THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA
NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVING EXAMINATION
02 ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Time: 1:30 Hours Tuesday, 7th September 2010 a.m.
SECTION A: GRAMMAR
Choose the words that correctly complete the sentences by writing the letters in the answer sheet provided.
1. The pupils _____________ their garden at the moment.
A. water D. watered
B. are watering E. have watered
2. Kisa _____________ the dishes yesterday.
A. wash D. are washing
B. washing E. is washing
3. I have just _____________ my lunch.
A. water D. watered
B. are watering E. have watered
4. She went to school while it was _____________.
A. rain D. raining
B. rained E. rainfall.
5. Joti and Mamlaka _____________ Bagamoyo historical sites next Monday.
A. is visiting D. will visit
B. were visiting E. will go
C. has visited
6. The car _____________ is coming belongs to my uncle.
A. who D. whom
B. whose E. what.
7. Why didn’t she _____________ the meeting?
A. attend D. has attended
B. attended E. attends
8. She _____________ keeps goats nor sheep.
A. either D. only
B. neither E. both
9. The _____________ village was next to me.
A. most handsome D. pretty beautiful
B. most beautiful E. better
C. least handsome
10. The packet of sweets _____________ given to me.
A. have D. has
B. was E. had
11. Mr. Msambichaka _____________ a good saloon car.
A. own D. have owned
B. owning E. is owned
12. It _____________ for two hours.
A. have been raining D. watered
B. was been raining E. have watered
C. is been raining
13. The car that John drives is not _____________.
A. him D. is his
B. his E. the
14. They are proud _____________ taking advice.
A. in D. of
B. on E. so
15. That big book is _____________.
A. Juma’s D. Jumas’s
B. Juma E. Jumas’
16. Uhuru villagers brought a new bus last week. It is _____________.
A. them D. they are
B. they E. theirs
17. Our teacher took a roll call of presentees _____________ he was on duty.
A. so D. and
B. because E. unless
18. A lion is _____________ dangerous than cow.
A. much D. almost
B. most E. mostly
19. She always comes here _____________ bus.
A. on D. in
B. by E. of
20. You are not going to succeed _____________ you work harder.
A. if D. unless
B. in spite E. despite
SECTION B: VOCABULARY
For each of questions 21-30, choose the correct answer and write its letter in the answer sheet provided.
21. The teacher gave me a _____________ of keys.
A. groups D. group
B. bunch E. piece
22. The word double means _____________.
A. one thing D. four things
B. two things E. five things
C. three things
23. A person who makes bread is a _____________.
A. cooker D. barker
B. cook E. carpenter
24. The opposite of the word “Sir” is _____________.
A. son D. uncle
B. father E. queen
25. The plural form of the word “mouse” is _____________.
A. mouthes D. mice
B. mousse E. mouce
26. I saw a _____________ of lions on my way home.
A. flock D. gang
B. school E. den
27. Someone who examines and treats people’s teeth is called a _____________.
A. dentist D. dentists
B. dental E. dentals
28. Zambia is _____________ independent countries in Africa.
A. one D. between
B. beside E. beneath
29. One who goes on holiday to visit different places is called a _____________.
A. truant D. tenant
B. traitor E. tourists
30. A fly is an insect. The plural form of this sentence is _____________.
A. fly are insects D. flies are insect
B. insects are flies E. fly is insect
C. flies are insects
SECTION C: COMPOSITION
This section has ten mixed sentences (31-40). Arrange the sentences so as to make a good composition by giving them letters A-J.
31. It was still dark.
32. He got up and turned on the light.
33. Yesterday John woke up at five o’clock.
34. He went to the kitchen.
35. He put up on his shirt.
36. After breakfast he picked up his bag.
37. He turned off the light in his bed room.
38. Then he put on the rest of this clothes.
39. His mother poured out a cup of tea for him.
40. Then he went to school.
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.
The weather all over the world in 1997-1998 was very unusual. In Tanzania and other parts of East Africa, there was a lot of rain. Some parts of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and other neighbouring countries were flooded. Houses were destroyed and many people became
homeless. This destruction affected not only homes but also crops and this led to poor health because people did not get enough harvest.
Roads and railways were swept away, so transport and transportation became another problem. Some people were killed. In some parts of East Africa, diseases became a problem. Stagnant water made the breeding of mosquitoes easier and many people were affected by malaria.
Other diseases such as typhoid and cholera were caused by dirty water which was used for domestic activities like cooking, drinking and bathing. The results of this weather change affected people psychologically, socially and economically.
The cause of this unusual weather was El Nino. This is a large current of warm sea water. The name El Nino means “the CHILD.” Peruvian fisherman gave the current of warm sea water this name because it appeared in Christmas time. It does not appear every year. It appears about every 5 years. We can describe El Nino as a current of warm sea water that moves eastward across the Pacific Ocean. The current of sea water is very large.
41. The unusual weather _____________.
A. affected people positively D. was very constructive
B. made transport easier E. increased the agricultural produce
C. affected people and their properties.
42. Large water floods helped the mosquitoes to _____________ in large numbers.
A. keep D. breed
B. bred E. swim
43. Diseases became a problem in some parts of East Africa at that time because _____________.
A. many people got malaria and typhoid D. there were floods
B. there was stagnant and dirty water E. mosquitoes were swept away
C. houses and crops were destroyed
44. Dirty and contaminated water causes _____________.
A. droughts D. typhoid and cholera
B. malaria and chest pain E. cholera and headache
C. backache and typhoid
45. Flood as used in this passage means that _____________.
A. the sea is covered with water D. mosquitoes were swept away by water
B. the land is covered with water E. houses and crops were destroyed
C. the roads were destroyed by heavy rain
46. Many people were affected by malaria because _____________.
A. the water was dirty and was used for domestic activities
B. the current was warm and mosquitoes liked it
C. water covered the land and flooded it
D. stagnant water was not enough for human use
E. stagnant water encouraged the production of mosquitoes
47. The name El Nino, as it was given by Peruvian fishermen, means _____________.
A. water D. mosquito
B. floods E. droughts
48. El Nino does not appear every year. It happens about every _____________.
A. three years D. four years
B. fifteen years E. ten years
C. five years
49. During El Nino, many people _____________.
A. got malaria and went to hospital
B. got malaria and slept in beds
C. got malaria, typhoid and cholera
D. got malaria, tuberculosis and HIV
E. got malaria and headache
50. The economy of people was affected because _____________.
A. they had enough to eat after El Nino
B. they were able to till the land
C. they moved from rural to urban centre
D. they used water for domestic activities
E. they did not get enough food because of flood.