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From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that has the same vowel sound as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined.

market

A favourite     B. speed     C. margarine     D. sell


many

A. marry     B. said     C. lamb     D. money


young

A. blood     B. bound      C. found      D. loud


doctor

A. story      B. trial      C. alone      D. toured


watch

A. batch      B. cot      C. catch      D. caught


cook

A. pool      B. pull      C. cooled      D. schooled


jaw

A. shot      B. short      C. jam      D. jack


coin

A. doing     B. coke     C. boy     D. course


sew

A. dew      B. go      C. sane      D. seer


people

A. pie     B. pole     C. key     D. pear


bar

A bat      B. chat      C. father      D. arrow


heir

A. here      B. air      C. ear      D. hear


round

A. fun      B. road      C. now      D. brought


ear

A. heard      B. cheer      C. fare      D. bear


high

A. hill      B. heel      C. buy      D. coat




From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that has the same consonant sound(s) as the one represented by the letter(s) underlined.

bent

A. hitch      B. catch      C. think      D. tin


king

A. knife      B. know      C. blink      D. knew


sword

A. keys      B. star      C. poise      D. boys


chagrin

A. challenge      B. chemistry      C. shell      D. catch


shelf

A. halves      B. cough      C. shell      D. sheaves


both

A. these      B. them      C. theirs      D. athlete


chocolate

A. shock      B. champagne      C. choir      D. latch


bail

A. talk      B. folk      C. calm      D. fall


breast

A. marked      B. cream      C. star      D. mourn


unite

A. untie      B. uncover      C. you      D. until


brain

A. column      B. bang      C. banana      D. sing


merge

A. jerk      B. game      C. grease      D. leg


flock

A. physics     B. phlegm      C. calf      D. block


locked

A. look     B. dull     C. take     D. keep


plait

A. lump       B. apply       C. police       D. prank




From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that rhymes with the given word

suite

A suit      B. sweet      C. suitor      D. swim


punch

A. tongue      B. lunch      C. lunge      D. lung


whale

A. where      B. wail      C. whelp      D. well


sawed

A. sawn      B. swear      C. sword      D. swayed


unarmed

A. unhinge      B. unharmed      C. unmanned      D. unplug




Choose from the options lettered A - D, the one that shows the correct stress of the word given. Only one syllable has the main/primary stress, and the syllable is written in capital letters.

capitulate

A. CA-pi-tu-late     B. ca-Pl-tu-late     C. ca-pi- TU-late     D. ca-pi-tu-LATE


decorative

A. DE-co-ra-tive     B. de-CO-ra-tive     C. de-co-RA-tive     D. de-co-ra-TIVE


technology

A. TECH-no-lo-gy     B. tech-No-lo-gy     C. tech-no-LO-gy     D. tech-no-lo-GY


apologize

A. a-po-to-gize     B. a-PO-lo-gize     C. a-po-LO-gize     D. a-po-lo-GIZE


captivating

A. CAP-ti-va-ting    B. cap-TI-va-ting     C. cap-ti-VA-ting    D. cap-ti-va-TING




In the following options lettered A to D, all the words except one have the same stress pattern. Identify the one with the different stress pattern.

A. matter     B. enshrine     C. elbow     D. triumph


A. gangster      B. garnish      C. garbage      D. gazelle


A. endurance     B. enterprise     C. familiar     D. habitual


A. governor     B. eloquence      C. genocide      D. graffiti


A. elegy     B. fellowship     C. elephant      D. harmonious




In the sentence below, the word that receives the emphatic stress is written in capital letters. From the questions lettered A to D, choose the one to which the given sentence is the appropriate answer.

Jane borrowed her mother’s HAT for the party.

A. Did Susan borrow her mothers hat for the party?
B. Did Jane steal her mother’s hat for the party?
C. Did Jane borrow her father’s hat for the party?
D. Did Jane borrow her mothers dress for the party?


The principal expects the TEACHERS to be punctual for staff meetings.

A. Does the proprietor expect the teachers to be punctual for staff meetings?
B. Does the principal expect the students to be punctual for staff meetings?
C. Does the principal expect the teachers to be late for staff meetings?
D. Does the principal expect the teachers to be punctual for school meetings?


Salamatu believed she would PASS the Commerce examination.

A. Did Aisha believes she would pass the Commerce examination?
B. Did Salamatu believes she would fail the Commerce examination?
C. Did Salamatu believes she would pass the Biology examination?
D. Did Salamatu believes she would pass the Commerce test?


Her beauty enslaved many YOUNG men.

A. Did his beauty enslave many young men?
B. Did her ugliness enslave many young men?
C. Did her beauty enslave few young men?
D. Did her beauty enslave many old men?


His FIRST performance as a musician was a complete failure.

A. Was her first performance as a musician a complete failure?
B. Was his last performance as a musician a complete failure?
C. Was his first performance as a teacher a complete failure?
D. Was his first performance as a musician a partial failure?




From the words lettered A to D, choose the word that contains the sound represented by the given phonetic symbol.

/e/

A. week     B. leap     C. many     D. receive


/i/

A. meal     B. wanted     C. reel     D. fight


/ae/

A. plait     B. mate     C. came     D. father


/ͻ:/

A. cot     B. claw     C. young     D. plough


/^/

A. money     B. shirt     C. word     D. sword


/dƷ/

A. go     B. soldier     C. occasion     D. treasure


/Ɵ/

A. these     B. those     C. think     D. there


/Ʒ/

A. misery      B. zoo      C. church      D. leisure


/tʃ/

A. sachet     B. child     C. chef     D. ocean


/ʃ/

A. scoop     B. scheque      C. measure      D. lash

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