English Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Asumbi Girls Highschool Pre-Mock Exams May-June 2022

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Instructions to candidates 
  • Write your name and index number in the spaces provided above.
  • Sign and write the date of examination in the spaces provided above.
  • Answer all questions in the spaces provided in this paper.
  • This paper consists of 5 printed pages.
  • Candidates should check the question paper to ascertain that all the pages are printed as indicated and that no questions are missing.
  • Candidates should answer the questions in English. 
For Examiner’s Use Only.

Question

Maximum score

Candidate’s Score

1

20

 

2

10

 

3

30

 

Total score

60

 


QUESTIONS

  1. Functional writing 
    Imagine you are a chef in one of the five star hotels in Kenya.  Your friends who lives in the U.S.A is hosting a delegation of ten African friends at his home. He has used you to advise him on the best African dish he can cook for them, write for him the recipe of the choicest meal and send it through on email. (20mks)
  2. Close text
    Read the passage below and fill the blank spaces with the most appropriate word.

    Concerns on insecurity (1) ....................................... persisted over the last one year despite assurance from the government that it was taking robust (2) .......................................  to protect life and property. The situation has been complicated by (3) .......................................  “Lone wolf” terrorist attacks linked to the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab, eight months after the deadly Westage (4) ....................................... in Nairobi that left at least 70 people died. The latest in the city’s popular Gikomba market only added to the body count and lives shattered.
    This is a dangerous way (5) ....................................... one of Africa’s most promising economies to life. Kenya’s international (6) ....................................... is also slowly being eroded and with it, the attraction as a magnet for foreign tourist and investors. This week (7) ....................................... advisories by some Western government showed how fragile the situation is when hundreds of British tourists (8) ....................................... short their holiday at the coast (9) ....................................... flew back home while some may consider this an overreaction, (10) ....................................... the reality that terrorists, with dark intentions are roaming the country ready to attack is equally unhelpful.
  3. Oral skills
    1. Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow.
      SUNSET 
      The sun spun like 
      a tossed coin,
      it whirled on the azure sky,
      it clattered into the horizon,
      it clicked in the slot
      and neon light popped 
      and bunked a time expired 
      as an parking meter. 
      (Oswald NbuyoseniNtshali) 
      1. Describe the rhyme scheme of this poem. (2mks)
      2. How would you say the last line of this poem? (2mks)
      3. State any two onomatopoeic words in the poem. (2mks)
      4. Identify any other sound pattern used in the poem. (1mk)
      5. State and illustrate three non-verbal cues that you would use to make the reiteration of the above poem more meaningful and interesting. (3mks)
    2. Read the conversation below then answer the questions that follow.
      Rehema : Good morning Aisha ?
      Aisha : Good morning. 
      Rehema : (Frowning) You don’t look happy ... what is the matter? 
      Aisha : I have just received a call from home, and...
      Rehema : Ah, these fellows from home always calling. My mother also called me. 
      Aisha : Well, in my case, it is bad news. My brother...
      Rehema : As I was saying. My mother called me, and all she wanted to tell me is that they’re fine (shaking her head absent mindedly). 
      Aisha : My brother was involved in a car accident. But you are not listening... 
      Rehema : What did you say? 
      Aisha : (despairingly) I give up. 
      1. What kind of a listener is Rehema? Illustrate your answer?  (4mks)
      2. What should Rehema do to improve her listening skills? (5mks)
    3. Place each of the following words under the respective sounds of the underlined letters. (5mks)
      1. Charode Church
      2. Charisma Chassis
      3. Machine Chaos
      4. Challenge Champagne
      5. Charge Chorus
      6. /K/ /S  /      /  ∫/
    4. Provide another word pronounced as the one given (4mks)
      1. Oar
      2. Pore
      3. Birth
      4. Earn


MARKING SCHEME

  1. Functional writing
    • Recipe E- mail
      • Sender’s address eg From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 1mk
      • Recipient’s address To: 1mk
      • Date 1mk
      • Subject: How to prepare or A recipe fr... 1mk
      • Salutation eg Dear Stanley, 1mk
    • Recipe format
      • Heading eg How to prepare pounded potatoes 1mk
      • Ingredients (F) 1mk
      • Method of cooking (F) 1mk
    • Contents
      • A list of ingredients and quantity of each
      • At least four ingredients. Don’t award if quantity of ingredients is not given (4mks)
      • Method of cooking: steps must be in a logical order, if not award 00 marks
      • Method and length of time to be included
      • At least four steps in cooking (4mks)
      • The serving instructions to be given eg serve with tea etc (1mk)
    • Language (4mks)
      • Must be instructional/use of imperatives
      • To be written in present simple tense
      • Award 2 mks if imperative and present simple tense are not used
        F=2, c=9, l=4total 15
  2. Close text
    1. Have
    2. Steps/measures
    3. Frequent
    4. Attack/siege
    5. For
    6. Repetition
    7. Travel
    8. Cut
    9. And
    10. Ignoring/dismissing
  3. Oral skills
    1. Describe the rhyme scheme of this poem. (2mks)
      • a d c d e f g √ 1mk irregular rhyme scheme √ 1mk
    2. How would you say the last line of this poem? (2mks)
      • The line would be said slowly and softly – end of the day
      • Falling intonation – slow finality
    3. State any two onomatopoeic words in the poem. (2mks)
      • Popped
      • Blinked
      • Whirled
      • Clattered
      • Clicked
    4. Identify any other sound pattern used in the poem. (1mk)
      • Alliteration – Sun Spun
      • Assonance – Sun Spun
    5. State and illustrate three non-verbal cues that you would use to make the reiteration of the above poem more meaningful and interesting. (3mks)
      • Use of gestures – illustrate where and when
      • Facial expressions
      • Tonal variation
      • Dramatize
      • Keep eye contact
  4.                        
    1. What kind of a listener is Rehema? Illustrate your answer? (4mks)
      • Inattentive - Absent minded
      • Impatient – Interrupts Aisha’s speeches
      • Absent minded – “What did you say?”
      • Insensitive – Inconsiderate
    2. What should Rehema do to improve her listening skills? (5mks)
      • Should stop being selfish
      • Should be more attentive
      • Should try to enter Aisha’s world and understand her point of view.
      • Should improve on her turn taking to avoid interruption
      • Should avoid absent mindedness
  5.                    
    1. Place each of the following words under the respective sounds of the underlined letters. (5mks)
      1. Charode Church
      2. Charisma Chasis
      3. Machinene Chaos
      4. Challenge Champagne
      5. Charge Chorus
        /K/ /S/∫/ /t ∫/
        • Chrisama charade church
        • Chaos machine charge
        • Chorus champagne challenge
        • Chasis
    2. Provide another word pronounced as the one given (4mks)
      1. Oar- ore
      2. Pore- paws
      3. Birth- berth
      4. Earn- urn

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