STD VII ENGLISH ONLINE SELF NECTA TEST FOR YEAR 2014

THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVING EXAMINATION

02 ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Time: 1:30 Hours Thursday, 11th September 2014 a.m.

Instructions

1.This paper consists of fifty (50) questions in sections A, B, C and D.

2.Answer all the questions.

3.Read all the given instructions in the special answer sheet (OMR) and fill in all the required information.

4.Write your Examination Number and then shade the digits of the number in the respective place in your answer sheet.

5.Shade the letter of the correct answer for each question in the answer sheet provided, for example, if the correct answer is A shade as follows:

6.If you have to change your answer, you must rub out the shading very neatly before shading the new one. Use a clean rubber.

7.Use HB pencil only.

8.Cellular phones are not allowed in the examination room.

SECTION A: GRAMMAR

Choose the words that complete the sentences by shading the letters of the correct answer in the answer sheet provided.

1.We _____________ arrive in Kenya at 10.00pm.

  1. would 
  2.  has 
  3.  will 
  4.  have 
  5.  had
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2.Maria was cooking bananas when her brother _____________.

  1. arrived 
  2.  arriving 
  3.  comes 
  4.  is coming 
  5.  arrive
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3.The girls _____________ their books to the library already.

  1. has taken 
  2.  will take 
  3.  shall take 
  4.  take 
  5.  have taken
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4.Every year, Tanzania ___________ a lot of visitors from different countries all over the world.

  1. has taken
  2. will take
  3. shall take
  4. take
  5. have taken
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5._____________ Halima clean her teeth every day?

  1. Do
  2. Does
  3. Is
  4. Has
  5. Have
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6. The lazy pupils _____________ their homework.

  1. have not did
  2. has not done
  3. have not do
  4. have not done
  5. have did
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7.Ghati _____________ her clothes since morning.

  1. have been washing
  2. has been washing
  3. will be washing
  4. shall be washing
  5. is been washing
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8.The teachers _____________ teaching mathematics at the moment.

  1. is
  2. were
  3. have
  4. are
  5. shall
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9.If he _____________ early he would have caught the train.

  1. had came
  2. would come
  3. has come
  4. will come
  5. had come
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10.Maria will _____________ to the guest of honour tomorrow.

  1. be talking
  2. are talking
  3. talked
  4. talks
  5. be talked
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11.I will either have tea _____________ coffee.

  1. and
  2. with
  3. or
  4. for
  5. nor
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12.He will not pass his examination _____________ he works hard.

  1. but
  2. because
  3. even
  4. unless
  5. and
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13.David and Willy were preparing _____________ to go to school.

  1. themself
  2. themselves
  3. theirselves
  4. yourselves
  5. ourselves
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14.That noise is preventing me _____________ working.

  1. in
  2. from
  3. with
  4. to
  5. of
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15._____________ I study hard, I will be a doctor.

  1. Unless
  2. Although
  3. If
  4. Whether
  5. Neither
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16.Yesterday _____________ 6 O’clock, I was watching my favorite film.

  1. in
  2. on
  3. by
  4. at
  5. to
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17.My brother’s daughter is my _____________.

  1. niece
  2. nephew
  3. daughter
  4. cousin
  5. aunt
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18.My sister has bought _____________new dress.

  1. it
  2. you
  3. she
  4. he
  5. her
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19.He peels the mangoes _____________ he eats.

  1. but
  2. so
  3. before
  4. after
  5. during
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20.We travelled _____________ train from Kigoma to Dar-es-Salaam.

  1. at
  2. with
  3. by
  4. on
  5. in
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21.The bus moved slowly _____________ the bus stand.

  1. towards
  2. under
  3. over
  4. onward
  5. with
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22.The farmers can _____________ plant beans nor maize this year.

  1. either
  2. both
  3. not
  4. neither
  5. also
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23.An elephant is the _____________ animal in Ngorongoro National Park.

  1. from
  2. with
  3. than
  4. as
  5. to
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24.There were _____________ people in the room.

  1. not
  2. no
  3. no any
  4. none
  5. no body
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25.That is _____________ shirt.

  1. James’
  2. James’s
  3. Jame’s
  4. James
  5. James is
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26.My uncle has been a teacher _____________ a year now.

  1. at
  2. in
  3. on
  4. since
  5. for
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27.The problem depends on who you are dealing _____________.

  1. at
  2. to
  3. without
  4. with
  5. in
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28.She managed to build a new house _____________ her weakness.

  1. despite
  2. inspite
  3. although
  4. because of
  5. despite of
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29.It is known that the cow died _____________ hunger.

  1. by
  2. of
  3. for
  4. at
  5. on
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30.The policemen chased the thieves away _____________ they could not arrest them.

  1. even
  2. but
  3. because
  4. when
  5. also
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SECTION B: VOCABULARY

For each of the following questions, choose the correct answer and shade its letter in the 

31.A person who can draw well is __________.

  1. a drawer
  2. an art
  3. a teacher
  4. an artist
  5. a painter
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32.The plural form of the word sheep is  __________.

  1. sheeps
  2. ships
  3. sheep
  4. ship
  5. sheepy
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33.Not everything that __________ is gold.

  1. dims
  2. darkens
  3. shone
  4. lights
  5. glitters
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34.Genuine products are those that are __________.

  1. shiny
  2. original
  3. nice
  4. perishable
  5. fancy
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35.A child whose parents have died is __________.

  1. a bachelor
  2. single
  3. fatherless
  4. a spinster
  5. an orphan
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36.Pupils were __________ for winning their match against their opponents.

  1. congratulated
  2. celebrate
  3. praise
  4. confirmed
  5. concurred
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SECTION C: COMPOSITION

This section has four mixed sentences. Arrange the sentences so as to make a good composition by giving them letters A-D. Shade the letter of the correct answer in your answer sheet.

37.She was attacked by a crocodile and died immediately.

39.It was a hot sunny day and what Mary wanted was some water to cool her body.

Choose Answer


38.She jumped into the pool without reading the caution sign written, “crocodiles inside.”

Choose Answer


39.It was a hot sunny day and what Mary wanted was some water to cool her body.

Choose Answer


40.She then saw a pool of water across the road.

Choose Answer


SECTION D: COMPREHENSION

Read the following passage carefully and then answer the questions that follow by shading the letter of the correct answer in your answer sheet.

Lilato had a dream. He dreamt that someone gave him an egg. He was very happy and started wondering what to do with it. He thought of either eating it or keeping it in his pocket so that it would be warm and finally hatch and become a chick.

He thought of how this chick would grow into a hen and lay more eggs which will also hatch into more chickens. He would then sell some of those chickens and become a rich man. After getting a lot of money, Lilato thought of building an iron roofed house with glass windows. It would be a beautiful and big house.

While dreaming, Lilato walked excitedly. He jumped and the egg fell from his pocket and broke. He cried, saying that he will never be a rich man. Suddenly, he woke up and thanked God that it was only a dream.

41.Lilato decided to __________ the egg.

  1. keep
  2. sell
  3. hide
  4. eat
  5. throw
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42.People usually dream when they are __________.

  1. walking
  2. sleeping
  3. sitting
  4. resting
  5. wondering
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43.Lilato was happy because he was given __________.

  1. a big house
  2. iron sheets
  3. a chicken
  4. an egg
  5. a chick
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44.Lilato’s thought he could get a lot of money by __________.

  1. selling eggs and chickens
  2. building a big house
  3. Cselling a big house
  4. keeping a big house
  5. keeping eggs
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45.Lilato’s thought about the chick was that, it would grow and __________.

  1. become an egg 
  2.  become a hen 
  3.  be killed
  4.  build a big house
  5. E be sold
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46.To hatch as used in the passage is to __________.

  1. become rich by keeping chickens 
  2.  build a big house with iron sheets
  3.  put the egg into the pocket 
  4.  break and open for the chick to come out 
  5.  become a big chicken
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47.Lilato cried that he would __________.

  1. be a rich man
  2. get a lot of money
  3. never be rich
  4. get a lot of eggs
  5. have many chickens
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48.What happened to the egg which Lilato was given?

  1. It got broken
  2. It became a chicken
  3. It became a chick
  4. It was eaten
  5. It was sold.
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49.After waking up, Lilato __________.

  1. had become a rich man
  2. was sad for the egg
  3. had many chickens
  4. had built a big house
  5. was happy that it was a dream
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50. What is the best title for this passage?

  1. Eggs and chickens 
  2. Lilato’s chickens 
  3. Lilato’s dream 
  4. Lilato’s hen 
  5. Lilato’s house.
Choose Answer


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