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Form 3 English Mid Term 1 Examination 2023

Class: Form 3

Subject: English

Level: High School

Exam Category: Form 3 Mid Term Exams

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NAME………………………………………………...…ADM NO ……………CLASS…..…
DATE…………………………………………………STUDENT’S SIGN……………………..
ENGLISH
Time: 2 Hour
FORM THREE
MID-TERM EXAM

INSTRUCTIONS TO STUDENTS
1. Answer all questions in this question paper.
2. All your answers must be written in the spaces provided in this question paper

1. FUNCTIONAL WRITING
In not more than 250 words,
Write a letter of apology to the head teacher of your school giving reasons as to why you did not attend the school’s academic day. (10mks)

2. CLOZE TEST (10MKS)

Fill in the blank spaces with the most appropriate word.

‘I am done! I am done!’ my voice echoed in the forest. I wept aimlessly. I did 1_______________ know whether I was weeping because my friend was dying 2_______________ because I had very little hope of 3__________________ the next sunrise. 4______________ fell like a heavy _5__________________ covering the whole country around us. A hyena, which was apparently watching 6_____________________helplessness, made a noise which sounded like a hoarse laughter. 7__________________ frightened me so much that I could hear my own 8____________________ beating. I shouted as 9_____________________ as my empty stomach would allow me and the 10____________________ ran to the forest. From that day to this, when I am telling this story, I have never been confronted by such a problem.

3. ORAL SKILLS (30MKS)
Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow.

I had a dream last night. I dreamed
I had to pick a mother out.
I had to pick a father too
At first, I wondered what to do,
There were so many there, is seemed,
Short and tall and thin and stout,
But just before I sprang awake,
I knew what parents I would take.

And this surprised and made me glad;
They were the ones I always had!

Questions

i) Explain how the poet achieves rhythm in the poem (3mks)
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ii) Which words would you stress in line 7 of this poem and why? (2mks)
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iii) How would you say the last line of this poem? (1mk)
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iv) You are perfoming this poem to your classmates. How would you know that they are not concentrating? (4mks)

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2. Identify the shortcomings in Nyasuguta’s telephone skills in the following conversation.

Nyasuguta: (Dialing a number) Is that Turbo wholesalers?
Voice 1: Sorry, wrong number
Nyasuguta: (Tries several other numbers unsuccessfully and eventually gets it right) Is that Turbo wholesalers?
Voice2: Yes it is. Can I help you?
Nyasuguta: I want to order Maize flour.
Voice 2: How many bales, Madam?
Nyasuguta: Just a minute (turns from the phone and asks her husband how many bags they need). Ten bales.
Voice 2: Any preference in the brand?
Nyasuguta: of course! Everybody goes for pembe brand.
Voice 2: Anything else, Madam?
Nyasuguta: No. But I want them delivered
Voice 2: When and what address?
Nyasuguta: Before too long to shop number eight, Musembe shopping centre.
Voice 2: Pardon, what was the number again?
Nyasuguta: (Impatiently and shouting) 8-9-5
Voice 2: We will deliver them in an hour time. Thank you Madam. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.

a) Shortcomings (5mks)
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ii)……………………………………………………………………………………………
iii)…………………………………………...………………………………………………
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b) Identify instances of etiquette as used by voice 1 and 2 (4mks)
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ii)……………………………………………………………………………………………
iii)………………………………………...…………………………………………………
iv)…………………………………………..……………………………………………….

3. Underline the silent letter in each of the following words. (6mks)
i) Fracas –
ii) Bomb –
iii) Feign-
iv) Psychology-
v) Wrap -
vi) Juice-

4. In the following sets of words identify the odd one out. (5mks)
i) Choir chord chore chain ……………………
ii) Gas germinate grace guise …………………….
iii) cynic cycle census chat ……………………
iv) Chef chain chores charge ……………………
v) Ambush Amass Amoeba Amaze ……………………

 

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