BECE 2017 English Language Past Question Paper One

PART A LEXIS AND STRUCTURE
SECTION A
From the alternatives lettered A to D, choose the one which most suitably completes each sentence

1

John has given ……………..smoking

  • A: in
  • B: off
  • C: out
  • D: up
2

The crowd was ………………….large that the Director became frightened.

  • A: quite
  • B: so
  • C: too
  • D: very
3

When we got there, the buses ………………left.

  • A: are
  • B: had
  • C: have
  • D: were
4

The book was ……………to me.

  • A: gave
  • B: given
  • C: giving
  • D: to give
5

Auntie is the lady to ……………..I gave the list.

  • A: who
  • B: whom
  • C: which
  • D: whose
6

He’s your friend, ……………..?

  • A: doesn’t he
  • B: does he
  • C: isn’t he
  • D: isn’t it
7

Kay: You didn’t go to Accra did you? Lee: ……………….

  • A: No, I did
  • B: No, I didn’t
  • C: Yes, did I
  • D: Yes, I didn’t
8

You had better ………………now.

  • A: left
  • B: leave
  • C: be leaving
  • D: to leave
9

Kwame asked his friend to ……………..him a pen.

  • A: borrow
  • B: excuse
  • C: lend
  • D: spare
10

She ended the letter, ………………….

  • A: ‘Yours sincerely’
  • B: ‘Your’s sincerely’
  • C: ‘Yours’ sincerely’
  • D: ‘Your sincerely’
11

The woman refused to sell me ……………….kerosene.

  • A: any
  • B: little
  • C: plenty
  • D: some
12

‘Yes, ….…….a book,’ he said.

  • A: is
  • B: its
  • C: it’s
  • D: it
13

I know you are much ………………..than Esi.

  • A: tall
  • B: taller
  • C: tallest
  • D: the taller
14

Neither John nor his friend, …………….. a play to the end.

  • A: watch
  • B: watches
  • C: was watching
  • D: were watching
15

Araba and Osei are a devoted couple who love ………………

  • A: each other
  • B: one another
  • C: themselves
  • D: the other

SECTION B
Choose from the alternatives lettered A to D the one which is nearest in meaning to the underlined word in each sentence

16. The welfare of students should be the concern of teachers.

  • A: growth
  • B: joy
  • C: wealth
  • D: well-being
17

He said the practice was alien to him.

  • A: boring
  • B: new
  • C: modern
  • D: unfamiliar
18

He said the story was fictitious.

  • A: artificial
  • B: false
  • C: interesting
  • D: real
19

The man placed an order for rice and stew at the restaurant.

  • A: a command
  • B: a demand
  • C: a request
  • D: a directive
20

There is nothing with which to compare the infinite knowledge and power of Providence.

  • A: endless
  • B: immeasurable
  • C: incomplete
  • D: inconstant

SECTION C
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.

Nimo worked hard after his business collapsed and soon found his feet. This means that he

  • A: bought a new fleet of cars.
  • B: could walk again.
  • C: revived the business.
  • D: sold the rest of the business.
22

Manna lay aside some money for Baaba’s party. This means that Manna

  • A: refused to host the party
  • B: saved money for the party
  • C: spent money on the party
  • D: took a loan to organise the party
23

Mary described the occasion as a red-letter day. This means that the occasion was very

  • A: bloody
  • B: enjoyable
  • C: memorable
  • D: rough
24

George has been relieved of his post. This means that George has been

  • A: dismissed
  • B: given another assignment
  • C: demoted
  • D: promoted
25

Foli and Adzovi hit it off quite well. This means they

  • A: fight often.
  • B: get on very well.
  • C: play as a team.
  • D: present good arguments

SECTION D
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

26. People in our village are polite to strangers.

  • A: cruel
  • B: mean
  • C: rude
  • D: unfair
27

Fishes are plentiful in the pond.

  • A: little
  • B: scarce
  • C: small
  • D: unusual
28

The price of petrol has fallen for no reason.

  • A: aggravated
  • B: doubled
  • C: risen
  • D: weakened
29

Cann worked hard to stock the shop.

  • A: decorated
  • B: empty
  • C: fill
  • D: reinforce
30

There was mayhem as the crowd scattered.

  • A: anger
  • B: fear
  • C: order
  • D: riot

End Of Paper

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