- FUNCTIONAL WRITING.
You are a member of a committee that has been assigned the duty of planning the annual prize day at your school.
- Write a letter of invitation to the local member of your County Assembly (MCA). (12mks)
- Design a card that would be used to invite guests to the ceremony. (8mks).
- Cloze test (10mks)
Fill in the blank spaces in the following passage with the most suitable word.
Imagine that while walking along a road, you saw a large, shiny bag sitting ________________ unattended. You look around you and there is no one else. ____________________ would you do? Would you walk _________________ from the bag as most cautious people would? Maybe your curiosity would get the ______________ of your caution, and the urge to know what the _________________ of the bag are, might overwhelm you. If you did not look into the bag and found it full of crisp new ___________________, would you make attempts to find _______________ owner of the bag? Might you be tempted to keep the money ___________________ yourself? After all, there is always so much in our lives that we can buy or pay for. _____________________ you chose to keep the bag, would you do so with a ______________________ conscience, or would you forever be plagued by the idea that you kept money which was not yours, which is basically stealing?
- Oral communicative skills.
Read the following poem and answer the questions that follow.
I’m a keen dog, a keen dog, a wild dog, and alone;
I’m a rough dog, a tough dog hunting on my own;
I’m a bad dog, a mad dog, teasing silly sheep;
I love to sit and bay at the moon, to keep fat souls from sleep.
I’ll never be a lap dog, licking dirty feet,
A sleek dog, a meek dog, cringing for my meat;
Not for me the fireside, the well filled plate,
But shut door, the sharp stone, cuff and kick and hate.
Not for me the other dogs, running by my side;
Some have run short while, but none of them would bide;
O mine is still the lone trail, the hard trail, the best,
Wide wind, and wild stars and the hunger of the quest!
(Irene Rutherfold Mclfod)
- Describe the rhyme scheme in the poem above. (2mks)
- Identify two other sounds used in the poem. (4mks)
- How would you perform the following poem for a live audience? (2mks)
- Give examples of the following sound devices. (4mks)
- Identify the silent letters in the following words. (2mks)
- Study the below genre of oral literature and answer the questions that follow.
Kiiru: Oyiete, (are you ready?)
Audience : E-euo, (we are ready)
Audience: Ilomonlatalaendaanaisho. (The visitors for whom I have no food)
- Identify the above genre. (1mk)
- Explain the features present in the above genre. (3mks)
- How many participants does the above genre involve? Identify their roles. (2mks)
- The underlined word indicators the stressed word in the sentences below. Explain the meaning brought out when the underlined word is stressed in each sentence. (3mks)
- We worked for him.
- We worked for him.
- We worked for him.
- The following is a telephone conversation between Basweti and the receptionist of Mambo Kubwas General Stores. Insert the missing speech lines. (7mks)
Receptionist: Mambo Kubwa General Stores, good morning.
Receptionist: May I help you, Mr. Basweti?
Basweti: May I please speak to your sales manager:
Basweti: How come? Is she very busy?
Basweti: In that case, I might be forced to call some other time.
Receptionist: Why is that? Perhaps someone else in the office could be of
help to you.
Receptionist: Why not? Is it something personal?
Receptionist: Okay, I understand. Can I take a message for her?
Receptionist: I have taken it down for her. I will also personally remind
her to call you. Bye for now and thank you for calling.
Invitation letter (12mks)
Should be a formal letter
Sender's address - 2mks (should not include name of the sender)
Date - 1mk
Recepients's address - 2mks
Salutation - 1mk
Re - 1mk
Introduction - 1mk
Body - 2mks
Coclusion - 1mk
Valediction - 1mk
The tone should be formal, if not, deduct marks
Invitation Card - 8mks
Name of host e.g. Upishi Hotel and Catering College - 1mk
Name of recepient e.g Miss, Mr, Mrs, Rev, - 1mk
Event and the details like the date, venue, time - 1mk
Personalities attending the event e.g. Guests of Honor - 1mk
Regulations e.g Only photographers accredited by the college are permitted - 1mk
Contacts of hosts e.g
R.S.V.P - 1mk
P.O Box 32115
*Award 1mk for enclosing or decorating to look like a card.
Penalize for overdecorating. Do not award
- What - must begin with a capital letter. If not, do not award
- suppose - Must begin with a capital letter, if not, do not award
- aa bb cc dd ee ff - regular rhyme scheme
- consonance - wild alone
assonance - dog alone, shut cuff
alliteration - for me the fireside the well filled plate
sit to keep fat souls from sleep
repetition - the word dog has been used severally
- Check for both verbal and non-verbal cues. Award if well explained
Maintaing eye contact with the audience
- Onomatopeia - buzz, thud, ring, hiss, zoom, clung
Assonance - bringing in disability
Ideophone - wu,wu .... clop-clop....kukrukakra....auuuii...
Alliteration - can you quickly cut the chord
- Island, fasten
Either they underline or write the letter. Penalise if written in form of sound i.e /s/, /t/
- Has two participants - involves the challenger and the respondents
- Has ideophone 'mmhh!'
- It uses brief expressios
- There are two participants
The challenger poses the riddle and the respondent responds by guesses. Kiiru is the challenger, the audience form the respondents
- We worked for him - meaning nobody else but we worked for him
We worked for him - meaning we did nothing else like sending but only worked for him
We worked for him - meaning we worked for nobody else but him
- Basweti: Good morning
Receptionist: Well, the sales manager is not available at the moment.
Receptionist: She left this morning to attend the meeting elsewhere
Basweti:Can i leave a message?
Basweti: Well, she had asked me to call her in person
Basweti: Kindly let her know workers are still waiting for their wages. She had promised to settle it yesterday but being a Sunday, the workers asked me to remind him today becasue it is a workday
Basweti: Thank you. Bye and have a good day.