Home Education Exams KCSE English Past Paper 1 2016 – Review Exam Papers

KCSE English Past Paper 1 2016 – Review Exam Papers

SHARE

If You are among the Candidates that will be writing English in the upcoming KCSE exams this year, review the past paper 1, it will go a long way in helping You. When You download the PDF of the 2016 KCSE English Past Paper 1, paper 2, and paper 3 as the case may be, start practicing It consistently, using the marking scheme when necessary, You will see good results.

The past Papers will prepare You for the upcoming 2020 KCSE exams, and We believe that past questions are really worth It in revising for KCSE examinations. There are no new questions, it’s just a repetition of already-set questions but in a different tricky form.

KCSE English Past Paper 1 2016

If You decide to buy the KCSE past revision Papers from us, the content of What You will receive for every order are as follows

  • Past Question
  • Marking Schemes
  • Predicted Questions

We will send the Past Papers PDF to your email for You to download and study. But If You download the free version on this page, certainly the marking schemes may be limited and obviously the KCSE prediction questions are not attached.

If at any point You experience difficulty in either downloading the paper 1, paper 2 or paper 3, feel free to drop a comment below and We’ll respond accordingly.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education English (KCSE) Past Paper 1 2016

1 Read the advertisement below and then answer the questions that follow.

The Ministry of Health is seeking to recruit Form Four graduates to serve in a campaign aimed at creating awareness among young people on the importance of healthy eating.

Applicants must be: citizens of Kenya – 16 years and above – in possession of a national identification card – fluent in English and Kiswahili – able to demonstrate knowledge and experience on issues of healthy eating – creative and innovative.

Interested persons are required to send their application to the following by 30th November, 2016.

The Principal Secretary Ministry of Health P.O. Box 6789 — 001000 NAIROBI

(a) Write a letter of application in response to the advertisement. (12 marks)

(b) Write a Curriculum Vitae to accompany your application letter. (8 marks)

READ ALSO:  KCSE CRE Paper 2 2017: Free Past Papers

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

(10 marks) Neither time nor affluence removes memories (1) childhood poverty. Experiences of poor children illustrate how significant (2) and status are in our society. Some adults think their (3) or father was responsible (4) their attitudes about money. Their current understanding of (5) parents’ past problems with money often provide little solace. A (6) of adults overcome the stigma of having been (7) as children. There are (8) children who also develop unhealthy attitudes about money. Such (9) imagine that money is all they need to (10) it in life. There is, however, more to life than money. (Adapted from: Harbrace

Handbook, by Cheryl Glenn, et al. Boston: Thomson Wadsworth, 2004)

3 (a) Read the poem below and then answer the questions that follow:

Giraffes

Beyond the brassy sun-stare where each shade

Crouches beneath its substance at mid-noon, The tall giraffes are gathered in a glade

Grazing the green fruit of the midday moon.

Patched with sienna shadows of the jungle,

In pencil-slender attitudes they stand;

Grotesque in camouflage, each curve and angle

Is merged into the backcloth of the land.

These circus creatures of a poet’s dreaming

Whose destiny on silent strings is spun,

Are patterned in designs of nature’s scheming

To move through dappled woods and dun.

Strange genesis in which the substance seeming

The shadow, is the street of the sun!

By Phoebe Hesketh (Adapted from: Modern Poems for Common-wealth, by Maurice Wollman & John Spencer. London: George G. Harrap, 1966)

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

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

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

(b) 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)

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

READ ALSO:  KCSE Agriculture Paper 1 2013 PDF: Free Past papers

(i) blew

(ii) serial

(iii) cite

(iv) nun

(v) some

(d) 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 that some of your fellow students are yawning, while others are showing signs of definite restlessness.

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

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

(e) 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

KCSE Marking scheme 2016 English Paper 1 (101/1) Broken passage answers 1-10

1. of2. 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)

READ ALSO:  KCSE Mathematics Past Paper 2 2016: Free Tips

❖ 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

If You want the marking schemes, send Us an email at: [email protected] indicating your the subject and your name and We will guide You on How to get the documents.

KCSE English Paper 2

->> Click Here to download English Paper 2 PDF

KCSE English Paper 3

->> The English Paper 3 was not given

After a successful purchase of the past Papers It is time for revision. Put in your best and get the best out of your KCSE Exams.

To purchase the Past Papers, Go to the Matric Exam Papers Master Page

Navigation Panel:

We guess this information on KCSE English Past Paper 1 was really helpful, tell Us What You think in the comment session below. We wish to hear your views, do not forget to use the share buttons below to share with others.

       

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.