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WAEC English Past Questions & Answers 2022/2023|PDF Download

Do you want to prepare ahead for the West African Examination Council English examination that would come up this year? If yes is the answer to that question then read this article thoroughly because it would provide some of the English past questions that you can use to practice.

English Language is a very core course for anyone writing WAEC as you must pass it else you would not be eligible for admission. It is very easy to pass English Language in one sitting and one of the ways of passing it is to ensure that you practice with past questions and answers.

The WAEC GCE examination would soon commence and all the questions here were questions set for school candidates. The questions can also be used to prepare for the upcoming WAEC GCE examination that would soon commence so those who have successfully registered are urged to start practising with the questions outlined below.

WAEC English Questions & Answers

The West African Examination Council English examination is grouped into three parts with the first being Objectives and which comprises 100 questions, the second being essay writing, and the third being test of orals, and which comprises 60 questions. Below is a list of some WAEC English questions:

In each of the following sentences, there is one underlined word and one gap. From the list of words lettered A to D, choose the one that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word and that will, at the same time correctly fill the gap in the sentence

  1. Michael is stingy but his brother is ______________

a. Generous b. Kind c. Humane d. hospitable

2. Success is the reward of _____________ not indolence

a. prudence b. attentiveness c. diligence d. sharpness

3. I don’t know how Yusuf became so proud; his parents have always been _________

a. gentle b. noble c. humble d. simple

4. The once unknown musician became ________ in a very short time

a. popular b. accepted c. respected d. admirable

5. Issa is very much interested in Education while his sister is __________

a. dull b. indifferent c. uncertain d. serious

6. The comment I made at the conference was general: being ________ would have hurt some people

a. ordinary b. specific c. tactful d. candid

7. Baba was purposeful in his search for a job but Bala was rather ________ about his

a. patient b. slow c. lazy d. casual

8. Bayo is careless in his ways while Tayo is ________

a. lovable b. meticulous c. difficult d. reserved

9. In this country, the law against armed robbery is stringent whereas that against smoking in public places is ________

a. accurate b. complex c. lax d. easy

10. These days, many people concentrate on temporal things to the detriment of the ________

a. tangible b. durable c. unchanging d. spiritual


The Essay topics differ for each year and we recently added the essay topic for the previous WAEC examination here so try and practice ahead for the next examination or GCE.

  1. Your father has just built a new house for the family. Write a letter to your elder brother who lives abroad, describing the new house and the prestige it has accorded to your family.
  2. Write an article suitable for publication in a national newspaper, discussing two major problems facing your country and suggesting ways of solving them.
  3. The electricity supply in your school has been irregular. As the Senior Prefect, write a letter to the Chairman of the Parent-Teacher Association(PTA) telling him about the effect of this on the school and the need to provide a standby generator for the school.
  4. Your principal is due for retirement at the end of the academic year. As the Senior Prefect, write a speech which you would deliver to honour him/her at a send-off party.
  5. Write a story ending with the expression: At last, we arrived safely.

If you want to be successful, then you must go through the instruction before you start answering the questions. This is the first step to being successful in the WAEC examination also, ensure you go through your answers once you are done.

The more you practice previous past questions, the better you become acquainted with the type of questions being asked in WAEC. Get more copies of the past questions and answer and start answering them year by year to boost your chances of scoring high in WAEC.

Ensure that you study with the syllables also if you want the full copy of this past question then comment below or send us an email stating the past question you want.

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