ENGLISH PAPER 1 - KCSE 2019 STAREHE PRE MOCK EXAMINATION (WITH MARKING SCHEME)

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  1. QUESTION 1 : FUNCTIONAL WRITING   (20 mks)
    Imagine that you emerged the top student nationally in KCSE. You invited ten friends to celebrate the splendid performance. One of the guests enjoyed a special meal that you had prepared and has written to you requesting for the recipe. Send the recipe to him/her through e-mail.
  1. Read the passage below and fill in the blanks with the most appropriate word.   (10mks)
    The country …………………………1…………benefited greatly from reduced fuel prices in the past year …………………2….from favourable international market dynamics. …………………3……..is a major production cost and when the prices go …………………4…………, commodity prices stabilize, which is good for the economy. ………………………………5……., something untoward has been happening lately. Fuel …………………………6….has become erratic, causing distress to motorists. According …………………7……..the petroleum institute of East Africa, which is the industry lobby, the intermittent supply is artificial. Some industry players are ………………………8.. oil for speculation, hoping to…………………………9……..shortage and, in turn, influence the regulator, the Energy Regulatory commission, to raise the ……………………………………10…. .
  1.  
    1. Identify the silent letters in each of the following words.             (3mks)
      1. Soften
      2. Corps
      3. Juice
      4. Coup
    2. Indicate the correct intonation for the following sentences.                             (3mks)
      1. Can I take you home?
      2. How did she travel to Nairobi?
      3. I have been working very hard for the coming examination.
    3. Assume you are taking part in a group discussion.
      Explain how you would ensure you observe the rules of turn-taking.   (3mks)

  2. Complete this dialogue with appropriate responses.   (10 mks)
    Father:      (Angrily) Where were you for a whole week?
    Son: ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. (2mks)
    Father:      You better look for another lie” You were not there. I confirmed with the headmaster.
    Son:   (Hesitatingly)……………………………………………………………………………………..
    Father: I don’t need apologies. Did you pay the fees I gave you?
    Son: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………     (2mks)
    Father: (reprimanding) You did not lose the money. You drank it all at Jabazi Bar. I know. Why did you do that?
    Son: ………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Father: Since you have becone an adult and began drinking, you don’t need to be in school. Or do you?
    Son: (pleading) ………………………………………………………………………………………….             (2mks)
    Father: (interrupting)   I am giving you three days to decide whether you want to be in school or not.


MARKING SCHEME

  1. QUESTION 1: FUNCTIONAL WRITING
    N/b: candidates must write an email attaching a recipe
    e.g.
    EMAIL
    From:
    To:
    cc: (optional)
    Date
    Salutation:
    Subject:
    CONTENT: acknowledge receipt of letter/ mention that he/she is attaching the requested recipe.
    TITLE: RECIPE
    INCREDIENTS
    Must include quantities
    Must be in note form
    METHOD/PROCEDURE
    Serving suggestions
    e.g.
    • meal can serve ten people
    • meal can be served by vegetable stew etc
    • Signing off.
  1. Close test
    1. has
    2. arising
    3. Fuel (F must be capital)
    4. down
    5. However (H should be capital)
    6. supply
    7. to
    8. hoarding
    9. cause
    10. price/cost
  1.  
    1.  
      • /t/
      • /p/
      • /i/
      • /p/
    2.  
      • Rising
      • Falling
      • Falling
    3.  
      • By being a good listener so as to observe pauses and prompts to speak.
      • By letting others have their say so as to not dominate the conversation.
      • By waiting for your turn to contribute instead of interrupting others.
        (Any other answer that is relevant).
  2. Son: l was in school father.
    Son: l-l-l am sorry, l was not in school and l apologise.(2mks)It was foolish of me to do that… (2mks)
    Son: l lost the money in town. A pick pocket took it from my bag. I was a fraid to come and tell you. (2mks)
    Son: I was misled by friends, and l never intended to do so. I swear l’ll never! (2mks)
    Son: (pleading) please give me a chance. Let me go back to school. I assure you this will never… (2mks)

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