400 to 450 words in length.

You MUST write in Standard English. However, dialect may be used in conversation.


Write either a story or a description entitled: "The village where nobody lives anymore".

(35 marks)


It is you last day at secondary school.
Describe the thoughts that pass through your mind as you reflect EITHER on your school days OR on the next stage of your life.

(35 marks)


As she walked down the main street of the village where her grandparents lived she felt like she was in another country.

Describe what she saw and her thoughts and feelings.

(35 marks)


Describe a hurricane you have experienced.

(35 marks)


The climbers reached the top of the cliff as the sun was setting. They looked out over the town to one side and the water to the other. The whole scene appeared strikingly beautiful in the late evening sunlight.

Describe the view as seen by the climbers.

(35 marks)

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queen_b (not verified) 31 August 2020 - 10:33pm

Sealed within four walls of a standing building that if human, would be my great grandfather is memories that I made of my five short years at my high school. Here I experienced many first's including getting friends that I can solely depend on, My inner true personality, my first boyfriend, my first kiss, going on stage to perform for a crowd, joining school clubs, being an active participator in extra curricular activities and so much more. The first time I step feet I was wondering how long I would have to keep up with this school but now as I stand, I couldn't help but try to remember how my stay was so short and how I'm dying to restart my beautiful fun-filled journey. Thoughts such as "what's next?", "what will become of my friends?", "will we see each other and perhaps recognize each other?" was drowning in my uneasy mind. The only thought that comforted me is that I made memories, good and bad and I can NEVER go back no matter how much I would like to, the only that's left to do is hold my head up high, chest out and proceed to my other milestone, where, who knows, I'd make more and longer lasting memories.

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