CXC CSEC English A exam - Paper 1 topics


CXC CSEC English A exam - Paper 1 topics (2018)

CXC English A exam paper 1 contains sixty (60) compulsory multiple choice questions organized into two (2) sections.

(Compulsory means that you have no choice, you have to do ALL the questions on this Paper.)



Section 1


Section one (1) is made up of twenty five (25) separate multiple choice questions. In this section, you will be tested on the following skills:


Section 1 skills



Section 2


Section two (2) is made up of thirty five (35) multiple choice reading comprehension questions based on your understanding of five (5) passages. The passages will consist of,

1) One poem

2) One narrative extract from a novel, short story, biography, diary or letter

3) One expository extract from an informational source e.g. newspaper article, report or text of a speech

4) one argumentative abstract ( e.g. an advertisement, speech or letter to the editor)

5) one visual abstract (e.g. a table, diagram, map, chart, cartoon or advertisement)

In this section, you will be tested on the following skills:


Section 2 Skills



Each question on this paper is worth one (1) mark. You should attempt to answer ALL 60 multiple choice questions on this paper. (If you don't know an answer then guess!)


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