Emmanuel baptist college, tanke, ilorin. Third term examination. Class: ss1 subject: english language


After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretation is given. Chose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence



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THIRD TERM2017
After each of the following sentences, a list of possible interpretation is given. Chose the interpretation that you consider most appropriate for each sentence.

  1. The teacher was reprimanded for turning a blind eye to the acts of rudeness of the pupils. This means that the teacher A. did not pay attention to the pupils B. behaved like a blind man C. was responsible for the rudeness of his pupils D. ignored the behavior of his pupils.

  2. Contrary to our expectations, the principal rose to the occasion. This means that the principal A. was the chairman of the occasion B. made the most beautiful speech at the occasion C. proved himself able to handle the situation D. was invited as the guest-of-honour despite our objection.

  3. Despite their unrefined behavior, the visitors were given preferential treatment. This means that the visitors were A. ill-treated because of their coarseness B. treated with caution C. well-treated despite their crudity D. attended to first by the doctor.

  4. Ojo decided that the best course of action was to play along with them for the time being. This means that he decided to a. join their team temporarily B. entertain them for a while C. pretend to agree with them D. be playful with the.

  5. The conference was attended by people from all walks of life. This means that the conference was attended by people A. of all races B. who had travelled widely C. from all professions D. from different parts of the world.

Choose the word that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word as it is used in the sentence.

  1. The police announced that they were yet to apprehend the criminals. A. interrogate B. charge C. prosecute D. arrest.

  2. With his cogent argument, in favour of the proposal, he was able to check further opposition. A. insistent B. urgent C. convincing D. uncompromising.

  3. The company had satisfied itself that the project was feasible. A. easy B. attractive C. capable D. practicable.

  4. The detective was perplexed when the clues pointed to several suspects. A. excited B. confused C. worried D. discouraged.

  5. Members of the party agreed that some serious thinking is required before a final decision can be taken. A. meeting B. consultation C. consideration D. appraisal.

  6. The chairman ended the meeting of the Cooperative Society with a fitting speech. A. a short B. an approved C. an appropriate D. a brief.

  7. The Manager described the new accountant as a man of impeccable character. A. serious B. dangerous C. faultless D. rigid.

  8. Nowadays, children are given much more latitude than before. A. advice B. freedom C. luxury D. variety.

  9. He was reluctant to grant my request. A. disposed B. delighted C. unwilling D. agreeable.

  10. Her eloping with the man is a stigma to the family. A. disgrace B. pride C. disappointment D. calamity.


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