June 2014 English Language Paper 1 (Without Answers)
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ZIMSEC SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1122/1
JUNE 2014 SESSION 1 hour 30 minutes
TIME 1 hour 30 minutes
INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
Write your name, Center number and candidate number in the spaces provided on the answer paper/answer booklet.
Read the paper carefully before answering the questions.
Answer two questions.
Answer one question from Section A and the one from Section B.
Write your answers on the separate answer paper provided.
If you use more than one sheet of paper, fasten the sheets together.
INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
The number of marks is given in brackets
 at the end of each question.
You are advised to spend 50 minutes on Section A and 40 minutes on Section B.
SECTION A (30 MARKS)
Write a composition on one of the following topics. Your answer should be between 350 and 450 words in length. You are advised to spend 50 minutes on this section.
1 Describe the view from the top of the tallest building or mountain in a busy city or village. 
2 Write a story based on one of the following: Either a) His past had finally caught up with him. 
Or b) After all the embarrassing things I had done, I never expected my parents to forgive and welcome me back home. 
3 “Maintaining open and honest lines of communication strengthens relationships between parents and children.” Discuss. 
4 How far do you agree with the view that there is a close relationship between poverty and HIV?AIDS? 
5 The mysterious parcel. 
6 One good turn deserves another. 
7 The advantages and disadvantages of a free education system. 
SECTION B (20 MARKS)
Answer the following question. You are advised to spend 40 minutes on this section. Begin you answer on a fresh page.
8 The following advertisement for the position of Senior Sales Person has been posted in a daily newspaper by Technosales (Ltd). Using the information provided in the advertisement, apply for the post.
TECHNOSLAES PVT (LTD)
As a leading company which specializes in the sale of computer hardware and software, cellular phones and accessories and a wide range of business machines, we are inviting application for the position of Senior Sales Person.
Qualifications and Experience:
Five (5) Ordinary Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics.
Minimum qualification of National Diploma in Marketing or equivalent.
Experience in selling computer related hardware and software.
Ability to supervise clerical staff in the Sales Department.
Must be outgoing and able to communicate at all levels.
A clean class four (4) driver's license is essential.
Written applications, including expected date of availability and names of two contactable referees, should be submitted to: The Human Resources Manager
Technosales Pvt (Ltd)
P O Box MSA 4198
Deadline for submission of application is 29 July 2014