English Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Form 3 End Term 1 Exams 2022

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    You are a member of a committee that has been assigned the duty of planning the annual prize day at your school.
    1. Write a letter of invitation to the local member of your County Assembly (MCA). (12mks)
    2. Design a card that would be used to invite guests to the ceremony. (8mks).
  2. 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?
  3. 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)


    1. Describe the rhyme scheme in the poem above. (2mks)
    2. Identify two other sounds used in the poem. (4mks)
    3. How would you perform the following poem for a live audience? (2mks)
  2. Give examples of the following sound devices. (4mks)
    1. Onomatopoeia
    2. Assonance
    3. Ideophones
    4. Alliteration
  3. Identify the silent letters in the following words. (2mks)
    1. Island
    2. Fasten
  4. Study the below genre of oral literature and answer the questions that follow.
    Kiiru: Oyiete, (are you ready?)
    Audience : E-euo, (we are ready)
    Kiiru: Mmm-mh!
    Audience: Ilomonlatalaendaanaisho. (The visitors for whom I have no food)


  1. Identify the above genre. (1mk)
  2. Explain the features present in the above genre. (3mks)
  3. How many participants does the above genre involve? Identify their roles. (2mks)
  1. 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)
    1. We worked for him.
    2. We worked for him.
    3. We worked for him.
  2. 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.
    Basweti: _____________________________________
    Receptionist: May I help you, Mr. Basweti?
    Basweti: May I please speak to your sales manager:
    Receptionist: _______________________________________
    Basweti: How come? Is she very busy?
    Receptionist: _______________________________________
    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.
    Basweti: __________________________________________
    Receptionist: Why not? Is it something personal?
    Basweti: _____________________________________________
    Receptionist: Okay, I understand. Can I take a message for her?
    Basweti: _____________________________________________
    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.
    Basweti: _____________________________________________


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
The Principal
P.O Box 32115
Tel: 0244001
Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
*Award 1mk for enclosing or decorating to look like a card.
Penalize for overdecorating. Do not award

Cloze Test

  1. there
  2. What - must begin with a capital letter. If not, do not award
  3. away
  4. better
  5. contents
  6. notes/bills
  7. the
  8. for
  9. suppose - Must begin with a capital letter, if not, do not award
  10. clear


  1. aa bb cc dd ee ff - regular rhyme scheme
  2. 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
  3. Check for both verbal and non-verbal cues. Award if well explained
    Voice projection
    Facial expression
    Maintaing eye contact with the audience
  4. 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
  5. Island, fasten
    Either they underline or write the letter. Penalise if written in form of sound i.e /s/, /t/
  6. Riddle
    • Has two participants - involves the challenger and the respondents
    • Has ideophone 'mmhh!'
    • It uses brief expressios
  7. There are two participants
    The challenger poses the riddle and the respondent responds by guesses. Kiiru is the challenger, the audience form the respondents
  8. 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
  9. 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.

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