English Questions and Answers - KCSE 2022 Pavement Form 4 Trial 1 Pre-Mock Examination

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Question

Maximum

Score

 

1. 

20

 

2.       

10

 

3.       

30

 

Total

60

 


QUESTIONS

QUESTION 1: FUNCTIONAL WRITING  20 MARKS
Imagine you are the head of the Students’ Council in your school. There have been complaints about insecurity in the school. The Principal has formed a committee of six members who include two cooks, two teachers and two students, you being one of them. You are the secretary to that committee. You are to write a report after the committee investigates the problem, and submit it to the principal within a month. Write the report.
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QUESTION 2: CLOZE TEST 10 MARKS
Fill in each of the blank spaces in the following passage with the most appropriate word.
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the country, the government shut ...................................1 all learning institutions forcing them to adopt e-learning. However, internet connectivity...................................2 a significant challenge. The Kenya Coast National Polytechnic (KCNP) quickly navigated the turbulence................................... 3 technology and currently, the national polytechnic has embraced blended learning (physical...................................4 online).Through funding...................................5 East African Skills and Transformation and Regional Integration Program, the national polytechnic developed a Kshs 8 million on-line Learning Management System (LMS), supporting other ................................... 6 in the region to embrace on-line studies.
“We are the centre and pioneer of LMS in the region; eight institutions have ...................................7 the on-line studies anchored on our programme. ...................................8 realised many students come from humble backgrounds and could not................................... 9 smart gadgets,...................................10 hindered us from fully operating LMS,” said the KCNP principal.
QUESTION 3: ORAL SKILLS 30 MARKS
  1. Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow.
    How doeth the little busy bee
          Improve each shining hour
    And gather honey all the day
          From every opening flower
     
    How skillfully she builds her cell!
          How neat she spreads the wax!
    And labours hard to store it well
          With the sweet food she makes.
     
    In works of labour or of skill 
          I would be busy too
    For Satan finds some mischief still
          For idle hands to do.
     
    In books or works or healthful play 
          Let my first years be past,
    That I may give for every day 
         Some good account to last.
    QUESTIONS
    1. Identify four pairs of rhyming words in the poem.  (4 marks)
    2. Give two examples of alliteration in the poem. (2 marks)
    3. Supply words that are pronounced the same as:  (3 marks)
      flower
      too
      past
    4.  Suppose you were watching a live performance of this poem. List four things you would do to benefit most from the listening and watching experience.                        (4 marks)
  2. Your friend attended a job interview. After the interview, he was informed that he was unsuccessful. Give five reasons that could have led to your friend’s failure.      (5 marks)
  3. Your school has been invited for a debating activity by your neighbouring school. You are one of the speakers to represent you school.
    1. Give two things you will do as preparation for the debate.  (2 marks)
    2. Mention two things you will do during the debate so as to be successful. (2 marks)
  4. You have visited Kakuzi Farm Limited for the first time. Below is a part of the conversation that takes place between you and the marketing officer. Fill in the missing parts. (8 marks)
    Marketing officer: Welcome to Kakuzi Farm Limited. My name is Wairagu and I am in charge of taking you round.
    You:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….  (3 marks)
    Marketing officer: The total area of this farm is 100 acres. We rear cows and goats.
    You:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….(1 mark)                                                      
     Marketing officer: Other than learning about rearing these domestic animals, people come  here to learn about growing fruit trees such as avocados.
    You:………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….    (2 marks)
    Marketing officer: In deed yes. It generates a lot of revenue and we are doing very well. We charge shs 100 entry fee per person, and shs 500 for each lesson taken.
    You:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………(1 mark)
    Marketing officer: Thank you. Our work is to educate Kenyans about good farming practices.
    You:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………(1 mark)                      
    Marketing officer: Most welcome.   


MARKING SCHEME

QUESTION 1: FUNCTIONAL WRITING 20 MARKS

Must be a report.

  • FORMAT=4 MARKS
    • Heading 1mk
    • Introduction ½ mk
    • Method/Procedure ½ mk
    • Findings ½ mk
    • Conclusion ½ mk
    • Recommendations ½ mk
    • Compiled by ½ mk
      NB: The marks are awarded for the sub-headings.
  • CONTENT=9 MARKS
    • Introduction:2mks
    • Indicate WHO (½ mk) gave the task, WHAT (½ mk ) is being investigated, deadline for submission of the report( ½ mk), and a list of the committee members (½ mk)
    • Methods: 2mks. At least 2 methods
    • Findings: 2mks. At least 2 findings
    • Conclusion: 1mk. A clear conclusion on the causes of insecurity.
    • Recommendations: 2mks. At least 2 recommendations.
  • LANGUAGE= 7 MARKS

QUESTION 2: CLOZE TEST=10 MARKS

  1. down
  2. was
  3. through
  4. and
  5. from
  6. Institutions
  7. embraced
  8. We
  9. afford
  10.  which

QUESTION 3: ORAL SKILLS=30 MARKS

  1.                                
    1. hour, flower
      cell, well
      skill, still
      too, do
      play, day
      past, last
      Any 4, each=1mk. Total=4mks
    2. busy bee; be busy; Satan finds some.
      Any 2, each=1mk. Total=2mks. The sound must be underlined
    3. flower, flour
      two, too
      past, passed
      Each=1mk. Total=3mks
    4.                      
      • I would maintain eye contact with the presenter
      • I would sit upright (slightly leaning forward)
      • I would take note of the presenter’s use of non-verbal cues
      • I would avoid distractors
        Each=1mk. Total=4mks
  2.                      
    • He failed to carry and arrange in order the relevant documents
    • He failed to do research on what the job he was seeking entails
    • He failed to be appropriately (officially) groomed for the interview
    • He got late for the interview
    • He was inaudible when answering the question asked by the interviewers
    • He failed to listen attentively to the questions asked by the interviewers
    • He used impolite language and behaved discourteously.
      Any 5, each=1mk. Total= 5mks
  3.                          
    1.                                    
      • I will do research and get facts about the motion
      • I will prepare a detailed outline of the points gathered
      • I will present my points to a mock audience.
        Any 2, each=1mk. Total=2mks
    2.                    
      • I will maintain eye contact with the audience.
      • I will ensure I am audible.
      • I will pronounce words correctly.
        Any 2, each=1mk. Total=2mks
  4. YOU: Thank you. (1 mk) How big is the farm? (1 mk) and which domestic animals can one find here? (1 mk)
    YOU: Apart from learning about rearing these domestic animals, what other services do people come here to seek? (1mk)
    YOU: It looks like the farm generates a lot of revenue. (1mk) How much do you charge as entry fee and for the lessons taken? (1mk)
    YOU: Congratulations. You are doing a great job. Keep it up. (1mk)
    YOU: Thank you for briefing me about the farm. (1mk)
    Total=8mks

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