English Paper 1 Questions and Answers - KCSE 2022 Mock Exams Set 2

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Instructions to candidates:

  • Answer all the questions in this paper.

1.FUNCTIONAL WRITING 20MARKS

  1. Imagine you are Mrs. Linde, and you have learnt that Torvald, your friend’s husband has been appointed as the manager of a bank. Write a congratulatory note to Torvald (10 marks)
  2. In the above regard, you intend to invite them and prepare your favorite meal. Write a recipe. (10 marks)

2.CLOZE TEST 10MARKS
Read the passage below and fill in each blank space with the most appropriate word. (10 marks)

Curriculum reform in education is a worldwide-practiced phenomenon that is involved in striving for the (i)……………………educational practices, primarily with the demands of the twenty-first-century knowledge economy. African (ii)……………………immediately after independence had to inherit the colonial education system, which (iii)…………………… discriminative and which demanded realignment to societal and cultural demands of the nation. Coincidentally curriculum (iv)………………………. in most African nations adopted the content or knowledge-based approach. Not long, the Knowledge-based curriculum dissatisfied most countries for its products were too academic, but lacking skills and knowledge (v) ….……………………. the applicability as required by the demands from the workplace. Kenya and Tanzania adopted a curriculum with the philosophy of education for self-reliance; (vi)…….................... due to the inadequately trained teachers and insufficient resources, it ended up being (vii)…………………. examinable and losing its goal. That (viii)……………………to unemployment, increased vices, and rampant dropouts, among other factors. Currently, due to technological advancement, most countries have opted (ix)………………………. a competency-based curriculum (CBC), which appears as worldwide trends in offering skills that match with the requirements of companies’ employers. (x)…………………question shall be: does the job market currently determine the curriculum reforms in education?

3.ORAL SKILLS 30MARKS

  1.  Read the following poem carefully and answer the questions that follow.
    BALLAD OF THE LANDLORD

    Landlord, Landlord
    My roof has sprung a leak
    Don’t you remember I told you about it Way last week ?

    Landlord, Landlord
    These steps is broken down
    When you come up yourself
    It’s a wonder you don’t fall down

    Ten bucks you say I owe you ?
    Ten bucks you say is due ?
    Well, that’s ten bucks more n I’ll pay you
    Till you fix this house up new

    What? You gonna get eviction orders
    You gonna cut off my heat ?
    You gonna take my furniture and
    Throw it in the street

    Um-huh! You think high and mighty
    Talk on- till you get through
    You ain’t gonna be able to say a word
    If I land my fist on you

    Police! Police
    Come and get this man
    He’s trying to ruin the government
    And overturn the land!

    Copper’s whistle
    Patrol bell
    Arrest
    Precinct station
    Iron cell
    Headlines in press
    1. List all the pair of rhyming words. (3 marks)
    2. How does the punctuation in the fifth stanza influence your reading of the poem? (3 marks)
    3. How would you say the last two lines in the fourth stanza? (3 marks)
  2. You have been invited as a guest speaker to give a talk on discipline of students. At the end of the speech the students comment that it was well delivered. Suggest reasons why they commented so. (6 marks)
  3. Imagine that one of your classmates has disappeared mysteriously. You decide to report the matter to the police. What three important details must you include in your oral report. (3 marks)
  4. Identify the odd one out from the following groups of words according to the pronunciation of the underlined words. (3 marks)
    1. Respect religion, referee …………………………………………….
    2. Keys advise books …………………………………………….
    3. Visual pleasure, passion …………………………………………......
  5. Jane has been invited by her friend to attend a birthday party at her home. She goes to the father to ask for permission to attend the party. However, her father turns down her request. Identify the possible weaknesses in her negotiation skills that could have contributed to this. (3 marks)
  6. After you deliver your points during the debate, everyone claps for you. How could you have delivered your points to earn their applause? (2 marks)
  7. You are the Chairperson of a panel that is set to carry out an important interview.
    1. Explain briefly what you would do in preparation for this important occasion. (2 marks)
    2. What would you do during the interview to ensure you get enough information to enable you to make the right decision? (2 marks)

Marking Scheme

1.FUNCTIONAL WRITING 20MARKS

  1. CONGRATULATORY LETTER
    CONGRATULATORY LETTER! ✔1mk
    ADDRESS and DATE✔1mk
    • Salutation ✔1mk
      Mention the job at the bank✔
      Relevant parting short ✔1mk
      Signing off ✔1mk
      LANGUAGE = 3 marks
      TONE: 2 marks
      Total = 10 mark
  2. RECIPE
    FORMAT
    It must be a RECIPE. If not -2AD
    • Title (Recipe of … ✔ 1 marks
    • Ingredients ✔ 2mks
    • Method ✔ 3 steps (3 marks)
    • How to serve 1 Mark
      TOTAL 10MKS

2.CLOZE TEST 10MARKS

  1. best
  2. countries/nations
  3. was
  4. reforms
  5.  in
  6. but
  7.  too
  8.  led
  9. for
  10. The

3. ORAL SKILLS 30MARKS

  1. POEM
    1. Rhyming words 3mks due - new heat - street through - you
    2. The dash represents a significant pause - creates suspense
      The exclamation - indicates surprise and annoyance by the landlord - raised voice The full stop is a final punctuation mark - ends with a falling intonation 3mks
    3. Would be said in a voice that expresses anger and bitterness of what the landlord is likely to do. The voice would be raised, the eyes wide open 3mks
  2.  
    • used effective voice projection
    • used captivating introduction and conclusion
    • used effective tonal variation
    • used effective non-verbal cues
    • used appropriate choice of words
    • had masterly of content
    • involved students at the end
    • asking questions - used correct pronunciation
    • was neat and composed 6 x 1 = 6mks
  3.   
    • physical appearance
    • approximate age
    • dressing
    • as last seen 1 x 3 = 3mks
  4. Odd one out
    1. Referee
    2. Books
    3. Passion
  5. Weaknesses in the girl’s negotiation skills:
    • She might have been impatient✔
    • She failed to use polite language✔
    • She might have been unconvincing; if you want something then the reason behind it must be valid and reasonable. ✔
    • Could have failed to compromise. ✔
    • She might have failed to appreciate the other party’s views. ✔
      (Any 3X1)=3mks
  6. Debating Skills
    • I made effective use of gestures✔
    • I used effective tonal variation✔
    • I had a good grasp of facts and statistics✔
    • I made effective use facial expressions✔
    • I was fluent and eloquent during delivery ✔
      (Any 3 points)=3mks
  7. Interview
    1. Before the interview.✔
      • Good grooming/put on presentable clothing/dress well. ✔
      • Prepare relevant questions. ✔
      • Coordinate/notify other panel members which questions to ask. ✔
      • Prepare a guideline stating the requirements. ✔
      • Arrive at the interview venue early. ✔
      • Ensure everything else needed for the interview is ready in good time. ✔
        (Any 2 X 1)=2mks
    2. During the interview.
      • Ask the interviewee for their documents/credentials. ✔
      • Ask relevant questions. ✔
      • Be audible when asking questions. ✔
      • Maintain meaningful eye contact with the interviewee. ✔
      • Listen keenly/carefully to the interviewee's responses. ✔
      • Observe the interviewee's body language. ✔
        ( Any 2 points X 1)

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