English Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Kassu Jet Pre Mocks 2022

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Instructions to students

  • Write your name, admission number and class in the spaces provided.
  • Sign and write the date of the examination in the spaces provided.
  • Answer all questions in the spaces provided
  • All your answers must be written in the spaces provided in this question paper.
  • Candidates should check the question paper to ascertain that all the pages are printed as indicated and that no questions are missing
  • Candidates must answer all questions in English

Question

Maximum

Score

Student’s

Score

Examiner’s

Initials

1

20

 

 

2

10

 

 

3

30

 

 

TOTAL

60

 

 



QUESTIONS

  1. During the mid-term break, you read an interesting novel and you would like to recommend it to one of your classmates. Write a book review of the novel. (20 marks)
  2. Fill in the blanks in the passage below with an appropriate word. (10 marks)
    Four weeks to the Africities Summit, (i) ........................... the host city of Kisumu is bristling (ii) ............................ excitement and anticipation, with good reason. (iii)............................. 10,000 visitors are expected to converge on the lakeside city, drawn (iv) ............................ By a continental summit that happens one every three (v) ........................... About 5,000 of them will be foreign delegates keen to join in a discourse that African cities and how they evolving into a truly unpredictable (vi) ........................... The other 4000 will be exhibitors at a gigantic exhibitions centre and service providers to ensure that the (vii) ............................ do not lack anything.
    Many have been skeptical (viii) ............................. Kisumu could handle such a large influx of people even if it is the third largest city in the country. Well, the city is well-prepared in all aspects. It has been for a while. Significant investments have been made in infrastructure and (ix)............................ is still going on to complete roads around and near the Mambolea ASK Showground where the event will be held. The major streets are spruced up, as they have been for many months, thanks to the work done (x) ............................ the County Government of Kisumu.
  3. Oral Skills            (30 marks)
    1. Read the following narrative and answer the questions that follow. (8 Marks)
      One afternoon, a big wolf waited in a dark forest for a little girl to come along carrying a basket of food to her grandmother. Finally the little 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 gun from her basket and shot the wolf dead.
      1. If you were narrating this story, how would you ensure your audience remains glued to the story? (3 marks)
      2. How would you say the words of the girl and the wolf in your narration? (2 marks)
      3. How would you prepare yourself to effectively tell the story? (3 marks)
    2. Your class wants to put up a play. You have to decide which of the two plays among your setbooks to perform. Your teacher has asked you to lead a group discussion to choose one. What will you do to make sure the discussion remains calm and constructive? (4 marks)
    3. For each of the following words, write another that is pronounced the same way but is spelt differently and has a different meaning. (3 marks)
      1. Know
      2. Gate
      3. Bare 
    4. Indicate the appropriate intonation at the end of each sentence. (4 marks)
      1. Have all the students been registered? .
      2. Stop wasting time.
      3. That was superb! .
      4. There is hope for Cancer patients. .
    5. Mary cannot bear children
      1. Identify the above genre.(1 marks)
      2. Give the two possible meanings of the above (2 marks)
      3. Give one function of the above genre. (1 marks)
    6. Complete the telephone conversation below with appropriate responses. (7 marks)
      You: ....................................................... (1 mark)
      Teacher: Yes, you may come in. How can I help you, Maria?
      You: Sorry to bother you, Sir. Could you please show me Mr. Karanja’s desk?
      Teacher: ....................................................... (1 mark)
      You: He has sent me to pick a Geography textbook from his desk and to ask you to assist us with a pair of binoculars.
      Teacher: The desk is over there. The book should just be on the table.
      You: ....................................................... ... (1 mark)
      Teacher: ....................................................... (1 mark)
      You: Oh, here it is. You were right, Sir, it must have fallen from the desk.
      Teacher: Now hurry up. The lesson is almost over and the teacher must be waiting for the book.
      You: ......................................................... . (1 mark)
      Teacher: Oh, sorry. Here is the pair of binoculars. Be careful as you handle since its casting is broken.
      You:....................................................... (1 mark)
      Teacher: ....................................................... (1 mark


MARKING SCHEME

QUESTION 1 : FUNCTIONAL WRITING
BOOK REVIEW

  • Format : 7 marks
  • Heading: Book Review
  • Title:
  • Author:
  • Publisher:
  • Year of publication:
  • Price:
  • Reviewer:

Content: 9 marks

  1. Introduction: (Background of the text, setting) 2 mks
  2. Brief plot summary touching on: characters, themes, styles (3 mks)
  3. Strengths/weaknesses (2 mks)
  4. Conclusion: A general statement recommending the novel ( 2 mks)
    Language: 4 marks

QUESTION 2 : CLOZE TEST

  1. the
  2. with
  3. Approximately
  4. their
  5. years
  6. future
  7. guests
  8. whether
  9. work
  10. by

QUESTION 3 : ORAL SKILLS

  1.                              
    1.                        
      • Mimicking the wolf’s deep hoarse voice
      • tonal variation e.g. Are you carrying the basket to your grandmother’s house?
      • body movement  to show the wolf’s disappearance to the woods e.g. short quick steps.
      • appropriate gestures to demonstrate the shooting.
        3x1= 3mks
    2. The girl- in a polite, softly, respectful-falling intonation
      The wolf- in an enticing and cunning rising intonation
      2x1=2mks
    3. Master the content of the narrative by memorizing
      • Read the story to myself or in front of a mock audience
      • Practice pronouncing the words correctly
      •  Choose the correct costume.
  2.                        
    • I would encourage the use of courteous language.
    • I would encourage everyone to participate
    • I would ensure members observe turn taking for order.
    • Appoint the secretary to capture the key points of discussion
      4 x 1mks
  3.                    
    1. Know no
    2. Gate gait
    3. Bare bear
      3x 1 mks
  4.                        
    1. rising
    2. falling
    3. falling
    4. falling
      4x 1mks
  5.                
    1. pun
    2. Mary cannot tolerate children
      Mary is barren
    3. entertainment
      enhance creativity
      add more meaning to text
      1x 1mk
  6. You: Excuse me Sir, may I come in? (1 mk)
    Teacher: Yes, you may come in. How can I help you Maria?
    You: Sorry to bother you sir, but could you please show me Mr. Karanja’s desk?
    Teacher: Sure. He must have sent you. (any relevant remark) (1 mk)
    You: He has sent me to pick a Geography textbook from his desk, and to ask you to assist us with a pair of binoculars.
    Teacher: His desk is over there. The book should be just on the table.
    You: Excuse me sir, I cannot see the book on the table. (1 mk)
    Teacher: It was there just a while ago. Could it have fallen? (1 mk)
    You: Oh, here it is. You were right Sir; it must have fallen from the desk.
    Teacher: Now hurry up, the lesson is almost over and the teacher must be waiting for the book.
    You: Yes sir, but you haven’t given me the binoculars yet. (1mk)
    Teacher: Oh sorry. Here is the pair of binoculars. Be careful as you handle it since its casing is broken.
    You: I will sir, thank you. (1 mk)
    Teacher: Welcome. (1mk)

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