FORM TWO PRE- MOCK EXAMINATIONS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

GOLDEN SECONDARY SCHOOL – EXTERNAL EXAMINATION

TIME: 2:30 HRS

INSTRUCTIONS

Answer all questions

 

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QUESTION CHOSEN: PUT A TICK ()

 

 

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SECTION A (20 MARKS)

COMPREHENSION AND SUMMARY

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

    Drugs are chemical substances that can change the way one thinks and works. People use drugs to change their feelings. The most abused drugs are marijuana or cocaine, heroin and alcohol. Drug abuse is common in almost all the developed and developing countries. Billions of dollars are spent internationally for preventing drug abuse, treating addicts and fighting drug related crimes. Drug abuse causes multiple problems in countries and communities. Firstly, it causes medical and psychological problems. It is obvious that addicts cannot function as normal members of the society. They neglect or abuse their families and eventually they require expensive treatment or hospitalisation. In Tanzania, especially in urban areas, it is common to see teenagers who are not only weak but also sick. These young men and women are so aggressive and they constantly break the law. In addition, they are extremely violent as they easily get into physical fights. These Tanzanian addicts pose a vivid example of the medical and Psychological problems faced by the addicts all over the world. The second problem caused by drug abuse is the increase of crimes. There are some crimes which are either drug influenced or drug related. These crimes are petty or organised ones. Drug addicts are likely to involve themselves into such petty crimes as robbery, burglary and theft. They do so because they want money to buy drugs and food. It is worth noting that most drug addicts are not employed. Drug dealers can also organise themselves into criminal gangs which get money from drugs. Police and legal resources are therefore needed to fight crime related to drugs or the crimes influenced by drugs. However, the threat of drugs can be fought successfully if some strategies are employed. Education on drug abuse is the first way of combating the problem. People, especially children, need to be educated at home or in school about drugs. People need to be aware of drugs so that they can avoid using them. Also, families and counsellors need to talk to children and people at risk. Parents need to take care of their children and help them to become responsible citizens. Moreover, jobs need to be created to give people sources of steady income. However, effective laws should be enacted so that the criminals can be caught and taken to the court. Although the problem of drug abuse may seem impossible to eliminate easily, there are concrete strategies that can be taken to weaken drug dealing in the society. The danger of drugs is too great to ignore.

 

 

Question 1


(a) Answer the following questions with reference to the passage.

(i) Where in Tanzania is drug abuse mostly practised?

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(ii) Who is a drug addict? ………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………….

(iii) Why are drug addicts involved in crimes? ………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………….

(iv) Explain the meaning of the expression, “Multiple problems.” ………………………………………………………………………………………. ……………………………………………………………………………………….

(v) Give five ways of eliminating drug abuse

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(b) For each of the following statements, write TRUE if the statement is correct or FALSE if the statement is not correct.

(i) Countries spend a lot of money to fight drug abuse. …………………………

(ii) Drug addicts are very polite. …………………………

(iii) Parents have roles to play in combating drug abuse. …………………………

(iv) Usually people who use drugs do not break the law. …………………………

(v) The problem of drug abuse is so big that we cannot solve it. ……………………

 

Question 2

Read the passage given below and list down five ways in which women are denied their rights.

In many developing societies, people tend to undermine one sex group, that is, women. Some societies undermine women by not giving them the right of contributing ideas in society. In such societies, women are not given equal access to formal education as men. In fact, men are given the first priority in almost every aspect of life – they are decision makers, rulers and owners of the means of production.

 

Women are not given the right to:

(i)____________________________________________________________

(ii)____________________________________________________________

(iii)____________________________________________________________

(iv)____________________________________________________________

(v)____________________________________________________________

 

SECTION B (20 Marks)

LANGUAGE USE

Question 3

Match the expression in column A with the meaning in column B by writing the correct letter in column B below the corresponding item number in A.

 

COLUMN A

COLUMN B

1.Mortuary

A] lose consciousness

2.Coffin

B] a box in which a dead body is preserved

3.Mourners

C] examination done on a dead body

4.Doctor

D] a building where dead bodies are kept

5.Postmortem

E] people who attend a funeral

6.Wreath

F] a person who attends patients

 

G] arrangement of flowers on a grave

 

Answers

Column A

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2

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Column B

         

G

 

 

Question 4

Rearrange the following mixed up sentences in a logical sequence to make a meaningful paragraph by writing the corresponding letters.

  1. It was strange because everyone worried as she was not talking or even showing the sign of breathing.
  2. Everyone was running to the assembly ground because it is Monday’s timetable.
  3. Soon, the school ambulance was there and took her to the hospital for check-up.
  4. It was early in the morning when the bell was on for the morning assembly.
  5. When we were listening to the Headmaster’s announcements, suddenly one student collapsed.

Answers

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

         

 

Question 5

a) Imagine you are Mr. and Mrs. Kihongo Mwindu of P.O. Box 30054, Kibaha, with telephone number 0770000111. Your son, Kingwendu, is getting married to Bebe on Saturday, 30th August, 2019 at Kibaha Resident Magistrate’s Office. The marriage service will start at 4:00 p.m. and will be followed by a celebration party to congratulate the bride and the groom at Tanita Hotel, starting at 8:00 pm. Write a formal invitation card to Mr. and Mrs. Ngenge Kaule for the wedding. Use the following guidelines in writing your card.

(a) The name of the sender.

(b) The name of the receiver.

(c) The purpose of the card.

(d) The date and time of the event.

(e) Address the receiver should write to if they will not attend.

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b) Imagine that you will not be able to attend the event. Reply the invitation above. (use fictitious names)

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SECTION C (40 Marks)

PATTERNS AND VOCABULARY

 

6. a) Choose the grammatically well spelled word and write its letter.

i. Their plans were ……….. by the damage done to a bridge by a storm the night before. [ ]

(a) affected (b) effected

ii. All ……….. Mr. Salim went swimming. [ ]

(a) accept (b) except

iii. Please ……….. us on the best way to make a fortune. [ ]

(a) advice (b) advise

iv. I …….. him last week. [ ]

(a) sow (b) saw

v. He felt very ………. after the operation. [ ]

(a) weak (b) week

 

(b) Rewrite the following sentences according to the instructions given for each.

i.    John likes to look at the children playing.

Begin: John enjoys ………………………………………………….

ii.    Unless you go there you won’t see her.

Begin: If …..

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iii.    He is very short. He can’t touch the ceiling. (Join using too… to …)

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iv.    He is a teacher. He is a farmer. (Join using …… not only ….. but also….

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v.    I will write to you as soon as I reach Moshi. ( Rewrite it using ‘going to’ instead of ‘will’

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7. (a) Answer items (i) – (v) by writing the correct name of the baby animals indicated in the table.

 

Kid cub tadpole calf duckling

I.    Cow ………………………..

II.    Lion ……………………….

III.    Duck ……………………….

IV.    Goat ……………………….

V.    Frog ……………………….

 

(b) Rewrite the following sentences by changing the changing the underlined verbs into simple past form.

i.    I enjoy playing football.

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ii.    Aisha builds houses in town.

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iii.    You steal my pencils.

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iv.    They do a great job.

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v.    This dog cuts its tail.

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8. (a) Make three sentences by using the word likes and two sentences by using dislikes.

For example: Neema likes mangoes.

(i)_________________________________________________________________

(ii) ________________________________________________________________

(iii)_________________________________________________________________

(iv) ________________________________________________________________

(v)_________________________________________________________________

 

(b) Re-write the following sentences by putting the words in the brackets into the comparatives/superlatives form.

 

(i) This table is (big) than that one.

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(ii) My dog is (fast) than yours.

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(iii) Juma is the (great) boxer of the day.

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(iv) We had (bad) famine all this year.

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(v) She bought me (beautiful) house in the village.

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(vi) She is (fat) than me.

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(vii) Mount Kilimanjaro is the (high) mountain in Africa.

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(viii) Our car is (small) than yours.

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(ix) This place is (good) than that one.

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(x) John is the (short) boy in our class.

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SECTION D

READING PROGRAMME (20 MARKS)

Question 9

Write a book report of a story book you have read in the classroom. Use the following points to guide you.

  • Title of the book
  • The author of the book
  • Who is the main character in the story?
  • Mention the character you liked most and say why.
  • Mention the character you didn’t like and say why.
  • Did the story end happily or sadly?
  • What did you learn from the story?
  • What would you advise your friend about, from the book you have read?

    Note: writing it in essay form would be advisable, but you can also write in point form.

Question 10

Read the following poem and then answer the questions which follow.

As each day grew longer

Our trust became stronger

Each time I wanted to cry

You stayed there right by my side.

 

Then I moved to the next class

How afraid I was

That our trust would slowly lost

But I was wrong

We are still strong

 

I am so glad

That you are there when I am sad

And this is what makes you

Not just my teacher, my friend.

 

QUESTIONS:

 

i.    Who is speaking in the poem?

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ii.    ‘You’ in this poem is a ………………………….

iii.    How many stanzas does the poem have?

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iv.    Are ‘I’ and ‘you’ in the poem enemies?

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v.    What do you learn from the poem?

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vi.    The word ‘longer’ in the first stanza rhymes with

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vii.    Are teachers in your school friendly? Why?

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viii.    Is the poem relevant to you? How?

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ix.    Do you like the poem? Give a reason.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………x.    The suitable title for this poem is …………………………………..

 

 

 

 

 

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