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Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numered 1-15. For each blank space, choose the best answer from the choices given.

The sky was geeting ___1___ by the mminutre and striong wind was ___2___ across the field. Soon drops of water were falling down from the overcast sky. The ___3___ scampered for shelter. Others asked the ___4___ to pospone hte match but the gentleman would hear ___5___ of it. He blew the ___6___ for the match to continue.

Peter did not ___7___ the rain at all. It was better than playing ___8___ the hot sun. He liked the ___9___of rain on his face and the cold sensation when it soaked through his football ___10___. His determination ___11___ be affected by anything even the rain.

His team had done a lot of ___12___ and was hoping to win the tournament. It had been two years___13___  they last won the Inter-Constituency Football Cup. Last year, in the game against Rockingham, their team had___14___ by just one goal. They had to turn the tide this time ___15___.

    1. more dark
    2. darkest
    3. darker
    4. dark
    1. blown
    2. flowing
    3. moving
    4. blowing
    1. onlookers
    2. audience
    3. spectators
    4. crowds
    1. manager
    2. referee
    3. captain
    4. judge
    1. none
    2. much
    3. some
    4. nothing
    1. alarm
    2. whistle
    3. bell
    4. watch
    1. care
    2. feel
    3. mind
    4. like
    1. below
    2. in
    3. on
    4. under
    1. feelings
    2. feeling
    3. fillings
    4. filling
    1. sweater
    2. shirt
    3. jersey
    4. cloth
    1. should not
    2. could not
    3. would not
    4. may not
    1. practice
    2. practices
    3. practises
    4. practise
    1. when
    2. since
    3. from
    4. for
    1. loss
    2. loosed
    3. beaten
    4. lost
    1. too
    2. around
    3. round
    4. also

In questions 16 to 18. choose the best sentence that means the same as the one underlined.

  1. Doing some house chores, Naliaka waited for her father's call.
    1. Naliaka waited for her father who was doing some house chores to call her.
    2. After doing some house chores, Naliaka waited for her father's call.
    3. Naliaka's had done some house chores before her father called her.
    4. Naliaka was doing some house chores as she waited for her father's call.
  2. Maria is the apple of her father's eye.
    1. Maria is very dear to her father.
    2. Maria resembles her father.
    3. Maria loves her father very much
    4. Maria is the only child of her father.
  3. The candidates passed the test with flying colours. The candidates
    1. hardly passed the test.
    2. excelled in the test.
    3. barely passed the test.
    4. performed fairly in the test.

In questions 19 and 20, choose the best alternative to complete the sentence

  1. You have to wait ____________ midnight before you can open your birthday gifts.
    1. until
    2. since 
    3. to 
    4. for
  2. He is _______________ forgetful ___________________ he doesn't care about school work.
    1. not only ... but also
    2. either...or 
    3. both ... and 
    4. neither ... nor

In questions 21 and 22. choose the sentence that is grammatically correct.

    1. She surprised us with her story.
    2. They left there shoes at the door.
    3. The occasion was very enjoyable.
    4. I was dissapointed when my friends didn't show up.
    1. She repeated the mistake again.
    2. He returned the books back to me.
    3. Raise up you hand to ask questions. 
    4. They coped with the cold weather.

In questions 23 to 25. choose the alternative that means the same as the underline words

  1. Surprisingly, my sister's daughter takes after me.
    1. nephew 
    2. cousin
    3. niece
    4. aunt
  2. It is unwise to be wasteful when spending money.
    1. thrifty
    2. expensive
    3. miserly
    4. extravagant
  3. The students were all ears when the teacher was speaking. 
    1. bored
    2. restless 
    3. attentive 
    4. afraid

Read the passage below and then answer questions 26-38

Nyambura had looked forward to the cruise, a time to relax and recharge her store of energy. It was the first time that she was on a holiday alone. Her family member and friends were unable to obtain leave from their jobs. She remembered their farewell kisses as they bid her goodbye at Collyer Quay where she had boarded the passenger liner. She was greatly impressed. The ship was a beauty to behold! There were many facilities to keep holiday makers entertained and actively occupied. The swimming pool, the gymnasium, the billiard and other games rooms as well as the theatre on board were very well managed. Activities were drawn up for the next three days.

The scenery around the ship was captivation for the few hours after the voyage began Besides the rising and falling tides and the diminishing islands, there wasn't anything appealing. The captain and the crew were very hospitable and professional. They spoke many languages and made everybody feel at ease. The captain was a real charmer. He had a deep sense of humour that endeared him to all of us. He had a deep accent that gave away his British origin.

The days began early with a work out session at the gymnasium. The intense two-hour session in the early morning always left Nyambura gasping for breath. She realised how unfit her body was. However, the activities got easier as her body and mind got used to the routine. The instructors were so fit that they effortlessly did the work-out activities that some passengers could not manage.

Meals were specially prepared. Foods from all over the world were on offer. The passengers had an opportunity to sample delicacies from diverse cultures. Sea food, vegetarian, native and exotic foods were served. Nyambura ate in moderation in fear of stomach upsets and reactions. While she enjoyed some, she had a hard time with sea food. The cruise took the passengers to destinations located on distant islands. The people they encountered were friendly. Nyambura was able to buy souvenirs and took as a many photographs as possible to capture the memories, gift her colleagues at work and show off to her friends and family.

Three days flew past like a day. She couldn't believe the end had come. Tears welled in her eyes wishing she had the ability to turn back the wheels of time. It was a pity that Nyambura's holiday ended that way. She would be on the cruise again the following year.

  1. Why was the cruise so important for Nyambura? She
    1. had not been on a cruise before. 
    2. wanted to enjoy the holiday alone.
    3. had looked forward to it for a long time.
    4. wanted a time to rest and regain lost energy.
  2. Why was Nyambura unaccompanied on the cruise?
    1. She did not have any friends or relatives.
    2. Her family and friends were unavailable.
    3. She was the only one who was not working
    4. She requested her family and friends to remain behind.
  3. The phrasal verb 'looked forward to' means the same as
    1. planned for
    2. longed for
    3. waited.
    4. postponed
  4. Which one of the following statements is not true according to the passage?
    1. Nyambura's family abd friends escorted her to Collyer Quay.
    2. Nyambura's family and friends wished her welll as she left for the cruise.
    3. Nyambura was sad to go on holiday without her friends.
    4. Nyambura's family and friends could not get time off from their jobs. 
  5. What impressed Nyambura most about the ship? The
    1. ship crew.
    2. facilities on the ship.
    3. beauty of the ship.
    4. scenery aorund the ship.
  6. The ship had many facilities in order to
    1. ensure the passengers were happy and occupied
    2. draw up activities for three days.
    3. make the passengers spend their money.
    4. keep the crew entertained and occupied. 
  7. Why do you think the islands were diminishing? 
    1. The tides were rising and falling. 
    2. They were not appealing.  
    3. The ship moved away from them.
    4. They were covered with ocean water.
  8. It is true to say that
    1. there was a lot to see in the ocean.
    2. the ship captain and crew were very welcoming.
    3. only games were played in the ship.
    4. the passengers spoke all languages.
  9. The captain was real charmer. This implies that the captain made people
    1. laugh a lot.
    2. feel afraid 
    3. feel at case.
    4. feel threatened.
  10. How did Nyambura know the nationality of the captain? The
    1. captain told her.
    2. way he looked.
    3. many languages he spoke.
    4. way he spoke. 
  11. Nyambura realised that her body was not fit because she
    1. was short of breath after working out.
    2. could not perform the activities during work out.
    3. was unable to wake up early for the work out.
    4. was lazier than the rest of the passengers.
  12. Which of the following statements is true to about the food served on the ship?
    1. It was derived from one locality.
    2. It was served to the passengers in moderation.
    3. Passengers were free to eat the food they wanted.
    4. Every passenger enjoyed every type of food served.
  13. Nyambura bought souvenirs for all the following reasons except to
    1. give them to her family and friends.
    2. boast about the cruise to friends and . family. 
    3. sell them to her friends and family
    4. remind her about the pleasant cruise she had.

Read the passage below and then answer questions 39-50.

Water is one of the most vital natural resources for life on Earth. The availability and quality of water determines not only where people can live,
but also their quality of life. It is not enough to have plenty of fresh water if it is not available when and where it is needed. Only five per cent of the world's water is deemed fit  for consumption and this ngure is shrinking by the day. Thus, it must be treated as a limited and precious resource

Without water, all human activities would be affected and come to a standstill. Water is essential for commercial use which includes fresh water for motels, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, other commercial facilities and civilian and military institutions. Domestic water use would be for drinking, food preparation, bathing, washing, flushing toilets, and watering lawns and gardens. The other uses would be for industries such as power generations and for agriculture.

The availability of water cannot be separated from development. In fact, there cannot be development without a reliable supply of water. Water must be in sufficient supply for an area to develop and continue developing. In the twenty-first century, the demand to water has to be managed more effectively within the available supply instead of simply building more dams. More needs to be done like adopting water saving technologies, recycling of water and water harvesting.

The demand for water increases year by year as the human population grows bigger. However, the supply of clean, useable water does not. Instead, it shrinks due to pollution, deforestation and global warming. If a balance is not obtained, our sources of water will diminish very fast.

There are several ways in which an individual can save this precious commodity. When washing dishes or hands, don't let the water run while rinsing. Run your washing . machine and dishwasher only when they are full and you could save 1 000 gallons of water. Minimize evaporation by watering plants early in the morning when the temperature is cooler. Replacing the traditional shower head with a water-saving one could save about a gallon of water each time.

It is said that one can survive a week without food, but only a few days without water. Since water is the source of all life, it is time great importance is placed to conserve it.

  1. According to the first sentence, water
    1. is the most important resource in life
    2. is among the most important resources
    3.  is the only vital resource in life
    4. life is possible without water. 
  2. The following factors make water  resource. Which one does not?Its  availability
    1. at the time it is needed.
    2. in the quality it is needed. 
    3. at the place it is needed. 
    4. at the form it is needed.
  3. The word 'fit' used in the passage means  the same as 
    1. suitable. 
    2. healthy. 
    3. adequate. 
    4. clean. 
  4. It is true to say that
    1. the amount of consumable water in the world is reducing.
    2. there is plenty of consumable water in the world
    3. the amount of drinking water remains the same.
    4. any water in the world can be consumed.
  5. The passage talks about all of the following uses of water except for
    1. domestic use.
    2. recreational use. 
    3. commercial use,
    4. agricultural use. 
  6. It is true to say that
    1. the demand for water has remained unchanged. 
    2. both demand and supply of water have increased
    3. the supply for water increases with rise in population
    4. the demand for clean useable water has increased year by year
  7. The writer suggests all the following measures to manage demand for water except 
    1. harvesting water. .
    2. adopting water saving techniques.
    3. building more boreholes.
    4. recycling waste water. 
  8. The word 'sufficient' as used in the  passage means
    1. plenty.
    2. enough
    3. surplus.
    4. scarcity
  9. The following have affected the availability of consumable water. Which one has not?
    1. Environmental pollution.
    2. Clearing of forests.
    3. Low population growth.
    4. Global warming.
  10. Running washing machines only when they are full is a way
    1. of saving time and energy,
    2. of harvesting water.
    3. to recycle waste water.
    4. to reduce wastage of water
  11. Why does the writer advise about watering plants in the morning?
    1. Plants don't take much water in the morning.
    2. The temperatures are high in the morning.
    3. There is little loss of water in the morning.
    4. It reduces pollution of the environment.
  12. Which one of the following is the most suitable title for the passage?
    1. Water pollution.
    2. Water and development.
    3. The uses of water resources.
    4. Water conservation measures.


  1. C
  2. B
  3. C
  4. B
  5. D
  6. B
  7. C
  8. B
  9. B
  10. C
  11. B
  12. D
  13. B
  14. D
  15. C
  16. D
  17. A
  18. B
  19. A
  20. A
  21. A
  22. D
  23. C
  24. D
  25. C
  26. D
  27. C
  28. B
  29. C
  30. C
  31. D
  32. C
  33. B
  34. A
  35. D
  36. B
  37. C
  38. C
  39. B
  40. D
  41. A
  42. A
  43. B
  44. D
  45. C
  46. B
  47. C
  48. D
  49. C
  50. D


Fill in blank spaces numbered 1-15 in the passage below with the most appropriate alternative.

Gender discrimination     1     the African woman       2       not only very widespread       3     deeply entrenched      4        African Societies.      5        factors combine to disadvantage     6       African woman.     7    , we have an outdated       8      that the woman is naturally        9     , secondly, many negative culturally       9     , secondly, many negative cultural      10      like female genitai mutilation, bride     11     and other terms of discrimination. Thirdly, the abject      12      and ignorance in     13     African communities deny the African woman the means, the knowledge and power to     14      positive decisions in       15     life. 

  A B C D
1  by  against    from  with
2  is  are   isn't  aren't
3  also then  but also  and so  if then
4  on  in  from  of
5  Small  Several  Few  A little
6  a  an  the  few
7  Fast  Vast  First  Fastly
8  belief  believe  beliefs   believing
9  superior  inferior  strong  excellent
10  practice  practise  practices  practises
11  price  prize  present  dowry
12  wealth  poor  poverty  riches
13  few  a few  a little  many
14  making  made  make  makes
15  their  his  her  our

For questions 16-17, choose the alternative which means the same as the underlined word

  1. Before you buy an item, calculate how much it will cost you.
    1. work out
    2. work up 
    3. work in
    4. work over
  2. The manager fired the workers who went on strike.
    1. struck off
    2. put off
    3. laid off
    4. laid down
  3. It is very difficult to bring up many children these days.
    1. feed
    2. raise
    3. educate
    4. afford

For questions 19 - 20, choose the correct question tags. 

  1. I am the heaviest boy in class,______?
    1. am I not
    2. amn't I
    3. aren't I 
    4. isn't it
  2. She dared to storm out of church, _______? 
    1. didn't she
    2. doesn't she
    3. daren't she 
    4. isn't she

In questions 21 - 23. choose the corrects  word to fill in the blank spaces.

  1. If she had gone to Duhai, she ____________ bought the dress
    1. will have
    2. could have 
    3. could have
    4. would have 
  2. Jane is an intelligent pupil, _________, she is a talented singer.
    1.  nevertheless
    2. neither 
    3. moreover
    4. however 
  3. There is _________ food. None can get  satisfied.
    1.  little
    2. a little
    3.  few
    4. a few 

For questions 24 - 25, choose the word that least fits in the group.

    1. Wednesday
    2. County 
    3. Mombasa
    4. Rwanda 
    1. Merrily
    2. Quickly 
    3. Happily
    4. Funny

Read the passage below and then answer questions 26 - 38.

            There once lived a wealthy man who was noble in his society. He was regarded in high esteem and always had a place of honour in the village council. The man employed a servant to work in his vast estate.
            The servant was a dutiful person that the master found no fault in him. He too was a determined person and was ready to better himself. He detested a life of servitude and resolved to make himself a respectable person like his master. He enrolled in evening classes the moment his duties were done. The master neither encouraged nor supported the servant's endeavour to better himself. All he cared for was that the duties were carried out to the latter.
            The servant acquired vast knowledge in different fields. One day, he approached his master and hinted to him on better ways of improving the farm yields. “Who are you to tell me how to run my farm?" his master exploded out at him. “But we have been farming using the same methods year in year out with some dismal yields," the servant tried to convince his master.
            "Listen!" shouted his boss! “I make rules here and you have to abide by them! Those night studies are making you stubborn and thick headed.” Saying this, he dismissed his servant with anger.
            The servant continued carrying on the work using the old methods. He studied with dint every night and finally sat for his examinations. He passed well with credentials and was lucky to find a good paying job with a big company.
            His master sadly dismissed him wishing him luck wherever he went. The former servant worked for some years with the company and then opened his own firm. He had risen from obscirity to a manager in his own Blue Chip Company. 
            Meanwhile, his old master had sunk into debts. He had been asked to pay a huge amount of money and his prestigious farm and property were in danger of being auctioned. He was desperate to find remedy to the situation and save his family from hard times. He found himself knocking at the office of his former servant.

  1. Which statement is true about the man mentioned in the first paragraph?
    1. He was noble but not rich
    2. He was rich 
    3. He employed a servant in his small farm
    4. He was not part of the village council
  2. The word 'noble' is used in the first sentence. It can describe the man as;
    1.  coward, careless, caring
    2. fearful, honest, careless
    3. courageous, honest, caring
    4. brave, careless, coward
  3. The servant as stated in the passage was;
    1. hardworking but blameworthy
    2. innocent and lazy
    3. self-driven and guilty
    4. obedient and blameless
  4. The word 'servitude' refers to the state of;
    1.  freedom
    2. slavery
    3.  poverty
    4. disobedience
  5. The phrase 'duties were carried out to the latter' as ued in the passage means;
    1. work was to be done without any question
    2. the servant was to perform only some duties
    3. work was to be done when the master ordered
    4. the duties were not done at all
  6.  According to the passage, it is correct to say that;
    1. the master discouraged the servant's effort to study
    2. the master was happy with the servant's education
    3. the master did not discourage the servants effort to study
    4. the master supported his servant in everything
  7. From the passage, it is evident to say that education;
    1. does not satisfy needs
    2. does not give information 
    3. is useless in farming
    4. can improve one's life
  8. Which of the following led to the failure of the master's farming projects?
    1. The servant's search for knowledge
    2. The master's inability to accept change 
    3. The master's change of working methods
    4. The servant's refusal to support the master
  9. What were the feelings of the master as he dismissed his servant?
    1. He was sad
    2. He was grateful
    3. He was contented
    4. He was glad
  10. The phrase ..... had sunk into debts,' shows the master;
    1. cleared his debts
    2. had a lot of money
    3. owed people money
    4. paid all his debtors
  11. Which of the following words would replace the word ‘remedy' as used in the passage?
    1. Solution
    2. Effect
    3. Encouragement
    4. Cause
  12. The master eventually knocked at his former servant's office for help. Which proverb summarises this?
    1. Look before you leap
    2. Hard work pays
    3. What goes around comes around
    4. Tit for tat is a fair game
  13. The best title for this passage would be;
    1. The master and the servant
    2. The servant and his master's farm
    3. The master's farm
    4. The master's education

Read the passage below and then use it to answer questions 39-50.

            The human body is so far the most interesting yet complicated of other animal bodies. It is considered the most perfect creation of nature. It is therefore the most studied by the largest group of related professionals from psychologists, physiologists, physiotherapists, neurosurgeons and more.
            These people always find something new in their fields be it biological or physical and they remain to be interesting for knowledge and studies as well. Did you know that 15 percent of people in the world are left-handed or that infants blink only once or twice a min while adults' average blinks are around ten, and fingernails grow nearly four times faster than toe nails?
            Such findings continue to spring up day in day out to normally helpful in times of epidemics or rare circumstances of infections or diseasea. The following are some random findings about important features of the body. The skin is the largest organ making up the body, covering about 12 percent of the body weight, while the small intestine is the largest internal organ and is four times taller than an average human height.
            However, the most important part of the human body is the control mechanism-the brain. The brain weighs atleast two percent of the body weight and consumes 30 percent of the oxygen we breath.

  1. Why is the human body said to be the most interesting and complicated?
    1. It is the same as that of other animals
    2. It is studied by professionals
    3. It is the most perfect creation of nature
    4. Psychologists, physiologists, neurosurgions study it
  2. Who among the following given professionals do not study human body as mentioned in the passage?
    1. Neurosurgeons
    2. Meteorologists
    3. Psycologists
    4. Physiotherapists
  3. The new findings by the professionals in the passage may be;
    1. biological or mental
    2. physical or spiritual
    3. spiritual or mental
    4.  physical or biological
  4. Who are said to blink many times according to the passage? 
    1. Adults
    2. Infants
    3. Left handed people
    4. Adults and infants
  5. What percentage of people in the world are left-handed?
    1. Thirty percent
    2. Twelve percent
    3. Fifteen percent
    4. Ten percent
  6. According to the passage, it is true to say that;
    1. infants blink only ten times in a minute
    2. most of the people in the world are left -handed
    3. toe nails grow faster than finger nails
    4. the left-handed people in the world are fewer than the right-handed people
  7. Human health research are helpful during times of,
    1. blinking
    2. epidemics and infections
    3. studying the world
    4. growing of finger nails
  8. The largest internal organ in the body is;
    1. the brain
    2. the large intestine
    3. the small intestines
    4. the skin
  9. Which organ is referred to as the 'control mechanism'?
    1. The brain
    2. The hands
    3. The heart
    4. The intestines
  10. The brain consumes what percentage of the air we breath?
    1. 15% nitrogen
    2. 30% oxygen 
    3. 12% oxygen
    4. 30% carbon dioxide 
  11. Another name for diseases' in the story is;
    1. epidemics
    2. organs
    3. infections
    4. intestines
  12. Which statement is correct according to the passage?
    1. Infants blink once or twice in a minute
    2. The large intestine is the largest external body organ
    3. Small intestines are shorter than an average human height
    4. The brain has no weight

Write an interesting composition from the following beginning

My parents told me to look after our home when they left that morning. After sometime, I got attracted to some noise on the road. I decided to go and find out what was happening..........

Marking Scheme

  1. B
  2. A
  3. B
  4. D
  5. B
  6. C
  7. C
  8. A
  9. B
  10. C
  11. A
  12. C
  13. D
  14. C
  15. C
  16. A
  17. C
  18. B
  19. C
  20. A
  21. D
  22. C
  23. A
  24. B
  25. D
  26. B
  27. C
  28. D
  29. B
  30. A
  31. C
  32. D
  33. B
  34. A
  35. C
  36. A
  37. C
  38. A
  39. C
  40. B
  41. D
  42. A
  43. C
  44. D
  45. B
  46. C
  47. A
  48. B
  49. C
  50. A


Question 1 - 5: Read the conversation below and answer questions

Adasa: I think malaria is a very dangerous disease.

Masha: Yes, it is. It is a killer disease. But I think typhoid is worse.

Adasa: What about AIDS: I think it's the worst disease.

Masha: I agree with you. AIDs has killed very many people. We should do our best to keep it away from us.

  1. Which is the worst disease?
    1.  AIDS
    2.  Tyhoid
    3. Malaria
    4. Tuberculosis
  2. Which is the comparative adjective of the word best ______________________
    1. Good
    2. Better
    3. Gooder
    4. 'Best'
  3. _____________ thinks that malaria is a very dangerous disease.
    1. Masha
    2. Adasa
    3. James 
    4. Lucy
  4. The following diseases have been mentioned in the conversation except
    1. AIDS
    2. Typhoid
    3. Malaria
    4. Covid -19
  5. The following pronouns have been used in the conversation except
    1.  I
    2.  It
    3.  you
    4. It's

Question 6 - 13: Read the passage below and answer questions


Little children eat or drink anything that comes across their paths. Without any doubts, you have come across them eating bananas which have flies or are rotten, All these are caused by grown ups. Many grown ups store poisons, paraffin and different varieties of soaps where children could reach them easily. On getting these items, the grown ups are not aware that the children have taken
these bad items.

If in a house there are children below five yers, the following precautions should be taken label all containers with soaps, perfumes and poison to ensure that the labelled tins are out of children's reach. All bottles should be kept on top of cupboards or any other place whose height is beyond the reach of children

There are those parents who store poison in food containers. This is dangerous. When these innocent children come across them, they believe it's food. They end up swallowing poison or chewing morsels of fungicide and the end result is death.

  1. Who are being blamed for the dangers in the house according to the passage?_____________________
    1. Grown ups
    2.  Children
    3. Teachers
    4. Neighbours
  2. Which one of the following is not a dangerous item kept in the house?
    1. Poisons 
    2. Paraffin 
    3. Soaps
    4. Milk
  3. Why do children eat anything they find?
    1. It's their hobby
    2. They don't listen to their parents
    3. They don't know what is good or bad
    4. They are sweet
  4. What is the meaning of the word 'morsels' as underlined in the passage?
    1. A large amount
    2. A lumpsome
    3. A type of gungi
    4. A Small amount
  5. All the following should be avoided to keep children safe except?
    1. Keep the medicine near children
    2. dispose left overs near children
    3. keep medicine away from children
    4. leave bottles without labels
  6. What is the final results after a child takes poison
    1. Fainting
    2. Death
    3. Suffocation .
    4. Deep sleep
  7. Which mistake is done by most parents?
    1. Having alot of rules
    2. Leaving medicines carelessly
    3. Bringing up many children
    4. Employing househelps
  8. Which is the best title for the passage?
    1. Medicines in hospitals
    2. Children disobedience
    3. Children with medicine
    4. Parents and medicine

Question 14 - 22: Read the text below and fill in with the correct answers

The long ___ 14___ day had at last 15 to attend the graduation. Everyone__16____ eager. ____17____ The young pupils lined ____18____ excitedly. Each had something to ____19____, it seemed ____20____ were eager to see their parents___ 21____ to ____22____  the very important day.

    1. waiting
    2. wait
    3. awaited
    4. waited
    1. arrive
    2. come
    3. entered
    4. noticed
    1. is
    2. were
    3. was
    4. has
    1. date
    2. party
    3. day
    4. ceremony
    1. up
    2. on
    3. between
    4. off 19.
    1. told
    2. say
    3. speak
    4. question
    1. Whole
    2. All
    3. Each
    4. Every
    1. coming
    2. came
    3. come
    4. gone
    1. look
    2. seen
    3. saw
    4. witness

Questions 23 - 30: Complete the following similes. 

  1. As brave as a ___________________
    1. snake
    2. lion
    3. cat
    4. dog
  2. As white as a _______________________
    1. snow
    2. Ash
    3. shirt 
    4. Clouds

For question 25 - 26. Fill in the spaces with the correct possessive pronouns.

  1. This is my book. It is ___________________
    1. mine
    2. yours
    3. his
    4. hers
  2. That cow belongs to them. It is __________________
    1. there's
    2. their's
    3. theirs
    4. there's

Identify adverb of time in the following sentences

  1. The bell rang at noon.
    1. bell
    2. rang
    3. at
    4. noon
  2. I was too late to arrive in school.
    1. too
    2. late
    3. arrive
    4. school

For questions 29 - 30. Choose the correct short form of the underlined words

  1. We will not attend the meeting
    1. willn't
    2. won't
    3. will not
    4. woun't
  2. I was not told to sweep the class.
    1. wasn't
    2. weren't
    3. wasen't
    4. wasend


Write an interesting composition about.



  1. A
  2. B
  3. B
  4. D
  5. D
  6. A
  7. D
  8. C
  9. D
  10. C
  11. B
  12. B
  13. C
  14. C
  15. B
  16. C
  17. D
  18. A
  19. B
  20. B
  21. A
  22. D
  23. B
  24. A
  25. A
  26. C
  27. D
  28. B
  29. B
  30. A


Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 1-15. For each blank space, choose the best alternative from the choices given.

            Communication is one of the     1    aspects of life of all living organisms, especially human beings. There is      2    a constant need for people to generate, organise and pass information from one party to    3   .
            Be it business communication or regular social interactions, transfer of information      4    different sources ensures harmony and understanding of the expectations,    5     the appropriate course of action. Through smart phones and computers, people      6    pass messages and receive feedback. Such advanced technologies have had significant influences of communication in its      7    
Over the past period, technology      8        the methods that human beings use to communicate.      9     there were telegraphs that paved the way for telephones. Currently, the internet, cell phones and emails are at the      10       of the most preferred methods of communication,     11     the widespread use of technology in communication, the society and business     12     embraced the methods of passing information,     13     have emerged in line with technology. The introduction of portable cellular phones in the     14    of communication has enabled people to remain connected with each other     15    receiving voice calls and sending messages amongst the communicating parties.

  A B C D
1  more significant  most significance    most significant  many significant
2  always  never   rarely  neither
3  another  other  near  next 
4  among  through  between  across
5  owing to  as well as  but also  not only
6  would   could  must  entirely
7  entirely  entiretty  entirrely  entire
8  has altered  have altered  had altered  has altering
9  Todate  Presently  Up-to-date  initially
10  lowest  summit  down-fall  bottom
11   Despite  Owing  Following  Inspite
12  have  were  was  has
13  whom  whose  what  which
14  ream  realem  realm  relaem
15  apart  besides  in addition  beside

For questions 16 and 17 choose the best alternative to fill the gaps

  1. The stranger was a ___________ boy
    1. young, handsome, American
    2. handsome, young, American
    3. young , American, handsome
    4. handsome, American, young
  2. He bought a _________________ table.
    1. small, wooden, rectangular
    2. rectangular, small, wooden
    3. wooden, small, rectangular
    4. small, rectangular, wooden
  3. The state of no progress was caused by poor management.
    1. stand back
    2. stand out
    3. stand off
    4. stand over
  4. The gang attacked the villagers at the crack of  dawn.
    1. set on
    2. set off
    3. set up
    4. set in 

For questions 20 and 21, choose the  statement that correctly completes the given  sentence. 

  1. It was such an interesting party; For questions 18 and 19, choose the
    1. and no one was willing to leave soon alternative that corectly replaces the
    2. that no one was willing to leave soon underlined part of the sentence.
    3. so no one was willing to leave soon
    4. even no one was willing to leave soon 
  2.  I would rather be late;
    1. or miss the occasion
    2. but miss the occasion
    3. nor miss the occasion
    4. than miss the occasion

For questions 22 and 23, change the given sentences into reported speech.

  1. "My brother will be admitted today,” Grace said.
    1. Grace said that her brother will be admitted  that day
    2. Grace said that her brother will be admitted
    3. Grace said that her brother would be admitted that day
    4. Grace said that her brother would be admitted today
  2. The teacher told the pupils, “You can excel only if you study hard.”
    1. The teacher told the pupils that they can excel only if they study hard 
    2. The teacher told the pupils that they could excel only if they studied hard, C.
    3. The teacher told the pupils that they would excel only if they studied hard.
    4. The teacher told the pupils that they will excel if they studied hard

For questions 24 and 25, choose the sentence  that is grammatically correct. 

    1. Most people prefer coffee to juice
    2. We have been waiting for them since the last two hours
    3. If I were rich, I could assist the poor. ·
    4. There is very less sugar left in the pot
    1. The girl whom book got lost cried
    2. There was a conflict among the two rival groups
    3. Eliud was very happy to win the race
    4. Besides basketball, Mary plays football

Read the passage below and then answer questions 20 to 38.

            Once upon a time, there was a beautiful girl named Cinderella. She lived with her wicked stepmom and two step-sisters. They treated Cinderella very badly. One day, they were invited for a grand party in the king's palace. But Cinderella's step mother would not let her go. Cinderella was made to sew new party gowns for her stepmother and stepsisters and curl their hair. They then went to the party/ leaving Cinderella alone at home.
            Cinderella felt very sad and began to cry. Suddenly, a fairy godmother appeared to her and said, "Don't cry, Cinderella! I will send you to the party " But Cinderella was sad. She said, "I don't have a gown to wear for the party.” The fairy godmother then touched Cinderella's rags and changed them into a beautiful new gown. She also touched Cinderella's feet with the magic hand. Alas! She had beautiful glass slippers! "How will I go to the grand party?" Asked Cinderella. The fairy godmother found six mice playing near a pumpkin, in the kitchen. She touched them with her magic hand and the mice became four shiny black horses and two coachmen and the pumpkin turned into a golden coach.
            Cinderella was overjoyed and set off for the party in the coach drawn by the black horses. Before leaving, the fairy godmother said, “Cinderella, the magic will only last until midnight. You must reach home by then." When Cinderella entered the palace, everybody was struck by her beauty. Nobody, not even Cinderella's stepmother or stepsisters, knew who she was in her pretty clothes and shoes. The handsome prince also saw her and fell in love with Cinderella. He went to her and asked, "Do you want to dance?" And Cinderella said, "Yes." The prince danced with her all night and nobody recognized the beautiful dancer. Cinderella was so happy dancing with the prince that she almost forgot what the fairy grandmother said.
            At the last moment. Cinderella remembered her fairy godmother's word and she rushed to go home. "Oh! I must go!” She cried and ran out of the palace. One of her glass slippers came off but Cinderella did not turn back for it. She reached home just as the clock struck twelve. Her coach turned back into a pumpkin, the horses into mice and her fine gown into rags. Her stepmother and stepsisters reached home shortly after that. They were talking about the beautiful lady who had been dancing with the prince.
            The prince had fallen in love with Cinderella and wanted to find out who the beautiful girl was, but he did not even know her name. He found the glass slipper that had come off Cinderella's foot as she ran home. The prince said, “I will find her. The lady whose foot fits this slipper will be the one I will marry." The next day, the prince and his servants took the glass slipper and went to all the homes in the kingdom. They wanted to find the lady whose feet would fit in the slipper. All the women in the kingdom tried the slipper but it would not fit any of them. Cinderella's stepsisters also tried to squeeze their feet and pushed hard into the slipper, but the servants were afraid the slipper would break. Cinderella's stepmother would not let her try the slipper on, but the prince saw her and said, “Let her also try the slipper!” The slipper fit her perfectly. The prince recognized her from the rest. He married Cinderella and together they lived happily ever after.

  1. Which one of the following statements is false according to the first paragraph?
    1. Cinderella's relationship with her stepmother and stepsisters was not cordial
    2. Cinderella joyfully accompanied her stepmother and stepsisters to the grand party
    3. Cinderella was a very charming girl
    4. Cinderella prepared her stepmother and stepsister for the grand party
  2. Why would Cinderella's stepmother not let her go to the king's palace?
    1. She would be ashamed of herself
    2. She had many errands to run at home
    3. The king would not be pleased
    4. She was jealous of her
  3. Which one of the following was not a magic  performed by the fairy godmother according to the second paragraph?
    1. Changing Cinderella's hair into a long fluffy wig 
    2. Changing Cinderella's old clothes into a  beautiful new gown
    3. Making Cinderella have glass slippers by touching her feet with the magic hand 
    4. Changing the six mice into horses and two coachmen
  4. What condition did the fairy godmother give Cinderella for the magic?
    1. That she must dance with the prince
    2. That she must pay her after the party
    3. That she must be back home by the mid of the night
    4. That she must not interact with her stepmother and stepsisters
  5. Which one of the following statements is not true according to the passage?
    1. Cinderella was pleased by the fairy  godmother's help
    2. Cinderella's charm left everyone at the palace in awe
    3. Cinderella's relatives did not recognise her at the party
    4. The prince married Cinderella on the night of the great party
  6. Cinderella almost forgot what the fairy godmother had said because;
    1. she was carried away by the dance with the prince
    2. she was threatened by her stepmother
    3. the prince did not want her to leave the palace
    4. everybody at the party was struck by her beauty
  7. When Cinderella recalled her fairy godmother's words
    1. she wept uncontrollably
    2. she quickly ran home
    3. he opted to be ignorant
    4. she threw off her glass slippers
  8. It is not true to say that where Cinderella reached home;
    1. it was exactly at midnight
    2. her coach turned back into a pumpkin
    3. her fine gown turned back into torn clothes
    4. her stepmother and stepsisters had reached home long ago.
  9. What pre-occupied the minds of Cinderella's stepmother and stepsisters after the party?
    1. The realisation that the young lady that danced with the prince was Cinderella
    2. The fact that the prince did not even recognise them
    3. The thought of the young woman who had been dancing with the prince
    4. The meals that they ate at the king's palace
  10. After the grand party, the prince had the  challenge of;
    1. taking the glass slipper to Cinderella
    2. explaining to his parents that she wanted to marry Cinderella
    3. visiting Cinderella's home and seeing her  parents
    4. finding out who was the beautiful lady she  danced with was
  11. According to the fifth paragraph, the prince's intention of visiting all the houses in the kingdom was to; 
    1. thank the members for gracing the great party
    2. find out the lady whose feet fit in the glass slipper
    3. give material help to the poor in the kingdom palace
    4. know Cinderella's stepmother's homestead
  12. When Cinderella's stepsister's tried on the  slipper, 
    1. it did not fit any of them 
    2. the prince was pleased with them
    3. the prince chose one of them for marriage
    4. the servants encouraged the prince to love  them
  13. The moral lesson we learn from this passage is' that;
    1. we should not attend parties at night
    2. we should always try to be smart and charming
    3. we should depend on magic for success in life
    4. we should not be jealous of others 

Read the passage below and then answer questions 39 to 50.

            Africa has the highest incidence rates of child labour, However, there is a difference between the definition of child labour in African communities and the western environments. When children work in Africa, mostly in family farm., they are doing so as part of training for their future and aiding family income. In the western sense, this is viewed as harmful and exploitative but that is not the case because the type of work children do matches their age and their environment. Cases of exploitative or harmful work are there, but they are also everywhere including the developed world.
            Child labour in Africa is generally defined based on two factors: the type of work and the minimum appropriate age of work. If a child is involved in an activity that is harmful to his or her physical and mental development, then that is child labour. That is, any work that is mentally, physically, socially morally dangerous and harmful to children, and interferes with their schooling by depriving them of the opportunity to attend school or requiring them to attempt to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work. The appropriate age depends on the effects of the work on the physical health and mental development of children.
            Although poverty is the primary cause of child labour in Africa, a broad range of factors ranging from structural, geographic, demographic and cultural factors also simultaneously influence  whether children work or not. In addition to poverty, lack of resources, credit constraints and parental attitudes towards education are also associated with child labour. The agricultural sector is the largest employer of children in Africa although there is also a vast majority of employed family workers who are also children.
            In general, hazardous work as a result of child labour can have immediate and long-term impacts on the safety and health of children. This may include injury, ill-health, disability and even death. Children are especially vulnerable to hazards because they are still developing physically and mentally. they are less aware of risks than adults and therefore more likely to be hurt. Exposing children to dangerous work or physical stress may have physical and psychological impacts which may only begin to appear at a later stage in their lives.
            To prevent child labour, there is need to bring in laws that make it illegal for children to work until  they reach a certain age. This makes it easier to combat the culture of child labour. Efforts should also be made by various governments to reduce poverty in families by creating more job opportunities. This will support families hence they do not need to send their children out to work. There is also, in addition, the need educate children. Education widens children's perspectives and shows them that they have so many options in life than simply to labour at arduous, low paid jobs from childhood into old age.

  1. According to the first paragraph, the writer says that in Africa;
    1. there are the lowest rate of child labour globally
    2. children do not work at all
    3. children work as part of training for their future
    4. working in family farms is really exploitative and harmful 
  2. The writer feels that the idea of African children working in family farms is not exploitative because;
    1. there has never been cases of child labour in Africa
    2. the type of work they do matches their age and environment
    3. the developed world is more exploitative to children than in Africa
    4. exploitative work among children is common everywhere around the world
  3. According to the second paragraph, all the following may be considered as child labour apart from;
    1. allowing a child humble time to attend school
    2. involving a child in an activity that is harmful to his or her physical development
    3. depriving child an opportunity to attend school through work
    4. making a child combine school attendance with excessive long and heavy work
  4. The least age for each work that a child does depends on;
    1. the benefits that the child derives from the work
    2. whether the child attends school or not
    3.  the effects of work on the child's physical and mental health
    4. the amount of the money that the child is paid
  5. According to the passage, we can conclude that;
    1. poverty is the only cause of child labour in Africa
    2. other than poverty there are some other causes of child labour in Africa
    3. cases of child labour are only found in Africa
    4. the agricultural sector is the only employer of children in Africa
  6. Harzadous work affects the child's;
    1. safety and help
    2. development and schooling
    3. growth and environment
    4. schooling and employment
  7. According to the fourth paragraph, children are  at great risks to hazards because;
    1. they are aware of the risk that come with work
    2. the impact of work on children only begins to appear at a later stage in life
    3. they work in different environments from the adults 
    4. they have not yet fully developed physically and mentally
  8. The word combat as used in the passage means the same as;
    1. embrace
    2. fight
    3. accommodate
    4. forget
  9. Which one of the following is not a measure that  can be taken to curb child labour according to the passage?
    1. Coming up with laws that illegalise work in children until they reach a certain age
    2. Government stepping into creating more job  opportunities
    3. Embracing the culture of child labour among families
    4. Availing education opportunities to children
  10. According to the passage, governments can help  to reduce poverty in families by;
    1. creating more employment opportunities
    2. providing poor families with basic needs
    3. educating families on child labour
    4. jailing families that involve children in child  labour
  11. The writer suggests that educating children;
    1. helps them year for meaningful wages
    2. expands their perspective about the options in life
    3. helps them have endurance in work
    4. enables them do the same work from childhood to adulthood 
  12. Choose the most appropriate title for this passage.
    1. Combating poverty in families
    2. The importance of educating children
    3. Creation of employment opportunities  globally
    4. The causes, effects and solution to child  labour

You have 40 minutes to write your composition. Below is the beginning of a story. Complete it in your own words, making it us interesting as you can

The hall was well-arranged. Everybody had taken their seats as we eagerly waited for the arrival of the guest-of-honour....

Marking Scheme

  1. C
  2. A
  3. A
  4. D
  5. B
  6. D
  7. A
  8. A
  9. D
  10. B
  11. A
  12. D
  13. D
  14. C
  15. B
  16. A
  17. A
  18. C
  19. A
  20. B
  21. D
  22. C
  23. B
  24. A
  25. D
  26. B
  27. D
  28. A
  29. C
  30. D
  31. A
  32. B
  33. D
  34. C
  35. D
  36. B
  37. A
  38. D
  39. C
  40. B
  41. A
  42. C
  43. B
  44. B
  45. D
  46. B
  47. C
  48. A
  49. B
  50. D


Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 1 to 15. For each blank space, choose the best alternative from the choices given.

           Every day we come     1    situations which makes us sacrifice. We sacrifice our time, peace of mind , money , comfort and    2    our property. We give these to our relatives, friends and all those     3      we have interacted with, including the old, the sick, the needy and the      4       in the society. What makes us happy is that in the     5     , we leave such people      6      than they were before. Our hearts      7      with satisfaction when they say a    8      'Thank you'.
              9     , how much have you or are you ready to sacrifice for yourself? Some people do     10    little to improve themselves. take a look at this: You went to school but your     11     in pre-primary , primary and high school was paid by your parents. they paid for your college too and      12    , you got a job soon after. How much have you paid for    13     yourself to a higher level? Some have    14     much. They have sponsored themselves to go higher than their parents left them. This is what we all      15     to do.

  A B C D
1 into across between to
2 also then even more
3 who that which whom
4 vulnerable famous popular wealthy
5  time  place  end  way
6  fairer  better  happy  stronger
7  melt  flow  grow  glow
8 simple real happy stronger
9 Therefore However More so Though
10 very so too much
11 bill  money  fees  needs
12 slowly  carefully  lastly  luckily
13  rise  raise  bring  put up
14 seen  heard  done  kept
15  need  want  try  dream

For question 16 and 17, choose the alternative that can best replace the underlined word.

  1. the officers came to inspect the damage cause by the floods
    1. Evaluate
    2. Confirm
    3. Cheek
    4. Assess
  2. The schools debating contest began at two o'clock
    1. Competition
    2. Speaking
    3. testing
    4. rehearsal

in the questions 18 and 20, choose the alternative that best fills the blank space.

  1. He arrived late _______ the gate was still open
    1. therefore
    2. more so
    3. otherwise
    4. however
  2. "Were you treated at the hospital?"
    "Yes, ________."
    1. I got
    2. I was
    3. I were
    4. I got treated.
  3. Julia does not like travelling at night and __________.
    1. Solomon does neither
    2. neither does Solomon
    3. nor Solomon does
    4. nor does Solomon

In questions 21 to 23, choose the sentence that means the same as the underlined word 

  1. If Timothy had paid for the trip, he would have travelled.
    1. Timothy travelled paid for the trip too late to travel
    2. Timothy wanted to pay for the trip so that he could travel
    3. Timothy travelled although he did not pay for the trip
    4. Timothy did not pay for the trip so he did not ravel
  2. "I will visit the dentist," said Joan
    1. Joan said that I will visit the dentist the next day
    2. Joan said that she would visit the dentist tomorrow.
    3. Joan said that she would visit the dentist the following day
    4. Joan said that she will visit the dentist tomorrow
  3. The workers hardly rest while at work
    1. The workers never rest while at work
    2. The workers barely rest while at work
    3. The workers sometimes rest while at work.
    4. The workers do not like taking a rest while at work.

In questions 24 and 25 choose the sentence which is correctly punctuated.

    1. "Our exams will begin," said the teacher. "early in the morning."
    2.  "Our exams will begin," said the teacher. "Early un the morning."
    3. "Our exams will begin," said the teacher. early in the morning."
    4. "Our exams will begin, said the teacher, early in the morning."
    1. All Charles' childrens' shoes are black
    2. All Charle's childrens shoes are black
    3. All Charles children's shoes are black.
    4. All Charles' children's shoes are black.

Read the passage below and answer questions 26 to 38

           Daudi looked for his friends excitedly. He had made a discovery he believed would interest them. Just in the neighbouring farms, he had come across a squirrel. It looked big and good to eat  but then he knew he needed miracles to catch it. Many others had tired but only a handful were successful though he was sure with the brains they had, if combined, they could easily catch not just one but even four in a day. Each of them would carry a whole carcass home although the 'feast' would wait for three or so days.
           It was approaching three o'clock when he managed to assembled his 'soldiers' as he expected, they were excited. Naum said he knew how to make good traps and it would take him only minutes to do so. Tope, on the other hand, was good at tracking and so they were upbeat as they went through the hedge to Kauma's cassava farm. Tope reminded them that if they caught the four, they could inform Kauma and he would definitely reward them. However, Daudi hoped they would not be suspected of stealing the crop. The boys laid their traps at the entrance of the holes. They did not know whether the squirrels were in or out so they had only one option: to lie still and wait. The waiting period would depend on factors beyond their ability.
           In the next fifteen minutes or so, they saw a woman approaching the farm. She had a medium-sized reed basket and a short panga, the type used for harvesting cassava tubers. She looked left and right then crouched as she approached the farm. All the boys identified her positively: Teresa, the talkative woman who lived alone. creeping like a lizard, she went up near the centre of the farm. she was actually near the boys but out of earshot. She could not hear Naum describing her as the biggest squirrel they'd ever seen. She embarked on her business with skill and speed.
           A squirrel appeared as if from nowhere. it stood on its hind legs and looked at the woman. She picked up a stone, threw it at the creature and it swiftly shuttled towards the hedge. Another one followed and seemed to be hasty. Its head went right into the trap and was unlucky to get caught as the boys silently gave one another a 'high-five' for the achievement. However, Teresa saw it!
           The next activities happened faster than they expected. As the boys silenced themselves to see how Teresa would handle the situation, they heard shuffling and when they turned their heads, they almost stopped breathing. Kauma, the least expected person by both parties, appeared. he was accompanied by two young men and for the first time we, the trappers, felt really trapped.!
           In a matter of minutes , they were all out of the farm. The boys explained when and what had brought them into the farm. As they narrated how they had seen Teresa do all that she did, Kauma started smiling but when it reached where she went for the trapped squirrel, he laughed out loudly and everybody else except her, joined in. he was a kind man for he ordered us to be given our squirrel as he released Teresa unconditionally. He let her take the tubers she had harvested.

  1. What discovery had Daudi made?
    1. There were squirrels on the nearby farms
    2. Some neighbours had cassava.
    3. He had belief of interest.
    4. He has news that could excite them
  2. By saying he needed miracles to catch squirrels. Daudi meant
    1. no one had ever caught squirrels
    2. squirrels were mysterious creatures.
    3. It was almost an impossible task
    4. They boys were not good at catching squirrels
  3. Daudi believed they could catch even four squirrels per day because.
    1. The squirrels were everywhere.
    2. he had strong belief in their combined ability.
    3. he expected to be awarded for the achievement
    4. squirrels were not easy to catch by groups.
  4. According to the responsibilities they had.
    1. Daudi had no role to play.
    2. both Naum and Tope would work simultaneously.
    3. Tope would help find where the farms were
    4. Naum's skill would ve of most importance.
  5. The reason why Kauma would reward the boys is:
    1. He liked eating squirrel but was unable to trap them.
    2. The boys simply wanted permission to continue trapping.
    3. They would have assisted him to save his crop.
    4. no one else had ever caught squirrels on the farm.
  6. The boys would land themselves in trouble if
    1. more of their traps caught any squirrel
    2.  they were suspected of being thieves.
    3. they caught more than four squirrels
    4. one of them failed to take a carcass home.
  7. The boys' waiting period would depend on
    1. when a squirrel came in or out of the hole
    2. how many squirrels there were
    3. the number of squirrels they needed to catch
    4. how silent they could remain down there.
  8. The boys were suspicious of Teresa because.
    1. they all knew her well
    2. of what she carried and her movement
    3. she too liked catching squirrels
    4. she had no business at the farm.
  9. Naum's description of Teresa shows that he
    1. knew Teresa better than all the others
    2. could catch even very big squirrels
    3. wasn't quite sure if it was Teresa or a squirrel
    4. had some sense of humor.
  10. Why did Teresa throw a stone at the squirrel
    1. In order to kill it
    2. To make it enter its hole.
    3. To make it go away
    4. In order to test if it could get scared.
  11. What made the boys not to go fro the trapped squirrel immediately
    1. They wanted to catch more
    2. They were scared of Teresa
    3. The shuffling of feet distracted them
    4. They wanted to see Teresa's next move.
  12. Kauma must have laughed.
    1. as he realised Teresa was also an opportunist
    2. since he could not believe Teresa also ate squirrels
    3. because the boys were obviously lying
    4. as Teresa herself had not talked
  13. Kauma allowed Teresa to carry away the tubers
    1. to make sure she doesn't steal again
    2. as she behaved remorseful
    3. as he was a kind man at heart
    4. since he was thoroughly entertained

Read the passage below and the answer questions 39 to 50.

           Are you always saying 'Yes' to people whom you believe you should not? This is a bad habit  many of us suffer from though for a good reason. Many adults find themselves in this situation because of how they were raised.
           We were taught how to be polite and that came with always doing what we were told. Refusal to do so was seen as a backtalk and lack of discipline by parents, teachers and those in authority.
           Saying NO can be hard when you do not want to upset others, be a source of disappointment or just happen to be a people pleaser. Sometimes, you are scared of saying 'NO' for fear of feeling guilty afterwards, more so if you are in a position to help and have no valid reason to say "NO".
           A research study carried out by a social psychologist, in examining people's influence over others came to the conclusion that many people agree to do things they would prefer not to do to avoid the considerable discomfort of saying NO. Out of that, you find yourself being overwhelmed and unhappy because you said you would go for an event you did not want to attend or took up more work assignments when you are up in the neck with any deadlines.
           As valid as these fears may be, you need to mark deeply and fully understand why you need to say NO and for what reasons. Sometimes you just do not want to do it and it is time to say NO.
           Allow you say NO without lying which is usually the default for most of us matters, Be polite, firm and say you are not able to do whatever it is. You can follow up with responses like. "Let me get back to you." or "Let me think about it first then i'll get back to you."
           Learning to say NO is a huge favour to yourself. It will lessen your stress and pressure. Likewise, it will, it will enable you to do things you genuinely love and care about.

  1. According to the first sentence of the passage.
    1. there are many people who say YES unconsciously .
    2. You may be one of those who always say YES.
    3. people say YES when they mean NO
    4. you can decide to say YES and later NO.
  2. When you say YES to a person when you should not
    1. it is meant to please them.
    2. you suffer for it more than the other person.
    3. the person knows you are not serious
    4. you should explain the reason for it.
  3. A person who is well-raised is likely to
    1. say YES when he means exactly that
    2. Favour only the people he knows 
    3. to behave like a few adults
    4. fail to disappoint others.
  4. How do we get polite manners?
    1. When we don't disagree with others. 
    2. If many people talk well of us.
    3. Memory of home expectations and being obedient
    4. As long as we keep good company.
  5. Parents, teachers and people in authority are mentioned in the passage as
    1. those who teach us to be polite. 
    2. the only people known to be polite.
    3. those who feel uncomfortable with us.
    4. those who have both good and bad habit.
  6. When you tell a person NO, it's likely that
    1. he waits for his turn to tell you the same.
    2. he looks for one who could say YES.
    3. he realises you are actually polite.
    4. he gets disappointed.
  7. Why should one feel guilty after telling the other NO?
    1. We believe we too could be told NO
    2. When he knows he could have helped
    3. No one ever feel guilty when told NO.
    4. There is no reason completely for telling the other NO.
  8. When in company of others, many people
    1. forget to say NO when they should.
    2. say YES so that they are told the same. 
    3. feel comfortable to please the group.
    4. decide to say whatever they feel like.
  9. If you are invited to a party by a friend. you should stay
    1. NO is you don't intend to go. 
    2. YES even if you don't want to go.
    3. NO then surprise them by going.
    4. neither YES or NO.
  10. In most cases, when one says NO
    1. he should ensure it is well understood.
    2. it can later change to be a YES. 
    3. he must know the other person could be annoyed,
    4. he should do it genuinely and politely.
  11. It is possible to tell a person NO
    1. just intentionally to annoy him.
    2. without using the word itself.
    3. to make the person stop bothering you.
    4. to stress both the person and yourself
  12. The best title for this passage would be
    1. Ways of pleasing your friends.
    2. How lo communicate bad news to others.
    3. Be certain when you say NO.
    4. People do not mean what they say.


Below is the beginning of a story. Write and complete it in your own words making it as interesting as possible

The night was calm and still. all seemed fine. I was however awakened by joyful ullulations and .....

Marking Scheme

  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. A
  5. C
  6. B
  7. D
  8. A
  9. B
  10. A
  11. C
  12. D
  13. B
  14. C
  15. A
  16. D
  17. A
  18. D
  19. B
  20. B
  21. D
  22. C
  23. B
  24. A
  25. D
  26. A
  27. C
  28. B
  29. D
  30. C
  31. B
  32. A
  33. B
  34. D
  35. C
  36. D
  37. A
  38. C
  39. B
  40. A
  41. D
  42. C
  43. A
  44. D
  45. B
  46. C
  47. A
  48. D
  49. B
  50. C



Answer questions orally

  1. When you want to use something that belongs to another person, which polite word do you use?
  2. Name any two healthy foods.
  3. Which part of a computer is used for typing?
  4. Name one family celebration. 
  5. Spell the workd 'etiquette

All the farm animals woke up The cock crowed early in the morning. All the farm animals woke up. They were going to have a party. Each animal prepared some food. The horse cooked rice. The nanny goat roasted They were going to have a party. Each animals prep, cooked rice.  The cow and the bull baked a cream cake. The nanny goat roasted the meat. The ram was lazy. He pretended to be sick. The food was ready by midday.The duck and the crake set the table. The billy goat brought in crates of soda. The animals sat down to eat. Just then the ram walked in. "any one who did not prepare food will nnot eat" said the donkey. The ram was sorry. He said he would wash all the dishes after the meal. The animals agreed to forgive him.

Write the comparative form of the words below

  1. big
  2. small
  3. long
  4. hot
  5. healthy

Fill in the blanks using the words below
some, many, any, much

  1. There were____pupils in the field.
  2. We do not have____homework today.
  3. How____money does he have?
  4. Do you have____story book in your bag?
  5. I found____marbles in the classroom.

Complete the following sentences using 'alot', 'alot of' or 'enough'.

  1. please, look after the baby. She is not old____
  2. That rice is____for me.
  3. Judy told me____stories.
  4. They stayed long____ to see the giraffes feed.
  5. Our teacher talks____about politeness.

Write the contracted form of these words

  1. you are
  2. will not
  3. did not 
  4. it is
  5. has not

Write the plurals

  1. child
  2. ox
  3. goose
  4. knife
  5. potato

Write these words correctly

  1. anbgead
  2. crush
  3. trestrhce
  4. edmniiec
  5. hposialt

Read the passage below and answer the questions that follows.
Mrs Sakuda asked the learners in grade four North to talk about thier classroom. Wanjiru put up her hand. She said, "Our classroom has four windows and one door. There are two big tables and one small table on the side. There are two cupboards. There is one clock at the front and three big charts on the wall. The charts make your classroom beautiful".
Patel was the second to speak. He said, "Our class has ten boys and five girls. Six leaners sit at a table. Other learners like our classroom. They say it is the neatest classroom in the school.

  1. Who was the first learner to speak?
  2. How many windows are there in the classroom?
  3. What makes Grade four North classroom beautiful?
  4. What do other learners say about the classroom?
  5. How do you keep your classroom neat?

Write an interesiing composition about:


  1. bigger
  2. smaller
  3. longer
  4. hotter
  5. healthier
  6. many
  7. any
  8. much
  9. any
  10. some
  1. enough
  2. enough
  3. a lot of
  4. enough
  5. a lot
  6. you're
  7. won't
  8. didn't
  9. it's
  10. hasn't
  1. children
  2. oxen
  3. geese
  4. knives
  5. potatoes
  6. bandage
  7. nurse
  8. stretcher
  9. medicine
  10. hospital 
  1. Wanjiru
  2. four
  3. charts
  4. becasue it is the neatest
  5. Mark relevant answer 


Read the following conversation and then answer questions 1 to 3.

Kadzo: Hello Katana. How was the competition? Mkala told me that you met your match.

Katana: Hello Kadzo. Yeah, Mkala is right. I used to think I am the best runner in this county until I met one Kobole from Makongeni.

Kadzo: Well, I think Mr. Maloba will have to do something extra in his coaching, else, it may get stiffer and stiffer.

Katana: We have time. The best thing is that I was the second after Kobole. The first three are to represent the region nationally.

Kadzo: I wish you all the best as you plan to train for the same. I shall encourage Mr. Maloba to try new coaching methods on you.

Katana: Thank you so much Kadzo. I am looking forward to emerging the best nationally.

  1. Possibly, which sports activity did Katana take part in?
    1. Javelin
    2. Athletics
    3. Shotput
    4. Kabaddi
  2. According to this conversation, who is Mr. Maloba?
    1. An athlete 
    2. A trainee
    3. A teacher
    4. A coach
  3. Which one of the following describes Katana's character? 
    1. Accepts defeat and plans to be better. 
    2. Stubborn and never allows competition.
    3. Lazy and plans to practise more and more.
    4. Hardworking but never plans to better himself.
  4. From this conversation, it is true to say that the competition was 
    1. easy. 
    2. stiff. 
    3. noble.
    4. hard.
  5. Who was the first runner-up? 
    1. Kobole. 
    2. Katana.
    3. Kadzo. 
    4. We are not told. 

Read the passage and then answer questions 6 to 2.
The schools were closed and everyone else was at home. One Monday morning, we were going to our farm with my two siblings. On our way, we came by a crowd of people by the road very busy watching something we did not know. Immediately we saw them. we ran as fast as our thin legs could carry us so as to see what was going on.
On reaching that spot, we were astonished to find out that on the ground, lay a young man who was badly beaten by an angry mob. My youngest sister could not hold back her curiosity "What happened to him?" She asked one old woman.
"The young man snatched one lady's handbag and in the process of running away with it, an angry mob caught up with him and did all this to him," the old woman explained.

  1. When they saw the crowd, what did the writer and her siblings do? They
    1. decided to run away. 
    2. did not do anything. 
    3. went their way. 
    4. went and saw what had happened.
  2. How many children were going to the farm?
    1. Two
    2. Four
    3. Three
    4. One
  3. Who narrated the story to the writer's youngest sister? 
    1. The young man.
    2. An old woman. 
    3. The angry crowd.
    4. Her elder brother.
  4. The young man who was lying down was 
    1. dead. 
    2. crying. 
    3. injured. 
    4. stealing. 

Read the passage and then answer questions 10 to 12.
Our city, Bumaye, spent a harsh period of eight months without proper supply of water. During that period, everyone in the city had a hard time. Some even had to travel over very long distances to get a drop. Livestock was no better. Beautiful plantations along the highways had to die oft. However, the residents never gave up. They prayed and prayed for another six months. There was no sign of rain. Many of them gave up and let Him do His will. At the beginning of the seventh month, God listened to His people. There were dark clouds up there. Soon, the problem was over.

  1. For how long did Bumaye operate with the water shortage?
    1. One year 
    2. Six months 
    3. One year and two months 
    4. Eight months
  2. In the passage, livestock was no better has been underlined. What does it mean? Cows, sheep and goats.
    1. did not suffer. 
    2. also suffered.
    3. were not good.
    4. survived.
  3. Why do you think the residents had to pray? They
    1. were tired of rain. 
    2. loved their God. 
    3. liked praying.
    4. wanted rain. 

Read the passage and then answer questions 5 to 1.
There are many possible reasons why you may be fat. Some people are fat because of the way their glands work in their bodies. Other people are fat because of eating too much of the wrong foods. Some foods which fatten when eaten include cakes, biscuits, chocolates, crisps and many others.
A healthy body requires a diet of four main groups which contain proteins, carbohydrates. vitamins and minerals every day. There is proteins in legumes, milk, flesh and eggs. It is difficult to give the best advice on becoming slim. A doctor who knows a person's medical history is the best. The doctor is the one who is able to decide what factors have caused a person to be overweight. He advices which diet to take and which exercises to do.

  1. According to the passage, how many groups of food does the body need to be healthy? 
    1. Five
    2. Four
    3. Three
    4. Two
  2. To know the reason why someone is overweight, it is important to get the person's
    1. friends.
    2. teacher.
    3. medical history.
    4. records.
  3. Eating too much of wrong foods leads to
    1. slimness. 
    2. overfeeding. 
    3. hunger.
    4. fatness. 

Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 16 to 20. For each blank space, select the best alternative from the choices given

The education sector in our country                        16                        that every child must attend school since education is the key to success. While in school, learners are expected to work                        17                         so as to                         18                        and succeed in life. However, some learners are extremely lazy. They never want to scratch their heads but instead, they become                         19                         on others who are smarter for almost everything including answering their                         20                         oral questions.

    1. consists
    2. insists
    3. insist
    4. consist
    1. hardest
    2. slowly
    3. smartest
    4. tirelessly
    1. conceal 
    2. excel
    3. councel
    4. excess
    1. independent
    2. dependence
    3. dependent
    4. independence
    1. teachers' 
    2. teacher's
    3. teacher
    4. teachers 

For questions 21 to 23. choose the alternative that best completes the sentences.

  1. They woke up early and                        to their camp. 
    1. go
    2. went 
    3. goes
    4. going
  2. Did they                            the bags with them?
    1. carried
    2. carrying
    3. carries
    4. carry
  3. The young girl                              her blouse before hanging it on the line.
    1. wrong
    2. wring
    3. wrung
    4. wringed

For question 24, choose the sentence that is correctly punctuated. 

    1. "What is your name!" he asked me.
    2. What an awesome day? 
    3. "Lie down!" He barked.
    4. She likes washing on tuesdays.

For questions 25 to 27 choose the opposite of the underlined words.

  1. My uncle is very tall.
    1. feeble
    2. small 
    3. short
    4. long
  2. Our teacher of English is ill.
    1. sick
    2. well
    3. beautiful
    4. pretty
  3. The road was wet yesterday.
    1. dry
    2. narrow 
    3. soggy
    4. dirty

For questions 28 to 30, choose the best word from the alternatives to fill the blank spaces.

  1. We have been studying                         eight o'clock.
    1. at
    2. for
    3. on
    4. since
  2. Every citizen                             the right to free speech. 
    1. have 
    2. is
    3. get
    4. has
  3. She had never been to Nakuru before,                      she?
    1. had
    2. has
    3. hadn't
    4. haven't


eng timer ms

Read the following conversation and then answer questions 1 to 5.

Mother: Come here my son. Bring your books with you books with you. I'd like us to check the arrangement of your work in every learning area. Come on, take the books out.

Son: Of late, I have been arranging my work neatly. Our class teacher, Miss Tari, told all of us the importance of doing so.

Mother: Please open your Mathematics exercise books, both class work and homework as I check English.

Son: Here, can't you see? This is how our Mathematics teacher wants us to arrange our work. Isn't it neat, mama?

Mother: Wow! I am very proud of both you and your teachers. All the work looks well arranged, neat, marked and corrections done. Indeed, you deserve a present from me, son! Come on let us go to the supermarket. I can't wait to get you a gift.

Son: Yees!

  1. What did the mother want to check  from his son's books?
    1. The amount of work given by the teachers
    2. The arrangement of her son's work.
    3. Some unmarked work, if any,
    4. The cleanliness of the son's books.
  2. Whose idea was it to always be arranging the work neatly? The
    1. mother's 
    2. son's
    3. class teacher's 
    4. pupils'.
  3. Towards the end of the conversation, the mother seems 
    1. disappointed.
    2. disorganised. 
    3. sad.
    4. happy. 
  4. Evidently, the mother thinks that the teachers
    1. are doing a good work.
    2. laze around mostly.
    3. arrange the pupil's work neatly.
    4. need to be transferred for a better work organization.
  5. Why did the son deserve a gift? 
    1. His work was quite disorganised.
    2. There was a supermarket near their  home.
    3. He had pleased his mother. 
    4. The teachers arranged his work well

Read the passage and then answer questions 6 to 9.

Otieno was playing with his younger sister outside the house. Their mother had told them not to kick the ball hard because it could hurt someone or break a window pane. Otieno kicked the ball to his sister. She kicked it back to him. After some time, Otieno decided to kick the ball hard to see whether his sister could catch it. His sister dived to catch the ball but missed it. The ball broke one of the window panes of the house. Otieno's mother was very angry with the children. She took away the ball and told them that they would not play with it again.

  1. According to the mother, kicking the ball hard would?
    1. hurt a window pane or break someone.
    2. break the window panes of the house
    3. hurt somebody accidentally.
    4. break a window pane or hurt somebody
  2. Which game do you think Otieno and his ball hard would sister were playing?
    1. Netball
    2. Football
    3. Basketball
    4. Handball 
  3. Why couldn't Otieno's sister catch the last ball?
    1. She feared to be hurt.
    2. It was kicked so hard.
    3. She wanted it to break the window pane
    4. She did not see it.
  4. What was the children's punishment?
    1. Not playing with the ball again.
    2. Not playing again.
    3. Using a different ball.
    4. Playing far from the house.

Read the passage and then answer questions 10 to 12.

Trees are always exciting to look at. Many people like their homes surrounded by trees. Many hotels are located in areas with many trees. When you look at a tree, what you see first is the bark that protects the tree trunk and branches. The bark at the bottom is old, rough and cracked. At the top, the bark is young and smooth.

The tallest tree alive today is over 360 feet high! It is a coast redwood growing in California in the USA. There is enough wood in its trunk to build over 300 houses! The other half is underground. These are the roots pushing their way through the thick earth. They can spread out through the soil as far the tree is high.

All people, young and old, should try to make the world beautiful by planting trees. Since the trees are already growing, we should take care of them.

  1. What have we been told about the redwood in California? It
    1. has a soft bark. 
    2. has a lot of wood in its bark.
    3. can build many houses.
    4. is good for firewood.
  2. The bark at the bottom of a tree
    1. is cracked, old and rough.
    2. can build over three hundred houses.
    3. looks smooth and young. It
    4. is rough, young and cracked.
  3. Trees should be planted by
    1. young people.
    2. old people.
    3. those who do not use them.
    4. all.

Read the passage and then answer questions 13 to 15.

I hardly slept that night. I kept on thinking about the following day. We were to have a school trip to Amboseli National Park. Those who had paid for the trip were lucky. They would see many wild animals like zebras, elephants, gazelles, buffaloes and giraffes among others. My parents had made the payment and I would accompany the other pupils.

We were to travel by bus. The bus arrived very early in the morning. The class teacher read the list as we boarded the bus. I selected a seat next to the window where I would enjoy looking outside as we travelled. 

  1. The first sentence means that the writer 
    1. slept very hard. 
    2. did not sleep at all.
    3. did not sleep well. 
    4. stayed awake the whole night.
  2. According to this passage, who were lucky?
    1. Those who planned to pay for the
    2. The pupils who did not pay for the trip. , 
    3. All the pupils in the writer's class. 
    4. Those who had paid for the trip. 
  3. Which of the following animals has not been mentioned in the passage?
    1. Lions
    2. Gazelles
    3. Zebras
    4. Elephants

Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 16 to 20. For each blank space, select the best alternative from the choices given.

Of all the learning areas, I like Mathematics more. It is my ___16___ because I never have difficulty with it and always get good marks in tests. I suppose I am ___17___ to be born with a clear-thinking brain. The wonderful thing about Mathematics is that besides the ___18___
there's nothing else to remember. Every step in solving a ___19___ is done logically. Unlike in some other learning areas, remembering dates and other facts is hard compared with the ease and ___20___of Mathematics reasoning

    1. wonderful
    2. better
    3. subjects
    4. favourite
    1. cursed 
    2. genious
    3. lucky
    4. luckier
    1.  formulae
    2.  notes
    3.  punishments
    4. homework
    1. question 
    2. problem
    3. equation .
    4. division
    1. simple
    2.  simplified
    3. simply
    4. simplicity

For questions 21 to 23, choose the correct question tags to complete the sentences.

  1. Yesterday you were late for classes,
    1. weren't you? 
    2. were you?
    3. aren't you?
    4. are you?
  2. I am the best dancer in our school,
    1. am I?
    2. aren't I?
    3. can't I?
    4. isn't it?
  3. She did not come to school yesterday,
    1. didn't he? 
    2. did he?
    3. did she? 
    4. didn't she?

For questions 24 to 27, choose the correct order of adjectives to fill in the blank spaces 

  1. Wambua's room has a __________________ carpet. 
    1. red circular oval 
    2. red oval circular
    3. oval red circular
    4. oval circular red
  2. Mr. Jakoya wears a _________________ jacket. 
    1. baggy, big old 
    2. big old baggy
    3. baggy old big 
    4. big baggy old
  3. There is a ____________________ fort near Maserati animal orphanage.
    1. huge tall ancient
    2. tall ancient huge
    3. huge ancient tall
    4. tall huge ancient
  4. We saw a ________________ table in Miss Masumbuko's office
    1. small new oval
    2. new oval small 
    3.  small oval new
    4. new small oval

In questions 28 to 30, select the best alternative to fill in the blank spaces.

  1. Mwajuma and I __________________ visit the zoo next week.
    1. will
    2. shall
    3. are
    4. could
  2. The cabinet secretary ____________________ announce the results.
    1. shall
    2. are 
    3. is
    4. will
  3. They ___________________ bring us new toys tomorrow.
    1. shall not
    2. have 
    3. will
    4. are 


  1. B
  2. C
  3. D
  4. A
  5. C
  6. D
  7. B
  8. B
  9. A
  10. C
  11. A
  12. D
  13. C
  14. D
  15. A
  16. D
  17. C
  18. A
  19. B
  20. D
  21. A
  22. B
  23. C
  24. A
  25. D
  26. A
  27. C
  28. B
  29. D
  30. C


Read the conversation below and answer questions 1 - 5


Serian: Naeku, did you hear the loud sound from the power saw yesterday morning?

Naeku: Yes, I did. The sound was very unpleasant. I also heard loud sound from a plane that was landing in the afternoon.

Serian: Where was the loud music that I heard at night coming from?

Naeku: It was from the new music store that was being opened. The loud music was very
irritating. I was unable to sleep.

Serian: There are many activities that cause sound pollution in our locality. We must find ways of protecting ourselves from effects of this pollution.

Naeku: Sure. We must do something about this.

  1. Who heard the loud sound from a plane in the afternoon? 
    1. Naeku 
    2. Serian
    3. Pilot
    4. Co-pilot
  2. Why was Naeku unable to sleep?
    1. There were thieves
    2. There was loud music
    3. There were so many people in the surrounding
    4. There were many activities around
  3. The sounds produced in the learners locality were 
    1. pleasant
    2. Unpleasant
    3. Good
    4. Soothing
  4. What is the opposite of the word 'loud' as used in the conversation?
    1. Soft 
    2. Low 
    3. Pitch
    4. Slow
  5. Sound pollution can be caused by the following except 
    1. When a power saw is in use 
    2. When a gun is fired 
    3. When a plane takes off 
    4. When someone is snoring

Question 6 to 10: Read the passage below and answer questions


One day, the Hare made fun of the slow Tortoise. The Tortoise quietly replied that if the Hare would run a race with him, he would prove that he was not slow. The race bagan and the Hare quickly leaped ahead at a great pace. He was soon so far in front that he decided to have a little sleep.
Plodding steadily on, the Tortoise presently passod straight on. After a time, The Hare awoke and reached on. When he reached the winning post however, he found that the Tortoise had already arrived. Slow but sure wins the race.

  1. Who won the race?
    1. Tortoise 
    2. Hare 
    3. Both
    4. None
  2. The tortoise passed the hare when 
    1. The hare was sleeping 
    2. The hare was resting 
    3. The hare was eating
    4. The hare was running.
  3. What happened when the hare woke up? 
    1. He ran and won
    2. He saw the tortoise
    3. He went back
    4. He continued with the race.
  4. When the race began
    1. The hare slept
    2. The hare won 
    3. The tortoise was leading 
    4. The hare was leading
  5. This story teaches us 
    1. to be proud 
    2. to be slow but sure 
    3. not to sleep 
    4. to do things in a hurry.

Questions 11 to 15: Read the passage below and answer questions that follows


The mobile phone has become closer to us than our closest friends or even our partners. Without a phone, we feel incomplete, Although there are many uses of the mobile phone, the phone also has many disadvantages. We have become very lazy. A phone call is enough to pass a message.
Many people do not care whether they hurt or excite you. They feel they have saved time. We have become too busy even to chat with a friend. A phone is easier for us than visiting the friend.
We also have doctors who consult and treat patients on the phone. If it is right? I do not think so. The results are wrong prescriptions that can lead to prolonged illness or even death. It is through phone messages or calls that many people have suffered the loss of a loved one. Many people have had family break ups due to use of mobile phones. Is it worth the effort to buy and keep a phone?
The crime rate went up immediately the mobile phone was introduced. Many people were able to make quick money from stolen phones. Many pick pockets have also lost their lives while trying to steal mobile phones. Children in school have not been left out. The mobile phone has led many pupils into trouble. Some pupils have been tempted to use phones in the national examinations to pass answers. This has brought the pupils a lot of trouble. Some pupils have already been arrested and their exam results cancelled. This is big loss to the pupils and their parents.

  1. According to the passage, the mobile phone 
    1. is very expensive 
    2. has become very useless
    3. is treated as a close friend
    4. is not treated as a close friend
  2. How has the mobilr telephone made us lazy?
    1. We have to pass a message by going to see the person
    2. It does all the work for us 
    3. Many people use it 
    4. People use it to pass a message
  3. According to the passage, without a phone,                                       
    1. we are complete
    2. we are happy
    3. we feel incomplete
    4. we are incomplete
  4. Why do many people choose to use the telephone? 
    1. It is more expensive
    2. It helps one to meet many people 
    3. It saves time
    4. It helps us meet people
  5. Which is the best title for the passage?
    1. Advantages of telephones
    2. The use of a mobile phone
    3. The mobile phone
    4. Disadvantages of a mboile phone. 

Question 16 to 20: Reading the passage and then fill in the blank spaces numbered 16 - 20 correctly
One day, Tom                  16                       going to school.                  17                       met a stranger                  18                       demanded to greet hi. Tom                  19                       know what to do. He shouted                  20                       for help. 

    1. is
    2. were
    3. are
    4. was
    1. she
    2. Him
    3. He
    4. You
    1. which
    2. who
    3. whom
    4. whose
    1. don't
    2. doesn't
    3. didn't
    4. aren't
    1. slowly
    2. quickly
    3. greedily
    4. loudly 

Question 21 to 22: GRAMMAR
Add a correct question tag. 

  1. She will not come                               
    1. won't she? 
    2. will she? 
    3. can she?
    4. does she? 
  2. We shall pay you a visit                           
    1.  shall we?
    2. will we?
    3. won't we?
    4. shan't we?

For questions 23 to 26. Select the best word to fill the gaps

  1. Short rains have                                        
    1. begin
    2. began 
    3. beginning
    4. begun
  2. Either John or Jane                             the money. 
    1. has
    2. have
    3. having
    4. is
  3. All                            are required to attend the president's meeting.
    1. chief
    2. chieves
    3. chiefs
    4. chiefs
  4. One knife, many                                 
    1. knives
    2. knifes 
    3. Knife
    4. knivies

Identify the adjectives in these sentences 

  1. He owns a big land
    1. a
    2. owns
    3. He
    4. big
  2. The fierce lion attacked us 
    1. Lion
    2. attacked
    3. us
    4. fierce

For question 29 - 30. Complete the collective nouns

  1.                             of musicians.
    1. group
    2. troop
    3. band
    4. team 
  2.                                of directors. 
    1. bored 
    2. bench 
    3. board 
    4. bond


Complete the story below.

When I woke up that morning, the day looked good. I did my preparation very quickly ..................................................................


eng marking scheme


  1. The composition will be assessed according to the following guidelines. 
  2. The maximum mark will be 40 and the minimum mark 01.
    Does the script show that the candidate can communicate accurately, fluently and imaginatively in Englis

Accuracy (16 marks)

  1. Correct tense and agreement of verbs 
  2. Accurate use of vocabulary (4 marks)
  3. Correct spelling (4 marks)
  4. Correct punctuation (4 marks)

Fluency (16 marks)

  1. Correct flow of the story (4 marks) 
  2. Well sequenced sentence and connected paragraphs (4 marks
  3. Correct spelling (4 marks)
  4. Ideas developed in logic sequence (4 marks)

Imagination (8 marks)

  1. Unusual but appropriate use of words (4 marks)
  2. Variety of structure (4 marks)

NB: Please teachers are requested to scrutinize this marking scheme before use, it is worth


Read the following conversation and then answer questions 1 to 5
Mambo: Hello Lenchiro. Where are you going? It is still break time.
Lenchiro: Hello Mambo. I am taking this book back to the library. I was just finishing the last page. It is one of the most interesting story books I have ever read.
Mambo: What was the book all about? 
Lenchiro: It was about a boy, Kodawa, who was addicted to drugs and substance abuse. The boy dropped out of school and joined the bad boys in town.
Mambo: Oh my! Why did poor Kodawa decide to do that?
Lenchiro:  It was because his new friends in town persuaded him to do so. They also threatened to chase him from their group if he refused to comply.
Mambo: I also think that idleness contributes to indulgence in drugs and substance abuse. The boys must have been idle.
Lenchiro: Exactly. But the good thing  is that Kodawa was taken back to their village, Mchangabaridi, where he reformed and resumed school.
Mambo: Wow! Thank God he did.

  1. Mambo and Lenchiro met
    1. in the evening. 
    2. in their classroom. 
    3. at break time. 
    4. in the school library.
  2. Lenchiro said that the book he finished reading 
    1. was more interesting than any other he had read before. 
    2. was as interesting as the others he had read before. 
    3. equally boring like the rest he had · read before. 
    4. more boring than the ones he had read before.
  3. Who was the main character in the book Lenchiro read last? 
    1. Lenchiro himself. 
    2. Mambo
    3. Kodawa's friend
    4. Kodawa
  4. According to this conversation why do some young people abuse drugs and substance? They
    1. are idle. 
    2. want to be recognized 
    3. don't like school. 
    4. like being high.
  5. Finally, the good thing about Kodawa was that he 
    1. finished school. 
    2. reformed. 
    3. joined some boys in town. 
    4. started abusing drugs and substance

Read the passage and then answer questions 6 to 2.
A journey by train is interesting as well as educative. Such a very important event happened in Samira's life. Last week she went on her first train journey. She travelled with her family to Voi where her uncle lived. They left home at dawn and went to the SGR terminus. After purchasing a ticket, they got into the train. Suddenly, the train blew its whistle and started the journey. It seemed to Samira that the trees, houses and stations all went hurriedly back to Nairobi. She was very excited. She really enjoyed her first journey.

  1. With whom did Samira travel to Voi?
    1. classmates. 
    2. teachers. 
    3. friends. 
    4. family.
  2. How many times had Samira travelled by train before?
    1. She had never 
    2. Thrice 
    3. Twice
    4. Once
  3. What did they do at the SGR terminus before getting into the train? They 
    1. closed all the windows.
    2. purchased a ticket
    3. saw trees moving backwards. :
    4. enjoyed their journey.
  4. Where was Samira's family living?
    1. In Voi.
    2. At the SGR terminus.
    3. In Nairobi.
    4. We are not told.

Read the passage and then answer questions 10 to 12.
Technology refers to the use of tools, machines, materials, techniques and sources of power to make work easier and more productive While Science is more concerned with how and why things happen, technology deals with making things happen.Technology has brought about efficiency and quality in the manufacturing sector. Technological advancement has reduced the risk involved in manufacturing enterprises.  A lot of improvement has been seen in health facilities. Technology therefore should be here to stay.

  1. The passage says that technology has
    1. brought tools and machines.
    2. made work easier.
    3. killed manufacturing industries.
    4. increased death rates.
  2. The writer says that Science is concerned with 
    1. how and why things happen. 
    2. making things happen. 
    3. making work easier.
    4. improving human life.
  3. According to the passage, a lot of improvement has been seen in 
    1. agriculture sector.
    2. production of goods
    3. health facilities. .
    4. some school in the country.

Read the passage and then answer questions 13 to 15.
Wild animals live in the forest. Some of them are kept in national parks and game reserves. There are very many types of wild animals. Some are big, some are small. Some small animals include the hare and the squirrel. Some big animals include the elephant and the buffalo. The animal with the longest neck is called giraffe. It gets its food from the top of most trees. Cheetah is the fastest animal. It runs faster than any other animal. Wild animals must be protected because our country gets money through them.

  1. According to this passage, one of the small wild animals is the
    1. elephant.
    2. squirrel.
    3. buffalo.
    4. rabbit.
  2. How does the giraffe's long neck help it? To 
    1. see distant enemies. 
    2. hide its head. 
    3. get its food. 
    4. run very fast.
  3. The fastest animal is the 
    1. elephant.
    2. giraffe
    3. squirrel.
    4. cheetah.

Read the passage below. It contains blank spaces numbered 16 to 20, For each blank space, select the best alternative from the choices given.
Industrialisation means _16_ things for people to buy. These things are always made or manufactured in large buldings called _17_ Such industries are flour, cloth and soap industries. Here are three names you should _18_ : raw materials, products and labourers. A _19_ is used for making a thing. The thing which is made is called the product. Therefore, cloth is the product of the raw material called _20_

    1. making
    2. bringing
    3. using
    4. selling
    1. godowns
    2. factories
    3. stores
    4. museums
    1. forget
    2. write
    3. see
    4. remember
    1. material
    2. tool
    3. raw material
    4. machine
    1. cotton
    2. papers
    3. leaves
    4. polythene

For questions 21 to 23, choose the past tense of the given sentences.

  1. I am flying a kite.
    1. I was flying a kite.
    2. We are flying kites.
    3. We were flying kites.
    4. I was flying kites.
  2. The animals are grazing. The
    1. animal was grazing.
    2. animal is grazing.
    3. animals will graze
    4. animals were grazing
  3. Our teacher is running. Our
    1. teacher will run.
    2. teacher runs.
    3. teacher was running.
    4. teachers were running.

In questions 24 to 26, select the correctly punctuated sentences.

    1. nairobi is the capital city of kenya
    2. John and Ashley will go to the market
    3. richard said that he plays tennis
    4. Moreen and Kimani went to Nakuru.
    1. Who knows how to ride a bicycle.
    2. Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are neighbouring countries
    3. the doctor did not come in good  time.
    4. They were playing in the rain
    1. there are twenty six letters in the alphabet.
    2. Donkeys and sheep are domestic animals 
    3. They replied to our letter in good time. 
    4. july is the coldest month of the year 

For questions 27 to 30, complete the sentences with the correct adverbs. 

  1. The man drives his van
    1. slowest. 
    2. slowly. 
    3. slower.
    4. slowness.
  2. The game ranger walked very
    1. caring.
    2. careless. 
    3. careful.
    4. carefully.
  3. Grade four learners were singing 
    1. happily. 
    2. happy.
    3. happier.
    4. happiest.
  4. Amunga waited for his guardian
    1. patience
    2. patient.
    3. patiently.
    4. patients.


  1. C
  2. A
  3. D
  4. A
  5. B
  6. D
  7. A
  8. B
  9. C
  10. B
  1. A
  2. C
  3. B
  4. C
  5. D
  6. A
  7. B
  8. D
  9. C
  1. B
  2. D
  3. C
  4. D
  5. B
  6. C
  7. B
  8. D
  9. A