English Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Cekenas Pre Mocks 2022

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INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

  1.  Answer ALL the questions.

FOR EXAMINER’S USE ONLY

Question

Maximum Score

Candidate’s Score

Functional writing

20

 

Cloze

10

 

Oral Skills

30

 

Total

60

 



QUESTIONS

  1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING (20 MKS)
    You are the chairperson of the Drama Club in your school. The club has staged a successful dramatization of Ole Kulet’s Blossoms of the Savannah at the school. You now want to take the performance to three other schools in your sub-county. The principal is offering the school bus but he/she wants you to look for a sponsor who would pay for the fuel and other expenses. You then decide to contact Daughters of Eve (NGO that advocates for protection of women against F.G.M). Write a letter to the Director and ask the NGO to sponsor these performances. Briefly Explain why you think Blossom of the Savannah presents a strong argument against F.G.M. Remember to write through the Principal.
  2. CLOZE TEST (10MKS)
    Read the passage below and fill each blank space with an appropriate word
    The National Health Insurance 1....................is once again in the eye of 2....................storm after it paid Kshs 336.3 million to a law 3......................that had not been prequalified to bid 4......................tenders with health providers in the 5.................... scandal unearthed by Auditor-General, Nancy Gathungu. Curiously, the drafting fully paid for by the 6....................was not part of the NHIF approved 7......................plan for 2018/2019- the period within 8......................the payment was done. This is 9..................... to the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act 2015. No money had been 10....................to pay for legal service and therefore, it went against Public Finance Management (PFM) Act.
  3. ORAL SKILLS (30 MARKS)
    1. Read the narrative below and answer the question that follow (7mks)
      One afternoon, a big wolf waited in the dark forest for a little girl to come a long carrying a basket of food. Finally, the little girl did come along and she was carrying the basket of food. “Are you carrying the basket to your grandmother?” asked the wolf. The little girl answered, “Yes I am.” So the wolf asked the girl where her grandmother lived. When the girl told him he disappeared to the woods. When the little girl opened the door of her grandmother’s house, she noticed there was somebody in bed with a night cap and a night gown.
      She realized that it was the wolf, so the little girl took a dagger from her basket and stubbed the wolf dead.
      1. If you were narrating this story, how would you ensure your audience remains glued to it? (2mks)
      2. How would you say the words of the wolf and the little girl in your narration? (2mks)
      3. How would you prepare yourself to tell the story effectively? (3mks)
    2. Provide a word pronounced in the same way as each of the ones below (4mks)
      1. Bald –
      2. Manna –
      3. Colonel –
      4. Liar –
    3. Insert the following words in the corresponding column to show whether it has a /s/, /z/, /à/, /Ø/ sound as per the one underlined type (4mks)
      Tenth, Sugar, Special, Father, Garage, Mathematics, Leisure, Themselves

      /θ/

      /ʃ/

      /Ʒ/

      /ð/

             
             
    4. A leader of a Theatre Group is visiting your school to arrange for the staging of Literature Sets Books. You have been appointed by the class to negotiate for favorable entry fee for your class and you are meeting the leader for the first time. Explain 4 negotiation skills that you would employ to ensure successful negotiations. (4mks)
    5. Study the following situations and write down. What you would say in each case (3mks)
      1. When walking along the corridor, you accidentally bump into somebody out of your own clumsiness.
      2. You are engaging in a conversation and you catch yourself interrupting the other person
      3. You want to introduce a point during a discussion which contradicts what the other person has said.
    6. Imagine that your English teacher catches you reading a magazine during a class lesson. He summons you after the lesson and the following is part of the conversation between you and him. Fill in the missing parts. (8 Marks)
      Teacher: (holding out the magazine) Why were you reading this kind of trash during the lesson, an innuendo, I guess?
      You: ..........................................................(1mk)
      Teacher: My question is why you were reading, not what you intended to do.
      You: ..........................................................(1mk)
      Teacher: A what? You have the nerve to just dismiss it as a joke?
      You: Sir I am ..........................................................(1mk)
      Teacher :( Walking away) Follow me to the Deputy Principal’s Office. There you can explain better what you mean by calling it an oversight.
      You :(Pleading desperately) ................................................................... (2mks)
      Teacher: I just can’t get myself to sort anything with you. Do as I say.
      You: ................................................................... (2mks)
      Teacher: Alright then, but be careful not to promise that which you can’t keep. Last pardon, and as you have said, bring your updated notebook, latest 4 O’clock this evening.
      You: (Almost kneeling)..................................................................(1mk)


MARKING SCHEME

FUNCTIONAL WRITING (20MKS)

  • Expect a formal letter
  • The tone should be formal – if not deduct 1m A.D

FORMAT 4MKS

  • Sender address -½ mk
  • Date in full -½ Mk
  • Recipient address - ½mk
  • Through address -½mk
  • Salutation -½mk
  • RE: A REQUEST FOR SPONSORSHIP -½mk
  • Signing off closing tag
  • Signature (1mk –Deny if any item is missing or if order is not observed)
  • Name (2)
  • Designation

CONTENT -8MARKS

  •  Introduce yourself by name or title or both ½ mk
  • Reason for writing –request /ask for sponsorship of dramatization of Ole Kulet’s Blossoms of Savannah (½ mk)
  • Mention that you are already staged at school (1mk)
  • Mention that you want to take the performance to three other schools in the sub county (1mk)
  • Mention that the principal is offering the school bus (1mk)
  •  Mention you need fuel for the bus. (1mk)
  • Specify at least two other expenses e.g. lunch, props costumes, certificates, trophies (each-½mk+½mk)
  • Briefly explain how, Blossoms of the Savannah is against F.G.M (2MKS) At least 2 harmful effects of F.G.M according to novel

LANGUAGE AND MECHANICS OF WRITING -(8MARKS)
GROUP D (01 – 02 MARKS)

Candidate does not communicate and their language ability is so minimal that the examiner has to guess what they intended to write

  • Poor use of expressions
  • poor use of punctuation marks
  • Hardly any correct sentences
  • Spelling errors
  • Broken usage must be identified

GROUP C (03 - -04 MKS)

  • Lack of confidence in language use
  • Very simple sentences
  • All manner of grammatical errors
  • Mother tongue interference
  • Poor organization of ideas

GROUP B (05 – 06)

  • Communicates fluently with ease of expression
  • Well constructed sentences
  • Correct punctuation and spellings
  • Good use of vocabulary
  • Some errors

GROUP A (07 – 08 MARKS)

  • Ease of expression with no errors of punctuation, spellings and grammar
  • Good planning/Organization of ideas
  • Clever use of vocabulary and maturity in language use
  • Definite sparks

F -4MARKS
C -8MARKS
L – 8 MARKS Total is (20 MKS)

QUESTION 2: CLOZE TEST

  1. Fund (capital F)
  2. a
  3. firm
  4. for
  5. latest
  6. taxpayers
  7. procurement
  8. which
  9. contrary
  10. allocated

QUESTION 3:

  1.                              
    1. Make use of mimicry by mimicking the wolfs deep hoarse voice
      • Making use of tonal variation by using rising intonation while saying the words of the wolf “are you carrying the basket to your grandmother? And falling intonation while saying the words of the girl “Yes I am”
      • Dramatization by dramatizing the wolf’s disappearance to the woods with short quick steps
        (Any 2 well explained)
    2. The wolf
      • Rising intonation, it is a yes or no question
      • Deep hoarse voice
      • A pointing gesture
        The Girl -In a falling intonation, it is a statement
      • Shrill voice
        (Any 1 per character)
    3.                  
      • Master the content of the narrative in his or her memory
      • Rehearse/Practice in front of a mock, audience / mirror
      • Practice proper pronunciation of words. Words to stress and intonation to use (verbal techniques)
      • Practice on gestures, facial expressions and any other form of dramatization(non verbal cues)
      • Choose the appropriate costume
      • Familiarize yourself with the stage
        (Any 3 marks)
  2.                      
    1. Bawled/ Balled
    2. Manor
    3. Kernel
    4. Lyre
  3.                   

    /θ/

    Tenth

    Mathematics

    / ʃ /

    Special

    Sugar

    / Ʒ /

    Garage

    Leisure

    / ð/

    Themselves

    Father

  4.                       
    • Listen carefully to get terms and conditions right
    • Establish rapport with the leader to lay good grounds for negotiations
    • Be willing to compromise to accommodate the view of the leader/ ceding ground
    • Interrupt and disagree politely
    • Observe turn-taking to avoid necessary interruptions
    • Create a win-win situation to satisfy each party (Any 4 marks)
  5.                  
    • I’m sorry, excuse my clumsiness
    • Sorry you were saying something/proceed please
    • I beg to differ/Allow me to give a different opinion /What if we looked at it from this angle/That’s a good point but……Fair enough, but…..
  6. The candidate must give a lame excuse (1mk)
    e.g. Teacher I did not intend to read it I was just looking at the cover
    The candidate must dismiss the teacher jokingly (1mk)
    E.g. Teacher I was not serious in reading the magazine, it was just a joke….
    The candidate must use the word oversight (1mk)
    Sir I am sorry it was just an oversight I was about to update my notes
    The candidate must plead with the teacher and try to justify his or her actions not to be taken to Deputy Principal’s Office. (2mks)
    Please forgive me teacher. I just wanted to relax my mind a little bit
    Please teacher let us sort it out here not in the deputy principal’s offices
    The candidate makes a promise and request for last pardon (2mks)
    Please sir I promise I will be done with notes by 4 o’clock and bring them to you (1mk). Give me the last warning and I will never repeat the mistake
    The candidate must appreciate the teacher (1mk)
    Thank you sir for understanding won’t fail you again

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