ENGLISH PAPER 1 - 2019 KCSE CEKENA MOCK EXAMINATION (QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS)

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • Answer ALL questions in this paper
  • Candidates should check the question paper to ascertain that all the pages are printed as indicated and no questions are missing.
  1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING (20mks)
    You are organizing a party for your brother who has graduated with first class honours from the University. The Area Women representative has been invited as the guest of honour. Your mother has assigned you the responsibility of preparing the meal for 50 guests.                                                                                                                                                 
    1. Prepare a recipe for the dish. (12 marks)
    2. Write a thank note that you would give to the women representative. (8 marks)
  2. CLOZE TEST
    Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate word                                         (10mks)

    We need to start reading more. (1).............................................encourages more creative thinking, keeps the (2)...............................fresh and stimulated in ways nothing else can.Reading awakens a (3)....................................... imagination and inhibits the brain (4)..................................rotting, as is evident with(5).................................. so-called political elite. If you neglect the pot, (6)..................boils over and extinguishes the fire. The youth (7)................................ should ignite a love for reading (8)...............................of engaging in nonsensical issues they are normally caught up in. it is said a reader lives a thousand lives (9)..................................... they die, but one (10) ............................ never reads lives only once.
  1. ORAL SKILLS
    1. Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow:-
      Made for pure pleasure
      Like buds two wonderful to name
      Miracles unfold
      And Catherine wheels begin to flame
      Like a whirling marigold
      Rockets and Roman candles make
      An orchard of the sky
      Whence magic trees their petals shake
      Upon each gazing eye
      1. Describe the rhyme scheme of this poem. (2marks)
      2. Using examples, explain how rhythm has been achieved in this poem.         (4 Marks
      3. What kind of facial expressions would you exhibit when reciting the poem? (2mks
      4. Which words would you stress in line one and why? (2 marks)
    2. The underlining indicates the stressed word in the sentences below. Briefly explain what each sentence means. (3 Marks)
      1. David hit Joan today
      2. David hit Joan today.
      3. David hit Joan today.
    3.  
      1. Provide a homophone for the following words.     (4 mrks)
        won–
        wood –
      2. Provide a word in which the letter given below is silent. (2mrks)
        t-
        p-
    4. Indicate the intonation in the following sentences. (3 Marks)
      1. How often do you visit your mother?
      2. Have you lost your way?
      3. She is writing her exams.
    5. Identify the odd one out in each of the following sets according to the pronunciation of the underlined sound .
      1. Enough, staff, dough, graph
      2. Depot, rapport, report, debut
      3. Hours, honour, heir, heifer
      4. Prison, reason, censor, season
      5. Sure, scissor, store, scare
    6. A teacher of English was in class during a reading session. She realized that the students had poor   reading habits. Mention three of these habits the teacher might have observed. (3 Marks
    7. Identify the silent letters in the following words. (2 Marks)
      poignant-
      boutique-


MARKING SCHEME

  1.  
    1. A recipe of pilau .
      A recipe of pilau for 50 people.
      The heading must inclide the type of food and the number of people if not deny the mark.
      Introduction: Give the nutritional value of the dish. e.g pilau is commonly used in the central region of our country as it is east to prepare and rice is readily available .
      The meal offers the body the much needed energy as it has enough starch. (1 mk)
      Ingredients: Expect a minimum of five and their quantities.    (1mk)
      (Deny if less than five items)
      Method:Expect a minimum of 8 instructions (steps) (4 mks)
      The last step must be serving.
      T one must be imperative.          
      Format 4 mks     -Title 1 mk
      -Introduction 1mk
      - Ingredients 1mk
      -Method 1mk
      Content     5mks - Ingredients 1 mk
      - Method     4 mks
      Language     3mks
    2. SAMPLE THANKYOU NOTE: This note should be treated as a formal letter.

      Format-4 mk
      Contect- Thank you 1mk
      Appreciation for attending the graduation ceremony. (1 mk)
      Language- 2 mks -communacates with a spark (1mk)
      -communicates fairly a few errors(1 mk)
  2. QUESTION 2
    1. Reading
    2. mind
    3. dormant
    4. from
    5. the
    6. it
    7. particularly
    8. instead
    9. before
    10. who
  3. QUESTION 3
    1.  
      1. abcdcdede- Irregular
      2. Rhyme – name, flame,
        -sky, eye
        shake, make
      3. Alliteration- pure, pleasure- consonant p is repeated,
        Rockets and Roman- r is repeated.
      4. Wear a happy face while reciting line 1 – Made for pure pleasure.
        Stare at a particular point to indicate gazing point.
      5. Made, pure, pleasure – They are content words- they carry the meaning of the sentence.
    2.  
      1. David and not anyone else hit Joan
      2. David only hit Joan and did nothing else to her
      3. David did not hit Joan on any other day but today.
    3.  
      1. one
        would
      2. t- rapport, satchet
        p- pheumonia, psychology
        it- rapport, satchet
        p- pheumonia, psychology
    4.  
      1. Falling
      2. Rising
      3. Falling
    5.  
      1. dough
      2. report
      3. heir
      4. censor
      5. sure
    6.  
      • moving the lips when reading
      • vocalizing words
      • reading one word at a time
      • pointing at the words with a finger as one reads
      • moving the head as one reads
    7.  
      • g
      • o

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