Tag: SAMPLE CSEC ENGLISH B 2018 EXAM PAPER

Examining the Types of English B Questions

Compare     Examine the similarities as well as differences to reach a general conclusion.

Compare and Contrast Examine the similarities as well as differences to reach a general conclusion. It must be noted that the word “compare” used by itself takes into consideration both similarities and differences. However, the word contrast used by itself indicates that only the differences must be
provided.

Comment Examine how the writer uses different elements (for example, literary device, stage props) to create effect and meaning. The overall effect on the piece of work must also be provided. The effect must take into account the writer’s purpose, and other elements of the piece of work, for example, theme, structure, diction and tone.

Describe Provide a detailed account, including significant characteristics or traits of the issue in question.

Discuss Provide an extended answer exploring related concepts and issues using detailed examples but not necessarily drawing a conclusion.

Explain  Focus on what, how and why something occurred. State the reasons or justifications, interpretation of results and causes.

CSEC ENGLISH B SECTION C Sample Questions

SECTION C — PROSE FICTION Answer ONE question in this section.
You must state the title of any books you refer to in your answer.

 

 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD — Harper Lee

 EITHER

5. “To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age novel in which Jem and Scout learn some important lessons about life.” Write an essay in which you describe TWO incidents that teach the children an important lesson.
In this essay, you must also discuss how ONE of the incidents affects the children, and examine
ONE narrative technique the writer uses to present important lessons about life.
 

Total 35 marks

OR

 BREATH, EYES, MEMORY—Edwidge Danticat

 

6. “Mother-daughter relationships are built on a web of traditional practices.” Write an essay in which you describe ONE mother-daughter relationship in Breath, Eyes Memory.
In this essay you must also discuss how a traditional practice affects that relationship, and examine
how ONE technique is used by the writer to explore mother-daughter relationships.

   Total 35 marks