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KNEC English Paper 1 Question Paper / 2016 KCSE MOKASA Joint Examination

KNEC English Paper 1 Question Paper / 2016 KCSE MOKASA Joint Examination

2016 KCSE MOKASA Joint Examination

English Paper 1

1.FUNCTIONAL WRITING (20 Marks)

1.

You are the school captain in your school. The school has been performing
dismally and you are asked to visit a top performing school for benchmarking for
three days. Write a report of your findings and give recommendations that would
benefit the school

















































 20 marks

2.CLOZE TEST (10 Marks)

Read the passage and fill the blanks with an appropriate word

2.

Olive oil is good for the bones, a two-year (1)…………………………….has found.
People who consume olive oil have higher amounts of osteocalcin, a special
(2)……………………………………..that is found in bones which helps keep
(3)…………………………………strong.
They also found that osteocalcin lowers the risk of osteoporosis a (4)
……………………. in which bones lose density and become fragile and more likely to
fracture. In addition, osteocalcin was found to (5)…………………………in metabolic
regulation. These findings help explain (6)……………………..people from the
Mediterranean area of (7)…………………………are the least prone to developing
osteoporosis. These people consume a lot of olives and olive oil, along with
8………………………..and vegetables. Other (9)………………………………..of olive oils
include reduced stroke and breast (10)……………………………….risk and liver
protection.

 20 marks

3.ORAL SKILLS (30 Marks)

3.

One hand cannot manage work
A threshing stick cannot thresh millet with
One hand
Some hands breed hatred at eating time
Nobody hates being assisted

Let millet be threshed
Let it be threshed, let it be threshed

Cut a threshing stick for me
A lazy wife
Is taken back to her parents
When the rain fails
It blames the wind
And a lazy woman
Blames the threshing stick

Cut a threshing stick for me-ii
My co-wife, cut me a threshing stick
You woman, owner of this occasion
Remember that work is the stomach
Take care not to starve us
The threshing sticks are sounding
Let the millet leave the threshing ground
(Adapted from Oral Literature of the Embu and Mbeere by CiarunjiChesaina)
Questions
1. Identify and illustrate two mnemonic effects (sound devices) in the poem.(2 marks)
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2. You’ve been asked to perform the above poem. Explain how you will prepare for
it. (2 marks)
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3. What non-verbal aspects would you use in the performance of the poem and
where? (2 marks)
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4. While performing the above poem you notice that members of the audience are
murmuring what could the problem be? (2 marks)
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 8 marks

4.

Give another word with the same pronunciation as the word given
(i) Bone …………………………………………………………………………………….
(ii) Heard …………………………………………………………………………………….
(iii) Gamble …………………………………………………………………………………….
(iv) Core …………………………………………………………………………………….
(v) Some …………………………………………………………………………………….
(vi) Isle …………………………………………………………………………………….

 3 marks

5.

Identify the silent letter in the following words
(i) Poignant …………………………………………………………………………………….
(ii) Debut …………………………………………………………………………………….
(iii) Patois …………………………………………………………………………………….
(iv) Tomb …………………………………………………………………………………….
(v) Lesson …………………………………………………………………………………….
(vi) Subtle …………………………………………………………………………………….

 3 marks

6.

You attend a prize-giving ceremony in your school. When the chief guest is
speaking. You notice that he is sweating profusely, he is inaudible, he
stammers a lot and avoids eye contact with his audience. What could be the
cause of such behaviour?
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
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 4 marks

7.

The underlined indicates the stressed word in the sentence below. Briefly
explain what each sentence means
(i) Tom visited Mary yesterday
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(ii) Tom visited Mary yesterday
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(iii) Tom visited Mary yesterday
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 3 marks

8.

Indicate rising or falling intonation for each sentence in the following dialogue.
Use the words ‘Rising’ and ‘Falling’
Mother: Have you had something to eat?……………………………………………………..
Daughter: No. ……………………………………………………….
Mother: You must be very hungry then. ……………………………………………………….
Daughter: Not just hungry, I’m starving ……………………………………………………….

 2 marks

9.

Read the following conversation and answer the questions that follow.
Becky: (Shouting) What does she have to do to be punished – commit
murder?
Vera: Go easy on her.
Becky: (Irritably) But you know he does anything she asks him to do. It’s
not fair.
Vera: Grow up! ……
Becky: (Screaming) You hate me! You never liked me! You only came to
my school to spy on me because you are jealous of me you ugly
witch, you pretender.

Vera: (Tears welling) I sacrificed my golden chance to be with you stupid
girl and you return it with nothing but insults!
(i) Enumerate points on Becky’s shortcomings in her conversation to Vera.
(4 marks)
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(ii) What good conversational skills should they have employed to enhance
communication? (3 marks)
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 7 marks

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