KCSE 2010 English Paper 1 Questions with Marking Scheme

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QUESTIONS

  1. You are a chairperson of the Environmental club which has just been newly introduced in your school. There is going to be an official launching of the club. Write a brief speech that you would deliver at the launch. Your speech should include the following: introduction, club officials, the objectives (aims) of the club, the activities to be carried out, conditions for membership, enrolment and any other relevant information. (20 marks)


  2. Read the passage below and fill in each blank space with the appropriate word. (10 marks)

    I met Frank as soon as he was 1……………………. from the hospital. He felt 2 …………….to be alive. His seat-belt had kept him from going 3 …………………. the windscreen, and he had only a 4 ……………………….. cheek and some double-vision to indicate he 5 ………………… had nearly fatal crash. In the weeks that followed, 6 …... I began to notice strange after effects. Frank forgot to return phone calls. One afternoon, while writing our payrolls cheques for his staff, he repeatedly asked me the date. I watched as his pen froze over the yellow cheque-book. He would 7 ……………. flip the pages to check the spelling of a colleague’s name. At the piano, he played the same note over and over again, seemingly 8 ………………….. to proceed to the next. Its 9 ………………….. to be months before any of us was able to accept the painful 10………………. that his music career was over.

    1. Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow.

      When, in disgrace with Fortune of men’s eyes,
      I all alone beweep my outcast state,
      And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
      And look upon myself and curse my fate,
      Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
      Featured like him, like him with friends possessed,
      Desiring this man’s art and that man’s scope,
      With what I most enjoy contented least,
      Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising;
      Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
      (Like the lark at the break of day arising)
      From sullen earth sings hymns of heaven’s gate,
              For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
              That then I scorn to change my state with the kings
                                          (William Shakespeare’s
                                                  Sonnet 29)


      1. Identify any four pairs of words that rhyme with this poem. (2 marks)
      2. Give two instances of alliteration in this poem. (2 marks)
      3. How would you say the words in bracket in this poem? (2 marks)


    2. Read the passage below and then answer the questions that follows.

      It’s a cold misty December morning. You hear the sharp screeching of brakes followed by a loud bang, then screams. You rush to the scene of the crash, where you find a car overturned with a young woman and two small boys inside. The woman and one of the boys climb from the wreckage unhurt; but the other boy is pinned between the dashboard and the roof of the car, groaning in pain. Kru, kru, kru, you scrap your scalp and try to remember your lessons in first aid.

      Identify any four types of onomatopoeia in the passage. (4 marks)


    3. For each of the following five words, write another word that is pronounced the same.
      1. past ...…………………………………………
      2. aren’t ……………………………………….....
      3. hole ……………………………………………
      4. what …………………………………………..
      5. Male ………………………………………….. (5 marks)

    4. For each of the following letters, provide a word in which the letter is silent.
      1. p …………………………………………
      2. b …………………………………………
      3. l ………………………………………….
      4. n ………………………………………...
      5. t ………………………………………… (5 marks)

    5. Your school choir is rehearsing a choral verse for the school’s music festival. They are making a presentation for the rest of the school so as to get some feedback.

      Give four things that the listeners need to pay attention to and explain why. (8 marks)

Marking Scheme

  1. POINTS OF INTERPRETATION
    • Must be a speech ie must have the format of speech including Addressing the chairperson/master of ceremony and the official/ patron * If no quotation marks used or not ignore *If not deduct 4 marks. AD.
      SAMPLE SPEECH
    • The Guest of Honour, (Name)
    • The principal, (Name of school)
    • The patron, Environmental club, (Name)- min 2 people
    • The official of the Environmental club
    • Fellow colleagues
    • The master of ceremonies, Sir / Accept master of ceremony
      1. INTRODUCTION
        *To show why or how or who started the club
        -Must come before objectives
        I wish to start by outlining briefly how the EC idea was born. Three of us, ......................and I were watching TV one day and saw a programme showing how the youth in......................were responding to the challenges of environmental degradation in their community. We were challenged and resolved to take the matter up with our Geography teacher, ......................He concurred with us and kindly accepted to be the patron of the club we formed to rally the students of this school willing to join us. On the 14th of ......................we held the first add hoc meeting and resolved to form a club with the three of us as interim officials. Two other meetings followed before we officially held elections under the supervision of our patron. I was elected chairperson.
      2. OFFICIAL OF THE CLUB-names/designations and functions must be there.
        The following officials were elected to serve with me. Please stand up so that I may introduce you
        ......................was elected Organising Secretary, unopposed
        ......................was elected Secretary
        ......................was elected Assistant Secretary, etc
        Thank you. Please take your seats.
      3. OBJECTIVES OF THE CLUB
        The club was formed to undertake the following 
        1. To sensitize the members, and through them the entire school and community, on the need to conserve and protect our environment
        2. To undertake to clean-up our environment 
        3. To undertake to restore the degraded environment, say by planting trees, garbage removal, prevention of malaria by disposal of ditches and cans where water could collect etc
        4. To promote organic production of vegetables in the school farm for sale to staff and local community 
        5. To undertake environment clean-up activities in the school and local market and community
      4. MEMBERSHIP
        The club membership is open to all like minded students desiring to join and create an impact in the society, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of ksh 150 The master of ceremony; The club, in addition to the routine environmental clean-up activities, plans to organize and give talks to environmental issues to the school community; to invite environmentalist to talk to the club members; to sponsor at least five members to the World Environment day celebrations held at the provincial/county headquarters every year
      5. CONCLUSION - look for indication of coming to an end thank you god bless.
        The master of ceremony,
        I wish to end by thanking the Guest of Honour for coming to grace this occasion, the principal for the support she has given us and the patron and last but not least the members of the Environmental club.
        Thank you!
  2. cloze text 
    1. discharged 
    2. lucky/fortunate 
    3. through 
    4. swollen bruised 
    5. had 
    6. however 
    7. then 
    8. unable
    9. would
    10. fact/reality/truth
  3.                
    1.                  
      1. eyes/cries              despising'arising
        State/fate              state gate
        hope/scope            brings kings
        Any four pairs=(2 marks)
        (possessed/least half rhyme. But do not penalize)
      2. me/more
        myself/my
        sullen/sings
        when/with
        with/what
        thee/than
        sweat/such
        like/lack
        featured/friends
        hymns/heavens
        scorn/state
        Any two instances = (2marks)
      3. I would lower my voice and say them at a lower pitch/Almost a whisper- with the appropriate. Knowing facial expression
      4. The last two lines conclude the argument of the of the poem
        Therefore to be read at a higher pitch, with more emphasis, more confidence, more slowly and more deliberately - perhaps with a knowing smile 
    2. Screeching, screams, being, crash, groaning, scratch.
      NB. Do not score for the idiophone: kru kru kru
    3.                         
      1. passed -/pa;st/
      2. aunt - /a:nt/
      3. whole - /houl/
      4. watt - /wat 
      5. mail - /meil/
        NB; Do not accept ant 
    4.                  
      1. psychology, receipt, corp, psyque
      2. debt, climb, dumb, doubt
      3. calm, palm, balm.could
      4. hymn, condemn
      5. listen, soften, moisten, buffer
    5.                      
      1. proper/clear pronunciation of words- to convey the right message. 
      2. the right volume-projection 
      3. the correct tone of words 
      4. variation of voice
      5. the right gesture accompanying the performance 
      6. body posture 
      7. proper articulation of words 
      8. proper attire- to look presentable.

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