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2014 Gatundu Mock

English Paper 1


Follow the instructions below.

Imagine that you are the chairperson of the Tendering Committee in your school. Write a memo
to all heads of department requesting them to attend a meeting to discuss how to acquire supply of
goods such as stationery, students’ uniform, food stuff, laboratory equipment, audio-visual materials
and sports equipment for the school. Copy the memo to the head of the institution.

12 marks


Write an advertisement inviting various companies to tender their goods with your school. The company must be a wholesaler Company. It must indicate the mode of payment, and how the goods would be delivered to the school. Inform the company when the items are required in your institution.

8 marks

2.CLOZE TEST (10 Marks)

Read the passage below and fill the blanks with the most appropriate word.

Tension was ______________in various parts of the country when rumours went round that phone users would die after receiving calls from ______________ telephone numbers. Many telephone users avoided calls ______________ their mobile phones after information spread that calls coming in red digits could cause death _________________ because high frequency waves would cause excessive bleeding in the brain. Some subscribers _______________ switched off their phones. The rumours started ____________ in the morning when several people received ______________ messages warning them against receiving calls from some listed numbers _____________, it was later established, belonged to a company in Pakistan “I have switched off my phone because the news are ________________,” One person said. However, it was later discovered that the rumours were only a _____________ to cause panic.

10 marks

3.ORAL SKILLS (30 Marks)

Answer the questions that follow.

Had we but world enough, and time
This coyness, lady, were no crime.
We would sit down and think which way
To walk and pass our long love’s day.
Thou by the Indian Gange’s side
Shouldst rubies find; I by the tide
Of Humber would complain. I would
Love you ten years before the Flood.
And you should; if you please, refuse
Till conversation of the jaws.
My vegetable love should grow
Vaster than empires, and more slow;
An hundred years should go to praise
Thine eyes and on thy fore head gaze
Two hundred to adore each breast,
But thirty-thousand to the rest.
(i) Explain how rhythm has been achieved in the poem. (3 marks)

(ii) Assume you are performing this poem to an audience, in which ways would you enliven
your presentation. (4 marks)

(iii) How would you say the following lines in the poem
“Thine eyes and on thy fore head gaze
Two hundred to adore each breast. (3 marks)

10 marks


Assume you are the student leader of Guidance and Counseling in your school. The principal asks you to research and write a report on rising cases of drug Abuse in your school and present your findings during PTA and Student joint meeting.Explain how you would deal with stage fright associated with public speaking of this kind.

6 marks


Classify the words below according to the sound of the underlined “Ch” letters. An example of
each of the sounds represented has been given. ( ½ each)










3 marks


In each of the following list of words, underline the correctly stressed word.
(i) Ir relevant
(ii) Glo rify
(iii) Opera tive
(iv) Pictur esque
(v) Ambi guity
(vi) Administration
(vii) Eco nomic
(viii) Immature
(ix) Mountain eer

5 marks


The manager of Smart Uniform Company calls to speak to the principal Upendo Secondary
School. The secretary answers the telephone call.

Read the conversation below and then answer the questions.

Secretary: (picks the phone) Hello. Secretary Upendo Secondary School speaking.
Manager: Hello. Could I speak to the Principal, please?
Secretary: May I know whom I am speaking to please.
Manager: (Apologizing) Sorry. I am the Manager Smart Uniform Company. I am calling to confirm an appointment I had booked with the Principal on Friday this week at 10.00am.

Secretary: I am sorry. The Principal is in a meeting right now. Would you like to call later
or will you leave a message for him?
Manager: Okey. Please remind him about our meeting in your school.
Secretary: Thats alright. I will relay the message to him.
Manager: Thank you for your assistance. Goodbye.
Secretary: Goodbye and thank you for calling.

(i) Explain how the speakers employ etiquette in their conversational skills. (3 marks)

(ii) Write the message you would relay to the Principal if you were the secretary. (3 marks)

6 marks

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