English Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Bondo Joint Mocks Exams 2022

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Instructions to candidates

  • This paper has three sections: 1, 2 and 3.
  • Answer ALL questions in this paper.

Q1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING (20 Marks)
You are the secretary of Debating Club in your school, recently the club held a meeting and the following
issues were discussed;

  • Election of officials
  • Income generating activities in the club
  • Preparation for the great debate.

In the meeting, 8 members were present, 3 including the vice chairperson sent apologies and the
whereabouts of 2 members were unknown. The club patron also attended the meeting. Apart from the
main issues, members raised some issues from the previous meeting.
Write down the minutes of the meeting.


Q2. CLOZE TEST
Fill in each of the blank spaces in the following passage with the most appropriate word. (10 marks)

From the modest achievement of overcoming Maths and Science anxiety, some students at St. Monica’s Mago Mixed Sec School (1)……………………………….… Siaya County have launched a thriving water bottling business and are now looking (2)…………………….… to raking millions from the venture. (3)……………………….………. plant, operated strictly by students currently produces 3,600 half litre bottles (4)…………………….… month. They plan to expand its capacity to tap (5)…………….…………. the commercial market.
As the (6)…………………….…..awaits certification by the Kenya Bureau of (7)………………… ( KEBS), the (8)……………………………. water is internally sold to members of staff, administration and the (9)………………….………… than 2,400 students at the school. The water is sourced from the nearby River Yala (10)………………….…… undergoing a series of purification processes, after which it is released for consumption.

Q3. ORAL SKILLS (30MARKS)

  1. Read the following narrative and then answer the questions that follow. (8marks)
                Once upon a time, there lived a man called Osuji. At one time it happened that two of the neighbouring villages were each going to eat an elder’s cow. Since Osuji because of his central position was acceptable in both villages, he decided that he would have a share of both cows. On the day appointed, Osuji woke up very early picked up his shoulder trap, fly whisk and three legged stool and made off to the first village.
                 There he found the elders tying the cow ready to kill and helped them to tie it. He then excused himself and went on to the next village. Here he found that the cow had already been killed and that they were busy skinning it. He started talking to the elders, but his conscience told him that the other cow would be ready for sharing shortly. So he excused himself and ran back there. To his surprise and disappointment, he met people carrying their pieces of meat and he was told that nothing had been saved for him. On hearing this unpleasant news, he doubled back to the other village, hoping against hope. But as fate and luck would have it, he just arrived on the scene to see the last man disappear with his red chunk of meat round the corner.
               To this day, we have a saying in Luo, ‘You will be lost in the middle like Osuji.’

    Questions
    1. How would the narrator capture the audience’s attention at the beginning of this story? (2 marks)
    2. Illustrate any two non-verbal cues that you would use to render this story interesting. (2 marks)
    3. How would you tell that your audience is fully involved in the performance of this story? (2 marks)
    4. State how you would say last paragraph of this narrative to effectively pass the message intended. (2marks)
  2. For each of the following words, provide another that is pronounced the same way. (5 marks)
    1. Sealing ………
    2. Wait …………
    3. Climb ………..
    4. You………….
    5. Air ………….
  3. Identify the odd one out in each of the following sets of words (5marks)
    1. Respect, resist, religion, referee …………………………………………………….
    2. Resign, resolve, advise, waste……………………………………………………….
    3. Usual, visual, pleasure, passion………………………………………………………
    4. Chef, chin, chic, chauffer…………………………………………………………….
    5. Theme, though, that, thy……………………………………………………………...
  4. The underlining indicates the stressed word in the sentences below. Briefly explain what each sentence means. (3 marks)
    1. Mike rode the bus to school.
    2. Mike rode the bus to school.
    3. Mike rode the bus to school.
  5. Two friends Amollo and Akech have a debate. Amollo strongly feels that it’s better to put up business rather than be in formal employment. Akech on the other hand, argues that it’s better to be in formal employment than being in business. Advise them on five things they should do in order to disagree in an agreeable manner so that their conversation does not degenerate into a quarrel. (5marks)
  6. Read the following dialogue and then answer the questions that follow.
    Supervisor: Cynthia why have you done this letter so badly?
    Cynthia : I am sorry, the computer…
    Supervisor: Stop giving excuses about the computer. You better get serious! It is so unprofessional, what did you learn in school?
    Cynthia: Sir, it is just that the computer broke down and by the time it was repaired, it was too late to do anything. So I typed the letter in a hurry.
    Supervisor: Do you value your work? Were you ever trained or how did you get the job
    Cynthia: Sir, I am sorry, let me write another one.
    Supervisor: You should have thought about that before doing such a shoddy job!
    1. Give two reasons why the supervisor’s approach to problem solving is wrong. (2marks)
    2. What does Cynthia do in order to resolve the conflict? (2marks)

Marking Scheme

  1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING
    FORMAT 8marks
    Heading: Minutes of Debating Club… must have purpose, venue, date and time @ ½ mk (2mks)
    • List of attendance; Present ½ mk
    • Apologies ½ mk
    • Absent ½ mk
    • In attendance ½ mk
    • Preliminaries mk
    • Matters arising mk
    • Elections
    • Income generating activities any two @ mk
    • The great debate
    • A.O.B ½ mk
    • Adjournment/closing ½ mk
    • Signing off (the secretary and chairperson- must be left blank) 1mk

      CONTENT (8marks)
    • Matters arising- should mention 2 @1mk –(2mks)
    • Election –must have a list of officials 2mks
    • Income generating activities- at least 2 @1mk (2mks)
    • The great debate (2mks)

      LANGUAGE(4mks)
      A- 4
      B- 3
      C- 2
      D- 1
  2. CLOZE TEST
    1.  in
    2. forward
    3. The(T must be capitalized)
    4. per/every
    5.  into
    6.  institution
    7. standards
    8. drinking
    9. more
    10.  before
  3. ORAL SKILLS
    1.     
        • clear his / her throat.
        • clap his / her hands.
        • sing a relevant song/dance
        • Use an appropriate proverb.
          Begin with a riddle(Consider any two points @1mk)
      1.  
        • I would use appropriate facial expressions
        • I would make use of gestures
        • I would use appropriate costumes and props(any two well illustrated points to score@1mk)
          (award zero for a mere mention)
      2.  
        • They will laugh when something funny is said
        • They will maintain eye contact
        • They will clap/applause where necessary
        • They will nod their heads in agreement
        • They will frown their faces when something annoying is said
      3.  
        • I will say it with a pause at the commas
        • I will say the last speech with a falling intonation to mark finality.
    2.   
      1. Ceiling
      2. Weight
      3. Clime
      4. Ewe
      5. heir
    3.  
      1. referee
      2. waste
      3. passion
      4. chin
      5. Theme
    4.   
      1. It was Mike and no one else
      2. Mike did not walk nor fly but took the bus
      3. Mike went to school and not any other place
    5.     
      1. They should observe turn- taking skills
      2. They should focus on win- win/give-take
      3. They should observe polite language
      4. They should avoid shouting at each other /calling each other names.
      5. They should interrupt politely
    6.  
      1.      
        • He Interrupts Cynthia rudely before she finishes her explanation.(2mks)
        • He fails to pay attention to what Cynthia is saying i.e that her computer broke down.
        • Gets personal e.g Were you ever trained.
        • Becomes abusive e.g Shoddy job …
      2. (2mks)
        • Remains respectful to the supervisor throughout – addressing him as “sir” all the time.
        • Uses courteous/polite language throughout i.e
        • She remains calm/cool even when she is abused.

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