English Paper 1 Questions - Maseno Mock Examinations 2022

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QUESTIONS

  1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING
    Residents of your county are complaining about water pollution of River Tambo from the nearby Treets Sugar Company. Write a letter to the Editor of Nation Newspaper about the effects of this pollution and suggest some solutions. (20 marks)
  2. CLOZE TEST (10 MARKS)
    There are many factors that work together to make you perform well in school. They range (1)….................. being disciplined, being in school when expected to be there and proper (2)…………….. coverage, among other factors (3)……………………., good management of time can help you achieve your (4)……………….targets by getting the right grades.
    As you may have already realized, we are living in rather (5)…………………..times. School’s term dates have been condensed, yet the (6)……………………………………..of what you are expected to cover remain the same. As such, you must (7)…………………………a plan that takes care of the reduced time.
    You may start by developing a block of study time. (8)………………………assignments and postpone tasks or routines that can be (9)…………………………off until school work is finished such as reading a storybook or attempting Junior spot Trivia. Develop alternative study places free from (10)………………... to maximize concentration.
  3. ORAL SKILLS (30 MARKS)
    1. Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow.
      Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep
      By Mary Elizabeth Frye 1905-2004
      Do not stand at my grave and weep
      I am not there, I do not sleep
      I am a thousand winds that blow
      I am the diamond glints on snow.
      I am the sunlight on ripened grain
      I am the gentle autumn rain
      When you awaken in the morning’s hash
      I am the swift uplifting rush
      Of quite birds in circled flight
      I am the soft stars that shine at night
      Do not stand at my grave and cry;
      I am not there. I did not die.
      1. Construct and describe the rhyme scheme. (2 marks)
      2. How is rhythm achieved in the poem above? (4 marks)
    2. In the following set of words, identify the underlined speech sound that is odd. (3 marks)
      1. Chaise Raise Gaze Mace
      2. Think Than Theatre Thought
      3. Exhort Exist Exile Exhibit
    3. Give another word that is pronounced the same way as the following. (3 marks)
      1. Beach 
      2. Been 
      3. Loan 
    4.    
      1. A speaker is coming to your school to deliver a speech on ‘academic excellence’. The Principal has asked you to introduce the speaker. How would you go about this? (4 marks)
      2. Why would it be important for you and your colleagues to maintain meaningful eye contact with the speaker as he/she is giving the speech? (4 marks)
    5. You are the telephone operator of Huawei Company. Someone calls to speak to the Manager who is not in the office. What would you remember to say and do? (5 marks)
    6. Read the following statement and answer the questions that follow.
      I saw a kitten eating chicken at the kitchen.
      1. Identify the genre in the statement above. (1 marks)
      2. State two feature of the genre above. (2 marks)
      3. Identify two functions of the genre. (2 marks)

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