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ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST

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Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;
In the match against the uplanders team, the sub mariners turned out to be the dark horse

 

 

 

 

 

2. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; Only the small fry get punished for such social misdemeanours

 

 

 

 

 

3. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; He spoke with his heart in his mouth

 

 

 

 

 

4. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; The leader in today’s issue of our popular newspaper focuses on inflation

 

 

 

 

 

5. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; From the ways my friend talks, you can see he is such a bore

 

 

 

 

 

6. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; His jail terms were to run concurrently

 

 

 

 

 

7. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; There is some obvious symmetry in the whole presentation

 

 

 

 

 

8. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; The bill has to wait as we are now insolvent

 

 

 

 

 

9. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; All his plans fell through

 

 

 

 

 

10. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; The balance sheet at the end of the business year shows that we broke even

 

 

 

 

 

11. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; He was appointed specifically to put the recruits through

 

 

 

 

 

12. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; The result of his experiment represents a break through in medical science

 

 

 

 

 

13. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; Being an optimist, our professor always sees the bright side of most things

 

 

 

 

 

14. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;
The state government appointed a commission of inquiry to go into the community’s complaints carefully and without prejudice

 

 

 

 

 

15. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; The traffic situation in Lagos can lead to disastrous consequences; a man lost a very lucrative job because he was held up by it

 

 

 

 

 

16. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; Mrs. Dada has been deserted by her husband because he feels she has a heart of stone

 

 

 

 

 

17. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; Mr. Jack could be a successful businessman if he paid more attention to the more intricate aspects of his account

 

 

 

 

 

18. If my father had not arrived, I would have starved. This sentence means

 

 

 

 

 

19. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; The two sprinters were running neck and neck

 

 

 

 

 

20. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence; He stared at her

 

 

 

 

 

21. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in the following sentence;
When the man was caught by police he presented a bold front

 

 

 

 

 

22. Choose the option that best convey the meaning of the underlined portion in each of the following sentence;
I have been able to observe him at close quarters

 

 

 

 

 

23. Choose the option that best conveys the meaning of the underlined portion in each of the following sentence;
At the site of the ghastly accident the poor woman’s hair stood on end

 

 

 

 

 

24. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space;
When the beggar was tired he ….. down by the roadside

 

 

 

 

 

25. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; He did not like …. leaving the class early

 

 

 

 

 

26. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; Before the operation, the dentist found that his patient’s teeth….

 

 

 

 

 

27. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space;
The employer, not the salesman and his representative …. responsible for the loss

 

 

 

 

 

28. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space;
The boy was born before his parents actually got married and so the court has declared him ….

 

 

 

 

 

29. As he was still owing me two naira, i was careful not to …. him any more money

 

 

 

 

 

30. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; Last week the …. at the theater was the longest i had ever seen

 

 

 

 

 

31. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; If you travel by air you will be given an allowance to cover ….

 

 

 

 

 

32. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; Tennyson and Browning lived about the same time and therefore …. poets

 

 

 

 

 

33. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space;
The green snake which lives in the green grass is using a perfect ….

 

 

 

 

 

34. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space;
In order to carry out necessary examination the dead body was ….

 

 

 

 

 

35. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; Remember this matter is strictly …..

 

 

 

 

 

36. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; He went abroad with a view …. a business partner

 

 

 

 

 

37. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; He had just entered the office …. the telephone rang

 

 

 

 

 

38. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; They …. receive visitor on short notice

 

 

 

 

 

39. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; His suggestion are completely …. the point and cannot be accepted

 

 

 

 

 

40. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space;  For …. he is a secretary we shall not have correct minutes

 

 

 

 

 

41. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; He went up quickly and returned ….

 

 

 

 

 

42. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; Invariably, he ends his letters …. amicably

 

 

 

 

 

43. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; If i went to the cinema i …. early

 

 

 

 

 

44. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; The traditional folktales from an …. to the book

 

 

 

 

 

45. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; the frightening explosion in the factory …. whole wing

 

 

 

 

 

46. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; Out plane was scheduled to …. at 10.00 hrs but it was delayed because of the bad weather

 

 

 

 

 

47. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; As luck would have it, the weather brightened almost immediately and after six hours flight we …. at Heathrow Airport

 

 

 

 

 

48. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; Before we left the airport, each passenger was made to …. certain form

 

 

 

 

 

49. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; My father cannot bear the …. of the concoction that emanates from my mothers soup pot

 

 

 

 

 

50. Complete each of the following sentences by choosing the option that most suitably fills the space; I would not have condescended to appease the traffic policeman but i happened …. traffic regulation

 

 

 

 

 


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