SUBJECT: NECO 2022 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ESSAY, OBJ AND TEST OF ORALS ANSWERS AND THE PIN IS “112”
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The writer want from the grandmother kindness and warmth.
She was always in the kitchen because she was weak in mind and limb and could scarcely walk about the house.
According to the passage, the two symptoms of asthma are:
(i) Gasping and breathlessness
(ii) Wild wheezing cries
She fled home with her grief from the sea, shut herself in the store, And threw herself face down on an old Mattress and lay their till night
(i) Adverbial clause
(ii) It modifies the verb “Died’
Grandmother’s Ailment was caused by her lying face down on the old Mattress which had lain in the store for years
(i) Doled out – Gave out
(ii) Shackled – Restricted
(iii) Battled – Struggled
(iv) Draped – Covered
(v) Exhausted – Tired
(vi) Constitution – Health
The activities carried out by the troop in the scatting years are:
(i) The cutting of grasses
(ii) The pumping of bicycle tyres
(iii) The cooking of food
(iv) Keeping Watch at night
(v) The assault course which was devised by the troop.
A Defective Education System; The Nigeria’s education system does not prioritize reading for general acquisition of knowledge rather it prioritizes reading for passing examinations. Most students read to pass examination. Some students have even resorted to cramming in order to pass examinations. To make matters worse, some teachers want their students to write verbatim in examination. This is a wrong approach to reading and does not help one or a society to develop.
The implication is that the students will pass the exams very well but the knowledge is not there, because a few minutes after exams they can’t answer same question.
Libraries; Some actually have a building that is labelled “library” but without books and library personnel. Some libraries are stocked with outdated books or reading materials. Most students do not go to libraries these days to read or do their assignments. Some go there to write or copy notes, which ordinarily should not be the main reason.
Poor quality teachers; This is quite pathetic considering the fact that to a large extent, the quality of the teachers determines the quality of the students. Teachers are role models to their students, if teachers cannot read fluently how can the students?
Poverty; Poverty is also responsible for the prevailing poor reading culture in Nigeria. Developing a reading culture is more than buying and reading just a book, and reading repeatedly. It costs a lot of money to buy books. Some parent cannot afford school fees, let alone buying books for their children to read.
Where one does not have books to read, developing a reading culture becomes difficult. Some therefore make the decision to indulge in examination mal-practice as the only way.
The above mentioned factors can be solved through the following ways.
Government; Government at all levels should promote a good reading culture by establishing standard public libraries because not everybody has access to school libraries. In most cases, school libraries are highly restricted to students. Also, not all schools have functional libraries. Therefore, the establishment of public libraries will help those who are not in school and students whose schools do not have functional libraries.
Qualified teachers; government should employ qualified teachers to teach. If those who are not well educated are certified and employ this will not give the desired result for the future, government can also organize workshop, and trainings for it teachers.
Schools; School should make it compulsory for students to go to the library to do some readings or assignment. Schools should create a reading hour on the timetable, organize reading competitions, and especially inter-school competitions.
Parents; Parents needs to encourage their children to develop a positive attitude toward reading. To this end, parents should include in their budget reading materials for their children.
The students; Students must prioritize reading by developing a positive attitude towards it. They should see reading as natural as play, make it a hobby, and devote their time to reading good books.
All hands must be on deck for a good reading culture to be promoted among Nigerian students. The Parents, the students, the teachers and the Government must play their roles in ensuring that this is done. The students must not be lazy; they must be ready to read at all times
AN EMPTY BARREL MAKES THE LOUDEST NOISE
One day in a sixth grade class there was a student named Daniel. He was a really bright student and was loved by all his teachers. Though he wasn’t that active in class discussions but did a good performance in his papers. There was another boy named Bayo. He wasn’t that good in academics but always shows off telling he was better than Daniel. Bayo also makes fun of Daniel’s silent nature and pulled him for verbal wars many times. Although Bayo was boasting but Daniel never bothered.
One monday, during the Social Science period there was a quiz held. Both Daniel and Bayo were in different teams. Bayo’s team was getting easy questions but Bayo was the first one to shout out the answer without discussing with his team mates. And all the answers he provided were wrong. In the other hand, Daniel was confident about all the answers but discussed with his team mates and gave chance for his friends to answer.
The first question asked by the teacher to Daniel’s team was; ‘How many states are there in India?’. Though knew the answer he discussed with his team and confidently answered; ” twenty-two” . Daniel’s team gets one point. Next question to Bayo’s team was; ‘What is the capital of India?’ Sham impatiently shouted the the answer saying; ‘Bangalore’. The answer was wrong, so all his teammates shouted on him. But still in the next round he didn’t change his behavior and eventually lost the quiz.
At the end of the quiz, his team walked up to him in annoyance and said to him; “it’s obvious now that the empty barrel that makes the loudest noise”
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(1)Write an article suitable for Publication in a National daily on the factors responsible for poor reading culture among students and proffer solutions to them.
(2)You are a chief speaker in a debate on the topic:the Card Reader should continue to bring Used in the conduct of elections in Nigeria. write For or Against the motion.
(3)A new chairman has been elected in your local government area. As the president of a youth development association in your community. Write a letter congratulating him on his victory, highlighting some of the problems faced by the youths in the community and Suggesting how this problem could be solved.
(4)Narrate a story that illustrates the saying:an empty barrel makes the louder noise.
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