English Questions and Answers - Form 4 Mid Term 2 2022

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QUESTIONS

  1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING
    Imagine you are the prefect in charge of health in your school. The cases of COVID-19 infections within the county are going up. Write a notice appealing to the students to observe Ministry of Health safety protocols on COVID-19. (10 marks)
  2. CLOZE TEST
    Read the passage below and fill in each blank space with the most appropriate word.
    (10 marks)
    Curriculum reform in education is a worldwide-practiced phenomenon that is involved in striving for the (1)........................educational practices, primarily with the demands of the twenty-first-century knowledge economy. African(2)........................immediately after
    independence had to inherit the colonial education system, which(3)........................ discriminative and which demanded realignment to societal and cultural demands of the nation. Coincidentally curriculum(4)............................. in most African nations adopted the content or knowledge-based approach. Not long, the Knowledge-based curriculum dissatisfied most countries for its products were too academic, but lacking skills and knowledge (5) ..............................the applicability as required by the demands from the workplace. Kenya and Tanzania adopted a curriculum with the philosophy of education for self-reliance; (6).......................... due to the inadequately trained teachers and insufficient resources, it ended up being (7).......................examinable and losing its goal. That (8)........................to unemployment, increased vices, and rampant dropouts, among other factors. Currently, due to technological advancement, most countries have opted (9).............................a competency-based curriculum (CBC), which appears as worldwide trends in offering skills that match with the requirements of companies’ employers. (10).....................question shall be: does the job market currently determine the curriculum reforms in education?
  3. ORAL SKILLS
    1. Read the following poem and then answer the questions that follow. (8marks)
      The Bride.
      Why do you wear that dress so white?
      Why do you wear that veil so light?
      Why do your young eyes shine so bright?
      Is it your wedding?
      I wear dress and veil to show
      That gladly to my love I go
      My young eyes shine because I know
      It is my wedding.
      1. Identify the rhyme scheme of this poem? (2 marks)
      2. Using illustrations show how rhythm has been achieved in the poem. (3 marks)
      3. Would you use the rising or the falling intonation in reading line 3 in stanza one in this poem? Give reason. (1 mark)
      4. How would you say the last line of the second stanza? (2 marks)
    2. Read the short forms below and answer questions that follow.
      1. Slipperiness knows no king.
      2. Let not the pot call the kettle black.
        Identify any two sound features in the above items. (2 marks)
    3.      
      1. Identify and illustrate the two parts of the genre below. (2 marks)
        Hurry Hurry, has no blessings
      2. How would you say the above item to bring out its intended meaning? (2 marks)
    4. Identify the odd one out from the following groups of words according to the pronunciation of the underlined sounds. (3 marks)
      1. Respect religion, referee.....................................................
      2. Keys advise books .....................................................
      3. Visual pleasure, passion ......................................................
    5. Identify the silent letter(s) in the following words. (3 marks)
      1. Honour................................................................................................
      2. Receipt................................................................................................
      3. Parliament............................................................................................
    6. Explain the meaning that comes out when the underlined words in the sentence below are stressed. (3 marks)
      1. The generous man gave the poor girl school fees.
      2. The generous man gave the poor girl school fees.
      3. The generous man gave the poor girl school fees.
    7. Jane has been invited by her friend to attend a birthday party at her home. She goes to the father to ask for permission to attend the party. However, her father turns down her request. Identify the possible weaknesses in her negotiation skills that could have contributed to this. (4 marks)
    8. After you deliver your points during a debate, everyone claps for you. How could you have delivered your points to earn their applause? (5 marks)
    9. You are the Chairperson of a panel that is set to carry out an important interview.
      1. Explain briefly what you would do in preparation for this important occasion. (4 marks)
      2. What would you do during the interview to ensure you get enough information to enable you to make the right decision? (4 marks)


MARKING SCHEME

  1. NOTICE
    Title – NOTICE! NOTICE! NOTICE! 1mk
    What? e.g Appeal on observing COVID-19 protocols 1mk
    Mention the COVID-19 safety protocols
    Masking
    Thorough hand washing using soap
    Sanitization
    Social distancing
    Isolating/quarantine of the suspect
    Vaccination
    Any 4 protocols =4marks
    Boarder 1mk
    Relevant parting short 1mk eg Your safety your future etc
    By Nyamita 1mk
    TONE = 1 mark
    Total = 10 marks
  2. CLOZE TEST
    1. best
    2. countries/nations
    3. was
    4. reforms
    5. in
    6. but
    7. too
    8. led
    9. for
    10. The
  3. ORAL SKILLS
    1. Poetry
      1. The rhyme scheme is aa ab cc cb
        It is regular and the next pattern is predictable.
      2. Through use of
        • Repetition of words/lines eg “ why do you”
        • rhyme eg white light bright
        • alliteration eg why wear white
        • assonance eg shine bright. (NB. Any three: Identification ½ mk; illustration ½ mk)
      3. Falling intonation. It is a why- question( 1Mk)
      4. With a falling intonation to show finality ( a non-verbal cue which should also be centralized or linked to the line) 1mk eg appropriate facial expression, body movement, use of gestures, etc
    2. Short forms
      1. Sound features in the short forms:
        Assonance - knows no/, ..not...pot
        Alliteration – call the kettle
      2. Consonance – Let not pot
    3.    
      1. Two parts of the form (proverb):
        • Proposition: Hurry hurry
        • Completion: has no blessing.
      2. How to say above.
        • With a pause after hurry/in the first part/proposition.
        • With a rising intonation in the first part and a falling intonation in the second part.
        • Use appropriate gestures e.g. quick circular wrist movements to demonstrate speed.
        • Say the words with a quick tempo since it is a warning.
          (Any 2 well explained answers – either verbal or non-verbal cues)
    4. Odd one out
      1. Referee
      2. Books
      3. Passion
    5. Silent letters
      1. h
      2. p
      3. i
    6. Explain the meaning that comes out when the underlined words in the sentence below are stressed. (3mks)
      1. The generous man gave the poor girl school fees. – It was the generous man not any other
      2. The generous man gave the poor girl school fees. – It was the poor girl not any other
      3. The generous man gave the poor girl school fees. – School fees and not anything else
    7. Weaknesses in the girl’s negotiation skills:
      • She might have been impatient
      • She failed to use polite language
      • She might have been unconvincing; if you want something then the reason behind it must be valid and reasonable. 
      • Could have failed to compromise. 
      • She might have failed to appreciate the other party’s views. 
        (Any 4X1mk)=4mks
    8. Debating Skills
      • I made effective use of gestures
      • I used effective tonal variation
      • I had a good grasp of facts and statistics
      • I made effective use facial expressions
      • I was fluent and eloquent during delivery 
        (Any 5 points)=5mks
    9. Interview
      1. Before the interview.
        • Good grooming/put on presentable clothing/dress well. 
        • Prepare relevant questions. 
        • Coordinate/notify other panel members which questions to ask. 
        • Prepare a guideline stating the requirements. 
        • Arrive at the interview venue early. 
        • Ensure everything else needed for the interview is ready in good time. 
          (Any 4 x1=4 mks )
      2. During the interview.
        • Ask the interviewee for their documents/credentials. 
        • Ask relevant questions. 
        • Be audible when asking questions. 
        • Maintain meaningful eye contact with the interviewee. 
        • Listen keenly/carefully to the interviewee's responses. 
        • Observe the interviewee's body language.  ( Any 4 points X 1)

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