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Language - Grade 4 End Term 1 Exam 2021 SET 2

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  1. Write the words the teacher will read aloud
    1. ___________________________
    2. ___________________________
    3. ___________________________
    4. ___________________________
    5. ___________________________
  2. Answer the following questions in your own words.
    1. What do you do every year on the day you were born?
    2. Name one family celebration?
    3. When is christmas celebrated?
    4. Did you receive any gifts on Christmas day?
    5. What is a wedding celebration?


  1. Read the following story aloud. (10 marks)
    The villagers had followed the witchdoctor’s advice. Most of them avoided the baby and his parents. The family was left out of the daily activities in the village.The women frequently plaited each other’s hair. But very few of them would touch Mrs Banda’s hair. The men often played bao in the evening, but whenever Mr Banda joined them, the game ended within a few mlnutes.
  2. Use the words in the box to complete the following.

     soil              tractor             works             tired             plough

    Odi is a farmer. He ____________ on his farm from morning till evening. He is always very ______________ after a day’s work. When it is almost time for planting, Odi hires a ____________ to prepare his field. It pulls a _______________ that cuts and turns the ________________.


  1. Use the words “because of ” and “ but ” to complete the sentences below.
    1. My sister stays strong ___________________ she is sick.
    2. His uncle fell sick ____________________ being rained on.
    3. The goalkeeper is limping _____________________ he appears okay.
    4. He was punished ____________________ coming late.
    5. It rained heavily ______________________ I was not late for school.
  2. Use the words below to construct simple sentences.
    1. home
    2. destroy 
    3. strong
    4. Christmas
    5. Birthday


Read the passage below to answer the following questions.
Once upon a time, all birds and other animals lived in the same community. They were very different, but they usually worked together happily. They all decided to dig a well because they wanted to get clean water. The water available at that time was from a dirty muddy pool.

Elephant, Hare, Rhino, Giraffe and Rat went to dig on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. On the first Monday they told Bat, ‘Come and dig the well with us.’

Bat was lazy and selfish. She did not want to join in the work her neighbours were doing. “I won’t come, Bat said. ‘I am not like you. Can’t you see you walk on four legs while I have wings that I use to fly?’ She laughed as she flew away. The same thing happened on Wednesday and Friday.

Cock, Ostrich,Hawk,Crow and Dove dug on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On the first Tuesday they called Bat. ‘It’s now the turn for all birds to dig the well. Come, let’s go and do it.’

‘Get lost!’ said Bat proudly. ‘I am not like you. I give birth to real bats, unlike you who only lay eggs. Leave me alone.’

  1. Birds and other animals were leaving in the same _________________________.
  2. Why did they decide to dig a well? __________________________________.
  3. How many animals went to work on Mondays? __________________________.
  4. How many days in a week were the animals not digging? ___________________________________
  5. Why did Bat not want to dig? ________________________________________________.
  6. How many times was Bat asked to help in digging the well? _________________________.
  7. How many animals are mentioned in the story? _________________________________.
  8. Why is Bat not like other birds?______________________________________________.
  9. Bat was lazy and ______________________________________________.
  10. Do you think Bat was allowed to drink the water? _________________________________.


  1. Works
  2. Tired
  3. Tractor
  4. Plough
  5. soil
    1. but
    2. because of
    3. but
    4. because of
    5. but

 Task 4

  1.  community
  2. Becasue they wanted to get clean water
  3. 5
  4. 1
  5. He was lazy and selfish
  6. 3
  7. 11
  8. She gives birth to her young ones while others lay eggs
  9. selfish
  10. No
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