ENGLISH PAPER 1 - KCSE 2019 MARANDA MOCK EXAMINATION

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • Answer all the questions
  • Answers must be in English
  • Answer in the spaces provided
  • Write the date, name and index number in the spaces provided at the top of the page.
  1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING

    You are the secretary of Mambo Leo Youth Empowerment Group which has six members. The group is holding the second meeting of the year in which the following agenda will be discussed.
    • Income generating project.
    • Elections
    • Chairperson’s report

      Write an email to notify members about the meeting. (20 mks)
  1. Cloze Test
    Read the passage below and then fill in the blank spaces. Use only ONE word in each space. (10mks)

    I don’t believe in luck. I believe that the work you do only decides your destiny and luck. When you work honestly for something, it…1…………………………….true and no one can actually take it from you. It’s good to be good, but it’s even….2………………………………………to be excellent. It’s pretty simple. What I mean is that when you work hard, you gain expertise; you …3………………………………..knowledge and become smart. Your expertise, exceptional knowledge and skills help you stand….4……………………………………..so when you try to hard work for prosperity, getting success becomes easy.

    I think hard work ….5………………………………..goes in vain. Hard work makes us strong as a person, when you seriously hard work for prosperity. You automatically get….6……………………for the worst. There will always be odds in life. But, an honest journey for success is invaluable, because it helps us live a life as a strong and independent person. The process of …7…………………………..success is so hard that it makes you a strong person during the process. So I always appreciate honesty and hard work for being a better person in life. Live life to the fullest, but never…8……………………………..the struggles. Do you know why a person having exceptional knowledge never cares about the social obligations, politics and power?

    Knowledge and hard work are the main two things that can…9……………………………………you from the rest. So never hesitate to hard work for prosperity. Life is never about winning power and money. It’s about winning prestige, honour and unforgettable position in the society. Hard work will bring you luck, fame, money, motivation and almost…10……………………………………………you want. So, do not fear hard work.  
  1. ORAL SKILLS

    Read the incomplete poem below and then answer the questions that follow.

    A million stars up in the
    One shines brighter-I can’t deny.
    A love so precious, a love so…………………………………
    A love that comes from me to you.
    The angels sings when you are near.
    Within your arms I have nothing to……………………….
    You always know just what to say
    Just talking to you makes my……………………………….
    I love you, honey, with all my heart                                        
    Together forever and never to……………………………………..

    Questions 
    1. If the rhyme scheme is aa,bb,cc,dd,ee, fill the gaps with the most suitable words . use one word in each space.(5mks)
    2. How would you say the second last line of this poem?(3mks)
    3. It is also concluded by the audience after the recitation that the recitor is anxious. Suggest four signs that could have led to this conclusion.(4mks)

  2.  
    1. Write a word pronounced exactly the same way as each of the following. (4mks)
      1. Nose          
      2. Metal          
      3. Synch        
      4. We              
    2. Indicate the correct intonation in the following sentences. (3mks)
      1. Is mother in the kitchen?
      2. Alcoholism is a brain disease.
      3. Which among this belongs to you?
    3. A flea and a fly flew in the flue
      Said the flea “let us fly”
      Said the flea “let us flee”
      So they flew through a flaw in the flue

      1. Identify the genre above. (1mk
      2. Identify and illustrate the dominant sound pattern in the genre above. (2mks)
    4. Identify the word with the odd sound from the following sets of words, (3mks)
      1. Erupt       escort             erode             erase
      2. Hire         tire                 pie                 scion
      3. Hiss         his                  miss               piss                                                
    5. A facilitator who has visited your school is talking to the form four students on how to cope with life after school. Three minutes into the talk you notice that the students have lost concentration. Highlight what you would employ to capture the attention of the students? (5mks)


MARKING SCHEME

  1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING
    Expect an email with a notification of a meeting either attached or embedded
    From This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    To:makau@gmail,com 
    CC……………………………..
    CC……………………………..
    CC………………………………
    CC………………………………

    (At least 4 addresses under CC)
    SUBJECT NOTIFICATION OF A MEETING (1 mark)
    MAMBO LEO YOUTH EMPOWERMENT GROUP 
    PO BOX 002-5011 KIU 
    DATE………………………..(1MK)

    Notice hereby given that the second general meeting will be held at ………… (1mk) on………..(1mk) to transact the following businesses
    1. Preliminaries 
    2. Confirmation 
    3. Matters arising 
    4. Income generating project 
    5. Elections 
    6. Chairperson’s report (1mk)
    7. AOB (1mk) 
    8. Adjournment (1mk)

      You are advised to communicate to the office if attendance will not be possible. Arrange to appoint a proxy (1mk) to the meeting who will vote on your behalf if you are unable to attend.
      Signed 
      M\S Kaintai Rose 
      Group secretary 
      Format (8mks)
      Content (8mks)
      Language (4mks)

  2. CLOZE TEST
    1. Becomes
    2. Better
    3. Gain
    4. Out
    5. Never
    6. Prepared
    7. Achieving
    8. Fear
    9. Differentiate
    10. Anything
  3. ORAL SKILLS
    1. Read the incomplete poem below and then answer the questions that follows
      A million stars in the sky
      One shines brighter-I can’t deny
      A love so precious, a love so true
      The angels sin when you are near
      Within your arms I have nothing to fear
      You always know just what to say
      Just talking to you makes my day
      I love you, honey, with all my heart
      Together forever and never to part
      1. If the rhyme scheme is aa,bb,cc,dd,ee, fill the gaps with the most suitable words . Use one word in each space.
      2. How would you say the second last line of this poem?
        Pause before saying “honey”
        Stress the word honey
        Lower the voice at the end
      3. It is also concluded by the audience after the recitation that the recite is anxious . suggest four signs that could have led to this conclusion.
        Shaking hands
        Sweating palms
        Dry mouth
        Rapid heartbeat
        Squeaky voice
        Knocking knees
        Facial flushes
        Watery eyes
        Mental confusions
        Jitters
    2.  
      1. Nose-knows
      2. Metal-mettle
      3. Synch-Sink
      4. We- wee
    3.  
      1. Rising
      2. Falling
      3. Falling
    4.  
      1. It is a tongue twister (1mk)
      2. Alliteration (1mk) Flea fly flew up in a flu (1mk)
        NB: The sound must be underlined to score a mark.
      1. escort
      2. pie
      3. his
    5.  
      1. Dress/Groom appropriately
      2. Research on the topic
      3. Maintain eye contact
      4. Ensure you project your voice
      5. Use language that is appropriate to your audience
      6. Involve the audience
      7. Use non verbal cues\skills
        (Any other appropriate answer)

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