ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS (SSCE)


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SSCE/NECO/GCE (ENGLISH LANGUAGE)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS (SSCE) 1

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PAST QUESTIONS

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


You have 30 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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Choose the word or group of words 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. The affluence of the politicians contrasts with the _______ of the masses

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Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence. Amaka was the cynosure of all eyes at the party. This means that

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Choose the one that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word or group of words as it is used in the sentence. All that were left after the riots were the charred remains of vehicles and houses

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Choose the one that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word or group of words as it is used in the sentence. The robber’s two jail terms are run prejudicial views

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Choose the word or group of words that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word or group of words. To become an artisan one has to undergo a period of apprenticeship

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Choose the word that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word. With his cogent argument in favour of the proposal he was able to check further opposition

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Choose the one that is mostly nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence. If we can commence the meeting on time, we should be able to __________ by 4.00 pm

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Choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences. The government has setup a _________ panel to investigate the fire incident

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Choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences. Seun accepted the conditions we gave him _________ for my liking

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Choose the interpretation that you consider the most appropriate for each sentence. The party was really going with a swing when I was called out. This means that when I was called out the party was

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Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence. The new teacher urged the lazy students to turn a new leaf. This means that the teacher urged the students to

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Choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences. The power failure __________ normal services for days

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Choose the one that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word or group of words as it is used in the sentence. A reasonable man will never refuse to review his action if it becomes necessary

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Choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences. Hardly had the journey started _______ the car engine developed a fault

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Choose the word that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word. The bride was praised by her mother-in-law for her impeccable behaviour

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Choose the interpretation that you consider the most appropriate for each sentence. Although Etibet had earlier insisted that he was right, he later ate his words. This means that he late

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Choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences. Both questions are alternatives; you answer ________ one ________ the other

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Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence. Hassan should have had that promotion. This means that Hassan

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Choose the word or group of words that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word or group of words. Climbing great heights terrifies me

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Choose the one that best completes each of the following sentences. I honestly don’t understand _______ you hate that man

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Choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences. Neither Obi nor Jumoke __________ present at the meeting

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Choose the word that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word. The professor’s explanation of that point was quite lucid

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Choose the one that is mostly nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence. “Hello Musa” is a _____________ opening for a friendly letter, but it is inappropriate for a formal letter

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Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence. Although Aliyu was acquitted by the court for want of evidence, the police still kept a tab on him. This means that they

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Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence. When Choir Master introduced Jane as a brilliant singer, everyone knows that he was speaking with his tongue in his check. This means  that he

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Choose the one that best completes each of the following sentences. Nigeria’s economy was buoyant _________ the 1970s

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Choose the word or group of words 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. This goal lifted the team from the agony of defeat to the _________ of victory

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Choose the one that best completes each of the following sentences. I’d give up smoking if I ________ you

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Choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences. The man advised his children not to give _______ to the temptations of the city

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Choose the one that is mostly nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence. A child got stuck trying to squeeze through an iron fence, but some adults managed to _______ him

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Choose the word that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word. The children were warned not to be unduly inquisitive

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Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence. The newly acquired air-bus plane is a white elephant. This means that the plane is

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Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence. Adamu just can’t help giving aims to the poor. This means that Adamu

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Choose the word or group of words 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. There is no doubt that pride is less desirable a quality than __________

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Choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences. The surgeons __________ the operation successfully

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Choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences. The committee setup to investigate the cause of the riot has called for __________ from the public

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Choose the interpretation that you consider the most appropriate for each sentence. My brother’s driving could make one tear one’s haircut. This means that his driving could make one

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Choose the one that best completes each of the following sentences. He comes here ________ often

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Choose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence. The workers accused the manager of trying to take the bread out of their mouth. This means that the manager

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Choose the word that best completes each of the following sentences. The teachers ___________ politics when I entered the staff room

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