English Paper 2 Questions and Answers - Kassu Joint Mock Examination 2021

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  1. Candidates must answer all the questions in English.
  2. Candidates should check the question paper and ascertain that all the pages are printed as indicated and that no question is missing.
  3. This paper consists of 12 printed pages.
  4. Answer all the questions in the spaces provided.
  5. Sign and write the date of the examination in the spaces provided.
  6. Write your name, admission number and class in the spaces provided.

 

  1. COMPREHENSION PASSAGE
    Read the following passage and then answer the questions that follow. (20mks)
    There are those individuals who when stressed out either grind their teeth or pick at their nails. I pick at my face, scouring it for a pimple or in their absence, anything else to exfoliate.
    And so you see, it is during one such tour that I unearthed the horrific - a discovery I best articulated in a panicked email to a friend: "Help me". I said: “It's official... I’m growing a beard!'
    A topic of my laughter amongst my friends, facial hair, always just that - something to laugh about. But now, having discovered a few strands of my own, it suddenly didn't seem too funny. I was in a hairy situation and I didn't like it.
    Indulge me for a moment and understand where I am coming from- I am not referring to a microscopic fuzz. This here was a very bold and aggressively developing mane, which I could either pluck, shave, tweeze, have electrolysis performed on, or darn it, just grow and groom.
    I would not have been the only one. The problem of unwanted facial hair extends to approximately 41 million women in the United States and more than a few I have bumped into at Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi.
    And some of these bearded ladies have been smart, leaving their mark in history. There was Lady Olga, born in 1874 as Jane Barnell, who had a 65-year long career as a sideshow attraction, traveling with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey. And remember Vivian Wheeler, the Illinois woman who for her 11-inch beard, made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for having the "longest Female Beard Hair?" Having shaved since the age of seven, Vivian endured four marriages before letting "Rapunzel" grow.
    But be as it is, beard and all, nature is still kinder to women than men. Despite challenges such as comparatively lower access to wealth, employment, healthcare, and education, women are still on top when it comes to living it out…Life that is. Not only are women ahead in numbers but they also have a greater life expectancy than men. In the US, for instance, where the life expectancy averages 79 years for women, it is about 72 for men, and women over the age of 65 outnumber men by a ratio of three to two.
    This is particularly interesting when one considers the numerous physical and cultural advantages men have over women. We are shorter and hence more prone to weight gain and poorer hence less likely to get medical care. Even in the US, older women are the single poorest group with 35 percent living alone and 52 percent widowed as compared to men, where only 14 percent live alone and 23 percent are widowers.
    So how does this happen? Men it seems are doomed well from the start. Not only do they die more frequently than girls in infancy but in each subsequent year of life. Come puberty many speed it up. Succumbing to what has been termed "testosterone toxicity"-the increase in testosterone that prompts boys to thump their chests and take greater risks than girls-nothing like knitting when you can jump off a wall!
    In their 40s, many begin to see symptoms of heart disease such that by the time they are aged 55 to 64, they are twice as likely to die from heart disease and accidents as women of the same age. And in developing countries, they are also four times as likely to commit suicide.
    If women are, indeed, the weaker sex, little evidence proves it. While their husbands puff on a Kiraiku (unfiltered tobacco roll), our Kamba women fetch firewood, water, cultivate, and cook meals. And in our cities, others work long hours for peanuts- hand washing clothes and scrubbing floors to feed families they only see in the evening as their second job-that of parenting begins.
    Despite all this, women have been conditioned to rely on men and to paradoxically believe that they are lifeless - crippled, without the support and companionship of a man. While our longer lives don't necessarily translate into healthier lives (we have our share of osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, and HIV/AIDS) our worth amounts to more than we hear. It is exhibited in our inner strength and in our ability to grow stronger when weakened.
    Isn't it time we learned from Madame Jeanne Calvert who died at the age of 122? Her life teaches us one thing - it is that women shouldn't count on marriage to finance their old age – ladies, you may try it but he'll be long gone when you are old. You may have a companion, a loving dog. Perhaps, but you'll otherwise be alone in your rocking chair, stroking your beard.

    QUESTIONS

    1. Why does a topic that makes the writer laugh cause her misery? (2marks)
    2. Punctuate the following sentence correctly.
      Women face challenges such as lower access to wealth employment healthcare and education (2marks)
      ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    3. Women are indeed, the weaker sex, little evidence proves it. (Rewrite this sentence starting with: Little evidence (1mark)
      ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………....
    4. Specify two areas the passage singles out when women outperform men. (2marks)
      ……….………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    5. Explain the irony behind men's shorter lifespan (3marks)
    6. Why should women not celebrate
    7. Not only are women ahead in numbers but they also have a greater life expectancy (Write two sentences from the sentence given without using conjunctions) (2 marks)
    8. Describe the tone in the last paragraph of the passage. (2mks)
    9. In not more than 50 words, summarise the ways in which men’s lives are doomed? (4marks)
      Rough copy
      Fair copy
    10. Explain the meaning of the following words as used in the passage (4marks)
      1. exfoliate …………………………………………………………………………………
      2. microscopic fuzz……………………………………………………………………
      3. succumbing………………………………………………………………………..
      4. symptoms………………………………………………………………………………..
  2. EXCERPT: BLOSSOMS OF THE SAVANNAH BY H. OLE KULET (25 MARKS)
    Read the following excerpt and answer the questions that follow.
    At about three, they took their leave and set to go home. It was a hot afternoon and the heat was oppressive.
    They, therefore, walked slowly, occasionally stopping under a shady tree to take a rest. They had just resumed their walk and were passing through a bushy area when Resian spotted two men eyeing them from behind a tree. She pointed them out to Taiyo who suggested that they walk on as probably they were harmless herdsmen.
    After getting closer, they immediately recognized one of the men who accosted them on their first day in Nasila and later jeered at them on that occasion of the homecoming ceremony. They trembled as the two men stood grinning down at them. The men came out to the road and blocked the girls' way.
    The bravery which might have enabled them to face the two vagabonds fizzled out quickly when they saw the bulging muscles of their arms and the demonic determination in their eyes to harm them. Their fear was heightened by the heavy knobkerries that the two men brandished menacingly. One of them got hold of Taiyo and tried to drag her into the bush while the other wrestled with Resian. The girls screamed and screamed as they scratched the men’s faces with their sharp fingernails.
    But that was the farthest they could go. What happened next happened so fast that the assailants and the victims were dumbfounded. It was like a bolt of thunder on a clear cloudless day. Suddenly and unexpectedly, a third man sprang out of the bushes like a ghost.

    QUESTIONS
    1. What happens before this excerpt ( 3mks )
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    2. In note form, state the roles of the man who sprang out of the bush in the development of the plot. (3mks)
      …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    3. Comment on two figures of speech used in this excerpt (6mks)
      ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    4. Who are the two vagabonds and what is the punishment are they given? (4mks)
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    5. Explain the dominant theme in this excerpt (2mks)
      …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    6. Rewrite the following sentences as instructed
      They, therefore, walked slowly, occasionally stopping under a shady tree to take a rest. (Begin: Stopping…)
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    7. What happens immediately after the excerpt ( 3mks )
      …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    8. Explain the meaning of the following words as used in the excerpt
      1. Accosted ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
      2. Fizzled out …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      3. Assailants …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
  3. POETRY
    Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow. (20MKS)
    Monday morning –
    School-
    And spilling out ghetto alley
    Like a flower spit forth
    From
    A mouth unbrushed,
    Little Chiku,
    Trotting and tripping along
    In final minute hurry hurry
    Now dashing onto highway
    (Her bus is waiting)
    Looking and not looking
    Then a-a-a!!
    No time to jump across
    Too late to retreat
    In decision
    Face of fear-
    Trapped
    Desperate forward drive
    Frantic feet pressing pedals
    Wrestling of wheels
    Squealing tyres
    Jesusing
    Tightly shut eyes
    Screams
    Dull thud sound
    Muffled cry of pain
    Frantic feet pressing pedals
    Wrestling of wheels
    Squealing tyres
    Jesusing
    Tightly shut eyes
    Screams
    Dull thud sound
    Muffled cry of pain
    Driver stepping out-
    Be late for that production meeting now
    Damn!
    Little curled up body
    Twitching once
    Then lying still
    In its already pool of blood.
    Rapidly a mob forms
    Shock
    Anger
    Helplessness
    Then in ghetto rage
    They turn on the sleek
    Metallic grey Mercedes
    280 SLE
    Automatic and smash it
    Later the cops will come
    Will record elaborately
    (Not forgetting the commas)
    And the small body, now cold, will lie covered
    For a while
    The court - file will gather dust
    After a while
    And the driver will be guilty
    For a while.

    QUESTIONS
    1. Paraphrase the events that unfold in the poem. (4marks)
      ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    2. What is the character of the driver as depicted in the poem? (2marks)
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    3. Explain two major issues highlighted in the poem? (4marks)
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    4. Comment on any two poetic devices used in the poem. (4marks).
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    5. Give the meaning of the following lines as used in the poem. (2marks).
      1. Jesusing ………………………………………………………………….
      2. And the driver will be guilty
        For a while. ……………………………………………………………………………….
    6. What is the tone of the poem? (2marks).
      …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    7. Comment on the use of short lines in the poem. (2marks).
      ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
  4. GRAMMAR (15MKS)
    1. Use the correct form of the verb in brackets to fill the blanks. [3 marks]
      The couple ……………...……….. not well informed [be]
      Last year we ……………...……………. all the maize into flour. [grind]
      Munyankei …………………………….. the bat and smashed the ball. [swing]
    2. Rewrite the following sentences replacing the underlined words with appropriate phrasal verbs [2 marks]
      1. Low quality universities produce incompetent graduates.
        ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      2. Some managers do not tolerate lateness among workers.
        ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    3. Choose the correct word from the choices to fill the blanks. [3marks]
      1. She wore a ………………...…….[stripped/striped] shirt, a tie and gumboots.
      2. This teacher's ………………………[remuneration / renumeration] is scandalously low.
      3. Parents should not park their vehicles ………………………..[anyhow / anyhowly].
    4. Use the correct form of the words in brackets to fill the blanks. [4 marks]
      1. The ……………………. between them is as interesting as it is sickening [enemy]
      2. She was sacked due to chronic ……………………………. [absent]
      3. Adoyo works in the ………………………… department. [maintain}
      4. Laziness is a ……………………………. to success. [hinder]
    5. Rewrite the following sentences according to instructions after each [3 marks]
      1. Peter is successful even though he did not pass exams. [Begin: In spite of.…]
        ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      2. Is there life after death or not? This is a question which humans have been grappling with for a very long time. [Begin: The question of ……]
        Do not use the word ‘question’ twice
        …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
      3. After a new manager was appointed, profits began to improve.
        [Begin: Subsequent……]
        ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………


MARKING SCHEME

  1. COMPREHENSION PASSAGE
    Read the following passage and then answer the questions that follow. (20mks)
    There are those individuals who when stressed out either grind their teeth or pick at their nails. I pick at my face, scouring it for a pimple or in their absence, anything else to exfoliate.
    And so you see, it is during one such tour that I unearthed the horrific - a discovery I best articulated in a panicked email to a friend: "Help me". I said: “It's official... I’m growing a beard!'
    A topic of my laughter amongst my friends, facial hair, always just that - something to laugh about. But now, having discovered a few strands of my own, it suddenly didn't seem too funny. I was in a hairy situation and I didn't like it.
    Indulge me for a moment and understand where I am coming from- I am not referring to a microscopic fuzz. This here was a very bold and aggressively developing mane, which I could either pluck, shave, tweeze, have electrolysis performed on, or darn it, just grow and groom.
    I would not have been the only one. The problem of unwanted facial hair extends to approximately 41 million women in the United States and more than a few I have bumped into at Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi.
    And some of these bearded ladies have been smart, leaving their mark in history. There was Lady Olga, born in 1874 as Jane Barnell, who had a 65-year long career as a sideshow attraction, traveling with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey. And remember Vivian Wheeler, the Illinois woman who for her 11-inch beard, made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for having the "longest Female Beard Hair?" Having shaved since the age of seven, Vivian endured four marriages before letting "Rapunzel" grow.
    But be as it is, beard and all, nature is still kinder to women than men. Despite challenges such as comparatively lower access to wealth, employment, healthcare, and education, women are still on top when it comes to living it out…Life that is. Not only are women ahead in numbers but they also have a greater life expectancy than men. In the US, for instance, where the life expectancy averages 79 years for women, it is about 72 for men, and women over the age of 65 outnumber men by a ratio of three to two.
    This is particularly interesting when one considers the numerous physical and cultural advantages men have over women. We are shorter and hence more prone to weight gain and poorer hence less likely to get medical care. Even in the US, older women are the single poorest group with 35 percent living alone and 52 percent widowed as compared to men, where only 14 percent live alone and 23 percent are widowers.
    So how does this happen? Men it seems are doomed well from the start. Not only do they die more frequently than girls in infancy but in each subsequent year of life. Come puberty many speed it up. Succumbing to what has been termed "testosterone toxicity"-the increase in testosterone that prompts boys to thump their chests and take greater risks than girls-nothing like knitting when you can jump off a wall!
    In their 40s, many begin to see symptoms of heart disease such that by the time they are aged 55 to 64, they are twice as likely to die from heart disease and accidents as women of the same age. And in developing countries, they are also four times as likely to commit suicide.
    If women are, indeed, the weaker sex, little evidence proves it. While their husbands puff on a Kiraiku (unfiltered tobacco roll), our Kamba women fetch firewood, water, cultivate, and cook meals. And in our cities, others work long hours for peanuts- hand washing clothes and scrubbing floors to feed families they only see in the evening as their second job-that of parenting begins.
    Despite all this, women have been conditioned to rely on men and to paradoxically believe that they are lifeless - crippled, without the support and companionship of a man. While our longer lives don't necessarily translate into healthier lives (we have our share of osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension, and HIV/AIDS) our worth amounts to more than we hear. It is exhibited in our inner strength and in our ability to grow stronger when weakened.
    Isn't it time we learned from Madame Jeanne Calvert who died at the age of 122? Her life teaches us one thing - it is that women shouldn't count on marriage to finance their old age – ladies, you may try it but he'll be long gone when you are old. You may have a companion, a loving dog. Perhaps, but you'll otherwise be alone in your rocking chair, stroking your beard.

    QUESTIONS

    1. Why does a topic that makes the writer laugh cause her misery? (2marks)
      Although she is used to laughing at her friends when they have facial hair, (lmk) she did not like the same on her. (lmk) The comma is compulsory if missing deduct ½mk
    2. Punctuate the following sentence correctly.
      Women face challenges such as lower access to wealth, employment ,healthcare and education. (2marks)
    3. Women are indeed, the weaker sex, little evidence proves it. (Rewrite this sentence starting with: Little evidence proves that women are the weaker sex. (1mark)
    4. Specify two areas the passage singles out when women outperform men. (2marks)
      • Their population is higher than that of men
      • They have a higher life expectancy.
    5. Explain the irony behind men's shorter lifespan (3marks)
      Men are relatively taller than women and thus less likely to suffer weight gain. They are richer and thus have greater access to medical care, yet they live for fewer years than women
      (NB: The irony must be brought out and two areas i.e. physical traits and wealth brought out for it to score)
    6. Why should women not celebrate
    7. Not only are women ahead in numbers but they also have a greater life expectancy (Write two sentences from the sentence given without using conjunctions) (2 marks)
      Women are ahead in numbers. They have a greater life expectancy.
    8. Describe the tone in the last paragraph of the passage. (2mks)
    9. In not more than 50 words, summarise the ways in which men’s lives are doomed? (4marks)
      Rough copy
      • At puberty, they take greater risks than girls (Imk)
      • They are more likely to commit suicide than women (Imk)
      • In their 40s many see symptoms of heart disease (Imk)
        Fair copy
    10. Explain the meaning of the following words as used in the passage (2marks)
      • Exfoliate - the act of removing dead skin cells
      • microscopic fuzz - very small or verifying short soft hairs or fibre like hairs/
      • succumbing to - lose ability to fight against something
      • signs that someone has an illness.
  2. EXCERPT: BLOSSOMS OF THE SAVANNAH BY H. OLE KULET (25 MARKS)
    Read the following excerpt and answer the questions that follow.
    At about three, they took their leave and set to go home. It was a hot afternoon and the heat was oppressive.
    They, therefore, walked slowly, occasionally stopping under a shady tree to take a rest. They had just resumed their walk and were passing through a bushy area when Resian spotted two men eyeing them from behind a tree. She pointed them out to Taiyo who suggested that they walk on as probably they were harmless herdsmen.
    After getting closer, they immediately recognized one of the men who accosted them on their first day in Nasila and later jeered at them on that occasion of the homecoming ceremony. They trembled as the two men stood grinning down at them. The men came out to the road and blocked the girls' way.
    The bravery which might have enabled them to face the two vagabonds fizzled out quickly when they saw the bulging muscles of their arms and the demonic determination in their eyes to harm them. Their fear was heightened by the heavy knobkerries that the two men brandished menacingly. One of them got hold of Taiyo and tried to drag her into the bush while the other wrestled with Resian. The girls screamed and screamed as they scratched the men’s faces with their sharp fingernails.
    But that was the farthest they could go. What happened next happened so fast that the assailants and the victims were dumbfounded. It was like a bolt of thunder on a clear cloudless day. Suddenly and unexpectedly, a third man sprang out of the bushes like a ghost.

    QUESTIONS

    1. What happens before this excerpt ( 3mks )
      • Taiyo and Resian go to their fathers shop
      • Maison organizes for their lunch(nyama choma and ugali)
      • They help Maison in reconciling stock records at the shop
      • They leave for home
    2. In note form, state the roles of the man who sprang out of the bush in the development of the plot. (3mks)
      • the man is Olarinkoi
      • he later kidnaps Resian with a view to making her his wife
      • she is rescued by Nabaru and taken to Ntare Naaju
    3. Comment on two figures of speech used in this excerpt (6mks)
      • Simile –the third man sprang ut of the bush like a gost…this shows how mysterious Olarinkoi is..
      • Metaphor – demonic determination – emphasize evil plans
    4. Who are the two vagabonds and what is the punishment are they given? (4mks)
      • Lante son of Kanyira 1mk and Ntara Muyo 1mk
      • They are fined two heifers each.1mk
      • Ntara pays one more to erase his shame of offending his own ‘sister’ 1mk
    5. Explain the dominant theme in this excerpt (2mks)
      Sexual assault or violence or rape 1mk - one of them tries to drag Taiyo into the bush1mk
    6. Rewrite the following sentences as instructed
      • They, therefore, walked slowly, occasionally stopping under a shady tree to take a rest. (Begin: Stopping…)
      • Topping occasionally under a shady tree to take a rest, they , therefore, walked slowly.
    7. What happens immediately after the excerpt ( 3mks )
      • Olarinkoi beats the man who was wrestling Resian on the ground
      • he goes for the man who had dragged Taiyo to the bush and beats him up
      •  the girls recognizes Olarinkoi.
      • He tells them to go home
    8. Explain the meaning of the following words as used in the excerpt
      1. Accosted – assaulted/ attacked
      2. Fizzled out – disappeared
      3. Assailants - attackers/assaulters/accosters
  3. POETRY
    Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow. (20MKS)
    Monday morning –
    School-
    And spilling out ghetto alley
    Like a flower spit forth
    From
    A mouth unbrushed,
    Little Chiku,
    Trotting and tripping along
    In final minute hurry hurry
    Now dashing onto highway
    (Her bus is waiting)
    Looking and not looking
    Then a-a-a!!
    No time to jump across
    Too late to retreat
    In decision
    Face of fear-
    Trapped
    Desperate forward drive
    Frantic feet pressing pedals
    Wrestling of wheels
    Squealing tyres
    Jesusing
    Tightly shut eyes
    Screams
    Dull thud sound
    Muffled cry of pain
    Frantic feet pressing pedals
    Wrestling of wheels
    Squealing tyres
    Jesusing
    Tightly shut eyes
    Screams
    Dull thud sound
    Muffled cry of pain
    Driver stepping out-
    Be late for that production meeting now
    Damn!
    Little curled up body
    Twitching once
    Then lying still
    In its already pool of blood.
    Rapidly a mob forms
    Shock
    Anger
    Helplessness
    Then in ghetto rage
    They turn on the sleek
    Metallic grey Mercedes
    280 SLE
    Automatic and smash it
    Later the cops will come
    Will record elaborately
    (Not forgetting the commas)
    And the small body, now cold, will lie covered
    For a while
    The court - file will gather dust
    After a while
    And the driver will be guilty
    For a while.

    QUESTIONS
    1. Paraphrase the events that unfold in the poem. (4marks)
      A little girl named Chiku is headed to school in the morning. She is about to cross the road to a waiting bus when she is hit. The witnesses burn the vehicle to ashes. The police will give a report of the events as they unfolded and the case will be in court but nothing will be done.
    2. What is the character of the driver as depicted in the poem? (2marks)
      The driver is insensitive/cruel/inconsiderate. The driver hits a child but is only concerned about getting late for a scheduled meeting.
    3. Explain two major issues highlighted in the poem? (4marks)
      Poverty:- And spilling out of the ghetto alley
      Violence:- Rapidly a mob forms and burn the vehicle to ashes.
      Injustice:- the offender is only guilty for a short time.
    4. Comment on any two poetic devices used in the poem. (4marks).
      Simile;- like a flower spit forth from a mouth unbrushed
      Alliteration:- Frantic feet; used to emphasize the urgency at which the driver pressed the brake pedals.
    5. Give the meaning of the following lines as used in the poem. (2marks).
      1. Jesusing called on Jesus out of shock
      2. And the driver will be guilty
        For a while.
        The driver will not face any penalty/charges for the accident, he will be set free after a short time.
    6. What is the tone of the poem? (2marks).
      sad/ sympathetic tone
    7. Comment on the use of short lines in the poem. (2marks).
      The short lines indicate that events occur in quick succession. The events unfold very fast.
  4. GRAMMAR (15MKS)
    1. Use the correct form of the verb in brackets to fill the blanks. [3 marks]
      The couple ………is……...……….. not well informed [be]
      Last year we ……………ground...……………. all the maize into flour. [grind]
      Munyankei ………………swung…………….. the bat and smashed the ball. [swing]
    2. Rewrite the following sentences replacing the underlined words with appropriate phrasal verbs [2 marks]
      1. Low quality universities produce incompetent graduates.#
        Churn out
      2. Some managers do not tolerate lateness among workers.
        Put up with
    3. Choose the correct word from the choices to fill the blanks. [3marks]
      1. She wore a ………striped………...…….[stripped / striped] shirt, a tie and gum boots.
      2. This teacher's ………remuneration………………[remuneration / renumeration] is scandalously low.
      3. Parents should not park their vehicles …………anyhow………..[anyhow / anyhowly].
    4. Use the correct form of the words in brackets to fill the blanks. [4 marks]
      1. The …enmity………. between them is as interesting as it is sickening [enemy]
      2. She was sacked due to chronic …………absenteeism…………………. [absent]
      3. Adoyo works in the ……maintenance…………… department. [maintain}
      4. Laziness is a ………hindrance…………. to success. [hinder]
    5. Rewrite the following sentences according to instructions after each [3 marks]
      1. Peter is successful even though he did not pass exams. [Begin: In spite of.…]
        In spite of not having passed exams, Peter is successful
      2. Is there life after death or not? This is a question which humans have been grappling with for a very long time. [Begin: The question of ……]
        Do not use the word ‘question’ twice
        The question of whether there is life after death is one that / which humans have been grappling with for a very long time.
      3. After a new manager was appointed, profits began to improve.
        [Begin: Subsequent……]
        Subsequent to a new manager’s appointment, profits began to improve.
        Subsequent to the appointment of a new manager, profits began to improve.

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