ENGLISH LANGUAGE OBJ
QUESTIONS === SECTION A
1)You are dissatisfied with some practices in your school. Write a letter to your friend in another school discussing at least three of these practices and the improvement you desire
2) Write an article suitable for publication in national newspaper on the high cost of living, suggesting at least ways in which the government of your country can tackle the problem
3) Write a letter to the chairman of the environment protection agency on the effects of illegal felling of trees and ways to remedy the situation
4) You are the main speaker in a debate on the topic: Children of literate parents perform better in school than of illerate parents. Write your argument for or against motion
5) Write a story illustrate the saying: A bird in hand is worth two in the bush
*2018 WAEC MAY/JUNE ENGLISH LANGUAGE OBJ AND THEORY*
Meena was a little taken aback with the speed of Vineet’ s marriage, but could not grudge him the happiness . She was however a little impatient to take her relationship with Sanjay to the next level . She started noticing that Sanjay was always a little evasive about any talks about marriage. She soon confronted him about it and gave him an ultimatum . He broke down and confessed that he was a married man . He had married a rich but ugly girl six years back . He said he had done this for money and had signed an agreement with the girl’ s father promising to stay married till such time they had a male child , in which case he could divorce his wife and walk away with half the money. Otherwise he would have to stay married to the girl till such time that one of them died .
Meena was shocked and a little disgusted with Sanjay . She realized that she had been foolish and fallen for empty flattery and good looks . She was devastated to think that she had hurt a nice person like Vineet for a shallow person like Sanjay , for whom the sacred bond of marriage did not mean anything. As she walked off from Sanjay she realized that ” A bird in hand is worth two in the bush ” . The realization was however too little and too late .
(a) – The massive crowd that gathered under the big iroko tree.
(b) – He had assistance from three aides.
(c) – He definitely know the three guns were not loaded.
(d) – The American wanted to know if the show was real.
(e) – The man would have died.
(f) – it means the magician ran for his dear life.
(I) – Adjectival clause
(II) – It modifies the noun “feats”
(I) – Feats – Skills
(II) – aides – Assistance
(iii) – steadied – balanced
(iv) – mystified – surprised
(v) – Unscathed – Unharmed
(vi) – Hasty – Hurried
(I) – The individual (victim) is firstly affected as it challenges his health.
(ii) – The immediate family of the addict is not left out as they suffer stigmatisation from the society.
(iii) – Drug addiction also affect the society as it may cause road accident.
(I) – Children should be educated on the adverse effect of the drug addiction
(II) – The dealers should be justify apprehended by the law enforcement agents.
(iii) – The victim should be given proper treatment.