English Language 2020 Past Questions | WAEC

Study the following English Language past questions and answers for JAMBWAEC  NECO and Post-JAMB. Get prepared with official past questions and answers for upcoming examinations.

61. From the words or group of words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that best completes each of the following sentences.

The boy had been warned not to_________the money given to him.

  • A. loosen
  • B. loose
  • C. lost
  • D. lose

 62. The police officer was sacked because he gave_________the command’s secret.

  • A. off
  • B. in
  • C. away
  • D. up

63.  He bought a new set of_________television.

  • A. coloured
  • B. colour
  • C. colours
  • D. colouring

64. The newspaper reported that________everybody died in the accident.

  • A. hardly
  • B. almost
  • C. scarcely
  • D. barely

65.  He isn’t coming here,_________?

  • A. is he
  • B. isn’t he
  • C. doesn’t he
  • D. does he

66.  __________ are often quite caring.

  • A. mother-in-law
  • B. mother-in-laws
  • C. mothers-in-laws
  • D. mothers-in-law

67. A spoilt child is usually prone________laziness.

  • A. to
  • B. for
  • C. with
  • D. at

68. We do not accept the punishment__________the boy.

  • A. meted to
  • B. meted on
  • C. meted out to
  • D. meted in to

69.  The team practised intensely for weeks before the match________it lost.

  • A. still yet
  • B. for
  • C. yet
  • D. despite

70. This is the teacher_______told me the answer.

  • A. whom I said
  • B. who I said
  • C. who I said he
  • D. I said that he

In the following passage, the numbered gaps indicate missing words. Against each number in the list below the passage, four options are given in columns lettered A to D. Choose the word that is the most suitable to fill the numbered gaps in the passage. 

Hardly a day passes without news of terrible accidents on our roads. Most of the time, these are caused by the ignorance and -71- of drivers. Besides the ignorance of the drivers, most of the vehicles that ply our roads are not -72- vehicles are supposed to be tested annually before certificates are issued. However, vehicle Owners are issued with these certificates even when their vehicles have not been properly -73-. Most of the drivers do not have valid driver’s -74 – There are driving schools with qualified -75- to prepare prospective drivers. After a period of training, the prospective drivers are made to go through a road test. It is only when they pass this test that they are -76- to drive. Some drivers never even had a learner’s -77- when they were learning to drive. Consequently, they have no knowledge of -78- rules. They are ignorant of what speed -79- means. To them, 100 kilometres per hour may mean minimum speed allowed. Little wonder the -80- on our roads.

71. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled [….71…..] above

  • A. forgetfulness
  • B. carelessness
  • C. wickedness
  • D. doubtfulness

72. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled [….72…..] above

  • A. road-friendly
  • B. roadworthy
  • C. streetwise
  • D. road-tested

73.  Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled [….73…..] above

  • A. scrutinised
  • B. appraised
  • C. considered
  • D. inspected

74. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled [….74…..] above

  • A. document
  • B. papers
  • C. licence
  • D. particulars

75. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled [….75…..] above

  • A. trainers
  • B. instructors
  • C. experts
  • D. teachers

76. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled [….76…..] above

  • A. certified
  • B. confirmed
  • C. graded
  • D. accredited

77. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled [….77…..] above

  • A. permit
  • B. clearance
  • C. authority
  • D. order

78. Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled [….78…..] above

  • A. expressway
  • B. traffic
  • C. highway
  • D. road

79. The man gave the girl a_________ fountain pen.

  • A. small new blue
  • B. blue small new
  • C. blue new small
  • D. new small blue

80.  Choose the most appropriate option for the gap labelled [….80…..] above

  • A. murder
  • B. scenes
  • C. incidence
  • D. carnage

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