Time: 2:30 Hours Year: 2023


  1. This paper consists of sections A, B and C with a total of ten (10) questions.
  2. Answer all questions in the spaces provided.
  3. Section A and C carry fifteen (15) marks each and section B carries seventy (70) marks.
  4. All writings must be in black or blue pen.
  5. All communication devices and any unauthorised materials are not allowed in the assessment room.
  6. Write your Assessment Number at the top right corner of every page.

















SECTION A (15 Marks)

Answer all questions in this section.

l . For each of the items (i) - (x), choose the correct answer from the given alternatives and write its letter in the box provided.

(i) Uncle Swedi is a generous person. This means that Uncle Swedi is a:

  1. person with a bad heart 
  2. hard working person
  3. mean person 
  4. good hearted person
Choose Answer :

(ii) In spite of being injured, Mayele scored a goal. This sentence means that Mayele was injured

  1. before he scored a goal 
  2. because he scored a goal
  3. by the goal he scored 
  4. after he scored a goal
Choose Answer :

(iii) The following expressions have prepositions that are used to show location except:

  1. I parked my car at the post office.
  2. We all have to meet at the bus stop.
  3. They arrived late at the airport. 
  4. The meeting will start at noon.
Choose Answer :

(iv) The teacher provides a lot of classroom exercises to the students almost every Friday. This statement implies that the action is

  1. in progress
  2. habitual 
  3. ongoing 
  4. perfect
Choose Answer :

(v) While reading a newspaper you come across the headlines reporting disasters. Which one do you think is a natural disaster? 

  1. Jet Crash Claims 125 lives
  2. Ten Officers Jailed for Corruption 
  3. Thousands Killed in Earthquake
  4. Abortion A Disaster in Tanzania
Choose Answer :

(vi) Our group leader gave us a task to use the verb "understand" to form a sentence that shows an on-going activity. Which one is the correct sentence?

  1. I am understanding what you say.
  2. I understood not.
  3. I am understanding what you are saying. 
  4. I understand what you say.
Choose Answer :

(vii) The class prefect said that "There was no water left in the bucket". This sentence means:

  1. There wasn't much water in the bucket.
  2. There wasn't any water in the bucket.
  3. There was some water in the bucket.
  4. There wasn't a little water in the bucket.
Choose Answer :

(viii) Imagine you have received an invitation to the birthday party of your friend. Unfortunately, you are not able to attend. If you really care you will make the following choices except:

  1. Sending him/her a short message of apology.
  2. Finding him/her and inform him/her about your excuse.
  3. Sending someone to attend on your behalf.
  4. Keeping quiet because he/she will not know.
Choose Answer :

(ix) Fiona has been invited to the party. If she can't attend the party, how is she going to reply?

  1. I will have attended the party.
  2. I was not going to attend the party.
  3. I was able to attend the party.
  4. I will not be able to attend the party.
Choose Answer :

(x) Note taking is a useful tool for successful listeners in classrooms. In which situation should a learner take notes?

  1. When collecting assignments.
  2. When listening to everybody.
  3. When listening to lesson presentations.
  4. When doing assignments.
Choose Answer :

2. Match the descriptions in List A with their appropriate terms in by writing the letter of the correct term below the item number in the table provided.

List A List B

(i) Words or expressions that share the same or nearly the same meaning in the same language. 

(ii) A word that means the opposite of another word. 

(iii) Origin and history of a particular word. 

(iv) The word that directs the last word to be printed on that page. 

(v) A word with all the information about it in a dictionary.

  1. Antonym 
  2. Definition 
  3. Entry 
  4. Etymology 
  5. Left guide word
  6. Synonym 
  7. Right guide word


LIST A (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (v) (vi)

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SECTION B (70 Marks) 

Answer all questions in this section.

3. The following passage is about how you spent your annual holiday. Complete it by filling in the blank spaces provided with appropriate forms of verbs in brackets.

Last holiday my father and I . . . . . . . .  (go) to visit my grandparents in Kigoma. As his car . . . . . . . .  (be, not) working properly we both . . . . . . . .  (travel) by train. I was very excited because I . . . . . . . . (have) never been on a train before. As I  . . . . . . . . (be) in the train, I . . . . . . . .  (stand) near the window and . . . . . . . . (ask) a lot of questions about the things I . . . . . . . .  (see). It . . . . . . . .  (take) us two days to reach my grandparents' place. Our journey to Kigoma was one of my greatest experiences as I . . . . . . . .  (enjoy) every part of it.

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4. Imagine you are Maya and you have not been feeling well. You decided to go to the hospital and the following dialogue is your conversation with the doctor. Complete it by filling in the blank spaces with the words given in the box.

much, injection, headache, stomach-ache, vomit, joints, nausea, tests, dizziness, feeling

Doctor: Good morning Maya. How can I help you? 

Maya: Hello Doctor, I am not (i) . . . . . . . . . . . .  well. 

Doctor: How do you feel? 

Maya: I feel sick. All the (ii) . . . . . . . . . . . .  are aching and I have a bad (iii)  . . . . . . . . . . . . which I think it causes the (iv) . . . . . . . . . . . . I feel. 

Doctor: Sorry Maya, do you have a (v)  . . . . . . . . . . . .

Maya: No Doctor 

Doctor: Are you eating well? 

Maya: Not that (vi) . . . . . . . . . . . .  When I eat something I feel (vii) . . . . . . . . . . . .  then I (viii)  . . . . . . . . . . . . 

Doctor: Don't worry Maya. We will take some (ix) . . . . . . . . . . . .  to establish what the problem is. 

Maya: Thank you. But please I do not want an (x)  . . . . . . . . . . . . instead I can take some pill.

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5. You recently bought the following items: soap, shoes, chairs, bananas, matchboxes and bread. Write sentences that you would use to tell your friend about the items you bought in terms of their collective names. One item has been used in a sentence as an example.

Example : I bought a bar of soap

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6. Your English Language teacher calls you in front of the class to share your daily routine as a way of helping your fellow students to schedule their plans for the daily activities. Use the words given in the box to construct a five sentence paragraph. Two sentences of the activities done at home and three sentences of the activities done at school before going to class.

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7. Assume you are in Form Two at Amani Secondary School, and the school has been closed for a long vacation. The Headmaster of your school call your father, Mr. Mpenja, to inform him that he has to attend the parents' meeting to be held on 8th December from 9:00 hours. Unfortunately your father is not at home. Thus, you pick the phone so as to respond to the headmaster's call and take the message. Write the telephone message for your father in the blank spaces provided, reporting on the Headmaster's call using the appropriate format. Sign your name as Hope.

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8. Imagine your teacher has given you the following article from a newspaper to read. Read it then answer the questions that follow:

Apart from mountains, Tanzania is fortunate to have many rivers and lakes. The largest rivers are Kagera, Malagarasi, Pangani, Ruaha, Ruvuma and Rufiji while the largest lakes are Tanganyika, Victoria and Nyasa. These rivers flow into the Indian Ocean except River Kagera which flows its water into Lake Victoria; and River Malagarasi which flows into lake Tanganyika.

One of the benefits that Tanzanians get from rivers and lakes is being able to conduct fishing activities. Tanzanians also use water for domestic purposes and irrigation. They also use it as a source of Hydro-Electric Power. Blessed as it is, Tanzania has three lakes that are shared with other neighbouring countries. These are Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika and Lake Nyasa. Other important lakes in Tanzania are Rukwa, Natron, Manyara and Eyasi.

Tanzania has several large populated islands such as Unguja, Pemba and Mafia. Moreover, Tanzania also has many high mountains such as Kilimanjaro, Meru and Rungwe. What a blessed country!


Compose five sentences expressing factual information concerning Tanzania. Start your sentences with: "Tanzania

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9. Read the following letter and then suggest five features that make it an informal letter in the blank spaces provided.

Kizinja Secondary School,

P. O. Box 2, Kizinja.

15/ 10/2023

Dear Seth,

How are you? I hope you are doing fine. I and my parents are all fine. We are about to start writing our examinations. This is just a short letter to say 'Good luck for your coming examination' and please let me know about your holiday plans.

My academic term ends on 14thNovember 2023, My uncle is travelling by a private car to Kampala next week for business affairs. He has offered to take me along and also said that I can bring a friend too. Would you like to travel with me? Please, let me know as soon as possible so that I can ask for someone else if you can't make it.

All the best. I hope to hear from you soon.



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SECTION C (15 Marks)

Answer question ten (10).

List of Readings:

  • The Magic Garden : K.R. Cripwell (1977), William Collins Sons and Company Ltd, Great Britain.
  • Kalulu the Hare : F. Worthington (1937), Longman, England.
  • Hawa the Bus Driver : R.S. Mabala (1988), Ben & Company, Dar es Salaam
  • Fast Money : K.R. Cripwell (1978), William Collins Sons and Company Ltd, Great Britain.
  • Mabala the Farmer : R.S. Mabala (1988), Ben & Company, Dar es Salaam

10. "Women are not only responsible to take care of kitchen activities." With reference to two class readers, support this statement using examples of female characters by providing three points from each class reader.

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