KUULCHAT
ENGLISH MOCK

OBJECTIVE TEST

PART I
LEXIS AND STRUCTURE

SECTION A

From the alternatives lettered A to D, choose the one which most suitably completes each sentence.

1.

The welfare of students should be the concern of teachers.

A.

growth

B.

joy

C.

wealth

D.

well-being

Answer: D

2.

The commotion at the stadium was avoidable.

A.

trouble

B.

confusion

C.

issue

D.

violence

Answer: B

3.

There was mayhem as the crowd scattered.

A.

anger

B.

fear

C.

order

D.

riot

Answer: C

4.

The driver passed out soon after the accident occurred. This means that the driver..........

A.

ran away

B.

died

C.

fainted

D.

vomited

Answer: C

Pass out

To fall asleep, faint, or lose consciousness.

Examples

He passed out as soon as he saw the blood.

They gave me so much to drink that I passed out cold by 10 PM.

I've been up since 5 AM, so I'm just going to go pass out after dinner.

5.

The interview was conducted to separate the sheep from the goats. This means that the interview aimed at......... .

A.

finding people who could rear sheep.

B.

keeping the sheep in a different pen.

C.

selecting only the humble candidates.

D.

selecting the best candidates.

Answer: D

6.

The demolition of the bridge surprised everyone.

A.

construction

B.

creation

C.

erection

D.

relocation

Answer: A

Demolition means destruction and opposite of destruction is construction.

7.

The results will be released very soon.

A.

withheld

B.

confirmed

C.

withdraw

D.

cancelled

Answer: A

8.

He said the practice was alien to him.

A.

boring

B.

new

C.

modern

D.

unfamiliar

Answer: D

9.

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

Answer: D

10.

The officials made a sudden visit to the school.

A.

an usual

B.

a strange

C.

a quick

D.

an unexpected

Answer: D

11.

The prefect rebuked the student for his rude behaviour

A.

defended

B.

justified

C.

pardoned

D.

praised

Answer: D

Opposite of rebuke/condemn/disapprove is praise

12.

We initiated several projects last year.

A.

funded

B.

completed

C.

executed

D.

organized

Answer: B

13.

The youth should be ruled by the fundamental ideals of courtesy.

A.

essential

B.

known

C.

popular

D.

realistic

Answer: A

Fundamental nearest in meaning:basics, essentials, rudiments, foundations, basic principles, first principles, preliminaries, crux, essence, core, nucleus, heart, base

14.

The unfavourable weather affected their health.

A.

beautiful

B.

pleasant

C.

cool

D.

promising

Answer: B

15.

These herbs grow here in leaps and bounds. This means that the herbs grow

A.

gradually and in small numbers.

B.

in big circular heaps.

C.

in both cold and hot weather.

D.

quickly and greatly.

Answer: D

In leaps and bounds: with startlingly rapid progress.

Similar: rapidly, swiftly, quickly, speedily, at an amazing rate, exponentially

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.

Trading is a lucrative economic activity.

A.

profitable

B.

legitimate

C.

desirable

D.

cherished

Synonyms (nearest in meaning) for lucrative

Advantageous, cost effective, fruitful, good, money-making, profitable, worthwhile, fatness, gainful, high-income, in the black, paying, remunerative, sweet

Antonyms (opposite in meaning) for lucrative

Poorly paid, unprofitable

17.

The youth should be ruled by the fundamental ideals of courtesy.

A.

essential

B.

known

C.

popular

D.

realistic

Fundamental nearest in meaning:basics, essentials, rudiments, foundations, basic principles, first principles, preliminaries, crux, essence, core, nucleus, heart, base

18.

Lance only talks about trivial matters.

A.

unimportant

B.

unpleasant

C.

unacceptable

D.

unexciting

19.

Her ambition is to own a private jet.

A.

target

B.

joy

C.

plan

D.

desire

Ambition: a strong desire or what drives a person to do or achieve something.

The nearest in meaning could be drive, determination, desire, enterprise, initiative, eagerness, motivation, enthusiasm, zeal, commitment, a sense of purpose, longing, yearning, hankering, get-up-and-go

20.

He said the story wasfictitious.

A.

artificial

B.

false

C.

interesting

D.

real

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.

21.

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

A.

bloody

B.

enjoyable

C.

memorable

D.

rough

22.

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

A.

dismissed.

B.

given another assignment.

C.

demoted.

D.

promoted.

23.

When he lost his job. Yaro was left to sink or swim. That means that Yaro..........

A.

was depressed.

B.

shouted for help

C.

had to find another job.

D.

had to survive on his own

24.

Ammon has always kept his enemies at arm's length. This means that he

A.

abused them

B.

shunned them

C.

threatened them

D.

trusted them

At arm's length: avoid/shun intimacy or close contact.

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.

The bread is stale.

A.

burnt

B.

delicious

C.

fresh

D.

mouldy

27.

They said the film was ancient but I found it

A.

relaxing.

B.

modern.

C.

difficult.

D.

interesting.

Ancient means long ago or past. The opposite is modern which means current or recent or present times

28.

The animal will perish under this condition.

A.

graze

B.

survive

C.

starve

D.

remain

Perish means die. The opposite of die is survive

29.

The unfavourable weather affected their health.

A.

beautiful

B.

pleasant

C.

cool

D.

promising

30.

The audience laughed at his funny stories.

A.

cheerful

B.

humourless

C.

familiar

D.

peculiar

Anything funny is humourous and so if not funny then humourless

THEORY QUESTIONS

1.

As the senior prefect of your school, write a letter to the headmaster, discussing two reasons why, the school should instill moral values into the students.

Your letter must contain the two main content, two reasons why the school should instil moral values into the students

The letter is a formal letter and must contain the features below:

i. Your address
ii. Recipient's address
iii. Date
iv. Body
v. Salutation - Dear Sir/Madam
vi. Heading
vii. Subscription - Yours faithfully, Yours sincerely, etc.
viii. Your signature
ix. Your name in bracket

CONTENT EXAMPLES

REASONS TO INSTIL MORAL VALUES INTO STUDENTS

1. Nurtures good character
2. Teaches how to think and act right
3. Protects against toxicity
4. Teaches critical life skills
5. Creates good citizens
6. Counters temptations
7. Prevents violence and cruelty
8. Inspires good behavior

Your paragraphs should be well developed and properly linked.

You must check your spellings and punctuations and construct meaningful sentences.

Ensure that you use capital and small letters correctly at their appropriate places, thus for instance I for the pronoun "I" and not "i", etc.

2.

Write a letter to your friend telling him or her about what you want to do after your Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE)

This is an informal letter and the following features are required:

(1) Writer’s address (without name)
(2) Date
(3) Salutation (Dear Adjei, Akos, Yaw, Okoro, Mawuli)
(4) Body
(5) Subscription - Yours sincerely, Yours, Yours ever
(6) First name

3.

Your friend has informed you that his or her uncle has decided not to look after him or her in school anymore. Write to your friend's uncle giving him at least, two reasons why he should change his mind.

Your letter must contain the main content, why your friend's uncle should look after him or her

The letter is a formal letter and must contain the features below:

i. Your address
ii. Date
iii. Recipient's address
iv. Salutation - Dear + Sir/Madam,
v. Heading/Title of the letter in block letters and underlined
vi. Body
vii. Subscription - Yours faithfully, Yours sincerely, etc.
viii. Signature
ix. Your full name (in brackets)

The language should be formal with no room for slang or colloquialism. A good blend of varied sentence patterns and a good use of vivid idiomatic expressions.

Your paragraphs should be well developed and properly linked.

You must check your spellings and punctuations and construct meaningful sentences.

Ensure that you use capital and small letters correctly at their appropriate places, thus for instance I for the pronoun "I" and not "i", etc.

4.

Write the speech you would give at your school's graduation day on The school's achievements and failures in the academic year.

You are expected to identify what to you were achievements and failures of your school in a particular year.

There should be a logical presentation of what the achievements were and the failures. At least two achievements and one failure is expected.

Possible Achievements

1. Academic performance
2. Discipline
3. Provision of learning and teaching materials
4. Winning of a competition

Possible Failures

1. Absence of learning and teaching materials
2. Poor academic performance

5.

Write an article for publication in a national newspaper on two effects of poor disposal of waste on the people and suggest two ways of solving the problem.

CONTENT

The essay is in two parts: two effects of poor waste disposal on the people and two solutions to deal with the problem/the effects. You must discuss both parts well to earn full marks or higher.

ORGANIZATION

This is an article and the following features are mandatory:

1. Title/Heading
2. Body
3. Writer's name
4. Writer's address/Location (Note: No email, contact)

You are expected to properly link and well develop paragraphs.

Note: this is not a letter and should not have features of a letter.

EXPRESSION

The language should be polite, persuasive and formal. The choice of words should be appropriate to the subject matter. A good blend of varied sentence patterns/types is expected. The use of slang should be avoided.

MECHANICAL ACCURACY

Concord (subject - verb, noun-pronoun), tense, determiners, prepositions, punctuation, spelling should be used correctly. Each sentence and proper noun should begin with a capital letter. Be careful not to use "i" instead of "I" for the first person pronoun (subject).