2017 English Paper 1 (101/1)
Expect a speech if not deduct (4 marks)
Organization (3 marks)
- A speech is very similar to an essay; it should have an introduction, body and conclusion.
- The introduction should grab the audience’s attention and state the focus of the speech! disclosure of topic.
- Body — Expect points with supporting details.
- The conclusion should let the audience know that the speech is over/ give the audience something to think about or call the attention to act.Acknowledgements — In expected order.
Content — The issues to be highlighted.
Style – features of spoken language, regular direct address to the audience, use of ﬁrst person point of view.
- Language and mechanics of writing (8 marks)Generic Marking Scheme for Paper 1 — Language Use
Group D (01 — 02 Marks)
- Candidate does not communicate and their language ability is so minimal that the examiner has to
- guess what they intended to write.
- Poor use of expressions
- Poor use of punctuation marks
- Hardly any correct sentences
- Spelling errors
- Broken usage must be identiﬁed.Group C (03 – 04 Marks)
- Construction errors, the candidate is hampered
- Lack of conﬁdence in language use
- Very simple sentences
- All manner of grammatical errors
- Mother tongue interference
- Poor organization of ideas
- The ﬂow is jerky, misused prepositions and idioms; digresses a lotGroup B (05 — 06 Marks)
- Communicates ﬂuently, with ease of expression
- Well-constructed sentences
- Good use of vocabulary
- Some errors
- Items of merit, individual wordsGroup A (07 — 08 Marks)
- Ease of expression with no errors of punctuation, spelling and grammar
- Good planning/organization of ideas (ﬂow of ideas)
- Clever use of vocabulary and maturity in language use/style
- Deﬁnite spark and unusual style
- Originality of ideas1. Body/Content: (8 marks); broken down into:
- Experience (E) 2: the students must demonstrate that he/she has been a drug addict and now reformed. (2 marks)— Three ways of preventing: 3×2; (6 marks)
- Language: (8 marks)
- Format: (6 marks)2 .a) retained
3.(a) i. Conversational features/direct address e. g. “You”
- Repetition: “what about my children?”
- Alliteration (maize, market, my market)
- Direct translation: maize has a market
- Consonance: Will/kill; what/about
- Rhyme: will/kill (2 x 3 marks, l for identiﬁcation, lfor illustration)
- N/B: mark the ﬁrst three, draw a line.
- It calls attention to the perpetration of the evil deeds of the one to blame for the death of the persona’s children.
- Because of its accusatory nature.
- Source of the problems of the persona (Any 1 point 2 marks each)
- (b)i. Onomatopoeia- cracked
ii. Rhyme-health and wealth
m. Alliteration |k| sound
iv. Consonance: ken/can
v. Assonance: can/curdled
(2 x 3 marks, 1 mark for identiﬁcation, l mark for illustration)
(c) guide anguish juice biscuit
quite equipment cruise built
(1 x 4 = 4 marks)
(1 x 5 = 5 marks)
suitable guilt N/B: do not accept stress markers
(e) Sample answer
YOU : I am MungaloMwaniki, and I am a student at Kenyatta University. (1 mark)
REPORTER : How did you ﬁnd the talk about cheating in national examinations‘? (1 mark)
YOU : That a student who cheats in exams obtains grades that do not reﬂect his/her ability. Consequently, many students cannot make it in the courses they are admitted to. (2 marks)
REPORTER : I see. What would you like to tell your fellow students then? (1 mark)
YOU : I would like to tell them that cheating in exams ultimately does not help anyone. They should avoid it and Work hard. (1 mark)
REPORTER : Thank you for your insightful responses, Mungalo. (1 mark)
(Appreciate the interviewee)
Expect any other relevant/reasonable responses. (Yes/No answers do not score)