2016 BECE English Language Section A

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

1. He is………. poor that he cannot pay his bills.

A. so
B. too
C. very
D. rather

2. You will be late………. you hurry.

A. if
B. or
C. unless
D. while

3. Aminu has been absent from class………. one month.

A. in
B. for
C. from
D. since

4. Many people have been invited, but………. will be employed.

A. few
B. a few
C. little
D. a little

5. The teacher told the girl he had received………. of the two exercises.

A. all
B. any
C. none
D. neither

6. My father has bought a………. car

A. private brand new
B. new brand private
C. private new brand
D. brand new private

7. Mama is never………. ready for anything.

A. so
B. ever
C. even
D. rather

8. Akua was………. that she won four prizes.

A. a girl so brilliant
B. a so brilliant girl
C. so brilliant a girl
D. a brilliant so girl

9. Before he entered the classroom, we………. the chalkboard.

A. cleaned
B. have cleaned
C. had cleaned
D. are cleaning

10. I have forgotten all………. my friend told me.

A. this
B. that
C. what
D. which

11. The supervisor will ask the………. to come and repair the pipe in the bath room.

A. mason
B. repairer
C. plumber
D. lumber

12. The stone fell into the river with a loud……….

A. bang
B. crash
C. noise
D. splash

13. Aggie got………. mark for French in the examination.

A. bad
B. worse
C. the worse
D. the worst

14. We won the school debating contest, ……….we?

A. hadn’t
B. didn’t
C. couldn’t
D. did

15. Kwame looks very handsome, ……….?

A. isn’t he
B. isn’t it
C. doesn’t he
D. does he


ANSWERS

1.   A.  so
2.   C.  unless
3.   B.  for
4.   A.  few
5.   D.  neither
6.   D.  brand new private
7.   B.  ever
8.   C.  so brilliant a girl
9.   C.  had cleaned
10.   B.  that
11.   C.  plumber
12.   D.  splash
13.   D.  the worst
14.   B.  didn’t
15.   C.  doesn’t he


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