English Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Form 3 Mid Term 1 Exams 2021

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FUNCTIONAL WRITING

  1. Imagine that it is your first day in a new school. Write an entry in your journal indicating the things that surprised you, those that scared you and those that made you happy. (20 marks)

CLOZE TEST

The new constitution has bestowed the Supreme Court all____________________, role of arbitrating the ________________________________ arising out of presidential elections. The court currently has a golden opportunity to clearly_______________ that it is worth the confidence of Kenyans. Kenyan’s are__________________ with bated breath to see the ___________________making a determination on the __________________ lodged by the CORD Alliance in an____________________ and completely impartial manner that will_____________________ all the parties. Indeed, the______________ of Kenyans are varied and either way, the court’s ________________ will be interpreted as either a win or loss for jubilee or CORD alliance.

ORAL SKILLS (30marks)

  1. Read the following poem and answer the questions below:-
    I want to Die While You Love Me
    I want to die while you love me
    While yet you hold me fair
    While laughter lies upon my lips
    And lights are in my hair

    I want to die while you love me
    I could not bear to see
    The glory of this perfect day
    Grows dim- or crease to be

    I want to die while you love 
    Oh! Who would care to live
    Till love has nothing more to ask
    And nothing more to give.

    I want to die while you love me
    And bear to that still bed
    Your kisses turbulent unspent

    To warm me when I’m dead

    Questions
    1. Construct the rhyme scheme of this poem.
    2. Which pair of words rhyme in this poem?
    3. Which words would you stress in the first and second line and why?
    4. What is the effect of repetition in this poem?
    5. How would you perform the first two lines?
    6. How would you say the last stanza.
  2. Explain what each of the following non-verbal cues mean in a conversation 
    1. Frowning ………………………………………………………………………………
    2. Pacing up and down ……………………………………………………………………
    3. Shrugging shoulders ……………………………………………………………………
    4. Winking ………………………………………………………………………………
    5. Raising both hands up the sky …………………………………………………………..
  3. Identify any four pairs of words in the following list that have the same vowel sounds;
    Mad                 eat                   full                   lap
    Cat                  it                      mud                 bet
    Cut                  look                 feat                  if
    Love                boot                 fit
    Beat                 pool                 further
    Lit                   father               hut
  4. Explain how you would avoid speaking in monotonous manner to make your listeners attentive.       (6 mks)
  5. The following words have been misspelt. Rewrite them correctly
    1. The prefect was priviledged to have special diet.
    2. The students managed to rescue their colleague’s from the burning domitory.
    3. The proffesor managed to convince the crowd to vote for him.
    4. The collage will close for one week to allow for repairs.
    5. Lack of proper maintainance on any machine makes it to break down frequently.

Marking Scheme

Functional Writing

  • It must be a Journal, if not deduct (4mrks)

Context and format

  1. Title and format
  2. Subheading (day, date and place) (4mrks)
  3. Body
    • Mention of what was seen (4mrks)
    • Reaction to what was seen (4mrks)

NB Any 4 paragraphs of each days observation relevant to the question

  1. Language (2mrks)
  2. Tone (1mrk)

Cloze text

  1. Important
  2. Disputes
  3. Demonstrate/show
  4. Waiting
  5. Judiciary
  6. Petition
  7. Independent
  8. Satisfy
  9. Expectations
  10. Verdict/ ruling

Oral skills (30mrks)

  1.  
    1. aabcb, aadaaaefe,aghg irregular 
    2.  
      • fair-hair
      • live -give
    3.  
    4.  The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; while, to are repeated.
    5.  In a slow and falling intonation
  2.  
    1. Frowning- expression of disapproval, displeasure, or concentration by furrowing one's brows.
    2. Pacing up and down To walk back and forth (in or around some place), as in fear, anger, anxiety, frustration, etc.
    3. shrugging shoulders-to indicate a lack of knowledge about a particular topic, or a lack of care about the result of a situation.
    4. Winking - typically to indicate that something is a joke or a secret or as a signal of affection or greeting.
    5. Raising both hands up the sky - celebrating success or another joyous event. 
  3.  
    1. mad  cat  lap
    2. cut mud hut
    3. Beat feat eat
    4. Lit fit it
    5. Boot pool 
  4.  
    1. Speak clearly. You're going to be monotonous if people can't understand you, so clarity is the first essential.
    2. Vary your pitch.
    3. Vary your tempo.
    4. Increase and decrease the volume. 
    5. Vary the rhythm. 
    6. Use emphasis to create variety.
  5.  
    1. Privileged
    2. Dormitory
    3. Professor
    4. College
    5. Maintenance

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