THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVING EXAMINATION
02 ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Time: 1:30 Hours Thursday, 8th September 2011 a.m.
SECTION A: GRAMMAR
Choose the words that complete the sentences by writing the letters of the correct answer in the answer sheet provided.
A cut B cutting C cuts D chopping E chop
A had elected B would elect C shall elect D have elected E could elect
A is going B would go C had gone D are going E have gone
A had born B is born C have born D has born E was born
A was sending B will send C sends D send E sent
A great B greats C greet D greets E greeted
A walking B walks C have walked D walk E am walking
A came B come C comes D go E goes
A was meeting B meeting C met D is meeting E meets
A starting B starts C will start D started E was started
A at B with C by D in E for
A in B for C to D on E with
A no B with C nor D and E or
A what B whose C whom D which E where
A big B many C small D some E few
A ought B must C should D will E has
A so B too C only D as E but
A largest B biggest C most large D large E most big
A bigger B smallest C small D big E biggest
A in B at C since D for E to
A because B although C but D if E so
A Either ____ nor B Either ____ or C Neither ____ or
D Not ____ only E Not only ____ and
A all B each C neither D either E both
A which B whom C where D who E whose
A and also B also C but also D and E but
A any B some C many D few E a few
A Inspite B Despite C Despite of D Because of E Although
A themself B herself C itselves D themselves E himselves
A so B very C that D too E this
A don’t it? B is it. C isn’t it. D is it? E isn’t it?
SECTION B: VOCABULARY
For each of the following questions, choose the correct answer and write its letter in the answer sheet provided.
A went B depart C go
A Tanzanians B Tanzanianist C Tanzanite
A fishworker B fishguard C fishwife
D come E departed
D Tanzanist E Tanzanian
D fisherman E fishmonger
A council B city C village D division E nation
A carpenter B carpentry C furnisher D tailor E builder
A niece B nephew C cousin D uncle E aunt
SECTION C: COMPOSITION
This section has four mixed sentences. Arrange the sentences so as to make a good composition by
giving them letters A-D.
SECTION D: COMPREHENSION
Read the following passage carefully then answer questions 41-50 by writing the letter of the correct answer in your answer sheet.
We were living in Dodoma when my father got a job transfer to Arusha. We knew that we would have to move and leave our grandparents. None of the children wanted to leave because we had friends in the village and we did not want to lose them.
When we were told to prepare to leave, we cried because we liked our house and the garden too. Our mother told us that we would like Arusha because it is an interesting place. She told us that there is a snake park with different types of snakes and that we would be visiting the park during holidays. We were excited to hear that.
Our father looked for a lorry and paid the driver to take us and the luggage to Arusha. On Monday, the lorry came. We put our clothes into the bags and packed other things such as tables, chairs, beds and mattresses into the lorry. We then started our journey at 6:00 am ad arrived in Arusha that evening.
Even though we were tired from the long journey, we were happy to arrive at a big house which had a beautiful garden with a variety of flowers. There were many people including children who prepared a welcome party for us, among them was my uncle and aunt. It is true as our mother had said that Arusha is an interesting place.
A Children B Aunt C Mother D Uncle E Father.
A On Friday B On Monday C On Tuesday D On Thursday E On Sunday.
A Into the box B Into the sack C Into the bags
D In the house E In the tax.
A To visit the national park B To buy them clothes C To see Mt. Kilimanjaro
D To go to their uncle E To visit the snake park.
A Mattresses, food and a cat B Chairs and a computer C Tables, chairs and beds
D Clothes, shoes and beds E Tables, cups and plates.
A Because they had a dog B Because of their cow
C Because Arusha is far D Because of their friends
E Because they had a big farm.
A Grandfather and uncle B Aunt and Grandfather C Uncle and Grandmother
D Grandmother and aunt E Uncle and aunt.
A Father B Friends C Mother D Neighbours E Uncle.
A In the evening B In the afternoon C At 12:00pm
D In the morning E At 6:00am.
A The lorry driver B Transfer to Arusha
C Our friends D The party
E Our stay in Dodoma.