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

3. There would have been a riot in our school but for the timely……………..of our staff.

A. in­ter­ven­tion B. In­ter­rup­tion C. In­ter­fer­ence D. In­va­sion

4. The armed rob­bers ……………ev­ery room in the bank to look for money.

A. ex­plored B. Ran­sacked C. Raked D. swept SEC­TION 3 Af­ter each of the fol­low­ing sen­tences, a list of pos­si­ble in­ter­pre­ta­tions is given. Choose the in­ter­pre­ta­tion that you con­sider most ap­pro­pri­ate for each sen­tence.

5. Ade is too clever by half. This means that Ade is

A. far clev­erer than oth­ers. B. ac­tu­ally very stupid in his be­hav­iour. C. an­noy­ingly clever.

D. be­hav­ing to be clever but is not.

6. Ameh



be­ing eco­nom­i­cal with the truth. This means that Ameh

A. is be­ing praised for be­ing hon­est. B. does not know enough.

C. knows more than he is pre­pared to say. D. is not telling the truth.


From the words let­tered A to D be­low each of the fol­low­ing sen­tences, chose the word or group of words that is near­est in mean­ing to the un­der­lined word as it is used in the sen­tence.

7. By fail­ing to at­tend the in­ter­view, Idoko has lost a golden op­por­tu­nity.

A. blessed B. Bright C. good D. de­light­ful

8. I hope the prin­ci­pal would be gra­cious enough to for­give us.

A. cor­dial B. Po­lite C. Mer­ci­ful D. gen­tle


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.

9. A good cit­i­zen abides ...............the rules of the land. A. with B. in C. At D. by 10. Since his swear­ing in, the gover­nor ....................his home­town.

A. had not been vis­it­ing B. has not vis­ited C. did not visit D. had not vis­ited


(50 MARKS) An­swer one ques­tion only from this sec­tion. All ques­tions carry equal marks. Your an­swer should not be less than 450 words.

You are ad­vised to spend about 50 min­utes on this sec­tion.

1. Your friend in an­other school has re­quested in­for­ma­tion about your school to en­able him to de­cide on mov­ing over to your school. Write a let­ter to him dis­cussing at least three ar­eas in which your school excels.

2. Write an ar­ti­cle for pub­li­ca­tion in your school mag­a­zine, dis­cussing the rea­sons why chil­dren in your area drop out of school and sug­gest­ing ways of min­i­miz­ing it.

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