KCSE Past Papers 2016 English Paper 1 (101/1)

English Paper 1 (101/1)

 Broken passage answers 1-10

1. of

2. money

3. mother

4. for

5. their

6. number

7. poor

8. affluent/ wealthy/ rich

9. children

10. make

Oral Skills Oral Poetry/ Narrative

1.(a) Write down another word with a similar pronunciation for each of the ones given below. (5 marks)

(i) blew

(ii) serial

(iii) cite

(iv) nun

(v) some

(i) blew…..blue

(ii) serial…. cereal

(iii) cite…. sight

(iv) nun…. none

(v) some…. sum

(b) In each group of the words below underline the word that is pronounced differently from the others. (3 marks)

(i) bread bleed bred

(ii) arch arc ark

(iii) hair heir air

(i) bread bleed bred

(ii) arch arc ark

(iii) hair heir air

(i) Describe the rhyme scheme of this poem and explain its function. (3 marks)

❖ ab ab cd cd ef ef ef. Creates musicality, memorability and enhances rhythm,

(ii) Identify two instances of alliteration in this poem. (2 marks)

beyond brassy

silent string

gathered grade

camouflage curve

substance

seeming

(iii) How would you say the last line of the poem? (3 marks)

❖ Raising the voice to achieve emphasis while articulating every word Brightening the face to show the marvel of nature Stress content words i.e. shadow, street, sun for emphasis.

Listening and Speaking Skills (Oral)

You are listening to a speech about careers by a visitor to your school.

A few minutes into the speech, you look around and notice some of your fellow students are yawning, while others are showing signs of definite restlessness.

(i) What would be likely cause of the students’ behavior? (3 marks)

❖ The audience’s behavior would indicate that the speech has been going on for too long; or that the people think they will be late for something else; or they are tired, bored or uncomfortable,

(ii) What would you do to ensure you continue listening effectively? (3 marks)

❖ Move closer to the speaker

❖ Maintain eye contact

❖ Scribble notes in summary of the speakers main points

Etiquette

You accidentally broke the windscreen of a stranger’s car at the market near your home.

Complete the following conversation between you and the stranger. Use courteous language. You (2 marks)

Stranger: I can’t believe it. This is a brand new car.

You (2 marks)

Stranger: Your parents will have to meet the cost of replacing the windscreen.

You (2 marks)

Stranger: I hope you will learn the lesson to be more careful in future.

You (2 marks)

You: Excuse me Sir, I am very sorry for breaking the windscreen to your car.

Stranger: I can’t believe it. This is a brand new car.

You: I am sorry, I will try as much as possible to find a way of handling this issue.

Stranger: Your parents will have to meet the cost of replacing the windscreen.

You: I am sure, I will humbly request them to replace the windscreen and they will do so.

Stranger: I hope you will learn the lesson to be more careful in future.

You: Thank you Sir, I promise to be very cautious in all my undertakings in future

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