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ZIMBABWE SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level

ENGLISH LANGUAGE                                                                                                                              1122/1

PAPER 1

JUNE 2009 SESSION                           1 hour 30 minutes

TIME: 1 hour 30 minutes

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

  • Read the paper carefully before answering the questions.
  • Answer two questions.
  • Answer one question from Section A and one question from Section B.
  • Write your name and your answers on a separate answer sheet.
  • 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 an exciting sports day at your school.             [30]

    2. Write a story based on one of the following statements:

    Either a) After getting married, he was a completely changed man.      [30]

    Or       b) On hearing her name, she smiled.            [30]

    3.  Communities should contribute to protecting the environment. How far do you agree? [30]

    4. The day grandmother visited. [30]

    5. What would you consider to be attributes of a good community library?         [30]

    6. The joys of being an only child.   [30]

    7.  Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being a celebrity.     [30]

    SECTION B ( 20 MARKS)

    Answer the following question. You should spend not more than 40 minutes on this section. Begin your answer on a fresh page.

    8. You are the Head Prefect of Wisdom High School. Using points given below and adding relevant points of your own, write a speech you would give to the incoming Form One pupils enlightening them on the School rules.

    – punctuality.

    – uniforms.

    -library

    -school times

    -respect and discipline

    -sports

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