WAEC GCE 2019 (1ST SERIES) – ENGLISH ANSWERS
Exam Time: Saturday, 26th January, 2019
English Language 2 (Essay) – 9.30 am – 11.30 am
English Language 1 (Objective) – 11.30 am – 12.30 pm
English Language 3 (Test of Orals) – 3.30 pm – 4.15 pm
THE DANGER OF SECRET CULT IN OUR SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
A cult can be said to emanate from great and excessive admiration or belief in a person or idea. This could be manifested in rituals, praise songs, chants and worship. It is an unquestionable practice that may be difficult to dislodge even with superior argument. Secret cult could therefore be defined as a set of practices, belief system or idea whose essence is known only to the inner members and excessively admired and defended even to the point of laying down one’s life. Secret cult groups have in recent years expanded fast, become bold, and gradually becoming a societal norm. They have been left largely unchecked by the security agencies thus operating in such ways that they cannot be described as a ‘secret cult’ any longer but a cult group.
Cult activities in Nigerian universities include various forms of violence to suppress other cult groups, tormenting innocent and vulnerable students, organising raids, and in some cases armed robberies. Cult members are also used as thugs during election to foster violence and rig elections in favour of their sponsors. It is hard to believe that someone who gets inducted into a cult group would be moulded into a better person because these groups preach negative values that would gradually turn one into a menace in the high schools and colleges.
In Nigeria cult groups have not been restricted to corners of the university campuses. They have spread into the society at large and operate in various cells in our communities. Cult groups now recruit their members from tender age as early as secondary school students, they also recruit non-students in a bid to grow their membership.
The purpose of the gathering was to open a new house built by Chukwudi.
They enjoyed the celebrants dance which then hired everyone to dance.
People ate to their fill and as well, some drank to the extent they became intoxicated because there was surplus food and drink.
(i) The anticlimax in the passage is the reminding of the repayment of the loan procured by Chukwudi to the brotherhood support bank.
(ii) Because, no sooner had he enjoyed the fullness of the celebration than he was reminded the task and implication of his loan settlement.
He was not fascinated with the level of celebration held by Chukwudi.
(ii) It means that they don’t have self control over the habit of drinking.
(i) Adverbial phrase of time.
(ii) It modifies the verb “call” on the sentence.
(i) Appropriate – Proper
(ii) Clutched – Gripped
(iii) Helping – Portion
(iv) Steeped -Engrossed
(v) Earnestly – Sincerely
(i) Proverbs form the basic part of a people’s culture.
(ii) Oral literature are well decorated by proverbs to be effective.
(i) Parents use proverbs when correcting their children
(ii) It is used in settling social disputes
(iii) Proverb serve as a form of amusement among adults
(iv) It serves as a vital tool in speech-making