English Language 2017 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. 

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. 

61. She suddenly came ____  a lot of money.

  • A. into
  • B. up
  • C. over
  • D. through

62. My mother ______ to my leaving the idshes unwashed last night

  • A. did not take kind
  • B. does not take kind
  • C. did not take kindly
  • D. does not take kindly

63. The place was quite neat except for ______ on the floor. 

  • A. dirty
  • B. a dirt
  • C. dirtiness
  • D. some dirt

64. He dabbles _______  politics from time to time

  • A. in
  • B. about
  • C. through
  • D. into

65. The shot hit _______ 

  • A. neither I nor he
  • B. neither me or he
  • C. either I nor him
  • D. neither me nor him

66. I will do for you ______ you want me to. 

  • A. whenever
  • B. whichever
  • C. whatever
  • D. however

67. The students’ week  was rounded _____ with a dance. 

  • A. off
  • B. up
  • C. out
  • D. down
Passage

The farmer __71___ the nation and can be said to be the most important professional. But how many people would make farming their first choice of profession? The arduous task of turning a virgin rain frorest into farmland, of battling the land until __72___ are carved out and crops are __73__, of fighting off the weeds and __74___ the tender crops from pests, and of preparing the harvested crops in __75__ for long months, could scare off the lily livered. Farming is really not for the faint herated who are easily defeated by the __76__ of the weather and the uncertainties of the soil. 

But the fruits if farming are sweet. Farmers are assured of the __77__ yields of their farms. A farmer worth his salt can never go hungry, never mind that the dishes nay not be __78__ in a palatial mansion. Besides, the physical rigours demanded of him ensure that he is constantly kept __79__, that his muscles are forever well shaped. The clean air surrounding him ensures that his eyes remain sharp, that his breath is pure, and that his immunity level is always high. Finally, good and __80__ harvests, especially in these days of mechanised farming, do ensure that a good farmer in immune to poverty. 

68. 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 word that is the most suitable to fill 71 in the passage.

  • A. feeds
  • B. tends
  • C. nourishes
  • D. develops

69. 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 word that is the most suitable to fill 72 in the passage.

  • A. hedges
  • B. crests
  • C. ridges
  • D. folds

70. 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 word that is the most suitable to fill 73 in the passage.

  • A. deposited
  • B. planted
  • C. lodged
  • D. buried

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