(Answer all the questions)
Section A: Grammar (10 MARKS)
A-l. Complete the dialogue between a student and her teacher with appropriate expressions formed with: the wards in the brackets. (5 marks)
Student : Please sir, for the past one month people ………. (talk) about good governance. What does it mean?
Teacher: It is a new idea. Good governance ……… (practice) in our families, in schools, at om work, in short everywhere.
Student: How can good governance be practiced in our school?
Teacher: When we come early to school, pass our examination without ………. (cheat). When you are honest, hardworking and polite, it is good governance.
Student: Let’s look at good governance in the country.
Teacher: When you are ﬂee to elect your leader. If they don't perform ………. (good). you ………. (not re-elect) them. Transparency is also good governance. Bribery and corruption is bad governance
A-ll. Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the ﬁrst sentence They have been started for you. (5 marks)
a) My daughter doesn't eat junk food because she doesn't want to gain weight.
My daughter doesn’t eat junk food in order ……….
b) Although Malorn had ﬁnancial problems, she was always cheerful.
Malom was always cheerful in spite ………. ﬁnancial problem.
c) You should go on a diet or start working out
d) Why should the boy child have more privileges than the girl child?
Angela wondered ………
e) My son likes to pay for things with his credit card because it is convenient.
My son would rather ………
Section B: Vocabulary (10 marks)
B-l Complete the exchange with the most appropriate words chosen from those in the box.
There are more words than you need.
friendship, tolerant, behind, differences, accept, agree, conclusion
Benji: I hear Bess and Tums were in a ﬁght yesterday. What was the problem again?
Karen: This time It is a case of gossip. Bess couldn't ﬁnd her cell phone and jumped into ………
that Tuma had taken it. Tuma is very angry.
Benji: Tell Bess that trust is very important for a good ……… to exist. It is equally bad to talk about others ……… their backs.
Karen: They really need to work out their ……… for the sake of peace.
Benji: Turna didn't ……… my advice at ﬁrst but now he wants peace.
Karen: That’s superb!!
B.ll. Complete each sentence with the correct word chosen from those in the brackets. (5 marks)
Inequality between men and women results in poorer health for children and greater poverty for the
family. The UN agency UNICEF found that in places where women are (1) ……… (excluded remove, included) from family decisions, children are more likely to suffer from (2) ……… (ill-nourished. malnourish, malnutrition). There would be l3 million (3) …….. (more, fewer. least) malnourished children in South Asia if women had an equal say in the family, UNICEF said.
UNICEF (4) …… (investigates. controlled, surveyed) family decision-making in 30 countries around the world. Their chief ﬁnding is that equality" between men and women is vital to (5) ……… (increasing, producing, reducing) poverty and improving health, especially that ‘of children, in developing countries.
Section C: Comprehension (10 marks)
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow. Use correct English sentence, as for as possible, your own words.
For decades, Ebola haunted rural African villages like some mythic monster that every few
years rose to demand a human sacriﬁce and then returned to its cave. It reached the West only in
nightmare form, a Hollywood horror ﬁlm that makes eyes bleed and organs dissolve and doctors despair because they have no cure.
But 2014 is the year an outbreak turned into an epidemic, driven by the very progress that has paved roads and raised cities and lifted thousands out of poverty. This time it reached crowded slums in Liberia, Guinea and Siena Leone; it travelled to Nigeria and Mali, to Spain, Germany and the U.S. It struck doctors and nurses, in unprecedented numbers, wiping out a public-health infrastructure that was weak in the ﬁrst place. One August day in Liberia, six pregnant women lost their babies when hospitals couldn't admit them for complications. Anyone willing to treat-Ebola victims ran the risk of becoming one.
There was little to stop the diseases from spreading further. Governments weren’t equipped to respond; the World Health Organization was in denial. First responders were accused of crying wolf, even as the danger grew. But the people in the ﬁeld, the special forces of Doctors without Borders (DWB), the Christian medical relief workers of Samar-Ram's Purse and many others from all over the world fought side-by-side with local doctors and nurses, ambulance drivers and burial teams.
Ask what pushed them, and some talk about God; some about country; some about the instinct to run into the ﬁre, not away. “If someone from America comes to help my people and someone from Uganda,” says Iris Manor, a Liberian nurse, “then why can’t l?” Foday Gallah, an ambulance driver who survived infection, calls his immunity a holy gift. “I want to give my blood so a lot of people can be saved,” he says. “I am going to ﬁght Ebola with all of my might."
DWB nurse’s assistant, Salome Karwah stayed at the bedsides of patients, bathing and feeding them, even after losing both her parents - who ran a medical clinic - in a single week and surviving Ebola herself. "it looked like God gave me a second chance to help others,” she says. Tiny children watched their parents die. and no one could so much us embrace them. because embraces could kill. ‘You soc people facing death without their loved ones, only with people in space suits," says DWB president Dr. Joanne Liu. “You should not die alone with spacesuit men."
Those who contracted the disease encountered pain like they had never known. “It hurts like they are busting your head with an axe. “ Karvah says. One doctor overheard his funeral being planned. Asked if surviving Ebola changed him, Dr. Kent Brantly turns the question around. “l still have the same faults that I did before", he says. “But whenever we go through a devastating experience like what l’ve been through, it is an incredible opportunity for improvement of something. We can say, “How can l be better now because of what I’ve been through? Not to do that is kind of a shame.”
The Choice by Nancy Gibbs
Called from Time Magazine Dec 22/Dec 29 2014
l) How was Ebola considered in rural Africa? ( 2mks)
2) In which year did Ebola become an epidemic? (0.5mk). How was it epidemic? (1,5 mks)
3) Name any two difficulties encountered in the ﬁght against Ebola. ( 2mks)
4) What motivated those who are ﬁghting this disease? (1mks)
5. Describe how an Ebola patient feels. (2mks)
Section D: Composition (10 marks)
Write an essay of between 200 and 250 words on g5; of the following topics:
1. You are the President of the Student’s union in your school. You want to deliver a speech on the occasion of the Youth Day on 11th of February, on violence in the school milieu Write a speech in which you explain the causes. say who the perpetrators and the victims are and what should be done to solve the problem. Your name is Makouot and you study in GHS Nkoupit.
2. Write an article to be published in Cameroon Tribune Newspaper “ war is not the best solution to resolve social conﬂicts in the world” Your article should sensitise perpetrators of war on the dangerous consequences on individuals, properties and the state in general
3. The Commonwealth has organised a writing competition for the best essays in Cameroon. The topic is as follows: “A social problem that is important to you, such as poverty, access to healthcare, or access to an education or use of the social media”. Write your essay in which you identify the problem, say why it is important to you. Explain using your personal experiences how this problem has affected you and others in your community Propose possible solutions that can solve this problem.