English Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Kapsabet Pre Mock Exams 2021/2022

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ENGLISH
PAPER 1: FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

Instructions to candidates

  • Write your name and index number in the spaces provided.
  • Sign and write the date of the examination.
  • Answer all the questions in this question paper
  • All your answers must be written in the spaces provided.
  • Candidates should answer all the questions in English.
  1. FUNCTIONAL SKILLS (20MKS)
    This year your country experienced a severe famine caused by drought. A commission was set up to investigate ways of preventing a similar calamity in future. As secretary to the commission write the report.

  2. CLOZE TEST (10MKS)
    Imagine that while walking along a road, you saw a large shiny bag sitting ………………….. (1) , unattended. You look around and there is no one else…………………..(2) would you do? Would you walk…………………….(3) from the bag as most cautious people would? Maybe your curiosity would get the …………………(4) of your caution and the urge to know what the ……………………….of the bag are might overwhelm you. If you looked into the bag and found it full of crisp new ……………………………..(6) , would you make attempts to find……………………….(7) owner of the bag? Might you be tempted to keep the money ……………………….(8)yourself? After all, there is always so much in our lives that we can buy or pay for. ………………………………..(9) you choose to keep the bag, would you do so with a ………………………………..(10) conscience, or would you forever be plagued by the idea that you kept money, which was not yours?

  3. ORAL SKILLS: (30 MARKS)
    1. Read the oral poem below and then answer the questions that follow: (5 marks)

      He couldn’t wait, eh!
      For the child of my mother
      To finish school
      He begged, eh!
      That man begged
      He begged and begged

      He couldn’t wait, eh!
      For the child of my mother
      To dress up

      Questions.
      1. What makes this oral poem rhythmic? (2mks)
      2. Which word are you likely to stress in the second line of the first and last stanzas and why? (2mks)
      3. How would you say the last line of the poem? (1mk)
    2. Identify the word with the odd underlined sound from the following sets of words. (5 marks)
      1. Pooh poop pool poor
      2. Tortoise boy join plo
      3. Scuttle scythe scullery sculpture 
      4. Gingivitis gigolo gist gender 
      5. Cannibal caesura calcium cachet
    3. Provide another word that is pronounced the same as the following words (3 marks)
      1. Not 
      2. Pain 
      3. key
    4. Study the genre below and answer the questions that follow. (6 marks)
      The short child shot a shot of his short white wash.
      1. Classify the genre. (2 marks)
      2. Identify any sound pattern used in the genre above. (2 marks)
      3. State two functions of the genre above. (2 marks)
    5.            
      1. 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)
      2. State three factors the listener ought to observe in order to gain from the speech (3 marks)
      3. Two friends, Wepukhulu and Khaseve have a debate. Wepukhulu strongly feels that a man should marry more than one wife. Khaseve on the other hand argues that a man should only marry one wife. 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. (5 marks)

MARKING SCHEME

  1. FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

    POINTS OF INTERPRETATION
    1. Must be a report; if not, deduct 4 marks.
    2. Formal, active voice
    3. Should address causes of drought and provide ways of curbing drought.
      1. SECTIONS
        1. Title 1 mk
          • Must feature the following words
          • Report
          • Name of commission
          • How to/ ways of presenting report
        2. Introduction
          • Who set up/ formed the commission?
          • Summary of commission membership
          • Propose mandate of the commision
          • That the commission was required to come up wiht the report
        3. Commission members
          • The follsoing were the members of the commission
          • Name of the members
            • Begin with the chairperson
            • End with the commission secretary.
        4. Data collection methods
          • Briefly describe each methods used to collect data
          • Whom the data was collected from
          • Where the data was collected.
        5. Findings 
          • Present findings(relevant) in note form(enumerated)
        6. Conslusion
          • Must be remedies for the findings
        7. Signing off
          • Signature
          • Name
  2. CLOZE TEST (10MKS)
    Imagine that while walking along a road, you saw a large shiny bag sitting there(1) , unattended. You look around and there is no one else. What (2) would you do? Would you walk away (3) from the bag as most cautious people would? Maybe your curiosity would get the better(4) of your caution and the urge to know what the contents of the bag are might overwhelm you. If you looked into the bag and found it full of crisp new notes(6) , would you make attempts to find the owner (7) owner of the bag? Might you be tempted to keep the money for (8)yourself? After all, there is always so much in our lives that we can buy or pay for. suppose (9) you choose to keep the bag, would you do so with a clear(10) conscience, or would you forever be plagued by the idea that you kept money, which was not yours?

  3. ORAL SKILLS: (30 MARKS)
    1. Read the oral poem below and then answer the questions that follow: (5 marks)

      He couldn’t wait, eh!
      For the child of my mother
      To finish school
      He begged, eh!
      That man begged
      He begged and begged

      He couldn’t wait, eh!
      For the child of my mother
      To dress up

      Questions.
      1. What makes this oral poem rhythmic? (2mks)
        • Repetition - for the child of my mother
        • Short lines - to dress up
      2. Which word are you likely to stress in the second line of the first and last stanzas and why? (2mks)
        • child, mother -  content words
      3. How would you say the last line of the poem? (1mk)
        • Falling intonation
        • Appropriate gesture 
          (must be explained)

    2. Identify the word with the odd underlined sound from the following sets of words. (5 marks)
      1. Pooh poop pool poor
      2. Tortoise boy join plo
      3. Scuttle scythe scullery sculpture 
      4. Gingivitis gigolo gist gender 
      5. Cannibal caesura calcium cachet
    3. Provide another word that is pronounced the same as the following words (3 marks)
      1. Not  - knot
      2. Pain - pane
      3. key - quay
    4. Study the genre below and answer the questions that follow. (6 marks)
      The short child shot a shot of his short white wash.
      1. Classify the genre. (2 marks)
        • A tongue twister - repetition of sounds
      2. Identify any sound pattern used in the genre above. (2 marks)
        • Repetition - short
        • Alliteration - shot short
          (must show sounds)
      3. State two functions of the genre above. (2 marks)
        • entertainment
        • speech therapy
        • to pass time
        • test pronunciation
    5.            
      1. 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)
        • sex
        • sound background
        • educationaal background
        • age of audience
          (any 3)
      2. State three factors the listener ought to observe in order to gain from the speech (3 marks)
        • sitting upright
        • making eye contact
        • taking notes
        • seeking clarification
      3. Two friends, Wepukhulu and Khaseve have a debate. Wepukhulu strongly feels that a man should marry more than one wife. Khaseve on the other hand argues that a man should only marry one wife. 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. (5 marks)
        • turn taking
        • use of polite words/ language
        • acknowledging each other's opinions
        • disagreeing politely
        • restraint

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