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MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

FIJI SCHOOL LEAVING CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION 2013

ENGLISH
Time Allowed: Three Hours
(An extra ten minutes is allowed for reading this paper.)

INSTRUCTIONS
1.

Write all your answers in the Answer Book provided.

2.

Write your Index Number on the front page and inside the back flap of the Answer Book.

3.

If you need more paper, ask the supervisor for extra sheets. Tie these inside the Answer Book at the appropriate places.

4.

There are four sections in this paper. Sections A, B and C are compulsory. Note the choices in Section D.

SUMMARY OF QUESTIONS
Section
A

B

C

D

Guidelines
Writing
Question 1 - Formal Writing
Question 2 - Personal Writing
Both questions are compulsory.
Comprehension and Summary Writing
Question 3 - Comprehension
Question 4 - Summary Writing
Both questions are compulsory.
Language
Question 5 - Grammar and Vocabulary
Question 6 - Varieties of English
Both questions are compulsory.
Literature
Answer three questions: one each from
any three of the four genres given.

Total
Mark

Suggested
Time

20

36 minutes

20

36 minutes

30

54 minutes

30

54 minutes

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2.

SECTION A:

WRITING

[20 marks]

There are two questions in this section. Both the questions are compulsory.

QUESTION 1

FORMAL WRITING

(10 marks)

Write about 200 words on any one of the choices (a) – (h) given under the following headings: Expository Essay, Speech, Letter and Report.
During marking, the examiner will be looking especially for the use of an appropriate register, originality of ideas, logical organisation, correct paragraphing, relevant linkages, expression and style.

Expository Essay
Either

(a)

Corporal punishment

Or

(b)

The role of women in our society.

Or

(c)

The rights of the disabled should be recognised by society.

Or

(d)

The importance of environmental education in schools.

Or

(e)

Promoting skilled and educated youths is vital for progress in Fiji.

(f)

You are a Senior Education Officer from the Ministry of Education and have been invited to talk to the students of Damodar College during the Prefectsʹ Investiture Ceremony.

Speech
Or

Write the text of the speech you will deliver to the newly-inducted prefects, the rest of the students and the teachers.
Letter
Or

(g)

Your name is Jeffrey Seru or Deanne Kumar and you attend Veilomani Secondary School, P. O. Box 26, Vunisinu.
Write an application letter to the Human Resource Manager of Carpenters Fiji Limited, P. O. Box 1237, Samabula, applying for the position of Sales Assistant as advertised in the Fiji Sun on the 30th of September, 2013.

In your letter, include at least five necessary details expected in the body of an application letter.
Set out your letter appropriately.

© MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, FSLCE 2013: ENGLISH.

3.
Report
Or

(h)

Using the table shown below, write a report titled:
Road Casualities for 2009 in Fiji
You may use the following headings in the report:

(i)

Introduction

(ii)

Causes of road casualities

(iii)

Analysis of data

(iv)

Conclusion

(v)

Recommendations
CASUALITY TYPE – 2009

Fatal

Casuality Type
Hospitalised

Head-on

12

Rear-end

Collision Type

Total

43

NotHospitalised
57

2

12

15

29

90 Degrees

3

13

26

42

Sideswipe

2

14

21

37

Overturn

9

13

38

60

Object on road

2

6

7

15

Object off road

8

20

28

56

Hit parked vehicle

0

0

6

6

Hit pedestrian

7

93

128

228

Other

2

29

52

83

Other

0

0

1

1

Total

47

243

379

669

112

Adapted from: Road Traffic Accidents, Fiji Police, 2009.

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4.
SECTION A

(continued)

QUESTION 2

PERSONAL WRITING

(10 marks)

The theme of this question is: PROGRESS
Write about 200 words on any one of the options (a) – (f) given below. Each option requires writing in a particular register for a particular audience.

If you choose option (a) or (e), use the following name and address; Luke Shade or Eleanor Koroi, 24 Tavola Road, Nausori.

Either (a)

Write a letter to your parents in the village expressing your views on the increase in the number of children from your village who have been brought up in the city and can no longer speak their mother tongue properly.

Or

(b)

You were selected to represent your school in the National Climate Change Workshop, organised for schools in Fiji, by the South Pacific Community at the Suva Civic Centre, during the two weeks holiday. Write a diary entry on your experiences, feelings, and plans after attending this three-day workshop.

Or

(c)

Write a conversation between you and your friend on the changes that you both have experienced in the education system in your country in the last five years.

Or

(d)

Write a descriptive essay, expressing your feelings and thoughts about the construction of a new road near your home.

Or

(e)

Write a letter to the editor of a local newspaper expressing your views on the effects of the media on studentsʹ values.

Or

(f)

Using one of the photographs on the next page to guide you, write about the theme in any style of your choice.

© MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, FSLCE 2013: ENGLISH.

5.

(i)

Source: Ministry of Information, May 17, 2013.
(ii)

Source: Fiji Sun, 2013.

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6.

SECTION B: COMPREHENSION AND SUMMARY WRITING [20 marks...

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