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DIRECTORATE FOR QUALITY AND STANDARDS IN EDUCATION

Department of Curriculum Management


Educational Assessment Unit

Alternative Annual Examinations for Primary Schools 2016


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Paper 2 ENGLISH Time: 1h 15 min


(Reading Comprehension, Language, and Writing)
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Name: ________________________ Class: _________

Total: 60 marks

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A. Reading Comprehension 20 marks

A. 1. Read carefully.

The Caterpillar

This is a caterpillar. This caterpillar is small and soft.

It is green with black spots. It walks very slowly.

Every caterpillar has sixteen legs and many eyes. They

like to eat plants, leaves and fruit. They eat a lot and grow

very fat.

Caterpillars live in gardens, fields or forests.

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1. Fill in the missing words.
Look at the examples. (8 marks)

Examples: Caterpillars

Size: small*

Colours: ___________ and ___________

Number of legs: ___________

Food: ___________, ___________, ___________

Live in: ____________, ____________

2. Read and tick () True or False.


Look at the example. (3 marks)

True False
Example: The caterpillar is very big.
a) A caterpillar can run.
b) A caterpillar has two eyes.
c) Caterpillars eat a lot of food.

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A. 2. Read carefully.

Little Fish

Poppy was a very small fish. He was as small as a teacup. He


had a red face and long fins. He was shiny.

All the fish liked Poppy. Poppy was funny and clever.

Every day Poppy sat on a big rock. He did


not want to play. Poppy was not happy. He
did not want to be small.

One day a big net fell from a boat. Poppy and three big fish got
in the net. They were scared.

A fisherman pulled the net up. The big fish


jumped up and down.

Poppy jumped out of a small hole into the sea.


Poppy ran away.

Poppy was lucky to be a little fish after all.

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1. Underline the correct answer.
Look at the example. (3 marks)

Example: i) as big as a shark.


Poppy was ii) as small as a teacup.
iii) as small as a crab.

i) a red face and long fins.


a) Poppy had ii) a long face and red fins.
iii) a red face and short fins.

i) few friends.
b) Poppy had ii) many friends.
iii) no friends.

i) happy to be small.
c) Poppy was ii) happy all the time.
iii) not happy to be small.

2. Read and tick () True or False.


Look at the example. (6 marks)

True False
Example: The fish is called Poppy.
a) Poppy was shiny.
b) Poppy was funny and clever.
c) Poppy sat on a small rock.
d) All of the fish got out of the net.
e) Poppy got out of a hole in the net.
f) Poppy was a lucky fish.

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B. Language 10 marks

B. 1. Look, read and write.


Look at the example. (5 marks)

bigger than faster than longer than


taller than slower than lower than

Example:

a tall tree a short man

A tree is taller than a man.

a) a long snake a short worm

A snake is __________ __________ a worm.

b)
a fast car a slow bike

A car is __________ __________ a bike.

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c)

a low hill a high mountain

A hill is __________ __________ a mountain.

d)

a big horse a small dog

A horse is __________ __________ a dog.

e)

a slow snail a fast rat

A snail is __________ __________ a rat.

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B. 2. Look, read and write.
Use a word from box 1 and a word from box 2 to complete each
sentence. (5 marks)
What are they doing?

1 2
is sleeping looking eating reading
are jumping watching singing

Look at the examples:

Sam is looking at the stars.

Rick and Maria are watching TV.

a) Tix the cat _____________ _____________

b) Tom, Lily and Pat ____________ ____________


up and down.

c) Martha _____________ _______________


some soup.

d) The children ____________ ______________


a song.

e) Mike and Sarah ____________ _____________


a book.

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C. Writing 30 marks

C. 1.
Sid and Pete are talking about food they like.

Write the missing words to complete the questions.


Look at the example. (9 marks)

Do you like pasta?

No, I dont like pasta.

Do you like ________________________?

No, I dont like rice.

Do you like __________ and __________?

No, I dont like fish and chips.

Do you like __________________________?

No, I dont like peas and mash.

What do you like ______________________?

I like cheese! Lots of cheese!

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C. 2. Complete the sentences.
Look at the example. (9 marks)

Lost!

I lost my new toy!

It is a _________________. It is _________________.

It has _________________ and __________________.

I think that I dropped it in the ____________________.

Please ___________________________ on 9999 0123.

Thank you

Jamie

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C. 3. Look at the pictures.
Write between 40 and 60 words about the pictures.
You can write sentences or a short story.
(12 marks)

garden looked up
pick flowers spider
basket

scared ran away


dropped fast

Plan your work here.

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Write your sentences or short story here.

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