FORM ONE ORIENTATION COURSE: BASELINE QUESTIONS
Form One Orientation Course has three sections: Science, Social Sciences and Language. The Language section has a total of ten (10) topics. The following are some of the questions for each topic that can help Form One Students to practice more about what they have learnt in their course:
TOPIC 1. MY FAMILY.
Choose the correct word in the brackets:
(i) Our teacher ______(am/is/are) good at English.
(ii) Her Uncle’s name ________(are/is/am) Joshua.
(iii) His parents’ names _________(is/are/am) Mr. Kabule and Mrs Kabule.
(iv) She ______ (live/living/lives) in Arusha.
(v) I ___(am/is) student.
(vi) ____ (may/my) name is Sikujua.
(vii) _____ (his/her) name is Amina.
(viii) _____ (her/her) name is Alphonce.
(ix) How old ___ (is/are) you?
(x) I am 12 ____ (year/years) old.
(xi) _____ (are/has/is) Amina 12 years old?
(xii) They _____ (live/lives) in Mpanda.
(xiii) She _____ (lives/live) in Sumbawanga.
(xiv) We _____ (studies/study) at Karema Secondary School.
(xv) Mwalimu Ben _______ (teach/teaches) us English.
(xvi) Pili is good ______ (in/at) dancing.
(xvii) Mwalu ______ (is not/does not) good at dancing.
(xviii) Pili ______ (doesn’t good/isn’t good) at singing.
(xix) He is not _________ (very/good) good at drawing.
Complete the following sentences:
- My father’s father is my ____________
- My mother’s sister is my __________
- My father’s brother is my __________
- My mother’s mother is my __________
TOPIC 2. MY DAY.
- Choose the correct word in the bracket.
(i) She is ________(swooping/sweeping) the floor.
(ii) I get ______ (in/up) at 6:00 AM.
(iii) I ______(do/take) a bath at 6:45 AM.
(iv) She _______ (sweeps/sweep) the floor every morning.
(v) We go _____(to/on) bed at 9:00 AM.
(vi) What time _____ (it is/is it)?
(vii) What is she _____ (does/doing)?
(viii) What ______ (do/are) they doing?
(ix) She is ____ (go/going/goes) to school.
(x) The class lessons _____ (start/starts) at 8:00 AM.
(xi) Do you ____ (plays/play) everyday?
(xii) What time do you ____ (go/going) to school?
(xiii) He _____ (brush/brushes) his teeth every morning.
(xiv) Agatha ______ (runs/run) to school at 6:50 AM.
(xv) It is ______ (thirtieth/half) past eleven.
- Complete the following times in words.
(i) 10:45 AM ________________________________
(ii) 10: 01 AM ________________________________
(iii) 01:01 PM ________________________________
(iv) 03:27 PM _______________________________
(v) 02: 19 PM _______________________________
TOPIC 3. MY LIKES AND DISLIKES
Choose the correct word in the brackets in the following sentences:
(i) I like ______ (play/playing) football.
(ii) I like _______ (to play/plays) volleyball.
(iii) She _______ (don’t/doesn’t) like bananas.
(iv) We like listening ________ (by/to/from).
(v) They ______ (like/likes) orange juices.
(vi) Maria likes ______ (play/playing) netball.
(vii) _______ (Does she/Do she) like Coca-Cola?
(viii) Yes, I ______ (does/do/doing).
(ix) They ________(doesn’t/don’t) like trouble.
(x) Do you like ______ (playing/play) football?
TOPIC 4. MY HOME
Fill in the blank spaces in the sentences below by choosing the correct word from the box.
School, market, police station, cinema, restaurant, post office, banks, farm, courts, lodge
(i) The place where movies are shown ________________
(ii) The place where letters and other parcels are received and delivered _______
(iii) The place where sick people are treated _____________
(iv) The place where students study _______________
(v) The place where people get financial services _________________
(vi) The place where people sell and by things ______________
(vii) The place where people cultivate various crops _______________
(viii) The place where people eat and drink ______________
(ix) The place where people sleeps ______________
(x) The place where cases and crimes are resolved ___________
TOPIC 5. MY FUTURE PLANS
Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct word from the brackets:
(i) I ____________ (am/was) going to travel next week.
(ii) She _________ (is/are) going to cook today.
(iii) They are going ________ (to/for) play football.
(iv) We are ________ (don’t/not) going to play today.
(v) Amina ________ (is not/doesn’t) going to school today.
(vi) Asha and Juma _____ (are/is) going to school.
(vii) Our school teachers _________(are/is) going to teach us every day.
(viii) I am not ____________ (go/going) to teach you today.
(ix) Our grandfather is not going _______(for/too) tell us stories.
(x) I am going __________( to come/to be) a star.
TOPIC 6. MY OLD SCHOOL
Fill in the blanks by choosing the correct word from the brackets:
(i) ___________ (tomorrow/yesterday) I finished my homework.
(ii) _________ (were/was) very tired.
(iii) __________ (clean/cleaned) the school every day.
(iv) She __________ (know/knows) how to play netball very well.
(v) Last week I _______ (visit/visited) my Uncle.
(vi) We ________ (started/start) class at 7:00 AM.
(vii) He _________ (wakes up/wake up) early in the morning.
(viii) My old school ________ (has/had) few teachers.
(ix) They _________ (play/plays) football very well.
(x) We all __________ (pass/passed) our national examinations.
TOPIC 7. STORIES FROM MY COUNTRY
Choose the correct word from the box to fill in the gaps.
Calabash, firewood, chieftain, hut, roof
(i) _____________ a small house made of natural materials like logs or grass.
(ii) ____________ a bottle made from a shell.
(iii) _____________ the external covering of a house or other building.
(iv) _____________ a wood suitable for fuel.
(v) _____________ a chief of a clan or tribe.
Change the word in the bracket to make a meaningful sentence.
(i) When she woke up, she _________ (brush) her teeth and ___________ (wash) her face with clean water. She ________ (clean) the room and ___________ (go) out to clean the house yard. After finishing, she _________ (begin) to prepare the breakfast.
TOPIC 8. MY LIFE AT SECONDARY SCHOOL
Choose the correct word in the brackets in the following statements:
(i) He __________ (will/shall) study in Secondary school for four years.
(ii) I _________ (will study/will studied) in Secondary school for four years.
(iii) My school __________ (will be/shall be) a happy place for me.
(iv) Our parents _________ (would/will) pay for school costs.
(v) I will_________ (being/be) happy to join Secondary school.
(vi) I think _________ (that/so).
(vii) It _________ (shall/will) be a good place for learning.
(viii) I _________ (won’t/don’t) be happy.
(ix) He _________ (doesn’t/won’t) be alone at school.
(x) _________ (we/us) will be good students.
TOPIC 9. MY HOPES AND DREAMS
Choose the correct word from the box below:
Musician, teacher, photographer, tailor, doctor
(i) ________ a person who take photographs of people and things.
(ii) ________ a person who makes and mends clothes.
(iii) ________ a person wo makes or performs music professionally.
(iv) ________ a person who treats patients or sick people.
(v) ________ a person who teaches or instructs the learners.
Choose the correct word from the alternatives given in the brackets:
(i) I want ________ (too/to) be a teacher.
(ii) He _________ (want/wants) to be a doctor.
(iii) I ___________ (would like to/will like to) be a nurse.
(iv) Allen ________ (should like/would like) to be a photographer.
(v) They hope _______ (too/to) be soldiers.
TOPIC 10. MY ENGLISH
In the following sentences, identify the error and rewrite the sentence.
(i) I cane ride a motorcycle.
(ii) His house’s proof is leaking.
(iii) I can fry like a bird.
(iv) Bring me a grass of water.
(v) Can you give me a peace of chalk, please?
(vi) Some students are good in Mathematics.
(vii) We fetch water in basket.
(viii) The car breaks have failed.
(ix) The rein season has come.
(x) He is the taller man in the class.