STANDARD SEVEN ENGLISH PAST PAPER NECTA 2011

THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL

PRIMARY SCHOOL LEAVING EXAMINATION

02 ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Time: 1:30 Hours Thursday, 8th September 2011 a.m.

SECTION A: GRAMMAR

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

  1. Juma was told to _____________ grass around the house.

A cut B cutting C cuts D chopping E chop

  1. We _____________ our new class monitor next week.

A had elected B would elect C shall elect D have elected E could elect

  1. We _____________ to Unguja by the Sea Express Ferry today.

A is going B would go C had gone D are going E have gone

  1. Julius Nyerere _____________ in 1922 in Butiama village.

A had born B is born C have born D has born E was born

  1. Two weeks ago Mr. Wahi _____________ his son to hospital.

A was sending B will send C sends D send E sent

  1. In some African traditions the young people are the ones who _____________ the elders.

A great B greats C greet D greets E greeted

  1. I always _____________ to the market.

A walking B walks C have walked D walk E am walking

  1. Last week their father _____________ to visit them.

A came B come C comes D go E goes

  1. Jacob _____________ his friend Makanja when he was going to the party.

A was meeting B meeting C met D is meeting E meets

  1. We were looking at the wild animals when the rain _____________ .

A starting B starts C will start D started E was started

  1. My father looked for his lost cow _____________ one year.

A at B with C by D in E for

  1. Yohana is good _____________ Mathematics.

A in B for C to D on E with

  1. Neither Peter _____________ Ally will sit for the examination.

A no B with C nor D and E or

  1. The girl _____________ father died is my cousin.

A what B whose C whom D which E where

  1. My grandfather may have _____________ good advice for you.

A big B many C small D some E few



  1. “Your shorts are torn, Baraka! You _____________ to buy new ones!” Said Juma.

A ought B must C should D will E has

  1. He is _____________ young to go to the University.

A so B too C only D as E but

  1. Mr. Mganga bought a _____________ car in Beijing.

A largest B biggest C most large D large E most big

  1. His school is _____________ than ours.

A bigger B smallest C small D big E biggest

  1. They have been learning English _____________ 2005.

A in B at C since D for E to

  1. My neighbour went to the bank _____________ he wanted to withdraw some money.

A because B although C but D if E so

  1. _____________ Lucy _____________ Ali is in the group.

A Either ____ nor B Either ____ or C Neither ____ or

D Not ____ only E Not only ____ and

  1. London and Paris are _____________ cities for business and pleasure.

A all B each C neither D either E both

  1. This is our friend _____________ wrote a letter to our head teacher.

A which B whom C where D who E whose

  1. Maregesi is not only big _____________ strong.

A and also B also C but also D and E but

  1. Is there _____________ sugar in your shop?

A any B some C many D few E a few

  1. _____________ the damaged road we managed to continue with our journey.

A Inspite B Despite C Despite of D Because of E Although

  1. The Mozambican companies run _____________.

A themself B herself C itselves D themselves E himselves

  1. Our neighbour had a _____________ big house.

A so B very C that D too E this

  1. The food we are eating is very delicious, _____________

A don’t it? B is it. C isn’t it. D is it? E isn’t it?



SECTION B: VOCABULARY

For each of the following questions, choose the correct answer and write its letter in the answer sheet provided.

  1. The opposite of the word “arrive” is __________.

A went B depart C go

  1. A person from Tanzania is __________.

A Tanzanians B Tanzanianist C Tanzanite

  1. A man whose work is to catch fish is a __________.

A fishworker B fishguard C fishwife

D come E departed

D Tanzanist E Tanzanian

D fisherman E fishmonger

  1. Iramba is a district in Singida Region. Singida is a municipal town. Dodoma is a __________.

A council B city C village D division E nation

  1. A person who makes furniture is known as a __________.

A carpenter B carpentry C furnisher D tailor E builder

  1. My sister’s son is my __________.

A niece B nephew C cousin D uncle E aunt

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.

  1. While in Dar es Salaam, they wrote about what they had seen there.
  1. When they returned home they told their friends about their enjoyable trip.
  1. Ali and his friends were excited about their trip to Dar es Salaam Trade Fair.
  1. At the Trade Fair, they saw a lot of displays.

SECTION D: COMPREHENSION

Read the following passage carefully then answer questions 41-50 by writing the letter of the correct answer in your answer sheet.

We were living in Dodoma when my father got a job transfer to Arusha. We knew that we would have to move and leave our grandparents. None of the children wanted to leave because we had friends in the village and we did not want to lose them.

When we were told to prepare to leave, we cried because we liked our house and the garden too. Our mother told us that we would like Arusha because it is an interesting place. She told us that there is a snake park with different types of snakes and that we would be visiting the park during holidays. We were excited to hear that.





Our father looked for a lorry and paid the driver to take us and the luggage to Arusha. On Monday, the lorry came. We put our clothes into the bags and packed other things such as tables, chairs, beds and mattresses into the lorry. We then started our journey at 6:00 am ad arrived in Arusha that evening.



Even though we were tired from the long journey, we were happy to arrive at a big house which had a beautiful garden with a variety of flowers. There were many people including children who prepared a welcome party for us, among them was my uncle and aunt. It is true as our mother had said that Arusha is an interesting place.

  1. Who got transferred to Arusha?

A Children B Aunt C Mother D Uncle E Father.

  1. When did the lorry get the family and luggage?

A On Friday B On Monday C On Tuesday D On Thursday E On Sunday.

  1. Where did they put their clothes?

A Into the box B Into the sack C Into the bags

D In the house E In the tax.

  1. What were the children promised by their mother?

A To visit the national park B To buy them clothes C To see Mt. Kilimanjaro

D To go to their uncle E To visit the snake park.

  1. Which things were packed into the lorry?

A Mattresses, food and a cat B Chairs and a computer C Tables, chairs and beds

D Clothes, shoes and beds E Tables, cups and plates.

  1. Why didn’tthe children want to go to Arusha?

A Because they had a dog B Because of their cow

C Because Arusha is far D Because of their friends

E Because they had a big farm.

  1. Which relatives were living in Arusha?

A Grandfather and uncle B Aunt and Grandfather C Uncle and Grandmother

D Grandmother and aunt E Uncle and aunt.

  1. Who told them that Arusha is an interesting place?

A Father B Friends C Mother D Neighbours E Uncle.

  1. When did they arrive in Arusha?

A In the evening B In the afternoon C At 12:00pm

D In the morning E At 6:00am.

  1. Which of the following could be the best title for this passage?

A The lorry driver B Transfer to Arusha

C Our friends D The party

E Our stay in Dodoma.