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English Language Past Questions


English language is simply the study of the English language which is the official language of Nigeria. It is compulsory in JAMB UTME, and most other exams for Nigerian secondary school students.

Study the following English language past questions and answers for JAMB, WAEC, NECO and Post UTME. Prepare yourself with official past questions and answers for your upcoming examinations.

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Question 1

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:
Had he known that it would rain, he ________ his umbrella with him.

Options

A) would have taking

B) was going to take

C) would be taking

D) would have taken

E) would take

Exam Body: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

Question 2

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:
Omeime was taking his dog for a walk when the dog suddenly _______ from its chain and escaped

Options

A) broke through

B) broke lose

C) broke even

D) broke loose

E) broke away

Exam Body: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

Question 3

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:
I was still sleeping when the national news ________ this morning

Options

A) were broadcast

B) were broadcasted

C) was broadcast

D) was broadcasted

E) were being broadcasted

Exam Body: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)


Question 4

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:
Each of the contestants ________ a chance to win

Options

A) has

B) have

C) get

D) gets

E) take

Exam Body: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

Explanation:

Whenever 'each, and every' is used to precede a subject, the subject is regarded as one and such requires a singular verb.

Explanation provided by Matt

Question 5

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:

I gave the book to the library attendant ________ I think works in the evenings

Options

A) whom

B) whose

C) which

D) who

E) of whom

Exam Body: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

Question 6

From the alternative provided in the question below select the one which is most appropriately completes the sentence:
The politicians are responsible for the ________ events have taken in this country

Options

A) course

B) curse

C) coarse

D) cause

E) corse

Exam Body: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

Question 7

In the question below choose the option opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters:
The chief was GENEROUS in his award of university scholarships

Options

A) nobel

B) considerate

C) liberal

D) mean

E) honest

Exam Body: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

Question 8

In the question below choose the option opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters:
To most people last Christmas was an AUSTERE period

Options

A) prosperous

B) harsh

C) severe

D) sour

E) stern

Exam Body: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

Question 9

In the question below choose the option opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters:
Chidi is naturally TACITURN

Options

A) friendly

B) cheerful

C) dumb

D) lively

E) garrulous

Exam Body: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

Question 10

In the question below choose the option opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters:
He is loved for his ALTRUISM.

Options

A) benevolence

B) sincerity

C) selfishness

D) selflessness

E) kindness

Exam Body: Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)