ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1
LEXIS AND STRUCTURE
From the alternatives lettered A to D, choose the one which most suitably completes each sentence
1. The lion ……… under the tree waiting for its prey
A. lie B. lain C. lay D. laid
2. I wish Ato ……..come to see us tomorrow
B. is to
3. It‟s high time we ………..the items out.
B. are moving
D. were moving
4. This amount is all ………I have on me.
5. The harder you study, ……..your chance of success.
A. the great
D. the greater
6. Please, I would rather you ……….not disturb me
A. did B. will C. may D. do
7. That pair of trousers is worn …………
A. in B. out C. into D. on
8. Atsu is looking forward to ……….his friends at the party.
B. be seeing
D. have seen
9. The minister is my ……….brother.
A. senior B. older C. elder D. junior
10. We have ………sugar, so we cannot have breakfast
A. a few B. little C. few
D. a little
11. I wouldn‟t say this to …….
A. no other B. any other C. nobody
D. anyone else
12. This vase is made …………glass.
13. Mrs. Akwei is blind ………the faults of her children.
14. Shika was absent yesterday, ………?
A. isn‟t she
B. has she
C. didn‟t she
D. wasn‟t she
15. Come and see me tomorrow, ……….. you?
A. shall B. will C. may D. don‟t
16. If Kofi had studied hard, he ………..his examination.
A. would pass
B. would be passing
C. will be passing
D. would have passed
17. The boy likes his ……….dog.
A. little pretty brown B. pretty brown little C. pretty little brown
D. brown little pretty
Choose from the alternatives lettered A to D the one which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in
18. The radio is a very potent means of communication.
19. Benjamin deserves the prize because he is industrious.
21. The recklessness of the driver caused the woman‟s death.
22. The doctors have been discussing the shortage of nurses.
In each of the following sentences a group of words has been underlined. Choose from the alternatives lettered
A to D the one that best explains the underlined group of words.
23. Adzo takes after her mother. This means that Adzo
A. likes her
B. resembles her
C. is unlike her
D. always follows her
24. Board members are paid five Ghana Cedis a day across the board. This means that
A. every member receives five Ghana Cedis
B. some members receive five Ghana Cedis
C. members are given five Ghana Cedis for food.
D. only deserving members are given five Ghana Cedis.
25. Advi se Peter not to poke his nose into my affair.
26. During the lecture, Sarfo was miles away. This means that Sarfo
A. was self-conscious
B. had travelled
C. had slept
D. was absent-minded
27. Ato was at hi s wits ‟ end . This means that Ato
A. was collecting his ideas together B. had come to the end of his talk C. did not know what to do next
D. did not have much to do.
From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word underlined in each sentence
28. We are surprised at her hostility to us.
29. She timidly faced her accusers.
A. boldly B. calmly C. angrily
30. The minister is sincere in his promise.
31. The flag was hoisted during the golden jubilee celebration.
B. dipped C. lowered D. dropped
32. Transparent ballot boxes are used in elections.
From the options lettered A to D, choose the one that correctly answers each question or completes the sentence
33. The sequence of events in a play is the
34. An address directed at oneself is known as
Read the following extract carefully and answer questions 35 to 37
„O incomprehensible God!
Shall my pilot be
My inborn stars to that
Final call to thee‟?
35. Th e poem is a kind of
36. The theme of the above extract is
38. The main character in a play or a novel is called
39. The conversation between two characters is known as
A. a dialogue
B. a monologue
C. an aside
D. a soliloquy
40. Miming refers to
A. the use of song in drama
B. acting without the use of words
C. imitation of a character
D. the use of dialogue in acting
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1
1. C. lay
would have passed
pretty little brown
21. C. carelessness
every member receives five Ghana Cedis
did not know what to do next
acting without the use of words