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COURTESY OF ATIKA SCHOOL
Instructions to candidates
Imagine you are a leader of a peer support group in your school. You have received numerous complaints about abuse of drugs and substances in your school and its environs. Carry out an intensive investigation and write a report. Include the sources of drugs and substances and possible ways of curbing the problem. (20mks)
Points of interpretation
-Must be a report if not 2 AD
Format – Title ½
Introduction – Background, scope purpose clearly set out: why, when, who carried out the investigation and scope (range of coverage) ½ mk for each item – 2mks
Procedure- Method(s) by which the information was collected eg interview observation, Any method that is clearly explained (2mks)
Findings – analyzed information on any two sources of drugs and substances that are abused (2mks)
Conclusion – Must be deducted from the findings if not logical (00mks) i.e a logical implication of the finding (2mks) If new material or evidence introduced at this point award (00mks)
Recommendations – Must be stated in definite terms eg recommend that ……if not – 1 mk Two logical recommendations for the findings – 2mks)
Total – 10mks)
Language ability (4mks)
A – 04
B – 03
C – 02
D – 01 TOTAL 20 MKS
Read the passage below and fill in each blank space with an appropriate word.
It is an indisputable fact that agriculture ______________ (1) the backbone of the economy. It is therefore _________________ (2) that we stop over-relying on the rain-fed agriculture. Israel is a classic ____________________ (3) of a country that has reclaimed its deserts and put them _____________________ (4) use. Land which was _______________________ (5)”useless” has been turned around and _________ (6) useful. Egypt which closely depends on ________________ (7) River Nile is a leading exporter of fruits and cereals. For our country to __________________ (8) self sufficiency in food production and to get a ________________ (9) for export, land should be utilized to the ________________ (10) this is only possible with irrigation.
Question 2 Cloze test;
Oral skills (30 MKS)
Read the following poem carefully and answer all the questions that follow. (6mks)
Crows on the wing!
What grace as they swim
Rising and driving
Like fish in the billows
In the willowy air
Or softly as feathers
Crows on the wing
What a symphony sings
The wind in their wings
As they swoop as the rise
To the sea to the skies
As they float in the light
(Barnabas J. Ramon Fortune)
E. Your school has organized a farewell party for the form four students. You have been asked on short notice to move a vote of thanks. This will take the form of an impromptu speech. List the elements of your speech in the order in which they will appear. (5mks)
(f)Shouting and screaming from your class disrupted the other students during study time. As the class monitor, you have been called by the teacher on duty to her office to give an explanation. Complete the conversation below by filling in the blank spaces
Teacher: You are the class monitor of form two East, aren’t you?
You: ____________________________________________ (1mk)
Teacher: why was your class shouting and screaming?
You: I am not sure, madam. The noise started at the back of the classroom.
Teacher :______________________________________( 1mk)
You: You see Madam, I sit at the front of the classroom and by the time I turned to look, the boys at the back were already on top of the desks and some were trying to jump out of the window.
Teacher: ________________________________ (1mk)
You: I ran out, Madam!
Teacher: _______________________________ (1mk)
You: I am sorry madam, but it seemed like there was great danger in the middle of the class.
I had to run for my life.
Teacher: when the noise subsided, what did you find out?
You: ______________________________ (1mk)
Teacher: a snake?
You :______________________________( 1mk)
Teacher: whose toy snake was it?
You :______________________________( 1mk)
Teacher: you can go now, but I will need to know whose toy snake it was.
You :___________________________( 1mk)
MAURICE A NYAMOTI
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