Likely JAMB Cbt English Language Questions and Answers for 2023/2024 Examination
Like you already know, the Jamb use of English is compulsory for every candidate. Questions will come out from all the sections specified in Jamb English syllabus.
English Comprehension Passages For Jamb 2023: You will be given comprehension passages and asked to answer the questions that follow. The pattern of questions you get from comprehension passages are:
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According to the passage, …
What is the mood of the writer
Which of the following can be concluded from the opening paragraph
The author at the point of narration should be
From the passage, what cases define a judge’s character?
What was the tone of the writer when he said…
Which of the following is the main topic of the passage
From the passage, it can be deduced that
“…….kick the bucket…”. This statement means?
From the finding of the research described in the passage, one can reason that?
Which of the following can be concluded from the closing paragraph
Which of the following can be concluded from the passage
quickly go through likely questions Jamb will set in Use of English this Year. Are you ready?
Question 1: Dele’s Speech at the naming ceremony made father ANGRY. Choose the capital letter that has the emphatic stress. Choose the options to which the given sentence relate.
Did Wale’s speech at the naming ceremony make his father angry?
Did Dele’s speech at the naming ceremony make his father happy?
Did Dele’s silence at the naming ceremony make his father happy?
Did Dele’s speech at the naming ceremony make his mother angry?
Answer: ‘Angry’ is in contrast with the emphasized word ‘happy’. So, the answer is B
Question 2: Choose the option that has the same vowel sound as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined.
Answer: The answer is D.
Question 3: Choose the appropriate stress pattern from the options. The stressed syllabus are written in capital letters.
Answer: The answer is C. Words that have base suffixes of -SION, -TION and -ATION usually have their primary stress on the syllabus before the suffix and this remains constant even if more syllables are added to the word.
Question 4: Choose the appropriate stress pattern from the options
Answer: The answer is B. Four syllable words that end in -gy usually have their primary stress on the second syllables.
Question 5: Choose the word that has the same vowel sound as the underlined letter(s).
Answer: The answer is B
Question 6: Since the flight, Joy and Gift have refused to talk to …..
Answer: The answer is A
Question 7: we went home early, …..?
Answer: The answer is C. A statement that has no auxiliary verb should make use of any of the operators do, does or did based on the number of subject and tense of verb in the statment.
Question 8: No one is there to reply, …….?
Answer: The answer is A. A negative indefinite pronoun (like nobody, no one, etc) should take a positive question.
Question 9: The plan for the party ….. due to incorporation
Answer: The answer is A. fall through means to fail to happen while fell about means to laugh uncontrollably.
Question 10: We had to …….. the group headed by Taiwo
Answer: The answer is B
Question 11: James and Henry were at daggers drawn when I knew them. This means they
were good at drawing daggers
always wore daggers
were fighting everybody
were always angry with each other
Answer: The answer is D. If two persons are at daggers drawn they are very angry with each other.
Question 12: My book has become dog-eared through use. This means that
the corners of the pages of my book are crumpled
my book is designed like dog’s ears
my book is torn
my book is indispensable.
Answer: The correction option is A. This means that the corners of the pages of my book are crumpled.
Question 13: I had dinner with Tony and Nick and they talked shop the whole time. This means that they talked
about their job
all the time
about buying things from the shop
about taking me to the shop
Answer: The correct answer is A. To “talk shop” means to talk about your job (work) with, the people you work with.
Question 14: Choose the word which has the same consonant sounds as the underlined letter(s)
Answer: A is correct.
Questions 15: Nearest in meaning(Synonym) ….. Bisi has become an indispensable member of staff
Answer: The correct answer is C. To be indispensable means to be important or vital.
Question 16: Nearest in meaning (Synonym)… A good leader is resolute in his decisions
Answer: The answer is Firm. To be resolute means to be firm. Other synonyms of resolute are unyielding and determined.
Question 17: Nearest in meaning (Synonym)… Mr Brown is often described as an astute businessman.
Answer: The correction option is A. An astute person is someone who is clever and quick at seeing what to do in a particular situation. Such person can also be described as shrewd.
Question 18: Nearest in meaning (Synonym)…The collector could not tell whether the painting was genuine or not.
Answer: B is correct. When something is genuine, it is real.
Question 19: Opposite in meaning (Antonyms)….. The test shows that the lumps are malignant
Answer: Benign is correct. Malignant means harmful. Benign is the opposite.
Questions 20: Opposite in meaning (Antonyms)….. The children await a severe punishment
Answer: The correct answer is mild.
English Topics Jamb Will Set Questions From
Below are English Topics that Jamb will Set Questions from:
Oral Forms: Vowels, Consonants, Rhymes, Stress, Intonation.
Idioms and meaning
More Words Words And Synonyms in Jamb English
S/N Words Synonyms
1 Astute Shrewd, Clever
2 Developed Advanced
3. Oblivious Unaware, Unmindful, Forgetful
4 Rampant Common, Frequent, Widespread
5. Entice Tempt, Persuade
6 Imperative Very important or urgent
7 Despondent Hopeless
8 Restrain Prevent
9 Impeccable Perfect
10 Impede Hinder
11 Skeptica Doubtful
12 Integrity Honesty
13 Inimical Harmful
14 Hamper Hinder
15 Impeccable Faultless
16 Eradicate Destroy, Remove, Eliminate
17 Loquacious Talkative, garrulous
18 Trivial Insignificant
19 Invaluable Priceless, of high value
20 Eventually Finally
More Words And Antonyms in Jamb English
S/N Words Antonyms
1 Kindle Extinguish
2 Remorse Unrepentant
3 Accidental Deliberate
4 Passionate Cruel
5 Innocuous Harmful
6 Admiration Disdain
7 Discrepancy Similarity
8 Obsolete Fashionable
9 Invaluable Worthless
10 Extinction Existence
11 Economical Extravagance
12 Snowballed Decreased
13 Incompetent Efficient
14 Fragile Durable
15 Seldom Often
16 Despondent Hopeful
17 Derogatory Complementary
18 Repudiate Accommodate
19 Anonymous Known
20 Cocky humble
More Idioms For Jamb English 2022
S/N Idioms Meaning
1 For/in a month of Sundays for a very long time
2. The man in the street The ordinary man in the street
3 To be home and dry to be safe and successful especially after a difficult time
4 to strike while the iron is hot to make use of an opportunity immediately
5 to hit the jackpot to make or win a lot of money quickly and unexpectedly
6 to dance to somebody’s tune to do what somebody demands
7 to blow one’s trumpet to engage in self-praise
8 To stick to one’s guns to maintain ones’ natural inclination
9 A have a field day a day or period of great
10 to be in all fours to be supported
11 to make a killing to be extraordinarily successful
12 to burn the midnight oil to study or work until late in the night
13 to send one packing to send somebody rudely to go away
14 to keep something for a raining day to keep or reserve something for the day you may need it
15 at sixes and sevens in total confusion
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