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KCSE MOCK EXAMS ENGLISH PAPER 1 FREE

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101/1

ENGLISH

Paper1

(Functional skills)

Time: 2  Hrs

SCHOOL BASED JOINT EVALUATION TEST

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

  1. Write your name and index number in the spaces provided
  2. Sign and write the date of examination in the provided spaces provided above.
  3. Answer all questions in this paper
  4. All your answers must be written in the spaces provided in this booklet.

For examiners use only

Question Maximum score Candidate’s score
1 20  
2 10  
3 30  
Maximum score 60  

 

  1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING                                                                                                         (20 marks)

Your friend, who is in the United States of America, has requested you to write a recipe of yourfavourite dish and e-mail it to him/her. The dish is meant to serve five people. Write the recipe.

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  1. CLOZE TEST ( 10 MKS)

Read the passage below and fill in each blank space with the most appropriate word.

We all have certain goals in life. Goals vary among people. For someone, a goal would be to get1 ____________of debt, while for another person it would be to 2____________________ a house, while for someone else , it could be a 3______________________ in an exotic location. 4________________________, a bad goal can sap your energy and distract you 5_____________________ making progress. A good goal on the other hand, can provide the clarity and motivation you need to 6______________________ your dreams. 7 ________________, people confuse a goal 8 ______________________ a wish. A goal is different 9 ___________________ a wish. For example, you may want to be a rich person; this is a wish and not a goal. A goal has to be realistic, measurable and has to be 10 ___________________________ within a specific time frame.

  1. ORAL SKILLS(30 MKS)
  2. Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow:

By day the bat is cousin to the mouse

He likes the attic of an aging house

His fingers make a hat about his head

His pulse beat is so slow we think him dead

He lops in crazy figures half the night

Among the trees that face the corner light

But when he brushes up against a screen

We are afraid of what our eyes have seen

For something is amiss or out of place

When mice with wings can hear a human face

Theodore Roethre

(Form: Glencoe Literature: The Reader’s choice: 2001)

i.Identify any three pairs of rhyming words in this poem                  (3 marks)

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ii.How would you perform the last two lines of this poem                (4 marks)

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iii.What is the effect of the recurrence of the word “His” in this poem         ( 1mk)

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Fleece, trays, trace, lace, ice, lays, fleas, eyes

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c)Sheilla sells sea shells at Seychelles sea shore

  1. Classify the genre above (1 mk)

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  1. Identify any two sound devices used in the genre above (2mk)

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d)Your school has organized an inter-house debating competition towards the end of the term. You are going to take part as a proposer to the motion “seeking a partner’s consent in marriage is the solution to domestic conflict in Kenya.” Explain any four things you would do to ensure you win the competition.                                         (4 marks)

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e)Indicate the stressed syllable in each of the following words written in bold.  ( 4mks)

  1. i) The convict escaped when the prison van overturned.
  2. ii) Kenya needs to import more wheat.

iii) He will not accept to move the refuse.

  1. iv) Free education is currently the object of media attention.
  2. f) For each of the following words give a homophone .( 3mks)

i)wood

ii)red

iii)thrown

g)Study the telephone conversation below and identify four shortcomings in telephone etiquette by the caller. (4mks )

RECEPTIONIST: Hello, Maranda High School. How can I help you?

CALLER:Exactly the place I wanted. Aren’t I lucky? I want to talk to the principal.

RECEPTION:Who am I talking to?

CALLER:Don’t tell me that you have forgotten my voice! This is the third time I’m                                     calling there this week.

RECEPTIONIST: Kindly remind me…

CALLER:I see you have a short memory. I’m John, the meat supplier. Can I talk to the                     principal?

RECEPTIONIST:I’m afraid she is busy at the moment. Do you mind leaving a message?

CALLER:If you tell her it is John  the Supplier, she’ll certainly talk to me.

RECEPTIONIST:She is attending to some parents at the moment and I am sorry I can’t                               interrupt her.

CALLER:Ok. Tell her that I have waited for the cheque for too long. How would she                             feel if she were in my position? I also have creditors to pay. She should call                                    me today; surely that’s not asking for too much, is it?

RECEPTIONIST:May be you could call back in thirty minutes time? I’ll tell her to expect                                       your call then.

CALLER:Just give her my message. (Hangs up)

 

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KASSU JET 

MARKING SCHEME ENGLISH 101/1

FUNCTIONAL WRITING

Must have a layout of a review.

  • Format:           6marks

Heading – Book Review        (1mk)

Title                                        (1mk)

Author                                    (1mk)

Publisher                                (1mk)

Year of publication                (1mk)

Reviewer                                 (1mk)

  • Body:          10marks
  • The candidate should be able to at least capture the main character(s) 1mark –  he /she should be able to give an outline of the plot                                       2marks
  • Should be able to highlight the thematic concern(s) in the novel.                            1marks
  • The candidate should show the strength/ quality and weaknesses of the work of art. Can the text arouse interest? Is it enjoyable? etc. Must bring out 2 or more strengths and a weakness + general comment on the text (NB: the strengths should be more) 4marks
  • What is the target audience? 1mark
  • The candidate should conclude by recommending it to the form threes, or encouraging them to read it, or giving an overall evaluation?             1mark

(ii) LANGUAGE

A         4

B         3

C         2

D         1

CLOZE TEST

  1. from
  2. different
  3. and
  4. behind
  5. face
  6. himself/herself
  7. person
  8. late
  9. far
  10. workaholic

 

ORAL SKILLS

A i) clearing your throat

Playing a drum

Clapping your hands

Using an appropriate saying/proverb

Making a joke

  1. Rising intonation

Gestures

Appropriate facial expression

 

  • Use gestures in the story

Voice variation

Use of the costumes

Employ the use of songs

Body movements

 

  1. Upright posture

When they ask questions

When they nod

When they give meaningful eye contacts

 

 

 

  1. I) Pick the odd word out from each of the sets of words owing to the pronunciation of the underlined letters
  2. This
  3. Bread
  4. code
  5. Shepherd
  6. ii) Underline the stressed syllable in the following words
  7. Tailor
  8. Com.ment
  9. Con tent
  10. larm

 

  1. Polite interrupting

Note taking

Having appropriate eye contact

Having an upright posture

Observing turn taking

Carrying out a research before the discussion

Polite disagreements

  1. I) he interrupts rudely

He is disrespectful/rude

Inattentive/fails to listen to the person talking

Insensitive/fails to empathize with her friend.

(any two well illustrated points)

 

  1. He should observe turn taking

Should use polite language

He should mind what the other party is saying.

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