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BECE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS (JSS)

These are English Language Past Questions. 40 questions will be picked at random from the question bank.

You have 20 minutes to answer all the questions.

You can use the NEXT button to move to the next question, use the PREV button to move to the previous question, the CLEAR button to clear any answer of your choice and you have the FINISH button to end the exam if you choose to.

Any question not answered before the end of the exam time, will be marked as wrong and the exam will end by itself. so try to attempt all questions on time.

Goodluck!

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1 / 40

Choose the word that is nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

Obi looked intoxicated after the fight

2 / 40

Choose the one that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

The lady whose son was ill refused to keep calm

3 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

 

Adamu asked for a lift but there was no _________ in the car.

4 / 40

Choose the word which is neatest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

The promotion of literacy among our people is our major concern

5 / 40

Choose the one that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

This newspaper contains an authentic report of the accident

6 / 40

Choose the word that is nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

An elephant can be a tamed animal

7 / 40

Choose the one that correctly interprets the underlined expression in the sentence.

Joy said that she would not go back on her words. This means that Joy would not

8 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

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The two brother fell out and refused to live _______ the same house

9 / 40

Choose the one that correctly interprets the underlined expression in the sentence.

The two friends are always at loggerheads. This means that the two friends always

10 / 40

Choose the word that is nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

My brother says it is dangerous to walk at night.

11 / 40

Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

He inspected the materials before sending them to the shop.

12 / 40

Choose the word that has the same vowel or consonant sound as the part underlined in the given words.

Kite

13 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

Does your mother always ___________ her new car?

14 / 40

Choose the word that has the same vowel or consonant sound as the part underlined in the given words.

You

15 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options.

It is not good for children to watch ___________ films

16 / 40

Choose the word that has the same vowel or consonant sound as the part underlined in the given words.

Prize

17 / 40

Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

The teacher was skeptical about the story John told her.

18 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options.

If Dele had succeeded in the venture, he _________ become a millionaire

19 / 40

Choose the best option to fill the gap in the sentence.

A story that teaches morals and in which animals behave like human beings is a/an _________

20 / 40

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Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

Glory is the _______ of the three girls

21 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

As things are now, I have to look for _________ tyre

22 / 40

Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

Bees are noted for breeding in enormous numbers

23 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

Mr. Bello was at ________ with all his colleagues

24 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

Where is the biro ________ was kept in the drawer?

25 / 40

Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

Joy could not conceal the truth from her mother

26 / 40

Choose the one that correctly interprets the underlined expression in the sentence.

The man keeps his friends at arm’s length after the argument

27 / 40

Choose the best option to fill the gap in the sentence.

“you are the salt of my life” is an example of _________

28 / 40

Choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

The new students pledged to abide by the rules and regulations of the school

29 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

A beautiful ________ came to our house yesterday

30 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options provided below.

A play that send sadly with the death of the protagonist is called _________

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31 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

 

He took it _________ himself to spread unfounded rumours

32 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options.

It was impossible for anyone staying in such _______ conditions to remain healthy

33 / 40

Choose the word which is neatest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.

The doctor warned the patient against anxieties

34 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

When the light went out, I threw myself down ______ my stomach

35 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options.

A cure for AIDS will be one of the major ______ in medical research

36 / 40

Fill the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

More than one student __________ absent

37 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options.

The _________ for the selection of winners were unfair

38 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options.

John is not prepared to many now, even though he brought his _______ home yesterdays

39 / 40

Choose the word that has the same vowel or consonant sound as the part underlined in the given words.

Free

40 / 40

Fill in the gap with the most suitable word from the options below.

The younger wife invited all her ____________ to her father;s burial ceremony

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