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English past questions and answer, WAEC, 1988:

 

SECTION 1

In the following passages, the numbered gaps indicate missing words. For each question, choose the most suitable option from the table below to fill the numbered gap.

 

PASSAGE A

Probably the motorist saw the __1__ lorry too __2__ to be able to __3__ disaster. However, he realized that if he kept to the __4__, a probable __5__ head on __6__ would be unavoidable. The only alternative was to take the lesser risk of leaving the road. With great care therefore, he turned sharply __7__ the road and into the ditch by the __8__. The consequence was that instead of being involved in a serious and probable fatal __9__, the __10__ escaped with a few minor __11__ and bruises, while the only __12__ to his car was a bent mud-guard. By __13__ into the roadside ditch to avoid what could have been a collision with the approaching lorry, he averted a __14__ accident at the __15__ of a few __16__to himself and a slight damage to his car.

 

A

B

C

D

E

1

 incoming

 oncoming

 downcoming

 offcomng

 outcoming

2

 much

 early

 soon

 often

 late

3

 avert

 revert

 convert

 averse

 reverse

4

 road-side

 traffic

 way

 road

 level-crossing

5

 slight

 fatalistic

 fatal

 mild

 coalition

6

 collision

 collusion

 confusion

 collation

 coalition

7

 of

 off

 up

 over

 through

8

 road

 level-crossing

 pavement

 alley

 roadside

9

 causality

 collusion

 fail

 accident

 jump

10

 transporter

 cyclist

 driver

 rider

 motor-cyclist

11

 caught

 cuts

 cut

 cult

 carts

12

 damage

 collision

 accident

 repair

 fail

13

 swerving

 jumping

 hooting

 speeding

 accelerating

14

 huge

 gigantic

 big

 notorious

 serious

15

 expends

 expenses

 expend

 expense

 expanse

16

 injured

 injuries

 injury

 injurious

 injure

 

 

PASSAGE B

A hotel is supposed to be a home away from home but the one we __17__ was hell away from home. Initially, we were deceived by the beautiful surroundings and by the manager’s __18__ which was warm and inviting. After the usual __19__ and signing of forms, we were checked in. We later discovered to our utter dismay that the hotel __20__ many facilities and that the few available __21__ were either faulty or __22__. The rooms were somehow tolerable but there was something we could not manage; their food. In fact, we ate just to __23__ alive since whatever was on the __24__ gave no __25__. The services were definitely __26__. By the time we were due to __27__ the following day, everybody heaved a sigh of __28__. Maybe I heard the manager say: Did you __29__ a nice stay? And thinking he heard somebody say yes, he quickly added: Please __30__ again.

 

A

B

C

D

E

17

 moved into

 checked

 dropped by

 checked into

 stood on

18

 reception

 intention

 rejection

 conception

 conviction

19

 feeling

 filing

 fill in

 feel in

 filling

20

 lacks

 failed

 lacked

 lack

 larks

21

 one

 ones

 warns

 warn

 once

22

 unattractive

 cheap

 impressive

 standardized

 substandard

23

 stay

 stand

 stop

 sit

 stoop

24

 menu

 list

 paper

 dish

 table

25

 joy

 sweetness

 problem

 fear

 digestion

26

 opposing

 appealing

 appalling

 appetizing

 oppressing

27

 check in

 check out

 check up

 check into

 check off

28

 release

 reliefs

 relieves

 relief

 relieve

29

 had

 have

 hard

 heard

 has

30

 see

 try

 drop

 return

 come

 

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