English Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Mang'u Mock 2020 Exam

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ENGLISH
PAPER 1
TIME: 2 HOURS.

Instructions To Candidates

  • Answer ALL the questions in this question paper 
  1. You are the chairperson of the Music club in your school. You wish to hold music competitions with another school. Write a letter through your patron, to the chairperson of the music club of the other school, inviting the members to a music competition night. There should be copies of the letters to the patron of the two schools. (20mks)

  2. CLOZE TEST(10MARKS)
    A personal Journal refers to a ____________ of events, experience and reflections in one's personal life. People record feelings, reactions, regrets, reflections, wishes and projections in a personal journal. ____________, personal journal
    ____________ are made daily at the end of the day or at ____________weekly. One could be recording trying, happy thrilling, energetic, real, strange, depressing, embarrassing and exciting ____________ that he or she has gone through. One jots _______________ notes on daily occurrences. ____________ personal journal helps you problem solving. It may also help you in making decisions ____________ on past activities and reflections in ____________

  3. ORAL SKILLS (30MARKS)
    1. Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow 
      The Eagle
      He clasps the crag with crooked hands:
      Close to the sun in lonely hands,
      Rung with the azure world, he stands

      The wrinkled sea beneath crawls
      He watches from his mountain walls
      And like a thunderbolt he falls

      Questions
      1. Identify two sound patterns employed in the poem (2mks)
      2. Mention two things that the poet has achieved by the use of the above patterns (2mks)
      3. Which word would you stress in the last line of the poem and why? (2mks)
      4. What gestures would you use while reacting the first line of the poem (2mks)
    2. Divide the following words into their constituent syllable units (5mks)
      1. Wonder
      2. Honey
      3. Draw back
      4. Town
      5. Education
    3. The following is part of speech made by an aspiring union leader called Mambo. From the speech identify the onomatopoeic words (4mks)

      Comrades, you know that we have been groaning under the crashing weight of oppression. We have endured all the manner of mistreatment form our employers. And, sadly, we have taken it all without so much as a murmur of protest. But how we say enough is enough! (He is widely applauded). Thank you. Thank you. From your roar of approval, I dare say that a new day has dawned for us workers.

    4. Rewrite the following sentences identifying the stressed syllable in the underlined words by using a stress marker
      (4mks)
      1. Drug abuse is so rampant in coast province (1mk)
      2. The alarm clock rang on time (1mk)
      3. We were forced to desert our fertile land and now, here we are in a total desert.
    5. Read the following telephone conversation and answer the questions that follow (Phone rings in Mr. Oundo's office)
      Secretary: (picking up) yes?
      Omari: Can I speak to Mr. Oundo...........
      Secretary: (Interrupting) I can't hear what you are saying speak up!
      Omari: Is Mr. Oundo in the office? I need to speak with him urgently
      Secretary: Who are you and what do you want from him?
      Omari: It is a personal matter madam. Is he in or not?
      Secretary: If it's personal, you should go and see him at home. If you want to speak to him, you must tell me what you want.
      Omari: Please tell him Omari Juma called. He can call me back on 07........
      Secretary: (interrupting). He is not here and I cannot memorize numbers. I have a lot of work. Call later. (bangs down the phone)

      Questions
      1. Explain the shortcoming of the secretary's telephone etiquette (4mks)
      2. Suggest specific expression of politeness and explain where the secretary should have used them. (3mks)

MARKING SCHEME

  1. You are the chairperson of the Music club in your school. You wish to hold music competitions with another school. Write a letter through your patron, to the chairperson of the music club from the other school, inviting the meinbers to a music competition night. There should be copies of the letters to the patron of the two schools.
    It should be an official letter with three addresses
    • Format
      1. Senders address
      2. Date ( must be in words)
      3. Recipients address
      4. Through the patrons address
      5. Salutation
      6. Ref.
      7. Signing off-yours faithfully.
      8. C.C-1. and CC -2
    • Introductory Paragraph who they are i.e. designation
      1. Invitation - mention the event (music competition night.
      2. Date of the event, time, venue (specific place)
      3. What they should prepare for
      4. Should be enough details for one to score the full marks Prizes for the winners.
      5. Prize must be specified.
      6. Body 6 mks
      7. Language 4 mks
      8. (Format - 10 mics)
      9. (Body - 6 mks)
      10. Language - 4 mks)           (20 mks)
  2. CLOZE TEST
    1. record
    2. usually
    3. entries
    4. times
    5. member
    6. down
    7. The 
    8. with
    9. based
    10. life 
  3. ORAL SKILLS

      1. Identify two sound patters employed in the poem
        1. Alliteration - clasps the crag with crooked hands
        2. Assonance-the wrinkled sea beneath crawls
          (mark any other appropriate)
      2. Mention 2 things that the poet has achieved by the use of the above patterns
        1. Have enhanced rhythm in the poem
        2. Have made the poem musical and interesting
        3. Have made the poem memorable
      3. Which word would you stress in the last line of the poem and why?
        1. Thunderbolt - capture the lines meaning and vividly shows the eagle's strength.
        2. Nb. Use of content word doesn't score
      4. What gestures would you use while reacting the first line of the poem?
        1. I would lap my hands to show how the cagle flies .
        2. I would fold my hands into a fist show the eagle class.
    1. Divide the following words into their constituent syllable units.
      1. Wonder - Won-der-2 syllables
      2. Honey - Hooey=1 syllables
      3. Draw back-Draw-back = 2 syllables
      4. Town-Town - 1 syllable
      5. Education - Edu-ca-tion - 3 syllables
    2. The following is part of speech made by an aspiring union leader called Mambo. From the speech identify the anomatopoeic words.
      1. Groaning
      2. Crashing
      3. Murmur
      4. Roar
        (1 x 4 = 4 mks).
    3. Rewrite following sentences identify stressed syllable in the underlined words using a stress maker
      1. Drug abuse is so rampant in coast province
        - Drug abuse is so 'rampant in coast province
      2. The alarm clock rang on time .
        The a'larm clock rang on time
      3. We were forced to desert our fertile land and now, here we are in a total desert .
        We were forced to de'sert our fertile land and now, here we are in a total 'desert

        NB: Students must make use of a stress marker not any other form.
    4. Read the telephone conversation and answer questions that follow
      1. Explain the shortcomings of the secretary's telephone etiquette.
        1. The secretary does not introduce herself to the caller.
        2. Interrupts the caller
        3. Demands for private information
        4. Ends the call abruptly by banging the phone
        5. Is rude when she asks 'who are you?'
        6. Does not offer to take a message for Mr. Omari.
      2. Suggest specific expression of politeness and explain where the secretary should have used them
        1. Hallo, Mr. Omari's office how can I help you? Pardon, excuse me, could you speak louder?
        2. Can I take a message..... Mr. Omari is not in - Thank you for calling- when ending the call.

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