English Language 1 Form Six Examination 2021 1

A woman using a phone.
Maelekezo ya Kufanya Mtihani Ili Usahihishwe na Mwalimu:

1. Mtu yeyote na popote alipo anaruhusiwa kufanya mtihani huu.

2. Fanya mtihani huu kwa kutumia aina yoyote ya karatasi.

3. Ukimaliza, piga picha karatasi hizo kisha zitume WhatsApp kwenye namba ya Mwalimu Makoba, 0653 250 566.

4. Subiri mtihani wako usahihishwe, Urudishiwe na ufanyiwe masahihisho.

5. Gharama ya mtihani huu ni shilingi 2,000/= (elfu mbili).

Namba za malipo ni: M – Pesa 0754 895 321 (Daud Mhuli) na Tigo pesa 0653 250 566 (Daud Mhuli).

Time: 3 Hours


1. This paper consists of sections A and B with a total of eight (8) questions.

2. Answer all questions in section A and three (3) questions from section B. Question five (5) and six (6) are compulsory.

3. Each question in section A carries ten (10) marks and twenty (20) marks in section B.

3. Cellular phones and any unauthorized materials are not allowed in the examination room.

4. Write your Examination Number on every page of your answer booklet(s).

Section A (40 Marks)

Answer all questions in this section.

1. Explain two functions which could be expressed simultaneously by each of the following utterances:

(a) We are happy.

(b) I love this house so much.

(c) Nice night, my love!

(d) What is the bus doing?

(e) Love you, dady!

2. (a) In five points, explain how the morpheme “-ing” is used in English Language. Use appropriate examples in your explanation.

(b) Write the following memo from the boss to a group of workers in an office into full words:

Memo from: Mr. Mrisho (MD)

To: All Staff

Date: 3 rd Oct. 2021

Ref.: 04056/DC

May I remind you that all new Lab equipment should be registered with store and supplies Room 354 (ext. 2683). NB: new items must be reported to the office before 17 hours on the last day of the month of purchase, i.e. within the current budgeting month. All A/C numbers must be recorded.

3. (a) Write each of the following phonetically transcribed words in normal spellings:

(i) /ska:f/

(ii) /kaind/

(iii) /dʒɒb/

(iv) /si:t/

(v) /baŋk/

(b) In spoken English, stress plays a vital role in communication. Explain how stressing five different words in the following sentence may convey different information or meanings:

“He isn’t flying to London tomorrow.”

4. Translate the following passage from “A Man of the People” by Chinua Achebe into Kiswahili Language by using communicative translation.

No one can deny that Chief the Honourable M. A. Nanga, M.P, was the most approachable politician in the country. Whether you asked in the city or in his home village, Anata, they would tell you he was a man of the people. I have to admit this from the outset or else the story I’m going to tell will make no sense.

Section B (60 Marks)

Answer three (3) questions from this section. Question five (5) and six (6) are compulsory.

5. Support the argument that Kiswahili should be used as the medium of instruction in Tanzania from primary to university levels of education. Give eight points with relevant examples.

6. Imagine you work as a Teacher at a government school; write a letter to your new pen pal in South Africa. In the letter describe yourself, and tell your friend about your country, family, job, and hobbies. Use Ntacho as your name. Address your friend as Gift.

7. Listening skills is everything in communication. Propose eight listening techniques that one needs to observe in order to become an effective listener.

8. You have been invited by your neighboring school to participate in a debate with the motion, “Poverty is Inevitable in Tanzania Today.” Write a speech to support the motion.

Pata Majibu ya Mtihani Huu, Gusa Hapa Kuwasiliana Nami.

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