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


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NB: CXC suggests spending no more than 40 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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gianna (not verified) 30 December 2013 - 9:43pm

am a little worried about sitting this exam. after years of faking i finally made enough money to go back to school. i am hoping i do well

Just look in yourself that i'm going to past my subject
no matter what people says about me,just sit that exam
and be confident. Alright!

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guest (not verified) 4 September 2014 - 1:44am

In reply to by SHAWNAKAY FOSTER (not verified)

Why! Just try your best to understand the subject,to
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senseless lady.

lisa (not verified) 22 April 2014 - 11:36pm

The secretary
Denby sports club
P.O.box63
Arroyo village

Dear villagers

I am writing to inform you that we are expecting six foreign students from Guadeloupe ,all of our hotels are full we are requesting private homes they will be arriving on the 15th of September and leaving on the 30th
We are asking if anyone is interesting in putting up with these students .requirements are you need you must know how to speak French due to the fact that the students don't speak English ,and lunch must be serve include Sundays .
If you are interested let us know the charge rate ,letters should reach us at august 26th .Two (2) of our club members will need to inspect the homes and interview the applicants making the selection if by any chance you can take more than one (1) students state in your letter .

damonsalvotore (not verified) 15 July 2014 - 8:54pm

THE SECRETARY
DENBY SPORTS CLUB
P.O. BOX 63
ARROYO VILLAGE

dear villager,
i am writing this letter seeking your humble assistance in accommodating 6 students from guadeloupe,because all our hotels are full and we'r asking you if you can accommodate these students in your home.Applicants that are interesting must be able to speak french and must provide breakfast and dinner,except on sunday where lunch must be included.if interesting please reply us by august 26, we are willing to pay for this service so kindly tell us your fee and if selected two of our members will be visted your home to conduct an interview.students will be arrive at september 15th and depart on september 30th thank you
YOUR RESPECTFULLY
SUSAN CHARLES

NEED ALOT OF HELP!

would love to join your online study group, but unfortunately don't know how to make an account. am now in the fourth form. looking forward again to sit English A in January. need as much help that I can get. Anyways got a 4 this year, was very disappointed but it was a trial; not the end of the world. I'm glad I got the experience, They commented on my expressions and understand. I know my week areas and will improve in them. I will, and I must pass the exam. with god all things are possible. all we have to do is believe.

guest (not verified) 4 September 2014 - 1:56am

These persons just need confidence to past whatever exam,
they have to sit.

Nateshia james (not verified) 13 September 2014 - 10:09am

Fris time going do pob but english this will be the third time dont know what am doing wrong.

guest (not verified) 4 January 2015 - 3:19pm

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

15th August, 2015

Dear villagers,
this letter is to inform you that on September 15th, 2015, six male and female Guadeloupan students are expected to visit the village. They will be staying until September 30th and on behalf of the Denby Sports Club, I will like to ask if any of you are willing to, at a fee of your choice, house these guests for the duration of their stay. Persons must be able to speak french fluently and are expected to provide breakfast and dinner daily, along with lunch on Sundays. If you are interested, a letter including rates and if more than 1 student can be housed,must be sent to the address on the top left-hand corner by August 26th. Around 6pm on August 28th, members of the club will visit to inspect homes and discuss with applicants before making the selection.

Yours respectfully,
Susan Charles.

Keish (not verified) 14 April 2015 - 12:39pm

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

Dear Villagers,
A pleasant day to you. The Denby Sports Club is seeking your help on accommodating six (6) Guadeloupan students both male and female for two weeks. The reason for this is of the inconvenience with the hotels being filled at this time. The students will be arriving on September 15th and departing on the 30th.

Villagers interested must be able to speak French fluently, to provide breakfast and dinner daily except on Sundays where lunch should be included. Please state your fees of accommodation and write back to us by August 26, where as an inspection by two (2) members of the club to select appropriate homes and chat with applicants will be done on August 28 after 6pm. Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Susan Charles.

guestLorraine (not verified) 3 July 2015 - 2:47pm

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

Dear Villagers
The club is seeking assistance for accommodation of six Guadeloupan students both male and females they will be here from September 15 to September 30.At this time the hotels in the area are filled to capacity.
Interested villagers should speak fluent French. Meals of breakfast and dinner should be provided and lunch on Sundays.
Interested villager can write to the secretary by August 26 to tell of the cost for such accommodation, a routine inspection of the premises will be carried out by two members of the club on August 28,at 6pm.

Yours Sincerely
Susan Charles

darrean (not verified) 15 October 2015 - 4:16pm

In reply to by guestLorraine (not verified)

The secretary
Denby Sports club
P.O.Box 63
Arroyo Village

Dare,Villagers
Good day to you villagers,Denby sports club is in a bit of trouble and I the secretary will represent all the members of the club by asking for help.Six Guadeloupan students both male and females are exspected to arrive at your village because at that time the hotels will be booked out and they need a place to stay for two weeks(September,15-30),IF you are Interested write back.The Interested (he/she) must be able to speak fluent french.Meals of breakfast and dinner should be provided and lunch on Sundays.Interested villager can write to the secretary by August 28 to tell of the cost for such accommodation.

Yours Sincerely
Susan Charles

darrean (not verified) 15 October 2015 - 4:20pm

The secretary
Denby Sports club
P.O.Box 63
Arroyo Village

Dare,Villagers
Good day to you villagers,Denby sports club is in a bit of trouble and I the secretary will represent all the members of the club by asking for help.Six Guadeloupan students both male and females are exspected to arrive at your village because at that time the hotels will be booked out and they need a place to stay for two weeks(September,15-30),IF you are Interested write back.The Interested (he/she) must be able to speak fluent french.Meals of breakfast and dinner should be provided and lunch on Sundays.Interested villager can write to the secretary by August 28 to tell of the cost for such accommodation.

Yours Sincerely
Susan Charles

Adina McIntosh (not verified) 15 August 2017 - 8:03am

English: I keep getting a five (5)I really need a lot of help.

Jadyn Cox (not verified) 6 December 2017 - 12:23pm

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

May 22, 2017

Dear villagers,
This letter pertains to any villager of Arroyo that can host students from Guadeloupe because all hotels will be booked at that time. The students will be arriving on the 15th of September and leave on the 30th. You have to be fluent in French as they know no English. You're expected to feed them breakfast and dinner Monday through Saturday and on Sundays breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Please right back to us before May. 26th including your location and number, also we will be visiting the different homes on the 28th, and chat with the applicants before making the selection. You are more than welcome to host more than one Guadeloupean student if you can. Thank you for all your efforts in advance for helping these students.

Sincerely Yours
Susan Charles
(Club Secretary)

Word count (150)

guest (not verified) 14 February 2018 - 6:50pm

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

August 15th

Dear Sir/Madam,
The letter at hand is being written to you in relation to accommodation for six Guadeloupan students of both genders. It is essential for the applicant to be able to speak fluent French as none of the students will be able to speak English. I would also like to ask that the students be given both breakfast and dinner from Monday to Saturday and on Sunday in addition to breakfast and dinner lunch should also be provided. The students will be arriving on the 15th of September where they will be staying for two weeks before departing on the 30th September. Applicants are asked to make necessary preparations to accommodate the students. Two of the club's members will be visiting your home at 6:00 pm on August 28th to carry out an investigation. All applicants are asked to send a letter to the header above containing his/her rate of accommodation and other matters no later than August 26th.

Thank you for your kind cooperation.

Yours Sincerely
Susan Charles
Club Secretary

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

March 14th 2018

Dear villagers,
I am writing to ask if a few Guadeloupians students could be accommodated at your homes. The hotels are blocked, the students will be staying from September 15th-30th. We are willing to pay a small fee, and we ask you to send back a letter saying how much you’ll charge. The villagers interested must be able to speak French, and be able to provide meals including; breakfast and dinner of week days and lunch on Sundays. Two club member will be inspecting your homes and chatting with you. All those interested should send back letters that should reach us before august 26th, then our members can visit on the 28th. It would be appreciated if you can accommodate more than one student.

Yours sincerely
Susan Charles
(Club secretary)

my letter (not verified) 22 March 2018 - 8:52pm

Denby Sports Club
P.O. Box 63
Arroyo Village
Dear: Villagers
I am writing this letter to inform you that student from Guadeloupe will be visiting our sports club
For two week on September,15th.unfortunately all the hotel rooms are booked out so I’m asking anyone that is interested in accommodating at least one student to write back to me before august, 26th so two member from the club can come and inspect your house and have a talk with you. Applicant must be able to speak French, provide three meal on Sunday and two for the other days. Please let me how much it will cost thank you.

Yours sincerely
Susan Charles/

my letter (not verified) 23 March 2018 - 11:49am

Denby Sports Club
P.O. Box 63
Arroyo Village
Dear: Villagers
I am writing this letter to inform you that students from Guadeloupe will be visiting our sports club
For two week on September,15th.unfortunately all the hotel rooms are booked out so I’m asking anyone that is interested in accommodating at least one student to write back to me before august, 26th so two member from the club can come and inspect your house and have a talk with you. Applicant must be able to speak French, provide three meal on Sunday and two for the other days. Please let me how much it will cost thank you.

Yours sincerely
Susan Charles/

Nya Sandy (not verified) 13 April 2018 - 11:34am

The Secretary
Denby Sports Club
P.O. Box 63

Dear Villagers,

We the members of the Sports Club would be having six student from Guadeloupe both boys and girls, arriving at September 15th for two weeks and depart on 30th. Interested villagers willing to accommodate one or more should be able to speak French, provide breakfast and dinner expect on Sunday must include lunch at a reasonable rate. Two club members would be visiting homes for inspection and chat before selection at 6pm. Interested person can write to us with the above address, letters should reach us by August 26th, so our members can visit on the 28th. Thanking you in advance.

Yours sincerely

_______________________
Susan Charles
Club Secretary

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