1 2015 June WASSCE English Language Paper 1

Part A
Lexis and Structure
Section 1

In each of the following sentences, there is a word underlined and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time, correctly fill the gap in the sentence.

1. While Araba showed great aptitude in the test, here sister was quite _____.
A. nervous
B. dissatisfied
C. incapable
D. afraid

2. The students registered their disapproval when the self-satisfied SRC thought they would _____ their efforts.
A. accept
B. appreciate
C. remember
D. proclaim

3. Rather than pacify the woman, the gift _____ her.
A. disturbed
B. infuriated
C. offended
D. tormented

4. What mad you think I was the master and he the _____?
A. apprentice
B. maid
C. recruit
D. amateur

5. The thicket was rather dense, not the _____ growth we expected from the description we had been given.
A. sparse
B. arid
C. bare
D. wild

6. Kafui’s fame as a philanthropist soared as high as his brother’s _____ as a swindler.
A. unfamiliarity
B. notoriety
C. disgrace
D. disrespect

7. The litigant was smart so he took the land from his _____ friend.
A. timid
B. slow
C. scared
D. dull

8. The investigators reported that they had searched the entire compound when they had only searched the area _____.
A. in bits
B. carelessly
C. unevenly
D. partially

9. Seconds later, Aku emerged from under the tarpaulin where Akwetey had just _____.
A. returned
B. visited
C. set off
D. disappeared

10. If you hide the criminal, you will be prosecuted, but if you _____ him, you may get a reward.
A. uncover
B. expose
C. reveal
D. betray