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  1. You are the Secretary of Drama Club in your school.In an earlier meeting before the last one held on 5th February 2019,you had discussed the possibility of hosting a drama extravaganza in your school. You and seven other members attended the follow-up meeting.The club patron together with a renowned Nigerian thespian were also present.The main items of the agenda included: staging of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House,an outing and proposed amendment to the club's present constitution.
    Write down the minutes of the meeting.                                   (20marks)
  1. Read the passage below and fill in each blank space with the most appropriate word.(10marks)
    The shift from a subject-based curriculum .....1…………………....a competence-based curriculum will provide the opportunity to set standards.....2………………...which student learning can be assessed....3…………………...... into consideration the individual learner's interests, abilities and talents. It will .....4…………………….....teacher's re-orientation on the delivery methods for the....5...................................based approach.Towards achieving ....6......................................... end, orientation of teachers has been undertaken during two .. ..7............................................ holiday periods in December 2018 and April 2019, with two other sessions scheduled ...8. . ………………………… August and December 2019.A total of 170,000 teachers have participated in the orientation thus greatly enhancing their ability to implement the ………………………......9.... curriculum. Additionally, the Teacher's Service Commission launched the modules for the Teacher Professional Development in April 2018. This will .....10.......................................... the backbone of teacher improvement and maintenance of standards to ensure individual growth and provision of quality education.
    1. Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow.
      Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
      Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
      Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May
      And summers lease has all too short a date:
      Sometimes too hot the eye of heaven shines,
      And often is his gold complexion dimmed;
      And every fair from fair sometimes declines,
      By chance or nature's changing course untrimmed;
      But thy eternal summer shall not fade
      Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
      Nor shall death brag thou wanderest in his shade,
      When in eternal lines to time thou growest:
      So long as man can breathe,or eyes can see,
      So long live this and this gives life to thee.
      1. Describe the rhyme scheme in the poem above (2mks)
      2. Identify and illustrate any two sound devices in the above poem(4mks)
      3. With clear illustrations and explanations, mention any two non-verbal cues you would employ when reciting the last three lines of the poem                (4mks)
    2. Identify any five pairs of words that are pronounced the same from the list below(5marks)
      Swat         colonel
      Whirled       prophet
      Weir         raw
      Kernel         swot
      profit.         World
      Where.         We're
      row.           Wild
    3. From the list below, extract three words with long vowel sounds and four words with short vowel sounds:                                              (7marks)
      Deep, would, seen, full, cost, fool, dip
    4. Read the interview below and answer the questions that follow.
      Interviewee: (Opening office door and bursting in to the room panting. She is dressed in jeans trousers, a sleeveless top and sports jacket).I'm so late but I couldn't help I got lost. This place is so difficult to find, you know.
      Interviewer: Come right in and take a seat please.
      Interviewee: (Sits down. She puts her handbag and documents on the interviewer's table).Wow! This chair is so comfortable.
      Interviewer: Thank you. From the address on your application letter can I assume you come from Alisan?
      Interviewee: Of course. Why not.
      Interviewer: How is the place?
      Interviewee: So boring! In fact, that's why I’m looking for a job here in the city. I want to come and enjoy life here. I'm sure companies here pay good money, right?
      Interviewer: Before we discuss the salary, let's talk about your qualifications. From your CV...
      Interviewee: (Laughing smugly).Quite impressing, not so? I knew no one else could match it.
      Interviewer: The interview is over. Thank you for coming.
      Interviewee: (Standing to leave and shaking the interviewer's hand vigorously).See you.
      1. Mention any four things the interviewee does that would make her fail in the interview(4marks)
      2. With reference to the interview above, what advice would you give to the interviewee with regards to interview etiquette?(4marks)


  1. The answer must be in form of minutes.
    Points to look for:
    1. Heading(1mk)
      • Nature of the meeting(i.Drama Club).Compulsory 1/2
      • Time
      • Venue
      • Date(compulsory)1/2
    2. List of attendance(2mks)
      • Members present(If fewer than 8,deny)1mk
      • Absent with apologies_Absent without apologies}1/2
        NB:If one name,deny. Either two or one+initials
      • In Attendance(Patron,Nigerian thespian)1/2
        NB:If the patron and Nigerian thespian are in the list of those present,deny.
    3. Actual Minutes(Format(3mks) and Content(6mkd)=9mks)
      • Correct numbering
      • Preliminaries 1mk
      • Confirmation of previous minutes 1mk
      • Matters Arising(Hosting of Drama extravaganza_reference to this)
      • Discussion 1/2(what was discussed)
      • Resolution 1/2(,what was agreed upon)
      • Staging of A Dolls House
      • Discussion 1/2
      • Resolution 1/2
      • An outing
      • Discussion 1/2
      • Resolution 1/2
      • Amendment of clubs condtitution
      • Discussion 1/2
      • Resolution 1/2
      • Adjournment}(For these two mark but don't award)
      • Provision for confirmation and signing 1mk
        NB:If already signed,deny.
      • Summary
      • Heading H=1
      • Attendance A=2
        F_Numbering N=1
      • proper sequencing S=1
      • Signing PS=1
      • Confirmation=1
      • Matters Arising=1
      • Business of the day=3
    1. to
    2. against
    3. taking
    4. require
    5. competency
    6. this
    7. successive
    8. for
    9. new
    10. become
      1. ababcdcdefefgg_Regular
      2. Rhyme e.g.day/may
        Alliteration eg fair from
        Assonance e.g.man can
      3. Gestures: I would spread out my arms upwards or sideways to demonstrate growth(3rd last line)(1mk)
        Facial Expressions: I would widen my eyes/raise my eyebrows as I say the words 'eyes can see'(2nd last line)(1mk:
        Gestures: I would point at some imaginary objects as I say 'this and this'(Last line)(1mk)
    2. Swat/swot,whirled/world,weir/we're,kernel/colonel,profit/prophet(1mk per pair.Total=5)
        • She enters the room before she requests/begs/asks to enter
        • She has dressed inappropriately
        • She places her handbag on the interviewers table
        • She speaks casually to the interviewer
          (Accept any other appropriate answer_1mk each. Total=4)
      2. I would advise her to:
        • knock the door and enter only when she is allowed in.
        • how respect to the interviewer
        • dress appropriately for the interview
        • avoid praising herself/being full of herself
        • use polite language
          (Accept any other correct answer based on the interview above_1mk each Total=4)
    4. Long.     Short
      deep       cost
      Seen       would
      fool         full
      (1mk each.Total=7)
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