English Paper 1 Questions and Answers - KCSE 2022 Prediction

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INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES.

  • Answer all questions in this question paper.
  1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING (20MKS)
    Your brother who has been studying abroad is coming home and the family has organized a party. Write an email inviting two of your friends; Mueni and Karanja. Copy in your brother who is organizing the party.
    Give clear directions to Mueni and Karanja on the best route to your home. (20mks)\
  2. CLOZE TEST (10mks)
    Read the passage below and fill in each blank space with an appropriate word.
    In a culture that sings the praises of individual gold medals and where ___1____ person fights for rights instead of _______2_____ on taking responsibility, people tend to lose sight of the picture.
    _____3__________fact, some people seem to believe that_____4_______are the entire picture. Everything revolves around their needs, their goals and their________5. I saw the message on their T-shirt that expresses the ___6_____well. My idea of a team is a whole lot of people doing what I tell them to do. A team isn’t supposed to be a bunch of people being used as a fool ____7____ one individual for selfish gain. Members of a team must have mutually beneficial shared goals. They must be ____8____ to work together, not manipulated by someone for ____9___ glory. Anyone who is accustomed to pulling together people and using them to benefit only _____10____ isn’t a team builder; he is a dictator.
  3. ORAL SKILLS (30MARKS)
    1. Read the poem below and then answer the question that follow
      HORIZONS; by Kalungi Kabuye
      As I meditate
      And levitate
      In human state
      No one can see
      How the internal sea
      Wells up with hope
      But let’s hope
      Life so dear
      With love so near
      And closeness so close
      Will bring home
      The thing that we hope
      Means to transform
      Even the simplest digit
      Into a magnified seed
      Of a mustard tree
      1. Describe the rhyme scheme of the poem above. (2mks)
      2. Identify and illustrate the devices used in the poem to achieve rhythm. (3mks)
      3. How would you say line 10 of the poem? (2mks)
      4. Write a word that is pronounced exactly the same way as each of the words in bold type in the poem above. (4mks)
      5. Write down words from the poems that have the following sounds; (2mks)
        1. / i: /…………………………………………
        2. / ai /…………………………………………
    2. Considering the pronunciation of the letters in bold face, identify the odd word out. (3mks)
      1. Gaze, rose, boss…………………………………………………………………….
      2. Fishing,champagne,watch………………………………………………………
      3. Enough, Dough, Bough…………………………………………………………………….
    3. Indicate whether you would use falling intonation or rising intonation in the sentences below. (4mks)
      1. Did you remember to buy tomatoes? ………………………………………………
      2. Where did you buy these? ………………………………………………………..
      3. I have something to tell you……………………………………………………..
      4. Open the window! ………………………………………………………………
    4. In the paragraph below, underline the correctly stressed word according to the syllable in bold. (5mks)
      The school captain said that they wanted to (conduct/conduct) a search in the dormitories. In the (process/process) of doing so, they found a mobile phone in one of the cubes. The (convict/convict) was Kibunja. Since he had been a (rebel/rebel) from the prefects’ body, the captain had no choice but to (subject/subject) him to the disciplinary committee.
    5. Give the meaning of the following sentences when the underlined words are stressed. (3mks)
      1. James was humbled by the experience
      2. James was humbled by the experience
      3. James was humbled by the experience
    6. Your teacher of English has asked you to give a presentation on a question from ‘Blossoms of the Savannah; Five minutes into the discussion, you notice that most students have lost concentration. Give the possible reasons why this happened. (2mks)


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



Marking Scheme

  1.  
    • FROM: sender’s email address(½)
    • To: recipients email address(1)
    • C.C:(½)
    • Date: relevant dates(½)
    • Subject: (relevant subject related to invitation)(1)
    • Closing tag: name (½)–not full name
      Content (4marks)
      PoliteInvitation(1)
      Occasion (1)
      Date, time, venue (2)
      Language(2)
    • Appropriate / correct language use
    • Appropriate tone
      1. The heading
        • Direction to the venue
        • Mention airport origin
        • Mention airport destination
        • Mention the mode of transport (accept any mode of transport). E.g. by Kenya Airways bound for JKIA and Matatu Number 6 flying the Jogoo road route.
        • Approximate distance/duration
        • Permanent land marks e.g. bus stop or buildings. No marks for temporal and marks.
        • Turnings-turn right or left
        • Compass directions eg north, south
          Language (3)
        • Award for clear and precise instructions
        • Award for appropriate register e.g. board a plane
        • Award for logical flow of direction.
  2. CLOSE TEXT
    1. a
    2. Focusing
    3. In
    4. they
    5. desires/desire
    6. attitude/idea
    7. by
    8. motivated
    9. individual
    10. himself
  3. ORAL SKILLS
    1.  
      1. aaabbccddefcfghb
        The rhyme scheme is irregular
      2. rhyme – meditate, levitate, state
        alliteration- wells up with
        • The thing that
        • Closeness so close
      3. Use of gestures- demonstrate using hands to show how close
        Stress the word ‘so’ to show the degree of closeness
      4. Sea- see
        Close- cloze
        Hope-hop
        Seed- cede
      5.  
        1. /i:/ tree, see, sea
        2. /ai/ life
    2. Boss
      Watch
      Enough
    3. Rising
      Falling
      Falling
      Falling
    4. Conduct
      Process
      Convict
      Rebel
      Subject
    5.  
      1. Only James and no one else ….
      2. James felt nothing else but humility
      3. It was the experience that made James feel humbled
    6. Award marks any two relevant possible reasons

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