THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL FORM TWO NATIONAL ASSESSMENT
022 ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Time: 2:30 Hours November 2015 p.m.
SECTION A COMPREHENSION AND SUMMARY I. Read the passage below carefully and then answer the questions that follow.
Sara liked reading newspapers. She was not interested in news and advertisements because she could get that from the radio or television. She was more interested on pages which contained stories, puzzles and cartoons.
One day she took her father's newspaper. As she was reading through, she saw a column she had never seen before. The tittle read "PENPALS". She read it.
There were people who wanted friends from different corners of the world. She found the idea very interesting. She showed the page to her elder sister, Mayasa. But Mayasa told her that she had read such pages several times before, and she had a penpal from England. She and her penpal Mary, had been communicating for a long time and they have promised to see each other during the summer time since Mary is expecting to visit Tanzania for tourism.
Sara found the idea of writing to penpals very exciting. She decided to try getting one penpal. She read the request on the newspaper and finally found one that suited her interests. The name of the penpal she decided to get in touch with, was Caroline. She was 13 years old, studying at Paris Primary School which was located at the center of the city of Paris in France. Caroline was very interested in swimming and singing. She once participated in the interschools concert where she became the winner as she had very nice voice. Sara was so happy as they kept writing each other since that day.
(a) Answer the following questions by using the right information from the passage.
(i) What is a suitable title for this passage?
(ii) Who was interested in reading the newspapers?
2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the question that follows:
Vitamins are needed in the body in small quantities. They are necessary for the body to carry its normal activities and stay healthy. Vitamin A is needed for healthy eyes, skin, and hair; it is also required for proper bone growth. Vitamin D is used for development and maintenance of bones and teeth. Vitamin B1 is needed to promote the activities of the nervous system. Vitamin E prevents the damage of cells and Vitamin B12 helps to form blood cells.