BECE 2019 English Language Past Question Paper One

1

One of the bulls………from the herd.

  • A: have been strayed
  • B: has been strayed
  • C: have strayed
  • D: has strayed
2

I saw the dog………….out of the house.

  • A: run
  • B: is running
  • C: ran
  • D: was running
3

Habib goes to school……train.

  • A: by
  • B: on
  • C: with
  • D: in
4

This phone is not mine; it is …..

  • A: mine uncle’s
  • B: my uncle’s
  • C: my uncles
  • D: mine uncle
5

Their sister wore a ….. dress to the party.

  • A: silk blue beautiful
  • B: beautiful blue silk
  • C: blue beautiful silk
  • D: beautiful silk blue
6

I wish I ….. my friend next week.

  • A: can visit
  • B: am visiting
  • C: shall visit
  • D: could visit
7

Aba took ….. her mother in many ways.

  • A: after
  • B: up
  • C: on
  • D: by
8

That girls is allergic ….. dust.

  • A: with
  • B: to
  • C: against
  • D: abou
9

My brother, with his children, ….. travelling to Salaga next week.

  • A: is
  • B: are
  • C: was
  • D: were
10

It is high time we …… for the meeting.

  • A: left
  • B: leave
  • C: have to leave
  • D: will leave
11

The accused person refused to appear before the ….. panel.

  • A: five-man’s
  • B: five-man
  • C: five-men
  • D: five-mens
12

The stories her children told her made her ……

  • A: to laugh
  • B: laughing
  • C: laughed
  • D: laugh
13

They have not bought …… of the two prescribed books.

  • A: neither
  • B: either
  • C: none
  • D: all
14

The boy found the assignment …… to do.

  • A: much too difficult
  • B: difficult too much
  • C: too much difficult
  • D: much difficult too
15

The oxen lay on the bare floor, …..?

  • A: didn’t they
  • B: don’t they
  • C: didn’t it
  • D: isn’t it

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

16

The officials made a sudden visit to the school.

  • A: an unusual
  • B: a strange
  • C: a quick
  • D: an unexpected
17

Some of the students grumbled about the assignment.

  • A: questioned
  • B: talked
  • C: complained
  • D: bothered
18

It is impolite to talk loudly in the presence of the elderly.

  • A: incorrect
  • B: improper
  • C: unwise
  • D: rude
19

She is fond of talking about trivial matters.

  • A: unpleasant
  • B: unimportant
  • C: unexciting
  • D: unacceptable
20

This curious child likes to ask a lot of questions.

  • A: inquisitive
  • B: pompous
  • C: intelligent
  • D: talkative

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.

21. Araba’s visit was a bolt from the blue. This means that the visit was

  • A: a most welcome one
  • B: short
  • C: a complete surprise
  • D: timely
22

My uncle loves to cast his bread upon the waters. This means that my uncle

  • A: behaves strangely
  • B: feeds his fish with bread
  • C: is wasteful
  • D: loves to help people
23

When he lost his job, Taro was left to sink or swim. This means that my uncle

  • A: was depressed
  • B: shouted for help
  • C: had to find another job
  • D: had to survive on his own
24

I was informed at the eleventh hour about his decision to leave. This means that I heard about his decision

  • A: immediately
  • B: at eleven o’clock
  • C: in good time
  • D: very late
25

John had to eat his words when our team won the match. This means that John

  • A: became very much surprised
  • B: admitted he was wrong
  • C: denied all that he had said
  • D: lost appetite

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

The girl intentionally tore her dress.

  • A: carelessly
  • B: accidentally
  • C: willingly
  • D: foolishly
27

We initiated several projects last year.

  • A: funded
  • B: completed
  • C: executed
  • D: organized
28

Most of the rules were observed.

  • A: violated
  • B: cancelled
  • C: lessened
  • D: excluded
29

The results will be released very soon

  • A: withheld
  • B: confirmed
  • C: withdrawn
  • D: canceled
30

No one enjoyed the old man’s humourless stories.

  • A: funny
  • B: peculiar
  • C: familiar
  • D: cheerful

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