2020 NECO ENGLISH LANGUAGE ANSWERS
TEST OF ORAL OBJ
It was led by the mockery of Mr Francis during his class
They consider him a weak and incompetent man who could be taken full advantage of.
He told the writer to come see him with his father the next day in his office
The principal was surprised with the writers attitude because he has maintained a very good grade in the school
Their performance was poor because they don’t have prior knowledge of the test questions
(i) adjectival clause
(ii) it qualifies the pronoun “those”
A greater percent of the class failed mr francis second test.
(i) Refined – Polished
(ii) Pranks – Deception
(iii) Puzzled – Perplexed
(iv) Sentence – Pass Judgement on
(v) Retaliation – repayment
(vi) Considerably – Much
(i) Exclusive breastfeeding for about six months
(ii) Distributing reasonable quantity of vitamin A capsules periodically
(iii) Improved access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
(i) Washing of hands before handing foods
(ii) Preparing and storing safety food
(iii) Using safe water and clean latrines
No 21 Ebony Street, Festac, Lagos State.
12th November, 2020.
I received the news of your admission with great excitement. I am very glad you made the merit list; it shows you have been up and doing about your academic work. Dad was so impressed and full of praise for you when he called me on phone. I am aware you have started already. How are you doing? Hope you are coping?
I’d like to tell you a few things about the school. Firstly, you are lucky the school has moved to a new location which is nearer to the house. So you won’t have issues with transportation. As you may have seen already, the compound is very big enough to accommodate a standard sporting field. During exam period, I used to prefer there for reading because it is usually less crowded with no noise.
The school is very competitive. For instance, if a student failed either Mathematics or English, he or she would be promoted on trial, provided more than half of the other subjects were passed. Failing both key subjects is usually an outright repetition of that class. And when it occurs again, it will be expulsion. So, it is very important you maintain your academic tempo; and if possible, try to improve it because you will be studying with sound students from different academic backgrounds.
Secondly, I am proud of the caliber of teachers in that school – always willing to impart and are disciplined too. Always endeavour to listen in class and write only when it is time for writing. Ask questions for clarity. Any other issues you might have, chat me up via mummy’s WhatsApp line.
I wish you well in your academics. Try to be among the top ten. I hope to hear from you soon of your progress.
Good morning respected judges, my worthy opponents, My colleagues and audience , I (your name) hereby standing for the motion that says religious studies should be made compulsory for students in secondary schools and if I have your permission I would like to begin by defining religious studies. Religious studies also known as the study of religion , is an academic field devoted to research into religious beliefs, behaviors , and institutions. It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically based, and cross-cultural perspectives.
From The above definition it is obvious that religious studies is of great important and should be made compulsory in secondary schools with The following points of mine.
Firstly, One of the most common importance of Religious teachings is that it helps students understand the place of various religions in our society. It helps them resolve the important questions of their own inner self and this understanding contributes to a more just and cohesive society.
Secondly, Religious education in any school should not simply be a subject making up a proportion of the taught curriculum. It needs to pervade the congenial environment in the school. Such an environment is not just good for the school but also for the society as a whole as well primarily because students are themselves the propagators of moral values and these are the values that are the most valued and cherished for the quality of relationships amongst the whole humanity. By listening and responding to stories from religious traditions, students are assimilating it as part of their personal, social and emotional development. They have opportunities to take part in celebrations and special events whilst using their understanding in communication, language and literacy. Utilising artefacts, music, stories and art from varying cultures helps them in increasing their knowledge and understanding of the world increases as they ask questions about religion, culture and worship and develop attitudes of curiosity and respect.
Thirdly, It introduces students to different cultures and religions through various learning about stories, people, places and times of special importance, and artefacts and beliefs that are part of modern life and society. Students are encouraged to respond sensitively to all religions, traditions and cultures, using their imagination and sense of wonder. I believe I have confused you enough with my points. Their study of faiths develops appropriate, secular view of the world and a religious community with a significant local presence. Thank You.
Once upon a time there lived a carefree and complacent young man named, Jagu. He had high dreams but low actions. He often dreamed and boasted that one day he will amaze the world with his feats. His father was a very wise man. He wanted to put some sense in him. He wanted to instil in him that if he wanted to be successful, he must work for it. So, he made a plan to teach his lesson. He took the help of a fortuneteller. He sent him to Jagu. The fortuneteller said to Jagu. “I am a famous fortuneteller; I know something big is going to happen in your life on the first day of the next month. Take this flower and keep it with you.” Jagu was quite excited to get the flower from the fortuneteller. He went home and told the incident that success was coming his way. He will prove it to the world on the first day of the next month. He told all his friends and relatives. Everyone was curious to see as to what would happen on the first day of the next month. The most excited person was Jagu himself. The night before the first day of the next month he could not sleep. And the next morning as he woke up, he found the day to be as normal as the other days had been. No news of any success came. The day came and just went ordinarily. Jagu became quite dejected. At the right time his father came and told Jag
SECTION A QUESTION
SECTION A: CONTINUOUS WRITING
You are required to answer only one question from this section. Your answer should not be less than 450 words. All questions carry equal marks. You are advised to spend about 45 minutes on this section.
1.) Your sister has gained admission into your former school. Write a letter giving her information about the school and advise her on how to behave well while jn the school.
2.) Write an article suitable for publication in a national daily on the rising cases of ritual killings in your community and suggest measures to curb the trend.
3.) You are a chief speaker in a debate on the topic religious studies should be made compulsory in secondary schools. Write your motion argument for or against the motion.
4.) Write a story that clearly illustrates the saying: Do not count your chickens before they hatched.