THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL OF TANZANIA FORM TWO NATIONAL ASSESSMENT
022 ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Time: 2:30 Hours Year: 2020
l. This paper consists of sections A, B, C and D with a total of ten (10) questions.
2. Answer all questions in the spaces provided.
3.Section A, B and D carry twenty (20) marks each and section C carries forty (40) marks.
4.All writings must be in black or blue ink.
5.All communication devices and any unauthorised materials are not allowed in the assessment room.
6.Write your Assessment Number at the top right comer of every page.
SECTION A (20 Marks)
COMPREHENSION AND SUMMARY
Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.
A debate is a public meeting in which speeches and arguments are made on a particular issue or topic. The debate aims at making a discussion on a particular topic. The topic for debate is known as the motion or resolution. An example of a motion might be "advertisements do more harm than good."
In any debate, there are always two sides; those who support the motion and those who oppose the motion (opposing side). There should also be an audience to listen to the arguments and to participate. The debate is controlled by the chairperson and sometimes assisted by a timekeeper in time keeping.
The debate begins with the chairperson reading out the motion and this is followed by the speakers from each side. The first to speak is the main speaker who is the proposer/supporter of the motion. He or she is followed immediately by the main speaker on the opposing side. Thereafter, speakers from each side who support what the main speakers have said from both sides follow.
After the opening speeches, the chairperson declares the motion open to the floor. Anyone in the audience can now speak for or against the motion, but must get permission from the chairperson.
After sufficient discussion, the chairperson asks the main speakers from both sides to 'sum up'. The side that opposes first argues why people should vote against the motion; the proposer side is then asked to summarise why people should support the motion.
The final stage of the debate is to vote on the motion. The speakers and audience may vote for or against or abstain if not agreeing with either sides. The votes are counted and the chairperson announces the result and the winner.
(a)Answer the following questions with reference to the passage in the blank spaces provided.
(i)What is the suitable title for this passage?
(ii)What makes a debate more interesting?
(iii)State the main role of the chairperson in a debate.
(iv)What is the name of the group that is against the motion?
For you to reach Mtakuja Secondary School, walk (i) . . . . . . . . . . . . . about 20 metres on your right, you will see Azania Bank. Stop at the (ii) . . . . . . . . . . . . . cross it, then turn (iii) . . . . . . . . . . . . .in front of you, you will see a Chinese restaurant located (iv) . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paradise Hotel and Upendo Social Hall. (v) . . . . . . . . . . . . .the restaurant, there is a road leading to Mtakuja Secondary School, which is only about 10 metres from the restaurant.
3. Match the expressions in Column A with their meanings in Column B by writing the letter of the correct answer below the corresponding item number in the table provided. Item (vi) has been used as an example.