English Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Kassu Joint Mock Examination 2021

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INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Answer all questions in this paper.
  2. All your answers must be written in the spaces provided.
  3. This paper consists of 8 printed pages.
  4. Candidates should check the question paper to ensure that all pages are printed as indicated and no questions are missing

 

QUESTIONS

  1. Your best friend has asked you to recommend a book for him to read. You recently read A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen and you really enjoyed it. You would like him to read the same book. Write a review that would convince him to read the book. 20 marks
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  2. Read the passage below and fill the blanks with the most appropriate word. 10 marks
    Stress, intonation and pronunciation are invaluable aspects of 1……………………for any fluent 2………………… of the English language. Any handicap 3…………………… these three areas adversely affects the 4……………………of one’s speech. One 5………… hope to achieve competence in both spoken and 6……………… English if one has not mastered stress, intonation 7……………………pronunciation. In this book, the 8…………………… have endeavored to guide the reader to see the possibilities of working 9…………………… their effective use of the English language.
    With the rising popularity and usage, the correct use of the English language has been 10……………………..compromised.
  3.      
    1. Read the following narrative and answer the questions after:
      One day in June, Hare started bragging to the world in jungle land about his talents and abilities "I'm so fast" he said, "that I can beat anyone who wants to race with me. I'm Mr. Hot stuff on the track."
      Tortoise blazed at Hare through drooping eyelids. "Alright", said Tortoise. "I'll take you up on it, I think I can beat you. Let's do it."
      "You?" exclaimed Hare astonished.
      "Why, you're slower than an elephant asleep stuck in the mud. I can beat you ten times before you go three feet."
      "Insult me if you want", replied Tortoise. "I have a hard shell. But hold up on the bragging and boasting until the race is over. You never know, you know"
      They decided to race for a distance of a mile, Giraffe acted as the starter. "Ready? On your marks! Go!” barked the Giraffe.
      Hare took off like a tornado, rounding the bond in a few seconds. He felt the race was such a joke. He decided to take a little nap. He fell asleep and dreamed about the fields of Kales.
      Tortoise chugged along at a determined, steady pace, very slowly. Eventually, she lumbered past Hare. Sharp observers noticed a faint odd smile on her face and a slight twinkle in the eyes beneath the droopy eyelids. Meanwhile, the snoring hare dreamed about the luscious Kales. A thunderclap awoke him. The sky was cloudy until the sun was setting.
      Hare leaped up, rubbed the sleep out of his eyes, and zoomed down the road. When he got to the finishing line, the crowd of chimpanzees was cheering Tortoise on. Tortoise inched over the finishing line, a foot ahead of speeding Hare.
      She was victorious!
      "Eat my dust Bunny Boy!” said Tortoise
      "You can eat your smart words for dinner, too."
      Hare was too embarrassed for words. She shrunk back to his house, somewhat educated in the school of experience.
      1. State two ways in which you can begin telling this story during a live performance. (2marks)
        ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      2. If you were part of the audience for this story, explain two things you would do to show that you are participating in the story. (2marks)
        ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
      3. Explain how you would say the statement “You can eat your smart words for dinner, too.” (2 marks).
        ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    2. For each of the following words provide another word pronounced the same. (4 marks)
      1. Colonel………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      2. Liar …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...
      3. Quay …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      4. Lichen…………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………
    3. For each of the following set of words, identify the odd one out according to pronunciation of the syllables highlighted. (3 marks)
      1. pleasant, preach, pretty………………………………………………………………………………………..
      2. weapon, wed, weed……………………………………………………………………..………………………..
      3. breathe, breath, breadth………………………………………………………………………………………..
    4. Read the form below and answer the questions that follow.
      A flea and a fly flew up in a flue.
      Said the flea, “Let us fly!”
      Said the fly, “Let us flee.”
      So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
      1. Identify the genre above. (1 mark)
        …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      2. Identify and illustrate the dominant sound pattern in the genre above. (2 marks)
        ………………………………………………………………………………………………...……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      3. What would be lost if the above genre was translated into a different language? (1mark).
        ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    5. For each of the following sentences, indicate whether you would say it with a rising or falling intonation. (3 marks).
      1. Which school does Allan teach?................................................................…………….…………………
      2. Did you buy the items?........................................................................……………………………………….
      3. He is a good footballer, isn’t he?.....................................................………………………………………
    6. You are working as an intern at a local company attached to the Human Resources Manager’s office. You receive a call from someone who would want to talk to the Manager. Outline three things you would do to ensure the conversation is effective. (3 marks)
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    7. Mrs. Mwangi asked her class Form 4C to decide which one of the books in their syllabus they should perform for the rest of the school. She had asked Joyce to lead the discussion. Read the discussion below and answer the questions that follow.
      Mrs. Mwangi: Joyce would you lead the discussion?
      Joyce: Aha, Ok, The question is : What play should we pick for our class play. Does anyone have suggestions? Sharon?
      Sharon: I suggest we do “Betrayal in the City”
      Anred: How about “The Caucasian Chalk Circle?
      Joyce: No, I dislike “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” Passionately.
      Kendra: I love “The River and the Source.”
      Sharon: No, way! That would make a stupid play! Let’s do “Betrayal in the City”
      Joyce: Benta?
      Benta: I have never watched “The Caucasian Chalk Circle” but…..
      Pamela: It’s a superb play
      Joyce: Pamela; please let Benta finish then it will be your turn
      1. In terms of effective communication, identify four things some members of Form 4C did wrong in this discussion. (4marks).
        ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      2. Mention aspects of etiquette displayed by some members during the discussion. (3marks)
        ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………


MARKING SCHEME

  1. Must have a layout of a review. If not -2AD WRONG FORMAT
    1. Format:
      • Heading √ (1mk): BOOK REVIEW
      • Title √ (1mk): A DOLL’S HOUSE
      • Author √ (1mk): HENRIK IBSEN
      • Publisher√ (1mk)
      • Year of publication√ (1mk)
      • Reviewer√ (1mk)
        F=6mks
    2. Body:
      • The writer should capture a brief introduction of the text (synopsis) - (*I 2)
      • The candidate should be able to at least capture the main character(s) – as he /she brings out the plot and thematic concern(s) in the novel. (*C 2)
      • The candidate should bring out some styles used in the poem (*L 2)
      • The candidate should show the strength and weaknesses of the work of art (*S2)
      • The candidate should conclude by encouraging the friend to read the novel since it is a very interesting book. (*C2)
        C=8mks
    3. Language (4mks) (A 4, B 3, C 2, D 1)
  2. CLOZE TEST (10 MKS)
    1. speech
    2. speaker
    3. in
    4. quality
    5. cannot
    6. written
    7. and
    8. writer’s
    9. on
    10. greatly
  3. ORAL SKILLS
    1. Read the following narrative and answer the questions after:
      1. State two ways in which you would attract the attention of your audience as you begin telling this story during a live performance. (2marks)
        • I would hit a drum/a surface/
        • I would blow a whistle
        • I would sing a relevant common song
        • I would clap my hands/clear my throat (Any 2 X 1mk)
      2. If you were part of the audience for this story, explain two things you would do to show that you are participating in the story. (2marks)
        • I would complete common phrases
        • I would nod/shake my head at appropriate times.
        • I would join in a common song if sang Any 2 X 1mk
      3. Explain how you would say the statement “You can eat your smart words for dinner, too.” (2 marks).
        • I would say the statement with a falling intonation/ sarcastic tone as I sneer to show the contempt that Tortoise had having won against the Hare.
    2. For each of the following words provide another word pronounced the same. (4 marks)
      1. Colonel Kernel
      2. Liar Lyre
      3. Quay Key
      4. Lichen Liken
    3. For each of the following set of words, identify the odd one out according to pronunciation of the syllables highlighted. (3 marks)
      1. pleasant, preach, pretty pleasant
      2. weapon, wed, weed Weed
      3. breathe, breath, breadth breathe
    4. A flea and a fly flew up in a flue.
      Said the flea, “Let us fly!”
      Said the fly, “Let us flee.”
      So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
      1. Identify the genre above. (1mk)
        • It is a Tongue twister
      2. Identify and illustrate the dominant sound pattern in the genre above. (2mks)
        • Alliteration; A flea and a fly flew up in a flue
          Id 1mk, Ill 1mk. (Must be well illustrated)
      3. What would be lost if the above genre was translated into a different language? (1mk).
        • Rhythm would be lost if the genre is translated into another language.
        • Sound patterns like alliteration would also be lost (Any 1X1mk)
    5. For each of the following sentences, indicate whether you would say it with a rising or falling intonation. (3mks).
      1. Which school does Allan teach? Falling intonation
      2. Did you buy the items? Rising intonation
      3. He is a good footballer, isn’t he? Rising intonation
    6.        
      1. In terms of effective communication, identify three things some members of Form 4C did wrong in this discussion. (3mks).
        • Some of the members failed to observe turn-taking. Pamela does not allow Benta to finish her statement.
        • Sharon uses impolite language. She says, “That would make a stupid play”.
        • Sharon is dismissive of other people’s opinion/suggestions. “No, I dislike “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” passionately.
      2. Mention aspects of etiquette displayed by some members during the discussion. (3mks)
        • Joyce gives an opportunity/chance to each classmate to contribute to the discussion.
        • Joyce takes control of the discussion and cautions members who interrupt others.
        • The members stick to the discussion on the choice of play to pick (Any 3X1mk)
    7. You are working as an intern at a local company attached to the Human Resources Manager’s office. You receive a call from someone who would want to talk to the Manager. Outline four things you would do to ensure the conversation is effective. (4marks).
      • I would greet the caller and identify the company they have called.
      • I would introduce myself/my name
      • I would be audible
      • I would use polite language (Any 4X 1mk)

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