English P1 Questions and Answers - Butula Sub-County Post Mock Exams 2021/2022

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Instructions to candidates:

  1. Write your name, school and index number in the spaces provided.
  2. Sign and write the date of exam in the spaces provided.
  3. Answer all the questions in this paper.
  4. All your answers must be written in the spaces provided.

For Examiner’s Use Only:

SN

Question

Maximum Score

Candidate’s Score

1

Functional Writing

20

 

2

Cloze Test

10

 

3

Oral Skills

30

 
 

Total Score

60

 


QUESTIONS

  1. Your school drama club has produced A Doll’s House, a play by Henrik Ibsen. You wish to stage it for public viewing at a nearby social hall.
    1. As the secretary of the club, write an email addressed to the hall administrator enquiring about the conditions for being allowed to use the hall. Give reasons why you think it’s important to stage the play. ( 13 marks)
    2. Assuming that the hall administrator permitted your club to use the hall, write a NOTICE to the public informing them of the planned performance. (7 marks)
  2. CLOZE TEST. (10 MARKS)
    Read the following passage and fill in the gaps with the most appropriate words.
    The police frequently 1…………..………………….………..our slum village in search of hidden illicit brews. It was one of 2……………….…………..……………raids that constable Amka Twende earned himself unexpected honour 3……………………………..……………respect for his detective skills. 4……………………………………...…….chang’aa brewers in the village had devised several smart ways of hiding their liquor in spots 5………………………………..…………..even the nosiest cops would not dream of looking. A new favourite trick was to put the chang’aa 6…………………………………..………..twenty litre jerry cans, close them tightly tie strong sisal ropes 7…………………………………………..…… the necks and dangle them down pit
    8…………………………………………….……… This of course necessitated drilling extra opening at the back of the toilet’s structures for the jerry cans to be let down before the holes were ingeniously covered and disguised 9……………………………………………….. Soil, refuse or even green grass. No policeman in his right 10………………………………………………..was going to start looking for hidden chang’aa down a toilet pit, surely.
  3. ORAL SKILLS 30 marks
    1. Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow:-
      Made for pure pleasure
      Like buds two wonderful to name
      Miracles unfold
      And Catherine wheels begin to flame
      Like a whirling marigold
      Rockets and Roman candles make
      An orchard of the sky
      Whence magic trees their petals shake
      Upon each gazing eye
      1. Describe the rhyme scheme of this poem. (2marks)
      2. Using examples, explain how rhythm has been achieved in this poem. (2 Marks)
      3. What kind of facial expressions would you exhibit when reciting the poem? (2mks
      4. Which words would you stress in line one and why? (2 marks)
      5. How would you say the last line of the poem? (2 marks)
    2. Indicate the intonation in the following sentences. (3 Marks)
      1. How often do you visit your mother?
      2. Have you lost your way?
      3. She is writing her exams.
    3. Indicate the silent letter(s) in the following words. (3 marks)
      1. Mortgage………………………………………………………………………………………
      2. Subtle…………………………………………………………………………………………
      3. Paradigm ………..……………………………………………………………………………
    4. Explain the meaning that comes out when the underlined words in the sentence below are stressed. (3 marks)
      1. The generous man gave the poor girl school fees.
      2. The generous man gave the poor girl school fees.
      3. The generous man gave the poor girl school fees.
    5. Provide another word that will form minimal pairs for the following words. ( 3 marks)
      1. Not ………………………………………..
      2. Play……………………………………….
      3. Rips ……………………………………...
    6. You are invited as a motivational speaker to give a talk to a group of people. State three factors about the audience that you must consider before giving the speech. (3 marks)
    7. Complete the conversation below between Pauline (Student) and the Secretary
      Pauline: (Dialling) ring ring… ring ring.
      Secretary: …………………………………………………………………………….(2 marks)
      Pauline: Yes, this is Pauline Karanja a form two student calling. May I speak to the principal, please?
      Secretary: I am afraid Ms Kaluma is not in the office at the moment. Would you like to leave a message?
      Pauline: ……………………………………………………………………………... (1 mark)
      Secretary: Sorry for that, I wish him quick recovery. I would give her the message as soon.
      Pauline: …………………………………………………………………..………..………….. (1 mark)
      Secretary: Welcome Pauline. Just ensure you report as stated here.
      Pauline: I will. Have a nice day madam.
      Secretary: …………………………………………….………………………………………. (1 mark)


MARKING SCHEME

  1.                            
    1. It must be an email.
      • Format (3marks)
        • From (sender’s email address)
        • Date
        • To (recipient’s email address)
        • Subject
        • Salutation
        • Closing tag
      • Content ( 6 marks)
        • The writer must introduce him/herself in the first paragraph (1 mark)
        • Must enquire about the availability of the hall and the charges for using it. ( 1 mark)
        • Must give the date when they will need to use the hall. (1 mark)
        • Must give at least three reasons why it’s important to stage the play (3 marks)
        • Language (4 marks)
        • Asses the candidate’s ability to use language.
        • The email should be brief.
        • The tone should be formal.
    2. TITLE e.g. public notice/notice, notice ½ mark
      What the notice is about e.g. staging of A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen ½ mark
      • Mention.
        • Name of school and club e.g Akili School Drama Club ½ mark
        • Date of performance ½ mark
        • Time ½ mark
        • Venue, must mention the social hall. (if not do not award) ½ mark
        • Charges ½ mark
        • Any relevant parting shot e.g you are all welcome/ come one come all etc. ½ mark
        • Name and position e.g. James Ouma, club secretary(all the 2 items must be written for the candidate to score.) ½ mark
        • Border line ½ mark
      • FORMAT 1 ½ marks
        • Title
        • Closing tag
        • Borderline
      • CONTENT 3 ½ marks
      • LANGUAGE . 2 marks
  2. CLOZE TEST 10 MARKS
    1. raided
    2. those
    3. and
    4. The
    5. where
    6. into
    7. round
    8. latrines
    9. with
    10. senses
  3. ORAL SKILLS
    1.                        
      1. abcbcdede- Irregular
      2. Rhyme – name, flame,
        -sky, eye
        -shake, make
        Alliteration- pure, pleasure- consonant p is repeated,
        Rockets and Roman- r is repeated.( the candidate must underline the repeated sound, if not, do not award)
      3. Wear a happy face while reciting line 1 – Made for pure pleasure.
        Stare at a particular point to indicate gazing point.
      4. Made, pure, pleasure – They are content words- they carry the meaning of the sentence
      5. with a falling intonation to show finality.
        Stare at a particular point to indicate gazing point.
    2.                                  
      1. Falling
      2. Rising
      3. Falling
    3.                            
      1. r ,t
      2. b
      3. g
    4.                                  
      1. it was the generous man not any other
      2. it was the poor girl not any other
      3. school fees not anything else
    5.                            
      1. nut
      2. pray
      3. lips
    6.                              
      • > age group
      • > gender
      • > education background
    7. Complete the conversation below between Pauline (Student) and the Secretary
      • Pauline: (Dialling) ring ring… ring ring .
      • Secretary: Hello, Tumaini High School, how may I help you?(2 marks)
      • Pauline: Yes, this is Pauline Karanja a form two student calling. May I speak to the principal, please?
      • Secretary: I am afraid Ms Kaluma is not in the office at the moment. Would you like to leave a message?
      • Pauline: I would like to tell her that I have not reported because my father has been ill (1 mark)
      • Secretary: Sorry for that, I wish him quick recovery. I would give her the message as soon.
      • Pauline: Thank you. (1 mark)
      • Secretary: Welcome Pauline. Just ensure you report as stated here.
      • Pauline: I will. Have a nice day madam.
      • Secretary: Have a nice day too. Thank you for calling (1 mark)

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