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1.   Imagine you are the school captain. One of the students in your school has been invited for a two weeks Young Leadership Program to be held during the holiday. The organizing committee requires further information about the student and has asked you to write a recommendation letter. Write the Recommendation letter addressed to;

The Secretary,

Young Leadership Program

P.O Box 16950,

00100

Nairobi

2.   Read the passage below and fill the blanks provided with a suitable word.     (10 marks )

Conducting a job search 1__________________the Internet has definitely2____________­­­­________how job seekers contact hiring 3______________________. The availability of copying and pasting a text version CV into a format 4_________________________company’s Website has laid the foundation for an easier and 5_______________________ convenient process. 6___________________ the Internet’s convenience, a breeding ground for scam   artists continues to 7_____________each year as well. Identity thefts have   increased to an overwhelming 10 million 8______________________ per year and many of them are the result of phishing-not surprisingly, the employment industry is 9_____________________ attack as well. Knowing what to look for and how to stop fraud can be the best deterrent to ensuring you have a safe experience while conducting your 10___________________________ search.

3.     
Oral skills

a)   Read the poem below and answer the questions that follow

Breakthrough

When I reached the threshold

The gate was quickly locked

Though loud and long knocked

They left me in the cold

I stood outside for long

Wondering what was wrong

Honour wouldn’t let me

A peeping to be

When night tiptoed behind

Me a stranded pilgrim

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Ah, I made up my mind

To fight on for my dream

I crashed open the gate

Uncaring it was wrong

Wow, I was hugged with a song –

A welcome initiate

                                   (Anonymous)

i)    How has rhythm been achieved in the poem?                                               (2 marks)

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ii)   How would you say the last two lines of the poem and why?                        (2 marks)

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iii)  Which words would you stress in the first stanza line 4 of this poem?             (2 marks)

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b)   Identify the silent letters in the following words                                      (4 marks)

i)          Honour ……………………………………………………………………………..

ii)         Could …………………………………………………………………………………..

iii)        Badge…………………………………………………………………………………..

iv)        Receipt……………………………………………………………………………….

c)   Identify the odd one out in each of the following sets of words              (4 marks)

i)          Respect, resist, religion, referee ………………………………………………………

ii)         Resign, resolve, advise, waste…………………………………………………………

iii)        Usual, visual, pleasure, passion……………………………………………………….

iv)        Chef, chin, chic, chauffer……………………………………………………………..

d)   The underlining indicates the stressed word in the sentences below. Briefly explain what each sentence means.                                                                                           (3 marks)

i)          Amanda rode the bus to school

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ii)         Amanda rode the bus to school

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iii)        Amanda rode the bus to school

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e)   A Non-governmental Organization is seeking to recruit form four graduates to serve as clerks. You have been invited for an interview. Explain briefly what you will do before and during the interview.                                                                                       (6 marks)

f)   Read the following telephone conversation and answer the questions that follow.

Secretary: (phone rings) Hello, Masomo Secondary School. How may I help you?

Caller: I want to speak to my mother.

Secretary: May I know who your mother is please?

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Caller: (impatient and irritated) I have said I want to speak to my mother.

Secretary: Excuse me, I don’t know who your mother is. Could you please tell me her name?

Caller: (shouting) You have been working in that institution for the last ten years and you don’t know Mrs. Marita?

Secretary: (politely) oh, Mrs. Marita? She has just stepped out shortly. May I take a message for her please?

Caller: (bangs the receiver).

i)    Identify three instances that show the caller’s lack of etiquette                     (3 marks)

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j)    What shows that the secretary demonstrates professional conversational skills during the telephone conversation?                                                                              (4 marks)

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