English Questions and Answers - Form 4 Mid-term Exams Term 1 2022

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QUESTIONS

Question 1 functional writing (10 Mks)

  1. You are the Patron of Debating Club in your School. Your School is hosting the Nakuru County Inter- School debating competition scheduled for 18 September. Write a Memo to the School Matron asking her to make arrangements for two meals, tea and lunch. The total Students visiting the School will be sixty. Send a copy to the School Principal.
  2. Question 2 Close Test (10 Mks)
    Regardless of your intelligence and the way you learn, knowing how to concentrate is critical to a student’s success. Concentration is a (1) ………………..that is developed through self – discipline and (2) ……………………… It is a habit that (3) ……………………….time and effort to develop for consistent success. Athletes have it. Surgeons have it; and successful students (4................ have it. Concentration can be defined as the process of paying attention or (5) ……………….full attention on the task (6) ……………… hand. The mark of a genius is the (7) …………………… to concentrate on one thing at a time. This is (8) ………………… if the task is fun and exciting. (9) ……………….... becomes more difficult when one is required to read …………………………. that is boring or complicated.
    (Adapted from Bridging the Gap by Brenda D. Smith, Person Education Inc. 2008)
  3. Question 3 Oral skills (10 Mks)
    1. Oral Poem
      When my love swears that she is made of truth,
      I do believe her, though I know she lies.
      That she might think me some untutored youth,
      Unlearned in the World’s false subtleties.
      Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,
      Although she knows my days are past the best.
      Simply I credit her false speaking tongue
      On both sides thus is simple truth suppressed.
      But wherefore says she is not unjust?
      And wherefore says not I that I am old?
      O love’s best habit is in seeming trust,
      And age in love loves not to have years told.
      Therefore I lie with her and she with me,
      And in our faults by lies we flattered be.
      1. Describe the thyme scheme in this Poem (2 Mks).
      2. Identify and illustrate the sound pattern in line 5 (2 Mks).
      3. Identify and illustrate the pun in the last two lines (2 Mks).
      4. Which words would you stress in the first line and why? (2 Mks).
      5. Who is the persona? (2 Mks).
    2. Study the following situations and write down what you would say in each case.
      1. You are engaging in a conversation and you catch yourself interrupting the other person (2 Mks).
      2. You wanted to introduce a point during a class discussion which contradicts what the other person has said (2 Mks).
      3. Use stress markers to indicate the stressed syllable in the following words (2 Mks).
        1. Pronounce
        2. Concentration
      4. Use the word ‘COW’ twice in a sentence to bring out its two different meanings (2 Mks).
      5. Underline the silent letters in the following words (2 Mks).
        1. Secretary
        2. Person
  4. Question 4 Grammar (10 Mks)
    1. Rewrite the sentences below according to the instructions given after each. Do not change the meaning.
      1. If you have nothing more to contribute, we will stop the fundraising. (Begin: unless………..)
      2. Mwendwa did not realize it was four o’clock. He got out of bed. (Rewrite as one sentence using a participle phrase).
      3. The guest of honour was given a ………………………………of flowers (Use the correct collective noun to fill the gap).
      4. A person who cannot live within moderate means must expect to be held in low esteem by others (Punctuate using parenthesis).
      5. The party to be held on Thursday will be in the hall (Begin with the underlined word).
      6. You must be home ………………………. midnight at the latest (Use the correct preposition to fill the gap).
    2. Complete the sentences below by changing the verb in brackets into the form indicated in the instructions after each (2 Mks).
      1. ……………….…………. (Prefer) tilapia to mudfish is understandable in your circumstances. (Gerund).
      2. …………………………. (lie) to your parents is a bad practice (infinite)
    3. Fill in the blanks spaces below with the correct form of the verb in brackets. (2 Mks)
      1. The ……………………………….. of the matter brought the principal to their dormitory. (grave)
      2. It is advisable that we ………………………………… forgive those who wrong us. (conditions)

MARKING SCHEME

Question 1 functional writing (10 Mks)
You are the Patron of Debating Club in your School. Your School is hosting the Nakuru County Inter- School debating competition scheduled for 18 September. Write a Memo to the School Matron asking her to make arrangements for two meals, tea and lunch. The total Students visiting the School will be sixty. Send a copy to the School Principal.

  1. Heading 1mk
    NAME OF INSTITUTION
    INTERNAL MEMO
    Heading must be in capital letters if not award no mark
    Date:( must be in full) ½ mk
    Ref No: 18/09/21 ½ mk
    To: School Matron ½ mk
    Cc : principal ½ mk
    From: Patron, Debating Club ½ mk

    Subject: Visiting Students 1mk
    Body 3mks
    Consider the following points
    -number of students visiting the school
    -meals to be taken

    Signing off ½ mk
    signature
    Name
    Language 2mks

Question 2 Close Test (10 Mks)
Regardless of your intelligence and the way you learn, knowing how to concentrate is critical to a student’s success. Concentration is a (1) skill that is developed thorough self – discipline and (2) -commitment-. It is a habit that (3) takes time and effort to develop for consistent success. Athletes have it. Surgeons have it; and successful students (4) also have it. Concentration can be defined as the process of paying attention or (5) … exerting ... full attention on the task (6) at hand. The mark of a genius is the (7) ability to concentrate on one thing at a time. This is (8) Possible if the task is fun and exciting. (9) …It.. becomes more difficult when one is required to read content that is boring or complicated.
(Adapted from Bridging the Gap by Brenda D. smith, person Education Inc 2008)

Question 3 Oral skills (10 Mks)

  1. Oral Poem
    When my love swears that she is made of truth,
    I do believe her, though I know she lies.
    That she might think me some untutored youth,
    Unlearned in the World’s false subtleties.
    Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,
    Although she knows my days are past the best.
    Simply I credit her false speaking tongue
    On both sides thus is simple truth suppressed.
    But wherefore says she is not unjust?
    And wherefore says not I that I am old?
    O love’s best habit is in seeming trust,
    And age in love loves not to have years told.
    Therefore I lie with her and she with me,
    And in our faults by lies we flattered be.
    1. Describe the thyme scheme in this Poem (2 Mks).
      ab ab cd ce de de ff. irregular rhyme scheme because it is unpredictable
    2. Identify and illustrate the sound pattern in line 5 (2 Mks).
      Alliteration. Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young,
    3. Identify and illustrate the pun in the last two lines (2 Mks).
      The pun is in the words lie and lies. Lie means to be in a certain position/sleeping. Lies means cheating/untrue/something not true
    4. Which words would you stress in the first line and why? (2 Mks).
      Love, swears, made and truth. They are content words that carry the main meaning in the line.
    5. Who is the persona? (2 Mks).
      A lover who recognizes his partner is not truthful. When my love swears that she is made of truth, I do believe her, though I know she lies.
  2. Study the following situations and write down what you would say in each case.
    1. You are engaging in a conversation and you catch yourself interrupting the other person (2 Mks). Any appropriate
    2. You wanted to introduce a point during a class discussion which contradicts what the other person has said (2 Mks). Any appropriate.
    3. Use stress markers to indicate the stressed syllable in the following words (2 Mks).
      1. Pro’nounce
      2. Concen’tration
    4. Use the word ‘COW’ in two sentences to bring out two different meanings (2 Mks).
      1. Cow animal.
      2. To intimidate somebody.
    5. Underline the silent letters in the following words (2 Mks).
      1. Secretary
      2. Person

Question 4 Grammar (10 Mks)

  1. Rewrite the sentences below according to the instructions given after each. Do not chance the meaning.
    1. If you have nothing more to contribute, we will stop the fundraising. (Begin: unless………..)
      Unless you have something more to contribute, we will stop the fundraising.
    2. Mwendwa did not realize it was four O’Clock. He got out of bed. (Rewrite as one sentence using a participle phrase).
      Not realizing it was 4 O’clock, Mwendwa got out of bed
    3. The guest of honour was given a …bouquet…of flowers (Use the correct collective noun to fill the gap).
    4. A person who cannot live within moderate means must expect to be held in low esteem by others (Punctuate the sentence to show the parenthesis).
      A person (who cannot live within moderate means) must expect to be held in low esteem by others. Use commas, brackets or dashes.
    5. The party to be held on Thursday will be in the hall (Begin with underlined word).
      Thursday’s party will be held in the hall.
    6. You must be home by midnight at the latest (Use the correct preposition to fill the gap).
  2. Complete the sentences below by changing the verb in brackets into the form indicated in the instructions after each (2 Mks).
    1. Preferring (Prefer) tilapia to mudfish is understandable in your circumstances. (Gerund).
    2. To lie (lie) to your parents is a bad practice (infinite)
  3. Fill in the blanks spaces below with the correct form of the verb in brackets (2 Mks).
    1. The gravity of the matter brought the principal to their dormitory (grave).
    2. It is advisable that we unconditionally forgive those who wrong us (conditions).

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