English Language 2017 Past Questions | WAEC

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In the following sentence, there is an underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence. 

  1. Michael is stingy but his brother is _______ 
  • A. generous
  • B. kind
  • C. humane
  • D. hospitable

 2. Success is the reward of _________, not indolence

  • A. prudence
  • B. attentiveness
  • C. diligence
  • D. sharpness

3. I don’t know how Yusuf became so proud; his parents have always been ______ 

  • A. gentle
  • B. noble
  • C. humble
  • D. simple

4. The once unknown musician became _____ in a very short time. 

  • A. popular
  • B. accepted
  • C. respected
  • D. admirable

5. Issa is very much interested in education while his sister in ________ 

  • A. dull
  • B. indifferent
  • C. uncertain
  • D. serious

6. The comment I made at the conference was general; being ______ would have hurt some people. 

  • A. ordinary
  • B. specific
  • C. tactful
  • D. candid

7. Buba was purposeful in his serch for a job but Bala was rather _____ about his. 

  • A. patient
  • B. slow
  • C. lazy
  • D. casual

8. In recent tournaments i have seen amateurs play better than so-called _____  

  • A. experts
  • B. veterans
  • C. specialists
  • D. professionals

9. Giraffes are attractive animals but snakes are _____ 

  • A. repulsive
  • B. ugly
  • C. poisonous
  • D. offensive

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

10. Mr Uche was trying to _____ a list of his debtors 

  • A. compare
  • B. compose
  • C. compound
  • D. compile

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