FORM FOUR ENGLISH EXAMS SERIES

THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

COMPETENCE BASED SECONDARY EXAMINATION SERIES

ENGLISH FOUR ANNUAL EXAMINATIONS

FORM FOUR-2022

SECTION A: (15 MARKS)

Answer all questions in this section

1. For each of the items (i) — (x) choose the most correct answer from among the given alternatives and write its letter beside the item number in the answer booklet(s) provided 

(i) Which of the following sentences expresses future action?

imageA. Musa is going to school now

B.    Musa shall go to school tomorrow

C.    Musa was going to school

D.    Musa will be going to school now

E.     Musa will go to school

(ii)  "A woman with whom I share a husband", Lawino said. The underlined word is a;

A.    Reflexive pronoun

B.     Relative pronoun

C.     A linking verb

D.    Possessive pronoun

E.     Interrogative pronoun

(iii) When you visit Ngorongoro National Park you can see a...........of lions wondering  everywhere      

A. Bunch

image B. Pride

C.    Host 

D. Swam 

E. Pack

(iv) "I am a soldier", he said. What did he say?

A.    He said that he were a solider

B.     He said that I am a soldier

 C. He said that he was a soldier

D.   He said that he is a soldier

E.    John said that he is a solder

(v) "If I were you I would be a rich person"

The above condition is used to express

A.    Imitation situation

B.    Habitual situation

C.    An opinion

D.    A life experience

E.     A conditional situation

(vi)  Timothy and Titus are friends. They......go to school together

A. Both

B. All C. At

D. Each 

E. Are

(vii)    Mary knew that John couldnt sing...........

A.     As well as her

B.     Best than her

C.     As well as him

D.    As well as herself 

E. Good than her

(viii)He has been sleeping ........... Oyo days. The underlined Word represent;

A.     Preposition of manner

B.     Expression of duration of time

C.     Expression of reason

D.    Expression of specific time

E.     Expression of relation of time

(ix)      I am not used...........such a hard work

A.     With

B. To 

C. By

D.   For

E.    From

(x) One of the following is set comprises a set of an abstract nouns

A.    Kidney, a ball, a chair, an orange

B.    Joy, sorrow, death, justice, childhood

C.    Tanzania, Malaysia, Congo, Dutch

D.    An army, a forest, a hand, a pack

E.     Kenya, ball, joy, love

2. Match the description of the following phrases in LIST A with the correct single noun in LIST B by writing its letter beside the corresponding item number in the answer sheet provided

SECTION B: (40 MARKS)

Answer all questions in this section

3.  Imagine you are Mr. Majanis  neighbour. One evening you went to visit him. While you were image in his house, he got an accident. Few hours later his relatives came and wanted explanations on the issue. This is how you explained to them, but the sentences are not in a logical order. Re arrange them to get a logical explanation by writing numbers

A.      Then he pressed the lid of the bottle and as he was holding the spray bottle the wrong way round, he got a shower on his face.

B.      He collapsed and felt down on the floor where he lied asleep for hours*

C.      Mr. Majani had discovered that, a spider has made a cobweb in his room.i

D.     He wanted to kill the spider with poison from a spray bottle

4.  Bellow is an extract taken from a learners dictionary. Study it carefully and point out four things you can learn about a word in a dictionary. Give example in each

5.  Imagine that you have attended a birthday parw of your friend. Use the following words to construct a sentence for each to describe the eventimage

(a) Birthday

(b)Decorated

(c) Beautiful

(d)Amazing

6.     Write a sentence "l go to school" , into;

(a)An action that is in progress at the moment

(b)An action that was in progress in the past

(c)  An action that completed in the past

(d)An action that will be in progress in the future

7.    Collins and Mary are doing shopping for their younger brothers birthday party. Complete their dialogue with the correct article from those given in the box below 

 

8.     Read the following conversation between Mr. and Mrs. Nguvumali. From their conversation compose a wedding invitation cart in not more than 60 words

SECTION C: (45 MARKS)

Answer three (3) questions from this section

9.     Recently, Tanzanians have been experiencing the problem of unemployment. Imagine that you are the Headmaster/ Headmistress of Makumbusho Secondary school; prepare a speech to be delivered to your students who are leaving the school after completing their studies on the role of Government in addressing the problem of unemployment in Tanzania. Give out six points

10. Imagine that you have attended a women conference where the topic is "Like men, women are equally capable of contributing to the welfare of the society". Use two plays you have read to prove the relevance of this statement. (Give three points from each play)

11. "Poets/ Poetess use the poetic devices to convey messages to the society". Use two poems which you have read under this section to justify this statement by giving three points  from each poem.

12. "Authors depict the experience of their own societies but the issues tend to be universal". Justify this contention by using two novels you have read. Give three from eachimage

LEARNINGHUBTZ.CO.TZFORM FOUR ENGLISH EXAM SERIES 135


THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

COMPETENCY BASED SECONDARY EXAMINATION SERIES

GEOGRAPHY FORM

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

TIME: 3 HOURS      SEPT         2022

INSTRUCTIONS

01.  This paper consists of sections A  B and C with a total of twelve (12) questions  

02. Answer all questions in sections A  and B and three questions from section C 

03. Cellular phones and any unauthorised materials are not allowed in the examination room

04. Write your examination Number on every page of your answer booklet (s)

SECTION A:(15 marks)

Answer all questions in this section

1. For each of the items (i) – (x), choose the most correct answer from among the altenatives and write its letter beside the item number in the answer booklets provided. 

(i) In English language “a” an, and the “ are in the class of words known as

 (A) Preposition

(B)  Article

(C)  Intejections

(D) Adverbs

(E) Particles        

(ii)  People normally asks a certain question when seek for  a certain information : Thus, what is the aim of  a tag question? 

      (A) To show positive and negative 

      (B) To  show repeated auxiliary verb 

      (C)  To express feelings

      (D)  To confirm information 

      (E)  To show a short question appear after statement     

(iii) The following are functions of dictionary.  Except__________

        (A) To show words of the same meaning

        (B) To show how words are formed 

        (C) To show vernacular language 

        (D) To show how words are pronounced

         (E) To show classes of words       

(iv)  Salome ______________________  working in the garden when you came 

  1.                       Is           (B) Are        (C)  Was         (D) Were          (E)Has been               

(v) The following prefixes when added to  a word turn into negatve except: _________

(A)  il-

(B)  -ness

(C)  Un-

(D)  en-

(E)  -less          

(vi)  What differentiate proper nouns from common nouns is;

       (A)  The names of cities like  Dar es Salaam 

       (B)   Proper  nouns allows plurals unlike common nouns 

       (C)   Proper nouns are collective 

       (D)   Common nouns allow plural while proper Nouns do not 

        (E)   Proper nouns use articles.        

(vii) No sooner has the bus stopped ________  the passenger`s started climbing down

       (A)  as 

       (C)  then

       (C)  than

       (D) but

       (E)  and       

(viii) The top of Mt. Kilimanjaro is as _________  some pats in Iringa

         (A) Colder  as

         (B)  Cold than

         (C)  Colder than 

         (D)  Cool as

          (E)   Hotter than 

(ix)  Alli is the tallest man in the team. The underlined part of the word stands for __

       (A)  Unique reference

       (B)  Comperative degree

      (C)  Quality of a man

        (D)  Surperlative degree

         (C)  Adverb 

(x) Choose the young name of the horse

(A) Foal

(B) Cub

(C) Duckling

(D) Calf

(E) Tadpole         

2. Match each sentence in LIST A with its appropiate part of speech in LIST B by writing its letter beside the corresponding item number in the answer booklet provided. 

LIST A

LIST   B

  1. Are  words which stands for a Noun  or noun phrase
  2. Are words which are normally placed infront of common nouns
  3. Are words which suggest the idea of adding something to the meaning of  a verb.
  4. Are words which express a relationship of meaning between two parts of a sentence.
  5. Are words which express features or quality of a noun or pronoun

A: Noun 

B:Preposition

C:  Adjective

D:  Adverb 

E: Pronoun

F:  Articles 

G:  Interjections. 

SECTION B:(40 Marks)

Answer all questions

3. In English language article “the” has different meaning. With two examples from each points,  explain five uses of article the 

4. With the aid of examples show how the following puctuations are used in English language 

(a) Full stop 

(b) Comma

(c) Apostrophe

(d)  Capital letter

(e) Semi  colon

5. Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each 

(a) John is a doctor. She is also a teacher (Begin:  Not only .....................)

(b) Jesca said,  “ They have stoen my pencil “(Report the statement)

(c) The woman came. Her son died in the accident.  (Join the sentence using a relative pronoun “whose”) 

(d) Form four students are going to sit for the National Examination in November 2022 (say whether it is FACT or OPINION) 

6. Form four students at Maendeleo Secondary Schoool have organized an accademic meeting; they have choosen Nestory as a Chairperson and Andrew as a secretary of the meeting. Assume that your Andrew what important six steps would you take to keep record of that meeting? Briefly explain with examples. 

7.  “ The world is full of challenges. “ Assume that your friend lost his parents in the accident occurred last year. Now his relatives are chasing him away from the house left by his parents. Because of being frustrated, he is seeking for advice from friends. As a friend choosen to give an advice, show how you would advice him by constructing one sentence using the following expressions;

(a) If I were you..................................

(b) Why don’t you ................................

(c) There is no need to ...........................

(d) I think you should............................

(e) You better ...........................

8. Suppose you are the head prefect of your school; you have received a guest who wants to know the location of toilets, library, headmasters office and classroom in your school. Use the words in the box to construct four sentences giving the location of these places. 

   Close  to,          Next  to,       Behind ,  Opposite

SECTION (45 Marks )

Answer three (3) questions from this section.

9.  Census is very important for any national development. As a student write an argumentative essay on the importance of Census.    (Provide six points)

LIST OF READINGS FOR QUESTIONS 10 – 12

NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES

A wreath for  Fr. Mayer  -  S.N. Ndungugu  (1977). Mkuki na Nyota 

Unanswered cries cries   - Osman  contch,     Macmillan

Passed like  a shadow   - Ndunguru  (20040 .  Mkuki na  Nyota

Weep Not  Child   - Ngugi wa Thiongo   (1987):   Heinemann 

The Interview    - P. Ngugi (2002) , Macmillan 

PLAYS 

Three suitors:  One  husband    - O.Mbia  (1994)  Eyre  Methuen

The Lion and the Jewel     - W.  Soyinka  (1963) DUP 

This time Tomorrow     - Ngugi wa Thing`o (1972),  Heinemann

The Black Hermit    - Ngugi wa Thiong`o (1968),  Heinemann

POETRY

Songs of Lawino and Ocol                                    - O.P’Bitek (1979), EAPH

Growing up with Poetry                                        - D. Rubadiri (ed)(1989) Heinemann

Summons                                                               - R. Mabala(1960), TPH

10.  Poet/Poetess face many challenges especially when they choose to write for their society. The most challenge they encounter is on the issue of using language, thus they have to use language skillfully making sure that the intended message is conveyed to the society. With relevant example from two poems prescribed under this section show how poets / poetess use language to deliver their contents. (provide three points from two poems)

11. Betrayal  has been the source of conflict in the society. Justify the statement by using two novels you have read. Provide three points from each novel.

12. The authors of play have shown different position of  man and woman for any development of a family or nation. By using two plays you have read, justify the position of man to the development of the family or society. provide three points from each play.

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Candidate's Number........

   THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TERMINAL EXAMINATION

FORM FOUR-2022    

TIME: 3 HOURS 

INSTRUCTION

  • This paper consists of section A, B and C with a total of twelve 12 questions
  • Answer all the questions in both section A and B, and three (03) questions from section C.
  • Cellular phones and any un authorized materials are NOT allowed in the examination room
  • Write your examination number on every page of your answer booklet(s)

SECTION A (15 MARKS)

Answer ALL questions in this section

1. For each of the items (i) - (x) choose the most correct answer from among the given alternatives and write its letter beside the item number in the answer booklet provided

i. "I am a teacher" she said to me. This means:-

  1. She told me that she was a teacher
  2. She told me that I am a teacher
  3. She said that she is a teacher
  4. She told that she was a teacher
  5. She said that shc was a teacher 

ii. She lived in Musoma five years ago. This implies that:-

  1. She is still living in Musoma
  2. Five years have passed, since she stopped living in Musoma
  3. She has been living in Musoma for five years
  4. She went to live in Musoma five years ago up to now
  5. She plans to stay in Musoma for five years in. 

iii) By this time next year . . . . . . . . NECTA exams.

  1. will preparing for
  2. We will have prepared
  3. We will be preparing for
  4. We will have been prepared
  5. We will had been preparing for

 iv) Although he is tall, he cannot touch the roof. Begin; Despite .

  1. Despite of he is tall, he cannot touch the roof
  2. Despite he cannot touch the roof, he is tall
  3. Despite he is tall, he cannot touch the roof
  4. Despite being tall, he cannot touch the roof
  5. Despite of his tallness, he cannot touch the roof

v. If I had known the answer. I would have told you. This means that:-

  1. I knew the answer
  2. I didn't know the answer
  3. I knew the answer, but I didn't tell you
  4. I know the answer and I told you
  5. I didn't know the answer, yet I told you 

vi. Baraka . . . . . . . . Kiswahili . . . . . . . . . English

  1. Likes . . . . . . . . . to
  2. Prefers . . . . . . . . to
  3. Prefers . . . . . . . . . than
  4. Prefers . . . . . . . . . more than
  5. Loves . . . . . . . . . to 

vii. The main words in bold facetype that are shown on the margin of a dictionary are known as:-

  1. Guide works
  2. Dummy entries
  3. Passwords
  4. Synonyms
  5. Headwords 

viii. I am tired eating succotash everyday

  1. With 
  2. By 
  3. For 
  4. In 
  5. Of

ix. I am than my younger sister

  1. More intelligent
  2. Most intelligent
  3. More clever
  4. The more intelligent
  5. The most intelligent

x. "I am writing a letter" put in passive voice

  1. A letter is being written by me
  2. A letter is written by me
  3. A letter was written by me
  4. A letter was being written by me
  5. I am being written by a letter

2. Match the descriptions of occupation in List A with the correct occupation in List B by writing its letter beside the corresponding in the boxes provided below

LIST A

LIST B

i) A person whose job is to prepare the bodies of dead people to be buried or cremated and to arrange funerals

(ii) A person whose job is to examine people's eyes to recommend and sell glasses 

iii) A person whose job involves treating some diseases and physical problems by pressing and moving the bones and muscles 

iv) A doctor who studies and treats the diseases of children

v) A person whose job is to prepare medicines and sell or give them to the public in a shop/store or in a hospital

  1. Pharmacist 
  2. Oculist
  3. Undertaker
  4. Nutritionist 
  5. Osteopath
  6. Pediatrician
  7. Nurse
  8. Optician
  9. Medicine man

SECTION B (40 MARKS)

Answer all questions in this section 

3. The auxiliary verb HAVE has various uses. With the help of well-constructed sentences show the following uses:-

a) To show possession

b) To form perfect aspect of tenses

c) Have + to infinite express command or obligation

d) To form tag questions

4. In each of these sentences one of the words is wrongly used. Identify the wrong and replace it with the right word to make the sentence meaningful.

a) They wear here last month

b) Her mother needs some flower for porridge

c) All people are needed accept you

d) Rachel prefers speaking in the coat before judges

5. Construct one sentence for each word in the pair of the words below, to prove that you know their meaning

a) Accept and except

b) Desert and dessert

c) Beside and besides

d) Whom and whose

6. The auxiliary verb "DO" have various uses. With the help of well contracted sentences show the following uses:-

a) To make questions

b) To form tag questions for statements without auxiliary verbs

c) To avoid repetitions

d) To form negations

7. Imagine that you attended a wedding ceremony of your sister last Sunday. Repcrl what the guests said at a wedding

a) Miss Monica, "They'll make a lovely couple"

b) Mr. Smith: "They're going to live in Dar es Salaam"

c) Mrs. Jones: "The bride and the groom are vejy nice young people"

d) Mr. Robert: "The bride is wearing a beautiful wedding dress"

8. Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow:-

Tom lesser said that, the worst part of his experience was hearing the snowmobiles nearing above him. The blizzard had become so bad that he had to pull his 20-ton rig over to the side of the road. He took a map. When he woke up, he couldn't see a thing. He tried to open the door of his truck, but it wouldn't bridge.

a) What had happened to Tom?

b) During which season did this event happen?

c) What was Tom doing when this happened?

d) What was Tom's occupation?

SECTION C (45 MARKS)

Answer three (03) questions from this section

9. It has been noted that most people are dying from COVID -19 due to ignorance. Write a letter to the editor Nipashe News of P. O. BOX 2121 Dar es Salaam to educate people on cause and precautions to be taken to avoid the spread of the vircial disease. Sign your name as Mpenda Maisha.

LIST OF READINGS FOR QUESTIONS 10 - 12

NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES
A Wreath for Fr. Mayer S. N. Ndunguru (1977), Mkuki na Nyota
Unanswered Cries Osman Conteh, Macmillan
Passed Like a Shadow B. M Mapalala (2006), DUP
Spared S. N. Ndunguru (2004), Mkuki na Nyota
Weep Not Child Ngugi wa Thiong'o (1987); Heinemann
The Interview P. Ngugi (2002), Macmillan
PLAYS
Three Suitors: One Husband O. Mbia (1994), Eyre Methuen
The Lion and the Jewel W. Soyinka (1963), OUP
This Time Tomorrow  Ngugi wa Thiong'o (1972), Heinemann 
The Black Hermit Ngugi wa Thiong'o (1968) Heinemann
POETRY
Songs of Lawino and Ocol O. P'Bitek (1979), EAPH
Growing up with Poetry  D. Rubadiri (ed) (1989), Heinemann 
Summons R. Mabala (1960), TPH

10. A woman is portrayed in various position in Africa literature. She is either a pot full of poison or a beehive full of honey. By using two poems you have read under this program show the validity of this statement. (Give three points in each poem)

11. Support the argument "the reality of the happenings in any society is reflected in its literature". Using two novels. Give three points from each novel

12. Choose two characters from two plays you have done under this section and explain their positive contributions to their societies using three points each

LEARNINGHUBTZ.CO.TZFORM FOUR ENGLISH EXAM SERIES 98

THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

FORM FOUR MID TERM EXAMINATION

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Time 3Hours

Instructions

  1. This paper consists of sections A, B and C with a total of twelve (12) questions
  2. Answer all questions in sections A and B and three (3) questions in section C.
  3. Section A carries fifteen (15) marks, section B, forty (40) marks and section C carries forty five (45) marks
  4. Cellular phones and any unauthorized materials are not allowed in the examination room.
  5. Write your Examination Number in every page of your answer booklet (s)

SECTION A (15 Marks)

Answer all questions in this section

  1. For each of the items (i) – (x), choose the most correct answer from among the given alternatives and write its letter beside the item number in the answer booklet(s) provided
  1. The boy has presented his complaints to the authority. Which tense is this statement?
  1. Perfect tense
  2. Present perfect tense
  3. Simple perfect tense
  4. Past perfect tense
  5. Future perfect tense

(ii) Which one of the following groups of words contain basic components of formal letter

  1. Salutation, date, address of the sender, address of the receiver, conclusion, sign
  2. Full names of the receiver, full names of the sender, address of the sender, address of the receiver, sign
  3. Salutation, country code, name of the receiver, telephone number of the sender, sign
  4. Address of both the sender and the receiver, date, destination of the letter, conclusion, sign
  5. Address, salutation, reference, body, conclusion, sign

(iii) Which one of the following is a definition an “author?”

  1. Someone who writes fictitious narratives
  2. Someone who reads fictitious narratives
  3. Someone who sells fictitious narratives
  4. Someone who composes fictitious narratives
  5. Someone who makes positive comments on literary narratives

(iv) The statement “Neither the lady nor the young man are honest” re write the sentence correctly

  1. Neither the lady nor the young man were honest
  2. Neither the lady or the young man is honest
  3. Neither the lady was honest nor the young man was not honest
  4. Neither the lady nor the young man was honest
  5. Either the lady or the young man has been honest

(v) Each of the teachers ____ their subjects very well

  1. Knows
  2. Knew
  3. known
  4. Knowledge
  5. Know

(vi) How would you call someone who likes having everything which is good for him/herself at the expense of the poor?

  1. Egocentric
  2. Persona
  3. Philanthropic
  4. Generous
  5. Suspicious

(vii) Identify the correct opposite of the statement “Brown tea is tasty”

  1. Brown tea is tasteful
  2. Brown tea is not tasteful
  3. Brown tea is tasteless
  4. Brown tea is not tasteful
  5. Brown tea was tasty

(viii) The head boy brought confusion among students when making his annual speech. The implication of this statement is that

  1. The confusion only happened once
  2. The head often confuses students every year
  3. It is the students’ fault for not understanding the head boy
  4. The head boy is very naughty
  5. The confusion between students and the head boy is inevitable

(ix) The literary presentation which has elements of actions and mime is ___

  1. Literary work
  2. Poetry
  3. Play
  4. Novel
  5. Acts and scenes

(x) Which of the following make up types of essays

  1. Argumentative, narrative, expository, descriptive
  2. Argumentative, narrative, exposition, fallacy
  3. Argumentative, narrative, descriptive, prose
  4. Argumentative, narrative, expository, prose
  5. Argumentative, narrative, explanation, descriptive

Answers

i

ii

iii

iv

v

vi

vii

viii

ix

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  1. Match the items in List A with those in List B to make correct complete sentences

LIST A

LIST B

  1. The class representative provided the list
  2. Since Tom has become obedient
  3. However much efforts you make
  4. She walked so fast
  5. No sooner were the lights switched off
  1. You will never kill a lion
  2. In order to catch the first train
  3. He will be rewarded
  4. Than it began raining heavily
  5. You will arrive in time
  6. So that the class teacher would read out the names
  7. But never will she manage
  8. Someone must stop him

Answers

i

ii

iii

iv

v






SECTION B (40 Marks)

Answer all questions in this section

  1. From the sentences given below, one word from each is incorrect. Identify it and re write it correctly
  1. People from the north pole puts on heavy clothes to warm their bodies
  2. I have come hear to listen to the president’s speech
  3. If I have enough money, I would by a new mobile phone
  4. The contractors are payed better than hard working labourers
  5. The hair and antelope are famous animals
  1. Assume that you are applying for a job with a clearing and forwarding company in Dar es Salaam. Design a CV by using the following guidelines
  1. You are a single female Tanzanian aged 29 years
  2. Your level of education is certificate
  3. You are fluent in English and Kiswahili both spoken and written
  4. Your school headmistress is your referee (with fictitious address)
  5. Your hobby is listening to soul music and South African Amapiano
  1. Construct sentences from the statement “She eats lunch at school” using the following expressions as your guideline
  1. Simple future tense
  2. Present perfect tense
  3. Past continuous tense
  4. Simple past tense
  5. Future perfect tense
  1. Rewrite the following sentences according to instructions given after each.
  1. If I ______ a president, I would ensure universal healthcare for all (use the correct form of the verb “to be”)
  2. I watched the whole episode of squid game (re write into negative)
  3. He said that he had saved enough money to travel to Dubai (re write into direct speech)
  4. No sooner had the car stopped than the accident happened (begin with hardly…)
  5. I am late for school today. (use question tag)
  1. Highlight five key points, by giving short explanation for each, which should be incorporated in a speech you intend to read on parents’ day.
  2. Find the verbs of the following nouns

Noun verbs

  1. Attendance _____
  2. Digestion _____
  3. Dancer _______
  4. Singer _______
  5. Composition _____

SECTION C (45 Marks)

Answer three questions from this section

  1. Poetry is said to be rich in figures of speech as compared to other literary genre. Compose a thirteen line poem which contains the following figure of speech
  1. Alliteration
  2. Assonance
  3. Metaphor
  4. Simile
  5. Personification
  6. Repetition
  7. Anaphora

LIST OF READINGS FOR QUESTIONS 10-12

NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES

A Wreath for Fr. Mayer – S.N Nduguru (1977) Mkuki na Nyota

Unanswered Cries – Osman Conteh, Macmillan

Passed Like a Shadow – B. M Mapalala (2006) DUP

Spared – S. N. Nduguru (2004), Mkuki na Nyota

Weep Not, Child – Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1987); Heinemann

The Interview – P. Ngugi (2002), Macmillan

PLAYS

Three Suitors, One Husband – O. Mbia (1994), Eyre Methuen

The Lion and the Jewel – W. Soyinka (1963), OUP

This Time Tomorrow – Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1972), Heinemann

The Black Hermit – Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1968), Heinemann

POETRY

Songs of Lawino and Ocol – O. P. Bitek (1979), EAPH

Growing Up with Poetry – D. Rubadiri (ed), (1989), Heinemann

Summons – R. Mabala (1960), TPH

  1. Explain by using two poems, three from each poem how relevant the poem you have done is to the society you live in.
  2. Use two plays and with support of three points from each, argue on the dangers of following certain traditional practices blindly.
  3. Prove the notion that “we are the causes of our troubles”. Use two novels and from each novel, provide three points to support the assertion.

LEARNINGHUBTZ.CO.TZFORM FOUR ENGLISH EXAM SERIES 73

THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

PRESIDENT’S OFFICE

REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

FORM FOUR MID TERM  EXAMINATION-2021

022                                                  ENGLISH LANGUAGE

 

 

Time 3:00 Hours                                                                                                       AUG, 2021

Instructions 

  1. This paper consists of sections A, B and C with a total of twelve (12) questions. 
  2. Answer all questions in sections A and B and three (3) questions from section C. 
  3. Cellular phones and any unauthorized materials are not allowed in the examination room.  
  4. Write your examination number on every page of your answer booklet(s). 

 

SECTION A (15 Marks)

Answer ALL questions in this section.

1. For each of the items (i) – (x), choose the most correct answer from among the given alternatives and write its letter beside the item number in the answer booklet provided. 

  1. Anna was speaking angrily and the teacher told her to ……………………
  1. Go down.
  2. Came down. 
  3. Slow down. 
  4. Calm down. 
  5. Come down. 
  1. A hen normally ………………………..one egg per day
    1. lay
    2. lie
    3. lies
    4. layers
    5. lays

 

 

 

  1. …………………… Tanzania is CORONA free, while developed countries are

still suffering from the pandemic. 

  1. Despite  
  2. In spite of 
  3. Notwithstanding  
  4. Strange as it may seem 
  5. Nevertheless 
  1. “It might rain this afternoon.” The auxiliary might has been used to show …………..
    1.       Intention
    2.       Obligation
    3.        Necessity
    4.       Permission
    5.        Possibility 
  2.  Which one of the following words is in plural? 
    1. News 
    2. Books  
    3. Mathematics 
    4. Politics  
    5. Economics 
  3. When Elijah was walking past the cemetery at night he saw …………………….   
    1. A team of robbers.
    2. A company of robbers. 
    3. A gang of robbers. 
    4. A staff of robbers. 
    5. A troop of robbers 
  4. The plural of the word ‘father-in-law’ is …………………………. 
    1. Father-in-laws 
    2. Fathers-in-law 
    3. Fathers-in-laws 
    4. Fathers-ins-laws 
    5. Fathers-ins-law 
  5. He …………wrote the book ……….acted it 
    1. as……….as 
    2. hardly ……….when 
    3. not only……..but also  
    4. no sooner………than 
    5. though ……….yet 
  6. Which one of the following sentences is not in passive? 
    1. The manager offered him the job by January.  
    2. He was offered the job by the manager. 
    3. The job was offered to him by the manager. 
    4. The book was given to be by Jane 
    5. I was given the book by Jane
  7. Simple present tense has several uses in a sentence. In which sentence it is used to show future plans. 
    1. He arrives today from Nairobi. 
    2. He goes to church every Sabbath. 
    3. Here comes Mr.Tchetgen. 
    4. Magnet attracts iron. 
    5. The sun rises in the East and sets in the West. 

 

  1. Match the descriptions of the kinds of movements in List A with the correct movement in List B by writing its letter beside the corresponding number in the boxes provided below.

LIST A

LIST B

  1. This is the act of disagreeing in a conversation ordiscussion using a reason or set of reasons often angrily.
  1. Interview  
  1. This is a conversation between two or more people in a book, play, or film/movie.
  1. Debate  
  1. This is discussion that takes place between two groups of people on a given topic, usually called a motion.
  1. Discussion 
  1. This is formal meeting at which somebody is asked questions to see if they are suitable for a particular job, or for a course of study at a college, university, etc. 
  1. Dialogue 
  1. This is the process of allowing each member an equal opportunity to express his/her views and opinions on different matters, and arrives at a common understanding. 
  1. Argument.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION B (40 Marks)

  1.    Construct one sentence to describe/express
  1. An ongoing activity
  2. An action which happened in the past
  3. A daily routine
  4. An action which has just occurred

4. Identify the word with silent letter and then underline its silent letter.

  1. Psychology is the best course in universities.
  2. They comb their hair every day.
  3. An hour later, Luanda left the meeting angrily.
  4. The rope had a big knot.
  1.      5. Study the dictionary extract below and then answer the questions that follow:

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By citing examples from the extract above, show the meaning or uses of the following words and symbols.  

  1. SYN ________________________________________________________________. Eg. 
  2. OPP__________________________________________________________________. Eg. 
  3. [C,U] ________________________________________________________________. Eg. 
  4. Show two guidewords.__________________________________________________ How does the dictionary user benefit from the two guidewords you have mentioned above? 

 

6. Re-write the following according to the instructions given after each.

(a) If you do not work hard, you will repeat some of the examinations.

(Begin: Unless…………………………………………………………………………………)

(b) He was strong. He was beaten in the first round.

(Re-write using.

 Despite ……………………………………………………………………………..)

(c) There were heavy clouds in the sky. That’s why we couldn’t see the sun the whole day.

(Begin: The skies were so……………that…………………

(d) Seldom did Anna’s baby cry at night. (Begin: Hardly………………………………….)

7. Change the following sentences into negative form

  1. Many student passed the examination
  2. Yusufu prefers ugali
  3. We are planning to leave
  4. Mwantumu can drive a car

 

8. Re write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each 

  1. I have three children. Use the word “many”tomake interrogative sentence.
  2. Ines said “I have lost my hand -bag’’ Begin with Ines said that…
  3. It was raining. We went to school  join the sentence with “although”
  4. After failing his examination he made no further attempt “begin having”
  5. We complain about her behavior. Change the sentence into present perfect continuous tense.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION C (45Marks)

Answer three (3) questions from this section

9. Students pregnancy is a hot topic these days; write an essay on three (3) causes and three (3) solutions to student’s pregnancy problems in Tanzania schools. Write in not more the 250 words.

 

LIST OF READINGS FOR QUESTIONS 10 -12

NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES: 

A Wreath for Fr. Mayer     S. N.Nduguru (1977), MkukinaNyota

Unanswered Cries    Osman Conteh, Macmillan 

Passed like a shadow             B.M. Mapalala (2006) DUP 

Spared                                   -          S.N. Ndunguru (2004) MkukinaNyota

Weep not Child                       -    NgugiWaThiongo (1987) Heinemann 

The Interview  -          P. Ngugi(2002), Macmillan 

PLAYS: 

Three Suitors: One Husband       -            O. Mbia (1994) Eyre Methuen 

The Lion and the Jewel                 W. Soyinka (1963), OUP 

This Time Tomorrow   - NgugiwaThiong’o (1972) Heinemann 

    The Black Hermit  - NgugiwaThiong’o (1968) Heinemann 

POETRY 

Songs of Lawino and Ocol  O. P’ Bitek(1979), EAPH 

Growing up with Poetry    D. Rubadiri (ed) (1989) Heinemann                             

Summons      R. Mabala (1960), TPH

 

10. Read the following poem then answer questions that follows:

Today I did my share

In building the nation

I drive a permanent secretary

To an important urgent function

In fact to a lunch on at the Vic

 

The menu reflected its importance

Cold bell beer with small talk

Then friend chicken with niceties

Wine to fill the hollowness of the loughs

Coffee to keep the Ps awake on return journey 

 

I drive the permanent secretary back

He yawned many times in back of the car

Then to keep awake, he suddenly asked

Did you have any lunch today?

I replied looking straight ahead

And secretary smiling at his belated concern

That I had none, but was slimming!

Upon which he said with seriousness

That amused more than annoyed me

Mwananchi, I too had none!

I attended to matter of state

High delicate diplomatic duties you know

And friend it goes against my grain

Causes me stomach ulcer and wind

Ah, he continued yawning again

 

The pain we suffer in building the nation

So the Ps had ulcers too!

My ulcers I think are equally painfully

Only they are caused by hunger

No sumptuous lunches!

 

So two nation builders

Arrived home this evening

With terrible stomach pains

The result of building the nation

  • Different ways

 

QUESTIONS

  1. What is the poem about?
  2. Which job does the persona do in the poem?
  3. How many stanzas are there in the poem?
  4. Comment on the language use in the poem
  5. Which kind of the tone has been used in the poem
  6. Suggest any four themes from the poem you have read above
  7. Mention one message which we learn from the poem
  8. How relevant is the poem to your contemporary society

11. Imagine that you have attended a women conference where the topic is “Like men, women are equally capable of contributing to the welfare of the society.” Use two plays you have read to prove the relevance of this statement. (Three points from each play)

12. With reference from two (2) novels or short stories, analyse the sources of conflicts the writers present.

 

 

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LEARNINGHUBTZ.CO.TZFORM FOUR ENGLISH EXAM SERIES 65

UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA PRESIDENT’S OFFICE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

FORM IV PRE-MOCK EXAMINATION 2021

022 ENGLISH LANGUAGE

TIME: 2:30 HOURS MARCH 15, 2021

INSTRUCTIONS

1. This paper consist of section A,B and C with total of twelve (12) questions.

2. Answer all questionbs in section A,B and three questions from section C

3. Cellular phones and any authorized material not allowed in the Examination room.

4. Write your Examination number on every page of your booklet(s)

SECTION A (15 Marks)

1. For each of the item (i) –(x) choose the most correct answer from among the given alternatives and write its letter beside the item number in the answer booklet provided.

(i)Where is Mr............ sister staying?

  1. Chapakazis'
  2. Chapakazi's
  3. Chapazis's
  4. Chapakazi
  5. Chapakazis.

(ii) I am intelligent, but my sister is ........ than me

  1. Intelligent
  2. More intelligent
  3. Most intelligent
  4. Equally intelligent
  5. Very intelligent.

(iii)Which sentence among he following is gramatically correct?

  1. They drawn a picture
  2. They have drawing a picture
  3. They draw pictures
  4. They have been drawn a picture 
  5. They are draw a picture.

(iv)Does money ............. more money?

  1. Attract
  2. Attracts
  3. Attracted 
  4. Attracting
  5. Has attracted.

(v)Salome .............. the school compound every day

  1. Has
  2. Cleaned
  3. Is cleaning
  4. Cleans
  5. Clean.

(vi) My heart is beating fast “what does underlined part of the word indicate in the sentences?

  1. The past continous
  2. Daily routine
  3. Future activity
  4. The simple present tense 
  5. On going activity.

(vii)These are my daughters

  1. Can they
  2. My they?
  3. Aren‟t they?
  4. Are they?
  5. Do they?

(viii)she ........... working in the gardern when you came

  1. Is
  2. Were
  3. Are
  4. Has been 
  5. Was.

(ix)I have sent a message to Joyce” How can this sentence be changed to past perfect form?

  1. I was sending a message to joyce
  2. I had sent a message to joyce
  3. I have been sending message to joyce
  4. I sent a message to joyce
  5. I had to sent a message to joyce

(x)They clean their sorrounding daily “which indicator show you that the sentence express routine.

  1. The use of pronoun 'they'
  2. The use of noun 'sorrounding'
  3. The use of pronoun 'their'
  4. The use of the word 'daily'

2. Match the expression in column A with their meanings in column B by writing letter of the correct answer beside the item number in the answer booklet provided.

Column A 

Column B

(i) A female child of your daughter or son

(ii) A sister of ones father or mother

(iii) A mother of one's father or mother

(iv) A daughter of your father or mother

(v) A daughter of one‟s aunt or uncle

  1. Aunt
  2. Sister
  3. Grandmother
  4. Cousin
  5. Brother
  6. Niece
  7. Granddaughter

SECTION B 40marks

(Answer all questions in this section)

3. re-arrange the following sentences into a logical sequence to make a meaningful conversation by writing the corresponding letter in the answer booklet provided. Use the following format your answers.

Sentence number






Letter






a.Gosh! That's kind of you “said the old man climbed quickly into the car.

b.Few minutes later, the driver noticed that the old man was still holding the heavy bag and he asked him to put it down

c.A business man was driving along a lonely country road when he met an old man carrying a heavy bag.

d.“well, “replied the old man “You have already done me kindness of giving me a ride. I can‟t ask you to carry my bag as well”.

e.He stopped a car and asked the old man, “Can I give you a lift to town?” asked the businessman.

4. Complete the following sentences using the words given in the list by writing it beside the iterm number in the answer booklet provided.

My, yours, his, hers, her, its, ours, our, theirs, their, mine

(i)That farm belongs to us. It is ………………………….

(ii)My teacher gave me a pen as a gift. It is ………………………………

(iii)Our teachers have an office at school. It is ……………………………..

(iv)Hamisi has a new book. It is ……………………………………..book.

(v)My mother bought a new car. It is ……………………………………car.

5. Re-write the following sentenses according to the instructions given

(i). If you don't eat a balanced diet,you will get sick. (Begin with : unless…)

……………………………………………………………………………………

(ii)Ali does not ride a bicyle. He also does not drive a car. (Join using : neither…nor)

…………………………………………………………………………………

(iii)The boy is playing football. His parents work in Unguja. (Join using: whose)

………………………………………………………………………………

(iv)Upendo is a good woman. Halima is a good woman too. (Begin with: „Both‟)

………………………………………………………………………………

(v)He is a hard worker. He is polite. (Join using: not only……but also)

………………………………………………………………………………

6. Read the following passage carefully then answer the questions that follow.

Gender discrimination against African women is very widespread and deeply rooted in the culture of many African societies. Several factors combine to disadvantage the African Women. First, we have primitive beliefs that the women is naturally inferior. Secondly, many negative cultural practice like female genital mutilation and bride price demean African women. Thirdly, the poverty and ignorance in many African societies make it difficult for Aftican women to make positive decisions about life. Lastly, the African man‟s greed for power and insensitivity to the needs of his mother, daughter, sisters and companion is a hindrance to female liberation.

However, the African women are fighting to change the situation and claim their rights. Their struggle has many aspects. They begin by organizing themselves in self-support, self-education and advocacy groups. Secondly, they have strongly questioned and challenged the outdated beliefs and practices which keep them in subjection. Thirdly, they have directly demanded to be treated equally in economic, political, education and legal activities.

They insist that they should get the same opportunities as men in schools and colleges, in employment, in trade and commerce, in the owing and inheriting of property, in marital and domestic relations of their countries.

Questions

(i) Suggest a suitable title of this passage.

(ii) The writer of this passage says, gender discrimination is rooted in............

(iii) According to th passage, how are women considered in African culture.

(iv) In what ways do women use to fight to change the situation? (two ways).

(v) By considering the last paragraph, write in one word the demand for African women.

7.In each of the following sentences,one of the word is wrong. Identify the wrong word and replace it by writing the correct word.

(a) Kitchen is good meat.

(b) His uncle is a hat surgeon

(c) May I have a peace of chalk.

(d) This is not a light place for you to stay

8.Write an official letter to the general manager NMB Dodoma branch P. O. Box 60, Dodoma. Asking for a bank letter position. Sign your name as Emanuel Joseph P. O. Box 640, Dodoma.

SECTION C (45 marks) 

Answer three questions from this section

9.Suppose that you are the medical Officer (D.M.O). Write a speech of not less than 250 words to educate the community on the causes and measures to be used to protect the community against Covid 19.

LIST OF READINGS FOR QUESTIONS 10-12

NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES

  • A wreath for Fr. Mayer -S.N. Ndunguru (1997), Mkuki na Nyota
  • Unaswered Cries -Osman Conteh, Macmilian
  • Passed Like Shadow -B. M Mapalala (2006), S. N Nduguru
  • Weep Not Child -Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1987), Heinemann
  • The Interview - P. Ngugi (2002), Macmillan

PLAYS

  • Three suitors one Husband -O. Mbias (1994), Eyre methuen
  • The lion and the Jewel -W. Soyinka (1963), OUP
  • This Time tomorrow -Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1972) Heinemann
  • The Black Hermit --Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1968) Heinemann

POETRY

  • Song of Lawino and Ocol -O. P’Bitek (1979) EAPH
  • Growing up with Poetry -D. Rubadiri (ed) (1989), HINEMANN 
  • Summons -R. Mabala (1960), TPH

10.When we read any work of art we are expected to have learnt something from it. Justify the truth of this statement by using two novels you have read (Give four (4) point from each.

11.Playwrights use different characters to portray various issues in their literary words. Choose three characters from each of the two plays chosen and shows how they have been used in portray different issues.

12.Mention and explain the important items to consider in the criticism of a poem

LEARNINGHUBTZ.CO.TZFORM FOUR ENGLISH EXAM SERIES 56

UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA PRESIDENT’S OFFICE REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

FORM IV PRE-MOCK EXAMINATION 2021

022 ENGLISH LANGUAGE

TIME: 2:30 HOURS MARCH 15, 2021

INSTRUCTIONS

1. This paper consist of section A,B and C with total of twelve (12) questions.

2. Answer all questionbs in section A,B and three questions from section C

3. Cellular phones and any authorized material not allowed in the Examination room.

4. Write your Examination number on every page of your booklet(s)

SECTION A (15 Marks)

1. For each of the item (i) –(x) choose the most correct answer from among the given alternatives and write its letter beside the item number in the answer booklet provided.

(i)Where is Mr............ sister staying?

  1. Chapakazis'
  2. Chapakazi's
  3. Chapazis's
  4. Chapakazi
  5. Chapakazis.

(ii) I am intelligent, but my sister is ........ than me

  1. Intelligent
  2. More intelligent
  3. Most intelligent
  4. Equally intelligent
  5. Very intelligent.

(iii)Which sentence among he following is gramatically correct?

  1. They drawn a picture
  2. They have drawing a picture
  3. They draw pictures
  4. They have been drawn a picture 
  5. They are draw a picture.

(iv)Does money ............. more money?

  1. Attract
  2. Attracts
  3. Attracted 
  4. Attracting
  5. Has attracted.

(v)Salome .............. the school compound every day

  1. Has
  2. Cleaned
  3. Is cleaning
  4. Cleans
  5. Clean.

(vi) My heart is beating fast “what does underlined part of the word indicate in the sentences?

  1. The past continous
  2. Daily routine
  3. Future activity
  4. The simple present tense 
  5. On going activity.

(vii)These are my daughters

  1. Can they
  2. My they?
  3. Aren‟t they?
  4. Are they?
  5. Do they?

(viii)she ........... working in the gardern when you came

  1. Is
  2. Were
  3. Are
  4. Has been 
  5. Was.

(ix)I have sent a message to Joyce” How can this sentence be changed to past perfect form?

  1. I was sending a message to joyce
  2. I had sent a message to joyce
  3. I have been sending message to joyce
  4. I sent a message to joyce
  5. I had to sent a message to joyce

(x)They clean their sorrounding daily “which indicator show you that the sentence express routine.

  1. The use of pronoun 'they'
  2. The use of noun 'sorrounding'
  3. The use of pronoun 'their'
  4. The use of the word 'daily'

2. Match the expression in column A with their meanings in column B by writing letter of the correct answer beside the item number in the answer booklet provided.

Column A 

Column B

(i) A female child of your daughter or son

(ii) A sister of ones father or mother

(iii) A mother of one's father or mother

(iv) A daughter of your father or mother

(v) A daughter of one‟s aunt or uncle

  1. Aunt
  2. Sister
  3. Grandmother
  4. Cousin
  5. Brother
  6. Niece
  7. Granddaughter

SECTION B 40marks

(Answer all questions in this section)

3. re-arrange the following sentences into a logical sequence to make a meaningful conversation by writing the corresponding letter in the answer booklet provided. Use the following format your answers.

Sentence number






Letter






a.Gosh! That's kind of you “said the old man climbed quickly into the car.

b.Few minutes later, the driver noticed that the old man was still holding the heavy bag and he asked him to put it down

c.A business man was driving along a lonely country road when he met an old man carrying a heavy bag.

d.“well, “replied the old man “You have already done me kindness of giving me a ride. I can‟t ask you to carry my bag as well”.

e.He stopped a car and asked the old man, “Can I give you a lift to town?” asked the businessman.

4. Complete the following sentences using the words given in the list by writing it beside the iterm number in the answer booklet provided.

My, yours, his, hers, her, its, ours, our, theirs, their, mine

(i)That farm belongs to us. It is ………………………….

(ii)My teacher gave me a pen as a gift. It is ………………………………

(iii)Our teachers have an office at school. It is ……………………………..

(iv)Hamisi has a new book. It is ……………………………………..book.

(v)My mother bought a new car. It is ……………………………………car.

5. Re-write the following sentenses according to the instructions given

(i). If you don't eat a balanced diet,you will get sick. (Begin with : unless…)

……………………………………………………………………………………

(ii)Ali does not ride a bicyle. He also does not drive a car. (Join using : neither…nor)

…………………………………………………………………………………

(iii)The boy is playing football. His parents work in Unguja. (Join using: whose)

………………………………………………………………………………

(iv)Upendo is a good woman. Halima is a good woman too. (Begin with: „Both‟)

………………………………………………………………………………

(v)He is a hard worker. He is polite. (Join using: not only……but also)

………………………………………………………………………………

6. Read the following passage carefully then answer the questions that follow.

Gender discrimination against African women is very widespread and deeply rooted in the culture of many African societies. Several factors combine to disadvantage the African Women. First, we have primitive beliefs that the women is naturally inferior. Secondly, many negative cultural practice like female genital mutilation and bride price demean African women. Thirdly, the poverty and ignorance in many African societies make it difficult for Aftican women to make positive decisions about life. Lastly, the African man‟s greed for power and insensitivity to the needs of his mother, daughter, sisters and companion is a hindrance to female liberation.

However, the African women are fighting to change the situation and claim their rights. Their struggle has many aspects. They begin by organizing themselves in self-support, self-education and advocacy groups. Secondly, they have strongly questioned and challenged the outdated beliefs and practices which keep them in subjection. Thirdly, they have directly demanded to be treated equally in economic, political, education and legal activities.

They insist that they should get the same opportunities as men in schools and colleges, in employment, in trade and commerce, in the owing and inheriting of property, in marital and domestic relations of their countries.

Questions

(i) Suggest a suitable title of this passage.

(ii) The writer of this passage says, gender discrimination is rooted in............

(iii) According to th passage, how are women considered in African culture.

(iv) In what ways do women use to fight to change the situation? (two ways).

(v) By considering the last paragraph, write in one word the demand for African women.

7.In each of the following sentences,one of the word is wrong. Identify the wrong word and replace it by writing the correct word.

(a) Kitchen is good meat.

(b) His uncle is a hat surgeon

(c) May I have a peace of chalk.

(d) This is not a light place for you to stay

8.Write an official letter to the general manager NMB Dodoma branch P. O. Box 60, Dodoma. Asking for a bank letter position. Sign your name as Emanuel Joseph P. O. Box 640, Dodoma.

SECTION C (45 marks) 

Answer three questions from this section

9.Suppose that you are the medical Officer (D.M.O). Write a speech of not less than 250 words to educate the community on the causes and measures to be used to protect the community against Covid 19.

LIST OF READINGS FOR QUESTIONS 10-12

NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES

  • A wreath for Fr. Mayer -S.N. Ndunguru (1997), Mkuki na Nyota
  • Unaswered Cries -Osman Conteh, Macmilian
  • Passed Like Shadow -B. M Mapalala (2006), S. N Nduguru
  • Weep Not Child -Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1987), Heinemann
  • The Interview - P. Ngugi (2002), Macmillan

PLAYS

  • Three suitors one Husband -O. Mbias (1994), Eyre methuen
  • The lion and the Jewel -W. Soyinka (1963), OUP
  • This Time tomorrow -Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1972) Heinemann
  • The Black Hermit --Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1968) Heinemann

POETRY

  • Song of Lawino and Ocol -O. P’Bitek (1979) EAPH
  • Growing up with Poetry -D. Rubadiri (ed) (1989), HINEMANN 
  • Summons -R. Mabala (1960), TPH

10.When we read any work of art we are expected to have learnt something from it. Justify the truth of this statement by using two novels you have read (Give four (4) point from each.

11.Playwrights use different characters to portray various issues in their literary words. Choose three characters from each of the two plays chosen and shows how they have been used in portray different issues.

12.Mention and explain the important items to consider in the criticism of a poem

LEARNINGHUBTZ.CO.TZFORM FOUR ENGLISH EXAM SERIES 55


THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE

MINISTRY OF REGIONAL GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

PRE-NATIONAL  EXAMINATION SERIES-1

ENGLISH  FORM-4

2020

TIME: 3:00 HRS

Instructions

  1. This paper consists of sections A, B and C with a total of twelve (12) questions.
  2. Answer all questions in sections A and B and three (3) questions from sections C.
  3. Cellular phones and any unauthorised materials are not allowed in the examination room.
  4. Write your Examination Number on every page of your answer booklet(s).

SECTION A (15 Marks)

Answer all questions in this section.

1. For each of the items (i)-(x), choose the most correct answer from among the given alternatives and write its letter beside the item number in the answer booklet provided.

 (i) Kifimbo drives his car carefully. When does he drive his car?

  1. He does this every day.
  2. He is doing now.
  3. He did it days ago.
  4. He will do it in days to come. 
  5. He has just finished doing it.

 (ii) Which sentence among the following is grammatically correct?

  1. They drawn a picture.
  2. They have drawing a picture.
  3. They draw pictures.
  4. They have been drawn a picture. 
  5. They are draw a picture.

 (iii)           Sarah and her family             most of the people in their town, dont they?

  1. knows
  2. have known
  3. are knowing
  4. Knew
  5. Know

 (iv) All what Safina           to do now is to get back to school.

  1. is wanting
  2. Wanted
  3. Has wanted
  4. Wants
  5. Want

 (v) The sun             in the East, doesnt it?

  1. rise 
  2. Is rising
  3. Rose
  4. Rises
  5. Has risen

 (vi)  Does money                  more money?

  1. attract      
  2. attracts         
  3. attracting
  4. attracted                         
  5. has attracted

 (vii) Juliana                  the school compound every day.

  1. clean        
  2. is cleaning    
  3. cleaned
  4. has cleaned                  
  5. cleans

(viii) They matched home despite the fact that it was raining. What justifies that the given sentence is in the past form?

  1. The use of "raining" after the word was.
  2. The use of — ing in the word raining.
  3. The use of the root "match" in matched. 
  4. The use of the phrase despite the fact that.
  5. The use of particle —ed in the word matched.

(ix)  "My heart is beating fast." What does the underlined part of the word indicate in this sentence?

  1. The past continuous tense.
  2. Daily routine. 
  3. Future activity.
  4. The simple present tense. 
  5. Ongoing activity.

(x)   "There is a man sitting outside. The man has been waiting for you since morning".

Why is article "the" used with the word "man" in the second sentence?

  1. The word man is a unique thing.
  2. The man is a particular person.
  3. The man is mentioned for the second time.
  4. It is used to differentiate it from the first one.
  5. Because the word man is not the same one.

2. Match each expression in List A with the word in ListB by writing the correct letter beside the item number in the answer booklet provided. Use the following format for your answers.

Number

i

ii

iii

iv

v

Letter

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIST A

LIST B

(i) The sone of your brother or sister.

(ii) The child of your daughter or son.

(iii) The child of your aunt or uncle.

(iv) A brother or sister.

(v) The brother of your father or mother.

  1. sibling 
  2. uncle 
  3. nephew 
  4. grandchild 
  5. cousin
  6. grandfather
  7. niece
  8. brother in law

3. Write an appropriate question tag for each of the following statements:

  1. You dont expect father to believe that.
  2. He is counting books in the shelf.
  3. You are doing an English Language examination. 
  4. Madam Laura has not been kind.

 

4. Fill in the gaps with the appropriate articles where necessary.

(a) The Earth moves round __________ sun.

(b) It was __________ honour for our school to be awarded the medal.

(c) My friend is __________ European.

(d) Pemba is __________ Island.

 

5.Write the word which is not part of the list of words provided below.

(a) Plate, Spoon, Cup, Knife, Pan, Block

(b) Milk, Cassava, Rice, Maize, Potatoes, Yams

(c) Mini skirt, Shoes, Shirt, Trousers, Shorts, T-shirt

(d)Tanzanian, Botswana, Greek, France, Togolese, Swazi

6. Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each

(a) The chief editor was not present. The sub editor was not present. (Join the two sentences beginning with Neither              

(b) Photojournalism is more difficult than News writing. (Begin: News writing is

(c) If you do not work hard, you will repeat some of the papers. (Begin: Unless

(d)  Abraham was strong. He was beaten in the first round. (Rewrite using despite

7. Choose the correct word from the given list below to fill in the blanks in the following sentences:

whose, that, any, whichever, him, I, me, who

  1. My teacher gave me and the homework.
  2.  of you can do this assignment.
  3. Mwasiti is taller than .
  4. My father and are leaving to Europe tonight.

8. Read the passage below and then answer the questions that follow.

Moshi’s family has two children who are Stela and Musa. Musa got married to Rose and Stela got married to John. Musa and Rose have two children Rasi and Hawa while John and Stela’s children are Abdu and Amina. Abdu and Rasi are 30 years old while Amina and Hawa are 20 years old.

Questions

  1. What is the relationship between Musa and Rose?
  2. What is the relationship between John and Musa?
  3. What is the relationship between Rasi and Stela?
  4. Abdu, Amina, Rasi, and Hawa are of Mr and Mrs Moshi.

 

SECTION C (45 Marks)

Answer three (3) questions from this section.

9. Imagine that you have been elected to be a Chairperson of Mwananchi street. The street has a total number of 50 houses. It has a lot of problems that need to be solve. Write a speech to be presented in a meeting to address those problems in eight points.

LIST OF READINGS FOR QUESTIONS 10-12

NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES

  • A Wreath for Fr. Mayer   -    S. N. Ndunguru (1977), Mkuki na Nyota
  •  Unanswered Cries  -  Osman Conteh, Macmillan
  •  Passed Like a Shadow  - B. M. Mapalala (2006), DUP
  •  Spared  -  S. N. Ndunguru (2004), Mkuki na Nyota
  •  Weep Not Child - Ngugi wa Thiongo (1987) ; Heinemann
  •  The Interview   -   P. Ngugi (2002), Macmillan

PLAYS

  • Three Suitors: One Husband - O. Mbia (1994), Eyre Methuen 
  • The Lion and the Jewel  -  W. Soyinka (1963), OUP
  • This Time Tomorrow - Ngugi wa Thiongo (1972), Heinemann
  • The Black Hermit  - Ngugi wa Thiongo (1968), Heinemann

POETRY

  • Songs of Lawino and Ocol   -  O. PBitek (1979), EAPH
  • Growing up with Poetry -  D. Rubadiri (ed) (1989), Heinemann
  • Summons - R. Mabala (1960), TPH

 

10.  Using two poems that you have studied in this section, discuss the effects of selfishness among the leaders in developing countries. Give four points from each poem.

11. Using characters from two novels you have studied under this section analyse bad traits which should not be adapted in Tanzanian context. Provide three points from each novel.

12

.Analyse the causes of conflicts in the two plays that you have studied in this section. Give four points from each reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEARNINGHUBTZ.CO.TZFORM FOUR ENGLISH EXAM SERIES 32

THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, LOCAL ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

ENGLISH- POST-MOCK- EXAMINATION-JUNE

FORM FOUR

Time 3:00 Hours                                                                                     JUNE 2020 

Instructions

  1. This paper consists of sections A, B and C with a total of twelve (12) questions.
  2. Answer all questions in sections A and B and three (3) questions from sections C.
  3. Cellular phones and any unauthorised materials are not allowed in the examination room.
  4. Write your Examination Number on every page of your answer booklet(s).

SECTION A (15 Marks)

Answer all questions in this section.

1. For each of the items (i)-(x), choose the most correct answer from among the given alternatives and write its letter beside the item number in the answer booklet provided.

 (i). Today, ---- people who enjoy winter sports is much greater than that of twenty years ago.

  1. A number of
  2. Many
  3. A great deal of
  4. The number of
  5. Several

(ii). According to the studies, dolphins, whales and ---- other sea creatures use highly sophisticated navigation systems.

  1. Any
  2. A little
  3. Many
  4. Much
  5. Each

(iii). In the United States of America, there are literacy classes for workers, ---- of whom never graduated from high school.

  1. A little
  2. Much
  3. Any
  4. Many
  5. A good deal.

(iv). Although the language learning abilities of apes have surprised ---- scientists, they generally agree that apes do not progress beyond ---- linguistic abilities of a two-year-old child.

  1. Few/a
  2. A little/the
  3. Many/the
  4. Each/a
  5. Much/the

(v). Heavy fines and jail sentences have made ---- difference in preventing elephant poaching for their tusks.

  1. The number of
  2. A few
  3. Little
  4. Many
  5. None

(vi). Serving ---- terms in Congress, Shirley Chisholm became an important United States politician.

  1. Plenty
  2. Several
  3. A lot
  4. Much
  5. Whole

(vii). ---- two rings here on my little finger belonged to ---- grandmother.

  1. These /my
  2. That/mine
  3. Those/me
  4. The /myself
  5. This/my

(viii)  "My heart is beating fast." What does the underlined part of the word indicate in this sentence?

  1. The past continuous tense.
  2. Daily routine. 
  3. Future activity.
  4. The simple present tense. 
  5. Ongoing activity.

(x)   "There is a man sitting outside. The man has been waiting for you since morning".

Why is article "the" used with the word "man" in the second sentence?

  1. The word man is a unique thing.
  2. The man is a particular person.
  3. The man is mentioned for the second time.
  4. It is used to differentiate it from the first one.
  5. Because the word man is not the same one.

(viii) They matched home despite the fact that it was raining. What justifies that the given sentence is in the past form?

  1. The use of "raining" after the word was.
  2. The use of — ing in the word raining.
  3. The use of the root "match" in matched. 
  4. The use of the phrase despite the fact that.
  5. The use of particle —ed in the word matched.

2. Match the description of places in List A with the correct place names in List B by writing its letter beside the corresponding item number in the answer booklet provided.

LIST A

LIST B

  1. A place where books for reading are kept in school.
  2. A place where wild animals are kept.
  3. A place where people go for treatment.
  4. A place where you can buy and sale food staffs. 
  5. A place where artistic objects, cultural, historical things are kept.

 

  1. Home 
  2. Library
  3. Market
  4. Hospital
  5. Museum 
  6. School
  7. zoo

 

 SECTION B (40 Marks)

Answer all questions in this section.

3.

  1. David and Julie don't take Chinese classes, 
  2. She studies very hard every night,
  3. They need some new clothes, 
  4. We don't watch much TV, 
  5. I like chocolate very much,

4. Dictionaries use abbreviations and symbols to save space. What do the following abbreviations and symbols stand for?

  1. pp
  2. [U]
  3. (BrE)
  4. [V]

5.Study Lina’s time-table below and compose four grammatically correct sentences.

Activities

Time

wake up

5:00 am

take a bath

6:00 am

go to school

7:00 am

do school activities

8:00am - 12:00pm

return back home

1:30 pm

For example: Lina wakes up at 5.00am.

(a)       _____________________

(b)      _____________________

(c)      _____________________

(d)     _____________________

6.Re-arrange the following five sentences into a logical sequence to make a meaningful paragraph by writing the corresponding letter in the answer booklet provided. Use the following format for your answers.

  1. He was born in 1973, in Karumekenge Village.
  2. He finished his first degree in 1997.
  3. He started his primary education in 1980.
  4. Since 1998, he is working with the family company.
  5. The first born in our family is Yoshia.

Sentence Number

1

2

3

4

5

Letter

 

 

 

 

 

7. Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given after each

(a) The chief editor was not present. The sub editor was not present. (Join the two sentences beginning with Neither              

(b) Photojournalism is more difficult than News writing. (Begin: News writing is

(c) If you do not work hard, you will repeat some of the papers. (Begin: Unless

(d)  Abraham was strong. He was beaten in the first round. (Rewrite using despite

8. Read the following paragraph and answer the questions that follow.

My name is Lilian. I live with my family in Tabora. My father is a Secondary School teacher. My mother is an accountant. My elder sister is a police woman. She works at the police headquarters. Uncle Thomas is my father’s brother. He’s a carpenter and a builder. He builds most of the Primary schools in the ward. His wife is a Secretary. Their three sons? Paul, David and Michael are drivers, and electrician and a plumber respectively. Their two daughters Magreth and

Rosemary work at the local hospital. Magreth is a Laboratory assistant and Rosemary is a nurse. Uncle Peter is my mother’s brother. He is a Professor at the University.

Fill in the blank spaces with the correct information from the paragraph.

(a) Lilian’s father occupation is a __________.

(b) Uncle Thomas son who is a driver is called __________.

(c) Uncle Peter is __________ at the University.

(d) The laboratory assistance is __________.

 SECTION C (45 Marks)

Answer three (3) questions from this section.

9. By giving eight reasons, write an essay on “Why women throw away their young babies” in not less than 250 words.

LIST OF READINGS FOR QUESTIONS 10-12

NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES

  • A Wreath for Fr. Mayer   -    S. N. Ndunguru (1977), Mkuki na Nyota
  •  Unanswered Cries  -  Osman Conteh, Macmillan
  •  Passed Like a Shadow  - B. M. Mapalala (2006), DUP
  •  Spared  -  S. N. Ndunguru (2004), Mkuki na Nyota
  •  Weep Not Child - Ngugi wa Thiongo (1987) ; Heinemann
  •  The Interview   -   P. Ngugi (2002), Macmillan

PLAYS

  • Three Suitors: One Husband - O. Mbia (1994), Eyre Methuen 
  • The Lion and the Jewel  -  W. Soyinka (1963), OUP
  • This Time Tomorrow - Ngugi wa Thiongo (1972), Heinemann
  • The Black Hermit  - Ngugi wa Thiongo (1968), Heinemann

POETRY

  • Songs of Lawino and Ocol   -  O. PBitek (1979), EAPH
  • Growing up with Poetry -  D. Rubadiri (ed) (1989), Heinemann
  • Summons - R. Mabala (1960), TPH

10. Figures of speech are used not only to make the work of art beautiful, but also to convey the message intended by the playwright to the readers. Validate this statement using two plays that you have studied in this section. Give four points from each reading.

11.Analyse the causes of conflicts in the two plays that you have studied in this section. Give four points from each reading.


12. In literary works, the titles enable the readers to understand the message(s) the writer wants to convey. Verify this statement using two novels or short stories that you have studied in this section.

LEARNINGHUBTZ.CO.TZFORM FOUR ENGLISH EXAM SERIES 21

THE PRESIDENT’S OFFICE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, LOCAL ADMINISTRATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

ENGLISH TERMINAL EXAMINATION-MAY

FORM FOUR

Time 3:00 Hours                                                                                         MAY 2020 

COMPREHENSION AND SUMMARY

  1. Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follow.

The rains in 1972 were the lowest in living memory. Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in Rome, sensed disaster as early as 1972 and warned of impending food shortages and possible famine.

Six months later, the governments of six Francophone countries jointly declared themselves a disaster area and called for international relief. Nigeria also declared parts of the north to be disaster areas and decided to launch its own food relief operation without outside help. Relief to the six Francophone countries was late and air flights could only reach the more accessible towns. The regions' poor roads meant that vast areas never received relief. Thousands of nomads were on the move abandoning their land in the south.

Mr. Telesphore Yaguibon from Upper Volta described the situations as follows:

"Whole families line up for days for a few grams of sorghum. Shepherds deprive themselves of the last of their supplies of water and cows milk to give the calves one more chance of survival. Others simply choose suicide rather than looking on powerlessly while their flocks on which their very existence depends are totally destroyed "

But the drought disaster has ironically brought a glimmer of hope to the future of the endangered nomadic population of the Sahara. For a total war on drought has been declared and international agencies, governments, regional authorities, traditional rulers and the people are now preparing to move into the battle against the slow advancing Sahara desert.

The area was not always stricken by drought. Wall paintings using water colour on the wet plaster in Sahara caves depict scenes of pastoral life in the midst of what is now desert. Areas which are now unable to support the growth of vegetation were once tree covered savannas. Six thousand years ago big herds of cattle and antelope, giraffe and ostrich grazed on expansive grass land.

Man must take much of the blame for the blame for the present crisis. Overgrazing, the cutting down of trees and over cropping, have all over the centuries led to soil erosion turning good land into deserts. The goat has also done its worst in the Sahel zone, which has got a population of 30 million goats. The goat contributes greatly to soil erosion as it eats as much of the plant as it can; leaves, stem and roots. When the more juicy plants are consumed, it stands on its hind legs and eats leaves and barks of trees. The goat then does not merely eat: It destroys. The irony is that it is not even particularly useful to herdsmen, and could be easily replaced by sheep, which live in far great harmony with the environment.

 Questions

(a)  Choose the most correct answer from among the alternatives given and write its letter in your answer booklet.

(i) The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) warned of the famine disaster as early as 1972 because

  1. it was its responsibility to ensure that people did not suffer from famine 
  2. the governments of the six Francophone countries were a disaster area 
  3. rains had been the lowest that year in the living memory
  4. international food relief had not reached Francophone  countries 
  5. nomads had moved to search for better areas in the south.

(ii) Big areas of the six Francophone countries did not get relief food because

  1. Nigeria had launched its own food relief operation without  help 
  2. nomads had abandoned their land and moved south
  3. relief food was not sufficient for all people in need
  4. relief operation was late and most urban areas were inaccessible
  5. relief was not immediate and most areas in need were inaccessible.

(iii)  According to the passage, the most endangered population was 

  1. people in northern Nigeria only
  2. people in sub Saharan Africa 
  3. herds men in Africa
  4. nomads in Sahel area
  5. Nomads in six Francophone countries.

(iv) The glimmer of hope that the endangered population got, came as a result of 

  1. the fact that the affected areas were once tree covered savannah
  2. man’s acceptance to bear the blame for the current crisis
  3. efforts of international agencies, governments and regional authorities 
  4. wall painting using water colour on the wet plaster
  5. the little water and cow’s milk they had spared for their calves

B. For question v-vii, choose the sentence that means the same as the underlined sentence.

(v)  Mariamu is two years older than Chege

  1. Chege is two years older than mariamu
  2. Mariamu is the same age as chege
  3. Mariamu is two times cheges age
  4. Chege is two years younger than mariamu
  5. Mariamu and Chege have different ages

(vi)  When I grow up, I will become a chef.

  1. I will become a chef when I grow up
  2. I do not want to become a chef
  3. I will decide whether to become a chef
  4. I want to become a chef when I grow up
  5. Becoming a chef is my not my ambition

(vii) This river is longer than that road.

  1. The river is shorter than the road
  2. The road is longer than the river
  3. The river is wider than the road
  4. The road is shorter than the river.

For questions viii-x, fill in the gap with the correct answer

(viii) The pupils clapped ……………….during the sports day

  1. Excitedly
  2. Badly
  3. Quickly
  4. Slowly
  5. faster

(ix)  The bag was…………small for all the books to fit in.

  1. too
  2. little
  3. more
  4. much
  5. less

(x)  Mushi felt …………better after visiting the doctor.

  1. A lot of
  2. More
  3. A lot
  4. Too
  5. Much.

2. Read and summarize the following passage in five sentences in a single paragraph.

Soil erosion is a problem that causes concern world widely. This is because it has very bad effects on the areas concerned.

The causes of soil erosion are many and varied. Deforestation is one major cause of soil erosion. People cut down forests for various reasons; for example, for firewood and construction purposes. They may also cut down trees in order to make room for cultivation where land is scarce, and to get timber for commercial purposes. Poor farming practice is also a cause of soil erosion. Overcropping is one of the poor farming methods. In many places, the same types of crops are grown on the same place over the years without any attempt to replace used up nutrients. These crops use up the soil nutrients and leave the soil loose and vulnerable to erosion by wind. People who cultivate on hillsides or sloppy areas also contribute to soil erosion. When such areas are cultivated, the vegetation cover is removed and the soil is left bare. During the rains, running water easily washes away the soil down, to the lowlands.

In many places, people tend to overgraze. Many animals are reared on small pieces of land. The animals eat vegetations and leave the land bare. This makes it easier for the agents of soil erosion to carry away the soil.

The new development in agriculture and improved methods of farming has helped in prevention of soil erosion. In the sloppy areas, cover plants such as sweet potato vines are grown. The farmers practise contour farming and terracing. These methods ensure the running water does not carry away the soil to the lowlands.

Crop rotation and meaningful intercropping should be practised as they help prevent soil erosion by retaining the nutrients in the soil. Few animals should be grazed in a plot of land to ensure that overgrazing does not take place.

Afforestation is another measure used to control soil erosion. Where forests have been cleard by man or fires, new trees are planted. The roots of these trees hold the soil and protect it from agents of soil erosion.

SECTION B (20 Marks) PATTERNS AND VOCABULARY

Answer all questions in this section.

3. Re­write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each.

(a) I hurried. I didn’t want to be late. (Rewrite using: so that)

(b) Had he faced financial problems, he would have paid the school fees. (Rewrite using: if)

(c) She worked very hard. She didn’t pass the interview. (Begin with: Despite)

(d) If you don’t work hard, you will never achieve your dreams. (Begin with: Unless)

4. Using the words below, complete the following expressions.

Nurse, accountant, artist, teacher, thief, tenant, doctor

(a)  A person who takes other people properties without permission is called               .

(b) A person who paints pictures, signs and composes poems is called               .

(c) A person who pays rent for the use of a room, building or land to the person who owns it is called               .

(d) A person whose job is to keep or check financial accounts is called               .

5. Correct the following sentences accordingly.

(a)  I am planning to came at 4:00p.m.

(b) Please does this work very carefull.

(c) One of our friends have left school.

(d) Students they failed because they did not study hard.

(e) My friends is working very hard.

(f) There is many water in the ocean.

(g) Maya’s brother is study at the university.

(h) Us are planning to use the new syllabus.

6. In each of these sentences one of the words is wrong. Identify and correct them by writing the correct spelling for each word.

(a) Goats eat backs of trees.

(b) They are walking to school by foot.

(c) We are matching to the office.

(d) They bit me with a stick.

(e) How march do you sell this mango?

(f) You are supposed to study had for your exams.

(g) Many of as are the best students in our class.

(h) My hear is aching.

7. Using the words below, complete the following expressions.

guardian, trader, chef, grocer, dean, lawyer, keeper, journalist, deacon

 (a) A person who advises clients on legal matters is called  .

(b) A person who cooks in a hotel or restaurant is known as  .

(c) A person who administers the property, house and finances of another is referred to as

       .

(d) A person who sells household items is called   

(e) A person who rank immediately below a priest   .

(f)  A person who is a chief administrator of a college or university  .

(g) A person who looks after someone    .

(h) A person who is engaged in commercial purchase and sale  .

8. (a) Fill in the blank spaces with the appropriate prepositions provided.

from, to, by, of

  1. I would abide        their decisions.
  1. The patient was suffering      ebola.
  1. Bongolala is afraid       dogs.
  1. Hawa was married       Selemani.

(b)  In each of the following sentences, one word is wrong. Identify and replace it by writing the right word.

  1. Our headmaster told us to make sure that everyone has paid the school fare.
  1. I don’t want to cat this tree today.
  1. His leg was hut when he kicked the ball.
  1. There was a red mark on her left chick.

SECTION C 45 MARKS

Answer three questions from this section.

RESPONSE TO READING

Answer two questions from this section. One question should be selected from poetry and the other from novels and short stories or plays.

LIST OF READINGS

NOVELS AND SHORT STORIES

A Wreath for Father Mayer - S.N. Ndunguru (1997), Mkuki na Nyota

Unanswered Cries - Osman Conteh, Macmillan

Passed Like a Shadow - B.M Mapalala (2006), DUP

Spared - S.N. Ndunguru (2004), Mkuki na Nyota

Weep Not Child - Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1987); Heinemann

The Interview - P. Ngugi (2002), Macmillan

 PLAYS

Three Suitors: One Husband - O. Mbia (1994), Eyre Methuen

The Lion and the Jewel - W. Soyinka (1963), OUP

This Time Tomorrow - Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1972), Heinemann

The Black Hermit - Ngugi wa Thiong’o (1972), Heinemann

 POETRY

Songs of Lawino and Ocol - O. P’Bitek (1979), EAPH

Growing up with Poetry - D. Rubadiri (ed) (1989), Heinemann

Summons - R. Mabala (1980), TPH

9. Read the following poem and then answer the questions that follow: He read medicine,

Specializing in the tooth And graduated, with honours With new thesis

To cure the aching malady.

"Our teeth shall be all right"

People chanted, welcoming his services. And he started work, prompt and immediate. They brought him all the teeth they had Decaying teeth, aching teeth, strong teeth.

And he started working on their jaws Diligently pulling out every tooth From the jaws of every mouth,

And they paid him with meet Which now they could not eat. And so on went the dentist Making heaps and heaps of teeth Useless. Laying them waste Without fear that soon,

Very soon indeed,

He would have no teeth to attend to

No tooth for which to call himself a dentist.

 Questions:

(a) Suggest the title of this poem.

(b) What is the poem about?

(c) What type of poem is this?

(d) Describe the form of this poem.

(e) Analyse two musical features used in this poem.

(f)  What are the possible two themes in this poem?

(g) What message do we get from this poem?

(h)  Comment on the selection of words in the poem.

(i)  What is the mood of the poet.

(j)  Does the poem have any relevance to your society? Give reason for your answer.

10. Choose eight characters, four from each of the two plays you have read under this section and discuss their roles to the societies.

 11. With reference to any two novels you have read under this section, explain how the behaviour of some of the characters affect the welfare of the majority in society. Give four points from each novel.

12. With reference to two poems you have studied in this section, comment on the poet’s use of language. Give four points from each poem.

LEARNINGHUBTZ.CO.TZFORM FOUR ENGLISH EXAM SERIES 15

PRESIDENTS’ OFFICE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

MID TERM EXAMINATIONS FORM 4- APRIL-2020

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TIME:3 HRS

STUDENT’S NAME......………… …………………………...STREAM……… ……

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. This paper consists of sections A, B, C and D.
  2. Attempt ALL questions as instructed under each section.
  3. Untidy work and illegible handwriting will lead to loss of marks.
  4. Misspelt words and grammatically incorrect sentences will be penalized.
  5. Write all your answers in the answer sheets provided

SECTION A (10MARKS)

COMPREHENSION AND SUMMARY

Read the passage below carefully and answer the questions that follows.

The field was full of spectators from all over the world. My heart was beating faster. I thought my fellow athletes could hear the beats. I was among 100 marathon runners representing their countries in this great race; it was my first time to participate in such a famous event, although I had met the maximum time set by international Olympic committee. I knew that I could no do much more.

Then an alarm to alert us was sounded we got ready. From the terrace spectators kept shouting the names of their athletes “Otieno Okomoto, Haibe.” I could not hear my name then the gun was fired and off we raced.

At first we thought was an easy task, everyone ran slowly. The race was to cover eight kilometers after about one hour, everyone increased speed, we climbed several hills and crossed a handful of valleys. I saw a sign board besides the road reading 40km “forty more to go” I said to myself. Up to this point, I guess I was the 60th in the race. I felt very tired my legs were aching, my chest and throats were dry, I felt as if I was burning, I thought blood would gush out of my ears and nostrils. I was losing breath; however, something inside me encouraged me to keep on and on. I started singing silently. Lewi keep on and on. In a way this song gave me little more strength, I surged forward and left some more runners behind. Another sign board besides the road read 60km.

I was among the ten marathon runners leading the race. I could read the names of their countries on their T-shirt, Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, USA, Morocco, Japan, Egypt, Namibia. I knew those behind me read Tanzania on my wet T-shirt. Suddenly, the Kenyan sprinter increased speed, and started leaving us behind. He ran as fast as an antelope, the distance between him and us was now about a 100 feet or so. I made a quick decision that he should be my target; I remembered all the field exercises I had done while preparing for this event at Arusha. I had developed a technique to help me feel at ease and increase speed even when I was tired. I had formulated a rhythm to go with my steps when running. I recalled it and my mind started chanting it:

Aka-akachaka-ka

Aga-agasaga-ga

Apa-apachapa-pa

I noticed the distance between the Kenyan athlete and myself decreasing. A sign board on the road read 75km only 5 kilometers to the end. I muttered.

On the road the spectators were shouting with excitement, Kenya! Tanzania! Keep on make it. I decided to use a little strength I had left as we entered the field to finish the race. It was now a personal affair, we were now about 50 meters from the finishing point, and the Kenyan was now about a meter ahead.

I surged forward; we were now running shoulder to shoulder. It’s now or never. I muttered to myself. The spectators on the terrace were now on their toes. They were yelling at the top of their voices. I closed my eyes raised my arms high and sprinting on; then something touched my chest. It was the finishing tape! When I opened my eyes someone was holding my hand “congratulations Lewi! You have made it” he said. I was immediately taken to a private room where the doctor took a sample of my blood and urine for testing. A few minutes later, he announced to his colleagues and other Olympic officials “no sign of drugs.” That is how I won a gold medal at the Olympics!

QUESTIONS:

  1. Choose the most correct answer from the four alternatives given
  1. Lewi’s heart was beating faster before the race because he;
  1. Knew he was weak
  2. Was afraid of spectators
  3. Had not participated in such a big race before
  4. Was the 100th in the race
  1. Lewi managed to be among the leading 10 athletes
  1. By the help of cheers of the crowd
  2. By the help of a song
  3. When the spectators stood on their toes
  4. By singing loudly
  1. Lewi closed his eyes as he was about to finish the race because
  1. This was a way to increase the speed
  2. He had no more strength left
  3. He didn’t want to see the spectators any more
  4. He wanted to introduce a new style of running
  1. When the Kenyan athlete increased speed
  1. It became easier to read the name of his country on his T-shirt
  2. All the other athletes made him a target
  3. He remembered his field exercises at Arusha
  4. Lewi was motivated to challenge him
  1. Lewi was led to a private room
  1. To rest for a while because he was tired
  2. So that his blood and urine could be test if he was sick
  3. To stop him from dragging his feet
  4. To test his blood for drugs
  1. Write the letter of the correct alternative in the answer sheets beside the item number

(i) If I were you, I _________ the next examination

  1. Won’t fail
  2. Don’t fail
  3. Am not going to fail
  4. Wouldn’t fail
  5. Will not fail

(ii) Clara’s English is excellent. She speaks

  1. Perfect English
  2. English perfectly
  3. Perfectly English
  4. English perfect
  5. Perfective English

(iii) His performance is ___________ that it was a year ago

  1. Good
  2. Best
  3. Very better
  4. Better
  5. More better

(iv) My teacher promised __________ me with any difficult topic

  1. Helping
  2. To help
  3. Help
  4. Will help
  5. Would help

2. Match each expression in list A with the word in List B by writing the correct letter beside the item number.

LIST A

LIST B

  1. Could I borrow your bicycle
  2. His watch is not as beautiful
  3. I prefer watching football
  4. It is good to do physical exercises
  5. Many people will die of hunger
  1. As his sisters
  2. If the government takes quick measures
  3. Like his sisters
  4. Sorry I’m using it
  5. Than staying idle after work
  6. To make our bodies fit
  7. To staying idle after work
  8. Unless the government takes quick measures
  9. Was left open
  10. Were left open

SECTION B (40 MARKS)

PATTERN AND VOCABULARY

3. Summarize the passage below in five (5) sentences

A volcano is an opening at the top of mountain. Sometimes it opens on the side of the mountain.

A funnel-like structure called crater connects this opening to the interior of the earth. Hot stream rocks and lava are forced out through the opening during a volcanic eruption. Volcanic mountains can erupt violently. During the violent explosions usually large amounts of gas trapped in the interior of the earth slowly build up more and more pressure. Finally it escapes into the atmosphere with force, throwing everything around it into the air. Explosive eruptions of this kind are common in Italy. In the islands of Hawaii the common type of volcanic eruption is the less violent one. Lava and gas silently flow out of the mountain and spread downwards long distances.

Volcanic eruptions have been a source of disasters from time immemorial between the beginning of sixteenth century and the Second World War; about 200,000 people may have been wiped off the earth’s surface. Huge sea waves, landslides and falling buildings usually accompany violent eruptions. These contribute to a great deal to the deaths and damage.

4. Complete the following sentences by choosing the correct word from the bracket

  1. The army will not (cease/seize) power
  2. She spent most of her (carrier/career) as a lawyer
  3. I won’t (desert/dessert) you in difficult time
  4. Will your mother (assent/ascent) to our plan?

5. (a) Assign a single word related to accusation to complete the following expressions

  1. __________ is a person who repairs vehicles
  2. __________ is a person who tests eye-sight and sells spectacles
  3. __________ is a person who sells meat
  4. __________ is a person who composes or writes poems

(b) Re-write the following sentences according to the instructions given after each

  1. Venance said to Joseph, “I loved you”

(Re-write into indirect speech)

  1. Aloyce was going to the theatre. He met his old friend

(Begin: Going ……………………..)

  1. Before he finished his assignment he was forced to leave the library

(Begin: Scarcely ……………………….)

  1. Although he was careless he finished his experiment with good results

(Begin: Despite ………………..)

6. Read the following passage carefully and answer all questions that follow:

Joshua and his wife Naanjela have two children. The boy child called Kiboha and girl child is called Zuhura. Kiboha is married to Enael, and they have two children, a boy called Shiboli and a girl called Naiya.

Zuhura is married to Chikira and they have two boys. The older one is Kirua and the young one is Keneth.

Questions:

  1. What is does Kenneth call Enael?
  2. What does Shiboli call Chikira?
  3. What does Chikira call Joshua?
  4. What does Naanjela call Serephina?

7. (a) Arrange the following sentences in a logical order to make a meaningful paragraph. Use numbers 2-6 to show the logical order in the box provided below. Number (iii) has been done as an example.

(i) Can you give me a charm to make my husband love me again? She asked as soon as she arrived

(ii) So she decided to take her trouble to a local medicine man

(iii) Once there was a woman who was greatly troubled by her husband

(iv) “Certainly yes, if you can meet my cost” answered the medicine man

(v) He no longer loved her

(vi) After she had agreed on the cost with the medicine man, she told him her story, fall of pity for herself and her plight

7. (b) Correct the following sentences where necessary

(i) He has done it very well, isn’t it?

(ii) My tongue has bad taste today.

(iii) How march do you sell this mango?

8. Imagine that you are a participant in a debate on the motion “Money is better than education.” Give your arguments on either the opposing or the proposing side.

SECTION D (45 MARKS)

RESPONSE TO READING

Answer Three questions from this section. One (1) question should be selected from poetry and the other from novels and plays.

LIST OF READINGS

NOVELS

A wreath for Father Mayer - S.N Ndunguru (1977) MkukinaNyota

Unanswered Cries - Osman Conteth, Macmillan

Passed Like a Shadow - B. Mapalala (2006) DUP

Spared - S.N. Ndunguru (2004) MkukiwaNyota

Weep Not Child - NgugiwaThiong’o (1987) Heinemann

The Interview - P. Ngugi (2000) Macmillan

PLAYS

Three Suitors One Husband - O. Mbia (1994) Eyre Methuen

The Lion and the Jewel - W. Sonyika (1963) OUP

This Time Tomorrow - NgugiwaThiong’o (1972); Heinemann

The Black Hermit - NgugiwaThiong’o (1968); Heinemann

POETRY

Songs of Lawino and Ocol - O. P Bitek (1979) EAPH

Growing Up with Poetry - D. Rubadiri (Ed) (1989) Heineimann

Summons - R. Mabala (1960); Heinemann

9. Read the following poem carefully and answer question follows:

Poor woman of Africa,

Woman of the jungle fields,

Now you cry, woman now you lament,

That your child is lost,

That the fire of life is no longer in him,

That now he is stone dead to you,

You who endured for him the pain of delivery,

And the toil of care and growth.

But you forget woman,

That when he was a baby,

You refused him your breast,

You fed him with powdered milk,

And gave him sugar crystals,

Instead of the wild honey you’ve always known,

Faked food he ate,

And your heart glowed,

To his artificial smile,

And when the dirt you fed him,

Finally dropped out of his anus,

After destroying his inside,

You collected the feaces with a song,

And held the title bundle, burning hot with life,

And out you went to throw it into the cold depths

Of the toilet bowl.

And now your child suffers,

He suffers death for the murder you committed,

So you must weep and suffer with him,

Poor woman of Africa.

Questions:

a) What is the poem about?

b) What type of the poem is this?

c) Who is the persona in the poem?

d) In the last verse of a poem the poet say, “poor woman of Africa” what does he imply?

e) What are the possible themes from the poem?

f) What is the mood of a poet?

g) Comment on the diction

h) Comment on the rhyme scheme of a poem

i) Is the poem relevant to your society?

j) What message do you get from the poem?

10. Poets have messages to convey to the audience with reference to two poems you have studied under this section, discuss the above statement. Choose one poem from each book you have read and give four points from each poem.

11. Titles of books usually have a close relationship to the main ideas/messages found in them. Use two readings you have read to show how titles of those books have a relationship to the message given. What can a reader learn from that message? (novel).Give four (4) points from each novel

12. Choose two female characters, one from each play and show how they are different and similar (20marks).

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